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Pat O'Day recounts falling for epic Paul McCartney marriage hoax - Sunday, July 21, 2013

Paul McCartney's return to Seattle Friday for his highly anticipated Safeco Field show is stirring some embarrassing memories for iconic Seattle DJ and concert promoter Pat O'Day. O'Day was the program director and promoter of two Beatles shows at the old Seattle Coliseum (now KeyArena) on August 25, 1966. But several weeks before, he got a visit at KJR radio from a young woman who said she had to talk to him in private.

Paul McCartney joined by remaining Nirvana members for Seattle gig - Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sir Paul McCartney was joined onstage by the three surviving members of Nirvana as he performed in Seattle on Friday (19 July)

Former Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear joined McCartney to perform Beatles classics such as 'Helter Skelter' at Seattle's Safeco Field to mark the venue's first ever music concert. The Nirvana trio stayed on during McCartney's encore to play along to several Beatles hits including 'Get Back, 'Long Tall Sally' and 'The End'. McCartney first played with Grohl and Novoselic at the Hurrican Sandy Benefit concert in December before being joined by Smear to play 'Cut Me Some Slack' - a song they recorded together for Grohl's Sound City film project - on Saturday Night Live.

Paul McCartney asks Aquino to free elephant - Saturday, July 20, 2013

MANILA – Singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, who gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, has joined calls for the release of an elderly elephant in the Manila Zoo. According to the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), McCartney sent a letter to President Benigno Aquino III asking him to transfer Mali to a sanctuary in Thailand.

Record sleeve with Beatles' signatures up for auction - Saturday, July 20, 2013

A RECORD sleeve on which an air hostess collected the autographs of all four Beatles is up for auction. Auctioneers estimate the EP cover should raise £400-£500 when it goes under the hammer on Saturday. The auction comes a month ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first performances in Bournemouth.

Paul McCartney still keeps it fresh for himself, crowd - Friday, July 19, 2013

Paul McCartney did not play "When I'm Sixty-Four" at a sold-out Miller Park Tuesday night. He's 71 now. He's already been there, done that. Some may wonder why he still keeps working at this point in his life and career. If any man has any right to phone it in, to simply call it a day, certainly it's McCartney, one of the greatest musical contributors of all time.

Marker dedicates Harrison’s visit to Southern Illinois - Friday, July 19, 2013

BENTON — A historical marker of international significance will recognize Benton’s place in the history of The Beatles. The marker will be dedicated later this year during a 50th anniversary commemoration of Beatle George Harrison’s visit to Benton in 1963.

Harrison traveled to the Franklin County city to visit his sister, Louise, then a resident of Benton. Harrison’s trip to Benton represents the first made to the United States by one of the famed Beatles.

Lowest-numbered White Album sleeve valued at $20,000 - Thursday, July 18, 2013

The lowest-numbered sleeve from the Beatles' White Album will star in Heritage Auctions' August 10 Entertainment and Music Memorabilia Signature Auction in Dallas. The sleeve is numbered A0000001 and is one of around two dozen such-numbered copies given out as early promotional items to the Beatles themselves and top Capitol Records executives. It is expected to sell for more than $20,000.

Man who dressed The Beatles remains a cut above the rest - Thursday, July 18, 2013

ASK many people in Liverpool where the Queen Arcade is and they will probably look at you blank. But while the little alley, which cuts a right angle behind the junction of Dale Street and Castle Street, may not be known to all, some of the customers of the small tailor’s shop along it are known the world over.

Ex-John Lennon Ferrari sells for £360,000 - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A 1965 Ferrari 330 GT owned by John Lennon sold for £360,000 in part of the highest grossing automobile auction in history. A Ferrari bought by John Lennon the month he passed his driving test sold at Goodwood Festival of Speed yesterday for £359,900.

SHELF LIFE Comic-Con 2013 'The Fifth Beatle': Brian Epstein gets his moment in new graphic novel -- EXCLUSIVE - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Fab Four wouldn’t have been the Fab Four without the genius of the man Paul McCartney called the “fifth Beatle” — Brian Epstein. Epstein discovered the Beatles and guided them through their path to fame with a mix of marketing madness, business savvy, and inspiration. He died at age 32, just as the band was seeing the height of their success, but he’s getting his due (finally!) in a graphic novel that will debut at Comic-Con.

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