lunes, 31 de octubre de 2011

Bogery Wobble/Darkroom by Paul McCartney


Paul McCartney - The Beatles

sábado, 29 de octubre de 2011

Paul , Peter Martins and Sara Mearns on "OCEAN'S KINGDOM"
James McCartney - The Complete EP Collection
Published on 23/10/2011

Produced by David Kahne and Paul McCartney    

The CDs gather McCartney's two recent, critically acclaimed digital EPs "Available Light" and "Close at Hand", with five previously unreleased bonus tracks.  All told, the set features fourteen McCartney originals, plus a deeply felt cover of Neil Young's "Old Man," and a rousing version of Carl Perkins' "Your True Love." 

Special 2-Disc Set Releasing Worldwide Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Amazon Pre- Order Begins Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Exclusively on Engine Company Records

Track Listing:

01. Angel
02. Glisten
03. My Friend
04. Denial
05. Old Man
06. New York Times (Bonus Track)
07. I Love You Dad (Bonus Track)
08. Moonstar (Bonus Track)

01. I Only Want To Be Alone
02. Wings Of A Lightest Weight
03. The Sound Of My Voice
04. Else And Else But Dead
05. Jesus Be My Friend
06. Fallen Angel
07. Spirit Guides (Bonus Track)
08. Your True Love (Bonus Track)
Paul & Nancy With Friends In New York
Paul and Nancy were joined by friends and family in New York at the weekend to celebrate their marriage. Two weeks since their special day in London, the couple hosted a second reception at the Bowery Hotel on Friday night where guests included Dave Grohl, James Taylor, Yoko Ono, Keith Richards, Ralph Lauren, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel, Steve Van Zandt and Steve Buscemi.

When leaving the party, Sopranos actress Aida Turturro told fans and media outside, 'Wow, Wow, Wow. That was amazing! The best part of the party was the dancing. But it was all amazing!' 

Barbara Walters told the assembled crowd that the evening was 'marvellous' as she left.
Paul and Nancy said "We loved having all out friends and family together to share this lovely celebration with us."
The mystery man who helped get Brian Epstein interested in the Beatles
Steve Marinucci, Beatles Examiner

Beatle history books tell the story of Raymond Jones, who went to the NEMS Record Store in Liverpool on Oct. 28, 1961, to request records by the Beatles. His interest got Brian Epstein, who worked in the store, to investigate who the group was. The rest, as they say, was history. 
Except for the fact that little is known about who Jones really is. Brian Epsteins' assistant, Alistair Taylor, even said that Jones was a figment of his imagination. 
Despite his important part in Beatles history, Jones has kept a low profile. But Jones surfaced last year and gave an interview to the Beatles Bible website. 
The answers he gave in the interview are quite detailed. Jones says he was a printer's apprentice and says he often spent time at the Cavern. After Bob Wooler came in and had tickets printed for the Beatles, Jones wanted to know where they'd be playing next. That was how he became a fan of the group. 

Beatle history books tell the story of Raymond Jones, who went to the NEMS Record Store in Liverpool on Oct. 28, 1961, to request records by the Beatles. His interest got Brian Epstein, who worked in the store, to investigate who the group was. The rest, as they say, was history. 
Except for the fact that little is known about who Jones really is. Brian Epsteins' assistant, Alistair Taylor, even said that Jones was a figment of his imagination. 
Despite his important part in Beatles history, Jones has kept a low profile. But Jones surfaced last year and gave an interview to the Beatles Bible website. 
The answers he gave in the interview are quite detailed. Jones says he was a printer's apprentice and says he often spent time at the Cavern. After Bob Wooler came in and had tickets printed for the Beatles, Jones wanted to know where they'd be playing next. That was how he became a fan of the group. 
He says it was his brother-in-law who told him about the "My Bonnie" single. "The following Saturday I went to NEMS to ask for the record, not realising the person I spoke to was Brian Epstein. He started asking me questions: who were they? Where did they play? What type of music did they perform?"
Jones says his enthusiasm for the group spurred Epstein's interest and got him to get more information about them. Epstein's curiosity turned into a full-time job -- and then some. 
Now there's a good lesson in the art of good customer service
Apple Corps Ltd.
Apple Corps Ltd.
Steel Magnolia - Country Stars Pay Tribute To Linda Mccartney On New Album
28 October 2011 01:32
Steel Magnolia, Ricky Skaggs and Phil Vassar are among the country acts paying tribute to Sir Paul Mccartney's late wife Linda on a new album.
The stars have all covered MCCartney songs for Let Us In Nashville - A Tribute to Linda MCCartney, which features hits like No More Lonely Nights and Lady Madonna.
To mark the project's release, actor Jeff Daniels will host a concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on 7 November (11). Many of the acts featured on the album will appear at the show.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Women and Cancer Fund established in the memory of Linda MCCartney and authorised by her widower.
Linda MCCartney died of breast cancer in 1998.
Steel Magnolia

Picture: Steel Magnolia 2011 CMT Music Awards at The Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tennessee
Beatles urban myth about hidden Liverpool mural shattered
Oct 29 2011

A MUSICAL urban myth passed down over the decades in Liverpool can finally be shattered today.
Johnny Mellor,Artistic Director of the Magnet Bar & Club on Hardman Street,were possible Stuart Sutcliffe mural was found on the wall. Johnny Mellor in the downstairs club were the mural was found(far left).

