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The Beatles 50th Anniversary

A look back at The Beatles: from their performance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the British Invasion to their 50th Anniversary this year!

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    The Beatles (L to R) George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, stand outside McCartney's home January 1, 1960 in Liverpool, England. Ringo Starr was not to join the band for another two years. Photo by Getty Images
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    The Beatles perform in November 1963. Photo by Getty Images
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    Press Conference at JFK airport, New York. 7 February 1964. © Apple Corps Lt
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    The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. © Apple Corps Lt
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    Picture taken 18 August 1964 of the British pop music group 'Beatles' leaving the London airport for a tour in United-States. Photo by AFP/Getty Images
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    The Beatles (L-R), John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison in 1964, in London. Photo credit: AFP/GettyImage
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    The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, New York. © Apple Corps Lt
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    The Beatles, left to right, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon (1940 - 1980) arrive at London Airport February 6, 1964, after a trip to Paris. Photo by Getty Images
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    The Beatles in Bel-Air. August 1964 © Apple Corps Lt
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    Beatles George Harrison (L) and Ringo Starr smoke cigars in tuxedos after the presentation of the Carl Allen Awards March 23, 1964 in London. Photo by Getty Images
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    Princess Margaret shakes hands with George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of the British pop group the Beatles in 1965 in London, England. Photo by Getty Images
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    The Beatles (from Left), Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr hold up their MBE (Bristish Empire Medal) awards at news conference following their investiture on October 26, 1965 at Buckingham Palace in London . Photo by PETER SKINGLEY/AFP/Getty Images
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    George Harrison (C) is greeted by Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar's brother Uday Shankar (R), himself a famous Indian classical dancer, and an unidentified member of the Shankar family, as he visited their home in Calcutta in 1972. Photo credit: TEKEE TANWAR/AFP/Getty Images
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    In a picture taken on April 27, 1977 Paul McCartney and his wife Linda arrive at London's Heathrow Airport, before leaving for the Virgin Islands where their group, the Wings, will make a new album. Photo credit: AFP/GettyImages
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    The Beatles in tudor costumes act in a rehearsal for Redifussion's television programme ''Round The Beatles'' in London, England. Photo by Getty Images
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    Paul McCartney holding his daughter Mary is followed by his wife Linda as he arrives at London airport 25 March 1971. Photo credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images
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    Picture dated 17 October 1992 in New York showing George Harrison performing 'Absolutely Sweet Mary' during an all-star tribute to the music of Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden. George Harrison died of cancer 30 November 2001 at a friend's home in Los Angeles. Photo credit: MARIA BASTONE/AFP/Getty Images
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    Original 1964 Madame Tussaud waxworks of the British group, The Beatles, left to right, George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and Sir Paul McCartney 27 October, 2005. Photo credit: MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images
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    A worker handles original 1964 Madame Tussaud waxworks of the British group, The Beatles, left to right, George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and Sir Paul McCartney 27 October, 2005. Photo credit: MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images
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    The Beatles George Harrison (L), Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon (R) are seen on a mural in Hollywood, California 06 November 2006. Until the 1960s, public murals in Los Angeles were few and far between, isolated instances of commemoration or appreciation. Photo credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images
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    Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr unveil plaques of John Lennon and George Harrison during a ceremony as part of the first anniversary celebration of 'The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil' show at The Mirage Hotel & Casino June 26, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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    Sir Paul McCartney poses with Olivia Harrison, the widow of George Harrison, during the ceremony honoring George Harrison of The Beatles with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 14, 2009 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images
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    Christie's porter Claire Cohen sets Beatles mugs Ringo Starr (L) , George Harrison (2nL), Paul McCartney (2ndR) and John Lennon (R) as they go on display at Christie's auction house in London, 26 September 2005.The mugs and a rare hand written draft by John Lennon of the Song I'm only sleeping and valued at some £200 000 (300 000 euro). Photo credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
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    President Barack Obama presents Paul McCartney with the third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the White House in Washington, DC on June 2, 2010. McCartney's appearance was part of a two-day series of events marking the award issued by the Library of Congress. Photo credit: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images
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    A photograph signed by John Lennon is seen during the preview day of the 'Icons and Idols' and 'property from the life and career of Johnny Cash' auctions at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California on November 19. 2010. Photo credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images
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    Wax figures of John Lennon (R-L), George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as the 'Abbey Road' Beatles stand at the entrance to the Adlon hotel in Berlin, on December 18, 2012. Fifty years ago, the Beatles released their very first single the 'Abbey Road'. On this occasion, Madame Tussauds museum presents the Abbey Road Beatles as wax figures. Photo credit: STEPHANIE PILICK/AFP/Getty Images