Wednesday, 21 June 2017

'ABBEY ROAD' SCULPTURE INSTALLED ON SIBERIAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

A new sculpture reproducing the famous staged street crossing depicted on the Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover has been installed on the campus of the Tomsk State University (TSU) in Russia's Siberia.
 

 
The sculpture by local artist Anton Gnedykh was unveiled on June 20 to mark the launch of the university’s application season.In the sculpture, the four members of the British group -- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr -- appear to be heading to the university's main building.
 
 
The Abbey Road pedestrian crossing that appeared on the cover of the 1969 album was included on Britain's cultural heritage list in 2010.

PAUL GETS 'ONE ON ONE' WITH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

PAUL McCARTNEY BRINGS HIS ONE ON ONE TOUR TO
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND THIS DECEMBER 

2nd December: nib Stadium, Perth, WA
5th December: AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC
9th December: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD
11th December: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
16th December: Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ
 
Paul will bring his acclaimed long-running 'One On One' Tour to Australia and New Zealand this December.
In a first for both Paul and Frontier Touring, the announcement was made in a Facebook Live event where Paul went ‘One On One’ with Australia’s own Tim Minchin to reveal all the finer details of the upcoming tour. 

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Performing in stadiums and arenas in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland, this will be Paul's first Australian and New Zealand tour since 1993’s 'The New World Tour' more than 24 years ago.

Paul said of the announcement;
"We’ve been waiting to get back to Australia and New Zealand for years and now it’s finally happening.  It is very exciting.  I’m really looking forward to the concerts as we’ve always had such a brilliant time whenever we’ve been before so we know we are in for a treat.  Can’t wait to see you and all rock out together."
The 'One On One' Tour launched in the United States in 2016 and saw McCartney play 41 shows across 12 countries to more than 1.2 million people, winning rave reviews from concertgoers and critics alike:
‘In spite of the size of the venues, McCartney and his music forge a personal connection with each and every one in the audience.’ – PopMatters
‘McCartney creates a joy that is boundless both onstage and off.’ – The Washington Times
‘He’s an artist who defined the past, but he’s also an artist unwilling to let go of the future. Rest assured, we’re all the better for it.’ – Consequence of Sound
Irrefutably one of the most successful singer-songwriters and performers of all time, McCartney has soundtracked the lives of generations of fans with the most beloved catalogue in popular music.



 
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Tue 5 Dec | AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)
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Sat 9 Dec | Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
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MERCEDES BENZ ONCE OWNED BY GEORGE MAKES PIT STOP IN ELY

A customised black 500SEL Mercedes owned by George Harrison for 16-years made a pit stop in Ely at the weekend as part of a promo tour.
It was driven up from London to be shown-off as its owner, a rock memorabilia collector owner, prepares to put it to auction in late November.
The car was parked alongside hundreds of other classic Mercs on Ely Cathedral's lawn as part of the Anglia North Mercedes-Benz-Club's family day.

Richard Mason, 67, the man tasked with looking after George's car, said he found it in Brighton while researching the rocker's lifelong love affair with the German car manufacturer.
He said: "The man who owns the car bought it as an investment four years ago. He agreed I could look after it and report on its condition, as it needed cosmetic work and to be brought out [of the garage] and shown to the world.
"I am a great admirer of George Harrison as a human being. He brought Eastern philosophy to the west and made meditation a thing.
"He wasn't a hypocrit. He did sex, drugs and rock and roll but grew as a person - for me he is not just any old rock star. He was a man with a social conscience he struggled with."
Mercedes enthusiast Richard, said George had the car, which features a bespoke black grill and wheel trims, specially customised by Mercedes in 1984. George, who died following a cancer battle in 2001, was also known to give Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr lifts it the studio in it.


