The Art Vinyl prize recognises the year's best music artwork, with The Temper Trap, Keane and Muse triumphing in 2012. Fashion designer Vanessa Da Silva is nominated for her cover for Turbines by Tunng, while Edwyn Collins, Goldfrapp and Sir Elton John are also shortlisted.
The Grammy Awards will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' landmark performance on The Ed Sullivan Show with a two-hour special that will air on CBS. The program, titled The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles, will be broadcast at 8 p.m. EST on February 9th, 50 years to the day, date and time that John, Paul, George and Ringo made their U.S.
The British Library has been given letters and lyrics by John Lennon under a program that accepts donations of art and cultural artifacts in place of tax.
The Beatles’ highly anticipated new collection of BBC recordings has only been out for one day, but one of the producers of On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 is already hinting at a new “secret” Beatles project.
A BEATLES fan has solved the mystery of the band’s change of name. Ken Harrison – no relation to George – says he foundout when the Silver Beetles changed their name to become the Beatles. Eagle-eyed Ken found the answer in Liscard’s Grosvenor Ballroom, as he looked though old newspaper cuttings from the Wallasey News hidden away in a drawer.
Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr will return to Mexico with his All-Starr Band to give three concerts in the Mexican capital on Nov. 13, 14 and 19, the National Auditorium said Saturday. “This is the second time the ex-Beatle, considered by many to be the best rock drummer of all time, presents his show ‘Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band’ at the auditorium on Avenida Reforma,” the company said in a communique.
Aside from selling millions of records, the success of The Beatles was often defined by the hordes of fanatical fans who would follow them around the world. Fast-forward fifty years on and little has changed.
When Paul McCartney put out a solo album titled “Memory Almost Full” in 2007, veteran British Broadcasting Corp.producer Kevin Howlett might well have smiled.
Go back in time with photographer Henry Grossman, profiled on 60 Minutes this week. Grossman became a friend of the Beatles and was invited to document their lives. In the four videos below, Grossman remembers each member of the band with a series of rare, intimate snapshots.
Detention sheets describing Beatle John Lennon's schoolboy misdemeanours are being put up for sale. Teachers from Liverpool's Quarry Bank High School for Boys wrote that 15-year-old Lennon was punished for "fighting in class" and "sabotage".