Friday, 9 October 2015


Paul has joined forces with Children in Need and some of the most famous names in music, sport and show business to contribute to the recently published book 'The Curious Tale of Fi-Rex’.
The story of the half-girl, half-dinosaur called Fi-Rex has been written using the game of ‘Consequences’; each author was only given information about the main character and the final line from the previous page.
As anyone who has played the ‘Consequence’ game can imagine, the story takes some wild and hilarious turns thanks to contributors including Paul, One Direction, Kylie Minogue, Kate Moss, Andy Murray, Jamie and Jools Oliver, Amanda Holden, Take That, Ronan Keating, Tom Daly and Denise Van Outen.
'The Curious Tale of Fi-Rex’ has been published to raise money for this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal and nine original pages from the book are currently up for auction.


Stella is suing American footwear and accessories brand Steve Madden for marketing a 'knock-off' version of her iconic Falabella bag, for less than a tenth of the price. 
Stella, 44, filed a lawsuit against the popular US-based label earlier this week, in which she accuses Steve Madden of selling a 'poorly-made... knock-off of [her] famous Falabella Foldover Tote bag' in the form of its BTotally handbag, which retails for $108 - less than a tenth of the price of Stella's $1,195 tote.
'Long after [Stella McCartney's] Falabella collection of bags, with their distinctive trade dress, achieved prominence in the fashion industry, and after [Stella McCarntey] obtained design patent protection for its design, [Steve Madden] began importing and selling a tote bag, that, although virtually identical in appearance to Plaintiff’s design, is a poorly-made copy,' the legal papers, which were filed with the district court in New York on Tuesday and seen by Daily Mail Online, explain. 
Stella is suing American brand Steve Madden for 'knocking off' her trademark Falabella tote bag. She is pictured in July with a clutch from the Falabella collection
Original: The Falabella Foldover Tote, which is the most popular design from the range, was first released in 2009. The most basic version of the bag retails for $1,195
Original: The Falabella Foldover Tote, which is the most popular design from the range, was first released in 2009. The most basic version of the bag retails for $1,195
'Poorly-made knock-off': Steve Madden's BTotally tote retails for $108, less than a tenth of the price of Stella's design
'Poorly-made knock-off': Steve Madden's BTotally tote retails for $108, less than a tenth of the price of Stella's design

The suit goes on to state that Stella's Falabella range has received 'overwhelming media attention' since its launch, and that the collection has since become 'extremely popular' with a number of A-list celebrities, including Anne Hathaway, Kim Kardashian, Kate Hudson, Demi Lovato, Victoria Beckham, Fergie, and Jennifer Lopez. 
Lawyers for the brand are seeking an injunction to prevent Steve Madden from continuing its sale of the BTotally bag - while also making a claim for unspecified damages.  
Stella's first Falabella bag, which the lifelong vegetarian creates in a range of vegan materials, was first released in 2009, and the collection of chain-embellished accessories has continued to grow ever since.
The brand's website has an entire section devoted to the collection, with the fashion house describing the range as being 'defined by its slouchy silhouette and iconic braided chain strap', while adding that the design is a 'distinctive Stella McCartney signature'.  


Newsweek celebrates the 75th birthday of John, legendary Beatles co-founder turned solo artist and activist. Nearly 35 years since his ruthless assassination, John remains an inspiration for many worldwide.
This special edition features 100 pages of memorable recounts of the superstar, little-known facts and brilliant pictures of the man who helped us Imagine.  


Dear Friends,
Tonight, October 9th 2015, I will be on the island of Viðey in Reykjavík, Iceland, to relight Imagine Peace Tower in memory of my late husband John Lennon, on the occasion of his 75th birthday.
Please ask all your friends to join us by sending wishes by post, email, Twitter & Facebook - details are at IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com

Join us live on IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com and on the Periscope App broadcast on the @yokoono channel

Watch events including music from Ólöf Arnalds and the Male Choir of Reykjavík; speeches by Yoko Ono and Dagur B Eggertsson (Mayor of Reykjavík) before Yoko lights IMAGINE PEACE TOWER at 8pm, and John Lennon’s IMAGINE and GIVE PEACE A CHANCE are played as the TOWER switches on, sending its bright lights and the wishes of the world high into the night sky.

