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Latest Beatles News as of Thursday, August 16, 2018

John Lennon's Imagine album to get six-disc boxed set treatment 

On October 5, Geffen/UMe will release "John Lennon: Imagine: The Ultimate Box Set," just ahead of what would have been the late musician's 78th birthday on October 9. The remixed and remastered six-disc/140-track collection is fully authorized by Yoko Ono Lennon who oversaw the production and creative direction.

Source: Variety
Why nobody sang the Beatles like Aretha 

Nobody ever sang the Beatles like Aretha Franklin. One of the few 60's musicians as famous as they were, she felt free to take any approach she pleased to a Fabs song, sometimes radically reworking it, as when she sang Eleanor Rigby in the first person, and her version of The Long and Winding Road is the greatest of all Beatles covers.

Source: Rolling Stone
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr remember Aretha Franklin 

The two surviving Beatles paid tribute to Aretha Franklin today following the news of her death. Paul McCartney wrote, "Let's all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls." Ringo Starr simply wrote, "God bless Aretha Franklin the queen of soul and peace and love to her family."

Source: Rolling Stone
Hunter Davies gets back to his Beatles biography 

At 82, writer Hunter Davies has announced he is about to publish his 99th and 100th books, including an updated edition of his authorised biography of The Beatles, to mark the book's 50th anniversary. He said, "I still play the Beatles music at home. It's the only music I play. I haven't moved on. I love them all."

Source: Islington Tribune, UK
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Paul McCartney's new single out now

Paul has announced the next stop on the journey to Egypt Station, "Fuh You," the newest single from the forthcoming record is now available on all digital/streaming platforms. Sharing a title with one of Paul's own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013's international chart-topping New.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
CBS to air Carpool Karaoke special with Paul McCartney

CBS TV will present Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool on Monday, August 20. The primetime special will feature never-before-seen footage from the popular "Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke" segment which aired on The Late Late Show with James Corden on June 21. A new clip of Paul with Corden is now online.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Lennon and McCartney's sons look exactly like their dads in new photo

On Monday, Sean Ono Lennon shared a photo posing with none other than James McCartney on his Instagram feed. The two of them look just like their dads in John Lennon and Paul McCartney's heyday as the world's most famous songwriting pair. "Peekaboo..." Sean captioned the selfie. Next to him, James holds a guitar.

Source: Today
Fans rally to keep Lennon's killer in jail as 10th parole hearing approaches

John Lennon's killer is up for parole again. Nine times already Lennon's murderer has been denied parole since 1980, but nervous fans are worried the state Parole Board may have a change of heart given the recent release of a man who spent four decades in prison for the murders of two New York City police officers.

Fan Content Warning  Source: NY Daily News
August 15, 1965: The Beatles Shea Stadium concert

The biggest venue the Betles had played before in the New York metro area was the 2,800 or so seat Carnegie Hall in February 1964, so it was an audacious move for promoter Sid Bernstein to leap nearly 20 times larger from that to 55,000 tickets for Shea Stadium. Yet every one of them sold and the take was a bit over $300,000.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Paul McCartney shares new details of Egypt Station LP

Today, Paul McCartney finally revealed the complete 16-song track listing of his upcoming studio album, Egypt Station (up from the original 14 that were originally announced). Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013's New. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and the U.K, at Abbey Road Studios.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Win a trip to see Ringo Starr at Radio City Music Hall

Fans can now enter to win a special event in New York City featuring Ringo Starr. The prize package includes a trip for 2 to New York, 2 tickets to see Ringo Starr perform at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2018, 2 VIP passes to The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones.

Source: OWC
Tickets on sale Wednesday for Dublin Beatles Day 2018

Dublin's Beatles Day is taking place this year on Saturday, November 3rd. It will be at the Workman's Club in Dublin city centre. The events on the day will include a two set show from the Scottish band Revolver, to celebrate the 55th anniversary, they will play the exact same set of songs The Beatles played in Dublin in November 1963.

Source: British Beatles Fan Club
John and Yoko's restored Imagine film coming to theaters

Imagine, the ground-breaking 1972 music film from John Lennon and Yoko Ono is coming to movie theaters in September. The film, restored and remastered frame-by-frame, will also include 15 minutes of previously unreleased bonus material, remixed and restored footage, with an immersive Dolby Atmos soundtrack mix.

Source: Best Classic Bands
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
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.

Source: Best Classic Bands
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.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
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

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