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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
John Lennon famous drug dealer finally revealed

The Beatles directly and indirectly addressed drugs in some classic songs, but in Doctor Robert off of their 1966 album Revolver, the title character was based on the real-life Dr. Robert Freymann, who supplied speed and other drugs to celebrities. Despite this, John Lennon himself took credit for having all of the drug pills on tour.

Source: Alternative Nation
Monday, July 29, 2019
Penny Lane Beatles museum in Florida

Located in Dunedin, Florida, the Penny Lane Beatles museum features autographs, artwork, items owned by the musicians, and even hair samples. Everything in the museum is owned by Dunedin resident Dr. Robert Entel, who has collected Beatles memorabilia for over 40 years and decided it was time to share his collection.

Source: WTVT TV, Tampa Bay
After a long absence, Jeff Lynne's ELO delivers magic at sold-out concert

Last week at sold-out Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, in ELO's first Twin Cities show in 38 years, it was an I-can't-believe-I'm-witnessing-this time warp for 95 minutes. Not only did Lynne, at 71, look remarkably the same, but, not surprisingly, ELO sounded as pristinely sumptuous, and ambitious, as back in the day.

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Rare interview shows why John Lennon felt guilty about Yoko Ono

The official and verified Instagram page of John Lennon posted a really rare photo of the legendary musician and revealed a little-known story about it. They revealed that these photographs taken during the recording sessions for The White Album at Abbey Road with a short story of how and when Jonh Lennon felt guilty to Yoko Ono.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Friday, July 26, 2019
People are confusing new Beatles mural with Cilla Black

Although it is unmistakably of the Fab Four, a new Beatles mural has attracted plenty of attention since it appeared in Liverpool. Om social media, the figures in the mural have been likened to Cast, the Bunnymen, even the Nolans, while McCartney has been said to resemble Pete Wylie, Liza Minnelli, or Cilla Black.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Mix music in Abbey Road's Studio 3 using new audio plugin

The company behind the world's largest selection of audio plugins, Waves Audio, has introduced the Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin, created in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios and powered by Waves' Nx immersive 3D audio technology. The plugin allows you to produce and mix as if you were inside Abbey Road's Studio 3.

Source: What Hi-Fi?
July 26, 2018: Paul McCartney plays Liverpool's Cavern Club

Though the original Cavern Club closed in 1973, a replacement opened nearby. And nearly 20 years after he last performed there in 1999, Paul McCartney returned on July 26, 2018, for a free, surprise, jam-packed gig of more than several dozen songs, for roughly 250 fans. The career-spanning concert included a song from the Quarrymen.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Paul McCartney is planning a rehearsals album

Paul McCartney is planning to release an album of cuts from improvised soundchecks. McCartney teased it's a "treasure trove" of unheard material they've been keeping recordings of over the years. On paulmccartney.com, he was asked if they still ad-lib at soundcheck, and he replied, "Yeah, we do! We've got millions of them!"

Source: Noise 11, Australia
Beatles-inspired Yesterday reaches $100 million mark at box office

Danny Boyle's musically energetic Yesterday just achieved the $100 million milestone, according to Variety. This feat is accomplished amidst a summer filled with buzz surrounding super hero films and popular animated features. During the film's opening weekend on June 28-30, it generated $17 million.

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Will Durst's Paul McCartney Freshen Up Tour FAQs

Will Durst is a San Francisco-based political comic who remains convinced he saw Jimi Hendrix in a tiny basement club called the Flower Pot in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in 1966. What he knows for sure is that he saw Paul McCartney in San Jose on July 10, the second to last show on the 2019 U.S. leg of the Freshen Up tour.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Beatles Story museum reports record-breaking surge in visitors

Liverpool tourist attraction The Beatles Story is reporting the busiest fortnight in its 29-year history, and its busiest ever day. Based at the city's Royal Albert Dock, the museum tells the story of the Fab Four and attracts Beatles fans from all over the world and, in the two weeks to Sunday, July 21, it saw a 20% year-on-year increase.

Source: Liverpool Business News, UK
Mike McGear McCartney gets by with a little help from brother Paul

Having chosen the stage name Mike McGear in the early 1960's as a way of distinguishing himself from his massively famous older brother, Mike McCartney managed to release some very memorable music which is quite an achievement as Paul McCartney would be hard for anyone to live up to let alone try to compete with musically.

