It’s 50 years since the Fab Four first played in our capital. Nathan Bevan talks to one fan who is keeping the rock ‘n’ roll spirit going. This year marks a half century since The Beatles first played Cardiff – a momentous, cacophonous riot of a gig in which South Wales’ Fab Four fanatics packed the city’s Capitol Cinema to become part of music history.
Beatles memorabilia worth more than £2,500 have been bought by a colourful former councillor and pirate radio DJ. Colin Dale, 74, successfully bid for a gold disc commemorating one million single sales of We Can Work It Out and a velour cloth previously owned by Michael Jackson at an auction in Liverpool. Colin, a Wendover resident for 25 years, said:
A BOOK autographed by The Beatles has been sold at an auction in Wareham for more than £3,000. Previously owned by a young fan who met the fab four backstage during a recording of Thank Your Lucky Stars, the scrapbook has now been sent on to an anonymous American bidder who paid £3,200 for it on November 12.
The connection between the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the eruption of Beatlemania in the U.S. a little more than two months later when the group showed up on “The Ed Sullivan Show” has long been established.
The album beat off competition from Keane and Wooden Shjips to land the top spot. The album beat off competition from Keane and Wooden Shjips to land the top spot.The Official Record Store Chart reflects sales in the UK's independent record shops.
Julian Lennon appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday November 21, 2013. Debuting his new album "Everything Changes"
A Beatles expert has called for the auction of the John Lennon school detention records to be called-off until ownership rights can be properly established.
Plans for a permanent memorial to George Harrison at a community hospital in Oxfordshire are under way. Townlands Hospital in Henley-on-Thames is undergoing an £8.7m upgrade after campaigners fought to keep it open.
Living in Japan is often a magical mystery tour. Many things are counter-intuitive: the most popular attraction in a nation with 17 World Heritage Sites is Tokyo Disney Land; and the Hakone Open-Air Museum has more than 300 items by Picasso. So, in this vein, it was perfectly reasonable that the only (official) John Lennon museum in the world was located in Omiya, about 40 minutes from either Shinjuku or Tokyo stations.
A new report has emerged that reveals some of the stars who will be featured on the recently-announced CBS special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the night The Beatles first performed on the legendary TV variety program, The Ed Sullivan Show.