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Back in the Sixties, a British photographer made it his business to capture the life of The Beatles at a time of great change. Robert Whitaker, who died three years ago, was with the world's most popular band for their most creative moments, as well as times of relaxation and mischief.

Now, fans of the "Let It Be" stars can see some of his candid photographs in The Beatles: Inside Out, a new exhibition at London's Proud Chelsea. The display commemorates the 50th anniversary of Whitaker's first session with the group and their first hysteria-inducing US tour. Whitaker first met The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein during the band's Australia tour and turned down a job offer when first asked. Shortly after attending a gig, he changed his mind and became their offi details

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will be heading out on a new North American tour in just about a month, and a new video trailer promoting the forthcoming trek has just debuted online.  The outing gets under way on June 6 in Rama, Canada, and is scheduled through a July 19 concert in Los Angeles.

The promo includes some candid footage of the legendary Beatles drummer rehearsing with his star-studded group as well as video of Starr performing Carl Perkins‘ “Matchbox” with the band.  The clip also introduces the current All Starr Band lineup and shows a full list of tour dates. This version of the group features almost all the same musicians who have been accompanying Ringo on the road since 2012.  It includes Todd Rundgren, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, former Santana andJourney singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Mr. Mister frontman Richard Page and renowned drummer Greg Bissonette.

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Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon’s Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger guested on WNYC’s Spinning On Air last month and played some songs from the newly-released Midnight Sun album, but perhaps revealed more of themselves with the cover they also performed on the show.

The band, which incorporated the members of Invisible Familiars, made a reverb-drenched run at “Long Gone,” Syd Barrett’s acid pop number from The Madcap Laughs. Barrett’s version, as it was with all of his overlooked post-Pink Floyd nugget, is fragile and thin, relying only on an organ and his acoustic guitar, charming in its delicacy but also possessing this dark undercurrent not so obvious on the rest of Madcap. The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger brings the full band to bear on the song, busting out of the tune’s seams with heavy tones from guitars, Muhl’s organ and Tim Kuhl’s discriminating drums as the song descends into the metal bombast waiting at the end details

Paul McCartney tickets have continued to top the U.S charts since the storied singer/songwriter released seats to the 2014 North American leg of his global Out There Tour, said Marta Ault on Considered the most successful musical artist of all time, the former Beatle, now 71, opens his 19-city domestic trek at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas on June 14, with first-ever shows in Louisville and Albany on June 26 and July 5, 2014.

Only a mere 50 years have slid by since the mop topped lads from Liverpool invaded America and scored sudden super stardom with their first hit “Love Me Do” in 1962. It was then that Paul McCartney, considered the “cute Beatle”, along with boyhood chums George Harrison and John Lennon, and later Ringo Starr, set off Beatlemania, and quickly became one of the most popular (and influential) acts in the history of rock and roll. Today, McCartney, now 71, is generally acknowledged to be the most successful recording artist of all time. Plus, he wrote and performed “Yesterday”, the most details

Ticket Down is a reliable source for cheap Paul McCartney tickets at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. The “Out There” world tour featuring the iconic Paul McCartney will be heading to Los Angeles, Calif. on Aug. 10 for a show at Dodger Stadium.

McCartney, the 71-year-old former member of The Beatles and Wings, announced plans to head to the Los Angeles area for the first time since 2010 when he played at the Hollywood Bowl for two nights. Thus far this year, The Beatles have been on the mind of music fan at every turn. From reuniting McCartney reuniting with Ringo Starr at the Grammy Awards to the special 50th anniversary concert done in their honor, fans have been given the chance to enjoy the greatest group in the history of music again. The group became a household name in 1960 and remained together until 1970. Following their split, McCartney would go on to have a highly successful career with Wings, a group he formed with a former wife, Linda, and Denny Laine, and as a solo artist. From the beginning of his career until today, McCart details

The UK could earn an extra £4bn every year in music heritage tourism, according to a recent report from UK Music. Titled Imagine, the study's findings take the example of Liverpool, where the heritage of The Beatles attracts millions of music tourists every year and generates £70 million for Liverpool’s local economy.

