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Global interest in McCartney's Irish concert
By Maureen Coleman, Belfast Telegraph
28 February, 2003
Fans of Sir Paul McCartney from as far away as Japan and the US have been snapping
up tickets for his Irish concert in May, it was revealed today.
 
Caine: McCartney was a prude
Irish Examiner
28 February, 2003
Michael Caine recalls that even during the Swinging 60s in London, Paul McCartney
was a bit of a prude.
 
Fabric fashionista (4th item)
Akron Beacon Journal
28 February, 2003
Animal-loving Paul McCartney rented a house on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe this
week, and the San Francisco Chronicle reports that a mover was called in before McCartney's
arrival to take away its leather-covered sofas and the antlers over the fireplace.
 
Paul gets back on the roof
The Sun
27 February, 2003
Paul McCartney is planning to recreate THE BEATLES' final gig on the rooftop of
their old London HQ.
 
Also known as Norah Jones' dad
By James A. Fussell, The Kansas City Star
27 February, 2003
Now here's a blast from your past, baby boomers -- Ravi Shankar.
 
Touts cash in
By Scott Faulkner, Liverpool Echo
26 February, 2003
Black market dealers are using the internet to cash in on Paul McCartney's first UK
tour for ten years.
 
She Loves You (Where? Where? Where?)
By Laura Davis, Daily Post
26 February, 2003
Newcastle has revealed the latest weapon in its fight to beat Liverpool to the Capital of
Culture prize - The Beatles.
 
Lennon Joins The Blue Plaque Great And Good
By Laura Davis, Daily Post
26 February, 2003
John Lennon will sit alongside Napoleon, Mozart and Gandhi in a special exhibition to
mark 150 years of English Heritage blue plaques.
 
A designer auction
By Ian Lloyd, This is Local London
25 February, 2003
An auction of fashion, sport, music and film sketches is expected to raise around £300,000
for charity next month.
 
Various Artists: "Songs From The Material World: A Tribute To George
Harrison"
By Dan Aquilante, New York Post
25 February, 2003
The late George Harrison, who would have been 60 years old today, receives the dubious
honor of having his pals crank out a bad tribute album of his music.
 
She loves Paul, yeah, yeah, yeah
By Sharon Dunn, National Post
24 February, 2003
Yesterday's storm wasn't fierce enough to keep Barb Marx, the president of The Beatles'
official Canadian fan club from my door bright and early, carting with her lots of Beatles
memorabilia.
 
Harrison fans mark birthday
ITV
24 February, 2003
George Harrison's first guitar was put on display today on what would have been the
ex-Beatle's 60th birthday.
Also: Harrison's guitar on show; Back where it belongs: A historic £3 10s guitar; Beatles
Museum Shows Harrison's First Guitar; World Photos - Reuters; Beatles museum shows
Harrison's first guitar
 
McCartney joins Cup debate
Liverpool Echo
24 February, 2003
On the eve of the controversial Waterloo Cup, the ECHO asks: Should such a sport be
banned?
 
Lennon Memorabilia Auctioned in Denmark
Associated Press
23 February, 2003
A 1970 calendar autographed by former Beatle John Lennon sold for $4,412 at an auction.
 
In Brief: Ringo, Blur
Rolling Stone
23 February, 2003
Ringo Starr and producer Mark Hudson have started pumkinhead records, which will
release the debut album by Liam Lynch later this year.
 
Material World tribute much more miss than hit
By Jim Reyno, The Daily News (Canada)
23 February, 2003
Songs From the Material World A Tribute to George Harrison (Koch Records)
 
Million dollars buys McCartney for birthday party
Ananova
23 February, 2003
A Paul McCartney fan has received the birthday present of her life after her husband
hired the musician himself to play at her 50th birthday party for one million dollars.
Also: McCartney plays private gig for fan; McCartney Raises $1 Million at Birthday Gig;
A Beatle for your birthday; Paul McCartney Performs In Rancho Santa Fe; They said it's
her birthday - and Paul gave her a great time; I saw him standing there!
 
Macca's brought out a new thong (2nd item)
By Steve Kennedy, The Sun
22 February, 2003
Wrinkly rocker Sir Paul McCartney hit the right note with his wife by taking her shopping
for sexy lingerie.
 
