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  • 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
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 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 Boston.com ^ | 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
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHD5nd3QLTg 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 Beyonce’s surprise album. And there’s 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. Cupid’s 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
    Foxnews.com ^ | 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 Four’s 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 Beatles’ split made her feel like she was on trial for murder. She said: ‘It feels like I was accused of something that I didn’t do, which was breaking up The Beatles. It’s like you’re accused of murder and you’re in prison and you can’t get out.’ 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...
  • Beatles’ 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 – managing the Fab Four’s 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>
  • Owner of John Lennon's tooth hopes to clone the late Beatle

    08/23/2013 1:51:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    nbc ^ | Aug. 22, 2013 at 9:33 AM ET | Randee Dawn,
    The dentist who purchased John Lennon's rotten molar for $31,000 at a 2011 auction now has plans for the tooth: He's getting it genetically sequenced in the hopes of cloning the musician, who died in 1980
  • Paul McCartney Gun Control: Beatle Voices Support For New Regulations

    04/19/2013 12:52:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Latin Times ^ | April 18, 2013 | Charlie Creitz
    Paul McCartney lent his voice to the gun control proponents this week. The former Beatle joined singer Tony Bennett's "Voices Against Violence" campaign which allows Americans supporter tougher new regulations on the gun control issue to text a number to receive contact information for their local legislator. McCartney, a British citizen, is the latest celebrity to join Bennett's push for harsher gun control regulations. Gloria Estefan, Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'Donnell and Josh Groban are some of the other voices callers will hear in addition to Paul McCartney's plea that nobody has to "Live and Let Die" in his view. "Tell...
  • Yoko Ono Turns 80

    02/18/2013 5:57:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Noise 11 ^ | 2/18/13 | Paul Cashmere
    Happy birthday Yoko Ono. Mrs Lennon is 80-years old today. Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo on February 18, 1933. She met John Lennon at an art exhibition in 1965. They married in 1969. It was the second marriage for John and third for Yoko. Towards the end of The Beatles, John and Yoko formed the Plastic Ono Band. The first album was ‘Live Peace In Toronto 1969’ on The Beatles Apple label. The first single was ‘Give Peace A Chance’ The original line-up for Plastic Ono Band featured John, Yoko and Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voormann on bass...
  • Men's Imagination Became Evil Continually...Genesis 6 pt 4

    And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.(Genesis 6:5-6) We have been looking at the universal conditions that led directly to the flood , in the “days of Noah”, because Jesus told us that this same state of affairs will be duplicated in some way at the time of the Parousia, and the final judgment of this world. “As in the...
  • Was John Lennon a Genius?

    12/06/2012 12:23:27 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 69 replies
    Living Waters Ministries ^ | Dec. 5, 2012 | Ray Comfort
    Was John Lennon a Genius? You make the call! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7pe3_VQbUM
  • Rejected Beatles audition tape discovered

    11/23/2012 10:06:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 51 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk | 11/23/12 | Telegraph Reporters
    The Beatles' audition tape famously rejected by a record executive in 1962 has finally been uncovered after 50 years. The fledgling group were told "they had no future in showbusiness" as guitar groups were "on the way out" following the audition. The decision by a Decca Records executive proved to be one of the worst made in music history. Within months John, Paul, George and original drummer Pete Best had signed with EMI and went on to become the greatest band of all time. Now the original safety master tape, a 10-track demo the group recorded at Decca's London studios...
  • Paul McCartney: Yoko Ono did not break up The Beatles

    11/11/2012 7:30:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:09PM GMT 11 Nov 2012
    Sir Paul McCartney has admitted that “it wasn’t that bad a thing” for John Lennon to leave the Beatles and said that Yoko Ono did not break up group. In an interview with Sir David Frost for Al Jazeera, Sir Paul, 70, said the departure of John Lennon from the band in 1969 was expected by the whole group. … Sir Paul also absolved Yoko Ono, Mr. Lennon’s then-wife of responsibility for the group breaking up. “She certainly didn’t break the group up,” he said. “The group was breaking up and I think she attracted John so much to another...
  • Jesus - John Lennon Controversy (Part 3 of 4), Rahm Emmanuel, chick-fil-a

    08/05/2012 8:51:24 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/5/12
    Look at the video, and who does modern day Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel sound like? He sounds like 1966 kkk leader, robert shelton.
  • The Beatles stoned out of their minds

    08/05/2012 5:54:00 PM PDT · by Krankor · 70 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/5/2012 | Krankor
    They're stoned.
  • John Lennon meets Paul McCartney (55 years ago today!)

