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Monday, January 15, 2018
Video: The top uses of George Harrison Songs in movies or TV

George Harrison was considered to be the quiet Beatle, but when George lit out on his own in the late 60's it was as though a wellspring had suddenly opened. His music lives on in solo albums, and in movies like American Made and Guardians of the Galaxy, and in TV shows like This Is US, and American Idol.

Source: TV Overmind
The Beatles songs Maharishi Mahesh Yogi inspired

In February 1968, The Beatles landed in India to attend a Transcendental Meditation course under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The band spent nearly two months in Rishikesh, and would go on to record a number of songs both during their time in India, and after they left, all influenced by their experience in the country.

Source: The Quint
Friday, January 12, 2018
Ringo Starr adds new US date to All Starr Band lineup

Ringo Starr announced on Nov. 29 a revamping of his long-running lineup of his All Starr Band for a 2018 tour of Europe and Israel. On Jan. 12, a single U.S. date was added to the schedule. They'll be performing at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic, NJ. Re-joining the All Starr Band for the 2018 dates is Colin Hay.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Sgt. Pepper gives Beatles new place in Guinness Book of Records

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is to go into the Guinness Book of Records for the longest gap between stints at No. 1 in the UK. The LP first topped the bestsellers on June 10, 1967. Reissued for its 50th anniversary last year, Sgt. Pepper returned to No. 1 on June 8, 2017, a total of 49 years and 363 days since it first hit the top.

Source: uDiscoverMusic
New cast members join Lennon's Banjo play

Mark Moraghan, Stephanie Dooley and Alan Stocks have been confirmed to join the cast of Lennon's Banjo, a new comedy play that makes its world stage premiere at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre in April. The cast includes former Beatles' drummer Pete Best, who will play himself during three special performances of the show.

Source: Broadway World
New Denmark stamps feature Yoko Ono's artwork

The words "Dream" and "Smile" are featured prominently on the first stamps designed by Yoko Ono. The designs also represent the sun and the moon, respectively. These Danish stamps were issued Jan. 2 in a souvenir sheet of two, as an "extension" of the "Yoko Ono: Transmission" exhibition in Copenhagen.

Source: Linn's Stamp News
Beatles publicist Derek Taylor's memoir reissued

As Time Goes By, the memoir of The Beatles publicist, Derek Taylor, first published in 1973, is being reissued. The new edition features a new introduction and new artwork. Taylor was The Beatles' press officer in 1964 and Apple Records Ltd.'s press officer between 1968 and 1970, and continued to work with The Beatles in the 1980s and 1990s.

Source: Best Classic Bands
John Lennon: Lost interview from 1973

This Q&A with John Lennon originally appeared in the November 17 1973, issue of Record World, a music industry publication, when he was 33-years-old. It's filled with the legend's trademark wit. It is the first time that it has appeared since 1974. At the time, Lennon was in Los Angeles to promote his album, Mind Games.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, January 11, 2018
New exhibition presenting Ringo Starr's photographs

This spring marks five years since the publication of Photograph by Ringo Starr. Now, Genesis is opening its doors to present the entire collection in full, visitors will see the prints displayed together for the first time, and be able to acquire rarities from previous years, as well as discovering Ringo's latest photography.

Source: Genesis Publications
Dakota building residents struggle to unload apartments

Two units at the Dakota, built in 1884 on Central Park West, went into contract this month after sitting on the market for several months and undergoing numerous price cuts. If the deals for the apartments close this year, they will be the first units in the building to be sold since 2016, the New York Post reported.

Source: The Real Deal
Meet Leslie Cavendish: the barber to the Beatles

From 1966 until they disbanded, Leslie Cavendish was the Beatles' hairdresser. His early clients included Shirley Bassey, Mia Farrow, and Jane Asher, who also happened to be Paul McCartney's girlfriend. Cavendish became McCartney's personal hairdresser and soon was tending to all of the band members.

Source: The Jewish Cronicle
Sony/ATV signs Joe Walsh to worldwide deal

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide publishing deal with iconic singer, songwriter, guitarist and Ringo Starr's brother-in-law Joe Walsh, whose role in the legendary group Eagles runs parallel to a hugely-successful solo career. The agreement includes songs such as "Life's Been Good" and "Life In The First Lane."

Source: Broadway World
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Beatles Story museum celebrates 50 years since Beatles' trip to India

The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool is celebrating 50 years since The Beatles travelled to Rishikesh, India with a new exhibition. Opening in February, it will look at this important part of the Beatles' story with never-before-seen memorabilia, imagery and personal accounts from the people who were there with them in 1968.

