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Friday, September 18, 2020
Fans notice Ringo made big mistake about John Lennon on social media

Ringo Starr posted a confusing tweet on his Twitter account recently. Attached to a picture of John Lennon, Starr celebrated Lennon's birthday. With his post coming on September 9, many fans pointed out Starr's mistake that the great legend's birthday is actually on October 9 and that Starr was a month early.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Beatles fan to open British-themed pub in Wisconsin

A soon-to-be British-themed pub and eatery named Let It Be, located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, will be without televisions to encourage patrons to talk with each other. The red brick building, formerly a brewery, will be built to look like the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. The goal is to finish the project by the summer of 2021.

Source: Patch, Wisconsin
Beatles Story voted one of best family friendly experiences in UK & Ireland

One of Liverpool's best loved attractions, The Beatles Story museum, the world's largest permanent exhibition dedicated to the Fab Four, has been voted one of the best family friendly attractions, and among the top 5 destinations in the UK and Ireland. The awards come in the attraction's 30th anniversary year.

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Beatles' Get Back book to tell official account of final album

Peter Jackson's Beatles Let It Be documentary is currently scheduled to be released on August 27, 2021. A companion book, who's authors according to Amazon are The Beatles themselves, is now scheduled for August 31, 2021. The book's Amazon listing indicates that The Beatles: Get Back weighs in at 4.6 pounds.

Source: Best Classic Bands
The only Beatles covers that John Lennon actually liked

John Lennon was a famously harsh critic, but on a few occasions, Lennon did surprisingly give cover versions of Beatles songs his seal of approval. Lennon said, "Well, Ray Charles' version of Yesterday, that's beautiful," he said, before adding, "And Eleanor Rigby is a groove. I just dig the strings on that."

Source: Far Out Magazine, UK
Video: Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson perform God Only Knows

Paul McCartney had achieved more than he could ever have imagined but there was still one thing left on his bucket list which he needed to tick off, performing his favorite song of all time, the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows", on stage with its creator Brian Wilson. The opportunity arrived for Macca at a benefit gala in Los Angeles in 2002.

Source: Far Out Magazine, UK
Monday, September 14, 2020
New set offers a Magical Mystery Tour of trippy Beatles covers

Even if you listened eight days a week, it would take you almost forever to hear all The Beatles cover versions out there. Called Looking Through a Glass Onion: The Beatles' Psychedelic Songbook 19661972, A new anthology, however, narrows the field to ones that will fit on three discs by focusing on a noteworthy subset of this material.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Terry Gilliam credits George Harrison for saving his movie career

George Harrison became an honorary member of Monty Python after the Beatles split, according to Terry Gilliam. George struck up an unlikely friendship with the British comedy troupe, made up of Terry, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Jones, and even bankrolled their most famous film, 1979's Life of Brian.

Source: Metro, UK
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Beatles and Cilla cover up as Covid cases rise

There has been a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in Liverpool, particularly among young adults, and there are concerns too many people are not taking enough precautions. Train operator Merseyrail has put branded face masks on well known landmarks including The Beatles and Cilla Black statues to reinforce its "cover up" message.

Source: Liverpool Business News
60 years since the Fab Four first performed in Hamburg

Hamburg is all about The Beatles for UK visitors, it's where the Fab Four played in their early days. Almost 60 years ago to the day, they backed a singer/guitarist called Tony Sheridan at the Indra Club. The Beatles' Hamburg tour will take you to famous sites including Kaiserkeller, where the band met Ringo.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
New book reveals untold stories of women who shaped John Lennon

John Lennon was the chippy, clever, quick-witted Beatle, a snarl of contradictions. More than any other artist, he has come to be regarded as the symbol and the conscience of his age. But who, or what, was the real John Lennon? For all the fierce, influential, indomitable men in John's life, it was the women who dominated it.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, September 4, 2020
McCartney shares childhood pic with George Harrison and Ivan Vaughan

Before The Beatles, John Lennon formed The Quarrymen in 1956. A year later Paul McCartney joined, before George Harrison in 1958. Lennon's childhood friend Ivan Vaughan introduced him to McCartney on July 6, 1957. Now Sir Paul McCartney has shared a touching childhood photograph with Ivan Vaughan and George Harrison in 1958.

Source: True Hollywood Talk
Beatles cartoon pop art show featuring animator Ron Campbell

Ron Campbell, director of the 1960's Saturday morning cartoon series and one of the animators of the Beatles film Yellow Submarine will make a rare return appearance at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell, Georgia, on October 2nd and October 4th. This appearance is in celebration of John Lennon's 80th birthday.

