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Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram - Thursday, May 24, 2012


The degree to which rock critics hated 1971’s Ram—the first and only official collaboration between Paul McCartney and his wife Linda—is hard to overstate. details


A photograph of the Beatles walking "backwards" across Abbey Roadhas sold for £16,000 at auction, several thousand pounds more than expected. The photo was taken by the late  details


The metal plates were used to print words and illustrations by the Beatle in the 1964 book John Lennon, In His Own Write, – the first solo project by any of The Beatles.

Featuring a photo of Lennon taken by Robert Freeman, the book included an introduction by Paul McCartney detailing how the band first got together in Liverpool and contained Lennon's short stories, poems and line drawings, often surreal, whimsical and nonsensical with the Beatle u details


A recent John Lennon documentary will get its U.S. premiere on the BBC America channel next month as part of a block of Beatles-related programming timed to coincide with Paul McCartney‘s 70th birthday. Debuting on June 19 at 9 p.m. ET, Discovering Lennon takes a look at the lasting impact the singer/guitarist’s music and ideas have had.  The film will feature interviews with a number of present-day political and pop-culture figures.



An unfinished song by George Harrison could be completed by his former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney.

The Fab Four guitarist’s widow Olivia Harrison says a number of works-in-progress remain following his death in 2001.

She oversaw the creation of Early Takes, an details


New to our graphic books hardcover best-seller list this week, at No. 7, is “Baby’s In Black,” which chronicles the relationship between the artist Astrid Kirchherr and Stuart Sutcliffe, the original bass player of The Beatles, who met in Hamburg during the earliest days of the band. The graphic novel, by the cartoonist Arne Bellstorf, is already a success in Germany, and does a wonderful job of capturing the small moments of everyday life. It feels authentic, no doubt thanks to the extensive input from Ms. Kirchherr. The illustrations, in black and white with sketchy gray tones, are, for the most part, warm and inviting. “Baby’s In Black” has a couple of drawbacks: all of Mr. Bellstorf’s faces have small swirls of gray on their cheeks. It’s easy enough to get used to, I suppose, but this graphic tic often makes the characters look dirty (is that details



To accompany director Martin Scorsese's documentary on George Harrison, "Living in the Material World," Harrison's widow  details


Five days after his scheduled performance in Guadalajara, Sir Paul McCartney will play a massive free concert in Mexico City on May 10.

The author of classics such as “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be” will perform before around 200,000 fans in the capital’s iconic Zocalo.

Fans may have to queue for hours to gain a decent vantage point of the former Beatle, but they will not have to pay for a ticket. Sponsors Coca-Cola, Nextel, AeroMexico and Hewlett Packard will cover the costs, revealed Marcelo Ebrard, details


Paul McCartney stunned the studio audience — and by the looks of it, possibly actor Alec Baldwin — by making a surprise walk-on appearance during a live episode of NBC’s ’30 Rock.’

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Officials in Colombia took no risks when SIR PAUL McCARTNEY landed in the country last week (ends22Apr12) - 1,400 police officers were designated to help protect THE BEATLES legend.
The rocker headed to South America as part of his On The Run tour earlier this month (Apr12), and jetted into Colombia last Thursday to play a sold-out gig at the El Campin Stadium in Bogota.
And authorities ensured McCartney would come to no harm in the city - which has one of the highest crime rates in the world - by ordering a "ring of steel" to surround the star at all times during his two-day visit, according to the Daily Telegraph.
A source tells the newspaper, "From the moment Paul's plane landed to the moment he left, officials designated 1,400 police for the whole two days.
"It is a massive secu details
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