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Tickets for Ringo Starr's show at Woodstock on sale next week

Tickets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock at the original festival site with artists incluing Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band will be available this week. Tickets for Ringo go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday,and a presale for Bethel Woods members begins 10 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets to see Ringo start at $38.50.

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal
The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Easily Charmed by Fools

Three decades into one of rock's loopiest careers, Les Claypool finally had his "Lennon-McCartney moment." Coincidentally, it happened with a real-life Lennon, Sean Lennon, his collaborator in The Claypool Lennon Delirium. "Les is a great songwriter," Lennon says. "He's the kind of guy who can play with anyone he wants."

Source: Relix
New owner of rare Beatles 45 wants to show it at museum

The Beatles Story museum, based in the fab four's hometown of Liverpool, has confirmed it has been dealing with the new owner of the rare Beatles single. The demo copy of Love Me Do, of which fewer than 25 exist, turned up at Midhurst charity shop, and sold for an astonishing 9,400 on Wednesday night.

Related Articles  Source: West Sussex Today
How the 45 RPM single changed music forever

When it arrived 70 years ago today, the 45 rpm single was a format that would revolutionize pop music. On March 15th, 1949, RCA Victor became the first label to roll out records smaller than 78s. In the decades that followed, everyone from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones released their first music on 45s.

Source: Rolling Stone
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Australian supergroup ARC to perform The Beatles Abbey Road live

Supergroup ARC, featuring members of Jet, Spiderbait, You Am I and Powderfinger will perform the Abbey Road album from start to finish across Australia. The Beatles stopped performing live in 1966 and never performed anything from Abbey Road live. They said, "It is going to be interesting to do something that they never got to do."

Source: Noise 11
Rare Beatles record accidentally donated to thrift store sells for $11,000

An incredibly rare Beatles record, a demo copy of the band's debut single Love Me Do, has sold for $11,000 on eBay this week, after it was "accidentally" given to a UK thrift store by an anonymous donor. Employees at the store were shocked to discover it hidden amongst a bag of 25 old vinyl records.

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World premiere of Danny Boyle's Yesterday to close Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced that Danny Boyle's anticipated film "Yesterday" will world premiere at the festival's closing night on May 4. Himesh Patel stars as struggling songwriter Jack Malik in the movie, in which a global blackout wipes the world's memory of The Beatles and all of their songs, except for Jack's.

Source: AM New York
David Lee Roth reveals little-known fact about Paul McCartney

During a recent interview, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has revealed little-known facts about The Beatles members, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. He said that "The Beatles songs written by Paul McCartney was always kinda happy. I've actually bumped into Sir Paul over at Henson Studios and he's really happy."

WARNING: Includes Adult Language  Source: Metalhead Zone
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Paul McCartney adds additional Las Vegas tour date

Due to high demand, Paul McCartney is adding a second date at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this June. The tour is in support of his top-selling album Egypt Station, and the show is loaded with hits from his days with The Beatles, Wings and his solo career. Tickets for the added performance date go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday.

Related Articles  Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Man accused of stealing more than 250,000 from Epstein Theatre

A 27 year old man who lives in Shotton, a town in Wales, has appeared in court accused of stealing more than a quarter of a million pounds (more than $362,000) from the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool over 18 months. Formerly the Neptune, in recent years the theatre was renamed in honor of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

Source: North Wales Daily Post, UK
Beatle Things Twist Shake Shout (Workout Version) goes viral

A brand new viral dance called the "Twist Shake Shout (Workout Version)" blends fitness and music. Beatle Things has scientifically reproduced and recomposed the song with contemporary beats, exercise music, and trendy melodies, as an alternative to the current "boom-boom" generic gym electronic workout music.

Source: Digital Journal
Letter details Lennon's anger with labels over his first album with Yoko

A letter written by John Lennon in 1971, in which he details his anger with his record label and the music industry at large over the Two Virgins album he released with Yoko Ono, will be sold at an auction in Boston tomorrow. The letter, written to journalist Martin George, has recently resurfaced and is expected to reach a price of $20,000.

Source: NME, UK
Celebrity tributes to Hal Blaine include Ringo Starr

Between 1966 and 1971, Hal Blaine played on six consecutive Grammy Record of the Year winners. Following his passing, the musicians and singers who worked with Blaine or were influenced by his talent, shared their appreciation and grief. Ringo Starr tweeted, "Peace and love to all his family Goodbye Hal an incredible musician."

