Архив за месяц: Август 2011.

Август 30, 2011

Author uncovers John Lennon’s letters

More than 250 letters and cards sent by John Lennon to his family and friends are to be published for the first time.
Author Hunter Davies, who wrote the only official biography of The Beatles in the 1960s, is trying to track down every missive written by the singer.
“I’ve found a lot of letters that nobody’s […]

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The Beatles was too much

On February 28th of 1977, the manager of the Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren, sent the following telegram to the NME. In it, he confirmed the sacking ofGlen Matlock from the band as a result of his constant talk of Paul McCartney and The Beatles, and then officially announced the introduction of Sid Vicious to the line-up; a man who, as McLaren was […]

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Август 28, 2011

Beatles convention today highlights International Beatles Week

Liverpool has been awash in Beatle events during International Beatles Week, the city’s annual celebration of their hometown favorites, the Beatles. International Beatles Week, which began on Aug. 24, continues through Aug. 31.

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In 1966, the Beatles brought a whole new ballgame to Dodger Stadium

Forty-five years ago, the band played before 45,000 screaming fans in Chavez Ravine. It lasted a half-hour, it was the next-to-last concert they ever played — but those who were there recall it vividly.

Remember who was playing second base for the Dodgers 45 years ago Sunday? If you said John Lennon, you’re close. All […]

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Signed Beatles single Please Please Me fetches £9,000

A copy of the Beatles hit single Please Please Me signed on both sides by all four members of the band has fetched £9,000 at auction in Liverpool.

The 1963 record was sold by a Liverpool woman who asked the group to sign it after listening to them at the city’s Cavern venue as a youngster.
READ […]

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Август 26, 2011

Engineer reveals view inside Abbey Road with The Beatles

The Beatles’ music means so much to so many people but especially so for one man who was there and who can give us an insight in to how it was made.


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Август 25, 2011

Two Beatles covers make Rolling Stone poll of world’s worst remakes

There have been some bad Beatles covers. We mentioned a few recently. Rolling Stone magazine listed two covers of Beatles songs in the just-released results of a reader poll
choosing the absolutely 10 worst cover versions of all songs of all time.

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Beatles ‘1′ coming in remastered version in September - EMI website

The Beatles “1″ album is being re-released in a remastered version early in September in Germany using the 2009 remasters, according to EMI’s German website. The site lists the album as being released there Sept. 2.

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Август 24, 2011

Paul McCartney’s ‘Ocean’s Kingdom’: Artist’s First Ballet Score Gets Release Date

In perhaps the most welcome instance of worlds colliding, Paul McCartney has written music for a ballet, and the date of this happy marriage has finally been set. The former Beatle is releasing the album recording for “Ocean’s Kingdom” with Hear Music/Telarc in the U.S. on Oct. 4 and with Decca label in the […]

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Август 23, 2011

Trailer for Martin Scorsese George Harrison documentary released

A trailer is now available for the George Harrison documentary by Martin Scorsese.
A two-minute trailer that’s just been released provides a tantalizing look at the upcoming Martin Scorsese film “George Harrison: Living in the Material World.”
The trailer features some rare candid footage and audio of Harrison along with comments from Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, […]

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