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Singer Brian O'Hara Dies at 58
Associated Press
30 June, 1999
Brian O'Hara, former singer and guitarist with the Fourmost, a 1960s Liverpool group that
shared a manager with the Beatles and had hits with songs by John Lennon and Paul
McCartney, has been found dead, police said. He was 58.
The Last Day in the Life
By Yoko Ono, Newsweek
28 June, 1999
When John and I were making "Double Fantasy," we decided on a photo of us kissing
for the cover.
Equator acquires Handmade rights
The Sunday Times
27 June, 1999
Equator, a small film company that will celebrate its debut as a public company this week,
is poised to buy the sales and distribution rights to Handmade Films' production library.
George Martin brings Beatles music back to the Bowl
By Richard S. Ginell, Variety
27 June, 1999
Opening night galas at the Hollywood Bowl used to mean Beethoven or Mahler under the
stars, and the realization that these weren't real openings at all -- not after weeks of
``pre-season'' concerts. Well, things have changed in Cahuenga Pass -- suddenly, startlingly.
Richard Lester: A hard day's life
By Steve Burgess, Salon
26 June, 1999
The man who "invented" the music video was the perfect film director for the Beatles. His
exuberant, manic style matched theirs and brilliantly captured an era at its beginning.
McCartney speeds back to the old days
By Glenn Gamboa, Philadelphia Daily News
25 June, 1999
For his new album, Paul McCartney wanted to recapture some of the energy from his early
days with the Beatles.
Yesterday . . . and Today
By Robert Hilburn, Los Angeles Times.
24 June, 1999
George Martin, the record producer whose work with the Beatles earned him knighthood
in Britain, is caught off guard when asked to name the second greatest rock band of all
Lennon's 'Walrus' Lyrics To Be Sold
24 June, 1999
Just what was the Walrus trying to say? An alternative set of lyrics to John Lennon's
enigmatic song "I Am the Walrus" may help some lucky fan find out.
Beatles Lyrics Set For Auction
Press Association
24 June, 1999
Handwritten lyrics to one of The Beatles most celebrated songs, I Am The Walrus, are
expected to fetch up to £100,000 at auction later this year.
John Lennon's Drawings on Display
Associated Press
23 June, 1999
A collection of drawings by John Lennon that trace his life from the later days of the Beatles
to the birth of his son Sean has gone on display.
Permanent John Lennon Art Exhibit Opens in Liverpool
By Richard Skanse, Rolling Stone
22 June, 1999
Lennon prints go on display, up for sale in Liverpool art gallery near Cavern Club
Drawing inspiration from Lennon
By Madeleine Holt, BBC
22 June, 1999
John Lennon will be remembered first and foremost for his musical skill but a new exhibition
shows he had artistic leanings too.
Homecoming for banned Lennon prints
By Nigel Bunyan, Electronic Telegraph
19 June, 1999
The first permanent exhibition of John Lennon's art, including once-banned erotica and
the sketches that record his honeymoon with Yoko Ono, is to open in his home city of
Linda McCartney makes it to the rock hall, as a photographer
By By John Affleck, Associated Press
18 June, 1999
She might not have been a world-class musician like her husband, but the late Linda
McCartney has still earned a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for
her photography.
Lions Gate Entertainment and Metafilmics to Produce "The Linda
McCartney Story" As A Miniseries for CBS
Business Wire
18 June, 1999
Lions Gate Entertainment (AMEX/TSE:LGF), and Metafilmics (What Dreams May Come),
will produce ``The Linda McCartney Story'' as a miniseries for CBS, it was announced
today by Tom Patricia, President of Lions Gate Television Pictures.
McCartney Exhibit Opens Tomorrow
States News Service
18 June, 1999
The Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland opens an exhibit of
photographs taken by Linda McCartney tomorrow.
Macca Sorrow At 4-hr Linda TV Epic
Online Mirror
17 June, 1999
Sir Paul McCartney was "saddened" last night after it emerged that a major American TV
channel is to screen a four hour mini-series about his tragic wife Linda.
