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January 16, 2013
By Jorge Chávez

Beatles Day

To mark the World Day of The Beatles, Rolling Stone magazine has published a list of the 10 best songs of the Fab Four.

Beatles Day

The Cavern Club opened its doors on January 16th, 1957 and for four years was the heart of the English music scene, and it was on their stage that TheBeatles made their debut before continuing on to incredible fame and success.

The United Nations Organization (UN) has declared January 16th as Beatles Day, so fans of the “Fab Four” have an excuse to celebrate their musical career and huge influence of this British band.

In 1962, The Beatles released the song “Love Me Do” and “PS I love you “, which copyright (according to the Copyright Act in force in Europe) expired last year after a 50 years period.

So, these two songs have become public domain in Europe and citizens have complete freedom to copy, adapt or interpret at will without having to pay for the rights.

The bad news for fans who were waiting for other hits from The Beatles they became public domain, is that in recent days it was announced that in November 2013 a new law on Copyright in Europe will come into effect and increase the length of copyright to 70 years, so we’ll have to wait another 20 years to use the famous compositions by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

And while we're talking about the music, here is the list published by Rolling Stone as their 10 best songs by The Beatles:

10.- While My Guitar Gently Weeps (1968)
09.- Come Together (1969)
08.- Let It Be (1970)
07.- Hey Jude (1968)
06.- Something (1969)
05.- In My Life (1965)
04.- Yesterday (1965)
03.- Strawberry Fields Forever (1967)
02.- I Want to Hold Your Hand (1963)
01.- A Day in the Life (1967)

Take some time to celebrate the great music of The Beatles!

Jorge Chávez is Senior Editor at Mijo! Brands of Mexico.

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