My father, Mike O'Neill, a piano player and songwriter who enjoyed his heyday in the 1960s, has died of cancer aged 75. Born in Lowton, Lancashire (now in Greater Manchester), the oldest of four brothers, he grew up in the 40s causing havoc as a child.
A preview of the second volume of The Beatles 'Live At The BBC' collection is being streamed online – The original collection of recordings was released in 1994, hitting Number One in the UK charts and selling more than five million copies worldwide within its first six weeks of release. Its follow-up, 'On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2' will be released on Monday, November 11.
Newly privatised Royal Mail is launching its first TV ad in six years to promote the dedication of its postmen and women in the build-up to Christmas. The campaign features a version of The Beatles’ classic song 'All You Need Is Love', recorded at Abbey Road Studios by the Royal Mail Choir.
The debate over whether this is the greatest All-Starr Band that Ringo Starr has ever assembled can be put off for another time. There is no question, however, that it’s one of the most closely knit: “This band has all great musicians,” Starr says in this clip. “But the spirit of this band is very close.”
Broadway director Vivek Tiwary reveals his admiration for the man and talks about his plans for a landmark Beatles film. He was so influential in the success of John, Paul, George and Ringo that he was often referred to as the fifth Beatle.
In Los Angeles, real estate often stays in the celebrity family. If one celeb lives in a home, chances are another will follow suit. Such seems the case with an English-style home at 1385 Miller Place in the Hollywood Hills that's listed for sale at $2.495 million. The charming house reputedly has been rented by a number of stars over the years, starting with The Beatles.
Music fans have a new date for their diary. Fifty years to the day that The Beatles played in Huddersfield, rare photographs of the band will go on display.
SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's cell phone was hacked into "for years" by a private detective working on behalf of disgraced tabloid the News of the World, a court heard on Friday (01Nov13).
Andrew Knott, best known for appearing in The History Boys both on stage and screen, is to star in a BBC drama that imagines what would have happened if The Beatles had been turned down by George Martin.
The former Beatles star said getting rid of the Triyoga Centre, which is used by a host of celebrities including actress Sadie Frost and TV chef Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools, would be an "unforgivable mistake".