sábado, 30 de septiembre de 2017

Beatle George Harrison's sitar auctioned for $62,500

 George Harrison playing a sitar, circa 1967

Beatle George Harrison's sitar auctioned for $62,500
BBC News
29 September 2017

August 1972: Former Beatle George Harrison (1943 - 2001) with his wife, model Patti Boyd and sitar player Ravi Shankar (centre)
Harrison (left) and Boyd (right) went to India so he could play the sitar under Ravi Shankar (middle)

A sitar owned and played by George Harrison has been sold for $62,500 (£46,581) in the United States.

The instrument, purchased from a shop on London's Oxford Street in 1965, was used by Harrison during the recording of the Beatles song Norwegian Wood.

The Indian string instrument, crafted by a well-known music shop in Kolkata, was later gifted to a friend of Harrison's first wife, Patti Boyd.

The name of the successful bidder has not been disclosed by the auctioneers.

Bidding for the sitar began on 28 September at $50,000 (£37,327).

Harrison had discovered the sitar in 1965, on the set of the Beatles' second film, Help.

His love affair with oriental mysticism first became known in Norwegian Wood, John Lennon's tale of an extra-marital fling. Acoustic guitar and muted bass were augmented by the Indian instrument.

"We'd recorded the Norwegian Wood backing track and it needed something. We would usually start looking through the cupboard to see if we could come up with something, a new sound, and I picked the sitar up - it was just lying around; I hadn't really figured out what to do with it," Harrison was quoted as saying in The Beatles Anthologies.

"It was quite spontaneous: I found the notes that played the lick. It fitted and it worked."

Next year, Harrison gifted the sitar to George Drummond, a friend of Boyd, during the couple's honeymoon in Barbados.

The Beatles recorded Norwegian Wood - the first Western rock band to use the sitar on a commercial recording - in October 1965, heralding a short lived "raga-rock" genre.

Media captionGeorge Harrison's sitar, bought by the star in 1965, has a new owner

A year later, Harrison travelled to India to learn how to play the instrument under the renowned sitar maestro Ravi Shankar.
In an interview with the BBC's Mark Tully in April 2000, Shankar said when he first heard Harrison playing the sitar in Norwegian Wood, he was not impressed.
"I couldn't believe it," he said, "it sounded so strange. Just imagine some Indian villager trying to play the violin when you know what it should sound like."
Harrison later agreed, saying the sitar on Norwegian Wood was "very rudimentary".
"I didn't know how to tune it properly, and it was a very cheap sitar to begin with. But that was the environment in the band, everybody was very open to bringing in new ideas."
George Harrison's sitar
The sitar was auctioned in the US

viernes, 29 de septiembre de 2017

New stage show celebrates music of Paul McCartney

New stage show celebrates music of Paul McCartney
The Mail
29 September 2017

Macca: The Concert

ONE of history's most celebrated musicians is the focus of a new stage show, which is heading to Barrow in October.

Macca: The Concert, starring West End leading man Emanuele Angeletti as Paul McCartney, will hit the stage at The Forum on Saturday October 28.

In the first show of it’s kind to tour UK and European theatres, Macca: The Concert is a career-spanning musical journey covering McCartney’s entire solo career from 1970 to 2016. It features an acclaimed West End cast and using state of the art visual media projection throughout.

The first half of the show is a recreation of the acclaimed Wings Over The World 1975-76 concert tour, complete with authentic costumes, staging and production.

Macca: The Concert

The second half of the production showcases all of McCartney’s solo hits, along with a selection of Beatles favourites.

Emanuele Angeletti has been performing as McCartney since 2000 as a member of acclaimed Italian Beatles band The Apple Pies, who made numerous TV appearances along with concert tours all over Europe.

In September 2012, he opened the West End musical Let It Be at the Prince of Wales Theatre, in London, and has since been involved in several Let It Be tours, including UK and Ireland, Germany, Japan and Singapore.

