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Lennon 'Considered National Threat'

Late music legend JOHN LENNON was convinced the American government bugged his house phone because it considered him a national threat. The former BEATLE, who famously accused the US government of spying on him...

Lennon: 'Split With Ono Made Me Insane'

Late legend JOHN LENNON felt he was losing his grip on sanity during his year-long separation from wife YOKO ONO in 1974. The former BEATLE, who was shot dead in 1980 by MARK...

Mccartney + Lennon Wrote Swimming Pool Song

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and JOHN LENNON wrote EIGHT DAYS A WEEK just so Lennon could buy himself a swimming pool with the profits. McCartney knew the BEATLES were rich when he and his songwriting...

Dr Moog Dies

Synthesiser pioneer DR ROBERT MOOG has died from brain cancer aged 71 at his North Carolina home. The musical inventor shot to fame when WALTER CARLOS used the Moog synthesiser on his...

London Launches Walk Of Fame

NICOLE KIDMAN, SIR ELTON JOHN and THE BEATLES are among 100 legendary British and Commonwealth stars to be honoured when London launches it's own Hollywood-style walk of fame next month (SEP05). The Avenue Of...

Stones Track Performed By Beatles To Be Released

New footage of members of THE BEATLES playing a ROLLING STONES song has emerged and will be aired for the first time on a forthcoming DVD. Deceased Beatles guitarist GEORGE HARRISON and drummer RINGO...

Newspaper Apologises For 'Miscarriage' Story

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has received an apology from a British newspaper which falsely claimed his wife had suffered a miscarriage. The former BEATLE and HEATHER MILLS-McCARTNEY were described as grief-stricken and struggling to...

Mccartney: 'We Were Robbed'

THE BEATLES were signed to a "slave contract" according to former BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, who is still furious at the way the supergroup were treated in the early sixties. The YESTERDAY hitmaker believes...

Mccartney's Money Motivation

THE BEATLES used to motivate themselves by imagining what they could buy with the profits their music made them, according to SIR PAUL McCARTNEY. When the legendary band first found fame in the 1960s...

Mccartney Wants Album Cash

Veteran rocker SIR PAUL McCARTNEY hopes his new album will bring in the cash because otherwise he can't consider it a success. The former BEATLE is famed for his business brain and insists if...

Homosexual Epstein Was Desperate To Marry

THE BEATLES' former manager BRIAN EPSTEIN romanced singers ALMA COGAN and MARIANNE FAITHFULL despite his homosexuality, in a desperate bid to bow to convention and find a wife. The tragic music mogul was unrequitedly...

Mccartney Begs Peta To Keep Fighting

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has urged animal rights campaigners never to give up fighting, insisting they can change the world and the underdog can win. The former BEATLE and staunch vegetarian has worked tirelessly for...

Dylan Hit Makes History

The release of BOB DYLAN's 1965 hit LIKE A ROLLING STONE has topped a poll of the most revolutionary moments in popular culture. The influential track has been hailed as the inspiration for...

Donovan: 'White Album Sound Is All Thanks To Me'

Folk star DONOVAN insists he is the mastermind behind the distinctive guitar sound championed by THE BEATLES on their eponymous 1968 LP, popularly known as THE WHITE ALBUM. The MELLOW YELLOW rocker claims JOHN...

Franz Ferdinand Desperate To Maintain Credibility

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are wary of courting international superstardom and becoming the next COLDPLAY, because they are concerned about losing their credibility. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers have already come under fire from...

Mccartney: 'My New Album Is Better Than The Beatles' Music'

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is convinced his new solo album will prove more popular than any of the discs he made in legendary foursome THE BEATLES. The 63-year-old expects his eagerly-awaited album CHAOS AND CREATION...

Blue Jeans Star Dies

THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS bassist LES BRAID died of terminal cancer in his home town of Liverpool, England on Sunday (31JUL05). He was 67. The veteran rocker, who played on the 1963 hit HIPPY,...

Gibb Receives Rock And Roll Diploma From Mccartney

The BEE GEES star ROBIN GIBB received a prestigious Rock and Roll diploma from SIR PAUL McCARTNEY on Friday (29JUL05) during a ceremony at the ex-BEATLE's Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) in England....

Lennon Tunic Fetches $175,000

A tunic worn by JOHN LENNON which influenced THE BEATLES' costumes on the cover of classic album SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND fetched $175,000 (GBP100,000) at auction yesterday (28JUL05). The A HARD DAY'S...

George Martin Disapproves Of Modern Technology

Legendary BEATLES producer GEORGE MARTIN disapproves of modern technology because now anyone can make a record in the comfort of their own home. Martin sealed his place in history by piecing together a string...

Scissor Sister Pays Tribute To Mccartney

SCISSOR SISTERS frontman JAKE SHEARS was so touched by a dream he had about SIR PAUL McCARTNEY he felt inspired to write a new song. The LAURA singer saw such vivid images of himself...

Mccartney's Contentious Link-up With Lexus

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is under fire for agreeing a sponsorship deal with luxury car manufacturer Lexus for his upcoming American tour this autumn (05) - because the company uses leather trim in its vehicles....

Dylan And Peel To Join UK Music Hall Of Fame

American singer BOB DYLAN and legendary British radio DJ JOHN PEEL will both be inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame later this year (05), in recognition of their outstanding contribution to popular culture....

Mccartney Airs New Song 'Written' With Harrison

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY claims he wrote a song for his new album with the help of GEORGE HARRISON - even though his former BEATLES bandmate died from cancer in 2001. The 63-year-old felt Harrison's...

Queen Top Poll To Find The Greatest Gig

QUEEN's legendary performance at Live Aid in 1985 has topped a poll of the greatest gigs of all time - attracting 80 per cent of all votes cast. The BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY rockers managed to...

Lennon Jacket To Raise A Fortune

JOHN LENNON's tunic - thought to have inspired the SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND album cover - is set to raise over $180,000 (GBP100,000) at auction this week (begs25JUL05) in London. The military...

Comets Return With Classics Album

BILL HALEY's COMETS are planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their smash-hit ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK by recording a new album with British rock legend GRAHAM NASH. The CROSBY, STILLS + NASH star...

Sgt Pepper's At Live 8 Is Fastest Selling Download

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and U2's version of the classic BEATLES track SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND is officially the fastest selling download ever. The 1967 song was re-released by ex-Beatle McCartney and U2...

Beatles Revisit Baseball Park

The BEATLES are to reform to say a fond farewell to a baseball stadium they performed at in 1966. Tribute group THE LIVERPOOL LEGENDS, who are managed by the late GEORGE HARRISON's sister LOUISE,...

Mccartney Dreams Of Beatles Reunion

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY predicts THE BEATLES would have reformed for LIVE 8 if all the band members had still been alive - because JOHN LENNON and GEORGE HARRISON would have been desperate to help the...

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