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Wirral Beatles book is a hit in Russia - Saturday, April 06, 2013

BEATLES music was denied to the youth of Russia for decades when the Soviet authorities banned it as bourgeois and subversive.

But reaction to a new Beatles book, describing people’s personal contacts with John, Paul, George and Ringo, has demonstrated that the Russian people's passion for the Fab Four never waned despite the clampdown.

Out There news: Paul McCartney announces Boston show sellout set new record - Friday, April 05, 2013

Paul McCartney's MPL Communications announced Friday that all tickets for his July 9 show at Boston's Fenway Park sold out within five minutes of going on sale this morning at 10 a.m. local time. MPL said the five-minute sell-out is the fastest for a concert in Fenway Park history.

R.I.P. Roger Ebert: A movie fan and a Beatles fan - Friday, April 05, 2013

Roger Ebert, who died Thursday at age 70 after a lengthy bout with cancer, reviewed countless movies during his long career of over 45 years of being a reviewer.

But Fab Four fans couldn't help but be pleased with the fact that the most influential movie critic in the country was also a fan of the Beatles. Two of the Beatles' feature films, “A Hard Day's Night” and “Yellow Submarine” made his list of “Great Movies.”

Report: Newspaper says Paul McCartney to play Quebec in July - Friday, April 05, 2013

A Canadian newspaper reported Thursday that a deal has been reached for Paul McCartney to perform in Quebec this July. Le Soleil (The Sun) said the concert will take place July 23. McCartney last played the Plains of Abraham almost five years to the day of the new show on July 20, 2008, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Quebec.

Artist carves mini John Lennon into tip of pencil - Friday, April 05, 2013

Sculptor Hedley Wiggan has carved a tiny John Lennon bust into the tip of a pencil. He spends up to 60 hours crafting his microscopic masterpieces, using just an old pin and a jeweller's magnifying glass. His latest work of John Lennon and Beatles bandmates Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, each took a month to complete.

Lucky Boys Get the Beatles Cheap - Friday, April 05, 2013

In January 1963, a student at the Stowe School, a private school of just a few hundred boys, wrote to Brian Epstein, and arranged for the Beatles to appear at the school for £100. Another boy said, "I don't think they realized quite what it was that they'd allowed to come down here. It was like something from a different planet had arrived."

Beatles Photog: They Never Asked Me to Stop - Thursday, April 04, 2013

WASHINGTON -- The Beatles were likely the most-photographed band of all time -- so the idea of never-before-seen images of John, Paul, George, and Ringo seems impossible.

"I put them in my files. I had no time to do anything with them. I was busy working," says photographer Henry Grossman, whose unprecedented access to the Beatles between 1964 and 1968 is documented in his book"Places I Remember: My Time With The Beatles."

New Book: Let It Be: A Novel - Wednesday, April 03, 2013

A new book, Let It Be: A Novel by Chad Gayle, is an extraordinary story inspired by the music of The Beatles. In the book, newly-separated Michelle Jansen longs to create a new life for herself and her children. In the midst of chaos, Michelle rediscovers her love of The Beatles and finds solace in the Let It Be album.

Bracket Books announces the upcoming release of Let It Be: A Novel by Chad Gayle.

An extraordinary story inspired by the music of The Beatles, Let It Be:

Journey/Santa cofounder Gregg Rolie says Ringo's All Starrs are electric - Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Just back from another well-received round of shows with the All-Starr Band, Gregg Rolie continues working on a new solo release, the Santana/Journey co-founder's first since 2011. Rolie says that touring with Ringo Starr was "too much fun for anyone to have. Had a blast as always with these guys. I'm up for this anytime or anywhere. It's electric."

Rolie posted a new photo with Frenchie Smith and Sean Rolie, taken at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, as they were “finishing mixes on new material.”

Breaking News: Let It Be... Naked makes iTunes debut with bonus content - Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The Beatles' acclaimed 2003 album Let It Be... Naked makes its global digital debut today exclusively on iTunes. In addition to the 11-track album, the iTunes LP features all of the original booklet art and liner notes, as well as bonus audio of studio banter captured during The Beatles' 1969 recording sessions for Let It Be.

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