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The first song the broader world heard from the Beatles wasn't one of the pop-music gems that seemed to flow so effortlessly from the pens of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, nor was it any of their versions of American R&B and blues songs that were a...
Tags: Norwich, Music Industry, Paul McCartney, Music, Germany
Astrid Kirchherr met the Beatles in 1960 when they were five lads from Liverpool pounding out marathon shows at a club in a seedy part of her native Hamburg, Germany. She fell for the bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe, and found the others — John...
Tags: NPR, Arts and Culture, Paul McCartney, Arts, Ringo Starr
Robert Zemeckis' feature directorial debut, a sing-a-long and a celebration of John Lennon are among the highlights of Beatles Fest this weekend at the Laemmle Noho 7 theater in North Hollywood. The mini-film festival is part of a city-wide...
Searching for his way into the new musical "Backbeat," which examines the Beatles' early days (and nights) in Hamburg, Germany, David Leveaux asked himself what he called "the Jerome Robbins question." It's a tactic he picked up in 2004 while overseeing...
Roll up, America; step right this way. Here comes the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," getting a big night on domestic television, 45 Christmastimes after it first aired in the United Kingdom, on Boxing Day, Dec. 26, 1967. Newly restored and...
-------------------- The Holy or the Broken Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" Alan Light Atria: 272 pp., $25 -------------------- There's a great scene in Penelope Spheeris' 1992 film "Wayne's World" — find...
Yoko Ono has designed a menswear capsule collection for Opening Ceremony that's slated to debut Tuesday. The designs are inspired by her late husband John Lennon's "hot bod," she says. The collection includes a jockstrap, knee pads with eyes on them and a...
The four remaining acts on "The X Factor" -- Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Emblem 3 and Fifth Harmony -- performed two songs apiece in an unnecessarily attenuated two-hour semifinal show Wednesday night. The first song each act sang was of their own...
"Happiness is a warm gun," wrote John Lennon, 12 years before being gunned down in front of his New York apartment building by a madman armed with a .38 special. Lennon, of course, was being ironic, but there's no trace of irony being exhibited by another...
John Lennon got verbally crucified in 1966 for declaring that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Now, Noel Gallagher has topped that by asserting that God is a fan of Oasis. Noel, the former lead songwriter of the Beatles-obsessed band from...
Tags: United Kingdom, Music, Entertainment
It's word association time. Say the first word that springs to mind: "holiday ----." Did you think "season"? "Sale"? "Hangover"? How about "music?" This year, there are plenty of new holiday albums to pick from. Cee Lo Green, English pop-rocker Tracey...
It isn't always possible to meet your favorite star. In Los Angeles, you often settle for your star's star instead. When you want to celebrate, when you want to mourn, you commune with your idol's brass and terrazzo stand-in. The lucky stars are there...
Tags: Music, Capitol Records, Entertainment, George Harrison
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