    07/06/2012 6:04:35 PM PDT · by yorkie · 46 replies
    beatlesbible ^ | July 6, 2012
    On the afternoon of 6 July 1957 the Quarrymen skiffle group played at the garden fete of St Peter's Church, Woolton, Liverpool. The performance took place on a stage in a field behind the church. In the band were John Lennon (vocals, guitar), Eric Griffiths (guitar), Colin Hanton (drums), Rod Davies (banjo), Pete Shotton (washboard) and Len Garry (tea chest bass). The group arrived on the back of a lorry. As well as music, there were craft and cake stalls, games of hoop-la, police dog demonstrations and the traditional crowning of the Rose Queen. The fete was a highlight of...
  • Beatles offspring could form next generation band

    04/05/2012 5:43:34 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 49 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Apr 3, 2012
    Could Beatlemania see a revival through the offspring of the Fab Four? James McCartney, son of Beatles singer Paul McCartney, said a new generation of The Beatles could be on the horizon, in an interview with the BBC published on its website on Monday. The 34-year-old musician, who is following his famous father's footsteps into the industry, said that forming a band with fellow Beatles children Sean Lennon (son of John Lennon), Dhani Harrison (son of George Harrison) and Zak and Jason Starkey (Ringo Starr's sons) was not out of the question.
  • Decoding the Brain’s Cacophony

    11/04/2011 2:52:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 31, 2011 | BENEDICT CAREY
    ST. HELENA, Calif. — The scientists exchanged one last look and held their breath. Everything was ready. The electrode was in place, threaded between the two hemispheres of a living cat’s brain; the instruments were tuned to pick up the chatter passing from one half to the other. The only thing left was to listen for that electronic whisper, the brain’s own internal code. The amplifier hissed — the three scientists expectantly leaning closer — and out it came, loud and clear. “We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine ....” “The Beatles’ song! We somehow picked...
  • The Beatles in the USA

    07/18/2011 9:39:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | July 18, 2011
    The Fab Four made two hysteria-inducing visits to America in 1964, launching the so-called "British Invasion" of the mid-1960s. As they visited Washington DC and Baltimore a young photographer, Mike Mitchell, snapped dozens of images of John, Paul, George and Ringo. Now, after being filed away for nearly 50 years, these never seen before black-and-white photographs are being sold at auction at Christie's in New York. (2min video at link)
  • Working class hero? John Lennon 'was closet conservative and fan of Reagan'

    07/02/2011 11:03:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 30, 2011 | David Gardner
    He is still revered around the world as a peace-loving working class hero. But by the time he died, John Lennon was a closet conservative embarrassed by his radical past, according to his former personal assistant. Fred Seaman claims that the former Beatle was a fan of Ronald Reagan, who went on to become America’s Republican president in 1981 and forged a close political alliance with Margaret Thatcher.
  • John Lennon’s Second Thoughts

    07/01/2011 10:24:12 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 45 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 1, 2011 | David Swindle
    For more than 40 years Beatles member John Lennon towered above all others as the Left’s most powerful artistic icon. His anthem “Imagine” dreamed of a unified world that transcended the divides of nation-states and religious strife. It was an inspiration to generations of utopians. Now a new documentary reveals a startling fact: in his final years before his murder, the songwriter abandoned his famous progressive faith, enjoyed arguing with radicals, and supported Ronald Reagan. The Toronto Sun reported Tuesday night on one of the interviews from a new documentary called “Beatles Stories.” Director Seth Swirsky spent five years collecting...
  • Was John Lennon a secret Reagan Republican?

    06/30/2011 9:02:51 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 51 replies
    Telegraph ^ | June 30th, 2011 | James Delingpole
    You know what? I think the answer’s probably no. But why let that get in the way of the delicious schadenfreude I’m feeling right now over the recent claims by his former personal assistant Fred Seaman – and the apparent discomfort it is causing lefties. -Excerpt- Over at the leftie Nation, historian Jon Wiener is having a massive sense of humour failure at this outrageous slur on a man probably second only to Che as an icon of international left-wing street credibility.
  • John Lennon was a closet Republican: Liked Ronald Reagan

    06/29/2011 8:24:34 AM PDT · by rface · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 28, 2011 | staff
    John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death - according to the tragic Beatles star's last personal assistant. Fred Seaman worked alongside the music legend from 1979 to Lennon's death at the end of 1980 and he reveals the star was a Ronald Reagan fan who enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self. In new documentary Beatles Stories, Seaman tells filmmaker Seth Swirsky Lennon wasn't the peace-loving militant fans thought he was while he was his assistant. He says, "John, basically, made...
  • Ringo: "I am the last remaining Beatle"

