In 1967, when John Lennon wrote his classic Beatles hit, "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," everyone assumed the psychedelic song was about drugs. Few would have guessed that several years later, a sober Lennon would see something far different in the sky -- a UFO -- and it would have a profound influence on his life.
2014 is shaping up to be as busy as ever with Paul announcing a string of new live dates in South America and Japan. Here at PaulMcCartney.com we use a variety of tactics to keep our energy levels up. More often than not this includes a big box of cupcakes (sometimes sent from Paul) and a lovely cup of tea!
Last month upstate New York jam act Aqueous played a weekly residency at Nietzsche's in their hometown of Buffalo. For the final show of the residency, which was billed as "Mystery Artist Night," Aqueous mixed originals along with 11 Beatles covers. Ten of the Beatles classics were debuts for Aqueous.
On March 28, 1964, the Beatles were immortalized in wax at the Madame Tussauds Museum in London. For over 200 years, the London-based Madame Tussauds, who currently have over a dozen locations around the planet, has displayed their likenesses of history and popular culture’s most famous people.
The Beatles had partial studio reunions on official releases into the ’80s, but never with more than three members present — and never with Paul McCartney and John Lennon on the same session. That, as much as anything, seemed to be keeping the group apart. But the two former bandmates did, in fact, collaborate during one coke-fueled, slapdash night on March 28, 1974 at the Burbank Studios in Los Angeles. It was more than enough to fuel years of comeback rumors.
A LETTER written by John Lennon blaming rockers Keith Moon and Harry Nilsson for urinating on a console at a recording studio has sold almost £53,000. The former Beatle was frustrated by the hellraising pair's behaviour in the studio they all shared in Los Angeles in the early 1970s.
Derek Cunnington gazed out over the low-slung London skyline from atop an eight-story apartment building and liked what he saw. “When you’re up here, you can see lots of opportunities,” said Mr. Cunnington, owner of U.K. property developer Dekra Developments. The flat roof of Grove End Gardens, which overlooks the crosswalk on the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road album cover, is a construction site.
Upon my insistence, my cousins Gina Furman and Carmencita Purugganan brought me to The Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. I had read of the exhibit of Ringo Starr’s memorabilia at the Grammy and, being a Beatles fan, I knew this was something I shouldn’t miss on my US visit.
Hofner has redesignated the model names of its famous Violin Bass to reflect the iconic bass's Beatles lineage. The three German-made models have been the cause of some confusion among McCartney connoisseurs due to the order in which they were issued. The new model names should put any debate to bed, and instead of having years associated with them have new 'evocative' titles that reflect the era they are associated with.
The cast and producers of Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles - the long-awaited play about the legendary music manager Brian Epstein - visited London's Leicester Square Theatre last week to officially launch the show's initial 6-week run at the venue this Summer.