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Fools on the hill
By Greig Dymond, National Post
31 August, 2000
The early Beatles were known as much for their comic sensibility as for their music. That, of
course, was part of the spell
The other four sides of the story
By Charlie Gillis, National Post
31 August, 2000
With all the glosses on their lives and times -- the books, the tabloid stories, the published
interviews, the suppressed interviews, the recently discovered and freshly analyzed
interviews -- you would think there would be no zones of darkness left in the legend of the
The wedding album
By Anne Kingston, National Post
31 August, 2000
They should have been the most famous rock wives in history (and maybe Yoko was).
But overall, the Beatles' women have remained strangely inconspicuous.
The Top 10 Beatles 45s -- as I see it
By Stephen Cole, National Post
31 August, 2000
Nothing ever met a teenager's craving for cool better than '60s-era singles, or 45s.
All You Read Is Love
By Megan Turner, New York Post
31 August, 2000
Who wants to be a paperback writer?The Beatles sang about it back in 1966 and went on
to provide material for hundreds of books.Now, 30 years after they disbanded, they're still
fodder for the publishing world.
Fall's lineup of new books includes 9 about the Beatles
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
30 August, 2000
Thirty years after their breakup and 20 years after the death of John Lennon, it's time to meet
the Beatles - again. This time, meet them in bookstores.
Ex-Beatle's stalker freed on probation
30 August, 2000
A stalker who broke into the Hawaiian hideaway of ex-Beatle George Harrison has been
released from jail on probation.
Auction's magical history tour
By John Vincent, This is London (thanks to Bob Gilmartin)
29 August, 2000
The Beatles soon got used to being chased by adoring fans. Back in 1957, however, as an
unknown band of youngsters called the Quarrymen, they were pursued for a different reason
- by a local gang intent on beating them up.
Mystery man behind Beatles' school gig
By Hunter Davis, The Times (Thanks to Bob Gilmartin)
29 August, 2000
So who invited the Beatles to play at Stowe School on Thursday, April 4, 1963. You've never
wondered? Oh, I have, constantly.
The 'Holy..' Bible!
29 August, 2000
Marilyn Manson is to cover John Lennon's 'WORKING CLASS HERO' as the b-side to his
forthcoming single, the first from his eagerly-anticipated new album 'HOLY WOOD', due out
through NOTHING/INTERSCOPE on October 24, can reveal.
Happy Birthday John
29 August, 2000
UK TV station Channel 4 is to mark the 60th anniversary of John Lennon's birth with an
evening of special programming.
Man Who Launched The Beatles Found Dead
The Times (Thanks to Bob Gilmartin)
28 August, 2000
Mr Brian Epstein, aged 32, the man who launched the Beatles and, as their manager took
them to worldwide fame, was found dead in bed yesterday afternoon at his home in Chapel
Street, Belgravia, S. W. The cause of his death was not immediately known.
'Lennon Remembers' During Controversial Interviews
By Barry Jeckell and Lars Brandle, Billboard
28 August, 2000
John Lennon's views on everything from the breakup of the Beatles to his attitude toward
revolution and drugs, deemed too controversial to print 30 years ago, will be revealed
Oct. 9 in a new book.
Beatlemania grips Liverpool 'Fab Four' festival
28 August, 2000
Beatlemania made a comeback in Liverpool as thousands of Fab Four fans descended on
the city for the annual Mathew Street Festival.
Paul McCartney & Fellow Wings Member To Perform Benefit Concert
By Sue Falco, (thanks to Bob Gilmartin)
27 August, 2000
Paul McCartney, former Wings and Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine, and a host of other
musicians will perform a breast-cancer benefit concert on September 29 at the Bronco Bowl
in Dallas.
Out of Liverpool
By Carol Muller,  San Jose Mercury News
27 August, 2000
When it comes to Major Publishing Events, it will be hard to top the authorized The Beatles
Anthology, a 368-page, 6 1/2-pound (almost half a stone!) collection of more than 1,300
photographs, plus interviews, lyrics and memorabilia. More than 1 1/2 million volumes will be
shipped for worldwide sales that can begin only Oct. 5. Publishers Weekly has reported that
the presses in Hong Kong and Italy began running 24 hours a day in May.
Yoko Ono Talks during the Unveiling Ceremony of her Open...