Johnny Mellor,Artistic Director of the Magnet Bar & Club on Hardman Street,were possible Stuart Sutcliffe

A rumour has persisted for 40 years that a mural hidden in a city nightclub was part of Beatles history. Well-established Gossip suggested the vibrant wall art was created by fifth-Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe and lay safely concealed.
And during a recent major facelift of nightspot Magnet, designers found the artwork seemingly created by the Fab Four’s original bassist.
The mural emerged in all its glory after a wall was knocked down in the basement of the Hardman Street venue.
It shows a dancing scene painted in vibrant colours, with quiffed-haired musicians playing African drums.
Excited club bosses, aware of the rumours, thought they had discovered rare, and potentially invaluable, Beatles memorabilia.
Over the years, visitors and historians have visited the two-floor club to ask about the secret mural.
Magnet owners contacted Liverpool museum experts to try and verify the supposed Mop Top creation. But after investigation by the ECHO, it has been established as a well-trodden Liverpool legend.
We tracked down former disc jockey Norman Killen, now a Walker Art Gallery employee, who has deconstructed the urban myth once and for all.
The art is not the work of the abstract artist, poet and musician Sutcliffe, who died suddenly in Hamburg in 1962.
It was painted in either 1964 or 1965 and was on show when the basement premises was a nightclub called The Sink, which opened a year earlier. The artist behind the creation is still unknown, along with what it is supposed to be depicting.
Another mural exists in Magnet, close to the stage, this one a reproduction of the Down And Out album cover by Blues singer Sonny Boy Williamson.
It shows a resting black man propped up against a wall, drinking from a bottle of beer or wine.
Again the artist is unknown, although he undoubtedly knew Neil English, owner of The Sink and coffee shop The Rumbling Tum above. Later when the premises became a Greek restaurant, Norman went downstairs to inspect the mural which was later covered in plasterboard when the eatery turned into Magnet many years later.
A former DJ at The Cavern, Norman, 63, from Wavertree, told the ECHO: "These rumours do grow up over the years and then get retold. Initially, it was that John Lennon painted it, now it’s shifted to Stuart Sutcliffe.
"This story is well-known, it never seems to go away. But I can categorically state there is no mural painted by The Beatles in the Magnet."
The suggestion Lennon may even have created the mural has been overruled as the singer would have left for London by 1962, before the club’s opening.
Johnny Mellor, Magnet’s artistic director, was aware of the story 10 years ago, during his time in charge at the club.
He said: "Someone came downstairs in 1998 and said there was a mural behind the wall painted by Stuart Sutcliffe.
"But I wasn’t about to knock the wall down to have a look. Once though, there was a hole due to some damp and I could see something when I peered through.
"Recently, During the refurbishment, the wall came down and the mural was there.
"I’ve actually plastered over it now, along with the second mural, as I couldn’t put the redesign on hold any longer.
"Whoever painted it, maybe they can come forward and the truth can be known."

El doble de Lennon aplaudido por Paul McCartney aterriza en Chile

El doble de Lennon aplaudido por Paul McCartney aterriza en ChilePara conmemorar un nuevo aniversario del triste desceso del ex Beatle, Tim Piper, el doble del músico más aplaudido del mundo presenta una vez su show en el país el próximo 15 de diciembre.

Jueves 27 de octubre de 2011| por Nació
A 31 años de la muerte del legendario John Lennon, el 15 de diciembre llega al Teatro Caupolicán el John Lennon Anniversary Tour “Just Imagine”, el concierto homenaje más importante de la escena internacional, que busca mantener vivo el recuerdo del ex Beatle que revolucionó el mundo de la música.
El show del actor y cantante norteamericano Tim Pipper y el grupo musical “The Working Class Hero”  presenta un concierto de dos horas que recrea las etapas musicales más importantes de Lennon, que ha ha sido visto por más de tres millones de personas y que cuenta con el reconocimiento de Yoko Ono y Sir Paul Mc Cartney, entre otras celebridades, que lo han definido como la más fidedigna recreación escénica y musical del desaparecido artista.
Si por un lado Mc Cartney ha dicho "se hace difícil para el espectador separar la imaginación de la realidad, y cuesta razonar acerca del hecho de quien está sobre el escenario, no es Lennon", la viuda de Lennon, también ha manifestado su beneplácito: "El actor que encarna a John, ha sabido respetar la mística, el espíritu y ha conservado en el tiempo el discurso social que caracterizaba a mi marido.".
Dividido en cuatro partes, el concierto es apoyado por una gran producción multimedia que va proyectando imágenes de archivo de Lennon, captando a través de cámaras dispuestas sobre el escenario cada detalle, produciendo una perfecta recreación en vivo de los grandes clásicos de John Lennon y canciones de su etapa como Beatles
 Las entradas están a la venta a través del Sistema Ticketmaster y con una preventa con 20% de descuento hasta el 8 de noviembre. Los valores oscilan entre los los $12 mil y los $40 mil.