Paul McCartney's proud focus is now on his late wife
By Clint O'connor, The Plain Dealer
17 June, 1999
The late Linda McCartney suffered a bad rap most of her adult life. Her crime: marrying a
Beatle. The truth is, as a photographer, she had an impressive body of work before she
met Paul McCartney.
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest Takes "Message to the World" to
Kosovo Refugees in Fort Dix, N.J.
Business Wire
16 June, 1999
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest's will record Kosovo refugee children at Fort Dix,
N.J., as they add their voices to the  "Message To The World." The song, written by Sue
and David Cassidy, will help benefit WARCHILD, the charity for children of war.
CBS To Air Linda McCartney Miniseries
By Cynthia Littleton, Reuters
16 June, 1999
The Linda McCartney story is headed to the small screen as a four-hour CBS miniseries
based on an upcoming biography by longtime family friend Danny Fields.
Former Beatle in fight over privacy
By Tony Miller, This is London
15 June, 1999
Ex-Beatle George Harrison has turned into a shy boy and doesn't want councillors
prowling through his impressive country mansion, Friar Park, in the Thames Valley
near Henley-on-Thames.
MediaX Corporation Acquires Exclusive Rights to Paul McCartney 'Band
On The Run' Promotion from MPL Communications
16 June, 1999
MediaX Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: MXMX - news), the award winning developer
of new media content for entertainment companies and interactive satellite channels,
today announced the acquisition of the exclusive rights, from MPL Communications, of a
special Paul McCartney ``Band On The Run'' Internet campaign set to kick off later this
month. and Julian Lennon "Smile" for Breast Cancer Research
Business Wire
16 June, 1999
The fastest growing Music site on the web,, is proud to have Julian
Lennon as part of its latest charity auction, running from June 15th through June 29th
and benefiting breast cancer research.
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest Joins the Princess Elizabeth of
Yugoslavia Foundation for "Balkan Relief" Benefit Auction and Reception
to Aid Victims of War
Business Wire
15 June, 1999
WHAT: Balkan Relief - A Benefit Auction and Reception to help aid victims of war.
Event proceeds will provide humanitarian releif, medical support and pharmaceutical
supplies throughout the Balkan region and the Province of Kosovo.
Beatles Still Top of the Pops
Music 365
15 June, 1999
The Beatles are still regarded as Britainís number one musical asset according to a
recent poll.
Beatles warn Canadians over misuse of apple
14 June, 1999
The apple fell too close to the tree for the liking of the world's most famous rock band.
The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. has threatened to sue two Canadian musicians over the
packaging they used on their compact disc tribute to the Beatles, ``Beaten Path''.
Beatles Lawyers Threaten Legal Action Against Internationally-acclaimed
Beatles Tribute CD
14 June, 1999
New York lawyers representing the Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. have demanded that the
two Canadian musicians responsible for the ``Beaten Path'' CD cease and desist from
the manufacture, advertising, marketing, sale and distribution of the widely-acclaimed
Beatles tribute CD.
It was 35 years ago today
By Glenn A. Baker, The Age
14 June, 1999
The peak of the madness may well have been at the Southern Cross Hotel in Melbourne
on a surreal Sunday in the middle of June 1964.
Starting over
Jan Moir, Sunday Times (South Africa)
13 June, 1999
In a gallery on Portobello Road, west London, Cynthia Lennon is preparing for a sale
of her artworks.
EXCLUSIVE: Harrison On 'Yellow Submarine,' Solo Sets
11 June, 1999
George Harrison has revealed to Billboard details of the Beatles' upcoming "Yellow
Submarine" album and film.
Perry Farrell, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon To Play Jubilee 2000 Show
11 June, 1999
Perry Farrell continues to work on a new solo album, but he will take a break from the
project next week to participate in a benefit show for the Jubilee 2000 program being held
at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on June 14.
