Beatles News | Page 26 | Fab Forum

Introducing the inaugural Fab Forum February Fundraiser! Click here for more details.

Please consider registering
Guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Beatles News
No permission to create posts
18 July 2013
7.32pm
Avatar
Ron Nasty
"Where have you been?" "I'm not telling you..."
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 4932
Member Since:
17 December 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
19 July 2013
3.03am
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7092
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
503sp_Permalink

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

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

19 July 2013
4.22am
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7092
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
504sp_Permalink

* On September 21, there'll be a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of George's visit to the US to see his sister.

* John's and Ringo's ex-girlfriends are auctioning off items once owned by them:

Several items owned by John Lennon, including a pair of his aviator sunglasses owned by May Pang are going on the auction block July 27, 2013, with Mecum Auctions in Santa Monica, California, it was announced today, July 17, 2013. Besides the sunglasses, May told us she will also auction off an Artist Proof Print of her photo of John signing the contracts to dissolve the Beatles. Ringo's ex-fiancee, Nancy Lee Andrews, is also auctioning the ring Starr wore on the cover of his Ringo the 4th album.

parlance

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

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

20 July 2013
4.41am
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7092
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

* From CBC News:

Survivors of the disaster in Lac-Mégantic have been offered a brief moment of respite in the form of one of the world’s most famous musicians.

[...]

The concert organizer said the idea behind the ticket offer was to give residents of the devastated town some time away from the stress they’ve experienced since the incident.

“We want to give them a break — a few hours of happiness that will allow them to not think about this tragedy that they’ve been immersed in for nearly two weeks,” Daniel Gélinas, chief executive of E3, which is promoting the show, said in a release.

Paul McCartney’s team were informed of the idea and quickly agreed, the company said.

 

* A new documentary being released on DVD. I need to have this one.

Paul McCartney himself held ties with many of the instrumental players in the UK’s movement, and through his public persona, he helped establish many of their radical ideas in the mainstream. Now the new documentary Going Underground explores the history of the London-based counterculture scene, as well as its impact on McCartney and The Beatles.

 

* As Paul is performing in Seattle tonight, here's the story of a Seattle DJ falling for an elaborate hoax in 1966:

"The Sigma Chi house of Seattle was given the grand award of Sigma Chi for pulling the greatest stunt of that year of any chapter. The stunt was the marriage of Paul McCartney and they had planned the whole thing," O'Day laughs.

 

* A new Beatles-related iTunes app:

A new app in the Apple iTunes store that tour sites where the Beatles lived, played and recorded is the first in a new series, Mark Schneegurt told us July 18.

 

* Link to Larry King's interview with Julian from this past week.

 

parlance

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

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

20 July 2013
11.52am
Avatar
Ron Nasty
"Where have you been?" "I'm not telling you..."
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 4932
Member Since:
17 December 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

20 July 2013
8.45pm
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7092
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
509sp_Permalink

From the Hollywood Reporter:

The Paul McCartney-fronted version of Nirvana is back. And this time they've regrouped in Seattle. 

During his "Out There" North American tour, the former Beatle played at Safeco Field on Friday night where he was joined by Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear of the grunge band, the Seattle Times reports.

The article also links to more videos at Consequence of Sound.

[x-posted at the Out There tour thread]

parlance

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

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

21 July 2013
3.41pm
Avatar
Linde
The Netherlands
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2627
Member Since:
21 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
24 July 2013
2.39am
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7092
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

* An update on The Danbury Field Forever benefit festival, from The Examiner:

We just received an update today, July 23, 2013, that the name has been changed to “Give Peace A Chance” to bring awareness to gun violence, in honor of John Lennon.

 

 

* And an update on the building that once housed the Apple boutique now becoming an apartment building, also from The Examiner:

The building that housed the Beatles' Apple boutique on Baker Street will be rebranded as an apartment building called Apple Apartments with an invitation-only event July 31 that will include a projection of the famous psychedelic mural that adorned it in its heyday, Richard Porter, who leads Beatle walking tours in London, told Beatles Examiner July 23.

 

* Sir Peter Blake has re-imagined the Sgt. Pepper cover in time for his 80th birthday:

The artist selected people who have inspired his creative career over the past six decades to mark his 80th birthday celebrations being held at fashion designer Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage Festival on July 13-15.

