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Beatles Sue to Block Release of Hamburg Tapes

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

According to USA Today, lawyers for the Beatles sued Friday to prevent the distribution of unreleased recordings purportedly made during Ringo Starr’s first performance with the group in 1962.The dispute between Apple Corps Ltd., the London company formed by the Beatles that helps guard their legacy, and Fuego Entertainment Inc. of Miami Lakes stems from [...]


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BEATLES Help uncover a “lost” drink.

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

According to the Scottish Daily Record a previously unpublished photograph of The Beatles backstage at a 1963 concert at the Carlton cinema in Kirkcaldy helped one reseracher uncover a long forgotten soft drink once manufactured by Scottish drinks manufacturer Barrs.


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Idol Thoughts

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

So own up, who else watched last nights’ edition of American Idol with a mix of fear and curiosity? Idol hopeful’s being let lose on the Lennon & McCartney songbook – a few years ago the very thought of it would have made me shudder. But this year it seemed that the Idol Top 12 [...]


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Fab Digital Downloads Closer?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

According to various reports Paul McCartney has reached a $400 million agreement with iTunes for the distribution of the Beatles’ back catalog.  The former Beatles star officially sanctioned the Internet download service to offer the band’s musical hits from albums such as “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” the Daily Mail said Saturday. McCartney will [...]


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Scientists want your Beatle memories

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

According to the BBC Psychologists at the University of Leeds are using The Beatles to increase their understanding of human memory. They want people to recollect moments in their lives linked to the Fab Four with the aim of discovering how musical memories affect a person’s identity. The scientists said the thoughts might be linked [...]


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The Annual iTunes / Super Bowl rumor

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

The What Goes On  blog, reports that according to “sources with knowledge of the project,” The Toronto Sun has reported that an announcement that the Beatles are finally coming to iTunes will be made in a commercial in the Super Bowl on February 4, and that they could be available as early as sometime in [...]


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Brit Press Against The Beatles

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Beatles scholar, writer and fellow ex-pat Brit, Martin Lewis,  has produced an excellent column for Variety that discusses the strange relationship between The Beatles and the British press over the years. The British press is notorious for its fickle nature and its habit of building up heroes only to destroy them. As the article summarizes, [...]


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VIDEO – Cher & Tina Turner Tackle The Fab Four

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Came across this on-line today – not sure if to be amused or appauled.. you decide. 


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Paul Predicts Digital Fabs in 2008

Friday, November 16th, 2007

According to a report in Billboard, Paul McCartney is predicting the Beatles’ catalog will make its long-awaited and long-desired arrival in the digital realm next year.McCartney tells Billboard.com that “it’s all happening soon. Most of us are all sort of ready. The whole thing is primed, ready to go — there’s just maybe one little [...]


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Queen snubs Paul For Laura Palmer ?

Friday, November 16th, 2007

I’m in the middle of a marathon viewing of Twin Peaks in preperation for writing a review of the new definitive DVD collection of this enigmatic TV show for the RevolutionSF website. This morning on one of the special feature documentries I heard a Paul McCartney story I had never heard before. Apparently during a studio [...]


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