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Lliverpool City Council challenges move to stop Welsh Streets demolition

A decision to halt the demolition of Liverpool's Welsh Streets area has been challenged by the city council, saying, "The long-suffering residents have now been waiting more than a decade for new homes and we are standing up against this unacceptable political interference." The area includes Ringo Starr's birthplace.

Related Articles  Source: BBC News
Author Ivor Davis to speak on The Beatles 1964 tour

Ivor Davis had the unique opportunity to travel with The Beatles on their first American tour almost 50 years ago. His stories, vividly described in his book, The Beatles and Me on Tour, gives a first-hand account of the the legendary group on the verge of stardom. He will be speaking in Palm Springs on March 5.

Source: Palm Springs Life
Sir Peter Blake creates Sgt. Pepper parody to promote new film

Sir Peter Blake has created "the Welsh Sgt. Pepper" to promote the new film, Under Milk Wood. Postcards based on his iconic Beatles album cover including many Welsh personalities and celebrities will be handed out during a private London St. David's Day screening. The film was shot on location in West Wales last year.

Source: Wales Online
Now on Blu-ray: Ringo Starr in Caveman

Caveman starring Ringo Starr revolves around Atouk (Ringo) falling in love with and pursuing cavewoman Lana, played by Barbara Bach, even though she is the mate of the huge and hunky alpha male Tonda, played by John Matuszak. In real life, Starr and Bach were married ten days after the theatrical release of this film.

Source: PopMatters
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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Paul McCartney's childhood home sells for more than $231,000 at auction

Paul McCartney's childhood home in Liverpool has sold for 150,000 at auction. The three-bedroom, mid-terrace former council house in south Liverpool fetched 50,000 over the guide price, and was snapped up by an anonymous bidder in the UK despite international interest in the sale at the city's Cavern Club.

Source: ITV, UK
Pictures: Inside the Beatles' childhood homes in Liverpool

As the childhood home of Paul McCartney is being sold at an auction, The Beatles' homes have always been a great source of interest to fans across the world, who want to see where their heroes grew up. The Liverpool Echo takes you inside some of the homes that John, Paul, George and Ringo lived in before they found fame.

Source: Liverpool Echo
George Harrison tree replaned in Los Angeles

A shrubby yew pine which can withstand ice, drought and above all, beetles, has replaced the original George Harrison tree, which succumbed last year to a beetle infestation. Relatives and admirers gathered in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, on Wednesday for a planting ceremony on what would have been George's 72nd birthday.

More Pictures  Source: The Guardian, UK
Interactive eBook explains How the Beatles Did It

In the first project of its kind, rock historian Marc Platt guides readers through a complete history of "How The Beatles Did It" showcasing the unsung heroes that inspired the creation of history's best-selling band. The eBook incorporates songs, video and other multimedia to literally put history at his readers' fingertips.

Source: Digital Journal
Hard Days Night Hotel launches Fab Four wines

To celebrate George Harrison's birthday this week, The Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool has launched its very own exclusive range of "Fab Four" wines. The four bottles feature caricature impressions of John, Paul, George and Ringo, and are now being served throughout the hotel's in-house bars and Blakes Restaurant.

Source: Bdaily Business News
The Beatles clean their closet with Hey Jude LP 45 years ago

As the Beatles were winding down, there were still some songs that Capitol had never put on an album in the US. To that end, Hey Jude was released on Feb. 26, 1970. Paperback Writer and its B-side, Rain, got placed on an LP for the first time, as did Lady Madonna, and its covers include photos from their last-ever photo shoot.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
It's official: Paul McCartney to headline Firefly Music Festival

Forty days after the rumor first surfaced that Paul McCartney would headline Firefly Music Festival, it's finally official: Sir Paul will join Kings of Leon and The Killers as the headliners of the fourth edition of the Firefly, one of the fastest growing festivals in the country. The rest of the 2015 roster was announced last week.

Source: USA Today
Listen: George Harrison's lost solo in Here Comes the Sun

George Harrison recorded a guitar solo for Here Comes The Sun that was cut from the album. George Martin, Harrison's son Dhani, and Martin's son Giles, rediscovered the solo while listening back to the master tracks in 2012, over 40 years after it was recorded. Dhani says, "It's totally different to anything I've ever heard."

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
A History of George Harrison's HandMade Films

George Harrison created HandMade Films because he wanted to see a movie, Life of Brian, this thing the Monty Python crew was peddling all over London. George thought it would be funny. So Harrison mortgaged his house and put out the cash for what might have been the most expensive home movie ever made.

Source: Den of Geek
George Harrison's 7 most spiritual songs and the lessons they teach

George Harrison would have turned 72 years old today. In honor of his birthday and his life, this article highlights the former Beatle's seven most popular spiritual songs, seven because of the affinity he had to that number. What did they mean? What did he want to teach the world? And more importantly, did he succeed?

