Fifty years on from the height of Beatlemania, it continues to generate fascination — as much as, or perhaps even more so, than the Fab Four’s actual music, heretical though that sounds. Three of the four upcoming movies inspired by the Beatles’ global domination of pop culture in the mid-1960s are fan-related.
The first to appear will be “Good Ol’ Freda,” a probable late summer release from Magnolia Pictures. Ryan White’s documentary, which was mostly Kickstarter-funded and premiered at the SXSW festival in March, looks at the Beatles through the eyes of Freda Kelly.
A shy regular at the Beatles’ legendary lunchtime gigs at the Cavern Club on Mathew Street in Liverpool, Kelly became the group’s secretary when she was 17. She lasted 11 years in the job, a year longer than they stayed together, and also ran their fan club.
It's going to be hard to top the birthday present a fan named Charlotte got on her 17th birthday Thursday fromat his concert last night at BOK Center in Tulsa.
According to the BOK Center Twitter account, McCartney gave a birthday shout to the young fan, who'd brought a sign to the show, birthday wishes. “@PaulMcCartney just gave a birthday shout out to a girl in the crowd named Charlotte. Happy 17th Charlotte! Your sign paid off!,” the center Tweeted.
He later dedicated a song to her. “#nowplaying 'I Saw Her Standing There' - dedicated to Charlotte, the bday girl in the crowd who turned 17 today! #HappyBirthday,” the center said in a later Tweet. He later dedicated a song to her. “#nowplaying 'I Saw Her Standing There' - dedicated to Charlotte, the bday girl in the crowd who turned 17 today!
Decades after his death, John Lennon continues to inspire us with his music and loving spirit. A special line of eyewear takes its inspiration from Lennon's signature specs and it raises the bar by helping people in need.
Adlens' John Lennon Collection was created in partnership with Lennon's estate. It offers a variety of round frames and colored lenses for a reasonable price.
So what makes it unique? Adlens uses fascinating "fluid-injection lens technology" that enables owners to create their own prescriptions in less than a minute. This can be life-changing for people in countries where citizens don't have access to proper eye care.
Source: USA Today
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A Beatles-themed Yellow Submarine car is set to catch the eye in the return of what's billed as the world's wackiest road race.
The Red Bull Soapbox Race is back this year after a nine-year break, and Londoner Carl White is hoping to make a mark with his yellow submarine design.
Today Carl was test driving the car around some of London's most famous landmarks, including Westminster and Abbey Road.
Other vehicles taking part in the event at the capital's Alexandra Palace venue will include a soapbox-sized loaf of bread and, in a nod to Elvis Presley, a replica of a blue suede shoe.
Source: Liverpool Echodetails
“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” — The Beatles, “The End”
TULSA — Well before the end, it was clear that Sir Paul McCartney was taking and making plenty of love at the BOK Center Thursday night.
Whether he was conjuring romance with his tender new ballad “My Valentine,” pulling out all the stops on a rowdy Beatles classic like “Back in the U.S.S.R.” or sending one out to the Wings fans, baby, we were amazed. No maybe about it.
In honor of the venue’s fifth anniversary, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, 70, played two consecutive hit-filled nights at the Tulsa arena. As with Wednesday’s concert, Thursday’s stop on the music icon’s “Out There Tour” was a sellout.
Autographs of all four Beatles, collected by a man who saw them play in north Wales 50 years ago, have sold at auction for almost £20,000. Autograph hunter Richie Astall, who lived in Llandudno, asked the "Fab Four" for their signatures at the gig in the town's Odeon Cinema in 1963.
He became a collector of autographs of the rich and famous while working at Llandudno Pier. His widow, Jean, 72, put the collection up for sale in Colwyn Bay. Mr Astall got John, Paul, George and Ringo to sign his autograph book when the band played in Llandudno.
He also kept a poster of the event and later tracked down signed photographs of the band. Mr Astall was in a wheelchair after contracting meningitis and German measles in childhood, which his widow says he used to his advantage.
Source: BBC News North West Wales
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'No one else could have these'
Genesis Publications and Ringo Starr have put the ebook together as a precursor to the publication later this year of a physical book of the same name. The collection comprises an array of never-before-seen photos and other visual material taken from Starr's own collection and was assembled using Apple's iBookstore author software.
"These are shots that no one else could have," says Starr. "A good time was had by all in those days."
Beatles fans can take a look at photos of Starr's childhood, home, family vacations and all night parties, including some pictures that really should interest any music history buf details
Two high-profile items from ex-members ofwere both consigned by their ex-girlfriends: A pair of John Lennon prescription sunglasses worn by Lennon in the mid-70s during his 'Lost Weekend' when he spent time with former girlfriend, May Pang; and a custom-made ring worn by Ringo Starr that was given to him in 1976 by his ex-girlfriend, Nancy Andrews.
Little remains unknown about the Beatles – they're one of the world's greatest rock and roll bands and have likely been photographed more times than
But now is unveiling more than 100 never-before-seen images of the Fab Four that he took during their '60s prime. In a new e-book, Photograph, the Beatles drummer reveals intimate pictures of the group, including black-and-white and color photos of Starr, now 72, , John Lennon and George Harrison during their first U.S. tour, their fabled trip to India to meet the Maharishi, and their last days together as a band.
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