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The show, which includes Donovan, Mike Love, Jerry Seinfeld, and Howard Stern, to name a few, originally took place on April 4, 2009, before a sold-out audience at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The special contains footage of each of the show’s featured acts highlighted by Paul’s set with Ringo. Among the songs Paul performs are the appropriately titled “Cosmically Conscious” and the finale, “I Saw Her Standing There.” Though there is no word on other planned telecasts, sources tell us it will be offered to other affiliates as well, which could potentially bring it to a local PBS station near you!

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But a billionaire he’s not. Consequently, his name isn’t listed alongside Carlos Slim, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in FORBES’s annual Billionaires issue, released last month. So why have a number of respectable publications labeled him as such in recent days?

The answer stems from a story on McCartney’s inclusion on the U.K.’s latest Sunday Times Rich List, pegging his fortune at £680 million, or about $1.05 billion. The reported sum, however, isn’t just his–it’s the amount the former Beatle is estimated to share with his wife, Nancy Shevell, whose family owns a trucking company in the U.S. that clocks over $300 million per year in revenue.

Shevell, who’s listed as a VP of the family-owned firm and sits on the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, may be quite rich. But neither she nor any member of her family has appeared on any of FORBES’s wealth lists.


Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. and may be purchased at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office and by visiting To charge by phone, call 800-745-3000. American Express® Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, April 18 at 10:00 p.m.

Paul McCartney's "Out There" tour will feature brand new, never before seen production and, as ever, hours of material from the most beloved catalog in popular music, with Paul performing songs spanning his entire career--as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course The Beatles.

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Little Japanese girls in middy blouses stood in parking lots a the rear of the hotel (but the Beatles' sumptuous suite faced the other way), peering through binoculars, jumping up and down and screaming whenever a male guest happened to appear at a window.

Before it was over the four Beatles, sporting hats and sunglasses, made at least one abortive attempt to escape their 10th-floor cell and see Tokyo. (One of them reportedly made it, but there are conflicting reports as to whether he did or didn't,) Japanese police insisted the Beatles remain in the hotel rather than risk teen-age rioting over them in the streets.

The only time they were allowed out of the Hilton was when they roared away daily in a pink Cadillac to do their shows at Tokyo's Budokan Hall. Then police-car sirens and the screams of fans who had waited for hours just to get a glimpse of them rang in their ears.

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While many of the world's top rockers were heading over to Coachella music festival to party, one was chilling out. Sir Paul McCartney decided to spend some relaxing time with his wife and friends in Beverly Hills, California.The 70-year-old Beatles star appeared cool, calm and collected as he left the Four Seasons Hotel with Nancy Shevell on Friday afternoon.

Macca looked like he had been keeping fit as he was dressed in sports gear during his exit from the luxury hotel.The father-of-five kept it casual in a pair of adidas jogging bottoms which he teamed with a grey jumper and blue jacket. Accessorising with a pair of trainers and sunglasses, the musical legend gave a thumbs up as he waved to some waiting fans.

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Under the name "50th Anniversary of The Beatles in Tenerife", the Institute of the Canary Islands for Hispanic Studies (IEHC) has planned a dedicated programme to commemorate this special anniversary. Both residents and visitors will have the chance to enjoy live performances from cover brands, screenings of documentaries such as Let It Be and the film Yellow Submarine, exhibitions, forums and even a street market to buy The Beatles memorabilia, amongst other activities.

Back in 1963, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, along with close friends Astrid Kirchherr and Klaus Voormann, holidayed in Tenerife after the release of their very first album, Please Please Me. The hit album, which included popular songs such as Love Me Do and Please Please Me, hit the top of the UK charts in May 1963 and remained there for 30 weeks.

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Harrison played the guitar while practicing “I am the Walrus” during The Magical Mystery Tour and by Lennon while recording a video session for “Hello, Goodbye” but it is not seen in the final version of the video that was released. Lennon gifted the guitar to “Magic Alex” Mardas. A plaque affixed to the back of the guitar reads “To Magic Alex/Alexi thank you/for been (sic) a friend/2-5-1967 John.”

According to Madras the date refers to his 25th birthday earlier that year and not the date the guitar was given to him. The guitar body has a unique scroll design, marked “Vox Custom” on the headstock. It also featured 24 fret rosewood fingerboard with rectangular inlays, mahogany hollow body, single f-hole along with electronics which include six push buttons for: treble, bass, top boost,  mid-boost, fuzz and repeat.


Abbey Road Studios may be best known for rock recordings now, including Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, but it began and continues to be a center for classical recording. The first official recording made in the studio featured Sir Edward Elgar conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in his own "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Opus 39." Sir Thomas Beecham, Arthur Rubinstein, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Andres Segovia, and Pablo Casals recorded at Abbey Road in its early days. Violinist Yehudi Menuhin was associated with the studios for nearly 70 years. In the 1960s, cellist Jacqueline du Pre and her husband pianist/conductor Daniel Barenboim recorded there.

Since the 1980s, Studio 1 has been busy with recording soundtracks for blockbuster movies, including The Empire Strikes BackRaiders of the Lost ArkBraveheartEvitaApollo 13, and all of the Harry Potter films. Pages 212-215 show wo details

Backstage with Paul McCartney's Son James - Saturday, April 13, 2013

James, 35 -- who over the years contributed by playing guitar and drums on solo albums by his father and late mother, Linda McCartney -- admits he's a bit nervous about launching a full-fledged career in the "rock and roll kind of lifestyle." But he also said it's exciting to be releasing his new album Me -- dropping May 21 -- which he describes as "intimate, deeply personal, and honest." The first single off the album, Strong As You, is currently available on iTunes.

James said that one of the best parts of the tour will be getting to see parts of the southwestern U.S. that were so beloved by his American mother. "Just enjoying music and traveling and going to the southwest of America, which I  details

On these shows the Beatles performed covers even more than their own compositions, and can be heard joking around with the DJs. For decades, this material was available only on bootlegs such as the Beatles at the Beeb and poor quality recordings like Youngblood. Fans finally got their wish in 1994 when Apple released the collection Live at the BBC, which featured remastered selections from their many BBC performances. One of the choice cuts from this compilation is “Honey Don’t,” a Carl Perkins cover that, unlike Beatles for Sale, has John Lennon on lead vocals.

“Honey Don’t” goes back to some of the Beatles’ 1962 shows; then, Lennon always sang lead on the cut. But when the group entered Abbey Road Studios on October 26, 1964, Ringo Starr had been chosen as the new vocalist. As Starr explained in the Anthology documentary, the song appealed to him because of his deep love for country music.


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