That the brutality should come from the same source as last week’s acoustic sounds (even with the salt and vinegar of John Lennon’s voice on You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away) makes it all the more thrilling. We have now arrived in the deep sixties, that moment in pop culture where the battle lines are being drawn up.
The former arts college turned University where Beatles legend John Lennon studied is set to rename a building after its most famous student. Yoko Ono has been involved the development of the site and has given her blessing for the arts building to bear her husband's name.
IT'S JULY 1, 1963 AND at London's Abbey Road Studios a song is recorded that will change the world, the lit fuse of the most extraordinary pop culture explosion of the 20th Century. It's called She Loves You, the work of a Liverpudlian four-piece three singles (the last, From Me To You, their first UK Number 1) and one album old, not yet thoroughly Fab, but already pretty damn great. The Beatles' 1963, already manic in the extreme, is about to propel them into a mind-blowing transmogrification. By the end of the year they will be legends, aliens, avatars. Weird hardly describes it, but there were upsides, of sorts...
Paul McCartney appeals to countries across the world to end cosmetics tests on animals
Former Beatle and long-time BUAV supporter Paul McCartney has applauded the work done by the animal organisation to secure the European Union’s animal testing ban for cosmetics, and is backing Cruelty Free International work for a global ban on cosmetics tests on animals.
Sir Paul McCartney didn't feel famous when he was in Wings. The 'Band on the Run' singer formed the rock band after being in The Beatles, and liked the fact when he started out, he wasn't treated like a famous person anymore.
He told Classic Rock magazine: ''Wings was difficult but rewarding. I sometimes wonder if it was crazy after The Beatles to do the entire thing again.
Long before he picked up a guitar, John Lennon was a doodler. The cerebral Beatle, who spent three years at the Liverpool Art Institute before immersing himself in the music that would define his career, always loved drawing and sketching.
His line drawings, in pen, pencil or Japanese sumi ink, were the work of an impulsive creativity, bringing his philosophies, wry humor, playfulness and deep devotion to family to quick, inventive life.
Want to feel and look young when you’re 71? Paul McCartney has some tips for you. The Beatle speculated that the reason he’s looking so great can be attributed to his flesh-free diet and active love life. McCartney told VH1 radio, “I do do a bit of exercise but it’s not like heavy work out.
Paul will be playing tonight with his band at the Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria as part of his all-new "Out There" tour. Fans travelling to the show – or even visiting Vienna in the coming months – may also be interested to learn that the first comprehensive exhibition of Linda's photography is currently showing at the Kunst Haus Wien museum in the city.
Each month Paul has been answering questions from his fans for the website's new feature 'You Gave Me The Answer'. This month's question comes from Amanda in the United States who asks: "What is the most inspirational thing someone has ever said to you?"
The unsigned record, Please Please Me, was described by the seller as being in excellent/near mint condition, and worthy of being in a museum.
Here's an excerpt from the sellers listing, describing the condition; "This is without doubt the one of the best examples of this record anywhere in the world! The vinyl surfaces are simply stunning and the black and gold labels are as good as you will ever see.