jueves, 31 de octubre de 2013

The Beatles Get 1st Feature in Encyclopedia Britannica in 50 Years

The Beatles Get 1st Feature in Encyclopedia Britannica in 50 Years
Roger Friedman
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Beatles are getting their first mention in Encyclopedia Britannica in 50 years. Next February 2014, also the 50th anniversary of the group’s arrival in America, the EB has a feature on the group in their annual Book of the Year. It’s the first time since 1964. Martin Lewis, Beatles expert, wrote the entry which can be found at  http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2013/10/2013-birth-of-beatlemania/
The annual volume, that surveys the most significant world events of each year, deemed the group’s global breakthrough in 1964 sufficiently noteworthy to merit a report in its Book Of The Year for that year.  But the Beatles have never warranted a second “Special Report” in that prestigious book.  Nor to the best of recollections have any other popular entertainers had a second bite of the Britannica cherry.
I’m told this is rather unusual for many reasons. The Encyclopedia Britannica primarily covers topics such as geography (26%), biography (14%), biology and medicine (11%), literature (7%), physics and astronomy (6%), religion (5%). Only 4% of the book is allocated to the arts.  Making this second “Special Report” about the Beatles all the more  prestigious.
And more Beatles news: the annual BeatleFest for collectors has been moved to NYC and the Grand Hyatt Hotel for February 7, 8. and 9th, 2014.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News. He writes for Parade magazine and has written for Details, Vogue, the New York Times, Post, and Daily News and many other publications. He is the writer and co-producer of “Only the Strong Survive,” a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals.

2013 in Review: The Birth of Beatlemania
Britannica Editors 
October 18, 2013

Since 1938 Britannica’s annual Book of the Year has offered in-depth coverage of the events of the previous year. While the 75th anniversary edition of the book won’t appear in print for several months, some of its outstanding content is already available online. This week, which saw the release of a well-received new album by Sir Paul McCartney, we feature this article by Beatles scholar Martin Lewis, which explores the enduring popularity of the Fab Four.

The Beatles (c. 1964, from left to right): John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Credit: Getty Images

The Birth of Beatlemania: Observing a Fifty-Year Milestone

The year 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the year that the Beatles emerged from being the object of affection of a few hundred teenagers in a provincial English town to becoming a phenomenon that engulfed Britain and Europe. The year 1963 was the one in which the group began to make its massive worldwide footprint on popular culture and laid the foundations for its enduring popularity. As of January the group had released just one single (a vinyl disc containing two songs: “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You”) that had scraped the lower regions of the U.K. record charts. The Beatles were practically unknown except to devotees in their Liverpool hometown, but by year’s end an unprecedented tidal wave of popularity dubbed “Beatlemania” was sweeping the Continent. As improbable as it was, the last five days of 1963 saw the start of an even greater tsunami of fervour in the U.S. that within weeks would replicate and even surpass the group’s initial breakthrough.

The speed and depth of the Beatles’ rise to fame had no precedent in British entertainment. Formed under the name the Quarrymen in late 1956 by then 16-year-old John Lennon, the group evolved into a tight-knit ensemble over the years—taking the name the Beatles in August 1960. They initially played their own version of American rock and roll, but by 1962 they were increasingly performing songs composed by Lennon and bandmate Paul McCartney. The core trio of Lennon, McCartney, and George Harrison was in place by February 1958, and in August 1962 the familiar lineup was finally set with the recruitment of drummer Ringo Starr.

The Beatles. Credit: © David Redfern—Redferns/Retna Ltd.

Even with their natural teenage daydreams of conquering the world, the “Fab Four” faced immense odds in their quest to succeed. They were just one of more than 300 such groups in Liverpool. The British entertainment industry was London-centric and disdainful of aspirants from a working-class city in England’s impoverished north. It was this sheer mountain face that the group surveyed at the start of 1963. However, the resolve and self-belief that had fueled them for five long years were an integral part of their determination to defy all the odds. A convergence of forces and circumstances resulted in the fission that detonated the Beatles’ explosion. In songwriting, although Lennon and McCartney had started out simply emulating their musical heroes, their innate creativity resulted in compositions that conveyed experiences and emotions with an authenticity, an originality, and a verve that were beyond the scope of their early influences. As performers the quartet exuded an exuberant optimism. The principal team supporting the group was also crucial to their breakthrough. Manager Brian Epstein, who discovered them in November 1961, had polished their rough presentational edges (without impinging on their music) to make them accessible to a mass audience and was their indefatigable evangelist, accurately predicting that they would become “bigger than Elvis.” Producer George Martin harnessed, nurtured, and shaped their nascent talent.

