Decades after their initial success, the Beatles are getting their own adorable figurines

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By Signe Beck in New Design on Thursday 12 March 2015

Good news for all Beatles fans, design lovers and inner children out there! Taipei-based Bito, a motion graphics studio, have begun making toys under the name Bitoy. The first set of collectible goodies are four iconic, 3D-printed dolls commemorating the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road ‘procession’.

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Now you can help build a huge vinyl collection of the Beatle’s White Album

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 5 September 2014

The Beatles released their ninth album, known as The White Album, back in 1968. If you’re a fan of the band, you’ll know that this album was presented in a plain white sleeve-a stark contrast from their previous album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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Iconic album covers put in their place using google street view

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By Milo Sumner in New Music on Tuesday 8 July 2014

As the latest instalment in their ever-expanding repertoire of culture-as-seen-by-Google-Street-View, The Guardian have created a series of images showing the precise locations where some of the most iconic album covers in history were captured. The legions of music fans can now visit these places from the comfort of their bedroom, which will hopefully cut down on crowds for the unfortunate residents.

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Abbey Road live on webcam

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By Tristan Rayner in Cool Websites on Friday 18 May 2012

Watching tourists recreate The Beatles’ famous Abbey Road album cover on the world’s most famous zebra crossing is quite a fun time-waster. London locals avoid the area like the plague, knowing they’ll be forced to wait to watch the next group strut their stuff, day or night.

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My Life Recording the Beatles: a book by Geoff Emerick

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By Francois Grumelin-Sohn in New Products on Friday 27 April 2012

Already six years old, this book is a must for any Beatles addict or music sound maker. Geoff Emerick opens the door onto the Beatles world through the most interesting angle possible: as an insider. He was responsible for the sound recording for several Beatles albums, including the Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, definitely my favourite. Learn everything about every track, and what it historically and technically represents.

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Beatles themed t-shirt packed with 85 icons

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By Thomas Romer in New Fashion on Tuesday 6 December 2011

If you are like us and like bands that are bigger than Jesus, play live spontaneous shows on rooftops, like to cross streets in perfect line formation and are at least 75 percent the Eggmen, you will have to love this new t-shirt design from Chop Shop. Called WeFab, it features tons of great Beatles references, from the Magical Mystery Bus to a Penny Lane sign, all arranged in the shape of an apple. In all, there are 62 icons that relate to Fab Four history and 23 icons that symbolize specific songs. Some can only be cracked by die-hard fans.

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Star Wars re-imagined as classic Beatles album covers

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By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 18 August 2011

Artist Bodie Dennis ‘recently stumbled upon these unfinished mashups while cleaning out’ his archives. We’re buzzed that he did. May the force be with them indeed.

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Interview with Mick Jones, ex-Clash and BAD

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By Amy Freeborn in New Music on Thursday 6 August 2009

For a person with the musical history of ex-The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite frontman, Mick Jones, he is a very unassuming man. I meet him on a humid afternoon in West London as he and a team of helpers are madly trying to finish putting together the Mick Jones Rock n Roll Public Library — an exhibition of some 10,000 pieces of musical and pop culture memorabilia that Jones has been collecting since childhood. While I wait for my time to speak with the man, as he poses for a photo shoot with a London paper and finishes putting pieces of jewellery into a glass case in a room titled American Artefacts, his press officer relays to him: ‘Southampton University want to offer you an honorary doctorate.’ Jones’ response is: ‘Why would I want to do that? I haven’t done anything.’ But that’s far from the truth.

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The Move

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Saturday 6 June 2009

I’ve been listening to The Move for the past few days. The British psych rock group, heavily influenced by the Beatles and Motown, were super popular in the UK, but never got traction in the US. The final line-up of the band went on to form Electric Light Orchestra. Their 1970 album, Shazam, which at […]

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Beatles cartoons for lazy 80s kids

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By Zolton in Video on Monday 26 January 2009

This cartoon brings back so many memories of camping out in front of the tele as a music obsessed kid, listening intently to the Liverpudian accents of the animated Fab Four and singing along a little too loudly to their many timeless hits. Back then it was all about undercooked pancakes and sweet, sweet Popper […]

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