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Lennon artefacts given to nation - Thursday, May 23, 2013

Handwritten lyrics to songs such as Strawberry Fields Forever by Liverpool music legend John Lennon, as well as letters from the former Beatles star, have been given to the nation.

The manuscripts and documents - some of them unseen in public - have been donated to the British Library by the Fab Four's biographer Hunter Davies who wanted to ensure his collection was kept intact.

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The Beatles' lyrics manuscripts and other Fab Four rarities donated to British Library under new scheme - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The British Library has become the first institution to benefit from the Government’s new “lifetime giving” scheme after receiving manuscripts of the lyrics to The Beatles’ hit songs “Strawberry Fields Forever”, “She Said She Said” and “In My Life”, handwritten by John Lennon.

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Very special John Lennon tribute returns to Los Angeles - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

John Lennon returns for one last concert, and you are there! Tim Piper's very special John Lennon tribute show, "Just Imagine," returns to Los Angeles starting in June.

"Just Imagine" transports you to another place and time, putting you "one on one" with the musical legend who shook the world.

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Paul McCartney lends support to free school in Liverpool - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

One of the Government’s flagship free schools is to be backed by former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and will have the aim of giving primary school children the chance to flourish in the performing arts.

The proposal for a new primary school in Liverpool is one of more than 100 being given the go ahead by Education Secretary Michael Gove,

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Paul McCartney's son stops in Hudson on music tour - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

You most likely have heard of The Beatles’ Paul McCartney. Now, his son, James, is also getting into the music industry; and, he took some time to talk with YNN on his current tour. Our Vince Gallagher has more.

HUDSON, N.Y. -- "Dad thought it would be a good title. So, I kind of went with that, but ‘Me’…. you can read whatever you want into it,” said musician James McCartney.


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Yoko Ono - Yoko Ono thanks Paul McCartney for defending her - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Yoko Ono thinks Sir Paul McCartney is ''sweet'' for saying she didn't cause The Beatles' break up. The 80-year-old widow of John Lennon thanked his former bandmate for insisting she ''could not be blamed for anything'' to do with the group's split in 1970.

Speaking in a BBC interview, Yoko - who met John in 1966 while he was still married to first wife Cynthia, before tying the knot with him in 1969 - said:

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Sister makes plans to honor George Harrison's first U.S. visit 50 years ago - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Louise Harrison says she plans to document the 50th anniversary of George Harrison's visit to the U.S. the year before Beatlemania hit. "We're thinking about making a DVD telling the story about 1963, when I first came to the United States and started trying to move heaven and earth trying to get the Beatles records played in this country," she said.

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Liverpool makes the most of its claims on Beatles' fame - Monday, May 20, 2013

LIVERPOOL, England — When one thinks of momentous meetings that altered the course of history — Caesar and Cleopatra, Bonnie and Clyde, Hitler and Mussolini — one usually imagines them taking place in grandiose settings.

St. Peter Hall, the church recreation center in the village of Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool, hardly qualifies as such. Yet it was here on July 6, 1957, that the most famous meeting in rock and roll history took place:


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Singer's George Harrison tribute almost sounds like unreleased song - Monday, May 20, 2013

Mike Geraghty says his tribute to George Harrison, “Still With You (Tribute to George Harrison),” while not a George Harrison song, reflects as much of him as he could put in it. And the end result is amazingly close to something George himself might have done.

“A little while after George Harrison's passing I wanted to compose a tribute to him and his music,”

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With a little help from his pens - Monday, May 20, 2013

Animator Ron Campbell, best known for directing “The Beatles” cartoon series and for working on “The Yellow Submarine” movie, will be appearing at the 102.9 WMGK Classic Rock Art Show at the Neshaminy Mall.

Ron Campbell’s back is aching. For two weeks, he’s been painting a 7-foot-long watercolor commissioned by the Beatles-inspired Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool, England.

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