Beatles show Let It Be is to return to the West End for an 11-week run. The show originally ran in the West End in September 2012 at the Prince of Wales, before moving to the Savoy Theatre in January 2013.
It has since toured the UK and will now return to London, playing at the Garrick Theatre from July 9 to September 21. It will have a media night on July 10. Jamie Hendry, the show’s producer, said: “I am delighted that Nimax Theatres has worked with us to bring Let It Be back to the West End for its third season.” Let It Be is produced by Jamie Hendry Productions and Annerin Productions. When it opens on July 9 it will mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night. Its UK tour concludes on July 5 at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend.
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A Beatles-themed cafe has created an epic 7000 calorie snack sandwich and has challenged fans to consume it.
The sandwich was prepared with 30 rashers of bacon, 20 slices of bread, six tomatoes, two lettuces and a pound of butter, the Daily Star reported.According to the challenge, the winner who devours the whole sandwich while listening to the Fab Four's hits will be offered free breakfast for the entire week at Cafe 23 on Liverpool's famous Penny Lane. Tess Smith, manager, said that the Fab Four are around us in high spirits and wished the challengers best of luck. The feast was kicked-off to celebrate the British Sandwich Week.
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At 38, Sean Lennon is already deep into a long and idiosyncratic career in pop music, following his creative whims as singer, sideman, bandleader and producer. His current band, the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, was supposed to be a side project with his girlfriend, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, until inspiration took over.
"We have a very strong shared aesthetic," says Lennon of the musical partnership. "It has to do with spooky notes, wordplay, and a lot of records that we like." The duo's new album, "Midnight Sun," builds on the charms of their previous acoustic releases to create a heavier (and electric) psychedelic folk-rock sound. Beginning with the brooding "Too Deep," it's music with roots in both swirling, late-'60s pop and modern indie rock. "We basically just want to rock out," says Muhl, 26, of the band, which performs Saturday at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. At the moment, the duo are on a breezy patio overlooking downtown Austin, dressed in stylish layers: Lennon bearded in a light brown suit and a matching wide-brim hat, and Muhl in fringed suede over details
He's been a Bonzo and a Rutle, appeared on film alongside Pythons and Beatles, written everything from kid's TV shows to hit singles, and kept a sense of humour throughout it all. Neil Innes has had the sort of career that could never have been planned, and has been all the better for it. We caught up with Neil to talk everything from appearing in Magical Mystery Tour to the knowledge of the ancients, the birth of The Rutles and the importance of finding the fun in everything you do...
What drew you to music initially? Were you from a musical household? "My dad used to amuse us with a guitar, and sing terrible old Scottish songs about dead horses. You know, 'there's a bridle hanging on the wall,' or 'don't go down the mine dadd there's plenty of coal in the bin.' They were wonderful, they've stuck with me all my life. "Then I got piano lessons when I was seven, and I was quite interested with that. There was a critical day when I had to play something different with my left hand to my right hand, and I declared at the age of seven that it was impossible. I had this real details
Paul McCartney has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the world. In recent years his videos have featured a stellar line up of guests including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Tom Ford, Sean Penn and Natalie Portman.
Today, Paul announced his first artistic collaboration with a robot. Newman, the robot, has teamed up with Paul for his new music video for the song 'Appreciate'. 'Appreciate' is taken from Paul’s latest studio album NEW, which was launched last year. The video sees Newman on patrol in a museum of humans. Newman is drawn to one exhibition in particular. In a dimly lit sound studio he sees Paul McCartney sitting on a stool holding his iconic Höfner bass guitar. Paul twitches making a sound on the guitar and to Newman’s astonishment he starts to come to life as the song 'Appreciate' starts up. Paul comes closer to Newman staring at him through a force field that encloses him. Newman reaches through the force field and pulls Paul out of his exhibition. As the two of them move around the museum all t details
The Kaiser Chiefs frontman was thrilled when the veteran musician gave him the unique present and he had a cabinet specially made so he could show off the instrument in his home.
He tells Absolute Radio DJ Sarah Champion ahead of a special gig for the station at London's Hard Rock Cafe this week (beg12May14), "I was given a ukulele by Paul McCartney. It says 'To Ricky my dear Paul McCartney was here'. I keep it on a shelf at home in a specially made case."
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A flight bag belonging to John Lennon has been auctioned for £4,700. The Pan Am Airways bag was given to the musician during the Beatles' first trip to America in 1964. It was auctioned, along with a letter of verification from Lennon's uncle, by Special Auction Services in Newbury, Berkshire.
Auctioneers had initially expected the bag to fetch up to £8,000. The bag was sold to the vendor by Lennon's uncle Charlie in 2000. In the verification letter, he wrote: "John gave the bag to me on his first visit back to Liverpool after that trip - may have been the Hard Day's Night premiere." Alan Pritchard, music and entertainment specialist at Special Auction Services, said he believed the winner of the online auction was an overseas buyer. Mr Pritchard said: "I have dealt with lots of Beatles stuff in the past and it is usually very popular. "This bag is a typical bag which would have been given out on the flights, but it just happens to have belonged to John Lennon and that's what make it special.
Shevell's estimated £150 million fortune helps rocket the 71 year old up the Music Millionaires List to number four, behind Zomba Group boss Clive Calder, Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Warner Music Group head Len Blavatnik, who tops the rich list with a £10 billion fortune.
The countdown of the 50 wealthiest music men and women in Britain and Ireland also includes Simon Cowell (£300 million), Sir Elton John (£260 million), Adele (£45 million), and the five members of One Direction, who share a £70 million fortune. Take That star Gary Barlow, who has recently been accused of tax avoidance, also makes the rich list with a £65 million fortune. The full list will be available in the Times on 18 May (14).
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LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Yossi Dina, star of The ReelZ Channel's hit reality show, "Beverly Hills Pawn" and owner of The Dina Collection in Beverly Hills has added an extremely rare piece of Beatles memorabilia to his celebrated cache of collectibles. A signed, revised Management Agreement between The Beatles and their manager, Brian Esptein is dated October 1, 1962, four days before the release of the group's debut single, "Love Me Do."
The eight-page document of mimeographed typescript, is between NEMS Enterprises Ltd. (Brian Epstein's record store); Brian Epstein and The Artists: John Winston Lennon, George Harrison, James Paul McCartney and Richard Starkey and secondly, between Harold Hargrea details
Liverpool's Cavern Club is taking American restaurant chain the Hard Rock Cafe to court in a battle over who owns the rights to the famous name. Trademark battles between the Mathew Street club and the burger bars have been going on since 1994 - when the US group trademarked Cavern Club in America.
Now the owners of the Liverpool club, who include John Lennon's sister, are set to ask a Florida court to throw out Hard Rock's claim to the Cavern Club name. The Hard Rock corporation, which was bought by the Seminole Tribe of Native Americans in 2007 for $965m, is based in Orlando. The Cavern Club has appealed to the tribe council chairman, Grammy-nominated musician James E Billie, whose stage name is Chief Jim Billie, and have offered him a gig on the stage where the Beatles performed if he intervenes. Cavern Club director Bill Heckle said: "We are sure that as a musician Chief Jim Billie will see the history and the right to our claim. "This trademark row began long before the Seminole Tribe took ownership of the Hard Rock, so we don’t consider it’s of their details