It is one of those popular Beatles songs that appeals across generations. Octopus's Garden, like Maxwell's Silver Hammer or Yellow Submarine, have the sort of merry tunes and simple lyrics that please music lovers from nursery to nursing home and all those in between.
Sir Paul McCartney has given an impromptu gig in Covent Garden during the lunchtime rush. "Good afternoon," he told that assembled crowd of more than 2,000 fans. "Welcome to Covent Garden." "We're just going to do some songs from our new album so get your phones out... As if they weren't already," he added.
A RARE set of Beatles autographs, featuring all of the Fab Four, will go under the hammer at a Wareham auction next month, it has been announced. The autographs, collected by a fan after the band performed on the Thank Your Lucky Stars television show in 1963, will form part of a sale at Cottees Auctions.
The former Beatle was put on the spot during a phone chat with the host on Wednesday (16Oct13) as he launched a series of intimate concerts at the BBC's tiny Maida Vale studios in London, and agreed he would be willing to perform at The Mulberry Inn in Chiddingfold if those keen to see him play there stumped up the cash for Children in Need.
Rock fans will get the chance to perform 'live' with dead heroes including John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury and Kurt Cobain when a hologram museum opens in London. Bosses of the Music Hall of Fame in Camden, north London are planning to use the latest technology to create lifelike 3D images of some of the world's most famous late and living stars.
An avid autograph hunter picked an unusual time to ask for Sir Paul McCartney's signature - in the middle of a live performance being broadcast by the BBC. The fan was in the audience of only around 200 people, made up of listeners and guests, who were watching the intimate show at the Maida Vale studios in west London.
Paul McCartney has been rolling out quite a bit of press for his latest album, "New," which is out now. The former Beatle exchanged accents with Jimmy Fallon and even did an impromptu performance in New York's Times Square leading up to the Tuesday release.
A Very Special Christmas, the prestigious holiday music series that benefits Special Olympics, will celebrate its 26th season with a collection of really big chestnuts. A Very Special Christmas: ICON, out Oct. 15 on Universal Music Enterprises, serves up 11 tracks by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Rod Stewart, Sting, Aretha Franklin, Elvis and other A-list artists, some previous contributors and others on board for the first time.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. announced Saturday afternoon that director Richard Lester, who helmed the influential classic Beatles' film musicals, 1964's "A Hard Day's Night" and 1965's "Help!," is the recipient of the organization's career achievement honor.