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Beatles 101: 'The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963' story timeline

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The tale of the tape of our very thorough (and the most complete) story coverage of The Beatles release of digital-only "The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963," beginning with the initial story when we first revealed it was to be released.

The first report, on Dec. 10, 2013:

And the first release story on Dec. 16:

And our other reports, beginning with the latest:

Dec. 28: Chart news: 'Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963' debuts on Billboard 200 chart

Dec. 23: Chart news: 'Beatles Bootleg' iTunes set still in top five; Lennon over Macca

Dec. 21: 'The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963' slips from top iTunes rock spot

Dec. 20: 'Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963' still on top at iTunes; author analyzes set

Dec. 18: 'Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963' holds on to top rock spot on iTunes

Dec. 17: 'Beatles Bootleg Recordings '63' zooms to top of iTunes album chart in one day

Dec. 17: Early reports say new 'Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963' release is major upgrade

Dec. 16: Beatles quietly release rarities compilation to thwart copyright edict

Dec. 11: Beach Boys, like Beatles, reportedly doing similar digital 'bootleg' release

Dec. 10: Report: iTunes to release digital only compilation to counter Beatles bootlegs


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