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    The 'A Hard Day's Night' opening chord

    Rickenbacker guitarThe distinctive clang which opens A Hard Day's Night became one of the most iconic sounds of the 1960s. Instantly recognisable, it was the perfect beginning to the group's third album and debut feature film. Read more »

  • Album of the month

    Abbey Road

    Abbey Road album coverThe Beatles' last-recorded album was a triumph. Coming after the troubled Let It Be sessions, the group pulled together for a final collection of songs that rank among their all-time best. Read more »

  • I want to tell you…

    "We always got screams up in Scotland, right from the beginning. I suppose they haven't got much else to do up there." - John Lennon

  • In the spotlight

    Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney was a singer and multi-instrumentalist in The Beatles. With John Lennon, he was half of one of the world's most successful songwriting teams in history. Read more »