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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Bonjour! Today we did a very comprehensive analysis of Paul McCartney’s Twitter activity. So let’s do it. These are the main things: as of 2019-11-17, Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) has 4023414 Twitter followers, is following 16 people, has tweeted 5009 times, has liked 99 tweets, has uploaded 2532 photos and videos and has been on Twitter since September 2009.
Going from the top of the page to the bottom, their latest tweet, at the time of writing, has 73 replies, 648 retweets and 2,669 likes, their second latest tweet has 23 replies, 103 reweets and 917 likes, their third latest tweet has 221 replies, 267 retweets and 2,010 likes, their fourth latest tweet has 81 replies, 369 retweets and 3,022 likes and their fifth latest tweet has 93 replies, 1,386 retweets and 6,317 likes. (We could keep going, but we think you get the idea… 😛)
We recently covered how Paul McCartney is one of the most giving and charitable individuals in all of rock music, if not all of the music industry entirely when McCartney left this massive tip at a restaurant. In a touching yet unrelated follow-up to that story, we can once again shine another glaring example on why there is no other individual in this world like Sir Paul himself.
The iconic co-founder of the Beatles recently took to Twitter to proclaim his involvement in ‘The World’s Big Sleep Out’. According to the official website of the campaign: “The World’s Big Sleep Out Campaign was founded by Josh Littlejohn MBE, the co-founder of the charity Social Bite – based in Scotland.” It is run in partnership with multiple organizations such as UNICEF USA, The Institute for Global Homelessness, Malala Fund and others. The goal of this endeavor is to help raise awareness for homelessness and displacement. McCartney had this to say via Twitter about the campaign. Paul McCartney ‘angers’ Michael Jackson in studio photo.
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A new event will give Beatles fans a chance to hear the legendary album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in a new immersive fashion. It will take place at National Museums Liverpool’s Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building at the Royal Albert Dock from 19 December 2019 to 9 January 2020 – not including 24-26 December and 31 December to 1 January.
Grammy-award-winning producer Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, spoke to the Liverpool Echo about the location’s significance, saying that “without Liverpool there would be no Sgt Pepper. Liverpool is where it should be.” He also discussed the unique audio experience on offer, saying “people will become fully immersed in a soundscape, which is unlike any other. For me, it’s like imagining falling through the vinyl of a record and into this world where you’re surrounded by The Beatles. It’s like sitting in Abbey Road’s Studio 2 and having The Beatles play for you.”
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John Lennon was not just a global music phenomenon, but an outspoken advocate for the anti-war, Native American, African American and feminist movements. Here are some of his most memorable quotes from his lifetime of activism and entertainment, according to goalcast.com.
“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”
“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
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Billboard Magazine recently released its list of the Greatest 125 Artists of All Time, with The Beatles taking the top spot.
Rounding out the top five are The Rolling Stones at two, Elton John at three, Mariah Carey at four, and Madonna at five.
Music journalist Eric Alper said the point of this list is really quite simple: to spark debate and controversy.
“It’s fun for people like you and I to sit here and complain or gloat or be gleeful that our favourite artists are making another chart.”
Let’s look at the band Chicago, best known for a string of hits like Hard To Say I’m Sorry, 25 Or 6 To 4 and Look Away. They took the number 10 slot, ahead of Elvis Presley.
“I remember them as kind of the AM radio staple in the 1980s and then they disappeared,” said Alper during his recent appearance on the 630 CHED Afternoon News. “But for 19-consecutive studio albums, they sold over a million copies in America.”
Another interesting case on this list is Taylor Swift.
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History is dotted with ‘where were you' moments, singular events that change the course of society in an instant. One such occasion was the the murder of John Lennon on Dec. 8, 1980. On that day, fellow rock icon Tom Petty had been in the studio working on his Hard Promises LP, while also hoping he’d get a chance to meet the famous former Beatle.
“I was working with Jimmy Iovine, who was a friend of John’s,” the rocker recalled in the book Conversations with Tom Petty. “And Ringo was working next door that week. The talk right around that time was that John was coming to sing on Ringo’s album. So we were kind of jazzed up, thinking we were going to meet John.”
Sadly, fate had other plans. Lennon was gunned down that night outside of his home at the Dakota in New York, the victim of a deranged fan. Petty was still in the studio when he got the news.
“A call came and said John had been shot," Petty recalled. "We just thought it was nonsense. And then a call came right back in about 15 minutes that said that John’s dead."