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FILE - This 1964 file photo shows the British rock and roll group, the Beatles, from left, George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, during their first U.S. tour. McCartney and Starr will attend the Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards ceremony, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, where the Beatles will be honored with a lifetime achievement award, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo, File)

FILE - This 1964 file photo shows the British rock and roll group, the Beatles, from left, George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, during their first U.S. tour. McCartney and Starr will attend the Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards ceremony, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, where the Beatles will be honored with a lifetime achievement award, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo, File)

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