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Wanted: Accomplished musician for touring rock band. Minimum 25 years' professional experience. Ideal candidate has at least two Top 40 hits, maximum four from the 1960s or '70s; '80s may be acceptable. Plays one or more instruments -- not drums. Compensation: to be determined. Fringe benefits: playing with a Beatle.

Not that Ringo Starr ever had to place an ad in the Recycler, but that’s the gist of what the ex-Beatle has called for every couple of years when he gets the itch to hit the road with his All-Starr Band, which wrapped up its five-week U.S. tour Saturday at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

This time out, Starr was joined by Todd Rundgren, former Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Santana/Journey keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Mr. Mister singer-songwriter-bassist Richard Page and his rhythm section anchors Gregg Bissonette and sax details
Getting To Know: James McCartney - Monday, July 23, 2012


James McCartney’s The Complete EP Collectionis a killer assortment of tightly-crafted rock anthems. Produced by David Kahne and his famous Beatle father (Paul McCartney, you may have heard of him), the album has rightfully racked up critical acclaim on both sides of the pond.

The occasionally press-shy McCartney shared with us his thoughts on songwriting, the perfect Beatles songs, touring the States and more. “In the end [songwriting is] about having as much emotion as possible for me, musically and lyrically,” says McCartney. “Cathartic, heartfelt and true.”



Wonderful memories of the day The Beatles arrived in Norwich - on their way to becoming the biggest band in the world.

She left the gig in Norwich of 1963 with a name written on the inside of her left wrist... and although it faded away after a couple of weeks her memory of that amazing night is as vivid as ever.

The name was Paul McCartney. The chirpy young pop star had signed his name on Jan’s wrist at the end of The Beatles’ one and only Norwich show.



Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust is a fascinating rock 'n roll first person account by a guy who not only engineered The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour and The Beatles ("The White Album"), but as if that isn't enough crowning achievement, went on to produce some of the most highly regarded music from rock 'n roll's most exciting era, including David Bowie's The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass.

Ken Scott's contribution to engineering and producing some of the finest music of the 20th Century is staggering. Add these titles to his resume: Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane and Pinups; Elton John's Madman Across The Water, Honky Chateau and Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player; Jeff Beck's Truth; Lou Reed's Transformer; Supertramp's Crime of Th details


Beatles fans have long flocked to the Fab Four's hometown of Liverpool, perhaps calling in at the Cavern Club, where they found fame, or visiting the childhood homes of Lennon and McCartney.

But now there is a new must-see attraction, paying homage to one of the group's quirkiest and best-known songs, a yellow submarine.

Fans looking for the full Beatles experience can book accommodation in the unusual hotel, which is painted to look like the vessel on the cover of their record Yellow Submarine, and floats on a mooring in Albert Dock.


Lennon autograph is the real deal - Monday, July 23, 2012


In 1964, two clever Beatles fans in Kentucky wrote to the maitre d' of the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., asking, "If you happen to find any Beatles autographs lying around, would you mind sending them to us?"

The Beatles stayed at the Deauville while performing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February '64.

Hey, why not take a shot?

A few days later, a package arrived on the Beatles fans' doorstep. Inside was a room-service menu with "John Lennon" scribbled on it and a publicity shot of the Beatles supposedly signed by Ringo Starr.

This week, nearly a half-century later, the PBS show "History De details


Ringo Starr paused.

The legendary drummer for the Beatles had just been asked what was the best compliment he had ever received.

"'Thanks for being useful,' " he eventually said.

Starr -- who turned 72 on July 7 -- has been far more than useful during his career, which began in 1957 when he and friend Eddie Miles formed the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group.

That band eventually became known as Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. While the band was in Hamburg, Germany, Starr met John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and the rest of the Beatles. He replaced Pete Best as the band's drummer in August 1962, and during the next eight years he details


Whenever Dhani Harrison finds himself in the UK – which, he says, is infrequently these days – he heads straight for a place of guaranteed safety: the family pile in Henley-on-Thames. Friar Park is the gated, and lavishly gardened, estate his Beatle father, George, bought for himself back in 1970, which he considered an oasis of peace away from the constant press and fan attention. But his son has found a comparable oasis of his own, and has called Los Angeles home for several years.

"Being in LA is great," he asserts during a brief promo trip to London, "because there are so many weird people out there, so you can just blend in. I like that."

Harrison has spent much of his life wanting just that: to blend in. But when you are the son – and, more than that, the spitting image – of somebody as immortal as George Har details

(Source: - This rare record album, 'Introducing... The Beatles' recently fetched $14,999 in an eBay auction.


Bruce Springsteen may be The Boss and Paul McCartney a British knight, but that apparently means little when your set runs too long in London.

At the climax of his three-hour set at Hyde Park, Springsteen introduced the former Beatle.

“I’ve been waiting for this for 50 years,” Springsteen told the cheering throng. 


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