 

parlance

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

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

24 July 2013
3.49am
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7092
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
512sp_Permalink

More on George's first visit to America at the Illinois Times.

parlance

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

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

25 July 2013
2.39am
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7092
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

* Rarely seen Beatles photos from 1964 to be exhibited at David Anthony Fine Art in Taos, New Mexico

A series of rare photographs, taken by Washington DC-based photographer Mike Mitchell during the Beatles' 1964 inaugural United States stage concert, will be the centerpiece of the annual Fine Art Photography Invitational to be held at David Anthony Fine Art Taos New Mexico, from August 2, 2013 through August 30, 2013. The 18 limited edition prints are the first series of the Beatles photographs shown since the 2011 Christie’s auction, “The Beatles Illuminated: The Discovered Works of Mike Mitchell,” which consisted of a one-a-kind edition that achieved more than $360,000 when auctioned. This Taos exhibition, called “Heading for the Light,” will be the first time the photos have been exhibited and on sale since the New York auction. Prices for the prints start at $2,000 and range to $34,000.
 

 

* Interview with the late Victor Spinetti about Help!

 

* Cute story about Frank Sinatra doing a favor for Ringo for Maureen's 22nd birthday.

 

* Bruce Willis wants Paul to be in Red 3.

 

* Quebec show spoilers below.

Paul McCartney brought out a couple of rarities for fans at the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City July 23.

For the first time on the Out There! tour, he played "Birthday" and added both "Michelle" and "Ram On" to the setlist for just the second time. He did not, however, play "Mull Of Kintyre," which he played in Ottawa and usually plays at Canadian shows. "Hi Hi Hi," which has been played through the tour, but was skipped in Seattle, was brought back.


The tour takes over two weeks off before heading to San Francisco and the Outside Lands festival Aug. 9.

 

Ahhhhh! Getting excited!

Sound check/show setlist at The Macca Report.

parlance

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

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

25 July 2013
6.45am
Avatar
LongHairedLady
coming in through the bathroom window
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2144
Member Since:
17 January 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
514sp_Permalink

heart

"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!"

 

26 July 2013
2.44am
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7092
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

* Interview with Paul at RollingStone.com about the tour, his contribution to writing "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" and never retiring. :->

You've added a few new Beatles songs to the set – "Lovely Rita," "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" and "All Together Now." What's it like playing those live for the first time ever?
That's challenging. I mean, something like "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" is hard to do. Ask a bass player who sings. It's contrapuntal, man! It really is. I've got to sing a melody that's going to one place, and then I've got to play this bassline that's going to other places. It's a concentration thing. But that's half the fun of the show. I'm still practicing, still trying to figure it out, particularly on the new numbers. It's like, "How does this one go again?"

It's fun to see Paul admit he still faces challenges when performing.
 
 
 
* Article on Paul speaking at LIPA's graduation ceremony. And fan photos at The Examiner.
 
 
 
* Paul dedicated "Let It Be" to the Lac-Megantic survivors at his show in Quebec.
 
 
 
* Also from The Examiner, a longer version of "Kansas City" at The Cavern has been unearthed. Edit: It's posted at this thread.
 
 
 
parlance

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

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

28 July 2013
4.47pm
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7092
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

The Examiner has a weekly page of Beatle-related events.

If any of you are in that neck of the woods, there's a Beatles fest in Petaluma, CA today starting at noon: Marin Sonoma Tribute to Beatles Fans. The page has some fun facts/trivia questions.

parlance

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

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

30 July 2013
1.39am
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7092
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
518sp_Permalink

* Part 1 of an interview with art director John Kosh, who designed the Abbey Road cover.

 

* An interview with Carolo Cantamessa from "The Cast of Beatlemania" on his collection of Vintage Beatles Guitars on display at the University of Connecticut through Oct. 25.

 

* Huffington Post article on the exhibit of Mike Mitchell's photos during their DC performance in '64.

 

parlance

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

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

31 July 2013
5.08am
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7092
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
519sp_Permalink

* Article on Tony Palmer, who's just had some of his documentaries released on DVD, including "All You Need Is Love: The Beatles."

[x-posted to the documentaries thread]

parlance

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

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

1 August 2013
9.11pm
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7092
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
520sp_Permalink

* The new Apple Apartments has an FB page with pics from the launch.

 

* If you're in Berwyn, IL, you can sign up for a class on Revolver.

 

parlance

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

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: Zig, Necko, AppleScruffJunior, Ahhh Girl, Silly Girl, StarrisonSubmarine, leoc, thehippiechick
62 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
2 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 17120

Ahhh Girl: 10726

Annadog40: 9698

Zig: 7531

parlance: 7092

mr. Sun king coming together: 6980

Mr. Kite: 6092

Silly Girl: 5746

trcanberra: 5528

Ron Nasty: 4926

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 3329

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 42

Topics: 3815

Posts: 201845

Newest Members:

ravenswolf, Gamer1234, Stockholm1955, tomomi, ttn48griff

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 10726, meanmistermustard: 17120, Zig: 7531, Joe: 4390

Administrators: Joe: 4390, Ellie: 3

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today: VeraChuckDave
Upcoming: None