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER illuminates at 8pm in Iceland = 7pm UK, 4pm NY, 1pm LA, 5am JAP

Tell all your friends. Spread the word!

Every year so many people celebrate John’s life in different and very special ways. I’m always so proud that John’s legacy just grows and grows and resonates with new generations all around the world. It always chokes me up to see his message still out there. Music helps create a global village and John’s music is very much woven into our lives and will continue to be so forever. He wanted a better planet and together we tried to make it so. The message he was promoting was clear and direct and is as needed today as it was then. All we are saying is give peace a chance! I love you John!

I hope the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will give light to the strong wishes of World Peace from all corners of the planet. And give encouragement, inspiration and a sense of solidarity in a world now filled with fear and confusion. Let us come together to realise a peaceful world.

Love is our energy.
Wisdom is our power.
It’s time to shed light to all corners of the world.
Enjoy the trip we make together.

Join our live coverage every night from Oct 9th until Dec 8th at IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com at 8pm in Reykjavik, 9pm in London & Liverpool, 4pm in New York, 1pm in Los Angeles, 5am in Tokyo.


Yoko Ono Lennon
9 October 2015


October 9 would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday. His widow, Yoko Ono has already marked the occasion by creating a huge human peace sign in New York’s Central Park on Tuesday. Here’s what else is happening across the globe to mark the event.

Cavern Club Concert
Where: Cavern Club, Liverpool
When: October 9, 8.30pm
What's happening: The Cavern’s resident tribute band The Cavern Club Beatles are joined by a Brazilian band called Harsh Blues playing John’s solo material and The Original Quarrymen, the band Lennon played with in the '50s, playing their old tunes and sharing stories from their days playing with Lennon.
Info: £15, sold out

Hollywood Vigil
Where: Lennon’s star, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Vine Street, Los Angeles
When: October 9, 6pm
What's happening: The annual Walk Of Fame vigil has been moved from December 8, the date of Lennon’s death, to his birthday this year. Alongside the usual flowers, candles and singalongs, performance artist Gregory Adamson will create a huge Lennon mural, Lesley Perdomo will draw a pavement chalk portrait and you can sign a large birthday card to John, which will be presented to Yoko.
Info: free


Reykjavik Imagine Peace Tower
Where: Viðey Island, Reykjavík
When: October 9, 8pm
What’s happening: Yoko will be spending John’s Birthday in Iceland, where every year the Imagine Peace Tower – a huge beam of light cast skyward – is lit between the dates of Lennon’s birth and death.
Info: Free


Birthday Cake Auction
Where: Beatles Story, Albert Dock, Liverpool
When: October 9, 11am
What’s happening: There are a host of events taking place across Liverpool to mark Lennon’s birthday, including a charity performance of Beatles musical Let It Be, a special 9am-5pm coach tour of Lennon sites around the city and a commemorative afternoon tea at the Hard Day’s Night Hotel featuring Lennon’s favourite cocktail, the brandy alexander. But perhaps the most in-John’s-spirit will be an event at the Beatles Story museum in Albert Dock, where a giant chocolate birthday cake will be unveiled and then auctioned for the Imagine No Food Poverty charity campaign.
Info: free


Church Service
Where: St Peter’s Church, Liverpool
When: October 9, 2pm
What’s happening: A ceremony both to honour John and unveil a refurbished grave for his uncle George will be held at St Peter’s – where John and Paul first met - also featuring music from The Quarrymen and Cavern resident musician Mark Bloor.
Info: free


Lennon Park Walk
Where: Yew Tree Road car park, Liverpool
When: October 9, 1pm
What’s happening: What better way to commemorate Lennon’s life than tramping around the trees he used to fall out of as a child? The Liverpool Park Rangers are organising a walk around Lennon’s favourite childhood scrumping and stick-lobbing haunts. Bring sturdy boots.
Info: free


John Lennon Tribute Festival
Where: Dome Square, Riga Latvia
When: October 9 - 11
BEATLES MAGAZINE is proud to sponsor of charity concert in honour of John Lennon’s 75th Birthday Anniversary at Dome Square in Riga,Latvia.The event will be held 9th till 11th October 2015,17:00pm till the evening of 11th at Dome Square.The historic event will include young and famous bands will be performing their covers on John Lennon’s 108 songs.
Admision: FREE.

