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Prague Wall Dedicated To John Lennon Painted Over - Friday, December 19, 2014

Prague's colorful wall dedicated to the memory of John Lennon has been painted over, leaving just a single message: "Wall is over!"

The wall, located at the heart of the Czech capital in the picturesque Little Quarter neighborhood, began to be painted with Lennon's images and related graffiti after the Beatle's assassination in 1980.

Under the communist regime, it became a symbol of freedom and opposition to communism and young people used to meet there to light candles and lay flowers.

After the 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution, it turned into a tourist attraction.

Recently, messages in support of democracy protests in Hong Kong appeared on the wall, while another Lennon wall sprang up in Hong Kong itself.

A group of art students claimed responsibility for painting the wall white on Monday and leaving the message, an apparent play on the words of the Lennon hit "Happy Xmas (War is Over)."

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Marissa Mulder Performs 'In My Life' By The Beatles - Thursday, December 18, 2014

Marissa Mulder Performs 'In My Life' By The BeatlesMarissa Mulder puts her spin on a Beatles classic!

Rising cabaret star and BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Performer Of The Year, Marissa Mulder persuasively performs The Beatles standout "In My Life" in a new clip now available to hear.

"There are places I remember / All my life," Mulder captivatingly sings in the new clip captured at an exclusive live concert.

The clip was recorded live earlier this year at vaunted NYC jazz and cabaret venue the Metropolitan Room, where Mulder has presented multiple shows including TOM... IN HIS WORDS and more.

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Paul Visits The Daily Show - Discusses His New Video Game Track - Wishes He Was On Ellen's Show Instead - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Paul and Jon got together this week to talk. Jon as in Jon Stewart of the Daily Show.

The legendary Paul McCartney stopped by the Daily Show with Jon Stewart on December 16th to talk about the decent (if super cheesy,) song he wrote for the new video game, Destiny. The pair talked about "Hope For the Future," and why it made sense for the former Beatle to write a song for the game, given the blockbuster nature of the industry today.

They also discussed topics like when Paul knew that music would be his future, grandchildren, and playing video games. Paul said that he does not play video games but when he does try he gets killed in only a few seconds.

There was a very funny moment when Jon Stewart told of his own kid and how he likes to watch the talk show "Ellen" instead of his show. Paul made a comment asking if Ellen has giveaways like CDs and Stewart accused him of wishing he was on Ellen's show instead.

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Official Bumper Beatles Bundles Christmas Contest - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

As a special promotion for the Christmas holidays, the Beatles official website is conducting a daily giveaway now through Dec. 25. During “The 12 Days of a Beatles' Christmas,” which began Dec. 13, the website is giving away bags of Beatles goodies “straight from Apple Corps HQ” each day.The website says the prizes include records from the mono vinyl box set and more. Just clear the snow from the Advent calendar window each day to enter. One lucky winner will be selected daily. Winning names will be published on the website.

Julian Lennon announced the release of two new charity singles he's involved with on Dec. 15: “Sleep for England” with Stephen Emmer and “All Together Now”  by the Peace Collective, which also features Leo Sayer, Englebert Humperdinck, David Gray, Suzi Quatro, Clean Bandit, Paul Potts, Dionne Bromfield and others. “All Together Now” is not the Beatles' single but a new recording of the Farm's 1990 single and can be ordered on CD from Amazon.co.uk  or digitally from iTunes  and “Sleep for England” can be ordered from iTunes .

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Jazz Legend Who Used To Be More Famous Than The Beatles To Perform Concert - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A BONA fide jazz legend who formed a close friendship with The Beatles and has had his music played at Anfield is bringing an evening of world class jazz to Crawley.

jazzlegendThe Big Chris Barber Band, described as Europe’s finest traditional jazz and blues band, are coming to The Hawth in January.

The band turned professional in 1953 and played the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, which will forever be associated with The Beatles, soon after it opened in 1957.

Before Beatlemania gripped the world The Big Chris Barber Band were headlining concerts in Liverpool and meeting the famous four for drinks afterwards.

Band leader Chris Barber said:

“The Cavern started as a popular jazz club and we were performing there and at the top of other concerts.

“The Beatles were an interval band in bars at this time that we would go to after our shows.

“Both being involved in music I would buy them drinks and got to know them very well.

“Paul McCartney was always straight talking and easy to get on with, whereas I found John Lennon to be too intense.

“It was George Harrison I got to know very well, though. He was an incredible man.”

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Effective Content Marketing the Beatles' Way - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Great recognition on myriads of deeds, ideas, concept or a work of art that is posted online surely have a lot to learn from how the greatest rock band of all time, The Beatles, managed to spur undying support from millions of fans around the world with their 292 shows in a span of two years; where marketing strategies mainly depends on live performances.

Advancement in several technologies in this generation makes content marketing of products and services much easier and faster. Yet, not all does leave a lasting impression to every person, which most generational brands were able to grasp for some time. People might be able to upload and share their video on various Social Media, however, the fact that it was posted online the question still remains if it is worthy of everyone's time.

