Beatles Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


10th August 2016

Quote: "I had a very, very, very young man once - I was more than 18 years older - but the reason I knew it was not going to work was because he once said to me, 'Paul MCCartney had a band before Wings?' And that is the thing that says, 'Oh... How good is the sex?!'" Actress Whoopi Goldberg, 60, has sworn off dating toyboys after one young lover had no idea who The Beatles were.


20th June 2016

Fact: Director Ron Howard's authorised documentary film about the early years of legendary British rockers The Beatles is to be released in select U.S. cinemas on 16 September (16). The movie, titled The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, made with the full cooperation of surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and the Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widows of deceased members John Lennon and George Harrison, will also be made available on the internet streaming service Hulu on 17 September (16).


23rd December 2015

Tweet: "Are you ready Christmas Eve 12:01 AM we are coming to you from out of the blue peace and love peace love... I am excited I hope you are too peace and love strawberry fields forever." Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrates the release of the Fab Four's back catalogue on music streaming services.


7th July 2015

Tweet: "Happiest of birthdays to @ringostarrmusic on this special day. It's my Dad's too - he would have been 113!" Sir Paul McCartney sends his best wishes to his former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr as he marks his 75th birthday on Tuesday (07Jul15).


6th May 2015

Fact: Filmmaker Ron Howard's new Beatles documentary will be among the films seeking sales and distribution deals at the Cannes Film Festival in France later this month (May15). The untitled movie traces the band's rise and uses new technology to repair and sync footage from shows at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, in Hamburg, Germany and the Beatles' final tour stop at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.


30th January 2015

Fact: The Beatles' peace anthem All You Need Is Love has been picked to help sell Ecuador as a vacation destination in a new ad. The commercial will debut in America during the Super Bowl on Sunday (01Feb15) and the title of the 1967 hit has been adopted for a new tourism campaign, #AllYouNeedisEcuador.


29th December 2014

Fact: Beatles veteran Ringo Starr is to release a new album in 2015. The currently untitled project will be his 18th studio record and his first new release in two years.


17th December 2014

Quote: "I am, I definitely am. I'm really excited about that..." Sir Paul McCartney is looking forward to honouring his former The Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr with the Award for Musical Excellence at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony next year (15). The drummer will become the last member of The Beatles to be saluted by organisation bosses as a solo artist.


2nd October 2014

Fact: A signed mint-copy of the Beatles 1963 album Please Please Me has gone under the hammer at auction for over $35,000 (Gbp22,000).


7th February 2014

Fact: John Lennon's singer son Sean teamed up with rockers The Flaming Lips to pay tribute to The Beatles with a cover of Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds during Thursday's (06Feb14) U.S. broadcast of The Late Show With David Letterman. The Tv gig was part of a week-long series of performances to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's first American Tv gig, which took place on 9 February, 1964 at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater, where the Letterman show tapes.


15th October 2013

Fact: The floorboards of the church where The Beatles legends Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon first met almost 60 years ago have been put on online auction site eBay. Bids on the block of wood from St. Peter's Church in Liverpool had already reached $750 (£500), with eight days of the auction left. All proceeds will go towards the church.


23rd August 2013

Fact: A jacket worn by The Beatles legend John Lennon in the '60s sold for $10,350 (£6,900) at an auction on Thursday (22Aug13). The Imagine singer left the blue garment in Britain when he moved to the U.S. in 1971.


22nd March 2013

Tweet: "Congratulations Well Done beatle boys. Please please me. The start of it all. Peace and love R". Beatles drummer Ringo Starr marks the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's debut release on Friday (22Mar13).


18th March 2013

Fact: A new blue plaque commemorating The Beatles stars John Lennon and George Harrison has been unveiled in London. The memorial was placed on the site of a shop on Baker Street once owned by the band's Apple Corps company. It replaces a previous plaque which was solely dedicated to Lennon.


17th February 2013

Quote: "I'd been there with my father and his friends, I've worked there for a lot of Beatles stuff... but it was my first time recording something we've written. It was like a rite of passage. I'm honoured to have been able to do it." George Harrison's son Dhani felt lucky to be able to record the score for new movie Beautiful Creatures in the same Abbey Road studios in London where his dad and his Beatles bandmates performed.


20th November 2012

Quote: "I've known her since I was 20. I met her in London when I was starting out, and I had no idea who she was... One night we were joking about a guy we knew from Liverpool, and she said, 'That's so on the mark because, you know, my dad is from there.' I said, 'Your dad's from Liverpool?' I had no idea. She's totally unassuming. I was clueless." Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones was unaware her designer pal Stella Mccartney was the daughter of Beatles legend Paul McCartney.


10th October 2012

Fact: Dozens of Beatles fans held a candlelit vigil at John Lennon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday night (09Oct12) to celebrate what would have been the late singer/songwriter's 72nd birthday. The devotees ate birthday cake, signed a card and sang the slain hero's peace anthem Imagine.


9th October 2012

Tweet: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY John Lennon." Whoopi Goldberg remembers the late Beatles legend, who would have turned 72 on Tuesday (09Oct12).


5th October 2012

Fact: Two icons of Britain in the 1960s - The Beatles and James Bond - are celebrating their 50th birthday on Friday (05Oct12). The first 007 movie, Dr. No, was released on exactly the same day as the Fab Four's debut single, Love Me Do, in 1962.


