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Friday, June 8, 2018
The Beatles' break-up papers to be auctioned

The official affidavit filed on New Year's Eve 1970 by Paul McCartney to initiate the break-up of The Beatles is to be auctioned at the famous Christie's auction house in New York City next week. The legal document, which features annotations by John Lennon countering McCartney's claims, is expected to fetch $100,000 to $150,000.

Source: Uncut Magazine, UK
Legendary Liverpool pub The Grapes has closed

Legendary Beatles pub The Grapes, in Mathew Street, Liverpool, has closed, its owners have confirmed. A spokesman for the company which owns and leases the iconic bar has told the Liverpool Echo that it has shut its doors. But he was unable to shed any light on the reason for the closure and whether it is a permanent measure.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Everly Brothers tribute band incorporates memories of the Beatles into show

The Everly Brothers might be stepfather to the Beatles, these two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acts are linked by music, style and harmony. In their show, Evrerlys tribute "The Everly Set" is showcasing the musical bloodlines between the Beatles and Everlys, by morphing the Everlys' "Cathy's Clown" into "Please Please Me."

Source: Villages News, The Villages, FL
Pepper Effect combines the spirit of the Beatles with the classroom

Long-time school educator and self-proclaimed Beatles fanatic, Sean Gaillard, has just released The Pepper Effect, a new book about how the band's secrets to success and creative collaboration can be applied not only in schools, but to life, and help educators transform a schoolhouse into a masterpiece as The Beatles did.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Ed Sheeran films his scenes for Danny Boyle's new Beatles movie

Ed Sheeran has reportedly filmed the scenes for his small role in Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis' new comedy, which is inspired by The Beatles' music, on Tuesday in Liverpool. The film is yet to be titled, but it will apparently feature a man who wakes up and finds the only songs he can remember are by The Beatles.

Related Articles  Source: Film News, UK
Video: Joan Baez joins Ringo Starr at Paris concert

On Wednesday night In Paris when Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band opened their tour of Europe, during the finale, the Beatles' With a Little Help From My Friends, none other than Joan Baez joined the fun to sing along. Baez is currently playing the same venue, L'Olympia, for a series of 10 concerts as part of her Fare Thee Well tour.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Ringo Starr says he became a vegetarian after watching a bullfight in Spain

Ringo Starr has reminisced about his first visit to Spain in 1965 with The Beatles just hours ahead of a new European tour that kicks off on Wednesday in Paris, during which he is set to return to the Spain after more than half a century. He said, "We were on tour, so it was busy. Didn't we go to a bullfight? I became a vegetarian that day."

Source: Latin American Herald Tribune
George Harrison feared his own death for years before tragic cancer battle

George Harrison died in 2001, just weeks after contracting lung cancer. But according to a new docuseries, Autopsy: George Harrison, he spent years worrying after a madman attacked him inside his mansion. Olivia Harrison said it only made him more paranoid as he previously lost longtime friend John Lennon to homicide.

Source: National Enquirer
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
New book from Ringo Starr coming

Following the sell-out success of Postcards From The Boys and Photograph, Genesis Publications announced today a new Ringo Starr title, "Another Day In The Life", to be published this autumn 2018. This third book will present a previously unpublished collection of his photographs, captioned with his own thoughts and anecdotes.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Pictures: George Martin's AIR Studio in ruins

The ruins of Sir George Martin's Montserrat recording studio now crumble within the shadow of an active volcano that's been wreaking havoc on the island since the 1990s. Opened on the Caribbean island in 1979, AIR was one of the most prolific recording studios of its era, cranking out a total of 76 albums by artists including Paul McCartney.

Source: Atlas Obscura
Beatles sound engineer recalls memories of band

Never has there been nor will there ever be, another first week on the job quite like the one Geoff Emerick had nearly 56 years ago. It was 1962 at EMI Records at Abbey Road in London. Emerick was only 15. On only his second day, he had the opportunity to sit in on the first EMI recording session of a promising band from Liverpool.

Source: News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, IN
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
John Lennon and Yoko Ono Imagine book due

A new 320-page hardcover book, Imagine, will be published Oct. 9, which would have been John Lennon's 78th birthday. The book explores the making of the acclaimed 1971 album by John Lennon. "A lot has been written about the creation of the song, the album and the film of Imagine, mainly by people who weren't there," said Yoko.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Lennon - Through a Glass Onion returns to Western Australia

Lennon - Through a Glass Onion is part concert and part biography, revealing the essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the most admired icons of the past century. The play will return to Western Australia for a limited season in September 2018 to celebrate this major milestone of 25 years on the road.