Bad publicity has wiped me out says Mills
Ananova
21 February, 2003
Heather Mills has told how her life hit its lowest ebb after her marriage to former Beatle
Sir Paul McCartney.
Also: Marriage With 'Macca'; Mills: I'm No Wicked Stepmother
 
McCartney Adds Extra UK Dates
Soundgenerator.com
21 February, 2003
Sir Paul has added more dates to his UK tour due to excessive demand. The tickets for
his Manchester and London gigs sold out in a matter of minutes.
Also: Macca sell-out smashes all records
 
Sir Paul steps in to save monkeys
Daily Post
21 February, 2003
Sir Paul McCartney has stepped in to save 50 monkeys from an animal testing centre in
South East Asia.
 
KOCH Entertainment to Release George Harrison Tribute Album To Mark
Late Beatles 60th Birthday
PRNewswire
21 February, 2003
KOCH Entertainment is proud to announce the release of "Songs From The Material
World: A Tribute To George Harrison" on February 25th, 2003 -- the late Beatle and
gifted solo performer's 60th birthday.
 
We can work it out say Beatles fanatics
By Hamish Ainsley And Simon Armstrong , The Evening Chronicle
21 February, 2003
Decades of doubt have ended as the mystery over exactly where The Beatles penned one
of their greatest hits is resolved.
 
Beatles on film
By Emma Gunby, Liverpool Echo
21 February, 2003
These are the first pictures of a reunion performance by Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo
Starr and the late George Harrison.
 
Psst! Wanna buy Abbey Road?
The Guardian
21 February, 2003
Buried in the back pages of an Australian classifieds paper was a startling ad: Beatles tape
reels, very rare, only $5m. David Fickling delves into the dark underworld of the Fab Four
black market
 
Rare Lennon-Jagger Recording Fetches Meager Sum
Reuters
20 February, 2003
A rare recording of a jam session between Beatle John Lennon and Rolling Stone Mick
Jagger brought scant satisfaction on Thursday when punters decided to let it be and it
was knocked down for just 1,400 pounds.
 
Rock Legends Auction Today
Soundgenerator.com
20 February, 2003
Auctioneers Cooper Owen are auctioning some of the most important items to come
up for auction in London for many years.
 
Lennon made me drink
Liverpool Echo
20 February, 2003
John Lennon has been credited and blamed for a few bizarre things in his time, but
this one's got to be the strangest yet.
 
One day to go for Macca tickets
Manchester Evening News
20 February, 2003
Tickets to see Sir Paul McCartney perform the biggest show of Beatles songs Britain
has seen go on sale at the MEN Arena tomorrow (Friday).
 
Play it again, George!
By Nandita Chaudhuri, The Statesman (India)
19 February, 2003
It was a "hard day's night", and though I hadn't exactly been "working like a dog",
I had hoped, nevertheless, as I prepared for bed that fateful night, to be "sleeping
like a log"; which, alas, was not to be.
 
CJD fears for Beatles aide
The Sun
19 February, 2003
A woman who helped manage The Beatles has suspected CJD the human form of
mad cow disease.
 
Rich And Shameless
Glasgow Daily Record
19 February, 2003
Tomorrow night it's the Brit Awards, when world of pop honours the year's hottest acts.
 
Sir Paul announces UK tour
ITV
18 February, 2003
Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first British concert tour in ten years.
Also: Back In The UK!; McCartney 'gets back' to play show in Dublin; McCartney
tours UK; McCartney Pilots Tour To Europe; Sir Paul makes city date; Macca to play
first Irish gig in 40 years; Press release from www.paulmccartney.com; Macca's back
in the NIA!
 
3 Beatles in secret reunion
By Derek Brown, The Sun
18 February, 2003
A secret reunion of three surviving Beatles where they performed their greatest hits
is to be released on DVD.
Also: Fans await Beatles 'jam' footage; Beatles reunion set to be DVD record-breaker;
At Last 'The Beatles Anthology' on DVD; A day in the life of the Beatles
 
More Stolen Beatle Tapes Recovered, 'Ed Sullivan Show' Performances
On DVD
By Darryl Morden and Gary Graff, Launch.com
18 February, 2003
Beatles recordings believed to be stolen from the band's London studios more than
30 years ago were recovered by police on Friday (February 14) in Sydney, Australia.
 
My life just gets better
By Paul Kennedy, Liverpool Echo
18 February, 2003
As Yoko Ono turns 70 today (Tuesday, February 18) she tells the Liverpool ECHO's
Paul Kennedy in an exclusive interview how age won't slow her down.
 
'John Lennon' Coat Is Snipped Up For £1,300
South Devon Herald Express
17 February, 2003
A coat, reputed to have belonged to Beatle John Lennon, has been sold at auction in
Chudleigh.
 
'A day I'll never forget' - memories of Beatles
This is Gwent
17 February, 2003
Beatlemania was rekindled in Gwent thanks to a story in the Argus article.
 
