Remembering Eleanor Rigby!

  Eleanor Rigby, wife of Thomas Woods, granddaughter of John and Frances Rigby, died on October 10, 1939. Made immortal by the Beatles song from their 1966 album Revolver, the song was primarily written by Paul McCartney with significant lyrical contributions from John Lennon, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. In an October 2021 article in The New Yorker, McCartney […]

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Happy 80th, George Harrison, 25 February 1943.

Sometimes known as ‘the quiet Beatle’, George Harrison would have been 80 years young today. The Liverpool-born musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer and, oh yeah, lead guitarist of the Beatles passed away in November 2001 of lung cancer at the extraordinarily young age of 58. While most Beatles fans will immediately identify with songs written […]

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From the Vault — ‘The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus’

Filmed before a live audience in London on December 11-12, 1968, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was organized by The Rolling Stones and originally conceived as a BBC-TV special. Centering on the original line up of the Rolling Stones — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman (with Nicky Hopkins […]

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Strawberry Field gates re-open to the delight of Beatles fans worldwide

Strawberry Field, the Salvation Army children’s home in Liverpool that inspired John Lennon to write the Beatles classic “Strawberry Fields Forever,” has reopened its doors to tourists for the first time in decades. In addition to it being a worldwide tourist destination, the Salvation Army has turned the location into a hub to help young adults with learning disabilities, the Steps To Work program.

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Sir Paul McCartney rocks ‘Carpool Karaoke with James Corden’

Late, Late Show host, James Corden, and Sir Paul McCartney spent the day recently tooling around Liverpool exploring the city of Paul’s youth. From the barbershop on Penny Lane to visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, they ended the day by going back to one of the local pubs where they […]

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Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years

Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years has set its US theatrical release date for September 16th, 2016. Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of the two remaining […]

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First look at Ron Howard’s “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years”

Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years has set its US theatrical release date for September 16th, 2016. Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of the two remaining Beatles […]

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R.I.P. Cilla Black

When news on Saturday broke of the passing of Cilla Black, a name synonymous with the likes of Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Lulu, and, arguably, one of Britain’s best known and most-loved female performers, I immediately went in search of the recent ITV biopic, Cilla, the three-part drama which chronicled the early career of Cilla […]

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