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6 December 2011
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December 6, 2011
Paul McCartney joined onstage by The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood in London

Paul McCartney teamed up with The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood during his gig at London's O2 Arena last night (December 5).The former Beatle was playing his only London show of 2011, when towards the end of his set he told the audience he "had a surprise" for them. With that he ushered a denim-clad Wood onstage, having the guitarist play along with him on The Beatles' 1969 classic 'Get Back'. At the song's finish, Wood and McCartney hugged each other before the former left the stage.McCartney's three-hour set took in Beatles, Wings and solo material, and also saw him play a number of Beatles tracks for the first time ever in the UK, including 'The Night Before', 'The Word' and 'Come And Get It'.

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December 5, 2011
Paul McCartney: 'I felt sick the first time the Beatles played Wembley

Paul McCartney has spoken about his history of pre-gig nerves, revealing that he felt like quitting playing live as he was so nervous before The Beatles performed at Wembley Arena. McCartney is currently in the middle of a European arena tour and also said that he still feels like he has to win some of the crowds over. Speaking about his record of pre-show nerves, he told the Daily Mirror: "The first time we ever played – pre-Beatles – I screwed up. So I never played lead guitar again. When the Beatles did Wembley (Arena, then known as the Empire Pool) for the first time (in 1963), I felt sick. I thought, 'I’ve got to give this up.'" McCartney added that even now he encounters crowd members who are "just standing there", but added: "We always manage to get them back in the end."

http://www.nme.com/news/paul-m…..tney/60787

The National
November 30, 2011
Next-generation Harrison proves creative talent runs in the family

You might imagine that the musical children of The Beatles would be hugely inspired by that mighty band's near-perfect body of work. Dhani Harrison, though – son of the late, great George – seems to have been influenced more by his father's extra-curricular activities.Now 33, Dhani is proving something of a creative polymath. Musically, his current passion is for cutting-edge British genres such as drum 'n' bass and dubstep, which pour forth on several projects with his production partner, Paul Hicks, and various guest musicians. George's tastes seep in almost subconsciously."I absolutely love Indian classical music," says Harrison. "You notice the interest when I sit with Paul. With the vocals I'll do 'guides', then we'll get people to come in and sing them, and there's always a few notes and a few changes that people don't get, and Paul will say, 'Oh, it's one of those Dhani notes again, he's been listening to too many Indian classical music records.'"

http://www.thenational.ae/arts…..the-family

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December 12,201
Aston Martin DB5 Belonging to Beatles Lead Guitarist for Sale

The Aston Martin DB5 is best known for its role in James Bond movies like Goldfinger and Thunderball, which made it the icon it is today. Auction House Coys’ is hosting the London sale ‘True Greats’ this week and one of the cars that is sure to fetch a pretty penny is one rare coupe with a celebrity owner.The car you see here once belonged to George Harrison, a musician who is best known for his role as lead guitarist for The Beatles. It was delivered to him brand new back in 1965 and comes with the 4.0-liter straight-six that’s supposed to offer 282 horsepower and a top speed of 148 miles per hour.

http://www.autoevolution.com/n…..40929.html

The Wall Street Journal – arts and entertainment
December 2, 2011
A Front Row Seat to Rock’s Golden Age

In an era when there were fewer fences around celebrities, Gruen knew many of his subjects personally. After meeting John Lennon in 1972, his relationship with the rocker and Yoko Ono evolved into an enduring friendship. The “Rock Seen” book includes a 1975 shot of Lennon holding his newborn son Sean in their home as Ono looks on. Gruen says he simply knew when to put the camera away. Of hanging out with Lennon and his band Elephant’s Memory, he says, “We all liked tequila and finishing off the night with a good steak and a cognac–and John was always picking up the tab. Not only was he funny and smart, but he always ate well. Eventually I tried to show up at lunch or dinner time ‘til it became a joke. ‘Bob’s here. Must be time for dinner.’”

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The Statesman
December 4, 2011
Lennon’s influence felt 31 years after death

While most people will be spending this week gearing up for the holidays and forming their in-law invasion plans, I will spend it listening to nothing but the Beatles and contemplating what the world would be without the influence of one of the most well-loved men in music's history.  He had his issues just like every other artist but still managed to stay true to himself, regardless of whatever adversity he faced.John Lennon lived from Oct. 9, 1940 to his untimely death on Dec. 8, 1980.  From his times as a young boy in Liverpool to his life as an adult in the states, he was able to accomplish many things that most people couldn't even dream of.  He has had enormous success as a musician and as a political activist.  Not many can say they have a vastly successful musical career as part of a group or as a solo artist, let alone both.Add to that the fact that he was also a powerful political and peace activist, and he has a pretty impressive résumé.  His creativity and ideals have lasted through generations and are still being celebrated today.  The proof of that is in the hundreds of thousands of pieces of memorabilia sold or the innumerous visitors to the Strawberry Fields monument in Central Park.  

http://www.indianastatesman.co…..t0JTqZM_dA

Hear New “Atlas Eets Christmas” Track –  Plastic Ono Band and The Flaming Lips
December 5, 2011

The Flaming Lips have created a new website to stream their Christmas music, http://atlaseetschristmas.com

Life is what happens when your busy making other plans.  John Lennon
6 December 2011
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Thank you so much for the news peregrine!!! apple01apple01

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McCartney and Wood!