In the course of a few recordings—all brimming with the same insouciant energy—Martin captured the Beatles on audiotape. Their early songs were released approximately every three months. The jubilant qualities in the recordings were fresh to the audience’s ears, accustomed at that time to anodyne American pop and its anemic British imitations. Coinciding with the release of their records was Epstein’s orchestration of a virtual blitzkrieg of the airwaves by the group. Their natural energy made them compelling listening on radio. Their appearance rendered them even more effective on television, with their very unusual “moptop” hairstyles and collarless suits. Their most striking quality, though, was their charisma and the sheer joy they took in performing, a characteristic that was so different from the glazed “showbizzy” smiles of most entertainers.

The Beatles. Credit: © Bettmann/Corbis

The combination of so many songs bubbling with self-confidence and the wide exposure of the public to the Beatles resulted in an ever-growing succession of chart-topping hits for the group and a matching hysteria at their numerous live appearances. After “Please Please Me” topped the U.K. charts in February, the floodgates opened. A best-selling album (in March) followed rapidly by the singles “From Me to You” (in April) and “She Loves You” (in August) transformed the Beatles first into a teen fad, then into a pop-cultural phenomenon, and finally into a national treasure performing for Britain’s royal family in a plush theatre in the heart of London.

For many years British pop music had been under the control of middle-aged puppet masters, who churned out obedient teen idols singing assembly-line ditties and reciting scripted pabulum when interviewed. The Beatles were self-contained as writers and musicians and refreshingly and patently spontaneous free spirits when they met the media. The mixture of self-confidence and self-deprecation was endearing and proved to be a winning combination.

The Beatles arriving at Kennedy International Airport in New York City, February 7, 1964. Credit: AP

Nothing summed up the cheeky spirit of the Beatles more than their much-anticipated appearance at Britain’s Royal Variety Performance that November. How would the notoriously mischievous Lennon behave toward the cream of British aristocracy, nobility, and conspicuous wealth? Lennon exhorted the audience to join in on their final song: “Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you—if you’ll just rattle your jewelry.” The Beatles were not only vivacious but also naturally witty.

In the latter months of 1963, the Beatles’ attention was also turning to the U.S. Capitol Records, the American subsidiary of the group’s U.K. record company, had thrice turned down requests from London to release Beatles recordings—branding them unsuitable for the American market. Consequently, smaller American labels had released the Beatles’ discs but had enjoyed no success, a factor that compounded the belief that the group’s next offering, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” would also fail to interest American ears. Nevertheless, Epstein persevered and took a different tack. In mid-November meetings in New York City with Ed Sullivan, the producer-host of the country’s foremost variety show, Epstein personally persuaded him to book the Beatles for an unprecedented three consecutive appearances in February 1964. Armed with Sullivan’s commitment, Epstein then persuaded Capitol to sign the Beatles and commit considerable promotional resources to launching the group in January 1964.

Ed Sullivan greeting the Beatles before their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964. Credit: AP

The Beatles’ American aspirations would not have been part of their 1963 history but for a set of fateful circumstances. Their first record on Capitol was scheduled for release in mid-January 1964 as a ramp-up to their Sullivan debut appearance on Sunday, February 9. When U.S. Pres. John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, the tragedy set in motion a chain of events that led American news anchor Walter Cronkite to play a short film sequence from Britain about the Beatles on the CBS Evening News on Tuesday, December 10. Cronkite reasoned that a lighthearted segment about four English youngsters sporting quirky haircuts and playing rock and roll might help cheer up a nation still stricken with grief. The story did much more than that. It triggered an immediate demand from American youngsters to hear more of this brashly optimistic quartet. As an avalanche of interest grew quite naturally, unprompted by the record label, Capitol then made a savvy decision. It rushed the Beatles single to market on December 26—three weeks earlier than scheduled—and the record became an instant sensation on radio. Teenagers in a grieving nation were immediately captivated by this jubilant, uplifting record, which in its first five days of release, sold over a quarter of a million copies.

