sábado, 30 de noviembre de 2013
Publicado el 27/11/2013
By Ed Vigdor
A message from the founder and President of The Spirit of Harmony Foundation, Todd Rundgren, to his fans.
My George Harrison Interview On The 12th Anniversary On His Passing
by PAUL CASHMERE
NOVEMBER 29, 2013
miércoles, 27 de noviembre de 2013
Unpublished Photographs Of The Beatles At The 'Yellow Submarine' Studios In London (PICTURES)
By Paul Vale
The Huffington Post UK
These incredible images show members of The Beatles during a visit to the studio where the animated film Yellow Submarine was drawn.
The previously unpublished collection is due to be auctioned at the Omega Auctions in Stockport, Cheshire on Friday, with experts suggesting the pictures could fetch as much as £50,000.
Freelance photographer Stephen Archetti took the snaps between 1967 and 1968 at the TVC Studios in London, with the collection boasting 65 pictures of the band from 161 transparencies.
Exhibition of Rarely Seen Beatles Photographs at David Anthony Fine Art Extended through 2014, February 2014 is 50th Anniversary of the Fab Four's First Visit to America
Mike Mitchell's photographs, which capture the Beatles first American concert performed on February 11, 1964, remain on display and for sale at David Anthony Fine Art, Taos New Mexico throughout 2014. 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first appearance in America.
Taos, New Mexico (PRWEB) November 26, 2013
Mike Mitchell's photographs of the Beatles 1964 inaugural United States concert in an exhibition entitled “Heading for the Light,” will remain on view and on sale at David Anthony Fine Art in Taos throughout 2014. February 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first concert in America, which took place on February 11, 1964, at the Washington Coliseum. Mitchell, then 18-years-old, had been granted a press pass to the concert but had no flash available for his camera and therefore was forced to use existing light. Some of the resulting negatives, taken with low ambient light, were barely readable until the advancement of technology allowed their full realization. Today, Mitchell's dynamically nuanced images are appreciated for their artistic merit and historical significance.
The 19 limited edition prints of the Beatles are the first series of Mitchell’s Beatles photographs shown since the 2011 Christie’s auction, “The Beatles Illuminated: The Discovered Works of Mike Mitchell,” which consisted of a one-of-a-kind edition that achieved more than $360,000 when auctioned. This Taos exhibition is the first time the photos have been exhibited and on sale since the New York auction. Prices for the prints start at $2,000 and range to $34,000.
“These photos are being exhibited far from where there were taken,” said David Mapes, owner of David Anthony Fine Art, “but Taos has been an international art center since the turn of the century, renowned for its creative energy and light, and so it really is fitting that Mike Mitchell chose to exhibit these photographs here,” he added.
Additional works by Mike Mitchell that are part of “Heading for the Light” include 14 photographs from his series “Lumi-Gnosis,” which focus specifically on light forms and reflections. “Lumi-Gnosis” continues Mitchell’s exploration of the emotive power of light, also seen in the Beatles series.
Mitchell captured prolific portraits of the Beatles as a whole and as individuals. Instead of defining phography as a frozen moment in time, Mitchell likes to point out photography is actully the freezing of light. Each series “Lumi-Gnosis” and “Heading for the Light” speaks to the viewer through light. “I sense that light is what I call ‘alma-genic,’ alma being the Spanish word for soul. When we listen to light, it will grow the soul the way it grows a plant,” says Mitchell. As we begin to look at photography as converting light into matter, Mitchell points out, the art of photography becomes a whole new territory of art form.
These photos represent a defining moment in American pop culture and are a medium that enables art lovers an accessible way to collect art, with prices starting at $2,000. In a New York Times article about collecting photography, Jen Beckman, New York Gallery owner points out that, "Everyone has a fluency in photographic images because we're so immersed in them all the time." Photographs can offer an intertwining of an existing collection or a molding of space and art. Photography caters to various budgets and interests. “Lumi-Gnosis” and “Heading for the Light” both look and speak to their audience through light, drawing a viewer in with curiosity.
