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How the Fab Four high-fived the Hot 100 - Saturday, April 05, 2014

In one magical decade, The Beatles made records built to last an eternity. The same might be said for the band's chart records. Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's remarkable Billboard coup, when their songs occupied the top five slots of the singles chart, a feat never repeated.

The Billboard Hot 100 ranking on April 4, 1964:

1. Can't Buy Me Love

2. Twist and Shout

3. She Loves You

4. I Want to Hold Your Hand

5. Please Please Me

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MANILA -- Here's a rare sight: reunited members of the Eraserheads on Thursday crossed Abbey Road in London, recreating the iconic album cover of their idols The Beatles.

Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Marcus Adoro and Buddy Zabala, who are staging a reunion concert there on Friday night (London time), had photos taken of them crossing the famous road. The outcome: a photo similar to the cover of The Beatles' 11th studio album named after the now-famous street, which was released in 1969. On social media, the photo quickly went viral among fans of the iconic OPM band, with a number putting the imitation side by side with the original. -- with a report from Ryan Chua, ABS-CBN News 

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Musician, actor and songwriter Tim Piper has traveled the world performing music made famous bythe Beatles, distinguishing himself as the preeminent John Lennon with roles in the CBS production The Linda McCartney Story, E! Channel’s John Lennon Story, Beatle Wives and as the singing voice of Lennon for the NBC TV movie of the week, In His Life -The John Lennon Story.

With Working Class Hero, Piper has performed at numerous special events, including being the only tribute act to perform at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, a pre-screening performance for the re-release of Yellow Submarine and the John Lennon 20th anniversary memorial gathering in Central Park. He’s also increased his portfolio even further with he much celebrated and extraordinary rock ‘n’ roll celebration of the life and music of John Lennon, known simply as: Just Imagine….A splendid time is guaranteed with Mr. Piper!!  Warm-Up Question: Tell us something about yourself/your career that&rsq details

The last track on "Revolver" is a one-chord song with the inscrutable title "Tomorrow Never Knows." Released in 1966, the album announced that The Beatles were not just a pop sensation but ambitious innovators, and of all the tracks, "Tomorrow Never Knows" was its most radical statement.

The song became so influential that it's difficult to imagine how strange it must have sounded to mid-1960s ears, though the Beatles' decision to make it the closing track signifies their own sense of bafflement about it. The song opens with a droning sitar, then John Lennon comes in, telling the listener, "Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream." Paul McCartney's bass riffs on C through the entire thing. Rock 'n' roll was never the same after that. Noted Beatles scholar Scott Freiman is scheduled to tell the story of "Revolver" during a program presented by the International Film Series at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The series runs over three evenings, April 11-13, at CU's Muenzinger Auditorium. Freiman plans to present "Tomorrow Never Knows: Deconstructing the details

Scott Rodger, the man behind Sir Paul Mccartney's current success, was named Manager of the Year at the Artist and Manager Awards in London on Thursday night (03Apr14).

Rodger went home with the top prize, which was bestowed upon him by the Music Managers Forum and the Featured Artists Coalition. The longtime industry player was lauded for his work with artists like MCCartney and rockers Arcade Fire. Robbie Williams was also honoured with the Artists Artist Award, and was commended for his "outstanding creative output, innovative business models and his support for artist rights." Other awards recipients included Pharrell Williams (Artist of the Year), Rudimental (Breakthrough Artist Award), and Sam Evitt and Jack Street (Breakthrough Manager Award), who co-manage British acts Disclosure and Sam Smith.

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By the summer of 1973, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s marriage was on the rocks. As an unusual remedy, Ono suggested that Lennon embark on an affair with their assistant, May Pang. That decision led to Lennon’s “Lost Weekend,” the 18 months that the ex-Beatle lived with Pang in her New York apartment and a rented home in Los Angeles.

Musically, it was a productive time. Lennon completed three albums – ‘Mind Games,’ ‘Walls and Bridges’ and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ – and produced LPs for Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson. And he also took part in an impromptu jam session that would be the last time he would record with Paul McCartney. But it was a period marked by Lennon’s outrageous behavior while drunk or stoned. Two weeks before the historic jam session, a drunken Lennon was tossed out of the Troubadour. Lennon referred to the time apart from Ono as ‘The Lost Weekend,’ named after a 1945 film that starred details

CLEVELAND, Ohio – He never wrote a song, fronted a band or played a concert, but Brian Epstein is one of the important men in the history of rock 'n' roll. "Without his initial guidance, insight and connections, the world would be a very different place right now. Simple as that, really," says Cleveland musician Dave Swanson.

Epstein, you see, discovered the Beatles. And, with his shrewd management, he helped turn them into the biggest band in rock history. "Brian Epstein invented what a rock 'n' roll manager could be," says Lauren Onkey, vice president of education and public programs at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. "In the 1950s, people did not look at rock 'n' roll performers as legitimate artists. Brian brought a professionalism and commitment to working with the Beatles – he really respected them and thought what they were doing was legitimate art and culture." Epstein, who died in 1967, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 10, in New York City. He will posthumously r details

McCartney to hold concert in Seoul in May - Thursday, April 03, 2014

Paul McCartney, a former member of the legendary British band The Beatles, will hold his first-ever concert in South Korea next month, organizers said Thursday. The show is part of his Out There world tour that began in Brazil last year and has taken him to 23 big cities around the world.

During the Seoul concert, scheduled for May 28 at Seoul's Jamsil Stadium, McCartney will perform tracks on New, his new album released last year as well as songs from his career with The Beatles and as a solo artist, according to South Korea's Hyundai Card Co, which is organizing the show as part of its Super Concert series. "Paul McCartney is one of the greatest musicians who can be called the alpha and omega of pop music around the world," said an official at Hyundai Card. "We hope many music fans will attend the historic scene of his first concert in South Korea." Born in Liverpool, England, McCartney is the most successful songwrit details

Most people know that The Beatles are one of the most acclaimed bands in rock and roll history, because their music has the hypnotic qualities that make teenage girls scream and artists today and yesterday cite them as one of their influences.

While many people don’t have the opportunity to see the two surviving Beatles – Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr – live in concert these days, the closest thing to watching an actual Beatles concert will be "In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" at the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre on April 30 and May 1 at 7:30 p.m. The musical is family-friendly. Not all tribute bands are alike. This one portrays the Beatles – John Lennon (Nathaniel Bott), Paul McCartney (Christopher Overall), George Harrison (Jesse Wilder) and Ringo Starr (Axel Clarke) – as authentically as possible, from their singing to the myriad of guitars used throughout the band’s decade-long career. Listening to songs like "Penny Lane" or "I Want To Hold Your Hand" from this tribute band is almost like listening to the details

BEATLES FANS WHO’VE MADE the pilgrimage to Abbey Road Studio 2 will attest to the experience of eerie communion with the mighty music captured there. Now there’s a new reason to set foot on hallowed ground with a series of events designed to shed light on the EMI facility’s storied recording history.

The Sound Of Abbey Road Studios season begins later this month and offers a unique insight into the groundbreaking recordings made in situ. It’s hosted by Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, authors of the forensic and fascinating book, Recording The Beatles. Joining them on the podium: legendary recording engineer and producer Ken Scott, whose sessions with the Beatles and others at Abbey Road set him up for a career recording the great and the good of pop, rock, prog and fusion, including a stellar stint co-producing David Bowie albums including Hunky Dory and The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars. From white coats to kaftans, and recording Yer Blues in a cupboard, Scott shares some of his A details

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