5th September 2012

Fact: A leather jacket worn by The Beatles legend George Harrison is expected to sell for as much as $192,000 (£120,000) at a Bonhams auction in December (12). The guitarist wore the jacket at the Fab Four's early gigs in Liverpool, England and in Hamburg, Germany.


12th August 2012

Fact: Fans of late singer John Lennon have a chance to own the Beatles star's former home in Surrey, England - it is on the market for $24 million (£15 million).


9th July 2012

Quote: "It's just another number, isn't it? You know, that's how it is - it used to be just two years. Ooh, now five. Now 40..." Ringo Starr has no plans to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut single Love Me Do later this year (12).


18th June 2012

Tweet: "Happy Birthday Paul McCartney! You may be 70 but we still fancy you!" British singer Eliza Doolittle sends her best wishes to The Beatles star on his milestone birthday on Monday (18Jun12).


18th May 2012

Quote: "I've been asked to write my autobiography and really they only want 8 years (1962-1970), and I keep saying it would be five volumes before I even got into the band!" The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr rules out writing a memoir because he has too much to say.


8th May 2012

Fact: Producers of U.S. show Mad Men paid $250,000 (£156,000) to use The Beatles track Tomorrow Never Knows in an episode - five times the normal amount to licence a song for TV.


13th March 2012

Quote: "Whenever I see Stella, she prods me in the ribs and says, 'Dad is really grateful you cost him £50 million. Thanks for that!' I'm sure Stella's thrilled, too, because it's her inheritance." Piers Morgan admits Sir Paul McCartney's daughter Stella blames him for introducing the Beatles legend to his ex-wife Heather Mills. The Hey Jude hitmaker was forced to hand over a large slice of his fortune to Mills as part of their divorce settlement.


10th February 2012

Tweet: "Dear Paul McCartney at last all four stars shine brightly together. I know John is very happy for you on this special day. Lots of love Yoko." Yoko Ono reaches out to her late husband John Lennon's Beatles bandmate following his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Thursday (09Feb12).


9th February 2012

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is set to play songs from his new album Kisses On The Bottom during a free live streaming performance on iTunes on Thursday (09Feb12). The Beatles legend will perform the tracks from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. The album was released on Tuesday (07Feb12).


31st January 2012

Fact: British funnyman Russell Brand interviewed Beatles legend Ringo Starr for a special radio broadcast in Hollywood on Monday (30Jan12). The pair chatted about George Harrison and Eric Clapton during SiriusXM's Town Hall show.


16th December 2011

Quote: "I'd always wanted to go and play that song. It was amazing." Sir Paul McCartney had a blast performing The Beatles' track Back in the U.S.S.R. - twice - in Moscow on Wednesday (14Dec11).


5th December 2011

Fact: Beatles-obsessed rocker Noel Gallagher was left red-faced on Danish TV when he came second in a quiz about the Fab Four, losing out on first place in a tiebreaker.


4th December 2011

Fact: A classic Aston Martin once owned by Beatles legend George Harrison is set to go under the hammer in London on Wednesday (07Dec11). The luxury car is expected to fetch as much as $416,000 (£260,000).


3rd November 2011

Fact: Boy band Big Time Rush are hoping to introduce their young fans to the music of the Beatles by performing four of the Fab Four's tunes in their new London-based TV movie. The quartet will belt out A Hard Day's Night, Revolution, We Can Work it Out and Help! in Big Time Movie.


2nd October 2011

Quote: “If John and George were still here it’s highly likely we would’ve had a Beatles reunion. I think we would’ve mellowed to the point where we would’ve said, ‘Come on, let’s do it’." Sir Paul McCartney is convinced the Beatles would have staged a comeback if George Harrison and John Lennon were still alive.


9th September 2011

Fact: The Beatles are back at the top of the U.S. charts following the digital release of the band's back catalogue. Hits album 1 has made its digital debut on the iTunes chart at number one, despite the fact that the songs on the compilation have been available as downloads since 2009.


25th August 2011

Fact: An Aston Martin car once owned by Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney is expected to fetch $650,000 (£400,000) at an auction next month (Sep11).


19th July 2011

Fact: Beatles legend Ringo Starr launched his latest art exhibition in Vienna, Austria over the weekend (16-17Jul11). The drummer began experimenting with painting in the 1990s, but now uses computers to create digital pieces, and he launched his latest collection at the G-Pop gallery in Vienna in a show called The Art Of Ringo Starr.


10th July 2011

Quote: "I'm nervous ahead of every gig. I feel like running away three seconds before I'm due on stage. But I'm all right as soon as I get the mic in my hand." Even after 50 years in the spotlight, Beatles legend Ringo Starr still gets stage fright.


6th July 2011

Fact: Bosses of the Beatles-themed Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool, England are offering free accommodation to any guests named after the Fab Four to mark World Beatles Day later this month (Jul11).


14th June 2011

Quote: "I think it's highly likely... I think we would have mellowed to the point where we would have said, 'Come on, let's do it.'" Paul McCartney believes the Beatles would have reunited had John Lennon survived his assassination in 1980.


14th June 2011

Quote: "I didn't know I was making an album; I was just keeping going... It was really me just sorta trying to find something to do, rather than just drink and watch TV." Paul McCartney on his first solo album following the Beatles' split.


25th April 2011

Quote: "When I first met them I wasn't convinced that they were able to write a good song. But now, looking back on history, the catalogue of songs that they have conceived is fantastic. And I would have given my eyeteeth to have written even one of them." Sir George Martin had his doubts about signing The Beatles.


