Сентябрь 17, 2016

Apple Corps is sued over Beatles’ 1965 Shea Stadium film rights

Former Beatles’ promoter Sid Bernstein stands with new stamps at a John Lennon World Postal Tribute in New York, New York, December 8, 1995. REUTERS/Mark Cardwell/File Photo

Apple Corps Ltd, the music company founded by members of The Beatles, was accused in a lawsuit on Monday of infringing copyrights of a company claiming to own a master recording of the group’s famous 1965 concert in New York’s Shea Stadium.

Sid Bernstein Presents LLC sued before this week’s scheduled release in theaters and on Hulu of “Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years,” a Ron Howard-directed documentary about Beatles concerts from the dawn of Beatlemania through 1966.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

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Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr rock the red carpet at The Beatles documentary premiere

The two surviving Beatles were joined by Yoko Ono as they showed their support for Ron Howard’s film.

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attend the London premiere of The Beatles: Eight Days A Week: The Touring YearsAFP/Getty

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were reunited on the red carpet this evening for the London premiere of Ron Howard’s new documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years. Featuring remastered footage from their live concerts, the documentary charts the rise of The Beatles from their early years performing in The Cavern Club in Liverpool to sell-out tours of the US.

The legendary singers, who made music history as part of the Fab Four were joined by thousands of fans in Leicester Square. Wearing a dark suit with a velvet lapel and black suede shoes, Paul, 74, arrived hand in hand with wife Nancy Shevell. The music idol stopped to sign autographs as screaming fans called out his name.

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Сентябрь 9, 2016

Turning down the screams at a Beatles gig

The Beatles album Live at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring the band’s shows in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s, was the first but also the last time the band was officially recorded in concert.
First released in 1977, and overshadowed by the sound of screaming fans, it has never been re-issued until now. Beatles Announce New ‘Live at the Hollywood Bowl’ Album

Giles Martin, the son of The Beatles late producer Sir George Martin, remixed the album at the Abbey Road Studios and gives an example of how they managed to reduce the screams.


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Август 28, 2016

Paul McCartney demo given to Cilla Black sells for £18K

rest-in-peace-cilla-black.jpgA long-lost demo disc recorded by Paul McCartney that was given to Cilla Black has sold for £18,000 at auction, the Beatles expert who found it has said.
Black, who died in 2015, had a UK top 10 hit in 1964 with It’s for You, written by McCartney and John Lennon.
McCartney recorded his own version earlier that year, which was delivered to Black while she was performing at the London Palladium.
It was believed to have been lost or destroyed until her nephew found it.

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Август 23, 2016

“Bigger than Jesus” documentary


Facebook header of the new film project.

A new documentary is in the making, all about John Lennon’s “bigger than Jesus” statement and repercussions. The production, “Bigger than Jesus - The controversy that changed America” will include a vast array of interviews both in the UK and the USA - including one of the last given by Tony Barrow, and a new interview with Maureen Cleave, who carried out the original interview with John in early 1966. Prize winning British TV producer Dave Long is producing the film.
A crowd-funding campaign to help finish it off will kick off before year end. In the meantime, you can like their Facebook page to keep getting information about the development of the project.


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Август 22, 2016



“Ringo Starr Embodies Peace As He Leads Thrilling All-Starr Band” – Popmatters

“When we need it most, Ringo Starr brings ‘peace and love’…It was a night full of ‘magical musical moments’” – Nepa Scene

“The troupe truly played like a bona-fide band rather than a touring supergroup, clearly tuned to each other’s playing and adding just the right touches to bring out the best in each other.” – Oakland Press

“Each band member shone through as they took their turn to sing their hits and play their parts…The music flowed effortlessly, delivering hit after hit….to watch Ringo perform was magical and mystical for everyone” – NYS Music

July 27, 2016 – Ringo Starr and his current and longest running All Starrs – featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette – continue to add tour dates with the latest leg starting in North America and including Japan and South Korea.

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Август 17, 2016

Ringo Starr becomes a great-grandfather for the first time at the age of 76

The Beatles drummer’s granddaughter Tatia Starkey has given birth to a baby boy

Great-granddad: Ringo Starr’s granddaughter has given birth to a son Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Ringo Starr has become a great-grandfather at the age of 76.

The Beatles drummer is celebrating the arrival of his first great-grandchild after granddaughter Tatia Starkey gave birth on Sunday.

Starkey, 30, who is a singer in band Belakiss, has welcomed her first son with partner Adam Low, named Stone Zakomo Low.

She is the daughter of Starr’s son Zac Starkey, who is also a drummer and has performed with bands including The Who and Oasis.

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Август 14, 2016

The poignant story of Jimmie Nicol: The guy who replaced Ringo Star and lived as a Beatle for two weeks …

Nicol playing the drums in the background.

There is a guy that is best known for replacing Ringo Star for 13 days. This is is the story of Jimmie Nicol and it’s both poignant and exciting. The exciting part is that he got to be a part of The Beatles in the height of their career and had been able to taste the fruits of fame; he was Ringo Star for a week, and that was a title to kill for. Nicol not only got the opportunity to play with The Beatles in the time they were bigger than God, but he also got the chance to hang around with Lennon, McCartny, and Harrison. However, the poignant part of his story is, that it lasted for two weeks, and then all got back to normal, The Beatles were still the Beatles and Jimy Nicol went to his ordinary life living with a memory that for a week he lived a dream.

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Witness to a ‘Mad Day Out’ With The Beatles

When Tom Murray was asked to help out on a July 28, 1968, photo shoot, he had no idea what he was about to experience

The Beatles from The Mad Day: Summer of ’68.

One summer day in 1968—the last Sunday in July—the 25-year-old photographer Tom Murray had a remarkable experience. After only a few months working for The Sunday Times, he was given the assignment to spend a day with the Beatles. Though Murray’s remarkable career has included stints photographing people like the British royal family and some of the world’s biggest movie stars, that day still stands above the rest, as he writes in a forthcoming book about the experience, Tom Murray’s Mad Day Out With The Beatles, from which these photos are drawn.

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Август 13, 2016

Paul McCartney at ease singing John Lennon’s Beatles’ songs


40 years ago when Paul McCartney first returned to North America for his Wings Over America comeback tour, he performed a scant five Beatles tunes. Today, his three-hour concerts average about 25 of them. McCartney, who sings a tribute song to John Lennon as well as tackling George Harrison’s Abbey Road classic, “Something,” has also started performing songs originally sung by Lennon.

McCartney spoke to The New York Times and shed light on embracing material that had long been associated with his partner, explaining, “I never used to do anything unless it was something that I had done the main vocal on. Which is still true, most of the songs, but now I’ve started to do things like ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ which was mainly John’s vocal. That I would have called a John song, but you know, I helped write it, and it’s a similar thing for a song called ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” In the end, it’s just down to whether it’s a good song to do. I had always said I could never do that song because it’s got such a complicated bass part that it’s almost impossible to sing the melody, which is kind of contrapuntal. But in the end, I thought, stop being a wimp, let’s try and see if you can do it. And I manned up and learned it.”

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