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Monday, March 11, 2019
Charity auctioning extremely rare version of The Beatles debut single

The British Heart Foundation is auctioning an extremely rare version of The Beatles' debut single, after digging it out of a pile of donations. One of the only 250 promo discs made of Love Me Do, which was the sent to radio stations to promote the song, is now up for grabs on eBay, the price currently at 2,556 (about $3,380).

Related Articles  Source: The London Economic
Alan White reflects on his years playing with John Lennon and Yes

If Alan White's resume was limited to playing drums on John Lennon's Imagine and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, it would be pretty impressive. But about two years later, he was recruited by Yes to replace the outgoing Bill Bruford. He talks to Rolling Stone about his stint in John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band and his early days with Yes.

Source: Rolling Stone
Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew drummer on 100s of hits, dies

Hal Blaine, legendary drummer with the Los Angeles-based studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, died March 11. During The Wrecking Crew's heyday in the 60s and 70s, they were the musical backbone on hundreds of classic rock recordings, including scores of Top 10 pop hits, including the Beach Boys, the Monkees and many others.

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Friday, March 8, 2019
Paul McCartney celebrates International Women's Day on Instagram

Rock stars and metal legends are celebrating International Women's Day on their social medias with a lots of different messages. Paul McCartney has shared a photo of himself with his female relatives on Instagram. He wrote, "Have a great day ladies everywhere! #InternationalWomensDay #PaulMcCartney"

Source: Metalhead Zone
New Cavern Club tour allows Beatles fans to go behind the scenes

A brand new tour of the Cavern Club in Liverpool is launching next week. The free tour will allow visitors to take a peek behind the scenes at the famous Mathew Street venue. For the first time in the club's 62-year history, Beatles fans can enjoy a 45-minute tour "behind the curtain" to see what happens backstage.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Video: Joe Walsh with Ringo Starr and James Taylor at VetsAid 2018

Ringo Starr, James Taylor and more helped Joe Walsh raise and disburse $795,000 in grants at his 2nd annual VetsAid music festival, held last November on Veterans Day. Video clips include the night's surprise guest, Ringo, leading a rousing performance of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends.

Source: Rolling Stone
Phil Spector's infamous Alhambra hilltop estate up for sale at $5.5 million

High on an Alhambra hilltop, the French Chateau-style mansion owned by Phil Spector, and where actress Lana Clarkson died, is up for sale at $5.5 million. Spector, famous for his "wall of sound" recording technique and producing iconic groups such as the Ronettes, the Ramones and the Beatles, paid $1.1 million for the home in 1998.

Source: Los Angeles Times
On this day in 2016: Sir George Martin passes away

On this date in 2016, producer, arranger, conductor, composer and audio engineer Sir George Martin passed away at the age of 90. Referred to as the "fifth Beatle," Martin played an integral role in adding sonic depth and texture to all of the group's recordings, and is credited with producing 30 U.K. no. 1 hits for the Beatles.

Source: Creative Loafing
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Documentary on George Harrison's HandMade Films in the works

The story of groundbreaking British film studio HandMade Films, which was founded by George Harrison and made such films as "Monty Python's Life of Brian," will be told in "An Accidental Studio," a feature documentary from AMC U.K. The film will bow on the British channel on May 4 and on AMC channels internationally later in the year.

Source: Variety
Claypool Lennon Delirium balances a classic sound with light madness

Just when it seems the shadow of The Beatles can't get any longer and everything in rock has been done before, along come Sean Lennon and Les Claypool, asking: What if, instead of ducking The Beatles, you embraced the band's tricks, the galumphing marches, the sun-dazed harmonies, and then made them a little weird?

Source: WCBE, Columbus
Making of John Lennon's Imagine album to be profiled on A&E Biography

A new two-hour TV special titled John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky, about the making of John Lennon's classic 1971 album, Imagine, and its title track, will premiere this Monday, March 11, as an episode of the A&E series Biography. The documentary features previously unseen footage from the archives of the John and Yoko Ono.

Source: WFJA FM
Paul McCartney shares heartwarming photo with his son

For Throw back Thursday and World Book Day, Paul McCartney has shared an old photo of himself with his son, James McCartney, taken by the late Linda McCartney, to his official Instagram channel. He posted the photo with this caption, "Paul reading to @jamesmccartneyofficial Polaroid by @lindamccartney"

Source: Metalhead Zone

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