Emanuele plays piano, bass and guitar and although a natural right-hander, taught himself to play left-handed bass for authenticity.

He is joined on this tour by fellow Let It Be cast members John Brosnan and Luke Roberts, along with a supporting cast of acclaimed touring musicians, as they perform hits such as Live and Let Die, No More Lonely Nights and Band on the Run.

Macca: The Concert comes to The Forum on October 28, at 7.30pm, and tickets are available from the venue's box office.

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jueves, 28 de septiembre de 2017

Paul McCartney plays two shows at Little Caesars Arena

Paul McCartney plays two shows at Little Caesars Arena
Gary Graff
September 28 2017

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Singer/songwriter Paul McCartney performs on stage at the Prudential Center on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 in Newark, NJ. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)Singer/songwriter Paul McCartney performs on stage at the Prudential Center on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 in Newark, NJ.
Nicole Robertson

Any time a Beatle comes to town it’s a big deal, and Paul McCartney’s shows at 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Oct. 1-2, have added weight since they’re at Detroit’s new Little Caesars Arena. Some tickets remain for Monday’s show. Call 313-471-7000 or visit olympiaentertainment.com.

— Gary Graff

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miércoles, 27 de septiembre de 2017

ONE ON ONE IN UNIONDALE (Second Night) : September 27 2017 Coliseum, Uniondale , NY


spent an unbelievable afternoon watching @PaulMcCartney at a private rehearsal for his One on One Tour❤️


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Paul McCartney’s One on One tour rocks Nassau Coliseum

 Paul McCartney plays Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 (Photo by Tim Seeberger/Long Island Press)

Paul McCartney’s One on One tour rocks Nassau Coliseum
By Glenn Gamboa
September 27, 2017

Paul McCartney performs Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, during
Paul McCartney performs Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, during his One on One tour at NYCB Live's Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where he'll return Wednesday. Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

Rock could not ask for a better senior statesman than Paul McCartney, who packed the best of nearly six decades of his legendary career into his One on One tour stop at Nassau Coliseum Tuesday night, even bringing out Billy Joel for part of the encore.

For his first Long Island show in 15 years, the 75-year-old McCartney rolled through almost three hours of memories with no break, brimming with energy as he delivered everything from “In Spite of All the Danger” from his pre-Beatles band The Quarrymen to “FourFiveSeconds,” his collaboration with Kanye West and Rihanna, even doing a bit of a Kanye impression.

“I’ve got a feeling we’re going to have some fun,” he said before a crisp version of “Can’t Buy Me Love,” buoyed by the harmonies of his exceptional four-piece backing band.

McCartney was in fine voice and even better spirits, telling stories of his past and even offering some insight into his songwriting process as he showed how The Beatles classic “You Won’t See Me” was born.

McCartney also explained how he wrote “Blackbird” to offer hope to those in the South during the Civil Rights movement of the ‘60s, before delivering a gorgeous version of the classic alone atop at 20-foot platform.

“We know which songs you like . . . the place lights up like a galaxy of stars with your phones,” he said, joking about fans’ love of older material. “When we play a new song, it’s like a black hole.”

As he has for years, McCartney pays tribute to the late Beatles, John Lennon and George Harrison, with tender remembrances, as well as his late wife, Linda, and producer George Martin.

McCartney, who lives in East Hampton with wife Nancy Shevell, also dedicated “My Valentine” to her in the crowd.

But McCartney still manages to bring plenty of surprises. Joel, wearing his Hicksville High School baseball cap, was all smiles as he joined McCartney for raucous versions of “Get Back” and “Birthday.” McCartney also threw in the bit of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady” at the end of “Let Me Roll It” and the poignant falsetto and hip-shaking he added to the end of “And I Love Her.”

No matter what style of music he plays, McCartney — who returns to Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday, the last of his six area shows this month — is the portrait of a man enjoying where he has been in his life and looking forward to where he is heading.

