All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘The Beatles’

Bee Gees Manager Robert Stigwood, Who Produced ‘Grease’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ Dies at 81

Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood has died at the age of 81. , who also produced the 1970s blockbusters Grease and “Saturday Night Fever,” has died. He was 81. Stigwood’s office said the producer of the 1970s Grease and Saturday Night Fever died Monday, as reported by the BBC. The cause of death was not disclosed. RIP Robert Stigwood: The …

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John Lennon: Thousands Form Peace Sign in Late Beatles’ Memory

John Lennon would have turned 75 on Friday. Instead, the former Beatles member and half of the iconic John Lennon and Paul McCartney song writing duo, was gunned down outside his apartment building on Manhattan’s west side, just across the street from Central Park in New York City on December 8, 1980. On Tuesday, thousands of people joined John Lennon’s …

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Paul McCartney Rearranges, Releases Remix of Duet With Michael Jackson

Paul McCartney is nothing short of a musical genius. The former Beatles member not only performs, he writes music, rearranges it, and has an ear for the incredibly creative in the music world. It was back in 1983 when Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson recorded the duet “Say, Say, Say.” On his reissued album that came out October 2nd, “Pipes …

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Heather Mills Is Crapping On Paul McCartney. Again.

Heather Mills still hasn’t learned. No matter how many charities she fronts, no matter how much she crusades, the world will never love her as much as they love Paul McCartney. Decades from now, Heather Mills’ legacy will still be a footnote in the life of a Beatle. That may seem cold, but perhaps it wouldn’t be so bad if …

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Ringo Starr Celebrates Birthday, Former Member of The Beatles Turns 75

Ringo Starr, known best for his time as the drummer for The Beatles, celebrated a very special birthday on Tuesday. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon’s former band mate turned 75. A celebration took place outside of L.A.’s Capitol Records building, underneath a giant card that read, “Happy Birthday Ringo July 7, 2015 #PEACEANDLOVE.” Ringo Starr blew out candles …

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Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon’s Ex-Wife, Dies at 75

Cynthia Lennon, the ex-wife of John Lennon, died on Wednesday of cancer at her home in Mallorca, Spain. She was 75. John and Cynthia Lennon were married from 1962 to 1968 and had one child, Julian Lennon. Julian was with his mother when she passed away. A representative for Julian Lennon posted a statement on his website announcing his mother’s …

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Keke Palmer Dishes on Love, Her Celebrity Crush, and Tattoos

Keke Palmer believes “all you need is love.” Those words sound strangely familiar, but apparently, The Beatles aren’t the only ones who think that love truly is the only reason for living. The 21-year-old Just Keke host shared on love and other important topics in a recent interview with NewYork.com. The former Rodney King girlfriend says that she has wisened …

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Ringo Starr Not In Rare Photos To Be Sold At Auction

Pete Best was the original drummer for the Beatles. He was dismissed from the band on August 16, 1962. He was told it was because he wasn’t a good enough drummer. Whether or not that is true is a matter of much speculation and debate. We know that Best was replaced by Ringo Starr, and the rest as they say …

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Paul McCartney Cancels Japan Tour

Paul McCartney has literally become the “Band on the Run” due to coming down with a nasty virus. The 71-year-old former Beatle had to cancel his entire Japan tour because of the illness. The singer originally only nixed his Tokyo concert, set to take place last Saturday, for which he planned to hold a makeup concert on Monday. “I am …

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Roy Orbison’s Sons Create A New Track From An Old Recording

It has been decades since Roy Orbison passed away, but his three sons have come together to make a new song in a special way. Through the use of new technology, they were able to create a song that had been previously unreleased, along with the help of their father’s voice. The project was able to be completed after Orbison’s …

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Paul McCartney to Receive NME Award

Paul McCartney is set to receive NME’s special Songwriter’s Songwriter award later in February. It is expected that the former Beatle will be on hand to accept his award in person. McCartney, whose hit single Queenie has put him back on the music charts at the age of 71, is seen performing the track in the music video above. The …

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The Beatles Invade New York, 1964

The Beatles were the only two words on anyone’s lips during February of 1964, and in the days leading up to their arrival in New York City, AP reporters were beyond busy keeping up with all the hype. Press conferences like the one shown in the video clip above show how young, naive and completely untrained in handling the media …

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The Beatles’ Popularity Before Ed Sullivan Show

Believe it or not, The Beatles were already stars in America before their iconic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. On Sunday, we celebrated 50 years since the Beatles punched America in the face with great music. However, their road wasn’t an easy one, and the variables that fell into place to make Beatlemania happen were sometimes all but miraculous, …

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Lauryn Hill: Has She Returned To Her Old Self?

