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Producers of the Beatles' Love stage show thanked fans for 18 years of success after the curtain came down for the final time in Las Vegas Sunday night.

Originally conceived by George Harrison in 2000, the concept was developed in association with contemporary circus troupe Cirque du Soleil. It premiered at the Mirage in Las Vegas in 2006, with input from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono.

The show was described as “a multi-sensory journey” and a“theatre-in-the-round technological and psychedelic spectacle.” Its Mirage residency was interrupted by the pandemic but reopened in August 2021.
Beatles’ ‘Love’ Show Was Seen by Nearly 12 Million People

“The Beatles’ Love has taken its last bow,” Cirque du Soleil said in a statement. “After bringing together more than 11.8 million fans from around the world, this… masterpiece will forever be celebrated as one of the most exhilarating and colorful performances in Cirque’s history.”

Giles Martin, who eventually used 120 pieces of Beatles music for the soundtrack, reflected in 2017: “Love was a project where I constantly thought I was goin details

If there was one particular year in which the Beatles' global impact could no longer be denied, it may have been 1964.

It was during this year that the Fab Four accomplished a plethora of feats that took them from darlings of Liverpool to international superstars. In February, they made their first pilgrimage to America, where they were greeted by hoards of adoring fans. With their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the deal was sealed — the world was positively obsessed with the band and Beatlemania entered full swing.

"We didn't think we were going to make it at all. It was only Brian telling us we were gonna make it. Brian Epstein our manager, and George Harrison," John Lennon told Playboy in a group interview the band did with the magazine in October of that year. "The thing is, in America it just seemed ridiculous. ... I mean, the idea of having a hit record over there. It was just, you know, something you could never do. That's what I thought anyhow. But then I realized that it's just the same as here, that kids everywhere all go for the same stuff."

And that was really just the beginning. During the course of 1964, the Beatles' only real competition for the top of both the American and Brit details

The Beatles are perhaps the most beloved and respected musical group of all time. While they may be adored by seemingly everyone–especially those in the music industry–their list of awards isn’t quite as impressive as some more contemporary stars. In a few months, the band may earn another shot at adding to their trophy shelf, if not several.

When the nominations for the 2025 Grammy Awards are called out later this year, The Beatles could become nominees once again. The group has one new single eligible for contention, and it could easily snag at least one nod, if not quite a few.

In November 2023, The Beatles returned with “Now and Then,” their first new single in decades. The tune was largely written and partially recorded while all four members were still alive, but for many years, it was considered unusable due to poor recording quality. Artificial intelligence helped Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr finish the title, and it went on to become a big hit on charts all around the world.

Grammy voters love The Beatles, and they take every opportunity to reward them and the impact they’ve had on the world. For years, those picking who wins the awards have had to settle fo details

Ringo Starr is reviving his Peace & Love event for his 84th birthday today, and this year, it’s going into space.

On the 7th July each year since 2008, the Beatles drummer has invited the world to think, say or post the words “peace and love” at noon to complete his birthday wish of a wave of peace and love across the planet.

This year, the main event will be celebrated in Los Angeles, with musical tributes throughout the day from the likes of Diana Warren, Asa & Roy Orbison, Ben Harper, Ben Dickey, Steve Dudas and more.

Peace & Love events will also be taking place across the globe, including in Australia, New York, Italy, Estonia, Mexico and Spain. There will also be two events here in the UK with one in Liverpool and another in the Abbey Road Institute in London.

This year is a special one too because NASA will be helping spread the message beyond the atmosphere and into the universe!

Speaking in a video to his fans, Ringo said, “OK, Peace and love, here we go again!

“Thanks for joining me on my birthday. I am so grateful to you all for helping me promote Peace & Love. I want to give special thanks to all the Peace & Love Ambass details

Sir Paul McCartney has wished his long-standing friend and former bandmate Sir Ringo Starr a “fabulous day” on his 84th birthday.

The former Beatle, 82, shared a photo to Instagram of the pair laughing together to mark the occasion on Sunday, which also marks his late father’s birthday.

It comes ahead of Sir Ringo, whose real name is Richard Starkey, hosting his annual “Peace and Love” birthday celebrations in Los Angeles.

Alongside the photo, Sir Paul said: “Happy birthday to Ringo and to my Dad!

“Hope Sir Richard Starkey has a fabulous day.”

US actress and wife of Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, also offered birthday wishes, writing: “Happy birthday, Ringo and happy heavenly birthday, Mr McCartney!”

Sir Ringo is set to welcome a host of famous faces including Eagles former member Joe Walsh, comedian and actor Fred Armisen and actor Ed Begley Jr to his annual birthday event which promotes peace and love.

