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Paul McCartney has revealed a surprise gig at a small Somerset music venue, the night before his Glastonbury headline set.
The 80-year-old former member of The Beatles’ performance was announced on Thursday (23 June), with “first come first served” tickets selling out in under an hour.
The Cheese and Grain entertainment venue in Frome, Somerset will play host to McCartney from 5pm on Friday (24 June). The venue’s capacity is just 800 people.
On their website, it said: “In 24 hours time from now Paul McCartney will be performing live, here in Frome, at the Cheese and Grain.
“What an incredible opportunity to watch Paul warm up for his Glastonbury headlining performance this weekend.”
Source: independent.co.uk/Ellie Iorizzo
According to George Harrison, The Beatles kept each other’s egos in check. George once said that he felt bad for Elvis because he was the only person who knew what it was like to be The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. However, the Fab Four didn’t have that issue. They had each other’s backs and depended on one another to get through, even if that meant they had to tell each other they were getting too big-headed.
In today's celebrity-dedicated culture, it's difficult not to feel tremendous envy for our favorite stars. From their bank balances to the circles they travel in, the A-list lifestyle seems but an impossible paradise. Even the most successful stars, though, have bumpy rides throughout their careers, and sometimes, tragically, all that attention can have deadly results.
On December 8, 1980, the world of music (and beyond) was devastated by the sudden and violent death of the Beatles icon John Lennon, per the BBC. Lennon, reportedly, was returning to his Manhattan apartment with wife Yoko Ono that night, when assailant Mark Chapman shot him from behind. Lennon was shot four times, dying soon afterwards at St. Luke's Medical Center.
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A never-broadcast interview with John Lennon, recorded by a Hull art student in 1964, is to be auctioned.
On the tape, Lennon tells 18-year-old John Hill he does not think The Beatles are “very good musicians” and admitted he got a friend to sit his art exam because the group were touring.
Mr Hill, who was studying at Hull Art College, recorded the reel-to-reel interview before a Beatles gig.
He found the tape in 2014 after it spent 50 years in a drawer.
Graham Paddison, of David Duggleby Auctioneers in Scarborough who are selling the lot, said that Mr Hill “bluffed” his way into the room where the Beatles were talking to the press.
Source: McCartney Times
George Harrison co-founded HandMade Films in 1978 with his business manager, Denis O’Brien, to help his Monty Python friends make Life of Brian. However, neither George nor O’Brien imagined that they’d make a film that scored two Hollywood A-Listers, Madonna and her then-husband Sean Penn.
Shanghai Surprise was not HandMade Films’ best movie, though. Quite the opposite. George said getting a good performance out of an often pissed-off Penn was hard.
In a 1988 interview, Film Comment asked George why he and HandMade Films agreed to make Shanghai Surprise. The film had a $15 million budget and a “temperamental, high-profile husband-and-wife team.”
Way back in 1969, The Beatles released a brilliant song called 'Something'. The song was featured on their 'Abbey Road' album and written by George Harrison about his wife Patti.
Now, more than 50 years after the release of the song, The Beatles' official Instagram account have shared a rare promo for the song, featuring the band with their wives.
According to the post, the video has only been shown once before in the UK, on Top of The Pops, when it was in black and white. The video was filmed in four different locations for each of the couples.
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