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  • Paul McCartney turns 82

    06/18/2024 10:09:02 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 29 replies
    People ^ | June 18, 2024 | Gabriel Rockson
    On Tuesday, June 18, Julian, 61, — the son of Beatles legend John Lennon and his first wife Cynthia — marked Paul McCartney’s 82nd birthday with a special message on X (formerly known as Twitter). “Hoppy Birdy, Uncle Paul! Only love… Jude x,” Julian’s caption read as he shared a video montage of himself as a child with McCartney. Played alongside The Beatles’ classic “Hey Jude,” the first photo featured a younger McCartney sitting beside Julian on the grass. The pair were then pictured walking together before the video switched to a snap of them playing on the shoreline by...
  • Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

    05/15/2024 3:36:32 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 21 replies
    VisitLiverpool ^ | none given | VisitLiverpool
    ">width="30%"/> The Magical Mystery Tour is coming to take you on a day you'll never forget! Discover Beatles Liverpool with Cavern City Tours. The two hour tour takes place on-board the colourful Magical Mystery Tour Bus and takes passengers on a two hour tour of all the places associated with the Fab Four! Passengers will see where John, Paul, George and Ringo grew up, met and formed the band that took the world by storm.
  • Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s sons have released a single together

    04/21/2024 1:14:29 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 20 replies
    Yahoo Entertainment ^ | April 17, 2024 | Lianne Kolirin, CNN
    A new Lennon and McCartney collaboration is the last thing anybody expected. Yet fans of the Beatles have been taken by surprise by a new single released by the sons of two of the Fab Four - James McCartney and Sean Ono Lennon, who are both musicians themselves. The new single, entitled “Primrose Hill” after a park in north London that offers a panoramic view of the city, was announced by McCartney, son of Paul and his late wife Linda, on Instagram four days ago.
  • 5 Songs that Sound Like They Were Made by The Beatles, but Weren’t

    04/19/2024 5:53:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 100 replies
    American Songwriter ^ | 4/19 | Jacob Uitti
    When the Beatles arrived on the scene in the United States in 1964, many have said it was like a Wizard of Oz moment; before them, popular music was black and white but after, it was technicolor. Yes, the former Mop Tops changed everything when it came to pop and rock and roll—and the band continued to flip the script, evolving from simple tunes to very intricate, sweeping offerings on later albums. But given their enormous musical impact, it was inevitable some bands along the way were going to imitate The Beatles’ sound. Imitation, after all, is the highest form...
  • Taxman

    04/14/2024 4:27:52 PM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    SteynonLine ^ | April 14, 2024 | Mark Steyn
    Tomorrow is Tax Day in America - April 15th, the day before Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia (April 16th). So Monday represents America's formal Emancipation Day from what H & R Block & Co like to dignify as "Tax Season". As I used to say on Rush every year round this time, the acceptance of that term is not a good sign: Baseball should have a season, but not tax. Nevertheless, in the brokey brokiest nation in the history of brokeness, on this day the season of 1040s and 1099s draws to a close, and so, as we...
  • Paul McCartney says Beyoncé’s ‘Blackbird’ cover ‘reinforces’ civil rights message that inspired him to write it

    04/05/2024 4:13:51 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/4/24 | Alli Rosenbloom, CNN
    Paul McCartney is singing his praises for Beyoncé’s version of “Blackbird.” The music legend on Thursday wrote on his Instagram page that he’s “so happy” with the Grammy-winner’s cover of the 1968 Beatles track that is included on her newly released “Act II: Cowboy Carter” album, under the slightly revised title “Blackbiird.” “I think she does a magnificent version of it and it reinforces the civil rights message that inspired me to write the song in the first place,” he wrote. He went on to “urge anyone who has not heard it yet to check it out.”
  • The Beatles - Let It Be (Official Music Video)

