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An English journalist was a witness to musical history when he joined the Beatles on their first U.S. tour in 1964.

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We hear from Robert Rodriguez, a local Beatles expert, about the historic moment 50 years ago this week when they landed in America. Read an Artbeat blog and an excerpt from Rodriguez's book, Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘N’ Roll.

You Don’t Have to be a Baby Boomer to Love The Beatles

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Forgive me, but I don’t remember The Beatles arriving in America 50 years ago or their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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The Fest for Beatles Fans returns to Chicago for its annual visit. Local author Robert Rodriguez, a Beatles authority and guest speaker at the Fest, has just written a book called Solo In The 70s about the post-Beatles careers of the Fab Four. He joins us. Read an excerpt from the book, Rodriguez's best solo album picks, and watch a web extra video from our archives.

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How the Beatles evolved with "Revolver." We talk with a local author who argues the album was the Beatles' artistic high-water mark.