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George Harrison would have been 81: 'He was about as ordinary as you could get'
By Mark Sommer, Buffalo News
23 February, 2024
In November 1976, David Cahn, in charge of Midwest promotions for Warner Bros. Records, was summoned to a Chicago hotel, where he learned the new client he and other regional managers would be working with was George Harrison.
Also: George Harrison to be honoured with blue plaque ; Happy 81st, George Harrison

Generated with AI Sir Paul McCartney's 'The Lyrics' Battles for Waterstones Book of the Year Against Diverse Contenders
By Olalekan Adigun, BNN
24 February, 2024
Discover the eclectic mix of nominees for the prestigious Waterstones Book of the Year award, from Sir Paul McCartney to Marcus Rashford and more, reflecting a year of diversity and quality.
Also: Yesterday lyric may have been inspired by mocking mother, reveals Paul McCartney

 
Generated with AI The Beatles are seen relaxing on a First Class Pan Am flight to New York in candid never-before-seen photos taken two days before their US debut on the Ed Sullivan Show
By Madison Burgess, Daily Mail
21 February, 2024
Never-before-seen candid photos of The Beatles on their first flight to the US, the official beginning of what the world would soon know as 'Beatlemania,' have emerged for sale for £16,000.
Also: John ‘Duff’ Lowe, Bandmate of McCartney, Lennon and Harrison in The Quarrymen, Dies ; Liverpool's Mathew Street Festival revived after 10 years ; Gillette woman shares Beatles memorabilia in honor of 60-year anniversary ; Talking History With Patrick Geoghegan - The Beatles

Generated with AI Acorns taken after they were planted by John Lennon and Yoko Ono go on display
By Eleanor Barlow, PA
22 February, 2024
Two acorns which were apparently planted by John Lennon and Yoko Ono have gone on display in a museum after being seized from a drunk driver who claimed he had stolen them.
Also: John Lennon ‘Mind Games’ EP To Be Released Ahead of Box Set ; Bullet from John Lennon killer's gun up for auction
 
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Paul McCartney & Wings’ ‘Band on the Run’ Returns to Charts After 50th Anniversary Reissue
By Keith Caulfield, Billboard
16 February, 2024
The set re-enters at No. 5 on Top Album Sales and returns to Billboard 200 after more than a decade.
Generated with AI Why did The Beatles never perform in Israel?
By Howie Kahn, The Jerusalem Post
17 February, 2024
Despite plans at the height of Beatlemania to bring the Fab Four to Israel, only two of them would ever make it, albeit decades later.
Also: Sam Mendes to Direct Four Separate Beatles Movies on Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr ; Beatles to get a Fab Four of biopics, with a movie each for Paul, John, George and Ringo ; Sam Mendes, Sony & Apple Corps Set Four Beatles Theatrical Movies On Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison & Ringo Starr ; Dallas auction house selling copy of 'The White Album' owned by John Lennon, $1M Mickey Mantle card

 
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Paul McCartney Admits His Perfectionism Alienated the Other Beatles
By Alex Hudson, exclaim.ca
14 February, 2024
"Maxwell's Silver Hammer" caused big troubles for the group
Also: Get back to where you once belonged!... ; STRUM TOGETHER Mystery over Paul McCartney’s missing ‘£10m’ guitar is solved as bass is found in attic and returned to star 50 years on ; Paul McCartney's 1961 Höfner bass guitar, estimated to be worth nearly $13 million, found after global search ; East Sussex mum-of-two ’panicked’ to find Sir Paul McCartney’s famous bass in loft after 28 years

Generated with AI Paramore, Ringo Starr, Noah Kahan & more line up for special Record Store Day releases
By George Garner, Music Week
15 February, 2024
Set your alarm clocks for 4am and get your camping chair ready for queuing: the exclusive vinyl releases for the 17th edition of Record Store Day UK have finally been unveiled!
Also: Sir Ringo Starr, 83, finally breaks silence on upcoming Beatles movie biopics
 
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Beatles' Controversial Autographs For Sale For $100K
TMZ
12 February, 2024
As far as The Beatles memorabilia goes, it doesn't get better than their autographs -- which you can now get your hands on if you have some seriously deep pockets.
Also: John Lennon didn’t like Muhammad Ali because he made The Beatles ‘look really f–king stupid’ ; UMG celebrates 60th anniversary of The Beatles’ first US visit with exclusive shopping experience ; The Beatles Are Releasing A 3″ Turntable For Record Store Day ; Photographer Harry Benson on iconic Beatles photos, 60 years later ; Lennon’s White Album could be yours

Generated with AI Come together: Three-day ‘Fest for Beatles Fans’ marks 60 years since Fab Four arrived in America, and changed music forever
By Bob Krasner, The Villager
14 February, 2024
Over six decades, The Beatles have not only brought joy to millions, they also changed the course of pop music more than once.
Also: Beatles nut changed name to John Paul George Ringo Lennon — and has a grandson called Paul McCartney ; Baby you can buy my car! Mercedes that's been owned by Beatles legends John Lennon and George Harrison is being sold for undisclosed six-figure sum
 
