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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Stella McCartney
New fashion by Stella McCartney honors her mother Linda

Fashion designer Stella McCartney, daughter of Sir Paul, who lost her mother Linda in 1998, is using her creative talents to help women feel just as feminine and beautiful as they've always have. She said, "We wanted to bring something feminine and beautiful into a bra that is taboo."

Source: Today
The Beatles were the greatest boy-band ever, actually

Today Rolling Stone published a list of the 50 greatest songs by boy bands. The rankings span from the Monkees to One Direction while highlighting underrated boy-band fare (the Bay City Rollers' "Saturday Night" and Musical Youth's "Pass the Dutchie"), but there was one glaring omission: the Beatles. (Fine, two: the Beach Boys.)

Source: Vulture
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Tug of War remixed for upcoming re-release

Until now the Paul McCartney Archive Collection series have been remastered versions, but for forthcoming release of Tug of War, the album has been completely remixed. Painstaking work by Paul along with the project's chief engineer Steve Orchard has enhanced the sound to make it more open, dynamic and expansive.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com

Vivek J. Tiwary
The Fifth Beatle author to emcee Harvey Awards at Comic-Con

Broadway producer Vivek J. Tiwary will emcee this year's Harvey Awards, held this weekend at Baltimore Comic-Con. The Harvey Awards, named for MAD Magazine founder Harvey Kurtzman, honor achievements in the comics industry. Tiwary said this week, "I grew up reading MAD Magazine. Harvey Kurtzman is a hero of mine."

Source: WMAR TV, Baltimore

Cilla Black
Ringo Starr opens up about his childhood pal Cilla Black

Ringo Starr knew Cilla Black far longer than his bandmates and says he was devastated by her death. "She was in the Cavern doing the coats, and all the bands would call her on stage, saying 'Come on, Cill, give us a song'," Ringo says. "And she'd be 'Oooh no, no, I couldn't possibly'. But you couldn't keep her back, she'd trample on you to get up on stage!"

Related Articles  Source: The Mirror, UK
Historic letter sent by the Beatles to the Crickets unearthed in Nashville

A letter from The Beatles sent to the rock 'n' roll group The Crickets at the personal request of Paul McCartney was recently re-discovered in Nashville. The discovery was made by Freda Kelly, the former secretary of the Beatles Official Fan Club, on a recent trip she made to the Music City's Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

Source: Beatles Examiner
School report shows John Lennon gave his teacher a hard day's night

A school report from Quarry Bank High School in Liverpool, showing how John Lennon got five detentions in a day could fetch 3,000 (about $4,575) at auction. The sheet lists the naughty future Beatle's 29 detentions from 1955 to 1956. His misdemeanours included "Foolish remarks", "Not wearing school cap" and "Impertinence".

Source: The Mirror, UK
Five ways you can mark John Lennon's 75th birthday in Liverpool

John Lennon would have been 75 next month, and there are a number of events being planned in Liverpool for his birthday. The Cavern Club will mark the day with a special 75th Birthday Tribute Concert, and The Hard Days Night Hotel is celebrating birthday week with a special John Lennon Commemorative Afternoon Tea.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Paul McCartney launches new GIPHY channel

PaulMcCartney.com has created a new selection of GIFs using video footage from his classic '80s albums Tug of War and Pipes of Peace. GIFs are short, looping images that can be used in messaging apps like Facebook's Messenger or on a blog. The remastered albums Tug of War and Pipes of Peace will be reissued Friday, October 2.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain Beatles cover to be released on vinyl in November

Kurt Cobain's cover of Beatles song And I Love Her is due to be released on vinyl. Fans have found a pre-order link online for And I Love Her on 7". Cobain's take on And I Love Her first appeared in Brett Morgen's documentary Montage of Heck earlier this year. It is due to be released on November 20, two weeks after the documentary is released on DVD.

Source: NME, UK
Unpublished photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono set for auction

Unpublished negatives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono taken just two days before he died will be auctioned online on Thursday. Also going under the hammer is the earliest known color recording of the Fab Four, a three-and-a-half minute film of the Beatles performing at the ABC Theatre in Blackpool, England on August 25, 1963.

Source: Broadway World

Beatles butcher cover sells for $75,000

A rare, sealed, 1966 Beatles Yesterday and Today First State Stereo Butcher Cover LP has fetched $75,000 at Heritage's Music Memorabilia auction over the weekend. It is very rare because only a very limited number of "first state" albums got out and were kept by journalists, radio stations, and record company execs, and mono was more common then.

Source: What Sells Best

Pattie Boyd
Pattie Boyd Behind the Lens

A vision of loveliness who attracted the eye of some of the best photographers in the world, not to mention the fancy of two of rock 'n' roll's most iconic guitar heroes, today Pattie Boyd feels most comfortable on the other side of camera. Her Behind the Lens exhibit presents still and moving images while telling some of the stories behind her work.

Source: Huffington Post
John Lennon documentary to air on BBC 2

John Lennon would have turned 75 on 9th October 2015, but his life was cut tragically short. The docu-drama "John Lennon's Last Day" charts the events of that infamous day, told by Liverpool actor Ian Hart who has played Lennon on three separate occasions. It will air on BBC 2 on, Thursday, 8 October at 10.00pm.

