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Chester students' appeal for help on Beatles history project - Friday, May 24, 2013

IT WAS the location of one of the most significant encounters in popular music history and now a group of students from Chester is making an appeal for information that will help to tell the full story of the place where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met.

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Magical mystery tour as students visit Beatles’ cavern club - Friday, May 24, 2013

MUSIC students from South Tyneside College have followed The Beatles with their own tour of the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool.

They gigged at the venue made legendary by the Fab Four and from where Beatlemania was first sparked in the early 1960s. To mark the special occasion, they performed Helter Skelter, a track from the band’s 1968 White Album. The show was one of four played during a week-long mini-tour as a requirement of their two-year foundation music degree.

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Paul McCartney writes to Russian officials in support of hunger striking Pussy Riot member - Friday, May 24, 2013

Paul McCartney has written a letter in support of Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina, who has announced that she is going on hunger strike after being refused the right to attend her own parole hearing.

The former Beatle has also written another letter in support of jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who was last month denied parole.

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Tom Jones does a cover of an obscure Paul McCartney song on his new album - Friday, May 24, 2013

Tom Jones does a cover of an obscure Paul McCartney song on his new album, Spirit in the Room -- but he almost had a huge hit years back with what would become one of The Beatles' biggest hits.

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John Lennon's gypsy caravan rediscovered in Ascot house - Thursday, May 23, 2013

A KEY piece of Beatles memorabilia has been discovered in the garage of an Ascot house.

John Lennon's 1967 Sgt Pepper's Gypsy Caravan has been hidden from public view for more than 40 years.

But the Ascot News can exclusively reveal that the remains of the legendary caravan - which was bought by Lennon in 1967 for his then, four year-old son Julian's birthday - has been acquired by Alan Carr, a well-known Ascotresident and charity fundraiser.

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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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