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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Ringo Starr went to primetime variety special hell 38 years ago today

Ringo Starr appeared in a celebrity-laden primetime special on NBC called Ringo on April 26, 1978, playing himself and fictional half-brother "Ognir Rrats." The show, including a special appearance by George Harrison, was a campy, corny, indifferently acted embarrassment which finished near the bottom of the ratings that week.

Source: A.V. Club
Monday, April 25, 2016
Paul McCartney adds second show in Cleveland

Due to "overwhelming demand," Paul McCartney has added a second night to his One On One Tour in Cleveland. McCartney now will play Quicken Loans Arena at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17 and 18. McCartney last appeared in Cleveland in 2015, when the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted Ringo Starr as a solo artist.

Related Articles  Source: Cleveland.com
John Lennon tribute show strikes a special chord in Liverpool

The John Lennon tribute "Lennon -- Through a Glass Onion" is not a chronological re-telling of John's life, but a series of memories told in monologue form by Daniel Taylor, who plays John, accompanied by bits of songs that highlight key moments or themes of John's life, with Taylor accompanied by Stewart D'Arrietta on piano.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner

Geoff Emerick
Abbey Road engineer to speak at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi in Cleveland will host its first public program featuring one of the most innovative and influential GRAMMY-winning audio engineers of all time, the legendary Geoff Emerick, best known for his work at Abbey Road Studios with The Beatles on Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's, The White Album and Abbey Road, on Saturday, April 30.

Source: The Columbus Dispatch
The Real Pure McCartney: 100 essential tracks

A lot of fans have expressed dissatisfaction with the song selection for the forthcoming "Pure McCartney" career retrospective, noting that the 67-song lineup has serious omissions and doesn't accurately reflect Paul McCartney's entire solo career. It's missing numerous big hits, and it is horrifically short, barely one track per year.

Source: Something New Blog
Who's older than who? Surprising photo of Ringo and Jason together

Ringo Starr was photographed with son Jason Starkey out shopping in Chelsea together this week, but his dad once again cut a sharp figure, making it hard to believe he's 75. The 48-year-old Jason does not seem to have benefited from the same age-defying gifts as his Beatle father, who has still managed to stave off the greys.

Source: The Mirror, UK
45 Years Ago: The Beatles' solo singles all hit the charts

Paul McCartney announced on April 10, 1970 the Beatles had broken up. For two weeks in 1971, they all had singles on the Billboard Hot 100. The week of April 24, 1971, Harrison's What Is Life, Lennon's Power to the People and McCartney's Another Day all made the list. The following week, Starr's It Don't Come Easy made the Hot 100.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
New Beatlefan Magazine celebrates life of Sir George Martin

The latest issue of Beatlefan Magazine celebrates the life of Sir George Martin with a special section led off by Allan Kozinn's assessment of the career of the man Paul McCartney said deserved, more than anyone, to be called the fifth Beatle. Also, Beatlefan marks the 40th anniversary of the Wings Over America tour.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News Blog
Friday, April 22, 2016
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Sean Lennon mourn Prince

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and members of the Beatles family reacted today to the shocking news of the death of Prince. On Twitter, Paul recalled his personal friendship with the singer, Ringo also tweeted out some personal thoughts. But the person who appeared to be taking his death the hardest was Sean Ono Lennon.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Video: Prince's legendary solo on While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Prince's appearance alongside Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, and Dhani Harrison,  to celebrate the induction of George Harrison into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  in 2004,  achieves the kind of alchemy producers dream of when assembling a one-off supergroup. It is electric. He enjoys it and he knows it is transcendent.

Related Articles  Source: MTV

The Quarrymen
The Quarrymen to rock Alcester with special concert

The first Beatles group, The Quarrymen, formed by John Lennon in Liverpool in 1956, are set to rock Alcester in Warwickshire, England, with a special performance at Alcester Members Club this weekend. There will also be all the classic Beatles tracks performed by tribute band The Help. A spokesman for the event said, "Come and see music history."

Source: Redditch Advertiser, UK

The Beatles to be removed from Rock Band

Harmonix's licence to use music from The Beatles in Rock Band is about to expire, and on their blog the studio says that they won't renew it. That means that starting May 5, all DLC songs will be removed from the store. If you've purchased the songs before that, you will be able to use them in the future. The Beatles: Rock Band was launched back in 2009.

Source: Gamereactor
The Beatles' top 5 Queen Elizabeth moments

Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 yesterday. The Queen did considerable work to honor musicians, and John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr got their due over the years, even at the very beginning. She honored them, they honored her, and at times, the Beatles spoke their minds.

Source: Billboard
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Video: Jimmy Fallon steals the show at Paul McCartney's Vancouver concert

At Paul McCartney's encore during his Wednesday performance in Vancouver, he brought a special guest with him, "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon. The two sang "I Saw You Standing There," but while Sir Paul was confined to his guitar, Fallon took over the stage with his dance moves, including the worm and the moon walk.

