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50 YEARS AGO: THE BEATLES GET WAXED - Monday, March 31, 2014

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.

John Lennon letter to Keith Moon and Harry Nilsson fetches £53,000 - Sunday, March 30, 2014

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.

Luxury London penthouses to overlook Abbey Road crossing - Saturday, March 29, 2014

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.

Visiting Ringo Starr at the Grammy Museum in LA - Saturday, March 29, 2014

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 changes Violin Bass names - Saturday, March 29, 2014

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.

EPSTEIN: THE MAN WHO MADE THE BEATLES to Run July 30-Sept 6 at Leicester Square - Friday, March 28, 2014

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.

Rock star paintings go on display at Liverpool's View Two Gallery - Friday, March 28, 2014

Paul McCartney and John Lennon are among 40 paintings of rock heroes by graphic designer Paul Terence Madden going on display in Liverpool on Friday. He said, "This endless exhibition is a true homage, a reflection of my life connected to the world of music. The paintings are of people I love and admire."

A night in the life of a busy Beatles tribute band - Friday, March 28, 2014

Every once in a long while, the members of Yesterday and Today get a request they can’t bring themselves to play. It’s not for lack of knowledge or enthusiasm. The six members of the Beatles cover band that’s set to hit the Lone Tree Arts Center this week have a working knowledge of the Fab Four’s entire catalogue.

Boy embraces all things Beatles - Friday, March 28, 2014

John Leszczynski is a 5-year-old coping with a level of autism that has delayed his verbal and sensory processing skills. That means he doesn't talk. He isn't ready to read. His idea of play is a little different than others.

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