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.
Quito, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The British singer and song-writer Paul McCartney will be awarded by the Ecuadorian government next month during a visit to this South American country, informed secretary of Public Administration Vinicio Alvarado.
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.