It will feature in a TV pilot about George's love of motoring later in the year, and will be the main attraction at the NEC Classic Motorshow In November.
Paul Jobling of Anglia North Mercedes club said thanks to the inclusion of this prime piece of rock memorabilia his club's annual day-out, which included luncheon under a marquee in the Bishop's garden, was a huge success.
He also spoke of the car brand's enduring appeal to rock stars who made their way in the 60s.
"After the war there was a lot of anti-German sentiment so in the '60s they were rare so the choice of rock stars. So, if you saw one it was a 'wow' moment."They cost twice as much as a Jaguar E-Type, " he added.
In homage the car's rock and roll association, next month Richard will be taking George's car on a lap of Silverstone racecourse to the soundtrack of George's classic solo track 'My Sweet Lord'.
He continued: "I was told I could keep it in London if I looked after it. So I drove up to Ely so people could look and see what they made of it.
"Cars that have been owned by famous people don't move in same way so it's daft to put a price on something like this."But as a benchmark a Porsche owned by George Harrison for three years went to an auction in Stockport and made £37,000."Until the time the car goes up for auction Richard says he happy just to "bathe in the reflective glory of its illustrious owner" - arguably the nation's favourite Beatle, George Harrison.

LEGENDARY PRODUCER STEVE LEVINE TALKS BEATLES AT BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE LIVERPOOL

The British Music Experience is hosting an evening in conversation with record producer Steve Levine as part of Liverpool’s celebration of 50 years of the Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Steve will talk about the production work of producer Sir George Martin and visitors will also get to hear some of the newly released restored versions of the original master tapes for the first time.
George Martin and Steve had a lifelong friendship after first meeting while working on Sailor's fourth Album.


In those years they shared their love of all things record production and when Steve won The Producer of the Year Brit Award, Sir George Martin presented it to Steve. During the event, Steve will highlight Sir George’s work as a producer, arranger and, through his experiments with sound, a true technical innovator.



The event will take place from 6pm to 9pm at the British Music Experience in Liverpool’s Cunard Building. Tickets can be bought from the ticketing desk at the museum and are £5 in advance and £6 on the day.
The event is part of Liverpool's Sgt Pepper at 50 celebrations
For more information, visit the website here.






 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

STEVE LEVINE IN CONVERSATION WITH KEVIN MCMANUS AT THE BME DISCUSS THE REVOLUTIONARY PRODUCTION CAREER OF GEORGE MARTIN

It´s tomorrow! Thursday 22nd June 2017

As part of the city’s celebration of 50 years of the Beatles’ ground breaking Album “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” the BME presents an evening in conversation with Record Producer Steve Levine.
Steve will examine the incredible production work of Beatle producer Sir George Martin.

The BME recently hosted a very successful event with Steve celebrating 40 years of the release of the debut LP from the Clash in 1977. Later that same year, while working on Sailors fourth Album, Steve first met Sir George Martin, in what would become a Life Long friendship and their shared love of all things record production!

When Steve won The Producer of the Year Brit Award, it was Sir George Martin who presented it to Steve. During this BME event Steve, will highlight Sir George’s work as a producer, arranger and, through his experiments with sound, a true technical innovator.
Highlights include the first chance to hear some of the newly released restored versions of the original master tapes. A close up look at both Martin's orchestration for “She's Leaving Home” and the recording of “A Day In The Life”.
Steve also recreates the famous mellotron part from the opening of “Strawberry Fields Forever”, and shows how the two different “takes” were stitched together to create the classic we all know. Recent technological developments will also give the audience an opportunity to hear some of the Beatles most famous songs in a new way. Because of the limitations of tape machines during the 1960s, it was necessary to either record or mix various instruments and voices onto the same track.

Once they'd been committed to tape there was no way of separating them. But now, through the use of revolutionary new software, there's the chance to hear some of these parts in isolation for the very first time.


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PAUL IS COMING TO AUSTRALIA FOR HIS FIRST TOUR IN 24 YEARS

Paul´s first Australian tour in 24 years has been confirmed.
His Australian promoter Frontier are currently sourcing questions from local Macca fans on its Facebook page.
The musical legend will select from those questions when he officially announces the tour tomorrow night at 7.30pm.
In a modern twist Paul will announce all the tour dates and ticketing details during a Facebook live Q and A session — again on Frontier’s Facebook page.
The interview will be hosted live from London by longtime McCartney fan, Aussie comedian Tim Minchin, who is flying in especially for the event.
Paul’s Australian tour dates will take place in December and will include a stop across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand.

