Louise Harrison says she plans to document the 50th anniversary of George Harrison's visit to the U.S. the year before Beatlemania hit. "We're thinking about making a DVD telling the story about 1963, when I first came to the United States and started trying to move heaven and earth trying to get the Beatles records played in this country," she said.
LIVERPOOL, England — When one thinks of momentous meetings that altered the course of history — Caesar and Cleopatra, Bonnie and Clyde, Hitler and Mussolini — one usually imagines them taking place in grandiose settings.
St. Peter Hall, the church recreation center in the village of Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool, hardly qualifies as such. Yet it was here on July 6, 1957, that the most famous meeting in rock and roll history took place:
Mike Geraghty says histo , “Still With You (Tribute to George Harrison),” while not a George Harrison song, reflects as much of him as he could put in it. And the end result is amazingly close to something George himself might have done.
“A little while after George Harrison's passing I wanted to compose a tribute to him and his,”
Animator Ron Campbell, best known for directing “The Beatles” cartoon series and for working on “The Yellow Submarine” movie, will be appearing at the 102.9 WMGK Classic Rock Art Show at the Neshaminy Mall.
Ron Campbell’s back is aching. For two weeks, he’s been painting a 7-foot-long watercolor commissioned by the Beatles-inspired Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool, England.
Fifty years ago this week, the Beatles were all abuzz about opening for Roy Orbison. It was further proof of the band's “to the toppermost of the poppermost” trajectory. Orbison, who toured with the Beatles in Britain in May 1963, was one of the few Americans who had even heard of them.
A custom-made electric guitar played by the late John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles sold at a New York auction on Saturday for $408,000 US, said officials with the company behind the event.
The semi-hollow-body guitar, manufactured by the VOX company, was sold to an unidentified U.S. buyer at the "Music Icons" event organized by Beverly Hills, California-based Julien's Auctions.
WIRRAL management expert John MacCarfrae is encoring his unique Beatles-themed training course to deliver team building projects.
His Maverick Training company pioneered the course a decade ago and, with Liverpool University, developed an eLearning version in 2004. He built up an impressive client list throughout the UK and worked on translating the course into several other languages.
In Feb. 1963, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were sitting in the back of a tour bus, seeing if they could rise to the occasion. With ‘Please Please Me’ riding high on the British charts, producer George Martin had issued the Beatles’ budding songwriters a challenge: bring a new composition of equal quality to their next studio session.
John Lennon wrote this gentle folk-rock ballad in the autumn of 1965 at his home in Kenwood, St. George’s Hill Estate, Weybridge, Surrey.
Just as "Yesterday" mysteriously came to Paul McCartney, "Nowhere Man" simply came to Lennon at dawn after he'd stayed up all night, struggling to come up with a new song for Rubber Soul.
If ever a band has been well served by the literary world it's The Beatles. Practically every aspect of that revolutionary body of work has been dealt with in book form... or so one would have thought. From Hunter Davies' The Beatles, through Philip Norman's Shout, Bob Spitz's humongously detailed history and Ian McDonald's brilliant Revolution in the Head.