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  • Refusing to Let It Be: The Beatles in Stereo

    09/08/2009 9:19:12 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 115 replies · 3,797+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2009 | Matt Hurwitz
    In the late '60s, with a little prodding from his sons, my father finally gave in and replaced his monaural Garrard turntable with a stereo one. Suddenly, Sgt. Pepper's band sounded so much bigger. And clearer. I could hear two distinct guitars playing, not just a generic guitar sound. Two decades later, in 1988, I finally broke down and bought a CD player and the first of many Beatles CDs -- now, that was a jump from what I'd been hearing on vinyl for years. There were so many more instruments I'd never noticed. And notes I'd never heard. On...
  • Biggest Beatles shocker: Never won top Grammy for best record

    09/08/2009 9:10:09 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 41 replies · 1,361+ views
    latimes ^ | September 8, 2009 | Tom O'Neil
    Introduction this week of the new video game "The Beatles: Rock Band" reminds us of an odd fact about these music artists who were once widely considered to be the definition of avant garde: the Beatles have often been, really, one beat behind. Believe it or not, up until now music by the Beatles has not been available for sale on the Internet. With "The Beatles: Rock Band," players will be able to download up to 45 songs that they can perform with the Fab Four in such reproduced settings as "The Ed Sullivan Show," Shea Stadium and the Abbey...
  • "Here's to You Mr. Jefferson" Awesome! by Mike Church

    08/27/2009 11:45:59 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 32 replies · 2,418+ views
    "Here's to You Mr. Jefferson" Awesome! by Mike Church
  • Video, Quote and Word of the Day

    08/18/2009 4:27:18 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 198+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/18/2009 | Mike Volpe
    twist and shout!! again, RIP John Hughes...
  • Revisiting Abbey Road 40 years on

    08/07/2009 12:08:15 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 27 replies · 1,230+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 7 August 2009 09:54 UK | Lawrence Pollard
    Forty years ago on Saturday, one of the pop world's most infamous and imitated album covers was shot in a little side street in north London... On the 8 August 1969 that the Fab Four walked out of No 3 Abbey Road, having finished basic work on what would be - and they subsequently said they knew would be - their last album. A policeman held up the traffic, the band walked back and forth a few times and that was that ...A lesser noted curiosity is that the album cover has no writing on it and is just the...
  • Paul McCartney dedicates love song 'Michelle' to Michelle Obama during Washington D.C. concert

    08/04/2009 10:17:27 AM PDT · by blueglass · 50 replies · 1,394+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8-2-09 | Tracy Connor
    The President might want to keep an eye on the cute Beatle. Paul McCartney made no secret of his admiration - or is it adoration? - of Michelle Obama at his Washington-area concert on Saturday night. "I love you, I love you, I love you. That's all I want to say," he sang. "I need to, I need to, I need to, I need to make you see. Oh, what you mean to me." The knighted, besotted singer dedicated the love song "Michelle" to the First Lady during his concert at FedEx Field, NBC Washington reported.
  • McCartney dedicates 'Michelle' to FLOTUS

    08/02/2009 4:01:12 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 895+ views
    McCartney dedicates 'Michelle' to FLOTUS By: Patrick Gavin August 2, 2009 12:22 AM EST Music superstar Paul McCartney is rocking out at FedEx Field Saturday night and, since he's near the White House, Sir Paul gave a special tribute to first lady Michelle Obama: Before playing the Beatles classic, "Michelle", McCartney told the packed audience that he was dedicating it to the first lady. Considering that the song's lyrics include "I love you, I love you, I love you
  • McCartney Croons Over Michelle Obama