The former Beatles drummer has collaborated with Nasa who will post the message on their social media pages to help amplify the message across the planet.

Musicians will also celebrate Sir Ringo’s music wit details

I first saw A Hard Day’s Night at a film festival over 20 years ago, at the insistence of my mum. By then, it was already decades old, but I remember being enthralled by its high-spirited energy.
Still fab after 60 years: how The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night made pop cinema history
Still fab after 60 years: how The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night made pop cinema history

A Beatles fan, mum had introduced me to the band’s records in my childhood. At home, we listened to Please Please Me, the band’s 1963 single, and the Rubber Soul album from 1965, which I loved.

Television regularly showed old black-and-white scenes of Beatlemania that, to a ten-year-old in the neon-lit 1980s, seemed like ancient history. But then, I’d never seen a full-length Beatles film. I had no idea what I was in for.

When the lights went down at Dunedin’s Regent Theatre, the opening chord of the film’s title song announced its intentions: an explosion of youthful vitality, rhythmic visuals, comical high jinks and the electrifying thrill of Beatlemania in 1964.

This time, it didn’t seem ancient at all.



On October 9, 1969, seven weeks and a day after The Beatles' final recording session together at Abbey Road Studios, Giles Martin was born in London. It was John Lennon’s 29th birthday.

On July 7, 2024, The Beatles: Love, the acclaimed Cirque du Soleil show that has run for 18 years, closes permanently in Las Vegas. It will be Ringo Starr’s 84th.

“It’s quite sad. They’re knocking down the casino, and even the powers that be can’t change that,” Martin, 54, laments to The National.

“I was with Paul McCartney last week and we were talking about how long it’s been. It was the first thing I did on this journey, and it changed my life, genuinely speaking – making that show,” he continues. “And I’m very proud of it.”

The show wouldn’t have existed without Martin. In the early aughts, plans for a collaboration between the French circus and the Fab Four nearly fell apart before Martin, the son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, had an idea of how to make it work.

“The whole thing was collapsing in on itself and out of pure desperation I went to Neil Aspinall, who was the head of the Beatles at details

The Beatles arguably the most iconic band to have ever graced the global stage, formed in Liverpool in 1960, yet their legendary music continues to resonate with both young and old fans alike.

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr - the celebrated Liverpudlian foursome - crafted a legacy that transcends the confines of Merseyside, sweeping across continents and carving their name into musical history. By 1964, The Fab Four were global sensations, earning the adulation of fans worldwide.

The Beatles not only conquered the UK but also took America by storm, landing stateside on February 7, 1964. But it seems our friends across the pond are only just now clocking onto the clever wordplay behind The Beatles' iconic spelling.

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The Beatles rose to prominence in tandem with the hippie movement. Their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club featured psychedelic imagery and linked the band to the countercultural movement. According to those who knew the band, though, they could not stand hippies. George Harrison’s wife, Pattie Boyd, spoke about how the band felt about the youth movement.

The Beatles’ later albums reflected changing social trends in the 1960s, and the band members’ appearances shifted as well. While they seemed to fit in with the hippie movement in some ways, Boyd said the band did not like it.

“That whole hippie movement, which by the way, The Beatles found disgusting,” she said in the book All You Need Is Love: The Beatles In Their Own Words by Peter Brown and Steven Gaines. “I think the hippie movement … I went to Haight-Ashbury with George. There was really no grace. It was summer and we understood that it was a beautiful and nice, a charming place to go to.”

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It’s impossible to underestimate the influence of Richard Lester’s Beatles collaboration A Hard Day’s Night, released 60 years ago on 6 July 1964. Its imagery of the Fab Four rapidly entered the lexicon of popular culture, its antic approach to pop music on screen going on to influence everything from fashion, attitudes and culture to music videos and MTV. With an initial background in advertising, Lester’s third feature proved he was an astute and vibrant filmmaker, all but defining the fun, energetic surrealism of 1960s British culture in one fell swoop.

Scripted by Alun Owen, A Hard Day’s Night follows a day in the life of the lads at the height of Beatlemania. John, Paul, George and Ringo, playing themselves, are joined by Paul’s conniving but very clean grandfather (Wilfrid Brambell) as they make their way to a live television concert in London. Unable to be restrained from misadventures by their manager Norm (Norman Rossington) and their roadie Shake (John Junkin), the Fab Four find themselves in the upper echelons of the capital: a world filled with ad agencies, high-end casinos and wine soirées with the music press. With Ringo going AWOL only hours before the show, howe details

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