2010 – Fans rejoice, The Abbey Road zebra crossing in north London, made famous after appearing on a Beatles album cover was given Grade II listed status. The crossing, the first of its kind to be listed, was being recognised for its “cultural and historical importance” following advice from English Heritage. The Beatles were photographed […]
2010 – Lennon’s ‘Abbey Road’ suit among auction items NORWALK, Conn. – The white, two-piece suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album will be among items auctioned in Connecticut less than a month after the 30th anniversary of the singer-songwriter’s death. The suit, the blazer Lennon wore in the […]
2010 – Apple Announces Beatles Deal on iTunes Apple has acquired the rights to sell Beatles music on its online store. Looking for Hype to gain more momentum, Apple caused a frenzy Monday with speculators. “Well, let’s not start deleting our iTunes libraries just yet”, sqeacked the Wall Street Journal, “the big news is that […]
2010 – VATICAN CITY – The Vatican has finally made peace with the Beatles, saying their drug use, “dissolute” lives and even the claim that the band
2010 – VATICAN CITY – The Vatican has finally made peace with the Beatles, saying their drug use, “dissolute” lives and even the claim that the band was bigger than Jesus are all in the past — while their music lives on. Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano paid tribute to the Fab Four in its weekend […]
2010 – RIAA, say Beatles still on top! Utilizing Nielsen SoundScan data, which dates to 1991, Guns N’ Roses have totaled 24,914,000
2010 – RIAA, say Beatles still on top! Utilizing Nielsen SoundScan data, which dates to 1991, Guns N’ Roses have totaled 24,914,000 albums sold in the U.S. 1991’s “Use Your Illusion 2” leads with 5,587,000 units, followed closely by “Use Your Illusion 1,” at 5,502,000. In that span, Metallica has sold 52,271,000 albums in the […]
2010 – U.K. Declares Abbey Road A Historic Site February 23, 2010 2010 – With all the talk about EMI possibly selling Abbey Road Studios, the U.K. government has stepped in and declared it a historic site so that no radical changes can be made. Culture Minister Margaret Hodge declared the iconic venue a “Grade […]
2009 – Lucy Vodden Dead: ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ Dies At 46 LONDON — Lucy Vodden, who provided the inspiration for the Beatles’ classic song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” has died after a long battle with lupus. She was 46. Her death was announced Monday by St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, […]
2009 – Bob Dylan mingled unnoticed with other Beatles tourists during a minibus tour to John Lennon’s childhood home. He was one of 14 tourists to examine photos and documents in the National Trust-owned home, where Lennon grew up with his aunt Mimi and uncle George. Dylan who was on a day off on a […]
2009 – George Harrison receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on This Day in Rock Music History!
2009 – George Harrison receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on This Day in Rock Music History! It was given posthumously with Paul McCartney, Harrison’s widow Olivia and son Dhani were all in attendance outside the Capitol Records offices in Los Angeles. Eric Idle, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and musician Tom Petty […]
2009 – Beatle Sir Paul McCartney sold out in seven seconds for a show in Las Vegas. Paul was booked to gig at the grand opening of the New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on 19 April 2009. Only 4000 fans could attend.
2009 – Liverpool University launched a Masters degree on The Beatles, popular music and society. Liverpool Hope University claimed the course which looked at the studio sound and compositions of The Beatles was the first of its kind in the UK and “probably the world”.
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