Beatles Across The Universe - Hosts: Glenn Calderone and Lucy Diamond from New York
When: October 9  (SAT 12AM -EST) 
Where: www.wknrkeener13.com
Visit the page and check out the schedule (Eight Days a Week!): http://beatlesacrosstheuniverse.com/affiliate-stations/

Anna´s Beatle Hour - Host: Anna Frawley from Poland (in English), this week celebrating the fun side of John Lennon on the day of his 75th Birthday
When: October 9 , 18:00pm (UK) GMT 5PM
CLICK ON 'SLUCHAJ' Broadcasting times are: Europe-18.00, UK (GMT)- 5pm, US East-Noon, US Central-11am, US-Mountain-10am
Every Friday one hour with Anna Frawley presenting the best of The Beatles,great music,news and lots of fun.

"The Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatle Years & Beyond with James D. Jones"
Host- James D.Jones
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00PM Monday - Friday CST on www.fab4radio.com  and listen the podcast for Chicagoland Radio & Media: Here.

Birthday Bash with Like The Beatles
Where: Brooklyn Bowl, London
When: October 9, 8pm
What’s happening: Like The Beatles, the UK’s most “technically accurate” Beatles covers band, recreate every Fabs era for the O2 weekend crowd.
Info: £10, doors 7pm

Radio 2 Monologue
Where: Your radio
When: October 8, 10pm
What’s happening: Written by Irish playwright Stephen Kennedy, Liverpudlian actor Ian Hart will perform a dramatic hour-long ‘documentary theatre’ monologue called John Lennon’s Last Day, following Lennon’s final 24 hours “in forensic detail” from Anne Liebowitz photo session to Yoko studio time to his tragic assassination. The piece features archive interviews and music from Lennon, including his chilling words from that very day: “My work won’t be finished till I’m dead and buried – and I hope that’s a long long time.”

Let It Bit - Host: Cristian Blancat from Argentina (In spanish)
When: October 9, 22Hrs (Argentina time)
Special John Lennon 75th anniversary
Every Friday two hours presenting great music, information, Beatles News (Beatles Magazine section) and guests.

John Lennon Jam
Where: Bake’s Place, Washington DC
When: October 9, 7pm & 9.45pm
What’s happening: Seattle’s premier Lennon tribute band Apple Jam head to Washington for their 10th annual tribute gig, doing two shows on the big day focusing on early Beatles tunes and rarities. “You can expect to hear iconic oldies that the most devoted fans will know,” they say, “such as ‘Come Go With Me’, one that Lennon sang, with his own words, at that memorable Liverpool garden fete where Paul McCartney first met him; and ‘Twenty Flight Rock’, the one Paul played for John after that show to impress him.”
Info: $25

Remember Lennon: Imagine 75
Where: College Street Music Hall, New Haven, Connecticut
When: October 9, 8pm
What’s happening: Lennon impersonator Peter Gendron recreates his rarely-played and much celebrated multi-media staging of the sort of show Lennon might be playing today if he were alive. It’ll be Gendron’s final performance as Lennon after years of mimicking the singer in Beatles tribute acts and exclusive solo Lennon shows.
Info: $35, $50, $75 VIP meet & greet, doors 7pm

Thursday, 8 October 2015


#thebeatles1 is The Beatles, as you’ve never seen them before. Watch Part 1 of our five part series about the restoration and remastering process….


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The illum­ination of the Imagine Peace Tower will be in a beautiful ceremony 9 October,  John Lennon‘s birt­hday, at 8pm but John would have tur­ned 75 years old this day. The programme starts at 5:30pm and lasts until 9:30pm.

