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Necko said

They were a group manufactured by John, Paul, George, and Ringo. 

Managed to catch some of this, though tuned out when Maconie trotted out his old cliche of Beatles being the first manufactured band.

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If the Beatles were manufactured then every band under the sun is in some way. Personally i cannot stand Stuart Marconie as every time I hear him he’s name dropping someone famous he’s met. I’ll try and listen but I go in with the preconceived belief that he’s a self-satisfied, arrogant, superior-to-every-one-else prat.

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February 5th, CBS, 9 EST, 8 CST

Paul McCartney and Bono Featured on “Super Bowl’s Greatest Halftime Shows” TV Special

Music lovers and sports fans alike know that some of the biggest acts in the world have graced the stage during the Super Bowl halftime show over the years, including Paul McCartney , The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Who, U2 and Michael Jackson. Now, CBS will take a look back at some of the best halftime performances in the event’s history on a special called Super Bowl’s Greatest Halftime Shows, airing Friday, February 5, two days before the big game.

Besides highlights of past shows, the two-hour program will feature new interviews with some of the most memorable halftime performers, including McCartney, who played at the Super Bowl in 2005, …

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That’ll Be The Day‘ starring Ringo and David Essex is on True Movies 2 (Sky channel 322) tonight at 9pm. Apologies for the late notice but I only found out 2 minutes again. If the channel is the same as every other one on Sky the film will be subject to numerous re-screenings in case you want to see it but cannot tonight.

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Sir Paul McCartney joins Frank Spencer for revived Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em sketch

Here’s the Macca part in the article.

Sir Paul McCartney is to make a cameo appearance in the new Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em sketch for Sport Relief.

The Beatles star will be seen in the revival of the hit sitcom as an everyday pop legend taking a stroll in the park and talking on his phone.

EDIT: Here’s a story with a picture. http://www.irishexaminer.com/b…..25517.html

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Will put on record now it’s going to be abysmal. 

Should have left the show in the 70’s and celeb cameos always look like what they are – shoved on for reason other than to get people to go “ooh”.

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Octopus’s Garden Book Getting TV Treatment

PARIS: The French animation house SUPERPROD is working on a TV adaptation of the book Octopus’s Garden, based on the song written and sung by Ringo Starr and featured on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road .

SUPERPROD secured the rights in a deal with Simon & Schuster, Universal Music Publishing and Startling Music. The book Octopus’s Garden features Starr’s lyrics illustrated by Ben Cort, the artist behind Aliens Love Underpants. Superights will represent the international rights for the animated program.

Cle?ment Calvet, the president of SUPERPROD, and Jeremie Fajner, the managing director at SUPERPROD, commented: “We are particularly proud and happy to work on this great book and music. The evergreen song by Ringo Starr and the superb drawings by Ben Cort are a wonderful setting for telling our animated stories. We are thrilled to team up with such great talents and major partners in the music and book publishing industries.”

“We are delighted that all these leading parties have come together to work on such an exciting project. It is a real coup to be working with SUPERPROD and we can’t wait to see their adaptation,” said Alexandra Maramenides at Simon & Schuster Children’s.

If anyone finds any information about the release date, let us know. It looks like they are just in the beginning stages at the moment.

As a side note, the book has been checked out 4 times at my library. 🙂

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Available to listen to on the BBC (but apparently not download)

Stadium Rock at 50

On 15th August 1965, The Beatles played Shea Stadium in New York. It was a pioneering gig, the promoter counted record takings – and the fans had a terrible time. They were penned on a sports field, where the Fab Four seemed miles away and were largely inaudible. For The Beatles, the show turned into a joke, with John Lennon playing a keyboard with his elbows towards the end of the set.

Half a century later, stadium rock is a very serious business. Tremendous advances in sound, lighting, design, video, choreography and computer technology have created a global musical experience unimaginable 50 years ago – the stadium or arena show. And it’s become more vital for the balance sheet as recording revenues plummet.

In this ‘Archive on 4’ music journalist Kate Mossman charts the journey from Shea Stadium to the present – with tales of get-lucky promoters, bands whose imaginations ran riot, the rise of the stadium anthem, and the art of reaching out to tens of thousands of fans.

Producers: Melanie Brown & Paul Kobrak.