    03/17/2024 12:38:49 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 28 replies
    [TheNEW] ^ | 2/14/24 | The Beatles
    Paul McCartney, during the tense recordings of the White Album and the early days of the Get Back project, his mother Mary appeared before him in a dream, calming him and saying "Let it be." Paul took the song to Twickenham Studios, where he presented it to John, George and Ringo, and together they polished it as McCartney finished the lyrics. After the band's last concert on the roof of the EMI studios in Abbey Road on January 30, 1969, The Beatles returned the next day to finish recording and film promotional videos for most of the album's songs. After...
  • A Psychologist Explains Why Kate Middleton, Again, Broke The Internet

    03/16/2024 8:36:35 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 33 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/15/24 | Mark Travers
    The doctored photo shared by Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales—in the wake of her alleged abdominal surgery—has ignited significant controversy across various online platforms. However, the conspiracies swirling around the Princess and her health were brewing long before the emergence of this infamous photograph. What is it that prompts such intense scrutiny and fuels the spread of conspiracy theories surrounding the Princess? Moreover, why are royalists, the apathetic and anti-imperialists all equally captivated by the media frenzy surrounding Kate?
  • Bullet From Gun That Murdered John Lennon Heading to Auction

    02/26/2024 2:42:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Far Out Magazine ^ | Mon 26 February 2024 | Joe Taysom
    A bullet, which was used in the same gun that killed John Lennon, is set to head to auction in Newcastle on February 28th. The item belonged to the late Brian Taylor, who worked as a police officer for Northumbria Police. During a visit to New York, he took a group of young individuals who fostered ambitions to become police officers to see the New York Police Department and unexpectedly got caught up in a shooting while riding in a police patrol car. As an apology, they allowed him to visit a museum where they store weapons from high-profile cases...
  • Pattie Boyd reveals 'love triangle' letters from George Harrison and Eric Clapton

    02/26/2024 1:17:05 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/26/24 | Mark Savage
    Model Pattie Boyd is selling letters that lift the lid on her notorious love triangle with guitarist Eric Clapton and Beatles star George Harrison. Boyd was a muse to both men in the 1960s and 70s, inspiring Harrison's classic song Something and Clapton's hits Wonderful Tonight and Layla. Initially married to the Beatle, she was pursued by his close friend Clapton in a series of passionate love letters
  • Sam Mendes, Sony & Apple Corps Set Four Beatles Theatrical Movies On Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison & Ringo Starr

    02/20/2024 4:51:36 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 30 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 20, 2024 | Mike Fleming Jr.
    EXCLUSIVE: In a move that ought to make fans of The Beatles twist and shout, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes and his Neal Street Productions have set plans to make four separate theatrical films — one on each of the members of music’s most famous and enduring band. Mendes will direct all four of the films, and this marks the first time Apple Corps Ltd. and The Beatles – Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison – have granted full life story and music rights for a scripted film. Mendes conceived...
  • A Cultural Constant: The Inspiration Of Yoko Ono

    02/18/2024 3:27:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | February 18, 2024 | Paul Sexton
    The Japanese artist has been a touchstone of popular culture for more than half a century. She retains such an energetic inquisitiveness about the world of art, it’s hard to believe that, in earth years, so to speak, Yoko Ono is now in her tenth decade on the planet. Born in Tokyo on February 18, 1933, the Japanese artist has conducted herself with great dignity and resilience as a prominent cultural figure for more than half a century. After meeting John Lennon when he was one of perhaps the four most famous people in the world, she has kept his...
  • Fifty years after it was stolen, Paul McCartney is reunited with his iconic violin-bass

    02/17/2024 8:06:37 PM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | Holly Ash · Feb 17, 2024
    As one of the last surviving Beatles shows us, never give up — not even after five decades: Paul McCartney is "incredibly grateful" after he was reunited with his beloved bass more than 51 years after it vanished and sparked a global search at the Beatle's pleading. The 1961 Höfner 500/1 bass guitar — bought by McCartney as a teen in Hamburg for a mere $37 before the fame — was stolen off the back of a van transporting the band's equipment on the night of Oct. 10, 1972, in Notting Hill, according to Höfner executives who launched an investigation...
  • Imagine 50 years of John Lennon's 'anti-religious, anti-nationalistic, anti-capitalistic' anthem

