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25 March 2015
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parlance said

Ringo's on the latest cover of Rolling Stone.

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Cool beans. I have to go find a copy.

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Just to clarify, it'll be out Friday.

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You can now hear "Confirmation" from the Ringo's Postcards from Paradise at Billboard.

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Paul's on the cover of the latest Q magazine, coming out on the 31st. [x-posted to Paul interviews thread]

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From the Examiner:

Ringo Starr announced on his Twitter account @ringostarrmusic March 26 that he'll do a Twitter Q&A online with Billboard magazine and writer David Wild at 12:45 p.m. PT March 31 to promote his new album, “Postcards From Paradise,” which comes out on that day. “Get your questions ready!,” he wrote. Hash tag for the question is #AskRingo.

The Beatle also will make two upcoming appearances on U.S. TV. He'll appear on “Ellen” on Tuesday, the day of the album's release, and on “Conan” on April 1. Both shows, by the way, are taped on the Warner Bros. lot in Hollywood.

More at the link.

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[x-posted from Ringo Starr subforum]

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Hollywood, CA (AP) - Ringo Starr , former drummer for The Beatles and occasional professional actor, albeit one who hasn't appeared in a live-action motion picture in nearly 30 years, is preparing to make his big-screen comeback. And he's going to play the role of the Beatles' original drummer, whom he replaced, Pete Best.

The rock music legend, currently making the rounds to support his latest album Postcards From Paradise, optioned Best's 2001 autobiography, Beatle! The Pete Best Story in 2009 as a possible motion picture, with Brandon Routh starring in the title role. Routh showed interest but eventually opted out, and updated plans called for Best to take over the role as himself, with his younger facial features created by CGI. Best's professional screen tests, however, were unsatisfactory. So, with an eye to the possibilities of digital imaging, and a proven Hollywood track record, Starr (as producer) has decided to go with Starr (as star.)

"Pete's a remarkable bloke, and he's had a remarkable life, and turned it into a remarkable book," says Starr, who further flashed his well-known Liverpool wit: "And I really think the best way to make a great movie is if we go with a Starr, instead of going with the Best."

"Besides," he adds with a grin, "I'm a much better actor than Pete. Drummer too. Peace and love, Pete!"

 

Ringo Starr will be selling autographed copies of Beatle! The Pete Best Story at the Hollywood Book Nook on 4369 La Cienega Blvd in West Hollywood on April 1st, 9am-3pm.

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Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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[x-posted from Ringo Starr subforum]

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Hollywood, CA (AP) - Ringo Starr , former drummer for The Beatles and occasional professional actor, albeit one who hasn't appeared in a live-action motion picture in nearly 30 years, is preparing to make his big-screen comeback. And he's going to play the role of the Beatles' original drummer, whom he replaced, Pete Best.

The rock music legend, currently making the rounds to support his latest album Postcards From Paradise, optioned Best's 2001 autobiography, Beatle! The Pete Best Story in 2009 as a possible motion picture, with Brandon Routh starring in the title role. Routh showed interest but eventually opted out, and updated plans called for Best to take over the role as himself, with his younger facial features created by CGI. Best's professional screen tests, however, were unsatisfactory. So, with an eye to the possibilities of digital imaging, and a proven Hollywood track record, Starr (as producer) has decided to go with Starr (as star.)

"Pete's a remarkable bloke, and he's had a remarkable life, and turned it into a remarkable book," says Starr, who further flashed his well-known Liverpool wit: "And I really think the best way to make a great movie is if we go with a Starr, instead of going with the Best."

"Besides," he adds with a grin, "I'm a much better actor than Pete. Drummer too. Peace and love, Pete!"

 

Ringo Starr will be selling autographed copies of Beatle! The Pete Best Story at the Hollywood Book Nook on 4369 La Cienega Blvd in West Hollywood on April 1st, 9am-3pm.

This might be your best yet. Fantastically done. You almost had me for a second there. 

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Incredibly sad news. Cynthia Lennon has passed away. Julian posted a tribute.

Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short but brave battle with cancer.

Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers.

Please respect their privacy at this difficult time.