SETLIST: A Hard Day’s Night / Junior’s Farm / Can’t Buy Me Love / Jet / All My Loving / Let Me Roll It >Foxy Lady / I’ve Got a Feeling / My Valentine / Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five / Maybe I’m Amazed / We Can Work It Out / In Spite of All the Danger / You Won’t See Me / Love Me Do / And I Love Her / Blackbird / Here Today / Queenie Eye / New / Lady Madonna / FourFiveSeconds / Eleanor Rigby / I Wanna Be Your Man / Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! / Something / A Day in the Life >Give Peace a Chance / Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da / Band on the Run / Back in the USSR / Let It Be / Live and Let Die / Hey Jude // ENCORE: Yesterday / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band / Helter Skelter / Get Back (w/Billy Joel) / Birthday (w/Billy Joel) / Golden Slumbers >Carry That Weight >The End

Watch Paul McCartney, Billy Joel Play Beatles' 'Birthday,' 'Get Back'
Rock legends unite onstage during McCartney's New York concert at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
By Ryan Reed
September 27 2017

Paul McCartney recruited Billy Joel to perform Beatles tracks "Birthday" and "Get Back" during a New York concert

Paul McCartney enlisted Billy Joel to perform a pair of Beatles classics, Let It Be's "Get Back" and The White Album's "Birthday," during his Tuesday concert at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

Joel joined McCartney's band at centerstage for "Get Back," occupying the Billy Preston role with his bluesy electric piano solo. The singer-songwriter stuck around behind the keys for a rousing take on "Birthday," which McCartney dedicated to "anybody who's got a birthday – and also anybody who's got a birthday any time this year."

McCartney will continue his long-running "One on One" tour Wednesday, September 27th, with a second show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum before closing out his U.S. run with a pair of Detroit dates on October 1st and 2nd.

Joel and McCartney have crossed paths numerous times onstage over the years, both in person and in song. Joel covered the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" twice this summer; the former Beatle joined Joel to in July 2008 to perform the band's early tune "I Saw Her Standing There" during Joel's final run at New York's Shea Stadium, and Joel returned the favor three years later with a surprise appearance at McCartney's Yankee Stadium show. 

martes, 26 de septiembre de 2017

ONE ON ONE IN UNIONDALE (First Night) : September 26 2017 Coliseum, Uniondale , NY


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lunes, 25 de septiembre de 2017

Emma Stone and Paul McCartney sang Disney songs together at a bar

Emma Stone and Paul McCartney sang Disney songs together at a bar, and we guess they forgot to text us
P. Claire Dodson
September 24, 2017

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Emma Stone, Paul McCartney, and Alan Cumming walk into a bar. And…sing Disney classics?
Alert, this is not a setup to a bad joke. It’s real life, and it happened at Cumming’s just-opened New York City bar, Club Cumming. Emma Stone and Paul McCartney sang Disney songs together. Oh, and Billie Jean King, who Stone portrays in Battle of the Sexes, joined them. NBD.

Together, they all sang “Part Of Your World” from The Little Mermaid.

An onlooker, one of around 30, verified the story.
“Emma Stone walked in with Paul McCartney and Billie Jean King,” the witness told Us Weekly. “People were really chill about it and didn’t whip out their phones and take pictures but everyone was really [excited] and surprised. [They] asked people not to record it, which everyone obliged.”

Cumming posted about the evening on Instagram.

“Proving the ‘anything can happen’ mantra, last night at @clubcumming I sang ‘Part of Your World’ with Emma Stone and Paul McCartney backed us on harmonica. And that’s Jack Aaronson on piano. Also revelling were Billie Jean King and her wife Ilana and Jake Shears! #clubcumming #yesreally.”
After the performance, Stone took time to talk with fans. Meanwhile, Cumming DJ’d and McCartney took to the dance floor.

What is this world?!

Club Cumming officially opened on September 15 in NYC’s East Village neighborhood. Cumming’s vision is for the club to be a gay-friendly space.
“Alan wants it to be a home for everyone of all ages, all genders, all sexualities, who all enjoy letting go and making some mischief. No judgments, no attitude, no rules, except kindness, acceptance and fun,” the actor’s rep said, according to Eater.
See you there next week, Emma & Paul & Billie & Alan!