24th February 2011

Quote: "My aunt used to babysit Ringo. And he was a monster, apparently!" Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall reveals her little-known link to Ringo Starr. The actress was born in Liverpool, England - the former Beatles star's home city.


23rd February 2011

Quote: "I didn't mind when something like that happened with the Grey Album. But the record company minded. They put up a fuss. But it was like, 'Take it easy guys, it's a tribute.'" Sir Paul McCartney insists he wasn't bothered by Dangermouse's mash-up of THE Beatles' White Album and JAY-Z's Black Album.


9th February 2011

Fact: Wednesday (09Feb11) marks the 50th anniversary of THE Beatles' debut at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. The Fab Four played a lunchtime set at the fabled venue they went on to make famous. They were reportedly paid $4.50 (£3) for the show.


23rd November 2010

Fact: THE Beatles are a big hit online - the Fab Four has sold more than two million songs and more than 450,000 albums after releasing digital tracks through music retailer iTunes last week (ends19Nov10). The legendary band entered the digital age on 16 November (10) after more than two years of negotiations.


10th November 2010

Fact: A military jacket worn by Beatles legend John Lennon in 1966 is expected to fetch as much as $188,000 (£125,000) when it goes under the hammer in Los Angeles next month (Dec10).


5th November 2010

Fact: Lady GaGa has been recording songs for her new album, BORN THIS WAY, at London's famous Abbey Road studios, where the Beatles recorded most of their hits, including their 1969 record of the same name.


24th October 2010

Fact: A plaque paying tribute to late Beatles legend John Lennon has been unveiled by his widow Yoko Ono at the first home the couple shared in London. The blue sign has been placed at the property in the city's Montagu Square, where the pair lived in 1968. Lennon's bandmates Ringo Starr and Paul MCCartney, as well as Jimi Hendrix, also resided at the house at one time.


25th August 2010

Fact: A DAY IN THE LIFE has landed at number one in a new Rolling Stone magazine poll to find the best Beatles song. The track beat I Wanna Hold Your Hand.


23rd August 2010

Fact: Scripts for THE Beatles' films A HARD DAY'S NIGHT and HELP have been donated to the British Film Institute by Richard Lester. The director has also handed over memorabilia including letters from Audrey Hepburn, Raquel Welch and Spike Milligan to the archive.


28th June 2010

Fact: The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was inducted into the Mohegan Sun Hall of Fame on Sunday night (27Jun10) prior to his gig at the Connecticut casino's indoor arena.


2nd June 2010

Quote: "Some of the songs you write, you don't know where they come from. So I have to believe in the magic." Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney is baffled by his own songwriting genius.


17th May 2010

Fact: John Lennon biopic NOWHERE BOY will open in America on 9 October (10) - the day before what would have been the late beatle's 70th birthday.


20th April 2010

Fact: Construction workers at John Lennon's former home in England have discovered what they believe to be the Beatles legend's secret stash of drugs. A bag containing broken glass bottles has been unearthed at the site. Lennon reportedly buried bottles of LSD in the grounds of his mansion in 1967 - and subsequently forgot the location of the hiding place.


12th April 2010

Fact: The Vatican marked the 40th anniversary of THE Beatles' break-up this weekend (10-11Apr10) by paying tribute to the Fab Four in its official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano. Editors printed two articles and a front page cartoon of the band's Abbey Road album cover, 40 years after John Lennon declared the group "more popular than Jesus".


31st March 2010

Quote: "The first time we came here, we were little kids... We thought we were great big men... You couldn’t hear anything we were singing because of the girls screaming... Nowadays, we are louder." Sir Paul McCartney on returning to the Hollywood Bowl for two dates without the Beatles. The Fab Four played at the historic venue in 1964 and 1965.


2nd March 2010

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is set to play his first tour date in Scotland for 20 years. The former Beatles star will perform at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 20 June (10) - his first visit to the country since his 1990 World Tour.


18th January 2010

Quote: "I've never called him 'Sir' and I'm afraid it'll be a cold day in hell when I do." Ringo Starr refuses to call former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney by his proper title.


19th December 2009

Quote: "We were doing a backing vocal and it went horribly wrong, someone said an expletive and suddenly we did the mix, it was finished and it was out. It was only afterwards we noticed." Sir Paul McCartney on how a swear word ended up on the Beatles' HEY JUDE record.


28th November 2009

Quote: "We weren't ready for the kind of adulation... Looking back it's fabulous. You forget the horrors and the bad things (and) when you really got fed up." Former Beatles rocker Sir Paul McCartney prefers to ignore the downside of Fab Four fame.


16th November 2009

Quote: "All he wanted to know was how my dad was. I said, 'Yeah, he's alright,' and that was about it. He said he liked my album and I said I was a bit of a fan of his work, too." Lily Allen wasn't impressed upon meeting Sir Paul McCartney when the beatle seemed more interested in her actor father Keith.


15th November 2009

Fact: British actor Christopher Eccleston has taken on the role of John Lennon for a new BBC drama. The ELIZABETH star plays the late beatle in NAKED, which tells the story of Lennon's life.


4th November 2009

Quote: "I saw THE Beatles on top of Melbourne Town Hall (in Australia) and a million people below. They were so successful. We were furious!" Bee Gees singer BARRY GIBB was jealous of The Beatles' popularity.


