BEATLES NEWS - Sunday 9th June 2024

DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES JOHN AND YOKO’S LIFE IN NEW YORK AFTER THE BEATLES

Steve Delikson/TvOverMind

Life after The Beatles for the legendary singer-songwriter John Lennon and wife Yoko Ono in New York City is the focus of Kevin Macdonald’s latest documentary, One to One: John & Yoko, from Mercury Studios. The Scottish filmmaker, coming off his fashion doc High & Low: John Galliano, recalls Lennon in 1972 performing his final full-stage performance, the One to One benefit concert, at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, with Ono at his side.

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A BOOK BEATLES FANS MUST HAVE ASAP

Terri Schlichenmeyer/PostGuam

It was like squashing a cockroach, they said. Put your toe down in one spot, rotate your hips and your ankle, shimmy them shoulders and snap your fingers to the beat. That's how you kill a bug, and it's how you do The Twist – but beware. In the new book “Shake It Up, Baby” by Ken McNab, there are some Beatles you really want around.

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THE COMPLEX ORIGINS BEHIND THE SEEMINGLY NONSENSICAL LYRICS OF THE BEATLES SONG ‘I AM THE WALRUS'

Lori Dorn/MSN

It was like squashing a cockroach, they said. Put your toe down in one spot, rotate your hips and your ankle, shimmy them shoulders and snap your fingers to the beat. That's how you kill a bug, and it's how you do The Twist – but beware. In the new book “Shake It Up, Baby” by Ken McNab, there are some Beatles you really want around.

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THE CLASSIC BEATLES ALBUM GEORGE HARRISON DIDN’T UNDERSTAND: “I DON’T SEE IT LIKE US”

Tim Coffman/Far Out Magazine

Some of the greatest albums of all time don’t usually get to the point until years after the fact. Whereas a handful of records hit people the minute they come out as something truly extraordinary, it typically takes a lot more than just a nice set of songs to get people invested for decades to come.

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PAUL MCCARTNEY RETURNED LOVE LETTERS TO JOHN LENNON'S FORMER WIFE AFTER SHE SOLD THEM?

Snopes/Far Out Magazine

Cynthia Lennon was "touched and delighted" by Paul McCartney's decision to return a love letter written by her ex-husband John Lennon. Viral social media posts shared in 2024 authentically describe Paul McCartney buying letters from John Lennon’s first marriage and returning them to Lennon’s former wife with a note telling her not to sell her memories.

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WHO MADE THE SOUND EFFECTS ON THE BEATLES SONG ‘YELLOW SUBMARINE’?

Guy Howie/Far Out Magazine

Often seen as the one misstep on their landmark album Revolver, The Beatles song ‘Yellow Submarine’ divides opinion like few others in the band’s catalogue. Primarily intended as their whimsical take on the traditional children’s nursery rhyme with purveyor of pastiche par excellence Ringo Starr on vocals, the track has an infectious singalong quality that offsets its potentially irritating silliness.

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10 BEST JOHN LENNON SONGS OF ALL TIME

Edward Tomlin/Singers Room

John Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as a founding member of The Beatles, one of the most successful and influential bands in the history of popular music. Born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, Lennon formed The Beatles in 1960 with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. 

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TODAY IN BEATLES HISTORY

On This Day

1962 - The Beatles played a Welcome Home night at the Cavern Club. A record-breaking 900 people attended the show.

1977 - George Harrison and Patti Boyd were officially divorced. Boyd later married Eric Clapton.

1990 - The international music festival "Muzeco '90" was prematurely dedicated to the 50 anniversary of the birth of John Lennon.

2002 - Paul McCartney and his fiancee Heather Mills arrived at the remote Irish castle where they were planned to me married two days later.

2014 - It was announced that several dates for Paul McCartney's "Out There" tour would be postponed. McCartney confirmed that it was because he needed more time to recover from a virus that had forced postponements of dates in Japan and Korea.


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