BEATLES NEWS - Tuesday 18th June 2024


RINGO STARR LETTER ON JOINING THE BEATLES AND OSCAR WILDE'S SCHOOLBOY POETRY BOOK TO AUCTION

Finebooks Magazine

An autograph signed letter from Ringo Starr on joining the Beatles and the release of their first single Love Me Do which features the sentence "I got a phone call asking me would I join the Beatles and I said yes" is among the highlights of the July 10 Books and Manuscripts auction at Christie’s London.

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ORIGINAL “BIRTHDAY” LYRICS PART OF NEW BEATLES AUCTION

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A new collection of memorabilia from The Beatles is now up for auction through ANALOGr. Coinciding with Paul McCartney’s 82nd birthday on June 18, the new auction includes handwritten original lyrics to The Beatles’ “Birthday,” written on the back of an Apple Studio recording sheet. It even includes chord diagrams helping John Lennon and George Harrison with the guitar parts. The unique piece of Beatles history has an estimated sale price of between $125,000 and $200,000.

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JOHN LENNON’S SON JULIAN SENDS LOVE TO SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY AS HE TURNS 82

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John Lennon’s son Julian has sent his love to Sir Paul McCartney in a sweet message marking The Beatles star’s 82nd birthday. It follows an announcement from the veteran singer that he will be performing in the UK for the first time since headlining Glastonbury in 2022.

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"THE BEATLES HAPPENED, AND IT BECAME THE THING TO BE IN A BEAT GROUP": CLASSIC CHARLIE WATTS INTERVIEW

Robin Murray/Music Radar

His heroes, the first recording session, jazz, and what made the Rolling Stones the best - "We swung, a lot". Arguably the world’s biggest and greatest rock band, The Rolling Stones continue to swagger across the world's biggest stages, more than 60 years after their inception.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL MCCARTNEY: REVISITING A CLASSIC INTERVIEW

Dave Fanning/Hot Press

As Paul McCartney celebrates his 82nd birthday, we're revisiting his classic interview with Dave Fanning. Originally published in Hot Press in 2002, Paul discusses life after Linda, 9/11 and the memories of his firefighter father, being 'lucky enough' to write with John Lennon, and his solo album Driving Rain.

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TODAY IN BEATLES HISTORY

On This Day

1942 - James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool.

1968 - London's National Theatre premiered "In His Own Write." It was an adaptation of the writings of John Lennon.

1973 - The Paul McCartney and Wings single "Live and Let Die" was released in the U.S.

1977 - "The Beatles At the Hollywood Bowl" hit #1 in the U.K.

2010 - The handwritten John Lennon lyrics for the song "A Day In The Life" sold at auction for $1.2 million..

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