It has taken 35 years for James McCartney to step out from his father’s shadow. In his 20s, the son of Beatles legend Paul McCartney shunned his father, hated his new step-mother and descended into a dark world of drink and drugs.
When he turned to Class A drugs - with terrifying horse tranquiliser ketamine - even his sisters cut ties with him. But that is now all in the past.
MONTHS of detective work are finally paying off for the organisers of a nostalgia-themed Northwich Carnival. This year’s event will celebrate 50 years since the Beatles crowned the carnival queen.
Barbara Turner, committee president and secretary, was keen to mark the golden anniversary by tracking down the queen and her retinue from 1963 and inviting them to this year’s carnival, on July 6.
One of the most highly regarded musicians of all time, Paul was part of some small band called The Beatles (we’d never heard of them before either), but he will of course be best known for his work with Wings.
McCartney, who turns 71 today, was born in Liverpool and met John Lennon when he was 15 years old, with the two eventually playing together in a band called The Quarrymen.
ON Saturday evening, Barrie Herbert will be among the audience at Abergavenny’s Borough Theatre, watching a Beatles tribute band.
And 50 years ago, he was at the same venue, onstage and backstage, as the original Fab Four played to a frenzied crowd in the early stages of their now legendary career.
SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is urging fans to mark his birthday by sending donations to a cancer charity.
The Beatles legend turns 71 on Tuesday (18Jun13) and he decided to mark the occasion by launching a fundraising initiative in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, an organisation which helps the London hospital of the same name provide vital care.
Ringo Starr's personal photographer Rob Shanahan posted an amazing picture of the Beatles iconic Ludwig drum kit now on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Rob's FB page is "Rob Shanahan Music Photography",
A rare demonstration copy of the Beatles’ debut single ‘Love Me Do’has sold for a whopping $10,255.74 on eBay. The demo copy, which the seller said was from his personal collection, was reportedly one of just 250 made for radio station airplay in 1962.
“Let Us In Americana,” a new Paul McCartney tribute album, will be released June 25 on the 46th anniversary of the worldwide television broadcast of the Beatles' “All You Need Is Love” in 1967 by Reviver Records, the company announced Saturday.
"We're about to see a goddamned Beatle." You couldn't walk five feet without hearing at least one person utter that glowing refrain during night two of Bonnaroo around the What Stage (not that you could walk five feet; by nightfall, the 16-acre Manchester, Tennessee, farm was packed to the silo with 70,000 people).
The remastered 1980 film, which features footage from four U.S. concerts in 1976, hit cinemas in the U.S. last month (May13) for a one-night-only screening prior to the DVD and Blu-Ray release, but now there are plans to put the film on the big screen again, complete with an introduction from McCartney.