    08/03/2009 9:21:48 AM PDT · by holy joe · 45 replies · 1,937+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 3, 2009 | James Hirsen
    Is Paul McCartney secretly a Dittohead? The 60,000 fans attending a recent concert at FedExField in Baltimore must have thought so. The former Beatle dedicated the performance of the song he co-wrote with John Lennon, “Michelle,” to the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. “I love you, I love you, I love you. That's all I want to say,” McCartney crooned following his dedication. Long before the McCartney fawning, though, while her husband was still a candidate radio talk show host extraordinaire Rush Limbaugh gave Mrs. Obama the moniker “Michelle, My Belle,” a take off on the Fab...
  • The sad decline of music: Cole Porter vs. The Beatles

    07/16/2009 7:11:34 AM PDT · by mattstat · 136 replies · 1,855+ views
    Paul McCartney has once again crept upon our shores. He was, of course, vanguard in the original “British Invasion”, which occurred in early 1964. Now, an invasion is something to be resisted, to be fought off, to be repelled. Sadly—quite, quite sadly—we had no Winston Churchill on our shores to boost our morale with stirring words like these: 'We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in New York, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Culture, whatever the cost may...
  • Ex-Beatles, Rolling Stones manager Klein dies

    07/04/2009 2:22:39 PM PDT · by Borges · 6 replies · 906+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 07/04/09
    ................ Klein became one of the most powerful figures in the music world in the 1960s. Known for his tenacity in tracking down royalties and getting better record deals, he garnered clients including Sam Cooke, Bobby Darin and Herman's Hermits. But he was most famous for signing on the Rolling Stones and then the Beatles. Both arrangements eventually spurred lawsuits, with some Beatles fans blaming Klein for contributing to the tensions that broke the Beatles apart.
  • Who Owns the Beatles Songs Now That M.J.'s Dead?

    07/02/2009 9:08:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1,952+ views
    E online ^ | 7/2/09 | LESLIE GORNSTEIN
    Now that M.J. is dead, who has the rights to the Beatles songs—and will we be able to buy them on iTunes? The publishing rights to most of the Beatles' biggest hits are owned by one entity, a joint venture between the late Michael Jackson and the music arm of Sony Corp. It's called Sony/ATV, and it also owns the rights to songs written by Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Taylor Swift and, oh yes, the Jonas Brothers. But Sony/ATV does not handle the recordings of Beatles songs. Two other companies do that, so whether you'll ever download "Come Together" off...
  • McCartney and Yoko push 'meat-free Mondays'

    06/16/2009 5:21:39 PM PDT · by traumer · 93 replies · 1,436+ views
    LONDON (AFP) — Beatles legend and famous vegetarian Paul McCartney was joined by John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono Monday to launch an appeal for "meat-free Mondays." McCartney said going vegetarian, even for just one day a week, was good for the environment because of research suggesting it cuts greenhouse gas emissions from the world's livestock population. "I thought this was a great idea. To just reduce your meat intake maybe by one day a week and this would seriously benefit the planet," he told reporters, alongside Ono and a bevy of other stars including Kelly Osbourne and Moby. Lennon's widow...
  • Real 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' gravely ill

    06/12/2009 12:34:36 PM PDT · by john in springfield · 10 replies · 1,117+ views
    MSN/AP ^ | June 12, 2009 | AP
    Real 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' gravely ill June 12, 2009, 9:22 AM EST LONDON (AP) -- They were childhood chums. Then they drifted apart, lost touch completely, and only renewed their friendship decades later, when illness struck. Not so unusual, really. Except she is Lucy Vodden — the girl who was the inspiration for the Beatles' 1967 psychedelic classic "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" — and he is Julian Lennon, the musician son of John Lennon. They are linked together by something that happened more than 40 years ago when Julian brought home a drawing from school...
  • LENNON'S 'LUCY' HAS LUPUS

    06/07/2009 8:49:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 60 replies · 2,745+ views
    nypost ^ | June 7, 2009 | CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    The young British schoolgirl who was the inspiration for John Lennon's "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is facing a stormy future as she battles an incurable disease. Now the slain Beatle's oldest son, Julian Lennon, has come to the aid of Lucy O'Donnell Vodden, a girl he had played with at nursery school and whom he had drawn a picture with stars around her head. Julian showed the picture to his dad, saying, "That's Lucy in the sky with diamonds." It prompted Lennon to pen the hit song. O'Donnell, 46, is suffering from lupus, a painful autoimmune disease. When...
  • BOB AND MACCA SET TO TEAM UP (Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney collaboration)

