Articles Tagged with the beatles

Gustavo Cerati Laid To Rest After Years In Coma

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Gustavo Cerati passed away last Thursday after being in a coma since 2010. NY Times reports that the Argentinian singer-songwriter was a legend of rock during Argentina’s military dictatorship in the 1980s and his music became the soundtrack for that generation’s pursuit of democracy through his band, Soda Stereo. Cerati was 55 and passed away… Read more »

John Lennon’s Killer, Mark David Chapman, Denied Parole For Eighth Time

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John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied release from prison on his eighth appearance before a parole board on Friday, according to New York corrections officials. The decision was handed down by a three-member board, following a hearing on Wednesday. The board determined that Chapman should continue to serve his sentence for the killing… Read more »

John Lennon’s Art And Legacy Made Public

John Lennon's original artwork on display.

For many years now, Yoko Ono has been putting the late John Lennon’s visual artwork up for display in museums all across the globe. The latest exhibition put Lennon’s work out for public viewing at the Paul Mahder Gallery in Healdsburg, California at the end of June. Ono charges little to no admission for John… Read more »

Were Dave Clark Five The Poor Man’s Beatles?

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The Dave Clark Five appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show 18 times and knocked ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ of the top spot, so why are they often referred to as ‘the poor man’s Beatles?’ As band names go the Dave Clark Five is pretty lame. It doesn’t quite have the elemental majesty of… Read more »

John Lennon And Yoko Ono: A Love Story For The Ages

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono were one of the greatest love stories of modern times and even after the famous musician’s tragic murder, they remain one of the most iconic couples in history. But how they met, has conflicting versions. The first one says that when John Lennon agreed to visit the Indica Gallery in… Read more »

After The Beatles, John Lennon Recalled As Revolutionary In New Book

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John Lennon is all over the media again this week, along with his former bandmates Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, as America marks 50 years since The Beatles invaded America, blasting the country into the era of change that was the 1960s and reshaping the American cultural and musical landscape for all time…. Read more »

Harry Styles Claims One Direction ‘Even Bigger’ Than The Beatles

Harry Styles compare One Direction to The Beatles

Harry Styles is making headlines by saying that One Direction is “even bigger” than The Beatles. But before you start thinking of everything that is wrong about that assessment, Harry is only comparing to two bands in terms of fame. Everyone has seen old black and white footage of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison,… Read more »

When The Beatles Invaded America, Critics Said They Were Terrible

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The Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time 50 years ago yesterday. And tomorrow, February 11, marks the 50-year anniversary of the legendary Liverpool lads’ first United States live concert, at the Washington Coliseum in the nation’s capital. See a sample of that historic concert below. The Beatles arrival half-a-century ago… Read more »

The Beatles Arrived In The United States 50-Years Ago

The Beatles arrive in America 50 years ago

“Beatlemania” transformed the United States when The Beatles first arrived in America exactly 50-years-ago today, February 7, 1964. Following the British band’s success with hit singles like “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You” the lads from Liverpool went on to make a historic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show that would… Read more »

Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Collect Beatles’ Lifetime Grammy Award

Ringo Starr, with Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono.

Ringo Starr was the only actual Beatle on stage to accept a special Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award on behalf of the legendary group who in the 1960s led a musical and cultural revolution, and whose impact is still felt profoundly today. Starr and Paul McCartney are the only two surviving members of the Fab Four,… Read more »

Ed Sullivan Meets The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today

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Ed Sullivan met The Beatles 50 years ago today, October 31, 1963, at Heathrow Airport in London and the rest, like they say is history. The Ed Sullivan Show was a popular variety show broadcast on CBS between 1948 and 1971 and was hosted by Sullivan, a New York entertainment columnist. The Beatles were the… Read more »

Ringo Starr Photo Mystery Solved? Teens Come Forward

Ringo Starr photo mystery solved? Teens come forward.

Is Ringo Starr four decade long photo mystery solved? A couple of people came forward, saying they know or are part of the group of teens in the black and white 1964 picture. Ringo Starr made a public appeal to help him find the teens that are shown in the photo, crammed inside a convertible… Read more »

Paul McCartney And Third Wife Celebrate Anniversary In NY

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Paul McCartney was at a New York high school on Wednesday to celebrate his second wedding anniversary with his wife, Nancy Shevell, and a few hundred students. He gave a surprise performance at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, which was opened by Tony Bennett. McCartney, 71, said, “Happy Anniversary, Baby,” to Nancy, before… Read more »

Dentist Trying To Clone John Lennon From A Tooth

Dentist Attempts To Clone John Lennon From Tooth

Dentist Dr. Michael Zuk is collaborating with American scientists to decode the DNA from John Lennon’s tooth in an effort to clone the Beatles member. According to the Examiner, Dr. Zuk attracted world-wide attention in 2011 for purchasing the tooth for over $30,000 at a UK auction. “According to Zuk, John Lennon’s tooth is now… Read more »

John Lennon ‘The Voice’ Audition [Video]

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What would happen if John Lennon performed a blind audition for The Voice? Now I’m not saying that the four person panel of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher, and Shakira wouldn’t recognize talent if it bit ‘em in the…um…elbow but then again maybe that’s exactly what I’m saying. Or at least it’s what the makers… Read more »

Yoko Ono Is 80, Wants To ‘Stay Alive’ [Video]

Yoko Ono is 80

Yoko Ono turned 80 on Monday and has one, simple birthday wish: To stay alive. MSN notes that, though Ono is a controversial figure, best known for breaking up The Beatles (even though Paul McCartney insists that she’s unjustly blamed for that), she has recently turned herself into quite an accomplished artist. Ono turns 80-years-old… Read more »