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Latest Beatles News as of
Friday, July 08 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RINGO!
8 July, ♬♪♫, Music News: 
Ringo Starr is celebrating
his 71st birthday by asking 
 fans to toast 
☯'Peace and Love'♥
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RINGO TiCKET & TOUR DATES

★ SUMMER TOUR 2011 ★ 

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Ringo Starr is a man who 
 really needs no introduction.  
Starting is career with The 
Beatles in the 1960s, Ringo  
Starr has become one of the  
world's most popular figures 
 in music. 

Legendary Beatle Ringo Starr  
starts his 2011 world tour at  
the Kiev Palace on Saturday. 
 Once a rock star always a rock  
star that is Ringo through and
he plays for the enjoyment  
and the fun of  connecting with  
music fans who will pack all the  
venues in the summer 2011 
rock tour. 

 Ringo and the All Starr Band  
have been touring for over two  
decades and are now on the 11th  
line up, down the years his band  
mates have been some of the  
best musicians of all time like: 
Dave Stewart – Edgar Winter 
Joe Walsh – Nils Lofgren 
Billy Preston – Levon Helm  
 Dave Edmunds – Zak Starkey  
 Todd Rungren – John  
Entwhistle – Dr John – Jack Bruce  
Peter Frampton – Gary Brooker 
 Eric Carman – Howard Jones  
Ian Hunter – Sheila E – Greg Lake 
  Richard Marx and many many  
more accomplished rock stars  
and musicians. 

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Latest Apple iPhone 4 News:

June 29th, 2011
No Beatles by afterward weeks event

No Beatles next Wednesday? Like beautiful many everyone else, I figured the whole Beat goes on thing, no to advert that the third Beatle got added to iTunes recently, all pointed to next weeks event as not only showing off new iPods breitling replica, but Beatles music to play in them (and I wasnt the only one mockups are all overthe area).
But immediately the rumor mill (so, again, grain of salt with all of this) says its a no go on the Beatles. 

There will be a new iPod, and supposedly a brand new Ringtones system will be brought to the iPhone replica watch, where you can use iTS bought music for a ringtone, but we wont really meet the Beatles.
Then again, not one actually knows yet Apple Gruber speculates namely since the event is being held at Moscone West, McCartney ambition be on hand to play live. And lets be pragmatic even though there is certify because both a current iPod and the whole ringtones thing, no ones really sure whats going down anyway.
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Latest Beatles News as of
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon to do
Japan benefit concert

Yoko Ono has just announced that she and a dozen other artists including her son Sean Lennon will do a benefit concert in support of the relief efforts for Japan. The concert will be held at Columbia University in New York on March 27th. Funds will be donated to the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund.
Since John Lennon's tragic death on December 8, 1980, his wife Yoko Ono has continued to pay tribute to John’s memory through concert tributes, new releases, remastered music, and museum exhibits. One year ago, the John... 
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Source: John Lennon Examiner

Bid to reunite early Beatles gig audience

An effort is being made to reunite 19 people who watched The Beatles play in a town hall before the band had their first hit. Billy Shanks is helping to lead the search for the audience members of the 1963 gig in Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland. He said others who went to see The Beatles thought their music was rubbish and left early.

Source: BBC News

Why Yellow Submarine could have been a great remake

I know, motion-capture technology is creepy and weird, but you know what else fits that description? Yellow Submarine. With access to 16 songs and the likeness of Ringo, Paul, George, and John, there was a possibility there (however slight) that Robert Zemeckis could have produced a world as wonderful and weird as the original.

Related Articles Source: Salon

Beatles tribute band wants to get back its name

A battle of the Beatles tribute bands has been launched in court over two words. Jack Petrilla bought the right to use the term "Get Back" in 2001 and has since used it for his touring production, "GetBack! Broadway and London Cast of Beatlemania." But a sextet of South Hills musicians is also using the name, "Get Back: A Beatles Tribute Band."
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steve Martin and Paul McCartney
collaborate on bluegrass album

Steve Martin has said that he was "flabbergasted" to be able to work with Paul McCartney. "It's very hard to believe. I was a kid when I first heard Paul McCartney, and if you told me one day that he'd be singing one of my tunes. I'm still flabbergasted." The album, released yesterday, features 12 new bluegrass tunes, along with a live version of King Tut.
MORE INFO AT:
http://screencrave.com/2011-03-16/steve-martin-and-paul-mccart...
Source: Screen Crave

Phil Spector: Recording Ike & Tina Turner

Phil Spector is the man other record company executives wish they were," said KFWB DJ and newspaper reporter Larry McCormick in 1965. "Phil Spector is liked by few, disliked by many, misunderstood by most, and envied by practically everybody. His recent television appearances on panel shows have displayed to the world an honest, say it like it is, freak."

Source: Goldmine

Friday, March 11, 2011

This Beatles tribute skips the costumes

The songs are the same. The notes are the same. But there are two major differences between the Beatles tribute show "Yesterday & Today" and other Beatles tribute acts. They don no Beatles costumes and its members do not speak with any type of British accent. In addition, they interact with audience members throughout the entire show.

Source: The Beacon-News, Aurora


France's Revolver on learning English from the Beatles

Maybe America isn't ready for Revolver. Or maybe Revolver isn't ready for America. After all, its Myspace page is still partially in French. They just learned English a few years ago, after memorizing nearly every Beatles song. The band has released both an EP and LP in France, and has been nominated twice for the equivalent of a French Grammy.

Source: SF Weekly


Beatles were the original punk rockers

In the early years before the beards and the maharishi, the Beatles were probably the closest thing to a punk band back then. Sporting motorcycle jackets and rockabilly hair, John, Paul, George and Ringo were a ferocious bar act who famously honed their chops in Hamburg with all-night beer-fuelled gigs that often broke the eight-hour mark.

Source: The Standard, St. Catherines, ON

Students get a little help from Beatles Project

When money got tight for the music program at the Anoka Middle School for the Arts, The Minnesota Beatles Project funneled $2,00 to the school to help with band and orchestra needs. Now, band members will record a cover of A Hard Day's Night that will be part of a CD of Beatles songs recorded by various Minnesota musicians for the project.

Source: Star Tribune, Minneapolis, St. Paul


WEDNSDAY, March 9, 2011

Ringo Starr to appear at the Hampton Court Palace Festival

Ringo Starr is the latest addition to the Hampton Court Palace Festival line-up. The musician will bring his All-Starr Band to the summer extravaganza on June 17 for a gig that will bring the festival to a spectacular conclusion. The concert will be the only London show of the summer for the famous drummer and his group.

Source: This Is Local London, UK


Paul McCartney documentary is an awful hoax

As the story goes, McCartney died in a car crash in 1966. A "documentary" from last year added to the legend in idiotic fashion, and is a classic case of buyer (or viewer) beware. "Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison" recently came to home video, and I was stupid enough to waste time streaming it on Netflix.

