Here are links to the latest Beatles-related articles available online:
New custodianan expert on Lennon
By Louise Davies, Liverpool Daily Post
31 March, 2004
A former school teacher from Woolton has been appointed custodian
of John Lennon's childhood home.
Stars' artwork in charity auction
31 March, 2004
Drawings by celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney and Graham
Norton are being sold on the internet to raise money for children
in Afghanistan.
Magical mystery tour stops in Truckee
By Paul Raymore, Tahoe Daily Tribune
31 March, 2004
Paul McCartney may have a fondness for the music scene here.
Seeing John Lennon's Last Decade Through the Eyes
of 2 F.B.I. Agents
By Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
31 March, 2004
In "Ears on a Beatle," Mark St. Germain's study of two F.B.I.
agents who are monitoring John Lennon, a recurring joke has the
agents identifying Lennon as "a former member of the Beatles
rock group" in their written reports, in case those reading the
documents don't know the name.
Also: Bugging A Beatle; Review of Ears on a Beatle
This is not Spinal Tap
By Simon Hardeman, Independent
30 March, 2004
Neil Innes is wearing a black beret like those worn by his Beach
Boys parody band Les Garçons de la Plage.
The 10 best rock bands ever
By Eric Olsen, MSNBC
30 March, 2004
A purely subjective list of the groups that changed music forever
Vox Populi
St Petersburg Times (Russia)
30 March, 2004
Many citizens are looking forward to former Beatle Paul
McCartney's planned concert in Palace Square on June 20.
Back in Secaucus
By Dave Hoffman, The Hudson Reporter
28 March, 2004
Thirtieth Fest for Beatles Fans celebrates 4Oth anniversary of
Fab Four's arrival in States
Beatlemania lives on at Merk’s
By Ray Butch Gamboa, The Philippine Star
27 March, 2004
For those who are always on the hunt for a place to spend some
wholesome moments of leisure, actor-singer Richard Merk has
put up a place just for you, that is, if your idea of leisure moments
is having fun singing together with live bands belting music that
range from the modern to the retro.
Money Can Buy Me Lav
Glasgow Daily Record
26 March, 2004
A Toilet seat which once belonged to John Lennon is on sale
for £285.
Also: Lennon collar for sale in Beatles auction (fixed URL);
Cobain Guitar for Sale
Beatles top musicians' rock list
26 March, 2004
A panel of acclaimed musicians has named The Beatles as the
greatest rock and roll stars of the last 50 years.
chernov's choice
By Sergey Chernov, St Petersburg Times
26 March, 2004
Paul McCartney will spend his 62nd birthday in St. Petersburg,
where he will give a concert on June 20, news agencies reported
this week, but local promoters are not 100 percent certain the
event will take place.
Sir George Martin Documentary DVD In Progress
By Paul Cashmere, Undercover Music News (Australia)
26 March, 2004
Playback, a DVD documentary of the life of Sir George Martin,
has moved into post-production.
Beatles tribute band makes trip to Rialto
By Annie Alleman, The Herald News
25 March, 2004
Eric Michaels hadn't planned on being someone else for so
many years.
Local band makes Beatles music live again
By Vicki DuBois, The Mooresville/Decatur Times
24 March, 2004
Local baby boomers will soon have a new oldies music venue to
tap their toes to.
A day with Lennon
By Wren Wertin, Vail Daily News
24 March, 2004
Imagine spending a couple of hours with John Lennon.
Rusty Anderson - Undressing Underwater
By Gary Glauber, Pop Matters
24 March, 2004
In a certain sense, Rusty Anderson is a throwback to the golden
age of rock and roll.
The Beatles: Classic, rare and unseen pictures
24 March, 2004
The Beatles in Pictures is a Mojo special edition containing over
100 classic, rare and unseen photographs of the planet's favourite
Scrawl You Need Is Love
By Alistair Munro, Glasgow Daily Record
24 March, 2004
The earliest known Beatles autographs have been unearthed in
Also: From Banff - earliest known set of Beatles autographs
Why Lennon may have been saved by the Queen in the
case of the lewd lithos
By Karen McVeigh, The Scotsman
24 March, 2004
When Scotland Yard’s obscene publications squad marched into a
fashionable London art gallery in 1970 to seize a series of John
Lennon’s sexually graphic drawings, the visibly "shocked and
embarrassed" viewing public inside left them in no doubt that they
had an open-and-shut case.
