BEATLES FANS WHO’VE MADE the pilgrimage to Abbey Road Studio 2 will attest to the experience of eerie communion with the mighty music captured there. Now there’s a new reason to set foot on hallowed ground with a series of events designed to shed light on the EMI facility’s storied recording history.
Next week’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show looks like it’s going to be a mess. Many of the inductees are fighting, some aren’t coming, and many aren’t playing.
Heathrow says the public’s choice of the most iconic departure from the UK over the last century by aircraft, train, boat or car is The Beatle’s first tour of the US in 1964.
People around the world have been uploading “I Am!” selfies to express pride in identity for today’s 2014 Everyone Matters day, a campaign Paul has supported since it launched in 2012.
Hear the music of the Beatles while watching news and film clips about the group's “Sgt. Pepper’s” years at “The Beatles: Part II,” a concert and rockumentary by Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks, 7:30 p.m. Saturday April 5 at the State Theatre in Zumbrota.
Two of the biggest rock stars of the ’70s filming a comedy inspired by the legend of Dracula. What could go wrong? Quite a bit, as it turned out. But on paper, having Harry Nilsson team up with Ringo Starr for ‘Son of Dracula’ must have looked like a great idea — not only because Starr was a former Beatle and Nilsson was riding high on the success of his hit ‘Nilsson Schmilsson’ and ‘Son of Schmilsson’ LPs, but also because both men had prior experience in film; Nilsson had earlier scored with the animated adaptation of his ‘The Point!’ album, while Starr had appeared in a handful of movies and directed the T. Rex concert documentary ‘Born to Boogie.’
John Lennon’s visit to the Island in 1980 will be a feature of this year’s famous Chelsea Flower Show by way of a “Bermuda Double Fantasy Garden” exhibit. Double Fantasy was the name of Lennon’s last album, inspired by the freesia the former Beatle saw during a walk through the Botanical Gardens. The album was the last one he released before being shot dead in New York.
Liverpool’s Beatles Story attraction has broken through the 250,000 visitors-in-a-year mark for the first time. The Albert Dock attraction says it welcomed 254,451 visitors through its doors in the 2013/14 financial year. This is a big rise on the 241,265 figure for the previous year. Beatles Story bosses say the London Olympics impacted on visitor numbers during 2013.
So just how did Jeffersonville's Rod Mandeville get those original Beatles' bobblehead dolls? They're from 1964, with John, Paul and George holding guitars and Ringo cradling a drum. Simple. Fifty years ago, Mandeville's nephew had a birthday and everybody ate the cake with the bobbleheads on top.
Even the most casual consumers of rock ‘n’ roll iconography have seen Bob Gruen’s iconic images. He’s shot album covers, photographs that ended up as posters and postcards, and portraits that come to be so associated with superstar musicians, they run in their obits. John Lennon’s New York City T-shirt. Led Zeppelin’s plane. That kind of thing.