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Mccartney: 'Lennon's Songs Born Out Of Unhappy Past'

Late BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON's talent for songwriting was a result of profound heart-ache, according to bandmate SIR PAUL McCARTNEY. McCartney admits he has often attempted to write emotionally charged lyrics for songs, but...

11th October 2005

Mccartney Said No To Dylan's Songs

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY turned down the chance to buy the publishing rights to BOB DYLAN's songs because he didn't want the folk superstar calling him up to complain when he sold them. McCartney, whose...

11th October 2005

Stardust Locks His $1.8 Million Guitar Away

British rocker ALVIN STARDUST has been forced to place his favourite guitar in a bank vault because it's worth an estimated $1.8 million (GBP1 million). The 1970s hitmaker - famous for his gloved, all-black...

11th October 2005

Superfan Finds Beatles' Lost Shots

Lost photographs of THE BEATLES, tracked down and collected by superfan MARK HAYWARD, are being released in a new book. Hayward spent years purchasing the photographs and their copyrights for the new book, THE...

11th October 2005

Oasis Triumph At Q Awards

British rockers OASIS have triumphed at the Q Awards today (10OCT05), winning Best Album for DON'T BELIEVE THE TRUTH, and the People's Choice Award - but longstanding rivals COLDPLAY have taken home the top prize:...

10th October 2005

Presley's Wife To Sue Over Affair Claims

ELVIS PRESLEY's widow PRISCILLA is reportedly considering legal action over claims she had an affair with acclaimed photographer TERRY O'NEILL. New audio book WHEN THE BEATLES MET ELVIS, by British journalist CHRIS HUTCHINS, alleges...

10th October 2005

Gallagher: 'I Have No Time For Lennon's Campaigning'

OASIS singer LIAM GALLAGHER finds it difficult to appreciate the late JOHN LENNON's humanitarian efforts, despite the fact he has always loved the BEATLE's music. Gallagher, who named his son LENNON in honour of...

10th October 2005

Mill Mccartney: 'I Won't Be A Kept Woman'

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's attempts to turn his wife HEATHER into a lady of leisure are proving increasingly futile - because she refuses to be a kept woman. Former model Heather loves her independence, but...

10th October 2005

Lennon's Stamp Collection On Display

JOHN LENNON's stamp album has been put on display at Washington DC's Smithsonian National Postal Museum - and curators insist the find shows the late BEATLE was a fanatical collector. Officials at the museum...

10th October 2005

Cynthia's Dinner Invitation To Cheating Lennon And Ono

JOHN LENNON's first wife CYNTHIA was so shocked when she caught her husband cheating on her with YOKO ONO, she invited the lovers out to dinner. The late BEATLE's teenage sweetheart, who became his...

10th October 2005

Animal Lover Mccartney Thrilled With Pope's Anti-cruelty Stance

PAUL McCARTNEY is applauding new Pope BENEDICT's efforts to make the world a kinder place for animals - and he hopes fellow Catholics take time to think about the pontiff's message. The former BEATLE...

8th October 2005

Lennon: 'Julian Was A Mistake'

JOHN LENNON's first wife CYNTHIA wrote her new book about her life with the BEATLE, to prove to the world she wasn't just a simple wife who yearned to start a family with the rock...

7th October 2005

Mccartney Shocked By Mills' Beatles Ignorance

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY was amazed by his wife HEATHER's ignorance of his musical achievements. Heather, 37, wasn't born when THE BEATLES were at their peak, but McCartney, 63, still expected her to have heard...

7th October 2005

Lowe Shocked By West Wing Departure Response

Actor ROB LOWE was stunned by the reaction of his fellow gym users when he announced he was quitting THE WEST WING. The handsome star, who played SAM SEABORN in the White House drama...

6th October 2005

Mccartney Upset By Producer's Harsh Comments

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY came close to punching top producer NIGEL GODRICH and sacking him when the outspoken music man told the rocker his tunes were "crap" as they worked on his new album. McCartney...

