May 19




 Recent Stories Online and On-Air

The Beatles started a revolution back in the USSR
- Saturday, May 18, 2013

Paul Attends VIP Premiere of 'Rockshow' At BAFTA
- Friday, May 17, 2013

Beatles, Elvis autographs valued at $10,000 with Solid Ground
- Friday, May 17, 2013

Paul McCartney: Yoko Ono didn’t break up the Beatles
- Friday, May 17, 2013

Annette Bening in Talks to Join Al Pacino in 'Imagine'
- Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sir Paul McCartney Plants a Tree at the Txai Resort Itacare in Bahia, Brazil -Thursday, May 16, 2013

Former Plaza where Beatles played set to become new cafe bar
- Thursday, May 16, 2013

Harrison-inspired Beatles theme for Music on the Meadows
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Stop Worrying... Help! is on the Way on Blu-ray!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Beatles more Popular than Jesus TRUE?
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Talking To Vivek Tiwary About Beatles
-Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Beatle legend Pete Best to play gig in Cumbria
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ingrid Pedersen Lennon: The true story of John Lennon's 'lost' sister Victoria
- Monday, May 13, 2013

Star-studded event for new Beatles book in Liverpool Tuesday
- Monday, May 13, 2013

Everton fans start petition for Sir Paul McCartney takeover?
- Monday, May 13, 2013

John Lennon guitar snags $408,000 at auction
- Sunday, May 19, 2013

A custom-made electric guitar played by the late John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles sold at a New York auction on Saturday for $408,000 US, said officials with the company behind the event.

The semi-hollow-body guitar, manufactured by the VOX company, was sold to an unidentified U.S. buyer at the "Music Icons" event organized by Beverly Hills, California-based Julien's Auctions and held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan.

Julien's said previously it expected the guitar, which was the centerpiece of Saturday's sale, to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000.

Harrison played the instrument, distinguished by two symmetrical flared shoulders on the upper body, while practicing I Am The Walrus, and Lennon used it in a video session for the song Hello, Goodbye, according to a statement from Julien's Auctions.

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Paul McCartney still 'joyous'
- Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fifty years ago this week, the Beatles were all abuzz about opening for Roy Orbison. It was further proof of the band's “to the toppermost of the poppermost” trajectory. Orbison, who toured with the Beatles in Britain in May 1963, was one of the few Americans who had even heard of them.

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Beatles -themed training expert'gets back' to encore course
- Saturday, May 18, 2013

WIRRAL management expert John MacCarfrae is encoring his unique Beatles-themed training course to deliver team building projects.

His Maverick Training company pioneered the course a decade ago and, with Liverpool University, developed an eLearning version in 2004. He built up an impressive client list throughout the UK and worked on translating the course into several other languages.

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The Beatles, ‘From Me to You’ – Lyrics Uncovered
- Saturday, May 18, 2013

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.

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Song Facts: The Beatles — "Nowhere Man"
- Saturday, May 18, 2013

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.

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Did you know?

1. Impossible as it may sound there are still Beatles songs unreleased - the most notable ones being Carnival of Light (an experimental piece recorded on 5 January 1967 for The Million Volt Light and Sound Rave) and a 27-minute jam of Helter Skelter. A John Lennon composition the three surviving Beatles worked on in the early '90s prior to the Anthology release called Grow Old with Me also remains unreleased.

2. The Beatles (or at least half of it) sang for the Rolling Stones: Lennon and Paul McCartney provided backing vocals to the 1967 single We Love You.

3. Besides writing hundreds of songs for the Beatles, Lennon and McCartney also wrote dozens of songs for other artistes such as From A Window (Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas), One and One Is Two (The Strangers with Mike Shannon), Step Inside Love and It's For You (Cilla Black), Come and Get It (Badfinger) and Woman (Peter and Gordon).

4. The Beatles’ third studio album A Hard Day’s Night is the only one to exclusively contain Lennon-McCartney compositions.

5. Paul is not McCartney's first name, James is. Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono after marrying Yoko Ono in 1969



 John Lennon Quote of the week

You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!

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