Related Articles  Source: Asian Image
Jamie Dornan covers Maybe I'm Amazed for next Fifty Shades film

According to the official soundtrack listing, Jamie Dornan has recorded a cover of Paul McCartney hit "Maybe I'm Amazed" for the "Fifty Shades Freed" movie soundtrack. The 35-year-old actor stars as Christian Grey in the final instalment of the "Fifty Shades" series which was based on the trio of novels by E.L. James.

Source: NZCity, New Zealand
Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace exhibition in Akron

As you enter the gallery, you are greeted with "Imagine Peace" written in 24 of the world's most popular languages. To see Imagine Peace in one's home language is a powerful moment, especially when so far from that home. It is hard not to imagine peace and to engage others in this poignant exhibition.

Source: Cleveland Scene
Twitter noticed something very bizarre about every Trader Joe's product

Someome discovered a bizarre Trader Joe's quirk that we can never unsee now, that all Trader Joe's products have five-syllable names, and you can sing most Trader Joe's product names to the tune of Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles. Product names include, Harvest whole wheat bread, mini beef tacos, super burrito and pita bite crackers.

Source: Hello Giggles
Eric Clapton is the picture of health after admitting he is going deaf

Eric Clapton, 72, admitted to feeling anxious he might embarrass himself ahead of stage shows scheduled for 2018 because of his various ailments. Yet he looked happy and healthy as he presented a new biographical film about his legendary musical career on Wednesday night, with the full support of his ex-wife Pattie Boyd.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Paul McCartney among musicians lobbying for change in law to save venues

Paul McCartney has warned the future of music is in danger as he called for a change in the law to protect live venues across the UK. McCartney is joined by musicians and, politicians in backing a plan to stop the closure of grassroots venues after more than a third were said to have closed in the past decade, according to research by UK Music.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Sony/ATV licenses its music for Facebook and Instagram use

Music publishing company Sony/ATV has signed a multi-year deal agreement with Facebook. Under the deal, users will be able to upload and share videos which contain compositions licensed from Sony/ATV's catalog on Facebook, Instagram and Oculus, more than three million songs including including The Beatles and Michael Jackson.

Source: M Magazine, UK
Paul McCartney animated film back on track with new writer

Back in 2005, Paul McCartney wrote a children's adventure book called High in the Clouds with author Philip Ardagh, and he'd been developing it into an animated feature since 2009 with Gaumont optioning the rights last year. The project is seeing more forwards movement with writer Jon Croker being brought on to adapt McCartney's book.

Source: The Tracking Board
Ten-year-old drummer shares stage with Beatle he'd never heard of

Not many 10-year-olds can say they have shared a stage with Paul McCartney, but drummer Jaxson Gray performed the Mull of Kintyre with his band, the Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band, during McCartney's two Sydney concerts in December. He also spoke with McCartney on stage in front of thousands of people.

Related Articles  Source: Daily Telegraph, Australia
Monday, January 8, 2018
Ringo Starr makes embarrassing gaffe as he spells The Beatles wrong

Ringo Starr has never been regarded as a strong speller, on an appearance on a '60s TV show he held up a banner saying, "I carn't spel." He dropped a clanger on social media last week by spelling the name of The Beatles wrong. The newly-knighted drummer wrote "beetle" while asking a trivia question on his Twitter account.

Source: The Sun, UK
Video: How Ringo Starr appeared in Japanese apple juice commercial

In 1996, Ringo Starr was featured in a Japanese apple juice commercial based on the fact that his name sounded like "Ringo Sutta" which means grated apple. So of course he had to star in the commercial right? How many other Ringo Starr's are there in the world? Plus it helped capture just a bit of added fame for Ringo.

Source: TV Overmind
Free entry to Beatles ashram during yoga fest

The Indian state tourism department will celebrate 50 years of Beatles at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in Rishikesh for the first three consecutive evenings during the International Yoga Festival on March 1- 7. There will be free entry to the ashram during the festival, and regular admission prices to the Ashram have also been reduced.

Related Articles  Source: Times of India
Beatles tribute concert to celebrate the music of George Harrison

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced two Beatles tribute nights celebrating George Harrison's 75th birthday, on February 9 and February 10. Bay Street Theater a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center, this will be their 5th Annual Beatles weekend.

Source: Broadway World

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