Associated Press
26 August, 2000
Yoko Ono talks during the unveiling ceremony of her open air art installation "Freight Train"
in Berlin, late Friday, August 25, 2000.
People Surround the Open Air Art Installation "Freight...
Associated Press
26 August, 2000
People surround the open air art installation "Freight Train" by Yoko Ono during the opening
ceremony in Berlin late Friday, August 25, 2000.
26 August, 2000
By Doug Camilli, Montreal Gazette
26 August, 2000
They're all long faces and little pink memos (to borrow a phrase from Len Deighton) at the
Garland Appeal, which is the breast-cancer charity set up by the late Linda McCartney,
wife of Paul.
George Harrison's Next One From The Vaults?
By Gary Graff, (many many thanks to Bob Gilmartin)
25 August, 2000
Even before he was attacked by a deranged fan late last year, former Beatle George Harrison
had been laying low--at least as far as making music was concerned. However, he hasn't
been inactive, according to Jim Keltner, the famed session drummer who's currently touring
in Neil Young's band.
Beatle fan gets probation for trespassing
By Gary Kubota, Honolulu Star-Bulletin
25 August, 2000
The woman who was caught doing her laundry and eating a pizza at former Beatle George
Harrison's house in east Maui last December has been placed on one-year probation.
Now they're the kind of cuts we want in the Health Service!
25 August, 2000
Dozens of hospital staff volunteered for a sponsored head shave to raise money for the
Linda McCartney Centre.
Don't let it be: Bring back the Beatles
By Larry Atkins, SunSpot
25 August, 2000
Everyone seems to be taking a ticket to ride on the new round of Beatlemania.
If You Like Badfinger, 'Come And Get It' At The Alaska State Fair
The Anchorage Daily News
25 August, 2000
The new and definitive 19-track compilation "The Very Best of Badfinger," released by
Capitol/Apple Records on Sept. 12, will include digitally remastered versions of all of the
band's hits -- "Come and Get It," "No Matter What," "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue," plus
its version of "Without You," a No. 1 hit for Harry Nilsson.
Yoko Ono art work inspired by deaths of 18 Mexicans in freight car
Associated Press
25 August, 2000
Yoko Ono says her latest work of art, a freight car bored through with hundreds of holes and
illuminated from inside, was inspired by the deaths of 18 Mexicans in 1987 who perished in
a sealed freight car trying to enter the United States illegally.
So Called Freight Train Piece of Art of Japanese Artist Yoko Ono in Berlin
25 August, 2000
People admire the so called ''Freight Train'' piece of art by Japanese artist Yoko Ono, widow
of murdered Beatle John Lennon in front of Berlin's cathedral August 25, 2000.
Japanese Artist Yoko Ono Addresses News Conference in Berlin
25 August, 2000
Japanese artist Yoko Ono, widow of murdered Beatle John Lennon, addresses a news
conference in Berlin August 25, 2000.
Friends up for award
Evening Chronicle
25 August, 2000
Heather Mills has been shorlisted for a top award for campaigning for the rights of amputees.
We're ready to rock!
25 August, 2000
Up to half a million people were flocking to Liverpool today for the city's big Bank Holiday party.
Beatles' first manager to put record straight
25 August, 2000
The man who first managed the Beatles has vowed to put the record straight with the launch of a
CD chronicling the Fab Four's formative years.
Trio swap samba for Beatles beat
24 August, 2000
Three Beatles fans from Brazil will be swapping their traditional samba for some twist and shout
in Liverpool this weekend.
Spoilt for choice
24 August, 2000
Music lovers will be spoilt for choice this weekend with seven stages to choose from around
Liverpool city centre.
Quarrymen Reform For Beatles Fest
24 August, 2000
The Quarrymen, the '50s Liverpool rockabilly band who eventually became The Beatles, are
reforming for two gigs this weekend as part of a Fab Four festival in the city.
Badfinger singer breaks leg at show
Infobeat (E-'zine. Unavailable online)
24 August, 2000
Badfinger frontman Joey Molland fractured his leg last Friday when he fell off the stage during
the group's concert at the Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater in Washington. As Molland bent
down to talk to a fan, he lost his balance and fell off. Molland climbed back up to the stage to
finish the set and for an encore before being taken to a nearby hospital where he was fitted with
a soft cast and leg brace. There have not been any show cancellations as of yet. Capitol
Records recently announced that "The Very Best of Badfinger" will go on sale Sept. 12.
