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The man known as the Fifth Beatle was more than a musical genius integral to the success of the biggest-selling band in history - with more than 800 million records shifted - according to author Kenneth Womack’s new book Sound Pictures. Martin was also a cool entrepreneur who responded robustly to a cash crisis over studio rentals and possible bankruptcy. At various times, he rejected multi-million bids for his company and an offer by his former employer, EMI, which wanted him to return to a higher salaried job. Instead, Martin took an even larger risk, opening a new studio in the Caribbean.

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The Beatle was interviewed by Marc Maron for his "WTF" podcast and talked about fame, the Stones and Charles Manson.

Capitol Music Group hosted its fifth annual Capitol Congress today at Hollywood’s Arclight Theater. The day-long confab brings together employees from across Universal Music Group as well as some of the company’s top executives, chief among them: UMG chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge, who delivered introductory remarks this morning. The event has traditionally featured several top stars from the CMG roster, and this year was no different, only the bar was set even higher with an appearance by Paul McCartney.

The Beatles co-founder was presented with a special Capitol Icon Award by CMG chief Steve Barnett, who programmed the day’s sessions, performances and Q&As. McCartney was later interviewed by podcast host and “Glow” star Marc Maron, a talk that will make up an episode of his “WTF” show.

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Researchers from Canada and the U.S. have used math to unravel one of the greatest musical mysteries of the modern era: Who wrote “In My Life,” a nostalgic rock ballad on the Beatles’ 1965 album “Rubber Soul.”

It’s a song both John Lennon and Paul McCartney have taken credit for, sparking an enduring debate on the authorship of the melody and chords.
This 1966 file photo shows The Beatles, from left, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison as they leave London Airport on their trip to the U.S. and Canada. Researchers from Canada and the U.S. have used mathematics to unravel one of the greatest musical mysteries of modern era: Who wrote In My Life, a nostalgic rock ballad on the Beatles' 1965 album Rubber Soul.

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CBS is expanding on its hugely popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment with Paul McCartney with a primetime special. The network has greenlighted Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool to air Monday, August 20 at 8 PM.

The network says the hourlong special will feature never-before-seen footage from the “Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke” segment which aired on The Late Late Show with James Corden on June 21, during the week of shows from Central Hall Westminster in London. During the “Carpool Karaoke” segment, Corden and McCartney drove around Liverpool, visited McCartney’s childhood home and several of the places referenced in the song “Penny Lane,” and surprised locals with an intimate performance at a pub.

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The Beatles played Dodger Stadium in 1966 — louder than the Blue Crew beating the Giants eight days a week; and the Fab Four played the Hollywood Bowl the two years before that – recurring opportunities for your grandmas to put the "mania" in Beatlemania, perhaps providing the inspiration for the "Scream" movies.

Bob Eubanks was to blame for bringing the Beatles to SoCal, and he just won't let it be. Now, he wants to tell us all about it. That Mop Top flashback moment, "Backstage with the Beatles," is coming to the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks on Sunday. Eubanks will be himself and Ticket to Ride, will be the Beatles.

Source: Bill Locey, Special to Ventura County Star

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The Beatles Rap in New York - Wednesday, August 08, 2018

On August 22, 1966, the Beatles flew into New York and gave two press conferences at the Warwick Hotel on West 54th Street. Asked their opinions on the war in Vietnam, they were succinct, John Lennon saying, “We don’t like it,” and George Harrison adding, “War’s wrong and that’s all.”

When a reporter asked, “Would you care to elaborate?” Paul McCartney said, “We would elaborate, but not here. … In England people will listen a bit more to what you say. Here everything you say is picked up and turned against you. There’s more bigotry in America.” The Voice‘s reporter, James Kempton (son of the well-known commentator Murray), noted, “Every pencil in the room came down.” And that’s when the quick-thinking 24-year-old McCartney decided that it might, in fact, be a very good moment to elaborate: “There are more people so there are more bigots.”

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The slain Beatle's wife has repeatedly said that Mark David Chapman should not be released after he shot the musician dead in New York City in 1980. YOKO Ono was the second wife of John Lennon and the couple campaigned for world peace together for years before he died.

Here's the lowdown on the Japanese artist who stole the heart of the Beatles' legend.
Yoko Ono was married to John Lennon for more than 10 years when he was shot and killed. Yoko Ono is 85-years old .

She was married to John Lennon for over ten years from 1969 to 1980 when he was murdered in Manhattan.

Together the couple had a son, Sean Ono Lennon, who was born in 1975.

John and Yoko met in London in 1966 and married three years later in 1969.

The Beatles broke up in 1970.

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There’s a crazy rumour that’s persisted for over 50 years that Paul McCartney actually died in a car crash in 1966 and was replaced with a lookalike imposter.

It was so well-known that Life magazine referred to it in the title – Paul is still with us – of a 1969 cover story about the musician. McCartney himself referenced the ‘Paul is dead’ myth on his 1993 album Paul Is Live. He also parodied the iconic album art of Abbey Road, which conspiracy theorists alleged contained clues suggesting McCartney’s replacement with a dead ringer.

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Sir Paul McCartney's Cavern Club gig will be remembered for a number of reasons - the atmosphere, nostalgia and timeless classics.

But, how did Sir Paul celebrate his second ever performance at the venue since his Beatles days?

Well, he chose to visit Wirral restaurant Burnt Truffle, which is known predominately for its meat selection.

The restaurant owned by Gary Usher , created a bespoke vegetarian menu on request for the former Beatles star and entourage.

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After hinting at new music and the release of a double A-Side single, today (June 20), Paul McCartney announced the release of his 17th studio album, Egypt Station, for Sept. 7 on Capitol Records.

The announcement of the upcoming album, Egypt Station, named after one of the former Beatles’ paintings (see below) comes as extremely exciting news to fans who’ve been waiting almost 5 years for new McCartney music.

The rock legends most recent album NEW had immense success and fans can only hope for even greater music this time around. “Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different location," McCartney said in a statement. "So it gave us some idea to base all the song around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”

He's also released two new tracks -- “I Don’t Know,” and “Come On To Me” -- and if they are any indication of what to expect, we’re in for a wild ride of head banging rock, as well as heartfelt ballads. Both singles, along with the rest of the album were produced in by Greg Kurstin and recorded between L.A, London, and Sussex.

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