Director Richard Lester said he was given a strict deadline and low budget when making The Beatles' first film A Hard Day's Night, because the film's producers didn't think the band's popularity would last.
Back by popular demand John Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta are going back to basics with their two-man concert, Looking Through A Glass Onion. Waters says the concert shows there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the ins and outs of John Lennon and the Beatles.
"I mean, we were in a movie, man. We were making a movie!" Starr recalls to Billboard. "Four guys from Liverpool making a movie — it was so great. I loved it, and as you can tell, I loved it because the next movie [Help!] was sort of based around me, based around the ring and Kaili.
TAKE a trip back in time to the rock 'n' roll days of the Merseybeat era on this weekend break to the home of the Beatles. You will visit the homes and schools of the iconic band, discover the places that inspired two of their most memorable songs, and explore the sounds and sights of vibrant Liverpool.
When the film A Hard Day’s Night premiered in London on July 6, 1964, it wasn’t the first time that its stars — the Beatles — saw the film, but it was definitely better than that earliest viewing. The movie is best remembered for its opening sequence of crazed fans chasing the Fab Four through the streets, but its stars also recall that seeing their own faces on the big screen wasn’t exactly a comfortable experience.
The former Liverpool home of Beatle George Harrison is set to be sold at auction. The house, 25 Upton Green in Speke, was home to George during the early stages ofBeatlemania – and is believed to have been a popular hang-out for the band during their formative years.
John Lennon was a brilliant songwriter, but not much of a driver: He didn’t get his license until he was 24, and ended his time behind the wheel with a scary mishap that ended with a trip to the hospital for himself, his son Julian, Yoko Ono, and her daughter Kyoko.
Shortly after Dolly Parton finishes, another cult female legend takes to the Park stage, albeit one trickier to sing along with unless you’ve been having your vocal chords hand-stretched on a weekly basis
Fifty years ago US film distributors fancied making a quick buck exploiting a British band they dismissed as a passing fad. They wanted a low-budget film about The Beatles to be thrown together in a few weeks to cash in on “a brief craze”, reports the Sunday People.
In some ways, growing up with John Lennon‘s for a dad must have been pretty cool — but in others, it could be fairly nerve-wracking, as Sean Lennon explained in a recent chat with Mojo. Chief among young Sean’s fears? Being kidnapped. “I was terrified of that scenario when I was young. We lived under the threat of kidnap and I had the whole bodyguard thing,” he admitted, explaining that one of the songs on his new ‘Midnight Sun’ album, ‘Poor Paul Getty,’ was partially inspired by that childhood trauma