Fifty years ago this week, the Beatles were all abuzz about opening for Roy Orbison. It was further proof of the band's “to the toppermost of the poppermost” trajectory. Orbison, who toured with the Beatles in Britain in May 1963, was one of the few Americans who had even heard of them.
A custom-made electric guitar played by the late John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles sold at a New York auction on Saturday for $408,000 US, said officials with the company behind the event.
The semi-hollow-body guitar, manufactured by the VOX company, was sold to an unidentified U.S. buyer at the "Music Icons" event organized by Beverly Hills, California-based Julien's Auctions.
WIRRAL management expert John MacCarfrae is encoring his unique Beatles-themed training course to deliver team building projects.
His Maverick Training company pioneered the course a decade ago and, with Liverpool University, developed an eLearning version in 2004. He built up an impressive client list throughout the UK and worked on translating the course into several other languages.
In Feb. 1963, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were sitting in the back of a tour bus, seeing if they could rise to the occasion. With ‘Please Please Me’ riding high on the British charts, producer George Martin had issued the Beatles’ budding songwriters a challenge: bring a new composition of equal quality to their next studio session.
John Lennon wrote this gentle folk-rock ballad in the autumn of 1965 at his home in Kenwood, St. George’s Hill Estate, Weybridge, Surrey.
Just as "Yesterday" mysteriously came to Paul McCartney, "Nowhere Man" simply came to Lennon at dawn after he'd stayed up all night, struggling to come up with a new song for Rubber Soul.
If ever a band has been well served by the literary world it's The Beatles. Practically every aspect of that revolutionary body of work has been dealt with in book form... or so one would have thought. From Hunter Davies' The Beatles, through Philip Norman's Shout, Bob Spitz's humongously detailed history and Ian McDonald's brilliant Revolution in the Head.
Wednesday night saw Paul attending the VIP Premiere of 'Rockshow' at BAFTA in London with wife Nancy. The film - originally released in 1980 in the US and 1981 in the UK - has been fully restored and is being shown in select cinemas around the world.
An excellent selection of music memorabilia from composer Steve Weisberg will sell in Solid Ground Auctions' online only sale on May 19, with autographs from the Beatles and Elvis to star.
Steve Weisberg is a US composer and pianist who has worked with some of the music industry's top names, including on a 2013 release entitled Son of Rogue's Galler
Rumors have swirled since 1969 that Yoko Ono caused the Beatles break up. But the former wife of John Lennon may finally be off the hook. Despite decades of feuding, Sir Paul McCartney has recently come to Ono’s defense to set the record straight.
Bobby Cannavale also is in talks to join the film written by Dan Fogelman, who is making his directorial debut.The directorial debut of Dan Fogelman, the writer behind Cars and Crazy, Stupid, Love, once again is looking to be back on.
Annette Bening and Bobby Cannavale are in negotiations to board Imagine, Fogelman’s John Lennon-centric story.