Making a video content that is highly sharable would probably lift any business ventures, leading new prospects back to the site and increasing conversion. It was like winning a virtual lottery where the prizes are the people who got 'infected' by the viral video which leads to increase in the bottom line.

But to reap such hefty benefits from viral video contents, some things in regards to effective content marketing should be done The Beatles' way, such as;

Generating Numerous Content Feeds: Before The Beatles was discovered by Brian Epstein, a record store manager in Liverpool, the rock band were just a group of teenagers living and performing at a Hamburg night club for 6 hours per night, everyday. Since they were resident musicians, they managed to create and experiment a lot of sample materials with the time in hand. Therefore, in a business context, producing a lot of sample materials or content related to the business franchise would make a great difference. Hiring a digital marketer to design those content would greatly improve the sales.

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John & Yoko’s 1969 “Peace for Christmas” Concert and WAR IS OVER! Campaign - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

On December 15, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono launched their global WAR IS OVER! campaign, protesting the Vietnam War.

On that day, they performed with the Plastic Ono Band at UNICEF’s “Peace for Christmas” concert in London.

(Getty Images)Apparently, UNICEF arranged the performance without telling the performers. John and Yoko were surprised to hear the show announced in November, but they agreed to it because UNICEF’s mission was in line with their own peace campaign.

Other acts included the Young Rascals, Desmond Dekker and the Aces, Blue Mink and Black Velvet, and Emperor Rosko, but the highlight was the Plastic Ono Band – Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, Alan White, Billy Preston, and of course, John and Yoko – and their special guests, Keith Moon, Bobby Keyes, Jim Gordon, and George Harrison.

This marked the first time that Lennon and Harrison performed together in a scheduled concert since The Beatles‘ last show in 1966.

And even that wasn’t planned. The Plastic Ono band was booked, but the day of the show, Eric Clapton showed up with most of the members of The Delaney and Bonnie Band, which included George Harrison.

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Ringo Starr on Hall of Fame Induction: 'Finally, the Four of Us Are In' - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ringo Starr first learned he was receiving the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Award for Musical Excellence when Paul McCartney called him up about two weeks ago. "He said, 'Would you accept the award?'" Starr says. "I said, 'Sure, man.' He said he'd been talking to Dave Grohl and other people and they were stunned that I wasn't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he needed something to do that night and he's going to give me the award." Rolling Stone spoke to the affable drummer about his reaction and why he'll still be drumming.

Congratulations on the big news.
Yeah, the big news! My goodness! I'm so excited.

What was your first reaction?
I think it's good. I didn't know that George and John were in it. I'm not keeping up with it all the time. We'll have a very nice evening and it'll be my pleasure to receive the award.

So this isn't something you thought about much?
No. I didn't think about it much or expect it. This year has been quite busy. I've been touring a lot. I got the humanitarian award from GQ. I became a male model for John Varvatos, so my life is busy anyway. This came out of the blue. I didn't expect it. I got the call from Paul two weeks ago. He said, "This could happen. Do you want to do it?" I said, "Sure."

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Elvis Presley's Connection to The Beatles and Nixon featured in New O2 Exhibit - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Two famous meetings that The King of Rock and Roll had, first with The Beatles, and later with President Richard Nixon, are featured in the new London exhibit, "Elvis at the O2, The Exhibition of His Life," which opened on Friday.

In August 1965, The Beatles finally got to meet their idol, Elvis Presley, at his home in Los Angeles. It's no secret that Elvis was a huge influence on The Beatles to play rock and roll starting in their teenage years. "Nothing affected me until I heard Elvis. Without Elvis, there would be no Beatles," John Lennon said.

During the meeting, Elvis pulled out a white Fender bass guitar to play, much to Paul McCartney's delight. Meanwhile, Ringo Starr took up a game of pool with members of Elvis' entourage at Elvis' pool table, now referred to as the world's most valuable pool table.

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Paul And Nancy Return To The US After Promoting New Video Game - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Flying solo? Bundled up in her camel coat, Nancy walked ahead of Paul while he was escorted through

They may have caught the same flight but Sir Paul McCartney, 72, and his 53-year-old wife Nancy were strides apart when they touched down at JFK International Airport, New York on Sunday.

After a long haul flight in from London, the married duo walked separately as they were escorted through arrivals, former Beatles singer Paul keeping a low profile a few paces behind in tinted shades. 

The hipster, after 44 years in the industry, was taking a new direction with his musical offering having accepted an offer to pen a track for new video game Destiny. Hope For the Future.

Paul cut a smart image with youthful touches including a padded jacket and black plimsolls, while his wife kept her ensemble hidden beneath a camel overcoat.

The video accompanied for the track sees McCartney immortalised as a hologram, as he returns after 25 years out of the music business and 34 years since he reconciled with The Beatles.

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