Sculptor Hedley Wiggan has carved a tiny John Lennon bust into the tip of a pencil. He spends up to 60 hours crafting his microscopic masterpieces, using just an old pin and a jeweller's magnifying glass. His latest work of John Lennon and Beatles bandmates Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, each took a month to complete.
In January 1963, a student at the Stowe School, a private school of just a few hundred boys, wrote to Brian Epstein, and arranged for the Beatles to appear at the school for £100. Another boy said, "I don't think they realized quite what it was that they'd allowed to come down here. It was like something from a different planet had arrived."
WASHINGTON -- The Beatles were likely the most-photographed band of all time -- so the idea of never-before-seen images of John, Paul, George, and Ringo seems impossible.
"I put them in my files. I had no time to do anything with them. I was busy working," says photographer Henry Grossman, whose unprecedented access to the Beatles between 1964 and 1968 is documented in his book"Places I Remember: My Time With The Beatles."
A new book, Let It Be: A Novel by Chad Gayle, is an extraordinary story inspired by the music of The Beatles. In the book, newly-separated Michelle Jansen longs to create a new life for herself and her children. In the midst of chaos, Michelle rediscovers her love of The Beatles and finds solace in the Let It Be album.
Bracket Books announces the upcoming release of Let It Be: A Novel by Chad Gayle.
An extraordinary story inspired by the music of The Beatles, Let It Be:
Just back from another well-received round of shows with the All-Starr Band, Gregg Rolie continues working on a new solo release, the Santana/Journey co-founder's first since 2011. Rolie says that touring with Ringo Starr was "too much fun for anyone to have. Had a blast as always with these guys. I'm up for this anytime or anywhere. It's electric."
Rolie posted a new photo with Frenchie Smith and Sean Rolie, taken at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, as they were “finishing mixes on new material.”
The Beatles' acclaimed 2003 album Let It Be... Naked makes its global digital debut today exclusively on iTunes. In addition to the 11-track album, the iTunes LP features all of the original booklet art and liner notes, as well as bonus audio of studio banter captured during The Beatles' 1969 recording sessions for Let It Be.
Former La's bassist John Power's certainly got a head start on most other contenders for playing John Lennon in a new musical, courtesy of a definite physical likeness and the same nasally vocals. He even went to the same school as Lennon. But several actors have played John Lennon on film over the years, most to great critical success.
The nine-foot 1877 Steinway grand piano that sat for years in Motown Studio B in Detroit, Michigan, was returned to Hitsville USA, and reassembled in Studio A by Steinway technicians, after a complete restoration at the company's factory in New York.
Paul McCartney helped fund the restoration of the piano after he visited the museum in July 2011.
Paul McCartney and Julian Lennon have posted public comments on the passing of producer/engineer Phil Ramone.
A fierce bidding-war skyrocketed the price of a rare Beatles Record to a record-breaking $290,500 today. The copy of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was signed by all four Beatles, and said to be in extraordinary condition. According to the auctioneer, the sale set a new record, beating a previous price in the $190,000 range.