Living in Japan is often a magical mystery tour. Many things are counter-intuitive: the most popular attraction in a nation with 17 World Heritage Sites is Tokyo Disney Land; and theHakone Open-Air Museum has more than 300 items by Picasso. So, in this vein, it was perfectly reasonable that the only (official) John Lennon museum in the world was located in Omiya, about 40 minutes from either Shinjuku or Tokyo stations.
Forty years ago this month, Wings‘ Band on the Run was released as a single. To mark the occasion, Sir Paul McCartney has debuted a new lyric video for the song, produced and directed by innovative visual artist Ben Ib.
Sir Paul McCartney played his first ever show in Ecuador last night (28.04.14). The former Beatles star took to the stage at the Estadio De Liga in Quito, 2,800 metres above sea level, making it the highest concert Paul has ever played.
A large piece of stage backdrop signed by the Beatles during their first live U.S. concert 50 years ago has failed to sell at a New York City auction. Heritage Auctions spokesman Noah Fleisher said Saturday that the Dallas-based company will now try to privately broker the $800,000, 4-foot-by-2-foot plastic wall section the Fab Four autographed on Feb. 9, 1964.
A new restoration of the Beatles’ 1964 film “A Hard Day’s Night” has been set to play in more than 50 cities nationwide over July 4 weekend. Janus Films announced that the music movie has been digitally restored in 4K resolution from the original camera negative by the Criterion Collection’s restoration team and approved by director Richard Lester.
Vivek J. Tiwary is the writer of the graphic novel, “The Fifth Beatle,” and a producer of many successful plays and musicals including “American Idiot” and “The Producers.” He will be writing the script to the film adaptation of his acclaimed book. Tiwary answered questions at WonderCon about his many accomplishments, the relevance of his work and answered if he ever met the living members of The Beatles.
The Beatles reunion can never happen, but two Rutles, Neil Innes and John Halsey will get back to the backbeat at Swansea's Garage on May 25. Kate Clarke talks to Neil, aka Ron Nasty, about being very nearly fab.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez turned interviewer as he quizzed one of the city's favourite sons, Sir Paul McCartney. The pair conducted a video chat before the former Beatle was due to play in Suarez's native Uruguay in front of a 50,000 strong crowd in Montevideo. Suarez, who spoke in Spanish, asked Sir Paul about Liverpool's best cultural highlights, what he enjoyed about his home country and whether or not he would be going to the World Cup this summer in Brazil.
A home in Miami, Fla., "The Beatles" visited on their first trip to America in 1964 is to be demolished. According to Curbed, papers commissioning total demolition of the Melvin Grossman-designed residence at 5750 North Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL, have been submitted and the wrecking ball will take the historic home down soon.
Roger Daltrey received a special honor for his work with the Teenage Cancer Trust at the U.K.’s 2014 Music Week Awards, held Thursday night in London. The BBC reports that The Who singer was presented with the award, called the Outstanding Contribution to Charity, by former Jam frontman Paul Weller.