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'Fifth Beatle' George Martin's work performed - Saturday, April 20, 2013

FORMER Beatles producer George Martin brought a touch of rock 'n' roll to the Leith Hill Music Festival on Thursday evening.

Sometimes referred to as the 'fifth Beatle', Martin attended the first night of the festival at Dorking Halls to see his own Mission Chorales piece being performed.

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Beatles’ John Lennon suit fetches $ 200,000 - Saturday, April 20, 2013

A grey coloured suit, worn by the famous Beatles member John Lennon in the British black-and-white comedy film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, has gone under the hammer at the Saráchaga auction house, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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John Lennon reimagined as a washed-up a shirker aged 50 - Saturday, April 20, 2013

They had a famously stormy relationship but what if John and Paul had never even made it to their first No 1 together?

That’s the premise for a new short film which imagines what might have happened if John Lennon had quit The Beatles before they hit the big time in 1962.

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James McCartney: "When I Was 23 I Got Disillusioned By Music:" - Friday, April 19, 2013

Paul McCartney's son talks about family traditions at Coachella

James McCartney is a man of many family traditions. He is serious about his music and photography, and yesterday in the Southern California desert, he carried on a new one: playing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where his father, Beatle Paul McCartney, famously played an emotional headlining set in 2009.


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Wings 1976 live album ‘Wings over America’ to be reissued in May - Friday, April 19, 2013

Wings, the band Paul McCartney formed following the end of The Beatles, will reissue their 1976 live album 'Wings Across America'.

The album documented the band's trip across North America and will be reissued as a deluxe box edition on May 27. The box set includes the two-disc live album remastered at London's Abbey Road studios, a bonus audio disc recorded live at San Francisco’s Cow Palace. 


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Come Together! Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr enjoy a mini Beatles reunion at dinner - Thursday, April 18, 2013

They're the last two remaining members of the world's most famous band.

And Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr enjoyed something of a Beatles reunion on Wednesday night as they headed out for dinner together at Cecconi's in Los Angeles.



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Paul McCartney records message for gun control group Voices Against Violence - Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yoko Ono isn't the only one still trying togive peace a chance. Like John Lennon's widow, Paul McCartney has taken a stand in favor of stiffening gun laws in the United States. The Beatles great did his part recently by recording a message for Voices Against Violence

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George Harrison - so good The Beatles suppressed him - Thursday, April 18, 2013

Paul McCartney and John Lennon were all very well and good, but Georgie was better. Ringo was a helluva nice guy, but the Quiet One was better. How so? Well, his Beatles works were better than all the others. Far superior, and that's the fact of the matter.

The self-appointed top dogs suppressed him all they could, only giving the poor Mr Harrison one song to their five.

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Survey says ESL teachers use The Beatles to help students learn English - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A new study has found that 40 percent of surveyed ESL teachers play songs by The Beatles to help their students learn English.

Research by Kaplan International Colleges, a leading provider of English courses, revealed that 86 percent of ESL teachers play music during class to enhance lessons and help students improve their understanding of the English language.

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Linda McCartney and Wings - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fifteen years ago today, Linda McCartney died of breast cancer, only 56 years old. We remember the activist and songwriter. Written by Linnea Crowther. Originally published April 2011.

In 1969, the unthinkable happened. It was an event that devastated young women in England, America… all over the world. What was it that broke their hearts and dashed their dreams?

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