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  • This Letter From John Lennon Shows His Real Feelings About Paul McCartney

    11/14/2016 7:37:49 PM PST · by Mariner · 80 replies
    Esquire ^ | November 14th, 2016 | By Matt Miller
    The early 1970s were a tough time in the lives of The Beatles. The band had dissolved among growing tensions between the musicians, and in 1970 they decided to go their separate ways and officially disbanded the most important group in modern music. By 1971, Paul McCartney found himself in one of the worst spots in his life, one that "he would look back on ... and tell everyone that he'd almost had a nervous breakdown." It was during this time that relations between The Beatles were at the most volatile, and in 1971, John Lennon sent a scathing letter...
  • Is John Lennonís ĎImagineí the Worst Song of All Time?

    10/30/2016 8:38:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 130 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 28, 2016 | Hardeep Phull
    Played at weddings, funerals, Olympic ceremonies and even the annual New Yearís Eve celebrations in Times Square, John Lennonís song ďImagineĒ has been the all-purpose anthem of sentimentality for 45 years. But if youíre one of those people who secretly hates it, donít worry ó youíre not the only one. Last weekend, British music fan Edward Carter and some friends were casually discussing songs they hated when he decided to extend the conversation to social media.
  • What if The Beatles starred in Tolkienís Lord of the Rings?

    09/17/2016 6:36:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aletelial ^ | September 17, 2016 | Philip Kosloski
    Next month one Brooklyn theater will explore that question in a Monty Python-esque comedy entitled¬†The Beatles Present ¬ĎThe Lord of the Rings: The Musical.¬Ē The writer and director of the show wanted to explore, in a comedic way, what might have happened had Tolkien given a green light to the original project proposed by The Beatles.Well before Peter Jackson took on the weighty task of bringing J.R.R. Tolkien¬ís realm of Middle-Earth to moviegoers, The Fab Four had approached the Catholic author in hopes of filling the roles of Frodo, Gandalf and company.During the 60s and 70s the highly successful...
  • All Songs +1: The Beatles Are Live And Sounding Better Than Ever

    08/25/2016 4:34:02 PM PDT · by Mariner · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | August 25, 2016 | Bob Boilen
    Here's something I find remarkable: There are only three professionally made recordings of The Beatles playing live in concert. Sure, there are bootleg recordings that don't sound very good. And there's a single-microphone recording from the band's days performing in Hamburg in the early '60s, but that's it. All three professional recordings were done at The Hollywood Bowl. One is a performance from August 1964 and the other two from August of '65. And "professional" in the mid-'60s means they were recorded on three-track analog tape. That's the best they could do. Even the label, Capitol Records, concluded the recordings...
  • Is the Beatlesí ĎRevolverí the Best Rock Record Ever?

    08/05/2016 5:35:44 AM PDT · by Mariner · 118 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 4th, 2016 | Colin Fleming
    In the spring of 1966, riding high on the artistic success of ĎRubber Soul,í the Beatles went into the studio to begin crafting what would become their greatest record. It is spring 1966, and the Beatles are ensconced in Londonís EMI Studios, where they have embarked upon their latest manipulation of time. The Christmas season just passed had seen the release of the bandís sixth album, Rubber Soul, a game-changer of a disc that wedded American rhythm and blues to English folk music, as if the two genres were meant to go together all along. The Beatles, as the popsmiths-cum-pied...
  • Dad Rock: Beatles' 'Revolver' album turns 50

    07/29/2016 12:41:59 PM PDT · by Mariner · 136 replies
    USA Today - Link only | July 29th, 2016 | Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan
  • George Harrison's estate: Trump's use of 'Here Comes the Sun' is 'offensive'

    07/22/2016 1:05:49 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 122 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 7/22/15 | Jessica Goodman
    The Beatlesí beloved Abbey Road song ďHere Comes the SunĒ was played at the 2016 Republican National Convention Thursday as Ivanka Trump took the stage, and late Thursday night, George Harrisonís estate slammed Republican nominee Donald Trump for using the song, calling the act ďoffensiveĒ and ďagainst the wishes of the George Harrison estate.Ē (Harrison wrote the track.) ďThe unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate,Ē Harrisonís estateís official Twitter account posted. The account then followed up and joked that maybe another one of Harrisonís songs would have better...
  • Keith Richards Says Beatles Concerts ĎWere Never Quite Thereí