Conoce un hotel de lujo inspirado en Los Beatles26 de octubre de 2011 16:51
Conoce un hotel de lujo inspirado en Los Beatles. Foto: Archivo
Para todos los fans de Los Beatles, en Liverpool existe un hotel de lujo que es un homenaje a este cuarteto. El nombre de este hotel es 'Hard Days Night', título de un tema de este grupo.
Foto: Archivo


Brian Ray Newsletter
Dear friends everywhere, Well, that was a freakin' blast!! 2 rehearsals for a tour in 3 countries, 4 cities, 5 shows with 6 musicians (sometimes 7) in 11 days!

We started off in Panama with 2 rehearsals, a guitar clinic outreach for kids and parents and our first show. Backing me up on tour was Nube 9, a great band from Buenos Aires, who I sat in with last May, while on break from touring in S. America.

At first it was a little rough, with lots of work to do to put the show together but with dedication and hard work from all involved, we had a great show, notwithstanding the noisy amps and a few surprises on opening night.

The opening show in Panama

The Nubes did a fiery opening show, then announced me and together we ripped into a set of material from my 2 solo albums, Mondo Magneto and This Way Up. I also did a cover of Smokey Robinson's "The Tears of a Clown" and Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl" (written for my sister, Jean Ray). I'll attach a picture of my setlist for you to check out! Nube 9 did a great job preparing on their own before joining me in Panama and really delivered when the lights went down!

On to Buenos Aires...

The next day we flew into Buenos Aires for 3 nights in a row. The first, at The Cavern Club had sold out in 23 minutes and was a real rush. The audience sang along to almost every song of mine, and I was blown away!

Still having a noisy amp and trying not to show it became a theme by this time, hahaha! ACTING! The crowd was lovely, so many kind people who have supported my solo stuff for the last years from so far away.

my set list

On to Tigre...

Next was Tigre, a sweet city about 45 minutes away from town in a newly renovated Theater Pacheco. We had a press conference there with the Minister of Culture for the theater opening. He gave me a cool book and wooden boat model too. Good guy! The sound and lights were very good, state of the art.

Next night was the Roxy Disco back in Buenos Aires, a standing room rock club. By the time I played my set at 1:00 am the place was stuffed and again, I was thrilled - grinning ear to ear - because you freakin' cool rockers knew my songs, at times better than I did!

On to Sao Paulo... oh wait...

Ok, so now.. ahhh, day off, the first real day off after 6 long hot late nights straight, before our flights to Sao Paulo, right? Nice.. but then I get an email from my buddy and tour manager, Martin that says, "All airports are closed and flights cancelled due to a Volcano ash cloud blowing over Buenos Aires..." NOOOOO!! I spent the day trying to find a way out to play our last show, in Brazil! So much planning, all for naught? Awww, no!

Ash Cloud Map

Well, as luck on our Tourette del Sol would have it, the wind carried the ash cloud over some other city so we could continue our gypsy wagon rock show in Sao Paulo. Flights left on time.

Fans holding signs saying HEY "HEY!"

The last show brought a terrific, big crowd.. Can you imagine my surprise when they all raised signs with "HEY!" on them for my song, "Hey Miranda" and again for "This Way Up". Everyone at Na Mata Cafe was wonderful to work with.. Again, great sound and lights.. Killer local crew and impressive fans too.

I'm blown away by the energy of the great fans in Central and South America who discovered my solo material through my tours there with Paul, my videos, my site. They now make up a huge part of the cool fans and feedback on my site. I'm a lucky sap to have met so many of you on this, my first EVER solo tour.

Big Thanks to Nube 9

BIG thanks to Nube 9 for the musicianship, support and laughs, Martin Urionaguena for the planning and hard work, Cliff (at Na Mata), Priscilla Ann Fauza, Sara Bassan, Joy Yoros, David M. Benaim and Turko for all of your love and support.

Mostly, huge thanks to the fans whose love for real, live music transcends the miles and language differences between us, to find a way to join me and sing along to my songs with the energy of the Volcanos. I do it all for people like you.

Live DVD coming soon!

Stay tuned for a live DVD with highlights of my Tourette del Sol, coming soon! I hope to take my show to a town near you all in the future, the world is waiting and I can't wait to meet more of you. Until then, take care of each other and rock onwards!

With love,
Brian Ray

viernes, 28 de octubre de 2011

Sign from 1969 Lennon 'Bed-In' could fetch up to $160,000 at auction
By Randy Boswell, Postmedia News October 27, 2011
Money was a prime villain — along with war, bigotry and some of the other ills of modern society — when Beatles mega-star John Lennon and his newlywed wife Yoko Ono spent a famous week in bed at a Montreal hotel in 1969 to promote peace, love and pyjama power.

But various artifacts created during Lennon and Ono's historic stay in Canada continue to fetch stunning prices at auctions around the world, and the latest relic from the couple's Montreal "Bed-In For Peace" — a simple placard with the words "BED" and "PEACE" scribbled by Lennon in black marker — is expected to fetch up to $160,000 at a Christie's sale of pop culture memorabilia next month in Britain.

The crudely drawn sign includes one of Lennon's trademark, miniature doodle-portraits of himself and Ono, as well as each of their signatures and a scrawled "1969 Montreal."

