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BUSINESS
December 10, 2001 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Money can't buy love--or downloadable music from the Beatles. Consumers can't purchase Beatles hits from any legitimate Web-based music service because the band's representatives haven't permitted the music to be sold that way. As a consequence, the only sources of Beatles tunes online are unauthorized song-sharing services, such as Internet chat rooms and MusicCity's Morpheus. A who's who of hit makers is missing in action, even from the services owned by major record companies.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2001 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Before Jessie Nelson began work on "I Am Sam," a wrenching drama due at Christmas that stars Sean Penn as a mentally handicapped father battling to keep custody of his 7-year-old daughter, the writer-director spent several months at the L.A. Goal center for people with disabilities in Culver City. It didn't take long for Nelson to notice something the center's residents had in common: Nearly everybody was a huge Beatles fan.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2001 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It started out as "Survivor With the Beatles." But now the continuation of "Breakfast With the Beatles" on KLSX-FM (97.1) following the death of longtime host Deirdre O'Donoghue in January has turned into "Breakfast With the Fab Five."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2001 | ROBERT HILBURN and RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While the Beatles' hit compilation cruises at No. 1 on the nation's pop album chart, the Backstreet Boys may be feeling a bit bruised as their "Black & Blue" continues its tailspin. The album, which fell from No. 2 to No. 9 on last week's chart, dropped to No. 15 on this week's sales list, which is based on SoundScan figures. "Black & Blue"--which sold a remarkable 1.
NEWS
May 14, 2000 | Reuters
Two gates stolen from a Liverpool children's home immortalized in the Beatles song "Strawberry Fields Forever" have been recovered from a scrap metal yard, British police said Saturday. They were found a day after two thieves cut them down and loaded them into a van in full view of children playing on the Salvation Army home's grounds. The wrought-iron gates, which are 8 feet high and 10 feet wide, have now been returned to the home, near where the song's writer John Lennon grew up.
NEWS
April 3, 2000 | From Associated Press
Thirty years after they went their own ways, the three surviving Beatles have written a book setting the record straight about the "Fab Four," Paul McCartney's spokesman said Sunday. McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have spent six years writing the 360-page "Beatles Anthology," to be published in Britain and the United States in the fall. The book will provide the frankest account of how the band ruled the pop world in the 1960s.
NEWS
December 31, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison was stabbed in the chest as he fought off a knife-wielding intruder at his heavily secured mansion before dawn Thursday. In a disturbing echo of the assassination of bandmate John Lennon 19 years ago, the attack appeared to be the act of someone obsessed with the group.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1999 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Well I guess it ain't easy doing nothing at all but hey man free rides just don't come along every day." --"Why Don't You Get a Job?" by the Offspring * In its hit song "Why Don't You Get a Job?," the Offspring chide slackers who sit back and let others do the work. But some music critics say the rock group is committing that very same sin with the tune.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 1997 | From Reuters
Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney says that singer Bob Dylan introduced him to marijuana in the 1960s and that he then did the same for Rolling Stone Mick Jagger. McCartney also claims to have played the dominant role in his songwriting partnership with the late John Lennon, according to a new authorized biography. The book by Barry Miles, serialized in the Sunday edition of the newspaper the Observer, is based on hours of interviews with McCartney.
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