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Let It Be: The Beatles Broadway Musical Opens Despite Copyright Lawsuit

By Lauren James | 25th July 2013

Having played in the West End last year, the Beatles musical Let It Be opened on Broadway last night (24th July) in the midst of an on-going copyright infringement lawsuit that has been filed by...

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Paul Mccartney's Touring Troubles With Wings

13th June 2013

Sir Paul McCartney found it difficult to get gigs with his band Wings.The 70-year-old singer decided to go back to basics after The Beatles split in 1970 and took his new band - which included...

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Ringo Starr: Beatles May Have Reunited If All Alive

10th June 2013

Ringo Starr says the Beatles may have reunited by now had they all survived.The 72-year-old musician and his former bandmate Sir Paul McCartney have both gone on to have successful music careers since the band...

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Ringo Starr Shares Rare Beatles Photographs

31st May 2013

Ringo Starr is releasing never-before-seen photos of The Beatles in a new e-book.The iconic band's former drummer has compiled some of his favourite snapshots of the Fab Four as part of a new book, 'Photographs',...

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Yoko Ono Thanks Paul Mccartney For Defending Her

20th May 2013

Yoko Ono thinks Sir Paul McCartney is ''sweet'' for saying she didn't cause The Beatles' break up.The 80-year-old widow of John Lennon thanked his former bandmate for insisting she ''could not be blamed for anything''...

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Beatles Guitar Smashes Auction Estimates

19th May 2013

An electric guitar played by The Beatles legends John Lennon and George Harrison shattered auction estimates and sold for $408,000 (£263,000) in New York on Saturday (18May13).The custom-built Vox instrument, used by the late rockers...

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Mick Fleetwood Goes His Own Way From Wife

10th April 2013

Mick Fleetwood has split from his wife. The Fleetwood Mac founder and drummer has ended his marriage to second spouse Lynn Susan Frankel Fleetwood - with whom he has two twin daughters - citing irreconcilable...

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Justin Young's Elvis Inspiration

7th April 2013

Justin Young used to style himself on Elvis Presley when he was younger. The Vaccines frontman idolised the late music legend so much so he is sure the 'Suspicious Minds' hitmaker came down from space...

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Paul Mccartney Inspired By Adverts

1st April 2013

Sir Paul McCartney used to be inspired by cinema adverts.The Beatles star says his early influences included anything that would make him laugh, and remembers he and bandmate George Harrison were particularly amused by...

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Paul Mccartney Would Have Reformed The Beatles

27th March 2013

Sir Paul McCartney thinks The Beatles would have reformed if they were all still alive.The 70-year-old singer-and-bassist thinks it would ''feel great'' to return to the stage with his old bandmates Ringo Starr, John Lennon...

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Beatles History Home Sells

27th March 2013

The West Hollywood home where George Harrison wrote Magical Mystery Tour album track Blue Jay Way has sold almost a year after it was first placed on the market.The Blue Jay Way bungalow, where Harrison...

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Paul Mccartney 'Cheesed Off' With Yoko

25th March 2013

Sir Paul McCartney was ''cheesed off'' with Yoko Ono attending The Beatles' recording sessions.Yoko - the widow of late band member John Lennon, who was shot in 1980 - regularly attended recordings with the band...

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Beatles Guitar To Fetch A Fortune At Auction

21st March 2013

An electric guitar played by The Beatles stars John Lennon and George Harrison is set to fetch as much as $300,000 (£188,000) at a New York auction in May (13).The custom-built Vox instrument, used by...

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Fascinating Fact: 3561053

18th March 2013

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...

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Documentary Director Lands Beatles Song Rights For Film About Secretary

20th February 2013

Documentary maker Ryan White's new movie about the BEATLES' 'mum' will feature four original Fab Four songs after Sir Paul Mccartney, Ringo Starr and the estates of John Lennon and George Harrison signed off the...

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The Things They Say: 3503884

17th February 2013

"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....

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George Harrison's Son Records In Abbey Road Studios

24th January 2013

George Harrison's musician son Dhani had an emotional experience recording the Beautiful Creatures soundtrack because he made the album in the legendary Abbey Road Studios.When he was young, Dhani often tagged along with his dad...

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The Beatles' Please Please Me To Be Re-recorded By Stars

17th January 2013

Mick Hucknall and The Stereophonics are two of the artists re-recording The Beatles' 'Please Please Me' for the album's 50th anniversary.The Simply Red frontman and the 'Dakota' rockers, along with others, will have just 12...

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George Harrison's Widow Halts Statue Plans

13th January 2013

George Harrison's widow has halted plans to honour the Beatles star with a statue close to the family home.A campaign was launched to persuade local officials in Harrison's adopted hometown of Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, England...

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Ravi Shankar Memorial Service Held In California

By Joe Wilde | 21st December 2012

Family, friends and fans have all congregated in California today to mourn the late Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar, who passed away earlier this month.Shankar will long be remembered for his inspirational style of playing...

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Hundreds Pay Tribute To Ravi Shankar

21st December 2012

Hundreds of people turned out to pay tribute to Ravi Shankar yesterday (20.12.12).The legendary sitar played passed way aged 92 earlier this month and was mourned by a crowd of around 700 fans and celebrity...

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Norah Jones Joins Hundreds Of Mourners At Dad Ravi Shankar's Public Memorial

21st December 2012

Norah Jones and George Harrison's widow were among the hundreds of mourners to attend a memorial in honour of late musician Ravi Shankar in California on Thursday (20Dec12).The legendary sitar player passed away at the...

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George Harrison's Leather Jacket Sells For $176,000 At Auction

13th December 2012

A leather jacket once owned by late Beatles star George Harrison has sold at auction in London for a staggering $176,000 (£110,000).The black jacket, which was snapped up by a private collector, dated from Harrison's...

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Ravi Shankar, The Godfather Of Indian Classical Music, Has Died At The Age Of 92

By Lorna Greville  | 12th December 2012

Shankar changed the face of modern music and opened the eyes of millions to sitar music as well as the Asian-sub-continent's classical music differences in tone, rhythm, harmony and timbre. Sitar music has entirely different...

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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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Ravi Shankar Dies Aged 92

12th December 2012

Ravi Shankar has died aged 92. The sitar player - whose daughter is 33-year-old musician Norah Jones - passed away yesterday (11.12.12) following heart valve surgery last week. In a statement issued this morning (12.12.12.),...

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George Harrison's Private Beatles Collection Heading To Auction

30th November 2012

George Harrison's family members are auctioning off a massive collection of the late star's personal Beatles memorabilia.The sale includes more than 100 lots, from clothing and jewellery to guitars and photographs, many of which were...

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Sir Paul Mccartney Remembers Late Beatles Bandmates Nightly On Tour

28th November 2012

Sir Paul Mccartney remembers fallen Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison every night on tour when he pays tribute to his tragic bandmates.The singer takes an emotional trip down memory lane at each date on...

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George Harrison's Widow Abandons Security Fence Plans

18th November 2012

George Harrison's widow has abandoned plans to erect a razor-wire fence around her home following fierce opposition from neighbours.Olivia Harrison applied to her local council for permission to place a seven-foot (two-metre) high structure around...

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Michael Jackson Highest Earning Dead Musician

2nd November 2012

Michael Jackson earned more than any other dead musician in the 2012. The 'Thriller' star, who passed away in 2009, made $145 million to top the chart - calculated for the year running October 2011...

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