Source: Records CDs and Music
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Paul McCartney performs at Abbey Road a year ago today

Paul McCartney played the secondbof a number of private concerts at smaller venues on July 23, 2018, in Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. He played 23 songs, including several from his upcoming release. Among those in attendance were three of his adult children, Mary, Stella and James, as well as celebrity guests.

Source: Best Classic Bands
New Beatles author to close Beatles at Ridge Symposium

Terry Crain, author of the new book, NEMS and The Business of Selling Beatles Merchandise in the U.S. 1964-1966, has been selected as the Grand Finale Speaker for the Beatles at the Ridge Symposium in Walnut Ridge, AR, Sept. 20-21. This free two-day festival and symposium will focus on the theme of Beatles Memorabilia.

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Netflix original Beat Bugs removed from Netflix

The kids series made exclusively for Netflix called Beat Bugs has been mysteriously removed from Netflix as of July 19. The series which sees bugs learning lessons and singing famous songs by The Beatles was first released in 2016 with two seasons and third season that was added in 2018. Netflix said it was due to a licensing issue.

Source: What's On Netflix
Paul McCartney writing It's a Wonderful Life musical

Paul McCartney has confirmed that he is working on a musical stage adaptation of the classic film It's A Wonderful Life. Based on Philip Van Doren Stern's "The Greatest Gift," the movie was directed and produced by Frank Capra and released in 1946. The project is McCartney's first musical theatre work.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Only known color photos of Beatles 1966 US tour go under the hammer

What are believed to be the only color photographs of The Beatles taken during their famous tour of America in 1966 have been put up for sale for the first time. The incredible, rarely-seen images capture the Fab Four on stage during their concert at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. They are expected to fetch about $50,000 at auction.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Statue of John Lennon heading to Liverpool this summer

A bronze statue of John Lennon is heading to Liverpool this summer all in the name of peace. St. George's Hall will welcome the John Lennon Peace Statue on August 1 until the end of September following its time at Glastonbury Festival. The artwork is about 6 feet tall and was created by artist Laura Lian.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Author says Beatles Helter Skelter did not inspire Manson murders

Investigative reporter and award-winning author Ivor Davis, one of the nation's foremost experts on the topic of the Manson Murders, has revealed that Beatles songs like Helter Skelter, Piggies, Blackbird, and Revolution were not the reason behind the murders, despite the district attorney's astonishing "Helter Skelter" theory.

Source: PR Newswire
Monday, July 15, 2019
Beatles reissues: What will be next?

With 50th anniversary expanded editions of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the White Album, Beatles fans have now come to expect similar treatment of the rest of the group's catalog. With the upcoming 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, the signs are all there for a deluxe reissue of the classic album.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Airplane fan restores old jet, finds hidden John Lennon boarding pass

A German airplane enthusiast restoring an old jet found an unexpected lost treasure hidden in a wall, a boarding pass used by John Lennon and showing The Beatles once flew on his plane. "When I disassembled the whole cockpit, that boarding pass showed up...A flight attendant must have kept it and certainly lost it at some point."

Source: NY Post
All four Beatles were meant to appear in Yesterday film

In a monster feature interview with Empire Magazine, Yesterday screenwriter Richard Curtis revealed scenes with all four Beatles members were filmed, but only John Lennon's made the theatrical cut. Curtis wanted to go a step further, with two more scenes featuring the other three members of the Beatles.

Related Articles  Source: Mixdown Magazine
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Video: Ringo Starr joins Paul McCartney on stage at Dodgers Stadium

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on stage last night for the final date of McCartney's 2019 Freshen Up tour at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. During the evening's encore, Paul announced the surprise and the pair of Beatles joined together for two songs, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band and Helter Skelter.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
First Beatles management contract sells at auction for $347,000

The very first management contract signed by The Beatles and Brian Epstein on Jan. 24, 1962, sold for $347,875 at a Sotheby's auction this week in a sale benefiting the Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation. The contract guaranteed Epstein a 10% fee that would rise to 15% if the band's income exceeded $150 a week.

Source: Billboard
Beatles catalog gets boost from Yesterday

A number of Beatles songs have re-entered the Billboard charts thanks to the release of the Beatles-themed film Yesterday. Per Billboard, the following five Beatles tracks are ranked within the top 20 of their Hot Rock Songs chart, Here Comes The Sun, Let It Be, Yesterday, Hey Jude and Come Together.

Related Articles  Source: WROR FM, Boston

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