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25 February 2013
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Easy to say that from the Netherlands. Nowhere near enough housing in the South-East of Britain, especially London. If a building's not being used, stick up a blue plaque to recognise the history that happened there, and make it useful. Unless we're talking Abbey Road, and then the National Trust gets their first recording studio. A hundred years of history there, and that's without The Beatles!

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A couple of bits:

Rare Tony Sheridan interview premiering on two radio shows

A 1992 interview with Beatles' friend Tony Sheridan that has just resurfaced and can be heard this week has some candid comments about his career, interviewer Ken Michaels tells Beatles Examiner

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Michaels will feature the interview this Wednesday, Feb. 27, on his “Every Little Thing” radio show, which airs from 8 to 10 p.m. EST on 88.7 WNHU, West Haven, CT, and online at http://www.wnhu.net. He says the interview will be featured during the show's final hour.

A clip from the show is also featured during the “Things We Said Today” show co-hosted with yours truly with guest Dave Humphries that is airing this weekend on Fab4Radio.com and starting this week in the downloadable version on Podbean.com. The interview will also be posted on Ken's website shortly after the WNHU broadcast.

 

And an interview with the editor of Beatlefan on their 200th issue.

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26 February 2013
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An update on Paul's video game music for "Destiny":

Sir Paul McCartney Composing Video Game Music

Bungie, the developers of the beloved Halo franchise, revealed a heaping stack of new information on their otherwise hushed game project "Destiny" this Sunday.

While that seems of little importance to the music world, there is an interesting guest aiding in the soundtrack composition for the game.

Regular fans of the franchise would be familiar with the composer Marty O'Donnell for his monolithic contributions to the previous Halo soundtracks, but this time he is getting a little help from rock n' roll legend, Sir Paul McCartney.

O'Donnell has been working with McCartney for roughly two years, creating the early soundtrack at the very Abbey Road Studios of Beatles fame. This collaboration has allowed McCartney to expand work with new melodic constructions and themes.

O'Donnell said this about McCartney: "He didn't only want to do Paul McCartney music. He wants to get involved in themes, how melodies and motives can be a touchpoint for people."

O'Donnell also commented on the cool factor associated with working with the former Beatle. In their discussions, O'Donnell mentioned that things like the looping on "Tomorrow Never Knows" are similar to what makes interactive music interesting.

O'Donnell mentioned of McCartney that "He said 'I'm gonna get that [looping] machine out of my closet and send you some stuff,'" and so it turns out that some of the game recordings have been done with the very same looping machine used on Revolver. Fun fact if you ever find yourself playing it one day.

So what's your take on all this? Is McCartney better off making "Paul McCartney music", or is it good that he is branching off into new fields?

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27 February 2013
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Two students turn love of music into exhibit on Beatles landmark

Two final-year music journalism students from the University of Huddersfield in the UK are trying to help honor the rich history of a club that served a special place in Beatles history, the organizers told Beatles Examiner today.

Chynna Sampson and Natalie Longworth will curate the Jacaranda Project, an exhibit to celebrate The Jacaranda, the iconic music venue opened in 1958 by one-time Beatles manager Allan Williams as a coffee bar. The Silver Beatles played there about a dozen times between May and August in 1960. The venue unexpectedly closed in November, 2011.

“We’re delighted to be putting on this exhibition,” Sampson said. “We’re both passionate about music and this felt like something quite natural to do as we’ve both spent a lot of time in Liverpool, so it’s a venue we’re interested in learning more about.” The organizers said the project will feature photographs and "any memorabilia we can find," they said. The Jacaranda used to have membership cards.

More at the source.

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Not exactly Beatles' news but I got this from Queen's website:

http://www.queenonline.com/en/.....-nhk-poll/

Says here that the Beatles were the second most popular artist who visited Japan. Not bad since they only toured to Japan once (methinks)

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If you happen to be in South Attleboro, Massachusetts this weekend...

Rock Art Show comes to Southern New England

Take a trip on the yellow submarine to the Rock Art Show this weekend.

Beatles Artist Rob Campbell, who created the Beatles TV cartoon and the "Yellow Submarine" will be at the event all weekend long.

Other highlights of the show include a rare hand signed lithograph from Paul McCartney, a signed lithograph from Bob Dylan, the first ever photograph of the Allman Brothers, a lithograph of the Rolling Stones' Voodoo Lounge cover signed by the ban, two early photographs of Bon Jovi, a rare photograph of David Bowie taken by Linda McCartney, and a photograph of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

The event takes place at Cardi's Furniture store in South Attleboro and goes from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3. On Friday and Saturday the show runs from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Sunday the show runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

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2 March 2013
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mja6758 said
Easy to say that from the Netherlands. Nowhere near enough housing in the South-East of Britain, especially London. If a building's not being used, stick up a blue plaque to recognise the history that happened there, and make it useful. Unless we're talking
Abbey Road, and then the National Trust gets their first recording studio. A hundred years of history there, and that's without The Beatles!

Well, the Netherlands are not exactly famous for their many apartments, are they?

I have no problems with them taking over Apple, like you said, just make it useful. But I do hate the idea of cities filled with apartments everywhere.

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Lovely Freda Kelly (former PA who ran their fan club) article in The Independent on Sunday:

http://www.independent.co.uk/a.....18077.html

Now she's willing to talk, I wonder if Joe could get an interview for this site? And maybe, if he could, ask what questions we'd like answers to before doing it.

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^^ The film will be screening in Atlanta and Cleveland.

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Bunch of photos at the Stella McCartney show in Paris: Paul, James, Dhani.

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A few things:

Salon.com article on newly released interviews with John and Yoko:

But the excerpt we have here is something else entirely: It is one of five intimate conversations Howard had with John Lennon and Yoko Ono (who turned 80 on February 18), who met with him in their St. Regis Hotel room in Manhattan, less than a year before the couple would settle in New York City, and the day Lennon’s album “Imagine” hit the shelves. A month later, on Lennon’s 31st birthday, the album would hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and become his best-selling album for the next decade. On it is a track, entitled “How Do You Sleep??,” in which Lennon responds acidly to McCartney’s song, “Too Many People,” from his solo album, “Ram,” which came out a month earlier — a kind of precursor to Jay-Z vs. Nas rap wars. Lennon can’t quite anticipate McCartney’s response — or his fans’, for that matter — but suffice it to say, it only exacerbates their rift, and earns him few sympathizers.

lovely birthday tribute to George at his star on the Walk of Fame that includes this bit about another celebration taking place next year:

Jerry [Rubin] told the group, “The 2014 Beatles 50th Anniversary on the Ed Sullivan Show Public Celebration’ will be February 9, 2014, starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Beatles star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame Annex at Hollywood Blvd. and La Brea. Fans will then begin a march down Hollywood Blvd. at 2:00 p.m., concluding at the Capitol Records Tower Building, (where the stars for John, Paul, George, and Ringo are located) with a 2:30 p.m. rally, cake-cutting, music, and special guest speakers… including an Ed Sullivan impersonator, live at this ‘reaallly big shew’”

A comic book being released tomorrow about Paul and the break-up.

Bluewater Productions' new comic book, Paul McCartney: Carry That Weight, promises to give fans a new perspective on why the Beatles really broke up— and it wasn't because of Yoko Ono the publisher asserts

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Found a preview of that comic online. It doesn't look good.

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