MONTHS of detective work are finally paying off for the organisers of a nostalgia-themed Northwich Carnival. This year’s event will celebrate 50 years since the Beatles crowned the carnival queen.
Barbara Turner, committee president and secretary, was keen to mark the golden anniversary by tracking down the queen and her retinue from 1963 and inviting them to this year’s carnival, on July 6.
One of the most highly regarded musicians of all time, Paul was part of some small band called The Beatles (we’d never heard of them before either), but he will of course be best known for his work with Wings.
McCartney, who turns 71 today, was born in Liverpool and met John Lennon when he was 15 years old, with the two eventually playing together in a band called The Quarrymen.
ON Saturday evening, Barrie Herbert will be among the audience at Abergavenny’s Borough Theatre, watching a Beatles tribute band.
And 50 years ago, he was at the same venue, onstage and backstage, as the original Fab Four played to a frenzied crowd in the early stages of their now legendary career.
SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is urging fans to mark his birthday by sending donations to a cancer charity.
The Beatles legend turns 71 on Tuesday (18Jun13) and he decided to mark the occasion by launching a fundraising initiative in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, an organisation which helps the London hospital of the same name provide vital care.
Ringo Starr's personal photographer Rob Shanahan posted an amazing picture of the Beatles iconic Ludwig drum kit now on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Rob's FB page is "Rob Shanahan Music Photography",
A rare demonstration copy of the Beatles’ debut single ‘Love Me Do’has sold for a whopping $10,255.74 on eBay. The demo copy, which the seller said was from his personal collection, was reportedly one of just 250 made for radio station airplay in 1962.
“Let Us In Americana,” a new Paul McCartney tribute album, will be released June 25 on the 46th anniversary of the worldwide television broadcast of the Beatles' “All You Need Is Love” in 1967 by Reviver Records, the company announced Saturday.
"We're about to see a goddamned Beatle." You couldn't walk five feet without hearing at least one person utter that glowing refrain during night two of Bonnaroo around the What Stage (not that you could walk five feet; by nightfall, the 16-acre Manchester, Tennessee, farm was packed to the silo with 70,000 people).
The remastered 1980 film, which features footage from four U.S. concerts in 1976, hit cinemas in the U.S. last month (May13) for a one-night-only screening prior to the DVD and Blu-Ray release, but now there are plans to put the film on the big screen again, complete with an introduction from McCartney.
Sir Paul’s son feels fine about his “new mother.”James McCartney — the little-known solo artist and son of Beatles legend Paul McCartney — said he’s delighted with his dad’s new wife, former MTA board member Nancy Shevell.
“Nancy’s my new mother,” James McCartney, 35, told the Daily Mail newspaper. “I feel that. Definitely. She’s very genuine.” Shevell and McCartney got married on Oct. 9, 2011. It was a third marriage for Paul, who turns 71 tomorrow.
Paul McCartney is music's coolest dad, according to June's iHeartRadio survey. The ex-Beatle has five children, four with late wife Linda (he adopted her daughter Heather and the couple had Mary, Stella and James) and daughter Beatrice with second wife Heather Mills.
Author Colin Fleming is an avowed superfan, but he has one deeply held opinion about the band that other fans might find heretical. in this month's issue of The Atlantic, Fleming argues that the Fab Four's most emblematic, "Beatle-esque" year was 1963, before they'd even made it big in the States.
The first drummer of The Beatles, Pete Best, was declared an "illustrious visitor" by the mayor of the Lima district of San Miguel, Salvador Heresi, a lover of the legendary British band's music.
Best arrived in the Peruvian capital to give a concert Sunday in honor of his ex-musical group called "A Day in the Life," together with Peruvian musicians and singers who were fans of The Beatles.
I remember in the olden days music was cherished one song at a time. I would hear a song on the radio, take a liking to it and then hope desperately to hear it again. Those tunes that resonated the most became obsessions as I tried to figure out a way to raise the money to go buy the single.
Certainly, there’s been resentment in the case of some of the Beatles’ wives, but not all of them. Ringo Starr’s wife, Barbara Bach (the main Bond girl in The Spy Who Loved Me), and George Harrison’s first spouse, the model Patti Boyd, let their beauty do the talking – after all, finding a good looking partner is what we expect of the rich and famous, bar maybe Liza Minnelli.
The Beatles legend headlined the Bonnaroo music festival on Friday night and played a hit-packed 38-song set and two encores for the delighted crowd.
However, the veteran musician stopped mid-way through the show when he caught a whiff of what he believed to be a cannabis joint coming from the audience.
"'Something' was written on the piano while we were making the White Album," George Harrison explained in 1980. "I had a break while Paul was doing some overdubbing, so I went into an empty studio and began to write. It didn't go on the White Album because we'd already finished all the tracks."
Four of Australia’s finest vocalists – DOUG PARKINSON, JOHN PAUL YOUNG, GLENN SHORROCK and JACK JONES – will take to the stage in August for a very special series of concerts celebrating the music and genius of the greatest songwriting team of the modern era, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. LET IT BE.
This week I attended the Grammy Museum’s exciting debut of Ringo: Peace & Love, the first major exhibit to explore the life and extraordinary career of seven-time Grammy Award winner, Ringo Starr. The exhibit, which is the first ever dedicated to a drummer, runs through March 2014 and spans Ringo’s early life growing up in Liverpool, from Raving Texans turned Rory Storm, from The Beatles, to becoming a solo artist, and then to the All Starrs with whom he’s on tour now.
Ken Townsend, who assisted George Martin at the' first recording session on June 6, 1962, said in an interview published Thursday on the event's 51st anniversary that he came away from the session quite impressed by the band, something that didn't usually happen.