Oops, Macca's Gift Rapped (3rd item)
The Mirror
16 February, 2003
Any man in a relationship who forgets Valentine's Day is sure to regret it... So imagine
the earful Sir Paul McCartney got from wife Heather Mills when it slipped his mind.
 
Yoko tipped to have dance hit with Lennon song
Ananova
16 February, 2003
Yoko Ono is being tipped to have a huge dancefloor hit after recording a cutting edge
version of John Lennon's final song.
Also: Avant-Garde Artist Who Stole Lennon's Heart; Lennon's last song 'set for glory';
A Day In The Wife; Will Lennon's last song be a hit for Yoko at 70?; Yoko Ono to Release
Dance Version of Lennon Song
 
Lennon Made Gibb Alcoholic
Sunday People (UK)
16 February, 2003
Late Bee Gee Maurice Gibb has spoken from beyond the grave - blaming John Lennon
for making him an alcoholic.
 
1In 50 Brits March
Sunday People (UK)
16 February, 2003
One Million protesters brought London to a standstill yesterday to tell Tony Blair and
George Bush: "We don't want war in Iraq."
 
The shortest century and the greatest party
By Adrian Collette, The Age
16 February, 2003
Do you know who wrote the first Rolling Stones' hit single? It was those fresh-faced
lads from Liverpool, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
 
Glimpse the life of Lennon
Tom Templeton, The Observer
16 February, 2003
John Lennon's childhood Liverpool home 'Mendips' opens to the public for the first
time on 29 March.
 
Stolen Beatles tapes found in Australia
BBC
14 February, 2003
Stolen reel-to-reel tapes thought to be original studio recordings by the Beatles have
been found in Australia.
Also: Missing Beatles tapes seized; Beatles missing link found in Lidcombe; Police
Recover Apparent Beatles Tapes (thanks, Douglas); Missing Beatles tapes found?
 
Harrison tribute omits best material
By Darryl Sterdan, Winnipeg Sun
14 February, 2003
Let's face it: George Harrison wrote lots of good songs -- but not so many truly great
ones that you couldn't fit almost all of them on a single tribute CD.
 
Yoko backs peace couple's bed-in
By Anila Baig, Telegraph & Argus
14 February, 2003
Yoko Ono, who once spent a week in bed in a peace protest with new husband Beatle
John Lennon has sent a personal message of support to an Addingham couple doing
the same.
Also: Yoko Ono sends message to 'bed-in' peace couple
 
Lennon's childhood home to open to public
Ananova
14 February, 2003
The childhood home of John Lennon will be opened to the public at the end of March.
 
'All You Need is Love'
By Nancy Stetson, Naples Daily News
14 February, 2003
The artwork of John Lennon on display to benefit Adopt-A-Classroom
 
Macca may kick off Euro tour in Glasgow
By Martin Murray, Glasgow Evening Times
13 February, 2003
Sir Paul McCartney was today reported to be considering Glasgow as the first date on a
European tour.
 
Beatles plaque set for the city
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
13 February, 2003
The Beatles could be honoured with a plaque marking the Newcastle hotel where they
penned their hit She Loves You.
 
Exhibit of Lennon's art coming to Borgata
By Dolores Tropiano, Arizona Republic
12 February, 2003
John Lennon is known first and foremost as a member of the Fab Four. But Lennon was
more than just a musician.
 
Fab Four in frame!
This is Gwent
12 February, 2003
This is just one of the photographs that form a unique photographic reminder of the day
Beatlemania arrived in Abergavenny almost 40 years ago.
 
Macca's back!
By Matt Slater, Liverpool Echo
11 February, 2003
Sir Paul McCartney will play a supershow in Liverpool this summer, the ECHO can
exclusively reveal.
 
Struggling Boosey sells music workshops
BBC
11 February, 2003
Classical music icon Boosey & Hawkes has sold its instrument workshops, maker of
instruments for orchestras worldwide, and the bass guitar used by Beatle Sir Paul
McCartney.
 
Concert Industry Award Winners
Pollstar
10 February, 2003
There was plenty of laughter and a few tears at the 14th annual Pollstar Concert Industry
Awards ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre February 8th.
 
Love is not all you need
By Keith Bruce, The Glasgow Herald
10 February, 2003
Living Life Without Loving The Beatles: A Survivor's Guide
 
Richmond Events Secures General H. Norman Schwarzkopf And Sir George
Martin for Keynote Speeches
PRNewswire
10 February, 2003
Desert Storm Hero and Beatles Producer to Give Opening and Closing Addresses At the
2003 Marketing Forum and Human Resources Forum
 
The female Fab Four!
Liverpool Echo
10 February, 2003
Imagine if the Fab Four had been the fab females.
 
