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Paul McCartney pays tribute to John Lennon in Here Today documentary

Paul McCartney has posted online a brief documentary about his relationship with John Lennon. The four-minute video focuses on "Here Today," the homage McCartney wrote for Lennon. The clip features footage of McCartney performing the song in concert, and archival photos of him and Lennon together.

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Liverpool marks John Lennon's 75th birthday

The people of Liverpool marked what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday. At The Beatles Story attraction at the Albert Dock, John's half-sister Julia Baird unveiled a chocolate cake which consisted of a guitar case and a guitar, with even the photographs being edible, launching a campaign to fight against food poverty.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Photos: John Lennon through the decades

This Friday, John Lennon would have celebrated a major milestone, his 75th birthday. In honor of that day, Time Magazine takes a look back in pictures at how Lennon grew from a young boy into a superstar and eventually a peace activist. There is also an article from Time Magazine in 1980.

Related Articles  Source: Time
Paul McCartney contributes to new children's book

Paul McCartney has joined forces with Children in Need and some of the most famous names in music to contribute to the recently published book "The Curious Tale of Fi-Rex." It was written using the game of "Consequences," each author only given information about the main character and the final line from the previous page.

Review: The Beatles 1+ delivers something new

"The more we dug into the archives, the more I realized how much great material hasn't been made available before," said Jonathan Clyde, Apple Corps Ltd.'s director of production and producer of the "1/1+". Of the 50 selections in the deluxe edition of the "1+" release, only 10 were featured in full in "Anthology."

Source: Los Angeles Times

Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney sues maker of poorly-made knock-off bag

Stella McCartney is suing American footwear and accessories brand Steve Madden for marketing a "knock-off" version of her iconic Falabella bag, for less than a tenth of the price. Stella, daughter of Paul McCartney, filed the lawsuit earlier this week, also stating this is not the first time that Steve Madden has been accused of copying another label's designs.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain's haunting cover of And I Love Her released online

Kurt Cobain's cover of The Beatles' 1964 hit And I Love Her is now officially available to stream online. The track had previously surfaced earlier in the year, but is now officially airing online ahead of a new vinyl release. It will be included on upcoming Cobain solo album, "Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings," which will be released on November 13.

Source: NME, UK
Beatles scholar to lecture at Penn State School of Music

Music theorist and popular music scholar John Covach will present a lecture as part of Penn State's Music History & Theory Colloquium at 4pm on Oct. 13. Titled "George Harrison, Songwriter," the lecture will explore Harrison's songwriting contribution to The Beatles' White Album. Admission to the lecture is free.

Source: Penn State News
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Thursday, October 8, 2015
Longest-running Lennon celebration joins with Hollywood Walk of Fame

Enoch's Irish Pub & Cafe in Monroe, LA has been hosting Lennon birthday celebrations for the last 35 years, and with this year being a milestone birthday for both John and his son, Sean Lennon, who is turning 40, there will be a special simulcast song this Friday with the celebration at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Peter Noone releasing new tribute single for John Lennon's 75th birthday

Peter Noone, singer-songwriter of the '60s British Invasion band Herman's Hermits, announced today he will release a song in honor of John Lennon's 75th birthday on Oct. 9. The tune, titled "I Can't Imagine" will be available for digital download through iTunes. "I am pretty spiffed at the way it turned out," Noone said.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner

Al Jardine
Al Jardine to commemorate John Lennon's 75th birthday

Al Jardine, founding member of the Beach Boys, will honor John Lennon tomorrow in Central Park on what would have been Lennon's 75th birthday. Jardine will play at the Imagine mosaic plaque in the Strawberry Fields section of Central Park. The Beach Boys and The Beatles were contemporaries and friends, even embarking on a trip to India together.

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John Lennon afternoon tea to mark Beatle star's 75th birthday

To commemorate what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday, Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool is putting on a special afternoon tea. The hotel has collaborated with the Beatle Industry Group to create a sweet and savoury treat that will be available from John Lennon's birthday, October 9, through to October 16.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Restored grave of John Lennon's Uncle George to be unveiled

The restored grave of John Lennon's uncle will be unveiled in a special family ceremony on what would have been Lennon's 75th birthday. St Peter's Church in Woolton, where Lennon and McCartney met in 1957, is unveiling the newly-refurbished tombstone of John's uncle, George "Toogood" Smith, in a special public event tomorrow.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Video: John Lennon and Frank Zappa jam in New York City in 1971

On June 6, 1971, former Beatle John Lennon performed at New York City's Fillmore East with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. It was a strange night, for starters, Yoko Ono also "performed" with Lennon and the Mothers. In reality, all she did was scream her head off. And then there were the odd song choices.

Source: Guitar World
Sony Moves toward sale of their stake in ATV

Sony triggered a contract clause that would allow them to sell its half of Sony/ATV Music Publishing it co-owns with Michael Jackson's estate, which includes the rights to The Beatles song library. It means Sony can either sell its half of the music-publishing business or buy the other half, according to people familiar with the situation.

