Angie McCartney and daughter Ruth have been Beatles insiders from 1964 onwards, when Angie married Sir Paul McCartney’s father, Jim, in November of that year. Angie and Ruth McCartney are coming to Chandler March 21 and will share their walk down the long and winding road of the biggest music phenomenon that the world has ever seen.
The mother-daughter duo, along with producer Martin Nethercutt, will host the “Magical History Tour,” an evening of live Beatles music, amazing stories and never-before-seen images from the McCartney family archive. The 90-minute multimedia spectacular will be interspersed with songs by the Mop Tops, the only McCartney-approved Beatles tribute band. Liverpool-born Angie became a Fab Four insider at the height of Beatlemania, which powered much of the music of the Swinging Sixties. Angie often witnessed Beatles history in the making and documented her life in last year’s autobiography “My Long and Winding Road: My first 82.9 Years.” She also heads up a line of teas (Mrs. McCartney’s Teas) details
Rare jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr during the making of the 1965 Beatles' film Help! sold for more than £50,000 apiece on Thursday. A piano used in the movie – which Sir Paul McCartney worked at while composing the classic song Yesterday – fetched a similar sum.
The jacket worn by Harrison sold for £54,000 including buyer's premium and the one worn by Starr fetched £61,100, both to UK collectors. The 1907 Bechstein grand piano sold for £57,500, to a South American collector. Overall the sale of more than 200 lots of rare Beatles' memorabilia, hosted by Omega Auctions at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool, fetched £264,375, including buyer's premiums. It was held to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' number one hit Can't Buy Me Love. Help! was a comedy adventure, directed by Richard Lester, which saw the group come up against an evil cult and flee to the Austrian Alps to seek refuge. The jackets were worn throughout the five days of filming in the Alps and also featured on details
Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney prevents the family of his late nanny selling off his old clothes in Liverpool amid a dispute over ownership. Sir Paul McCartney has ordered lawyers to halt an auction after his late nanny’s family tried to sell clothes once worn by the former Beatle.
A cape, suit and scrap of paper with three lines of lyrics were due to go under the hammer at the Omega Auctions sale at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. Auctioneers believed the items had been given to the star’s former housekeeper and nanny Rose Martin by his late wife Linda 30 years ago. Following Mrs Martin’s death last year, her family decided to auction the items to provide a potential £30,000 windfall for her grandchildren. But they had to be withdrawn from sale after Sir Paul and his legal team stepped in, claiming that the items did not belong to Mrs Martin’s family Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: "Unfortunately, the lawyers have claimed that Paul would never have given any c details
FOR nearly 50 years, Amy Lester and her two younger sisters have been sharing stories about the day they met The Beatles in Brisbane. The Rockhampton women have vivid memories of the monumental event but have never had photographic evidence - until now.
A chance discovery on the internet has unearthed a black and white image showing Amy with band members Ringo Starr and George Harrison. It is credited to photographer John Howard. Also in the photo is a female ranger from Lone Pine Sanctuary, who was there to introduce the English band members to some of Australia's native wildlife. Amy cannot believe the photo has finally come to light, bearing witness to the historic occasion when three indigenous sisters from the small Central Queensland town of Bluff got to mingle with rock royalty. "It's just amazing. It's incredible seeing it after all this time," the 73-year-old said from her Rockhampton home. "For 49 years and nine months we've talked about it but we've had no proof. Now here it is. "The funny thing is that I wasn't really a Beatles' f details
A letter written by John Lennon blaming rockers Keith Moon and Harry Nilsson for urinating on a console at a recording studio is up for sale. The former Beatle was frustrated by the hellraising pair's behaviour in the studio they all shared in Los Angeles in the early 1970s.
Lennon complained to famed producer Phil Spector, who he was working with at the time, and titled the note 'A matter of pee'. In it, Lennon stated that Capitol Records wanted to evict the three of them for using their studio as a public toilet. He said he couldn't be expected to 'mind adult rock stars' and warned he was about to join rival recording studios Record Plant because of the aggravation. The note, written in red felt tip pen on lined paper, was later given by Lennon to American session guitarist Jesse Ed Davis. Davis provided lead guitar for Lennon's album 'Wall and Bridges' in 1974 and 'Rock and Roll' in 1975.
