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17 February 2013
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This was posted on Paul's Facebook today, about him winning the grammy:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes......t-show-up/

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"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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Got an email that Paul will be playing Bonaroo this year. Tickets go on sale 2/23.

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The BBC report that the Beatles have been utilised to help folk cross the road safely in Calcutta. Must say if there was a huge Beatle pic beside a Zebra Crossing it would take me an additional 10 minutes to do so as i would stand there and gaze at it. Heck i might end up staying there and play Abbey Road thru whilst looking at it.

Also the BBC have a report on the death of Tony Sheridan with quotes from Ringo and Paul. Seems to me that it suggests without actually saying so that Ringo played on the Tony Sheridan/Early Beatles tapes instead of Pete Best. Hmmmm....

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Could be the people of Calcutta take the Abbey Road cover to mean you should walk slowly to allow the photographer to get the shot!

Don't think Ringo is suggesting he was on the Sheridan recordings. It's more likely he's saying that The Hurricanes backed Sheridan on stage, as Sheridan was often backed by Liverpool groups during that time, and Ringo refers to a month playing with him.

Good to see the BBC covering Sheridan's death though.

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BBC report that the Beatles have been utilised to help folk cross the road safely in Calcutta. Must say if there was a huge Beatle pic beside a Zebra Crossing it would take me an additional 10 minutes to do so as i would stand there and gaze at it. Heck i might end up staying there and play Abbey Road thru whilst looking at it.

 

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The annual Matthew Street Festival is going to be cut down to a much smaller event due to spending cuts:

http://www.holidayspress.com/a.....val/911614

I´m quite sad about this, tho I suppose I understand why they have had to do it.

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Article on the "Good Ol' Freda" documentary:

Beatles Grant Rare Music License to SXSW Documentary (Exclusive)

Slated for a SXSW debut, "Good Ol' Freda" tells the story of the band's beloved secretary.

Ryan White has achieved the nearly impossible: The director got rights to use four original Beatles songs in his documentary Good Ol’ Freda.

Premiering on March 9 at South by Southwest, the film tells the story of Freda Kelly, the band’s beloved secretary who spent 11 years working for the Fab Four and ran the Beatles fan club. It’s the first time Kelly, now in her late 60s, has told her story, though many have tried to pry it out through the years.

 “She’s not tempted by money at all,” says White, 31, whose first doc was 2010’s Pelada, about pickup soccer around the world. “Freda closed the Beatles’ offices, so she left with truckloads of Beatles stuff and gave it all away to fans over the years.” The reason she’s breaking her silence, adds White, who met Kelly through his uncle, a member of the Beatles’ Liverpool peers The Merseybeats, “is for her 2-year-old grandson -- she sees it as a sort of home movie.”

It’s no small feat getting clearances for Sony/ATV Publishing and Apple Corps’ most prized assets because of the many parties whose signoffs are required (among them, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as the estates of John Lennon and George Harrison). Rights also are expensive: AMC’s Mad Men coughed up $250,000 for a snippet of “Tomorrow Never Knows” last season.

White won’t divulge what he paid for “Love Me Do,” “I Saw Her Standing There” and two others, but he says of Kelly, “Clearly the living Beatles have a lot of respect for her.”

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Work starts to convert Beatles Apple HQ into flats

Planners have given the green light to convert the former headquarters of The Beatles’ record company, Apple Corps, into five luxury West End apartments.

Developer the Malins Group is also main contractor on the job which will start immediately.

Malins paid £6m for the six-storey 8,390 sq ft Grade II listed building on Baker Street last year.

The firm has now secured permission from Westminster City Council for a change of use to residential on the upper floors of the building, with retail at street and lower ground level.

Lauren Atkins, MD of The Malins Group, said: “94 Baker Street is destined to become one of the capital’s most famous residential addresses.

“The building has a unique place in the history of The Beatles and we aim to preserve its fascinating heritage.

“We will be launching sales of the apartments on the 45th anniversary of the closure of the Apple Boutique and move of Apple Corps and the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Beatles.

“We have some great plans for the interiors – exuberant, imaginative, with a few Avant-garde touches- to capture the spirit of the Fab Four.”

As well as the base for The Beatles record empire in the late 1960s, the Apple Boutique was opened at street level selling clothes and accessories.

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'A social club for The Beatles': return to rock'n'roll clubland

In the Sixties and Seventies, tiny clubs played host to the biggest music stars. Now some of them are reopening. Nick Hasted drops in

The blue plaques by the unassuming door off Carnaby Street which leads down to the Bag O'Nails give clues to the history locked below: "Jimi Hendrix Experience played here 25.11.66", and "Paul McCartney met Linda Eastman here 15.5.67". Descending into the basement, through the wood-panelled alcoves of the long, low club to a deeply recessed, dark stage, a chill runs through me. It's hard not to conjure Hendrix playing a foot away, two months after touching down in England.

More at the source.

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Aren't there enough apartments already? Maaaan. Can't say I'm sad about it though. Now if they'd do that to Abbey Road, then you'll hear me.

And it's great to hear some of those clubs are re-opening. Awesome!

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