    05/27/2009 1:10:45 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies · 342+ views
    Daily Express ^ | Tuesday May 26,2009 | no byline
    Just weeks after Bob Dylan announced he wanted to collaborate with fellow legend Sir Paul McCartney, moves are afoot to bring the two superstars together. Industry insiders say Macca is set to team up with Dylan in California over the summer, where the pair are expected to work on new songs as a duo. The news comes after Dylan declared this month that he found the idea of working with the former Beatle “exciting”. McCartney’s spokesman then declared their man would be “very interested” in a collaboration. “Paul has a home in California not too far from Bob’s so the...
  • John Lennon made pact with Satan, says new book...

    05/15/2009 9:44:36 AM PDT · by TaraP · 129 replies · 4,167+ views
    WND ^ | May 15th, 2009
    WASHINGTON – The Beatles meteoric rise, unprecedented in popular culture and unrivaled nearly four decades after the band broke up, is at least partly explained, says a new book, by a pact John Lennon made with the Devil. In "The Lennon Prophecy," author Joseph Niezgoda reveals that Lennon himself, obsessed with the occult, magic, numerology and being bigger than Elvis Presley, confided in his friend Tony Sheridan that he made such a deal. The book also makes the case that the "death clues" long associated with Paul McCartney were actually subliminal messages hinting at Lennon's fate. Written by a lifelong...
  • Harrison Faked Beatles' Signatures for a (Dying) Fan

    05/04/2009 3:59:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 882+ views
    PTI ^ | May 4, 2009
    Beatles legend George Harrison once forged signatures of his band mates only to make a dying fan's wish come true. He faked the signatures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on photos sent to a cancer victim Ann Bartlett, 16, the Sun online reported. George, who died of cancer in 2001, is said to have realised he could not get all the signatures in time and so copied them himself. "I'd heard in London that George was the master forger of the group," Bartlett's father Harry said. The pictures were recently auctioned which fetched 1,300 pounds to boost...
  • DFU SONG: Magical Mystery Tour (Obama's Apology Tour)

    04/08/2009 7:52:21 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 558+ views
    DFU NEWS OF THE DAY IN SONG ^ | 4-8-09 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - MAGICAL MYSTERY TOURCome on, Obama's apology tour Come on, we know you will like it for sure (Come on) Here is your invitation...Obama's apology tour (Come on) Come watch him bash our nation...Obama's apology tour His apology tour Come on, Obama's apology tour Come on, we know you will like it for sure (Come on) He will say how really bad we are...Obama's apology tour (Come on) They will treat him like he's a rock star...Obama's apology tour His apology tour We're the problem, it's true...he'll blame me and you Ahhh, Obama's apology tour Come on, we...
  • Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr stage Beatles reunion for meditation fundraiser

    04/05/2009 10:08:37 AM PDT · by SupplySider · 28 replies · 1,591+ views
    newsday.com ^ | April 5, 2009 | Glenn Gamboa
    t was a scene straight out of a rock 'n' roll dream. Paul McCartney was singing "I Saw Her Standing There." Ringo Starr was on the drums. Actually, so was Moby. Beach Boy Mike Love was singing harmony, alongside Donovan and Bettye LaVette. Ben Harper was playing guitar. And Sheryl Crow was shaking a tambourine and dancing around -- so was Eddie Vedder, playing maracas. It was odd and beautiful like most of the work of "Blue Velvet" director David Lynch. And, like most of his work, it was made possible only through Transcendental Meditation. Never mind what you may...
  • FREE EXORCISE

