BEATLES NEWS - Saturday 8th June 2024


REMEMBER WHEN: GEORGE MARTIN TRIED TO CONVINCE THE BEATLES TO USE A COVER SONG AS THEIR FIRST SINGLE

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We tend to think of the relationship between The Beatles and producer George Martin as one of support and mutual goodwill and, for the most part, it was. But in the earliest going, Martin tried to sneak a song past The Beatles and was rebuffed, not once, but twice.

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WILD WELCOME AT KAI TAK FOR THE BEATLES

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Hundreds of screaming teenagers in Hongkong yesterday gave Britain’s Beatles a wild welcome. More than 1,000 young boys and girls waited in the rain at Kai Tak airport for the plane carrying the long-haired pop singers, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Jimmy Nichol.

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THE STORY AND MEANING BEHIND “JUNK,” A PAUL MCCARTNEY LEFTOVER WITH STAYING POWER

Jim Beviglia/American Songwriter

Hundreds of screaming teenagers in Hongkong yesterday gave Britain’s Beatles a wild welcome. More than 1,000 young boys and girls waited in the rain at Kai Tak airport for the plane carrying the long-haired pop singers, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Jimmy Nichol.

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THE BEATLES IN HONG KONG: LEGENDARY UK ROCK BAND’S VISIT IN 1964 – FROM THE SCMP ARCHIVE

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On this day 60 years ago, the Liverpudlians touched down in Hong Kong to screaming crowds. We look back at the Post’s coverage

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SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY DENIES SWERVING RUSSIAN ATTACK DOCUMENTARY DUE TO SECURITY FEARS

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Hundreds of screaming teenagers in Hongkong yesterday gave Britain’s Beatles a wild welcome. More than 1,000 young boys and girls waited in the rain at Kai Tak airport for the plane carrying the long-haired pop singers, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Jimmy Nichol.

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NEVER BEFORE SEEN FOOTAGE OF THE BEATLES LIVE IN SYDNEY

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When Greg Perano purchased a box of 8mm films for just $11 at a Sydney market, he stumbled upon an extraordinary piece of music history: unseen footage of The Beatles' 1964 Sydney concert. Filmed by journalist Gil Wahlquist, former music write for the Sydney Morning Herald, this rare film captures intimate and candid moments of the Fab Four on stage, showcasing their raw energy and charm.

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TODAY IN BEATLES HISTORY

On This Day

1963 - The single "My Bonnie" hit #48 in the U.K. The song was released under the name Tony Sheridan & the Beatles.

1967 - The Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hit #1 in the U.K.

1974 - Paul McCartney's single "Band On The Run" hit #1 in the U.S.

1979 - On "Midnight Special" Gloria Gaynor hosted Paul McCartney and Wings, Rod Stewart and Bad Company.

1979 - The Wings album "Back to the Egg" was released.

1993 - The Paul McCartney and Wings album "Red Rose Speedway" was released on CD.

1998 - Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr appeared together in public for the first time in nearly 30 years. They attended a London memorial service for Linda McCartney.

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