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The Beatles legend John Lennon’s official Instagram account shared a recent photo of famous musician Klaus Voormann and celebrated his 81st birthday.

Here is what Lohn Lennon’s official Instagram account wrote:

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY KLAUS VOORMANN!⁣

Friends since they met in Hamburg in 1960, Klaus Voormann not only famously created the Grammy Award-winning cover for The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ and their ‘Anthology’ albums, he also played bass on many John Lennon, Yoko Ono, George Harrison and Ringo Starr solo albums, as well as with a host of other artists. ⁣

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When John Lennon began recording with Yoko Ono in 1968, the couple had experiments they wanted to try out. They did just that with Unfinished Music Nos. 1 and 2 as well as Wedding Album. These three records all appeared while The Beatles remained together as a band.

In early 1970, with the days of Beatles recording sessions finished, John had a No. 3 hit with his single, “Instant Karma.” Phil Spector, the producer who finished up Let It Be, proved to be a great match for John on that track.

After the Fab Four’s official breakup and months of “primal scream” therapy, John and Yoko prepared to record again. They drafted Ringo to play drums, Klaus Voormann on bass, and Spector to produce.

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Of all the awards The Beatles got together and on their own as solo artists, Paul McCartney has racked up the most honors. The still-thriving Paul has the most Grammys and Billboard No. 1 hits of any member of the Fab Four.

In 1979, he even got several entries in the Guinness Book of World Records. One proclaimed him the most successful songwriter in history for the number of hit singles he’d written. Some 40 years later, he’s still penning tunes and selling out concerts.

However, commercial success isn’t everything to an artist on Paul’s level. The respect of his peers and music critics has always mattered to him as well. You saw that when several bad reviews dinged his confidence in the early days of Wings.

During a series of interviews he gave in the ’90s, Paul said what he considered one of the highest compliments he ever got. It came from Jimi Hendrix just a few days after the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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Legendary bass guitarist of The Beatles, Paul McCartney has shared a new question and answer session on his official website.

Interviewer asked:

“We’ve heard that you can do headstands. Are there any skills that you’re proud of that fans might not be aware of? And, is the headstand thing true?”

Paul responded:

“Oh yeah, I’ll show you! Come on, I’ve already done it today at the gym… [Paul does the headstand] YEAH! Come on! I’ve often thought about videoing it and singing a song upside down!”

Interviewer said:

“Thank you so much for showing us your headstand, some of us are keen yogis and haven’t mastered it yet.”

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When The Beatles started out, the contributions of John Lennon and Paul McCartney could hardly be separated. They wrote lyrics and melodies together, harmonized on vocals, and took turns playing piano and guitar. A Lennon-McCartney song was exactly that.

Naturally, they developed their own styles over the years, and they grew apart as songwriters. Even though they had that Lennon-McCartney tag, you knew “Penny Lane” was a Paul tune and “Yer Blues” was 100% John.

However, their partnership didn’t end when “Good Day Sunshine” stood next to “I’m Only Sleeping” on Revolver. According to the Beatles Bible, 1967’s “Baby You’re a Rich Man” represented a late, equal collaboration between the two.

But that wasn’t that last time Paul and John made magic together. One more classic collaboration appeared on the final Beatles album. You can also hear the band deliver a spirited performance of it on the roof of Apple studios in Let It Be.

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During a recent interview with Billboard, pop star Taylor Swift has shared the details of what she really thinks about The Beatles legend Paul McCartney.

In 2018, Paul McCartney has released his single track “Who Cares”, and he admitted that the song was inspired by Taylor Swift.

Today, Taylor talked about the Paul McCartney’s “Who Cares” titled song, and said:

“I really like it when you go and see a show and you want to hear the songs that you loved. You want all that old, iconic, classic stuff.

I like it when a performer knows that and will give that to their fans, rather than being like, ‘No, I’m only playing this new project.’ I think that you got to be respectful of what people want, and I just think that’s really cool.

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The Beatles icon Sir Paul McCartney has reacted to the UK government taking away £16 million in funding away from his Liverpool’s Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) in a new statement.

“I helped to bring LIPA into life during very difficult times for Liverpool. It is now a highly respected institution all over the world.

Our funding was recently affected by what to me, and the heads of every university in Liverpool, was a flawed process.

LIPA is my passion and part of my legacy. It would not be fair to allow injustice to affect its future. I sincerely hope the Government will correct this error and help us to continue our work successfully into the future.”

An Office for Students spokesperson admitted the process but didn’t want to comment any further, saying:

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When John Lennon went solo, it was nothing the music world could take lightly. That became clear about 10 seconds into “Instant Karma,” a No. 3 single he released while The Beatles were still technically a band.

John’s sound was rawer, more stripped-down, and more pungent than just about everything the Fab Four released. Yet he still gave fans the chance to sing along. “Well, we all shine on,” went the chorus. “Like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.” People loved it.

If you were John’s manager (imagine that), you’d have tried to persuade him to keep the same approach for his first solo album. After all, Paul McCartney had a No. 1 hit by playing it safe with McCartney. That album arrived just as The Beatles announced they were disbanding.

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Garth Brooks is obsessed with bigness. Specifically, big numbers. As competitive as anyone in the music biz, the country megastar wants to be No. 1 in as many categories as he can. By some measures, he even tops the Beatles.

Not bad for someone who, in the prime of his career, took the better part of 10 years off from recording and touring to raise his three daughters.

Now, on his first all-stadium tour, the 57-year-old Oklahoman is poised to set another record — for total attendance at a Twin Cities stadium concert engagement — May 3-4 at U.S. Bank Stadium. In all, 140,000 fans are expected to see these sold-out shows, thank in part to Brooks' decision to sell seats behind the stage.

Remember, this is the man who in 1991 generated a staggering 160,000 ticket requests for a single concert at the Minnesota State Fair, and drew more than 200,000 for his 11-show run at Target Center in 2014, and 160,000-plus for his nine shows there in 1998.

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Paul McCartney and John Lennon almost quit music before The Beatles made it big, as they considered going into another line of work. Lennon’s sister Julia Baird told DailyMailTV that her family wanted to see Lennon move on with another job.

“John and Paul were lucky, because if it had gone on much longer without getting a break I don’t know what would have happened.

Mimi (John’s aunt) famously said to John: ‘The guitar is all very well John but you will never make a living out of it.’

That was the worry for all the families. I was worried about him dropping out of art college. Something inside us insisted that they had to stick with it. They wanted to make it and they were absolutely determined.”

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