Mushroom GroupNo venues have been confirmed although a leak from Melbourne’s AAMI Park suggest McCartney will join the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift and the Foo Fighters to play the outdoor venue which can hold around 35,000 fans.
Paul’s tour is expected to stretch further than the West Coast, and Adelaide fans are already hoping the rock icon doesn’t join the list of acts bypassing South Australia.

Paul has been courted by local promoters for the last decade, with Michael Gudinski winning the bidding war.
Paul has only toured Australia three times before — once with The Beatles in 1964, then with Wings in 1975 and his only solo trip in 1993.
Fans have flooded social media with excitement after teasers for the tour surfaced on Sunday, although The Herald Sun first revealed the likelihood on June 12.
Paul famously cancelled a tour in 2002, saying the tour was too close to grieving for the Bali bombing victims and he planned to reschedule.
Paul’s One on One tour has already played shows in Japan this year and will tour North and South America between July and October before heading down under.

PAUL GETS 'ONE ON ONE' WITH COLOMBIA

Colombia 2017
24th October - Atanasio Girardot Stadium
Medellín, Colombia

"The last time we played in Colombia we had a blast and I always wanted to go back. I'm really excited to get there with my new show this year. Can’t wait to see them all and have a rock party."

This show will be Paul's second ever visit to Colombia. His first being five years ago when his record breaking 'On The Run' world tour visited Estadio El Campin in Bogota.

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Monday, 19 June 2017

A LOST GEORGE SONG WRITTEN FOR RINGO HAS BEEN FOUND BY OLIVIA IN A PIANO BENCH


A lost song written by George has been found inside an old piano bench. Olivia discovered the lyrics in the couple's home.

Olivia, found the lyrics for ‘Hey Ringo’ in a folder of notes stored inside the seat in the couple’s Oxfordshire home.
The lyrics, according to The i, say Harrison’s guitar playing is incomplete without,Ringo’s, beat. They include the lines: “Hey Ringo, now I want you to know, that without you my guitar plays far too slow” and “I’ve heard no drummer who can play it quite like you“.
“There was a folder in George’s piano bench and inside I found a typed lyric for Hey, Ringo. It think it dates from around 1970,” Olivia Harrison said. She also said she believed he had recorded music for the track on a home cassette.
She added that the piano bench was “the stool Billy Preston (Beatles organist) used to leap about on when he played with George.”

Olivia Harrison gave a copy of the lyrics to Starr at a party in Los Angeles commemorating her husband’s 74th birthday in February. She said: “He’d never seen this song before. He said ‘What is this?’ He was so surprised.”
The lyrics will be reproduced in an updated illustrated biography about Harrison, called I Me Mine. The book will also feature family photographs, other handwritten lyrics and unpublished interview transcripts.
Speaking about finding material for the book, Olivia Harrison said: “When George was writing he would leave notebooks in a desk drawer, or a cupboard or a kitchen drawer. He had a lot of piano benches. He would put a notebook down and never pick it up again so a song might be forgotten.

“I did have a reluctance to disturb these little time capsules. You don’t want to decant someone’s life.”
She also revealed the guitarist left behind “a lot of unfinished songs”, but “some of them are just not finished enough to release”.
She said: “He’d never seen this song before. He said ‘What is this?’ He was so surprised.”

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lost-george-harrison-beatles-song-ringo-found-wife-olivia-inside-piano-bench/
She said: “He’d never seen this song before. He said ‘What is this?’ He was so surprised.”

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lost-george-harrison-beatles-song-ringo-found-wife-olivia-inside-piano-bench/
She said: “He’d never seen this song before. He said ‘What is this?’ He was so surprised.”

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lost-george-harrison-beatles-song-ringo-found-wife-olivia-inside-piano-bench/
She said: “He’d never seen this song before. He said ‘What is this?’ He was so surprised.”

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lost-george-harrison-beatles-song-ringo-found-wife-olivia-inside-piano-bench/
She said: “He’d never seen this song before. He said ‘What is this?’ He was so surprised.”

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lost-george-harrison-beatles-song-ringo-found-wife-olivia-inside-piano-bench/
She said: “He’d never seen this song before. He said ‘What is this?’ He was so surprised.”

