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The Beatles' 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band' album is set to celebrate 50th anniversary with arts festival
The Beatles' 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band' album is set to celebrate 50th anniversary with arts festival.
The iconic band, which was comprised of the late musicians John Lennon and George Harrison, as well as Sir Paul McCartney, 74, and Ringo Starr, 76, will have a musical bash held to mark half a century since their eighth studio album was released on June 1 1967, according to BT Online.
The upcoming event will see numerous artists come together to pay homage to the band and their iconic music at the bash.
Continue reading: The Beatles Music Will Be Celebrated With Arts Festival
The pair worked together on the original 'Flowers In The Dirt' album.
Some old studio images of Sir Paul McCartney working alongside Elvis Costello and late long-time collaborator Sir George Martin have been unveiled for the first time as the former Beatle gears up to unveil 'Flowers In The Dirt' - the latest reissuse from his Grammy-Winning Archive Collection.
Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello worked together on 'Flowers In The Dirt'
Paul can be seen singing, trumpeting and playing guitar in a newly unveiled set of archive images, most of which were taken by his then wife Linda McCartney. On his original number one 'Flowers In The Dirt' album from 1989, he worked with Elvis on 'My Brave Face', 'You Want Her Too', 'Don't Be Careless Love' and 'That Day Is Done', and George Martin also had a hand in the arrangement of 'Put It There'.
Forget Davy Jones' Locker and the Fountain of Youth, Captain Jack Sparrow is on an all new quest as he embarks on the hunt for the fabled trident of Poseidon. It may sound like he's set his sights far too high this time, but he's never failed the crew of the Black Pearl yet - and he really could do with a windfall right about now. To make matters worse, Capitan Salazar is back from the Devil's Triangle with his ghostly crew, and the trident is his only hope of stopping them. This time he's got the help of his old friend Will Turner, who is apparently free of his binding contract with The Flying Dutchman.
An artifact of their bitter post-Beatles feud is expected to fetch thousands.
A scolding letter written by John Lennon to Linda and Paul McCartney is expected to fetch upwards of $20,000 at auction in Boston, Massachusetts, though it's not clear who the seller is. The closing bid will take place on Thursday (November 17th 2016).
Paul McCartney gets scolded by John Lennon in historic letter
The letter consists of two pages written both by hand and on a typewriter with a Bag Productions Inc. letterhead, and is an intimate reflection of the acrimony between the two Beatles and McCartney's wife in the wake of the bands split. It's estimated to have been written around 1971; two years after his marriage to Yoko Ono and a year after the Beatles disbanded.
Continue reading: John Lennon Lambasts Paul McCartney In Auction Letter Worth $20,000
New trailer released today.
The trailer for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' has arrived, and for those who don't already know there are a few exciting new cast additions. Former Beatle Paul McCartney will make a cameo in the movie, filling the outsize boots of Keith Richards.
Javier Bardem plays Captain Salazar in POTC 5
Oscar winning Paul McCartney is set to cement himself as an actor in an as yet undisclosed character. It makes for an interesting addition, that no doubt came from the success the franchise had with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones playing Sparrow's father Captain Edward Teague. Unfortunately, we don't get a first look at McCartney in the new trailer, but we do see some other major new additions.
In 1962 The Beatles were signed to a management deal with a local record shop owner called Brian Epstein after he heard the band playing at their local venue, The Cavern Club, this was the first step in a series of events that soon saw the four lads from Merseyside become the biggest phenomenon the world had ever seen.
Once George Martin signed the band to Parlophone Records, it didn't take long for them to make their first visit to Abbey Road Studios and once they found themselves a permanent drummer in the form of Ringo Starr, the band had a number of possible singles recorded with the likes of 'Love Me Do' and 'Please Please Me', as good as the songs were, their reputation was still unknown and their first single peaked on the singles chart at #17. Their first number one came about after re-recording 'Please Please Me' at a faster tempo and the band began to make TV appearances. The clean shaven boys had style and an edgy quality that attracted young girls and their music was good enough that boys liked them too.
