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While a slew of celebrities have admitted their battles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder --Howard SternMegan Fox, and Howie Mandel, among them -- the bestselling book BackStage Pass VIP says late Beatle George Harrisonalso had symptoms of the neurological disorder.

“While under extreme personal and professional pressures in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Harrison’s OCD symptoms accelerated," BackStage Pass VIP authorDebra Sharon Davis said. "His need for order, extreme neatness and disciplining his life to be controlled and predictable was stifling -- a burdensome form of self-imprisonment."

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Don't you wish the Beatles could reunite? So do we, but that would be impossible. However, since  details

 

Fans have won a battle to save the home of former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr from demolition and it will be turned into a tourist attraction.

Beatles fans in Liverpool and around the world had battled for three years to preserve the humble terraced house in Madryn Street, Liverpool 

It had been scheduled for destruction in a controversial housing renewal scheme promoted by John Prescott who described Ringo's birthplace as "of no significance".

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When the World Stopped to Listen - Tuesday, June 05, 2012

 

"I declare that the Beatles are mutants, prototypes of evolutionary agents sent by God, endowed with a mysterious power to create a new human species."--Dr. Timothy Leary

Rolling Stone recently announced its top 500 pop music albums of all time. Perched at the top of the heap is the Beatles' legendary Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Unleashed on the world 45 years ago on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's, as  details

Harrison's haunting melodies - Tuesday, May 29, 2012

 

All four members of The Beatles enjoyed successful careers as solo artists outside the band, not to mention long after the band's demise.

In the past six months alone, there have been releases from the 1960s pop phenomenon's two remaining members, bassist Paul McCartney and drummer Ringo Starr.

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With the death of Brian Epstein in August 1967 the Beatles were transformed from a well-disciplined group of loveable mop-tops to a fractured long-haired collective pursuing four different creative paths. Meanwhile, their psychedelic revolution was heading mainstream in the guise of their animated musical movie, Yellow Submarine (reissued in new digital finery next month). As a companion piece to MOJO 224's 19-page Beatles special (on sale now) we submit the video evidence from the year the Fabs went mad.

August 27, 1967

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When we were initially asked if Drowned in Sound would like to interview Paul McCartney, we knew that this would have to be done by someone who was not just a fan with an encyclopedic knowledge, but by someone who could provide a unique perspective.

In the weeks leading up to this interview, a few names of candidates came up, but there was one artist that seemed like the perfect choice. Partly because his music had such a profound influence on DiS' readership (for me personally details

Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram - Thursday, May 24, 2012

 

The degree to which rock critics hated 1971’s Ram—the first and only official collaboration between Paul McCartney and his wife Linda—is hard to overstate. details

 

A photograph of the Beatles walking "backwards" across Abbey Roadhas sold for £16,000 at auction, several thousand pounds more than expected. The photo was taken by the late  details

 

The metal plates were used to print words and illustrations by the Beatle in the 1964 book John Lennon, In His Own Write, – the first solo project by any of The Beatles.

Featuring a photo of Lennon taken by Robert Freeman, the book included an introduction by Paul McCartney detailing how the band first got together in Liverpool and contained Lennon's short stories, poems and line drawings, often surreal, whimsical and nonsensical with the Beatle u details

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