Beatles News

OTTAWA — In what is probably the fastest-selling show in the history of Scotiabank Place, tickets to a July concert by Paul McCartney sold out in less than 10 minutes Friday.

The July 7 show will be the first appearance by a member of the Beatles in Ottawa history. Eager fans snapped up tickets in record time when they went on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Sales appear to have beaten the record held by Madonna.

Tickets for her show in September 2012 sold out in 21 minutes, and at the time concert promoter Live Nation said it was the fastest-selling show in Scotiabank history.

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Source: Ottawa Citizen


Gotta Have It! Collectibles based in New York is offering a set of four Beatles collarless jackets in their latest online auction. The Rock and Roll Pop Culture Auction was launched on April 24 and runs through May 3. Lot #28 features four jackets worn by John, Paul, George and Ringo each with black pants with a minimum bid of $95,000.

The auction site claims that The Beatles wore these jackets in their film 'A Hard Day's Night.'

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Source: Examiner


When Tom Petty released his first solo album "Full Moon Fever," he relied on some heavy hitters to back him up, most notably Electric Light Orchestra mastermind Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and George Harrison.

Even though it was a solo project, he also had quite a bit of help from Mike Campbell of Petty's backing band, the Heartbreakers.

On this date in 1989, the first single from the album sat at the top of the Rock Charts. The song features George Harrison on acoustic guitar and backing vocals.

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Source: The Peak 48.7


VIKINGS chairman Steve O’Connor is stumping up a multi-million pound investment to breathe a new lease of life into one of Liverpool’s most historical locations.

The Widnes businessman’s property development company, the Steppingstone Group, will regenerate Quarry Street in Woolton, made famous by The Beatles.

The investment will see a selection of bespoke homes being built in the area that John Lennon went to school and formed the original band, The Quarrymen.

Mr O’Connor, one of three partners in the Steppingstone Group, is the driving force behind the project.

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Source: Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News


James McCartney announced Thursday on Facebook he'll be playing at the Bonnaroo Music Festival June 15. It'll be the second time this summer that he and father Paul McCartney will be on the same bill.

“Very excited to announce I'll be performing at this year's Bonnaroo on June 15th...!,”read the posted announcement. Paul McCartney was announced as one of the headliners at the diverse festival earlier this month.

Some of the other performers at the festival include Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Björk, Wilco, R. Kelly, Weird Al Yankovic, Wu-Tang Clan, The National and Bob Saget.

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Source: The Examiner


In a video uploaded to the internet Monday,Ringo Starr says happy birthday to an old friend, Willie Nelson.

“I'm getting in a cowboy mood,” Ringo says, wearing a cowboy hat and flashing the peace sign. Willie turns 80 on April 30.

Ringo and his latest All-Starr Band can be seen in the just-released "Ringo at the Ryman" DVD. It's a lively show, but it gets even livelier when his brother-in-law Joe Walsh makes a guest appearance to help celebrate Ringo's birthday.

His version of "Rocky Mountain Way" with the All-Starrs brings a definite spark to the proceedings. The segments with Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie and Steve Lukather are good as well.

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Source: Examiner

The Beatles vs. The Stock Market - Thursday, April 25, 2013

Autographs of The Beatles and drawings and handwritten lyrics by John Lennon have sold at auction in recent years for “very impressive amounts,” says Maureen McCarthy, director ofImagine the Art of John Lennon Gallery in Sydney, Australia.

She is the local agent for Australia and South East Asia of Bag One Arts Inc., the licensing and publishing arm of the estate of John Lennon under the direction of Yoko Ono.

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Source: Property Casualty 360

Liverpool restaurant's Beatle themed menu - Thursday, April 25, 2013

The award-winning Blakes Restaurant at Hard Days Night Hotel has launched its new A La Carte Spring menu entitled ‘Here Comes The Sun’.

Executive Head Chef Paul Feery and his team have created an array of mouth-watering dishes that are perfect for the warmer months.

Starters include Scallops with Babaganosh and Pomegranate Dressing, a twist on the Classic BLT and traditional Thai Crab Spring Rolls.

Guests can also enjoy an impressive and diverse selection of main courses such as Mustard Herb Rack of Lamb, served with Fondant Potato, Broad Beans, Peas, and Mint Jus.

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Source: Click Liverpool


San Francisco, CA (Top40 Charts/ PR That Rocks ) Greg Kihn continues to pioneer the Rock and Roll thriller genre with his fifth novel, Rubber Soul, featuring The Beatles  themselves.

Part murder mystery, part coming-of-age story, and a 100% action-packed ride through Beatlemania, Greg Kihn got the idea for Rubber Soul based on his interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Patti Harrison, Yoko Ono and original Beatles drummer Pete Best.

With historical details that are 100% accurate, Rubber Soul is a must for every Beatles aficionado. Premier Digital Publishing will release Rubber Soul in both trade paperback and digital formats on September 3, 2013.

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Source: T4C


John, Paul, George and Ringo used a zebra crossing in 1969 for the cover of their album.

So it seemed fitting parents, teachers and children who had campaigned for a right of way across Alexandra Road in Kingston should celebrate victory by recreating the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road artwork.

Kingston Council installed the crossing outside Alexandra Infants’ School after a campaign by families to make the busy road outside the school safer.

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Source: This is Local London

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