Related Articles  Source: Huffington Post, Canada
Paul McCartney to return to Fenway Park this summer

Paul McCartney is expected to make a return to Boston, a little more than three years after his last concert set a local record. McCartney will return to Fenway Park on July 17 with his new One on One tour, which will be his fourth at the venue. In 2013, McCartney set a record for the largest single concert attendance in Fenway history.

Related Articles  Official Page  Source: The Boston Globe
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr donating signed items to charity auction

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton are among the major pop and rock stars who have contributed signed and/or worn neck ties and other fashion accessories to an online auction to benefit a U.K. charity that raises awareness about cancers that specifically affect men. The auction runs through this Sunday on eBay.co.uk.

Source: WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies

Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh bows out of Cleveland show because of politics

Legendary rock guitarist Joe Walsh has withdrawn from a July concert in Cleveland after he learned the event was associated with the opening of the Republican National Convention. Walsh says he was told the July 18 show was a nonpartisan event to benefit families of veterans, and claims he was misled as to the event's true purpose.

Source: Cleveland.com
New book delves into the myths around The Beatles

The Beatles: Myths and Legends by Neil Nixon exams the wealth of strange stories and little known "facts" that have sprouted up around the pop legends. The book includes a list of records that are widely, if wrongly, believed to feature The Beatles, one of which even fooled Yoko Ono into believing she was listening to her dead husband.

Source: Kent Online, UK
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Traveling Wilburys catalog to be available on streaming services

The music of legendary band The Traveling Wilburys, a supergroup composed of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, will be available for streaming on a number of platforms starting June 3. Also to be reissued will be the 2007 Traveling Wilburys Collection box-set in several limited-edition formats.

Source: JamBase
Paul McCartney still Britain's wealthiest musician with 760million

Paul McCartney is still Britain's wealthiest musician with a huge 760million in the bank. McCartney, 73, held off Andrew Lloyd Webber while U2 took third spot. The list revealed the top 50 stars in the industry are worth more than 7billion combined. Adele was Britain's wealthiest female artist and richest musician under 30.

Source: The Daily Star, UK
Origins of mysterious Paul McCartney house remix revealed

A limited pressing of 300 white labels of a "mysterious" house remix of Paul McCartney's Wings track "Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five" was made available on the Phonica Records website on March 31 and soon sold out, and fans begin to speculate that it had been officially commissioned by Macca. Today it was revealed it was.

Source: NME, UK
The Fab Four come together once more as Let It Be debuts in Edinburgh

The Fab Four were in Edinburgh, Scotland, today to celebrate the launch of a brilliant new Beatles show, Let It Be. Packed with the band's greatest hits, the show comes directly from London's West End and will be at the Edinburgh Playhouse for just four nights. The show opens tonight, and runs until April 23.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK

Frank Sinatra
New Sinatra collection to include George Harrison's Something

The Frank Sinatra Collection, a series of four DVD sets encompassing eight of the singers specials from between 1965 and 1982, is set for a May 27 release. The collection pulls together some of Sinatra's finest performances on television and in concert, including George Harrison's Something with Count Basie from an NBC TV special from 1981.

Source: Vintage Vinyl News

Her Majesty
Children sing Beatles song to Queen on day before her birthday

The Queen of England enjoyed a performance of a classic Beatles song about ageing, the day ahead of her 90th birthday. With Windsor Castle in the backdrop, she was entertained by hundreds of schoolchildren in nearby Alexandra Gardens as they sang the hit tune When I'm 64, as Her Majesty appeared to nod her head slightly in time to the music.

Source: BT News, UK
Top 10 TripAdvisor attractions in Liverpool

Liverpool is full of amazing things to see and do, places to eat and landmarks to visit. You couldn't visit a more exciting city, bursting with arts, culture and history. Among the attractions voted the best in Liverpool are the Casbah Coffee Club, the early home of The Beatles, and Mendips, the childhood home of John Lennon.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Paul McCartney will return to Washington D.C. with One on One tour

Paul McCartney has confirmed his first appearance in the nation's capital since the 2013 Nationals Park performance that the Washington Post said "made time go blurry with its euphoric charms". On August 9th Paul's brand new One On One tour will make a stop at Washington D.C.'s Verizon Center.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Sir Paul declares Portland most vegan-friendly city in U.S.

Paul McCartney and the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals say Portland is the most vegan-friendly city in the nation. McCartney, a vegetarian, and PETA Vice President Dan Mathews presented the honor Friday evening before McCartney's sold-out show at the Moda Center. "The City of Roses is the city of the future," said McCartney.

Source: Portland Tribune
Back in the USSR: Merseybeat bar rocks St. Petersburg

In a basement in St. Petersburg, Russia, lies a little corner of Liverpool. The Liverpool Bar is located on Nevsky Prospekt, one of the main roads through St. Petersburg and is a homage to the Liverpool music scene. Those visiting the bar for a steak or a pint can enjoy live music eight days a week, with Saturdays devoted to The Beatles.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Upcoming Ivor Novello Awards might honor George Martin

The show's presenter Paul Gambaccini has hinted there will be a tribute to the late George Martin at the upcoming Ivor Novello Awards on May 19 in London. In an interview he said he was sure Martin, who was dubbed the Fifth Beatle, will get a special moment of recognition following his death at the age of 90 in March.