Soul singer and rapper Lauryn Hill’s career has been pretty eventful to say the least. First, she put out a classic album with her ex-band mates the Fugees in 1996, called “The Score.” Then she embarked on a solo career and put out another classic album with the “Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” which won her five Grammy awards. But soon …

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The Beatles ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Anniversary

Today marks a very special occasion in the music world. 73 million American viewers tuned in to watch a little band from Liverpool, England perform on “The Ed Sullivan Show” 50 years ago. Exactly 50 years ago today on Feb. 9, 1964, The Beatles first introduced themselves and developed what we now claim as “Beatlemania.” Step back in time with …

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George Harrison: Sister Saved Him for Ed Sullivan

George Harrison might not have made it on to the Ed Sullivan Show back in 1964 had it not been for the vigilant watch of his older sister Louise. Harrison arrived in New York with the Beatles for the famous Ed Sullivan Show gig as well as a few other performances in February of 1964, but he was immediately deemed …

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr: Beatles Reunited

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performed together on stage at the 2014 Grammy Awards Sunday evening, marking a “sort-of” reunion for The Beatles. To call it a full fledged reunion would be a huge overstatement, given Ringo’s answer to one of Ryan Seacrest’s questions. On the Grammy Awards red carpet prior to the show, Seacrest ask The Beatles drummer when …

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Ringo Starr Honored Prior to Grammy Appearance

Ringo Starr received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night, during a concert in L.A. The foundation helps provide scholarships to teach transcendental meditation — a practice the Beatles dabbled in — to at-risk youth, veterans and domestic violence victims. Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono expressed their love for …

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Kris Kristofferson Will Be Joined By Fellow Country Stars In Special Grammy Performance

Kris Kristofferson is set to have quite an exciting night tomorrow during the presentation of the 56th annual Grammy Awards. He will perform for audiences along with a couple of other legends, along with a newcomer to the genre. In a special performance that should be exciting for any fans of the genre, and especially for the fans of the …

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Paul McCartney And Ringo Starr Will Perform At The Grammys

While the majority of the performers and nominees during the upcoming Grammy ceremony is clearly geared toward the younger audiences and mainstream popular music, a blast from the past will be present with at least one performance. The recent addition to the Grammy Awards is good news for any fans of The Beatles with the announcement that Paul McCartney and …

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Annie Lennox and David Stewart Reunite as Eurythmics

It’s wonderful when music groups get back together, especially since it doesn’t happen everyday. Whether they’re reuniting for for financial reasons, for the fans or just because, it gives older fans a chance to relive the past a little and it gives younger folks a chance to witness why certain groups were popular in the first place. So better believe …

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George Harrison: Sister Got No Part of Fortune

George Harrison’s sister Louise harbors no grudge about the meager living she subsists on–nor does she feel slighted that she didn’t receive any of the late Beatle’s fortune. It seems George alotted Louise a pension in the amount of $2000 per month. This is a pittance compared to the $300 million fortune he amassed. When he died in 2001, however, …

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Ringo Starr, Former Beatle, Releases “Photograph” Album

Ringo Starr (a.k.a. Richard Starkey) is one of the best-known British musicians around, as well as performing as the drummer for the legendary 1960’s pop band The Beatles. Apart from his success with The Beatles, Starr spawned a solo career as well and recently released a new project called “Photograph.” According to CBS News, back in 1964, when The Beatles …

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Ringo Starr Brings Back His ‘Octopus’s Garden’

Seventy-three-year-old drummer and legendary Beatle, Ringo Starr, is a man of many talents. Last year he was named the richest drummer in the world and has released 16 solo albums. Quite impressive for someone who famously proclaims to have never studied drums in the first place. I never studied anything, really. I didn't study the drums. I joined bands and …

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John Lennon’s Hollywood Star Vandalized

The news of John Lennon’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star being defaced was made aware to Gillian Lomax. Lomax spent six years on the radio, hosting KLOS’s Breakfast With the Beatles. She led her Magical History Tour group to Vine Street on Oct. 5 to take a gander at the Beatle’s star. Unfortunately, the star was found with graffiti that …

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Sid Bernstein, Former Beatles Promoter, Dead at 95

The “British Invasion” of the 1960s brought many exciting young acts across the pond to the United States where they were then serenaded with the screams of rabid young girls who would have ran through a brick wall to be near them. None of those acts elicited a more intense reaction than The Beatles, who went on to become the …

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Paul McCartney Pays Tribute To John Lennon

Paul McCartney took the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn over the weekend and wowed the crowd with his performances, his tributes, and his anecdotes about the iconic people who have passed through his life. The former Beatle played not just familiar songs, but some older numbers that have never been done on stage before, including “Eight Days A …

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Awesome Beatles-Singing Kid Is Destined for Greatness

What is cuter than an adorable little kid belting out a classic Beatles song? Well, puppies. And most kitties. But this is like the third cutest thing you could hope for on a Monday morning. I see big things in this little guy’s future. [Painel Pop via reddit]

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Ringo: Unseen Beatles Photos To Be Published In E-Book

Ringo Starr is about to make some Beatles fans very happy; the iconic drummer is set to publish an e-book, “Photograph”, which brings together tons of never-before-seen photos of his childhood and bandmates. The images give an exclusive look into the world of The Beatles and of Starr’s younger days; they also include shots of the band while they were …

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Yoko Ono Tweets Pic of John Lennon’s Bloody Glasses to Bring Attention to Gun Violence

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case a chilling picture is worth at least 14,000 retweets. In an effort to bring attention to gun violence in the U.S., Yoko Ono tweeted a photo of John Lennon’s bloody glasses. Lennon, as you know, was shot and killed on December 8th, 1980 outside the Dakota …

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