Long-time animal ally Sir Paul McCartney is throwing his weight behind the Save Cruelty-Free Cosmetics European Citizens’ Initiative, a campaign started by international PETA entities as well as Dove, The Body Shop, and more than 100 animal protection organisations to call on the European Union (EU) to uphold and strengthen its ban on animal testing for cosmetics.We all thought the battle was over and that cosmetics tests on animals in Europe were a thing of the past, but sadly, that’s not the case. The European Chemicals Agency continues to demand the use of thousands of rabbits, rats, fish, and other animals in cosmetics ingredients tests. But you can help put a stop to it. No animal should suffer for beauty, so if you’re an EU citizen, please go to savecrueltyfree.eu and sign the European Citizens’ Initiative to protect the ban. Signing the petition takes only a minute – and it will help save lives.
At the time they were the two of the biggest names in showbusiness and this was the day they met on the QE2 in Southampton on their way to New York.
Peter Sellers, arguably one of the greatest British comedians and creator of the legendary radio programme, The Goon Show, was pictured with Ringo Starr, The Beatles’ drummer.
Both Peter and Ringo, together with members of their families and friends, were crossing to the US to complete a film called, The Magic Christian.
They appeared together out on the deck of the then-new QE2, where they put on an impromptu act for the Echo photographer.
Peter Sellers was travelling with his then four-year-old daughter, Victoria together with her nanny and accompanied by Amanda Quarry, stepdaughter of Cunard’s deputy chairman, Lorn Mancroft.
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PAUL MCCARTNEY shocked fans of The Beatles in 1988 when he didn't attend the band's official induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Although the star later revealed why he didn't attend, at the time George Harrison told fans he still "loved" McCartney.
The Beatles were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At that point, the band had split up 18 years prior in 1970, following the release of their 12th and final album Let It Be. Eight years earlier, On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was tragically murdered in New York City outside his home. The band's position in the Hall of Fame was long overdue - but there was a problem. Paul McCartney refused to attend the event which was hosted by Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger.
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PIERS MORGAN recently opened up about a time he was confronted by Beatles star Paul McCartney and was faced with a tough decision.
Piers Morgan, 56, has spoken up about a moment in which he was scolded by Paul McCartney following a phone call. The broadcaster discussed the incident on The Brett Lee podcast recently.
He spoke about a moment in which he had a scary phone call with Paul McCartney after meeting him for a few drinks earlier in his career.
He said, on Tuesday 18 Jan: “I was walking to the pub in Canary Wharf. We had a story on page 7 (in The Sun) about Paul McCartney.
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The Beatles’ George Harrison and The Ronettes’ Estelle Bennett didn’t bond over being the quiet members of their respective bands. George wasn’t “the quiet Beatle” any more than Bennett was “the quiet Ronette.” In the early 1960s, those were just the nicknames the press gave them for unknown reasons.
If George and Bennett really were quiet, they never would have struck up a conversation with each other at a party in 1964. They wouldn’t have dated or talked for hours on the phone late into the night either.
According to Ronnie Spector, Bennett’s sister, and fellow Ronette, the girl group first met The Beatles on their first tour of the U.K. in 1964. Both groups attended a show-business party in London and quickly became friends. However, two of The Beatles had other ideas.
Before Jeff Lynne co-founded Electric Light Orchestra, he and his band, the Idle Race, watched George Harrison and The Beatles record some of The White Album in 1968.
Lynne had no idea that he’d be back in the studio with George, who’d requested him specifically to produce Cloud Nine in 1987. George had no idea that the person he’d brushed off as a Beatles copycat would become one of his closest friends.
During a rare 1987 interview with Entertainment Weekly, George explained that it was a bit ironic that he loved working with Lynne.
“In an article from the 1970s, when the writer described an ELO song coming on the radio, you said, almost dismissively, ‘Sounds like the Beatles.’ Now, irony of ironies, you’ve ended up working with Jeff Lynne,” Entertainment Weekly pointed out to George.
The soundtrack album Yellow Submarine includes some of The Beatles‘ most famous songs. Despite this, George Harrison criticized the album in an interview. Notably, he had a theory about why Yellow Submarine was so popular even in the 1990s. George Harrison liked some of The Beatles’ albums but...
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“Imagine” is one of the most famous songs John Lennon released after The Beatles’ breakup. During an interview, George Harrison said “Imagine” could have been a Beatles song. George explained why the Fab Four didn’t record the track.During a 2000 interview with Billboard, George promoted a rerelease of All Things Must Pass. George said he created demos for some songs from his solo album All Things Must Pass while The Beatles made Let It Be. “I mean, I was probably trying to get them recorded in amongst all the usual John and Paul [McCartney] stuff,” he recalled.
George Martin is heard telling his granddaughter why he signed The Beatles in a sweet new clip shared by his son Giles Martin. Watch the video below.
In the footage, shared on Twitter, the producer discusses how he initially met The Beatles and what he thought of the quartet when they travelled from Liverpool to London to meet him. “Well, that’s a silly name for a start,” he’s heard saying when he recounts being told about The Fab Four.
He decided to give them a chance, commenting: “I met them in London and when I listened…it was ok but it wasn’t brilliant. But the magic bit came when I started to get to know them because they were terribly good people.”
He continued: “They were funny, they were very clever…and they were the kind of people that you liked to be with. So I thought, ‘if I feel this way about them, other people will feel this way about them’. So therefore, they should be very popular.”
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One of The Beatles‘ most famous songs is “All You Need Is Love.” During an interview, John Lennon said the lyrics of The Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” did not reflect his life at the time he wrote them. He explained what he thought about love when he penned the song.
According to Blank on Blank, John discussed finding the love of his life, Yoko Ono, in his 20s. “I can’t give you the formula for meeting the person that you’re going to love, but it’s around, you know,” he said. “And it happens.”
Yoko discussed what it was like to find love. “I mean, I just sort of, I was starting to give up hope, you know, that kind of thing, you know,” she said. She felt she was too old to be in a fulfilling relationship until she found John.