Love me don't: National Trust won't bid for John Lennon's childhood home - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The National Trust has revealed that it will not be bidding for John Lennon’s childhood home when it goes up for auction at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club on 29th October.
The Beatles star lived in the red-brick terrace house (pictured above) at 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree until he was five-years-old, from 1940 to 1945. It has been given a guide price of £150,000 to £250,000 but the Trust has said it will not be adding to its two-strong collection of Beatles' former homes as there was "no significance to the house in terms of musical influence or development". A spokesperson for the National Trust told MailOnline Travel: "Where we can, we take on properties of significant historical interest which are about to be lost to the nation, but we do not have the resources to acquire all the properties we would like.
Happy ending: John Lennon's star ready to go for birthday after graffiti removed - Tuesday, October 08, 2013
John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was desecrated by vandals over the weekend with writing and drawings, is back to its original state Oct. 7 after workers, first from Capitol Records, then the Walk of Fame, feverishly removed the damage on Monday.
Macca sacks estate caretakers after 20 years’ service - Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Paul McCartney has fired a loyal caretaker from his Scottish estate after twenty years of service. Jimmy Paterson is said to be shocked at being given three months notice by the musician to vacate the High Park Farm on the Mull of Kintyre, where he is the live-in caretaker.
US Beatles fan flies in to donate original Fab Four albums to museum - Monday, October 07, 2013
Please Please Me, With the Beatles and Beatles for Sale return to Liverpool after being sent from Crease's Music Store 50 years ago. A Beatles fan from across the Atlantic donated her prized collection of Fab Four records to Liverpool on her first ever visit to the city.
The Beatles is the ninth official album by English rock group the Beatles, a double album released in 1968. It is also commonly known as "The White Album", as it has no graphics or text other than the band's name embossed on its plain white sleeve.
Release date: November 22, 1968
Artist: The Beatles
Labels: EMI Records, Apple Records, Capitol Records
Back In The U.S.S.R.
Wild Honey Pie
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
Long, Long, Long
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Martha My Dear
I’m So Tired
Don’t Pass Me By
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?
Mother Nature's Son
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Cry Baby Cry
The Beatles Anthology (documentary)
The Beatles Anthology is a documentary series on the career of The Beatles. It was broadcast on UK television in six abridged parts between 19 and 23 November 1995, while in the U.S. it was seen as three feature-length episodes. An eight volume VHS set and an 8 disc Laserdisc set were released on 5 September 1996. The series was re-released on DVD in 2003, with an 81-minute special-features disc.
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, October 13, 1963
London Palladium, Argyll St. London
The Beatles first booking with one of the leading ITV companies, Associated TeleVision, headed by Lew Grade, for so long a powerful figure in British show business. And without a debut - on the top-rated entertainment program of them all, Val Parnell's Sunday Night at The London Palladium, fully networked live from the prestigious theatre in the heart of London and seen by 15 million viewers at peak time, 8:25 to 9:25 pm. An appearance on SNALP-especially as bill-toppers, as were the the Beatles - this night was a major event, and for so many artists , the pinnacle of a career, even if today, one almost wonders what the fuss was about.
At the same time, it was certainly a remarkable appearance. The London Palladium, so-called "home of the stars", had never before witnessed the screaming fans who made themselves very audible not only inside but outside the theatre too, blocking Argyll Street and delighting photographers with ready-made front-page picture stories for the next morning. The word, Beatlemania was coined by Fleet Street writers to describe the scenes, and it remains in use today, and probably will forever.
The youth element in the theatre was teased right from the start when, against tradition, the Beatles appeared at the beginning of the show - albeit only for a few seconds. Compere Bruce Forsyth then announced, "If you want to see them again, they'll be back in 42 minutes"......
When they came back, to close the hour-long show, Forsyth rose above the screams to count down "5-4-3-2-1" before the Beatles struck up "From Me To You". They then went into their well oiled stage routine (even still, they had a private rehearsal the previous evening). Paul tried to introduce the next number (I'll Get You"). Then John, Paul and George all spoke the next announcement together, stopping together and re-starting together, until George carried it off alone, introducing "She Loves You". Then Paul tried to announce the closing number, John shouted at the screamers to "Shut up!", the adults among the audience applauded, Paul asked people to clap their hands and stamp their feet, John went into his spastic imitations, and the group finally launched into "Twist And Shout".
The show ended, as ever, with the bill-toppers joining the other acts (Brook Benton, Des O'Connor, host Bruce Forsyth) on the revolving stage, waving at the audience and cameras while the resident Jack Parnell Orchestra played the theme tune "Startime".
The Beatles were clearly becoming a phenomenon - this TV appearance was actually covered by the late-evening ITN news, which had camera's in the group's Palladium dressing room.