    07/19/2016 7:03:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 144 replies ^ | July 19th, 2016 | By Annie Reuter
    Like everyone else, The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was a Beatles fan, but he said they werenít a particularly great live band. ďMusically, the Beatles had a lovely sound and great songs. But the live thing? They were never quite there,Ē he told the Radio Times And while Richards was friends with The Beatles in their early years, he ďexcommunicatedĒ them in 1967 after they became influenced by mystic leader Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, NME reported. ďHe was a fóing operator, a sucker job,Ē Richards said of Yogi.
  • A taste of Beatlemania in the 1960s

    06/29/2016 7:24:19 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 54 replies ^ | 1/21/14 | CBSN
    A taste of Beatlemania in the 1960s In 1963, CBS News characterized Beatlemania as an "epidemic" that had "seized" Britain's teenage population. Soon, it would "infect" America.
  • Paul McCartney: 'I was depressed after the Beatles broke up'

    05/24/2016 1:32:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 99 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 24, 2016 | Mark Savage
    Sir Paul McCartney has talked candidly about the depression he suffered after The Beatles broke up, confessing he considered giving up music altogether. Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes, he said he had been at a loss when the band fell apart in acrimony in 1970. "It was difficult to know what to do after The Beatles. How do you follow that?" ... The Beatles officially split in 1970 with the release of Let It Be, but the seeds of their demise were sown a year earlier, when the band appointed Allen Klein as their manager, against Sir Paul's wishes...
  • Is Ringo Starr Offended by the Lyrics to ĎGet Backí?

    04/15/2016 1:41:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/15/2016 | Matthew Walther
    It occurred to me the other day after I read that Ringo Starr is refusing to play a show in North Carolina because he wants to make himself relevant is feeling put out by the so-called bathroom bill banning men from womenís rooms: he must really regret having played drums on ďGet Back.Ē I was surprised this morning to see that no has pointed this out yet. For those of you who donít know the lyrics to The Beatlesís 17th American number-one single by heart, here are the last two verses: Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman But...
  • Breaking: Ringo Starr Cancels North Carolina Concert in Protest of Anti-LGBT Law HB2

    04/13/2016 3:11:41 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/13/16 | Harper Neidig
    Ringo Starr won't be performing in the Tar Heel State. The former Beatle has just canceled a concert scheduled for June in Cary, North Carolina, citing HB2, an anti-LGBT law signed by Gov. Pat McCrory that has drawn national outrage. "I'm sorry to disappoint my fans in this area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love," the 75-year old singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor said in a statement first reported by ABC News on Twitter:
  • Beatles' Producer Sir George Martin, Dies at 90

    03/08/2016 11:18:15 PM PST · by dfwgator · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed March 9, 2016 | Todd Leopold, CNN
    (CNN)Sir George Martin, the music producer whose collaboration with the Beatles helped redraw the boundaries of popular music, died Tuesday, according to his management company. He was 90. Developing story - more to come
  • Yoko Ono rushed to hospital for possible stroke

    02/26/2016 8:16:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 72 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2016 | Larry Celona
    Legendary artist and activist Yoko Ono was rushed to a Manhattan hospital on Friday night after suffering a possible stroke, sources said. Ono, a 70s icon and wife of John Lennon, called 911 at around 9 p.m. and said she feared she was having a stroke, according to the sources.
  • The Glorious, Quixotic Mess That Is the Beatles' 'White Album'

    02/19/2016 7:08:50 PM PST · by Mariner · 47 replies
    PopMatters ^ | February 19th, 2016 | by Chris Gerard
    The Beatles‚Äô kaleidoscopic opus Sgt. Pepper‚Äôs Lonely Hearts Club Band arrived in 1967, the ‚ÄúSummer of Love‚ÄĚ, the season of psychedelia and LSD, free love and hippy idealism. That all faded into 1968, a year of violence and dread. The Vietnam War raged with no end in sight, civil rights protests and vicious backlashes roiled across America, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, the hippie enclave at Haight-Ashbury descended into a quagmire of hard drugs and crime, protesters and police skirmished at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Czechoslovakia was invaded, numerous countries around the world were...
  • Let it stream: The Beatles comes to online music services

    12/23/2015 12:00:28 PM PST · by Daffynition · 7 replies
    reuters via yahoo ^ | 12.13.2015 | staff
    For those of you who can't get enough of the Beatles
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  • Andy White, early Beatles drummer, dies aged 85

