Июль 23, 2016

Remember one of the most iconic songs ever written: Hey Jude

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The Beatles the promotional video for ‘Hey Jude’

Late July and early August 1968, one of the most iconic songs ever was recorded at Apple Studios London. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, The Beatles “Hey Jude” is still as popular today as it was then. It all started during the break-up of John’s marriage to Cynthia, and Paul thought young Julian was taking it all pretty badly.

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John Lennon vowed never to live in America 15 years before he was gunned down outside his New York apartment, long-lost interview reveals

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John holding up his US Green Card in October 1975, with Yoko on the right (of course) and his lawyer,

He was gunned down outside his luxury New York apartment having left Britain after the break-up of The Beatles.
But before he became a global star John Lennon vowed he would never live in the US, it has been revealed.
Lennon made the comments in a previously lost interview with The Beatles from 1964 which has been discovered in a house in Doncaster, Yorkshire.

The original reel-to-reel tape recording could now sell for £10,000.
During the audio recording, interviewer Alistair McDougall asks the band if they would ever ‘consider taking up residence in America or even record over there’.
Lennon replies: ‘You’re joking! Wouldn’t live there, wouldn’t mind recording there.’
The interview for the British Forces Broadcasting Network was recorded in Paris in January 1964 while The Beatles were on tour in France.
Although they were a huge success in Britain at the time, Beatlemania had yet to take over the world.

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George Harrison’s estate slams use of ‘Here Comes the Sun’ at Republican National Convention

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George Harrison’s estate gently weeps over Donald Trump’s use of his music.

A representative from the late Beatle’s estate quickly slammed the use of “Here Comes the Sun” during the final night of the Republican National Convention on Thursday.

The classic song played as Ivanka Trump emerged on stage to deliver her highly anticipated speech.

“The unauthorized use of Here Comes the Sun at the RNCunCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate,” they wrote.

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Paul McCartney named the UK’s most successful albums act of all time

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Paul McCartney has been named the UK’s most successful albums act of all time

Paul McCartney has recorded 22 number one albums and over a music career that spans six decades.

McCartney, who has sold 700 million albums across the globe, has now been awarded the Official Chart Record Breaker Award, which recognises him as the UK’s most successful albums act of all time.

His first number one came in 1963 when The Beatles released Please Please Me, which is also the longest-running number one debut album in chart history with 30 weeks in the top spot. The 74-year-old’s most recent number one album came in 2000, with The Beatles’s compilation album, 1.

In a statement to the Official Charts Company, which is today celebrating its 60th anniversary, McCartney said: “Okay, you know how it really feels? It feels unbelievable, because when you write your songs you don’t count how well they’re doing.

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Ringo Starr on His Friendship With Paul McCartney — “I Would Tour With Him Tomorrow!”

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Ringo and Paul in 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr — who turned 76 on July 7 — tells Closer Weekly at his annual Peace and Love birthday celebration, that he has no plans of slowing down anytime soon!

Ringo — who just wrapped up a tour through North America — says he would love to team up with his old bandmate, Paul McCartney. “I would tour with Paul McCartney tomorrow!” Ringo tells Closer. “I’m doing my own tours right now so we’d have to work it out,” he adds.

Ringo tells Closer why it is so important to him to promote the Peace and Love movement. “I think it is important with all the violence that there is peace and love! And maybe we can have more as the years go on!”

Although age hasn’t slowed him down, Ringo still wishes he were younger again. “It would be nice to be 70 again!” Ringo tells Closer. “But you get up in the morning and you try to have the best day you can. And be in the best spirit that you can be!”

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Июль 21, 2016

Beatles Announce New ‘Live at the Hollywood Bowl’ Album

Album, due in autumn and featuring previously unreleased music, coincides with Ron Howard–directed documentary about group

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A new, remastered live album containing the Beatles’ performances at the Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965 will be released this fall. The album, Live at the Hollywood Bowl, coincides with a new documentary by Ron Howard about the band’s early career, dubbed Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.

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Июль 19, 2016

Introducing Ringo the Rhino — With Peace and Love From Ringo Starr

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The ongoing slaughter of rhinos and elephants for the illegal trade in rhino horn and ivory is such frequent and terrible news that when good news arises, it is worth celebrating. That makes us happy to announce the naming of a baby Southern White Rhino at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy in honor of Ringo Starr.

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Son of ‘fifth Beatle’ George Martin ‘open’ to Paul and Ringo collaboration

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Sir George Martin and son Giles promoting the Beatles’ Love Album in 2006

The son of the late Beatles producer Sir George Martin has said he is “open” to working on new music with the band’s surviving members.
Giles Martin joined Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in Las Vegas to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cirque Du Soleil show based on the Fab Four’s music.

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Paul McCartney’s Letter to Prince Was Auctioned Off for Nearly $15,000

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What if we told you someone recently paid nearly $15,000 for a handwritten letter? Sounds insane, right? But what if you we told you it was penned by Sir Paul McCartney and addressed to the late, great Prince?

According to Rolling Stone, someone purchased such an item for $14,822 at Boston’s RR Auction. Which is a hefty sum, no doubt, but not too shocking when you consider just how legendary both McCartney and Prince are.

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Help! You need a lower key, Macca is told: Fans accuse Beatles legend of ruining classics as they suggest he requires assistance with the high notes

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Scathing posts on internet forums have accused the star of ruining Beatles classics during his current One On One tour of the US

At the grand old age of 74, Sir Paul McCartney is a national treasure, and rightly lauded after writing some of the most memorable pop hits of all time.
But as he embarks on yet another gruelling tour, some fans are beginning to question whether he needs help – with hitting the high notes.
Scathing posts on internet forums have accused the star of ruining Beatles classics during his current One On One tour of the US.

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