Also: How Lennon's obscene art beat the law; Lennon art trial
secrets revealed
Stella's Day At The Races
British Vogue
24 March, 2004
Stella McCartney was a surprise sighting at the Cheltenham races
this week.
Indie Rocker
By David Segal, Washington Post
24 March, 2004
Driving to a recording studio in London two years ago, Mark Hudson
turned on the radio and heard a DJ raving about a song.
Fishing guide recalls when Beatles visited the Ozarks
By Brent Frazee, The Kansas City Star
23 March, 2004
Don Woods likes to reminisce about the day "Beatlemania" hit the
Ozarks - and when his guide skills on the Eleven Point River helped
him and his wife get a rare glimpse of the legendary John, Paul,
George and Ringo.
Sean Lennon In Dating Shocker!
ic Northern Ireland
23 March, 2004
Sean Lennon is reportedly dating actress Leelee Sobieski.
Monty Python's 'Life of Brian' Set for Re-Release
By Steve Gorman, Reuters
23 March, 2004
Coming back soon to a theater near you -- a controversial film about
a Jewish guy from Nazareth who is worshiped as the Messiah and
crucified by the Romans.
Also: The Passion Of The Brian: Life Of Brian To Be Re-Released In
Theaters Next Month (thanks, Rachel)
Unseen Lennon on show
By Richard Simpson, Evening Standard
23 March, 2004
Mum with a mop, dad with a hoe and baby playing with a gold spoon -
it is hardly a conventional portrait in the front room but hey, it was
the Sixties.
Also: Octopus's gardener: new view of breadwinner Beatle; The Panto
Four: Unseen photographs reveal the Beatles at play
McCartney Will Perform in St. Petersburg After Spending
Birthday in Russia
Mosnews (Russia)
23 March, 2004
Paul McCartney will spend his 62nd birthday in Russia, where he will
give a concert on June 20, Russian and Western media report.
McCartney On Marriage
British Vogue
23 March, 2004
Stella McCartney may have found it difficult to come to terms with her
father's marriage to Heather Mills, but her older sister Mary is happy
to see him settled.
John Lennon Musical Revving Up
By Roger Friedman, Fox News
23 March, 2004
I told you first, almost a year ago, that the music of John Lennon is
heading to Broadway.
Early Photographs of Elvis, Dylan and the Beatles
Art Daily
23 March, 2004
"Artist to Icon," currently on view at the National Heritage through
June 6, 2004, provides a glimpse into the lives of aspiring artists
Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Bob Dylan, before they took on the
role of rock ’n’ roll legends.
Who'll be king of the castle?
By John McGurk, Belfast Telegraph
21 March, 2004
A battle of the wrinkly rockers is brewing between music legends,
Sir Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan - as to who will be king of
Stormont Castle in 2004.
Sir Paul McCartney purchases eBay Corporation
The Spoof (satire) (UK)
21 March, 2004
Sir Paul McCartney announces the news that he just finalized the 2
week long process of "buying out" eBay, the worlds largest online
auction site.
Star maker tells inside tales of early Rolling Stones
By Hector Saldana, San Antonio Express-News
20 March, 2004
Andrew Loog Oldham, the brash, freewheeling press agent that
discovered and produced the young Rolling Stones — "They took
over my life," he recalled at SXSW 2004 on Saturday — remains
one of the most captivating legends of the ‘60s rock ‘n' roll era.
Sir Paul joins tributes to 'Beatle person' Alf
Banbury Guardian
20 March, 2004
A Chauffeur and friend to the Beatles pop group has died at his
home in Deddington.
Also: Ulster diary: Beatles poster that eluded Alf
Beatles, Springsteen immortalised
The Australian
20 March, 2004
Music by the Fab Four and The Boss has been enshrined in the US
sonic treasury, along with president John F Kennedy's inaugural
address and a radio broadcast of the 1941 World Series baseball
championship, the Library of Congress said today.
