Mark Ronson, who has produced for musicians like Adele, Lil Wayne, Nas, Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse, lent his producing talents to Paul McCartney's new, very Beatles-esque single "New," which dropped late Wednesday ahead of the October 15 album by the same name. In a funny twist of fate, however, one missed phone call could have rewritten history.
Behind every great band or artist is a person or team of people who, one way or another, help guide them to the greatness they inevitably achieved. Even The Beatles can’t escape this distinction: Brian Epstein, their first manager, played a pivotal role in their rise to international superstardom in the 1960s.
Growing up in 1960s Liverpool and it would have been hard not to get swept up in Beatlemania. But now a digital image expert has brought the Fab Four up to date by superimposing them into today images of their home town.
Sir Paul McCartney has announced details of a new solo album and shared a track from the record called New. He told BBC 6 Music's Matt Everitt: "It's catchy, it's summery, it's a love song. I think people will recognise it as definitely me."
Iconic gates made famous by a Beatles song were painted yellow by a mysterious “artist”. Merseyside Police were making enquiries after tourists arrived at the entrance to former children’s home Strawberry Field in Woolton yesterday to find the top half of one of the gates had been painted yellow.
A Mount Rushmore–style sculpture with The Beatles in place of the four US presidents has taken centre stage in an exhibition. Titled Tomorrow Never Knows, the display is made up of four standalone pieces focusing on Liverpool’s musical heritage.
A previously unheard version of Ringo Starr singing 'Octopus's Garden' will be released along with a children's book of the same title this October. Earlier this year, Starr gave permission to publishing house Simon & Schuster to turn the famous Beatles' track into a picture book and, according to a post on his official Facebook account, it will come with a previously unreleased recording of the song, too.
Every filmmaker hopes their viewers will be left with indelible images, which will play over and over in the mind like a narrative transfusion. The great cinematographers achieve this gift of imagination and the truly great photographers even define the sensibilities of their time. Gilbert Taylor was such an artist.