The placard can be seen in vintage photos of the event, taped to the window above Lennon and Ono's bed in suite 1742 of Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel, where the couple stayed from May 26 to June 2, 1969.

The renowned musician and his wife welcomed scores of friends, fans, fellow musicians, reporters, photographers and others into their room during their seven-day Montreal retreat, which took place two months after the couple's honeymoon bed-in at the Amsterdam Hilton.

"Throughout the week, the couple sat up in bed in their nightclothes and opened their doors to the worlds' media, speaking to as many radio and TV journalists, politicians and counter-culture figures as would listen, with Lennon's objective being to sell the idea of peace to the world," Christie's states the catalogue for its Nov. 15 sale of pop and rock memorabilia.

Described by curators as perhaps "the most representative" of the many placards Lennon produced during his week in Montreal, the "Bed Peace" poster "stayed prominently above the couple's bed for the duration — from when doors were first opened to the world's press, to after the event had finished, when it can still be seen attached to the window in photographs showing the room being cleaned."

The highlight of the couple's Canadian publicity stunt was the composition and recording of Lennon's antiwar anthem Give Peace A Chance during the bed-in. A piece of paper bearing the hand-written lyrics to the song, given by Lennon to star-struck Montreal teenager Gail Renard after the recording session, was sold for $800,000 at a Christie's auction in 2008.

In 2009, another Lennon placard that had adorned the hotel room — this one with the hand-written message "L'Amour et la Paix" (Love and Peace) — initially was expected to attract a top bid of $70,000 at a Christie's sale in London. Instead, it sold for twice that amount — $140,000.

"John and Yoko's Bed-In in Montreal has become a historic moment of 20th century culture," Neil Roberts, head of Christie's pop culture division, told Postmedia News on Thursday. "John Lennon was one of the most famous people alive, and together with Yoko, they captivated the sentiment of a generation against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. Memorabilia associated with this historic event continues to appeal, resonate and attract interest from a huge number of collectors."

Christie's would not disclose the identity of the placard's consignor or whether it has been in the possession of someone from Canada. But the auction house stated that the artifact "was acquired by a freelance sound man who was present in the room as things came to an end" in Montreal on June 2, 1969.

"He subsequently passed it on to a colleague, whose family have retained it ever since," Christie's noted. "This is the first time that this unique historic placard has ever been offered at auction."

jueves, 27 de octubre de 2011

Stuart Sutcliffe and Astrid Kirchherr Tribute
EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Beatle Stu Sutcliffe's sister tells why voice on song is him
Steve Marinucci, Beatles Examiner
It came out of nowhere, but the news earlier this week that a song existed by former Beatle Stu Sutcliffe, who died in 1962, brought all sorts of questions. Where did it come from? How does anyone know it's him?
Pauline Sutcliffe, Stuart's sister, has provided us with some answers in this lengthy exclusive statement we received Wednesday. We're running it as we received it: 
"Steve, as far as we know for certain Stuart's 'Love Me Tender' track was recorded in Hamburg, probably 1961, after Stuart officially left the Beatles to pursue his art. 
"On one occasion we were told that it was a one-sided German Polydor acetate. Another source tells us that we have a copy from a reel-to-reel recording. We've also been advised that new instrumentation has been overdubbed. That of course you will understand happens when people tinker with recordings to, in many cases, enhance the voice. 
"Anyone who knows anything about early Beatles history knows that 'Love Me Tender' was Stuart's signature song. Karl Sydow, executive producer of 'Backbeat' (the theatrical production) has included it in his production. Nick Blood (who plays Stuart) does a memorable job at performing Stuart's version of the song -- which is to be distinguished from Elvis Presley's version. We thought it appropriate to use Stuart's original art work entitled, 'Homage to Elvis' on the cover for our release - Elvis was one of his heroes. 
"We have had this recording in our possession for a number of years and did as much due diligence as we could beyond knowing that it is Stuart's voice. Other opinions have been sought and there are as many no's as yesses, but at the end of the day the family do know Stuart's voice when they hear it -- and this is Stuart's voice.
"We have not been able to establish who is playing on the recording and in light of a view and a very sound one that the instrumentation has been fiddled with, this may be impossible to establish. 
"What we do know is that in the last year of Stuart's life as well as paint and write prodigiously, he also guested / gigged with other bands in Germany. There is a German publication that at this moment slips my mind - but I'm sure you can track it on the internet (they may have been called The Bats) and they talk about Stuart playing with them. (Editor's note: See pdf link below.) More importantly we have two letters from Stuart in which, amongst other things, he discusses a film he is making and a sound track he is recording. Interestingly, neither of these have surfaced yet but watch this space. 
"In the same way I never expected to receive this recording of Stuart singing 'Love Me Tender' because I was told the only recording which existed was locked away for ever by a private collector. You must know from your reporting over the years that there is always another huge surprise around the corner. 
Yes, we have sat on this for a number of years waiting for the right moment. And they don't get any better than this as a right moment. A knockout successful staging of 'Backbeat' in the West End of London / Duke of York's Theatre; The Stuart Sutcliffe Fan Club headed up by David Bedford and Sherry Liscio; the "In Conversation With Stuart Sutcliffe" 50th Anniversary of his death art exhibition tour scheduled to open in April 2012. 
Some would call this a perfect storm, but we call it serendipity.
Stuart Sutcliffe
Stuart Sutcliffe


Los Beatles de Hamburgo vuelven a sonar

LA GACETA  22-10-2011
Un disco doble reúne temas grabados en la ciudad alemana antes de su éxito a escala mundial. Ringo no era aún del grupo, que contaba con Pete Best y Stu Sutcliffe.