Source: The Herald Review, Decatur


Yoko Ono's guilt over her dance success

Yoko Ono says she feels "guilty" about being a dance star. The 78-year-old musician has just scored her sixth consecutive number one track in the US dance charts with Move on Fast and admits beating the likes of Lady Gaga to the top spot is quite surreal. "Those are all incredibly creative people on the chart with me. I feel a touch guilty that I'm up there."

Source: Female First


John Lennon's lost letter to Oral Roberts

In 1973, on his evangelical TV program, Oral Roberts said, "I hold in my hand probably one of the most unique letters or documents that I've ever shared with anybody in the world. It happens to be from one of the Beatles, John Lennon, who was probably the most gifted song writer of the group." He then read the letter to the audience.

Source: This Land Press


Abbey Road studios launch 80th anniversary contest

Abbey Road Studios in London, where the Beatles recorded most of their hits, has launched a global anthem competition to mark its 80th anniversary this year. The studios, opened in 1931, are looking for original, undiscovered writers who will compete for the chance to record their compositions at Abbey Road.

Source: Reuters



TUESDAY, March 8, 2011

One Sweet Dream McCartney tribute April 1st in Milford

After five sold-out Beatle nights, Aldario's Restaurant in Milford CT decided it was time to do a variation on the theme with a dinner dance party similar in format to the highly-successful events catering to the Fab Four fans. "One Sweet Dream" comes to Aldario's Restaurant in Milford on Friday, April 1, for one night only.

Source: Beatles News


Surprising Liverpool is more than the Beatles

It takes just two hours to reach Liverpool Lime Street Station aboard one of the frequent London departures offered by Virgin Trains. That makes it possible to visit Liverpool as a day trip from London, although anyone who does that will be missing a lot, including the new Museum of Liverpool and a World War II museum called Western Approaches.

Source: Dallas Ft. Worth Tribune



Portland musician re-records Paul's Ram album

In the fall of 1970, Paul McCartney created Ram, which would prove to be the most colorfully cinematic record of his solo career. Nearly 40 years later, Portland, Oregon multi-instrumentalist Dave Depper decided to take on the craziest project he could think of: re-recording Ram, part by part, at home, all by himself, in 30 days.

Source: Alt Sounds

Legendary British band Stackridge to make US

Stackridge, the British band that became a cult favorite in the 1970's and recently reunited to critical acclaim, is scheduled to appear as musical guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Monday night, March 14. The program will feature the band's first-ever performance in the United States.

Source: Beatles News



Monday, March 7, 2011

Ringo Starr to play Poland this June

Ringo Starr will be playing in Warsaw on June 15. The venue will be the Congress Hall of the Palace of Culture and Science, site of the famed Rolling Stones concert of 1967. Tickets sales start at 8 am tomorrow. The negotiations to secure a concert by Ringo and his All-Starr Band took over half a year.

Source: Polskie Radio


Yoko Ono excited to 'Move on Fast' to SXSW in Austin

Yoko Ono is excited to appear at SXSW in Austin for the South By Southwest Music Convention on March 18. She will be interviewed by Jody Denberg that day at 11am at the Austin Convention Center. Then the next night she performs with son Sean Lennon at Chimera Music Showcase. Her remixed single, Move on Fast, debuts at the convention.

Source: John Lennon Examiner


The guitar that launched the Beatles

The Beatles' first single announced a revolution in rock and roll. With its Everly-inspired harmonies, strident bass, thumping drums and bluesy harmonica riff, Love Me Do stood out amidst a sea of early '60s British pop mediocrity. And high in the mix is Lennon's chiming acoustic guitar, played on his new and highly prized Gibson J-160E.

Source: AntiMusic


A Day in the Life of a Beatles fan

in 1986, Richard Turner sat in a DJ booth at San Antonio College thinking about The Beatles. So, he began to integrate Beatles songs into his program. Soon, he was playing an entire set of Beatles tunes on KSYM. The rest is "rock'n'roll music" history. Turner's show, "The Best of the Beatles," remains the longest-running radio show at the college.

Source: The Ranger, San Antonio


English comic actor confirms Comic Relief sketch with McCartney

James Corden and Paul McCartney have teamed up for a Comic Relief Smithy sketch. "It blows my mind to think we were filming with Sir Paul McCartney," Corden told the Radio Times. "He was open and warm, and very respectful to all the people involved. He was funny too, and he didn't take himself too seriously."

Source: Digital Spy

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Sir Paul McCartney backs Liverpool all girl alt-folk trio

STEALING Sheep have been riding a wave of growing popularity with several live sessions on the BBC, a rich flow of gigs, festivals, tours, supports, record releases and national press.

Sir Paul McCartney, pictured right, described the all girl Liverpool alt-folk trio as “a talented group who completely capture the times”, and has been backing the girls to make it big.

They recently joined Manchester’s indie label Red Deer Club for their new EP release – a summery record with a delicate magic.

BBC6 Music introduced their music at the beginning of 2010 in several live shows and DJ playlists (including Lauren Laverne, Tom Robinson, Marc Riley, Dave Monks, Rich & Sam BBC Bristol).

The band is described as “contemporary, beautifully crafted melodious folk” by The Canvas Film Festival and has been referenced to as the “somewhat unexpected love child of First Aid Kit and Peggy Sue!” by The Blue Walrus.

They studied at LIPA, where they performed for the first time in a one on one song writing session with Sir Paul.
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Tell Liverpool how you feel about Ringo's birthplace

9 Madryn Street - Liverpool

You can tell the City of Liverpool how you feel about this controversy. Controversy has raged for decades over whether Ringo's first home at 9 Madryn Street, Liverpool, should be saved. It was first earmarked for demolition in 2005 but a wave of public opposition saw the street remain standing while options for saving it were considered. Now official demolition notices have been posted in the street.

Tell Liverpool how you feel about Ringo's birthplace
As we have been posting this week on Beatles News, fans are organizing to prevent the City of Liverpool from destroying the birthplace of Ringo Starr.
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The Beatles song festival in Kazakhstan

On August 30, the people of Kazakhstan will get to hear some of the Beatles' most popular hits performed by Kazakh singers, actors and politicians at a Beatles performance. Kazakhstan's Khabar news agency reported that the performers will belt out more than 30 hits of the legendary band at the Astana square.

Source: Gazeta, Kazakhstan


Pamela Anderson joins campaign to save Ringo's house

Pamela Anderson has joined the campaign to stop Ringo Starr's former home being demolished. The Liverpool council says the house has little true historic value. Anderson met ex-MP Gyles Brandreth on BBC show The One Show and agreed with him that the Victorian house in Toxteth, where the Beatle lived, should be left alone.

Source: Monsters and Critics

Pete Bests Come Together over Australian election

Peter Best's campaign for Australia Prime Minister has received its crowning glory from the greatest possible person, the original Pete Best. The former Beatle, who was famously replaced by Ringo Starr just weeks before the band recorded their breakthrough smash Love Me Do, has sent a message from the UK fully endorsing the Peter Best for PM campaign.

