George Harrison named his son Dhani Harrison after two notes in the Indian music scale. Having a name representing George’s favorite thing, plus being the child of an ex-Beatle, sort of sealed Dhani’s fate of following in his father’s footsteps.
However, Dhani resisted going into the family business for most of his childhood and young adult life.
For Dhani, growing up at Friar Park was interesting, to say the least. He used to tell his friends that his dad “pushes buttons” for a living. He had no idea that those buttons were making hit albums.
“I hung out with my parents. I was always trying to be with the big kids, and the big kids at my house were like (ELO frontman) Jeff Lynne,” Dhani told Daily Mail. “You’d come home and it was like, ‘Bob Dylan’s here.’ It’s hard to get a bit of perspective on, like, ‘How did your school test go today?'”
A sumptuous new offering from Genesis Publications, "Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool" vividly traces the life and times of the city that birthed the 20th century's most resounding musical revolution.
An exquisite mélange of original photographs, drawings, and language, "Mike McCartney's Early Liverpool" reflects the author's keen sense of history. As the younger brother of pop virtuoso Paul McCartney, Mike McCartney enjoyed a bird's-eye view of the pre-fame Beatles and the city that made them.
Later, as the Fab Four conquered the global music charts in the 1960s, Mike McCartney left his job at a salon and took his own stab at greatness via the Scaffold, a group of the younger McCartney's Liverpool mates bent on taking a humorous approach to the Mersey Sound. They would score a chart-topper of their own in 1968 with "Lily the Pink."
Sir Paul McCartney was left "very sad" following the death of Janice Long.
The Beatles singer has paid tribute to the veteran broadcaster - who was the first woman to regularly host 'Top of the Pops' - after she passed away at her home on Christmas Day (25.12.21) aged 66 following a short illness.
Paul took to Twitter on Friday (07.01.22) to share a photo of himself and his "old Liverpudlian friend" standing around a jukebox and wrote: "I was very sad to hear that my old Liverpudlian friend Janice Long has passed away.
“Janice was a fun-loving lady who always had a twinkle in her eye. She was very knowledgeable about the music scene and whenever we met it was a pleasure and we had a great laugh.”
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider took his official Twitter account to reply to a post saying that ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ has the same drum introduction as George Harrison’s hit song ‘Got My Mind Set On You.’
Twisted Sister dropped ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ in their 1984 studio album ‘Stay Hungry.’ The song was initially released as a single two weeks before the album, and it became the band’s highest-selling single in the United States. It was written by Dee Snider, and was later covered by various musicians.
On the other hand, George Harrison’s ‘Got My Mind Set On You was released in Harrison’s 1987 album ‘Cloud Nine.’ The song was originally recorded by James Ray in 1962 and Harrison decided to release a cover version. It achieved great commercial success and quickly reached No. 1 in various charts.
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Sir Nick met Sir Paul only once, but it was memorable. It was at Royal Albert Hall. Yes, that one.
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.
Elton John made the introduction.
Nick Faldo was pleased to learn that the Beatle, an icon of our culture, knew who he was. “Paul McCartney,” Faldo said the other day. You could hear a hint of awe, as Faldo said the name. You know the accent, from his many years in many CBS towers. “So that was a nice bit.”
But it’s not surprising that McCartney would know Nick Faldo’s name, and the sporting life behind it. He reads the paper. He likely owns a telly. We’re not talking Dylan here.
“All You Need Is Love” is one of The Beatles‘ most famous songs. During an interview, John Lennon responded to fans who felt The Beatles didn’t live up to the lyrics of “All You Need Is Love.” He also discussed his feelings on love in general.According to Blank on Blank, John discussed his attitude toward the lyrics of The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love.” “I still believe in the fact that love is what we all need, what makes us all so desperate, [inaudible], or whatever the word, neurotic, etc., etc.,” he said. “But I still believe there’s many ways of getting to that situation, you know. There’s a lot of changes in society to come before we can ever get to a state of even realizing that love is what we need, you know.”
If anyone knows that George Harrison wasn’t the “quiet Beatle,” it’s TV producer Norman Lear. While vacationing in the British Virgin Islands in 1976, George and his friend, Monty Python comedian, Eric Idle were a little too loud for their neighbor in their hotel.
In her introduction to the reissue of George’s memoir, I Me Mine, George’s wife, Olivia, wrote about an especially enchanting vacation they took in the British Virgin Islands in 1976.
It was a great time for them. However, it wasn’t for Lear, the producer of shows like All in the Family and The Jeffersons.
“I remember Eric Idle joined us on that holiday,” Olivia wrote. “One afternoon we were playing a song on a small cassette player, when I answered a knock on our door. Television producer Norman Lear introduced himself and told us that that music was too loud and disturbing his wife who was trying to write.
St. Vincent has recalled an impromptu phone call she received from Paul McCartney after she remixed one of his songs, describing the Beatles legend as “the loveliest man on the planet”.
The artist (real name Annie Clark) told the story to James Corden on his Late Late Show last night (January 4) ahead of a live performance of her ‘Daddy’s Home’ track ‘… At The Holiday Party’.
Clark recalled how she was contacted by McCartney out of the blue after she contributed a remix of his song ‘Women and Wives’ to last year’s ‘McCartney III Imagined’.
“I submitted the song, and I was all nervous to hear what would Paul think,” she told Corden.
“Then I was driving across town, and I see this random +44 number [come up on her phone] from England. So I pick it up, and it’s Paul McCartney… he called me, and he was the loveliest man on the planet.
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The Beatles’ full rooftop concert at their Apple Corps headquarters in London will get a special limited theatrical release in IMAX later this month. The 60-minute feature will fittingly premiere Jan. 30, 53 years to the day after the Beatles staged their famous final public performance.
The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert is tied to Peter Jackson’s acclaimed three-part documentary Get Back on Disney+ (while the full concert is already featured in the film, the footage and audio will be remastered and optimized for IMAX). Following the concert film, Jackson will participate in a special Q&A session, which will be broadcast via satellite to all participating IMAX theaters.
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Nearly two years after, um, gifting the world with a celebrity-studded version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” Gal Gadot is having second thoughts.
The “Wonder Woman” actor is profiled for InStyle’s February issue and, in the accompanying interview, addresses the backlash she received in 2020 after the video ― which featured appearances by Amy Adams, Zoë Kravitz, James Marsden, Mark Ruffalo and other stars ― went viral.
Though Gadot hoped “Imagine” would comfort fans as COVID-19 sent much of the world into lockdown, the video got an icy reception from critics. “Peak cringe,” proclaimed NBC News, while The New York Times called it “an empty and profoundly awkward gesture.” Many people on social media suggested the participating stars could have better served those suffering from the effects of the pandemic through donations or other charitable acts.
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