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An unheard track by Beatles stars Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr is set to raise £20k at at Omega Auctions in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside on Tuesday (pictured in 2014)

The cassette is now being sold by former Radio Luxembourg DJ Tony Prince.

It's expected to fetch up to £20,000 at Omega Auctions in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.

A quarter of the profits will be donated to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal, while the rest will go to Prince's United DJs radio station project.

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Paul McCartney took to Twitter to pay tribute to Astrid Kirchherr. See his messages below.

Astrid Kirchherr, the German photographer who shot some of the earliest and most striking images of The Beatles and helped shape their trend-setting visual style, has died at age 81.

She died Tuesday (May 12) in her native Hamburg, days before her 82nd birthday, her friend Kai-Uwe Franz told The Associated Press. Her death was first announced by Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn, who tweeted Friday that Kirchherr made an “immeasurable” contribution to the group and was “intelligent, inspirational, innovative, daring, artistic, awake, aware, beautiful, smart, loving and uplifting.” According to the German publication Die Zeit, she died of a “short, serious illness.”

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The Beatles' '90s-era Anthology sessions weren't the first time they recorded without John Lennon. More like the 20th. In fact, over the years, Lennon increasingly drifted in and out of songs being created by the others.

For instance, he regularly vanished whenever George Harrison dabbled in Indian music, with the notable exception of "The Inner Light," the B-side to 1968's "Lady Madonna." He skipped sessions where Ringo Starr took the lead, including "Don't Pass Me By" and "Good Night," both from 1968's The Beatles. The same guy who openly complained about Paul McCartney's "granny-music shit" was also predictably absent for "Maxwell's Silver Hammer."

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An unheard track by Beatles stars Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr called Angel In Disguise is set to raise £20k at auction

The song called Angel In Disguise is one of only two tracks co-written exclusively by the remaining members of the Fab Four almost 30 years ago
The pair recorded the demo for Sir Ringo's 1992 solo album Time Takes Time, but it did not make the final cut for the LP
A quarter of the money raised will be donated to the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic
Sadly, Paul and Ringo are the only two surviving members of The Beatles
John Lennon died in 1980 after he was shot by a mentally-disturbed fan and George Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001

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Lennon asked for Daimler's premium luxury motorcar, one of stature, and grace. The Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman was the reply.

There are few names in world history that spark emotions of love, peace, and anger all at the same time, you could say John F. Kennedy or even Elvis Presley fits the description of that statement, but none had so much personal impact as the man they call John Lennon.

For those who just landed on planet Earth, he was a part of the most famous and impactful band in human history, The Beatles. But he was more than that, he was a symbol of peace, love, and progressivism which has only grown stronger in past years. John Lennon and Paul McCartney (his fellow Beatle) are regarded as the sole pinnacle of impactful and transcendent songwriting and have provided level after level of meaningful lyric and sound.

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John Lennon wrote some incredible songs during his time in The Beatles and in his partnership with Paul McCartney. But do you know the one track he only came up with once he gave up trying to think of a song to write? It turns out that was Nowhere Man from 1965 album Rubber Soul.

Lennon told Playboy in 1980 how he had been trying to pen a new song for the album for hours.

He said: “I’d spent five hours that morning trying to write a song that was meaningful and good, and I finally gave up and lay down.

“Then Nowhere Man came, words and music, the whole damn thing as I lay down.”

While 1960s Beatles biographer Hunter Davies quoted Lennon on his breakthrough.

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It is hard to make a movie about The Band without mentioning Martin Scorsese’s film, “The Last Waltz,” which captured the group’s final concert at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom in 1976. Scenes from that documentary and an interview with Scorsese are part of “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band.” There also are interviews with several people who appear in both films, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison.

Hit songs such as “The Weight,” “Up on Cripple Creek” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” guarantee The Band’s place in rock and roll history. Among the musicians testifying to the group’s impact in the film are Bruce Springsteen and George Harrison, as well as record executive David Geffen. The group’s core members played together for roughly 16 years (though Levon Helm departed for a few years), including stints backing Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan.

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Earlier this month, the world lost Astrid Kirchherr, the German photographer and artist who helped put the Beatles on the map in the early 1960s with her distinctive black-and-white photographs. According to Beatles historian and biographer Mark Lewisohn, Kirchher, a protégée of the great photographer Reinhart Wolf, took “the definitive image of the group before they attained fame” when she lensed the Beatles—who at the time were made up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best, and Stuart Sutcliffe—at a fairground in Hamburg, Germany, in 1960. But while Kirchherr is best known for immortalizing the the Fab Four, she also had a hand in cultivating their iconic image—their famous mop tops in particular.

“All my friends in art school used to run around with this sort of, what [you’d now] call Beatles haircut,” Kirchherr told the BBC in 1995. “And my [first] boyfriend, Klaus Voormann, had this hairstyle, and Stuart liked it very, very much. He was the first one who really got the nerve to get the Brylcreem out of his hair and [ask] me to cut his hair for him.”

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When Paul McCartney and Kanye West first collaborated together on the rapper’s 2014 song, “Only One,” the two instantly clicked. Not only did they bond over their mutual love for music, but things between the artists got quite personal when they connected over the losses of their mothers.

It might not seem like it, but West and McCartney have a lot more in common than anyone would have expected.

Not only are they both the most notable musicians in the music industry, McCartney and West know the unique grief of losing their mothers, which is something they bonded over while collaborating on Kanye’s single “Only One,” in 2014.

West lost his mother in 2007 after she suffered complications following a plastic surgery procedure. McCartney’s mother, Mary, passed away from an embolism following tumor-removal surgery when the singer was in his teens.

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The Beatles’ music has been influential because the early days of the band. The Fab Four’s catalog had a renewed prominence within the 1990s. Part of that was because of the launch of the Beatles Anthology. Another cause for his or her renaissance was a brand new technology of rock bands who took affect from the Beatles.

This technology included beloved bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Marilyn Manson. R.E.M. was one of many extra outstanding bands of that period. However, the Fab Four didn’t imply an excessive amount of to them. In reality, the band’s frontman, Michael Stipe, infamously known as the Beatles’ work “elevator music.”

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