Архив за месяц: Октябрь 2010.

Октябрь 29, 2010

Popstars: the rivals - are Lennon and McCartney still at odds?

REVOLVER: YOU REALLY have to wonder about Paul McCartney’s timing in re-releasing Band on the Run and cropping up all over the place to promote it. October was supposed to be John Lennon month, what with all the reissues, commemorations and benefit concerts. Even a dispassionate look at this week’s affairs can only suggest that […]

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Октябрь 27, 2010

I feel safe in New York, says Lennon. Two days later he was murdered…

Never before seen in public, these historic photographs show John Lennon giving his final interview.
With wife Yoko Ono by his side, he told Radio 1 DJ Andy Peebles that he felt safe and comfortable on the streets of New York.
Two days later, crazed fan Mark Chapman gunned down the former Beatle outside his apartment.

The last […]

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John Lennon plays radio DJ in rare ‘75 photos to be auctioned Nov. 3

John Lennon at WFIL Radio in 1975, one of several photos to be auctioned Nov. 3 by Cameo Auctioneers.
Photo: Cameo AuctioneersJohn Lennon appeared in the pictures shown here on WFIL in Philadelphia in 1975 to raise money for charity. These photos will be auctioned as part of 193 Beatles 5 X John Lennon by […]

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Ringo Starr’s former home boarded up to stop Beatles fanatics stealing bricks

The Victorian terrace, which was the birthplace of the Beatles drummer, is one of hundreds of properties due to be bulldozed to make way for modern homes.
But now the council has been forced to act over concerns loose bricks and masonry could fall on passers-by.

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Октябрь 23, 2010


John Lennon recorded material for eight rock solo albums and a handful of stand-alone singles before he was murdered.If you take out his house-husband years, you get about a five- or six-year period of active recording. Not bad, considering that today’s biggest stars often record something every five years or so and then go on extended […]

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With A Little Help From His Friends: Paul McCartney reunited with Beatles bandmate Ringo at book launch

There’s nothing like kissing and making up in the Rock and Roll world, but it seems the two surviving Beatles may be taking it a bit literally.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were reunited once more by McCartney’s daughter Mary, who was launching her new photograph book From Where I Stand.
The mini reunion comes days after […]

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Октябрь 22, 2010

Why Yoko Ono remained a resident after John Lennon’s murder

John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved into the Dakota apartments at 1 West 72nd street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in April 1973. Considered one of the city’s finest apartment buildings, the Dakota, built in 1884, has been home to many celebrities over the years including Leonard Bernstein, Judy Garland and Lauren Bacall. […]

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Apple - The short, strange blossoming of The Beatles’ dream

As Apple re-releases its eclectic catalogue, Ray Connolly recalls chaos and creativity, and telling Paul about a naked John
Paul McCartney
When Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, DW Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks set up their own Hollywood film studio, United Artists, in 1919, the joke in the film industry was “the inmates are taking over the asylum”. That […]

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Book Review: Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy by Ken Sharp

During a 1980 Los Angeles Times interview with Robert Hilburn, John Lennon discussed his newfound happiness and sobriety. “Tennessee Williams said he slept through the sixties. Well, I didn’t sleep through the seventies, but I certainly had blinders on. It’s good to be wide awake again.”

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Октябрь 18, 2010

Pat DiCesare: The Beatles 1964

We are honored that legendary Pittsburgh promoter Pat DiCesare has decided to send us his reflections on a life filled with amazing stories. You may know Pat as one-half of Pittsburgh’s DiCesare-Engler - a name as synonymous in Pitt with concert promotion as the Belkins are in Cleveland or Bill Graham in San Francisco. There […]

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