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Monday, September 7, 2015

Leo Sayer
Leo Sayer: Paul McCartney told me to never change my hair

With a hairstyle Paul McCartney told him not to change it's hard not to recognise 70 music icon Leo Sayer who has enjoyed a career spanning six decades and will have crowds of enthusiastic fans when he visits the Grand Theatre in Lancaster, England on Sept. 14. Leo, who lives in Australia, started his career in 1972.

Source: Lancaster Guardian, UK
Georgia store fueling the resurgence of vinyl records

Past the array of antique furniture and wares that fill the majority of the store on Marietta, Georgia, are crates upon crates of new and used vinyl records that make up Sweet Melissa Records, a business within a business. Owner Melissa Kumpe said she loves vinyl because it's more than just a collection of songs, it's an entire package and experience.

Source: Northwestern Georgia News
Beatles inspired 10,000 vinyl record collection

For some of us, vinyl never went away. Steve Helsdown, who lives in Liverpool and who's dad worked near the Cavern as a young man, has the Beatles to thank for his collection of over 10,000 black discs, representing an obsession going back more than fifty years, a time before Beatlemania, and it shows no sign of abating.

Source: Gloucester Citizen, UK
Friday, September 4, 2015
Artsy guitars to decorate downtown Winter Garden

Orlando artist John Sullivan encourages visitors to lean forward and pick out their favorite rock albums from the collage he created on his colorful guitar sculpture. He has hundreds to choose from, including The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night. It's part of a downtown Winter Garden, FL, exhibit that will run from Oct. 9 through 11.

Source: Orlando Sentinel
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Keith Richards
Keith Richards disses the Beatles again

In a new interview in which he said rap was for "tone-deaf people," and after recently calling the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's album "a mishmash of rubbish," today Keith Richards said about their 1965 Shea Stadium appearance, "As a band, they weren't in sync with each other," and added, "When it got to [seeing the guru] Maharishi, I gave up."

Source: Rolling Stone

Alan White
Interview: Legendary drummer Alan White

What sets Alan White, drummer for Yes, John Lennon and George Harrison, apart from other rock stars, is the fact that he literally has never been on an audition. He never even tried to be a rock legend. John Lennon once called him to offer a spot in The Plastic Ono Band, and Alan hung up on Lennon, assuming it was a prank call.

Source: LA Music Blog
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Guitar effects pedal company releases Joe Walsh sound box

Guitar effects pedal company Analog Alien has announced the launch of a new exclusive guitar pedal, the Joe Walsh Double Classic, available on October 1. It is a dual effects pedal designed in collaboration with legendary guitarist Joe Walsh of The Eagles and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. (Joe is also Ringo's brother-in-law.)

Source: Premier Guitar

Gerry Marsden
Gerry and the Pacemakers singer to play Hampshire gig

It was more than 50 years ago that Gerry and the Pacemakers were signed by Brian Epstein as his second group to The Beatles. The Pacemakers' might have changed over the years but Liverpool legend Gerry Marsden is still going strong on the sixties revival circuit. He will next appear on Sept. 17 at The Concorde in Eastleigh, England.

Source: Southern Daily Echo, UK
Monday, August 31, 2015
Ringo Starr performing Tommy's Holiday Camp surfaces

Ringo Starr will feature on the upcoming reissue of the Who's rock opera Tommy. The 1972 performance, featuring the 104-piece London Symphony Orchestra, includes Ringo in the role of Uncle Ernie adding vocals on "Tommy's Holiday Camp." Out of print since 1972, Tommy lands on CD, vinyl and digital download September 11.

Source: RTT News
Friday, August 21, 2015
Mojo Magazine free CD include David Gilmour Beatles cover

A previously unreleased cover of the classic Beatles ballad "Here, There and Everywhere" by former Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour is featured on a new CD that comes packaged with the latest issue of Mojo. Gilmour recorded the track with his son Joe two years ago. "I really wish I had been in The Beatles," Gilmour says.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Turn out for Cilla Black's funeral would have made her proud

The day the council installed a bathroom in her family's flat was the day 12-year-old Cilla Black decided she would be famous. Cilla said, "It took me all of 20 seconds to discover the echo." Spending lunchtimes earning five bob a day as Cavern Club's cloakroom girl, she would badger bands to let her sing alongside them on stage.

Related Articles  Source: The Mirror, UK
Photos: Cilla Black celebrity floral funeral tributes led by Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr, Joan Collins and celebrities from the world of entertainment led the floral tributes to Cilla Black in Liverpool on the day of her funeral. Former Beatle Ringo Starr wrote, "Cilla, Peace and Love, Ringo and Barbara." Another tribute said, "All our love to our darlin' Cilla and family, the McCartney family."

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Cilla Black musical planned forWest End is now on hold

Although reports said that Cilla Black had a meeting with producers interested in turning her life story into a musical, these plans are now on hold for the time being. Sheridan Smith, who played Cilla in ITV's recent hit drama series, is frontrunner to play the lead role. Cilla had been "thrilled" by the idea, according to the BBC.

