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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...

Brian Epstein's Life To Be Made Into Biopic

Legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein's life is to be turned into a biopic, which will unearth secrets about the gay svengali.Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary has been developing the project, titled The Fifth Beatle, for years,...

Ringo Starr Survived The Blitz

The Beatles star Ringo Starr cheated death when he was just a baby after a Nazi bomb was dropped on his street, according to a new book.The drummer's native Liverpool, England was targeted in German...

Liam Gallagher Wants Johnny Depp For Beatles Movie

British rocker-turned-film producer Liam Gallagher wants Johnny Depp to take on a starring role in his forthcoming movie about The Beatles.Former Oasis frontman Gallagher is bringing Richard DiLello's book, The Longest Cocktail Party, to life...

The Beatles Entourage Set To Reunite For Cirque Du Soleil Anniversary

A few members and associates of the Beatles are set to get together in Las Vegas on 8 June to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Cirque Du Soleil's 'Love', the music-driven circus show from THE...

Rare Shots Of The Beatles' First U.s. Gig Up For Auction

Rare photographs of The Beatles' first ever concert in the U.S. are expected to fetch a total of $100,000 (£62,500) in July (11) when they are auctioned off in New York.The Fab Four made their...

Sir Paul Mccartney Mania Hits Peru

Sir Paul Mccartney was given a hero's welcome upon arriving in Peru on Sunday (08May11) as thousands of fans gathered at the airport to catch a glimpse of the Beatles legend.Devotees armed with homemade banners...

Beatles Trumpeter Mason Dead

David Mason, the trumpeter who played on the Beatles' Penny Lane, has died at the age of 85.He passed away on 29 April (11) after a brief battle with leukaemia. Paul MCCartney hired Mason for...

Ac/ac Dc Rule Out Going Digital

Rockers Ac Dc have ruled out following in the footsteps of the Beatles by bringing their music into the digital age as they are determined not to let their tracks be sold as internet downloads.The...

Paul Mccartney Announces Engagement To Nancy Shevell

Musical legend Paul Mccartney has announced that he is engaged to his American girlfriend Nancy Shevell. Paul Mccartney is seventeen years older than Shevell, and having been friends for years, the pair began dating four...

Sir Paul Mccartney Proposes To Girlfriend Nancy

Sir Paul Mccartney, the 68-year-old Beatles songwriter, has become engaged to his girlfriend of four years Nancy Shevell, according to People Magazine. Paul Mccartney met the New York businesswoman during a trip to the Hamptons...

Beatles, Stones And Sex Pistols To Form Olympic Supergroup?

The stars of Britain's most famous rock groups, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Sex Pistols, have been tipped to come together to form a spectacular supergroup for the launch of the London Olympics.Organisers of...

George Harrison Diaries To Be Published

Unseen photographs, personal letters, and diaries written by late Beatles star George Harrison are to be published in an illustrated history of his life.The legendary musician's widow Olivia will reveal dozens of previously unreleased documents...

Ringo Starr's Home Saved After Last-minute Ruling

The birthplace of Beatles legend Ringo Starr has been saved from demolition after a dramatic last-minute intervention by the British government.Officials in the drummer's hometown of Liverpool, England are planning to bulldoze dozens of dilapidated...

Lady Gaga: 'I'm Like Perfectionist Lennon'

Pop singer Lady Gaga has likened herself to Beatles legend John Lennon - because she too is "perpetually unhappy" with her finished products.The Bad Romance hitmaker admits she struggles with such strong bouts of perfectionism...

Sir Paul Mccartney Piano Hits High Note At Auction

The piano Sir Paul Mccartney used to write The Beatles' classic Yesterday has sold for $240,000 (£150,000).The singer sat at the 1926 Art Deco green miniature piano to compose the melody to Yesterday at singer...

John Lennon's Lucy Lyrics Up For Auction

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to classic Beatles tune Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds are to be auctioned off in Los Angeles next month (May11).Bosses at auction house Profiles in History expect the Fab Four...

The Beatles' First Contract Up For Auction

The Beatles' first recording contract is expected to fetch at least $80,000 (£50,000) when it is put up for grabs at auction.The seven-page document contains the signatures of the band's original line-up, including John W....

Ringo Starr Gives Drum Kit To Teenage Cancer Survivor

Beatles legend Ringo Starr has made one lucky fan's dreams come true after giving him his drum kit.Brain cancer survivor Alexx Kipp, who also suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, reached out to the rocker through the...

Beady Eye Releasing The Beatles Cover As Charity Single

Rocker Liam Gallagher has recorded a cover version of The Beatles' Across The Universe in a bid to boost his band's fundraising efforts for disaster-hit Japan.The singer recently recorded the track with his group Beady...

Lost Beatles Tour Shots Unearthed For New Photo Book

Lost photos of the Beatles taken by the band's late tour manager have been unearthed for a new book.Bob Bonis took the candid live and backstage shots in the mid-1960s - but always insisted on...

Website Bosses To Pay $1 Million For Illegally Selling Beatles Songs

Website chiefs who illegally sold songs by the Beatles over the internet have agreed to pay almost $1 million (£625,000) to record companies after reaching a settlement, California court papers showed on Monday (28Mar11).BlueBeat.com sold...

Ringo Starr's Birthplace Receives Final Demolition Order

Campaigners in Ringo Starr's hometown have failed in their bid to preserve the Beatles drummer's birthplace - local authorities are pressing ahead with plans to demolish the house where he was born.The musician's former family...

John Lennon's Peace Tower Lit For Ono Wedding Anniversary

John Lennon's Imagine Peace Tower is lighting up the skies over Iceland again - to celebrate the former Beatles star's marriage to Yoko Ono.The beam-of-light art installation on Vioey Island in Reykjavik was launched by...

Steve Martin Talks Paul Mccartney Collaboration

Steve Martin says he was left "flabbergasted" after working with Paul Mccartney on his recent solo album.Steve Martin, the American comedian who released his new bluegrass album 'Rare Bird Alert' yesterday (15th March 2011) has...

Steve Martin Works With Dixie Chicks And Mccartney

Steve Martin, the American actor and acclaimed comedian, released his latest bluegrass album 'Rare Bird Alert' yesterday (15th March 2011) and the record features a number of high profile collaborations, reports Cmt.com.Steve Martin has collaborated...

Yellow Submarine Remake Scrapped

A planned remake of Beatles movie Yellow Submarine has been scrapped by film bosses following numerous delays and setbacks.Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis set the project up and hired Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox...

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