On Tuesday (April 10th) Apple Corps. issued a Press Release stating that long-time Beatle confidante Neill Aspinall is stepping down as CEO of Apple Corps and will be replaced by music industry veteran Jeff Jones, formerly with BMG. Aspinall has been associated with The Beatles since 1960 when he was a lodger at the Best [...]
Archive for April, 2007
Wednesday, 11th April, 1962 John, Paul and Pete fly from Liverpool to Hamburg to begin a seven week engagement at the Star-Club. The still sick George is scheduled to fly out the following day. It is the first time any of them have flown and are in a state of excitement when they arrive at [...]
Tuesday, 10th April, 1962 Â In Hamburg, Germany, Stuart Sutcliffe collapses and dies from a brain hemmorage at the age of 21.
Rolling Stone heads its Spring Album Preview listing of “50 Albums You Must Hear” with a short piece about Paul McCartney’s debut album for the new Starbucks backed Hear Music label. Rolling Stone says “McCartney takes a look back at his life on his new album, which he worked on with Strokes producer David Kahne [...]
Over the weekend, the UK newspaper The Independent carried an interview with Pete Best in which the ex-Beatles drummer requested a meeting with Paul McCartney. The two have not spoken since Pete’s sacking in 1962. “We’re not getting any younger,”Â Pete said. “We know what we’ve done and we’re not going to think any worse of [...]
Paul McCartney is one of the featured guests on the new Larry King Live: Greatest Interviews DVD set due to be released later this week. Paul’s name isÂ featured in the promotional materials for the set, in an interview during which he discusses life after Linda. And although he isn’t mentioned on the box, we also [...]
Sunday, 8th April, 1962 The Beatles played their last gig in LiverpoolÂ before departing for Hamburg at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby. Once again George was absent due to illness and they performed as a trio.
Saturday, 7th April, 1962 The Beatles played a rare Saturday night gig at The Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby before moving on to The Cavern where they joined The Saints Jazz Band on the bill. The Beatles played both gigs as a trio after Brian Epstein insisted that an unwell George stay home and [...]
According to a report on the BBC, Oasis, The Killers and Razorlight are to cover songs from The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to mark the album’s 40th anniversary.James Morrison, The Fratellis, Travis and the Kaiser Chiefs are among the other acts taking part in the special recording sessions for BBC Radio 2. [...]
Friday, 6th April, 1962 The Beatles played a lunch time gig at The Cavern before heading across the River Mersey to appear in another of Sam Leach’s promotions at The Tower Ballroom in New Brighton. The Tower Ballroom event was billed as “A Night To Remember” running between 7:30pm and 1:00am. Headling the event “Back [...]