Thousands of fans followed them wherever they went and it lead to the band touring and promoting themselves and their music continually.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for true rock 'n' roll lovers.
If you're going to attend one US music festival this year, make it Desert Trip. With an incredible old school rock 'n' roll line-up featuring Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones, this could be one of the most memorable shows you'll ever get to experience.
Paul McCartney to headline Desert Trip
Without wishing to overwhelm you, Desert Trip Festival offers six massive headliners; all pioneering legends of the 60s and 70s; who will perform over the course of the three-day event from sundown. They are The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and His Band (Friday), Paul McCartney, Neil Young + Promise of the Real (Saturday), Roger Waters and The Who (Sunday).
The guitar was used on the recordings of classic Beatles tracks ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘PS I Love You’.
A guitar stolen from John Lennon in 1963 has sold for $2.4m at an auction in Beverley Hills. The Gibson acoustic was used on the recordings of ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘PS I Love You’ and auctioned alongside other items of Beatles memorabilia, including a drum head which went for $2.1m.
A guitar stolen from John Lennon has sold for $2.4m at auction.
The guitar and the drum head fetched two of the highest prices ever paid for items of rock and roll memorabilia. Lennon’s guitar had been in the possession of novice musician John McCaw for decades, who bought it in the late 1960s without knowing it had been stolen from the Beatle.
Continue reading: John Lennon's Stolen Guitar Fetches $2.4m At Auction
He also revealed a new music video for the 1983 hit single as part of a reissue campaign for his old albums.
Sir Paul McCartney has unveiled a brand new video for his hit single ‘Say, Say, Say’, an old collaboration he recorded with Michael Jackson, as part of reissue campaign for his back catalogue of albums.
The former Beatle’s 1983 single teamed him up with the biggest pop star in the world at the time, and provided both of them with a worldwide hit. Originally promoted with a western-themed music video, McCartney commissioned Ryan Heffington, who worked on Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ video, to update the track for 2015.
Michael Jackson is revived on a brand new remix of his duet with Paul McCartney, 'Say, Say, Say'
The contract, which replaced Pete Best with Ringo Starr on drums, is the only management contract the group ever signed.
The document, dated October 1st 1962, was signed at Epstein’s office in Whitechapel a matter of days before the group released their first single ‘Love Me Do’. It confirmed Epstein, often referred to as the ‘Fifth Beatle’, as the group’s permanent manager and also brought in Richard Starkey (known obviously as Ringo Starr) in place of their former drummer Pete Best.
The Beatles' management contract went under the hammer this week
Sam Smith is singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, ‘Spectre’.
Sam Smith has confirmed he is singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre. Smith made the announcement on Instagram, with an image of the cover of his soon-to-be-released single entitled ‘Writing’s On The Wall’. Smith has also co-written the song along with his frequent collaborator Jimmy Napes.
Sam Smith at a private view of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A in London, March 2015.
Continue reading: Sam Smith Announces His ‘Spectre’ Theme Song: ‘Writing’s On The Wall’
The document is expected to fetch around $150,000 when it goes on sale on September 19th.
A critical piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is to go on sale next month, with the news that the first ever recording contract signed by The Beatles is to go under the hammer in New York.
The Associated Press reports that the contract, believed to have been signed when The Fab Four were in Hamburg, Germany in 1961 serving as backing band for Tony Sheridan on the song ‘My Bonnie’, will be up for auction alongside about 300 other pop music artefacts sold by the estate of Uwe Blaschke, a German record producer and graphic designer who died in 2010.
A fresh-faced Fab Four at the start of their career
Sir Paul McCartney gave up weed a long time ago.
Sir Paul McCartney is a family man and he doesn’t want anything to interfere with his responsibility. Case in point: the musician has allegedly given up weed to set the right example for his five grandchildren.
