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Latest Beatles News as of Monday, August 13, 2018

Paul McCartney teases plans to release new song this week

A message posted on Paul McCartney's social media pages over the weekend reports that "Fuh You" will be "departing" on Wednesday, August 15, at 5 p.m. British Standard Time, which is 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. The post also included an eight-second snippet of the song. His new album Egypt Station will be released September 7.

Source: WFJA FM
Cars owned by Paul McCartney and John Lennon go up for auction

Cars formerly owned by Paul McCartney and John Lennon will be auctioned off in the US on September 1. Beatles fans could get their hands on McCartney's 1965 Mini Cooper S DeVille and Lennon's 1979 Mercedes E300 Estate, his last car. McCartney's mini was one of four ordered for each Beatles member by Brian Epstein in 1965.

More Info  Source: NME, UK
New Yellow Submarine limited edition box set contains no music or video

The Beatles are continuing the 50th anniversary celebration of the release of Yellow Submarine with a variety of products. One eye-catching item is a limited edition box set, limited to 1968 copies. The catch of this particular product? There's no music or film included. The box set is expected to be ready to ship on October 10.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Beatles' Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on

Fifty years after the Beatles went to India, the bungalows where they lived, the post office where John Lennon sent Yoko Ono postcards and the giggling guru's house fell into disuse in the early 2000s and are all ruins. But thanks to the efforts of a group of locals, the site has been reclaimed from the jungle and tourists can now visit.

Source: The Statesman
Peter Asher still intimately involved with music

What started out as a career as a recording artist for Peter Asher in the 1960s as part of the duo Peter & Gordon, led him to becoming one of the top producers in the music business. At 74, there seems to be no stopping Asher. He says he is thoroughly enjoying touring with Jeremy Clyde, who was part of the 1960s duo Chad and Jeremy.

Source: Victorville Daily Press
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Thursday, August 9, 2018
Peter Asher to make special appearance at Chicago Beatles Fest

British musician, singer, record producer and manager Peter Asher will join Fab Four fans at the annual Fest For Beatles Fans that runs Aug. 10 to 12 at Rosemont's Hyatt Regency O'Hare. "I enjoy it," said Asher, about attending the festival. "It's Beatles music, Beatles stories, Beatles everything." Asher will perform and sign autographs.

Source: NWI Times
Yoko releases another track from her upcoming album

Yoko Ono has premiered another song from her forthcoming album, Warzone, which finds her revisiting songs from throughout her career with stripped-down arrangements that emphasize each song's message. One such song is "Now or Never," a poignant call-to-action that Ono originally released in 1971.

Related Articles  Source: Rock Cellar Magazine
Ticket to write: Derek Taylor on the Sixties counterculture

Derek Taylor's recently re-issued book As Time Goes By was written in the early 1970s when all those who had been closely connected to the Beatles were nursing their bruises and wondering what on earth they would do with the rest of their lives. "I don't know whether to laugh or cry now that it's over," he writes.

Source: New Statesman
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Paul McCartney attends Capitol Records event in Hollywood

Capitol Music Group hosted its fifth annual Capitol Congress today in Hollywood, this year with an appearance by Paul McCartney. Paul was presented with a special Capitol Icon Award, and was later interviewed by podcast host Marc Maron. They talked about fame, meeting fans, and the long life Beatles vs. Beach Boys competition.

Source: Variety
CBS TV to air Carpool Karaoke special with Paul McCartney

CBS will present Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool on August 20. The primetime special will feature never-before-seen footage from the "Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke" segment which aired on The Late Late Show on June 21. Video of the original appearance has nearly 130 million digital views.

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Paul McCartney adds more dates to 2018 Freshen Up tour

Paul McCartney announced today that he'll be playing three dates in Japan as part of his 2018 "Freshen Up" tour. That brings to 15 the number of concerts he's doing this year. There are still several gaps are in the schedule so it's anticipated that there are more to come in 2018. Paul's UK dates also sold out within minutes.

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Let It Be cast recreates iconic Beatles photo on its 49th anniversary

Today marks the 49th anniversary since the famous Abbey Road crossing photograph was taken. For the occasion, the cast of Let It Be took a break from rehearsals in London this morning, and followed in the footsteps of the biggest band in music history, at 11:30 am, 49 years to the day and the exact time of the original photo.