The Beatles in A Hard Day’s Night. Credit: Getty Images

In 1964 the Beatles—already soaring into the skies—would streak through the entertainment stratosphere on what would become an Apollonian voyage into total cultural domination. Six more active years lay ahead of the group, who would both artistically and commercially break the boundaries of song composition, audio recording, and live performance. Their social and political passions and their quests for spiritual and artistic growth inspired changes in multiple spheres beyond those of the arts and entertainment. Then, defying all the previously known laws of celebrity physics, they became evergreens in popular culture. Though they disbanded in 1970, their popularity remains undimmed, and their influence continues to be profoundly felt. Fifty years on, their music and spirit appear to be timeless.

miércoles, 30 de octubre de 2013



Per Show in São Paulo. Thanks for the shot Scotty. Nice new threads. Stand out song tonight had to be Oye Como Va. What a Groove and the crowd Loved it.
Peace & Gratitude...MR

Foto: Per Show in São Paulo. Thanks for the shot Scotty. Nice new threads. Stand out song tonight had to be Oye Como Va. What a Groove and the crowd Loved it. 
Peace & Gratitude...MR

Ringo Starr faz show em São Paulo
Ex-Beatle se apresentou no Credicard Hall.


Ringo Starr volta a SP em show para 4 mil pessoas
Baterista se apresentou com All Starr Band nesta terça
G1 30 Outubro de 2013

Em sua segunda vinda ao Brasil, Ringo Starr tocou para 4 mil pessoas no Credicard Hall, nesta terça-feira (29), em São Paulo. Pouco para um ex-beatle, mas o suficiente para arrancar do baterista e cantor de 73 anos  elogios, alguma espontaneidade e 25 músicas tocadas na mesmíssima ordem das apresentações anteriores desta turnê.
"É uma banda diferente da que veio há dois anos, porque é assim que funciona", disse Ringo, antes da quarta música do show, "I saw the light". De novo com sua All Starr Band, Ringo desta vez está amparado por Steve Lukather (guitarra, Toto), Gregg Rolie (teclado, Santana), Richard Page (baixo, Mr. Mister), Todd Rundgren (guitarra), Mark Rivera (saxofone) e Gregg Bissonette (baixo).
O público paulistano aplaudiu com respeito os colegas de Ringo, mas só queria saber de Beatles, claro. Compreensivamente, comemorou cada canção da banda. Foram quatro: "Don't pass me by", "Yellow Submarine", "I wanna be your man" e "With a little help from my friends".
De resto, o show tem pouco impacto, o que fica claro quando se olha a apatia da plateia em pelo menos 80% da apresentação. O ápice da falta de vontade dos fãs se dá quando Ringo sai do palco, em "Black Magic Woman", do Santana.
A banda de estrelas de Ringo bem que se esforçou: convenceu em momentos de rock mais direto como nas boas versões de "Matchbox" e "Boys". A cover de "Africa", do Toto, mostrou outro lado da banda: o ruim. O desprendimento do grupo de Ringo coloca a All Starr Band perigosamente próxima às banda de baile. Mas a noite é de Ringo: ele usou um anel de luzes piscantes jogado ao palco por um fã, leu cartazes do público e deu várias risadas.
Já no final, ele perguntou: "Qual querem ouvir?" Olhou a plateia por cinco segundos e disse: "Ok, Photograph", como previsto no setlist da turnê. Não adianta clamar por alguma canção pouco tocada ou tentar interagir com homenagens combinadas (levantaram fotos dele em "Photograph"). Ringo faz o que quer. E o que ele quer é rebolar enquanto gritam seu nome, mas sobretudo dividir atenções e holofotes com seus parceiros.