    05/27/2011 5:27:48 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 26, 2011 | Cole Moreton
    Ringo Starr looks at a photograph of his young self and laughs. ‘We didn’t know what was ahead of us. You never do. We didn’t think it would last.’ The black-and-white image shows the Beatles in suits in the early Sixties, waiting to appear on a television show. He’s not sure which one. Paul is whistling, George is distracted, John is wide-eyed and Ringo is staring at the camera, his feet up on a seat. In the picture (below) he looks the most assured, by far. ‘Even Paul thought, “Well, I’ll probably end up as a writer.” So did John....
  • Paul McCartney engaged to girlfriend Nancy Shevell

    05/08/2011 10:43:28 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 55 replies
    AP via The [Myrtle Beach] Sun News ^ | Friday, May. 06, 2011
    LONDON --Paul McCartney and his girlfriend Nancy Shevell are engaged, his publicist said Friday, nearly four years after they were first spotted together.
  • What the Taxman Wrought. How Confiscatory Taxes Broke up the Beatles.

    04/15/2011 6:56:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/15/2011 | George Cassidy
    On April 29, 1909 — 102 years almost to the day before the Congressional Progressive Caucus proposed its “People’s Budget” – the British chancellor of the exchequer, David Lloyd George, introduced his own “People’s Budget” in Parliament. This budget included something called the “super tax,” designed specifically to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor. Half a century later, in his famous 1966 song “Taxman,” George Harrison, singing in the guise of a sardonic tax collector, warns listeners that he will keep 19 of every 20 pounds they earn, and concludes his advice with the reminder that “you’re working...
  • John Lennon’s Ferrari up for grabs

    01/10/2011 9:28:37 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    topgear ^ | 10 January 2011 | Vijay Pattni,
    The light-blue 1965 Ferrari 330 GT, immaculately restored to its original condition in the mid 90s, was John's first car after he passed his driving test. Rumour has it, his driving test made headline news; so much so, every luxury car dealership close to his home in Weybridge rocked up with a car on the day, hoping the big man would pick theirs. Astons, Jags and Maseratis flooded the road outside, as Lennon calmly strolled outside, had a peek at the collected exotica and plumped for the 330 GT. In them days the Fezza was worth Ł2,000, but Bonhams is...
  • Hey You Old People – That Iconic Beatles Crossing Will Be An Icon Forever…

    12/22/2010 2:15:11 PM PST · by sussex · 81 replies · 2+ views
    The Aged P.com ^ | 22/12/10 | the Aged P
    Rest easy all you old folk – one of the great icons of your youth is now saved for eternity or the last trump (whichever comes first)….the hallowed black and white tarmac on Abbey Road, London NW8, which graced the cover of the Beatles 1969 “Abbey Road” album, is safe.
  • Recollections of John Lennon's Assassination (30 year anniversary today)

    12/08/2010 6:53:25 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 105 replies
    Not exactly in the league of Pearl Harbor and 9/11, or even the JFK assassination, but for those who are old enough to remember, it was a pretty big deal when John Lennon was assassinated in New York City exactly 30 years ago today, on December 8, 1980. So I thought I'd put a post out there to see if anybody has any thoughts from that day, how they learned about it and how they felt about John Lennon and his music at the time and more importantly, how they feel about him today now that we have had 30...
  • Comrade Lennon

    12/06/2010 5:57:04 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 60 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 12-08-10 | Bill Randles
    Because it is the thirtieth anniversary of the tragic murder of John Lennon, much nostalgia will be summoned up for Lennon, the Beatles and the times they lived in. The glory days of sixties idealism and “innocence” will be recalled with misty fondness by aging baby boomers, and those who came along later. But were the Beatles merely innocent, mop headed,peace loving idealists? As we looked at last week in our previous article, Lennon;Whose Minstrel Was He ?, Lennon was an effective musical evangelist of the sexual revolution, which has wrecked untold millions of lives, in broken health, broken families,...
  • Parody: Less My Sixty-four (Beatles 'When I'm 64)

    11/13/2010 8:02:56 PM PST · by TCH
    TCH | November 13, 2010 | TCH
    Less my 64 (Sung to “When I’m Sixty-four” by The Beatles) http://www.links2love.com/love_lyrics_125.htm Nancy got bolder; screwing health care … Barry cheered her loud! Tell you we’ll be spending… Steal every dime … Your pay leaving; bottom of line! Despite a wipe out, still hopes she’ll be … good to mop the floor … “O, you still need me!” “Hope I still can lead” … less my “sixty-four!” Girl he’s over you … Nancy, you crazy bird … ‘O’ should say “F you!” Life should be dandy, end of your rule … Since your might is gone! You can sit as...
  • Lennon Was All Right, but His Disciples Were Thick and Ordinary