Source: Daily Telegraph, Australia

Unpublished Beatles pictures to go on display after 50 years

Unpublished Beatles photographs which have been stored in an attic for nearly 50 years will go on display next week. The 38 black-and-white images were taken by Paul Berriff, who found the negatives in his loft. He took the photos as a 16-year-old newspaper editorial assistant given unlimited access to the relatively little-known band in 1963.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

American English get Fab at U.S. Steel Yard

The Beatles rocked Shea Stadium decades ago and fans of the Fabs can relive that magic on Sunday at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Indiana. Following a 2 p.m. game between The Gary South Shore RailCats and The Rockford Riverhawks, a post–game concert on the ball field will be played by the renown Beatles tribute act American English.

Source: NWI Times, Indiana


Billy Joel's Shea documentary this Saturday night at Citi Field

More than 20,000 fans are expected to attend the premiere of Billy Joel's documentary film "The Last Play at Shea" this Saturday night, August 21 at 8:00 p.m. at Citi Field. The event will mark the biggest outdoor movie presentation since 1919. All tickets are priced at $10 and are available online.

Source: NY Mets


EMI says iTunes wields too much power

UK-based record label EMI Music blames Apple's iTunes for being too influential. In their annual financial report, EMI says the iTunes' dominant position in the music space lets Apple indirectly command the pricing structure on other music stores. This is the first time that iTunes has been called out in an official document by a record label.

Source: Geek.com

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Former Radio One DJ fights to save Ringo's childhood home

Radio legend the Emperor Rosko is to launch a last ditch bid to save for posterity the birthplace of ex-Beatle Ringo Starr. Former Radio One DJ Rosko plans to lead a campaign to halt the destruction of the humble terraced house in Liverpool. He also wants to try to buy number 9 Madryn Street and turn it into a tourist attraction.

Related Articles Source: Click Liverpool


Unseen Beatles images go on display in Liverpool

A selection of previously unseen photographs of The Beatles are to go on display in Liverpool. Images taken by German photographer Astrid Kirchherr will be displayed at the Victoria Gallery and Museum. The exhibition, Astrid Kirchherr: A Retrospective, runs from August 25 until January 30, 2011.

Source: BBC News

Funding hearing research with a little help from George Martin

National charity Deafness<.stop@ Research UK has had a fantastic response to its appeal for funds, thanks to a little help from friends like 5th Beatle Sir George Martin and the kindness of the BBC in scheduling a charity appeal broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The money raised goes towards the Gift Of Sound appeal.

Source: PR Fire, UK


EMI struggles with debt despite Beatles

EMI said today it may need further equity injections over the next year as the music group continues to struggle under a debt burden despite big sellers from the Beatles. Their annual report revealed that EMI made a 512 million pound loss in the year to March 31, significantly less than the 1.57 billion loss it reported last year.

Source: Associated Press


50-year-old review said the Beatles strum too much

"They strum too much." This was the damning verdict on the first performance exactly 50 years ago in Hamburg of an unknown Liverpool five-piece combo called The Silver Beetles. "I saw five men on the stage, one with his back to the audience and such a load of old strumming," recalled Horst Fascher, a first- night audience member.

Source: California Chronicle


Paul McCartney and friends pay tribute to Sid Bernstein

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of traveling to Philadelphia from New York City to see Paul McCartney's concerts. Sunday was a special night, because it was the 45th Anniversary of The Beatles at Shea Stadium. Well, Sid Bernstein was in the audience, and Paul took a moment to pay tribute to Sid.

Source: Beatles News Blog

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Imagine all the people
living life in peace...
I am a dreamer
But i'm Not the only One!
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Beatles News as of Sunday, November 14, 2009

John Lennon tribute Just Imagine

Just Imagine is a small show with grand ambitions. Fortunately and against the odds, the show does not disappoint. Tim Piper plays Lennon with aplomb and the musicianship is remarkable. The show has already been extended, but do not miss your chance for a splendid time. Guaranteed.

Cynthia and Pattie together for the first time

The first-time-ever joint appearance of Cynthia Lennon and Pattie Boyd took place in Yerevan, Armenia, this week. Watching the interaction of these two phenomenal women on stage was like taking a trip down memory lane. For over an hour, Cynthia and Pattie disclosed intimate moments they shared with their husbands and each other.

Source: The Armenian Reporter

Original Quarrymen tomorrow morning on WZLX

This Sunday, November 15th, WZLX, Boston´s Classic Rock Radio, will first present the new Quarrymen song "No. 6". Chachi Loprete, host of "Breakfast with the Beatles", will broadcast the song between 8 and 9 in the morning (Boston time). For those fans not in the Boston area, you can listen live to WZLX via internet.

Source: Beatles News Blog

Full Sgt. Pepper's Rock Band download available next week

Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that the eight tracks from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band that weren't included on the game disc will be downloadable on the Xbox 360 and Wii starting November 17, with PlayStation 3 players able to get the songs on November 19.

Source: Game Spot

Macca takes campaign to Brussels

Sir Paul McCartney is to take his "meat-free" campaign to Brussels next month as part of a European Parliament conference on the environment. The former Beatle will urge people to cut back on eating meat as part of the battle against climate change at a hearing called "Global Warming and Food Policy: Less Meat = Less Heat".

Source: Virgin Music News

Pete Best performs to 250,000 people in India

Pete Best performed before 250,000 fans in Delhi as part of a campaign to bring more tourists from the sub-continent to Liverpool. He played with his current band while the original Beatles Madame Tussauds waxworks were set up in the middle of India's capital city. It had special significance for Best, who was born in Madras, leaving the country when he was four.

Source: Liverpool Daily Post

Copyright time bomb set to disrupt music, publishing industries

The U.S. Copyright Act of 1976 includes provisions that allow authors or their heirs to terminate copyright grants, or renegotiate sweeter deals by threatening to do so. At a time when record labels find themselves in the midst of an unprecedented contraction, the last thing they need is to start losing valuable music copyrights.

Source: Wired

The death of mistakes means the death of rock

Want to hear a really sloppy record? The drums consistently drag the rhythm; the bass player isn't quite sure how his part is supposed to go. At the end of the second verse, the whole band gets lost for a moment and ends up adding an extra beat by accident. It is, of course, The Beatles' "Rain," as great a rock recording as anyone's ever made.

Source: NPR Blogs

Brian Wilson says he misses Phil Spector

Brian Wilson, the creative genius behind the Beach Boys, says he misses producers like Phil Spector. In a new interview he said, "It's a shame that the Phil Spectors of the world aren't doing anything anymore. I guess they ran out of ideas. It's a shame when the innovators of my day aren't working. But that's not going to stop me."