Ringo Starr se apresenta em São Paulo nesta terça-feira no Credicard Hall
Ringo Starr se apresenta em São Paulo nesta terça-feira no Credicard Hall

Ringo Starr - Honey Don't (São Paulo - Brazil - 29/10)

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martes, 29 de octubre de 2013

Paul McCartney stuns café chef

Paul McCartney stuns café chef
Belfast Telegraph
26 OCTOBER 2013

Paul McCartney surprised the chef of a small café in Kent when he dropped in for lunch.

The Beatles legend, and well-known vegetarian, had finished filming British music show Later… with Jools Holland Monday when he stopped into the Fortify Café in Maidstone, Kent.

According to UK newspaper The Sun, the singer treated the entire TV crew to a meat-free lunch, purchasing 12 sandwiches, roasted peppers, hummus, falafel, frittatas and several sweets.

Chef Sian Sheridan told the outlet he was shocked to have a celebrity guest.

“I made sure everything was perfect. I couldn’t believe I was making Paul McCartney’s lunch,” he gushed.

According to the paper, the bill tallied approximately £120, a drop in the bucket for the musician, worth approximately £680 million, according to the Sunday Times.

The 71-year-old singer/songwriter is currently promoting his forthcoming album, New.

He hired four new producers to work with him on the project and is thrilled with the eclectic mix of tracks.

“Looking at making an album of new songs in a fresh light was very exciting,” Paul recently told The Sun.

“I’m very lucky to do a job I love and if I can love it and it can be exciting, then that’s a formula you can’t beat.”

© Cover Media

lunes, 28 de octubre de 2013

Photographer Paul Berriff brings The Beatles back to Saltaire in exhibition

Photographer Paul Berriff brings The Beatles back to Saltaire in exhibition
By Jim Greenhalf, T&A 
Friday 25th October 2013 in Aire Valley

In July 1968 Paul McCartney spent a morning in Victoria Hall, Saltaire, recording with the Black Dyke Mills brass band.

Now, he can be seen back in Saltaire – along with John, George and Ringo, the other three members of The Beatles – in a spectacular exhibition at Salts Mill of black and white photographs.

Paul Berriff was a 16-year-old trainee journalist in the early 1960s who hit upon the inspired idea of improving his photographic skills by taking pictures of up-and-coming pop groups in Yorkshire.

Former TV camera operator Paul Berriff in front of some of the photos he took of some of the biggest names in rock on visits to Yorkshire
Former TV camera operator Paul Berriff in front of some of the photos he took of some of the biggest names in rock on visits to Yorkshire

The 70 pictures that make up Rock Legends include The Rolling Stones, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, three members of Pink Floyd including the late Syd Barrett and Roy Orbison.

Most of the photographs of The Beatles in relaxed mood were taken behind the scenes at the Gaumont cinema (later the Odeon) in Bradford.

Former TV camera operator Paul Berriff in front of some of the photos he took of some of the biggest names in rock on visits to Yorkshire
Roy Orbison

Mr Berriff, who went on to have a distinguished international career as a television cameraman, said: “I didn’t use flash photography. Where possible I used the light available. The three I did of Paul McCartney were done with a 40 watt lightbulb, that’s why the background is very dark.”

Rock Legends is on until January 14.

Former TV camera operator Paul Berriff in front of some of the photos he took of some of the biggest names in rock on visits to Yorkshire
The Jimi Hendrix Experience


The Beatles Hidden Gallery exhibition was shown at the Memphis Rock and Soul Museum. (Photo by Paul Berriff)

The Beatles Hidden Gallery exhibition was shown at the Memphis Rock and Soul Museum. (Photo by Paul Berriff)

domingo, 27 de octubre de 2013


By: WENN.Com
Oct 24 2013

A new graphic novel about the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein will debut in Italy as part of the 10th anniversary of the country's Rolling Stone magazine. Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker's Dark Horse Comics/Panini Comics collaboration, The Fifth Beatle, will hit shelves next week (beg28Oct13), three weeks before its official release date in mid-November (13). The graphic novel chronicles the early years of the Beatles, seen through the eyes of their manager Epstein, and follows the band's success story to the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Fifth Beatle will be available outside Italy on 19 November in a hardcover, oversized library format.

