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Here are links to the latest Beatles-related articles available online:
 
Double Fantasy: John Lennon meets Niagara Falls
By John Law, Niagara Falls Review
31 May, 2009
Noted Beatles nut GT ORourke no longer had to imagine what John
Lennons visit to Niagara Falls was like.
Also: Falls festival honours John, Yoko
 
Hamburg rebrands itself as Beatles City
By Roger Boyes, The Times
29 May, 2009
Hamburg, hit by declining tourism figures, is calling on the Beatles
to ease it through the crisis.
Also: Beatlemania on the Reeperbahn: The Beatles Return to Hamburg;
New Beatles museum opens in Hamburg; Hamburg the city that
shaped the Beatles between 1960 and 1962; Hamburg, the City Where
the Beatles 'Grew Up'; 'Beatlemania' museum opens in Hamburg; Beatles
museum opens in Hamburg; New Beatles museum opens in Hamburg
(video)
 
Fans line up early for McCartney concert tickets
By Harry Sullivan, The Truro Daily News
29 May, 2009
They endured a long, cool night, slept in their cars (cat style, with
one-eye open) and waited impatiently with bated breath for the ticket
sales to begin.
Also: Paul McCartney tickets on sale today (thanks Yardena); Fans
snap up McCartney tickets for Halifax show; McCartney crazy; A date
with Paul
 
10 best early Beatles singles that weren't No. 1
By Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic
29 May, 2009
By May of 1964, the Beatles could have topped the Billboard charts with
almost anything.
 
Paul McCartney to be first artist to play New York's Citi Field
By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen, Ticketnews (thanks Yardena)
29 May, 2009
TicketNews has learned through various reliable touring industry
executives that Paul McCartney will be the first artist to perform at Citi
Field in Flushing, NY.
 
John Lennon's personal life on display in new Beatles story
exhibition
By Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo
29 May, 2009
The story of how fame and family came together in John Lennons
personal life during the 1960s will be told in a new exhibition in
Liverpool.
 
The sadness in Yoko Onos latest work
By Rachel Spence, Financial Times
29 May, 2009
Before he died, John Lennon described his wife as the worlds most
famous unknown artist. Everybody knows her name but no one knows
what she actually does.
Also: Yoko Ono's message of peace; Yoko Ono lines up star-studded
cast for new album; Ono's "I'm Not Getting Enough" Moves To #3 On
The Billboard Club Play Charts
 
Lecturers place in history thanks to passion for The Beatles
By  Joanna Desira, Evening Gazette
28 May, 2009
A passion for The Beatles has led a lecturer to contribute to an
encyclopedia about the worlds best known band.
 
John Lennon and Yoko Ono Montreal bed-in for peace was
40 years ago
By Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press
27 May, 2009
The hotel room where John Lennon and Yoko Ono created a watershed
moment for the peace movement at the height of the Vietnam War is a
little smaller now.
Also: John Lennon and Yoko Ono exhibition gives peace a second
chance
 
Q&A: Peter McNamee
NOW Toronto
27 May, 2009
Peter McNamees low-budget indie pic Let Him Be follows two fictional
documentary filmmakers who discover a video clip that could show a
very alive-and-well John Lennon.
Also: Let Him Be; Imagine all the possibilities
 
Dhani Harrison on his new album, his father and The
Beatles: Rock Band (inc. audio)
By Joe Bosso, MusicRadar.com
26 May, 2009
Dhani Harrison is well aware of the effect he has on people, and he's
cool with it.
Also: The Beatles: Rock Band vs Guitar Hero 5 - who will win?
 
John, Paul, Kirk and Spock: The New Fab Four
Comic Book Movie
26 May, 2009
You may never have thought that there was a connection between
Star Trek and the Beatles, but Bob Orci, co-writer of the new Star
Trek film, explains that Lennon and McCartney inspired the
Kirk/Spock dynamic of the film.
 
