Yoko Ono is nothing less than a cultural icon. From her early years in New York's artistic avant-garde, to her marriage and collaborations with Beatle John Lennon, to her creative activism promoting peace, Ono has made, and continues to make, a powerful impact on our world.
It was 50 years ago today... and three of the Fab Four were chilling by the pool in Tenerife.
Only weeks later Beatlemania was in full swing and Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were well on their way to becoming famous worldwide.
MANCHESTER - When Mathew Capalario found out his bassoon playing would back up a group of professionals covering songs by the Beatles at a concert Friday night at Central High School, he said his jaw dropped and that he emitted a grunt followed by a big "yes."
LONDON (AP) - Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles. Fans of the late trumpet and guitar masters have long known that Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix had been making plans to record together in the year before Hendrix's sudden death in 1970.
But less attention has been paid to the bass player they were trying to recruit: Paul McCartney, who was busy with another band at the time.
Trip down memory lane.
In May 1963, the Beatles were in the midst of their most grueling year of touring: They were playing a concert, TV, or radio appearance almost every day, and often they were doing two or three. Though the band gave well over 200 performances, and had been accustomed to playing several hours of material from their days in Hamburg,
Henry Grossman was 27 when Time magazine hired him to shoot the Beatles during their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964. To the lifelong opera buff, it was nothing more than another assignment in a career that eventually included portraits of presidents from John F. Kennedy to Jimmy Carter and stars from Richard Burton to Luciano Pavarotti.
Listen to an exclusive remastered version of classic track Blackbird, taken from a forthcoming reissue of the album Wings Over America, by Paul McCartney and Wings.
The live album Wings Over America was originally released in December 1976. It documented the rock band’s 1976 North American tour, and included versions of Wings/Paul McCartney tracks such Jet and Live and Let Die
English auction house Bonhams said it will offer a 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 that once belonged to the late Beatles singer and songwriter John Lennon at its auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, England, on July 12, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Bev Bevan, later a founding member of the Move and the Electric Light Orchestra, says a chance meeting with the Beatles years earlier provided a huge ego boost when Paul McCartney praised his drumming.
Appearing as part of Denny Laine and the Diplomats — a largely forgotten EMI Records act that ended up seeding more famous bands like the Move, the Moody Blues and the Electric Light Orchestra
The powerful and bluesy "I've Got A Feeling," which John Lennon jokingly called "I've Got A Fever," is a true Lennon/McCartney composition. It blends — via alternation and superimposition — two incomplete songs, one by Paul McCartney, one by Lennon.
Both happened to have been written around the same period and based on the same two-chord motif built around a first-position A chord......