Source: The Examiner
Looking Back at some of George Harrison's best collaborations

Something Else Reviews celebrates George Harrison's birthday by revisiting some signature moments with collaborators from his earliest days of post-Beatles music making, including Gary Wright, Alan White, and Joey Molland, who reminisce about what George meant to them, sharing new insights into both the man and his music.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Paul McCartney rules iTunes chart with Rihanna And Kanye West

"FourFiveSeconds" with Rihanna and Kanye West with special guest Paul McCartney is currently at No. 6 on the iTunes chart. Further down the iTunes chart, Macca is at No. 89 singing "Only One" with Kanye West. Paul recently performed "FourFiveSeconds" with Rihanna and Kanye West at the Grammys.

Related Articles  Source: The Inquisitr
Paul McCartney and wife Nancy spotted skiing in Vermont

A restaurant in Vermont had royalty from the music world drop by for dinner Sunday afternoon. After spending a day on the slopes at nearby Bromley Mountain, Sir Paul McCartney and five other people spent about an hour in the dining room enjoying a quiet meal that included margherita pizza and organic kale salad.

Source: Burlington Free Press
Brian Epstein statue concert to take place at venue which bears his name

A star-studded concert is the latest fundraiser in the Statue 4 Eppy campaign. The two-part concert, hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside's Billy Butler will celebrate the life and career of "Fifth Beatle" Brian Epstein. The show will also be the official launch of the Statue4Eppy single Our Friend, the official song of the campaign.

Source: Liverpool Echo
82 year old Yoko Ono slams ageist critics

Yoko Ono has a message for anyone who wants her to act age-appropriate, "Get my energy or shut up." She has grown frustrated with narrow-minded critics who insist she should "act her age," and makes her frustration very clear in an impassioned letter on her website to those who feel she isn't acting the way an octogenarian should.

Source: UT San Diego
Walls and Bridges worthy of re-evaluation

Walls and Bridges is unique in the Lennon canon as his only post-Beatles musical statement comprised of his own words and music crafted entirely without Yoko Ono at his side. It therefore merits special attention not only for the music contained within but also because of how it was received and his own regard for it.

Source: Beatlefan Blog
Beatles DJ celebrates Yoko Ono's birthday with special contest

Veteran Beatles DJ Ken Michaels is celebrating Yoko Ono's recent 82nd birthday and her extraordinary life and career by giving away on his website, a combo package of two new releases, the photo book "See Hear Yoko" by famous photographer Bob Gruen and Jody Denberg, and the new tribute CD compilation "Cut Pieces."

Source: Beatles News
Ruth and Angie McCartney together on John Lennon Hour this week

This Thursday at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT, Jude Southerland Kessler will interview Paul McCartney's step-mother, Angie McCartney, and his step-sister, Ruth McCartney on Jude's BlogTalkRadio show The John Lennon Hour. They will share with Jude their stories of the days with Jim McCartney, Paul, Mike, and The Fab Four.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, February 23, 2015
Plaque for Beatles manager Brian Epstein unveiled in Liverpool

A plaque commemorating Beatles manager Brian Epstein has been unveiled at his birthplace in Liverpool. It was unveiled by a former employee of Epstein, who said she was "very proud" to honor "the man who made the Beatles". John Lennon's sister Julia Baird and a secretary of The Beatles fan club were also at the ceremony.

Source: BBC News
Paul McCartney takes top prize at 2015 concert industry awards

Paul McCartney received the top honor at the 26th annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, held Saturday at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. McCartney won the Major Tour of the Year prize for the 2014 edition of his Out There World Tour. This marks Paul's third time, he also won this award in 2002 and 1990.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Paul McCartney has top five single for the first time in 31 years

Paul McCartney has reached the top five of the Billboard 100 chart for the first time in 31 years with his Kanye West and Rihanna collaboration FourFiveSeconds. This is McCartney's first Top five single in 31 years, and a new record for longest gap between Top 5 hits, his last was Say Say Say with Michael Jackson.

Related Articles  Source: RTT News
Stella McCartney accidentally steals limelight at fashion show

It wasn't her catwalk show, but all eyes were on Stella McCartney when she stepped out on Monday to a fashion show wearing a dangerously plunging blazer, teamed with a pair of wide-fitting trousers and a matching elegant scarf. McCartney was joined in the front row of the show by Welsh actor Luke Evans and Salma Hayek.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
New issue of Beatlefan highlights an All Starr

In honor of Ringo Starr's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the newest issue of Beatlefan Magazine has special articles that include a couple of recent fan encounters, including how Ringo is himself a Beatles memorabilia collector. Also a new look at the various bass guitars Paul McCartney has played over the years.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Friday, February 20, 2015
Video: Footage of Sigourney Weaver at Beatles Hollywood Bowl concert

On Wednesday, Sigourney Weaver appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. They talked about breaking news of a possible new Alien movie, and Weaver remembered seeing the Beatles live at the Hollywood Bowl in 1964 when she was 12 years old, and how actual footage of her at the concert was found.

