A fierce bidding-war skyrocketed the price of a rare Beatles Record to a record-breaking $290,500 today. The copy of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was signed by all four Beatles, and said to be in extraordinary condition. According to the auctioneer, the sale set a new record, beating a previous price in the $190,000 range.
On Tuesday, July 9, Paul McCartney will play Boston's Fenway Park, returning by popular demand for the first time since his August 5 and 6, 2009 shows set the record for the highest ever two-day concert attendance in the history of the storied ballpark. Tickets for Paul's July 9 show go on sale online on Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m.
Legendary producer Phil Ramone has died at age 79. He produced Julian Lennon's first two albums, co-produced a Ringo album and produced several tracks for Paul.
The humble yellow door that once served as the entrance to the McCartney family home at 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool is for sale. Paul’s family used the door daily from 1955 to 1964, and it’s thought that over 100 of the Beatles’ early songs were written behind it.
Auctioneer Chris Albury, who is handling the sale of the door at Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Gloucestershire, has given the door an estimate of between £3,000 and £5,000--r $7,600 US.
A draft of a letter from John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney around the time of the breakup of the Beatles is among hundreds of historical documents being offered in an online auction.
It is expected to fetch $40,000 to $60,000 US, or £26,000 to £39,000.
Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer fame says that as a member of Ringo's 2001 All-Starr Band, he learned that there was a lot more to the man than he expected.
“I saw then the effect he must have had in the Beatles was very similar. He was quite a perfectionist. That was something I didn't realize about him. He's got this wonderful feel. He's an amazing person.”
The Los Angeles house where George Harrison wrote “Blue Jay Way” has sold for $3.8 Million.
The single-family home is spread across an area of 4116 square feet sitting on a 0.4 acre lot. The residence has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Paul McCartney says that while his perspective has changed since, he and the other Beatles were "cheesed off" by Yoko Ono's presence at Beatles recording sessions.
"But looking back on it - [Yoko and I] have talked about this - I think she realises it must have been a shock for us."
An original stereo copy of “Please Please Me” sold for 7,552 pounds, or $11,500 US—50 years to the day the record was released.
Presented in a frame with a set of autographs on a magazine page featuring the Fab Four, it was one of 280 lots of Beatles memorabilia being offered in an anniversary sale at Omega Auctions in Stockport, Lancashire, about 40 miles east of Liverpool. According to the company, the buyer was based in the UK.
Musician John Power is set to play John Lennon in a new musical. Power – guitarist in the La's and singer in the group Cast – will make his theatrical debut in Rob Eaton's musical Lennon at the Royal Court Liverpool. The show follows Lennon's life from his childhood in Liverpool through to his later years in New York.