    11/11/2015 12:52:58 PM PST · by Borges · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/11/2015
    Andy White, the Scottish studio session musician who played the drums on Love Me Do and other early tracks by The Beatles, has died in New Jersey. According to his family, the 85-year-old died on Monday following a stroke. White was chosen ahead of Ringo Starr in September 1962 to play drums on the single version of Love Me Do and its B-side, P.S. I Love You. White, who was born in Glasgow in 1930, is also believed to have played on the album version of Please Please Me. He could therefore legitimately claim to be one of the so-called...
  • ďYou Say You Want a Revolution?Ē

    10/21/2015 7:42:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-21-2015 | MOTUS
    ďFreedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didnít pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our childrenís children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.Ē† Beatles - Revolution Maybe youíd like to discuss revolution (h/t Gerard) today; a notion - it seems - that is gaining more traction by the day. So much so in fact that your government has...
  • Disturbing footage of John Lennon mocking disabled people leaves fans in shock

    09/20/2015 2:31:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 222 replies
    Fans have been left shocked by disturbing footage of John Lennon mocking disabled people. The Beatles legend was an inspiration to many, but over the years his darker side has been revealed - and TV show It Was Alright In The 1960s has brought him back under fire.
  • Brian Wilson on the Beach Boysí ĎRivalryí with the Beatles and Flying Solo

    09/03/2015 8:35:14 PM PDT · by z taxman · 57 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4/04/2015 | Jeff Slate
    The Beach Boys frontman opens up about his new solo album No Pier Pressure and alleged Ďrivalryí with The Beatles. ďRubber Soul inspired Pet Sounds, which inspired Sgt. Pepperís and that inspired me to make Smile,Ē Brian Wilson tells me, recalling his 1960s game of one-upmanship with the Beach Boysí so-called rivals The Beatles. ďIt wasnít really a rivalry, though. I was jealous!Ē Wilson says with a hearty laugh. ďIt was really just mutual inspiration, I think. I would get to hear their records before they came out and I was totally blown away by Rubber Soul. And Sgt. Pepperís?...
  • Ultimate Classic Rock Got It All Wrong: Hereís a True Ranking of the Beatlesí Albums

    06/22/2015 7:15:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/22/2015 | Chris Queen
    The folks over at Ultimate Classic Rock published their ranking of the Beatles‚Äô albums a couple of weeks ago. God bless them, they tried, but they got it all wrong. So I‚Äôm here to set them straight with my ranking. Enjoy!13. Yellow Submarine (1969) #13 on UCR‚Äės listYellow Submarine is really only half a Beatles album ‚ÄĒ the other side is George Martin‚Äôs score for the lackluster animated film. Even the half that belongs to the Fab Four contains only four original songs joined by two tunes that appeared earlier. The Yellow Submarine soundtrack really only has value to hardcore...
  • Sgt. Peppers vs Smile

    06/12/2015 3:11:23 AM PDT · by z taxman · 40 replies
    Hey Bulldog ^ | Nancy Carr
    I love the Beach Boys (not the way I love the Beatles, but still), so why canít I wholeheartedly love Smile? I ask this question sincerely. I think Brian Wilson is a songwriter, singer, and bassist worthy of great praise. I understand why Paul McCartney was so blown away by Pet Sounds that he dreamed up the idea for Sgt. Pepperís Lonely Hearts Club Band. Iím glad Smile has finally seen the official light of day, and Iím intrigued by the what-if game of wondering about what might have happened if Smile had been released in 1967, as originally intended....
  • John Lennon's Guitar, Stolen 52 Years Ago, Turns Up in San Diego

    06/10/2015 10:21:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/10 | Gene Cubbison and Andie Adams
    A San Diego man discovered the guitar he had unwittingly jammed on for the better part of 45 years once belonged to the legendary John Lennon, stolen from the Beatles in 1963. The story of the long-lost guitar began in 1962, when Lennon and George Harrison picked up two, store-ordered Gibson J-160Es in Liverpool. Lennon played his on tour for about 15 months, until it went missing after a pre-Christmas performance in London. In 1969, it landed in the hands of John McCaw, a San Diego building contractor. He told NBC 7 that a friend had unknowingly bought Lennonís instrument...
  • Green Day, Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Ringo Starr Lead 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    12/16/2014 9:46:08 AM PST · by wastedyears · 83 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 12/16/2014 | Andy Greene
    Green Day, Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Ringo Starr Lead 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Ringo Starr, Green Day Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