Source: BBC, UK
John Lennon ends five-year recording hiatus 35 years ago

As the '80s dawned, John Lennon was working his way back from a five-year period in which he'd temporarily turned away from the record business in favor of a quiet home life with Yoko and Sean. As word got out he was working on a new album, labels lined up for the privilege of putting their logo on the back of his next LP.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Monday, September 21, 2015
Beatles' first signed recording contract auctions for more than $90,000

One lucky Beatles fan picked up the Fab Four's first ever signed recording contract Saturday for more than $90,000, a New York auction house announced. The recording session occurred in Hamburg, Germany, in 1961 before Ringo Starr joined the Beatles. Pete Best signed the contract along with John, Paul and George.

Related Articles  Source: NY Daily News

McCartney sell-out could lead to crackdown on cyber scalping

Paul McCartney fans were furious after tickets for his upcoming NY show sold out in just three and a half minutes as hackers used computer bots to buy up tickets in bulk. Now, new legislation proposed by Senator Charles Schumer would prohibit the unfair and deceptive act of using software for the use of purchasing tickets in bulk.

Source: WGRZ TV, Buffalo
Nine Beatles albums appear in online top 1000

Fans at rateyourmuisc.com have judged nine of The Beatles' twelve albums to be among the best thousand ever made. Abbey Road and Revolver both sit in the prestigious top 10 coming in at seventh and eighth, with six of the band's albums in total appearing in the top 100. Three of the Beatles also made the list with solo records.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Spectacular one night tribute concert to celebrate John Lennon's birthday

BritBeat, a multimedia concert journey through the history of Beatles music will commemorate and celebrate John Lennon's 75th birthday with a tribute concert in Terre Haute, Indiana on Saturday, November 21. The concert will musically highlight the historic rise of John Lennon and the Beatles in the 1960s.

Source: Broadway World
Review: Paul McCartney's Tug of War and Pipes of Peace

The reevaluation of Paul McCartney's post-Beatles career continues full-steam ahead with the upcoming reissues of Tug of War and Pipes of Peace. Though largely recorded concurrently throughout McCartney's often uncertain early post-Wings era 1980-1982, the two albums are distinctly different offerings.

Source: The Morton Report

Doctor Who pays homage to Beatles on Abbey Road

"Doctor Who's" Peter Capaldi, his co-star Jenna Coleman and the long-running show's iconic villains the Daleks have recreated The Beatles' famous 1969 Abbey Road album cover. The photo is part of the BBC series' promotional efforts for Saturday night's season 9 premiere. Coleman even went barefoot, paying homage to Paul McCartney.

Source: Variety
Friday, September 18, 2015
Paul McCartney tells BBC he's proud of post-Beatles music

Paul McCartney has said he's glad he didn't listen to critics of his music after The Beatles, because he "might have given up," adding, "this is better than I thought it was." Sir Paul is re-mastering his albums Tug of War and Pipes of Peace, and spoke about being "proud of his music in retrospect" with BBC Radio 2's Dermot O'Leary.

Source: The Herald, Scotland

SIgned P.S. I Love You 45
Beatles memorabilia on exhibit and for sale in NYC

Among the items ready to go on auction at the Ukrainian Institute in New York City on Saturday is the first contract the Beatles ever signed, including John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, but with Pete Best instead of Ringo Starr. A 45-RPM record of "P.S. I Love You" with the band's autographs is also on display.

Source: WCBS TV, NY
Music Review: Beatles Baby! by Caspar Babypants

Covering The Beatles always seems like an easy go-to for bands, and it is because of their proliferation it's easy to dismiss Beatles cover albums. When there is a great one, it easily stands out, Beatles Baby! from Caspar Babypants is one of those albums. The songs have been changed into all-ages, kid friendly, and accessible music.

Source: Geek Dad

Beatles performing Shakespeare
Review: Shakespeare meets the Beatles on stage in L.A.

"These Paper Bullets!: A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'", which opened at the Geffen Playhouse on Wednesday, lives up to its frisky subtitle and then some. The stage is a kaleidoscope of miniskirts and go-go boots, beehives and mop tops, and more sex and drugs than anyone over 35 could possibly want or handle.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Peter Asher
Peter Asher to join Denny Laine in concert in Concord

Denny Laine, formerly of the Moody Blues and Wings, returns to Concord, NH, with special guest emcee Peter Asher for the Complete Band on the Run, a live on-stage performance of the classic album, complete and unabridged, with maybe even a Peter and Gordon hit from Peter Asher to round out the show, at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Oct. 25.

Source: Broadway World
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Paul McCartney releases Pipes of Peace remix on his website

The single for Pipes of Peace spent twelve weeks in the UK chart, hitting the number one spot on December 17, 1983. Paul's classic '80s albums Tug of War and Pipes of Peace are the latest additions to the GRAMMY award-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection. The remastered Pipes of Peace single is now streaming on Paul's site.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney says Beatles new 1+ video collection is brilliant

In a new interview in Uncut, Paul McCartney has spoken about the forthcoming new edition of The Beatles 1. McCartney said, "All the music videos, and where there isn't a music video, they've made some up! Which is brilliant. They've found footage." He added, "Hey, Bulldog is to die for, as my wife would say."