    03/14/2009 10:41:30 AM PDT · by DoorGunner · 9 replies · 421+ views
    My Fevered Brain ^ | 03/14/2009 | self
    Lady Madonna Author: Paul McCartney; Lead vocal: Paul McCartneyLady Madonna, children at your feet. Wonder how you manage to make ends meet. Who finds the money? When you pay the rent? Did you think that money was heaven sent? Friday night arrives without a suitcase. Sunday morning creep in like a nun. Monday's child has learned to tie his bootlace. See how they run. Lady Madonna, baby at your breast. Wonder how you manage to feed the rest. See how they run. Lady Madonna, lying on the bed, Listen to the music playing in your head. Tuesday afternoon is never...
  • Van Morrison: 'Beatles were peripheral'

    03/09/2009 12:53:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 342 replies · 4,693+ views
    Digital Spy ^ | 3/5/09 | Mayer Nissam
    Van Morrison has said that The Beatles's influence on the history of music is overstated. According to The New Yorker, the Irish singer-songwriter made the comment when someone in the city described skiffle legend Lonnie Donegan as one of a number of "pre-Beatles rock and roll" artists. He is quoted as saying: "That's a cliché. I don’t think 'pre-Beatles' means anything, because there was stuff before them. "Over here, you have a different slant. You measure things in terms of the Beatles. We don't think music started there. Rolling Stone magazine does, because it's their mythology. "The Beatles were peripheral....
  • Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to headline NY concert

    03/05/2009 8:43:13 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 30 replies · 540+ views
    AP ^ | Mar 5, 2009
    The former Beatles will headline the Radio City Music Hall concert on April 4 for the David Lynch Foundation The David Lynch Foundation provides funds to teach students how to meditate so they can "change their world from within."
  • Unreleased Beatles material surfaces online - Fans are calling the find 'the holy grail'

    02/24/2009 10:17:08 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 80 replies · 1,703+ views
    NME ^ | Feb 23, 2009 | no byline
    A previously unreleased version of The Beatles' 'Revolution 1' has found its way online. The recording, which is supposedly 'Take 20' of the song, is available to listen to via a YouTube link below. 'Take 20' of the song is notable, as it appears to bridge the gap between The Beatles' 'Revolution 1' and 'Revolution 9'. The main difference in the 'new' version of 'Revolution 1' and the version of the same song that appeared on 'The Beatles' (commonly known as 'The White Album') is the track's length. The unreleased version is a full seven minutes longer than its released...
  • YEAH, YEAH, YEAH … IT WAS FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY (PART 2) (VIDEO CLIP)

    02/09/2009 8:25:02 PM PST · by andrew roman · 12 replies · 560+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 9 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    Forty-five years ago tonight, the Beatles made their historic first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. They performed five songs that night. This is the second of two clips from that original CBS-TV broadcast. The first, featuring the opening ten minutes of the show uncut (including commercials and three of the five songs) can be seen here. Here are the last two songs they performed that night during "the second half of the show." This clip opens up with a commercial - this one from Pillsbury.
  • YEAH, YEAH, YEAH … IT WAS FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY (VIDEO CLIP)

    02/09/2009 7:29:30 PM PST · by andrew roman · 46 replies · 819+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 9 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    Forty-five years ago tonight, one of television's most memorable moments took place - the Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Over 70 million viewers tuned in on that Sunday evening long ago. Here are the first ten minutes of the original broadcast, as it aired on CBS-TV, including commercials. This clip includes three of the five songs the Beatles performed that night.
  • All Paul Needs Is Love (a Pataki appointee)

    01/27/2009 12:28:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 497+ views
    Yes, but is she a vegetarian? Rumors--with wings--have been flying all day since British tabloids the Sunday Mirror and Sunday Telegraph published reports that Paul McCart…er, make that Sir Paul McCartney, is poised to marry gal pal Nancy Shevell, whom he began dating a little over a year ago in the midst of his messy $50 million divorce from Heather Mills.
  • McCartney, Parton guest on new Yusuf album

