“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” — The Beatles, “The End”
TULSA — Well before the end, it was clear that Sir Paul McCartney was taking and making plenty of love at the BOK Center Thursday night.
Whether he was conjuring romance with his tender new ballad “My Valentine,” pulling out all the stops on a rowdy Beatles classic like “Back in the U.S.S.R.” or sending one out to the Wings fans, baby, we were amazed. No maybe about it.
In honor of the venue’s fifth anniversary, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, 70, played two consecutive hit-filled nights at the Tulsa arena. As with Wednesday’s concert, Thursday’s stop on the music icon’s “Out There Tour” was a sellout.
Autographs of all four Beatles, collected by a man who saw them play in north Wales 50 years ago, have sold at auction for almost £20,000. Autograph hunter Richie Astall, who lived in Llandudno, asked the "Fab Four" for their signatures at the gig in the town's Odeon Cinema in 1963.
He became a collector of autographs of the rich and famous while working at Llandudno Pier. His widow, Jean, 72, put the collection up for sale in Colwyn Bay. Mr Astall got John, Paul, George and Ringo to sign his autograph book when the band played in Llandudno.
He also kept a poster of the event and later tracked down signed photographs of the band. Mr Astall was in a wheelchair after contracting meningitis and German measles in childhood, which his widow says he used to his advantage.
Source: BBC News North West Wales
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'No one else could have these'
Genesis Publications and Ringo Starr have put the ebook together as a precursor to the publication later this year of a physical book of the same name. The collection comprises an array of never-before-seen photos and other visual material taken from Starr's own collection and was assembled using Apple's iBookstore author software.
"These are shots that no one else could have," says Starr. "A good time was had by all in those days."
Beatles fans can take a look at photos of Starr's childhood, home, family vacations and all night parties, including some pictures that really should interest any music history buf details
Two high-profile items from ex-members ofwere both consigned by their ex-girlfriends: A pair of John Lennon prescription sunglasses worn by Lennon in the mid-70s during his 'Lost Weekend' when he spent time with former girlfriend, May Pang; and a custom-made ring worn by Ringo Starr that was given to him in 1976 by his ex-girlfriend, Nancy Andrews.
Little remains unknown about the Beatles – they're one of the world's greatest rock and roll bands and have likely been photographed more times than
But now is unveiling more than 100 never-before-seen images of the Fab Four that he took during their '60s prime. In a new e-book, Photograph, the Beatles drummer reveals intimate pictures of the group, including black-and-white and color photos of Starr, now 72, , John Lennon and George Harrison during their first U.S. tour, their fabled trip to India to meet the Maharishi, and their last days together as a band.
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The George Harrison Memorial Garden at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Estate near Watford is now open to the public.
The Beatle – who passed away in 2001 – gave the site, formerly known as Piggots Manor, to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in 1973 after becoming a follower of the Hare Krishna religion. Following Harrison's death, a garden was created in his remembrance. His widow Olivia Harrison said: "I am grateful to the devotees for honouring George in the form of a garden. A manifestation in the material world of which he would be very proud."
Olivia and gardener Monty Don will both attend the garden's official opening. Don commented: "I am delighted and honoured to open the garden commemorating George Harrison at Bhaktivedanta Manor and that the public will be able to share George's great love of gardening and deep spirituality."
A BIDDING was has erupted over a piece of Beatles history.
John Lennon's gypsy caravan, which was discovered in an Ascot garage, has attracted interest from prospective collectors across the world, since we revealed its whereabouts.
The 1967 Sgt Pepper's caravan has been hidden from public view for more than 40 years but it was acquired by Ascot resident Alan Carr, fundraising director of the Ascot Lawyers' Foundation.
n an exclusive interview, Mr Carr said: "I have been delighted with the international response so far from many major collectors of Beatles memorabilia.
"They have told me this is the moment they have all been waiting for."
Source: The Villagerdetails
Too many Beatles books? In my house there’s always room for one more, and this week’s addition is All Together Now (Matador, £9.99), an ABC of Beatles’ songs by registered Fabs geek David Rowley.
This is his third book on the subject, for like many repeat offenders, Rowley has spent more years writing about the Beatles than the Beatles spent being the Beatles. His competition is Ian McDonald’s legendary Revolution in the Head, a chronological, rigorous and shamelessly tendentious analysis of the songs that irritates some readers by being just a bit too much like the old NME.
This is a much simpler book, less stylishly written for sure, but factually sound and, with its alphabetical structure, more of a lucky dip: the Beatles loo book, if you like.
Source: The Spectatordetails
Yoko Ono shows no signs of slowing down. In her New York home, the curator of Meltdown 2013 discusses her art, love, John Lennon and political activism.
Sitting at her kitchen table, sipping green tea, Yoko Ono looks much the same as she did when I met her 20 years ago. Dressed in a black top and trousers and peering intently over tinted spectacles, her face bears little trace of the passing of time and her diminutive form exudes utter calmness.
Having crossed the famous threshold of the Dakota building, and been ushered through the interior of possibly the most exclusive address in Manhattan by her assistant, then instructed to leave my shoes at the door, I do feel like I have been granted an audience with a grand historical figure. Which, in a way, I have.
Source: The Gurarian / The Observer
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