Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon are continuing their campaign against fracking (the natural-gas drilling technology hydraulic fracturing), and the air pollution and water contamination that have alarmed some residents since the practice took off several years ago. Mother and son are travelling around communities in New York and Pennsylvania to draw attention to the cause, and even went to New York’s state capital, Albany.
Paul McCartney has joined those speaking out against the Cayman Turtle Farm, a popular tourist attraction that allegedly is raising turtles for food under inhumane conditions.
The farm offers tourists the chance to learn more about the endangered green turtle as well as the loggerhead turtle, crocodiles and other Caribbean wildlife. But it also breeds turtles for human consumption.
To mark her 80th birthday on February 18th, Yoko Ono will give a Plastic Ono Band concert the night before in Berlin, Germany--with son Sean as band leader--two days after a retropsective of her work opens in Frankfurt.
Forty-nine years after the Beatles toured Australia, Ringo Starr has gotten a personal invitation to return to a train station he supposedly visited back then. National Trust volunteers who maintain the historic Grandchester station have invited him to pay a visit, after learning of a local legend that Ringo secretly visited the station in June 1964.
Ringo Starr and wife Barbara Bach disregarded the cold and hit the Sundance Film Festival to catch the premiere of the film, Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes.
Current artists are taking up the challenge to re-record the Beatles' debut album--at the same breakneck pace in which the original was recorded. Musicians including the Stereophonics and Simply Red's Mick Hucknall will attempt to complete the project in the same space--Abbey Road Studios--the Beatles used in 1963.
Paul McCartney’s little-known stepmother, Angie, has written an autobiography, My Long & Winding Road. “We lived quite a quiet life, when I think about it,” says Angie, now 83.
Members of a Spanish orchestra created a flash mob in a Madrid unemployment office, siging a Beatles classic to cheer job seekers.
One by one, they stood up in a busy waiting room and began the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun."
UK music fans say the Beatles and Queen are the artists of whom they are most proud—at 71% each.
Mersey Beat founder/editor Bill Harry says he’s revising his famous reference book, “The Beatles Encyclopedia”, first published in 1992, and revised in 2000. This third edition will be expanded to two volumes, of probably 900 pages each.