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For those in the UK, or can get it, BBC4 is showing a programme called People’s History of Pop will be shown on Friday 15 April at 9pm, repeated at 1am on Saturday 16 April.

From the Radio Times:

The first in a new occasional series about musical memories from 1955 to 1965, from when Britain was mimicking the sounds of others to when it was exporting its own…

It’s essentially photo-album-as-pop-doc, but full of charming detail and goosebumpy anecdote. Listen to the Grundig tape-recording of Lennon at the village fête where he first met McCartney…

Now, it’s most likely that it will just be the short extracts we’ve already heard, but there has to be a slim possibility that EMI (who own the tape) are allowing the BBC use of a little more of the tape than has so far been heard, or that it may have been cleaned up some as the extracts that are around were made public to promote the auction of the tape at which EMI bought it.

Probably just what we already know, but there is that tantalising possibility it could be more or in better sound quality…

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For those who can get it, actor Jim Carter (better known to some as Mr Carson in Downtown Abbey) has a show about his love for Lonnie Donegan on ITV on Sunday 17 April at 10.20 pm (Jim Carter: Lonnie Donegan and Me). Among those he talks to about Lonnie’s influence across the UK and Ireland are Van Morrison and Roger Daltrey. Oh, and Paul and Ringo.

The Radio Times previews:

“A lot of us got out the factory thanks to Lonnie,” says Ringo who, in an unlikely moment, plays the washboard.

It will be repeated on ITV+1 at 11.20 pm. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Ron Nasty said 

“A lot of us got out the factory thanks to Lonnie,” says Ringo who, in an unlikely moment, plays the washboard.

 

Oh, how I wish I could see that. He may play it well, but I’ll bet he’s no Pete Shotton!

If anyone views that program, please provide a review.

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i’ve begun watching the cnn documentary series on netflix “the sixties.” the first episode about the jfk assassination was very interesting. later in the series they’ll cover the british invasion, and the great music that the beatles made and influenced. it should be good. 

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Ron Nasty said
For those in the UK, or can get it, BBC4 is showing a programme called People’s History of Pop will be shown on Friday 15 April at 9pm, repeated at 1am on Saturday 16 April.

From the Radio Times:

The first in a new occasional series about musical memories from 1955 to 1965, from when Britain was mimicking the sounds of others to when it was exporting its own…

It’s essentially photo-album-as-pop-doc, but full of charming detail and goosebumpy anecdote. Listen to the Grundig tape-recording of Lennon at the village fête where he first met McCartney…

Now, it’s most likely that it will just be the short extracts we’ve already heard, but there has to be a slim possibility that EMI (who own the tape) are allowing the BBC use of a little more of the tape than has so far been heard, or that it may have been cleaned up some as the extracts that are around were made public to promote the auction of the tape at which EMI bought it.

Probably just what we already know, but there is that tantalising possibility it could be more or in better sound quality…

They played a little more of Putting on the Style but they were talking over most of it…a-hard-days-night-paul-3

If you live in the UK, you can watch it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/e…..of-the-fan

The Quarrymen recording starts at about 12:45.

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Twiggy looks like she has no idea what on earth she’s listening to.

Its nice to hear it in far bits in far better sound quality, shame they had to talk over it but its not unexpected. Hopefully Twiggy or someone on the production team turned on the microphone on their phone to record it and next week it turns up online clean and complete.

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Currently on BBC2 The Hairy Bikers’ Pubs That Built Britain, and this episode is about Liverpool.

Starts in Ye Cracke with Bill Harry and Rod Murray talking about The Dissenters, of which the other two were John and Stu.

I should imagine it’ll be on the iPlayer later.

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In a special edition of MastertapesPaul McCartney talks to John Wilsonabout some of the favourite songs he has written.

As he embarks on a new globe-trotting tour and on the eve of the release of a personally curated collection of his recordings since leaving the Beatles, Paul McCartney takes time out to discuss with John Wilson how some of these songs came about.

Ever since he wrote his first song at the age of 14, Paul McCartney has developed into one of the most successful songwriters and performers of all time. With the Beatles, he changed the world of music and he has continued to push boundaries as a solo artist, with Wings and as a solo artist again. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a 21-time Grammy Award winner, Paul McCartney has performed in the White House on two occasions in 2010 (President Obama joked that he was becoming a regular).

