Former Beatle John Lennon has been shot dead by an unknown gunman who opened fire outside the musician's New York apartment. The 40-year-old was shot several times as he entered the Dakota, his luxury apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side, opposite Central Park, at 2300 local time.
Dec. 06--In 1977, a young musician named Tim Piper discovered "Beatlemania" on Broadway. It was an epiphanous moment.
"So," he remembers, "you can make a living doing the Beatles?"
The 80-year-old artist - who enjoyed an 11-year marriage to the 'Imagine' hit-maker before he was shot dead in 1980 - feared their son, Sean, would find the pressure of being compared to The Beatles singer too difficult to deal with and hoped the 38-year-old wouldn't pursue music.
Unpublished photographs of John Lennon relaxing at his holiday home in Ibiza are going up for auction today. The two candid shots of the late Beatles star will be sold off to raise funds for an art student's final degree show.
Paul McCartney is pledging to support a Middle East peace initiative because "Israelis and Palestinians deserve peace," he said. McCartney announced on his Twitter feed that all donations made to the organization, One Voice, will be doubled beginning today.
Sir Paul McCartney hired a Beatles tribute band to perform at his wife's 54th birthday party, according to reports.The Parrots, Japan's top copycat act who sing almost 200 Beatles tracks, took to the stage at the surprise 54th birthday bash for Nancy Shevell in Tokyo, the Daily Mirror reported.
Previously unpublished self-portrait by John Lennon. Auction at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in London. On the 28th November 2013. Dating from 1970 a previously unpublished self-portrait by John Lennon.
Paul McCartney reminded us that his friends are more famous than ours with the star-studded video for "Queenie Eye," but now Macca wants to let us deeper into his creative life with the one-hour television special Paul McCartney: Something NEW. The upcoming program will debut on Thursday, December 5 at 9 p.m. EST on Palladia.
The Nutopians, an elegant award-winning seven-piece ensemble celebrates Lennon’s genius and artistry. Tom Dean and Alana MacDonald, New Hampshire natives and members of the distinguished folk/rock band Devonsquare, perform with The Nutopians.
The sound of a 71-year-old Beatle getting back in the ring. McCartney plays to his strengths: Wings-like glam rock, Little Richard howls and, yep, some remarkably Beatlesque pop tunes and George Martin-ish arrangements (thanks partly to Martin's son, Giles, who produced several tracks).