    04/19/2015 1:00:22 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 74 replies
    NBC ^ | 4-19-15 | AP story
    Forever a Beatle, Starr will enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday, inducted along with an eclectic class of musicians. Starr, who was previously enshrined with the Beatles in 1988, will be honored along with pop punks Green Day, soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers, underground-rock icon Lou Reed, bluesy guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The "5" Royales. When the Beatles split at the height of their fame, Starr decided to take a shot at being a frontman and surprisingly flourished with...

    04/15/2015 6:55:24 AM PDT · by Einherjar · 5 replies
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  • John Lennon's Ex-Wife, Cynthia Lennon, Dead at 75

    04/01/2015 8:55:06 AM PDT · by Borges · 52 replies
    Billboard ^ | 4/1/2015 | Joe Lynch
    Sad news: Cynthia Lennon, the late John Lennon's wife from 1962-1968, has died at age 75 from cancer. According to a rep, her sole child with the former Beatle -- Julian Lennon -- was with her at the time of her death. Here's the statement: "Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short but brave battle with cancer. Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers. Please respect their privacy at this difficult time." Cynthia met John when she was 18 and he was on the...
  • Imagine: Remembering John Lennon's Communist Anthem

    03/12/2015 12:49:36 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 55 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/12/2015 | Jan Sobieski
    Lest we forget the damage done to the moral fabric of our nation by Satan's minstrels, here are the lyrics to "Imagine" by John Lennon. A song still prominently played at most major venues and poignant to all but those who actually understand its horrifying "fundamentally transformed" implications... Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too Imagine all the people Living life in peace You...
  • Heather Mills Comes Clean: Love, Marriage, Divorce, Wings, Yoko, and More

    01/28/2015 1:31:03 PM PST · by wbarmy · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Wendy Geller
    Excerpt, Few celebrities have weathered as many extreme ups and downs as Heather Mills. On one hand, the ex-Mrs. Paul McCartney is known by such tags as ďMuccaĒ or ďthe most hated woman in BritainĒ; on the other hand, she has managed to carve out a wide-ranging career including lauded charity work, stints on reality TV, and Alpine ski racing ó Mills, who lost her lower leg in an 1993 accident, is a multi-medalist for the British Paralympic ski team. Still, the 47-year-oldís acrimonious 2008 divorce with the Beatle has remained, publicly at least, the centerpiece of her life. In...
  • Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell Survive Brush With Death in Harrodís Helicopter

    01/18/2015 3:31:51 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 60 replies
    Jewish Business News ^ | 1-18-15 | Lily Bethlehem
    Sir Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell, who attended Yom Kippur services prior to their wedding in deference to Shevellís Jewish faith, might well be bentsching gommel (a thanksgiving prayer for escaping a dangerous situation) on their next visit to the synagogue after the couple narrowly escaped a crash when two helicopter pilots missed danger signals, as reported by the Daily Mail. The terrifying ordeal occurred when the two were flying back from London, where they attended a celebration of the release of a vegetarian cookbook by McCartneyís daughter Mary, to their home in East Sussex. The pilots were attempting...
  • Twitter Doesn't Know Who Paul McCartney Is, Thanks Kanye For 'Discovering' Him

    01/05/2015 12:41:05 PM PST · by Red Badger · 140 replies ^ | 01/05/2015 | Staff
    It's becoming more and more apparent that a new generational gap is forming. Whereas one generation didn't grow up with iPhones and high-speed internet, the newest generation sees these things as everyday commodities. It's natural for gaps like this to form, and with those gaps come plenty of hilarious consequences. With how quickly technology is advancing, these gaps show themselves more frequently nowadays. There are the usual complaints (like 'those darn kids never put their phones down'), but it's really the disconnect between the two generations that stings. For instance, it seems unimaginable that the younger generation doesn't know who...
  • Truly heartbreaking video of father singing ĎBlackbirdí to his dying newborn son

    11/15/2014 7:34:05 AM PST · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    daily mail ^ | 11/13 | grossman
    Chris Picco took his guitar to the baby's bedside in the Intensive care unit He lost wife Ashley days earlier when she died unexpectedly in her sleep Hours after Chris serenaded his son, Lennon died, aged just four days
  • Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr sign piano for Slidell veterans' project auction