Source: Broadway World
Paul McCartney comes clean about encoded words in Sun King

Paul McCartney says the one of the seemingly nonsensical lyrics used the The Beatles' Sun King track on Abbey Road is actually a naughty bit '50s slang from Liverpool. Back in 1969, John Lennon said the term "chicka ferdy" was a reference to childhood teasing back home. Paul said, "We were thinking that nobody would know what it meant."

Source: iHeart Radio
Monday, August 31, 2020
Listen: Idles perform Beatles cover at Abbey Road Studios

Idles have performed a handful of original tracks and covers as part of a live-streamed performance over the weekend. The livestream was shot at Abbey Road Studios in London. Their concert featured the Beatles track Helter Skelter, and the currently unreleased track "Kill Them With Kindness", a song from their forthcoming LP.

Source: NME, UK
Church collection box linked to Beatles sells for $2,270

A collection box at the church where Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon played together for the first time has sold for 1,700 (about $2,270) at auction. McCartney joined Lennon's first band The Quarrymen, which later became The Beatles, in a session at St Peter's Church, Liverpool, in 1957. It was previously thought the box could sell for 500.

Source: BBC News
Friday, August 28, 2020
The day Bob Dylan met The Beatles

August 28th 1964, is a date that is cemented in the musical history books as two of the most important artists of is history met for the very first time as Bob Dylan partied with The Beatles and, may we add, got The Fab Four so stoned that Paul McCartney thought that he had figured out the meaning of life.

Source: Far Out Magazine, UK
Liverpool's Cavern Club reopens for Beatles festival despite coronavirus

Liverpool's world famous Cavern Club is taking the annual International Beatleweek festival on online for the first time in its history as the venue battle for survival. They will be showing entertainment from bands and artists from more than 30 different countries including Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, The US, Italy, Japan and Sweden.

Source: Liverpool Business News
Ringo's 1973 solo breakthrough, with a little help from you know who

Ringo Starr had released two solo albums, 1970's Sentimental Journey and, later that same year, Beaucoups of Blues, without much fanfare. He'd managed to score with two big hit singles produced by George Harrison, the #4 It Don't Come Easy in 1971 and the #9 Back Off Boogaloo the following year, both not included on albums.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Elton John and John Lennon at MSG in 1974: Behind-the-Scenes

In 1974, just one month into his role as the New York radio promotion rep for MCA Records, aspiring stand-up comedian Ray D'Ariano was alone backstage at Madison Square Garden with two of the biggest music stars in the world: Elton John and John Lennon. "No one knew that Lennon was going to be joining Elton on stage that night," D'Ariano explained.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
John Lennon's killer denied parole for the 11th time

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the 11th time. He has been in prison since 1980 for murdering Lennon outside The Dakota on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Details of Wednesday's hearing have not yet emerged, aside from the fact he was turned down for release. Yoko Ono previously argued against his release.

Fan Content Warning  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Lithographs of rare photos of the Beatles on sale to benefit City Of Hope

City Of Hope is putting together an online auction that will include lithographs of rare photos of music giants such as Prince, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Elvis Presley and more. Also included will be items from Smokey Robinson, Michael McDonald and the Doors' Robby Krieger.

Source: Forbes
Liverpool songwriter chosen to write international song for kindness

A new John Lennon-inspired song written by the leader of the house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club has been chosen as the anthem in the Covid-era to lead the call for peace. Jimmy Coburn's song Together As 1 has been hailed as "a new Imagine aimed at bringing unity and raising spirits in these new days of darkness".

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
John Lennon best-of set due for 80th birthday

A new collection of John Lennon's solo work arrives on October 9, the day in which he would have turned 80. Remixed from the master tapes, it was produced by Sean Ono Lennon and executive produced by Yoko Ono, and was mixed and engineered by Paul Hicks, who also helmed the mixes for 2018's Imagine The Ultimate Collection series.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Yoko Ono told Liam Gallagher naming his son Lennon was silly

Liam Gallagher is a bonafide Beatlemaniac. In 1999, Gallagher recalled, "Yoko said, I've heard you've called your son Lennon. I said, Yeah, she said, Why? Do you not think it's a bit of a silly name?" Never one to miss an opportunity to be blunt and a little obnoxious, LG replied, "And I said, No, it's a bit silly being called Yoko, isn't it?"

Source: Far Out Magazine, UK

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