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Latest Beatles News as of Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Demolition work to begin at Strawberry Field 

Demolition work will begin this week at Strawberry Field as part of ambitious plans to create a new visitor centre at the famous South Liverpool site. The visitor experience will be a place where the public can learn more about John Lennon, his connection to the site, as well as an opportunity to explore spirituality.

Source: Your Move, Liverpool
New book about The Beatles causes excitement with Beatles fans 

A new Beatles book, Walkin' Blues-Beatles At The Crossroads, by Jackie Lane, is set to take fans of the Beatles on a remarkable journey. It looks at the rise, fame, fortune, and the worship of The Beatles, taking Beatles fans on a journey that will answer questions that have been going around in people's minds for years.

Source: Social Articles Tracking & PR
Review: Fender George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster 

Almost 50 years since The Beatles brought London's West End to a standstill with a free concert on the roof of their Apple building, and where George Harrison debuted an unusual dark-brown Telecaster, Fender is issuing a limited edition model to honor George, the gig and that guitar, which has become hugely collectable.

Source: Music Radar
Replica of the Beatles' Cavern Club in Milwaukee 

The original Cavern Club in Liverpool was demolished in 1973 and rebuilt in 1984. Milwaukeeans might not realize it, but in an unassuming office building, local technology entrepreneur and veterans' rights activist Dave Meister has built his own replica of The Cavern Club, and the result is quite astonishing.

Source: OnMilwaukee
How graffiti artists used iPhones and paint to transform Beatles' ashram 

The ashram in Rishikesh, India where the Beatles composed The White Album had been abandoned for decades, overrun and covered with amateur graffiti. In 2012, street artist Pan Trinity Das started painting a series of large, colorful murals there, but was asked to leave. Four years later, he now has permission to finish the project.

Source: The Smithsonian
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Yellow Submarine getting 50th anniversary release

The Beatles' Yellow Submarine will return to theaters this summer for 50th anniversary. Today's announcement only mentions the U.K. and Ireland for a July 8 showing in "glorious surround sound" and "stunningly remastered" 4k, and the "big-screen revival will give generations of audiences the golden opportunity to revisit Pepperland."

Source: Best Classic Bands
Video: Gary Oldman and extras sing Hey Jude on set of Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour director Joe Wright found an interesting way to keep spirits up during the making of the Winston Churchill biopic. Samuel West uploaded a video of the moment on the British House of Commons' set when Wright encouraged 450 extras to join in on Hey Jude. At the end of the clip Gary Oldman appears and joins the fun.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
New Balance proposes Beatles design shirts for LIverpool FC

New Balance, that supplies the uniforms for the Liverpool FC, has proposed to honor The Beatles with the logo and the cover of Abbey Road in the official jersey of the club. Although the club's leadership has not expressed itself in favor of the proposal, the fans are already enthusiastic for the design on social media. (Page translated into English.)

Original Page In Spanish  Source: Radio Mitre, Argentina
Video: The top uses of George Harrison Songs in movies or TV

George Harrison was considered to be the quiet Beatle, but when George lit out on his own in the late 60's it was as though a wellspring had suddenly opened. His music lives on in solo albums, and in movies like American Made and Guardians of the Galaxy, and in TV shows like This Is US, and American Idol.

Source: TV Overmind
The Beatles songs Maharishi Mahesh Yogi inspired

In February 1968, The Beatles landed in India to attend a Transcendental Meditation course under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The band spent nearly two months in Rishikesh, and would go on to record a number of songs both during their time in India, and after they left, all influenced by their experience in the country.

Source: The Quint
Friday, January 12, 2018
Ringo Starr adds new US date to All Starr Band lineup

Ringo Starr announced on Nov. 29 a revamping of his long-running lineup of his All Starr Band for a 2018 tour of Europe and Israel. On Jan. 12, a single U.S. date was added to the schedule. They'll be performing at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic, NJ. Re-joining the All Starr Band for the 2018 dates is Colin Hay.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Sgt. Pepper gives Beatles new place in Guinness Book of Records

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is to go into the Guinness Book of Records for the longest gap between stints at No. 1 in the UK. The LP first topped the bestsellers on June 10, 1967. Reissued for its 50th anniversary last year, Sgt. Pepper returned to No. 1 on June 8, 2017, a total of 49 years and 363 days since it first hit the top.