Source: Bloomberg
Ringo Starr releases his first-ever live album 25 years ago today

The live Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band album, which was released on Oct. 8, 1990, was recorded on the closing nights of their U.S. tour at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre, swept across a broad variety of styles, from Joe Walsh's edgy "Life in the Fast Lane" to the amped-up gospel of Billy Preston's "Will It Go Round in Circles."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Paul McCartney on working with Michael Jackson

In a new interview on his website, Paul McCartney said, "I got a phone call from someone who I thought was a girl - a fan - because of the high voice so I was a little bit apprehensive at first about who it was. And then it turned out to be Michael and he said, 'Do you want to make some hits?' And I said, 'Yeah, sure!'"

Beatles museum to launch new campaign on John's birthday

On Oct. 9, The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool will celebrate John Lennon's 75th birthday and also kick off "Imagine No Food Poverty," a new campaign that has the support of Julia Baird, Lennon's half-sister. The Friday event will feature a special chocolate birthday cake in Lennon's honor created by Can Cook Studio in Liverpool.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner

Imagine Peace Tower
Imagine Peace Tower to be illuminated on Friday

Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower on an island off the coast of Reykjavk, Iceland, will be lit on Friday, October 9, John Lennon's birthday. The tower will remain lit until December 8, the date of Lennon's death. There will be free ferry trips to the island courtesy of Yoko Ono. An exhibition by Yoko's daughter, Kyoko Ono will also be featured.

Related Articles  Source: Iceland Magazine
Ringo Starr fine art show to open this month in Boston

WZLX and The Citi Wang Theatre will celebrate the upcoming Ringo Starr & His All- Starr Band's 2015 concert in Boston with an exhibit and sale featuring hand signed, limited edition art from Ringo Starr, October 21 through October 23. Ringo Starr will appear at the exhibit for a private reception for purchasers of his hand signed artwork.

Source: Broadway World
Local Michigan musicians Get back to Beatles rooftop concert

On Friday, a rotating group of musicians played a list of Beatles songs, sometimes in character, with historical significance on a rooftop in Fenton, Michigan, mirroring The Fab Four's last public show together, on Jan. 30, 1969, on the rooftop of their label's London headquarters. The concert has been in the works since last spring.

Source: TC Times
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Celebrations and events around the globe for John Lennon's 75th birthday

John Lennon's 75th birthday on Friday, October 9, 2015 will be celebrated all over the globe, including Seattle's "John Lennon Jam" in Bellevue, Washington, John's Hollywood Walk of Fame star in Hollywood, the "Imagine 75" concert in New Haven, Connecticut and the 35th Annual John Lennon Tribute in New York.

Related Articles  Source: The Examiner
Video: McCartney and Michael Jackson switch vocals in Say Say Say remix

A new 2015 remix and video of Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson's 1983 international smash hit single Say Say Say is now streaming online. The revamped track features previously unheard vocals by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, and the voices of Paul and Michael swap positions in this new remix.


Video: Thousands form human peace sign for John Lennon

Thousands of people joined together to form a human peace sign in Central Park's East Meadow Tuesday afternoon, in tribute to John Lennon in a way he would have appreciated. The crowd included everyone from aging hippies to schoolchildren not yet born when Lennon died. His widow Yoko Ono said her late husband would have been very proud.

Related Articles  Source: WABC TV, NY
Video: Metal cover of the Beatles' Hey Jude

Leo Moracchioli is Norwegian music producer, and has posted almost 100 covers on YouTube including metal and acoustic ones. Now, he's tackling the Beatles in an unconventional way. Paul McCartney's classic piano-based power ballad gets a heavier twist through Moracchioli's interpretation of Hey Jude, recorded in his kitchen.

Source: Substream Magazine
Monday, October 5, 2015
George Harrison nominated for 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame

George Harrison is among the A-list contenders nominated for the 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Songwriters Hall of Fame gave The Associated Press a list of the nominees in advance of the official announcement tomorrow. Voting ends on December 11, winners will be inducted next June in New York City.

Source: CBS News

Beatles drum head to go under the hammer

A drum head used by the Beatles on their first US visit will be auctioned off in Los Angeles next month, and is expected to fetch upwards of $800,000. The drum head was hand-painted in 1964 with the Beatles' signature dropped-T logo and was used during their ground-breaking performance on The Ed Sullivan Show and other 1964 concerts.

Source: Yahoo! News

Rod Davis
Quarryman Rod Davis to honor late Beatle John Lennon

Before The Beatles, there was The Quarrymen, John Lennon's first skiffle group in 1956, which featured some of Lennon's school mates, including Rod Davis, who grew up with Lennon. Currently touring Canada in celebration of what would have been Lennon's 75th birthday, Davis will tell some of those stories from the early days in Vernon on Oct. 15.

