went against his tradition of making at least minor changes to the setlist for his second show at Goiânia, Brazil Monday. After the many changes of the first Out There! show in Bel Horizonte on Saturday, fans couldn't wait to see what he'd do for the next show. And all the anticipation probably gave way to a little disappointment because, as a McCartney spokesman confirmed, he kept the setlist the same as the Bel Horizonte show.
A rare guitar played by Beatles pair John Lennon and George Harrison worth about £150,000 will go on display in London this week.
The Beatles VOX guitar, a custom prototype made in 1966 and later given to "Magic Alex" Mardas, a friend of the band, will be unveiled at The Stafford London hotel in St. James's Palace.
After going on display from Thursday to Saturday it will be taken to New York for auction. The guitar, one of a few known to exist that was played by both Lennon and Harrison, is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000 at Julien's Auctions on May 18.
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Former Rolling Stones Manager Andrew Loog Oldham has called for a street in Liverpool to be named after Brian Epstein, the impresario who guided The Beatles to the top of the charts and international fame.
Brian gave Andrew, who has just released his new book Stone Free, his first break into the world of showbiz when he hired him as an assistant to help handle his growing team of pop talent.
Mercurial Brian Epstein was the businessman who created the Merseybeat and launched The Beatles to stardom in the 1960's before creating a stable of hit makers including Cilla Black and Gerry And The Pacemakers.
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Wolfgang's Vault, which has amassed a huge collection of vintage live shows in its Concert Vault section by a wide assortment of artists, will start digging into its archives and post moreby the solo Beatles, the Vault's CEO Bill Sagan told us in a face-to-face interview.
A spokesman said Friday a 1974 George Harrison concert would be the first new solo Beatles show featured and would be posted in a few weeks.
The spokesman said the Concert Vault now has in its archives two shows by John Lennon, four by Paul McCartney and/or McCartney and Wings, six by Ringo Starr and two by George Harrison (all from his 1974 tour).
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Beatles guitarist George Harrison’s elder sister is in Holon, spreading the love, for a Beatles festival. Fifty years ago, in March 1963, a young band from Liverpool made musical history with the release of its debut album, “Please Please Me.” The Beatles became one of only two acts to sell more than a billion records (Elvis Presley was the other), and changed the face of popular music forever.
Louise Harrison — older sister of Beatles’ lead guitarist George — is currently in Israel plugging the group’s legend, her brother’s memory, and especially his focus on peace and love. She’s doing so via The Liverpool Legends, a lively Beatles cover band she manages, which is performing at the Holon Beatles Festival, running Wednesday through Sunday.
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Pierce Brosnan has revealed he settled a secret legal spat with Paul Mccartney's brother over a photo he recreated as a painting for his late wife.
Michael MCCartney threatened legal action against the actor after realising his Just Four Guys piece was a colourful reinterpretation of the photographer's black and white shot of the Beatles.
Brosnan painted the picture for his wife Cassandra Harris, who was a big Beatles fan, and had no idea it would cause a fuss.
Showing off the picture and the original MCCartney photo during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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Fifty years after the launch of the Beatles’ debut album Please Please Me in 1963, Liverpool revels in its role as the birthplace of four lads who shook the world. Carol Davis steps back into Yesterday in a celebration of the city’s musical heritage
Mention Liverpool to almost anyone in the world and their face breaks into a broad smile: “Ah, Liverpool – football and the Beatles,” they muse. Football in the city is still going strong with hordes flocking to see matches most weekends – and over four decades after the Beatles broke up, their musical heritage is still throbbing in this liveliest of cities.
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Sir Paul McCartney thrilled fans in Brazil as he opened his new world tour and gave some Beatles classics their first live outing.
The star performed to 55,000 people in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, at the start of his Out There! tour to give tracks such as Your Mother Should Know and Lovely Rita their live debut.
The set list also includes Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite an All Together Now.
Many Beatles tracks from their later career remained unplayed because the group largely ended their live career in 1966 after playing San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
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Mary McCartney’s life in photographs started when she was just an infant. That baby on the cover of Paul McCartney’s first eponymous solo record, released in 1970, is her, peeking out at the camera from inside the sheepskin coat of her famous father and Beatles co-founder. The photographer was her mother, Linda Eastman McCartney, who early on nurtured Mary, the first-born child of her union with the former Beatle, to share her love and passion for photography.
Today an established artist in her own right, Mary McCartney has shot intimate portraits of some of the celebrities who have long orbited around the family of a Beatle:
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Tony McGovern didn't have a ticket to see The Beatles when they performed in North Staffordshire in the 1960s – but just three shillings secured him a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The retired Royal Doulton employee, now aged 66 and living in Cheviot Drive, Bradeley, managed to buy his way into the Trentham Gardens gig in October 1963.
He explains: "It was a Friday night and me and three friends were having a drink in the Sneyd Arms, in Abbey Hulton, pondering what to do that night.
"The Beatles were on at Trentham Gardens that night but we didn't have tickets.