BEATLES NEWS - Monday 10th June 2024

PAUL MCCARTNEY ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

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Paul McCartney is headed back on the road in 2024. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer just announced South American dates for a 2024 leg of his Got Back tour, hitting Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru. McCartney will play a total of five new shows, kicking off Oct. 1 in Montevideo, Uruguay, and wrapping Oct. 27 in Lima, Peru. It will be the first time in 10 years that McCartney has played either of those cities. 

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PAUL MCCARTNEY GUITARIST BRIAN RAY DROPPING DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, ‘MY TOWN’; CHECK OUT NEW ADVANCE SINGLE

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Paul McCartney is headed back on the road in 2024. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer just announced South American dates for a 2024 leg of his Got Back tour, hitting Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru. McCartney will play a total of five new shows, kicking off Oct. 1 in Montevideo, Uruguay, and wrapping Oct. 27 in Lima, Peru. It will be the first time in 10 years that McCartney has played either of those cities. 

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JOHN LENNON MIND GAMES TREASURE HUNT ANNOUNCED WITH A HUGE PRIZE

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Next month, a treasure hunt will take place around Liverpool, to celebrate the upcoming release of John Lennon’s album ‘Mind Games (The Ultimate Collection)’. The family friendly day will start at 9am on Saturday 6th July, at Liverpool Town Hall, and takes fans across the city where there will be hidden QR codes, which can be scanned with a chance to win prizes.

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THE BEATLES IN HONG KONG LEGENDARY UK ROCK BANDS VISIT IN 1964

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On June 9, 1964, Hong Kong witnessed an extraordinary event as The Beatles, the legendary UK rock band, made their much-anticipated visit. The arrival of George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Jimmy Nichol at Kai Tak Airport was met with an overwhelming reception from hundreds of ecstatic teenagers. Despite the rain, more than 1,000 young fans gathered, eagerly awaiting the plane carrying their idols.

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THE BEATLES SONG THAT SPANNED ENTIRE ERAS OF THE BAND

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The Beatles helped revolutionise the way pop acts utilised the studio. The band’s quick-fire debut album ‘Please Please Me’ was famously completed in a matter of hours – by the time of ‘A Day In The Life’, the Fab Four would spend entire weeks on a single tracks. One song, however, went further – and spanned entire eras of their creative lives.

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THE BEATLES BIOPICS HAVE REPORTEDLY BEEN CAST

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In February, it was revealed that director Sam Mendes is working on four Beatles biopics. "I'm honored to be telling the story of the greatest rock band of all time, and excited to challenge the notion of what constitutes a trip to the movies.", Sam Mendes, via statement. Each movie is slated to premiere in 2027. 

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THE BEATLES SONG PAUL MCCARTNEY SAID WAS “RIGHT OUT OF LEFT FIELD”

Dale Maplethorpe/Far Out Magazine

When The Beatles initially became famous, they were put under immense pressure. While it looked like a lot of travelling and having fun, the band had to play countless shows, do interviews, tour relentlessly, and write a great deal of music. The record deal they were initially signed meant they needed to write enough songs to bring a lot of artists to a standstill. 

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THE STORY AND MEANING BEHIND THE BEATLES’ “AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING” AND THE MYSTERY OF WHO JOHN LENNON WAS TARGETING WITH THE SONG

Jim Beviglia/American Songwriter

Revolver features some of the most iconic songs in The Beatles’ catalog, including classics like “Eleanor Rigby,” “Tomorrow Never Knows,” and “Here, There and Everywhere.” But where it really gains separation from other rock albums is in the depth of its lineup of songs. That includes “And Your Bird Can Sing,” which is somehow catchy and elusive all at once.

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TODAY IN BEATLES HISTORY

On This Day

1966 - The Beatles' "Paperback Writer" b/w "Rain" single was released in the U.K. "Rain" featured the first use of reversed tape in a song by the Beatles.

1971 - John Lennon's "Woman Is The Nigger Of The World" hit #57 in the U.S.

1976 - Paul McCartney and Wings set a record for an indoor concert crowd when 67,100 fans gathered in Seattle, WA.

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