On September 8th, Sir Paul McCartney will receive France's highest civilian award, the Legion of Honor, from French president, Francois Hollande. Non-French entertainers such as Jerry Lewis, Liza Minelli and Clint Eastwood have also been so honored. Interestingly, the recipients have to purchase their own medals (costing 169 to 700 euros, or $210 to $880 US Dollars) from a licensed jeweler.
It will also be available on a special 10”x10” boxed deluxe edition, which includes both the DVD and Blu-ray, as well as a 60-page book with background information, photographs and documentation from the production. There is also a “faithful” reproduction of the mono double 7” vinyl EP of the six Beatles songs introduced in the film.
My best mate, the man I grew to admire more than anyone I knew, was washing dishes in a pub kitchen when I was first introduced to him.
He looked a right state then. Down on his luck, both his front teeth missing, earning just a tenner a week.
I could hardly believe it when he announced who he was — Freddie Lennon, father of the Beatles genius John Lennon. But behind that battered exterior lay a heart of gold, and a strong rapport quickly formed between us.
James McCartney’s The Complete EP Collectionis a killer assortment of tightly-crafted rock anthems. Produced by David Kahne and his famous Beatle father (Paul McCartney, you may have heard of him), the album has rightfully racked up critical acclaim on both sides of the pond.
The occasionally press-shy McCartney shared with us his thoughts on songwriting, the perfect Beatles songs, touring the States and more. “In the end [songwriting is] about having as much emotion as possible for me, musically and lyrically,” says McCartney. “Cathartic, heartfelt and true.”
Wonderful memories of the day The Beatles arrived in Norwich - on their way to becoming the biggest band in the world.
She left the gig in Norwich of 1963 with a name written on the inside of her left wrist... and although it faded away after a couple of weeks her memory of that amazing night is as vivid as ever.
Beatles fans have long flocked to the Fab Four's hometown of Liverpool, perhaps calling in at the Cavern Club, where they found fame, or visiting the childhood homes of Lennon and McCartney.
But now there is a new must-see attraction, paying homage to one of the group's quirkiest and best-known songs, a yellow submarine.
Fans looking for the full Beatles experience can book accommodation in the unusual hotel, which is painted to look like the vessel on the cover of their record Yellow Submarine, and floats on a mooring in Albert Dock.