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Friday, October 12, 2018
Yellow Submarine animator showing artwork in Duluth

Ron Campbell, an animator who worked on The Beatles' movie Yellow Submarine, is showing off his many works at the "Beatles Cartoon Pop Art Show" at PrÝve Gallery in Duluth this weekend. Campbell is also known for his work on popular cartoons like Scooby Doo, The Flinstones, and The Jetsons.

Source: WDIO TV, Duluth
How the Beatles got their famous logo

For the band's first few years, there was no Beatles logo. In April 1963, Drum City in London gave Ringo Starr a £238 Ludwig Downbeat kit in oyster black pearl finish for free in exchange for keeping the Ludwig brand on the front. They created the original logo, and Epstein paid them £5 to paint it on the drum head.

Source: Fast Company
Oct 12, 1969: Paul McCartney death rumors begin

On this day Russ Gibb of WKNR-FM in Detroit, MI takes a call from a listener who tells him that in "Revolution 9," a voice says, "Turn me on, dead man." And it's a sign that Paul McCartney is dead. His phone lines light up with more callers offering clues that indicate that Macca "blew his mind out in a car" and was replaced by a lookalike.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, October 11, 2018
New Video: Security guard dancing to Paul McCartney's Come On To Me

Paul McCartney has unveiled a new music video for his track "Come On To Me" from the new album, Egypt Station. The video, directed by TG Herrington, follows security guard Fred "Little Freddie" Maxwell as he hijacks the in-store sound system. Freddie's energy is contagious and the video has gone viral on the internet.

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Rare first pressing of Revolver album to go up for auction

A rare first pressing of The Beatles' Revolver LP is coming up for auction in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. The record has the rare XEX 606-1 matrix engraved between the run-off grooves on side two, signifying that it contains a different master of Tomorrow Never Knows, with a longer fade-out with more prominent piano.

Source: Lichfield Live, UK
New photo exhibition in London includes work by Linda McCartney

Charting two centuries of photographic history, London's Victoria & Albert museum opens its new Photography Centre this week. The collection includes pictures recently donated by Paul McCartney taken by his late wife Linda, and includes shots of 1960s stars including Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, the Yardbirds and model Twiggy.

Source: Star2
Opinion: Yoko Ono destroys John Lennon's Imagine with her new version

In 1971 John Lennon wrote one of the greatest songs of all time. Imagine went on to be an inspiring anthem for the ages, it could never be matched or improved. Until now. Yoko Ono has decided she knows better. Released this week, her version starts off like fingers scraping on a blackboard and gets worse from there.

Source: Irish Central
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Paul McCartney played private party last night in Boston area

Paul McCartney performed at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Tuesday at a private party thrown by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The party was described on social media as a "swanky private bash" attended by 300 people. McCartney last performed in Foxborough in 1990.

Source: Mass Live
Eagles' Joe Walsh tells his addiction story at gala evening

Joe Walsh was honored Monday night by the nonprofit Facing Addiction with NCADD. Walsh, sober for 25 years, told his own story of alcohol and drug dependence, and his rocky childhood in the 1950s struggling against what are now recognized as attention-deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and Asperger's syndrome.

Source: Associated Press
Deer Tick covers George Harrison's Run of the Mill for new compilation

American alternative rock band Deer Tick is back with a fresh album of bonus tracks and alternate takes from their 2017 Mayonnaise LP, including a jangling cover of George Harrison's "Run of the Mill." Their version is thoughtful and straightforward, with a wall of layered guitars and a slightly pained vocal from Dennis Ryan.

Source: Rolling Stone
New Beatles-themed escape room Escape Yellow Sub opens in Liverpool

There's a new attraction in town from the creators of the popular Department of Magic, Edinburgh's original magic themed escape rooms. Escape Yellow Sub will require groups to dress up as a submarine crew and complete a series of Beatles inspired tasks, brain teasers and puzzles to escape the iconic Yellow Sub.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Record Store Day includes new McCartney and Smithereens Beatles cover

Record Store Day has announced Black Friday titles available at record stores worldwide on November 23, including a new song from Paul McCartney. The Smithereens dig into the Beatles catalog for B-Sides The Beatles, and some of today's most impressive jazz artists do the same for A Day In the Life: Impressions of Pepper.

