A Dallas-based auction announced plans to sell what's said to be the first recording contract signed by the Beatles. It is expected to sell for $150,000, as part of a larger collection to be sold on September 19. (Aug. 21) AP
“Revolver” probably would have been a very different album without drugs and Indian music.
The former inspired much of John Lennon’s inventiveness, which paved the way for the legendary “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” the following year. And the latter heavily influenced George Harrison’s songwriting and musicianship as he contributed three of his own songs.Revolver" by The Beatles. (Photo: Submitted)
Released on Aug. 5, 1966, in the United Kingdom, the album directly preceded the band’s final concert on Aug. 29, 1966, in front of 25,000 people at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
“Musically, I felt we were progressing in leaps and bounds.”
— Ringo Starr, The Beatles
During the recording process the band spent about 300 hours in the studio, where producer George Martin said their ideas were beginning to become “much more potent,” according to TheBealtes.com. Ringo also recogni details
Famed British performer Paul McCartney plans to return to the Iowa Events Center this summer for a one-night only concert, his second ever in Des Moines.
In case you didn't already know: Paul McCartney is performing in Des Moines on Friday, as part of his “One on One" summer tour.
So it's only fitting that July 21, 2017, is declared "Paul McCartney Day" in Polk County.
Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald tweeted a photo of the proclamation at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning.
McCartney, 75, is a storied songwriter and famed member of The Beatles. He is an 18-time Grammy Award winner and has sold an estimated 700 million records worldwide with The Beatles, Wings and through solo efforts.
Friday will be McCartney's third performance in Iowa. He first performed in 1990 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames and again in 2005 at Wells Fargo Arena.
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Ringo Starr has just turned 77. It's a few days after his celebrity-packed “Peace and Love”-themed birthday bash at Capitol Records in L.A., and he’s holding forth inside a Beverly Hills hotel on a warm summer afternoon. Among other things, about how he almost ended up decamping to Nashville last year with his pal and former Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart to make a country album. And about living in Los Angeles, where he first bought a house back in 1976 (“I love America,” he tells Billboard, “but I love L.A.”). He's even talking about those long strings of emojis he tacks on to the ends of his tweets -- which, by the way, he posts himself.
At some point during the conversation, you find yourself wondering whether it’ll always be like this. That one of the most famous drummers in rock music will remain the act you’ve known for all these years and keep this up well into his eighth decade. And why shouldn't he?
Ringo Starr may get old, but as far as he's concerned, being Ringo never does.
“I love joy,” he says. “I love the light. I’m still doing what was my dream at 13, and that’s playing. I think that help details
BOSSIER CITY, La. - The parking lots, as well as grassy area across the street from CenturyLink arena in Bossier City began filling up with cars with license plates from surrounding states early Saturday afternoon, as former Beatles and Wings member-turned-solo artist Paul McCartney kicked off his United States tour Saturday.
When the doors opened at 6:30 p.m., people began flowing into the arena, which was filled to capacity before the official 8 p.m. start time.
But when Sir Paul and his band bounded up the steps to the stage around 25 minutes late, no one seemed to care, as the 75-year-old rocker immediately got the huge crowd on their feet with an elaborate, yet pure, rendition of the Beatles classic 1964 hit, “Hard Days Night.”
Throughout the evening, McCartney interspersed early Beatles tunes with those from his years with Wings, and many in the audience never sat down during the almost three-hour concert…singing along with many of the songs.
Though many people in the audience clearly remembered the Beatles early days, some only remembered Wings, the band McCartney and his late wife Linda formed after he left the Beatles in 1970.
And others, obviously grandchildre details
For a knighted pop singer with a career stretching nearly 60 years, Paul McCartney seems like such a normal person.
The most scandalous thing I could find on TMZ was a video of him getting rejected alongside Beck at the doors of a club.
I read his latest interview with Rolling Stone and couldn't help but notice how cooly the 75-year-old performer dissected The Beatles' legacy.
“We always tried to be the best band in Liverpool,” McCartney told the magazine. “Then we tried to be the best band in England. Then we tried to be the best in the world.”