28th October 2009

Fact: Rockers Pearl Jam are the latest group to be immortalised in a video game. The ALIVE hitmakers are working on their own version of musical play-along ROCK BAND, which saw sales soar with the launch of a Beatles version earlier this year (09).


20th October 2009

Fact: THE Beatles: ROCK BAND has sold more that 500,000 copies since it hit shelves last month (Sep09). The game has shifted 595,000 units, outselling GUITAR HERO 5 by almost 100,000 in the same time period.


17th October 2009

Fact: A rare Beatles album has been found in the attic of a late Capitol Record executive. Oregon collector John Tefteller found the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band record while sifting through vinyl at the request of the unnamed music boss' widow. The album features executives' heads replacing those of the celebrities on the original sleeve. Tefteller's research suggests only 100 copies of the sleeve were produced - as 1967 Christmas gifts.


26th September 2009

Fact: Harry Connick Jr. has recorded a French and Italian version of the Beatles' AND I LOVE HER with former model and French First Lady Carla Bruni. The U.S. crooner says, "She's the First Lady of France (and) I'm probably not allowed to say how sexy it was, but it was pretty sexy."


22nd September 2009

Fact: All 16 items in the Beatles remastered catalogue hit the Amazon.com top 20 within a day of going on release on 9 September (09). More than 235,000 copies of albums like Abbey Road and Let It Be were sold around the world in the first two days.


18th September 2009

Quote: "All we have to do is stay alive and we'll always be five years ahead of THE Beatles, five years ahead of THE Rolling Stones - they've all still got five years to go before they can celebrate their 50th." SIR Cliff Richard is pleased to celebrate his 50th year in rock by touring with his old band The Shadows.


18th September 2009

Fact: A 1966 magazine signed by late Beatles legend John Lennon and containing an interview in which he famously claimed the band was more popular than Jesus has sold at auction for $12,713 (£8,475). A New York-based surgeon purchased the issue of Datebook.


14th September 2009

Quote: "There are many wonderful memories but that was amazing. It was very cold and at the time I didn't fully appreciate it. But when I think about it now, I feel nostalgic. It was beautiful." Yoko Ono loved the Beatles final concert on the roof of the Apple Building in London in 1969.


14th September 2009

Quote: "All you need is love - and a spaceship." Bono opened U2's North America tour with a futuristic Beatles message in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday night (13Sep09).


9th September 2009

Quote: "A lot of people say something like the Beatles could never happen again. I hope it can, I think it can, as long as kids continue to be inspired by music." Sir Paul McCartney feels positive about the future of the record industry.


4th September 2009

Fact: The London house where John Lennon and Yoko Ono shot their nude cover for the TWO VIRGINS album is set to be given a commemorative plaque. The Beatles legend will be one of only a few people to be honoured twice with a blue plaque, placed on homes or buildings of cultural significance in the U.K. - his childhood Liverpool home also bears the prestigious honour.


3rd September 2009

Quote: "It's an occupational hazard; people make up a story, and then you find yourself having to deal with this fictitious stuff. I think the worst thing that happened was that I could see people sort of looking at me more closely: 'Were his ears always like that?'" Paul McCartney on the conspiracy theory he had died in 1966 and was replaced in the Beatles by a lookalike called William Campbell.


27th August 2009

Fact: A movie telling the story of THE Beatles manager Brian Epstein and his early years with the band is in the pipeline. A LIFE IN THE DAY was written by Tony Gottelson and will be produced by David Permut, reports Variety.


15th August 2009

Fact: The upcoming THE Beatles: ROCK BAND videogame will feature previously unreleased studio chatter between the Fab Four and producer George Martin. Forty-five of the groups hits will feature in the release, which is set to become a big seller when it hits stores in September (09).


9th August 2009

Fact: Hundreds of Beatles fans headed to Abbey Road in London on Saturday (08Aug09) to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic photograph which featured on their last album cover. In the picture, which appeared on their Abbey Road record, the four-piece are seen walking over a pedestrian crossing on the famous street.


4th August 2009

Fact: The world premiere of NOWHERE BOY, which chronicles the early years of late Beatles star John Lennon, will close this year's (Oct09) London Film Festival.


2nd August 2009

Fact: Paul McCartney dedicated Beatles hit MICHELLE to America's First Lady Michelle Obama during a concert in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (01Aug09).


17th July 2009

Quote: "They should have made a super group called the Bones." Pop star Justin Timberlake wishes the Rolling Stones and THE Beatles had merged to form a new supergroup.


27th May 2009

Fact: Beatles fans can bid on the white iron balcony railings John Lennon purchased in the 1960s for his aunt MIMI when they go under the hammer on Wednesday (27May09).


13th May 2009

Quote: "I was a rebel from Japan, and John was a rebel from the U.K. But maybe people had this idea that John was a pop-rock star and I was an Asian woman walking behind him." John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono on the public disapproval of her relationship with the tragic beatle.


25th April 2009

Fact: The pink dress worn by Madonna in the promo for her 1985 hit MATERIAL GIRL is expected to fetch $120,000 (£80,000) when it goes up for auction on Tuesday (28Apr09). The frock will go under the hammer as part of the Fame Bureau's Rock 'n' Roll Art and Soul online sale which also lists a Beatles bass drum skin once owned by Ringo Starr.


21st April 2009

Fact: John Lennon was a budding professional soccer star before he joined THE Beatles. The late star dreamed of playing for England's Liverpool Football Club, according to pal Pete Best.