    11/14/2014 11:26:58 AM PST · by BBell · 5 replies ^ | 11/14/14 | Sarah Bonnette
    Everybody loves the Beatles. That's the first thought that came to Slidell artist Lori Gomez's mind as she tried to come up with a theme to transform a century-old, donated piano into a work of art. The piano would be auctioned to help raise money to build veterans' homes in east St Tammany Parish, and so Gomez set about refurbishing and then painting the colorful Beatles artwork onto it.But two final touches have made the upright, antique piano more rare and valuable than anyone involved in the upcoming auction ever imagined: personal autographs by both Ringo Starr and Sir Paul...
  • REVEALED: The haunting life story behind one of pop's most famous songs... Eleanor Rigby

    07/28/2014 2:34:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 2008 | Richard Price
    The words, familiar to countless millions around the world, are among the most poignant in popular music: 'Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name; nobody came.' Set to a haunting melody by Lennon and McCartney and backed by a string octet masterfully arranged by George Martin, the song broke new ground with its heartrending refrain: 'All the lonely people, where do they all come from?' Its funereal orchestration and bleak message of isolation, depression and desolation were a far cry from the upbeat hits the public had come to expect from The Beatles -...
  • George Harrison tree is felled by beetles

    07/22/2014 3:12:11 PM PDT · by dware · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07.22.2014 | Reuters
    A tree planted in memorial to late Beatles guitarist George Harrison following his death in Los Angeles in 2001 has been killed by bark beetles amid California's epic drought, a local official said on Tuesday.
  • Sir Paul McCartney finally discharged

    05/26/2014 11:19:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | May 26, 2014 | Tom Bryant
    Sir Paul McCartney has finally been discharged from hospital after nearly a week, the Mirror can reveal. The Beatles legend was well enough to take a private jet from Tokyo and was en route home. It is not known whether he is heading to either his London or Sussex property or his pad in New York's The Hamptons. But a source confirmed he was excited about seeing the rest of his family and to continue his recuperation.
  • McCartney 'in Hospital' Report

    05/22/2014 5:28:41 AM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies
    Reuters TV via ^ | Thursday, May 22, 2014
    SNIP The Sankei Sports newspaper said McCartney was admitted to this hospital in Tokyo when the infection worsened, although there's no confirmation he is in hospital. (Video report at source link.)
  • McCartney Still Ill, Cancels South Korea Concert

    05/21/2014 6:20:32 AM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    Paul McCartney has canceled his concert in South Korea next week due to the virus-caused illness that forced him to call off his entire Japan tour, organizers said Wednesday. The former Beatle, who turns 72 next month, had planned to hold concerts in Japan and South Korea as part of his world tour. SNIP The statement said that "Paul is still not feeling better and this cancellation is unavoidable." Organizers said McCartney's side didn't give them details about his illness. Representatives for McCartney declined to comment to The Associated Press about his condition Wednesday.
  • [Vanity] Things We Said Today (Beatles)

    05/17/2014 7:05:45 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 51 replies
    2014-05-17 20:50 US/Central | Nobody but me
    If you search my posting history, you'll find that I never really got acclimated to the rock music of the 50s, 60s and beyond. My tastes still remain rooted in Southern Gospel (The Kingsmen, Happy Goodmans, Florida Boys and such) and traditional country (Roy Acuff, Webb Pierce, Kitty Wells and the like).Today while heading back from errands, my car radio happened to scan onto a station playing a song I had never heard before, "Things We Said Today" by the Beatles.
  • The Beatles - You Never Give Me Your Money (Freep-a-Thon Alert)

    04/08/2014 10:24:37 AM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    Bing ^ | The Beatles
    I never give you my number I only give you my situation And in the middle of investigation I break down Donate here to your freep-a-thon:
  • BACK IN THE U.S.S.R (The Beatles)

    03/03/2014 6:52:50 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3 March 14 | John Lennon Seems appropriate for today. Thread inspired by Freeper Proud2BeRight. The days of Reagan seem like a lifetime ago.......
  • Beatlemania: A moment in time never to be repeated

    02/09/2014 7:47:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 138 replies
    KEN5 News ^ | 02/09/2014 | CHRIS TALBOTT
    Musical moments that capture the attention of a national audience - and beyond - never seem to be in short supply. Last week, Bruno Mars set a ratings record with 115 million people watching his Super Bowl performance. A few months ago, the talk was about Beyonceís surprise album. And thereís still discussion of That Miley Moment at the MTV Video Music Awards. But moments that spark a musical revolution? A dramatic altering of the pop culture landscape? A true moment for historians to analyze? Rare indeed, which is what makes the 50th anniversary of what is considered the start...
  • All You Need Is God's Love!