Getty Images

sábado, 26 de octubre de 2013

Possible Beatles reunion at Grammys

EXCLUSIVE: The Beatles Set for 2014 Grammy Awards Tribute, All-Star 50th Anniverary Concert
By Roger Friedman

EXCLUSIVE  The Grammy Awards will come earlier than usual in 2014, and will have something extra special. Ringo Starr confirmed for me tonight that The Beatles will likely be celebrated twice–once during the Grammy Awards, and then again the next night. The plan right now is for a special Beatles segment during the Grammys on January 26th to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their arrival in America on February 7. 1964.
Then, on January 27, the Monday night after the Grammys, there will be a special Beatles show in Los Angeles at the Convention Center. Right now it’s supposed to entail a lot of different acts playing Beatles songs. Ringo says that so far he and Paul McCartney have discussed only the “possibility” of their participation. “It’s not like we’re not going to do it,” he told me. “But it might be cool to have all these other bands doing our stuff, and we’re watching.”
Knowing Paul and Ringo, though, it might be hard to keep them off the stage. And for a true Beatles anniversary celebration, it would be cool to have Dhani Harrison, Sean and Julian Lennon, James McCartney, and Zak Starkey all on stage.
All of this news explains why Grammy producer extraordinaire Ken Ehrlich was hanging out yesterday at Ringo’s press conference for his All Starr Band tour in South America and his beautiful new book of Beatles pix called “Photograph.” You can look it over at http://www.genesis-publications.com/photograph-ringo-starr/#.UmnHLhDCZqU  Ehrlich is producing the Monday night show as well.
An ebook version of “Photograph” is already on iTunes for $12.99.
What a weekend if this all comes together: on Friday night MusiCares honors Carole King; Saturday night is the NARAS Clive Davis dinner and show; Sunday would bring the Grammys with lots of Timberlake, Thicke, and (hopefully) Elton John; and then Monday the Beatles. Tuesday January 28th will have to be declared a national holiday!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News. He writes for Parade magazine and has written for Details, Vogue, the New York Times, Post, and Daily News and many other publications. He is the writer and co-producer of “Only the Strong Survive,” a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals.


Grammys & More to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of BEATLES Arrival in U.S.

Grammys & More to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of BEATLES Arrival in U.S.
By TV News Desk
October 25 2013

According to Showbiz411's Roger Friedman, two celebrations are taking shape to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arrival on U.S. soil. Drummer Ringo Starr confirmed to Friedman last evening that in addition to a special segment to air during this year's Grammy Awards, another event is scheduled to take place The Following evening.

The Grammy Awards, airing on January 26th, will feature a special commemoration of the Fab 4's arrival in America on February 7, 1964. Then, on The Following evening, January 27, there will be a special Beatles show in Los Angeles at the Convention Center. According to the report, the show will "entail a lot of different acts playing Beatles songs." Ringo shared that currently, he and fellow surviving group member Paul McCartney have discussed only the "possibility" of their participation. "It's not like we're not going to do it," he told Friedman. "But it might be cool to have all these other bands doing our stuff, and we're watching."

Ringo's All Starr Band is currently touring in South America. He has also been busy promoting his new book of Beatles pictures aptly entitled "Photograph." For more information on the book, click  here  . An ebook version of "Photograph" is currently available on iTunes for $12.99.

Grammys & More to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of BEATLES Arrival in U.S.

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The Beatles arriving in New York in 1964 for their first American performances.

viernes, 25 de octubre de 2013

'Queenie Eye' - NEW Video


Following the release of Paul's brand NEW album last week, the video for album track 'Queenie Eye' has been premiered on VEVO. Watch it below!

'Queenie Eye', described by Q magazine as 'jaw dropping', was produced by Paul Epworth and is one of the albums many highlights. Paul played the track live in Covent Garden last week at a spontaneous pop-up show which drew in an audience of thousands. The week before saw him do the same in Times Square, New York.

The song is based on a childhood chant Paul remembers when he was growing up in Liverpool: "Queenie eye, queenie eye, who's got the ball? It isn't in my pocket. O-U-T spells OUT!"

Paul recalls, "It came from a street game I use to play as a kid. Those kind of things always stick with you. I always liked the rhythm of the chant".