Mull Of Kintyre ..Old Nukes Rolling In From The Sea
By Donna Watson, Glasgow Daily Record
20 March, 2004
Atom dump plan for Sir Paul's bolt-hole
Vendidas más de 6.000 entradas para el concierto que Paul
McCartney ofrecerá en Gijón
eresMas (Spain)
19 March, 2004
(Text in Spanish. Use the translation tools here or there)
Also:  McCartney, embajador de Gijón
Long, Winding Road: NY Lawyer Helps Bring Beatle Saga
to Stage
By Thomas Adcock, New York Law Journal
19 March, 2004
The year was 1972. Leon Wildes, a mild-mannered immigration lawyer
whose musical tastes ran more to Cos? Fan Tutte than the White Album
had never heard of the Beatles, or the clients he just landed: John
Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono.
Sightings, Sightings & More Sightings
New York Post
19 March, 2004
Paul McCartney getting off an M103 bus on Lexington Avenue and then
signing an autograph for the driver, who ran down 52nd Street after him . . .
'When I'm 64'
By Donald Miller, Naples Daily News
18 March, 2004
John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, speaks on the late Beatle's life and
art, which will be on display in Naples this weekend
Also: 'Art of John Lennon' connects with fans; Naples gallery to
showcase original Lennon art
Andy's surprise Beatle gift
Ilkley Gazette (UK)
18 March, 2004
The fortunes of an Ilkley look-alike musician took a new twist when he
linedup against talent from all over the country in the live television final
of Stars in Their Eyes.
Fame show reveals bursary winners
18 March, 2004
A group of young musicians has been chosen as the recipients of the
BBC's Fame Academy bursaries.
Beatles Former Promotional Manager to Hold 'Morning
Newsmaker' News Conference at the National Press Club
U.S. Newswire
18 March, 2004
Pete Bennett, former promotional manager for The Beatles, will hold
a "Morning Newsmaker" news conference on Thursday, April 29 from
12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at the National Press Club, located at 529 14th St. N.W.,
Washington, D.C. (13th floor).
Achip O Off Old Rock
By Brian Mciver, Glasgow Daily Record
18 March, 2004
image of their superstar dads
DS interview: Alistair Begg on Spirituality of The Beatles
(With Audio)
17 March, 2004
Editor's note: Since recording this interview I've read Steve Turner's
"Hard Days Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatle's Song."
McCartney to Write Children's Novel
KIISFM Radio (Los Angeles)
Rock legend Paul McCartney is swapping music for writing - by being
a part of a children's novel with an environmental theme.
Also: Beatle's book deal
Paul McCartney - Put It There (DVD Ltd)
By Sara McDonnell,
In 2004, watching a documentary about Paul McCartney's 1989 album
Flowers In The Dirt is a little like interviewing Nelson Mandela and
only talking about his encounter with The Spice Girls.
Harrison enters rock hall of fame (fixed URL)
16 March, 2004
Ex-Beatle George Harrison was honoured posthumously for his solo
career when he entered the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Also: Harrison for Hall of Fame; Harrison, Prince among Hall of Fame
inductees (inc. video); photos; Eric Clapton Declined Offer To Induct
George Harrison Into Rock Hall
Stella McCartney Takes to the Woods, But Where Next?
Fashion Wire Daily
16 March, 2004
The fashion follower of Stella McCartney will always be a party gal,
even if this season she has given up the clubs and run off with her
boyfriend into the woods.
Live And Let Diaper For Papa Paul
New York Post
16 March, 2004
Paul McCartney plays the fab dad as he leaves downtown's Soho
House Hotel with baby Beatrice and wife Heather Mills.
The maths of autographs
Jo Thornhill, Mail on Sunday
16 March, 2004
Growing up in Liverpool in the Sixties, my mother Elaine watched
The Beatles rise from being a local band playing at The Cavern
Club to a global pop phenomenon.
The Ballad of John and J. Edgar: St. Germain Drama Ears
on a Beatle Begins March 16
By Robert Simonson, Playbill
16 March, 2004
Ears on a Beatle, the new Mark St. Germain play inspired by recently
released FBI files on John Lennon, gets its Off-Broadway premiere at t
he DR2 theatre March 16. Official opening is March 28.
Side dish (7th item)
New York Daily News
15 March, 2004
Paul McCartney surprised his bride Heather Mills Sunday when he
showed up at a New York celebration for their new baby.
Beatles Mystery Man Revealed
By Anthony Harwood, The Mirror
15 March, 2004
He wasn't a fan and still doesn't know any of their songs, but Paul Cole
can now be revealed as part of Beatles history.