Source: Out In Perth, Australia
INXS teams up with producer Giles Martin

Aussie rockers INXS will team up with renowned Beatles re-mixer Giles Martin to repackage the band for a new generation of music fans. The Grammy-winning producer and composer will remix and extend the band's studio albums, oversee their release as a theatre show, and have input on an upcoming documentary on the band.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Rare Beatles setlist discovered 55 years on

After half a century, the Holy Grail of the Beatles legendary gig at the Ritz Ballroom in Kings Heath, Birmingham, England, has at last been unearthed. Local pop historians have documented the Fab Four's setlist for the July 5, 1963, concert, their third and final performance at the ballroom, which sadly burnt down in 2013.

Source: Birmingham Mail, UK
Monday, June 4, 2018
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band begin 2018 tour

"Peace and love... I love you all," Ringo Starr said repeatedly to the audience on Saturday night at his second of two Atlantic City warmup shows before he and his All-Starr Band head to Europe for the official start of their 2018 tour. After Europe, the band has scheduled an additional 20 dates throughout the U.S. in September.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, June 1, 2018
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band launch 2018 tour tonight in Atlantic City

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band kick off their 2018 tour with two shows at Borgata Casino in Atlantic City tonight and Saturday. Those shows will serve as warm-up dates for a European trek from a June 6 concert in Paris through a July 11 performance in Rome. Ringo and his group will then embark on a full-length U.S. tour.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM
NY prosecutors indict scammers who sold fake Paul McCartney tickets

Five people were indicted on charges stemming from a months-long scheme that duped people into buying sham tickets to events including Paul McCartney concerts, Manhattan, NY, prosecutors said Friday. According to prosecutors, the fake tickets were advertised online and sold for hundreds of dollars each.

Source: Mid Manhattan Patch
Apple Computers launches music publishing division

Apple Computers has launched a global music publishing division. Apple might become a label itself, helping it retain exclusive artists and giving it an advantage over Spotify. But if that is Apple's plan, we wonder how it'll affect Apple's tenuous relationship with Apple Corps, the Beatles' record label that spent years fighting Apple in court.

Source: TidBITS
Video: Minnesota 4th grader goes viral with John Lennon's Imagine

Adam Kornowski, a fourth-grader at Lakeside Elementary in Chisago City, performed John Lennon's "Imagine" at the school talent show last week, and it's going viral. His mom uploaded it to Facebook, and as of Friday afternoon, the video has for than 3.5 million views, more than 95,000 shares, and more than 52,000 reactions.

Source: WFMY TV, Greensboro, NC
Review: Sgt. Pepper Super Deluxe Edition

There is no denying that with its release, on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band changed rock music forever, and probably a lot more than that. With 2017's Super Deluxe Edition 50th anniversary boxed set of Sgt. Pepper, four CDs, a Blu-ray and a DVD, you'll hear this music as you've never heard it before.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Tom Murray's acclaimed Beatles photos return to New York

Soho Contemporary Art in New York City is welcoming back The Beatles, The Mad Day: Summer Of '68 Collection, by award-winning photographer Tom Murray. Originally debuted in New York, the full collection is again on public display from today, with a VIP reception to celebrate its 50th year, and opening to the public tomorrow.

Source: uDiscoverMusic
A Paul McCartney friend wings it into South Jersey

Tonight, Paul McCartney's band mate Laurence Juber will take center stage at The Vault at Victor Records in Berlin, New Jersey, to perform tunes McCartney made famous, some of them with his help. Titled "The Art of McCartney," the show will include songs from Juber's stint in Wings, in addition to many Beatles tunes.

Source: Burlington County Times
Gems releases first songs from full album cover of John Lennon's Imagine

Washington, DC electro-pop duo Gems have shared their version of John Lennon's "Oh Yoko!" off their full album cover of the iconic Imagine. The record is available now on limited edition vinyl via Turntable Kitchen's Sounds Delicious subscription series. Gems' covers of "Imagine" and "Crippled Inside" are also streaming online now.

Source: Vents Magazine
Video: The five coolest Beatles guitars

Entire books have been written about what gear The Beatles used to make their remarkable, world-changing music. In a video now available on the internet, "The Top Five Coolest Beatles Guitars," Guitar Nerds' Mark runs through his list of the five guitars that stood out the most in the Fab Four's arsenal.

Source: Guitar World

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