    02/15/2024 6:41:13 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 41 replies
    ABC South West Vic ^ | 7/5/21 | Matt Neal
    "Yoko actually helped a lot with the lyrics, but I wasn't man enough to let her have credit for it," Lennon confessed to reporter David Sheff during a series of interviews for Playboy magazine published just two days before Lennon was shot dead on December 8, 1980. In early 1971, Lennon finished the lyrics (and Ono's input was officially credited in 2017) and in June that year, he recorded takes at the purpose-built studio at his Tittenhurst Park mansion home — sound engineer Eddie Veale, who helped construct the studio, called it "the first professional home studio in the...
  • Musical Interlude topic for January 2024

    01/01/2024 2:06:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    YouTube etcetera ^ | October 19, 2015 etcetera | George Gershwin et al
    Rhapsody in Blue | 17:14The Bobs - Topic | 851 subscribers | 1,957 views | October 19, 2015
  • Ringo Starr Announces 2024 Tour, Las Vegas Residency

    11/30/2023 3:29:00 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 41 replies
    LiveforLiveMusic ^ | 11/28/23 | Janes Sissler
    The Beatles drummer will let fans come to him this time around as he and his band comprised of Steve Lukather (Toto), Edgar Winter, Colin Hay (Men At Work), Warren Ham (Kansas, Toto), Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), and Gregg Bissonette set up shop in Las Vegas for six shows at The Venetian. The residency will begin on May 22nd and run until June 1st. After that, the band will head south of the border to play two nights at Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional on June 5th and 6th. Details of an additional four shows will be announced soon
  • Great facts about The Beatles' 'White Album,' which celebrates 55 years since the initial release

    11/22/2023 2:04:14 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 78 replies
    Fan Shield ^ | 11/22/23 | Rennee Hansen
    On the heels of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, The Beatles released what is commonly known as The White Album on November 22, 1968. The album consists of 30 tracks drastically different from the previous album, with a lot of interesting history. Below, we highlight some little-known facts about the album.
  • Pattie Boyd Recalls Poignant Final Meeting with Former Husband George Harrison Shortly Before His 2001 Death

    11/22/2023 1:13:47 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    People ^ | 11/1/22 | Jordan Runtaugh
    Pattie Boyd was nervous when she accepted a bit part in the 1964 movie A Hard Day's Night. Sure, she only had one line — "Prisoners!?" — but she was delivering it to the Beatles. At the time, the 19-year-old was making a name for herself as a rising star in the modeling world, posing for haute couture fashion spreads with legendary photographers like David Bailey and John French. To date, the most screen time she'd had was a TV ad for potato chips. She assumed this audition was for just another commercial, but then she learned she'd snagged...
  • Jane Asher

    11/21/2023 3:16:34 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 15 replies
    IMDB ^ | ? | IMDB
    Jane Asher (born 5 April 1946) is an English actress, author and entrepreneur, who achieved early fame as a child actress, and has worked extensively in film and TV throughout her career
  • The Beatles Get Ready to Drop Final Single, “Now and Then,” Remixed from John Lennon 1978 Song (9am Thursday)

    10/27/2023 5:41:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | October 25, 2023 9:34 am | by Roger Friedman
    The Beatles are ready to drop their so-called final single. It drops Thursday morning 9am Eastern, 6am Western. “Now and Then” is a reworking of a 1978 John Lennon song, just as “Real Love” was 30 years ago. The Beatles’ social media pages have added a mysterious picture of a cassette about to end on its A side. This is a Bat signal that the record, which Paul McCartney first mentioned months ago, is on its way. This is NOT artificial intelligence. It’s just Paul and Ringo adding their contributions to Lennon’s original recording. They’ve got a George Harrison bit...