McCartney & Dylan for summer duet?
Contactmusic
26 May, 2009
Music legends Bob Dylan and Sir Paul McCartney are set to delight
fans - the pair is reportedly making plans for a summer (09)
collaboration.
Also: Concert trucks to skirt Halifax Common: HRM spokeswoman
 
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Celebrates the 40th
Anniversary of John and Yoko's Bed-in
Art Daily
24 May, 2009
Forty years ago, on May 26, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono,
surrounded by a crowd of journalists and supporters, kicked off their
famous Bed-in for peace.
Also: Antony, Mark Ronson, Cornelius to Play in Yoko Ono's Plastic
Ono Band; Ballad of John and Jerry; John Lennons iron gift to his
beloved aunt is set to go under the hammer
 
Novice director just won't let it be
By Greg Quill, Toronto Star
24 May, 2009
Quest for Lennon turns into absorbing thriller
 
Pete Best, il "quinto" Beatles cacciato: «Ma ero meglio io di
Ringo»
Il Messaggero
24 May, 2009
Italian. Click HERE or THEREto translate it to English.
 
Paul McCartney, come to Yekaterinburg already!
Russia!
23 May, 2009
Now Yekaterinburg, an industrial city in the Ural mountains, has another
landmark besides the church which marks the place where the last
Russian tsar Nickolas the Second and his family were murdered, burned,
cut into pieces and dropped in a mine.
Also: The Beatles hit the Urals; Ekaterinburg opened Russia's first
monument to «Beatles» (translated by Google); The Beatles immortalized
in Russia (Google); In the center of Yekaterinburg opened monument
"Beatle" (Google); In Yekaterinburg, a sculpture of The Beatles (Google);
In Russia there monument group «The Beatles» (Google); A monument to
the Beatles in Yekaterinburg open! (Google, inc. pics)
 
Louisville hopes for economic 'HELP' from Beatles fans (video)
WHAS TV11 Louisville
22 May, 2009
Also: Abbey Road on the River kicks off today (video)
 
Dhani Harrison talks The Beatles: Rock Band
By Joe Bosso, MusicRadar.com
22 May, 2009
Game launch planned for E3 Expo
 
Sir Paul McCartney's house 'removed from Google Street View
after complaints'
Telegraph
22 May, 2009
Images of Sir Paul McCartney's London home have been removed from
Google's controversial Street View service after he made a complaint, it
has been disclosed.
Also: Hey! Youve got to hide my house away.. (thanks Yardena); Artist's
helping hand from Beatle (thanks Yardena)
 
Lennon was nearly beaten up by magician Tommy Cooper,
says book
ANI
22 May, 2009
A new book has revealed that late Beatles member John Lennon was
nearly beaten up by 6ft 4in magician Tommy Cooper, after he made an
insulting remark about the latters wife Gwen.
Also: Exclusive Lennon-Ono honeymoon footage to be screened at
museum event; I Met The Walrus - Online; The Lennon-Ono bed-in: 40th
anniversary; Bed-in: 40th anniversary events
 
Five Fab flicks
By Joel Welin, Louisville Courier-Journal
22 May, 2009
Most everyone of a certain age knows "A Hard Day's Night," "Help!"
"Magical Mystery Tour," "Yellow Submarine" and "Let It Be," but let's
not overlook fave movies about the Fab Four that also are gear:
 
Renewed Beatlemania inspires theme for youth cabaret show
By Ashley Goodfellow, Walkertown Herald Times
22 May, 2009
Teen girls of today are fawning over ex-mop top Paul McCartney- it's true.
 
Man on the run to Halifax
By Stephen Cooke, TheChronicleHerald.ca
21 May, 2009
Paul McCartney to play Commons July 11
Also: McCartney to play Halifax Commons
 
John Lennon Exhibition To Open In London
Music-News.com
21 May, 2009
An exhibition of John Lennon's artwork opens free to the public next week.
Also: Exhibition and concert in Liverpool will pay tribute to George
Harrison; Biggest collection of Beatle George Harrison memorabilia in
St Georges Hall
 
Beatles Rock Band Teases Ed Sullivan Set
By Kat Bailey, 1UP.com
20 May, 2009
Painstakingly modeled venue available for all to see along with release
date.
 