17th April 2009

Quote: "These people aren't here to hear the music, they're here to look at a wax dummy of George Harrison." Late Beatles star GEORGE HARRISON's son Dhani Harrison accepts many people in the audience at his thenewno2 shows aren't really fans.


4th April 2009

Quote: "It was a great gift the Maharishi gave us. For me it came at a time when we were looking for something to stabilise us towards the end of the crazy 1960s. I think it's a great thing." Sir Paul McCartney is grateful to MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI for teaching him the benefits of meditation during a trip to India with his Beatles bandmates during their heyday. The legendary rocker will perform at director David Lynch's charity concert in New York on Saturday (04Apr09) to aid The David Lynch Foundation, which aims to promote meditation in schools.


1st April 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is expanding his luxury home in the Hamptons, New York - the former beatle is having a three-bedroom guest house built on his land at an estimated cost of $200,000 (£140,845), reports the New York Post's Page Six.


24th March 2009

Quote: "I have to admit that I still pinch myself that having started out as Paul McCartney's assistant, Im now Paul MCCartneys friend." Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein still can't believe he's pals with a beatle.


10th March 2009

Quote: "We did I SAW HER STANDING THERE and he sang LET IT BE. I just sat at the piano like a lump on a log watching Paul McCartney play Shea Stadium. It was poetry." Billy Joel can't shake the magical memory of having MCCartney join him for a concert just before the demolition of New York's sports mecca, where the Beatles once famously performed.


9th February 2009

Quote: "Thank you, and sorry to Sir Paul McCartney for blatantly recycling the Sergeant Pepper outfits, sorry boss." Coldplay star Will Champion apologises for the military-inspired outfits he and his bandmates wore to the Grammy Awards, admitting the band stole the fashion idea from THE Beatles.


9th February 2009

Quote: "Thank you, and sorry to Sir Paul McCartney for blatantly recycling the Sergeant Pepper outfits, sorry boss." Coldplay star Will Champion apologises for the military-inspired outfits he and his bandmates wore to the Grammy Awards, admitting the band stole the fashion idea from THE Beatles.


29th January 2009

Quote: "I've got this thing about (an) animal's right to live on this earth, that we shouldn't kill them and eat them as human beings. The Dalai Lama is with me on this (but) in an emergency perhaps the Dalai Lama would eat me." Former beatle, vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney explains the loopholes of not eating meat.


22nd January 2009

Quote: "It's like ROB's one of the Jonas Brothers or the Beatles. I don't know how he deals with it." Rob Pattinson's TWILIGHT co-star Ashley Greene has no idea how the movie hunk is dealing with his overnight fame.


17th January 2009

Quote: "You don't call him RINGO if you know him. You call him RICHARD, or he'll come at you with a pitchfork." CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM star Richard Lewis on former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and his hatred of his rock pseudonym.


16th January 2009

Fact: Pop sensation Lady GaGa has a peace sign inked on her wrist in tribute to late beatle and GIVE PEACE A CHANCE hitmaker John Lennon.


15th January 2009

Quote: "I would love to work with Ringo again. We don't rule it out... He's a great drummer, and we're used to each other." Sir Paul McCartney is fired up about the prospect of reuniting with surviving Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr.


19th December 2008

Fact: Superproducer Mark Ronson has created a list of his top 100 acts of all time, including THE Beatles, Radiohead and GUNS N' ROSES. Ronson had mentions for recent collaborators THE Kaiser Chiefs and Lily Allen but left his Grammy Award-winning pal Amy Winehouse off the list.


26th November 2008

Fact: A poem former Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney wrote for late British comedian Spike Milligan sold for $9,250 (GBP6,000) at an auction in London on Tuesday (25Nov08).


24th November 2008

Fact: A rare early print of the THE Beatles' White Album sold for $28,651 (GBP19,201) on internet auction site eBay on Monday (24Nov08) to an unknown Austrian bidder.


6th November 2008

Quote: "We're really looking forward to seeing the Liverpool audiences because this is where pop music began, I think." Take That frontman GARY BARLOW pays homage to the Beatles as their hometown Liverpool plays host to the 2008 MTV EMAs.


4th November 2008

Fact: AC DC stars MALCOLM and Angus Young's brother ALEX was one of the first songwriters signed to the Beatles' Apple publishing company.


31st October 2008

Fact: George Harrison's son DHANI has recorded a new album at his late father's Friar Park estate with the former beatle's vintage gear. The album, You Are Here - recorded under the name Thenewno2, is only available as a download on iTunes.


29th October 2008

Fact: A rare film of THE Beatles has been discovered by a British fan in the back of a drawer. The 8 millimetre reel, a silent film of a Fab Four gig in Kansas, is expected to fetch around $9,360 (GBP6,000) when it goes up for auction in the coming weeks.


7th October 2008

Quote: "BROOKLYN just loves THE Beatles. Can't get him to listen to any of my records, though!" Former SPICE GIRL Victoria Beckham on her eldest son's musical tastes.


3rd October 2008

Quote: "I ripped up a bit of the floor when we recorded the album as a bit of a souvenir." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher wanted to remember his time at the Beatles' former studio in London's Abbey Road.