    02/09/2014 2:27:03 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    IFB ^ | 2/9/14
    In Roman mythology Cupid usually appeared as a winged infant carrying a bow and a quiver of arrows. Cupidís arrows would induce wounds of inspired love or passion in all of his victims. Cupid is frequently invoked as a fickle, playful, and deviant (perverse) individual. Cupid sounds much like a child of the sixties. Eros is the Greek name for this being and also the Greek word for love (i.e., LUST), which describes the unbridled sexual passions of fallen man (Rom. 1:24, 28, 29). John Lennon of the Beatles coined the phrase "All you need is love", but the "love"...
  • The Beatles' Demonic Vanguard Against America's Judeo/Christian Founding

    02/08/2014 12:59:30 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 60 replies
    Good Fight Ministries ^ | 2/8/14 | Good Fight Ministries
    This brief video documentary on the Beatles done by Good Fight Ministries is excellent and gives great insight into the demonic vanguard assault against the Judeo/Christian foundations of the American culture which has led us to where we are today as a nation.
  • 11 bands better than The Beatles?

    02/07/2014 10:54:23 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 234 replies ^ | February 07, 2014 | By Mike Mettler
    It was 50 years ago today that The Beatles landed in America for the first time. Could any other group ever hope to top the talents of these beloved moptops? Well ...Yeah, yeah, yeah! Check out 11 bands that I think took the Fab Fourís pop revolution and made it even better, way beyond compare
  • Beatles 1963 rarities released

    12/17/2013 9:28:48 AM PST · by the scotsman · 54 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17th December 2013 | BBC News
    Unreleased outtakes, demos and BBC sessions by The Beatles from 1963 have been released on iTunes. The 59 tracks have been released on iTunes to stop them falling out of copyright and into the public domain. EU copyright law covers recordings for 70 years if they have had an official release or 50 years if they have not. The 2-disc set was apparently released, then removed, early on Tuesday, causing speculation it was only being published briefly to extend the copyright period. Fans posted screenshots of the collection on the New Zealand iTunes store, along with links which later became...
  • 'I felt I was on trial for murdering the Beatles': Yoko says.....

    12/02/2013 8:22:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 91 replies
    mail online ^ | Daniel Bates
    FULL TITLE: 'I felt I was on trial for murdering the Beatles': Yoko says fans wrongly convicted her for 40 years Yoko Ono has told how being blamed for The Beatlesí split made her feel like she was on trial for murder. She said: ĎIt feels like I was accused of something that I didnít do, which was breaking up The Beatles. Itís like youíre accused of murder and youíre in prison and you canít get out.í Since the Fab Four broke up in 1970, Miss Ono has been blamed by many fans for their demise because she was in...
  • The Beatles: recorded BBC sessions to be released

    09/14/2013 12:00:12 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th September 2013 | BBC News
    'Previously unreleased recordings and studio chatter by The Beatles are to be made available for the first time. The new release will include early hits and cover songs recorded at the BBC in 1963 and 1964, such as Lucille and The Hippy Hippy Shake. There is also audio of the group talking to radio presenters such as Radio 2's Brian Matthew. On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2, out on 11 November, follows the successful Live at the BBC album issued in 1994. The Beatles performed a huge catalogue of songs across 275 performances at the BBC between...
  • Beatlesí secretary Freda Kelly finally breaks her silence

    08/28/2013 6:03:02 PM PDT · by workerbee · 79 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/28/13 | Hollie McKay
    <p>When Freda Kelly, just a shy Liverpool teen, signed on to work for a local band with big dreams she had no idea she would soon hold the most coveted secretarial position in the world. While history observes that the Beatles were together for 10 years, Kelly served them for 11 Ė managing the Fab Fourís fan club and handling tasks even after they broke up in 1970. As more than just an employee, Kelly had a front-row seat through Beatlemania, the rise to stardom, and the ups and downs of one of the greatest bands in history.</p>