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Paul McCartney is one of a variety of music stars set to appear on Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson, a new Apple TV+ docuseries that will premiere on July 30.

The six-part show will follow famed DJ and producer Ronson as he “uncovers the untold stories behind music creation and the lengths producers and creators are willing to go to find the perfect sound.” To do that, he’ll interview artists including McCartney, Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl, and Beastie Boys members Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond.

Each episode will end with Ronson debuting a new piece of original music, similar to the 2014 Foo Fighters docuseries Sonic Highways.

Other artists who’ll appear on Watch the Sound include Questlove, Charli XCX and King Princess.

McCartney previously collaborated with Ronson when he co-produced Sir Paul’s 2015 studio album, NEW.




“Dear Prudence” is the instantly recognizable melody found on The Beatles‘ recording known as “The White Album.”

As the story goes, John Lennon wrote the tune for Prudence Farrow, sister of Mia Farrow.

Here’s the story behind Lennon’s inspiration, as well as what Prudence herself has said of the famous tribute to her.

In February 1968, The Beatles traveled to India to meet with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi “to cleanse their minds, bodies, and souls, contemplating the meaning of life at the feet of the Maharishi,” as Ringo Starr biographer Michael Seth Starr (no relation to the Beatle) wrote in Ringo: With a Little Help.

It was George Harrison’s commitment to the Maharishi’s teachings that had inspired in the band a desire for spiritual enlightenment. Thanks to The Beatles, perspectives in the West were changing towards Indian spirituality.

“The Maharishi, who was now billing himself as ‘The Beatles’ Guru,’ would enlighten them in the ways of Transcendental Meditation at his International Center for Meditation, a 14-acre compound surrounded by lush jungle and located in the mountains across the River Ganges details

The John Lennon and Paul McCartney partnership produced some of The Beatles’ biggest and best songs throughout their career. The writing duo found fame with such hits as Let It Be, Help! and Hey Jude. Their writing styles blended together perfectly, but The Who guitarist Townshend previously revealed they were very different in social situations, treating people in vastly different ways.

Speaking in 1968, Townshend told Rolling Stone about hanging out with each member of the Fab Four individually.

He said: “I had an incredible conversation once with Paul McCartney. The difference between the way Lennon and McCartney behave with the people that are around them is incredible.”

The beginnings of Townshend’s theory could be spotted through various parts of the band members’ lives.

Lennon became an eccentric artist in the final years of the band as demonstrated in the works of art and music he created with his second wife, Yoko Ono.

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A half-eaten piece of a Beatle’s toast, touring their hotel room after their first Toronto show and the delicious taste of the bubble gum that came with the band’s collector cards

"Our parents laughed and figured they’d be gone in a year," says retired broadcaster Scott Turnbull about The Beatles. invited readers to share their memories of one of the most influential bands of the 20th century.

"The Beatles have had more influence than anything or anyone else. When you look back, you realize they changed everything. Our music. Our clothes. Our haircuts. Our attitudes. They weren’t just a band, they were a cultural phenomenon," says Turnbull, who grew up in Sudbury and worked at CKSO from 1976 to the early 1980s.

The band's beat turned him on to rock, a passion that led to a 43-year career in broadcasting.

Turnbull, who now lives in Sault Ste. Marie, wanted to be a drummer like Ringo Starr.

"Within a year or two, I knew I was never going to be much of a drummer. But I wanted to be part of the whole music thing, so I got into radio. It’s dragged me around a bit. It was lots of fun … met lots of great people."

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In the summer of 1969 the recording of The Beatles’ 11th album, Abbey Road, was almost finished. The band had written and recorded a number of their biggest hits, including Come Together, Something and Here Comes The Sun. Before they wrapped up their album and sent it off to the printers, however, inspiration struck John Lennon one more time.

In an interview with journalist David Sheff, Lennon explained how he was once listening to Ono play the piano.

His new wife, whom he married earlier that year, was tickling the ivories and playing famed composer Ludwig Van Beethoven when he had a brilliant idea.

Lennon recalled: “Yoko was playing Moonlight Sonata on the piano. She was classically trained. I said: ‘Can you play those chords backwards?’ and wrote Because around them.”