Emma Stone and Paul McCartney sang Disney songs at an East Village club last night
By David Goldberg
Posted: Friday September 22 2017

If you weren't in the East Village last night, consider yourself a P.U.S. (Poor, Unfortunate Soul). At his newly-opened queer club space Club Cumming, fabulously pointed character actor Alan Cumming took the stage with Emma Stone and Paul McCartney to sing a lively rendition of The Little Mermaid's “Part of Your World.”

After sharing the stage in the recent Cabaret revival on Broadway (in which Stone's Sally was LIT, let me tell you), Cumming and Stone are back together in the new Billie Jean King biopic Battle of the Sexes, which opens this weekend. They hit Club Cumming with Billie Jean King in tow, and McCartney met them after his show at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. 

According to one blessed attendee, Cumming asked that the audience not record the performance with their phones, but "with their hearts." After channeling Ariel, McCartney played some tunes on the harmonica, and the three hit the dancefloor for ABBA, Donna Summer and beyond. 

Hopefully, these random nights will become a regular thing for Cumming and Daniel Nardicio's new space, formerly known as Eastern Bloc. Inspired by the Scottish actor's infamous Cabaret dressing room afterparties, Club Cumming aims to host performances, readings and unpredictably kinky nights. If last night is any indication of the shape of things to come, it seems to be living up to its greatest potential. 

sábado, 23 de septiembre de 2017

ONE ON ONE IN SYRACUSE : September 23 2017 - Carrier Dome, Syracuse , NY

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NY AG still looking into 'exorbitant' prices for Paul McCartney at Dome
By Patrick Lohmann
Posted on September 22, 2017

Carrier Dome officials begin setting up the stage for Paul McCartney's concert on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.(Katrina Tulloch)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The New York Attorney General office is still conducting an investigation prompted by complaints of "exorbitant" ticket prices for this Saturday's Paul McCartney show at the Carrier Dome.

The investigation that began more than four months ago has not ended, an AG spokeswoman confirmed Thursday, but the AG's office would not release any details about whether anything has been uncovered so far.

The spokeswoman said office received four complaints about Paul McCartney ticket prices in the state, and two of them were related to the show at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Carrier Dome.

The two complaints for the show here came from customers who encountered "exorbitant" ticket prices on second-party markets immediately after pre-sales ended.

The office did not say how high the prices were there, but some tickets were spotted by Syracuse.com as high as $11,000 -- about 3,000 percent above the base price.

The state could file charges against a person if it determines someone has engaged in sketchy ticket sales. The office would not say whether the high ticket sales resulted from anything illegal.

Possible criminal charges could result if there's evidence someone used a "ticket bot," an automated system of buying hundreds or thousands of tickets within seconds of them becoming available for purchase.

The investigation could lend insight into how many tickets were taken off the market for average fans, either by being snapped away by bots or priced so high by re-sellers as to prohibit most concertgoers from buying them.

The ability to file a misdemeanor charge for those behind "ticket bots" is a new tool for local district attorneys. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill last November and it went into effect in March.

The crackdown on "ticket bots" is from a legislative effort last year to make ticket prices more fair, and state legislators have regularly proposed efforts to make it easier for fans to buy tickets at fair prices.

Possible other reforms include prohibiting tickets from being re-sold within 48 hours of them becoming available and requiring ticket platforms to be more transparent about prices and how many tickets remain at any given time.

Another possible reform would be so-called "paperless tickets," which contain the names of the individual buyers. Buyers would then have to present identifying information to see a show, and that would greatly reduce the number of tickets that are re-sold, often at much-higher prices.

In addition to the complaints about the McCartney show here, investigators got complaints from customers regarding the former Beatle's show at the Nassau Coliseum and from a concertgoer from Westchester who didn't specify the venue.