The video for 'Queenie Eye' was filmed at Abbey Road earlier this month and was directed by Simon Aboud. Featuring a number of special guests, the video sees Paul recording the track in what he thinks is an empty studio (Studio 2). As the song develops the studio starts to fill up with people all reacting in different ways to the song and Paul is completely unaware. The video brings everybody's personal experience into one place.

Photos from the video shoot by Mary McCartney.

Fans can get their copy of 'NEW' in stores or online now through:

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jueves, 24 de octubre de 2013

Paul McCartney Can't Slow Down: Inside Rolling Stone's New Cover Story

Paul McCartney Can't Slow Down: Inside Rolling Stone's New Cover Story
Beatle opens up about writing with John (still!), reconciling with Yoko and his latest LP in candid new interview
OCTOBER 23, 2013

Paul McCartney has never dwelled in yesterday, even if he remembers it quite well. At 71, he's just released his 24th post-Beatles album, New, and is generating music at a pace that puts artists a quarter of his age to shame. And in a remarkably candid cover story by Rolling Stone contributing editor Jonah Weiner (on newsstands Friday) McCartney discusses the drive keeps him creating fresh music — as well as the memories of his Beatles bandmates that continue to shape his life today.

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Peggy Sirota

Perhaps most shockingly, McCartney reveals that although he's always teaming up with fresh talent — New features production by Adele collaborator Paul Epworth, Amy Winehouse producer Mark Ronson, Giles Martin (son of legendary Beatles producer George) and frequent Kings of Leon partner Ethan Johns — he also consulted with another source, someone who knows his music intimately: John Lennon.

"If I'm at a point where I go, 'I'm not sure about this,' I'll throw it across the room to John," McCartney tells RS. "He'll say, 'You can't go there, man.' And I'll say, 'You're quite right. How about this?' 'Yeah, that's better.' We'll have a conversation. I don't want to lose that."

McCartney and his songwriting partner John Lennon circa 1964. 
Redferns Music Picture Library/Getty Images

McCartney also reveals that his long-bitter relationship with Lennon's widow Yoko Ono has turned a corner. Describing Ono as a "badass," he says he's moved on. "I thought, 'If John loved her, there's got to be something. He's not stupid,'" McCartney says. "It's like, what are you going to do? Are you going to hold a grudge you never really had?" In fact, another voice from the past — that of George Harrison — had encouraged him to forgive and forget. "George would say to me, 'You don't want stuff like that hanging around in your life.'"

But despite his spirit of reconciliation, McCartney maintains there's one person he will never forgive: John Lennon's murderer, Mark David Chapman. "I think I could pretty much forgive anyone else," he explains. "But I don't see why I'd want to forgive him. This is a guy who did something so crazy and terminal. Why should I bless him with forgiveness?"

Though he's willing to reflect on the past, McCartney remains firmly focused on the future. Part of his motivation to continue recording and playing marathon live shows comes from a fear of becoming complacent. "I've always got the critic in my mind," he tells Rolling Stone. "He keeps me on my toes — 'Don't get too blasé about it.' I don't want to become too smug, to think I'm great."

Look for the issue on stands and in the iTunes App Store this Friday, October 25th.

miércoles, 23 de octubre de 2013

NEW Video: Paul Live On Hollywood Blvd


Last month Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles was closed for Paul to play for Jimmy Kimmel Live. PaulMcCartney.com was there to bring you this behind-the-scenes look at the event set to 'Save Us', the opening track on Paul's 'NEW' album.

Let us know if you were at the gig in the comments below...

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Paul McCartney 'Queenie Eye' - Making Of The Video

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Making of Paul's 'Queenie Eye' music video filmed at Studio 2, Abbey Road Studios in October 2013.

martes, 22 de octubre de 2013

Ringo Starr - Photograph

Beatles fans, did Ringo Starr snap your photo in 1964?
Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY
October 21, 2013

The former Beatles drummer kept the photo for 49 years before publishing it in his new 'Photograph' book. Now he wonders who they are.

1964 photo by Ringo Starr
1964 photo by Ringo Starr, from his 2013 book Photograph.
(Photo: Ringo Starr)

During The Beatles' first U.S. visit in February 1964, Ringo Starr snapped this photo as the carload of teens passed the band on a freeway. Now the famous drummer is wondering who and where they are.

