BEATLES NEWS - Tuesday 11th June 2024

UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF MERSEYBEAT SCENE GO ON DISPLAY AT MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL

YM Liverpool

Previously unseen photographs of musicians from Liverpool’s 1960s Merseybeat era will go on display this month at the Musuem of Liverpool. Beyond the Beat (29 June to 3 November) explores the music scene in Liverpool’s bustling nightclubs in the period immediately after The Beatles. The display will showcase some of the bands that clamoured to play the city in the wake of The Fab Four’s monumental fame, through a series of never-before-seen photographs.

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GETTING BACK ON TOUR: PAUL MCCARTNEY TO PLAY A SERIES OF CONCERTS IN SOUTH AMERICA THIS FALL

American Songwriter

Paul McCartney hasn’t played a full concert since the final show of his 2023 tour on December 16 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but the Beatles legend has announced that he’s getting back on the road this fall. McCartney’s Got Back Tour 2024 features five confirmed concerts in four South American countries.

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THE BEATLES TOUR OF AUSTRALIA

ABC

It was 60 years ago today, in June 1964,  that the most famous band in the history of rock and roll arrived in Australia for the first and only tour down under. The version of the Beatles that Australia saw in 1964, with their mop top hair cuts, and neat black suits, took the country by storm, but it almost didn’t happen. 

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IS THIS BEATLES CLASSIC REALLY ABOUT GERMAN PROSTITUTES? IS IT ONE OF THE FOUNDING TRACKS OF THE HEAVY METAL GENRE?; PROFESSOR OF ROCK INVESTIGATES

Bravewords

Professor Of Rock has released the new video below, accompanied by the following intro... "So coming up, today’s featured song 'Ticket To Ride' is pretty loaded. And by their own admission, so were The Beatles when they wrote it. There are some conflicting accounts of what inspired this one… Paul McCartney cited just an average-ordinary train ride as its source. 

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THE REAL REASON BOB KATTER EGGED THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BAND

9NOW

The larrikin Queensland MP tells all. Larrikin MP Bob Katter is full of colourful stories, but the time he crossed paths with the world's biggest band must be up there with the best. The Beatles touched down in Australia in 1964, greeted by milling crowds of adoring fans - and a university-aged Katter and his friend.

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TOM HOLLAND AND TIMOTHEE CHALAMET BEING CONSIDERED FOR UPCOMING BEATLES MOVIE

Whitney Danhauer/Intouch Weekly

1917 director Sam Mendes is hard at work figuring out the logistics of his four separate – but interconnected – Beatles biopics in what promises to be one of the biggest Hollywood productions in many years. Now, a top-level source close to the ambitious project exclusively provides In Touch with intriguing new details on the highly secretive venture.

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THE BEATLES ALBUM JIMI HENDRIX DISLIKED

Alex Hopper/American Songwriter

Jimi Hendrix wasn’t shy about expressing his love or distaste for his fellow musicians. Given his stature in the rock community, we really can’t blame him for looking down his nose from time to time. Not even the Beatles were safe from Hendrix’s resolute opinion. Learn why Hendrix disliked one Beatles album in particular, below.

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TODAY IN BEATLES HISTORY

On This Day

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that they intended to continue to vacation in California.

1976 - The Wings single "Silly Love Songs" was certified gold by the RIAA.

2002 - Paul McCartney and Heather Mills were married. They divorced in 2008.

2007 - The Traveling Wilburys Collection and the Deluxe Collectors Edition were released in the U.K. It was released the next day in the U.S.

2007 - The John Lennon limited edition CD/DVD set "Legend" was released. The set contained a CD with 20 songs (originally released in 1997) and a DVD (originally released in 2003) included original videos, newly created productions and six special features.

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