Source: Broadway World
Pictures: 50 years of Abbey Road album cover tributes and parodies

The Beatles stepped outside of their studio for a hastily arranged 10 minute photo shoot on August 8, 1969, while recording their final album together. Ever since, a wide assortment of their fellow artists have been paying tribute to the iconic Abbey Road album cover that resulted from that traffic-disrupting afternoon.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Fan photos of Beatles rehearsing for the Ed Sullivan up for auction

In February 1964. the Beatles flew down to Florida to join Ed Sullivan at Miami's Deauville Hotel for a special live show. Among the thousands of teen girls waiting to catch a glimpse of them was then 15-year-old Jane Sollogub who happened to be the president of the South Florida chapter of the official National Beatles Fan Club.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Jacaranda having a massive party to celebrate its 60th birthday

Liverpool's legendary club The Jacaranda is celebrating its 60th birthday with a massive party. Being the birthplace of the Fab Four, the huge celebrations will also coincide with International Beatle Week. There will be live music in the basement with a Beatles-inspired line-up to keep everyone dancing through the night.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Why Meghan Markle chose Stella McCartney for her second wedding gown

Meghan Markle's appointment of designer Stella McCartney to create her second wedding gown, worn at the royal wedding reception, was a career milestone that no Beatle money can buy. McCartney told UK Elle, "I think, obviously, I am a British designer, but I think being a woman and being a women's woman played a part."

Source: Nine, Australia
Paul McCartney dined here after his secret Cavern Club gig

After Paul McCartney's secret Cavern Club gig, he visited the Burnt Truffle restaurant, which is known predominately for its meat selection, but the restaurant owned by Gary Usher created a vegetarian menu on request for the McCartney and entourage. Usher said, "He was so lovely to all the staff and it really made their week."

Source: Liverpool Echo
Sgt. Pepperoni special this month in Liverpool benefits Strawberry Field

Crazy Pedro's Liverpool and the Beatles Story have joined forces to support the Salvation Army to help raise funds for the iconic Strawberry Field site. For every "Sgt. Pepperoni's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Pedro's August special pizza, they will donate 50p (about 65¢) to the Strawberry Field Regeneration Fund in Liverpool.

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
Monday, August 6, 2018
Ticketmaster blasted for inflating Paul McCartney ticket prices

Ticketmaster has been blasted for selling official tickets for Paul McCartney's shows in Scotland at higher prices than resale sites Viagogo and StubHub. Ticketmaster's Platinum seats for the SSE Hydro arena gig in Glasgow cost up to 650 (about $852), with new tickets dripped into sale day by day, creating a false idea of scarcity.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Record, UK
McCartney puts finishing touches on new album at Abbey Road

Paul McCartney recorded most of his forthcoming album, Egypt Station, in LA and Sussex, but the finishing touches were applied at the legendary Abbey Road in London. Producer Greg Kurtsin told Rolling Stone, "Sonically, he wanted to avoid anything ordinary. He wanted to experiment." Egypt Station will be released in September.

More: Paul tweets from Abbey Road  Related Articles  Source: RTE, Ireland
Theresa May reveals her favorite band is The Beatles

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed her secret favorite band, The Beatles. She confided her musical tastes to pianist Davide Foroni at a five star Italian hotel on her walking holiday last week. Foroni said, "She told me she was a fan of The Beatles and Whitney Houston which are perfect for the piano."

Source: The Sun, UK
New Beatle museum opens on Mathew Street in Liverpool

Merseyside has its fair share of Fab Four shrines from The Beatles Story at the Albert Dock to various statues and plaques at the Pier Head and Penny Lane. But do we need another? The answer on experiencing the Magical History Museum is a resounding "yeah, yeah, yeah!" You 'aint seen nothing like this.

Source: Wirral Globe, UK
Concert Review: Jeff Lynne's ELO revives '70s symph-pop greatness

"We're not lazy. It just seems like it," quipped Jeff Lynne to an audience in Los Angeles Sunday night, that it had been 37 years between trips to the venue. The ELO catalog was a glorious thing to behold, as sampled all too fleetingly in a 19-song set that reprised the closest thing to truly Beatle-level pop the 1970s had to offer.

Source: Variety
Looking Back: Beatles rap with reporters in 1966

On August 22, 1966, the Beatles flew into New York and gave two press conferences at the Warwick Hotel. Asked to elaborate on a question about war, Paul hesitated, saying, "Here everything you say is picked up and turned against you. There's more bigotry in America." The Voice's reporter noted, "Every pencil in the room came down."

Source: The Village Voice
Friday, August 3, 2018
George Harrison's guitar from final gig at the Cavern goes up for auction

A guitar from the Beatles last gig at the Cavern Club in 1963 is to be sold at auction. The guitar, an Australian-made Maton Mastersound MS-500 played by George Harrison in the summer of 1963 while his regular guitar underwent repairs, is expected to fetch between 300,000 (about $393,180) to 400,000 ($524,240) next month.

Source: NME, UK

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