In Feb. 1963, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were sitting in the back of a tour bus, seeing if they could rise to the occasion. With ‘Please Please Me’ riding high on the British charts, producer George Martin had issued the Beatles’ budding songwriters a challenge: bring a new composition of equal quality to their next studio session.
John Lennon wrote this gentle folk-rock ballad in the autumn of 1965 at his home in Kenwood, St. George’s Hill Estate, Weybridge, Surrey.
Just as "Yesterday" mysteriously came to Paul McCartney, "Nowhere Man" simply came to Lennon at dawn after he'd stayed up all night, struggling to come up with a new song for Rubber Soul.
If ever a band has been well served by the literary world it's The Beatles. Practically every aspect of that revolutionary body of work has been dealt with in book form... or so one would have thought. From Hunter Davies' The Beatles, through Philip Norman's Shout, Bob Spitz's humongously detailed history and Ian McDonald's brilliant Revolution in the Head.
Wednesday night saw Paul attending the VIP Premiere of 'Rockshow' at BAFTA in London with wife Nancy. The film - originally released in 1980 in the US and 1981 in the UK - has been fully restored and is being shown in select cinemas around the world.
An excellent selection of music memorabilia from composer Steve Weisberg will sell in Solid Ground Auctions' online only sale on May 19, with autographs from the Beatles and Elvis to star.
Steve Weisberg is a US composer and pianist who has worked with some of the music industry's top names, including on a 2013 release entitled Son of Rogue's Galler
Rumors have swirled since 1969 that Yoko Ono caused the Beatles break up. But the former wife of John Lennon may finally be off the hook. Despite decades of feuding, Sir Paul McCartney has recently come to Ono’s defense to set the record straight.
Bobby Cannavale also is in talks to join the film written by Dan Fogelman, who is making his directorial debut.The directorial debut of Dan Fogelman, the writer behind Cars and Crazy, Stupid, Love, once again is looking to be back on.
Annette Bening and Bobby Cannavale are in negotiations to board Imagine, Fogelman’s John Lennon-centric story.
SAO PAULO, Brazil – Paul McCartney chose the heavenly Txai Resort, in Itacare, Bahia, to rest after his shows in Brazil. Paul arrived at the hotel last Tuesday (May 7) and went straight to the piano, placed there especially for him on the veranda of his bungalow. The singer also took the opportunity to have a massage with a specialist from the Shamash Healing Space.
A FORMER nightspot where the Beatles famously once played could be resurrected as a new cafe bar.
The Oxford Building on Duke Street underwent a major overhaul in its centenary year and has been divided to house the Larkin’s restaurant and other small businesses.
The Voice contestant from Henley will be among the 12 bands and 14 musical acts performing at Music on the Meadows on Saturday, June 1 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.
The free festival has been organised by the youth of Henley for the youth of Henley. Members of the youth club and the Be There Henley group have been among those involved in the planning.