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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Paul McCartney adds more dates to 2020 tour schedule

One day after the news of his headlining appearance at Glastonbury Festival 2020, Paul McCartney revealed more European concerts, two additional 2020 concerts, in Italy, as he prepares to take his "Freshen Up" tour on the road again. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. local time.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Unique Liverpool version of Monopoly now available

A new unique Liverpool version of Monopoly will feature many buildings that can be recognized across the city. The brand new 2019 official version of Liverpool Monopoly comes exactly 20 years on from a first one, and where the original version had less Beatles landmarks, this time there is a full set.

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
Monday, November 18, 2019
Paul McCartney to headline 2020 Glastonbury Festival

Paul McCartney posted a tweet this morning teasing his performance at Glastonbury Festival 2020. Three hours later, the festival confirmed that the legend will headline the festival on Saturday, June 27. The appearance is the first 2020 performance that McCartney has announced. He'll turn 78 just days before on June 18, 2020.


Beatles to release Vinyl The Singles collection box

For Beatles fans, 2019 has been an exciting year with the reissue remix of Abbey Road. 2018 delivered a gem of its own with the remix of the White Album. However, The Apple family intends to cap off 2019 with a Beatles vinyl collection of classic 7″ singles of Beatles tunes. With their b-sides, this amounts to a stunning total of 46 songs.

Source: McDonough County Voice
Beatles top list of 125 artists of all time

In celebration of #Billboard's 125th anniversary, they have constructed a list of the top 125 artists of all time. Released on Thursday, the top 10 artists from one to 10 include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Stevie Wonder, and Chicago.

Source: Baller Alert
Fan's forgotten Beatles autographs could sell for thousands

Forgotten Beatles autographs, left tucked away in a filing cabinet for decades, are set to net their owner a windfall at auction. Liz Webster forget all about the famous signatures, gained thanks to some bare-faced cheek 56 years ago. But now they're set to go under the hammer with a guide price of 4,000-6,000 (approximtely $5,180-$7,770).

Source: Nottinhamshire Post, UK
Rock legend photographer Terry O'Neill dies

Terry O'Neill, the British photographer who documented many of rock music's and popular culture's most iconic subjects, with photos that became iconic works themselves, died Saturday night. During his career, O'Neill photographed such legendary subjects as The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Chuck Berry and Led Zeppelin.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The Beatles to feature in the Liverpool Light Spectacular this Christmas

The Beatles, Mariah Carey and The Ronettes will be among artists that will will make up the soundtrack of the Liverpool Light Spectacular, a magical, 50-metre tunnel of light in the city centre this Christmas. Starting from Friday, November 15, it will run through to January 5 although the Christmas music will only last until December 26.

Source: Liverpool Business News
Ultra-rare Beatles Shea Stadium poster up for auction

One of the world's rarest Beatles concert posters from their final tour is up for sale at Heritage Auctions in Dallas this week. The poster is one of only a handful of surviving examples promoting the band's 1966 concert at Shea Stadium in New York, which took place just six days before they retired from touring forever.

Source: Just Collecting
ELO'S Jeff Lynne on the band's comeback and the Beatles

Singer-songwriter-producer Jeff Lynne is having fun with the resurgence of Electrical Mild Orchestra within the final 5 years when the '70s British classical rockers began touring once more and launched two new studio albums. In a new interview, he talks about working with George Harrison and the Beatles, and the Traveling Wilburys.

Source: Herald Publicist
John Lennon's sad photo from the final show of the Beatles revealed

John Lennon's official and verified Instagram page unearthed the never-before-seen frame of John which was taken before The Beatles' final live performance of the 1966 USA Tour. The photo is Lennon backstage at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, on Monday August 29, 1966, and was taken by Jim Marshall.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Monday, November 11, 2019
New series Beatles-themed Hot Wheels feature designs based on five albums

In 2017, Mattel partnered with The Beatles to introduce a series of Hot Wheels cars inspired by the covers of five classic Fab Four albums, and now a new collection of Hot Wheels has arrived saluting five more albums. Each car's packaging includes a blister card replicating the album cover that corresponds to the vehicle's design.

More Information  Source: Rock 107
Here's how to have a Beatles pub crawl in Liverpool

In May 2016, I sat down and discussed all the pubs that had Beatles history. For research purposes (honest) I went out and drank copious amounts of pints to research these places and I wrote what went on to be one of the most popular posts on The Guide Liverpool. Today, these pubs have got more Beatles fans visiting than ever before.