Source: Sunday World, UK

Strawberry Field
Revered Beatles landmark in Liverpool vandalized again

According to Liverpool Beatles tour guide Jackie Spencer, a vandal has damaged the wall at the entrance to the city's Strawberry Field orphanage that served as an inspiration for the Beatles song Strawberry Fields Forever. Not the first time the location has been vandalized, the vandal stole a large brick from the wall, leaving a huge hole.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Denny Laine pays tribute to McCartney with Band on the Run show

Denny Laine will bring back his years as a member of Paul McCartney and Wings when he performs the entire "Band on the Run" album during a show on May 7 at the Dosey Doe Big Barn in The Woodlands, Texas. "I'm excited about returning to Texas to play the Band on the Run album for the 40th anniversary of the tour," he said.

Source: AXS
Monday, April 18, 2016
Cleveland date added to Paul McCartney One On One tour

Paul McCartney has confirmed his first Cleveland concert appearance since 2002. On Wednesday, August 17, Paul's One On On tour will make a stop at Quicken Loans Arena. Fans registered with PaulMcCartney.com by 9am tomorrow will be eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets for Cleveland through the website at 10am.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Video: Paul McCartney and Krist Novoselic play Helter Skelter in Seattle

Krist Novoselic of Nirvana joined Paul McCartney for Helter Skelter at Paul's third One On One Tour show Sunday night at Seattle's Key Arena. Novoselic was also part of the group, along with fellow Nirvana band members Dave Grohl and Pat Smear who joined McCartney to perform "Cut Me Some Slack."

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Paul McCartney does incredible Seattle show

Paul McCartney and his band continued their One on One tour in Seattle, Washington last night. The event was full to the brim with 18,000 enthusiastic fans, the show lasted nearly three hours. From Nirvana bassist Krist Novaselic's appearance on "Helter Skelter" to signing the arm of "tattoo virgin," there was never a dull moment.

Related Articles  Source: Music Examiner
Ringo one of the top charitable celebrities in the UK

According the BBC today, Ringo Starr is one of the most generous celebrities in the UK. Starr raised more than 6m through an auction of Beatles memorabilia earlier this year. Elton John topped the list, having given away nearly 27m to charity in the last year, much of that given to his foundations in the US and UK.

Source: BBC News, UK
Sir Peter Blake creates a modern-day Beatles Bentley for charity

Sir Peter Blake is perhaps best known for designing the cover art for the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's album. Almost a half-century later, Bentley has commissioned him to design a striking one-of-a-kind Continental to be auctioned for charity. It will be sold at Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on June 24.

Source: Classic Driver

Ron Campbell
Animator for Beatles cartoon series to make rare appearance

The Leawood Fine Art Gallery in Leawood, Kansas, will be hosting an event featuring a rare appearance from animator Ron Campbell, director of the 1960's Saturday morning Beatles cartoon series and animator of Yellow Submarine. He will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings created specially for the show and create new Beatles pop art paintings at the exhibit.

Source: KFVS TV, Cape Girardeau, MO
Setting Elvis & Nixon straight: Elvis did not hate The Beatles

If the 2.5-minute trailer for the upcoming "Elvis & Nixon" film is an accurate representation of what the full movie will be like, this "comedy" about the infamous meeting between The King of Rock and Roll and President Nixon at the White House will most likely be enforcing false stereotypes about Elvis, including that he hated the Beatles.

Source: Elvis Presley Examiner
NY Metro Fest for Beatles Fans educates and entertains

Last weekend, the largest Fest for Beatles Fans since the 50th Anniversary New York Metro fest in 2014 rocked on in Rye Brook, NY. Record crowds, jamming the highway exits for 45 minutes on Saturday morning, flocked to the Fest's lovely new location to take part in comfortable annual rituals and exciting new offerings.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, April 15, 2016
Coachella promoters hope to add Paul McCartney to mega-concert

Organizers of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival are looking to book Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Neil Young and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, all Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, for a super-concert in October. It would be the first time that Dylan and McCartney have played on the same bill.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Paul McCartney sells out Busch Stadium in record time

Paul McCartney's Aug. 13 concert at Busch Stadium in St. Louis sold out in record time this morning. Tickets went on sale Friday morning and were gone within an hour. After the show sold out, standing room only tickets went up for sale and sold out as well. About 41,000 tickets were made available for the show.

Related Articles  Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Fest for Beatles Fans performer to present new Wings tribute

Jeff Slate, who'll be at this weekend's Fest For Beatles Fans, will release his third solo album on April 22, he told Beatles Examiner. Called "Secret Poetry," he said the album will feature appearances from several familiar names with Beatles associations, including Laurence Juber, and Wings drummer Steve Holley.

Source: Beatles Examiner

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