A recent John Lennon documentary will get its U.S. premiere on the BBC America channel next month as part of a block of Beatles-related programming timed to coincide with Paul McCartney‘s 70th birthday. Debuting on June 19 at 9 p.m. ET, Discovering Lennon takes a look at the lasting impact the singer/guitarist’s music and ideas have had. The film will feature interviews with a number of present-day political and pop-culture figures.
New to our graphic books hardcover best-seller list this week, at No. 7, is “Baby’s In Black,” which chronicles the relationship between the artist Astrid Kirchherr and Stuart Sutcliffe, the original bass player of The Beatles, who met in Hamburg during the earliest days of the band. The graphic novel, by the cartoonist Arne Bellstorf, is already a success in Germany, and does a wonderful job of capturing the small moments of everyday life. It feels authentic, no doubt thanks to the extensive input from Ms. Kirchherr. The illustrations, in black and white with sketchy gray tones, are, for the most part, warm and inviting. “Baby’s In Black” has a couple of drawbacks: all of Mr. Bellstorf’s faces have small swirls of gray on their cheeks. It’s easy enough to get used to, I suppose, but this graphic tic often makes the characters look dirty (is that details
Five days after his scheduled performance in Guadalajara, Sir Paul McCartney will play a massive free concert in Mexico City on May 10.
The author of classics such as “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be” will perform before around 200,000 fans in the capital’s iconic Zocalo.
Fans may have to queue for hours to gain a decent vantage point of the former Beatle, but they will not have to pay for a ticket. Sponsors Coca-Cola, Nextel, AeroMexico and Hewlett Packard will cover the costs, revealed Marcelo Ebrard, details
A former Beatle and a former Eurythmic are making a musical with Paramount. The studio has picked up Hole In The Fence from Ringo Starr and Dave Stewart. The coming-of-age drama is about a group of kids who form a band to escape their depressing mining town.