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Ringo Starr rocks Paso Robles at sold out show

Ringo Starr took Paso Robles in Central California by storm and accompanied by his All-Starr Band rocked the Vina Robles Amphitheater in a sold out concert on Saturday, his first performance in Paso Robles. "You can tell you're in the wine country, everybody's drunk," he joked with the enthusiastic audience.

Source: Paso Robles Daily News
McCartney's look back on Run Devil Run served as launching pad

Paul McCartney was feeling nostalgic as the 1990s drew to a close. The result was Run Devil Run, released on October 4, 1999. The album was fast and loose, and, because of its early-rock leanings, almost nothing like the bulk of his other previously issued solo recordings. It was a look back apparently helped him go forward.

Source: Something Else Reviews
John Lennon's 75th birthday events to include world records

There will be celebrations from Liverpool to Los Angeles beginning Oct. 6 for what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday on Oct. 9. Highlights include an attempt at a world record led by Yoko Ono in New York and the unveiling of improvements made to a historical landmark associated with Beatles history in Liverpool.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Celebrity photographer leaves Beatles photos to charity

Veteran celebrity photographer Harry Goodwin died two years ago, but it has has now emerged he has left thousands of celebrity photographs, including photos of the Beatles, to The Christie hospital in his will. The collection of pictures is now set to be auctioned off on October 30.

Source: Manchester Evening News
Friday, October 2, 2015

Beatles statues set to be installed on Liverpool waterfront

During the summer it was revealed that the Cavern Club is paying 200,000 for the 8ft tall bronzes of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, and hoped they would be placed at the Pier Head. Now a planning application has been submitted by Liverpool City Council for the statues to be placed prominently at the waterfront.

Source: Liverpool Echo
John Lennon 75th birthday concert next friday in New Haven

On Friday, October 9, 2015, John Lennon would have turned 75 years of age, and Beatles fans from all over the New Haven area will "come together" for a very special theatrical concert event entitled "Remember Lennon: Imagine 75," starring Peter Gendron, who portrayed John Lennon in the 90s in a group called "A Fab Four."

Related Articles  Source: The Examiner
Pictures: Eleanor Rigby's signed Bible to be auctioned in Liverpool

A miniature Bible signed by Eleanor Rigby is to go up for auction next month in Liverpool. The item, thought to be one of only two documents signed by Eleanor, is to go under in Liverpool. The miniature Bible has been brought to auction after being handed down from Eleanor's half-sister to the father of its current owner.

Source: Liverpool Echo

Freda Kelly
Freda Kelly to appear at Dublin Beatles Festival

Freda Kelly will take part in a public interview with broadcaster Tom Dunne on Sunday, November 8, as part of the Dublin Beatles Festival. Freda worked as secretary for The Beatles during the 1960s and is the subject of the recent award-winning documentary "Good Ol' Freda," which documents her life with the world's most celebrated band.

Source: Dubin People
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Rare 1962 tape of The Beatles' Some Other Guy to be auctioned

An original Beatles recording is going on auction in Liverpool, after sitting undiscovered in a desk drawer for half a century. The rare tape of "Some Other Guy", recorded at The Cavern in 1962, was made for Granada Television programme Know The North. It will go on auction in Liverpool on November 4.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Video: Paul McCartney and Beck perform at charity gala

Paul McCartney performed a career-spanning set at the Hollywood Palladium on Wednesday. Midway into the set, Beck joined him for two Beatles numbers, I've Just Seen a Face and Drive My Car. A clip of them performing together is now online.

Source: Rolling Stone
Interview: Macca meets Preacher

In a wide-ranging interview with the Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield, Paul McCartney talked about the rerelease of Pipes of Peace and discussed how he always writes "from the heart", recalled his collaborations with the late Michael Jackson, and how he still finds it hard to come to terms with tough reviews.

Santa Barbara area songwriters pay tribute to John Lennon

You have to wonder what John Lennon might have done with an additional 35 years, but his tragic murder requires Lennon be remembered for the vast catalogue he compiled during his 40 years. Several local performers will offer their own interpretations of those songs during tribute concerts tonight and on Oct. 13 in Santa Barbara.

Source: The Tribune, San Luis Obisbo
A look back at John Lennon's life in photos

John Winston Lennon would have reached his 75th birthday on October 9 this year. He only lived to 40, but those four decades left their lasting imprint on the world of music and an archive of photographs which illustrate just how influential he was, and reveal his life from cheeky young man through the Beatle years and beyond.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Podcast: Ringo Starr in Vancouver

The Vancouver Sun recently had a very special opportunity to talk with Ringo Starr ahead of a performance with his All-Starr Band at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Now online, Starr discussed performing in Vancouver on the night of John Lennon's birthday, his new book Photograph and new album, and his shoes.

Source: Vancouver Sun

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