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Glastonbury's Eavis 'One Of The Most Influential People On Earth'

MICHAEL EAVIS, founder of the Glastonbury Festival, is one of the most influential people on Earth, according to Time magazine. Eavis, who divides his time between farming and putting on one of the world's most...

By on 01 May 2009

Island Records Boss Blackwell Named Most Influential Music Executive

Island Records founder CHRIS BLACKWELL beat Glastonbury festival founder MICHAEL EAVIS and THE BEATLES producer GEORGE MARTIN to land the title of the most influential music executive of the last 50 years at the Music...

Former Beatles Engineer Norman Smith Dies At 85

The Beatles' former engineer, Norman Smith, has died at the age on 85.Smith worked on every studio recording the Beatles made between 1962 and 1965.In 1965 record label EMI promoted him from engineer to producer...

By on 08 March 2008

Kylie Scoops Industry Gong

Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue has picked up another award to add to her brimming collection.The former Neighbours star was honoured with the Music Industry Trust gong last night in London.It recognises her contribution to...

By on 30 October 2007

Lennon's Wives Disagree Over New Beatles Album

JOHN LENNON's first wife CYNTHIA has hit out at YOKO ONO for not allowing his son JULIAN to contribute to a new album of reworked THE BEATLES songs. Cynthia, who was married to the late...

Monro Rarities Set For Release

More than 150 unreleased songs by the late crooner MATT MONRO have been discovered in London studio Abbey Road. The FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE singer's rarities, many produced by BEATLES' knob-twiddler GEORGE MARTIN, have been...

Mccartney's Grandchildren Record Beatles Hit

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's grandchildren have recorded their very own version of BEATLES hit WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOUR as a 64th birthday gift for him. MARY and STELLA - his children with late wife LINDA - sneaked...

Mccartney Gets An Early Birthday Treat In Las Vegas

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY got his birthday weekend off to a cheerful start in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday night (15JUN06) by checking out CIRQUE DU SOLEIL's new BEATLES tribute LOVE. The rocker, who turns 64...

Mccartney Falls For Martin's Tricks

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY was horrified when producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN played him a new version of HEY JUDE for their stage collaboration with Cirque du Soleil - because he had jokingly spiced it up with...

Cirque Du Soleil - All You Need Is Love

LATEST: The BEATLES-themed new Las Vegas, Nevada, spectacular is all about LOVE - that's what acrobatic dance troupe CIRQUE DU SOLEIL has decided to call its new show. The Mirage casino event, which launches at...

Martin Set For Hall Of Fame Honour

THE BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN will be inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame at a London ceremony later this year (06). Martin, who will be presented with the Honorary Member award for...

Engineer Reveals The Beatles' Secret Steak Treat

THE BEATLES had a quirky way of ending the week while they were recording classic album ABBEY ROAD - with a lavish steak dinner. The Fab Four would reward themselves for a week of hard...

Martin Demands Credit For Yesterday

Songwriter GEORGE MARTIN is demanding recognition for co-writing THE BEATLES' hit YESTERDAY, insisting he penned the track alongside SIR PAUL McCARTNEY. The song's composers are officially listed as McCartney and late Beatle JOHN LENNON,...

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...

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...

Sergeant Pepper Jacket Auctioned For Tsunami Victims

One of the THE BEATLES' legendary SERGEANT PEPPER jackets is being sold in a star-studded celebrity auction to raise money for victims of December's (05) Indian Ocean tsunami. Nearly 100 items have been donated...

The Beatles' Future Threatened By Stardust

THE BEATLES would have remained a struggling Liverpool, England, band if producer GEORGE MARTIN had taken pop veteran ALVIN STARDUST's advice that the Fab Four were not worth signing. Martin played Stardust a demo...

Starr Finally Plays Love Me Do

Legendary drummer RINGO STARR has made his own version of THE BEATLES' first hit LOVE ME DO - more than 40 years after the original version was released. Starr was furious Beatles producer GEORGE...

Thompson And Carter Battle Phone Masts

British actresses EMMA THOMPSON and HELENA BONHAM CARTER are furiously battling attempts to install phone masts on the roof of legendary BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN's north London studios. Martin had initially permitted phone...

Gabriel Honoured By Music Industry

Veteran rocker PETER GABRIEL has been honoured with the MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUST's award for his outstanding contribution to British music. The SLEDGEHAMMER star collected his prize in a ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel...

Beatles Enter UK Hall Of Fame

Rock legends THE BEATLES are the only British entry into the new UK Music Hall of Fame. A panel including former Fab Four producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN also selected ELVIS PRESLEY, BOB MARLEY and...

Jam And Lewis Sell Studio

R+B producers JIMMY JAM and TERRY LEWIS have sold their Edina, Minnesota, music studios for $2.3 million (GBP1.2 million). The five-studio building, where hits for such stars as JANET JACKSON, GLADYS KNIGHT and BOYZ...

Martin Ignorant Of Beatles' Drug Habits

THE BEATLES' producer and friend SIR GEORGE MARTIN has only recently discovered the band's later albums were influenced by drugs. Rock veteran SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has confessed the group hid their drug habits from...

Martin's Baby Rap

Proud father CHRIS MARTIN and his COLDPLAY bandmates have recorded a song and accompanying video to celebrate the arrival of his baby daughter APPLE - under the name THE NAPPIES. The humorous promo -...

Did The Beatles Record New Material In 1976?

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has been accused of burying news of a failed FAB FOUR reunion in 1976, by a record dealer. GARY ZIMET claims the legendary band regrouped with producer GEORGE MARTIN...

Mccartney's Baby Bash

New parents SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and HEATHER MILLS celebrated the birth of their baby daughter BEATRICE with a party at their London home - just a day after Heather left hospital. The pair had...

Beatles Producer Martin Slams Talent Shows

Legendary BEATLES producer GEORGE MARTIN has hit out at the stream of pop talent shows on TV, labelling them cruel and humiliating. Martin claims programmes like POP IDOL - Britain's version of AMERICAN IDOL...

Martin Denies Ono Co-wrote Imagine

BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN has denied YOKO ONO "co-wrote" her late husband JOHN LENNON's biggest hit IMAGINE. An upcoming British TV documentary claims Ono co-wrote the classic pacifist song, after inspiring Lennon with...

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