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Scorsese, Gere Endorse New John & Yoko book - Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Director Martin Scorsese and actor Richard Gere are lending their suppport to Jonathan Cott's new book about John and Yoko, Days That I'll Remember.

Scorsese calls the book a "lovingly assembled and beautifully written collection of conversations, observations and memories of music, friendship and days gone by", while Gere adds, "Cott has done them (Lennon and Ono) and us a great favor".

Cott first interviewed the couple for Rolling Stone in 1968.  He also conducted their final joint interview on Decmber 5, 1980.

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Paul McCartney took home his 15th Grammy--and his first for a solo album--for Kisses on the Bottom, his album of standards.  The award was announced before the telecast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Adele Rehearsing in Former McCartney Home - Monday, February 11, 2013

Multi-award winner Adele is practicing for her performance at the Oscar ceremony at Paul McCartney’s old house in India, according to the Sun UK.

The 24 yr-old British singer is up for an Academy Award for co-writing “Skyfall” for the latest James Bond film, and will perform the song before a worldwide audience.

The 24-year-old, said to be battling stage fright, is paying 47,000 pounds a month to rehearse in the house.

"Adele is really nervous about her Oscars performance, so decided against staying in a hotel where there would be lots of people around. The property's up in the hills so guarantees her privacy," a source said.

"And what better place to get musical inspiration than an ex-Beatle's home," the source added.


Paul Mc Cartney serenaded unsuspecting street car passengers in New Orleans during his Carnivale visit.  Paul, accompanied by wife Nancy and a security guard, hopped aboard a street car—where most passengers mistook him for a street performer.  Some even threw money to him.

The UK’s Daily Star quotes 49 year-old commuter Robert Senft, who said: “This guy got on the street car and started singing Beatles’ songs. Everyone was just ignoring him really because there are a lot of buskers in this town. Then we realised it was Sir Paul McCartney and we were just in shock. He started singing along with the whole carriage and taking pictures. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One of the best days of my life.”

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Ringo's 72nd Birthday Concert Coming to DVD - Wednesday, February 06, 2013

A DVD titled Ringo at the Ryman--recorded in Nashville on Ringo's 72nd birthday last July 7th--is due March 19th.

The video features Ringo’s current All Starr Band lineup, which includes Todd Rundgren, ex-Santana/Journey singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather and Mr. Mister singer/bassist Richard Page, playing their respective hits. Ringo's borther-in-law, Joe Walsh, makes a special appearance, peforming his classic, "Rocky Mountain Way". 

The show finishes off with a performance of “With a Little Help from My Friends” that features special guests, including All Starr Band alums Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals and Richard Marx, plus country stars Kix Brooks, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and others.


Bag One First Edition for Sale - Tuesday, February 05, 2013


A complete set of the originally not-for-sale (hors commerce) edition of John Lennon’s Bag One lithographs from 1970 will now be sold.

No complete copy of this iteration of the first edition has previously been offered for public sale. Numbered in pencil in Roman numerals and signed by John, it is being offered for £85,000 ($133,500) by Peter Harrington Rare Books of London.

Last year, a complete copy of one of those sets intended for sale was offered by New England Book Auctions for $20,000-$30,000.

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Paul Answers Fan Questions on Website - Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Paul McCartney’s official website,, is giving fans a chance to ask him questions on a regular basis.  The new feature, “You Gave Me the Answer”--named for a Wings song from the Venus & Mars album--will permit fans to submit their questions on a regular basis, and each month, Paul’s answer to one will be posted.  Fans may submit as many questions as they like, and winners will be notified by e-mail directly.

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Paul and Nancy Party in the Big Easy - Monday, February 04, 2013

Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell headed to New Orleans to be part of Carnivale and Super Bowl festivities.  The couple were spotted at Rolling Stone magazine’s party in the VIP area of the Budweiser Hotel, watching Pitbull and Flo Rida perform, mingling with guests and dancing the night away. 

Paul and Linda and Wings recorded the Venus and Mars album in New Orleans in 1975.

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New Beatles Red Nose Shirt by Stella - Monday, February 04, 2013

Stella McCartney has once again put red noses on a classic Beatles photo for charity.  Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day campaign in the UK features a 1969 Beatles pic, as well as images of Kate Moss, Marilyn Monroe and British comedian Tommy Cooper.  Comic Relief celebrates Red Nose Day on March 15, and the shirts are available through the charity’s website:

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The Beatles’ former Apple Corps offices on London’s Savile Row—the site of the famous rooftop concert—nay become an Abercrombie and Fitch store.

The plan to open a new store has prompted protests among retailers, including the Saville Row Bespoke Association, which seeks to preserve the area’s character as a center for upscale men’s tailoring.

The council received objections stating the store would have “an unacceptable impact on the character and function of Savile Row, inappropriate congregation of crowds on the street outside, increased footfall will lead to safety issues on the highway, and potential noise and disturbance to surrounding properties,” according to the documents.

The U.S. company intends to open a children’s outlet at 3 Savile Row, which is listed as a historic preservation site. The property is close to century-old tailors’ shops like Gieves & Hawkes, H. Huntsman & Sons and Henry Poole & Co.


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