SUNDAY, July 19, 2009

How Walter Cronkite sent the Beatles viral in 1963

Walter Cronkite set in motion the 1960s equivalent of the Beatles going viral. A full two months before Americans "met the Beatles" on the Ed Sullivan Show, Americans met them on Cronkite. He triggered the series of remarkable events that led to 73 million people tuning in to see them on the Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday February 9th 1964.

Add a Comment Source: Huffington Post


Walter Cronkite remembers his part in the Beatles story

The Beatles arrived in America at Kennedy Airport on February 7, 1964, and performed for the first time on American TV on Sunday, Feb. 9. But it was not their first appearance on TV in America. And that appearance on Ed Sullivan might not have happened the way it did, without the help of another man, Walter Cronkite.

Add a Comment Source: Beatles News Blog


McCartney plays first concert ever at Citi Field

Sir Paul McCartney knighted another NY Mets ballpark Friday night, playing the first concert ever at Citi Field. "Long time since I've been here," Paul told the crowd. He played more than 30 songs, covering the Beatles, Wings and his solo catalog. When he introduced "I'm Down," he said it was also played at the Shea Stadium concert.
Source: Associated Press


JULY 6, 2009

Rumor resurfaces: Now and Then ready to be released

- Rumors are again starting to mount about the third "lost" Beatles track, called "Now And Then," the unreleased composition recorded by John Lennon in 1978, and was mentioned as a possible third new Beatles song around the time of Anthology in 1995. An anonymous inside source tells Beatles News, "Its confirmed very high up."
Source: Beatles News Blog


New DVD release caters to Beatles fans

- Beatles fans can learn about their heroes in a five-disc set "The Beatles International" that includes more than 13 hours of programming. It includes "The Beatles Liverpool," which visits more than 60 key Beatles sites including Abbey Road, 3 Savile Row, film sites for "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help" and their former homes, and more. Source: The Daily Herald, Chicago


Cheap Trick to release next album on 8-Track

- The band that made its name 30 years ago is releasing its latest album on a similarly aged format. This month, Cheap Trick releases "The Latest" not only in CD and vinyl, but also on 8-Track tape. This fall, Cheap Trick will perform Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band for a string of concerts with guests and an orchestra in Las Vegas.
Source: The Globe and Mail, Toronto

Ex-Beatles manager Allen Klein dies

- Music manager Allen Klein, a no-holds-barred businessman who bulldozed his way into and out of deals with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, died Saturday, a publicist for his company said. He was 77. Klein was one of the most powerful figures in the music business in the 1960s but ended up feuding with some of his biggest clients. Source: Associated Press

SUNDAY, 28, June, 2009

Paul McCartney makes surprise appearance at Neil Young show
- Neil Young's Hard Rock Calling show in Hyde Park was given a surprise Saturday night when Paul McCartney made an unannounced appearance. Macca suddenly ran onstage during Young's traditional closing of A Day In The Life. Joining Young at the microphone, McCartney sang along for part of the song and then bowed in awe at Young's fearsome guitar playing.
Neil Young photo: http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/c52d6df844.gif
Source: XFM, London

Game's lead designer answers questions about Beatles Rock Band
- In a new interview, The Beatles: Rock Band lead designer Chris Foster says, "It's a game really about the Beatles and telling their story. We take you from the Cavern Club to the Apple Corp. rooftop and all the iconic live venues in-between, Ed Sullivan Theater, Shea Stadium, Budokan." (New!)
Source: Popular Mechanics

Beatles autographs sell for more than $4,100 at auction
- An autographed picture signed by The Beatles when they visited Weston has been sold for more than £2,500. The item, which was valued at about £400 - £600, was sold for the staggering amount of money at Clevedon Salerooms. It was sold during the Quaterly Specialist Sale of Antiques, Fine Art and Collectors Items, which was held on Friday.
Source: Weston and Somerset Mercury, UK

Neil Young closes first night of Glastonbury with Beatles song
- Neil Young finally made it to Glastonbury Friday night, 12 years after he was forced to pull out through injury. After his set, Young and his band returned to the stage, finishing with a feverishly-received version of The Beatles' A Day In The Life. The strongly rumoured guest appearance of his former bandmates, Crosby, Stills and Nash, did not materialise.
Source: NME, UK

SATURDAYS, May 9, 2009

Previously unseen George Harrison song lyrics go on display
- A previously unseen George Harrison lyric, found on the floor of the Abbey Road studios and dating back to 1967, has gone on display at the British Library. Written when George was 23 or 24, the untitled song came from an era when the Beatles had stopped touring to spend more time in the studio to work on the Sgt Pepper's. Photo "George Harrison":
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Source: The Globe and Mail
Book: Hunter Davies - My Year in the Life of the Beatles
- The Beatles created their immortal music behind closed doors and far from prying eyes. As his famous biography of The Beatles is reissued in a 40th anniversary edition, in a new interview, writer Hunter Davies tells Roger Lytollis about his year in the Fab Four's secret world.
Source: News and Star, UK

Orlando Philharmonic features Beatles tribute
- On Saturday, the Beatles tribute act Classical Mystery Tour joins with the Orlando Philharmonic for a program of the most revered catalog in pop music at The Springs in Longwood. Members of the faux Fab Four have all been associated with the mother of all Beatles tribute shows, Beatlemania!
Source: Orlando Sentinel

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day with Paul McCartney
- On Saturday May 9, World Fair Trade Day will celebrate its 60th birthday with a Big Bang. Major supporter of the global event Sir Paul McCartney says, "Fair Trade is essential for millions of people who work and struggle for survival every day. It's all about justice and human rights."
Source: The Renewable Planet

Bono
BBC to broadcast Bono's tribute poem to Elvis
- In an unusual performance, Bono reads an original poem honoring America's original rocker as part of the BBC's poetry season. "Elvis invented the Beatles," Bono says in the poem. The poem was originally recorded near the end of an interview with Bono for a radio show more than 10 years ago, and has never been performed or broadcast. Photo "Bono": http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/b4528b4142.gif
Source: The State

Sir Paul is a good samaritan in parking lot
- Chivalry is not dead, that's what Sir Paul McCartney proved when he helped a woman outside his daughter's school when her car stood blocked in a parking lot. The woman apparently landed herself in a mess after her vehicle became wedged between two parked cars as she was visiting her granddaughter at the posh institute.
Source: Duniya Llive

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MONDAY, April 6, 2009

McCartney and Starr reunite
for meditation
Reuters - April 4, 2009 9:02 PM PDT

NEW YORK - The surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, performed together on Saturday to raise money to help kids learn a meditation technique the 1960s icons practiced at the height of their fame.

McCartney was joined onstage by Starr for a rousing rendition of "With a Little Help From My Friends" at Radio City Music Hall at the Change Begins Within concert for the David Lynch Foundation, which promotes Transcendental Meditation.

The Beatles helped popularize Transcendental Meditation -- described as a simple mental technique to combat stress -- in 1967 when they sought spiritual guidance from an Indian guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

"It started for us when we met the Maharishi in India and it's going to get bigger and bigger and rule the world," McCartney said after playing his post-Beatles hit "Jet."

