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Kaplan discovered that The Beatles were the most popular band used by ESL teachers, with 40 percent stating that they used the songs of The Fab Four such as "Hey Jude," "Love Me Do" and "A Hard Day’s Night" during lessons.

James McCartney, son of Paul McCartney, said, in a press release, "What a great way to learn any language — by learning through music. Music is a universal language that can bridge the traditional language barrier, and the music of The Beatles has always been a bridge of love and communication. I think this is great."

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Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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Linda McCartney and Wings - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Paul McCartney, the last remaining bachelor Beatle, got married.

His bride, the former Linda Eastman, won McCartney’s heart while she was working as a celebrity photographer. Sent from her New York home to London on assignment to take pictures of “Swinging Sixties” musicians, she ran into McCartney several times during her assignment. They met again in New York a few months later, and McCartney was smitten. He asked her to come to London, they soon married, and fans everywhere had to give up their dreams of marrying a Beatle. 

Linda McCartney’s marriage to Paul happened at a time when the band was on the rocks, and the Beatles’ breakup was soon to follow. Though Linda didn’t have much involvement in the music of the Beatles, she was to play a big part in Paul’s next band, Wings. Still, she didn’t always get the credit she deserved. 

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A Hairy Story - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I had mine done at Max the Mad Russian's, near the Majestic Cinema in town.

Nor did I notice anything specific about their hair when they returned back from Germany. Looking at the photos of the time, taken by Astrid and by Mersey Beat photographers, I couldn't see anything that was radically different from the style most Liverpool youngsters and group members sported.

Then, when Brian Epstein took them over, I noticed that not only did he spruce them up in mohair suits made by his tailor Beno Dorn in Birkenhead, but he took them to Horne Brothers at the corner of Lord Street and had lots of publicity photographs taken of them enjoying a new coiffeur by the unknown barber there. I say unknown, because no one these days could quote the name of the barber who gave them the style, on the instruction of Brian Epstein, when he took them to the fashionable barbers in April 1963.

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Source: The Internet Beatles Album

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The collector is Raul Blisniuk, the auction house, Saráchaga, the opportunity, the mega auction of over 600 items of memorabilia linked to Bealtes, The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson, among other great bands with base prices ranging from $ 100 to $ 120 000. Expectations are high among those involved. Prices are affordable because the idea is to sell, not to expose.

"It's the first time we do an auction of memorabilia. Operating in the house there is no difference, if the type of objects that we, not our usual," admitted John Mary Poiron, one of the directors and auctioneers of Saráchaga in dialogue with ámbito.com

There are many aspects that make the event interesting. First, not often seen in Argentina such lots, less priced in local currency. In turn, base prices go to auction those are very accessible, coupled with the popularity of the artists and the need for savers and investors to find value stocks in the formal market.

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The Beatles are arguably the most important and influential rock group in history, and yet they’re on a search for redemption after losing to the Kinks in the finals of last month’s UCR Hall of Fame poll. They took a big step towards that goal by absolutely trouncing Buffalo Springfield (88% to 12%) in round one.

Of course, the Who are no small potatoes themselves, having just scored their own landslide victory (in this case, by an 85% to 15% margin over the Guess Who) in the first round of our competition. Without classics such as ‘Tommy’ and ‘Quadrophenia,’ it’s hard to say what the template for classic rock albums would look like today.

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Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

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As the statement mentions, Ono's past nine times on top of the dance chart were attributed to DJs breathing new life into her past songs like “Walking on Thin Ice.” This 10th visit is special in that “Hold Me” is a completely new song she wrote with Audé. An EP of the track was released in February with remixes by EDM producers like Dave Audé, Ralphi Rosario, R3HAB, Papercha$er, Dirty Loud, Emjae, Rich Morel, Ivan Gomez & Nacho Chapado and Tommie Sunshine. With many hot mixes to choose from, there is no doubt that club DJs had no problem giving this tune a spin.

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Source: The Examiner

Photo Credits Yoko Ono

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The show, which includes Donovan, Mike Love, Jerry Seinfeld, and Howard Stern, to name a few, originally took place on April 4, 2009, before a sold-out audience at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The special contains footage of each of the show’s featured acts highlighted by Paul’s set with Ringo. Among the songs Paul performs are the appropriately titled “Cosmically Conscious” and the finale, “I Saw Her Standing There.” Though there is no word on other planned telecasts, sources tell us it will be offered to other affiliates as well, which could potentially bring it to a local PBS station near you!

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Source: Revved Magazine 

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But a billionaire he’s not. Consequently, his name isn’t listed alongside Carlos Slim, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in FORBES’s annual Billionaires issue, released last month. So why have a number of respectable publications labeled him as such in recent days?

The answer stems from a story on McCartney’s inclusion on the U.K.’s latest Sunday Times Rich List, pegging his fortune at £680 million, or about $1.05 billion. The reported sum, however, isn’t just his–it’s the amount the former Beatle is estimated to share with his wife, Nancy Shevell, whose family owns a trucking company in the U.S. that clocks over $300 million per year in revenue.

Shevell, who’s listed as a VP of the family-owned firm and sits on the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, may be quite rich. But neither she nor any member of her family has appeared on any of FORBES’s wealth lists.

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Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. and may be purchased at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office and by visiting Ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call 800-745-3000. American Express® Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, April 18 at 10:00 p.m.

Paul McCartney's "Out There" tour will feature brand new, never before seen production and, as ever, hours of material from the most beloved catalog in popular music, with Paul performing songs spanning his entire career--as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course The Beatles.

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Little Japanese girls in middy blouses stood in parking lots a the rear of the hotel (but the Beatles' sumptuous suite faced the other way), peering through binoculars, jumping up and down and screaming whenever a male guest happened to appear at a window.

Before it was over the four Beatles, sporting hats and sunglasses, made at least one abortive attempt to escape their 10th-floor cell and see Tokyo. (One of them reportedly made it, but there are conflicting reports as to whether he did or didn't,) Japanese police insisted the Beatles remain in the hotel rather than risk teen-age rioting over them in the streets.

The only time they were allowed out of the Hilton was when they roared away daily in a pink Cadillac to do their shows at Tokyo's Budokan Hall. Then police-car sirens and the screams of fans who had waited for hours just to get a glimpse of them rang in their ears.

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