  • Antonio Castillejo.MadridEl 8 de noviembre sale un nuevo disco de los Beatles, un doble CD, The Beatles with Tony Sheridan: First recordings, que recupera las grabaciones que los chicos de Liverpool hicieron, entre 1960 y 1961, como músicos acompañantes del por entonces mucho más famoso Tony Sheridan.
    En aquellos años, los Beatles intentaban hacerse un nombre en los locales nocturnos del barrio portuario de Hamburgo. Eran un quinteto. Aún no contaban en sus filas con Ringo Starr como batería. El grupo estaba formado por John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best y Stuart Sutcliffe. Entraron en Alemania de manera ilegal, puesto que llegaron al país sin permisos de trabajo y de hecho superaron los trámites aduaneros haciéndose pasar por estudiantes. Una coartada que resultaba bastante creíble: sus edades oscilaban entre los 17 años de Harrison y los 20 de Lennon.
    Durante el tiempo que los Beatles actuaron en Alemania, desde agosto de 1960 hasta diciembre de 1962, la vida que llevaron fue en muchas ocasiones bastante dura. Hamburgo, en la época en la que ellos llegaron, tenía fama de ser la capital europea del vicio y la delincuencia. Los de Liverpool tuvieron que dormir a veces en un almacén o tras la pantalla del cine Bambi al acabar las proyecciones, en una zona del marinero barrio de St. Pauli, donde se concentraba la prostitución de la ciudad.
    No fueron estos sus únicos problemas. Harrison fue detenido y deportado a Gran Bretaña por ser menor de edad y McCartney y Best corrieron la misma suerte tras provocar involuntariamente un incendio en el club donde actuaban.
    Pero todo aquello compensaba. El grupo, que llegaba a tocar hasta siete y ocho horas cada día, ganaba cerca de 100 libras a la semana, con lo que, descontados los gastos de representación, conseguían unas 15 libras por semana cada uno. Fue esta la razón por la que el padre de Paul, que no llegaba a ganar aquella cifra, y la tía y tutora de Lennon, Mimi Smith, permitieron a los adolescentes viajar hasta Alemania.
    En cualquier caso, de lo que se trataba era de tocar cuanto más mejor y, por supuesto, redondear los ingresos siempre que se podía, por eso cuando Tony Sheridan llegó a Hamburgo para tocar en el Top Ten Club y les propuso que le acompañaran, los Beatles no lo dudaron.
    Los conciertos que dieron juntos son auténticas joyas de coleccionista y tanto John como Paul no tuvieron ningún empacho en declarar que aprendieron mucho tocando con Tony Sheridan a quien cariñosamente apodaban Teacher.
    A su regreso a Gran Bretaña, Sheridan contrató a un nuevo batería para su banda, Ringo Starr, por entonces un novato, que consiguió muchas tablas actuando junto a Tony y, casualidades de la vida, cuando los Beatles consiguen grabar su primer disco como tales, su productor, George Martin decidió el cambio de batería. Entraba Ringo Starr y Pete Best quedaba fuera.
    Nostálgicos empedernidos y beatlemaniacos impenitentes están ahora de enhorabuena con este disco que también incluye dos temas originales de los Beatles: Ain’t she sweet, cantada por John Lennon, y Cry for a shadow.

