I remember when Paul was dead. It was the fall of 1969 — my first year at the University of Victoria — and I, like the rest of my generation, was stunned at reports that the real Paul McCartney had been killed in a car accident two years earlier and replaced with a look-alike.
BOSTON – Somewhere in a musty attic in Liverpool there has to be a portrait of an aging Paul McCartney because the guy who rocked out Fenway Park Tuesday night sure didn’t act like a 71-year-old. The former Beatle played for two hours and 40 minutes at the venerable ballpark and treated fans to 38 songs. (A far cry from the 11-song set The Beatles played during a half hour show at Suffolk Downs back in 1966).
When Paul McCartney left The Beatles in 1970 he decided to drop out of public life for a while. Taking his wife and children Macca headed off to his newly bought farm house in the Mull of Kintrye to raise sheep, walk on the beach and pen gentle folky ditties.
Half a century after they had their first hit and four decades after they split up there remains an insatiable appetite for tales about The Beatles. And amazingly, even now they keep on coming.
Tim Piper returns to Los Angeles with JUST IMAGINE, an extraordinary rock 'n' roll celebration of the life and music of John Lennon. Backed by rock band Working Class Hero (Greg Piper on bass; Don Butler on guitar, Morley Bartnof on keyboards and Don Poncher on drums), Piper brilliantly embodies the much-loved music icon at the Hayworth Theatre through August 25.
Written and directed by Steve Altman, JUST IMAGINE intertwines John Lennon's songs with the stories behind them to create a unique and electrifying multimedia concert experience. The multimedia show begins with the announcement of his death and goes on to take you through a final performance with John Lennon, revealing his outlook on his life, his music career, as well as his inspiration for songs and his relationships with loved ones.
Fenway Park is preparing for thousands of spectators in the next five days, none of whom are coming to see any home runs. As the Red Sox begin a new series in Seattle tonight, their home plate is currently being converted into a concert venue to host two of Boston's biggest concerts of the summer: Paul McCartney and Jason Aldean.
In early December 1961, Brian Epstein drew up a contract that bound The Beatles to him for five years. Only Paul McCartney was hesitant about signing it. McCartney told Epstein that he hoped The Beatles would make it big, as Howard Sounes recounts in Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney. “But I’ll tell you now, Mr. Epstein,” McCartney declared, “I’m going to be a star anyway.”
John Lennon‘s widow, Yoko Ono, may be 80 years old, but she remains as creative and active as ever. The avant-garde artist and the latest incarnation of her Plastic Ono Band have recorded a follow-up to their 2009 album, Between My Head and the Sky, that’s scheduled for a September 17 release.
OTTAWA — Fifty-six years to the day after Sir Paul McCartney met his former Beatles bandmate John Lennon in a church hall in a suburb of Liverpool, England, the legendary rocker was in Ottawa preparing to play the nation’s capital for the first time in his career.
ARTISTIC culture separated by hundreds of years will be coming together during a performance at Gosden House School next month.
Pupils at the Bramley special educational needs school will be performing Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Twelfth Night, to mark its ten-year collaboration with Globe Education.
Fans of the Beatles have always been a passionate bunch. But few can rival Ottawa’s Yvan Tessier. He bought his first Beatles album, Yellow Submarine, in 1968. Since then he’s amassed one of North America’s largest collections of vinyl Beatles records. He owns around 5,000 of them, worth an estimated $70,000.