Thursday, 31st May, 1962 The Beatles conclude their engagement at the Star-Club in Hamburg, having performed on stage for over 170 hours during the seven week run.
Archive for May, 2007
Friday, July 6th, 2007 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the day that Paul McCartney was introduced to John Lennon and the seeds of the greatest songwriting team in popular music were sown. It could also be argued that this was also the day that the first steps were taken on the road to the [...]
As expected the back catalog for Paul McCartney’s solo work became available for download online last week. According to PC World, “some or all of McCartney’s backlist went live on Napster LLCs’ Napster, RealNetworks Inc.’s Rhapsody, Viacom International Inc.’s Urge, and Microsoft Corp.’s Zune Marketplace. Rhapsody, a monthly subscription service, had all 25 McCartney albums [...]
This week saw the official release of Paul McCartney’s new video on YouTube. The video is for the single Dance Tonight. Here it is…Â
The June issue of UK music magazine, Uncut, includes an extensive interview with Paul McCartney about his immediate post-Beatles career and the formation of Wings. It makes a fascinating read for anyone interested in those turbulent years.
Today, Monday May 28th, shock jock Howard Stern will be holding a day long celebration of all things Beatles on his Howard 100 channel on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. According to the Sirius website it will be “an exclusive day-long special featuring the most memorable Beatles-related interviews, cover songs and bits from the past 25 years [...]
Monday, 28th May, 1962 The Beatles start the last week of their engagement at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany. For the final week they are joined on the bill by American star Gene Vincent.
Â During an extended business trip last week, talk over dinner with a colleague one evening turned, as it inevitably seems to, to my passion for all things Beatles. During the ensuing conversation I mentioned my theory that The Fab Four are so influential and pervasive in today’s culture that you can’t go a single day [...]
I am currently working on a piece for a James Bond related book (out in July in the UK, and September in the US) so this has been on almost constant rotation on my iTunes recently. My daughter also tells me it makes an apperance in Shrek The Third.
The Fibre2Fashion website reports that Lee Cooper, the English denim company has announced the launch of its Exclusive Beatles Collection, which is out in stores now. The collection consists of for a special range of t-shirts for men and women. The collection has been developed with a true vintage feel, with washed treatmentsÂ It is [...]