Paul McCartney plays Carrier Dome: Last-gasp guide to traffic, parking, schedule, set list
By Katrina Tulloch
Posted on September 22, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Consider this your ultimate guide to Paul McCartney's Saturday concert, with the latest information about Syracuse's biggest show of 2017.

From McCartney's set list to traffic tips, here's everything concertgoers should know before the former Beatle finally graces Syracuse with his famous voice.

The show begins at 8 p.m. There is no opener.

1. Bring water, dress for a warm night in the Carrier Dome

It's going to be a hot day for a sold-out concert. Saturday will be sunny, with a projected temperature of 88 degrees.

Concertgoers can bring one sealed personal water bottle of any size into the Dome. Typical Dome restrictions (no food, no weapons) all still apply to this show.

"We want people to hydrate," said Peter Sala, managing director of the Carrier Dome. "We've been ordering water nonstop. We're going to do everything we can for people to access water wherever they are."

Several air-conditioned areas in the Dome have been set aside in case anyone suffers from heat exhaustion.

2. Snag last-minute tickets

Hundreds of obstructed-view tickets went on sale on Thursday afternoon McCartney's concert. The seats are located in the lower level of the Dome. At least 34,900 tickets have already been sold for the long-awaited show.

Prices currently range from $57.50 to $250. Tickets are now available on Ticketmaster.com.

3. Expect traffic delays, arrive early

The Syracuse Police Department advises concertgoers to expect traffic delays and asks people not to try and park near the Dome.

All University parking lots near the Dome require permits. There are no drop-off or pick-up points on any of the streets that front the Dome. Lyft, Uber and limo drop-offs all take place on Waverly Avenue.

To avoid traffic delays on RT 81 at the Harrison Street off-ramp, drivers coming from north of the city should use RT 481 south.

All Manley Field House parking is sold out. If you don't have a parking pass, you must go to the Skytop lots.

Parking lots open at 3 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. Parking costs $20 for cars at Sky Top and $40 for buses/RVs. The parking fee includes shuttle service to and from the Dome.

o get to the Manley or Skytop parking facilities:

North of the city: RT 81 south to the Brighton Av off ramp and follow the Dome parking signs.

North or east of the city: RT 481 south to the Brighton Av off ramp, turn right onto E. Brighton Av then right onto Ainsley Dr and follow the Skytop parking signs.

South of the city: RT 81 north to 481 north, to the Rockcut Rd exit. Turn right onto Rockcut Rd, then right onto E. Brighton Av and right onto Ainsley Dr and follow the Skytop parking signs.

Get there early. Dome officials recommend arriving at the stadium at least 90 minutes before the concert starts.

4. Brush up on Paul's set list

If you're the type of person who loves to be surprised, read no further. But if you like to have an idea of how long a show may go and what an artist will play, check out McCartney's recent set list at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

On this tour, McCartney has stuck close to about the same set list for many of his shows. Sets on the "One on One" tour range from 35-40 songs by the Beatles, the Wings (his band with Linda McCartney) and smaller solo projects.

McCartney's shows run about three hours.

5. See Syracuse musicians welcome Paul with "Get Back" concert

Twenty-four years. That's how long Syracuse waited for Paul McCartney to "get back to where he once belonged," after postponing his Carrier Dome concert in 1993.

To welcome McCartney, several Syracuse musicians teamed up to perform "Get Back" on the roof of syracuse.com's downtown newsroom, as a tribute to The Beatles' famous 1969 rooftop concert.

"It's meant as an homage, to wave hello to Paul," said lead singer Bob Halligan Jr.

Performing alongside Halligan are Syracuse musicians Cathy LaManna, Joe Altier, Paul Davie, Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Andrew Paul Halliday.

Denise Bradshaw of Liverpool holds up her sign for Paul McCartney's concert at the Carrier Dome on Sept. 23, 2017.
Denise Bradshaw of Liverpool holds up her sign for Paul McCartney's concert at the Carrier Dome on Sept. 23, 2017. (Provided photo)


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