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  • The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    08/26/2018 2:26:31 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 57 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | August 26, 2018 | Rob Sheffield
    Back in London, at the piano in his Cavendish Avenue bachelor pad, Paul played it for John and Yoko. When he got to the line “The movement you need is on your shoulder,” he told them, “I’ll change that, it’s a bit crummy.” John replied, “That’s the best line in it!” John heard this new tune as Paul cheering him on in his romance with Yoko. “I took it very personally,” John told Rolling Stone in 1968. “‘Ah, it’s me,’ I said. ‘It’s me.’ He says, ‘No, it’s me.’ I said, ‘Check. We’re going through the same bit.’ So we...
  • THE BEATLES' 35 Greatest Guitar Techniques

    01/25/2018 4:24:52 PM PST · by beaversmom · 119 replies
    The-Art-of-Guitar via You Tube ^ | October 4, 2017 | The-Art-of-Guitar
    Video LinkMy daughter and I were listening to a bunch of varying music on this pretty afternoon while out and about. Some Beatles thrown in, too, as we are both fans. I was reminded of this video I came across a few months ago. I have just about zero musical ability, but I enjoy music hugely, and I also enjoy watching about music talk. I find this video fun and interesting.
  • R.I.P. The Sound 100.3 Replaced by a Christian Music Station

    11/18/2017 4:43:06 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 35 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Andy Hermann
    At 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 16, classic rock station KSWD "The Sound" 100.3 FM went off the air with side two of The Beatles' Abbey Road. The move came as a result of a deal The Sound's parent company, Entercom, struck with the FCC to divest three of its stations in exchange for regulatory approval of its $1.7 billion merger with CBS Radio, which also owns several stations in the L.A. market, including KROQ. The 100.3 FM frequency was sold to Educational Media Foundation for an undisclosed amount. EMF, based in Rocklin, owns 770 FM stations and translators and...
  • The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' album to get deluxe 50th-anniversary edition

    04/05/2017 10:23:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2017 | Randy Lewis
    The most ambitious reissue yet of an individual album from the Beatles’ catalog is coming May 26 with an expanded and newly remixed edition of the Fab Four’s 1967 pop masterpiece, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Consistently ranked by critics and fans among the most influential rock albums of all time, “Sgt. Pepper” is being reissued in multiple formats and editions, including new stereo and surround-sound audio mixes along with nearly three dozen previously unreleased recordings from the same sessions.
  • The Beatles and the Fat Man: the story behind the photo

    09/22/2016 3:53:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/22/16 | Mike Scott, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    When the Beatles visited New Orleans for their now-legendary City Park concert in September 1964, they had two primary requests. Following the show, they wanted a day off from their grueling 25-concert, 30-day tour, in order to bask in the music of one of America's most soulful cities; and they wanted to meet local musician Fats Domino, one of their major influences. As far as that day off goes, it was scheduled – and then un-scheduled when the band was offered a reported $150,000, which is said to be about six times their normal fee, to add a last-minute concert...
  • 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...
  • Famous Today, Forgotten Tomorrow (We've forgotten Hope & Crosby. Will we forget the Beatles?)

    12/18/2014 2:10:08 PM PST · by presidio9 · 127 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Jim Fusilli
    Tributes to two of the most famous American entertainers of the 20th century serve as a reminder of how fame flees. The entertainers are Bing Crosby and Bob Hope; the reminders are the documentary “American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered,” which had its premiere last week (and will run again on Dec. 26 ) on PBS, and “Hope: Entertainer of the Century,” a new biography by Richard Zoglin. Neither Crosby nor Hope have much cachet with contemporary consumers of art and culture, but the accounts of their careers make convincing cases that their contributions still influence their respective fields, even if...
  • 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.)
  • Did the composer of (perhaps) the most secular song ever written, later disavow that song?

    03/23/2012 10:31:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 23, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Growing up I listened to a lot of music. And, like a lot of teenagers, I didn’t pay much attention to the words, they were just another instrument in the whole melody of the song. As I got older, I started paying attention to the words and was often shocked at what I had been humming.Like many people my age, one of my favorite songs was John Lennon’s “Imagine.” A beautiful melody, in a thoughtful and meditative tone. But oh the words! When I finally got around to paying attention to them, I stopped listening to the song. For in...
  • WTF of the Week: Paul McCartney Wants a Free T-Shirt

    12/17/2013 2:03:33 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 35 replies
    Utlimate Classic Rock.com ^ | December 17, 2013 1:48 PM | by Michael Gallucci
    WTF of the Week: Paul McCartney Wants a Free T-Shirt by Michael Gallucci December 17, 2013 1:48 PM Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Apparently being a member of one of the greatest groups of all time and one of the richest and most popular people on the planet isn’t enough for Paul McCartney. Now the dude wants a free T-shirt to go with his knighthood and power to shut down Times Square. As you can see in the above video, the Beatle known as the Cute One back in the day made an impassioned play for a free T-shirt...
  • '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...
  • You Say You Want a Revolution