Macca gave up his "wild child" lifestyle for his grandchildren.
In fact, Macca hasn’t smoked in a long time. The 72-year-old former Beatle, who has five children and eight grandchildren, said he last smoked "a long time ago" and now prefers a glass of wine or a "nice margarita".
The former Beatle has five children and eight grandchildren.
At 72 years young former Beatle Paul McCartney has put his wild days behind him, admitting that the last time he smoked cannabis was ‘a long time ago.’ Speaking to The Mirror newspaper, Sir Paul revealed that these days he’s now more likely to be caught having ‘a glass of wine or a nice margarita’, rather than smoking a spliff.
McCartney now follows a clean, healthy lifestyle.
"I don't do that any more. Why? The truth is I don't really want to set an example to my kids and grandkids. It's now a parent thing," he told the Mirror. "Back then I was just some guy around London having a ball, and the kids were little so I'd just try and keep it out of their faces."
The show's casting director told The Huffington Post that she came very close to securing the former Beatle to play Ross's father-in-law.
In a new interview with The Huffington Post, the NBC show’s casting director Leslie Litt revealed that she tried extremely hard to get the ex-Beatle to star as Ross’ would-be father-in-law in a 1998 episode, but it conflicted too much with his recording and touring schedule for him to fit in.
Litt envisaged McCartney as playing Ross’s (David Schwimmer) English fiancée Emily’s (Helen Baxendale) father in the two-part finale to season 4.
Continue reading: Paul McCartney Almost Guest Starred In 'Friends'!
On Saturday, Macca gave Beatles fans a rare treat.
Saturday night saw the start of Paul McCartney’s European tour and the rocker gave fans a very special treat on the occasion. Beatles fans got a nod too, as McCartney was joined on stage by Foo Fighters frontman David Grohl to perform one of the band’s classics.
Watch out, Europe, Paul McCartney is coming to town.
They made a duet out of I Saw Her Standing There. The duet at London’s O2 Arena was not the first time they’ve collaborated together – they performed the same track at the Grammy Awards in 2009 with Grohl on drums. They also worked together on the track Cut Me Some Slack for Grohl’s documentary Sound City, which also picked up a Grammy.
Continue reading: Paul McCartney Kicks Off European Tour With Dave Grohl Duet
McCartney was also joined on stage by Foo Fighter Dave Grohl.
Paul McCartney performing at the 02 Arena in London.
The former Beatle played a career spanning three hour set for the enthusiastic crowd, opening with 1964’s ‘Eight Days A Week’. Macca then took the audience through his storied career playing classics from his Beatles’ days such as ‘Paperback Writer’, The Long and Winding Road, ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Lady Madonna’.
Continue reading: Paul McCartney Plays Hit Packed Three Hour Set At London's O2 Arena
The study found there had been three music revolutions since the 1950s.
A study by the University of London and Imperial College has concluded that the emergence of hip hop has had the biggest impact on the charts of any genre since the 1950s. The study also found that the importance of The Beatles may have been overstated, suggesting that the fab five did not spark a musical revolution.
The Beatles may not have been that revolutionary
The study found there were three musical revolutions on the charts, the first being in 1964 with the rise of rock and roll bands such as The Beatles. The second was in the mid 80s with the use of synthesisers and drum machines, while the third came in 1991 when rap and hip-hop infiltrated the mainstream charts.
Continue reading: Scientific Study Concludes Hip Hop Was More Impactful Than The Beatles
Sir Paul McCartney is very rich.
Sir Paul McCartney has been named the UK and Ireland's richest musician with a total fortune of £730 million. The former Beatles' fortune has increased by £20 million in the past year alone.
Sir Paul McCartney has topped the Sunday Times Rich List
McCartney is closely followed by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose exploits in composing and producing have seen him amass a fortune of £650 million. The Irish rock band U2 came in third place with a combined wealth of £431 million, followed by Sir Elton John, Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
Continue reading: Sir Paul McCartney Tops Sunday Times Rich List - Find Out How Much
The rapper unveiled the album title on Twitter, but won't yet give a date.