McCartney's set topped an evening that included performances by Starr, Sheryl Crow , Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder , Ben Harper and others.

McCartney's choice of songs included Beatles classics such as "Let it Be," "Lady Madonna " and "Blackbird" and the concert was rife with nostalgia for the two dead Beatles, John Lennon and George Harrison.

McCartney and Starr last played together in November 2002 at the Concert for George in London's Royal Albert Hall after Harrison's death from cancer at the age of 58.

"I love New York and John loved New York. Let's hear it for John," McCartney said before playing the plaintive "Here Today," a song he wrote after Lennon's murder in 1980 and which appeared on his 1982 "Tug of War" album.

Earlier, after playing his hit "It Don't Come Easy," Starr said, "I wrote that song with George Harrison and you know he would have been here tonight."

Starr also played Beatles favorites "Yellow Submarine" and "Boys."

Folk singer Donovan, who was also in India with the Beatles said, "George is here in spirit."

The highlight of the evening was McCartney introducing Starr, invoking the name of the imaginary singer from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

"Ladies and gentlemen, Billy Shears," McCartney said as his former drummer walked onstage to join him at the microphone.

Starr remained on stage for an encore, playing drums on a song written by McCartney while in India, "And Remember to be ... Cosmically Conscious," and "I Saw Her Standing There."

Filmmaker David Lynch 's foundation says that since 2005 it has provided scholarships for more than 100,000 at-risk young people, teachers and parents in 30 countries to learn Transcendental Meditation.

The concert was intended to raise money to help 1 million children learn to meditate. (New!)

(Editing by Bill Trott)

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George Harrison to get Hollywood Walk of Fame star
April 3, 2009, 3:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paul McCartney may have a knighthood, but it's George Harrison who is receiving the royal treatment from the Hollywood Walk of Fame this month.

Harrison will receive a star on the fabled walk on April 14, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Friday. His widow, Olivia Harrison, and his son, Dhani, are expected to attend the unveiling.

Harrison, who died of cancer in 2001, already shares a Walk of Fame star with all four of the Beatles, but only he and John Lennon, who died in 1980, will have their own stars.

Harrison's, to be unveiled in front of Hollywood's Capitol Records building, will be the 2,382nd on the Walk.

Although once known as "the quiet Beatle" for his shy, retiring nature, Harrison was one of the group's most powerful forces.

His rockabilly-influence d playing gave the Beatles' early recordings their distinctive guitar-driven sound and his voice provided many of the group's most arresting vocal harmonies. His fascination with Eastern music also helped broaden the band's sound on such classic albums as "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "The White Album."

Although overshadowed by the more prolific songwriters Lennon and McCartney, Harrison composed several of the Beatles' finest songs, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Here Comes the Sun," "Something" and "Within You, Without You."

Following the group's breakup in 1970, he enjoyed a successful solo career that included such albums as "All Things Must Pass," "The Concert For Bangla Desh," "Cloud Nine" and "Brainwashed."

In the late 1980s and early '90s he collaborated with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne in the whimsical musical supergroup The Traveling Wilburys.

In conjunction with the star's unveiling, Capitol/EMI said it plans to announce details for a new Harrison music project later this month. Martin Scorsese is also directing a forthcoming documentary on Harrison.
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WEDNESDAY, January 14, 2009

Tardis To Ride
- The Beatles performed their hit songs on various TV programs too numerous to mention throughout the sixties, in England and around the world. But did you know that The Beatles appeared on Doctor Who? On May 22, 1965, the Beatles were seen in the episode of Dr. Who entitled "The Executioners."
Source: Beatles News Blog

Cheap Trick to pay tribute to Sgt. Pepper in Las Vegas
- It looks like Cheap Trick has scored a 9-month residency at the Hilton in Las Vegas, performing the entire Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album. The Las Vegas Review Journal says the Cheap Trick deal with The Hilton is close. Cheap Trick performed Sgt. Pepper in August 2007 at the Hollywood Bowl. Reviews were fantastic.
Source: Undercover, Australia

Denny Laine appearing in Bahrain this weekend
- Denny Laine will make his Bahrain debut at two separate concerts this weekend, accompanied by bassist and mandolin player Alan Thomson and percussionist Jeff Allan. Laine is best known as the former guitarist and lead singer of the Moody Blues and the co-founder of Wings, along with Sir Paul McCartney.
Source: Gulf Daily News

Yoko Ono - is her art any good?
- Yoko Ono has a good claim to being the most despised woman of modern times. For decades, she has been caricatured as the wicked witch of rock and roll who broke up the Beatles and stole away John Lennon. But is her art any good? Sadly not, if the latest retrospective of her work is any guide.
Source: The Telegraph, UK

Julia Baird
John's half-sister says he would have dwarfed Geldof
- John Lennon would have had more impact on world peace than Bono and Bob Geldof put together, his half-sister has claimed. Julia Baird says the only reason that Irish rocker Bono and scruffy activist Bob Geldof have been able to take centre stage is because John is no longer around. "The two of them together don't make John, in my opinion," she said.
Source: Click Liverpool Photo: (Julia Baird) http://www.upload2world.com/pic108/upload2world_4ed98.gif

Hard Day's Night for Beatles reissues
- We didn't get the long-promised reissues of all the Beatles albums and Let It Be on DVD for Christmas. While EMI and Apple have been squabbling, collectors have taken matters into their own hands, pooling unreleased tracks and compiling anthologies that are far more ambitious than anything EMI is likely to release.
Source: NY Times

Paul McCartney says The Fireman is like goofing around
- "Originally, I used to joke with Youth in the studio, where we'd be putting together these midnight-dancey, ambient records," Paul said in a recent interview. "This is like everything they won't allow me to do in the studio, what I won't even allow myself to do in the studio. This isn't like working, it's like goofing around."
Source: STV, Scotland Photo: (Paul McCartney's youth goof) http://www.upload2world.com/pic108/upload2world_153ee.jpg

THURSDAY, January 8, 2009

Harmonix says their 2009 focus is the Beatles
- At CES 2009, computer game company Harmonix says they're taking a break from the annual release of Rock Band to focus on the upcoming Beatles-focused Rock Band-style game. Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos says that they're committed to making sure it is firmly steeped in the Beatles culture. "We want to make this an art object."
Source: Ars Technica

Guitarist played with Dylan and Ringo
- Well-known vocalist/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist David Bromberg, who played as a session musician on hundreds of records by artists including Dylan and Ringo Starr, and wrote "Holdup" with George Harrison, will performing his first Asheville, North Carolina, show at The Orange Peel on January 15.
Source: Smoky Mountain News

Visit Abbey Road Studios to benefit Cancer research
- Cancer Research UK has announced February 26 as the date of their annual Sound and Vision event at Abbey Road Studios in London. The event will feature access to the recording studios where The Beatles recorded and a stunning exhibition and auction of images featuring iconic musicians by famous photographers.
Source: Look To The Stars

