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Sean and Yoko Continue Anti-Fracking Campaign - Thursday, January 24, 2013

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.

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Paul Joins Turtle Campaign in Cayman - Thursday, January 24, 2013

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.

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Yoko Plans Pastic Ono Band Concert for Her 80th Birthday - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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.

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Ringo Invited to Tour Australian Train Station...Again? - Monday, January 21, 2013

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. 

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Ringo & Barbara Hit Sundance Film Festival - Monday, January 21, 2013

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.

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"Please Please Me" Album Being Covered in Entirety for BBC - Thursday, January 17, 2013

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.

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Paul's Stepmother Writes Autobiography - Thursday, January 17, 2013

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.

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Flash Mob Sings "Here Comes the Sun" to Unemployed in Spain - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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."

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Beatles & Queen Top New UK Survey - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

UK music fans say the Beatles and Queen are the artists of whom they are most proud—at 71% each. 

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Bill Harry Revising "Beatles Encyclopedia" - Monday, January 14, 2013

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. 

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