When was the last time a Beatle played with a Stone?

Lennon and Jagger (Richards?) in the Dirty Mac?

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7 December 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8it was Keith Richards who was in the Dirty Mac.

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7 December 2011
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Ringo and Ron Wood in The Last Waltz, Thanksgiving day 1976.

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8 December 2011
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Seaglass eyes, ah yes, Lennon and Richards; in Rock'n'Roll Circus? I think they played "Yer Blues". Clapton's there too, and alas, Yoko.

Zig, thanks for the Last Waltz video. Hard to find Ron Wood!!!

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8 December 2011
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heart Hello all!

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The Dirty Mac band also did Her Blues which was a great backing track and Yoko doing her thing.

 

And hello applecorped. Welcome to the site. If you so desire there is an official thread where you can introduce yourself to the forum, but since youve said hello here maybe there is no need. Its nice to have you here.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
8 December 2011
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Hello Applecorp! apple01

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9 December 2011
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Free Yellow Submarine animated book on iTunes. Key word: free

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9 December 2011
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What? *opening her iTunes* a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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9 December 2011
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Yip. Its the yellow submarine story (with movie clips) and lasts about 30 mins. The story as told by Beatles Examiner. There is also a 'new' compilation 'Songs from the Yellow Submarine' (i guess its official).

 The tracklisting is:

Yellow Submarine

Pepperland (George Martin orchestra)

Yellow Submarine In Pepperland (George Martin orchestra)

All Together Now

Sea Of Monsters (George Martin orchestra)

Sea Of Holes (George Martin orchestra)

Sgt Pepper

Eleanor Rigby

Help!

With A Little Help From My Friends

Nowhere Man

Think For Yourself

All You Need Is Love

 

Had to figure out why Help! was there but there is a reference to it in the movie and it points to another album if anyone discovers the song thru this, possibly pushing up sales.

Since Pepper and With A Little Help arent right next to each other do they have a different closing(Pepper) and opening (With A Little Help) as they have always crossfaded into each other. It will be a weird listening experience regardless, like having Mean Mister Mustard not followed by Polythene Pam.

If anyone ever buys this, tho if you have all the songs why would you, can you let me know.

There may be a few more of these as i think iTunes exclusive deal with The Beatles was for only 2 years initially ending in October 2012, tho they could extend it.

Tho why didnt they release Yellow Submarine Songtrack as the tie-in, its not on itunes but is available on cd. Plus have just realised you cant download the complete film or any other Beatle movies anywhere officially.

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11 December 2011
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No idea where to post this so here will do. At this current moment (00:35, 10th december 2011), and i have no idea how long for, amazon uk have thenewno2's song wide awake as a free download.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
16 December 2011
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Thanks for that – it's still free.

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16 December 2011
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We're sorry. We could not process your order because of geographical restrictions on the product which you were attempting to purchase." nooooooo

16 December 2011
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That happened to me too paul-mccartney

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Over at itunes most of the beatles lps have been reduced in price: albums Please Please Me thru to Magical Mystery TourAbbey Road, Let It Be & 1 are £7.99 each. The Beatles (The White Album) and Past Masters £12.99 each. Love and the Anthology discs are not included. You can also purchase them as 'gift albums'.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
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Yahoo report that Ringo and Dave Stewart have written a musical together. Ringo is quoted in Mojo saying that it will probably become a movie and not a stage show. 

 

And if anyone has money left over from Christmas the Beatles Stereo USB is on offer at Pop Market until 5pm GMT on Wednesday 4th January, reduced to £135.85.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
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On the bbc iplayer have discovered there are a few beatles related programmes

 

Bookclub: Hunter Davies on The Beatles Its dated as being available until 1200am, Thursday 1 January 2099, so not long to go then. In reality it wont be up for that long.

Beatles Chrismas Available until 4:02am Saturday 7th January 2012.

And for the next 3 hours The Live Music Hour. Available until 5:02am, Thursday 5th January 2012.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
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Hello all!  a-hard-days-night-john-6 I really think I need to check my iTunes now… xD

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