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Lennon used to say he never “sang” when he performed this song… all he had to do was to shout 🙂 Here’s a piece of Beatlemania* *Beatlemania = a term originated during the 1960s to describe the intense fan frenzy directed toward The Beatles during the early years of their success; Andi Lothian, a former   Read More …

“Please Mr. Postman” is the debut single of The Marvelettes and the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart (1961). “Please Mr. Postman” became a number-one hit again in early 1975, when The Carpenters‘ cover of the song also reached the top position of the Billboard   Read More …

He got his passion for music from his mother. His uncle, George, gave him his first instrument, a harmonica, his mother, Julia, his first rock and roll lessons, his aunt, Mimi, his first 7 pounds guitar and Paul his first notions of musical notes and the dream of having their own songs and recordings. The   Read More …

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This is a love song written by John Lennon and based on a song his mother would sing to him as a child (photo): “Want to know a secret? Promise not to tell? We are standing by a wishing well.” (“I’m Wishing” from Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs movie).

Did you know that John Lennon’s “Walls and Bridges” album cover shows a drawing made by him when he was 11? This is a depiction of the Newcastle vs Arsenal FA Cup final in 1952, drawn by him after seeing this match. Arsenal lost to Newcastle, 0-1 with several injuries on the field (no substitutions   Read More …

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Saturday, July 6, 1957 is the day John met Paul! John (aged 16) and his band the Quarrymen were performing at a fête at St. Peter’s Woolton Parish Church in Liverpool. Paul (aged 15) was wheeling around on his bicycle – hoping to pick up girls – and heard the Quarrymen play (photo). A mutual   Read More …

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Take a look 🙂 Sean / John Lennon Dhani/ George Harrison James / Paul McCartney Ringo Starr/ Zak

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Pattie Boyd is an English model and photographer and the former wife of both George Harrison (1966 – 1974) and Eric Clapton (1979 – 1989). She was the inspiration for love songs written by both musicians, Harrison’s, “Something“, “For You Blue” and “Isn’t It a Pity”, and Clapton’s “Layla”, “Wonderful Tonight” and “Bell Bottom Blues”.

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“Hey Jude” is a song Paul McCartney wrote to comfort John Lennon’s son, Julian, during his parents’ divorce. “Hey Jude” was released in August 1968 as the first single from The Beatles’ record label Apple Records. More than seven minutes in length, “Hey Jude” was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the   Read More …

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