The US publishing rights for six of The Beatles’ early songs have changed hands for the first time since the 1960s. Read more »
A Canadian dentist has bought one of John Lennon‘s molar teeth for £19,500 ($31,300) at an auction in Stockport, England. Read more »
Sir Paul McCartney has commissioned experts from Steinway & Sons to restore the 1877 grand piano at the Motown museum in Detroit, Michigan. Read more »
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A copy of Double Fantasy signed by John Lennon just hours before he was shot in New York City sold at auction in London for £23,750 ($38,500). Read more »
Sir Paul McCartney, Sir George Martin, Giles Martin, Yoko Ono, Sean Ono Lennon, and Olivia and Dhani Harrison were among guests at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas to celebrate five years of the Cirque du Soleil show Love. Read more »
John Lennon‘s handwritten lyrics for the Sgt Pepper song Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds have sold at auction for $200,000. Read more »
A recently-discovered contract signed by The Beatles in 1961 is to be auctioned in London this week. Read more »
Sir Paul McCartney is to co-write a new work for New York City Ballet, it has been announced. Read more »
A collected volume of John Lennon‘s letters is to be published, after the rights were granted to Beatles collector Hunter Davies by Yoko Ono. Read more »
American guitar makers Gretsch have announced details of a limited edition reproduction of George Harrison‘s black Gretsch Duo Jet guitar. Read more »
A Beatles fan from Argentina has turned his collection of memorabilia into a museum dedicated to the group. The collection of Rodolfo Vazquez, 53, opens today on Avenue Corrientes, Buenos Aires.
Among his treasures are a brick from the Cavern Club, part of the stage from Hamburg’s Star-Club, a cheque for £11 signed by Ringo Starr, and a box of condoms bearing the names of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Vazquez became a Beatles fan at the age of 10 after receiving their album Rubber Soul. His collection now contains more than 8,500 items, and in 2001 the Guinness World Records recognised him as having the planet’s largest collection, at a time when his collection amounted to 5,612 items.
The museum contains just one quarter of Vazquez’s collection, which includes autographs, toys, concert tickets and programmes, a pair of drumsticks signed by Pete Best, and Beatles-branded wigs, crockery, chewing gum and music boxes.
The idea is to show my collection permanently. In a year I would like to rotate the items on display with others from my collection. Otherwise all of it would be closed into boxes and trunks without anyone being able to enjoy them.
The Beatles Museum is at Paseo La Plaza, 1660 Corrientes Avenue, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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