James Taylor Announces U.S. Summer Tour Dates
Business Wire
11 June, 1999
Columbia Recording artist James Taylor will be performing six special U.S. shows this
summer beginning July 3 in Lenox, Mass., and ending July 10 in Scranton, Pa. In addition
to Lenox and Scranton, Taylor will play concerts in Darien Lake, N.Y.; Hershey, Pa.; and
Holmdel, N.J., during the first two weeks of July (see itinerary following).
McCartney says Blair is wrong over GM foods - Sir Paul pays £3m to
purify Linda's range
By Jackie brown, The Journal
10 June, 1999
Tony Blair is wrong to support genetically modified food, Sir Paul McCartney said
yesterday, as he announced he was spending £3m ensuring the vegetarian meal range
his late wife created was completely GM-free.
McCartney drops soya from meals over GM fears
By John O'Callaghan, Reuters
10 June, 1999
Sir Paul McCartney stepped up his campaign against genetically modified (GM) food on
Thursday by announcing that all soya had been removed from the vegetarian ready-meals
made by his late wife's company.
 £3m to rid McCartney foods of GM
By Ed Harris, This is London
10 June, 1999
Sir Paul McCartney has added his voice to the protest over GM foods by ordering that every
trace of genetically modified ingredients be removed from his late wife Linda's range of
vegetarian meals - at a cost of £3 million. Acquires Exclusive On-line Rights to Michael Jackson & Friends
Business Wire
8 June, 1999 has announced the exclusive acquisition of the on-line digital rights to ``Michael
Jackson and Friends - What More Can I Give?'', a benefit concert for the children of war-torn
Kosovo, featuring Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Vanessa Mae, Slash, Luther Vandross,
Ringo Starr & Band, and others along with special guest Elizabeth Taylor.
Dead Film, 60's Photos Featured at McCartney Exhibition
Live Daily
7 June, 1999
A nine-minute film edited from Grateful Dead footage shot by Linda McCartney will be a
featured in a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibition of her work running through August 8th.
Ex-Beatle fights animal testing
6 June, 1999
Sir Paul McCartney is dedicating a song and a video to a campaign against animal tests
used to develop household cleaning products.
Sir George Martin gets back 6 of 7 stolen scores
By Tahl Raz, Jerusalem Post
6 June, 1999
In an incident that Israel Festival organizers would soon like to forget, famed Beatle's
producer Sir George Martin had seven original scores stolen during his first concert at
the Jerusalem International Convention Center.
Sealed First State Beatles 'Butcher Cover' & 'Street Fighting Man'
Picture Sleeve In Good Rockin' Tonight Auction
4 June, 1999
Good Rockin' Tonight (GRT) has announced that it will feature a first state sealed
stereo copy of the Beatles' ``Butcher Cover'' LP (``Yesterday and Today,'' Capitol,
1966) in its upcoming August 5 auction, as well as an ultra-rare U.S. picture sleeve
for the Rolling Stones' ``Street Fighting Man'' (London, 1968).
Bangles Go To Bowl For Beatles Gig
By Phil Gallo, Reuters
2 June, 1999
A reunion of the Bangles is among the additions to the Hollywood Bowl's gala
opening featuring George Martin conducting the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in a
program of Beatles music.
The Lads from Liverpool Jump Into the Park West Gallery; Vintage
Beatles Photographs by Dezo Hoffman are on Exhibit This June
2 June, 1999
Park West Gallery personnel on hand with classic photographs of The Beatles.
Rock Hall Has Big Summer Plans
States News Service
2 June, 1999
The Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland is trying something new this
Decades after ban, Beatles' producer George Martin here
By Tahl Raz, Jerusalem Post
1 June, 1999
Some 35 years after The Beatles were barred from performing in Israel, the band's
legendary producer, Sir George Martin, is making his first visit here for a much-anticipated
collaboration with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra in this year's Israel Festival.
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