  • The Beatles


    The Beatles, 46 años como miembros de la Orden del Imperio Británico

    Louise Harrison: “Soy la mamá de la familia Beatle mundial"26 de octubre de 2011 17:56
    La hermana de George Harrison, Louise Harrison, llega a Chile para animar un gran tributo al fallecido ex Beatle, el 9 de diciembre en el Teatro Caupolicán. Acompañada por el aplaudido grupo tributo Liverpool Legends, la movida Louise encabeza un espectáculo que tiene como contexto la conmemoración de los diez años del fallecimiento del guitarrista de The Beatles.
    El suceso es recordado por los fanáticos en todo el mundo y tuvo como gran hito el estreno del documental “George Harrison: Living in the material world” de Martin Scorsese, salido el 5 de octubre.  Louise, que en los primeros años también fue agente del legendario cuarteto, antes de su llegada anticipó a Terra: “Estoy realmente feliz de volver. Pasamos por ahí el año pasado y fue hermoso, tuvimos el teatro casi lleno y ahora espero que esté completamente lleno. Quedamos muy impresionados porque el público se oía muy fuerte, aunque su lengua natal no es el inglés, cantaban todo. Con suerte podíamos oírnos nosotros, jajaja”.
    Esta vez, promete, “nos ceñiremos a lo más importante de lo que hicieron The Beatles, son alrededor de 25 canciones, reconocibles por cualquier fan del planeta. Hay una gran producción detrás en términos de recursos técnicos. Yo hablo y voy contando cosas junto con imágenes. Cuento la historia de la carrera de The Beatles, desde que comenzaron en el Cavern y todo eso. ES volver a vivir su historia a través de la música”.
    Se cumplen 10 años desde que partió George, ¿cómo ve su legado y todo el amor que le profesa el mundo a su figura?
    Es maravilloso, sobre todo desde que salió el documental. Es lindo ver todo eso pero al mismo tiempo yo misma saqué un libro y cuento un poco más de su historia, desde que salió. Lo conozco desde antes que fuera un Beatle y lo de Scorsese es desde que se hizo un Beatle. Mucha gente sólo está interesada en esa parte, pero también es interesante contar cómo era cuando no era músico, cuando no era rico, cuando no tenía chicas, jajaja. Su relación con los padres y todo eso, me parece que es un buen complemento a la otra parte de la historia.
    ¿Qué dice la gente cuando ve este tributo? ¿Qué reacciones se encuentran?
    Hay mucho amor por The Beatles y y su impacto positivo en el mundo. Y por defecto puedo recibir ese cariño porque biológicamente soy parte de la familia Beatle. Una de las cosas que me enseñaron mis padres, desde el inicio de la Beatlemanía, cuando llovían las toneladas de cartas desde todo el mundo, es que me madre me decía “devuelve el cariño”. Eso es lo que he hecho estos años, ser una especie de embajadora entre The Beatles y los fans. Yo también soy un miembro de la familia Beatle y como tal agradecemos el amor y lo tratamos de devolver. Básicamente, soy como la mamá global de todo esto, jajaja. Los fans me llaman la mamá de la familia Beatle. Y lo siento así, porque todos vienen y me abrazan. Se han instituido los “abrazos Harrison”: poco antes de partir, George me abrazó y me dijo “pásalo”. Eso es lo que hacemos. Hace poco me escribió una fan de Argentina y me dijo que recibió un Abrazo Harrison, de parte de una persona que lo había recibido de mí en otro país, y le había llegado. Y hace pocas semanas otra persona me dijo que había dado su Abrazo Harrison en 17 diferentes países. Para mí es maravilloso, es ver cómo el cariño de mi hermano se esparce por el mundo. De todo lo que uno deja en el mundo, el amor es lo más importante.
    Emocionante. ¿Cómo se ven los fans sudamericanos de The Beatles comparados con los de otras partes del mundo?
    En realidad no veo diferencia, todos son parte de la familia Beatle y ninguna geografía, color o raza cambia eso. Nuestro mensaje es de amor y paz y eso traspasa todo.
    ¿Sigue en contacto con Paul y Ringo?
    Ocasionalmente. Paul me mandó una postal de cumpleaños hace poco. Él se preocupa de mantener algún contacto cuando puede, y está bien . Nunca he querido meterme muy a la fuerza en sus vidas, porque hay mucha gente haciendo eso, jajaja.
    Los boletos están a la venta por el sistema Ticketmaster, con valores desde $9.000 hasta $50.000.
    Louise Harrison y Liverpool Legends Foto: Gentileza
    Louise Harrison y Liverpool Legends
    26 de octubre de 2011
    Foto: Gentileza
    Steve Jobs Musical Tribute Planned in Los AngelesPublished : Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011, 1:12 PM PDT
    Los Angeles - Steve Jobs helped transform the way music is consumed, and now he's getting a musical tribute.
    Rockers the Flaming Lips will honor the late Apple co-founder by performing a cover of the Beatles' "Revolution" at the O Music Awards 2 on Oct. 31. The performance will be recorded with an iPad and broadcast on, MTV announced Tuesday.
    Electronic-dance singer Robyn will headline the award show, which will take place in Los Angeles. The special "celebrates the artists, innovators and fans impacting digital music culture."
    Other performers and presenters include Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Travie McCoy and Tyler, the Creator.
    Jobs died at age 56 on Oct. 5 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

    Steve Jobs Dies (1955-2011) - Apple Website Tribute
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    John Lennon: The Comic Book Coming in December
    by CBR News Team, Editor
    Tue, October 25th, 2011 at 12:50pm PDT
    Official Press Release
    In the pantheon of musical legends, John Lennon is at the top of the mountain, if not the king of the mountain. From his time with the Beatles and his solo projects, he asked the world to ignore borders and divisions, and instead he encouraged the average person to embrace what brings people together. And when his life ended viciously from an assassin’s bullet in 1980, the music industry, and the world, lost an advocate for peace, love and true musicality.
    Now Bluewater shares Lennon’s story as part of Bluewater Comics “Orbit” series. Orbit: John Lennon will hit comic book stores in Dec. 2011 in time for the anniversary of his passing.
    “No one could begin to estimate the contribution the Beatles have had on our world,” said Darren G. Davis, president of Bluewater Comics. “And John Lennon is the perfect choice for our ‘Orbit’ series. He was so much more than just a rock star, because he used his stardom to make the world abetter place.”
    Comic book writer Marc Shapiro (Selena Gomez: The Graphic Novel, Female Force: Cher) said he painstakingly worked to capture the essence of Lennon’s story. “I approached writing Fame: John Lennon as an exploration of a life full of potential and promise that was, sadly, cut short,” said Shapiro. “We all know the importance of John Lennon as part of The Beatles. But I felt it was more important to concentrate on his post Beatles' life and career, both good and bad, so that readers would get the clearest possible idea about who he was as a creative entity,husband and father.”
    However, Shapiro takes the next step and explores “what might have been.”
    The 32-page comic bookfeatures the art and cover by the Brazilian based artist Luciano Kars and will sell for $3.99.
    For more information on Orbit: John Lennon and other comics from Bluewater Productions, go to our comic’s section or check them out in your local comic book shop, Barnes & Noble and
    To order it on Amazon click here
    Also available from Bluewater is the 279 page “Rock & Roll Comics: The Beatles” graphic novel, that features the history of the Beatles.
    Subjects of Bluewater’s “Orbit” have included Keith Richards, Stephen King, and Howard Stern. Also launched this week are Kindle versions of the biography comic books of Steve Jobs, Selena Gomez, Anne Rice and more.
    About Bluewater Productions
    Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis”.
    Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icons like William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”). Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.” Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers. For more information, visit

