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'I'd Ask My Friends To Come And Read An Octopus's Garden With Me': Ringo Gives Permission For Children's Book

By Lauren James | 11th June 2013

With its noodly, upbeat opening and innocent subject matter, 'Octopus's Garden' from 1969s Abbey Roadis an ideal choice for an adaptation to children's picture book illustrated by Ben Cort (Aliens Love Underpants, Pigs Can't Fly!).Ringo...

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Paris Jackson Attempted Suicide After Being Forbidden From Marilyn Manson Gig?

By Lauren James | 6th June 2013

Paris Jackson's shock suicide attempt yesterday (5th June) left her in hospital last night.She reportedly sliced her arm with a cleaver knife and took an overdose of painkillers after a relative forbade her from attending...

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Ringo Starr's Brand New Book Of Unreleased Photos Will Catalog The Final Years Of The Beatles

By Victoria Pavlova | 30th May 2013

There are already a number of iconic Beatles photographs, circulating the airwaves – but if there’s one thing the public can never get enough of, it’s shots of the Liverpool foursome. Now, Ringo Star is...

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Paul Mccartney Leaves Personalized Guitar Pick At Elvis Presley's Grave

By Michael West | 28th May 2013

Paul McCartney visited the grave of Elvis Presley at Graceland over the weekend, leaving the legendary musician a personalized guitar pick so he "can play guitar in heaven." McCartney paid tribute to the American musician...

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Abba Edge Past The Beatles To Claim The Second Biggest Selling Album In UK

By Joe Wilde | 20th May 2013

ABBA's greatest hits collection, Gold, edged past the The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band this weekend to become the second highest selling album in UK history. The band have now sold over 5.1million...

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Beatles Record Broken - Emeli Sandé Breaks Album Longevity Record Set By The 60s Pop Icons

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th April 2013

Another Beatles record broken, another day goes by. When the 1963 record Please Please Me spent 62 weeks in the top 10 of the British album charts, people thought it was an impenetrable feat, until...

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Former Beatle Paul Mccartney Records 'Voices Against Violence' Message

By Jack de Aguilar | 18th April 2013

Paul McCartney has lent his considerable voice to the Voices Against Violence campaign, started by Tony Bennett, his son Danny and the Brady Campaign to prevent gun violence. "We the people need to make our...

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Better Than The Beatles? Coldplay Top Radio 2 'Favourite Albums' List

By Hayley Avron | 2nd April 2013

Chris Martin can rest easy. It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. It turns out that Radio 2’s listeners really do hold his band Coldplay in higher regard that the likes of The Beatles, the Rolling...

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Beatles Fan With Half A Gig Ticket From ’62 Hunts Down Old Friend

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd March 2013

A Beatles fan who saw The Beatles in 1962 with her best friend, is searching for that gig-buddy, who’s (hopefully) in possession of the other half of her ticket, which, as it’s signed, could be...

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John Lennon's Bloodstained Glasses: What Happened On December 8, 1980?

By Michael West | 22nd March 2013

As an artist, Yoko Ono is familiar with the phrase "a picture paints a thousand words," and she hopes the age-old saying will prove true in the debate to change America's gun law debate. This...

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American Idol Recap: Who Managed To Pull Off The Beatles?

By Victoria Pavlova | 21st March 2013

Last night’s episode of American Idol saw the nine remaining finalists take on the Beatles catalogue – with varying success.In preparation for the night, producer and Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine had this to say to...

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Good Ol' Freda At Sxsw – Beatles Assistant Freda Kelly Gets Her Moment

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th March 2013

Of all the unsung heroes during The Beatles reign as pop kings, none of them are more unsung that Freda Kelly: assistant to the legendary Liverpool band for 9 years.Always graceful and loyal, Kelly never...

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Tony Sheridan Dies: Paul Mccartney Praises Early Mentor Of The Beatles

By Hayley Avron | 19th February 2013

Sad news for dedicated Beatles fans, as Tony Sheridan dies, aged 72. Sheridan was an early supporter of the Fab Four; indeed, the Liverpudlian quartet performed as his backing band in Hamburg in their early...

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Rare Beatles Photos Up For Grabs At Auction

By Jack de Aguilar | 6th January 2013

Any Beatles collectors out there will already know this; they'll be checking their Beatles fun and booking tickets to the auction, but for those of you who harbour a less obsessive love for the band,...

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Mick Jaggers' Love Letters Prove A Valuable Asset For His Secret Girl

By Jack de Aguilar | 14th December 2012

Rock and Roll Icon Mick Jagger wrote a bunch of love letters back in the 60's, and, with The Rolling Stones recent, and very well publicized tour, they've fetched a whopping £187,250.Written in Australia,...

