A former children's home in Liverpool made famous by the Beatles is set to be opened to the public. The Salvation Army, which owns the Strawberry Field site in Woolton, plan to reopen it as a training centre for people with learning difficulties.
“Would I have liked to have been a Beatle?” Jeff Lynne pauses for thought before slowly shaking his head. “I don’t know. It wasn’t all beer and skittles being a Beatle. “To have been under so much pressure, to not have been able to walk down the street? I’m a very private person. I would have found that very tough. So maybe no.
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner discussed his love of the Beatles' Abbey Road and even used it in a metaphor for the end of his series, which begins its seventh and final season April 13th, in an interview with Buzzfeed.
As celebrations continue marking the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' American debut, Cunard Line will help commemorate the group’s first crossing of the Atlantic with The Beatles Experience. The premiere tribute band and Queen Mary 2 will come together during one of the ship’s Transatlantic Crossings, departing from New York on October 28, 2014.
A DERELICT complex of buildings in west London, where the records of Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix were pressed, is ready to rediscover its historical role as a centre for advanced manufacturing.
BEATLES memorabilia and a handbag signed by astronaut Neil Armstrong are to go on auction in Croydon. The sale includes a 1964 NEMS record player, which is one of the earliest pieces of Beatles merchandise. Only 5,000 were made and, while they rarely come up for sale, one has been listed for Catherine Southon’s next auction at The Chateau in Shirley Hills on March 26.
Filmmaker Josh Wakely’s production company, Grace, has acquired the worldwide rights to the Beatles’ music catalog in an agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Grace will have the rights to the group’s song catalog for an animated children’s series called “Beat Bugs.” The series will be based on the original characters and world created by Wakely.
Former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney was treated like royalty recently while dining at Hollywood restaurant, Il Piccolino. The chef made a special meal just for him. McCartney was having dinner with his wife, Nancy Shevell, and his former Beatles bandmate, Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach.
A new theatrical film based on two famous interviews that John Lennon gave a decade apart is set to get its world premiere this week at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. Rubber Soul examines Lennon’s dynamic personality and changing beliefs by contrasting recreated conversations that the late Beatles legend and his wife, Yoko Ono, had with Rolling Stone magazine in December 1970 and with Playboy in September 1980.
Yoko Ono has penned an open letter to Elbow after they name-checked her in their new song ‘New York Morning’. The Elbow lyric goes “Oh, my giddy aunt, New York can talk / It’s the modern Rome and folk are nice to Yoko”. The line has motivated Yoko to ponder about the relationship she and the late John Lennon has and had with NYC.