Anyone who had an all-consuming crush on a celebrity as a teen has likely daydreamed about what it would be like to meet and fall in love with that celebrity—and it's okay to admit it! Plenty of us have memories of hanging a poster (or 20) on our bedroom walls, imagining the day we'd go to a concert and our favorite singer would pick us out of the crowd. Though that's usually not how reality goes, for a very few lucky fans, that's exactly how their love stories began. It may sound like a plot straight out of a movie (or a really juicy fan fiction), but it's happened before. More than one teen idol has ended up married to a fan. Read on to hear about 15 such heartthrobs and how they met their future spouses.
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George Harrison and Eric Clapton had an interesting friendship. In the early 1960s, they became close. However, their relationship entered choppy waters when Clapton fell in love with Geoge’s wife, Pattie Boyd. George and Boyd’s marriage began to disintegrate. The two friends then engaged in a guitar battle for Boyd’s love.
In 1964, George met actor and model Pattie Boyd on the set of The Beatles’ first feature film, A Hard Day’s Night. That first day they met, George asked Boyd to marry him. She was with someone, but their relationship had fizzled out. So, Boyd broke up with her boyfriend and started seeing George.
They married in 1966. George wrote one of his best love songs, “Something,” about her. However, their marriage started to crack in 1970, when George found out that Clapton loved Boyd.
Clapton met Boyd in London and played her “Layla,” a song he wrote for her.
I’ve had the honor of knowing May Pang for a long time. She’s a great lady, a survivor in rock and roll and life.
Her story about her time with John Lennon has been told in bits and pieces over the years in interviews and books she’s published. But finally there’s a documentary and it’s mind blowing, lovely, funny, touching, and poignant. Every Beatles and Lennon fan will want to see it, own it, live in it.
Three directors — Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman, Stuart Samuels — are responsible for “The Lost Weekend: A Love Story.” The film quickly covers May’s early life, then cuts to her working for Apple Records, Allen Klein, and finally John Lennon and Yoko Ono. This is before they lived in the Dakota.
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George Harrison recalled playing The Beatles’ “Twist and Shout” in Hamburg. He became friends with Eric Clapton around this time.
“Twist and Shout” became a huge hit in the United States.
The Beatles‘ “Twist and Shout” became one of the Fab Four’s most famous covers. George Harrison revealed why he became sick of the song. Notably, the cover performed differently on different charts.George then became much more critical of The Beatles’ time in Hamburg. “Even when we sold records and started doing a lot of tours, it was a bit of a drag because we’d go on the road and we’d play the same tunes to different people and then we’d drop a few and add news ones all the time, but basically it was the same old tunes,” he said.
The Beatles had a few professional rivals throughout their years in the music industry, with The Rolling Stones being one of the biggest. But the Fab Four were also fans of the music produced by the artists they were "against". John Lennon in particular was a staunch supporter of the music that he enjoyed.
In 1965 Lennon listened to a track from The Beach Boys while being interviewed, and he adored it.
Lennon was given the chance to listen to The Beach Boys' track, The Little Girl I Once Knew, while discussing music. And the iconic Imagine singer leapt into action. He exclaimed: "This is the greatest!. Turn it up, turn it right up! It’s got to be a hit. It’s the greatest record I’ve heard for weeks. It’s fantastic. I hope it will be a hit."
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Sir Paul McCartney made a stop at Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena Tuesday night for his only Texas tour date. The last time Paul McCartney took to a stage in Fort Worth, it was with a little band called Wings, way back in 1976.
Of course, McCartney did play at the former Globe Life Park in Arlington in 2019, but this night marked his epic return to Fort Worth. The momentous occasion wasn’t lost on the city, which temporarily renamed a stretch of Montgomery Street, which fronts Dickies Arena, Paul McCartney Way to celebrate.
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It was 46 years ago Paul McCartney answered his critics and John Lennon, who claimed he often wrote songs that were too corny and sentimental, with the No 1 smash, "Silly Love Songs."
In the song's opening stanza, McCartney sings, “You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs/I look around me and I see it isn’t so/Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs/And what’s wrong with that?/I’d like to know/’Cause here I go again.”
Though McCartney wrote the song somewhat tongue in cheek, like so many geniuses, he turned out to be stunningly prophetic. Because watching McCartney Friday night at L.A.'s Sofi Stadium it was abundantly clear how much the world still needs his silly love songs.
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RR American Auction House, located in Boston, is auctioning a card signed by members of The Beatles, a month after the release of their album “Please Please Me” in 1962.
In the card, which will be auctioned on May 19, 2022, The Beatles are shown standing together behind their musical instruments, with their elegant signatures clearly visible in blue ink on the back.
Musicians are drawing inspiration from the house where The Beatles first came together as a band to pen a song.
Sir Paul McCartney's former family home, 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool, is where the band wrote several hits.
The four winners of the National Trust competition have visited the house to draw inspiration for their own music.
Those four, from Wrexham, London and Bath, Somerset, will perform their songs live in the living room of the house on 17 June.
Dylan John Elis, from Wrexham, said: "It's quite stunning and surreal. I'm not quite registering it all but it's fantastic to be here.
"Today myself and other musicians have been invited by the National Trust to write a song about this house and so we are going to be spending the day here, soaking it in and drawing inspiration from it."
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For as many riffs as there are in rock n' roll, there are equally as many rifts. It's hard to expect everyone to get along, and it goes without saying that not everyone marches to the same tune. For instance, take two of the most momentous and beloved musicians of the 20th century. Could you imagine an exchange that would prompt one to hold a grudge for two whole decades based off of a single remark made by the other? If you're holding out for a grand tour with Paul McCartney and Phil Collins on the same ticket, maybe don't hold your breath.
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