Kanye West has finally announced the title of his forthcoming album, alongside a cryptic symbol that could be an album cover. 'So Help Me God' will be released later this year and features at least two tracks with former Beatle Paul McCartney.
Kanye West unveils new album title
So if we escape the not altogether uncharacteristic bizarre behaviour that Kanye West has been exhibiting this past month, the rapper is now unveiling a new album to follow up his 2013 number one 'Yeezus'. While he refuses to give any specific release date, 'So Help Me God' is being developed by a team of top producers including Rick Rubin, Q-Tip, French Montana as well as Paul McCartney, with whom he has been working a great deal; the new album features two new tracks with the rock veteran entitled 'Only One' and 'Piss on Your Grave'
Continue reading: What Can We Expect From Kanye West's New Album 'So Help Me God'?
Want to buy Paul McCartney's old place?
The childhood home of Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney in Speke, Liverpool, is to be sold at auction. The terraced house in Western Avenue was home to McCartney and his parents from 1947 until the mid-1950s and has a guide price of £100,000.
Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home is going under the hammer
McCartney's mother Mary worked as a midwife at the time and the family were said to be popular well-known members of the community.
Continue reading: Sir Paul McCartney's Childhood Home Could Be Yours For £100,000
The pair pulled their best dance moves on 'NYC Fan Dance Cam' sketch.
Taylor Swift 'reminisces' with Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show' about their Jumbotron dancing moments in a hilarious sketch as part of his one year anniversary in hosting the show. Prepare to be amazed; there's some serious choreography going on right there.
Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon dance on 'The Tonight Show' (Credit: Theo Wargo; Getty Images Entertainment)
The 'Shake It Off' sensation is genuinely becoming everyone's favourite party guest these days. Following her rocking rendition of her aforementioned hit single with Sir Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon during 'Saturday Night Live' 40th anniversary celebrations, she joins the latter on 'The Tonight Show' in a spot of exuberant dancing.
His new site 'Yeezy Supply' simply features a countdown with no explanation - but what is it for?
Kanye West has launched a mysterious new website that features only a countdown and nothing else. The site, called Yeezy Supply, has been the cause of a great deal of speculation as to what it’s there to promote.
At the time of writing, the countdown will expire in a little over five days – or, more precisely, at 9pm on Thursday 12th February. The most likely explanation is that this is the same day as the start of New York Fashion Week, and that the countdown is connected to some sort of live show or announcement about a new fashion range.
Kanye West unveiled a mysterious new website this week - new album?
Continue reading: So, What Is Kanye West's New Website All About?
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney will be performing their new track 'FourFiveSeconds' at the Super Bowl DirecTV party in Glendale, Arizona the night before the big game.
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney will cement their new musical collaboration by performing at a Super Bowl party on Saturday night (31st January). Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl DirecTV party in Glendale, Arizona the night before the big game. Joined by her two new collaborators, Rihanna is likely to perform their track 'FourFiveSeconds' on which McCartney plays acoustic guitar and Rihanna and West provide the vocals.
Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl DirecTV Party on Saturday.
A week after the single’s surprise release, Rihanna has teased the video for ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
We’ve had a week to listen to 'FourFiveSeconds', Rihanna’s collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney but now the singer has previewed the single’s forthcoming video with a denim-tastic behind the scenes look.
Rihanna has collaborated with Kanye West and Paul McCartney on 'FourFiveSeconds'.
In the video Rihanna explains that 'FourFiveSeconds' is the first song that her fans are going to hear from her new album and that this video will be their first visual.
The trio will reportedly perform new single 'FourFiveSeconds' live at the 57th Grammy Awards next weekend.