I'm kind of in shock. Someone posted a YouTube video in her memory on FB, and I thought it was a cruel and tasteless April Fool's prank, and then I saw Julian's post. 

If you have a chance to read John, you'll know her for the beautiful lady she was. Rest in peace, Cynthia.

[x-posted to the Rest in Peace thread]

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There is a hoax page on this here @parlance. Its not true.

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There is a hoax page on this here @parlance. Its not true.

Unless someone hacked into Julian's FB account, it's true, I'm afraid.

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@meanmistermustard I hope it is!

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Ok. I'm sadly lost over this. I hate hoaxs over this. Maybe i just dont want to believe its true.

Damn sad if it is.

Edit: Its slowly being reported over the net (ITV, Billboard) and her wiki page has been updated. 

Sad, sad news.

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von partee said
Incredibly sad news. Cynthia Lennon has passed away. Julian posted a tribute.

Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short but brave battle with cancer.

Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers.

Please respect their privacy at this difficult time.

I'm kind of in shock. Someone posted a YouTube video in her memory on FB, and I thought it was a cruel and tasteless April Fool's prank, and then I saw Julian's post. 

If you have a chance to read John, you'll know her for the beautiful lady she was. Rest in peace, Cynthia.

[x-posted to the Rest in Peace thread]

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Very sad news today. RIP, Cynthia

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From WogBlog:

Kanye West is hosting another surprise performance in London tonight, this time with Paul McCartney and Rihanna at The Scotch Of St James! 

Back in 1965, Paul first met young Stevie Wonder in that same nightclub.

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Edit: WogBlog added an edit that this may have been an April Fool's joke.

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Examiner article summarizing tributes to Cynthia.

Also, there'll be a public memorial at John's star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame tomorrow at 6pm.

[x-posted to the thread on Cynthia's passing]

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Ringo has canceled his Saskatchewan show on October 14 due to a scheduling conflict. Other Canadian shows are still on.

[x-posted to the Ringo tour thread]

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The manuscript of American Pie by Don McLean is up for auction today.

The song was peppered with obscure and not-so-obscure references to various artists, including The Beatles, and deciphering it has been, over the years, one of popular music's favourite games - especially as McLean refused to explain.

McLean, at one stage, had a different ending in mind for his song commemorating the death of Buddy Holly, revealed today:

And there I stood alone and afraid
I dropped to my knees and there I prayed
And I promised him everything I could give
If only he would make the music live
And he promised it would live once more
But this time one would equal four
And in five years four had come to mourn
and the music was reborn

I don't think there can be much doubt, that in this rejected last verse, the main reference is to The Beatles arrival on American shores, and its effect.

Holly died in February 1959. The Beatles landed in February 1964: "And he promised it would live once more / But this time one would equal four / And in five years four had come to mourn / and the music was reborn".

It may have been abandoned, it may be a lost reference, but at one time McLean saw the song's ending as a tribute to Four Lads from Liverpool who shook the world.

[X-posted to the Songs with Beatles References thread]

[Note: I asked advice on whether this should be posted elsewhere, as I didn't want it lost in quite an obscure thread. Here was suggested. While not directly Beatles News, it is Beatles-related News, and about one of the most iconic songs around. If you have a comment, could you make it in the other thread - link above.]

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Utterly bizarre story in the news:

In theory, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is the state’s elite equivalent of the FBI. In theory, the agency saves its resources for investigating the most serious crimes.

Yet in the Bizarro World created by Gov. Rick Scott, almost nothing in government operates the way it was meant to. Recently, the FDLE dispatched an agent to investigate a blogger who had used Beatles lyrics to poke fun at the governor.

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Tilson was scoffing at a “tax cut calculator” put on display in the Capitol that showed off the piddling $43 an average Florida family supposedly would save annually from the governor’s proposed tax changes.

“Gov. Scott’s Magical Mystery Tax Cut Calculator,” Tilson called it, adding a line from the original Lennon-McCartney song: “Coming to take you away, take you away ...”

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This paragraph amused me 

After Tilson wrote online about what happened, the FDLE hastily said the matter was closed. Its statement, in part: “Commissioner (Rick) Swearingen is reviewing the incident and believes FDLE could have better evaluated the post ...”

Nice use of Government resources.

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