Channel 4 turns spotlight on Kama Sutra
23 August, 2000
Ancient Indian text the Kama Sutra is to be brought to life by Channel 4 as part of its autumn
season - to show it is NOT just a sex guide.
Lennon spook to me
By Niki Waldegrave, MegaStar
23 August, 2000
Rocker Robbie Williams claims late Beatle John Lennon guided him to write new song Better
Man - rated by many as the best he's ever penned.
Did John Really Have Night Of Sex With Paul's Linda?
Daily Record
22 August, 2000
Author claims the late Beatle was bisexual, violent and even slept with his bandmate's wife
And the Beat goes on
By Ben Todd, MegaStar
22 August, 2000
The Beatles will release a new album in November - in plenty of time to dominate the Christmas
sales figures.
Beatles to release new album
22 August, 2000
The Beatles are reportedly set to release a new CD before Christmas in an attempt to produce
the biggest selling album of all time.
Murray the K's Archives Return Home
Entertainment Wire
21 August, 2000
Murray "the K" Kaufman's 1960s television shows, featuring performances by some of rock's
most legendary singers and musicians, are now part of a larger collection of audio, video, and
print materials related to the life and career of the influential disk jockey.
Dusty Remembered Through Box Set, Book
By Paul Sexton, Billboard
21 August, 2000
Paul McCartney, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, and Annie Lennox all offer tributes in the liner
notes of "Simply Dusty," a four-CD anthology of legendary vocalist Dusty Springfield's career,
set for Sept. 25 U.K. release by Mercury.
Buy A Piece Of Music History
21 August, 2000
Beatles memorabilia is expected to fetch tens of thousands of pounds at auction at Sothebys.
Rock 'n' Payroll
Sunday Mirror
20 August, 2000
Three payslips The Beatles left behind after an early gig are set to fetch up to pounds 45,000
at Christie's in London next month.
Yoko Ono supports young players with Imagine tournament
By Shelby Lyman, San Jose Mercury News
20 August, 2000
For Yoko Ono, who financed it, the Third Annual Imagine Chess Tournament at New York's
Museum of Natural History's Hall of Life in March had a special significance.
Somebody Answer The Phone
19 August, 2000
Some of the most popular songs in music history are at the centre of a row over mobile phone
ring tones.
Sunday: Liverpool Beatle Week
The Times
19 August, 2000
12.30pm: We arrive and head straight off to Mathew Street, home to the Cavern Club, where
the Beatles played more than 300 times.
Star quality
By Julia Robson, Daily Telegraph
19 August, 2000
Stella McCartney once was thought of as the daughter of a Beatle. Now Paul McCartney is the
father of one of the hottest designers around.
Jimi Hendrix jacket highlight of pop auction
18 August, 2000
A jacket worn by Jimi Hendrix is expected to fetch between £18,000 and £20,000 at a pop
memorabilia auction next month.
Dar Williams 'Won't Be Your Yoko Ono'
By Gary Graff, Wall of Sound
18 August, 2000
Singer-songwriter Dar Williams' forthcoming album, The Green World (in stores Tuesday,
Aug. 22), features a compellingly titled song: "I Won't Be Your Yoko Ono."
Lennon's first band to perform at old stamping ground
16 August, 2000
John Lennon's first band are to play at their old school for the first time in more than 40 years.
McCartney Goes To Collage on Arty New CD
By David Hinckley, New York Daily News
16 August, 2000
Paul McCartney has reunited the Beatles on record — but it may not sound much like classic
Fab Four.
Paul McCartney's Beatles Collage Due Soon
By Doug Levy, Sonicnet
16 August, 2000
Paul McCartney's Liverpool Sound Collage, featuring unreleased Beatles material remixed
by Welsh pop-rockers Super Furry Animals, will be issued Aug. 21 in the UK, with a U.S.
release following shortly after.
The Beatles may get back to the charts
15 August, 2000
The Beatles could be back in the charts again soon with the release of a 'new' track on a
compilation album of music from Liverpool.
Beatles release new track
The Sun
15 August, 2000
A new Beatles record has been put together by Sir Paul McCartney - 30 years after the group
broke up.