    01/20/2009 7:38:48 PM PST · by WildcatClan · 14 replies · 540+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 20 2009 | Ann Donahue
    LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens, will follow up 2006's "An Other Cup," his first secular album in 28 years, with a set that recalls his straightforward troubadour days. (snip) The single "Boots & Sand" features Paul McCartney and Dolly Parton -- with a video shot by Jesse Dylan, son of Bob -- while Michelle Branch and Gunnar Nelson assist on the track "To Be What You Must."
  • 'Drunk' Lennon tape sells in LA

    12/22/2008 1:50:24 PM PST · by weegee · 12 replies · 914+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11:58 GMT, Monday, 22 December 2008 | no byline
    A cassette tape of a "drunk" John Lennon recording a cover version of a rock 'n' roll song has sold at auction in Los Angeles for $30,000 (£20,200). The six-minute recording, made in autumn 1973, is of Lennon performing Lloyd Price's Just Because. "Debauched lyrics" improvised by "a drunk Lennon" include "just a little cocaine will set me right", auction house Bonhams and Butterfields said... Lennon's "slurred warbling" included, "I wanna take all them new singers, Carol and the other one with the nipples, I wanna take 'em and hold 'em tight," Bonhams and Butterfields said. "The background band speeds...
  • Sir Paul McCartney: I politicised the Beatles

    12/16/2008 10:37:20 AM PST · by weegee · 98 replies · 1,620+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | Monday 15 December 2008 10.36 GMT | Sean Michaels
    He's already painted himself as the most avant garde Beatle, now in what seems like another attempt to rewrite history, Sir Paul McCartney claims he was responsible for radicalising their their political views In a statement that forces us to read Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da as a commentary on American neo-colonialism, Sir Paul has said that it is he who turned the Beatles on to politics, introducing John, Paul and Ringo to the evils of the Vietnam war. Whereas John Lennon is widely considered the "political one", penning songs like Revolution and Give Peace a Chance, sweet Sir Paul is now presenting...
  • Sir Paul McCartney: I was the anti-war Beatle.

    12/13/2008 6:56:31 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 38 replies · 1,837+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | December 14, 2008 | Maurice Chittenden
    Sir Paul McCartney claims that it was he – and not John Lennon – who politicised the Beatles. He has shunned music magazines to give an interview to an intellectual journal in which he describes how he introduced the group to the “very bad” Vietnam war. It paints a picture at odds with the conventional view of the Beatles, that McCartney was writing pop ditties such as Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da while Lennon was composing overtly political songs such as Revolution. McCartney says he began his political awakening by meeting Bertrand Russell, then in his nineties, at the latter’s home in London...
  • Imagine... No John Lennon

    12/13/2008 3:17:20 PM PST · by mainestategop · 82 replies · 1,613+ views
    MSG Blog ^ | Mainestategop
    December 8th was the anniversary of the death of Beatle John Lenon. Most of the world mourned the death of this man for his music but most of all for his views or I should say imagination. Well if we understood more about who he was and what he imagined, we would be celebrating rather mourning. Why? John's views were hostile towards the American ideals of individualism freedom and liberty and supportive of worldwide despotic communism at the hands of the New World order. His song Imagine was nothing more than a call for the destruction of America and religion...
  • GOO-GOO-G'JOOB

    12/07/2008 11:41:50 PM PST · by andrew roman · 30 replies · 1,199+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 8 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    Twenty-eight years ago today, John Lennon was murdered here in New York City. I remember that evening as vividly as anything in my life. I was a thirteen year old Beatle freak (a generation removed, but no less fervent) sitting in front of my TV (when I probably should have been in bed asleep) watching Monday Night football when Howard Cosell made the announcement on the air, somewhere around 11PM, that Lennon was dead.As a young teenager who had only recently become a bona-fide Beatlemaniac, his death was a tremendous blow. To the tens of millions of people he touched...
  • Vatican Forgives Lennon’s Blasphemy; Hey! Elvis Made Him Do It!