The 57th Grammy Awards is due to feature a number of high profile collaborations, but the biggest announcement may be still to come. Rumour has it that Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney will be performing a live rendition of RiRi’s new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
The unlikely trio will reportedly take to the stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles next weekend. A source has told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “Rihanna's seriously pleased to have bagged a big slot at The Grammys and two huge names to kick off her comeback. Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage. It is going to be a huge Grammys moment.”
Rihanna will apparently launch her comeback at the Grammys alongside Kanye and the Beatles legend
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The latest collaboration between Paul McCartney and Kanye West is another acoustic piece, backed by Rihanna.
Remember that Paul McCartney/Kanye West collaboration they teased with the release of Only You last year? Well, it’s happening – this week saw the creative duo drop FourFiveSeconds – an acoustic offering in the vein of their previous track. FourFiveSeconds was made available on RihannaNow.com over the weekend.
Could the West/McCartney partnership evolve into a full album?
The track is an anti-negativity anthem in the same vein as West’s 2014 album Yeezus, with him and Rihanna providing all the vocals as McCartney backs them on piano. It’s a smooth track, and definitely should make it on your weekend playlist (maybe in between Kedrick Lamar’s I (Love Myself) and Chance the Rapper’s No Better Blues). It’s Kanye’s second crack at the acoustic, minimally-produced, no beat genre and we’re pretty into it.
Listen to Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney's collaborative new track: 'FourFiveSeconds'.
Rihanna has suddenly released a new song featuring Paul McCartney and Kanye West. The 'Diamonds' singer released her new track, entitled 'FourFiveSeconds' on Saturday (24th January). West appeared at the iHeartRadio Summit on Wednesday (21st January) and used the opportunity to debut the new track. West performs vocals with Rihanna and McCartney provides acoustics for 'FourFiveSeconds'. The event was primarily for those working within radio but the trio's song is now available online.
Rihanna has teamed up with West and McCartney for 'FourFiveSeconds'.
Continue reading: Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Team Up For 'FourFiveSeconds'
Lenny Kravitz will join Katy Perry when she performs at the Super Bowl halftime show.
The former Beatle is "not giving up on" writing a song about the recent killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson and Staten Island.
Sir Paul McCartney is just one of many celebrities who have wanted to help create awareness about the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson and Staten Island, and the iconic musician recently revealed he attempted to write a song about the tragic incident.
McCartney has attempted to write a song about the Eric Garner protests
While the former Beatle spoke with The Associated Press, he did admit that his efforts to write lyrics about the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner haven't' gone as planned, but he still hasn't given up on creating a protest anthem.
But that hasn't stopped him lending his voice to the accompanying single of newest shooter game, Destiny
He was the hero of the 60s and 70s as one quarter of The Beatles and Sir Paul McCartney certainly hasn’t slowed down since the demise of the greatest British band of all time. If anything he’s branched out into even darker corners than he may have discovered with John, George and Ringo with his latest single, Hope, which accompanies the release of a new video shooter game, Destiny.
Paul McCartney can add video game soundtrack to his longest list of musical accomplishments
But while he may have lent his musical talents to the video game soundtrack, it doesn’t mean that he understands video games themselves as he recently revealed to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.
Continue reading: Paul McCartney Reveals He's No Good At Video Games
The pop music legend spoke about his former bandmate to Jonathan Ross, and spoke to The Guardian about his upcoming projects and the state of music today.
Sir Paul McCartney has opened up about the death of John Lennon. In an interview on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ which is due air on Saturday night on ITV in the UK, the former Beatle branded Lennon’s murderer Mark David Chapman “the jerk of jerks”. Rather mild, all things considered. The 34th anniversary of Lennon's death is just around the corner, on December 8th.
Sir Paul McCartney spoke to Jonathan Ross about John Lennon's death
In a story reported by The Mirror, while McCartney acknowledged that there was a great deal of inter-band rivalry and personality clashes during the Beatles’ final few years. "There was acrimony in The Beatles. But when he got killed we were friends. We used to call each other up and swap bread recipes.”