    10/24/2010 8:28:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 24, 2010 | Jeff Durstewitz
    The song that unshook the world — and that the Lennon tributes forgot. (John Lennon) criticized America’s involvement in Vietnam, and, as the Sixties progressed, he became an increasingly important symbol of the burgeoning counterculture. — Veteran rock music journalist Anthony DeCurtis, on the website JohnLennon.com, 10/8/10. As a staunch Lennonist, I was tickled to get a letter some years back from a rich lefty friend that included a photo of him sitting with “John” in Havana. Well, he wasn’t really with John himself, since the ex-Beatle was long dead at that point. But he was sitting next to the...
  • The Beatles- (Stoned out of their minds)

    10/09/2010 8:06:27 PM PDT · by Krankor · 104 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/09/2010 | Unknown
    While George is completely out of it, oddly enough, Ringo seems fine. Paul is buzzed, as well as John.
  • Sunday Fun...The Beatles vs Dear Leader Kim Il-sung

    09/19/2010 12:51:41 PM PDT · by Dallas59
    Mashup ^ | 9/19/2010 | Mashup
    VS
  • New Documentary Looks at Decades Old Rumors of Beatle Paul McCartney’s Death

    09/04/2010 1:13:52 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 54 replies · 1+ views
    MyFoxDC.com ^ | 9/3/10 | Bob Barnard
    OXON HILL, Md. - It's a decades-old rumor few attending this weekend's Beatles tribute festival at National Harbor have any doubt putting to rest: is Paul McCartney dead? Their uniform answer is no! And yet, a new documentary that had its worldwide premiere at the festival Friday claims McCartney died in a car crash in 1966. "They had covered up the death at the behest of her Majesty's government and the British intelligence service, MI5," said the documentary's director Joel Gilbert. He says the British government was "afraid there would be a rash of suicides worldwide if Paul McCartney's death...
  • Macca's meltdown: The inside story of the marriage that cost Sir Paul Ł24m

    08/14/2010 9:11:10 PM PDT · by tlb · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 14th August 2010 | Howard Sounes
    Heather found a message on her answer machine: ‘It’s Paul ­McCartney here.’ Paul presented the Heather Mills Trust — which she hadn’t yet registered with the Charity Commission — with a cheque for Ł150,000. At 14, she claimed in her ­autobiography, she’d run away from home. She’d started ­sleeping rough and mixing with drug addicts, rent boys and prostitutes. Then she got a Saturday job with a jeweler, from whom she stole — resulting in a ­probationary sentence for theft. Next, Heather strayed into the fringes of the sex industry, ­finding employment at around the age of 16 as a...
  • Beatles and iTunes deal still at impasse: Yoko Ono

    08/10/2010 2:17:03 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 60 replies
    Reuters via yahoo ^ | Fri Aug 6, 2010 | Dean Goodman
    Don't hold your breath waiting for Beatles songs to go on sale at iTunes or other online retailers, Yoko Ono said on Thursday. The Fab Four have long resisted the allure of digital downloads, instead selling millions of old-fashioned compact discs last year after remastering the catalog. Apple Corps, the group's holding company has been unable to agree on terms with EMI Group, which licenses the Beatles' recordings. And then there's the unrelated Apple Inc, owner of iTunes, the world's largest music retailer. Apple and Apple have had a difficult history over rights to the name. But that trademark dispute...
  • The Beatles never entirely shook off the Catholicism of their youth

    08/06/2010 11:24:26 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 35 replies
    The Catholic Herald UK ^ | 19 July 2010 | William Oddie
    I find myself in an unusual and slightly strange situation: I am in disagreement with Cardinal George Pell. This has never happened to me before, and I’m not sure that I like it. In a sermon last week, the cardinal had a go at the Beatles, and in particular John Lennon, whom he described as “the best known of the Beatles, who once claimed they were better known than Jesus Christ”. Well, so he did: but John Lennon wasn’t the same phenomenon at all as the Beatles. Cardinal Pell attacked in particular Imagine, in which, as the cardinal reminds us,...
  • Paul McCartney, pals serenade Obamas at White House

    07/27/2010 7:20:23 PM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7-27-10 | Barry Garron
    Whatever your opinion of President Obama, there's no question he has spectacularly revived the number and quality of musical performances in the White House. Look no further than "Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Performance at the White House," taped early last month and screening on PBS on Wednesday, the fourth "In Performance" show thus far during his young administration. Yes, Sir Paul is English. But the award is not restricted to U.S. citizens. Named in honor of brothers Ira and George Gershwin, the award is given to a composer or performer whose lifetime...
  • Video: John Lennon Slams Socialism & Presidential Hero Worship

    07/15/2010 8:09:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/10/2010 | CapCon
    The late musician makes some good sense. The video is the 7th one down.