    11/24/2008 5:45:28 AM PST · by Dukes Travels · 24 replies · 554+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | November 24, 2008 | Lucia de Vernai
    While America is preparing for the holidays buying cheap gas and turkey stuffing, the Vatican is celebrating the spirit of the season early and right on time for the music industry. Forty-two years after John Lennon told a British newspaper that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, the official Vatican newspaper forgave Lennon for his blasphemy. "The remark by John Lennon, which triggered deep indignation mainly in the United States, after many years sounds only like a 'boast' by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success, after growing up in the legend of Elvis and rock and...
  • Vatican forgives John Lennon for Jesus quip

    11/22/2008 5:05:20 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 737+ views
    reuters ^ | November 22, 2008
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican's newspaper has finally forgiven John Lennon for declaring that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, calling the remark a "boast" by a young man grappling with sudden fame. The comment by Lennon to a London newspaper in 1966 infuriated Christians, particularly in the United States, some of whom burned Beatles' albums in huge pyres. But time apparently heals all wounds. "The remark by John Lennon, which triggered deep indignation mainly in the United States, after many years sounds only like a 'boast' by a young working-class Englishman faced with unexpected success, after...
  • McCartney hints at “mythical” Beatles track release

    11/17/2008 9:27:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 95 replies · 1,334+ views
    www.reuters.com ^ | 11/16/2008 | (Writing by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)
    LONDON (Reuters) - An unreleased, experimental track by The Beatles could be made public 41 years after it was recorded at Abbey Road studios, ex-member Paul McCartney has said. McCartney, one of two surviving members of arguably the most successful pop band in history, told BBC Radio that "Carnival of Light" was The Beatles at their most free, "going off piste." "I said it would be great to put this on because it would show we were working with really avant-garde stuff," McCartney told Radio 4's Front Row culture show in an interview to be broadcast on Thursday. He confirmed...
  • Lost Beatles Track May Get Released

    Sir Paul McCartney has confirmed that 'Carnival of Light', an epic 14 minute track recorded by The Beatles over forty years ago, exists and could be released in the near future. Speaking to BBC Radio 4 presenter John Wilson, McCartney confirmed that the band recoded the track 5 January 1967 in-between recording Penny Lane and that he likes it because "it's the Beatles free, going off piste". He added that "he would love to release the track. All he needs now is the blessing of Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and George Harrison's widow Olivia." Beatles producer Sir George Martin, described...
  • John Lennon bio uncovers his seamy side [SHOCK]

    10/30/2008 1:24:27 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 60 replies · 2,715+ views
    bradenton.com ^ | October 29, 2008 | GLENN GARVIN
    -"John Lennon: The Life," by Philip Norman (822 pages, $34.95) Everybody from Bill Clinton to Fidel Castro loves to remember John Lennon as the dippy Utopian of "Imagine":" Imagine there's no countries/It isn't hard to do/Nothing to kill or die for/And no religion, too." Less remembered is the Lennon of "Run For Your Life": "Well I'd rather see you dead little girl/Than to be with another man." In Philip Norman's merciless biography, Lennon No. 2 is on full display, and the picture isn't pretty. Spiteful and selfish, miserly and misogynistic, Lennon abused his friends, cheated on his women and quarreled...
  • Nurse in The Beatles' Penny Lane identified after 40 years

    10/28/2008 5:30:38 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 58 replies · 1,981+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/28/2008 | Graham Tibbetts
    Since the song was released in 1967 the identity of the "pretty nurse selling poppies from a tray" has remained a mystery. But a schoolfriend of John Lennon's, who has written a book about growing up in Liverpool, claims to have the answer. Lennon will have known Beth Davidson (left) from childhood According to Stan Williams, she is Beth Davidson, who Lennon would have known from childhood. The moment which provided the inspiration came when Miss Davidson was selling poppies on Penny Lane, dressed in a cadet nurse's uniform. Some boys, including Lennon, saw her near Bioletti's barber's shop -...
  • Bring me the head of Ringo Starr: The Headless Drummer

