BEATLES NEWS - Monday 17th June 2024

PAUL MCCARTNEY ANNOUNCES UK SHOWS INCLUDING TWO NIGHTS IN MANCHESTER

Dianne Bourne/Manchester Evening News

Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney has announced he is to perform four huge UK tour dates in 2024 in Manchester and London. It will fulfil his promise to perform in the UK again, made at his last show here in 2022. The music legend announced he is to take his acclaimed Got Back tour out on a world tour last week, and today the first UK dates have been added to his 2024 schedule.

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BEHIND THE ALBUM: THE BEATLES TAKE ANOTHER GIANT LEAP FORWARD WITH ‘RUBBER SOUL’

Jim Beviglia/American Songwriter

Some albums have cool stories surrounding their making that garner attention for them. The 1966 Beatles’ album Rubber Soul doesn’t really fall into that category. By all counts, it was the same-old, same-old for the Fab Four when they made the record, squeezing it into their busy schedule and churning out the latest material they’d written.

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WHY PAUL MCCARTNEY WROTE HEY JUDE FOR JULIAN LENNON

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One of the greatest singles of all time is now making a return on the football terraces thanks to England midfielder Jude Bellingham. But what was the original title and who was it about? When midfielder Jude Bellingham gave England their first goal of the Euros 2024 in their match against Serbie on 16th June, fans in the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen broke out in a simultaneous rendition of the Beatles classic Hey Jude.

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RARE JOHN LENNON 12 INCH VINYL GOES ON DISPLAY AT LIVERPOOL'S STRAWBERRY FIELD

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A rare limited edition 12" record of John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance" and "Remember Love" has been unveiled at the iconic Strawberry Field. The acetate is one of only 50 in the world and will go on display after being donated by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon. Originally released on 4 July 1969, the double-sided 12" acetates were hand-cut on the lathe at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, synonymous with the legendary work of The Beatles.

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TODAY IN BEATLES HISTORY

On This Day

1965 - The Beatles completed work on the song "Yesterday."

1972 - Paul McCartney bought a farm in Kintyre, Scotland.


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