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Bag O'Nails to Reopen - Monday, February 25, 2013

The London club where Paul and Linda McCartney met—and a favorite 60’s hangout for the other Beatles, too—will reopen.

The Bag O’Nails will reopen officially in April, with a “soft relaunch” during March. 

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LIPA-Style School Opening in Spain - Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts--Paul McCartney’s “Fame School” created in the building where he and George Harrison were students together—is getting a sister school in Spain.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the Institute of the Arts Barcelona (IAB), just like its Liverpool counterpart, will offer training in various performing arts disciplines at foundation, degree and post-graduate levels.

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Paul to Headline Bonnaroo - Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Paul McCartney will headline the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee. Others on the bill include Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mumford & Sons, Billy Idol and Bjork.

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Abbey Road Used in Indian Traffic Campaign - Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Traffic police in Calcutta are making their point to India’s pedestrians by using the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road cover as an example of using crosswalks.

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Tony Sheridan Dead at 72 - Monday, February 18, 2013

Tony Sheridan, the English singer and guitarist for whom the Beatles served as backup band in their first recordings, died February 16th at age 72.  In addition to his connection to the Beatles, Sheridan is credited with being the first British musician to play the electric guitar on television, and went on tour with Chubby Checker, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry.

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Rare Aunt Mimi Letter Up for Auction - Friday, February 15, 2013

A letter written by John Lennon’s Aunt Mimi sent to a teenage Beatles fan nearly 50 years ago is going up for auction. The letter was sent in 1964 from Mendips, the house where John spent most of his childhood.

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Rio Celebrates the Beatles - Thursday, February 14, 2013

Upwards of 50,000 revelers in Rio attended the "Sargento Pimenta" ---or Sgt. Pepper in Portuguese, the language of Brazil-- street party during Carnival.  The Beatles-themed celebration is one of more than 400 raucous street parties that spring up throughout Rio de Janeiro during Carnival season.

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Johnny Marr Speaks of Paul and George - Thursday, February 14, 2013

In a new interview, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr talks about a daylong session playing with Paul McCartney and how much George Harrison influenced his own playing style. Marr tells the Autojubilator that while nothing ever came of it professionally, he and Paul had great fun playing intensely for 8 to 9 hrs.

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Scorsese, Gere Endorse New John & Yoko book - Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Director Martin Scorsese and actor Richard Gere are lending their suppport to Jonathan Cott's new book about John and Yoko, Days That I'll Remember.

Cott first interviewed the couple for Rolling Stone in 1968, and they all became friends.  He also conducted their final joint interview on Decmber 5, 1980.

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Paul Wins Grammy for Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Monday, February 11, 2013

Paul McCartney took home his 15th Grammy--and his first for a solo album--for Kisses on the Bottom, his album of standards.  The award was announced before the telecast from the Staples center in Los Angeles.

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