Source: The Music Universe
Sean Lennon shares heartwarming pic on his and John Lennon's birthday

Sean Lennon shares his father's passion for music, but Sean and John also share a birthday. To celebrate their special day, the son of the Beatles legend and Yoko Ono took to his Instagram on Tuesday to honor his father with an adorable photo of the two. Sean Lennon turned 43 on Oct. 9, the same day John Lennon would have turned 78.

Source: Inquisitr
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Ringo presents Joe Walsh with award for support of addiction recovery

On Monday in New York City, Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, presented Joe Walsh and his wife Marjorie, who is Bach's sister, with the NCADD Humanitarian Award for their efforts supporting its cause helping individuals and families deal with the issues of alcoholism and addiction. Joe also performed at the event.

Source: WFJA FM
Unseen Beatles photos from Help! film set up for auction

More than 100 previously unseen photographs of the Beatles on the set of their 1965 film Help! could fetch up to £15,000 (about $19,600) at auction. Taken in March that year in Obertraun, Austria, the 124 black-and-white 35mm negatives show John, Paul, George and Ringo shooting scenes against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Pro-Ject's latest turntable celebrates White Album's 50th anniversary

Pro-Ject's no stranger to reinterpreting classic albums as turntables, and now it's turned its attention to The Beatles' White Album. This limited-edition (500 units) deck is infused with Pro-Ject's usual attention to detail and quality. But, really, this one's about the visuals. Almost everything's white, even the cartridge and tone arm.

Source: Stuff
The Beatles' most fashionable moments

Sure, those Liverpudlian lads knew how to knock out a tune or two. But the modern male didn't just dream of picking up a Rickenbacker and sounding like a Beatle, he wanted to look like one too. He strutted about in paisley caftans and filched his granny's glasses, even if they made his world more topsy-turvy than it already was.

Source: British GQ
Monday, October 8, 2018
Mr. Spock goes Across the Universe

At New York Comic Con on Saturday, Star Trek fans got their first look at Ethan Peck as Spock in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access. Fans were surprised to see this glimpse of the new Spock, who can be seen inexplicably wearing a beard, reminiscent the beards the Beatles had in Let it Be.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Traveling Wilburys 30th anniversary picture disc to be released

A 30th-anniversary 12-inch picture-disc reissue of The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 will be released on November 2. The group consisted of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison. The A-side of the disc will feature the band's logo, and the B-side displays an Alberto Tolot photo of the Wilburys.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Pictures: McCartney at Austin City Limits Music Festival

"It sounds like the whole world's singing," Paul McCartney beamed as tens of thousands of Beatles fans sang along to "Hey Jude" near the end of a long and winding road at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Friday night in Zilker Park. The next stop for McCartney will be for performances in Tokyo at the end of the month.

Related Articles  Source: Austin 360
Netflix Beatles-powered animated series gets stage try-out

The hit Netflix animated series "Beat Bugs" is being turned into a stage show and audiences in Connecticut will be the first to see it. Pantochino Productions at the Milford Center for the Arts snagged the rights to the developmental production before "Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure" gets produced in theaters around the country next year.

Source: Connecticut Post
Quincy Jones backtracks further on Beatles worst musicians comments

Quincy Jones has further backtracked from comments he made about the Beatles earlier this year. Now, he is seemingly denying that he ever said anything at all, despite previously apologizing for his comments. He now says reports that he'd bad-mouthed the Beatles were "BS", and added, "They're the greatest songwriters that ever lived."

Source: Complete Music Update
Thursday, October 4, 2018
John Lennon's Imagine gets new life at Grammy Museum event

Expansive new mixes, and newly unearthed demos and alternates of John Lennon's chart-topping 1971 album "Imagine" were publicly unveiled at L.A.'s Grammy Museum on Wednesday night. Remix engineer Paul Hicks, director Andrew Solt, drummer Jim Keltner, and Lennon friend and confidant Elliot Mintz appeared at the event.

Related Articles  Source: Variety
New course on the Beatles comes together at UCLA

Beginning in January, a new UCLA course will tell the story of the Beatles through the prism of film. The class, "The Reel Beatles," will screen documentaries, television appearances and feature films, and students will hear firsthand accounts from industry executives and musicians, further illuminating their visual and aural record.

Source: UCLA Newsroom
Legendary AIR Studios sold to Russian investor

London's world famous AIR Studios, originally founded by Sir George Martin in 1969, has been sold for an undisclosed sum. Its new owner has not been officially named, but Billboard understands it to be Maxim Demin, a Russian businessman who has fully owned British Premier League soccer club Bournemouth since 2013.

Source: Billboard

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