Whether you just own a few of John, Paul, George and Ringo’s classic albums or you’ve invested thousands of dollars in select, limited-edition vinyls and memorabilia, it’s important to make sure your Fab Four collection is protected. If fire, water or some other disaster wiped out your collection, would you be able to restore or replace your most prized pieces? If a burglar gets away with your collection, how much would you stand to lose?
The group which led the successful campaign to preserve Ringo Starr’s birthplace says it fears that Liverpool’s City Council may change its mind and demolish the block, after all.
It was announced last May that 9 Madryn St. was saved from demolition after an eight-year battle over whether to save the area or demolish the homes.
A new comic book, “Paul McCartney: Carry That Weight”, focuses on Paul’s decision to announce the breakup of the Beatles in April 1970. According to the publisher, the 24-page book "takes a snapshot of the afternoon Paul McCartney made the final decision to quit the most beloved band of all time, and imagines the thoughts and feelings behind it.”
Paul McCartney’s contribution to Record Store Day on April 20 is a treat for fans of the 1976 Wings Over America triple album. On that day, look for a release of a 12-inch EP of the live “Maybe I’m Amazed.” Side One includes the song in full and edited versions in mono, and Side Two presents the full and edited versions in stereo.
One of the makers of the documentary “Good Ol’ Freda” says they were granted permission to use four Beatle songs in their film because Freda Kelly was such a loyal employee.
“Good Ol’ Freda”, the documentary about Frieda Kelly--the Beatles’ former fan club president--will be presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 11th, as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival.
Abbey Road Studios will be open to the public March 8th-March 17th. Brian Kehew – record producer, engineer, musician and author of one of the most comprehensive books on The Beatles’ time at the studio--will give talks to visitors.
“The Beatles are a fraction of what we talk about, as we cover 81 years,” explains Kehew, “although they are the main reason people come, so we give them a larger fraction than anyone else."
Photos taken at the Beatles’ historic 1965 concert at New York’s Shea Stadium will be auctioned off March 22nd.
The 61 pictures, taken by amateur photographer Marc Weinstein, are expected to fetch £15,000—or $25,000 US--at the sale at in Stockport, England.
A doodle drawn by Paul McCartney when he was a teenager has fetched £3,764 –or $5,650 US--at auction.
The pencil sketch, from Paul’s days as a student at the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys, shows multiple faces with different expressions on a single sheet of paper.