    10/28/2013 4:32:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | John Ransom
    Liberty is about a lot of things; it’s a deep topic. But at its core liberty can be summed up in one simple and reciprocal concept. That concept is respect. You know the 2010 last election was about many things, but it was mostly about respect. It was about starting to restore the respect that people have in government, by getting the government to restore the respect that they show to you…by taking liberty seriously. If you are like me, you think that many of our elected officials from both the right and the left truly believe that what...
  • "Bad Science" ... A Dentist Wants to Clone John Lennon from His (sic, Lennon's) Rotten Tooth

    08/21/2013 6:44:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    IO9 ^ | August 21, 2013 | Charlie Jane Anders
    A dentist wants to clone John Lennon from his rotten tooth All you need is DNA. A Canadian dentist says he's working with "American scientists" to clone John Lennon from a rotten molar the Beatles singer had extracted in the 1960s. According to the press release (warning: it autoplays a weird parody song, "Love Me Tooth") dentist Michael Zuk bought the tooth at auction for $31,000 and now is working with an unspecified lab to see if they can clone him. Says Zuk: I am nervous and excited at the possibility that we will be able to fully sequence John...
  • Rockin' in the Free World

    02/16/2013 3:39:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    While watching the Grammy awards last Sunday, it occurred to me that American culture has been defined by music ever since the end of World War II. After the Germans and Japanese surrendered in 1945, millions of GI's returned home to marry and begin families. The big-band era of good-time music accompanied that, and romantic singers like Frank Sinatra ruled the day. In the '50s, many young people, tired of conformity, began to rebel. The rise of Elvis Presley illuminated that rebellion. Then the angst kind of died out as Chubby Checker ushered in "The Twist" in 1960, and...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Beatles fans unite to save Ringo Starr's home

    08/25/2010 11:51:51 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | Aug 25, 2010 | no byline
    The house of the former Beatle Ringo Starr has been under threat for a number of years. Beatles lovers in Liverpool have united in a bid to save Ringo Starr's home which is under threat of demolition. The Save Madryn Street (SMS) campaign will be launched at the city's Hard Day's Night Hotel. It will be headed by local Ringo lookalike Max Frudd. Born Richard Starkey on 7 July 1940, the drummer lived at the house for the early years of his life. The Victorian terrace in Madryn Street, Toxteth, is one of hundreds in the "Welsh Streets" area to...
  • John Lennon's toilet to be auctioned with Beatles memorabilia

    08/24/2010 12:40:20 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 23 Aug 2010 | no byline
    ...A mono-sound copy Two Virgins, which he recorded with Yoko Ono, is expected to fetch at least Ł2,500. When the avant-garde LP was released in November 1968 it was notable for being sold in brown paper bags because the sleeve controversially featured a naked picture of the famous couple on the cover. Although a limited release of 5,000 stereo versions of the album were available in shops, fans had to write to the record label to purchase a mono copy of the record. The exact number of mono copies sold is not known, but auction organisers say it is likely...
  • Paul McCartney Joins Ringo Starr Onstage in New York (Meet The Twotles at Ringo's 70th birthday)

    07/09/2010 12:16:05 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies · 2+ views
    Billboard ^ | July 08, 2010 1:40 EDT | Courtney Baldasare
    Ringo Starr kept his 70th birthday celebration going on Tuesday night (July 7) with a concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall that was positively star-studded, thanks in part to "a little help from his friend," Paul McCartney. The former Beatles bandmates topped off the show by surprising audience members with a performance of "Birthday" from "The Beatles [White Album]," and appropriately so. With McCartney on lead vocals and Starr behind the drum kit, the duo performed with classic rock 'n' roll flair. "Birthday" was preceded by another all-star collaboration, when Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band played "With...
  • Paul McCartney: "I like Obama... and he’s right to have a go at us for polluting his Country"

    06/24/2010 9:48:24 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 94 replies · 1+ views
    The Sun UK ^ | June 24, 2010 | JACQUI SWIFT
    THE shocking images of oil-covered wildlife and ruined beaches across the Gulf of Mexico have horrified millions. But passionate green campaigner Sir Paul McCartney believes the environmental disaster may have a silver lining, with the search for clean, renewable energy now being pushed forward. The Beatles legend said: "Sadly we need disasters like this to show people. Some people don't believe in climate warming - like those who don't believe there was a Holocaust. "But the facts indicate that there's something going on and we've got to be aware of it if we want our kids to inherit a decent...