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A tie which used to belong to John Lennon is among the rare items set to go under the hammer at the Beatles 22nd Annual Memorabilia auction. The black knitted tie was discovered by retired civil servant Joyce McWilliams, 66, who found it, along with some rare signed postcards, when she was clearing out her house.

McWilliams, who was handed the tie by Lennon himself at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, is now set to make around £20,000 (€23,500) from her finds. She walked into the Beatles Shop, in Mathew St in the heart of the Cavern Club quarter, with five rare autographed photographs of the Beatles, wondering if they were valuable. Stephen Bailey, shop manager for 20 years, said: “She said she was having a clear-out at home and came across them in a drawer. “I asked her if she had any more items and she returned a few days later with John Lennon’s black knitted tie.” McWilliams had obtained the tie and autographed photos in 1962 when she was a 15-year-old who used to attend the lunchtime sessions at Liverpool’s famous Cave details

The Beatles - The Beatles make £43.5m - Friday, August 16, 2013

The Beatles have amassed an annual turnover of £43.5 million, landing Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, as well as John Lennon and George Harrison's widows, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, with £5.1 million each.  The Beatles have made an annual turnover of £43.5 million.

The 'Hello Goodbye' hitmakers' business, Apple Corps Limited, has amassed the staggering figure - £2 million more than they made in 2012 - landing Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the estates of late members John Lennon and George Harrison £5.1 million each. Despite forming more than 50 years ago, The Beatles received £2,037,500 each in dividends, £1,936,500 in promotional activities fees and £1,175,375 for name and likeness payments. A source told The Sun newspaper: ''The Beatles have been the most famous band in the world since the 60s and it keeps on paying. ''The obsession with the Fab Four has never stopped, even half a century after they started. ''So the money j details

The lineup for 2013's iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas just got a superstar addition: Paul McCartney has joined the bill for the event, which takes place at the MGM Grand Arena on September 20th and 21st. (McCartney will play on Saturday, the 21st. McCartney will perform alongside previously announced headliners.

Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Elton John. The lineup also includes Phoenix, Fun., Maroon 5, J. Cole, Muse, Tiësto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, Miguel, Bruno Mars, Zedd, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Drake, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Benny Benassi, and Queen performing with Adam Lambert. Saturday afternoon at the "Festival Village," there will be additional performances by Miley Cyrus, the Wanted, Jason DeRulo, the Band Perry, Avril Lavigne, Krewella, Cher Lloyd, Twenty One Pilots, Pete Tong and AWOLNATION with a special guest appearance by Ne-Yo.

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Ethan Johns (son of former Beatles, Stones, and Who producer Glyn Johns) discloses precious little information about his collaboration with Paul McCartney on his 16th solo studio LP, due out this fall. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Johns keeps tight lips, but does open up about his ‘remarkable’ time spent recording with the former-Beatle.

Johns reveals, “”I could have said, ‘Let’s spend the day making percussion loops with drum machines,’ and he would have been, ‘Great! Let’s do that!’ I don’t think he ever said ‘No,’ which is kind of the mark of who he is as an artist, really. He’s always up for trying something new.”

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Fab Four door goes under the hammer at Beatles memorabilia auction in Liverpool. Beatles fans could soon be  knocking on the door of Paul  McCartney’s childhood home when it  goes under the hammer. The unusual piece of memorabilia,  taken from 20 Forthlin Road in  Liverpool, is expected to fetch about  £8,500  at auction.

Unpublished  photographs of The  Beatles at the famous Cavern Club, a  ticket for the staff dance at Lewis’s in  Liverpool and a handbill for Heswall  Jazz Club are also for sale. Also on offer is a  handwritten  letter from John Lennon, a  thank you card from George  Harrison and an original  section of stage from the  Cavern Club. They join two books  signed by John Lennon  while at Quarry Bank  School, which could each  bring in about £2,750. Early inquiries about  this year’s auction, which  will be held at the Liverpool  Institute For Performing  Arts (LIPA), have come from  Am details

Imagine you had £10,000 to spare...  you could use it to bid for a rare jacket that once belonged to Beatles star John Lennon. Dating from the late 1960s the teal blue jacket, owned and worn by Lennon, is to be sold at auction.

It was once the property of Jo Jo Johns, personal assistant to the Beatles, who worked at the group’s offices at 3 Savile Row in central London from 1968 to 1975. One of her jobs was to clear out Lennon’s house following his 1971 move to America. In the early 1970s she gave the jacket to her friend, Anthony Goddard, in Leicestershire.

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A whole lot of burly stage workers at Mosaic Stadium are on a strict diet this week, thanks to Paul McCartney. The former Beatle and rock legend is playing an outdoor show at the stadium Wednesday night.

McCartney has long been known as a staunch vegan and a vehement supporter of animal rights, even travelling with his wife to northern Canada to protest seal hunting practices in 2006. As part of the deal to bring McCartney here everyone who is working on the staging for the show is getting a taste of how he lives -- literally. Evraz Place Vice-President Neil Donnelly says the workers are being served vegetarian meals at Sir Paul's order.

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Sir Paul McCartney has teamed up with Giles Martin, son of The Beatles producer Sir George Martin, as well as Adele's producer Paul Epworth and Sir Tom Jones collaborator Ethan Johns for his new album. Sir Paul McCartney has hired The Beatles' producer Sir George Martin's son to work on his new album.

The 71-year-old star has appointed Giles Martin - whose father produced nearly all of Paul's former group's records and was often referred to as ''The Fifth Beatle'' - to help give his new album a modern pop feel. He has also teamed up with Adele's producer Paul Epworth and Sir Tom Jones collaborator Ethan Johns. A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Paul's team are very excited about the album. They hope it will take him back to the top of the pop charts. The people working with him certainly know how to do that.''

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Rare Beatles Album Fetches $35,000 - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

One of the lowest numbered Beatles albums has fetched a winning bid of $35,000 (after buyers premium) with Heritage Auctions. The White Album, which had a U.S. Pressing number of A0000001, had previously belonged to Clifford J. Yamasaki of San Francisco's Let It Be Records. The auction also included a handwritten letter from Mr Yamasaki, explaining how he came to own it.

Here's an excerpt from that letter; "It (the record) is one of approximately two dozen copies given out as early promotional items to the Beatles and top Capitol Records executives. I purchased said copy from one of the above executives in the early 1970's. Said executive was head of the classical division at Capitol Records. The 'White Album' number A0000001 was shown at a Beatles Convention one time only. 'White Album' copies with this number A0000001 were never sealed with records or sold to the public."

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Former Beatle Paul McCartney could reclaim the copyrights to a cache of his most famous tunes, but he’ll have to wait five years to do so.
Copyright laws allow songwriters to regain control of their pre-1978 compositions after 56 years. That means McCartney could control his Beatles songbook from 1962 (like “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You”) in 2018 and an even bigger cache of tunes released in 1963, (“I Saw Her Standing There,” “Please Please Me,” and “Do You Want to Know a Secret’” among them) in 2019, MSN.com reported.

McCartney will be 76 in 2018. The Beatles broke up in 1970. Michael Jackson and Sony/ATV Music Publishing later bought up a huge chunk of the group’s music. McCartney is worth nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars. He recently re-recorded “Mother Nature’s Son,” which was released on the White Album in 1968.

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