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ASPEN — The animation is colorful and otherworldly, the plot captures the psychedelic era's silliness, and the music represents The Beatles at their campiest.

The 1968 film “Yellow Submarine” will be featured from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Two Old Hippies, 111 S. Monarch St. in Aspen. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

When it was released, “Yellow Submarine” was a hit with audiences and critics alike. Running 89 minutes, it sparked widespread interest in animation as a serious art form. Though the characters have the same names, likenesses and public personas of the actual members of the Fab Four during the height of Flower Power, The Beatles themselves did not provide voice-overs for the film.

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2013 marks the unveiling of a new non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which was made possible by the generosity and support of Yoko Ono Lennon.

The bus is dedicated to providing the young people of Europe with free hands-on opportunities to produce original music, video, photo, game app and broadcast projects within the bus's mobile recording studios. 

This revolutionary program is made possible by international companies such as Montblanc, Apple and Sony whose contributions of state of the art equipment and funding underscore a commitment to art, culture and education.

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Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Good Ol’ Freda, a documentary about the Beatles’ lifelong secretary Freda Kelly.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Photo Credit: Freda Kelly

Paul McCartney has confirmed that his all-new 2013 "Out There" tour will include a visit to Canada for three new shows -- two out of three in cities Paul has never before played: On July 7, Paul will play his historic first ever show in Ottawa, at Scotiabank Place. On August 12, Paul will return to Winnipeg for the first time since his New World Tour in 1993, for one night only at Investors Group Field. Finally on August 14, Paul will make his debut in Regina, playing his first ever show in the Queen City at Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field.

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Listening to the vinyl version of the Beatles’ Hey Jude album and it sounds amazing. Bought it second-hand Saturday at Aux 33 Tours for $20, but the vinyl is in top shape, and it’s like listening to Don’t Let Me Down for the first time, with Paul’s big fat bass jumping out of the speakers.

And looking at the label, I realize it’s got the original title, The Beatles Again. At the last minute, they decided to change the album title to Hey Jude to cash-in on that hit single. With the super cool album jacket in full-size lp version and this snap/crackle/pop sound, I’m think this is a steal at twenty bucks. Then again I am a little nuts.

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Source: The Gazette Montreal Gazette


The Beatles and The Police own the rights to songs included on the Top 10 highest-earning tracks of all time.

Roy Orbison and The Righteous Brothers are among artists who have accumulated huge sums of wealth through royalties from their most popular songs.

A new documentary on BBC Four explains the method behind royalty payments and reveals the Top 10 highest-earning songs in music history.

Heading the list is 'Happy Birthday To You', which has been owned by Warner Chappell since 1990 and has earned the company £30 million.

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Source: Digital Spy

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One of the remaining two Beatles in the world, Paul McCartney has recently announced his United States tour. The living rock music legend will be on the road in May visiting many venues for 2 months and Epic Nation Tickets has dropped prices to all shows.

Paul McCartney is at it again. The world renown music legend from England will embark on an incredible tour across the United States starting in May.

 Paul McCartney has been wowing the music world for years, most notably as a member of The Beatles and Wings. Epic Nation Tickets is offering a huge selection of premium tickets to all Paul McCartney concerts

When Paul McCartney goes on tour, it is often one of the best concerts for all fans of musics.McCartney wo details

The television show Mad Men has won an army of fans for its portrayal of glamorous 1960s New York. Now The Beatles, the band which defined the decade, appears to have given the show their seal of approval.

The record label, Apple Corps, has given rare permission for the show to use one of the band's songs. The episode, aired on Sunday night in the US, featured Tomorrow Never Knows from the 1966 album Revolver.

Although cover versions have been used in TV shows, it is thought to be the first time that the record label, notoriously reticent in its licensing of Beatles songs, has allowed one of the Fab Four's tracks to be used in a television series.

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Source: The Telegraph

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Let It Be is an unashamed Beatles singalong fest at The Savoy Theatre in London. There is no awkward delay while the audience warms up with this non-stop hit machine - from the first word of the first song, I Saw Her Standing There, everyone - regardless of age -Is straight in there, celebrating 50 years of the greatest band the world has ever seen until the rousing finale Hey Jude.

So, no, I'm not an impartial reviewer but who is when it comes to the Beatles?

There is no need to include any story-telling or pretence at a plot, as with many theatre-based retro music shows currently touring, with The Beatles everyone knows the history and the songs

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Source: The Villiager


Stokes began a working relationship with the Fab Four in the 1960s when he was commissioned to work on their cartoon Tv series The Beatles, which was a big success in America.

He then went on to work on the band's Magical Mystery Tour film in 1967 before being hired as animation director on their innovative 1968 cartoon feature film Yellow Submarine.

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