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
Paul McCartney pays tribute to Rubber Soul photographer Robert Freeman

Paul McCartney has said, "Besides being a great professional he was imaginative and a true original thinker. People often think that the cover shot for Meet The Beatles...was a carefully arranged studio shot. In fact it was taken quite quickly by Robert in the corridor of a hotel where natural light came from the windows at the end of the corridor."

Source: Louder Sound
Friday, November 8, 2019
Peter Asher talks about his new Beatles book

Peter Asher, part of the British duo Peter and Gordon, who had a huge hit with World Without Love written by Paul McCartney who was dating his sister Jane, has come out with a new book "The Beatles from A to Zed," which was based on an idea he had for his show called "From Me To You" on a satellite radio channel.

Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM
John Lennon's hilariously bitchy letter sent to Todd Rundgren

In 1974, singer, songwriter, and record producer Todd Rundgren sat down with Melody Maker magazine for an interview about his new material. About John Lennon, Rundgren said, "John Lennon ain't no revolutionary. He's a f***ing idiot, man. Shouting about revolution and acting like an ass. It just makes people feel uncomfortable."

Source: Far Out Magazine
Beatles' photographer Robert Freeman dies at 82

Robert Freeman, best known for his album cover photos for The Beatles, including the well known images for HELP!, Rubber Soul, With The Beatles, and Beatles For Sale, died on Nov. 7 at age 82. From 1963 to 1966 he was one of the Beatles favorite photographers, shooting five consecutive album covers for the group's U.K. albums.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Twitter users are remixing Eleanor Rigby for new meme

The Beatles classic Eleanor Rigby has been turned into a catchy, modern-day meme. The meme remixes three original verses from the 1966 song, with lyrics including politics and pop culture. This isn't the first time the Eleanor Rigby meme has made its rounds on social media, real members remember that it first went viral in 2016.

Source: The Daily Dot
Professor takes audience down Abbey Road

Last week, Kenneth Womack, an established historian, author and professor of English at Monmouth University, gave a presentation about Abbey Road at the College of New Jersey, displaying his specialized knowledge in literature, creative writing and the fab four. To supplement his points, Womack played multiple clips from the album.

Source: The Signal
Ozzy Osbourne talks about being inspired by the Beatles

In a new interview, Ozzy Osbourne said, "My son says to me, "Dad, I like the Beatles, but why do you go so crazy?" I remember it like it was yesterday: I was walking around with a transistor radio on my shoulder. And "She Loves You" came on. And, I don't know, it just went, Bang! And that's what I want to do! Wouldn't it be great?"

Source: Best Classic Bands
How Eric Clapton responded to John Lennon wanting him in the Beatles

When Eric Clapton headed into Abbey Road studios to play guitar on a Beatles song in 1968, he didn't take it lightly. In fact, he tried to convince George Harrison it was a bad idea. Prior to Clapton's solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," no rocker had gone into a Beatles session and played lead on a record.

Source: Cheat Sheet
Monday, November 4, 2019
Ringo Starr announces dates for 2020 All Starr Band Tour

Ringo Starr has rolled out dates for a 2020 tour with his All Starr Band. It kicks off May 29th in Rama, Ontario and wraps up June 28th in Clearwater, Florida. Once again, the group will feature long-time members Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart.

Source: Rolling Stone
Museum of Beatles photographer now open in Slovakia

In the house where Slovakia native and Beatles photographer Dezo Hoffmann used to live, opened the first museum in the world dedicated to this personality. After twelve years of reconstruction, its current owners, the brothers Michal and Simon Safarik decided to open the 250-year-old craftsman house to the public.

Source: Slovak Spectator
John Lennon's secret letter to unexpected celebrity exposed for first time

John Lennon's official Instagram page shared a new photo today. The golden-worth memorabilia from 1977 shows John's handwritten letter to the director of The Godfather Triology, Francis Ford Coppola. In the letter, John tells Coppola, "due to my work schedule I really don't have the time for such a big new project."

Source: Metalhead Zone
Friday, November 1, 2019
Ringo's new album includes new music and covers of old favorites

Ringo Starr is back in the spotlight with his newest album "What's My Name?" featuring famous collaborations, impactful messages and new instruments. The 10-song album his first since 2017, includes a similar feel to many of his previous solo albums but includes a few covers and a bunch of brand new tunes.

Source: The Daily Emerald, University of Oregon

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