6th October 2005

Mccartney: 'Martin's Hearing Loss Is Partly The Beatles' Fault'

According to (US) Rolling Stone SIR PAUL McCARTNEY holds himself and his fellow BEATLES partly responsible for music legend GEORGE MARTIN's hearing loss. The revered producer has been forced to retire because he no...

6th October 2005

Ono Hosts Lennon Memorial In Japan

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO is hosting a musical extravaganza in her native Japan this Friday (06OCT05) - in honour of what would have been the late BEATLE's 65th birthday (08OCT05). The 72-year-old artist...

4th October 2005

Ono: 'Lennon's Presence Is Stronger Than Ever'

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO insists the late BEATLE's presence is stronger than ever - and she can even see how he would have looked had he lived. The 72-year-old artist planned to commune...

4th October 2005

Lennon's 'Fling' Lasted Seven Years

JOHN LENNON enjoyed a lengthy and intimate relationship with his personal assistant MAY PANG, despite widespread belief their affair ended when the ex-BEATLE returned to his wife YOKO ONO. The pair's romance was thought...

3rd October 2005

Heartbreak Of Lennon's Ex

JOHN LENNON's first wife CYNTHIA claims she was mentally tortured by the former BEATLE, because he refused to admit his love for Japanese artist YOKO ONO. The pair married in 1962 but their relationship...

30th September 2005

Beatles Decorating Job Still On Show

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's early artistic efforts can still be seen at Liverpool's Casbah Coffee Club - he painted the ceiling of the English venue's Rainbow Room. McCartney and BEATLES bandmates GEORGE HARRISON and JOHN...

29th September 2005

Lennon Lyrics Fail To Sell

JOHN LENNON's handwritten THE BEATLES lyrics have failed to sell at auction, despite being tipped to fetch $360,000 (GBP200,000). The I'M ONLY SLEEPING verses, written on the back of a telephone bill, went under...

29th September 2005

Lennon's Son Reignites Feud With Yoko Ono

JOHN LENNON's eldest son JULIAN has reignited his public feud with his father's widow YOKO ONO by accusing her of trying to control the former BEATLE's legacy. Lennon was attending a book launch to...

29th September 2005

Bono And Izzard Take On Beatles Film

U2 rocker BONO and transvestite funnyman EDDIE IZZARD are set to star alongside EVAN RACHEL WOOD in new musical ACROSS THE UNIVERSE - a movie plotted around songs by THE BEATLES. The film will...

27th September 2005

Lennon Manuscript Up For Auction

The original manuscript of JOHN LENNON's hit song GIVE PEACE A CHANCE is to be sold at a London auction house in November (05). The late BEATLE composed the track on 1 June 1969...

25th September 2005

Daily Mail Apologises To Yoko Ono

British newspaper The Daily Mail has issued an official apology to JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO after alleging she photographed the singer's bloodstained glasses on the pavement outside their Dakota apartment on the night of...

23rd September 2005

Lennon Memorabilia To Be Auctioned Online

The white suit JOHN LENNON wore on the front cover of THE BEATLES album ABBEY ROAD is to be auctioned next month (OCT05) on the internet - for an expected $150,000 (GBP83,000). The sale...

22nd September 2005

Mccartney Felt Lennon's Presence At Beatles Reunion

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is convinced late rocker JOHN LENNON took on the form of a white peacock and visited his former THE BEATLES bandmates during a recording session for his song FREE AS A BIRD....

20th September 2005

Mccartney's Stage Dive Surprise

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY left the audience at his Saturday (17SEP05) show in Tampa, Florida, fearing for his life when he fell through an open trapdoor on the St Petersburg Times Forum's stage. The former...

20th September 2005

Mccartney Hails Blunt

BEATLES legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has hailed pop newcomer JAMES BLUNT as the future of music, after being impressed with the singer/songwriter's shirt removal in the video for his smash hit YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL. McCartney...

19th September 2005

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