Beatles 'collage' due out Aug. 29
By Paul Cantin, Jam! Showbiz
14 August, 2000
A sound collage Paul McCartney prepared for a Liverpool art show -- complete with sounds
sampled from unreleased Beatles' sessions -- is being released to record stores later this
Macca's Trouble At T' Mills
The Mirror
14 August, 2000
Sir Paul McCartney's relationship with Heather Mills may be going swimmingly, but all is not
so well between Macca and his kids.
McCartney makes Zilli go all silly
Carole Malone, Sunday Mirror
13 August, 2000
Top restaurateur Aldo Zilli showed what he was really made of when Paul McCartney wrote
to him after a visit and threatened to boycott the restaurant if Zilli didn't take wild boar and
ostrich off the menu.
McQueen falls out of love with Paris
Maurice Chittenden and Emine Saner, Sunday Times
13 August, 2000
The love affair between British fashion designers and French haute couture is unravelling
at the seams.
Peter And Gordon (1964)
The Times
12 August, 2000
The sixties beat group era has been rightly acknowledged as a triumph of working-class
cultural endeavour.
Museum for John Lennon to open in Saitama
The Japan Times
12 August, 2000
A museum dedicated to the late John Lennon will open in October in a new city center in
Saitama Prefecture, Taisei Corp. said.
Big Business Of Beatlemania Continues To Boom
By Gregory Katz, Dallas Morning News (thanks to Bob Gilmartin #2)
11 August, 2000
Nearly 40 years ago, a rock 'n' roll band that formed in this salty port city had a good run of
hits, then disbanded in a haze of marijuana smoke and mutual recriminations.
Heather to meet Clinton in fight for landmine ban
Daily Express
11 August, 2000
She has already won the heart of one of the most famous men in the world, now Heather
Mills is hoping to win the mind of the most powerful.
Help - We Need Somebody
Sky News
11 August, 2000
Wanted: Man for film role playing famous rock star. Ideal candidate would be in his early
20s, Liverpudlian accent would be an advantage and must look like John Lennon.
Satellite Choice
By Michael Mulvihill, The Times
10 August, 2000
Paul McCartney Day
VH1, from noon
The former Beatle has been in the news more for his personal life than for his music of late -
the death of his wife Linda, the success of his fashion designer daughter Stella, and his
relationship with the model Heather Mills have all made the headlines.
New four-DVD set of Fab Four
By Al Brumley, Dallas Morning News
9 August, 2000
Poor ol' Murray the K.
Forever claiming to be the ''Fifth Beatle,'' the New York disc jockey latched on to the Fab Four
like a Krazy-Glued vise grip and squeezed out all the PR juice he could.
Auditions for Lennon movie role
9 August, 2000
Film bosses are currently searching for a "special talent" to play a young John Lennon in an
American TV movie.
Lennon's Got Soul!
9 August, 2000
Former Sepultura mainman Max Cavalera  and Sean Lennon have combined on a track by
Cavalera's new outfit Soulfly for inclusion on their second album 'Primitive', due for release
on September 25.
"Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era
8 August, 2000
It is only appropriate that the exhibition, Linda McCartney's Sixties-Portrait of an Era, should
make a stop in Memphis, Tenn. - the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll.
Busy little Beatles
By Terry Ott, National Post (thanks to Bob Gilmartin)
7 August, 2000
You'd think that soon after the Fab Four's breakup, they would stop making news. But three
decades later, the rumours and the record sales show no signs of slowing
Set to go for more than just a song (Yes it is)
By Ian Sale, The Evening Star
7 August, 2000
Got anything like this previously forgotten poster in a bottom drawer? If you have, we think
you're gonna be very happy...
Vegetarians are more likely to have daughters
By Helen Rumbelow, The Times
7 August, 2000
Vegetarian mothers are more likely to give birth to girls, according to research that backs the
old wives' tale that what a woman eats can affect the sex of her child.
Dual roles are a piece of cake for cool Jane
By Robert Gore-Langton, Daily Express
6 August, 2000
We know Jane Asher the housewife, cake baker, Sixties chick, novelist, domestic adviser,
entrepreneur and Delia Smith of "sugarcraft". But there's something missing. Oh yes, Jane
Asher the stage actress. That usually gets left off the list.
