Archive for the ‘The Beatles’ Category

The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans’ lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words, images, and ideas, transforming the childhood and adolescence of millions of baby boomers. “Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade   Read More …

Categories: Reviews, The Beatles

Joe Goodden is a second-generation Beatles fan, a journalist, a blogger and paperback writer living in Cardiff, Wales. Formerly a senior online producer at the BBC, he is a music lover and founder of the Beatles Bible website. “Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs” is Joe Goodden’s first book: “The Beatles’ extraordinary odyssey from teenage   Read More …

Categories: Reviews, The Beatles

Once a normal wall, since the 1980s Lennon Wall has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs. In 1988, the wall was a source of irritation for the communist regime of Gustáv Husák. Young Czechs would write grievances on the wall and in a report of the time this   Read More …

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Today is about Ringo Starr, the fab Beatle,  the drummer, the artist, the actor, the genius, the mentor. Let’s celebrate Ringo by discovering 10 new facts about him: 1.He occasionally sang lead vocals, usually for one song on an album, including “With a Little Help from My Friends”, “Yellow Submarine” and their cover of “Act Naturally”.   Read More …

Categories: News, The Beatles

Starting tomorrow, Proud Galleries is pleased to present ‘The Beatles Unseen: Photographs by David Magnus’ a moving documentation of the legendary band’s phenomenal ascent by photographer David Magnus, who bore witness to some of their greatest moments. This exhibition, featuring many previously unseen photographs, is a fascinating and deeply candid insight into The Beatles during   Read More …

When filming “Help!”, on March 13th 1965, the Beatles flew out to Salzburg, Austria to begin filming the film’s Alpine section. The Austrian scenes were filmed at Obertauern, where the band stayed for 10 days.                                             Read More …

On Dec. 8th, 1980, Mark David Chapman deadly shot John Lennon. At a 2010 hearing, Chapman recalled that he had considered shooting Johnny Carson or Elizabeth Taylor instead, and said that he chose Lennon because the ex-Beatle was more accessible, that his century-old apartment building by Central Park “wasn’t quite as cloistered.” The wrong man in   Read More …

Categories: News, The Beatles, Then and Now

Happy birthday, sweet 75! Ringo is mobbed by fans on Miami Beach during The Beatles’ first tour of the USA (GETTY IMAGES) 51 years later: Ringo speaks to his fans during a “Peace & Love” event to celebrate his 75th birthday in Los Angeles, California (REUTERS)  

Categories: The Beatles, Then and Now

The Beatles made history on this day as the only act ever to monopolize the chart’s top five positions: No. 1: “Can’t Buy Me Love” No. 2: “Twist and Shout” No. 3: “She Loves You” No. 4: “I Want to Hold Your Hand” No. 5: “Please Please Me” In the same Top 100 of April,   Read More …

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