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British musician Zak Starkey and his wife Shhh have launched the recording of a reggae album in Jamaica. The project started in December of 2017 and is called the Red Gold Green and Blue project. The project is influenced by Blues music and will see some of Jamaica’s greatest reggae artists performing on the album. So far some of the artists who have recorded on the album have been Mykal Rose, Toots Hibbert, Big Youth, Sly and Robbie, Tony Chin and Freddie Mcgregor, all stalwarts in the reggae music industry. The project was recorded at a secret studio in Ocho Rios Jamaica which was set up by Grammy award winning producer Rob Fraboni. The project manager is reknowned USA based entertainment lawyer Cameron Husty. Several first class engineers were flown in from London Uk with Jamaica’s own Grammy award winning engineer Barry Ohare also adding magic to the project.

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Stella McCartney has revealed how she relies on the help of an A-list meditation guru after turning to the practice following her mother's death. The fashion designer, 46, practises Transcendental Meditation with Californian teacher Bob Roth, who also counts Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman and Tom Hanks among his glittering list of clients.

Transcendental Meditation, or TM, has been practised in India for thousands of years but was popularised by Stella's father Sir Paul McCartney and The Beatles in the 1960s. Stella McCartney, 46, turned to Transcendental Meditation to help her overcome the death of her mother Linda in 1998. Her father Sir Paul, pictured in 2014, has practised it since the 1960s. The fashion designer practises Transcendental Meditation with Californian teacher Bob Roth, who also counts Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman and Tom Hanks among his clients. At the time the group made headlines when they studied under controversial guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Stella, who has four children with husband Alasdhair Willis, creative director of Hunter, grew up as the child of two TM practioners but only adopted the practice after losing her mother Linda to breast cancer in 1998.

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You probably won’t meet a bigger Beatles fan in Derby - and this just goes to prove it.

Derek Oldfield is such a big fan of the famous foursome that he has spent the past five years converting his garage to create his very own Beatles bar. The 65-year-old from Allenton firmly believes it is the best in the country. Unfortunately the bar is not open "Eight Days A Week" – not all things can be perfect but I suppose we can "Let it be".

The bar is filled with hundreds of items of Beatles memorabilia any fan would love to have in their home.
The Beatles are regarded as one of the best bands the world has ever seen. The band, comprising Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, dominated the 1960s before enjoying success as solo artists in the 1970s.

Source: derbytelegraph.co.uk/Nigel Slater

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Geri Horner buys Ringo Starr's Mini - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Geri Horner has purchased a car which previously belonged to Ringo Starr.

The 45-year-old singer - who has 11-year-old daughter Bluebell with her former partner Sacha Gervasi, and 12-month-old son Montague with her husband Christian Horner - has revealed she once splashed the cash on a Mini which was owned by the Beatles rocker, and although she spent more than she would have liked on the motor, she knows it has collectible value.

When asked what her most extravagant purchase has been, she said: "I bought Ringo Starr's Mini. It was a lot of money for a Mini but it belonged to a Beatle, so it's a collector's item. It's a piece of history."

Although it's likely the former Spice Girl doesn't drive the valuable vehicle, if she did take it out for a spin she'd make sure not to put a dent in it whilst parking, as she believes "reverse parking" is one of her hidden talents.

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New Delhi: A throwback to Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da... as an exhibition in the United Kingdom to celebrate 50 years of the Beatles' visit to India and the seven-week stay at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in 1968, is all set to open in London next month. A sitar used by the Pandit Ravi Shankar who introduced Indian classical music to the Fab Four will be the center of attraction at the exhibition. The sitar is being loaned to the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool by the Ravi Shankar Foundation.

Diane Glover, manager at the Beatles Story museum said the exhibition will feature never-before-seen memorabilia, photographs and personal accounts from the people who spent time with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison in Mahesh Yogi's ashram on the banks of the Ganges.

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A Beatles Reflection | Humanities - Sunday, January 28, 2018

INDIANA “It’s boring almost beyond belief,” British rock critic Nik Cohn wrote of the Beatles’ self-titled album shortly after it came out in November of 1968. Cohn’s brickbat was just one of two negative reviews the New York Times published upon the release of The Beatles. (You probably know it better as the White Album.) Those responses, though, may say less about the record’s virtues than the way it upended listeners’ expectations. On 1967’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Fab Four polished its pop instincts. The Beatles, by contrast, was scruffy and centerless, its thirty songs encompassing mock-Beach Boys vocal harmonies (“Back in the U.S.S.R.”), psychedelic folk (“Wild Honey Pie”), proto-punk (“Helter Skelter”), sound collage (“Revolution 9”), and plenty more besides.

Source: By Mark Athitakis | HUMANITIES

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The California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) has commenced the pre-sale to put the iconic self-portrait image of John Lennon on California license plates which will help fund the state’s food banks. The special license plate features the famous John Lennon self-portrait image and the slogan, “IMAGINE no hunger.” Proceeds from sales will be administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and distributed to the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) to be utilized throughout the state of California for food bank programs.


The plates are available for pre-order now, for both automobiles and motorcycles, at http://CaliforniaImagine.com/.

The John Lennon self-portrait image provides a powerful symbol of his humanitarian legacy, raising awareness to the need to address hunger in our state and providing an image that will promote significant funding to help end hunger in California.

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According to Philip Norman, author and chronicler of the Beatles' rise and fall, had it not been for the trip, the band would have likely separated in 1967, right after the death of their manager and father-figure Brian Epstein.
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Contrary to the popular belief that the Beatles' 1968 trip to Rishikesh set in motion the English rock band's eventual fallout, it was, in fact, that visit that delayed the split till 1970.

According to Philip Norman, author and chronicler of the Beatles' rise and fall, had it not been for the trip, the band would have likely separated in 1967, right after the death of their manager and father-figure Brian Epstein.

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 The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 53 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that the Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were a rock band: the boys next door vs. the bad boys of rock. These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, throw down - a musical 'showdown' on February 21 at the Bankhead Theater courtesy of tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show.

Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the country's top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles' career. They face off against renowned Stones tribute band Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show, who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the bad boys of the British Invasion.

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