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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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.

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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 by 9am tomorrow will be eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets for Cleveland through the website at 10am.

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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
Review: It's been a Bard's Day Night for Shakespeare and the Beatles

"Shakespeare & the Beatles," which played in Thousand Oaks, Ca., last weekend and will return next weekend, combines two of England's greatest literary assets in one show, juxtaposing famous scenes from Shakespeare's plays with songs from the Beatles that amplify the emotions or happenings displayed in the scenes.

Source: Moorpark Acorn
Paul McCartney looks forward and back again at world tour kickoff in Fresno

For nearly three hours in Fresno on Wednesday, Paul McCartney surveyed the full breadth of a career that's closing in on six decades. He and the four members of his touring band sang "In Spite of All the Danger," the song he described as "the first song we ever recorded," and brought things up to date with the 2015 track "FourFiveSeconds."

Related Articles  Source: Los Angeles Times
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Cincinnati latest city to be added to Paul McCartney's new tour

Paul McCartney has confirmed a new stop on his brand new One On One tour. On July 10, Paul will play the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, his first visit to the Queen City since the On The Run tour filled the Great American Ball Park in August 2011. Pre-sale tickets went on sale this morning through Ticketmaster.

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Grammy Museum MS attendance exceeds expectations in first month

The Grammy Museum Mississippi staff expected about 3,500 visitors in the first month after it opened on March 5, said Executive Director Emily Havens. They had more than 5,000 guests from countries all over the world including Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, in part due to their Beatles Symposium on April 1 and 2.

Source: Mississippi Business Journal

Pete Best
Pete Best to appear at site of first Beatles broadcast

Pete Best, the Beatles drummer between 1960 and 1962 to appear at what was the Playhouse Theatre, Hulme, in Manchester, England, where eight of their 53 BBC radio shows were broadcast. As a surprise to Pete, the first two recordings with him on drums, made in 1962, in a show called Teenagers Turn, will be played. Tribute band the Threetles will play Beatles hits.

Source: The Messenger, UK
Pictures: John Lennon's childhood home for sale at 325,000

John Lennon's childhood home in Woolton, Liverpool has come onto the market. The Dairy Cottage, once the original dairy of the village, was formerly owned by George Smith, husband of John Lennon's Aunt Mimi. Lennon stayed here as an infant with his mother and frequently visited his sisters who continued to live here thereafter.

Source: House to Home, UK
Video: McCartney performs A Hard Day's Night for first time in solo concert

For the first time since 1965, when the Beatles played Daly City, Ca., Paul McCartney performed A Hard Day's Night, live. Macca played the Beatles classic to kick off his One on One tour last night, setting the mood for the rest of the show, which included Beatles hits Can't Buy Me Love, Here There and Everywhere, and Love Me Do.

Related Articles  Source: The Slate
Paul McCartney remembers George Martin at One on One tour opener

Armed with his signature lefty Hofner bass guitar, 73-year-old Paul McCartney effortlessly delivered a nearly three-hour set in Fresno, Ca., last night that spanned his five-decade career with The Beatles, Wings and as a solo artist. During the concert, McCartney took a moment to remember the recent passing of George Martin.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Ringo Starr cancels gig over transgender law

Ringo Starr has cancelled an upcoming performance in North Carolina over the state's controversial transgender bathroom law. Starr is the latest entertainer, following Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams, to cancel a US gig over the controversial state legislation. "We need to take a stand against this hatred," Starr said.

Source: Sky News
Philadelphia and Hershey dates added to Paul McCartney's One On One tour

Paul McCartney has confirmed three more stops on his brand new One On One tour. On July 10, Paul will play the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, his first visit to the Queen City since 2011. July 12 Paul hits Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, and on July 19, Paul's first ever appearance in Hershey, PA.

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Paul McCartney adds stop in New Jersey to One on One tour

Paul McCartney has confirmed that his One On One tour will be coming to New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Football Giants and the New York Jets. On August 7, Paul will return to New Jersey for the first time in 14 years for one night only. Pre-sale tickets will be available through Ticketmaster on Monday April 18.

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Paul McCartney kicks off new tour tonight in Fresno

Paul McCartney kicks off his One on One Tour tonight at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. It's his first trek since the Out There Tour, which ran from 2013 to 2015 and included two stops in San Francisco in August 2013 and then, one year later, performed the final show at Candlestick Park, also the site of the last Beatles concert in 1966.