Book Review: Let It Be/Abbey Road: The Beatles (Classic Rock
Album Series) by Peter Doggett
By James A. Gardner, Blogcritics.org
20 May, 2009
At long last, the Beatles catalog is being upgraded for reissue later this
year.
 
Science helps unravel mystery of 'A Hard Day's Night'
By Neal Augenstein, wtop.com
20 May, 2009
Some songs can be identified by a single note -- even if you can't figure
out what that note is.
 
Julian Lennon admits to film concerns
By Mayer Nissim, Digital Spy
19 May, 2009
Julian Lennon has said that he has concerns about how his father John
will be portrayed in a new biopic.
 
Ringo Starr among celebrities for preview of Chelsea Flower
Show
By Alan Weston, Liverpool Echo
19 May, 2009
Former Beatle Ringo Starr was among a star-studded line-up who
attended a preview of the Chelsea Flower Show ahead of today?s
opening.
 
Quartet of titans: The Beatles and Slams
By Joel Drucker, ESPN.com
18 May, 2009
They were four icons that stood out from all the others and commanded
unparalleled attention, to the point where followers joyfully memorized
their grand moments to lengths far greater than all others.
 
John Lennon's Imagine rings out on Liverpool Cathedral bells
By Samantha Parker, Liverpool Daily Post
17 May, 2009
The song, which asks its listeners to "imagine theres no heaven", was
played on Liverpool Cathedrals bells as part of the North Wests
Futuresonic festival on Saturday.
Also: Toronto lawyer outlines day with Lennon in book, 'I Met the Walrus'
 
Paul McCartney's Cold Cuts and Hot Hits to be published ?
MaccaBlog
17 May, 2009
Paul McCartney has forever been teasing his fans with tales of an album
called "Cold Cuts and Hot Hits", which was going to be an album of songs
from throughout his solo recording career intersped with outtakes and
unused songs that fell by the wayside along the line.
 
His Kind of Shell-Shocked Town
By Anthony DeCurtis, The New York Times
16 May, 2009
As cutbacks loom in every sector of New York Citys economic life, the
specter of the 1970s, with all of its deprivations and depredations, seems
increasingly near as well.
Also: This dream is not over
 
The week in books
By Hunter Davies, The Guardian
16 May, 2009
It was 40 years ago today, more or less, that my book about the Beatles
first came out.
 
Ex-Beatle Asks Obama To Back Mideast Peace
Sky News
15 May, 2009
Sir Paul McCartney has written to the American President to ask him
to support an organisation which is working to restore peace in the
Middle East.
Also: Press release
 
Sheer audacity, for a cause: John and Yoko's Montreal bed-in
By Ian McGillis, The Gazette
15 May, 2009
Its so tempting to dismiss it all with a superior retrospective shrug.
 
Forgotten Favorites: The Rutles
By Bill Melville, WNEW
15 May, 2009
For all their peculiar greatness, Spinal Tap were not the first "fictional"
rock band to effectively mock the genre.
 
Deconstructing Pop Culture: The Beatles Contract History
with Capitol Records
By David Kronemyer, Music Industry Newswire
15 May, 2009
First a little bit about Capitol Records, which released (most of) the
Beatles recorded musical work.
 
Roger McGough reads his poem about Beatles star Sir Paul
McCartney's trousers (video)
Liverpool Echo
15 May, 2009
Poet Roger McGough reads his poem about Sir Paul McCartney's
trousers, To Macca's Trousers, at National Museums Liverpool.
Also: Roger McGough writes poem about Beatles star Sir Paul
McCartney's pants
 
George Harrison in 1963 plea: stop throwing jelly babies at
the Beatles
By Simon de Bruxelles, The Times
14 May, 2009
Tom Jones is pelted with ladies' underwear.
Also: Full text of George Harrison's 1963 letter to fan Lynn Smith;
MINI to donate Beatles' inspired car to charity
 
David Lynch Foundation Television
By Alison Ostman, PopMatters
13 May, 2009
Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive. And now DLF.TV.
Also: Change begins within coverage (videos); Change Begins Within
Benefit Concert Highlights (video)
 