Other cities named include Hull, which will become the City of Culture in 2017 and boasts the only museum dedicated to night clubbing as well as being home to David Bowie’s backing band, the Spiders from Mars. In 2013 its Museum of Club Culture hosted a temporary exhibition celebrating David Bowie’s stage-persona Ziggy, drawing 30,000 visitors to the city. Coventry’s Music Museum recently welcomed its 1,000th paying visitor who travel to Coventry for its music heritage from Japan, Australia, Malaysia and the USA. And in Sheffield, Uncommon People is an online guide to home-grown bands, artists and musicians, such as Jarvis Cocker and the Arctic Monkeys. Jo Dipple, UK Music CEO, said: “Mus details

First, you speed up a classic instrumental solo track by John Lennon. Then, you slow down an accapella version of another solo Paul McCartney smash. Result: Fresh Beatle-y goodness.

Titled “Imagine The Band,” this eerie mashup will have you hearing ‘Imagine’ and ‘Band on the Run’ in a whole new way — and, perhaps, wondering if this is what a post-Beatles collaboration between Lennon and McCartney might have, in fact, sounded like. McCartney, in the past, has given his stamp of approval to such things — calling mashups “a tribute” — though, at least in the case of Danger Mouse’s memorable 2004 ‘The Grey Album,’ record label executives disagreed. EMI sought to halt the distribution of that project, which combined Jay-Z raps with samples from the Beatles’ self-titled 1968 album. ‘Imagine the Band,’ though it swept across the web this week, was actually produced by Mark Vidler and Go Home Productions some two years ago,& details

If you are a fan of The Beatles, you might remember A Hard Days Night, a comedy movie that portrays a couple of days in the lives of the group. A Hard Days Night was first released way back in 1964, and now the Beatles movie is getting re-released.

A Hard Days Night re-releases to cinemas on the 4th of July this year for its 50thanniversary, and we have the trailer for A Hard Days Night for your viewing consideration below. A Hard Days Night was directed by Richard Lester, and of course stars the legendary Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. The blurb that goes along with the trailer says… “Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play slapstick versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the details

The owner of iconic Abbey Road Studios is planning a major expansion and upgrade of the facility, the Journal’s Bruce Orwall reports. As any self-respecting Beatles fan knows, Abbey Road is home to the famed Studio Two, where the foursome recorded an extensive amount of their catalog. The crosswalk out front is one the most iconic images in pop music history.

However, rather than capitalize on the studio’s distinguished history, Universal Music Group is putting its money on Abbey Road’s future. If it secures approvals, Universal will add two new state-of-the-art studios aimed at new rock, pop and urban artists, as well as a “retro” studio, complete with vintage gear for old-school projects. “It’s a place where we still need to record classic albums,” David Joseph, chairman and chief executive of Universal Music U.K., told Orwall in an interview. He wants it to be a place where “a new 17-year-old’s guitar band” can record great music. Neverth details

Ringo Starr is, of course, most famous for having played with a certain British Invasion group. But he’s not without his rootsy credentials, having sat in with no less a Chess legend that Howlin’ Wolf for 1972′s The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions. Meanwhile, his relationship with the youthful blueser Kenny Wayne Shepherd goes back to the Ringo 2012 project.

That puts their collaboration on the thunderous “Cut You Loose” from Shepherd’s forthcoming release Goin’ Home into perspective. Still, it might not prepare you for the deep pocket that the former Beatles sticksman climbs into on this old Buddy Guy/Junior Wells favorite. Listen to it via SoundCloud here! Shepherd sings with a stinging, gutteral menace, then unleashes a gurgling wah-stomping aside on his guitar. But, other than a few choice fills, Starr bears down, creating a rock-hard foundation that both establishes and nurtures this truly monstrous groove. It’s perhaps a whole new listening experienc details

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