He remembered the reaction of his older sister to the band’s appearance on television and decided he wanted to learn to play the guitar. He started taking guitar lessons near his home in Waterbury, Conn., and eventually formed a band with friends, playing a variety of rock and pop songs, but always going back to playing songs by The Beatles.
This summer, I had the pleasure of visiting California for the first time. Although it was a family vacation with my girlfriend and her daughter, I did find the time to do a little bit of "Beatling about". Most of this was concentrated in the one day I spent with Gillian Lomax. Gillian is a Merseyside gal who has lived most of her adult life in the USA, following a hitch-hiking trip many years ago. A Beatles fan by heart, Gillian realised that Los Angeles was a city full of Beatles history, but without a Beatles tour. So she created one.
The sun’s rays, on a lucky day, are making their way through the rooftops of Liverpool. The solitary figure moves quietly over the sidewalks, dropping off the fresh milk at his appointed rounds. He is hungry and, as always in the morning hours, filled with anxiety, a smidge of anger, and a touch of day- dreaming—the kind of fantastic dreams that fill us with hope as teenagers.
David John Paul George Ringo Lennon changed his name by deed poll, so it's hardly surprising that the man covered in Beatles tattoos would take the opportunity to warble John Lennon's 1970 solo album, Plastic Ono Band, in its entirety.
Bruce Willis wants Sir Paul McCartney to star in 'RED 3'. The 58-year-old actor plays retired CIA agent Frank Moses in the action comedy franchise alongside an all-star cast including Dame Helen Mirren and John Malkovich, and thinks the Beatles legend would be the perfect addition to the ageing cast in a potential third instalment. Quizzed about which action legend he would like to join the stellar ensemble, he joked to BANG Showbiz: ''Paul McCartney. What do you think? Or Keith Richards.''
Anyone who's seen Paul McCartney on this year's Out There! world tour can tell you how much he loves being onstage. From Brazil to Poland to the U.S., he's delivered epic three-hour sets full of Beatles, Wings and solo classics, complete with lasers, pyrotechnics and a secondary stage that rises high above the crowd. "It's very exciting," McCartney tells Rolling Stone. "You've got the audience going crazy, and the age of the audience is wild, too – there's so many young people in there, digging it. Half of them know the words better than I do!"
A Nova Scotia teen received a once-in-a-lifetime birthday gift Tuesday at the Paul McCartney concert in Quebec City. Megane Rand says The Beatles are her all-time favourite band and it was surreal to see McCartney in concert. But her night took an exciting twist after she flashed a homemade sign from her spot on floor. The music legend spotted Rand’s sign, asking him for a birthday hug. She couldn’t believe it when he offered to grant her wish.
A microphone which John Lennon used to record 'Imagine' has been placed on sale, with bids starting at £1500. More than 30 years after his death, John Lennon remains an instantly recognisable icon. Renowned for his work with The Beatles, the Liverpool born artist's solo work also retains an enduring place in pop culture.
The Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do," came out way back in 1962, and now that it's more than 50 years old, the song is currently out of copyright in the Europe. This has allowed Mischief Music to release a unique version of the single on heart-shaped red vinyl.
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney says as long as he can walk and get about, he plans to keep performing. He tells Rolling Stone magazine he "can't imagine ever not" performing and touring. He says it's: "what I do, and it's what I've always done, and I love it so much." He says now that he's in his 70s.