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Highlights of The Beatles 1964 Australian tour has been released by EMI Records. It was 50 years ago when The Beatles were invited to Australia. They touched down in Sydney on June 11, 1964 and spent 13 days in the country and played 20 shows in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. It was their only Australian tour.

Manager Brian Epstein promised he would bring the band back to Australia if they could maintain their current popularity. However, by 1966 they quit touring and never played live in public again expect for the Apple rooftop appearance for the Let It Be film. The footage shows the fans, the band and the press conference. Hundreds of thousands Australians lined the streets to see The Beatles. Australian fans were intense. 300,000 people turned up in Adelaide alone. It was the biggest crowd the Beatles ever had. John Lennon was asked what he expected to find in Australia. His response, 'Australians'. The Beatles 1964 Australian tour highlights


ANDREW Lancel will be among the unveiling party when a Blue Plaque is unveiled to Brian Epstein in London next month. The Liverpool actor is set to reprise his role as the late Beatles manager on stage this summer, this time in London.

But ahead of that he will be at the special ceremony at the London offices of Epstein’s company NEMS on Saturday, June 29, which is also expected to be attended by contemporaries, friends and family members of the manager and businessman. Brian Epstein, who would have been celebrating his 80th birthday this year, was also recently posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of fame following a campaign from fans. NEMS occupied offices in Sutherland House in Argyle Street, adjacent to the London Palladium, from the height of Beatlemania in 1964 until shortly after Epstein’s death in 1967 at the age of 32. David Stark, who is a LIPA companion as well as editor of SongLink International, sponsor of the plaque, speaking on behalf of The Heritage Foundation, said: "The Heritage Foundation is delighted our former Vice Presid details

“The Art of Ringo Starr” on display at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) Fri, June 13 thru Sun, June 15, 2014 - receptions 7PM-10PM on Fri, June 13 & Sat, June 14; & 1PM-4PM on Sun, June 15. Ocean Galleries brings the collection to Caesars Atlantic City on display in the Tiberius Room (3rd floor) 6PM-12AM on Fri, June 20 & 1PM- 5PM Sat, June 21. Opportunity for buyers to meet Ringo June 21 prior to his All Starr Band concert at Caesars.

Stone Harbor, NJ, May 29, 2014 --( He gained worldwide fame as the drummer for The Beatles, but the multi-talented musician, singer, songwriter, and actor has an artistic talent that will be showcased at the Jersey Shore this summer when Ocean Galleries hosts “The Art of Ringo Starr.” For two weekends in June, Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) will showcase Ringo Starr’s exquisite artwork, which will be on display at two locations and available for acquisition. “The Art of Ringo Starr” will open at the Stone Harbor gallery on Frid details

The largest private collection of doodles, comic drawings and nonsensical poems by the Beatles singer John Lennon will be sold by Sotheby's in New York next Wednesday.

Ranging from gibberish descriptions of Lennon's native city Liverpool, in northern England, to a drawing of a ‘National Health Cow’ in an apparent jab at Britain's National Health Service, the collection reveals a lesser known side of the celebrated British singer, who was shot dead in 1980. The drawings and original manuscripts are part of a collection of publisher Tom Maschler, creator of the prestigious literary award the Booker Prize, who published them in two books, In His Own Write (1964), and A Spaniard in the Works (1965). The collection, named You Might Well Arsk, has a pre-sale estimate of around $800,000 for 89 lots, Sotheby's said. The sale coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance in America on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. Watched by 73 million Americans, it sho details

Essential reading for any serious Paul McCartney fan, Luca Perasi’s Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) covers everything from theMcCartney album (released in 1970) right through New (released in 2013). Perasi takes us from song to song, conveying tons of detailed information. The goal was to focus on factual information rather than critical analysis.