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lost-george-harrison-beatles-song-ringo-found-wife-olivia-inside-piano-bench/




Olivia, 69, had been seeking unpublished material for I Me Mine. “When George was writing he would leave notebooks in a desk drawer, or a cupboard or a kitchen drawer. He had a lot of piano benches.” “He would put a notebook down and never pick it up again so a song might be forgotten.” She added: “I did have a reluctance to disturb these little time capsules. You don’t want to decant someone’s life.” There could be more undiscovered George music. “There are a lot of unfinished songs but some of them are just not finished enough to release. There’s lots of little notes and thoughts too,” said Olivia.

George was recently voted the best Beatle by NME readers. He beat second-place John Lennon, receiving 3,600 votes, while Lennon only gained 2,100 votes. Paul McCartney came third with 1,400 voting him as their favourite and drummer Ringo Starr received just 636 votes.
The poll marked the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ classic album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. To celebrate the milestone, a special anniversary CD and vinyl reissue is currently on sale.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR PAUL !





















HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR PAUL !




Saturday, 17 June 2017

QUEENS BIRTHDAY HONOURS: PAUL MCCARTNEY A COMPANION OF HONOUR


Paul heads up a glittering array of well-known figures to be honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Twenty years after he was knighted by the Queen, Sir Paul is upgraded with a Companion of Honour for services to music.
"I'm very happy about this huge honor and with the news coming on my birthday weekend and Father's Day it makes it colossal!",Paul said.


 























He was the most well-known Merseyside figure from the world of arts and entertainment to be honoured.
Twenty years after he was knighted by the Queen, Paul has been bumped up the honours list for services to music.
Paul, who was knighted in the Queen's 1997 New Year Honours, will now be able to wear the initials CH after his name.
Founded in 1917, the Order of the Companions Honour is awarded for service of conspicuous national importance and is limited to 65 people.

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The fantastic Beatles tribute show RAIN, comes to the UK and will be performing at The London Palladium on 5th, 6th, and 7th October, with newly announced regional dates in Glasgow, Wales and Portsmouth, seetickets.com to celebrate 50 years of one of the greatest albums of all time. 'Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club’. Hear all your favourite Beatles hits such as; “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together,” “Hey Jude” and many more, plus the full
Sgt Pepper’s album soundtrack including ‘Lucy In The Sky’, ‘I get by with a little help from my friends” and “When I’m sixty four” performed in full,glorious technicolour with LED screens and high definition multimedia content! The show has been a smash on Broadway, hailed as “ A quick
fix of nostalgic cheer" by Entertainment Weekly, with rave reviews from the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Herald and LA Times.
http://www.raintribute.com

We have a pair of tickets for one lucky winner to see this fantastic show.
All you have to do is answer this question: In what year was Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album originally released?
A) 1967
B) 1969
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CELEBRATING THE AGE OF PAUL

Paul turns 75 Sunday. When Paul was 16, he wrote "When I'm 64." The song eventually turned up on the Beatles’ "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," a landmark album released 17 days before his 25th birthday. Early next month, Paul heads out on a U.S. tour that begins a day after the 60th anniversary of 15-year-old Paul's first meeting 16-year-old John Lennon at a church fair in Liverpool.

Paul turns 75 Sunday – the latest milestone for a music great who once seemed too young to pen a sentimental tune about aging and now might seem too old to play rocking three-hour shows, night after night.
But Paul's made a storied career out of defying age and expectations.
The arrival of the Beatles and the mania that ensued displayed the power and possibility of youth in pop culture and beyond. The band's endurance – evidenced recently by record-setting Spotify streams and the re-ascension of "Sgt. Pepper" on the charts – underscores the timelessness of their work and appeal.
That Paul and Ringo, who turns 77 next month, keep touring and making new albums when they could easily retire to the Isle of Wight, or wherever they want, speaks to the life force that surges through great music.
Paul and Ringo likely get as much out of their performances as their intergenerational legions of fans do, also are playing for John and George.
Even with the “many years from now” cited in “When I’m 64” long past, Paul appears destined to keep performing his songs, new and old. The Beatles exist on a plane where past and present merge in real time, with every discovery and rediscovery of their catalog. Anniversaries and birthdays offer a fine excuse not only to listen, but to celebrate the never-ending age the Beatles and Paul.

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