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Paul and Berry Gordy Play Restored Motown Piano - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The 1877 Steinway grand piano used on so many classic Motown recordings has been restored to playing--and recording--quality, thanks to Paul McCartney, who along with Motown founder Berry Gordy, played the piano at a fundraising gala in New York City.  Paul had told Motown Museum officials last summer than he wanted to help with the restoration when he learned the instrument could no longer be played. It took Steinway techs months to restore the 9-foot piano to its former glory. McCartney & Gordy played the Motown/Beatles classic, "Money (That's What I Want)", as well as "Hey Jude" and "Lady Madonna".

 

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Abbey Road Cover...Made of Food - Saturday, September 15, 2012

One of the most iconic images of rock, the Beatles' "Abbey Road" cover has been recreated...using food.  UK restaurant chain, Beefeater Grill, charged food scupltor Paul Baker with creating the piece using ingredients found on its menu. Baker chose to go with an English breakfast theme, using beans, mushrooms, bacon, sausages, eggs, toast and fruit. (Famously vegetarian Paul is fittingly made of mushrooms.) Baker and three assistants took four days to complete the piece, dubbed "Let It Bean".  

 

  For more: http://now.msn.com/beatles-abbey-road-cover-remade-with-breakfast-food

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Paul McCartney delighted workers at his wife's family business in New York State, making the rounds at the trucking company and posing for photos. Paul accompanied his wife, Nancy, to Syracuse, NY, as she attended a meeting at New England Motor Freight, the trucking company owned by her father, Myron Shevell, and of which she is Vice President of Administration. Syracuse-area media reported that the McCartneys flew in on a private jet and spent several hours in the area, and had lunch with employees.  Photos of Paul posing with employees soon hit Facebook, as well as local media websites.

 

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Album by Ringo's First Band Coming Soon - Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tapes recorded 52 years ago by Ringo Starr's first band, Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, will be released as an album--the first ever from the group.  The BBC reports that the tapes, recorded in March 1960, were found by Rory's sister in her attic. 

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Paul Gets France's Highest Honor - Tuesday, September 04, 2012

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.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/03/entertainment-us-france-paulmccartney-aw-idUSBRE8820JJ20120903

 

 

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MMT Comes to Blu-Ray October 8th & 9th - Monday, August 27, 2012

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.

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