CBS is expanding on its hugely popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment with Paul McCartney with a primetime special. The network has greenlighted Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool to air Monday, August 20 at 8 PM.
The network says the hourlong special will feature never-before-seen footage from the “Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke” segment which aired on The Late Late Show with James Corden on June 21, during the week of shows from Central Hall Westminster in London. During the “Carpool Karaoke” segment, Corden and McCartney drove around Liverpool, visited McCartney’s childhood home and several of the places referenced in the song “Penny Lane,” and surprised locals with an intimate performance at a pub.
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The Beatles played Dodger Stadium in 1966 — louder than the Blue Crew beating the Giants eight days a week; and the Fab Four played the Hollywood Bowl the two years before that – recurring opportunities for your grandmas to put the "mania" in Beatlemania, perhaps providing the inspiration for the "Scream" movies.
Bob Eubanks was to blame for bringing the Beatles to SoCal, and he just won't let it be. Now, he wants to tell us all about it. That Mop Top flashback moment, "Backstage with the Beatles," is coming to the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks on Sunday. Eubanks will be himself and Ticket to Ride, will be the Beatles.
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On August 22, 1966, the Beatles flew into New York and gave two press conferences at the Warwick Hotel on West 54th Street. Asked their opinions on the war in Vietnam, they were succinct, John Lennon saying, “We don’t like it,” and George Harrison adding, “War’s wrong and that’s all.”
When a reporter asked, “Would you care to elaborate?” Paul McCartney said, “We would elaborate, but not here. … In England people will listen a bit more to what you say. Here everything you say is picked up and turned against you. There’s more bigotry in America.” The Voice‘s reporter, James Kempton (son of the well-known commentator Murray), noted, “Every pencil in the room came down.” And that’s when the quick-thinking 24-year-old McCartney decided that it might, in fact, be a very good moment to elaborate: “There are more people so there are more bigots.”
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The slain Beatle's wife has repeatedly said that Mark David Chapman should not be released after he shot the musician dead in New York City in 1980. YOKO Ono was the second wife of John Lennon and the couple campaigned for world peace together for years before he died.
Here's the lowdown on the Japanese artist who stole the heart of the Beatles' legend.
Yoko Ono was married to John Lennon for more than 10 years when he was shot and killed. Yoko Ono is 85-years old .
She was married to John Lennon for over ten years from 1969 to 1980 when he was murdered in Manhattan.
Together the couple had a son, Sean Ono Lennon, who was born in 1975.
John and Yoko met in London in 1966 and married three years later in 1969.
The Beatles broke up in 1970.
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There’s a crazy rumour that’s persisted for over 50 years that Paul McCartney actually died in a car crash in 1966 and was replaced with a lookalike imposter.
It was so well-known that Life magazine referred to it in the title – Paul is still with us – of a 1969 cover story about the musician. McCartney himself referenced the ‘Paul is dead’ myth on his 1993 album Paul Is Live. He also parodied the iconic album art of Abbey Road, which conspiracy theorists alleged contained clues suggesting McCartney’s replacement with a dead ringer.
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Sir Paul McCartney's Cavern Club gig will be remembered for a number of reasons - the atmosphere, nostalgia and timeless classics.
But, how did Sir Paul celebrate his second ever performance at the venue since his Beatles days?
Well, he chose to visit Wirral restaurant Burnt Truffle, which is known predominately for its meat selection.
The restaurant owned by Gary Usher , created a bespoke vegetarian menu on request for the former Beatles star and entourage.
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After hinting at new music and the release of a double A-Side single, today (June 20), Paul McCartney announced the release of his 17th studio album, Egypt Station, for Sept. 7 on Capitol Records.
The announcement of the upcoming album, Egypt Station, named after one of the former Beatles’ paintings (see below) comes as extremely exciting news to fans who’ve been waiting almost 5 years for new McCartney music.
The rock legends most recent album NEW had immense success and fans can only hope for even greater music this time around. “Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different location," McCartney said in a statement. "So it gave us some idea to base all the song around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”
He's also released two new tracks -- “I Don’t Know,” and “Come On To Me” -- and if they are any indication of what to expect, we’re in for a wild ride of head banging rock, as well as heartfelt ballads. Both singles, along with the rest of the album were produced in by Greg Kurstin and recorded between L.A, London, and Sussex.
Gloria Hiroko Chapman revealed how her killer hubby confided in her as he makes a bid for freedom after spending 38 years behind bars for gunning down Lennon on his New York doorstep.
But Gloria, 67, insisted her husband told her he didn’t follow through with his plot to kill the music legend, because of his love for her.
And she reportedly claims Chapman, now 63, dumped the gun he intended to use.
As Chapman faces his 10th parole hearing, his devoted wife insisted: “It didn’t matter how long Mark was in prison. I would wait for him.”
She even claims they have sex in a caravan during conjugal visits at maximum security jail Wende Correctional Facility in New York – and relax by making pizzas and watching quiz show Wheel of Fortune on TV.
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THERESA May has revealed her secret favourite band — The Beatles.
She also admitted she is a fan of the late Whitney Houston.
Theresa May's favourite band is The Beatles...how she would look with the Fab Four
The PM confided her musical tastes to pianist Davide Foroni at a five star Italian hotel on her walking holiday last week.
It came after she led guests in a stirring rendition of the national anthem which he played on the piano.
Davide told The Sun on Sunday: “Mrs May came and thanked me and we discussed her musical tastes.
"She likes everything from classical to contemporary and jazz.
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“Strawberry Field”, the famous Liverpool landmark that was immortalized by John Lennon, will soon be open to the public for the very first time.
The site of a children’s orphanage that was frequented by the famous Beatle is being revitalized by The Salvation Army, which bought the Gothic Revival Mansion from a wealthy merchant’s widow in 1934.
In addition to making the location a training and work-placement hub for young people with learning disabilities, the restoration will also include a new Lennon exhibit that will function as a tourist attraction.
Attending the ground breaking ceremony was Julia Baird, the late singer’s half-sister. To commemorate the day, she buried a time capsule and praised the initiative.S
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