An original stereo copy of “Please Please Me” sold for 7,552 pounds, or $11,500 US—50 years to the day the record was released.
Presented in a frame with a set of autographs on a magazine page featuring the Fab Four, it was one of 280 lots of Beatles memorabilia being offered in an anniversary sale at Omega Auctions in Stockport, Lancashire, about 40 miles east of Liverpool. According to the company, the buyer was based in the UK.
Musician John Power is set to play John Lennon in a new musical. Power – guitarist in the La's and singer in the group Cast – will make his theatrical debut in Rob Eaton's musical Lennon at the Royal Court Liverpool. The show follows Lennon's life from his childhood in Liverpool through to his later years in New York.
In the April issue of Q magazine, Paul McCartney says he had wanted to make “Yesterday” an early piece of electronica. Paul says he approached electronica pioneer Delia Derbyshire from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, wanting to collaborate with her.
Derbyshire was behind the experimental Doctor Who theme tune.
Celebrated producer Mark Ronson confirms that he is working with Paul McCartney on Paul's new album.
After DJing McCartney's wedding to Nancy Shevell in 2011, Ronson has now joined Paul in the studio to produce three new songs, according to an interview with the Associated Press. "It's really good. He writes really good songs," Ronson said.
The arresting photo, which includes text that more than a million people have been killed by guns since Lennon was shot in 1980, has been retweeted more than 11,000 times since it was posted Wednesday.
A retweet by the account associated with President Obama forwarded it to his more than 28 million followers. Retweets aren’t always endorsements in Twitter etiquette, but Ono’s activism comes at a time when President Obama and U.S. Democrats’ push for more gun control after the Sandy Hook tragedy seems to be struggling.
A proposed assault weapons ban was stripped from a bill headed to the Senate floor. And that bill, which would universalize background checks, doesn’t have the bipartisan support many backers would like.
Paul has announced his first live date of 2013, which will be part of an all new tour called ‘Out There!’. Paul will play at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland on the 22nd of June, and a June 27 show in Vienna, Austria. Runors are circulating that Paul will play over Memorial Day weekend in Las Cruses, New Mexico, with a possible gig on May 26.
Earlier, Paul was confirmed as one of the headliners for this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which will be June 13-16 in Manchester, Tenn. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bjork, and Mumford and Sons also are among that festival's performers.
Imagine: 1Million (1.057.000) Americans killed by guns since we lost John Lennon. Stop it now.
An English Heritage “Blue Plaque” at the site of the Beatles’ Apple Boutique in London has been updated to honor George Harrison.
John was commemorated at the address in 2003. The new plaque, including George’s name, was unveiled by original Quarryman bandmate, Rod Davis.
Regarding his new limited edition book, “My Time with the Beatles”, photographer Henry Grossman says: “This new book is the best of my many Beatles photographs. I’m happy to share some of my favorite work and thoughts on those scenes. These are souvenirs of places I remember and some very memorable friends.”
In his introduction to the book, Paul McCartney says: “Even though The Beatles had lots of photographs taken of them, occasionally one of the photographers would be out of the ordinary… Henry Grossman was one such photographer.”
French director Michel Gondry directed the video for Paul McCartney’s “Dance Tonight” in 2007, and now Paul has reportedly done some work as a guest musician on the score for the director's upcoming “Mood Indigo.” According to French site RTL, McCartney came in and played bass on at least two instrumental tracks for the film.