2020 – Paul McCartney has told John Lennon’s son Sean how happy it makes him that he got the chance to reconcile with his Beatles bandmate before his murder. Childhood friends McCartney and Lennon fell out when the Beatles split in 1970, but had mended fences before John was tragically shot and killed in December […]
2020 – Paul McCartney credits Jeff Lynne for getting him to ask Ringo Starr to appear on ‘Flaming Pie’
2020 – The Beatles legend collaborated with his former bandmate on his 1997 solo album after the Electric Light Orchestra musician – who performed on and produced the record after previously contributing to ‘Beatles Anthology’ – suggested he got in touch. As quoted by The Sun newspaper, Paul said: “I’d been saying to Ringo for […]
2019 – The Beatles’ Abbey Road returned to No.1 in the UK, 50 years after it first topped the album charts
2019 – The Beatles’ Abbey Road returned to No.1 in the UK, 50 years after it first topped the album charts after the release of an expanded anniversary edition. The feat also sees the album set a record – the gap of 49 years and 252 days since its initial chart-topping run ended in early […]
2019 – Thousands of Beatles fans made a pilgrimage to London’s Abbey Road 50 years after the group walked over its zebra crossing for the cover of the last album the band recorded. Transport for London said two bus routes were briefly diverted as queues to cross the road blocked access.
2016 – The Beatles: The latest edition of Guinness World Records said that Ringo Starr’s copy of The Beatles’ White Album
2016 – The Beatles: The latest edition of Guinness World Records said that Ringo Starr’s copy of The Beatles’ White Album was officially the most expensive LP ever sold at auction. Guinness confirmed that a December 2015 sale at Julien’s Auction House set a new high for album prices when the first-edition copy with the […]
2015 – An original tape of The Beatles performing at The Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1962 was found after 50 years languishing in a desk drawer. It featured the Fab Four playing ‘Some Other Guy’ in September 1962, four weeks before their debut single came out. It was recorded after the group were filmed […]
2014 – George Harrison: The childhood home of former Beatle George Harrison sold at an auction at The Cavern Club for £156,000, ($250,000). The three-bedroom mid-terrace home was where The Quarrymen held some of their first rehearsals before the band evolved into the The Beatles in 1960.
2014 – Sir Paul McCartney topped a list of the richest bassists in the world with estimated wealth of $1.2 billion according to the website www.therichest.com. Coming in at No.2 were Sting and Gene Simmons, both with a net worth of $300 million, followed by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, U2’s Adam Clayton and Flea from […]
2013 – 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: NME published their latest ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ list. The top 5 read: 1. The Smiths – ‘The Queen Is Dead’, 2. The Beatles – ‘Revolver’ 3. David Bowie – ‘Hunky Dory’, 4. The Strokes – ‘Is This It’ and at 5. The Velvet Underground […]
2013 – Paul McCartney: Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California was shut down for a 15-song set by Paul McCartney on the roof of the El Capitan Theatre. An estimated crowd of 10,000 listened from the street. The show followed his appearance on TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live show.
2013 – Classic Beatles albums finally went platinum after the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) changed its sales award rules. Gold or platinum status has become synonymous with record success but the system has only been in place since 1973. This made Sgt. Pepper’s a triple-platinum album, having sold more than 900,000 copies since 1994. In […]
2013 – Paul McCartney wins back song rights from Michael Jackson on This Day in Rock Music History! 30 years ago, Michael Jackson outbid secretly at auction Paul McCartney on his own songs from the Beatles Era. This, after Sir Paul had shown Jackson how to purchase song rights in this way. However, the 1976 […]