    10/23/2008 11:07:12 AM PDT · by Goonch · 20 replies · 630+ views
    The Beatles' remain synonymous with Liverpool in most minds, the patron saints of Merseybeat. But out by the John Lennon airport, a civic hedge stands as a potent symbol of how scousers have fallen out of love with one of their own. A topiary sculpture of the fab four has been mischievously vandalised, with a crucial appendage having been chopped off under cover of darkness. Visitors arriving in the European Capital of Culture are now greeted by the sight of John, Paul, George and the headless drummer.
  • Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney's Wax Head Found In A Bin By A Homeless Man

    10/23/2008 7:57:11 AM PDT · by Goonch · 65 replies · 964+ views
    allheadlinenews ^ | October 23, 2008 10:30 a.m. EST
    London, England (CNS) - Sir Paul McCartney's head has been found in a bin by a homeless man. Anthony Silva has found the waxwork of the Beatle legend's head and earned himself a reward of 2,000 pounds [around $3,200]...The head, made in the 1960s and displayed at the Louis Tussauds museum in Great Yarmouth, is expected to sell from 5,000 pounds to 10,000 pounds, or around $8,000 to $16,000, at Carters Entertainment auctioneers.
  • "Power to the People": The Lost John Lennon Interview (1971)

    10/17/2008 6:34:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 26 replies · 802+ views
    NewSocialist.org ^ | TARIQ ALI, ROBIN BLACKBURN, JOHN LENNON
    "Power to the People"The Lost John Lennon Interview By TARIQ ALI and ROBIN BLACKBURN Editors’ Note: It was twenty-five years ago today that John Lennon was murdered outside the Dakota building on Central Park West in New York City. We doubt many CounterPunchers have read the following 1971 interview with Lennon done by CounterPunchers Tariq Ali and Robin Blackburn. It’s a lot more interesting that the interminable Q and A with Lennon done by Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner. Tariq and Robin allowed Lennon to talk and spurred him on when he showed signs of flagging. Lennon recounts about how he...
  • BBC: Ringo 'too busy' for autographs (other details)

    10/14/2008 11:06:46 AM PDT · by weegee · 36 replies · 713+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 13 October 2008 10:14 UK | no byline
    Sculpture Starr, who released his most recent album Liverpool 8 in January, recently completed a tour of the US and Canada. The musician currently divides his time between Los Angeles, the South of France and his UK home in Surrey. In April, a foliage sculpture of Starr outside a railway station in Liverpool was beheaded by vandals. The performer had reportedly angered some locals when he told the BBC's Jonathan Ross he missed nothing about the city.
  • Beatles' Ringo Starr tells fans to stop writing to him

    10/13/2008 6:10:06 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 70 replies · 1,446+ views
    NME.com ^ | 10/13/08
    The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has ordered his fans to stop sending him fanmail. The drummer says he's got "too much to do" and warns he'll throw any fanmail in the bin after October 20 in a video posted on his website. "This is a serious message to everybody watching," Starr says in the clip. "I want to tell you that after the 20th of October please do not send any fanmail to any address you have. If that is the date on the envelope, it's gonna be tossed. "I'm warning you with peace and love, I have too much...
  • Yoko Ono, EMI drop suits over Lennon song ('Imagine' vs. "Expelled" fair use lawsuit)

    10/09/2008 10:38:15 AM PDT · by weegee · 22 replies · 580+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Oct 8, 1:15 AM ET | (Reporting by Ajay Kamalakaran in Bangalore; Editing by Louise Heavens)
    John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and EMI Records, the world's fourth largest music company, dropped copyright infringement lawsuits against the makers of a documentary that used the portion of the song "Imagine" without permission. The news was made public on Tuesday by a Stanford Law School's Fair Use Projects release. The dismissal follows unsuccessful attempts by Yoko Ono in federal court and EMI Records in state court to enjoin Premise Media Corp's documentary, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," because it uses a 15-second clip of the song. "We think it was clear from the beginning that our clients had every right...
  • New Christian Song Sparks Controversy Fireworks