Beatlemania's long and winding road
By Jefferey Lee Puckett, Louisville Courier Journal
13 March, 2004
Relics of a 40-year fascination come together in one fab forum
Tribute is a ticket to ride
By Missy Baxte, Louisville Courier Journal
12 March, 2004
They've performed before royalty at Buckingham Palace, and they
packed the London Palladium.
Ringo Starr's son joins Oasis for charity gig
12 March, 2004
Oasis are putting together a rock supergroup for a one-off gig - and
they've hired Ringo Starr's son on drums.
Stella La Land
British Vogue
12 March, 2004
Is Stella McCartney contemplating a move to Hollywood, in the wake of
Tom Ford?
Macca To Take Baby Daughter On Tour
11 March, 2004
Faced with separation from his wife and newborn daughter as he embarks
on his next tour this May, Sir Paul McCartney has come up with the
perfect solution – taking his family along for the ride.
Alf Bicknell
11 March, 2004
Alf Bicknell, who died on Tuesday aged 75, was the Beatles' chauffeur
from 1964 to 1966, when the group was at the height of its success.
Also: Chauffeur who became Beatles insider dies at 75; Chauffeur to
the Beatles who entitled his memoirs 'Baby, You Can Drive My Car!';
Beatle driver is found dead
Nyoy & Mannos reprise classic Beatles songs (2nd item)
Manila Bulletin (Philippines)
11 March, 2004
"Yesterday," "Till There Was You," "Hey Jude," "I Saw Her Standing
There," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Imagine," "Long and Winding Road,"
"Here Comes The Sun"—these and other hits by The Beatles will be
given a new, updated flavor by Nyoy Volante and Mannos in their
forthcoming concert series entitled "NV & M Salute The Beatles."
What would his father say? (2nd item)
The Freelance Star
11 March, 2004
Sometimes it's hard to tell the road signs pointing to the end of your
Beatlemania! America Meets The Beatles
Seattle Weekly
10 March, 2004
"Do the Beatles still matter?" pondered a recent issue of Entertainment
Weekly, and indeed the question burns in the minds of many people who
aren't 49 or younger.
Let it be the hits
By Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian
10 March, 2004
Paul McCartney may be limping by on less than £726m these days -
according to the latest newspaper "rich list", anyway - but he still finds
time to mix it up with the kids.
Bed & breakfast offers Beatles fans a Hard Day's Nite
By Nat Williams, Agri-News
10 March, 2004
Before his band became the most famous quartet in history, one of
The Beatles spent a couple of weeks in Illinois, seeing the sights,
buying a guitar and even sitting in with a local band.
Bob Geldof Leads Fight Against DVD Pirates
In a move that may start the ball rolling for the biggest selling
music DVD of all time, Sir Bob Geldof has announced plans to
produce an official Live Aid DVD.
Beatles fan pays £2,442 for lock of Lennon's hair
9 March, 2004
A Beatles fan from Hong Kong has reportedly paid £2,442 for a
single lock of John Lennon's hair.
Beatles mania comes to ECU
By Beth Gunderson, The East Carolinian
9 March, 2004
For the young and old, The Return provides a good source of
Also: Shenandoah meets the Beatles
35th Anniversary of the John Lennon-Yoko Ono Bed-In
Celebrated at Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal
Travel Video Television News
8 March, 2004
Thirty-five years ago, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were the most
talked-about visitors in Montreal when they chose to hold their
Bed-In for Peace in suite 1742 of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth,
from May 26 to June 2, 1969.
A generation gap
By Jason Wermers, Richmond Times Dispatch
8 March, 2004
Former radio DJ takes over a class for high school students on the
history of rock'n' roll
McCartney's display answers critics
By Joelle Diderich, Reuters
7 March, 2004
Designer Stella McCartney has shown a highland fling collection of
country casuals and vintage inspired dresses that have tapped into
next autumn's trend for borrowing from men's closets.
Also: Pics - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Lennon jukebox reveals Beatles' musical debts
By David Smith, The Observer
7 March, 2004
Fab Four borrowed from host of Sixties artists
Ballet brings gala tribute to ex-Beatle
Wilma Salisbury, Cleveland Plain Dealer
7 March, 2004
In the city that calls itself the hometown of rock 'n' roll, the biggest rock
event of the week might be a concert by America's leading classical
ballet company.