Imagine playing Lennon
By Laura Peek, The Times
5 August, 2000
An open audition for a film about John Lennon's life attracted crowds of guitar-strumming
Lennon lookalikes to London yesterday.
Lennon's psychedelic Bentley for sale
5 August, 2000
A psychedelic Bentley owned by the late Beatle John Lennon is to go under the hammer in a
massive celebrity car auction in the US.
Paul: I Wanna Hold Your Land
The Sun
5 August, 2000
Sir Paul McCartney has paid £450,000 for a tiny one-bedroom house next to his seaside
home - to stop neighbours moving in.
LiveDaily Interview: Drummer Jim Keltner
By Don Zulaica, LiveDaily
4 August, 2000
"[John Lennon] was the ultimate songwriter in the same way that Bob Dylan is. Neil Young.
Guys who write songs where the song plays itself, basically."
Big L.I. Land Deals Lure Rockers
By Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson, New York Post
4 August, 2000
It looks like Billy Joel and Paul McCartney are investing some of their rock 'n' roll millions
in Long Island real estate.
Celebrity Cars on Auction
Associated Press
4 August, 2000
A stable of celebrity wheels are on the auction block -- from John Lennon's 1956 psychedelic
Bentley to a bulletproof 1987 Chevrolet Suburban once owned by Sylvester Stallone.
Former Beatle: All you need is…digital content security
By Gwendolyn Mariano, CNET
3 August, 2000
Former Beatle Paul McCartney has taken a stake in Magex, a British company that provides
e-commerce platforms for the secure distribution of music and other digital content over the Net.
Ex-Beatle Billionaire McCartney Backs Magex
By John Lewell, Internet News
3 August, 2000
Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has invested in Magex, the company with technology to
ensure fans pay for their music rather than share it with a little help from their friends via MP3.
Starr dropped from label
Infobeat (E-'zine. Unavailable online)
3 August, 2000
Universal Music Group officials have reportedly confirmed that Ringo Starr has been dropped
from his deal with Mercury Records after disappointing sales of his last studio albums, "Vertical
Man" and the "I Wanna Be Santa Claus" Christmas collection. In a recent Internet chat, Starr
made several comments about Mercury maintaining that the label released him "due to their
incompetence." Meanwhile, Starr is planning to work on a new album with longtime collaborator
Mark Hudson which he hopes will be "on any label other than Mercury." Prior to that, fans will be
able to pick up a box set of performances by the former Beatles' All-Starr Bands, which is due for
release Oct. 10.
Beatles Class
Modesto Bee
2 August, 2000
Modesto Junior College will offer a class on The Beatles this fall.
Cynthia Lennon's Paintings For Julian
2 August, 2000
John Lennon's former wife Cynthia has painted four portraits of the murdered Beatles star for
the pair's son Julian to remember him by.
McCartney seen as inspiration by over 50s
2 August, 2000
Sir Paul McCartney is the person most admired by the over 50s for his achievements and
approach to life, a new survey reveals.
Starr box set to hit stores
Infobeat (E-'zine. Unavailable online)
2 August, 2000
The long-awaited and frequently delayed box set of performances by Ringo Starr and his
All-Starr Bands is now set for an Oct. 10 release date from Eagle Records, with distribution by
RED - the same company that handled Pete Townshend's recent "Lifehouse Elements." The
set will feature live recordings from all six incarnations of the All-Starr Band, three of which have
been chronicled on previous releases. All-Starr Band tour promoter David Fishof says that Starr
is planning another All-Starr Band outing next summer and hopes to have a new solo album
recorded by then.
Mansun Snub Paul McCartney
1 August, 2000
Rock group Mansun have snubbed rocker Paul McCartney's suggestion that they cover the
Beatles hit "Helter Skelter."
"The Very Best of Badfinger" on Capitol/Apple Is First Multi-Label Hit
Compilation by Acclaimed British Band; Sept. 12 Release Comes While
VH1 "Behind The Music" Is in Development
Entertainment Wire
1 August, 2000
The new and definitive 19 track compilation, "The Very Best Of Badfinger," being released by
Capitol/Apple Records on Sept. 12, will include digitally remastered versions of all of their hits --
"Come And Get It," "No Matter What," "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue" -- plus their version of
"Without You," the song which became a No. 1 hit for Nilsson.
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