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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...

Susan Boyle Musical Set For Global Tour

Susan Boyle's astonishing rise to fame is set to be played out in a new stage musical, reports the Associated Press. Susan Boyle, who rose to fame after appearing on the UK talent show 'Britain's...

Sir Paul Mccartney Wants Starr To Be Knighted

Sir Paul Mccartney has expressed his disappointment after his Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr failed to land a knighthood this year (11), because "it's about time" his friend received the honour.MCCartney received the title from Queen...

Sgt. Pepper Art Tops Albums Poll

The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has topped a new poll of best album covers.The colourful artwork on the 1967 classic, which features the Fab Four in a park, surrounded by cut-outs of...

Sir Paul Mccartney's Lawyers Block Cartoon Sale

A sale of cartoon drawings by Sir Paul Mccartney has been put on hold after a last-minute intervention by the Beatles legend's lawyers over an ownership issue.The cartoons were created by the Let It Be...

Sir Paul Mccartney's Christmas Tree Joy

Sir Paul Mccartney was delighted to get rid of aides and hangers-on after The Beatles split, so he could finally fulfil his dream of buying his own Christmas tree.The Hey Jude hitmaker became frustrated in...

The Beatles Gambled With Minnesota Programme Cash

The Beatles gambled away the proceeds from sales of their programmes as they waited to take the stage at Minnesota's Twins Stadium in 1965.Ray Crump, the equipment manager for the venue's home baseball team, the...

Sir Paul Mccartney And Ono Celebrate Beatles Show Anniversary

Sir Paul Mccartney and John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono hit Las Vegas on Wednesday (08Jun11) to celebrate Cirque du Soleil's hit Beatles show.George Harrison's widow Olivia and rocker son Dhani also showed up for the...

Michael Jackson 'Thriller' Jacket To Sell For $400k?

Michael Jackson's iconic 'Thriller' jacket could sell for as much as $400k when it is auctioned later this month. It is estimated that Jackson's recognisable red-and-black jacket will fetch within the region of $200k-$400k but...

The Beatles Assistant: 'Lazy Lennon Was Always Sleeping'

The Beatles' longtime assistant Tony Bramwell is convinced the Fab Four would not have recorded as many classics in their later years had it not been for Paul Mccartney - because John Lennon was too...

Johnson Snubbed Beatles White House Invite

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson turned down his daughter's request to invite The Beatles to the White House - because he felt the timing was all wrong following the assassination of his predecessor John F....

Comedy Duo Couldn't Understand Lennon Backstage At Ed Sullivan Show

The comedy duo which appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show when The Beatles made their iconic U.S. TV debut couldn't understand a word John Lennon said when he met them backstage.Mitzy MCCall and Charlie Brill...

Rubber Soul Inspired Brian Wilson To Write Pet Sounds

Beach Boys star Brian Wilson has credited the Beatles' Rubber Soul album and marijuana for inspiring the iconic Pet Sounds recordings.The Good Vibrations hitmaker hosted a listening party at his home when the Fab Four's...

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