John Lennon's NYC Life Memorialized In New Exhibit
(inc. video)
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
12 May, 2009
He had a passion for music, art, film and politics. Now a new exhibit
showcases John Lennon's years in New York City.
Also: Yoko Ono Helps Rock Hall Explore John Lennons New York Years;
Yoko Ono unveils John Lennon exhibit in NYC; Tearful Yoko Ono talks
about John Lennon exhibit; Lennon's NYC Years on Exhibit; Ono
Continues To Ignite Dancefloors & The Billboard Club Play Charts; Music
legend Bob Dylan visits home of John Lennon; Yoko Ono's new John
Lennon exhibition features the bloody clothes worn on the night he was shot;
John Lennon's New York life reborn in SoHo expo; Ono unveils Lennon
exhibition in NY (video); Tearful Yoko Ono still haunted by Lennon's
death (video); pics
 
Paul McCartney may announce Halifax concert date: sources
By Philip Croucher, Metro Canada
12 May, 2009
Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney may rock it out in Halifax this summer.
Also: Paul McCartney's Rock Band Bass Replica Looks Like This (thanks
Yardena); Paul McCartney's Rock Band Höfner bass gets pictured, lacks
genuineness (thanks Yardena); Waiting For ... Paul McCartney
 
Beatles Day officially launched
BBC
12 May, 2009
The second Beatles Day has been officially launched by John Lennon's
sister Julia Baird with Merseyside actor and comedian Ricky Tomlinson.
Also: John Lennon's sister launches Beatles day
 
Beatles poster captures woman's passion
By Jeff Korbelik, Lincoln Journal Star
11 May, 2009
When Susan Martin was 13, she came across a Beatles poster she sorely
wanted at Kresges in downtown Lincoln.
 
McCartney: I wanna be your man!
By Lynne Greaves, Sunday Express
10 May, 2009
Sir Paul McCartney and his new love Nancy Shevell have sealed their love
by getting engaged but they dont want to make an official announcement
in case the happy moment is hijacked by his former wife Heather Mills.
 
Too old to rock?
By Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
10 May, 2009
Let's first acknowledge that we've moved well beyond the irony of "I hope
I die before I get old" and the fact that the Who's Pete Townshend, who
wrote the lyric, did get old, though his band's drummer didn't.
 
Denny Laine's Musical Journey (inc. audio)
WKSU Kent State University
9 May, 2009
Former Wings and Moody Blues member discusses his career
 
When John and Yoko gave peace a chance
The Times
9 May, 2009
Its 40 years since the global antiwar anthem Give Peace a Chance was
created during John Lennon and Yoko Onos celebrated bed-in.
Also: Author Twitters As She Writes Second Novel About John Lennon;
The mixed-up boy who would join Sgt. Pepper's band; Cathedral plays
Lennon's Imagine
 
Days Like Those
By Allan Kozinn, The New York Times
8 May, 2009
Walking up Mercer Street toward the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex
NYC the other day, Yoko Ono and her assistant, Amanda Keeley, shared
a quick giggle after passing a group of men unloading a van and then hearing,
from about five feet behind them (and for the third time in a short stroll),
Hey, that was Yoko Ono.
 
A1 Team Great Britain Links With The Beatles Day Foundation
PaddockTalk
8 May, 2009
The annual Beatles Day, which takes place on 10th July is an opportunity for
people to show their love for the Beatles and raise money for local worthy
causes in and around the Liverpool area.
 
George Harrison's clarion call
By Dorothy Graham, Globe and Mail
8 May, 2009
Bob Geldof did indeed contribute to celebrity altruism, but the true originator
of the superstar concert was George Harrison, 14 years earlier (The Songs,
They Are A-Changing - Review, May 6).
 
Legendary Guitar: Lucy, George Harrisons Well-Traveled
Crimson Les Paul
By Jerry McCulley, Gibson.com
7 May, 2009
During the height of mid-60s Beatlemania, the guitars most frequently
associated with George Harrison on tour and TV/film appearances were the
Gretsch Country Gentleman, Rickenbacker 360/12 and the Epiphone Casino
that both he and John Lennon wielded on their final 1966 world tour and
sessions for the epochal Sgt. Peppers album.
 