David Anthony Fine Art, (DAFA), located at 132 Kit Carson Road, Taos, New Mexico, was founded by long-time Taos furniture maker David Mapes in 2011. Each year, the gallery hosts the DAFA Photography Invitational showcasing photographers from throughout the world. The mission of DAFA is to exhibit the work of accomplished fine artists and exceptional crafts people in a setting that is welcoming and accessible to a
One of 19 Beatles Photographs at David Anthony Fine Art,Taos, New Mexico
martes, 26 de noviembre de 2013
New album uses hit songs to aid Philippines
Yohana Desta, USA TODAY
November 25, 2013
The compilation album includes songs by Beyonce, U2 and Adele and is available at iTunes.
Isn't it nice when everyone bands together for a cause? This time around, it's big-time artists and their labels, who are joining forces to raise money for the Philippine Red Cross in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Record labels Sony, Warner Music and Universal have put together a genre-spanning compilation album called Songs for the Philippines. The album features 39 hit songs, such as Justin Timberlake's Mirrors, Katy Perry's Unconditionally and Beyonce's I Was Here. It also features classic tracks like The Beatles' Across the Universe, Bob Dylan's Shelter From the Storm and Madonna's Like A Prayer. The compilation album is available on iTunes ($9.99). All proceeds will be donated to the cause.
Here's the complete track list:
1. The Beatles, Across the Universe
2. Bob Dylan, Shelter From the Storm
3. Michael Bublé, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
4. U2, In A Little While
5. Bruno Mars, Count On Me
6. Beyoncé, I Was Here
7. Eminem, Stan (live from BBC Radio 1)
8. Cher, Sirens
9. Adele, Make You Feel My Love
10. Katy Perry, Unconditionally (Johnson Somerset remix)
11. One Direction, Best Song Ever
12. fun., Carry On
13. Lady Gaga, Born This Way (the Country Road version)
14. Justin Timberlake, Mirrors
15. Justin Bieber, I Would
16. Alicia Keys, New Day
17. Imagine Dragons, 30 Lives
18. Madonna, Like A Prayer
19. Pink, Sober
20. Kylie Minogue, I Believe In You
21. Enrique Iglesias, Hero
22. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Factory of Faith
23. Linkin Park, Roads Untraveled
24. Kings of Leon, Use Somebody
25. Muse, Explorers
26. Lorde, The Love Club
27. Josh Groban, Brave
28. Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
29. Paolo Nutini, Simple Things
30. Ellie Goulding, I Know You Care
31. James Blunt, Carry You Home
32. Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera, Feel This Moment
33. Earth, Wind & Fire, Sign On
34. Apl.De.App, Going Out featuring Damian Leroy
35. Sara Bareilles, Brave
36. Jessica Sanchez, Lead Me Home
37. Lily Allen, Smile
38. The Fray, Love Don't Die
39. The Beatles, Let It Be
lunes, 25 de noviembre de 2013
Beatles bidder wins two pieces of Fab Four history
The Bucks Herald
Published 23 November 2013
Beatles memorabilia worth more than £2,500 have been bought by a colourful former councillor and pirate radio DJ.
Colin Dale, 74, successfully bid for a gold disc commemorating one million single sales of We Can Work It Out and a velour cloth previously owned by Michael Jackson at an auction in Liverpool.
Colin, a Wendover resident for 25 years, said: “I saw an advert in the Antiques Traders Gazette and decided to go for it. I only buy good stuff.
“I was up against a few from Liverpool but sorry boys it’s gone south!”
Bidding for the framed gold disc, which celebrates the 1965 double A-sided single with Day Tripper, began at £350 before Colin secured the item for £1,620.
The 5ft by 4ft velour cloth, one of only five made, previously belonged to Beatles manager Brian Epstein, then Michael Jackson and now Colin for a cost of £744. He said: “I did rather well there.
“But it’s so big I’m thinking where does it go?”
Colin, who has always been passionate about antiques, bought 12 Rolling Stones LPs over the phone three years ago and values the collection at £6,000.
He is currently trying to source the Rolls Royce driven by one of his co-councillors in the Vale, Gurbans Walsh, in the 1980s as he remembers her stealing his parking space.
