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Latest update : 2014-01-21

Beatlemania returns!

There’s plenty to "Twist and Shout" about for Beatles fans this week, as all thirteen of their US-issue albums are re-released to mark 50 years since Beatlemania swept the United States. France 24 music critic Mark Thompson tells Catherine Nicholson how these versions differ from the sound that many of the band's European fans will know, thanks to American-oriented mixes and marketing.

We’re also exploring how the Beatles’ legacy still burns brightly today, as Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr prepare to play at the Grammys – along with a host of stars who will perform their own Fab Four tributes.

Also on the show: the lead singer of French band Theodore Paul & Gabriel, Clémence Gabriel, joins us in the studio to tell us how the Beatles influenced her music, and why her band has adopted an androgynous look.

Meanwhile, Dr Dre is hoping to revolutionise the music industry with his own streaming service. We’re finding out how BeatsMusic will use complicated prediction technology to try to anticipate your musical interests – and asking whether it isn’t all just a little stalkerish.

Finally, American soul troubadour Cody Chesnutt is heading to Paris for the "Sons d’Hiver" festival this week – a chance for us to introduce, or re-introduce you to his vintage, lo-fi sound.

By Mark THOMPSON , Catherine NICHOLSON

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