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.
Director Martin Scorsese and actor Richard Gere are lending their suppport to Jonathan Cott's new book about John and Yoko, Days That I'll Remember.
Cott first interviewed the couple for Rolling Stone in 1968, and they all became friends. He also conducted their final joint interview on Decmber 5, 1980.
Paul McCartney took home his 15th Grammy--and his first for a solo album--for Kisses on the Bottom, his album of standards. The award was announced before the telecast from the Staples center in Los Angeles.
Multi-award winner Adele is practicing for her performance at the Oscar ceremony at Paul McCartney’s old house in India, according to the Sun UK.
The 24 yr-old British singer is up for an Academy Award for co-writing “Skyfall” for the latest James Bond film, and will perform the song before a worldwide audience.
Paul Mc Cartney serenaded unsuspecting street car passengers in New Orleans during his Carnivale visit. Paul, accompanied by wife Nancy and a security guard, hopped aboard a street car—where most passengers mistook him for a street performer. Some even threw money to him.
A DVD titled Ringo at the Ryman--recorded in Nashville on Ringo's 72nd birthday last July 7th--is due March 19th.
The video features Ringo’s current All Starr Band lineup, which includes Todd Rundgren, ex-Santana/Journey singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather and Mr. Mister frontman Richard Page.
A complete set of the originally not-for-sale (hors commerce) edition of John Lennon’s Bag One lithographs from 1970 will now be sold. No complete copy of this iteration of the first edition has previously been offered for public sale.
Paul McCartney’s official website is giving fans a chance to ask him questions on a regular basis. The new feature, “You Gave Me the Answer”, is named for a Wings song, from the Venus & Mars album.