The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles Anthology is a television documentary, a three-volume set of double albums, a book focusing on the history of the Beatles. Beatles members Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr participated in the making of the works, which are sometimes referred to collectively as the Anthology project, while John Lennon appears in archival interviews; the documentary series was first broadcast in November 1995, with expanded versions released on VHS and LaserDisc in 1996 and on DVD in 2003. The documentary used interviews with the Beatles and their associates to narrate the history of the band as seen through archival footage and performances; the Anthology book, released in 2000, paralleled the documentary in presenting the group's history through quotes from interviews. The initial volume of the album set was released the same week of the documentary's airdate, with the subsequent two volumes released in 1996, they included unreleased performances and outtakes presented in chronological order, along with two new songs based on demo tapes recorded by Lennon after the group broke up: "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love", both produced by Jeff Lynne.

Coinciding with the release of the "Free as a Bird" single and Anthology 1 album, The Beatles Anthology series of documentaries was broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom and ABC television in the United States in 1995. The Anthology series takes a form similar to that of the Anthology book, by being a series of first-person accounts by the Beatles themselves, with no external "objective" narration. Footage in the Anthology series features voice-over recordings of all four Beatles to push the narrative of the story, with contributions from their producer, road manager and others; as well as telling their story through archival footage, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr appear in interview segments recorded for the series. The Beatles' wives and present, do not appear; the series, which included over five thousand hours of planning and production, is composed of numerous film clips and interviews that present a complete history of the band from the Beatles' own personal perspectives.

When it aired on ABC, the series comprised six hour-long programs, aired on three nights in November 1995. The series was released, as eight expanded episodes, on VHS, laserdisc and as a boxed set of five DVDs. Air dates on ABC: Sunday, 19 November 1995: 9–11 p.m. Wednesday, 22 November 1995: 9–11 p.m. Thursday, 23 November 1995: 9–11 p.m. Part 1 of the series drew 17 million households, meaning an average of 27.3 million viewers, much better than usual for ABC at the time, but behind most broadcasts of Friends on NBC, which in its second season was averaging 29.4 million viewers per episode. In promoting the series during this time, ABC identified itself as "A-Beatles-C" – an homage to the mid-1960s Cousin Felica-era "77 W-A-Beatles-C" call sign of the network's flagship NYC AM radio station – and several of the network's prime-time sitcoms replaced their regular opening credit themes with Beatles tracks. To accompany the Anthology series, three albums were issued, each containing two CDs or three vinyl LPs of never-before-released Beatles material, although many of the tracks had appeared on bootlegs for many years prior.

Two days after the first television special in the series had aired, Anthology 1 was released to stores, included music recorded by the Quarrymen, the famous Decca Records audition tapes, various out-takes and demos from the band's first four albums. It included the song "Lend Me Your Comb", omitted from the collection Live at the BBC, released the previous year; the song "Free as a Bird" was included at the start. 450,000 copies of Anthology 1 were sold in its first day of release, the most sales for an album in a single day ever. The band's first drummer Pete Best, replaced by Ringo Starr in 1962 before the Beatles recorded professionally for EMI, received his first substantial Beatles royalties from this album, for the inclusion of early demo tracks on which he played. Anthology 2 was released on 17 March 1996; the second collection presented out-takes and demos from the Beatles' sessions for Help!, Rubber Soul, Sgt. Pepper's Magical Mystery Tour; these included selected early demos and takes for Lennon's "Strawberry Fields Forever" available only to bootleg collectors.

The new song "Real Love" – which, like "Free as a Bird", was based on an unfinished Lennon recording – was included in the two-CD collection. Anthology 3 was released on 28 October 1996; the third collection featured out-takes and demos from The Beatles, Abbey Road and Let It Be, as well as several songs from Harrison and McCartney which became post-Beatle tracks. The three album covers, when laid side-by-side, become one long painted collage of various peeling posters and album covers representing the different stages of the Beatles' career; this was the work of Klaus Voormann, who created the album cover for Revolver in 1966. The Anthology covers required Voormann to recreate elements of his cover for Revolver within the collage. During the music video for "Free as a Bird", the Anthology collage appears as posters on a shop window as the camera pans across the street; the design adorned the VHS, laserdisc and DVD releases, again to be properly encountered by laying the cases side-by-side. Upon the release of Anthology 3, HMV st

John Robinson Benson

John Robinson Benson was a politician in Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly. Benson was born 1836 in Ireland. After attending Queen's University, Ontario Benson migrated to Queensland and established a medical practice in 1867. Benson represented the electoral district of Clermont from 4 May 1870 to 6 September 1870. Benson was critical of the existing Legislative Assembly, advocated for separation of North Queensland from the rest of the state, reform of the Land Act, Immigration Act and Pastoral Leases Act. Benson died in St Kilda, Melbourne on 25 July 1885


Micromouse is an event where small robot mice solve a 16×16 maze. It began in the late 1970s. Events are held worldwide, are most popular in the UK, U. S. Japan, India, South Korea and becoming popular in subcontinent countries such as Sri Lanka; the maze is made up of a 16 × 16 grid of each 180 mm square with walls 50 mm high. The mice are autonomous robots that must find their way from a predetermined starting position to the central area of the maze unaided; the mouse needs to keep track of where it is, discover walls as it explores, map out the maze and detect when it has reached the goal. Having reached the goal, the mouse will perform additional searches of the maze until it has found an optimal route from the start to the finish. Once the optimal route has been found, the mouse will run that route in the shortest possible time. Competitions and conferences are still run regularly. A new version of Micromouse called the Half-Size Micromouse has been introduced for 30th All Japan Micromouse Competition 2009.

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