It was a dark time for the group. The Beatles lost their manager and good friend Brian Epstein to a barbiturate overdose in the fall of 1967. To forget their sorrows, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr along with their wives flew out of London to Rishikesh, India for a retreat with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for three months (Harrison and Lennon stayed the longest) starting in February 1968.
What do you do when there’s a singular talent in your field that is SO demonstrably superlative that no one can EVER hope to compete with it? This is “the Mozart problem,” according to Boston Globecolumnist Alex Beam, who describes it as “the presence of a market-clearing talent in one’s chosen profession.”
Harlem Records announces its first full-length album release. The Harlem-based independent record label that previously released the Cissy Houston EP "Walk on By Faith" in May 2012, and the Gospel for Teens Choir extended CD-single "Yes, We Can" in November 2012, will release the "HEY JUDE," a full-length collection of never-before released gospel versions of classic pop songs.
Filming for the new three-part ITV drama about Cilla Black, starring Sheridan Smith (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) is well underway in Liverpool. The ‘60s-set drama will tell the story of how the singer and Blind Date star met Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and how she got the attention of Beatles manager Brian Epstein and producer George Martin.
Music has always been one of the most important aspects of AMC's "Mad Men." Which is why, when creator Matthew Weiner wanted to use a Beatles song in season 5's "Lady Lazarus" episode, he refused to settle for anything but the real deal.
WHILE most people remember Joe Brown as one of Britain's first pop stars, my early memories of the original chirpy Cockney are slightly different. Throughout my '80s childhood, the 72-year-old was the star of my home town's pantomime, appearing every Christmas as Buttons alongside various dames and damsels.
He was just a small record store owner who went to hear a popular little local band and decided he could make them stars. They had no record deal and no real prospects. He had no experience as a manager…but Brian Epstein convinced the Beatles to sign with him, and you know the rest of the story.
Hyundai Card suffered a system crash on Tuesday as fans scrambled to book tickets for the Seoul concert of former Beatle Paul McCartney. The credit card company started to sell advance tickets on the day for the legendary British singer's first concert in Korea, which is scheduled for May 28.
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven may not seem to have much in common with four musicians named John, Paul, George and Ringo, but a concert on Saturday will bring them all together for a fun musical time. The Anthracite Philharmonic will present "Beethoven to The Beatles" at 7 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 330 W. Market St., Pottsville.
17-year-old Dylan Gardner says: "In honor of the Beatles breakup on April 10, 1970, I decided to cover the entire second side of their last album, Abbey Road, with different instruments for 15-second intervals. Abbey Road has always stuck with me as an incredible ending note for a great career that the Beatles have put together. It's just me around the house having a blast covering my heroes!"