Source: uDiscoverMusic
New cast members join Lennon's Banjo play

Mark Moraghan, Stephanie Dooley and Alan Stocks have been confirmed to join the cast of Lennon's Banjo, a new comedy play that makes its world stage premiere at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre in April. The cast includes former Beatles' drummer Pete Best, who will play himself during three special performances of the show.

Source: Broadway World
New Denmark stamps feature Yoko Ono's artwork

The words "Dream" and "Smile" are featured prominently on the first stamps designed by Yoko Ono. The designs also represent the sun and the moon, respectively. These Danish stamps were issued Jan. 2 in a souvenir sheet of two, as an "extension" of the "Yoko Ono: Transmission" exhibition in Copenhagen.

Source: Linn's Stamp News
Beatles publicist Derek Taylor's memoir reissued

As Time Goes By, the memoir of The Beatles publicist, Derek Taylor, first published in 1973, is being reissued. The new edition features a new introduction and new artwork. Taylor was The Beatles' press officer in 1964 and Apple Records Ltd.'s press officer between 1968 and 1970, and continued to work with The Beatles in the 1980s and 1990s.

Source: Best Classic Bands
John Lennon: Lost interview from 1973

This Q&A with John Lennon originally appeared in the November 17 1973, issue of Record World, a music industry publication, when he was 33-years-old. It's filled with the legend's trademark wit. It is the first time that it has appeared since 1974. At the time, Lennon was in Los Angeles to promote his album, Mind Games.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, January 11, 2018
New exhibition presenting Ringo Starr's photographs

This spring marks five years since the publication of Photograph by Ringo Starr. Now, Genesis is opening its doors to present the entire collection in full, visitors will see the prints displayed together for the first time, and be able to acquire rarities from previous years, as well as discovering Ringo's latest photography.

Source: Genesis Publications
Dakota building residents struggle to unload apartments

Two units at the Dakota, built in 1884 on Central Park West, went into contract this month after sitting on the market for several months and undergoing numerous price cuts. If the deals for the apartments close this year, they will be the first units in the building to be sold since 2016, the New York Post reported.

Source: The Real Deal
Meet Leslie Cavendish: the barber to the Beatles

From 1966 until they disbanded, Leslie Cavendish was the Beatles' hairdresser. His early clients included Shirley Bassey, Mia Farrow, and Jane Asher, who also happened to be Paul McCartney's girlfriend. Cavendish became McCartney's personal hairdresser and soon was tending to all of the band members.

Source: The Jewish Cronicle
Sony/ATV signs Joe Walsh to worldwide deal

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide publishing deal with iconic singer, songwriter, guitarist and Ringo Starr's brother-in-law Joe Walsh, whose role in the legendary group Eagles runs parallel to a hugely-successful solo career. The agreement includes songs such as "Life's Been Good" and "Life In The First Lane."

Source: Broadway World
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Beatles Story museum celebrates 50 years since Beatles' trip to India

The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool is celebrating 50 years since The Beatles travelled to Rishikesh, India with a new exhibition. Opening in February, it will look at this important part of the Beatles' story with never-before-seen memorabilia, imagery and personal accounts from the people who were there with them in 1968.

Related Articles  Source: Asian Image
Jamie Dornan covers Maybe I'm Amazed for next Fifty Shades film

According to the official soundtrack listing, Jamie Dornan has recorded a cover of Paul McCartney hit "Maybe I'm Amazed" for the "Fifty Shades Freed" movie soundtrack. The 35-year-old actor stars as Christian Grey in the final instalment of the "Fifty Shades" series which was based on the trio of novels by E.L. James.

Source: NZCity, New Zealand
Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace exhibition in Akron

As you enter the gallery, you are greeted with "Imagine Peace" written in 24 of the world's most popular languages. To see Imagine Peace in one's home language is a powerful moment, especially when so far from that home. It is hard not to imagine peace and to engage others in this poignant exhibition.

Source: Cleveland Scene
Twitter noticed something very bizarre about every Trader Joe's product

Someome discovered a bizarre Trader Joe's quirk that we can never unsee now, that all Trader Joe's products have five-syllable names, and you can sing most Trader Joe's product names to the tune of Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles. Product names include, Harvest whole wheat bread, mini beef tacos, super burrito and pita bite crackers.

Source: Hello Giggles
Eric Clapton is the picture of health after admitting he is going deaf

Eric Clapton, 72, admitted to feeling anxious he might embarrass himself ahead of stage shows scheduled for 2018 because of his various ailments. Yet he looked happy and healthy as he presented a new biographical film about his legendary musical career on Wednesday night, with the full support of his ex-wife Pattie Boyd.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK

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