Julian Lennon doesn't do the hard sell anymore. Nearly 30 years after his brief, mini-Beatlemania-like brush with fame sparked by the release of his debut album, Valotte, the 50-year-old singer-songwriter has a new record out, Everything Changes, but he's not knocking himself out to shove it down people's throats.
Obviously not previously owned by any Tom, Dick or Harry, this 'garage found' 1965 Austin Mini Cooper Radford was once the property of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
The car may be the only unrestored example with Beatles connections. After Epstein’s ownership, the Mini passed on to George Harrison’s brother, Peter Harrison.
JOHN LENNON was obsessed with writing a song better than SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's YESTERDAY and hoped IMAGINE would finally replace THE BEATLES' hit as the world's most-loved song.
The guitarist was consumed with his desire to pen a track as good as the famous song written by his Fab Four bandmate in the mid-1960s because so many fans mistakenly believed it was composed by Lennon.
The Beatles are bringing back their second feature film, Help!, on Blu-Ray with some special outtakes, interviews and trailers, as well as a 30-minute documentary on the making of the movie. In this exclusive clip, director Richard Lester, director of photography David Watkin, hair and make-up artist Betty Glasow and costume designer Julie Harris share their memories of working on Help!and offer candid tidbits about the experience.
In 1965, amateur photographer Marc Weinstein used a fake press pass to get police to escort him stage-side at the historic Beatles concert in Shea Stadium. Now, almost 50 years later, he has sold all 61 of the images he captured there for a whopping £30,000 (or about $45,500). The story involves a little bit of bravery, a little bit of trickery, and a lot of luck.
THE first car ever bought by John Lennon sits outside his former mansion for the first time in 50 years - and now both are up for sale for a combined total of £14million.The beautiful blue Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Coupe has not touched the Tarmac at the luxury Kenwood estate since 1968 at the height of Beatlemania.
A lot of us teenage girls were a bit psycho, that way, in the psychedelic Sixties; pinning Beatles to our bedroom walls like crazed etymologists; fantasising about John / George / Paul / Ringo – take your pick – Eight Days A Week. Cynthia was married to MY John. It was MY hand he wanted to hold.
That was Yesterday. The Fab Four dropped to the bottom of my album collection and Cynthia didn’t cross my mind again for the next 40 years.
On a giant screen, John Lennon and Yoko Ono walk through a chilly Central Park, as the ex-Beatle ruminates over their just-released collaborative album Double Fantasy. "It's love and a lot of sweat and the life experience of two people," he surmises. Twelve days later, Lennon was killed and Double Fantasy transformed from a poorly received comeback into a chart-topping, hit-spawning, Grammy-winning last testament.
The Beatles made EMI’s Abbey Road Studios a household name after they titled their 1969 album for the facility. It was there that they recorded nearly all of their songs, beginning with their first release, 1962’s “Love Me Do.”
But as their need for studio time grew in 1967 during the making of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour, the Beatles occasionally found Abbey Road’s three studios booked for sessions by other EMI artists
When most of us go to garage sales, we don’t plan on picking up anything of extreme value. That definitely wasn’t the case for a lucky San Diego man, who picked up a rare Beatles interview tape at a local garage sale. The tape was said to have been recorded in 1965, before a Beatles show in San Diego.