Colin has appeared on a number of TV programmes including Dickinson’s Real Deal on which he sold a silver card case for £1,000 and even Weakest Link where his best placing was fifth.
He said: “I wore a pink shirt and a crucifix chain and of course (presenter) Anne Robinson picked up on it.
“She was dressed all in black, as you know, and asked me why I wore it so I said it was to keep the vampire away!”
Colin was a DJ for a pirate station, Radio Sutch, in the 1960s which was set up in gun towers at Shivering Sands army fort by Thames estuary. He stood against John Bercow and Nigel Farage in 2010 when he represented the Monster Raving Loony Party at the general election in Buckingham and received more than 850 votes.
Colin, who ran a decorating business in Wendover and moved to Wales earlier this year, was particularly critical of the roads across Bucks in his policy and included plans to fill-in potholes.
Colin Dale with the gold disc presented to the Beatles to commemorate the sale of more than one million copies of their single We Can Work it Out. Mr Dale bought the disc at auction.
sábado, 23 de noviembre de 2013
Having brought Covent Garden to a standstill with his lunchtime concert Paul then travelled up to HMV on Oxford Street to sign copies of his 'NEW' album.
PaulMcCartney.com was on hand to capture this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the day.
Check it out below...
viernes, 22 de noviembre de 2013
Never-before-seen Ringo Starr photo exhibit coming to Palms this weekend
By Andrea Domanick
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
GENESIS PUBLICATIONS / WWW.RINGOPHOTOBOOK.COM
The famous “Kids in the Car” photograph as seen in Ringo Starr’s aptly titled book “Photograph.”
Fans of The Fab Four will get an extra treat when Ringo Starr rolls into town this weekend for a pair of headlining gigs in Pearl at the Palms.
The resort will host the first public exhibit of Starr’s original photographs, culled from his new photo book “Photograph,” from Friday through Saturday.
The book and photo exhibit will display 12 prints capturing moments from the drummer’s career, including the famous “Kids in the Car” photo taken during The Beatles’ first U.S. tour in 1964.
The book itself also will be on display and available for purchase. Proceeds from its sale will go to benefit Starr’s Lotus Foundation.
The “Photograph” exhibit is open to the public both days from 2 p.m. to midnight inside the Palms’ Addison Room. Admission is free.
Coinciding with the exhibit, Starr will play Pearl at the Palms with his All-Starr Band on Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $70.
Ringo Starr Book
An image of Ringo Starr from the book “Photograph.”
A private event was held in connection with the release of the Ringo Starr book “Photograph.”
jueves, 21 de noviembre de 2013
Never-before-seen John Lennon photos now available for sale
by Adam Forrest, Beatles News Editor
Published November 20, 2013
New York-area photographer Rich Rosen has now made available for sale to the public, for the first time, prints of never-before-seen pictures of John Lennon and Yoko Ono taken at the Record Plant in New York City in 1973, the same studio where John recorded Imagine in 1971 and Double Fantasy in 1980.
This recording session was just before John left for L.A. with May Pang in October 1973, only four years after the Beatles broke up. John and Yoko were rehearsing for a TV appearance with Elephant's Memory. This day, John was producing, he did not perform.
An image from the photos of John Lennon by Rich Rosen
Mr. Rosen also recorded audio that night at the session, some of which can be heard on his official website. He said, "Sony had just come out with their first high-end portable cassette recorder which I hung from my belt. John asked me who made it. I said it was a Sony to which he replied, 'that's very Japanese of you.' He also thought recording audio while taking stills was a clever thing to do."
The images of Lennon at work are strikingly beautiful and show him as only an insider at the time would have seen him, offering fans a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into a very interesting time in John's life.
Remembering the night of the session, Mr. Rosen said, "You could cut the air with a knife. I don't think many people knew at the time that the famous couple's marriage was in turmoil. The tension was off the charts. It must have been very hard for them work together, which is reflected both in the pictures and on the audio."
