Yoko Ono is being honored by the Philippine government after sending $10,000 to help fund relief and rehabilitation efforts for thousands of families displaced by Typhoon Pablo.
Rep. Winston Castelo expressed the gratitude of the House of Representatives to Yoko for her grant and for her “noble projects” in the Philippines.
Paul McCartney is again lending his talents to support the charity, “War Child”--which for twenty years has assisted children affected by war by providing medical care, creating safe spaces and rebuilding schools. Paul appears on the album twice.
The London club where Paul and Linda McCartney met—and a favorite 60’s hangout for the other Beatles, too—will reopen.
The Bag O’Nails will reopen officially in April, with a “soft relaunch” during March.
The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts--Paul McCartney’s “Fame School” created in the building where he and George Harrison were students together—is getting a sister school in Spain.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Institute of the Arts Barcelona (IAB), just like its Liverpool counterpart, will offer training in various performing arts disciplines at foundation, degree and post-graduate levels.
Paul McCartney will headline the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee. Others on the bill include Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mumford & Sons, Billy Idol and Bjork.
Traffic police in Calcutta are making their point to India’s pedestrians by using the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road cover as an example of using crosswalks.
Tony Sheridan, the English singer and guitarist for whom the Beatles served as backup band in their first recordings, died February 16th at age 72. In addition to his connection to the Beatles, Sheridan is credited with being the first British musician to play the electric guitar on television, and went on tour with Chubby Checker, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry.
A letter written by John Lennon’s Aunt Mimi sent to a teenage Beatles fan nearly 50 years ago is going up for auction. The letter was sent in 1964 from Mendips, the house where John spent most of his childhood.
Upwards of 50,000 revelers in Rio attended the "Sargento Pimenta" ---or Sgt. Pepper in Portuguese, the language of Brazil-- street party during Carnival. The Beatles-themed celebration is one of more than 400 raucous street parties that spring up throughout Rio de Janeiro during Carnival season.
In a new interview, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr talks about a daylong session playing with Paul McCartney and how much George Harrison influenced his own playing style. Marr tells the Autojubilator that while nothing ever came of it professionally, he and Paul had great fun playing intensely for 8 to 9 hrs.