Related Articles  Source: Bulletin Leader
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Dave Grohl has dinner with The Beatles

Dave Grohl recently said in an interview that he had dinner with the surviving Beatles, and that Ringo Starr told Grohl that he was a fan of the Washington DC episode of Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways on HBO. "Ringo was like, 'Man, I watched the DC episode, I love Go-go!' I was like, oh my god, I just turned Ringo Starr onto Go-go music!"

Source: Alternative Nation
Monday, August 17, 2015
Fans to line two-mile route as world bids farewell to Cilla Black

Tearful mourners will line a two-mile route along the streets of Liverpool as Cilla Black makes her final journey to the church where she married her beloved husband Bobby. Members of the public who wish to pay their respects have been asked to line the route rather than travel to the village due to the secluded nature of the church.

Related Articles  Source: The Express, UK
Friday, August 14, 2015
Publicist says Cilla Black's home target of funeral burglary plot

A plot to break into the home of Cilla Black during her funeral has been uncovered, days before the event is due to take place. Black's publicist said security had been increased and all valuables removed from the property after a "professionally cut circular hole" was discovered in its perimeter fence.

Related Articles  Source: The Guardian, UK
Michael Jackson outbids Paul McCartney for Beatles catalog 30 years ago

Music brought Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson together, and it also tore them apart. They recorded several duets in the '80s, including "Say Say Say," but then their friendship fractured when Jackson, in arguably one of the shrewdest business moves ever, outbid McCartney for the publishing rights to the Beatles catalog in 1985.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Book review: Elvis: Behind the Legend reveals surprising Beatles stories

The new book, "Elvis, Behind the Legend: Startling Truths About the King of Rock and Roll's Life, Loves, Films and Music" by Trina Young, reveals new facts about his connection with the Beatles, including the difference in earnings from their appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, and the day The Beatles met Elvis in 1965 at his home in L.A.

Source: The Examiner
Donovan: Why I went to India with The Beatles

Singer and songwriter Donovan was a friend of all of the fab four, travelling to India with them on their spiritual pilgrimage and even helping each other write songs. "It was an amazing time," says Donovan. "I spent a lot of time with John, George and Paul. We'd write songs outside with peacocks wandering around."

Source: Liverpool Echo
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Cilla Black to be in home city of Liverpool

It has been announced that Cilla Black will be in her home city of Liverpool. Her will take place next Thursday at St. Mary's Church in Woolton, the same church where she married Bobby Willis, her husband of thirty years, in 1969. After, her body will be at a private ceremony in Allerton Cemetery.

Related Articles  Source: International Business Times, UK
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
BBC Radio 2 host breaks down during show dedicated to Cilla Black

Paul O'Grady broke down in tears during his Radio 2 show on Sunday as he remembered his good friend Cilla Black. The presenter, close pals with Cilla for twenty years, was forced to pause towards the end of his show after playing the star's 1966 hit "Alfie," telling listeners, "that always does me in, that one - completely finishes me off."

Related Articles  Source: Huffington Post
Monday, August 10, 2015
Cilla Black's signed handkerchief up for sale

A signed "luv Cilla" handkerchief is up for auction later this month amongst a collection of Beatles memorabilia. The poignantly signed hanky from Cilla Black, who died just over a week ago at her Spanish villa after a fall, is one of 328 items being offered up to to enthusiasts and investors in Liverpool's annual Beatles Auction.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, August 7, 2015
Cilla's body flown home to Britain

Cilla Black's body has been flown back to Britain, her publicist confirmed. The singing and TV star died of a stroke after falling and hitting her head at her Spanish villa last weekend. A post-mortem examination revealed that she died of a stroke after a fall, her publicist said earlier this week. She would not have suffered, it added.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
UK TV network ITV plans Cilla Black tribute

ITV is planning a Christmas tribute to Cilla Black. A source said, "Cilla had ITV in her blood and bosses want her to be properly recognised. "The shows she fronted for them are a huge part of her legacy. They see her as true ITV royalty and want to reflect that in a huge telly extravaganza." Cilla presented 2 shows for the channel.

Related Articles  Source: The List
Cilla Black was Liverpool's First Lady

Cilla Black was a hugely popular singer in the 1960s, she then had a four-decade run as a top TV personality in Britain. Famously she was discovered by the Beatles, her vocal skills later attracted the respect and affection of Burt Bacharach. Cilla was also a champion of the world remembering and honoring Brian Epstein.

Related Articles  Source: Showbiz 411
Monday, December 29, 2014
Joe Cocker: The Beatles connections

Joe Cocker first came to fame in the UK in 1968 with his cover of With A Little Help From My Friends, and his performance of that song at Woodstock the following summer rocketed him to world fame. The Beatles were not always thrilled by some of the covers of their songs, but that was not the case with Joe.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, May 5, 2014
Bob Weir surprises crowd at film festival with Beatles cover performance

For the first time, Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir played his own unique version of the Beatles song Dear Prudence after the west coast premiere screening of a new film about him at the San Francisco International Film Festival, "The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir," last Thursday evening.

