7 photos of possibly the best ever double bill on a Wearside stage - unless you know different
What more could you ask for on one star-studded show. Back in the 1960s, Sunderland music lovers got to see Helen Shapiro and The Beatles on the same bill. Imagine that. The chart-topping singer of Walking Back To Happiness on the same stage as the Fab Four in 1963. Were you there? Was it the best night of music ever on Sunderland? Or was there a better one? Take a look at our selection and then tell us more. Read more>>>
JOHN LENNON’S ICONIC INTRODUCTION THAT MARKED A MAJOR MOMENT FOR THE BEATLES WAS REVEALED IN A RECENT POST
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The legendary band The Beatles shared a video on their official Instagram account in which the band’s founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist, John Lennon, seems to have written history without knowing it. One of the most exciting things about being a fan of legendary bands is that the videos and photographs never end in the archives of their fans and followers. Even though The Beatles are not active anymore, their fans and followers have not stopped listening to or following them. Read more>>>
Paul McCartney’s 10 best solo songs
It’s been fifty years since Paul McCartney released his self-titled debut and announced himself on the world stage as a solo artist. Just a week on from his iconic interview in which he announced the split from The Beatles, Macca was out on his own. Now, fifty years later and McCartney III the Beatle’s newest record is poised and ready to be released.
In the years that followed McCartney leaving The Beatles, he quite rightly took his songwriting skills to the top of the charts and back again, with the odd mega-movie soundtrack thrown in for good measure. Below we’re bringing you 10 of Paul McCartney’s greatest solo songs and it provides a crystalline image of a musician who is unmatched in resolute pop sensibilities. Read more>>>
Damon Hill claims blessing from George Harrison's Hindu monks helped him win F1 title
EXCLUSIVE: The Formula One speedster quipped that his pal from the Beatles organised a blessing along with burnt offerings to finally help him get over the line in 1996 Damon Hill has told how he finally won the Formula One world title after Beatles legend George Harrison organised a blessing by Hindu monks. The British driver won his only world championship in 1996, when he finally got the better of bitter rival Michael Schumacher and Jacuqes Villeneuve, when he clinched the title in the final race of the season in Japan. Read more>>>
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The Beatles need a Nobel prize
It may be the right thing for the world of 2021 A brief caveat -- most of the pros and cons of nominating a band that split up five decades ago for a Nobel prize were already apparent 40 years ago. For clarity, I mean the Peace prize chosen by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for the Nobel Foundation. Bob Dylan’s 2016 award for literature perhaps expands possibilities, and some might even say the legendary quartet deserve a bespoke category. The foundation’s own website name-checks them in an article crediting the huge profits their records generated for EMI in helping the conglomerate which owned the company to fund the intensive research Sir Geoffrey Hounsfield conducted to invent the computed axial tomography (CT) scan in 1971, for which he received a Nobel prize eight years later. Read more>>>
Yoko Ono’s Siksika collaborator creates a waterbed for Alberta premier to lie in
Shari Narine/www.yorktonthisweek.com Alberta Premier Jason Kenney probably doesn't know it yet, but acclaimed Siksika artist Adrian A Stimson has gifted him a waterbed.
“Maybe somebody will have to give him a call and tell him. Maybe I should give him a call and tell him,” said Stimson, who kicked off part one of Yoko Ono’s exhibition Growing Freedom at Contemporary Calgary last night. The event was broadcast on Facebook Live. Read more>>>
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John Lennon's idol Bob Dylan MOCKED the Beatles legend
Stefan Kyriazis/www.express.co.uk JOHN LENNON idolised legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan so why would the Halleluyah composer mock the Beatles legend in such an embarrassingly public way? John Lennon remains one of the most iconic and highly venerated music stars of all time – and not just as a performer and musician. As part of the Beatles songwriting team with Paul McCartney he was responsible for a dazzlingly diverse parade of singles from Can't Buy Me Love to I Am The Walrus. As a solo star, he composed the legendary likes of Imagine and Jealous Guy. So, why on Earth would Bob Dylan make fun of him? It seems he had a rather good reason... Read more>>>
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Ringo Starr’s grandson, Liam Gallagher’s son charged in London brawl
Melanie Gray/pagesix.com Two young Brits with family ties to rockers Ringo Starr and Liam Gallagher are accused of attacking an Indian security guard in a convenience store. Sonny Starkey, Starr’s grandson, Gene Gallagher, the son of Gallagher, and model Noah Ponte pleaded not guilty Friday to an assortment of charges stemming from a fight a year ago at a Tesco Express shop in North London, the Sun reported. Starkey and Gallagher are both 19; Ponte is 20. The brawl started when Ponte allegedly ripped off a beer after the store’s curfew for selling booze.. Read more>>>
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John Oates on the Beatles backlash in Philly and living next door to Hunter S. Thompson
Nicole Michael/news.yahoo.com Legendary singer-songwriter and musician John Oates recently joined host Kenneth Womack to talk Beatles and more on "Everything Fab Four," a new podcast co-produced by me and Womack, a music scholar who also writes about pop music for Salon, and distributed by Salon.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Oates — one half of the iconic musical duo Hall & Oates — would one day become good friends with George Harrison (as he talks about in his 2017 memoir, "Change of Seasons"), but explains that his initial introduction to the Beatles' music wasn't all that rosy. Read more>>>
TODAY IN BEATLES HISTORY
1963 - The Beatles album "With the Beatles" was released in the U.K. 1968 - The Beatles released their double album called "The Beatles" (a.k.a. "The White Album"). 2005 - Paul McCartney's CD single "Jenny Wren" was released. It contained the songs "Jenny Wren" and "I Want You To Fly". A second single was released on November 29 that contained two more songs. 2005 - The John Lennon and Yoko Ono album "Sometime in New York City [Original Recording Remastered] was released.