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Beatles First Recordings To Be Released In Pre-christmas Package

Fans of the Beatles are set for an early Christmas present - the group's earliest recordings with singer Tony Sheridan have been collected for a new double album package to mark the Fab Four's 50th...

Sir George Martin's Noise Struggles At Concert

Beatles producer Sir George Martin struggled to sit through a recent concert, complaining the "enormously loud" sound was dangerous.The studio mastermind, who suffers ear problems and wears two hearing aids, was the guest of honour...

Beatles' Yesterday And Today Photographer Dies

The photographer who captured The Beatles for their controversial Yesterday And Today album cover has died.Robert Whitaker passed away on Tuesday (20Sep11) after a long battle with cancer. He was 71. The British snapper met...

The Beatles Document Sells For $23,000

A contract documenting The Beatles' backstage requests on their 1965 U.S. tour has sold at auction for $23,000 (£14,375) - more than three times its expected price.The rider document was made public last week (end18Sep11)...

Justin Bieber Enjoying The Beatles No.1 Album

Justin Bieber is the latest of a number of celebrities to rave about The Beatles first ever digital album. The legendary group's 'No. 1s' record became available on iTunes on 6th September 2011 and stars...

George Harrison Documentary To Premiere In Liverpool

Martin Scorsese's new George Harrison documentary is set to premiere in the U.K. in the Beatle's native Liverpool, England.George Harrison: Living in the Material World opened at Spain's 59th San Sebastian Film Festival on Friday...

The Beatles Refused To Play To Segregated Audiences

The Beatles showed their support for the civil rights movement by refusing to play to segregated audiences on their 1965 U.S. tour.A concert rider documenting the Fab Four's backstage requests was made public this week...

The Beatles Artist Dead At 89

Richard Hamilton, the artist who 'designed' The Beatles iconic The White Album cover, has died at the age of 89.The pop art pioneer passed away on Tuesday (13Sep11). His design for the cover of the...

Mccartney Is A Granddad Again

Beatles legend Sir Paul Mccartney is a grandfather again - his daughter Mary gave birth to a son on Saturday (03Sep11).Little Sid is Mary's fourth child. Her husband, writer/director Simon Aboud, announced the happy news...

Matt Cardle Set To Release Debut Album

Matt Cardle winner of the 2010 X-Factor is set to release his debut album, Letters.The singer-songwriter announced his new album on Twitter, saying "Album tracks chosen!! Finally finished, can't wait to get out there n...

Madonna Says She Relates With Wallis Simpson

Madonna latest directorial effort sees her tell the story of Wallis Simpson, a character she says can identify with. Wallis Simpson will be a historical character that most cinema goers will be familiar with as...

John Lennon Letters To Be Published For The First Time

More than 250 letters and cards handwritten by late Beatles legend John Lennon are to be published for the first time.Author Hunter Davies, who wrote the only official biography of The Beatles in the 1960s,...

Decca Sign Mccartney Half A Century After Rejecting The Beatles

Sir Paul Mccartney has signed to Decca almost 50 years after the record label passed on the Beatles.Decca bosses have become the butt of music industry jokes after rejecting the Fab Four and telling manager...

Mckagan's Band Loaded Make Beatles-style Film

Rocker Duff Mckagan's new band Loaded are making a movie inspired by the Beatles' A Hard Days Night.The group's The Taking revolves around bandmates' efforts to free drummer Isaac Carpenter from jail while intoxicated after...

Martin Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary Selected To Open San Sebastian

George Harrison will return to the big screen from beyond the grave - Martin Scorsese's documentary about the late Beatle is set to premiere at the 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.The music documentary,...

John Lennon's Hat And Glasses Up For Auction

A cowboy hat and a pair of sunglasses once owned by Beatles legend John Lennon are to go under the hammer at auction.The singer donned the black hat on the Fab Four's 1965 tour of...

Paul Mccartney Rocks Wrigley Field With 3 Hour Set

Paul Mccartney played for nearly three hours in the first of two concerts at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Sunday (31st July 2011). It is over 45 years since MCCartney last played a Windy City...

Harrison's Widow Rallies Stars For Africa Fundraising

Eric Clapton, Selena Gomez, Enrique Iglesias and Ringo Starr are among celebrities who have teamed up with the widow of Beatles star George Harrison to raise money for the victims of drought and famine in...

Original Beatle Pete Best Receives Street Honour

The Beatles' original drummer Pete Best has had a road in his native Liverpool, England named in his honour.The musician spent two years as a member of the Fab Four before being replaced by Ringo...

The Beatles Tribute Show To Shut

A Broadway musical dedicated to The Beatles is set to close early.Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles was due to run until September (11), but will now shut on 31 July (11). The news comes...

Ringo Starr Will Not Be Involved In Olympics Opening

Beatles legend Ringo Starr has removed himself from the line-up of a potential supergroup tipped to perform at the London Olympics next year (12), insisting he will be busy on tour at the time of...

The Beatles Concert Snaps Make $360,000

Previously unseen pictures of The Beatles' first ever American concert have made more than $360,000 (£225,000) at an auction in New York.The Fab Four were introduced to the U.S. with a slot on The Ed...

Emma Stone Stunned To Be Friends With Sir Paul Mccartney

Actress Emma Stone has developed a special relationship with Sir Paul Mccartney after the Beatles legend designed the blackbird feet tattoo on her wrist.The Easy A star admits she still can't believe MCCartney knows her...

Sir Paul Mccartney Rocks Yankee Stadium

Sir Paul Mccartney played the first of two massive concerts as New York's Yankee stadium last night, as part of his current 'On The Run' world tour, to a rapturous response from a 100,000-strong audience....

Sir Paul Mccartney Was Advised To Retire At 50

Sir Paul Mccartney's manager advised the rocker to retire at 50 - so the former Beatle got rid of him.MCCartney, who recently turned 69, admits he considered quitting almost 20 years ago - but decided...

New Documentary Unveils Political Truths About 'Republican' John Lennon

John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death - according to the tragic Beatles star's last personal assistant.Fred Seaman worked alongside the...

Starr's Ex Happy He's Found Lasting Love With Bach

Ringo Starr's former fiancee has finally forgiven the Beatle for ending their engagement and romancing Bond girl Barbara Bach - his wife of 30 years.Photographer Nancy Lee Andrews, who dated the drummer throughout the 1970s,...

Beady Eye Make U.s. Tv Debut On Letterman

Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye made its U.S. TV debut in the same venue his heroes The Beatles first wowed American television audiences in 1964.The former Oasis frontman and his five-piece band performed a...

Denny Laine: 'Mccartney Swore He'd Never Fall Out With Anyone After Lennon's Death'

Former Wings star Denny Laine has given Beatles fans an insight into Paul Mccartney's reaction to John Lennon's death in a new documentary, revealing his bandmate was "gutted" and in need of musical therapy.Little is...

Art Garfunkel Gave John Lennon Reunion Advice

John Lennon once turned to Art Garfunkel for advice about a possible Beatles reunion in the mid-1970s.Garfunkel had set aside his ongoing feud with Paul Simon for a series of reunion concerts and Lennon wanted...

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