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Mark Knopfler, Ringo Starr and Jeff Beck to release Teenage Cancer Trust single
By Arun Starkey, Far Out Magazine
8 February, 2024
Led by Dire Straits frontman, Mark Knopfler, an extensive list of rock legends, including the late Jeff Beck in his final recording, have banded together for a Teenage Cancer Trust single.
Also: Ringo Starr unveils The Photograph Portfolio, featuring 12 museum-quality prints
Generated with AI The Beatles Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Band’s Famous ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Performance
By Matt Friedlander, American Songwriter
9 February, 2024
Today, February 9, marks the 60th anniversary of The Beatles’ historic performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Also: The Beatles history: 60 years since the Ed Sullivan debut that changed it all ; Beatlemania In D.C.: 60 Years Ago, The Beatles Performed Their First U.S. Concert At The Washington Coliseum ; The Creation of The Beatles’ Last Song and the Rebirth of Red and Blue ; Magic Before and After: Peter Jackson’s “Now and Then” Music Video ; “Now And Then – The Last Beatles Song” Documentary

 
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John and Yoko and Mike Douglas
By Cindy Grogan, Culture Sonar
8 February, 2024
Like millions of Boomers, The Mike Douglas Show was regular afternoon fare on our family TV.
Also: May Pang and John Lennon Were More Than a "Lost Weekend" ; This Is the Strangest Piece of Beatles Memorabilia Ever Found
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“You’d do anything for a Beatle…” Tony Visconti On Working With Paul McCartney
By Will Hodgkinson, Mojo
8 February, 2024
Following two poorly received albums, Paul McCartney - buoyed by his vindication re Allen Klein’s mismanagement of The Beatles’ finances and his new life in Scotland - set about recording arguably his greatest post-Fabs album.
Also: Paul McCartney Reflects on First Beatles Hit, the Band’s Historic ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Performance in New Podcast Episode ; Paul McCartney Recently Lost the Notebook He and John Lennon Wrote Their Earliest Songs In ; Taylor Swift has her own fan girl moment over Beatles legend Paul McCartney inside $1m Super Bowl suite... ; Signed Paul McCartney book makes £1,000 for charity shop

 
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Festival dedicated to The Beatles celebrates 60 years since band made a splash in America
By CBS New York Team
6 February, 2024
The Beatles are the best selling band of all time, and the lads from Liverpool made shockwaves when they landed in America for the first time 60 years ago this Wednesday.
Also: 60 Years Since The Beatles Performed on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' ; Crazed girls, loose bladders, and JFK: How The Beatles defied the odds to break America ; Beatlemania 60 Years After Band's Landmark 'Ed Sullivan Show' Appearance ; Sixty years ago, The Beatles brought a musical revolution to America ; Paul McCartney Says an Early Beatles Car Accident Led to Mantra That Helped Their Careers: 'Something Will Happen'

Generated with AI The Beatles touched down in America 60 years ago. Thousands of shrieking fans mobbed JFK to catch a glimpse of the Fab Four
By Suzy Byrne, Yahoo Entertainment
7 February, 2024
Swifties are such a hot topic these days, but 60 years ago, America had succumbed to Beatlemania.
Also: Capture "The Beatles Experience": Bid on Rare Memorabilia at ANALOGr's Exclusive 60th Anniversary Auction ; The Beatles, the New York mob and two mysterious deaths... ; For collector Tom Fontaine, Beatlemania endures after 60 years ; On 60th anniversary, remembering Beatles’ national, local impact ; Looking Back on the Beatles' Star-Making Ed Sullivan Performance on the 60th Anniversary

 
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How one man’s advance planning brought Beatlemania to America
By Glenn Frankel, The Washington Post
4 February, 2024
Brian Epstein, the Beatles’s 29-year-old manager, spent months engineering “Operation U.S.A.,” a strategy for massive stateside success
Also: The Beatles appeared on 'Ed Sullivan' 60 years ago, and music changed ; Grammys 2024: Kylie Minogue, Billie Eilish and The Beatles win early awards ; The Beatles Win Best Music Video For “I’m Only Sleeping” | 2024 GRAMMYs Acceptance Speech ; Grammys 2024: The Beatles claim ‘Best Music Video’ win ; This Beatles Collector’s Set Re-Creates the Band’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Debut: Here’s Where to Buy It Online

Generated with AI Ringo Starr Reveals Plans for a Full-Length Country Album, Shares Details About Next EP
By Matt Friedlander, American Songwriter
5 February, 2024
Ringo Starr posted a video update on his social media pages in which he unveiled new details about two recording projects on which he’s been working.
 
Generated with AI The songs the Beatles gave away: How Paul McCartney's 'generosity of spirit' saw the Fab Four write a stack of pop hits for others - including one that topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic
By Harry Howard, Daily Mail
1 February, 2024
From Love Me Do and Eleanor Rigby to Hey Jude, Help and Let It Be, The Beatles' hits roll off the tongue.
Also: Taylor Swift and the Beatles disappear from TikTok, in conflict with Universal ; Mattel unleashes The Beatles and Xbox 360 Mega sets ; Painting done by Beatles during 1966 Japan tour fetches $1.74 million ; The Beatles’ first NYC trip still resonates 60 years after Fab 4 landed at JFK ; Come together: A historic gathering of Beatles signatures tops Heritage's Feb. 24 memorabilia event
Generated with AI FLYING HIGH ‘I thought, ‘I’ll make this best record since leaving The Beatles’, Paul McCartney on Band On The Run’s 50th anniversary
By Simon Cosyns, The Irish Sun
2 February, 2024
It comes as album Band On The Run — recorded with post-Beatles band Wings — has been re-released
Also: Paul McCartney discusses Buddy Holly’s influence in Radio 2 documentary ; Paul McCartney And Wings’ ‘Band On The Run’ Returns In Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition ; "Do you know what happened to my lost bass, the one that got pinched?" How Paul McCartney's simple 2019 query over coffee in a studio led to a forensic hunt for the iconic Höfner 500/1 violin bass ; Penketh shopkeeper and Sir Paul McCartney's childhood best friend dies
 

 

 

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