    10/03/2008 7:31:06 AM PDT · by Jim Giatas · 12 replies · 911+ views
    New Christian Song Sparks Controversy Fireworks Contemporary Orthodox Christian singer/songwriter, Jim Giatas, has written and recorded “If You Imagine” as an answer to former Beatle, John Lennon’s song “Imagine.” “If You Imagine” has generated significant criticism. One writer called it blasphemy. On MySpace, Vangellis responded that it was: “A terrible denigration of Lennon's ode to reason. And the fireworks are just beginning. “John’s song has gone virtually unchallenged for all these years and I felt compelled to write an answer to it from my own conservative Orthodox Christian faith.” It can be heard for free on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMM3WZ7AErA “I...
  • This Cannot Be

    10/01/2008 8:44:07 PM PDT · by Jim Giatas · 22 replies · 530+ views
    Greek Antiquity | 496 B.C. to 406 B.C. | Sophocles
    “All strangest things, The multitudinous years bring forth and shadow from us all we know. Falter alike great oath and steeled resolve. And none shall say of aught, This cannot be.” Sophocles 496 B.C. to 406 B.C.
  • Israelis flock to (Paul) McCartney show (in spite of Palestinian protests)

    09/30/2008 11:16:55 AM PDT · by weegee · 1 replies · 275+ views
    BBC News ^ | Page last updated at 12:27 GMT, Friday, 26 September 2008 13:27 UK | no byline
    Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has played his first gig in Israel in front of an estimated 40,000 cheering fans. The 66-year-old singer kicked off the historic concert with the familiar Beatles' song Hello, Goodbye at Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park. Some fans turned up wearing "I love Paul" and Beatles T-shirts. Earlier the star said he was "not nervous, but excited" ahead of the gig, which comes 43 years after The Beatles were banned from performing in Israel. Back in 1965 The Beatles were scheduled to perform, but were prevented taking the stage because of fears they could "corrupt the...
  • Beatles Sir Paul McCartney Defies Islamic Suicide Bombers In Israel

    09/14/2008 6:14:47 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 31 replies · 482+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 14, 2008 | Joel Leyden
    Beatles Sir Paul McCartney Defies Islamic Suicide Bombers In Israel By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel --- September 14, 2008 ..... In what is truly becoming a Magical Mystery Tour, former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney has been threatened with death by Islamic terrorists if he comes to Israel for a concert. Dennis Rice, a freelance journalist and reporter for the Sunday Express has been in contact with the Israel News Agency and other Israel news and governmental organizations seeking for and finding the answer to "Has McCartney been threatened if he plays in Israel?" Rice's investigative journalism...
  • Song Parody: Yes We Can (When I'm 64)

    09/09/2008 12:32:50 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 112+ views
    raccoonradio ^ | 09/09/08 | raccoonradio
    To tune of When I'm Sixty Four/Beatles Barack Obama he's such a dope Running for the Pres Said that he's campaigned in 57 states Chose Joe Biden, thinks that he's great! Media loves him, wants him to win Olby is a fan Don't wanna meet him--can we defeat him? I think, YES WE CAN! (other song parodies of your own welcomed!)
  • Israel Says She Loves You To Beatles Paul McCartney

    09/01/2008 7:48:54 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies · 213+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | August 31, 2008 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Says She Loves You To Beatles Paul McCartney By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel --- August 31, 2008 ..... Life is certainly a magical mystery tour. And for those of us who live in Israel, the long and winding road just became a bit more scenic. With the surprise announcement by Beatles singer and composer Sir Paul McCartney that he will be performing in Tel Aviv next month, the Jewish nation has taken a smiling leap back 40 years in time. From car radios, open market CD players and inside elegant, modern stores, the warm, loving, magical...