What is tweet now, turns so sour
- One of the biggest things on the internet right now is Twitter, which helps friends to stay connected via the internet and their cell phones. Now there's a new site called Historical Tweets. It's a blog that imagines what tweets would have been like from famous people down through history.
Source: Beatles News

SUNDAY, December 14, 2008

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Looking back at 2008: Remembering Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the guru who introduced Transcendental Meditation to the west, the one-time guru to the Beatles. He survived long after the departure of the Fab Four, excluding George Harrison, who turned into a genuine seeker and quiet ally. He's remembered by the renowned spiritual writer, Deepak Chopra. Photo: (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with the Beatles) http://www.upload2world.com/pic106/upload2world_41472.jpg
Source: The Guardian

Paul McCartney says he was the anti-war Beatle
- Paul McCartney claims that it was he, and not John Lennon, who politicised the Beatles, and describes how he introduced the group to the Vietnam war. It paints a picture at odds with the conventional view of the Beatles, that McCartney was writing songs like Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da while Lennon was composing songs like Revolution.
Source: The Times, London

U2's new album reminds me of the Beatles, says 02 chief
- Harry Crosbie, developer of the o2 Arena in London, is hailing U2's new album as their best to date. "I think it's the best thing they have ever done and I am not just saying that because they are my friends," he said. "It is a stunning piece of creative work and, to me, it reminds me of the Beatles when they were at their best.
Source: U2, France

Audio Interview: Ken McNab, author of The Beatles In Scotland
- The decision to break up The Beatles' legal partnership was taken on the beaches of the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. That's according to a new book The Beatles in Scotland by author Ken McNab. He reveals how McCartney's Scottish retreat saved him from a nervous breakdown during those dark, agonising days.

TUESDAY, December 9, 2008

John Lennon fans gather at Strawberry Fields in Central Park
- Every year since Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon fans have gathered to pay tribute to the gifted musician near the site. Despite the bitter temperatures, hundreds of people are expected to gather later today at Strawberry Fields, the memorial garden in Central Park that was created as a tribute to John in 1985.
Source: NY Daily News

Video: Yoko's Lennon memorial concert in Tokyo
- John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono is marking the anniversary with a memorial concert in Tokyo. The Beatles played in Japan's Budokan Arena in the summer of 1966, each of the five shows lasted 30 minutes. Yokow tells the BBC's Duncan Bartlett why she is back in her homeland to play at the same venue. Photo; "Yoko's Lennon memorial concert": http://www.upload2world.com/pic105/upload2world_2110c.gif
Source: BBC News

Japan keeps Lennon's memory alive
- Japan is one country where John Lennon's memory is kept very much alive. Every night in Tokyo, bands dressed as John, Paul, George and Ringo faithfully reproduce their sound. Even though many of the musicians would struggle to hold a conversation in English, they know every word of the entire Beatles songbook.Source: BBC News

The keeper of John Lennon's artistic flame

- Yoko Ono is the keeper of John Lennon's flame, the one who believes in Lennon's genius as much as he did, and is determined to have others acknowledge it too. She ensures his name, art and political beliefs are kept alive, and with equal energy pursues her own art career. As an associate observed recently, Ono is "not at all a lady of leisure". Photo; "John & Yoko": http://www.upload2world.com/pic105/upload2world_7f0b1.jpg

Source: The New Zealand Herald Thomas Rigby

Liverpool Beatles fans find cousin of Eleanor Rigby

- A man has been identified as the closest living relative of Eleanor Rigby, and he has told how she was a muscian. 88-year-old Thomas E. Rigby had had no idea that he was a relative of the woman buried at St Peter's Church, Woolton. He says, "People have asked me in the past whether I am related and I always said 'no', but it seems I was wrong." Photo; "Thomas Rigby - Eleanor's long lost cousin": http://www.upload2world.com/pic105/upload2world_28e94.jpg

Source: Click, Liverpool The Beatles make more money than Madonna

- They may have split 38 years ago, but the Beatles earned more in the past year than top contemporary acts such as Madonna. Last year, the two surviving members of the Beatles, along with the estates of the other members of the band, received £35.1m in dividends from Apple Corps.

Source: The Times, London Beatles fan collects every little thing

- A Kansas City man has amassed one of the most comprehensive privately owned collections of Beatles paraphernalia. He keeps it in their basement. By the time he was about 10, he had already amassed quite a collection. "It makes me crazy when I see something in a book or a magazine that I don't have," he says.

Source: Kansas City Star Capital of Culture a success for Liverpool

- An official in Liverpool says the city's year as European Capital of Culture was a success, and the region has been transformed over the last 12 months. The year began with Ringo Starr performing live on top of St George's Hall, and later attracted worldwide media coverage when Sir Paul McCartney performed live at Anfield in June.

Source: England's Northwest Only Father McKenzie knows

- Despite Lennon's certificate stating that he was on Dec. 10, 1980, in Hartsdale, N.Y., Denny Somach claims that Yoko Ono once stated in an interview that Lennon was buried but never provided more specifics about where. Somach has his own bizarre theory on the whereabouts of Lennon's remains.

FRIDAY, December 5, 2008New DVD features Beatles in Southport

- A new DVD featuring live performances of the Beatles playing at seven Southport, England venues has been released. The Beatles Merseyside double DVD set is introduced by Radio Merseyside presenter, Spencer Leigh. The DVD visits The Floral Hall where the group topped a Rock'n'Trad Spectacular bill in February 1962.

Source: Champion News, UK Win tickets to see The Beatles live... sort of

- A Hard Day's Night, Yesterday and Hey Jude are just some of the hits you could be listening to, thanks to the Bootleg Beatles when they arrive in Sheffield. The Bootleg Beatles are one of Britain's most popular bands, quite an achievement for a group that never release records.

Source: Dinnington Today, UK

Blog: Paul gets two nods on Grammy announcements TV special

- The nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced in a live television special on Wednesday night. Paul McCartney has been nominated for two Grammys for tracks from his live LP, Amoeba's Secret, which was recorded live at the Amoeba Music in Hollywood. Photo: (Paul Amoeba's secret) http://www.upload2world.com/pic105/upload2world_7a722.jpg

Dec. 8: Where were you when you heard?

- There are pivotal points in the human experience we define as "Where were you when you heard?" moments. The impact of Dec. 8, 1980 was a cultural trauma felt worldwide. 28 years later, it's become one of those moments for millions. John Lennon was a man of infinite possibilities, but we were robbed of seeing the finished product.

Source: Waurika News Democrat, OK

Australian musician admits to being a Yoko admirer

- Ben Lee's next album features a song in praise of Yoko Ono. He says, "Sadly, if you say Yoko Ono to most people they would say, Oh yeah, John Lennon, she broke up The Beatles. I'm like, Dude, get her book Grapefruit. Get one of her books, open it up and you'll have your mind blown".