Source: Beatles News
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Badfinger legend Joey Molland releases highly anticipated new solo album

Much to the excitement of fans worldwide, Joey Molland, best known for his work with the now legendary English band Badfinger, released his highly anticipated 4th solo album "Return To Memphis on December 2. The new CD features 10 new Molland compositions recorded at the world famous Royal Studios in Memphis.

Source: Beatles News
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Rock pioneer and human rights supporter Lou Reed passes away

Songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and punk-poet Lou Reed died on Sunday at 71. Reed is most recently featured on a new 6-disc DVD box-set for Amnesty International that features him prominently performing alongside Sting, Bono, Bryan Adams, Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Friday, August 2, 2013
Liverpool celebrates The City That Rocked the World

A special screening last night of "The City That Rocked the World" at the Liverpool Philharmonic Theatre enthralled an audience of over eighty five music legends and VIP's from the world of music. It was a film that, while mentioning the huge impact of the Beatles, showed that there was so much more to the Merseybeat scene.

Source: Beatles News
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A Monkee was born 68 years ago

On March 8, 1945, Mickey Dolenz was born in Los Angeles. Following the success of The Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night," producers for Columbia Pictures TV wanted a comedy program based on a rock group. They auditioned 500 performers in the fall of 1965, and Mickey Dolenz, David Jones, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith became "The Monkees."

Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Davy Jones to be remembered at Monkees convention

The one-year anniversary of Davy Jones' passing will be commemorated with a celebration of the former teen idol's life, and his band, at the The David T. Jones Memorial Monkees Convention, March 1-3, 2013 at The Sheraton in East Rutherford, New Jersey. There will be live concert performances and special guest interviews.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, July 2, 2012
Brits meet Yanks for '60s music symposium on Catalina Island

Last Saturday, the iconic Catalina Island casino was the scene of "The British Invasion Rocks America," a rock 'n' roll symposium, a first of its kind event attended by almost 600 fans sponsored by the Catalina Island Museum. The symposium included Peter Asher, Spencer Davis, Micky Dolenz and pirate radio DJ Emperor Rosko.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Catalina Island Museum's rock n' roll symposium next weekend

The Catalina Island Museum Presents The British Invasion Rocks America is the first of its kind and will examine the movement of the blues from America to Britain and back to America during the "British Invasion." Rock icon Spencer Davis worked with the museum to organize the symposium, which takes place in the Avalon Casino on June 30th.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
An Evening of Monkees Memories coming to Connecticut

In the sixties, The Monkees captured the hearts of millions. On February 29, 2012, Davy Jones of The Monkees passed away. On Friday night, March 30, in tribute to Davy Jones, Liverpool Productions will be presenting "An Evening of Monkees Memories" at Aldario's Restaurant in Milford, CT. The event is open to all ages and doors open at 7pm.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Legendary British band Stackridge to make US

Stackridge, the British band that became a cult favorite in the 1970's and recently reunited to critical acclaim, is scheduled to appear as musical guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Monday night, March 14. The program will feature the band's first-ever performance in the United States.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Gerry and the Pacemakers shine in new documentary

A new documentary on Gerry and the Pacemakers featuring 17 performances from 1963-1965 and new interviews taped at the Cavern with Gerry Marsden had its premiere screening Wednesday night, August 26th, at the Hard Day's Night Hotel in Liverpool as part of a series on classic artists of the British Invasion.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Capitol to re-release two more classic Beach Boys albums on vinyl

Put the needle in the groove! Capitol/EMI's high quality "From The Capitol Vaults" U.S. vinyl campaign continues November 3 with the limited edition, 180-gram vinyl release of 11 classic, standout albums from EMI Music's celebrated catalog, including The Beach Boys' Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) and Beach Boys Today!

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
An evening of sixties British Explosion rocks Berkeley

The sounds of the sixties British Explosion Unplugged rocked Berkeley, California, Sunday night at The Freight and Salvage. A variety of tribute bands delighted the audience playing music that ranged from John Lennon, Donavan, The Who, The Yardbirds, and The Beatles. The next British Explosion night is on June 5th in San Francisco.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
It's going to be A Hard Days Night - All over again

MerseyCats, the Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll Children's Charity, is collaborating with the world famous Hard Days Night Hotel to provide live bands from the 60s at the hotel on a regular basis bringing back the famous Mersey Sound to Mathew Street after a gap of some 48 years. The first show is booked for May 31.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, March 13, 2009

Alan Livingston
The man who brought Beatlemania to America, dead at 91

Former record company executive Alan Livingston died today in Los Angeles at the age of 91. Livingston was the president of Capitol Records at the time the company obtained the exclusive U.S. distribution rights for recordings of The Beatles in December, 1963. Within weeks, Beatlemania exploded in America.

Source: Beatles News

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