|Ringo Starr turned 72 on Saturday. But another mile marker, 50 years since he became a Beatle, is also being celebrated this year, just not necessarily by Starr. He told CBS News he hasn't thought about it at all. "It's just another number, isn't it? You know, that's how it is. ... It used to be just two years. Ooh, now five. Now 40," Starr said.|
|In 2011, Sir George Martin, who signed the Beatles to his Parlophone label and produced all but one of their albums, was the subject of a BBC documentary, "Produced by George Martin." The film will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on September 11. The home release includes 50 minutes of bonus interviews.|
|The locals know it as "Beatle Island". It might have been where John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived out their retirement. It was not to be, but the isolated island with which John Lennon once fell in love could now be yours for $380,000 as Dorinish Island has been put up for sale. Yoko Ono sold the island to two local brothers in 1984.|
|Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney will close out the Olympics Games opening ceremony with a performance of Hey Jude - and he'll ask the stadium's 60,000 spectators to sing along with him ...the pop legend will bring it to a rousing finale at midnight.|
|Well, there won't be any Ringo-bashing here, no sir. The 71-year-old former Beatle is still touring, and he's coming to Hard Rock Live tonight at 8. As a primer -- and a lesson for anyone who might think of Ringo as the Meg Griffin of Liverpool -- here are seven pieces of evidence from A Hard Day's Night, the Beatles' 1964 feature film, that show why Richard Starkey is definitely the most badass Beatle.|
|The Beatles legend insists song has a "powerful" effect and even claims to have cured a headache by listening to one of his favourite records.
"All it is, its little vibrations reaching your heart. Music, you know, it's only little vibrations, little words and little things, but it has this powerful effect.
|Ringo Starr has shot down reports that the sons of The Beatles are set to form a band together.
Earlier this year, Paul McCartney's son James said he and the rest of the Fab Four's offspring could pay tribute to their dads by creating a second-generation incarnation of the group.
|The former Beatles drummer may not be a great artist, but by funneling the profits from his pictures into charities, he’s joined the cutting edge of the art world, where artists blending their art with social action is called “relational aesthetics,’ Blake Gopnik writes.|
|Paul McCartney has recorded a video message promoting the Meat Free Monday campaign that’s intended to convince school children to decrease how much meat they eat. |
The eight-plus-minute clip shows the rock legend and longtime vegetarian talking in-depth about the positive environmental and health effects of reducing the world’s meat consumption.
|Students of the '60s will flip over news that Timothy Leary's biographer Michael Horowitz has uncovered and published a transcript from an interview conducted with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, by LSD guru Timothy Leary. |
The interview took place during Lennon and Ono's famous bed-in in Montreal on May 29, 1969.