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The Beatles Radio Wars

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The Beatles Radio Wars

The Beatles Radio Wars

The Beatles Radio Wars

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Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival on U.S. shores. There are countless books and TV and radio specials. Paul Ingles reports on one aspect of the original madness — the radio wars that erupted around the Beatles.

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