"It's just a great shot," Starr writes in his picture-packed tome Photograph, released earlier this year as an e-book and out in print on Nov. 22. "They're looking at us and I'm photographing them."

Recognize anyone in Starr's snapshot? The six (one is faintly visible on the far right) are likely in their 60s now. Starr's memory is fuzzy, but he believes he took the photo in Florida, possibly in Miami.

Is that you in the driver's seat? Or do you know one of the passengers? If you can shed light on the identities of Ringo's mystery subjects, e-mail USA TODAY music writer Edna Gundersen at egundersen@usatoday.com or reach out on Twitter, @EdnaGundersen.

The image, being published for the first time, is among 240 in the limited-edition leather-bound Photograph (Genesis Publications), culled from photos Starr has taken over his lifetime. Shots reveal a sentimental journey from childhood days through the Beatles era and beyond, and he shares stories about the pictures in the book's 300-plus pages.

Photograph, also the title of Starr's 1973 hit co-written by George Harrison, will be unveiled Oct. 23 at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, along with the Photograph Portfolio, a series of 12 signed prints. A selection of prints will remain on view at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles.

The drummer and his All Starr Band, which toured the Pacific Rim in the spring, will perform in Las Vegas Nov. 22-23 after dates Oct. 29 to Nov. 18 in South America and Mexico.

Ringo Starr - Photograph

Ringo Starr's PHOTOGRAPH presents unseen images taken by Ringo,
accompanied by his own words, showcased here for the first time to give
unprecedented insight into the life of one of the world's greatest musicians.

Ringo Starr: 'These are shots no one else could have.'

Ringo takes readers deep into his early life, all through his Beatle days and
beyond. Hear about Ringo's adventures, mishaps and movies, with
appearances from family and an All-Starr cast of friends.


From behind the drums to behind the lens, Ringo Starr opens his archives to share more than 250 rare and unseen photographs, with mementos and memories from his childhood, The Beatles and beyond.

Each numbered book in the PHOTOGRAPH limited edition is signed by the author Ringo Starr, who is donating all royalties to the Lotus Foundation.

Ringo Starr: 'I love pictures put together, showing different times of your life. At the time, I never thought that there would be a whole book of my photographs.'

Hundreds of unseen images, taken by Ringo and from his personal collection, come together for the first time in the photo album of his life. 

'There's a lot of shots of "the boys" that only I could have taken.'

Photograph by Ringo Starr - The Signed Limited Edition

'This is how we saw most of the world when it got big for The Beatles. You'll find several of the shots in this book are from my point of view, looking out of a car window. That's just how it was. You had to get to the gig, and then get away from the gig to wherever you were going next.'

Photograph by Ringo Starr - The Signed Limited Edition

Ringo's lens captures John, Paul and George in pensive and playful moments, portraying them from the point of view of an insider, friend and skilled photographer. 

Photograph by Ringo Starr - The Signed Limited Edition

Intimate portraits are joined by landscape compositions, taken on Ringo's travels as part of the biggest band in the world.

Photograph by Ringo Starr - The Signed Limited Edition

Ringo's photography documents his adventures across the decades, with early archival material, beautiful black and white photographs, psychedelic special effects, stunning colour shots and polaroids.

Photograph by Ringo Starr - The Signed Limited Edition

'I like cameras and I like lenses. I think we all bought a Pentax in Japan the first time we went there. If you look at the Beatle photos, everybody's carrying a camera.'

Photograph by Ringo Starr - The Signed Limited Edition

In creating this book, Ringo discovered mementos his mother had saved throughout his life, and shares them here for the very first time. Letters home are truly personal, while promotional posters and newspaper clippings take you back to the beginnings of a musical legend.

Photograph by Ringo Starr - The Signed Limited Edition

'My mum loved every second of my life, and remembered every second of my life. She was such a hoarder. When she died, I just took her boxes and put them in our attic; I didn't really look at them. When we opened them up, we found some incredible stuff.'

Photograph by Ringo Starr - The Signed Limited Edition