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Mick Jagger's Love Letter Fetch Double Their Estimate At Auction

By Jack de Aguilar | 13th December 2012

Mick Jagger had a secret love affair with American-born singer Marsha Hunt in 1969, which was the root of a set of 10 love-letters, and now these letters have sold for £187,250 at auction, The...

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Nirvana And The Beatles Join At 12/12/12 Concert, Paul Mccartney Plays Kurt Kobain

By Lorna Greville  | 12th December 2012

Two of the biggest rock bands in history, shrouded in tragedy, are Nirvana and The Beatles, so their collaboration- of sorts- is a really big deal. As the Sun reports, Paul McCartney is joining forces...

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Nirvana And The Beatles Join At 12/12/12 Concert, Paul Mccartney Plays Kurt Kobain

By Lorna Greville  | 12th December 2012

Two of the biggest rock bands in history, shrouded in tragedy, are Nirvana and The Beatles, so their collaboration- of sorts- is a really big deal. As the Sun reports, Paul McCartney is joining forces...

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Mick Jagger's Secret Love Letters Fetch A Premium At Auction

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th December 2012

Fascinating insights into the life of Mick Jagger via love letters sell for double their estimation, reaching over £180,000 for all 10 letters, The Telegraph Reports. The letters, written in Australia during the filming of...

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"A True Pioneer" - The Recording Academy Pay Tribute To Ravi Shankar

By Hayley Avron | 12th December 2012

The Recording Academy have paid tribute to the late Ravi Shankar, who passed away, aged 92.In a statement, from the organisation behind the annual Grammy awards, his influence is acknowledged in many musical fields, such...

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Surprise! Johnny Depp Makes Impromptu Appearance Onstage With Alice Cooper

By Hayley Avron | 3rd December 2012

Johnny Depp appears to be forging a new career for himself as ‘surprise guitarist’ for some of the world’s biggest rock artists.OK, so we have scant evidence on which to be basing this claim but...

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Yoko Ono Launches Unusual Clothing Line

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th November 2012

Yoko Ono; the Japanese artist, author, and peace activist is best known for her marriage to John Lennon and her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking. She isn't particularly renown for her work in...

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Happy 70th Birthday, Jimi Hendrix! Is It Too Late To Become A Hendrix Fan?

By Hayley Avron | 27th November 2012

Jimi Hendrix, in action, in his heydayHappy Birthday, Jimi Hendrix! Today, Jimi Hendrix would have been celebrating his 70th birthday, had a tragic turn of events not resulted in his death on September 18, 1970.He...

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Pop's Biggest Blunder, The Beatles Tape That Decca Records Rejected To Be Sold At Auction

By Lorna Greville  | 23rd November 2012

They say you'll always regret the things you don't do more than the things you do, and it has never been truer than for Decca Records who chose not to sign The Beatles in 1962....

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The Beatles Decca Demo - The Biggest Mistake In Music History Up For Sale

By Michael West | 23rd November 2012

A demo tape by The Beatles overlooked by Decca records - considered 'the biggest mistake in music history' - is to be sold at auction. Recorded on New Year's Day in 1961, the tape features...

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Rejected By Decca - The Beatles' Original Audition Tape Up For Auction

By Hayley Avron | 23rd November 2012

On New Year’s Day, 1962, The Beatles travelled from Liverpool to London to record up to 15 songs at Decca’s label, for the label’s senior A&R guy, Dick Rowe, to consider with a view to...

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Sir Paul Mccartney: 'Suspect' Jimmy Savile Never Let Us Inside His Home

By Michael West | 23rd November 2012

Sir Paul McCartney has broken his silence on the Jimmy Savile sex scandal, claiming that the DJ refused to let The Beatles inside his home, despite the Fab Four giving him a lift home on...

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Ac/dc Give In To The Digital Age And Sell Music On Itunes

By Jack de Aguilar | 19th November 2012

AC/DC - one of the biggest bands to resist the transition into the digital age of music - have allowed their entire back catalogue of rock music to be sold by e-distribution giants Apple, via...

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Kate Moss' First Ever Photo Shoots Go Up For Auction

By Joe Wilde | 12th November 2012

The stills from Kate Moss' very first sitting are to be auctioned off at the end of the month, with the still expected to raise up to £1,200 when they go under the hammer.The images...

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Jet-set Life Style: International Actress Of The Year Marion Cotillard Lands At Lax

By Hayley Avron | 2nd November 2012

Ah, the life of the jet-setter. Marion Cotillard was spotted by the Daily Mail, landing at LAX on Thursday (November 1, 2012), after winning an award at Harper’s Bazaar’s Women of the Year Awards in...

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