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Paul McCartney Gaining Rights to Beatles Music in 2018, 2019 - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Former Beatle Paul McCartney could reclaim the copyrights to a cache of his most famous tunes, but he’ll have to wait five years to do so.
Copyright laws allow songwriters to regain control of their pre-1978 compositions after 56 years. That means McCartney could control his Beatles songbook from 1962 (like “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You”) in 2018 and an even bigger cache of tunes released in 1963, (“I Saw Her Standing There,” “Please Please Me,” and “Do You Want to Know a Secret’” among them) in 2019, MSN.com reported.

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I want to SHAKE your hand! Beatles superfan compiles book containing hundreds of ordinary people's meetings with the Fab Four - Monday, August 12, 2013

A Beatles superfan has created a unique book of ordinary people's chance encounters with the world’s most famous band. The Beatles and Me by Dean Johnson, which is being officially launched on Monday, is devoted to meetings between John, Paul, George and Ringo, and their adoring fans.

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Beatles mural projection mapped on to its old Apple building in London - Monday, August 12, 2013

Projection Advertising has transformed the appearance of 94 Baker Street, the Grade II listed one-time base for Apple Records and the Apple Boutique, as part of an event to launch the new Apple Apartments. Using two 15K projectors to create a light projection,

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‘Abbey Road’ Cover Art: Strolling Back to Rock’s Most Iconic Crosswalk - Sunday, August 11, 2013

Prior to 1969, if you had insisted that a crosswalk would go down in history, you might have found yourself in the crosshairs of a petition for institutionalization. But a casual photo shoot on the morning of August 8 of that year made an otherwise nondescript pedestrian walkway into the stuff of legend... and a peculiar destination for millions of tourists to come.

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'Paul McCartney's trousers' turn up in Bridlington - Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Bridlington man is hoping a pair of half-century old leather strides he claims once belonged to Paul McCartney could trouser him thousands of pounds. Mike Hoggard claims Beatles manager Brian Epstein gave them to him when he played in a jazz band at Liverpool's Cavern Club in the early 1960s.

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Sir Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Will Lead A Celebrity Cast At The Shakespeare Center Of Los Angeles 23rd Annual Simply Shakespeare - Saturday, August 10, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) presents its 23rd Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit reading of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," September 25, 2013 at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica.  The evening will feature a star-studded cast including Sir Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and William Shatner.  Additional participants will be announced.  Simply Shakespeare features a hilarious and entertaining evening of impromptu Shakespeare and song.   All proceeds from the event support the SCLA and its arts based veterans employment and youth employment programs for inner-city youth and arts education in local schools.

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Pop legend's amp to feature in Altrincham gig - Saturday, August 10, 2013

AN amp once owned by a pop legend will be used to perform a tribute to the most iconic band in modern music - at a gig in Altrincham. The piece of equipment, once the property of George Harrison, will be used to play songs by the Beatles at the 4 Teas In Alty event.

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Rare Beatles records to go under the hammer - Saturday, August 10, 2013

A rare collection of Beatles records on sale in Newcastle this week is expected to reach over $1,000 at auction as part of the University of Newcastle Book Fair. The collection is one of the showcase items of the week-long fair, which is expected to draw crowds of up to 10,000 people.

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Last-minute cheap seats for Paul McCartney show angers fan - Friday, August 09, 2013

At least one Paul McCartney fan says he's angry he paid full price for tickets to the former Beatle's concert in Winnipeg next week, when much cheaper tickets have started appearing online. Tickets to McCartney's concert at Investors Group Field on Aug. 12 are going for as little as $17 on websites like StubHub, with floor tickets as low as $40.

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Never-before-seen portrait of John Lennon discovered - Friday, August 09, 2013

An never-before-seen portrait of John Lennon has been discovered as a revolutionary book based on meetings with The Beatles is launched. The photograph shows Lennon at ease with the photographer in a domestic setting as experts believe the snap originates from around 1963, just prior to the Beatles' global fame.


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