Unseen pics of ex-Beatle John and Yoko to be shown
By Jamie Bowman, Click Liverpool
7 May, 2009
An exhibition of photographs - many of them previously unseen are to go on
show in Liverpool to mark the 40th anniversary of the famous Montreal
Bed-In for Peace on 26th May 1969.
Also: Lennon Art on Display in Georgetown (inc. video); Beatles museum
commemorates famous Bed-In
 
My year in the life of The Beatles - Hunter Davies
News & Star
7 May, 2009
To millions of people in the 1960s it sounded like the best job on earth:
spend a year with The Beatles at the height of their powers.
Also: Such a lovely audience for The Beatles; George Harrison unpublished
lyrics on show at British Library; Commentary: George Harrison lyric seems
to reflect adolescent self-pity; Previously unseen George Harrison lyrics go
on show alongside Beatles memorabilia
 
McCartney is a good samaritan
Contactmusic
6 May, 2009
Sir Paul McCartney came to the rescue of a woman outside his daughter's
school after her car was blocked in a parking lot.
Also: Norwegian fishing boss urges McCartney boycott over seal trade ban;
Pandora: We can work it out, says Dylan of Macca tie-up (thanks Yardena);
1st Night Photos: Sting & McCartney Get to Godot; Celebrate World Fair
Trade Day with Sir Paul McCartney & Annie Lennox
 
Beatles and Stones: Like You Never Saw Them Before
Aidin Vaziri, Gibson.com
6 May, 2009
The Not Fade Away Gallery in New York is showing previously unpublished
photos of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones as part of an exhibit called
The British Are Coming.
 
Press release
PR Newswire
5 May, 2009
Capitol/EMI confirms the tracklist for George Harrison's first-ever career-
spanning solo hits collection, Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison.
 
Rock Band: New Rickenbacker and Gretsch guitars unveiled
By Dale North, Destructoid
5 May, 2009
Harmonix sends word that replica Rickenbacker 325 and Gretsch Duo Jet
guitars will be made available for the release of The Beatles: Rock Band,
set to release on September 9th, 2009.
 
Yoko Ono To Perform With The Plastic Ono Band
By Paul Cashmere, Undercover Music News
5 May, 2009
In the early 70s. John Lennon classics such as `Instant Karma`, `Power
To The People` and `Give Peace A Chance` were credited as the Plastic
Ono Band.
Also: Yoko Ono offered key to the city; Why Lennon and Ono weren't
deported for anti-war activities
 
Russian city to unveil Beatles monument
The Hindu
5 May, 2009
The city of Yekaterinburg in the Urals, situated on the border of Europe and
Asia, is all set to witness the unveiling function of the first monument of the
legendary Beatles ahead of BRIC and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
(SCO) summits next month.
 
Dylan wants to team up with McCartney
By Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic
4 May, 2009
Bob Dylan says he'd like to write with Paul McCartney, which we're pretty
sure would constitute the most historic team-up in the history of rock and roll.
Also: Islam cuts McCartney detention song from album
 
Exhibit celebrates Lennon-Ono date in Montreal
By Dave Hoekstra, Chicago Sun-Times
3 May, 2009
John Lennon had no spare change.
 
The Scoop on Tiny Tim and The Beatles, According to Mister
Bucks Burnett!
By John G. Kays, The Student Operated Press
3 May, 2009
Wind up your gramophones, folks, and put a delightful Tiny Tim 78 RPM
record on or play this above ditty, first done by Maurice Chevalier for the
movie The Pond in 1930.
 
Why George Harrison faked the other Beatles' autographs
The Lowestoft Journal
1 May, 2009
Beatle George Harrison turned master forger to fake the autographs of John,
Paul and Ringo - in order to give a dying girl the biggest thrill of her short life,
experts believe.
Also: George Harrison Let It Roll Tracklisting Revealed; Dylan Covers
Harrison in Liverpool (inc. video); George signed Beatles photo sold
 
 
 
 
 
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