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The late Beatles star's 'Bag One' collection of lithographs will be shown Friday through Sunday at Westfield Century City mall.

The Beatles were getting very near the end when John Lennon, in league with his wife, Yoko Ono, turned his attention to climbing another creative ladder — this time as a visual artist.

Early in 1970, he made his gallery debut with "Bag One," a collection of 15 lithographs — a handwritten poem and 14 drawings, eight of them sexually explicit — that celebrated his love for Ono and were drawn around the time of their nuptials in 1969.

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Source: Los Angeles Times

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Top 10 Beatles Solo Albums - Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Some Beatles are greater than others. And some Beatles solo albums rank right up there with the band’s best records. It should come as a surprise to no one that John Lennon and Paul McCartney made the best of them. And that George Harrison was responsible for one of the earliest solo classics.

But even Ringo Starr made a great album, with a little help from his famous friends and former bandmates. Some tried to break from their legacy; others tried to extend it. Our list of the Top 10 Beatles Solo Albums mostly comes from the decade following the group’s split, proving that the Fab Four still had some great music in them.

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A lot of tributes were made after the death of Jonathan Winters was announced Friday, but one person who was a huge fan of the comic was John Lennon, according to May Pang, who confirmed in an email to Beatles Examiner Saturday that Lennon was thrilled when the two of them met.

Pang, who has written "Instamatic Karma" and "Loving John" about her relationship with Lennon, said in an email, “I was just thrilled to see John that happy ... like a child who was let loose in a candy shop,” she said.

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EXTENSIVE repairs are to be carried out on a historic townhouse famous for hosting a doomed Beatles concert just prior to their rise to stardom.

The 280-year-old Dingwall complex with have its historic tower and town clock restored in the £90,000 work.

A paltry crowd of 19 watched a gig by the Beatles in January 1963, with many leaving because they thought the band – who went on to be the most famous musical groups in the world – were “rubbish”.

On the same night, over 1,200 watched local band the Melotones in nearby Strathpeffer.

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They’re one of the most documented bands ever, but once and a while we get to see them in a new light. Documentary filmmaker Leslie Woodhead uncovered these photos he took of the Fab Four back in 1964 when they were recording in Manchester. He tells the story of the photographs in an excerpt from his new book, How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin.

I took these pictures in October 1964, when the Beatles came into the Manchester studios of Granada Television to perform their new record, “I Should Have Known Better.” I had come to know the Beatles a few months earlier in August 1962, when, as a very raw young TV director,

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On June 12, he takes center stage as the Grammy Museum launches 'Ringo: Peace & Love,' the first major exhibit focused on a drummer. Paul isn't the only Beatles alum still going strong. Ringo is keeping busy, too.

The drummer brings his All Starr band with him on a Latin American tour, kicking off on Oct. 29 in Sao Paolo, Brazi, and wrapping up on Nov. 18 in Monterrey, Mexico, before heading to Las Vegas for two shows (Nov. 22-23).

For those who don't already know, All Starr is a sort of aging rock star supergroup, with Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Gregg Rolie (Santana), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera (Foreigner) and Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth band).

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LIVERPOOL Echo readers have taken their cameras here, there and everywhere in response to our call for images inspired by Beatles songs.

Today we bring you the fifth and final instalment of the hundreds of photographs we have received in the weeks since launching our Beatles Songbook

You will also find links to the rest of the instalments in this story. 1 through 4.


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Ringo Starr announced early Monday he is taking his current version of the All-Starr Band with whom he just wrapped up a tour in the Pacific Rim including dates in New Zealand, Australia and Japan on a new tour of Mexico and Latin America, plus two dates in the U.S., in October and November.

The tour will take in seven shows in five countries in South America. There will also be three shows in Mexico and two at the Palms in Las Vegas to close out the tour. The All-Starr Band features Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Gregg Rolie (Santana), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette.

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The new iPad book “Linda McCartney – Life in Photographs” from Taschen that became available through iTunes Thursday is more than a book but an exhibit in the way it displays the photographs from throughout her life.

The book features over 170 photos taken from her extensive archives. The photos are often candid, showing private moments with husband Paul, baby, childhood and teenage photos of their children Mary, Stella, James and Heather, and portraits of the Rolling Stones, Tracey Ullmann, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw, Allen Ginsberg, Johnny Depp and Kate Moss in 1995, artist Willem de Kooning, Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, several of her self-portraits and more.

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George Harrison's widow has joined tributes to a Swansea rock musician honoured with a blue plaque.
Pete Ham, who co-wrote Without You, a hit for both Harry Nilsson and Mariah Carey, worked with the Beatle while in the band Badfinger.

A blue plaque at the city's railway station was unveiled on Saturday, which would have been Ham's 66th birthday.
Olivia Harrison said George spoke about him "with fondness as a friend and with respect for his beautiful songs".

"I have had the pleasure of meeting Pete's family and, although I did not know Pete himself, his lyrics and recordings embody a gentle spirit and tender heart.

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