22nd September 2008

Quote: "That to me was like when Matisse turned his back on painting and decided that everything he wanted to say artistically from now on could be said by a few simple shapes cut out of paper. It was as if ELVIS had left Vegas in the 70s and started to play with the punks." Sean Lennon on his late father John Lennon forming THE PLASTIC ONO BAND in 1969 with his widow, Yoko Ono, before the dissolution of THE Beatles.


6th September 2008

Fact: Elvis Presley's application for a concealed-gun permit for the state of California has sold for $81,740 (GBP44,200) at an auction in London. The sale also offered a management contract signed by the Beatles and Brian Epstein, which sold for $426,000 (GBP230,300).


8th August 2008

Fact: Oasis star Liam Gallagher has written a tribute to John Lennon for the band's new album. The singer is a lifelong fan of the late beatle - even naming his eight-year-old son after the music legend.


1st August 2008

Quote: "It was an album of strings of songs seemingly strung in that order for almost no reason. It was hodge-podge in a grand way, showing the state of mind that they were in then. I liked that." John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono is still a fan of THE Beatles' White Album.


1st August 2008

Quote: "The first record I ever bought on CD was SGT PEPPER'S. It would have been '87, I got Sgt Pepper's, then Revolver and then THE WHITE ALBUM. And I remember listening to The White Album and thinking, 'What the f**k is all that about?'. It was like opening a treasure chest." Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher on his obsession with THE Beatles.


16th July 2008

Fact: Former Beatles drummer Pete Best, who was famously replaced by Ringo Starr in 1962, is set to release his first ever solo album at the age of 66.


11th July 2008

Fact: The drum which features on the cover of the Beatles' SGT. Pepper album has been sold at auction house Christie's in London for $1 million (GBP500,000).


8th July 2008

Quote: "It's very difficult. I used to say Rain, but there is Day in The Life. There's Drive My Car. I mean, there's too many tracks really. I've never been able to like say, that one, you know?" Ringo Starr can't decide on his favourite Beatles song.


26th June 2008

Quote: "If I could be someone else I'd be John Lennon. I'd be curious to find out what it would be like to be a man, and you can't get much cooler than John Lennon." Singer Alanis Morissette would love to spend a day in the life of the late beatle.


12th June 2008

Fact: The hand-painted bass drum featured on THE Beatles' 1967 album SGT. Pepper'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND is expected to fetch over $300,000 (GBP150,000) when it is auctioned off in London in November (08).


12th June 2008

Fact: The solo Beatles are set for an odd tribute as part of the International Beatle Week in Liverpool, England later this summer (Aug08) - U.S. covers act AMERICAN ENGLISH will present an imaginary 1972 Fab Four show featuring the tunes JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE and RINGO first recorded after the band split.


9th June 2008

Fact: A team of pensioners in Liverpool, England have volunteered to keep a 24 hour watch over a statue of John Lennon after it was targeted by robbers stealing the wire-rimmed spectacles from the Beatles star's likeness.


6th June 2008

Fact: Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney is hosting an online virtual dinner party to raise money for an anti-landmine charity. The singer is giving away a free song download to any one who registers for the event and donates $25 (GBP12.50)


29th May 2008

Fact: A massive 14-foot (4.2 metre) mural of the Beatles has been erected in the band's hometown of Liverpool, England. The whole group are pictured with images of former members Pete Best and STUART SUTCLIFFE walking away.


5th May 2008

Quote: "We always say GEORGE fought for me because someone would say, 'What are you doing with him?' and George would shout back... He wasn't always a guru." Ringo Starr on George Harrison's support when he joined the Beatles full-time and sparked fights at early Liverpool, England concerts.


21st April 2008

Quote: "They ruined rock and roll. They put Motown out of business. So I never bought a new record ever until punk came out. THE Beatles led to The Monkees. And it was a little hard hearing Lennon sing about 'No Possessions' when he was living in the Dakota." Filmmaker John Waters hates The Beatles.


7th April 2008

Quote: "It did seem a bit too zany for my taste in movies... It was a little bit over the top, all the cuts and plots in the thing." Mick Jagger is not a fan of THE Beatles' quirky movies.


4th March 2008

Fact: The cast of Amy Adams' new film MRS. PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY recorded the film's soundtrack in Abbey Road's fabled Studio 2, where THE Beatles and Pink Floyd worked on some of their most famous albums.


21st February 2008

Quote: "I couldn't have my mates round and say, 'Here's my trophy room.' I'd be a bit embarrassed!" Sir Paul McCartney doesn't have a special room dedicated to housing his multiple awards. The former beatle picked up the Outstanding Contribution To Music prize at London's Brit Awards on Wednesday (20Feb08).


19th February 2008

Quote: "Truth is that I haven't written it and I never do. I try and just pick up something on the night you know... I'll probably try and work my family in because they're cool and I need to thank them constantly, or they'll kill me." Sir Paul McCartney refuses to plan his acceptance speech for Wednesday's (20Feb08) Brit Awards. The former beatle will be presented with the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the London ceremony.


25th January 2008

Quote: "It was probably the only time he played to 70 million people." Ringo Starr on magician FRED KAPS, who performed after the Beatles' fabled performance on America's ED SULLIVAN SHOW in 1964.


18th January 2008

Quote: "It seems that anyone I'm near, I'm dating. And recently it was MACca. But it was such a thrill to perform with him. I was looking at him and thinking, 'Legend!'" Pop singer Kylie Minogue insists her interest in Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney is strictly professional.


