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Январь 15, 2017

Magic Alex Mardas Dies at 74

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Magic Alex Mardas with Paul McCartney and John Lennon and others at Apple

Yanni Alexis Mardas, who was a friend of The Beatles in the mid 1960s, died on 13 January 2017 after a battle with pneumonia; he was aged 74.

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Январь 12, 2017

Beatles poster artist Tony Booth dies aged 83

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Tony Booth was hired by Beatles manager Brian Epstein in the early 60s and hand-painted posters for the band’s shows

The artist who created posters for The Beatles in Liverpool in the early 1960s has died aged 83.
Tony Booth, from Moreton, Wirral, made the iconic signs for the Fab Four and other Merseybeat bands in the 1960s.
He died on Wednesday at Wirral’s Arrowe Park Hospital after a battle with cancer, his son Lee Booth said.
In recent years, Mr Booth made replicas of the posters for fans and had written a book about them which his son hopes will be “part of his legacy”.

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Январь 7, 2017

Lennon’s forged Beatle newspaper autographs sell at auction

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The front page photo shows Paul McCartney crowning the carnival queen in Northwich, Cheshire, in 1963

An old newspaper with autographs of the Beatles that were forged by John Lennon has sold at auction for £2,000.
A front page photo shows Paul McCartney crowning the carnival queen in Northwich, Cheshire, in 1963.

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Январь 4, 2017

Paul McCartney announces first tour dates for 2017

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Paul McCartney, who’ll turn 75 in June, confirmed Saturday that he’ll definitely be on tour in 2017. The former Beatle announced the first three shows on the 2017 edition of his “One On One” tour will take place at the Dome in Tokyo on April 27, 29 and 30. “I’m really excited to be taking the ‘One On One’ Tour to Japan,” he said in a statement released announcing the new tour dates. “We always have an amazing time there and the audiences have always been so brilliant. We have such special memories from our last trip and we look forward to making many more this time round. Let’s rock Japan!.”

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Январь 3, 2017

The Fifth Beatle: Paying tribute to George Martin

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It’s a very sad day for Beatles fans worldwide. Sir George Martin CBE, known as “the fifth Beatle”, has died, aged 90.

The record producer who signed The Beatles and produced more than 700 records with them passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, his manager said.

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Декабрь 31, 2016

Happy New Year from The Beatles!

  HAPPY NEW YEAR ! I hope 2017 will be a good year for you.

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I’ve been talking about Happy New Year because it’s what I celebrate, but I hope you a wonderful holiday, whatever you may celebrate. I hope you have a nice day.  

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RIP Allan

Beatles’ first manager Allan Williams dies aged 86

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Without Allan, the Beatles wouldn’t have got to Hamburg, so wouldn’t have made ‘My Bonnie’ with Tony Sheridan, so Brian Epstein wouldn’t have been asked for the record etc etc.
Here is Allan with the Beatles on the way to Hamburg. The inscription reads ‘Their Names Liveth for Ever More’

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Декабрь 30, 2016

Watch Ringo Starr, Kings of Leon, Bob Seger Pay Tribute to the Eagles

Vince Gill, Juanes, Steve Vai also chipped in at star-studded Kennedy Center Honors event

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An inter-generational ensemble of musicians convened to celebrate the Eagles and perform several of the band’s most famous hits at the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month. The evening’s other honorees included Mavis Staples, James Taylor, Al Pacino and the pianist Martha Argerich. CBS aired the special Tuesday night.

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Декабрь 28, 2016

RIP CARRIE FISHER

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Carrie fisher & Ringo

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Декабрь 27, 2016

COFFEE HOUSE Ringo’s no joke. He was a genius and the Beatles were lucky to have him

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We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 9: James Woodall on celebrating the musical contribution made by the forgotten Beatle: Ringo Starr

‘He was the most influential Beatle,’ Yoko Ono recently claimed. When Paul and John first spotted him out in Hamburg, in his suit and beard, sitting ‘drinking bourbon and seven’, they were amazed. ‘This was, like, a grown-up musician,’ thought Paul. One night Ringo sat in for their drummer Pete Best. ‘I remember the moment,’ said Paul, ‘standing there and looking at John and then looking at George, and the look on our faces was like …what is this? And that was the moment, that was the beginning, really, of the Beatles.’

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