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Yoko Ono - Yoko Ono thanks Paul McCartney for defending her - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Yoko Ono thinks Sir Paul McCartney is ''sweet'' for saying she didn't cause The Beatles' break up. The 80-year-old widow of John Lennon thanked his former bandmate for insisting she ''could not be blamed for anything'' to do with the group's split in 1970.

Speaking in a BBC interview, Yoko - who met John in 1966 while he was still married to first wife Cynthia, before tying the knot with him in 1969 - said:

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Sister makes plans to honor George Harrison's first U.S. visit 50 years ago - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Louise Harrison says she plans to document the 50th anniversary of George Harrison's visit to the U.S. the year before Beatlemania hit. "We're thinking about making a DVD telling the story about 1963, when I first came to the United States and started trying to move heaven and earth trying to get the Beatles records played in this country," she said.

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Liverpool makes the most of its claims on Beatles' fame - Monday, May 20, 2013

LIVERPOOL, England — When one thinks of momentous meetings that altered the course of history — Caesar and Cleopatra, Bonnie and Clyde, Hitler and Mussolini — one usually imagines them taking place in grandiose settings.

St. Peter Hall, the church recreation center in the village of Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool, hardly qualifies as such. Yet it was here on July 6, 1957, that the most famous meeting in rock and roll history took place:


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Singer's George Harrison tribute almost sounds like unreleased song - Monday, May 20, 2013

Mike Geraghty says his tribute to George Harrison, “Still With You (Tribute to George Harrison),” while not a George Harrison song, reflects as much of him as he could put in it. And the end result is amazingly close to something George himself might have done.

“A little while after George Harrison's passing I wanted to compose a tribute to him and his music,”

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With a little help from his pens - Monday, May 20, 2013

Animator Ron Campbell, best known for directing “The Beatles” cartoon series and for working on “The Yellow Submarine” movie, will be appearing at the 102.9 WMGK Classic Rock Art Show at the Neshaminy Mall.

Ron Campbell’s back is aching. For two weeks, he’s been painting a 7-foot-long watercolor commissioned by the Beatles-inspired Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool, England.

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Paul McCartney still 'joyous' - Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fifty years ago this week, the Beatles were all abuzz about opening for Roy Orbison. It was further proof of the band's “to the toppermost of the poppermost” trajectory. Orbison, who toured with the Beatles in Britain in May 1963, was one of the few Americans who had even heard of them.

 

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John Lennon guitar snags $408,000 at auction - Sunday, May 19, 2013

A custom-made electric guitar played by the late John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles sold at a New York auction on Saturday for $408,000 US, said officials with the company behind the event.

The semi-hollow-body guitar, manufactured by the VOX company, was sold to an unidentified U.S. buyer at the "Music Icons" event organized by Beverly Hills, California-based Julien's Auctions.

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Beatles -themed training expert'gets back' to encore course - Saturday, May 18, 2013

WIRRAL management expert John MacCarfrae is encoring his unique Beatles-themed training course to deliver team building projects.

His Maverick Training company pioneered the course a decade ago and, with Liverpool University, developed an eLearning version in 2004. He built up an impressive client list throughout the UK and worked on translating the course into several other languages.

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The Beatles, ‘From Me to You’ – Lyrics Uncovered - Saturday, May 18, 2013

In Feb. 1963, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were sitting in the back of a tour bus, seeing if they could rise to the occasion. With ‘Please Please Me’ riding high on the British charts, producer George Martin had issued the Beatles’ budding songwriters a challenge: bring a new composition of equal quality to their next studio session.

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Song Facts: The Beatles — "Nowhere Man" - Saturday, May 18, 2013

John Lennon wrote this gentle folk-rock ballad in the autumn of 1965 at his home in Kenwood, St. George’s Hill Estate, Weybridge, Surrey.

Just as "Yesterday" mysteriously came to Paul McCartney, "Nowhere Man" simply came to Lennon at dawn after he'd stayed up all night, struggling to come up with a new song for Rubber Soul.

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