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Paul McCartney & Wing’s “Live and Let Die” is one of their most famous hits and one of the most ubiquitous songs from the James Bond franchise. However, Paul faced some backlash from Rolling Stone for performing the song. Here’s how Paul responded to the backlash in a Rolling Stone interview — and how audiences reacted to “Live and Let Die.”

The James Bond film Live and Let Die is notable for a few reasons. It’s the first 007 movie to star Roger Moore, the first 007 movie where Bond had a Black love interest (even if she’s not his main love interest in the movie), and it’s the only 007 movie to include a theme song from a former Beatle. According to Box Office Mojo, Live and Let Die earned over $35 million. Despite the film’s success, Paul’s decision to perform the theme song for Live and Let Die triggered backlash.





Beatlemania hit New Orleans just before 3 a.m. on Sept. 16, 1964, when the plane carrying the Beatles — John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — touched down at New Orleans International Airport in Kenner (now Armstrong International Airport).

The Fab Four arrived from Cleveland, one of 24 stops on their 32-day North American tour. Among their opening acts was New Orleans music great Clarence “Frogman” Henry.

Local hotels such as the Roosevelt and Monteleone opted not to host the band, fearing throngs of fans would descend on the hotel. Instead, a suite was reserved at the Congress Inn, a motel on Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East. It has since been demolished.

According to author Steven Y. Landry’s book “Beatles Day in New Orleans,” once the band arrived at the motel, Ringo Starr expressed interest in going to the French Quarter, but his handlers rejected that.




The Beatles’ co-lead vocalist and bassist, Paul McCartney recently shared a story on his Instagram account and expressed his happiness considering the great success of the first single ‘Kiss of Venus‘ of his upcoming ‘McCartney III Imagine‘ album.

As you may recall, the world-renown rockstar who achieved worldwide fame as the bassist of The Beatles, released his 18th solo album ‘McCartney III‘ on December 18, 2020. The album was highly appreciated by both fans and critics who applauded Paul’s ability to always create original music.

Following that, on March 11, McCartney announced that he has been working on the remaking of his most recent album in collaboration with young musicians, such as Phoebe Bridgers, Blood Orange, Josh Homme, St. Vincent, Beck, Dominic Fike, and many more. The album which will be called ‘McCartney III Imagine‘ will include remixes and covers of the original songs in each artist’s ‘own signature styles.’

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As the nation mourns the loss of Prince Philip, British celebrities have been sharing their tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh on social media. Most recently two knights of the realm in Sir Tom Jones and The Beatles drummer Sir Ringo Starr have shared photos from over 50 years ago with The Queen’s late husband. Sir Tom Jones, who Her Majesty knighted in 2006, posted a picture of himself and Prince Philip laughing at the 1969 Royal Variety Performance.

Famously, Prince Philip had asked Sir Tom Jones after his performance that night: “What do you gargle with, pebbles?”

While the next day delivering another one of his famous gaffes, he added: “It’s difficult to see how it’s possible to become immensely valuable by singing what are the most hideous songs.”

And on another occasion talking about how difficult it is to get rich in Britain, the Duke said: “What about Tom Jones? He’s made a million and he’s a bloody awful singer.”

Nevertheless, Sir Tom obviously took it all in his stride writing on Instagram: “Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh: an incredible individual who always reminded us we are all human. Forever grateful, Sir Tom details

On 13 September 1969, John Lennon – the Beatle most quickly heading for the exit door – played the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival under the name Plastic Ono Band. For the first time he appeared on stage with his wife of six months, Yoko Ono. She and Lennon had been together since 1967, but within and without the Beatles’ industrial-cultural complex the Japanese artist remained, as dutifully inscribed rock lore has it, a divisive figure.

Yet performing that night in Canada, as she took her place alongside her husband, Ono was united as an artist with perhaps the greatest songwriter in the world. Was there, finally, a feeling of acceptance from Lennon’s fans?

“I don’t know about that. I still don’t feel that John’s fans are accepting me,” Ono, who is now 88, replied when I asked her that question 11 years ago. “I don’t know who’s really John’s fans, and who’s really John and Yoko fans. The Beatles fans, some of them really denounced John in a way. So I don’t know who’s who. So whenever I create something – make an album or something – I never think about who’s gonna listen to it. It’s a w details

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