After decades of industrial decline, the northern English city of Liverpool's cry of Help!is being heard as tourists flock to the home of The Beatles. The recession-hit city's struggling economy now receives an infusion of hundreds of millions of pounds a year as a result of visitors drawn to Liverpool by the pull of the world's best-selling pop group, local government agencies estimate.
The magical mystery behind a letter of authenticity for Sir Paul McCartney’s old door has led to a charity donation. The front door from the former home of the McCartney family, in Liverpool’s Forthlin Road, is among items set to go under the hammer and is expected to fetch about £8,500.
SIR Paul McCartney has turned down offers of up to £5million to write an autobiography, saying he is too busy touring and making music. The memoirs of the 71-year-old former Beatle have the potential to be one of the most explosive in modern pop culture.
Vicki Gibbons wasn’t feeling good Sunday, so she picked the Beatles “Oh! Darling” to perform in the finals of the Livingston Sensation competition. “I wanted to pick something I’m comfortable with,” she said of the Paul McCartney song that was on the “Abbey Road” album.
Sir Paul McCartney is the latest recipient of the Key to the City. The 71-year-old Beatle received the key from Mayor Sam Katz before taking the stage at sold-out Investors Group Field on Monday night.
A rare poster promoting a performance by the Beatles before they became global superstars has been found by railway staff. The billboard picture dates back to 1962 and advertises the band as a support act to rock legend Little Richard.
Arguably the most ignominious firing in rock history happened on Aug. 16, 1962. Shortly before recording their debut single, the Beatles dismissed drummer Pete Best.
“If scientists think they can clone Mammoths, thencould be next.” This is the quote from Edmonton, Alberta today, August 16, 2013, by Dr. Michael Zuk, who is collaborating with American scientists to decode the DNA from John Lennon’s tooth.
A tie which used to belong to John Lennon is among the rare items set to go under the hammer at the Beatles 22nd Annual Memorabilia auction. The black knitted tie was discovered by retired civil servant Joyce McWilliams, 66, who found it, along with some rare signed postcards, when she was clearing out her house.
The Beatles have amassed an annual turnover of £43.5 million, landing Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, as well as John Lennon and George Harrison's widows, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, with £5.1 million each. The Beatles have made an annual turnover of £43.5 million.