Related Articles  Source: Uncut, UK
Beatles fans overwhelmingly ecstatic about new DVD release

The Sept. 15 announcement of the new Beatles "1" DVD, available all over the world including the U.S., the UK and Canada, was welcome news to those who have clamored for the official release of the group's videos. Fans are saying things like "I want my copy just as soon as they release it," and it's going to be a Fab Christmas! I am giddy!"

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner

Zak Starkey
Zak Starkey sits in at Hollywood Vampires concert debut

Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp and The Hollywood Vampires made their debut show last night at the Roxy in Los Angeles, joined by Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr and touring drummer with the Who, who sat in for the band's take on the Who's "I'm a Boy." Hollywood Vampires' new album includes guest appearances by Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Rare rock art now on exhibition in West Hollywood

Rare photographs from the Bob Bonis Archive are now on display in West Hollywood. The collection includes limited edition photographs by Bob Bonis, former US tour manager of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones during their first tours of America, featuring intimate and unguarded photos of both groups, many previously unseen.

Source: Canyon News, Beverly Hills
Artists campaign to save BBC music

Pop star Sam Smith has urged fans to sign a petition to save the BBC's music services from cuts. A recent government report questioned whether the public-funded organisation provides value for money, sparking fears many outlets could fall victim to cuts. Other artists backing the drive include Sir Paul McCartney and Coldplay.

Source: New Magazine, UK
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Pictures: Rare photos taken by Ringo Starr

While there have been countless books and exhibitions dedicated to The Beatles over the years, there are few that can boast as much up close and personal access as Photograph by Ringo Starr, running now at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The rare shots taken by Ringo are just as intimate and exciting as that might suggest.

Source: NME, UK
John Lennon's lyrics for peace inspire Sunderland exhibition

John Lennon's lyrics for peace have helped inspire a Sunderland exhibition which has gone global, thanks to Sunderland artist Barrie West. All We Are Saying, a line from Lennon's Give Peace a Chance song, opens at Sunderland Minster Church this week in Sunderland city centre, England, in response to world conflict and war.

Source: Sunderland Echo, UK
Stella McCartney teams up to launch special bras

Famous fashion designer Stella McCartney has teamed up with a local survivor to design a bright pink bra for the masses to be sold online, with proceeds to the Hello Beautiful Foundation. Jane Hutchison, who runs the foundation, caught the attention of the daughter of Sir Paul when they were introduced last summer.

Source: Kingston Guardian, UK
Beatles Abbey Road sessions show to launch UK tour

"The Sessions - A live re-staging of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios" will embark on an eleven-date UK Arena Tour in spring 2016. Including an open-doors charity preview in Liverpool and an already-sold-out world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on April 1, the tour concludes by returning to London at Wembley Arena.

Source: Broadway World

Hard Day's Night Hotel
Beatles hotel wins Hotel of the Year award

Just weeks after its acquisition by new owners, Liverpool's Hard Days Night Hotel has been crowned "Hotel of the Year." General Manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said, "It is extremely fulfilling to have been acknowledged by our home city. We are excited to further our reach and attract more overseas visitors."

Source: Business Daily, UK

George Harrison at War Memorial
War grave of George Harrison's grandfather identified

Researchers claim to have discovered the first World War grave in northern France of the grandfather of former Beatle George Harrison, who had Irish roots on his mother's side. Pte Henry Harrison, who had seven children, died on September 25th, 1915, the first day of the Battle of Loos. The discovery was described as a "complete surprise."

Source: Irish Times, UK
51 years ago, the Beatles rocked New Orleans

Wednesday marks 51 years since the Beatles rocked New Orleans City Park stadium on On September 16, 1964. This would be the only time that the Beatles performed in New Orleans. Darlene Bersuder, 14 at the time, said, "I think someone told me there were 13,000 people there. People were just going wild, screaming."

Source: Fox 8, New Orleans
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Beatles answer fans' wishes for iconic videos in new DVDs

The Beatles announced today that they are expanding their phenomenally successful Beatles "1" album to "Beatles 1+," a CD/DVD release with 50 promotional remastered films and videos, many never before released, available on Nov. 6. Also, a 2015 edition remixed and remastered "1" CD will replace the original with new stereo mixes.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner

George Harrison's life now immortalized, comic book style

George Harrison is to be immortalized in the world of comic books. "Orbit: George Harrison" will debut this week as part of StormFront Comics' popular Orbit series. It will explore Harrison's life from his teens until his death in 2001, touching on the musician's religious beliefs as well as the ups and downs of his career before and after the Beatles.

Source: Entertainment Weekly
John Lennon and Paul McCartney original drawing for sale

When The Beatles declined to perform at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, they sent their regards in the form of a hand-drawn page of psychedelic artwork rendered by none other than John Lennon and Paul McCartney themselves. Rockaway Records in Los Angeles is selling this one-of-a-kind, original Beatles drawing for $200,000.

Source: Press Release Rocket

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