Source: The Courier Mail, Australia Cher to record Sixties covers album

- Pop superstar Cher is going back in time for her first studio LP in eight years, she will release an album of Sixties covers in 2009. Cher will take inspiration for her next disc from her favourite era of music. "I want to pay tribute to a time when I used to listen to music on my little transistor radio or on my AM radio in my Ford Mustang." Photo: (Cher) http://www.upload2world.com/pic105/upload2world_cc4bf.gif

Source: Yahoo! Music WEDNASDAY, November 19, 2008

Paul McCartney poem goes under the hammer

- A poem written by Sir Paul McCartney for his friend Spike Milligan is set to go under the hammer next week in London. The handwritten poem will be auctioned by Bonhams on November 25th as part of a large sale of Milligan memorabilia. It is estimated to fetch 1,500 to 2,000 pounds ($2,200 to $3,000). Photo: http://filexchanger.com/files/paul_macca.jpg

Source: Britain News Interview: Paul McCartney on being a punk

- Paul McCartney has revealed that he is a fan of punk music, in particular The Sex Pistols. He added that his eldest daughter Heather was a big fan of the music saying, "My daughter was really into punk at the time. She went to Clash concerts and Damned concerts."

Source: The QuietusOlivia Harrison torn over release of Carnival of Light

- George Harrison's widow Olivia is reportedly undecided about agreeing to the release of Carnival of Light. George blocked its release on Anthology. A source tells Britain's Daily Express newspaper, "Olivia is well aware George didn't like Carnival of Light. It's inevitably going to be difficult for her to give the go-ahead." Photo: http://filexchanger.com/files/oliviaharrison.gif

Source: PR Inside Is Carnival of Light too avant-garde?

- It's tempting to hope that "Carnival of Light," which Paul McCartney wants to release after 41 years, will be a magnificent avant-garde assemblage of noise. But it was never released because the other Beatles thought it "too adventurous". This is the same band that would release such fare as "Revolution 9." Photo: http://filexchanger.com/files/Beatles_pepper.jpg

Source: The Independent, Ireland

Fab collectables in big online Rock-n-Roll auction

- Serious Toyz has begun their Fall '08 Beatles/Rock-n-Roll Vinyl & Collectibles Auction, and it includes some rare Beatles Collectibles and rare Beatles vinyl. Featured in the auction is an original Beatles Record Player in exceptional condition in its rare original box. It is estimated to sell between $8,500 and $12,500.

SUNDAY November 19, 2008Liverpool museum buys Shea seats for Beatles exhibit

- The Beatles Story, a museum in the legendary band's hometown of Liverpool, England, recently purchased two seats from Shea Stadium to become part of its permanent display early next year. "It's an opportunity to show an iconic moment from The Beatles' career in America," said Jamie Bowman, the museum's press officer.

Source: NY Newsday Rare Beatles White Album up for sale on eBay

- One of the earliest and most sought-after numbered versions of the Beatles' White Album has been put up for auction on eBay. The album, no. 0000005, was given by John Lennon to a close friend before it entered the public domain. The auction, which closes on November 23rd, is expected to raise thousands. Source: Gigwise

Antiques dealer returns rare Beatles photographs found in desk

- Rare Beatles photographs have been found in an antique chest of drawers. Among the snaps is a picture of Paul McCartney, George Harrison in a class photo and a Beatles bubble gum card issued in 1964 signed by Paul McCartney. The desk was sold to an antique dealer unaware the photos were still inside.

FRIDAY, November 14, 2008Royal composer honors Sir Paul

- Already anointed by royalty, Sir Paul McCartney has been honoured by the Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Orcadian composer who has dedicated his latest composition to the former Beatle. Sir Peter says, "Paul is as great as Schubert and still has not received the full recognition that his talent deserves." Photo: http://www.upload2world.com/pic103/upload2world_09cad.jpg

Source: The Times, LondonBeatrice McCartney

Paul to sing duet with daughter Bea in Shrek 4

- Paul McCartney's five-year-old daughter Beatrice is apparently to sing in the new Shrek movie. The Beatle legend is voicing a character for Shrek 4 and as the animated ogre film series is Bea's favourite he is writing a song for her to sing in the movie. A source said, "Paul's writing a song for the film and wants Bea to sing some of the harmonies. " Phooto: http://www.upload2world.com/pic103/upload2world_056a4.gif

Author talks about British pop music of the 60s

- Author Gordon Thompson says, "you cannot write about 60s British rock and pop without recognizing the influence of their songs and recordings, not only on Britain, but also on the world. Without the Beatles, the importance of the British pop music industry might still be limited to show tunes and the occasional novelty recording."

Source: Skidmore College Rain brings goose bump moments to Beatles fans

- Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles is as authentic as possible with the music of their heroes. In essence, to just "let it be." The live show has been around for longer than the original Fab Four was together. "For some people, this is a religious experience," says Rain member Joey Curatolo.

Source: The Tennessean Firefall Acoustic pays tribute to the Beatles

- Jock Bartley from Firefall and Steven Weinmeister are now Firefall Acoustic, which was born during an appearance on a Colorado radio station in 2005, when they were asked to perform some Beatles songs. They had such a positive response that they recorded a whole album of Beatles songs, and it is now available.

THUESDAY, November 11, 2008The last man standing in the Beatles inner circle

- Geoff Baker calls Tony Bramwell, "the last man standing" because only Tony, the Beatles former Road Manager, remains alive out of a small group of Beatles insiders from Liverpool who helped Brian Epstein manage the Beatles from the very beginning. Katie Hickox recently spoke with Tony briefly about his life with the Beatles.

Stella McCartney named green designer of the year

- Beatle daughter Stella McCartney was named the first-ever Green Designer of the Year at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards earlier this week. The vegetarian fashion designer doesn't use leather or fur in her designs. Her mom was animal-rights activist Linda Eastman and Sir Paul also hearts the animals. Photo of Stella McCartney: http://www.upload2world.com/pic102/upload2world_cf53f.gif

Source: Grist Amateur rockers from Beatles boot camp play at Cavern Club

- A rock 'n' roll fantasy camp which gives members a chance to perform alongside their music idols came to Liverpool's legendary Cavern Club last night. It was the finale of a week-long Beatles-themed extravaganza which also saw the "campers" play and record at Abbey Road studios in London.

Source: Liverpool Daily Post

Beatles song to appear in TV ad in the UK for the first time

- UK retailer John Lewis will tonight become the first to use a Beatles song in a major UK TV campaign. Its new Christmas ad features From Me To You. In 1987, Nike was sued for $15 million for using Revolution in a TV ad, and in 1995 the Beatles criticised Jackson for "cheapening" their music by allowing it to be used to sell products.

Source: Brand Republic, UK Beatles win WMA Diamond Award

- The World Music Awards were given out in Monaco last night. On behalf of his old band The Beatles, Ringo Starr was in Monaco to accept the WMA Diamond award. The WMA Diamond award was created in 2001 to honor artists who have sold more than 100 million albums during their career.