Ferry ride and City Bus
Yoko Ono invites everyone to sail free to Viðey Island for the ceremony of the illum­ination of the Imagine Peace Tower with the Viðey Island Ferry.
5:15pm – 7pm: The City Bus rides from Hlemmur bus term­inal to Skarfabakki pier every 20 minu­tes. The City Bus is free of charge from Hlemmur bus term­inal to Skarfabakki pier and back again.
5:30pm — 7:20pm: The ferry rides from Skarfabakki pier to Viðey Island.
9pm – completion of empty­ing the island: After the ceremony the ferry rides from Viðey Island to Skarfabakki pier until the island has been evacuated.
The City Bus will run to Hlemmur bus term­inal from Skrafabakki pier until the last ferry ride has arrived.
The programme starts at Viðeyjarnaust near the Imagine Peace Tower. The ceremony‘s host is Felix Bergsson.
5:30pm: Family Lab by Reykjavik Art Museum
6:00pm: A gui­ded tour about the history of Viðey
6:30pm: Music per­formance by Ólöf Arnalds
7:45pm: The Male choir of Reykjavik per­forms at the Imagine Peace Tower art piece
8:00pm: The illum­ination of the Imagine Peace Tower
8:30pm — 9:30pm: The music band Friends 4 ever per­forms at Viðeyjarnaust
Refreshments can be bought in sales tents outside of Viðeyjarnaust and Viðeyjarstofa. An art exhi­bition by Kyoko Ono, Yoko Ono´s daug­hter, will be opened at Viðeyjarstofa after the illumination.


The Imagine Peace Tower
The Imagine Peace Tower is an out­door work of art concei­ved by Yoko Ono, loca­ted at Viðey Island, honour­ing the memory of her late hus­band, John Lennon. Each year, on his birt­hday, the Imagine Peace Tower is re-lit in a ceremony and beams with a stream of lig­hts high into the sky until it is tur­ned off on the day he died, 8 December. The art piece is a sym­bol for John and Yoko’s fight for peace. The Imagine Peace Tower takes has the shape of a wis­hing well where the words “Imagine Peace” is written in 24 langua­ges all around the art piece, but the English words refer to the song “Imagine” by John Lennon. Yoko Ono invites all guest of the lig­ht­ing of the Imagine Peace Tower to write their wis­hes on a note and hang it on one of four wish trees, which will be loca­ted at Viðeyjarstofa and Viðeyjarnaust at Viðey Island and at Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhús, and Visit Reykjavik main office.
More than one million wis­hes for peace have been deli­v­ered from all over the world concern­ing the Imagine Peace proj­ect and the Imagine Peace Tower.

For fur­t­her information contact Sigríður Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, Head of Marketing and PR at Visit Reykjavik. Tel.: +354–590-1516. Mobile: +354–694-4644. siggadogg@visitreykjavik.is


On October 8th, 2015, watch Yoko Ono light IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, LIVE on the @yokoono Periscope channel.

Watch events including music from Ólöf Arnalds and the Male Choir of Reykjavík; speeches by Yoko Ono and Dagur B Eggertsson (Mayor of Reykjavík) before Yoko lights IMAGINE PEACE TOWER at 8pm, and John Lennon’s IMAGINE and GIVE PEACE A CHANCE are played as the TOWER switches on, sending its bright lights and the wishes of the world high into the night sky.

Download the Periscope App from iTunes or Google Play

On October 9th, YOKO ONO relights IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Reykjavík, Iceland, in memory of John Lennon's 75th birthday
Watch LIVE on the @yokoono channel on Periscope

Watch events including music from Ólöf Arnalds and the Male Choir of Reykjavík; speeches by Yoko Ono and Dagur B Eggertsson (Mayor of Reykjavík) before Yoko lights IMAGINE PEACE TOWER at 8pm, and John Lennon's IMAGINE and GIVE PEACE A CHANCE are played as the TOWER switches on, sending its bright lights and the wishes of the world high into the night sky.
Download the Periscope App from:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id972909677
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…