This will be a unique opportunity to see and hear Paul McCartney as he returns to a venue that he has performed at even more times than the White House. Not only can you hear how he conceived and developed some of his favourite songs but he will also be answering questions from the audience.

The programme will broadcast as a one-hour special on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 28 May.

Important note: There will be a chance to ask Paul McCartney questions during his interview with John Wilson. 

Please note that your contact details will be shared with the production team prior to the recording. This is in order to send details and gather audience questions for the artist ahead of recording.

Tickets will be allocated by random draw.

You can register at any time until Thursday 28 April at 12 noon.

You can apply for a maximum of two tickets.

Good luck!

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Paul McCartney: ‘I was depressed after the Beatles broke up’

Sir Paul McCartney has talked candidly about the depression he suffered after The Beatles broke up, confessing he considered giving up music altogether.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes, he said he had been at a loss when the band fell apart in acrimony in 1970.

“It was difficult to know what to do after The Beatles. How do you follow that?” he told John Wilson.

“I was depressed. You would be. You were breaking from your lifelong friends. So I took to the bevvies.”

The Beatles officially split in 1970 with the release of Let It Be , but the seeds of their demise were sown a year earlier, when the band appointed Allen Klein as their manager, against Sir Paul’s wishes.

Although Klein helped restructure the band’s loss-making business, Apple, he also took a hefty share of their profits, and gave his own company the rights to press The Beatles’ records in the US.

He further angered Sir Paul by hiring Phil Spector to overdub a choir, orchestra and additional drums on to Let It Be ; and attempted to make EMI delay the release of the star’s first solo album.

In order to divest himself of Klein’s influence, Sir Paul had to sue his bandmates. The legal fall-out was the caustic agent that finally broke his bond with John Lennon .

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“The business thing split us apart,” said Sir Paul, adding that all the “heavy meetings” were “doing my head in”.

He became so depressed that he did not know “whether I was still going to continue in music”.

Eventually, he moved to Scotland – partly to make himself unavailable for the business meetings – and hit the bottle.

“I was far gone,” he said. “It was Linda who said, ‘you’ve got to get it together…’ and that led to Wings.”

“I liked the idea of a band. I wanted to go back to square one.”

However, he admitted: “We were terrible. We weren’t a good group. People said, ‘Linda can’t play keyboards,’ and it was true.

“But John couldn’t play guitar when we started [The Beatles].”

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Mastertapes was recorded in Studio 3 of the BBC’s historic Maida Vale, where the Beatles taped numerous radio sessions in the 1960s.

Among the audience were Brad Pitt, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, Martin Freeman, James Bay and Simon Pegg, as well as 100 members of the public, many of whom were able to put questions to Sir Paul.

Sir Paul talked about the writing of solo songs including Maybe I’m Amazed , Coming Up and Dance Tonight, as well as his Band On The Run and Sgt Pepper ‘s.

The conversation also covered his recent collaborations with Kanye West, revealing: “We never appeared to write a song. A lot of what we did was just telling each other stories.”

“People says he’s eccentric… which you’d have to agree with. He’s a monster. He’s a crazy guy that comes up with great stuff.”

And Sir Paul discussed how his relationship with John Lennon had improved in the months before the star’s untimely death in 1980.

“I would make calls to John occasionally,” he said. “We just talked kids and baking bread.”

Media captionSir Paul reveals some illuminating stories about his collaboration with Kanye West.

Sir Paul McCartney ‘s Mastertapes interview is available now on the BBC iPlayerand Red Button. It will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this Saturday, 28 May.

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http://www.npr.org/sections/al…..-mccartney

 

Interview with Paul McCartney for NPR – you can read the text or hit the play button in the top left corner of the page

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For those who have access, the BBC Red Button is showing Paul’s Mastertapes interview on a loop between 09:50 and 13:45 tomorrow (21st). Looks like around 4 showings.

Catch it if you can. Very good interview.

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It was on a while ago. I watched it and thought it was another Paul interview of everything we’ve known for the last 20 years. Then again i’m of the opinion Paul hasn’t said anything new in an interview for 10/15 years = same questions -> same interviews -> same anecdotes.

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