Related Articles  Source: Mercury News, San Jose
Woman who met The Beatles to be featured in BBC documentary

Vivien Stevenette, who met The Beatles when they stopped off at a Sutton-on-Trent hotel, will feature in BBC Four's People's History Of Pop, which is aired on Friday at 9pm. In 1964, at the age of ten, Vivien was rushed out of class by her mother, and soon discovered it was to meet The Beatles who had stopped for lunch at the hotel.

Source: Newark Advertiser
Young musician takes on father's role as Paul McCartney in Beatles tribute

Joey Curatolo joined the Beatles tribute show Rain in 1983, so when Paul Curatolo was born six years later, he was born into The Beatles business. Paul started playing with his father in the show about three years ago. The spitting image of his father, they now share the position, with the younger Curatolo now playing the majority of shows.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Malibu Guitar Festival to include Beatles Gear presentation

The second annual Malibu Guitar festival will rock Malibu April 28 to May 1. The event will feature a "Beatles Gear" presentation by musician/author Andy Babiuk from his book, the full story of how the Beatles members made their music, including details down to exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers and keyboards they used.

Source: Malibu Surfside News
Beatles Day returns to Twickenham 50 years after their final London gig

Half a century after The Beatles' last official live performance in London, fans will come together in a celebration at the third annual Beatles Day in Twickenham, featuring five bands playing live music from 11am to 8pm on May 1. Special guests include the former CEO of the Beatles' label Apple Records, Tony Bramwell.

Source: Your Local Guardian, UK
Unfinished John Lennon documentary to preview at Fest for Beatles Fans

John Lennon and Beatles fans will get a first look at a new work-in-progress documentary about the early life of John Lennon at this weekend's 2016 New York Fest for Beatles Fans. The trailer for the feature length "Looking For Lennon" followed by a Q&A will be hosted by the film's producer David Bedford and director Roger Appleton.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Beatles tour showcasing Abbey Road material postponed

A live tour re-staging the work of the Beatles at the famous Abbey Road studios, which premiered with a special performance in Liverpool, has been postponed ahead of plans to perform in Germany later this week. No reasons for the date cancellations was given, and new dates are promised to be announced soon.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Young Beatles scholar offers new style to fans with videos and lectures

There are many Beatles scholars and experts today, but none so young that they weren't even born yet when the band broke up, and wouldn't be for another fifteen years. At just 30 years old, after receiving a grant in 2011 specifically to study the Beatles, Aaron Krerowicz is now devoting his efforts full time to the Fab Four.

Source: John Lennon Examiner
How local kids ended up in Beatles music video

A daily walk home from primary school took an exciting turn for two Chiswick, England, schoolchildren and their mothers fifty years ago when they discovered the Beatles filming the videos for Rain and Paperback Writer. "We stood and watched while it was going on. It was very exciting. I was struck by how tall John and Paul were."

Source: Chiswick W4, UK
Monday, April 11, 2016
More seats added for Paul McCartney concert in Fresno

For many, seeing Paul McCartney live in concert is a once-in-a-lifetime proposition. A select number of new seats have been added to the concert on Wednesday, April 13, at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Ca. The seats will be released for sale, Tuesday, April 12 at the Save Mart Center box office only, sold via lottery.

Source: Fresno Bee
Two chances to meet-and-greet a Beatle up for bids on charity site

The bidding for a chance to get two VIP tickets to an upcoming Paul McCartney One On One tour show and meet him through a Charitybuzz auction, one of two current charity opportunities to meet a member of the Beatles, is up to over $9,000 with three days left to go in the auction. The bidding will end at 3 p.m. EDT April 13.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Beatles fans worldwide help Florida man save house

A St. Petersburg, Florida, man got some help in his time of need from worldwide community of Beatles fans, amongst whom he's worked his entire adult life. He was facing foreclosure on his house. Fees added up and he would need $14,000 to stay. A friend suggested a GoFundMe page, and soon the money would be pouring in.

Source: WTVT TV, Tampa Bay
Beatles superfan reunited with vintage Vox amplifier

Beatles fanatic and collector Stan Cargill has got his hands back on a historic amplifier almost certainly used by the band. The 55-year-old Vox AC30 amp, donated to The Beatles Story more than five years ago, was found by one of Stan's relatives in 2009 in a shed a few streets away from George Harrison's old home in Woolton.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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