DSSO, Beatles tribute band hit all the right notes
By Samuel Black, Duluth News Tribune
10 February, 2003
The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra displayed a distinctly '60s sound Saturday night,
and its audience clearly enjoyed the magical mystery tour.
 
Heather Loses £1,000s To Credit Card Cloner
By Polly Graham, Sunday Mirror
9 February, 2003
Heather Mills has fallen victim to a crook who cloned her bank card and went on a spending
spree.
 
Coming Up: Dance
By Casey Basden, The Salt Lake Tribune
9 February, 2003
Beatle Dance: The Odyssey Dance Theatre debuts the full-length production of "Let It Be,"
an anthology created by artistic director Derryl Yeager.
 
The beat goes on
By Tom Adair, The Scotsman
8 February, 2003
The wind off the sea scythes through the docks. It breeds Liverpool stoics.
 
Time to say goodbye, Wembley, and good riddance ...
By Danny Baker, The Times
8 February, 2003
In this time of the demolition of the twin towers, I am contacted by the publishers of a book at
present being compiled that will contain the memories of people whose lives were touched in
some way by Wembley Stadium.
 
Brian Epstein, Hall of Famer?
By Pat Nason, United Press International
7 February, 2003
Producer Martin Lewis is observing Sunday's 39th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance
on "The Ed Sullivan Show" by announcing a campaign to get the band's late manager Brian
Epstein into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before the event's 40th anniversary.
 
Letters
Salon.com
7 February, 2003
Readers sound off on Beatle battles and Bollywood box office.
 
Spector 'shot at roadie'
By Guy Patrick, The Sun
6 February, 2003
A former Beatles roadie told yesterday how Phil Spector shot at him during a party at the
pop legend's home.
 
Paul saved by John
By Jonathon Brown, Metro
5 February, 2003
In a dramatic shot, photographer Tom Murray captures John Lennon saving Paul McCartney
from falling from a Tube station roof.
 
Johnny Cash's Birthday Celebrated With Remasters and Reissues of JOHNNY
CASH IS COMING TO TOWN, BOOM CHICKA BOOM, WATER FROM
THE WELLS OF HOME and THE MYSTERY OF LIFE
PRNewswire
5 February, 2003
Included Are Duets With U2, Paul McCartney, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Hank
Williams Jr., Glen Campbell and More
 
Takes two
By John O'Neill, SF Bay Guardian
5 February, 2003
What exactly is the deal with Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney, and when will they ever
grow up?
 
DSSO will salute the Beatles
By Kyle Eller, Duluth Budgeteer News
5 February, 2003
Maybe money can't buy you love, but it can buy you a ticket to the Duluth Superior Symphony
Orchestra's next pops concert featuring the music of the Fab Four the Beatles. Just don't
plan on an eight-day week.
 
John Lennon dad did time
By Derek Brown, The Sun
5 February, 2003
John Lennon's dad was jailed for murder, the ex-Beatle's cousin has revealed.
 
Lennon home date
Liverpool Echo
5 February, 2003
John Lennon's Liverpool home at 251 Menlove Avenue will be open to the public from March.
 
Paul McCartney: I Saw Him Standing There
Billboard
Originally published in 2000, photographer Jorie B. Gracen's "Paul McCartney: I Saw Him
Standing There" has recently been released in paperback.
 
Record producer Phil Spector arrested; woman found slain in his suburban
Los Angeles mansion
By Erica Werner, Associated Press
3 February, 2003
Phil Spector, the legendary record producer whose "wall of sound" helped change the
sound of pop music in the 1960s, was arrested for allegedly shooting a woman to death
at his suburban mansion.
Also: Spector: Great producer, legendary eccentric; Record Producer Spector in Homicide
Rap (AP Video); The producer; 'I have not been well'
 
Marsden's Pedigree
By Paddy Shennan, Liverpool Echo
She's the woman who flirted with fame and fortune on several occasions - but who never
seemed to answer the door when opportunity knocked.
Also: Recent pics of Beryl Marsden (thanks to Joe Robinson) - 1, 2
 
The Magic Christian
By Glenn Erickson, DVD Talk
1 February, 2003
More than just a misfire, The Magic Christian is perhaps the main film responsible for
killing off all hope for the upscale black comedy, a trend which began with the wonderfully
baroque The Loved One just a few years earlier.
 
Paul butts out on new Abbey Road
By Terry Ott, Toronto Star
1 February, 2003
Cigarette slashed from revised album poster `Why change history,' Beatles fan wonders
 
 
 
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