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A behind-the-scenes film on this year's 54th annual Grammy Awards will receive its world premiere June 11 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, Calif., with Dave Grohl,LL Cool J and Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow scheduled to attend.

"A Death in the Family: The Show Must Go On," a 26-minute documentary, is the first behind-the-scenes film on the Grammy Awards the Recording Academy has ever created, according to Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammy Awards telecast.
 
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Sir Paul McCartney has told how his drinking got out of control as he turned to the whisky bottle for comfort while The Beatles were breaking up.

The musician admitted the problem got so bad in 1970 after he retreated to his Mull of Kintyre home in Scotland that he struggled to write songs and was told to cut back by his concerned wife Linda.

Sir Paul - who will today perform in front of The Queen at her Diamond Jubilee concert - confessed that although moving to High Park Farm details

 

 

The city of Los Angeles will be treated to the first notes of The Beatles-based musical Backbeatin January, catching the tunes of the United States premiere of the show in its last stop before Broadway. The show is an adaptation of the 1994 Universal Pictures film of the same name. 

Before The Beatles became the Fab Four as fans know them today–John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr&ndas details

 

 

FORMER Beatle Sir Paul McCartney stepped back in time to visit band mate John Lennon’s old art college after it was bought by his fame school.

The Grade II-listed Liverpool College of Art building, on Hope Street, is steeped in Beatles history – it was where Lennon, his future wife Cynthia and The Beatles’ original bassist Stuart Sutcliffe all studied in the 1950s.

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While a slew of celebrities have admitted their battles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder --Howard SternMegan Fox, and Howie Mandel, among them -- the bestselling book BackStage Pass VIP says late Beatle George Harrisonalso had symptoms of the neurological disorder.

“While under extreme personal and professional pressures in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Harrison’s OCD symptoms accelerated," BackStage Pass VIP authorDebra Sharon Davis said. "His need for order, extreme neatness and disciplining his life to be controlled and predictable was stifling -- a burdensome form of self-imprisonment."

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Don't you wish the Beatles could reunite? So do we, but that would be impossible. However, since  details

 

Fans have won a battle to save the home of former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr from demolition and it will be turned into a tourist attraction.

Beatles fans in Liverpool and around the world had battled for three years to preserve the humble terraced house in Madryn Street, Liverpool 

It had been scheduled for destruction in a controversial housing renewal scheme promoted by John Prescott who described Ringo's birthplace as "of no significance".

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When the World Stopped to Listen - Tuesday, June 05, 2012

 

"I declare that the Beatles are mutants, prototypes of evolutionary agents sent by God, endowed with a mysterious power to create a new human species."--Dr. Timothy Leary

Rolling Stone recently announced its top 500 pop music albums of all time. Perched at the top of the heap is the Beatles' legendary Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Unleashed on the world 45 years ago on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper's, as  details

Harrison's haunting melodies - Tuesday, May 29, 2012

 

All four members of The Beatles enjoyed successful careers as solo artists outside the band, not to mention long after the band's demise.

In the past six months alone, there have been releases from the 1960s pop phenomenon's two remaining members, bassist Paul McCartney and drummer Ringo Starr.

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With the death of Brian Epstein in August 1967 the Beatles were transformed from a well-disciplined group of loveable mop-tops to a fractured long-haired collective pursuing four different creative paths. Meanwhile, their psychedelic revolution was heading mainstream in the guise of their animated musical movie, Yellow Submarine (reissued in new digital finery next month). As a companion piece to MOJO 224's 19-page Beatles special (on sale now) we submit the video evidence from the year the Fabs went mad.

August 27, 1967

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