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Rare Beatles autographs to go up for auction - Friday, August 02, 2013

A RARE Beatles programme emblazoned with no less than three signatures of John Lennon is to go on sale at a South Derbyshire auction house. The commemorative item, from a show in March 1963, has been signed by the late singer on three separate pages. There are also signatures from the other band members.

Demolition starts at Northwich Memorial Hall - Thursday, August 01, 2013

DEMOLITION has started at an iconic pop venue of the 1960s that has been at the heart of Northwich for decades. Northwich Memorial Hall drew crowds in their hundreds in the 1960s and ‘70s when it played host to legendary acts like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Animals, Tom Jones, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Ben E King and Jimmy Ruffin, among many others.

Fans snap up bits of Beatles' long and winding road to stardom - Thursday, August 01, 2013

PIECES of a Wirral stage trodden by The Beatles – before they took the pop world by storm – are being snapped up at extraordinary prices across the globe. A Beatles fan in America has paid $300 for a four-inch square section of the stage, while a UK enthusiast has parted with £250.

Paul Mccartney - Paul McCartney wants to play obscure Beatles tracks - Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sir Paul McCartney still has a ''treasure trove'' of Beatles songs he wants to play live. The 'Paperback Writer' musician plans to continue introducing more ''hidden gems'' from his most famous band's back catalogue into his future solo shows.

Tony Palmer: he's with the band - Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tony Palmer was studying moral sciences at Cambridge University in the 1960s when a moderately famous band arrived in town. "I got a call to attend this press conference the Beatles were holding, to cover it for the college paper," he recalls. "They'd had a No 1 single or two by then, so they were very well known – but not yet intergalactic. Afterwards, John Lennon came up and asked me why I hadn't asked them any questions. I told him I found the whole thing pretty silly.

Vintage Beatles Guitar Collection to ‘Invade’ Babbidge Library - Tuesday, July 30, 2013

He remembered the reaction of his older sister to the band’s appearance on television and decided he wanted to learn to play the guitar. He started taking guitar lessons near his home in Waterbury, Conn., and eventually formed a band with friends, playing a variety of rock and pop songs, but always going back to playing songs by The Beatles.

A Magical History Tour - Beatling around LA - Tuesday, July 30, 2013

This summer, I had the pleasure of visiting California for the first time. Although it was a family vacation with my girlfriend and her daughter, I did find the time to do a little bit of "Beatling about". Most of this was concentrated in the one day I spent with Gillian Lomax. Gillian is a Merseyside gal who has lived most of her adult life in the USA, following a hitch-hiking trip many years ago. A Beatles fan by heart, Gillian realised that Los Angeles was a city full of Beatles history, but without a Beatles tour. So she created one.

'When They Were Boys': A look back at the early days of The Beatles - Monday, July 29, 2013

The sun’s rays, on a lucky day, are making their way through the rooftops of Liverpool. The solitary figure moves quietly over the sidewalks, dropping off the fresh milk at his appointed rounds. He is hungry and, as always in the morning hours, filled with anxiety, a smidge of anger, and a touch of day- dreaming—the kind of fantastic dreams that fill us with hope as teenagers.

Come together - Monday, July 29, 2013

David John Paul George Ringo Lennon changed his name by deed poll, so it's hardly surprising that the man covered in Beatles tattoos would take the opportunity to warble John Lennon's 1970 solo album, Plastic Ono Band, in its entirety.

Bruce Willis: Paul McCartney would be perfect for RED 3 - Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bruce Willis wants Sir Paul McCartney to star in 'RED 3'. The 58-year-old actor plays retired CIA agent Frank Moses in the action comedy franchise alongside an all-star cast including Dame Helen Mirren and John Malkovich, and thinks the Beatles legend would be the perfect addition to the ageing cast in a potential third instalment. Quizzed about which action legend he would like to join the stellar ensemble, he joked to BANG Showbiz: ''Paul McCartney. What do you think? Or Keith Richards.''

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