    martes, 25 de octubre de 2011

    The Beatles’ Original Manager Still Loses Sleep Over Selling Their Contract

    The Beatles
    George Freston, Getty Images
    The head of Decca Records famously rejected the Beatles in 1962, telling manager Brian Epstein that “guitar groups are on the way out.” But he wasn’t the only one who missed out on a chance to be a part of the band’s astonishing success. That list includes the Beatles’ original manager, Alan Williams, who sold his contract to Epstein for the modern-day equivalent of $400 — a decision that he says still haunts him
    “I still lose sleep over it 50 years later. No one could have guessed the Beatles would become so famous,” Williams told the Daily Record during a recent interview. “At that time there were 300 groups in Liverpool, who were as good or better.”
    Williams washed his hands of the band after they failed to pay him his cut — which worked out to $14 –  from the early Hamburg shows that helped start their career. “I remember watching them doing a performance before the Queen about a year later and throwing a cushion at the TV,” he admits now.
    Still, Williams says he’s made peace with his decision. “I no longer have regrets,” he claims. “I am glad to have been there in the ’60s at the start of it all.”

    Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell Throw Second Wedding Party in NYC
    Posted on Oct 23rd 2011 10:00AM by Kenneth Partridge
    Fresh from their honeymoon in Mustique, where they stayed in a beach-front villa owned by Mick Jagger, newlyweds Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell hosted a second post-nuptial bash on Friday night (Oct. 21) in New York City, throwing down at the Bowery Hotel with a host of famous friends.

    The ex-Beatle and his bride partied alongside music luminaries young (Dave Grohl), old (Elvis Costello), and really old (Keith Richards), according to Britain's Sunday Telegraph newspaper. Actor Steve Buscemi was also on hand, as were John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and son Sean.

    Macca and Shevell tied the knot on Oct. 9 in London, exchanging vows at the Old Marylebone Town Hall, the same place the rock legend married his first wife, Linda, in 1969.

    With his wedding celebrations presumably finished, Sir Paul will prepare for an 11-date world tour that will take him to Russia, Abu Dhabi and his hometown of Liverpool.

    Ethan Miller, Getty

    lunes, 24 de octubre de 2011



    The George Harrison Museum Exhibition Opening

    The George Harrison: Living In The Material World Exhibition opened at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on October 11, and runs through February 12, 2012. The Los Angeles Times reports, "[The exhibition] offers an unusually intimate look into the public and private lives of one of the most intensely public and private people in pop music history."

    On display are several of George's guitars, including his 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet and 1961 Fender Stratocaster known as "Rocky," as well as a new groundbreaking interactive app showing each guitar on display with the guitar's history, facts and playlists. Other priceless artifacts available to view up-close and in-person in the magnificent exhibition include handwritten lyrics, outfits, postcards, sketch books and diaries - covering George's early school years, his days of Beatlemania, through his solo career and the Wilburys recording sessions.
    To find out more visit

    Living in the Material World Makes Festival Rounds
    The Martin Scorsese film, George Harrison: Living In The Material World has been traversing the world at premieres and film festivals over the last month, and will continue doing so for the months ahead. Visit to see updates from the screenings, photos and videos.

    |click to view red carpet from London premiere|

    Having played at the Telluride Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival, New York Film Festival and Mumbai Film Festival, as well as at the London, Liverpool and Paris premiere events, the film is being heralded by the press...
    Celebran en NY
    NOTA PUBLICADA: 24/10/2011

    Se casaron a principios de mes, pero las fiestas de Paul McCartney y Nancy Shevell para celebrar su amor siguen.
    Nueva York fue el escenario donde la pareja compartió su felicidad con celebridades del rock, como Keith Richards, Billy Joel y Jon Bon Jovi.
    La cita fue en el Bowery Hotel de la Gran Manzana, donde el ex Beatle, de 69 años, y su esposa, de 51, dieron la bienvenida a sus invitados.
    Como si fueran una pareja de adolescentes enamorados, todo el tiempo se tomaban de la mano o se dedicaban miradas, reportó el Daily Mail.
    Otros invitados fueron Yoko Ono, quien llegó con su hijo Sean Lennon, y el líder de los Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl.