18th January 2008

Fact: Ringo Starr's new tune HARRY'S SONG is a tribute to the former beatle's late pal, singer HARRY NILSSON.


17th January 2008

Quote: "It was the worst track we ever had to record. It went on for f**king weeks. I thought it was mad." Ringo Starr remembers how difficult it was recording MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER for THE Beatles's ABBEY ROAD album.


20th December 2007

Quote: "Every time I get asked the FUGEE question I feel like Paul McCartney from the Beatles". Wyclef Jean on the possibility of a reunion with former bandmates Lauryn Hill and Pras of THE FUGEES.


17th December 2007

Quote: "I was sitting next to him and thinking, 'This is the dumbest thing I could have ever done.' I kept trying to look at him to see his reaction to different things. I even heard him singing at one point - under his breath." ACROSS THE UNIVERSE director Julie Taymor on screening her Beatles music for SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY.


12th December 2007

Quote: "George Harrison and I used to joke, 'Okay guys, we've done it now. The next album is going to be called Scraping The Bottom Of The Barrel." Sir Paul McCartney on the recording of THE Beatles' Anthology series in the 1990s.


27th November 2007

Fact: REAL LOVE, the John Lennon tune the Beatles recorded for their ANTHOLOGY CD package in the mid 1990s, is being used to promote U.S. department store JC Penney this Christmas (07).


27th November 2007

Quote: "I looked nothing like him so I had to keep saying, 'I'm Paul McCartney from THE Beatles' - to remind people." Jack Black accepts he had some explaining to do on the set of new movie WALK HARD.


23rd November 2007

Quote: "I hit the bottle, I hit substances. It was a very difficult time for me." Sir Paul McCartney suffered a breakdown after his band THE Beatles split.


19th November 2007

Fact: Singer James Taylor recorded his first album in the same Abbey Road, London studio as the Beatles. He took over the recording space when the Fab Four were taking a break from recording tracks for THE WHITE ALBUM.


26th October 2007

Quote: "I had a very good school friend of mine whose wife taught French, so I talked to her and asked, 'Could I get a rhyme with Michelle?' And she went 'Belle'?" Sir Paul McCartney on the making of Beatles classic MICHELLE.


22nd October 2007

Fact: British actor Damian Lewis grew up on Abbey Road in London - home of THE Beatles' famous recording studios.


19th October 2007

Quote: "I wondered, 'What can you get a Scouser who's got everything already?' And then I had an idea..." British rocker Pete Doherty on buying Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney a silver chip fork as a gift.


10th October 2007

Fact: John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono unveiled a tower of light in Iceland on Tuesday (09Oct07), a tribute to mark what would have been the late beatle's 67th birthday. The Imagine Peace Tower in Videy island, near Reykjavik, will shine each year between his date of birth and the anniversary of his death on 8 December. Lennon was assassinated outside his New York apartment in 1980.


9th October 2007

Fact: Adolf Hitler received more fan mail in his lifetime than Madonna, THE Beatles and THE Rolling Stones combined.


29th September 2007

Fact: A three-day music festival in honour of John Lennon began on Friday (28Sep07) in the remote Scottish village of Durness, where the murdered beatle star used to spend his childhood summers.


22nd September 2007

Quote: "The leaves were supposed to be in the shape of a bird but people think it's a snake coming out of an apple or a ferret coming out of a mango... so I've gotta fix it." Evan Rachel Wood's Beatles-inspired ankle tattoo of a strawberry and diamonds confuses her friends.


20th September 2007

Quote: "I'm doing a musical with Bono and The Edge and I've always thought, 'Let's see Bono act.' I could also see him as an American LSD guru from the East Coast (of America) with a big handlebar walrus moustache." Director Julie Taymor on transforming Bono into a psychedelic druggie for Beatles movie musical ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.


10th September 2007

Quote: "It was like meeting JESUS." Actor Rainn Wilson on working with original Beatles star Pete Best in new movie THE ROCKER.


6th September 2007

Fact: THE Beatles' 1965 movie HELP! is to be released on DVD more than 40 years after it first came out.


9th August 2007

Fact: THE Beatles were photographed crossing a London street for their ABBEY ROAD album 40 years ago today (08Aug07).


21st July 2007

Fact: Rockers CHEAP TRICK will celebrate the 40th anniversary of THE Beatles' classic SGT. Pepper'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND by playing the 1967 album in its entirety at the Hollywood Bowl on 10 and 11 August (07).


16th July 2007

Quote: "Hasn't he got enough dough (money)? It would be much cooler to say, 'Everyone's had enough Paul McCartney. Everyone's had enough Beatles now.' But he's never let go." British rocker NICK LOWE is tired of MCCartney.


10th July 2007

Fact: THE Beatles are to be honoured with a new monument in Hamburg, Germany - more than four decades after the Hey Jude hitmakers played their first gig there.


28th June 2007

Quote: "Coldplay are the modern Beatles, so I'd love to do a duet with them, especially Chris Martin." Justin Timberlake heaps praise on Coldplay.


27th June 2007

Quote: "We thought we'd be really big in Liverpool." Ringo Starr never imagined the Beatles would become a world-famous supergroup.


4th June 2007

Quote: "I would sit for hours daydreaming - 'wouldn't it be great if Paul MCCartney married my sister?'" Rocker Ozzy Osbourne had big plans for his sibling to wed THE Beatles star.


1st June 2007

Fact: It was 40 years ago today (01Jun07), THE Beatles released their classic album SGT. Pepper'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND.