Continue reading: Sir Paul McCartney Speaks About John Lennon's Death
After having a music career that spanned five decades and saw the release of over 70 studio albums, country music superstar, Glen Campbell, was hit with a major tragedy. In June 2011, Campbell announced to his worldwide fan base that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months earlier. What followed was a 'goodbye tour' of epic proportions. The tour was originally scheduled for five weeks, but in almost no time at all, that five weeks blossomed into a 151-week tour of sold-out concerts as fans across the globe flocked to see and support the musical legend before his retirement for the industry. His final performance came in 2012, at that year's Grammy Awards Ceremony were he performed his most famous and most loved song, 'Rhinestone Cowboy'.
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The former Beatle urges people to become vegetarians one day a week by rapping in a short promotional video.
British legend Sir Paul McCartney is known for being an extremely talented musician and singer, which he has frequently demonstrated throughout his 50-year career with The Beatles and as a solo artist, but his rap skills aren't quite as adequate yet.
The former Beatle rapped to promote his Meat Free Monday campaign
The iconic singer-songwriter recently turned to rapping to promote his Meat Free Monday environmental-awareness campaign, which attempts to convince people to become vegetarians for one day a week to improve their health as well as help reduce the risk of climate change, in order to encourage people to pledge to the cause.
Continue reading: Sir Paul McCartney Spits A Rap To Promote Meat Free Monday Campaign
While the eventful life of Fela Kuti provides more than enough subject matter for a biographical documentary, award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney weakens the film with a second narrative strand that feels like another movie altogether. He did the same thing with last year's The Armstrong Lie, which compromised the Lance Armstrong scandal with clips from an abandoned glowing doc about his earlier comeback. This time, he has intercut Fela's story with a theatre group trying to mount a show about his life.
Born in 1938, Fela is considered one of the most important figures in 20th century Africa. As a pioneering composer and performer, he transformed Nigeria's musical landscape, all while standing up for human rights and criticising political corruption, often at considerable risk of retaliation from Nigeria's oppressive government. As a young man, he was influenced by jazz clubs he visited in London and Los Angeles, and returned to Lagos to start his own iconic venue, The Shrine. A lone voice against government corruption, he lived a communal life with countless wives, girlfriends and children, and he very nearly sabotaged his career with heavy drug use. But even with his death in 1997 at age 58, he challenged the Nigerian state propaganda machine, which had declared that Aids did not exist in the country.
This story is told with a superb wealth of archival footage, stills and interviews, letting Fela himself speak and sing as his life traverses the first 50 years of Nigerian independence. This is such a vitally important story of a seriously revolutionary man that it's utterly gripping. So it's rather frustrating that Gibney weaves it together with the project to tell Fela's story through a Broadway musical. The practice and performance clips offer dramatic recreations of events in Fela's life, putting his music in context, but the actual home movies and newsreel clips tell us a lot more.
Continue reading: Finding Fela Review
Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney - really?
Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney are recording tracks together, which could develop into a full album. Sources tell Page Six that the rapper and former Beatle have been quietly collaborating on a number of songs, including one tentatively titled - wait for it - 'Piss on My Grave'.
Paul McCartney in the 'Queenie Eye' video
Insiders said that West's wife Kim Kardashian had been heard telling friends that she was surprised by the provocative name. West, who has declined to comment on the rumors, was present at McCartney's show at the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium last week and the singer-songwriter has previously spoken of his desire to collaborate with Kanye.
During an interview with Zane Lowe during the publicity tour for his solo album New, McCartney said he had "resisted the temptation to get a rapper in" for his funk-enthused track Appreciate, though would have chosen either Kanye or Jay-Z for the job.
Continue reading: Kanye West And Sir Paul McCartney Are Making An Album Together
Police warnings turned out to be unnecessary, as San Fran residents were more interested in tailgating than causing trouble at The Stick.