"At first, I stayed back, sensing John was in no mood to be photographed for the billionth time. But later that night, when he saw me lying on the floor clicking away, I guess he realized how hard I was working and smiled. With just a look, I knew he had given me permission to enter his world no matter how dark at the time."
What were John and Yoko like? Mr. Rosen said, "I remember Yoko as being all business. Period. John had an amazing talent for prioritizing requests which were hitting him non-stop."
"One day I brought the pictures to show John, he said he'd take a look later on. Well, later on meant five hours later on. I had left the portfolio in one of the studios and later I heard, 'Let's have a look.' John's only comment was, 'Well, they're certainly different.' Then May or someone pulled him away to do the 104th next thing on his schedule."
As a special bonus, anyone who buys two or more prints of the photos from the session will get a CD with Mr. Rosen's entire unedited audio from that incredible night. It is over an hour in length and a true treasure for all Beatles and John Lennon lovers. All prints will be signed and numbered by the photographer, and will also include a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Mr. Rosen.
For more information, and to buy prints of these very special photos, visit unseenlennon.com.
miércoles, 20 de noviembre de 2013
Check out the video of Paul arriving below.
Paul plays the last date of his Japan tour this Thursday 21st November at the Tokyo Dome. Let us know in the comments below if you've been lucky enough to catch Paul on this recent leg of his "Out There" tour…
Playing in front of just a few hundred competition winners and specially invited guests, Paul and his band performed two sets - one each for 6Music and Radio 2. The audience were treated to a set that featured songs from The Beatles, Wings and Paul's solo career, including 'NEW' tracks 'Everybody Out There', 'New', 'Queenie Eye' and Save Us'.
Check it out below and let us know in the comments if you were lucky enough to be there for one of the shows...
martes, 19 de noviembre de 2013
McCartney meets N-disaster victims
Jersey Evening Post
Monday 18th November 2013
Sir Paul McCartney has welcomed families who were forced to leave their homes as a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to a concert in Tokyo.
The musician invited 10 people who had been displaced by the meltdown at the Japanese power plant, which occurred as a result of the earthquake and tsunami in the region two and a half years ago.
Around 160,000 people are still unable to return home after being moved from the disaster zone due to safety fears.
Sir Paul invited the group, including a couple in their 50s, a 30-year-old man and his 20-year-old niece from the evacuation area to a performance at the Tokyo Dome, which was part of his Out There tour.
He met them – all keen fans – beforehand, shaking hands and giving words of encouragement as he listened to their stories.
The party also included two pupils and a teacher from the Iwaki Municipal Middle School, which has been taking in youngsters who have had to leave areas with high radiation levels, and a couple whose shop and house were destroyed by the tsunami and have since had a baby.
Sir Paul said: “At this time, we are focused on a lot of the problems that Japan has had, particularly in the last year or two. So, I always like to think that our concerts can have a healing effect, that they can help people through crises.”
Sir Paul McCartney with victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster who he invited to a concert
lunes, 18 de noviembre de 2013
Producer Hints at “Top Secret” Beatles Project
By Rock Square
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Beatles’ highly anticipated new collection of BBC recordings has only been out for one day, but one of the producers of On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 is already hinting at a new “secret” Beatles project.
"There is something, but I don't think we're allowed to talk about it yet,” said Kevin Howlett, who compiled the BBC collection with Mike Heatley. “If you're involved in these Beatles projects, you have to be very discreet. It's all top secret."
Talk about a cruel tease! But there is one thing Howlett CAN disclose: there probably won’t be a third installment of BBC recordings.
“There are no plans at the moment,” Howlett admitted. “I think these two albums are wonderful from the point of view of presenting the real highlights of the Beatles' BBC sessions. The Beatles completists out there may want to own every version of 'Twist And Shout,' and I can understand that because every version of 'Twist And Shout' is really good, but I don't know that we want to go that far."
Howlett makes a good point. There certainly is plenty of Beatles material out there. But on the other hand, well, these are The Beatles we’re talking about--maybe we should get to hear every version of “Twist and Shout.” In fact, maybe they should release a whole album consisting entirely of different performances of “Twist and Shout.” Just take this whole nostalgia thing all the way!