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For a knighted pop singer with a career stretching nearly 60 years, Paul McCartney seems like such a normal person.

The most scandalous thing I could find on TMZ was a video of him getting rejected alongside Beck at the doors of a club.

I read his latest interview with Rolling Stone and couldn't help but notice how cooly the 75-year-old performer dissected The Beatles' legacy.

“We always tried to be the best band in Liverpool,” McCartney told the magazine. “Then we tried to be the best band in England. Then we tried to be the best in the world.”

There's only a handful of musicians who could say something like that without appearing arrogant. McCartney's reflection on his mop-topped phase sounds so matter of fact, and there was very little precedent for what The Beatles did in their touring years. Those suits, songs and the resulting screams are the building blocks of arena tours and today's high-profile music entertainment.

The newest leg of the "One On One" tour lands in Oklahoma City on Monday and marks Sir Paul's return to the Chesapeake Energy Arena roughly 15 years after he helped open the downtown venue. He'll play nearly 40 songs over the course of three hou details

The nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and the Ron Howard-directed rock doc The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years came away with a fab five nods, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

The film, which got its TV premiere on Hulu in September, will also compete for Emmys in four other Nonfiction Program categories: outstanding writing, picture editing, sound editing and sound mixing.

Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years takes an in-depth look at the Fab Four’s history from 1962 to 1966, while showcasing the band’s live performances. Those span from their historic early hometown gigs at the Cavern Club in Liverpool through their final official concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

The movie, which features rare and previously unseen footage of The Beatles, was produced with the full cooperation of surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and from the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison: Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.

 

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THE hotel where The Beatles stayed during their 1964 tour of Scotland has been snapped up by a new owner.Guests can stay in the chalet where John Lennon and Paul McCartney spent the night at The Four Seasons at St Fillans in Perthshire after the 19th century boutique hotel was bought by businesswoman Susan Stuart in a £795,000 takeover deal. Ms Stuart can already stake her own claim to fame, having launched the legendary Roundhouse venue – a former railway engine shed converted into a performing arts and concert venue in London.

She moved to Perthshire for a change of scenery and chose the Four Seasons because of its setting and history.The Fab Four arrived at the hotel during a night of heavy rain on October 19, 1964.Fresh from another wild show in Edinburgh’s ABC Cinema, the travel-weary Liverpudlians were ushered into the dining room for steaks.

 

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John Lennon's psychedelic Rolls-Royce returns to Britain to mark the launch of its new Phantom and 50 years of Sgt Peppers

It will travel from Canada to London to join ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ – A Rolls-Royce Exhibition, at Bonhams on Bond Street, an area visited regularly by Lennon in the late 1960s in this very car.

Members of the public will be able to see it there from 29 July to the 2 August.

Lennon took delivery of his car on on 3 June 1965 – the same day that astronaut Edward H White left the capsule of his Gemini 4 to become the first American to walk in space.

Originally the Rolls-Royce Phantom V was in Valentine Black. But Lennon had it customised in true rock-star style.

The rear seat was converted to a double bed, and a television, telephone and refrigerator were installed, along with a 'floating' record player and a custom sound system (which included an external loud hailer).

Then, in April 1967, just as the recording of the ground-breaking Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album was finishing, Lennon asked Surrey-based coachbuilders JP Fallon to give the Phantom a new paint job which was carried out by local artist Steve Weaver, w details

- He saw her standing there and pulled her up on stage. A Polk County woman got a surprise chance to sing with music legend Paul McCartney Monday night, and there's no maybe about it: She's amazed.

The former Beatle played some of the greatest hits from the Fab Four and also from his solo career during a rocking show at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

Kecia Howell and her son were pulled up on stage to sing ‘Get Back’ with McCartney.  She was wearing a handmade Sergeant Pepper-style jacket and sitting up in the front, so they're thinking that's why he may have noticed her.Not only did she get to sing and dance on stage with Sir Paul, she also got something that would be the envy of pretty much any fan -- a smooc details

Incoming MAD Magazine editor Bill Morrison will write and illustrate Titan Comics' adaptation in time for the movie's 50th anniversary next year.

The Blue Meanies are about to invade comic book stores.

In time for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' beloved animated movie Yellow Submarine, Titan Comics will release an all-new comic book adaptation of the feature.

The movie, originally released in July 1968, saw animated versions of Paul, John, George and Ringo led to Pepperland by Captain Fred in an attempt to rescue it from the menace of the music-hating Blue Meanies. A mix of psychedelia and straight-forward animation that featured unreleased Beatles tracks and a cameo from the live-action band themselves, Yellow Submarine went on to become both critically acclaimed — it received a New York Film Critics Circle Special Award in 1968 — and warmly embraced by fans.

Source: Graeme McMillan (Hollywood Reporter)

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Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrated his 77th birthday on Friday by announcing a new album that will feature former bandmate Paul McCartney.

Starr's 19th solo album "Give More Love" will be released on Sept. 15 and will include McCartney on two tracks - "We're on the Road Again" and "Show Me the Way," which is dedicated to Starr's wife, Barbara Bach.

"We are still mates," Starr told Reuters of his former bandmate. "He's out on the road, he's got his own life. I'm out on the road a lot making records and he was in town so I called him and I said, 'I've got this track for you to play on.'"

 

 

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Happy Birthday Ringo 77 on 7-7 - Friday, July 07, 2017

Happy Birthday Ringo 77 on 7-7-2017 have a great day from all the Beatles Radio Listeners

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Don't forget Ringo on tour this year - Monday, June 19, 2017

Oct. 13-14, 17, 20-21, 24, 27-28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Oct. 30 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
Oct. 31 – Austin TX @ Moody Theater
Nov. 2 – Sugarland, TX @ Smart Sugarland Civic Center
Nov. 4 – Thackerville, OK @ Global Events Center at Winstar
Nov. 7-8 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
Nov. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
Nov. 12 – Norfolk, VA @ ODU Pavilion
Nov. 14 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Nov. 15 – New York City, NY @ Beacon Theater
Nov. 16 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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t looks like Ringo Starr may be ushering a new George Harrison composition into the world.

Harrison's widow Olivia tells The Sun in the U.K. that she discovered some lyrics to a song called "Hey, Ringo" -- which includes the line "Hey Ringo, now you I want you to know/That without you my guitar plays too slow" -- in a folder inside the bench of an old piano and has given them to Starr.

"He'd never seen this song before. He was so surprised," Olivia Harrison said. She noted that her husband "would put down a notebook and forget where he left it. A piano bench was the obvious place to stash the night's debris;" She dates the song to about 1970 and plans to "dig a little" to see if Harrison committed it to tape at all.

There's no word yet on what Starr intends to do with the song; He's been working on a new album with help from Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Van Dyke Parks and others with no title or release date yet announced.

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