Victor Spinetti, Welsh-born star of stage and screen, has died at the age of 82.
Born to an Italian-Welsh father and Welsh mother in Cwm, Ebbw Vale, he was a regular performer in London's West End as well as with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He appeared in more than 30 films, including the Beatles' movies and Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
A personal plea on YouTube has been made to Paul McCartney to save a museum in Hamburg dedicated to the Beatles.
To the sound of the Fab Four songs like 'With a Little help From My Friends', 'Help' and 'Don't Let Me Down', staff appear in a six-minute video.
They tell of the love of the band and their fears that the five-storey Beatlemania museum in the German city's red-light district will have to close at the end of this month unless it gets financial support.
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2012) - George Harrison once again topped the charts when the 2-DVD set of Martin Scorsese's GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLDdebuted at No. 1 in North America in its first week of release. The DVD has remained in the Top 5 spots on the charts for 5 consecutive weeks. Marking more milestones in an enduring legacy, the critically acclaimed DVD is Harrison's third No. 1 release, his highest charting DVD and was just certified platinum by the RIAA in the U.S. and double platinum in Canada.
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But as he reaches the even grander old age of 70, his gloomy teenage predictions seem wider of the mark than ever.
Macca enters his eighth decade knowing he is adored as a music icon and national treasure — and he is one who is still not resting on his laurels.
Rather than put his slippered feet up, Sir Paul is busy touring and recordin details
Something in the way she moves...led them to the altar.
Dhani Harrison, the 33-year-old son of late Beatle George Harrison and George's second wife, Olivia, secretly tied the knot with Icelandic former model Sólveig Káradóttir over the weekend in his native Southern England.
And wouldn't you know it, Stella McCartney designed her dress!
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Apparently, love isn’t all you need.
The Beatles museum in Hamburg, Germany, is closing its doors at the end of the month amid a disappointing lack of day-trippers making visits, Britain’s NME Magazine is reporting.
Despite boasting more than 1,000 pieces of rare memorabilia on display through its five stories, the Beatlemania museum drew only 150,000 visitors since it opened in May 2009, according to the report.
Big names in the film industry such as Colin Firth, Steven Spielberg and Sir Paul McCartney signed a petition to save the studios which had gone into administration.
There had been plans to demolish the 99-year-old building and redevelop the site to make way for housing, prompting a fierce campaign from local residents and those involved in the film industry.details
ON the evening of Wednesday, June 6, 1962, a white panel van pulled up outside 3 Abbey Road, London. Four young guys wearing black leather coats removed their guitars, drum kit and sound equipment from the van and entered the building, proceeding to Studio Three. They were the Beatles and they had an appointment with George Martin. He was the artiste and repertoire head of Parlophone Records, a small label within the EMI stable known for producing novelty and comedy recordings by the likes of Peter Sellers and others.
The Beatles were anxious to clinch a recording contract after being turned down by three of the then big labels — Decca, Pye and Philips. Their audition with George Mar details
THE revolution that would change music, fashion and youth culture forever started quietly enough in a London studio on June 6, 1962, when four young Liverpudlians performed Love Me Do. The ground-breaking songs that followed drove fans to hysteria and musical rivals to despair. Beatlemania had begun...
The oldest of the four was 21, the youngest 19. They were in London, unfamiliar territory. Unfriendly, too. Five months earlier, they had travelled on snow-covered roads from Liverpool on the last day of 1961 to audition for Decca records and it hadn't worked out. The group's performance had been jittery, almost comical in its displays of nervousness. The head of Decca, rejec details