THURSDAY, November 6, 2008

What the Beatles videogame means for the music industry
- The Beatles' agreement to include their music via Rock Band is not only a major announcement for video game companies and track-hungry gamers, but it is also an important moment in music culture as a whole. Now an even younger generation of music fans will now have the opportunity to listen to Liverpool's finest.
Source: Got Game Yoko speaks about new Beatles video game
- Yoko Ono says that the new Beatles video game makes perfect sense. "All of us are actually pretty hip, so we said yes. I'm personally very excited. [The game] lets you participate in a way where you're really [immersed in] the music. With so many young kids into the Beatles, it's a start to a beautiful new page in [the band's] history.
Source: Holywood Insider Sir Paul is an MTV Legend
- Sir Paul McCartney is being honoured at tomorrow's MTV Europe Awards. He will be given a special Ultimate Legend Award on Thursday night at the ECHO arena. "Sir Paul's dedication to sharing his experience and nurturing the next generation of talented artists is remarkable," said MTV International chairman and chief exec Bill Roedy.
Source: Liverpool Echo Terrabytes of Ringo on tour
- Ringo Starr and his 10th All-Starr band used two Fusion R400Q rackmount storage systems to capture concert audio for their 31-date summer tour, which concluded Aug. 2 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. The Fusion R400Q provided 2TB of mirrored storage for the 64 tracks of audio recorded during each All-Starr concert.
Source: Broadcast Buyer Blog: Paul releases another free Fireman track
- On his official website, Sir Paul McCartney has announced that the Fireman website has been updated with some new promotional pictures and video, including two full length tracks, "Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight," which was previously available for free download, and a newly available track, "Sing The Changes."
THURSDAY, October 30, 2008
ALL BUT OFFICIAL: Beatles and MTV come together with Rock Band
- Beatles music will be used in the popular Rock Band video game, marking the first big digital foray by the Fab Four, according to people familiar with the plans. Viacom's MTV Networks, which owns the game, and Apple Corps are expected to reveal the deal as part of a broader "global music project" on Thursday.
Source: Financial Times Review: Love documentary All Together Now
- One of the most revealing aspects of the Love documentary is how little Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr contributed to the production of Love. By contrast, the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison were extremely involved and each was concerned that her husband's songs be interpreted with the proper integrity.
Source: Crawdaddy Lennon's Shea Stadium organ to be auctioned
- An organ once played by John Lennon is to go under the hammer at a music memorabilia auction next month in New York. The portable organ John played during the Beatles' history-making appearance at Shea Stadium in 1965 is expected to fetch $150,000 to $200,000 when it is auctioned at Christie's on November 24. Photo: http://filexchanger.com/files/john_at_shea.jpg & a nice anim image: http://filexchanger.com/files/john-at-shea.gif
Source: Metro, UK Blog: Fan hopes We Can Work It Out with Ringo
- I've been very upset over the disrespect being shown to Ringo over his "no more signing" comment posted on his website. Ringo deserves nothing but our respect. We're going to turn our back on a man who brought us years of joy? Not this fan. I think Ringo has every right to be upset over this and I applaud him for his honesty.
SATURDAY, October 25, 2008Create an anthology by playing Beatles Monopoly
- Games manufacturer USAopoly has just recently put out Monopoly: The Beatles Collector's Edition, the latest version of the popular board game with a Fab Four twist. Designed for Beatles fans, the goal here is to gives fans "the opportunity to create their own private anthology by collecting Beatles albums." Photo: http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/c77f2dfe1e.jpg
Source: Spinner Fab Four Festival awakens Beatlemania in Nashville
- Thousands of Beatles fans are expected to be under one roof this weekend as the Fab Four Festival, a three-day festival and concert celebrating the Beatles, takes place this weekend in Nashville. Festivities include discussion panels with Louise Harrison, May Pang and musician Joey Molland.
Source: The Tennessean Englishpub recognizes its Beatles heritage
- Beatles enthusiasts reckon the infamous Reading pub The Fox and Hounds, known as The Nag's Head, should be re-named The Nerk's Head, after it was revealed that John Lennon and Paul McCartney played their only gig as a double act there back in April 1960, as The Nerk Twins, in front of just three people.
Source: Get Reading, UK Fab quote of the week: Phil Spector
- In a documentary to be aired tomorrow on the BBC, infamous music producer Phil Spector says he doesn't care about how Paul McCartney felt about what Spector did with the Let It Be album. During the documentary, film-maker Vikram Jayanti talks with Spector about the genesis of records he's produced, and working with The Beatles.
MONDAY, October 21, 2008Beatles iPod revealed
- Custom-designed Beatles iPods were released today. Available in black, the 120-GB iPod classic sports a laser-etched Beatles logo on the front and a silhouette of the Abbey Road album cover on the back. It's available only as part of a $795 collector's box, which includes all the Beatles CDs and an engraved guitar pick.
Source: Wired Beatles Festival returns to Nashville this week
- Beatle fans across the country will converge on Nashville, October 23 to 25 for three days of concerts, panel discussions and memorabilia displays at the Fab Four Festival 2008. Now in its third year, the festival will be held at The Cannery Ballroom and proceeds will benefit the Community Resource Center.
Museum mixes rock 'n' roll with rock exhibit
- The Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA, invites everyone to join them Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. when the Everhart will rock. "The Everhart Rocks" event is a benefit preview featuring the museum's new exhibition "The Beatles: Photographs by Harry Benson" and the grand unveiling of the new Rocks & Minerals Gallery.
Source: Citizens Voice, PA Butcher Cover
Auction includes Butcher Cover and other rare Beatles items
- Approx 700 lots of Rock N Roll and Hollywood Memorabilia will be sold at auction. Highlights include a First State Mono "Yesterday and Today" album in mint condition. Also included in the auction will be other records, autographs and memorabilia including a 1964 Talcum Tin and a rare Vox Instruments Promo Poster. Photo: http://www.upload2world.com/pic101/upload2world_3d2a0.gif
Source: PR.com Beatles autographs from fetch £4,000
- A Beatles fan literally had a 'Ticket to Ride' when she put a set of autographs of the Fab Four up for auction on Friday. The autographs, contained on a Whitchurch Civic Hall ticket stub, sold for £2,300 at Halls' in Shrewsbury after keen competition from two bidders. The local buyer held off competition from an eBay bidder.
Source: Whitchurch Herald, UK Rare Beatles single sells for thousands
- A rare signed copy of a Beatles record has earned a British Beatles collector £6,000 ($10,300). Several red label issues of The Beatles first single, Love Me Do, were brought to a free Beatles and pop memorabilia valuation day at Stobart Stadium in Widnes. The Beatles played five times in the area in 1961 and 1963.
Source: Runcorn and Widnes World, UK Great Beatles covers
- Any time a band decides to cover a popular song by another band, it's
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