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The Beatles, pictured here in 1969, just released what's been billed as the band's final song. Bruce McBroom/© Apple Corps Ltd. hide caption

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The Beatles' 'Now and Then' is a wistful curiosity, 45 years in the making

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The voice of John Lennon, seen here in 1963, will appear on The Beatles' new record, says his former bandmate Paul McCartney. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul McCartney's photos of early Beatlemania are in a book and on display in London

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"The crowds chasing us in A Hard Day's Night were based on moments like this," McCartney writes. "Taken out of the back of our car on West Fifty-Eighth, crossing the Avenue of the Americas." Paul McCartney/1964: Eyes of the Storm hide caption

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The Super Deluxe version of The Beatles album Revolver includes a remixed version of the original recordings, outtakes, demos and more. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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You've never heard The Beatles' 'Revolver' sound like this

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The Beatles on Mount Doom (or a still from Peter Jackson's Get Back, a documentary constructed from footage shot during the making of the band's last studio albums and final performance). Linda McCartney/Apple Corps Ltd. hide caption

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Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison perform their famous rooftop concert in The Beatles: Get Back. Apple Corps Ltd./Disney+ hide caption

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The Beatles: Get Back concludes with the band's legendary 1969 rooftop concert. Courtesy Apple Corps Ltd. / Disney + hide caption

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The long and winding Beatles docuseries will enchant die-hard and casual fans

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The Beatles, seen preparing for their final show on Jan. 30, 1969 in London. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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New docuseries gives fans unprecedented access to The Beatles

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Paul McCartney, shown here in 1963, says the initial rush of Beatlemania "was the fulfillment of all our dreams." Fiona Adams/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul McCartney knew he'd never top The Beatles — and that's just fine with him

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Let It Be? No, Let's Remix The Beatles

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A cassette with the recording of teenage journalists' 1970 interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, along with polaroid photos from the conversation, seen at Bruun Rasmussen Auction House in Copenhagen on September 24, 2021. An unidentified bidder won the lot for the equivalent of $58,240. Ida Marie Odgaard/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Paul McCartney has released McCartney III, the latest in a trilogy of solo recordings that stretches back to 1970. Mary McCartney hide caption

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On 'McCartney III,' Paul McCartney Is A One-Man Show Again

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Ringo Starr is the photographer and the photographed in his latest book, Another Day In The Life. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ringo Starr Gives Us Another Peek Behind The Curtain With 'Another Day In The Life'

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'Abbey Road' Remixed: A Conversation With Giles Martin

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Ellie (Lily James) and Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) in Yesterday, the latest film from Danny Boyle. Jonathan Prime/Universal Pictures hide caption

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