While some of the author’s opinion-based commentary slips in, he makes a genuine effort to make this a reference guide above all else. Each song includes a listing of musicians involved, as well as where and when each tune was recorded. It’s made clear in the introduction, the scope of the book is limited to songs written by McCartney that appeared on a release credited to Paul McCartney, Wings, or The Fireman (the latter being McCartney’s experimental collaboration with producer Martin Glover, aka Youth). Any song written by someone other than McCartney is not covered details

The Beatles legend looked frail and pale-faced as he walked arm-in-arm with his wife Nancy Shevell in the rain on Tuesday (27May14), but managed to give a wave and a 'thumbs-up' to photographers.

McCartney jetted back to London earlier this week (beg26May14) after he was released from hospital in Tokyo where he was treated for a viral infection. The 71-year-old music veteran axed his Asian tour to focus on his recovery. 

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The Fab Four’s landmark “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album is rechanneled toward packaging with PAC Packaging Consortium’s outside-the-box “A Day in the Life” Symposium taking place September 30 through October 2 in Toronto, Canada.

We asked James D. Downham, president & CEO, PAC Packaging Consortium, what the event is about and what is unique. “It is about A Day In the Life of a packaged product – an imaginary nutritional beverage,” he responds. “Equipped with remotes, our interactive audience will be engaged and answering questions throughout the three days – thus providing real-time discussion topics and an industry survey.  “What makes this event unique are the theme, content, innovation, collaboration, audience engagement, venues and the fact there will be lots of fun. Pricing is lower than most competitive conferences in the packaging space. In other words, an amazing value for money spent.


It looks like Paul McCartney is on the road to recovery.  The organizers of the rock legend’s tour of Japan have issued a statement announcing that the former Beatle left the country on Monday after being treated for a virus that forced him to postpone the trek.

According to a translation, the message says, “Paul has recovered from his illness, checked out of the hotel before noon…and left Japan on a chartered flight.”  The organizers add that McCartney is hoping to return to the country “for more concerts as soon as possible,” while noting that they plan to negotiate with his representative with regard to scheduling new dates. This past week, McCartney’s spokeswoman confirmed that the star had been admitted to a Japanese hospital after he announced the concert cancellations. “Since contracting a virus last week that led to the postponement of tour dates, Paul received successful medical treatment at a hospital in Tokyo,” said a statement issued to ABC News Radio. 

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Yoko Ono is giving peace a chance. The artist and widow of John Lennon withdrew her $6.7 million lawsuit against a West Village co-op board last month, a day after she sold her apartment there for a more-than-expected $8.3 million, the Daily News has learned.

“Everybody is happy and we’re getting along,” said Ono’s lawyer, Larry Hutcher. Ono, 81, filed the big-bucks suit last year against the board of Stable 49, a small apartment building at 49 Downing St., charging they’d been making it impossible for her to sell her long-vacant penthouse apartment there. “The board has done everything within its power to keep the penthouse empty by singling out and prejudicing Ms. Ono,” including announcing new rules that would make it difficult for any prospective buyer to renovate the 5,710-square-foot apartment, the suit said. Ono has owned the apartment since 1995. “Ms. Ono has never lived in the penthouse. She purchased the penthouse for her son, who lived there for a few years,” the filing says, referring to Sean Len details

Guitar With Wings makes clear that Laurence Juber, during a sideman stint that lasted some three years, learned things large and small from Paul McCartney. He spends this sumptuous photo book celebrating the good (adeeply underrated album, a hit single, the chance to work alongside a childhood hero) and forgiving the bad (the silly love songs, the silly drug bust that essentially ended Wings, McCartney’s even sillier assertion that George Martin broke them up).

It seems Juber, a member of Wings from 1978-81, always had a keen sense of what this opportunity meant — absorbing everything he could from McCartney, but also from his other bandmates and from McCartney’s photographer wife. Guitar With Wings, in many ways, wouldn’t have been possible but for Linda’s passion for shooting pictures. Juber caught the bug, too. Meanwhile, the McCartneys relationship proved inspirational, as well. “The couple-consciousness of Paul and Linda McCartney,” Juber says, “proved t details

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