26th May 2007

Fact: Former Beatles drummer Pete Best, HELP! and A HARD DAYS NIGHT star VICTOR SPINETTI and ex-WINGS star DENNY LAINE are to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney's first meeting at a Las Vegas Fab Four convention in July (01-03JUL07).


28th March 2007

Quote: "I can't control my drugs and gang-banging past. We let THE Beatles into the US, so please let me in here." Rapper Snoop Dogg, who was refused a visa to tour the UK this week (begs27MAR07), pleads his case.


13th February 2007

Quote: "Music is so diverse and so good... People should be able to participate in all forms. As long as it's not rap." THE Beatles' producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN clearly shows where his musical allegiances lie.


12th February 2007

Quote: "I started out when there was HENRY MANCINI in the audience and half the people weren't even allowed to be there - the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, they didn't come. It's amazing what the Grammys have become." Soul star Lionel Richie gets nostalgic on the Grammy Awards red carpet.


12th February 2007

Quote: "I started out when there was HENRY MANCINI in the audience and half the people weren't even allowed to be there - the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, they didn't come. It's amazing what the Grammys have become." Soul star Lionel Richie gets nostalgic on the Grammy Awards red carpet.


30th January 2007

Quote: "I love Liverpool. Our band played there. The food is as s**ty as anything I've ever had. I ate some fish and nearly puked. But I love that town. They're my kind of people." A bizarre endorsement of the British home of THE Beatles, from actor Billy Bob Thornton.


28th December 2006

Fact: THE Beatles album covers are the inspiration for a new range of British postage stamps to be launched next year (07). SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND and Revolver are among the sleeves which will be reproduced on 9 January.


30th November 2006

Fact: An old grey shirt once belonging to late Beatles legend John Lennon is expected to fetch over GBP6,000 ($12,000) when it goes under the hammer at a London auction house this afternoon (30NOV06).


19th November 2006

Quote: "They said do what you want, because if we don't like it, no-one will hear it." Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison gave legendary Beatles producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN an ultimatum over new Beatles album, LOVE.


19th November 2006

Quote: "It was a Jamaican HEY JUDE, you had to see his face, he just said, 'I don't think that really goes.' It was wonderful." THE Beatles producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN wasn't surprised by Sir Paul McCartney's reaction to a reggae version of the band's infamous hit.


14th November 2006

Fact: Kazakhstan is paying tribute to THE Beatles by unveiling life-size statues of the Fab Four outside a concert venue on 9 December (06) - one day after the 26th anniversary of John Lennon's death.


10th November 2006

Fact: Razorlight frontman JOHNNY BORRELL is teaming up with Queen star ROGER TAYLOR to honour George Martin at the UK Music Hall of Fame next week (14NOV06). The Beatles producer will receive an honorary membership at the London event.


1st November 2006

Quote: "This is the last time I shall work on any Beatles record. For Christ's sake, I'm 80!" Legendary producer George Martin has no intention of revisiting the BEATLES back catalogue ever again, after working on the music for the Cirque du Soleil production LOVE.


11th October 2006

Fact: A gold and silver chess set modelled on the hands of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is on display at the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo, Japan, and can be snapped up for 4.15 million yen ($35,000/GBP19,400). The set was commissioned by late Beatle George Harrison in 1973.


25th September 2006

Quote: "I just want to be licked." Sir Paul McCartney can't wait for a new range of British stamps bearing the Beatles' images.


29th June 2006

Fact: Hugh Hefner is opening a new Playboy Club in London, 25 years after the famous chain collapsed in the British capital. In their heyday, the clubs were regular haunts of THE Beatles, Warren Beatty and SIR SEAN CONNERY.


18th May 2006

Fact: A paper bag signed by all four members of THE Beatles before a 1963 concert is expected to fetch over $5,400 (GBP3,000) at a London auction.


6th May 2006

Fact: American rock journal ROLLING STONE is celebrating its 1,000th issue with a spectacular cover costing $1 million (GBP570,000) to create - inspired by Sir Peter Blake's album cover for THE Beatles' 1967 release SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEART'S CLUB BAND, it boasts over 150 famous faces.


27th March 2006

Fact: As a child, Denzel Washington once won a talent contest as the Paul McCartney of an all-black Beatles tribute band.


10th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I'm like an honorary beatle." Rap mogul Jay-Z loved performing YESTERDAY with Sir Paul McCartney at the Grammy Awards on Wednesday night (08FEB06). </p>


9th January 2006

Fact: <p>Sir Paul McCartney has granted permission for his WINGS hit Live And Let Die to be used in BBC police drama LIFE ON MARS. The former beatle initially refused, but was hooked after seeing an episode of the gripping series. </p>


20th November 2005

Fact: <p>Bob Geldof called on famed pop artist PETER BLAKE to revisit the SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND design he created for the Beatles and dress up the G8 Summit leaders as hippies for the cover of limited edition LIVE 8 DVDs. </p>


8th November 2005

Quote: <p>"You think you're travelling with THE Beatles." Jon Favreau on what it's like to spend time with best pal Vince Vaughn and his rumoured girlfriend Jennifer Aniston. </p>


13th September 2005

Quote: <p>"They weren't something I wanted to be. We did shows with them. Onstage, they didn't do bugger-all. None of them moved much." Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts wasn't impressed with the Beatles. </p>


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