On Thursday, San Francisco's iconic Candlestick Park had its final event. The stadium, which has hosted games 49ers and Giants games for over five decades, was saluted by Paul McCartney with a gig that lasted until midnight. It is set to be demolished to make room for a housing, retail and entertainment development, according to the New York Daily News.
Paul McCartney played a touching set
The venue, affectionately nicknamed The Stick by San Fran locals has hosted greats from both teams, including Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Willie Mays. Older residents still remember The Catch - Montana's touchdown pass to Dwight Clark to win the NFC championship game in January 1982 and send the 49ers to their first Super Bowl.
As James Corden looks set for stateside presenting glory, we look at some of the lesser known facts about this comedy Brit.
Rumours are rife of James Corden’s appointment as the new host of the CBS chat programme, The Late Late Show. Reports have suggested that Corden is taking over the slot from current host, Craig Ferguson, although representatives for the British comedy actor and CBS have yet to confirm the situation.
Reports suggested that James Corden will be the next host of CBS' The Late Late Show
Already a big hit in the UK from Gavin and Stacey, Americans seem as yet unsure about the potential new face on their screens as they know little about him. So, to help our stateside counterparts and to give us Brits a little bit more information about this comedy favourite, here are 10 things that you didn’t know about James Corden.
Continue reading: 10 Things You Didn't Know About James Corden
Fancy working at the Abbey Road zebra crossing?
A Westminster councillor is making plans to create a job opening for a lollipop lady or man to work at the famous 'Beatles' zebra crossing outside the Abbey Road Studio. Hundreds of music fans visit the crossing in St John's Wood each day, slowing traffic by recreating the famous album cover.
The Beatles famously walked across the zebra crossing for the cover of their seminal 'Abbey Road' album cover
Business owners and local residents have complained about pedestrian safety, traffic issues and graffiti caused by the tourist destination. Councillor Lindsey Hall is looking to install a lollipop lady or man at the site, to act as the "eyes and ears" for the council when such issues arise.
Continue reading: Job Advert: Lollipop Lady, Or Man, For 'Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing
Ron Howard may seem an unusual choice to direct documentary about The Beatles, but there are certainly some pretty good reasons why he's bound to make an excellent producer and director of the upcoming and unnamed film.
Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in San Francisco in 1966. The documentary will use archive footage and recent interviews to trace the astronomic rise of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon.
Ron Howard will direct the upcoming Beatles documentary.
Sir Paul McCartney, CBS and David Letterman - Paul McCartney New York City, USA - performing live on the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater for CBS's 'Late Show with David Letterman.' McCartney is performing for the first time at the Ed Sullivan Theater since his television debut in Feburary 1964 with The Beatles Wednesday 15th July 2009
Sir Paul McCartney - Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono Lennon Las Vegas, Nevada - The Beatles 'Love' by Cirque Du Soleil celebrates 1st Anniversary at The Mirage Hotel and Casino Tuesday 26th June 2007
Date of birth
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All Aboard! Meet the Chillers; Bob, Tom, Em and Lucy Join them and Grandude on a brand new action-packed musical ad… https://t.co/IDGriLBUp6
Join Paul, @maryamccartney and @stellamccartney in a special conversation with @romeshranga about Linda's legacy as… https://t.co/tFuSFXcIRv
RT @MeatFreeMonday: Fantastic news – @NicoRosberg and 12 of his anchor partners are getting on board with #MeatFreeMonday! This is a huge s…
RT @PuffinBooks: This Sunday is all about grandparents 👵👴 Download the card and colouring sheets, inspired by the next book in @PaulMcCart…
“Writing Grandude’s adventures is something I love, so it made sense to keep going and write more of his story. I h… https://t.co/yP9huSnG28
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A-list director Ron Howard worked with the surviving Beatles to assemble this engaging documentary, which...
In 1962 The Beatles were signed to a management deal with a local record shop...
After having a music career that spanned five decades and saw the release of over...