Fifty years ago, Beatlemania shocked the world, drawing hostility and pity from press and public alike. But the screamers were neither the first nor the last to be starstruck… The first time Scottish concert promoter Andi Lothian booked the Beatles, in the frozen January of 1963, only 15 people showed up. The next time he brought them north of the border, to Glasgow Odeon on 5 October, they had scored a No 1 album and three No 1 singles, and it was as if a hurricane had blown into town.
A signed copy of With the Beatles has seen some of the highest bids in RR Auction's online sale, which closed on September 26. The album, signed by all four members of the band and in superb condition, sold for $40,726. A rare UK stereo first pressing, first cover edition complete with the original record, it is described by the auction house as "virtually nonexistent", such is its rarity.
The home where John Lennon began his life after his birth in 1940 at 9 Newcastle Road inis up for auction and Donna Jackson of the British Beatles Fan Club said in an interview Sept. 28 that the home in many ways hasn't changed from when John Lennon and his mother Julia lived there.
As part of our exclusive coverage of Mark Lewisohn's new Beatles biography, the author shares an extract exposing the uncomfortable truth about John Lennon's relationship with the irreverent, uninhibited woman he called Mummy.
He is famous for his singing and song-writing skills. But Sir Paul McCartney appears to have caught the acting bug. The 71-year-old took part in the Simply Shakespeare event in Los Angeles on Wednesday alongside Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and William Shatner.
A reel-to-reel radio relic that preserves a long-lost Canadian interview with John Lennon, discovered recently in a former New York broadcaster's attic and set to be auctioned Thursday in the U.S., vividly recalls the musician's December 1969 peace mission in Canada that culminated with a private meeting between the pop superstar and then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau.
Paul McCartney has discussed the meaning behind some of his most famous songs including 'Yesterday' in a candid interview. The music legend told Mojo that the inspiration behind the melancholy 'Yesterday' came from the legend's mum - even if he didn't realise it at the time.
THE GREATEST RIVALRY IN THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL takes a scholarly and engaging turn in John McMillian’s parallel biography: Beatles vs. Stones. Most readers will already know that the Beatles were cuddly pop stars, while the Stones played their foils as edgy, dangerous rockers.
MONACO (AFP) - Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has joined one of the art world's most exclusive clubs after being appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters.
A new app focusing on the creatively fruitful trip John Lennon took to Bermuda in 1980 will be released later this fall. John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapeswill go on sale November 5 exclusively via the iTunes App Store, and will be playable on iPad and iPhone devices.