BEATLES NEWS - Thursday 20th June 2024


PAUL MCCARTNEY AND WINGS : ONE HAND CLAPPING

 John-Paul ShiverTreblezine

Paul McCartney, that post-Beatles dude who looked like Guy Lafleur? Never made it into the house I grew up in. We had The Beatles in the collection for sure—alongside Al Green, Aretha, Elton, CSNY, Miles, Janis, Jimi, Chaka, and those Stones. But the rents did not have a version of Paul on wax that resembled an ice hockey defenseman.

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“I WAS NEVER REALLY A FAN”: IAN ANDERSON’S FAVOURITE BEATLES ALBUM

Lucy Harbron/FarOutMagazine

Asking a person for their favourite Beatles album often feels like a deeply personal, deeply intimate question. Taste is so subjective and so tied into individual memories that a favourite album can be a favourite album for a whole host of reasons – not just its musical content or artist value. 

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EXCERPT: INSIDE THE BEATLES’ HISTORIC 1964 AUSTRALASIAN TOUR

Conor Lochrie/Rolling Stone

This month marks the 60th anniversary of the Beatles‘ historical visit to Australia, which began on Thursday, June 11th, 1964, at 7:45am when John, Paul, George, and Ringo landed at Sydney’s Mascot Airport. 

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SHAKE IT UP, BABY' IS A BEATLES FANS MUST HAVE

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“Shake It Up, Baby: The Rise of Beatlemania and the Mayhem of 1963” by Ken McNab. c.2024, Pegasus Books $32.00 408 pages. 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. 

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SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY ENJOYED LOW-KEY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

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Sir Paul McCartney enjoyed a "super low-key" family celebration for his 82nd birthday. The Beatles legend - who was born on 18 June, 1942 - was joined by wife Nancy and his five children, Heather, Mary, Stella, James and Beatrice, for dinner at the 17th century Boys Hall hotel in Ashford, Kent, where they enjoyed a "feast" in a private part of the establishment. 

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“THE BEST THING I’VE EVER DONE”: IS ‘PLASTIC ONO BAND’ REALLY THE DEFINING JOHN LENNON ALBUM?

Dale Maplethorpe/Far Out Magazine

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were obsessed with each other from the moment they met. Both felt trepidation and fear about engaging in a formal relationship, given the controversial circumstances regarding Lennon’s marriage and family. Still, they had a connection that was too strong to ignore.

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TODAY IN BEATLES HISTORY

On This Day

1963 - The Beatles formed their first corporation, Beatles Ltd. It was set up to handle their finances.

1964 - A book critic described John Lennon as "in a pathetic state of near illiteracy" after the publication of "In His Own Write."

1966 - The Beatles album, "Yesterday & Today" was released by Capitol Records.

1986 - Paul McCartney participated in the "Prince's Trust Birthday Party" at Wembley Arena.

1989 - Ringo Starr announced a comeback tour with his All-Starr Band.

1989 - Ringo Starr was a guest on NBC-TV's "Late Night With David Letterman."

1994 - It was reported that Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were working on a new song for inclusion on the "Anthology" box set.

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