The Beatles and The Who: The Snax wants to know
Roanoke Times
7 March, 2004
Have you heard The Snax?
Come Together
By Glenn Frankel, Washington Post
7 March, 2004
He thought a trip to the rejuvenated Liverpool might help his teenage
son connect with the Beatles -- and their own early challenges. But
was it guaranteed to raise a smile?
Former Wings' guitar player visits Blair
By Nick Falgout, Silver Chips Online
5 March, 2004
Musician Lawrence Juber visited Blair today to give guitar workshops
during 5A and sixth period.
McCartney fortune dwarfs pop rivals
By Paul Majendie, Reuters
5 March, 2004
Paul McCartney's fortune is bigger than the combined wealth of Elton
John, Mick Jagger and Madonna, according to a new rich list.
Kath Fury At Plaque For Beatle
By Paul Byrne, The Mirror
5 March, 2004
A widow who lives in the house where Beatle George Harrison was
born was furious when she caught a workman trying to put up a
tourist plaque.
DVD: Concert For George
By DJ Johnson, Cosmik Debris
4 March, 2004
"A year to the day."
These are the words we see on the screen as fans take their seats at
London's Royal Albert Hall.
DVD Review: 'It Was Forty Years Ago Today' the Beatles
hit America
By Alan Abbey, Jerusalem Post (Israel)
4 March, 2004
The Beatles: The First US Visit, almost single-handedly created the
behind-the-scenes "rockumentary."
Also: DVD Music: The Beatles the first US visit ****
Rejected Beatles painting lands in British gallery!
4 March, 2004
A painting titled "The Beatles" by the artist Peter Blake, which took
five years to complete and was rejected by the legendary foursome,
has been donated to a British gallery.
Also: Beatles work among £5m art gift
All you need is love: Father uses Beatles to bond with son
By By Edward Nawotka, USA Today
3 March, 2004
Kids these days don't know how bad they've got it.
Harrison memorial concert is wonderful
By Jacqueline Cutler,
3 March, 2004
Concerts on television often have the feeling of taking a shower in a
bathing suit -- you get the sensation, but it's not quite close enough.
Also: Harrison tribute won't let it be; Harrison tribute packed with
These days, Ono gives patience a chance too
By Jim Abbott, Orlando Sentinel
3 March, 2004
The bed-ins are ancient history, but Yoko Ono remains quietly optimistic
that the world will give peace a chance.
Beatles classics reprised
ABS CBN News (Philippines)
3 March, 2004
"Yesterday," "Till There Was You," "Hey Jude," "I Saw Her Standing
There" and "Can't Buy Me Love" -- these and other hits by The Beatles
will be given an updated flavor by Nyoy Volante and Mannos in their
forthcoming concert series entitled NV & M Salute The Beatles.
Also: Brilliant Beatles; Play Revisits Censorship of Beatles Music
McCartney and Olympics spearhead BBC broadband push
By Dominic Timms, The Guardian
2 March, 2004
The BBC said today it was putting some of its most eagerly waited TV
coverage, including the Olympic Games and Paul McCartney's
performance at Glastonbury, onto the internet for the first time.
Also: Glastonbury and Olympics on broadband for first time
Beatles laser show to make encore at Heritage Planetarium
By Erin Hudson, The Maryville Daily Times
2 March, 2004
The Heritage Planetarium will be presenting ``The Beatles Laser
Anthology'' this Friday for a second public show.
Magazine examines 'Beatlemania'
By William Dauenhauer, Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
2 March, 2004
The April 2004 issue of "American History Magazine" contains a cogent
retrospective on the "Beatlemania" that swept through our country 40
years ago.
Wirral the squirrel, Sir Paul's new star
By Laura Davis, Daily Post
1 March, 2004
Twenty years after his best-selling Rupert And The Frog Song animation
enchanted the nation, Sir Paul McCartney is to release a follow-up film
for a new generation of children.
Also: Paul McCartney to release new animated film - Tropic Island
Hum - in April
Audrey Hepburn's Ascot Dress From 'My Fair Lady' to Be
Auctioned by Profiles in History
CCN Matthews
1 March, 2004
Along With Hundreds of Other High-Profile Entertainment Items That
Could Make This the Most Important Worldwide Memorabilia Auction
in History!
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