The Beatles were a constant, compelling presence in the lives of baby boomers for six years between 1964 and 1970. First generation fans, as young as 6 and up through high school and college age, were not only intrigued by the non-stop flow of dazzling new music, images and ideas the Beatles presented; they were also intrigued by the Beatles as people, and boomers emulated the Fab Four in a variety of ways.
A few years ago, Calgary guitar-teacher Brian Griffiths told a student about tearing up the stage with the Beatles in the 1960s.
The student’s mother approached Griffiths months later saying, “You know, I really don’t care – but he still thinks that you actually knew the Beatles…”
Griffiths didn’t correct her, but she underestimated her son’s coach.
Griffiths was the guitarist in The Big Three, one of the most popular bands in England, sharing the stage, a manager and many pints with John, Paul, George and Ringo.
The comic book writer on Beatlemania, Stan Lee and Dr Who - and why every Scouser should move to Indiana
Tim Quinn, a comic-book writer from Crosby, has come full circle.
He has lived in Indiana, worked with members of the Rolling Stones, commissioned work from Stan Lee, drawn for Marvel Comics and created a unique Doctor Who comic strip.
Now back on Merseyside, he is publishing a book of his much-loved work on Doctor Who Magazine, and says that compiling it has taken him back to his childhood on Merseyside when the series started.
The childhood home of Beatles legend Paul McCartney is to be sold at an auction in Liverpool's famous Cavern Club for £150,000.The Liverpool childhood property of Beatles legend Paul McCartney has bought for £150,000 at auction.
The terraced residence in Western Avenue, Speke, was exactly where the musician lived with his mothers and fathers from 1947 until the mid-nineteen fifties.
McCartney's mom Mary labored as a midwife at the time, and the relatives are explained to have been well regarded in the neighborhood.
His book gives an insider's account of the tour that changed America.
We all love telling a good story, and Ivor Davis has one walrus of a tale to pass on.
Davis had the unique opportunity to travel with The Beatles on their first American tour almost 50 years ago.
“The amazing thing today, when I go anywhere and talk about The Beatles…people are so fascinated with (them)…were talking about kids to people my age,” he says. “Looking back, I didn’t realize, at the time, how incredible this experience was. It took me a long time to appreciate that I had gone through this experience.”
It's a booking that would have been unfathomable before Firefly Music Festival came to Dover in 2012: Paul McCartney is going to perform a nearly three-hour show of Beatles hits in Delaware this summer.
Forty days after the first rumor surfaced online that McCartney would headline Firefly, it became official Wednesday when Sir Paul was named as the last addition to the fest's 110-act lineup.
McCartney will join Kings of Leon and the Killers as the headliners of the fourth edition of the Firefly – one of the fastest growing festivals in the country.
In their post Beatles careers, each had a day that stands out. Let's take a look at those days, starting with Harrison.
For George, his big day was August 1, 1971.That was the day of The Concert for Bangladesh. It really started in early 1971, when Harrison was dining with Ravi Shankar. Ravi brought up the problems in Bangladesh. He kept Harrison informed. By Spring, the situation turned desperate. Shankar approached Harrison once again. Harrison's response changed the music industry and helped determine his place in music history and as a humanitarian.
Known first as "The Quiet Beatle," George Harrison was a great songwriter who had the misfortune to be surrounded by two stone cold geniuses whose work often obscured his talents. Yet Harrison compositions such as "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" are as good as anything the Beatles ever recorded. And with his solo debut All Things Must Pass, he stepped completely out of the shadows of his Beatle band mates to reveal himself a powerfully spiritual songwriter with an expansive sense of melody. Harrison was also a gifted, fluid guitarist and hugely influential in introducing the Beatles — and, by extension, the entire Sixties generation – to Eastern religion and musical influences. His devotion to Hinduism was expressed publicly through rock and roll's first massive charity event, the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh.
The J.J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery in Peru had royalty from the music world drop by for dinner Sunday afternoon.
After spending a day on the slopes at nearby Bromley Mountain, famed musician Paul McCartney and five other people spent about an hour in the dining room enjoying a quiet meal that included margherita pizza and organic kale salad.
Restaurant owner Juliette Britton said she didn't want any hoopla to disrupt the legendary Beatle's visit, so she didn't even notify her coworkers that McCartney was a guest in their presence. Britton said McCartney was joined by his wife, Nancy Shevell, and two other couples.
The Beatles had sung about a day tripper, and I was ready to become one, making a one-day visit from London to the Fab Four's northern hometown of Liverpool. With all the buzz about the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first trip to America, the time seemed right to return the favor with a pilgrimage to the place where it all began. A full day on my own during a recent trip to visit friends in London provided the perfect opportunity to check out the Merseyside Mecca.