Source: Geeks of Doom
Conversations with Peter Asher and Denny Laine

In new interviews, Peter Asher talks about how Peter & Gordon came together, and which has been his favorite job, producer, manager, background vocalist, or songwriter, and Denny Laine talks about talks about his new tour, his early influences, the Moody Blues and his experiences with Paul McCartney and Wings.

Source: Huffington Post
Historic Beatles Help! notes show why Sgt. Pepper was in their future

The information contained in George Martin's handwritten notes from the first recording session for the Beatles' song Help! show The Beatles were exploring possibilities of the recording studio that eventually would lead to the landmark Sgt. Pepper's album, according to Beatles historian and author David Bedford.

Source: Beatles Examiner
George Harrison birthday celebrations in Hollywood and Rochester

The annual George Harrison Public Birthday Celebration will take place 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 25 at Harrison's Hollywood Walk of Fame star in Hollywood. Also, fans in the Rochester area are invited to come out and celebrate as they salute George Harrison on Tuesday, February 24th at the Abilene Bar & Lounge.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Paul McCartney says making music was easier in the past

In the music industry since 1957, Paul McCartney has seen changes in technology affect how he produces his hit tracks, encouraging him to brand modern music production "luxurious." He said, "The process of making the music, I do go]on sometimes to younger people I'm working with, and say it was kind of easier before."

Source: TV3, Ireland
Julian Lennon exhibition to open in New York City

Next month, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in New York will host an exhibition of Julian Lennon's most recent collection of photographs. Julian said, "I have always felt that I have observed life in a different way to others. Music has always been one creative outlet for me, but now I am happy to add another one too, that being photography."

Source: Art Media Agency
Yoko Ono duets with Antony Hegarty for her 82nd birthday

For her 82nd birthday yesterday, Yoko Ono eleased a new duet of her 1985 song, "I Love You Earth," with Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons, one of two new 10-inch vinyl singles from Ono, the other a duet with John Zorn. "I Love You Earth" pays homage to our planet.

Source: Radio.com
New Lead Belly documentary traces roots of the Beatles

Folksinging legend Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter is being celebrated next week with a documentary on the Smithsonian Channel. Among those inspired by Lead Belly was Lonnie Donegan, the founding father of British pop. George Harrison once said, "No Lead Belly, no Lonnie Donegan. Therefore no Lead Belly, no Beatles."

Source: Newser
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
New George Harrison tour of Liverpool to mark Beatle's birthday

A new Liverpool tour is to celebrate the life of George Harrison, with backing from famous race car driver Sir Stirling Moss. Beatle guide Jackie Spencer is running the tour this weekend to mark what would have been his birthday next week. It will be a four hour coach tour followed by an afternoon event at The Jacaranda.

Source: Liverpool Echo
George Harrison tree to be replanted in Los Angeles

The tree in Griffith Park dedicated to George Harrison will be replanted on the former Beatle's birthday of February 25. The Cayman Island Pine that was planted in tribute to the ex-Beatle in 2003 up in the hills of Griffith Park in Los Angeles made headlines last year when it was reported that the tree had died.

Source: The Examiner
Looking at negative fan reaction to Paul McCartney collaborations

One would think that all of this involvement with 21st century pop luminaries such as Rihanna, Kanye West and Lady Gaga would produce a good deal of excitement among Paul's fandom. But it's been quite the opposite, as fans have reacted as if Paul's going to catch hip-hop cooties from working with them.

Source: Beatlefan Blog
Inquest reveals info about killer of former George Harrison bodyguard

A security guard who shot dead two colleagues in Iraq was a dangerous man who should not have been allowed to carry weapons, an inquest has heard. Paul McGuigan and Darren Hoare were murdered by Danny Fitzsimons in 2009. McGuigan, a former Royal Marine, had previously worked as a bodyguard for George Harrison.

Source: BBC News
Artist creates new 6-foot Yellow Submarine poster

Acclaimed painter Alex Ross has produced a limited-edition print based on the 1968 animated Beatles film Yellow Submarine. Measuring 72 inches long, the officially licensed prints are each signed by Ross. The paper edition, limited to 295 copies, costs $375, the canvas edition, limited to 125 pieces, is $550.

Source: Comic Book Resources
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Two jailed in Italy after claiming credit for Paul McCartney songs

Two crooks in Italy who tried to swipe royalties for famous songs written by Paul McCartney and others have been sentenced to jail and fined around $284,000. They took advantage of a loophole in the Italian song publishers computer system in which many famous original compositions had somehow gone unregistered.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Fans hope Paul McCartney will headline 2015 Firefly music festival

The official 2015 Firefly Festival lineup poster was made public Tuesday afternoon, although the very first headliner's name has been blurred out, leaving that slot open to speculation. The general consensus among fanatics is that name is none other than Paul McCartney, whose name was leaked last month.

Source: WDDE, NPR Delaware

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