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Monday, September 28, 2015
Ringo Starr and Conan O'Brien trade one-liners at live book event

Beatles fan Conan O'Brien interviewed Ringo Starr for a discussion about Starr's new book, Photograph, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 25, and from the very beginning, the jokes started flying. Ringo seemed extremely relaxed with Conan, as Starr has appeared many times on O'Brien's late night talk show.

Source: The Examiner
UK Labor spokesman says Ringo should be given a knighthood

Ringo Starr should be awarded a knighthood, says UK Labor's culture spokesman. All the Beatles were appointed MBEs in 1965 and Paul McCartney was made a Sir in 1997, but not drummer Ringo. Shadow Culture Secretary Michael Dugher said the Beatles' drummer had waited far too long and should finally get a top honor.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Paul McCartney says he loves just being with ordinary people

In a new book, Paul McCartney reveals his contempt for fawning restaurants and his lengths to stay ordinary. "I'd ring up and say, Have you got a table? 'Sorry sir, we're fully booked.' It's Paul McCartney here. 'Oh! Certainly! Mr McCartney, please! Come at 8 o'clock!' Oh yeah? You'll let me in now, will yer? I don't like that."

Source: Liverpool Confidential

Photographer recalls John Lennon Double Fantasy sessions

When New York photographer David M. Spindel arrived at the recording studio The Hit Factory in November, 1980 for his latest job, he was unaware his subjects would be John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He was given full access to photograph what turned out to be the final day of recording sessions for their Double Fantasy album.

Source: Beatles Examiner

Abbey Road wasn't just a showcase for Paul McCartney

Try as he might, Abbey Road, released on Sept. 26, 1969, is no Paul McCartney record. Sure, this is among McCartney's brightest, most artistically satisfying, moments. But it's Lennon's punctuations undoubtably, that make it so, and, to a quickly emerging degree, George Harrison's, with his No. 1 hit Something and Here Comes the Sun.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Friday, September 25, 2015

Video: Shakira performs Imagine for Pope Francis at UN

Shakira, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, performed during the opening ceremony at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Friday, before Pope Francis delivered a powerful speech to the world leaders. The 38-year-old wowed the crowd, which included Bond star Daniel Craig, with a moving rendition of John Lennon's Imagine.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Paddington director wants to make a new Beatles cartoon

It may not be Yellow Submarine, but there is a new Beatles cartoon on the way. Paul King, director of Paddington in 2014, is in talks to direct the animated musical Meet The Beatles. Not much is known about the movie other than it will be chasing a song considered the "one that got away," featuring songs spanning the Beatles career.

Source: Den of Geek
Musicians come together for a Beatles themed fundraiser

Some of the region's most prominent musicians and artists will unite this weekend in Newcastle as part of a two-day Beatles themed live music and visual art spectacular to raise funds and awareness. A collaborative recording of Help! by stars of the North East music scene will be unveiled.

Source: Bdaily, UK
Video: Paul McCartney talks about Michael Jackson collaboration

Paul McCartney's new deluxe reissues of Tug of War and Pipes of Peace come out next Friday. Tug of War featured his collaboration with Stevie Wonder on Ebony and Ivory, while Pipes of Peace featured the duet with Michael Jackson on Say Say Say. In a new special mini-documentary, McCartney discuses those collaborations.

Source: The Guardian, UK

Julia Baird
Beatles sister and choir welcomes Beatles hotel's new owners

Hard Days Night Hotel teamed up with John Lennon's sister Julia Baird and two Liverpool choirs to show the love for the hotel's new owners, Millennium Hotels and Resorts. Julia, together with The Choir With No Name and twenty members of The Liverpool Signing Choir, performed a special rendition All You Need is Love on the grand entrance of the hotel.

Source: Purple Revolver

Beatles' wonderfully wacky cartoon series, 50 years later

Even Beatles completists sometimes have a blind spot when it comes to the band's whimsical eponymous cartoon, which ran on ABC TV for four years, starting exactly 50 years ago, on September 25th, 1965. Al Brodax produced both Yellow Submarine and The Beatles, and the series functioned almost as a workshop for the later, much-loved feature.

Source: Rolling Stone
Ringo Starr goes country with Beaucoup of Blues 45 years ago

Ringo Starr's countrified Beaucoup of Blues harkened back to Beatles-era covers like Buck Owens' Act Naturally and Starr's own rootsy original Don't Pass Me By. There's an innate sadness in Starr's voice which seems perfectly suited to this kind of music, and he completely inhabits the songs on Beaucoup of Blues.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Streaming: Ebony and Ivory remix includes new Stevie Wonder vocals

Paul McCartney has released another track from the upcoming re-release of his classic '80s album Tug of War. Now streaming in the internet, Paul's "Ebony and Ivory (Remix 2015)" includes new vocals by Stevie Wonder. Ebony and Ivory was a No.1 hit in both the US and UK, spending seven weeks at the top of the US charts.

Pictures: Beatles contract with Brian Epstein

The contract between The Beatles and Brian Epstein is set to fetch up to 500,000 (about $761,250) at auction this month. The document, signed by all four Beatles, is the only managerial contract signed by both the band's final line-up and their manager. It was signed in October 1962, just days before the release of Love Me Do.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Pictures: Ringo Starr's private Beatles photos

To know what it was like to be in The Beatles, there's no better source than their own personal pictures. In his new book, Ringo Starr reveals more unseen treasures from his archive along with his memories of that time, and shows how four lads from Liverpool tried to have a normal life amid the frenzy of 1960s Beatlemania.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Playwright researched John Lennon play for over a year

"John Lennon's Last Day" will be presented on BBC Radio 2 on October 8 to honor John Lennon's 75th birthday. Playwright Stephen Kennedy said, "The research took me over a year. I read various books, newspapers and magazines; I listened to old radio interviews; I watched hours of documentaries and relevant footage online."

Source: John Lennon Examiner

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.


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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 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.


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 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 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

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