John Lennon and Yoko Ono flew to Toronto, Canada to begin the next stage of the couple’s peace campaign. They stayed on Ronnie Hawkins’ ranch in Mississauga, Ontario, from where they gave a series of ...
The Plastic Ono Band took part in a benefit concert on this day for the charity Unicef, at the Lyceum Ballroom in central London.
In November 1969 Unicef had announced that the group would perform at...
Today a television tribute to George Martin, With A Little Help From My Friends, was filmed.
Ringo Starr was among the guests taking part in the televisual spectacular, which also featured Dudley Moo...
In December 1969, John Lennon gave an exclusive interview to Alan Smith that would be published in the December 13th issue of the New Musical Express. The article would be entitled 'Beatles are on the...
John Lennon gave an interview today which took place in Lennon’s office at Apple Corps. He spoke to Harry Flower from South African radio and discussed the state’s prior ban on Beatles recordings, b...
The Magic Christian, Ringo Starr's second film made its world première on this evening at the Odeon Theatre in Kensington, London.
The event was attended by Starr and his wife Maureen, as well as Joh...
George Harrison had joined a number of dates of the English tour by husband and wife act Delaney & Bonnie. On this date the tour moved on to Copenhagen in Denmark, and Harrison again appeared as part ...
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35 years ago, one of the founders of heavy metal, Deep Purple were joined on stage by their longtime friend and Beatles guitarist George Harrison to deliver a stunning jam in Sydney, Australia.
The connection between George Harrison and Deep Purple’s drummer Ian Paice, who were also one time neighbours, and the band’s late keyboardist Jon Lord clearly runs very deep. One moment you can see this strong bond is in this footage which sees Harrison join the band for a special performance.
Harrison had been on holiday in Australia when Paice and Lord got in contact with The Beatles man to invite him to perform in Sydney. One fun moment in the performance is how Harrison was introduced, the band reference Harrison’s childhood address by welcoming “Arnold Grove from Liverpool”.
With Harrison on board, there was only one more thing left to bring, the rock and roll. So Deep Purple, accompanied by George Harrison, run through an extended jam session on Little Richard’s iconic bop, ‘Lucille’.
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Glasses from the estate of John Lennon are pictured during a press conference on Nov. 21, 2017 in Berlin. German police on Nov. 20, 2017 had arrested a 58-year-old man in Berlin on suspicion of handling the stolen items, including the late Beatle's diaries. The items were stolen from Lennon's widow Yoko Ono in New York in 2006. (dpa / AFP /Maurizio Gambarini)
A pair of John Lennon's sunglasses The Beatles legend once left behind in the back seat of a car sold Friday for nearly $200,000 at an auction in London.
Billed as one of the most famous specs in rock-and-roll, the round, green-tinted lenses and their golden frame belonged to Alan Herring, the chauffeur for the Liverpool quartet's drummer Ringo Starr and band mate George Harrison.
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Over the years, there have been some dynamite covers of Beatles songs, and they started coming soon after the Fab Four released their versions. That certainly applied to “Something.” When Ray Charles and James Brown recorded the great love song, George Harrison was thrilled.
The same went for Stevie Wonder’s 1970 rendition of “We Can Work It Out.” Wonder’s cover stands above most versions of the Lennon-McCartney original. (Some would even argue it surpasses the Beatles’ own.) But Wonder wasn’t the only one leaving a unique mark on Fab Four tracks.
When Joe Cocker released “With a Little Help From My Friends” in 1968, it sounded miles from the Sgt. Pepper version Ringo Starr sang the previous year. To Paul McCartney, it was more than just a great cover. Paul called Cocker’s rendition “mind-blowing.”
About five years ago I told a friend I was thinking about writing a book. He said, "About the Beatles?" I replied sarcastically, "Yeah, because that's what the world needs. Another book about The Beatles."
It's impossible to pinpoint a number, but there are thousands, maybe in the tens of thousands, of books written on The Beatles. I found an author, Mark Lewisohn, who has written more than twenty by himself. So, yeah, the world really didn't need another book about the Fab Four.
But yet, when I found out that Peter Asher was writing a Beatles book, I could help but to be excited. Here's a guy who is a musical legend in his own right. He was the first name in the duo "Peter & Gordon." He's been a long time record producer and manager; working with illustrious names like Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and Cher. In fact, he was the one who brought Taylor to the attention of The Beatles and had him signed to his first record deal with Apple.
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Paul McCartney has revealed he's recorded a ‘secret’ Christmas album – but the chances of fans ever getting to hear it are slim, as the former Beatles icon created it “just for the family.”
McCartney was speaking with BBC Radio 4’s World At One when he revealed that the material takes the form of Christmas carol instrumentals, explaining: “Years ago, I thought, ‘There's not very good Christmas records,’ so I actually went into my studio over a couple of years and I made one.
“But it’s just for the family. It gets brought out each year, I’ve just got a little demo of it, but the kids like it. It’s kind of traditional – it's something they've heard through the years and now it's the grandkids getting indoctrinated with my carols record.”
Yesterday, it was revealed that McCartney’s 2005 children’s book High In The Clouds which he created with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh, is to be adapted into an animated film on Netflix.
Take an unforgettable journey down Penny Lane with The Beatles LOVE, a flower-power fantasy that's the closest you'll come to a real, live Beatles concert. Featuring a custom-crafted soundtrack with elements from more than 100 cherished songs, The Beatles LOVE is a trippy multimedia presentation that only Cirque du Soleil could create.
LOVE is a departure from traditional circus-based productions and Cirque's first foray into the works of other artists. Based on an idea by Cirque co-founder Guy Laliberté and band member George Harrison, LOVE re-creates, through dance and acrobatics, the origins of the Fab Four, their meteoric rise to fame and the profound impact of their music on the world.
Presented in an astounding 360-degree theater with 2,000 seats and more than 6,300 speakers, LOVE blends hi-tech wizardry with live performance on a scale that few can rival. Surreal, dazzling and full of color, it breathes life into familiar names like Sergeant Pepper, Father McKenzie, Lucy In The Sky and Lady Madonna.
Source: By Sam Novak /lasvegasmagazine.com