A lot of us teenage girls were a bit psycho, that way, in the psychedelic Sixties; pinning Beatles to our bedroom walls like crazed etymologists; fantasising about John / George / Paul / Ringo – take your pick – Eight Days A Week. Cynthia was married to MY John. It was MY hand he wanted to hold.
That was Yesterday. The Fab Four dropped to the bottom of my album collection and Cynthia didn’t cross my mind again for the next 40 years.
On a giant screen, John Lennon and Yoko Ono walk through a chilly Central Park, as the ex-Beatle ruminates over their just-released collaborative album Double Fantasy. "It's love and a lot of sweat and the life experience of two people," he surmises. Twelve days later, Lennon was killed and Double Fantasy transformed from a poorly received comeback into a chart-topping, hit-spawning, Grammy-winning last testament.
The Beatles made EMI’s Abbey Road Studios a household name after they titled their 1969 album for the facility. It was there that they recorded nearly all of their songs, beginning with their first release, 1962’s “Love Me Do.”
But as their need for studio time grew in 1967 during the making of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour, the Beatles occasionally found Abbey Road’s three studios booked for sessions by other EMI artists
When most of us go to garage sales, we don’t plan on picking up anything of extreme value. That definitely wasn’t the case for a lucky San Diego man, who picked up a rare Beatles interview tape at a local garage sale. The tape was said to have been recorded in 1965, before a Beatles show in San Diego.
Paul and his band have recorded a new video for the fans coming to see his gig at the Happel Stadium in Vienna this Thursday. The video was shot during the soundcheck for Paul's recent concert in Warsaw. The visit - part of the all-new "Out There" tour - marked his first ever gig in Poland.
Before the show Paul tweeted, "Nie mogę się już doczekać tego wspaniałego wieczoru i dzisiejszego koncertu". This translates into English as, "I'm really looking forward to this wonderful evening and tonight's concert".
Warsaw's National Stadium also greeted Paul by writing 'Welcome Paul' in 80 metre high lights on the outside of the venue:
James McCartney gave a car-crash interview on BBC Breakfast this morning as he tried to promote his new album. Presenters Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid were forced to do most of the talking during the short segment with Beatles legend Paul McCartney’s 35-year-old son. Twitter users dubbed the interview as “excruciating” and a “PR disaster”.
1962 – Stuart Sutcliffe dies of an aneurysm (brain haemorrhage) aged 21; whilst in studying in Hamburg, West Germany. He collapsed in the middle of an art class after complaining of head pains.
Not many are aware of Stuart Sutcliffe, who was one of the original Beatles (a.k.a. the 5th Beatle), ’cause this was before the Beatles became one of the greatest bands ever. Sutcliffe met John Lennon back in the 50′s, as students, at the Liverpool College of Art, and they ended up being best friends.
Procter & Gamble Co.'s luxury brands unit has a new deal to develop fragrances in partnership with a high-profile London fashion designer.
P&G Prestige will work with Stella McCartney to make and sell the fragrances, which will be marketed under her name. The licensing deal takes effect Sept. 13, according to a press release.
ANYONE who knows anything about the history of The Beatles knows that their rise to worldwide fame didn’t come overnight. In fact, they had evolved froma skiffle group called The Quarrymen, formed in Liverpool during 1956.
In honor of his 71st birthday, let’s sample the best of his post-Beatles work. Paul McCartney turns 71 years old this week, with 47 albums to his credit. (You could also add his 12 albums with the Beatles to that list.)
So looking at his work with Wings, as a solo artist, and part of the electronic duo “The Fireman”, let’s narrow it down to his eleven most essential albums.