Former Beatle Ringo Starr to Perform with His All-Starr Band in Mexico - Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr will return to Mexico with his All-Starr Band to give three concerts in the Mexican capital on Nov. 13, 14 and 19, the National Auditorium said Saturday. “This is the second time the ex-Beatle, considered by many to be the best rock drummer of all time, presents his show ‘Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band’ at the auditorium on Avenida Reforma,” the company said in a communique.
It said that on this occasion the British artist, who became a legend as part of the band that transformed pop music in the 1960s, will be accompanied by a different lineup of musicians in his All-Starr Band. The musicians accompanying him are guitarist Steve Lukather, Richard Page on bass, keyboard player Gregg Rolie, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Todd Rundgren, saxophone player and percussionist Mark Rivera, and drummer Gregg Bissonette. The appearance in Mexico is part of a Pacific tour that in October began visiting various Latin American countries. The repertoire of the concerts includes numbers from the time of the Beatles and from his solo career, plus songs by the musicians accompanying him.
Beatlemania is alive and well! Paul McCartney mobbed by hundreds of fans as he arrives in Japan...wearing a kimono - Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Aside from selling millions of records, the success of The Beatles was often defined by the hordes of fanatical fans who would follow them around the world. Fast-forward fifty years on and little has changed.
Hanging out with the Beatles - Monday, November 11, 2013
Go back in time with photographer Henry Grossman, profiled on 60 Minutes this week. Grossman became a friend of the Beatles and was invited to document their lives. In the four videos below, Grossman remembers each member of the band with a series of rare, intimate snapshots.
Beatle John Lennon school detention sheets put up for sale - Monday, November 11, 2013
Detention sheets describing Beatle John Lennon's schoolboy misdemeanours are being put up for sale. Teachers from Liverpool's Quarry Bank High School for Boys wrote that 15-year-old Lennon was punished for "fighting in class" and "sabotage".
Revolver is the seventh studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 5 August 1966 on the Parlophone label and produced by George Martin. Wikipedia
Artist: Klaus Voormann
Release date: August 5, 1966
Created: August 5, 1966
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts
Labels: EMI, Apple Records, Capitol Records
I’m Only Sleeping
Love You To
Here, There and Everywhere
She Said She Said
Good Day Sunshine
And Your Bird Can Sing
For No One
I Want to Tell You
Got to Get You Into My Life
Tomorrow Never Knows
Beatles Record Sales
During the week of April 4, 1964 The Beatles occupied the first five slots of the Billboard Hot 100, #1 - "Can't Buy Me Love," #2 - "Twist and Shout," #3 - "She Loves You," #4 - "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and #5 - "Please Please Me," the only group in rock and roll history to achieve this feat. That same week they also had another nine charting records in the Hot 100, bringing the total to fourteen for the week, another feat unlikely to ever be matched in the future.
In 1964, the Beatles had the never-matched total of 15 American million-selling records (9 singles and 6 LPs), representing US sales of over 25 million in 1964 alone.
George Harrison's Quote of the week
"All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much."