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Mccartney Cautious Around Self-declared 'Fans'

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is cautious whenever he meets people who describe themselves as a "fan" - because he fears they're fanatics who are out to attack him. According to his wife HEATHER MILLS McCARTNEY,...

Mccartney Conjures Up Lennon's Spirit In The Studio

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY still uses late songwriting partner JOHN LENNON for inspiration when he's stuck with melodies and lyrics. The former BEATLE admits he often conjures up the spirit of Lennon to help him...

Beatles Track Named Best British Song

THE BEATLES hit A DAY IN THE LIFE has been named the Best British Song of all time, by a magazine poll. Music experts, quizzed by Q Magazine, chose the track over THE KINKS'...

Starr's Birthplace To Be Destroyed

The British birthplace of former BEATLES drummer RINGO STARR is to be destroyed, as local officials have decided it has "no historical significance". The house in the Dingle district of Liverpool, England, was initially...

Byrne Refused To Honour Lennon

TALKING HEADS frontman DAVID BYRNE horrified his bandmates on the day of JOHN LENNON's tragic murder in 1980 by refusing to pay tribute to the star during their concert that night. The ROAD TO...

Lennon Shock At Pregnancy Announcement

JOHN LENNON's first wife CYNTHIA LENNON has revealed that the pop legend was horrified when she announced that she was pregnant. 21-year old Lennon received the bombshell just as THE BEATLES were beginning to...

Documentary Covers Lennon's Us Residence Fight

Late British rocker JOHN LENNON's effort to become a legal resident of the US is set to be the subject of a new documentary. The IMAGINE singer's widow, YOKO ONO, has agreed to cooperate...

Lennon Phone Bill Worth Thousands

A telephone bill belonging to JOHN LENNON is set to fetch a staggering $360,000 (GBP200,000) at auction this month (28SEPT05) - because the late BEATLE penned the lyrics to I'M ONLY SLEEPING on it....

Lennon Urinated On Nuns

Music legend JOHN LENNON was nicknamed "the Devil's own child" by rock 'n' roll star LITTLE RICHARD after the BEATLE urinated on German nuns during an early tour. The Beatles were supporting the TOOTIE...

Mccartney Starstruck And Tongue-tied By Everly

Rock legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY may be one of the most famous men in the world, but he was painfully starstruck when he met childhood musical idol PHIL EVERLY. Both McCartney and late BEATLES...

The Beatles Championed To Appear On British Money

Legendary pop group THE BEATLES could soon find themselves pictured on the British GBP20 note to honour their incredible achievements in the 1960s. Calls for SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, RINGO STARR and the late JOHN...

Bjork Donates Swan Dress To Charity Auction

Icelandic singer BJORK's infamous swan dress is among 150 celebrity fashion items to be sold on internet auction site eBay to raise money for charity next month (SEP05). The acclaimed performer was mocked...

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 Resented Imagine

THE BEATLES star JOHN LENNON resented critics labelling his hugely successful solo album IMAGINE as the best he would ever produce, because he believed he would live long enough to pen a superior record....

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...

Lennon Musical Savaged By Critics

A new musical based on the life of late BEATLE JOHN LENNON has been torn apart by critics following its debut performance last night (15AUG05), but his widow YOKO ONO loved it anyway. Following...

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...

Iron Maiden Inducted Into Hollywood Rock Walk

IRON MAIDEN has been honoured with the ultimate rock accolade - they are to be inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk Of Fame. The British metal legends, who have enjoyed a resurgence of interest since...

Ono: 'Lennon Hated Mccartney Covers'

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO is thrilled with new musical LENNON because she is convinced it would be exactly the tribute he wanted - especially as it contains none of his fellow BEATLE SIR PAUL...

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...

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...

Lennon Musical Postponed For Emergency Changes

The Broadway premiere of a new musical about late BEATLE JOHN LENNON has been postponed for two weeks for producers to make emergency changes. Lennon's widow, YOKO ONO has publicly supported the show, LENNON,...

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...

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...

Mani Defends Gillespie's Glastonbury Performance

PRIMAL SCREAM rocker MANI has defended the behaviour of his bandmate BOBBY GILLESPIE at the Glastonbury Festival in southwest England last month (JUN05). KILL ALL HIPPIES star Gillespie appeared to be intoxicated during his...

Lennon Exhibition Marks His Birth And Death

Late BEATLE JOHN LENNON's childhood memorabilia is being exhibited at his former British home, to mark the 65th anniversary of his birth and the 25 years since he was assassinated. The IMAGINE singer's widow...

Brits Fail To Recognise Lennon

British music-lovers have exposed their ignorance in a staggering new poll - which shows more people recognise Christian crooner SIR CLIFF RICHARD than iconic former BEATLE JOHN LENNON. A shocking 56 per cent...

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...

Lennon 'Yearned To Renew Affair Before Death'

JOHN LENNON's former lover MAY PANG was devastated when the BEATLE died in 1980 - because he told her he wanted to renew their affair, weeks before his tragic assassination. Pang enjoyed a two-year...

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