There's only a handful of musicians who could say something like that without appearing arrogant. McCartney's reflection on his mop-topped phase sounds so matter of fact, and there was very little precedent for what The Beatles did in their touring years. Those suits, songs and the resulting screams are the building blocks of arena tours and today's high-profile music entertainment.
The newest leg of the "One On One" tour lands in Oklahoma City on Monday and marks Sir Paul's return to the Chesapeake Energy Arena roughly 15 years after he helped open the downtown venue. He'll play nearly 40 songs over the course of three hou details
The nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and the Ron Howard-directed rock doc The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years came away with a fab five nods, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.
The film, which got its TV premiere on Hulu in September, will also compete for Emmys in four other Nonfiction Program categories: outstanding writing, picture editing, sound editing and sound mixing.
Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years takes an in-depth look at the Fab Four’s history from 1962 to 1966, while showcasing the band’s live performances. Those span from their historic early hometown gigs at the Cavern Club in Liverpool through their final official concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
The movie, which features rare and previously unseen footage of The Beatles, was produced with the full cooperation of surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and from the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison: Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.
THE hotel where The Beatles stayed during their 1964 tour of Scotland has been snapped up by a new owner.Guests can stay in the chalet where John Lennon and Paul McCartney spent the night at The Four Seasons at St Fillans in Perthshire after the 19th century boutique hotel was bought by businesswoman Susan Stuart in a £795,000 takeover deal. Ms Stuart can already stake her own claim to fame, having launched the legendary Roundhouse venue – a former railway engine shed converted into a performing arts and concert venue in London.
She moved to Perthshire for a change of scenery and chose the Four Seasons because of its setting and history.The Fab Four arrived at the hotel during a night of heavy rain on October 19, 1964.Fresh from another wild show in Edinburgh’s ABC Cinema, the travel-weary Liverpudlians were ushered into the dining room for steaks.
John Lennon's psychedelic Rolls-Royce returns to Britain to mark the launch of its new Phantom and 50 years of Sgt Peppers
It will travel from Canada to London to join ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ – A Rolls-Royce Exhibition, at Bonhams on Bond Street, an area visited regularly by Lennon in the late 1960s in this very car.
Members of the public will be able to see it there from 29 July to the 2 August.
Lennon took delivery of his car on on 3 June 1965 – the same day that astronaut Edward H White left the capsule of his Gemini 4 to become the first American to walk in space.
Originally the Rolls-Royce Phantom V was in Valentine Black. But Lennon had it customised in true rock-star style.
The rear seat was converted to a double bed, and a television, telephone and refrigerator were installed, along with a 'floating' record player and a custom sound system (which included an external loud hailer).
Then, in April 1967, just as the recording of the ground-breaking Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album was finishing, Lennon asked Surrey-based coachbuilders JP Fallon to give the Phantom a new paint job which was carried out by local artist Steve Weaver, w details
TAMPA (FOX 13) - He saw her standing there and pulled her up on stage. A Polk County woman got a surprise chance to sing with legend Paul McCartney Monday night, and there's no maybe about it: She's amazed.
The former Beatle played some of the greatest hits from the Fab Four and also from his solo career during a rocking at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
Kecia Howell and her son were pulled up on stage to sing ‘Get Back’ with McCartney. She was wearing a handmade Sergeant Pepper-style jacket and sitting up in the front, so they're thinking that's why he may have noticed her.Not only did she get to sing and dance on stage with Sir Paul, she also got something that would be the envy of pretty much any -- a smooc details
The Blue Meanies are about to invade comic book stores.
In time for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' beloved animated movie Yellow Submarine, Titan Comics will release an all-new comic book adaptation of the feature.
The movie, originally released in July 1968, saw animated versions of Paul, John, George and Ringo led to Pepperland by Captain Fred in an attempt to rescue it from the menace of the music-hating Blue Meanies. A mix of psychedelia and straight-forward animation that featured unreleased Beatles tracks and a cameo from the live-action band themselves, Yellow Submarine went on to become both critically acclaimed — it received a New York Film Critics Circle Special Award in 1968 — and warmly embraced by fans.