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Peter Frampton has gotten to join Ringo Starr on stage several times in recent months, and now fans will be able to hear the veteran guitar whiz on the ex-Beatles drummer’s upcoming album. Late last week, Frampton posted a photo on his Facebook page showing him and Starr together that was accompanied by a note that reads, “Played on two tracks of Ringo’s next cd yesterday.
This past January, Frampton served as part of Ringo’s backing group during a tribute show to Starr at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre, and also hit the stage with the former Beatle at the 2014 Grammy Awards and at the taping of the CBS special commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s historic Ed Sullivan Show appearance. Starr, meanwhile, also revealed in a post on his Twitter feed that his new album will feature “a lot of friends.” Among said “friends” apparently is Toto guitarist and current All Starr Band member Steve L details
John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their two “bed-ins” for peace 45 years ago, starting this month. Also starting this month, the Muhammad Ali Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, will host an exhibit remembering the Beatle and his then-new wife as they attempted to use global media interest in anything Beatle-related to get their message of protest against the Vietnam War to the world.
Why is the Muhammad Ali Museum an appropriate setting for the John Lennon bed-in exhibit? The setting makes sense because Ali himself became — two years before the Lennon events and at the height of the Vietnam conflict — the world’s most famous Vietnam War protester. On April 28, 1967, Ali refused to be drafted into the military to serve in Vietnam, citing his religious Muslim beliefs, and famously stating, “I ain’t got no quarrel with those Vietcong.” At the time, Ali was the undefeated World Heavyweight boxing champion. But when he refused induction into the armed forces, he was stripped of his title and banned from fighting for another t details
A rare Rickenbacker guitar once owned by George Harrison and also played by John Lennon is among the Beatles-themed items that will be up for bids at a music memorabilia auction scheduled to take place in New York City this May. Julien’s Auctions will hold its Music Icons 2014 sale on May 16 and 17 at the Hard Rock Café New York in Times Square.
Harrison bought the aforementioned guitar, a 1962 Rickenbacker 425, in Mount Vernon, Illinois, when he paid a two-week visit to his sister Louise in 1963. He had the instrument painted black to resemble a guitar that Lennon was using onstage at that time. Harrison played the guitar extensively for a while, including during The Beatles’ first appearance on the TV show Ready Steady Go! in October 1963, and in the studio when the band recorded “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” In addition, Lennon was photographed playing the instrument backstage at an October 1963 concert in Scotland. Harrison eventually gave th details
A Beatle, a country music legend, and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer headline this summer's Circle K Concert Series at the Toledo Zoo. The series kicks-off at 7:30 p.m. July 1 with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band.
Featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rollie, Richard Page, and Steve Lukather. Tickets are $50, $69.50, and $125. Country artist Little Big Town, with special guests Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. July 11, with tickets priced at $32.50 and $45. Multiplatinum singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan returns to the Toledo Concert series at 7:30 p.m. July 13 to promote a new album due in May. Tickets are $38.50, $56, and $76. Gavin DeGraw, formerly of ’90s alt-rock act Bush, and folk and rock singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, along with opening act Mary Lambert, share the bill for a 6:30 p.m. July 17 concert. Tickets are $35, $42.50, and $49.50.
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From a young Israel-born immigrant to recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Gene Simmons has overcome enormous obstacles to become one of the most successful rockers of all time. This morning,
Gene joined The K-EARTH 101 Morning Show on the phone to talk about his road to success in KISS, plus appearing in tonight’s episode of CSI. Gene will appear as himself in a guest role on the hit CBS crime drama CSI, a role he says he was “born to play.” “I’ve done this before,” said Gene on playing himself on TV. “I did ‘Ugly Betty’ as Gene Simmons, ‘Castle’ as Gene Simmons and the ‘Entourage’ movie they’re filming now just called and wants me to play Gene Simmons.” Gene has expanded his acting chops over the years in movie roles, reality TV and more, but he says that acting isn’t his “main focus” right now. Instead, he’s getting ready to hit the road with KISS for a 40th anniversary tour this summer. “We look forward to showing people details