Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sir Paul McCartney: Russia return might not happen as he meets with Pussy Riot

Sir Paul McCartney has secretly met up with Pussy Riot – amid speculation he could become the biggest-name star to snub Russia because of their human rights record.
The music legend held a summit with members of the controversial feminist protest group in Los Angeles a fortnight ago as they thanked him for his support during their prison ordeal. Sir Paul has previously met Vladimir Putin for tea in the Kremlin when he performed in Red Square in 2003. Read More - Mirror Online






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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10 Beatles songs for your Earth Day enjoyment

But Earth Day is no time to get dragged down by political rhetoric or lack thereof. It’s a time to celebrate and appreciate and the ground beneath your feet, the air you breathe, the daytime sunshine and the nighttime stars. It is a day to reflect upon the wondrous fact of your own incredible existence on this third stone from our very own life-sustaining sun. For those of us who aren’t irrevocably angry about cultural and societal changes that began in the 1960s, listening to Beatles songs that fit the Earth Day theme is one way to do that. ...Read More...






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John Lennon and Yoko Ono Explain Their Love in Animated 'Blank on Blank' Clip

The episode, "John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Love," comes from interviews conducted between 1969 and 1972 by Howard Smith, and features the voices of the Beatle and his spouse explaining their relationship a few years after they had met. The interview has been whimsically animated by Patrick Smith. Read More - Rolling Stone






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Miami home that ‘The Beatles’ visited during first trip to US to be demolished

Linda Pollak, daughter of Paul Pollak , who is now running a PR firm Linda Pollack Associates, recalled the whole event for Chicago Tribune. Comedian Myron Cohen, who was in town to shoot the "Ed Sullivan Show" along with the Beatles, was her mother's friend and he insisted on bringing the Brit boys to the house for the photo shoot. Read More - Realty Today






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Catalina Island Museum to Screen Beatles Movie on London Premiere's 50th Anniversary (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)

At the time of the film's making, Pattie Boyd was a beautiful, aspiring model, trying to make her way in the world of London fashion. She thought very little about the assignment when her agent placed in her movie that was being made by a band that was just beginning to attain world-wide popularity. Her part was small - only one word - and her main job was to play one of several British schoolgirls, charmed by the antics of the loveable mop tops. But George Harrison took one look at the tall, lanky blond with the posh accent, and immediately asked her to marry him. She declined, of course. This was surely no more than a bit of fun. Besides, she had a boyfriend. "Well, if you won't marry me," Harrison responded, "will you have dinner with me tonight?" She declined, but several days later, after dispatching with the boyfriend, Pattie Boyd and George Harrison enjoyed dinner together. And, in January of 1966, they did indeed marry. From that moment onward, Pattie Boyd not only observed but participated in the life of the most celebrated band in the history of rock n'roll. ...Read More...






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Monday, April 21, 2014

Paul McCartney Ticket Presales in Dallas, Nashville, Lubbock, Atlanta, Jacksonville and Salt Lake City Begin Monday

McCartney has been in the music business since 1957. Three years later, along with Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon, McCartney formed The Beatles and the rest is history. "Beatlemania" ran wild in the United States and around the world and the group has since become known as the greatest of all time. They were together until 1970 and produced some of the best albums in the history of music and some of the most covered songs. Read More - Press Release






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John Lennon Album Sleeve Art Recalls Alleged 1974 UFO Sighting

Nearly 40 years ago, John Lennon saw a UFO in the skies over Manhattan. Lennon made note of the alleged UFO incident in the liner notes for his 1974 album Wall and Bridges with the following not-so-ambiguous sentence: “On the 23rd Aug. 1974 at 9 o’clock I saw a UFO J.L.” ...Read More...






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Yoko Ono unloads West Village horse-stable-turned-pad for $8.3 million

The apartment, a former horse stable located at 49 Downing Street, first appeared in the market for an asking price of $8,995,000 and its asking price was slashed to $6.5 million in July, just before it was delisted owing to courtroom hostilities. The co-op was listed again in November for $8.99 million. Read More - Realty Today






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The Best of the Beatles 45s: Breakfast With The Beatles Roundtable

This week brings another special guest to the roundtable: Suffolk University music professor David Gallant, who instructs a Beatles course. He joins the group to talk Beatles singles, specifically the “45″ records that Chachi loved to collect as a kid – mainly because he could afford them more than the full records! Read More - 100.7 WZLX






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The Fab Four’s Decca Debacle

To say the the Liverpudlian band was at a key juncture in late 1961 is an understatement: In the six weeks leading up to their audition at Decca, the Beatles’ somewhat inert fortunes had been handed over to a one-man career accelerator in the form of new manager Brian Epstein. Read More - OZY






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Paul McCartney Dusts Off Beatles Classics

McCartney treated over 45,000 fans at Montevideo, Uruguay's Estadio Centenario to a whopping 40-song set that mixed material from his time in The Beatles and Wings as well as from his solo career. The big surprise of the evening was a performance of the Let It Be track "One After 909." Paul had only played "One After 909" with his solo band five times in the past, with four of those performances taking place in 2010. New, which was released back in October, was represented by four songs including the title track, "Queenie Eye," "Save Us" and "Everybody Out There." Last May McCartney played five Beatles songs for the first time during the Out There! tour opener. Three of those tunes - "Eight Days A Week," "All Together Now" and "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite" - were performed last night, while "Lovely Rita" and "Your Mother Should Know" were not. Read More - JamBase






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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Record labels sue internet radio giant Pandora over older songs

The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that songs such as Aretha Franklin’s Respect and the Beatles’ Hey Jude are not covered by federal copyright law, but they have been protected in common law by states including New York. Read More - GulfNews.com






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Saturday, April 19, 2014

McCartney breaks out 'NEW' songs for first tour soundcheck

The list of songs played were “Honey Don't,” “Matchbox,” “One After 909,” “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite,” “Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying” (not the Gerry and the Pacemakers song), “My Valentine,” “NEW,” “Queenie Eye,” “On My Way to Work,” “Alligator,” “San Francisco Bay Blues” and “Live and Let Die.” "Queenie Eye," "NEW," "On My Way to Work" and "Alligator" all came from the "NEW" album. Read More - National Beatles Examiner.com






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Mick McCartney: 'If I hadn't broken my arm I'd have been a Beatle'

Mick, who went on to achieve comparatively minor fame with the band The Scaffold, was quick to look on the bright side of his situation though, saying: "You could look at this another way. If I hadn't broken my arm, if I had joined The Beatles, maybe we'd have ended up fighting like Liam and Noel Gallagher in Oasis. So, it's fortuitous and lucky I didn't join. I have a nice, close, stable relationship with my brother."
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Top 5 Beatles Soul Covers

I freaking love The Beatles. They are considered one of the most important bands ever, and beyond their own recordings, their songs have been covered countless times by hundreds, probably thousands, of artists. In the ’60s and ’70s, some of the most amazing soul artists did their own renditions of Beatles songs that, in some cases, might actually be better than the originals (hard as that may be to believe), but check out my top 5 list of the best Beatles covers by soul artists below and decide for yourself. Read More - LA Music Blog






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