Listen to an exclusive remastered version of classic track Blackbird, taken from a forthcoming reissue of the album Wings Over America, by Paul McCartney and Wings.
The live album Wings Over America was originally released in December 1976. It documented the rock band’s 1976 North American tour, and included versions of Wings/Paul McCartney tracks such Jet and Live and Let Die, alongside Beatles songs such as Yesterday and Lady Madonna.
The tour was the first Paul McCartney had undertaken in the US for a decade. Wings performed to more than 600,000 people during 31 dates in the US and Canada.
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English auction house Bonhams said it will offer a 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 that once belonged to the late Beatles singer and songwriter John Lennon at its auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, England, on July 12, The Wall Street Journal reports.
According to the sales catalog, the Ferrari was the first car Lennon bought after passing his driving test in February, 1965. As the story goes, news that Lennon had passed the especially demanding English motor-vehicle test made headlines.
Bev Bevan, later a founding member of the Move and the Electric Light Orchestra, says a chance meeting with the Beatles years earlier provided a huge ego boost when Paul McCartney praised his drumming.
Appearing as part of Denny Laine and the Diplomats — a largely forgotten EMI Records act that ended up seeding more famous bands like the Move, the Moody Blues and the Electric Light Orchestra — Bevan had an opportunity to open for the Fabs in 1963 at the UK’s Plaza Ballroom in Old Hill.
Though they were still months away from debuting in America, already the Beatles were huge stars in their native country: “It was the height of Beatlemania,” Bevan says in the attached video.
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The powerful and bluesy "I've Got A Feeling," which John Lennon jokingly called "I've Got A Fever," is a true Lennon/McCartney composition. It blends — via alternation and superimposition — two incomplete songs, one by Paul McCartney, one by Lennon.
Both happened to have been written around the same period and based on the same two-chord motif built around a first-position A chord (with the high A note fingered with the pinky). It is the last true collaboration by Lennon and McCartney.
McCartney's share of the song, called "I've Got A Feeling" from the get-go, includes a verse, chorus and bridge and was inspired by his relationship with his soon-to-be-wife, Linda Eastman. Lennon provides alternate verses inspired by his personal upheavals of 1968.
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Hey Hey, ticket sales unfair
Being a 49-year Beatles and Paul McCartney fan, I was thrilled when McCartney announced his show is coming to Orlando.
Being a member of PaulMcCartney.com, I was allowed access to the pre-sale. I was sitting at the computer, after making sure all my site information was updated and accurate, ready to go before 9 a.m.
I was looking for only two seats. From the get-go, all I got was the message "cannot find two adjoining seats" or "try back again." What?
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For a group that split up more than four decades ago and never reunited, the Beatles are certainly finding plenty of opportunities to appear on Broadway. “Let It Be,” a popular British concert show based around the band’s music, will make its mop-topped way from the West End to Broadway this summer, press representatives for the production said on Wednesday.
“Let It Be,” which was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four, had its debut at London’s Prince of Wales Theater last fall, then transferred to the Savoy Theater, where it continues to play an open-ended run.
The Broadway production, press representatives said in a news release, will include live performances of songs like “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You,” “Drive My Car,” “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Come Together” and “Let It Be,”
With The Beatles, one common theme is love. And in their immortal words, love is all you need
I love music. I play music. And now as I'm writing my first piece about music, it is only appropriate that it begins with the words I started with.
I was born in 1981 and I should have grown up with 90's music. But instead, I was playing my father's old Beatles cassette tapes and browsing through his old Beatles songbook. He played all kinds of songs from the 60's and 70's but I'm thankful that he played Beatles songs more often. MTV playing modern hits and the radio spreading the grunge and alternative genres didn't interest me as much. So for me to cling to Beatles music from my childhood up to the present says a lot about its lasting influence.
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Paul McCartney has swapped Beatles for grasshoppers - after a stage invasion by a swarm of the creatures.
The star managed to complete his performance despite being buzzed by a cloud of the insects as he played on stage in Brazil. Animal-lover McCartney carried on for almost three hours in Goiania as he remained unfazed by the grasshoppers, which even landed on him during the show.
One remained on his shoulder for much of the show and the musician introduced his new pal to the 47,000-strong crowd as 'Harold'.
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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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