    Love Me Tender - Stuart Sutcliffe


    Estate of late Beatle Stu Sutcliffe opens his first fan club, offers song by him

    Steve Marinucci, Beatles Examiner
    With the life of one-time Beatle Stu Sutcliffe is again in the spotlight thanks to the play "Backbeat" currently running in London, his sister, Pauline, has just started the official fan club for her brother and released a track said to be him singing.
    “It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of the official Stuart Sutcliffe Fan Club. Can you believe it has taken almost 50 years?," she said in a statement released Sunday  
    Membership in the club is free. To join the fan club, visit Members will receive a regular newsletter from his sister related to the archives of her brother's work. The club is also requesting that fans who are artists and writers to send in work to be featured. David Bedford (author of 'Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles') is heading up the club, along with artist Sherry Liscio. 
    In addition, an mp3 file of "Love Me Tender" labeled with his name has been released by the Sutcliffe estate and can be found at and in video. (Those in America won't be able to buy the file from because of "geographic restrictions.") We don't know the details behind the recording, but it doesn't sound like the Beatles are on it. But David Bedford says that it's him singing, plus the fan club also has a link to it at on their website with the label "sung by Stuart."
    Sutcliffe was born June 23, 1940 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His family moved to Liverpool soon after. He was introduced to John Lennon at the Liverpool College of Art by Bill Harry, editor of Mersey Beat, and went with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best to Hamburg in August 1960. It was Sutcliffe who influenced what became the Beatle haircut. When the rest of the group returned to Liverpool, Stuart stayed with his new girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr. He died at age 21 on April 10, 1962.
    Stuart Sutcliffe
    "Love Me Tender" by Stuart Sutcliffe.

    sábado, 22 de octubre de 2011
    INTERVIEW: For 'Good ol' Freda,' the Beatles were like her brothers
    Steve Marinucci, Beatles Examiner
    The Beatles 'Let It Be' and 'Magical Mystery Tour' may be headed to Blu-ray and DVD
    The Republican Entertainment Desk

    More than 40 years after their release, The Beatles' "Let It Be" and the "Magical Mystery Tour" films may finally be coming to Blu-ray and DVD.
    "Let It Be" director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who has making the rounds to promote his autobiography "Luck and Circumstance," spoke about The Beatles in an interview with radio station WNYC-FM.
    "We have been been working on it pretty much every year for the last couple of years. And the plan is, at the moment, to have it come out, I think, in 2013," Lindsay-Hogg said.
    Lindsay-Hogg also directed the Fab Four's promotional videos for "Paperback Writer," "Hey Jude" and "Revolution," as well as music videos for The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney and Wings.
    A home video release of "Let It Be," featuring outtakes and additional footage highlighting the making of the 1970 documentary, would follow a planned DVD release of the band's self-directed 1967 TV special "Magical Mystery Tour" in 2012, according to Beatles Examiner
    Both films were briefly available on VHS in the early 1980s.
    Pirated copies have become popular staples at record collector shows for decades.

    Alternate scenes from "Let It Be" and "Magical Mystery Tour" were featured in "The Beatles Anthology," a documentary created by the surviving band members in 1995.
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    Hollywood | Posted on Oct 20, 2011
    George Harrison had an Indian soul: wife

    Mumbai: "Ravi was the first person who did not try to impress me but in turn I was impressed by him," Beatles legend George Harrison says about his first meeting with Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar in Martin Scorsese's documentary 'George Harrison: Living In the Material World'.
    The meeting not only began a great friendship between two great musicians but was also catalyst in introducing Harrison to Indian philosophy, which impacted every aspect of his life.
    "His meeting with Ravi was not just between two individuals but of two cultures. It was a great cultural exchange," says Olivia Harrison, wife of the late Beatle and producer of the documentary which chronicles Harrison's journey to fame and his search for spirituality.

    A large portion of the three and half an hour documentary, which had its Asian premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival last night to a packed house, deals with Harrison's experiences with India and the friendships that he formed here.
    "India impacted every aspect of his life. He was not a tourist here. Actually, he was one of you. In his later years he was really happy to have made certain decisions in his life. He spent a lot of time in meditation and his connection
    with India grew deeper over the years," Olivia told PTI.
    "I think India influenced his music a lot. He was very fond of Indian classical music and instruments like sitar, sarangi, tabla and veena," she added. The second half of the documentary deals with Harrison's spiritual experiences and a lot of it is set in India and has some of the rare footage of musicians like Alla Rakha Khan, Ravi Shankar, Ustad Sultan Khan and Maharshi Mahesh Yogi.
    Olivia says Harrison's connection with India also had an impact on her. "When we met I was already searching for what George called inward journey. My introduction to the country came through George. I remember we came to India in 1976."
    Friend says McCartney to convert to Judaism for new wife

    Paul McCartney, baptized Roman Catholic but admittedly never very devout, quietly told pals after his marriage to socialite Nancy Shevell, who 's Jewish and takes her religion seriously, that he's studying Judaism and promised his new bride he'll convert, reports a friend of the star. Paul told pals he'll complete his conversion studies next year.

    Source: National Enquirer