Timings (event start/lighting start)
Reykjavik: 7:30pm for 8pm
Liverpool & London: 6:30pm for 7pm
New York: 3:30pm for 4pm
Los Angeles: 12:30pm for 1pm
Tokyo: from 4:30am for 5am

When you’re watching the live stream, tap on the screen to send hearts to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.
Find out more at www.IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com

Wednesday, 7 October 2015











  1. Matchbox
  2. It Don't Come Easy
  3. Wings
  4. I Saw the Light
  5. Evil Ways
  6. Rosanna
  7. Kyrie
  8. Bang the Drum All Day
  9. Boys
  10. Don't Pass Me By
  11. Yellow Submarine
  12. Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
  13. Honey Don't
  14. Anthem
  15. You Are Mine
  16. Africa
  17. Oye como va
  18. Love Is the Answer
  19. I Wanna Be Your Man
  20. Broken Wings
  21. Hold the Line
  22. Photograph
  23. Act Naturally
  24. With a Little Help From My Friends
  25. Give Peace a Chance




In partnership with Can Cook Studio, the Beatles Story visitor attraction, Liverpool will celebrate the occasion by giving back to the community and offering support in the fight against food poverty.
A chocolate birthday cake will be unveiled at a special event at the Beatles Story, Albert Dock.  The campaign, led by John's sister Julia Baird launches a campaign to fight against food poverty - 'Imagine No Food Poverty'.
The design of the cake is being kept top secret until John’s birthday, when it will be revealed in public for the first time at the Beatles Story.
Garston-based cookery studio Can Cook have created the cake which is made out of chocolate because that was John Lennon’s favourite.

Julia said: “When John was young, it was war time and food was scarce so our family used to save up our chocolate rations so that when John’s birthday was coming up we could make him his favourite cake.
“He loved chocolate cake and this year as it would have been John’s 75th birthday I wanted to tell the story and tie it in with fighting food poverty in his hometown of Liverpool and in the UK today.”
The chocolate cake will be unveiled at a press conference at the Beatles Story, Albert Dock in Liverpool at 11am on Friday 9th October.
The cake will be auctioned with all proceeds going to Can Cook to support the 'Imagine No Food Poverty' campaign. The 'Imagine No Food Poverty' campaign is being launched with a video featuring John’s sister, Julia, his schoolboy friend Tim Holmes and Robbie Davison, Director from Can Cook and highlights the problem of food poverty in Liverpool and across Britain, encouraging people to cook using healthy ingredients to make nourishing meals, even on a tight budget.

Robbie said: “Food poverty in the UK means over a million families with children are going hungry. Our solution is to provide fresh food to everyone who is hungry. By joining the 'Imagine No Food Poverty' campaign you will help feed good fresh food to people when they most need it.”
"As part of the launch of this campaign, we will also be retailing a special chocolate brownie that will be sold in the Beatles Story's shops and cafes and through the other Beatles Liverpool partners and for every brownie sold, we will give towards a meal for someone in food poverty."

Also to mark John’s birthday the Beatles Story recently unveiled new memorabilia – the last piano John ever played – alongside an exhibition of never before seen pictures of John Lennon taken by American photographer, Bob Gruen. Bob served as John’s personal photographer during his time in New York in the 1970s and is credited with taking some of the most famous pictures of John Lennon in his post-Beatles career.


Imagine this: thousands of people joining together to form a human peace sign.
It happened in Central Park's East Meadow Tuesday afternoon, all in tribute to John Lennon.

The crowd included everyone from aging hippies to schoolchildren not yet born when Lennon died:

 They gathered to remember him in a way John Lennon would have appreciated, forming the giant peace sign. And his widow Yoko Ono told me her late husband would have been very proud.
"Because he really worked hard on trying to make things better for people, you know, and so this is a very, very positive thing that's happened," she said.
Ono is helping to fund a mobile studio called "The Lennon Bus".
The bus named after the former Beatle has been touring public schools in each of the 5 boroughs to help student musicians and songwriters develop their gifts.
Professional engineers are on board with all of the necessary equipment to help inspire the next generation of artists.

Had he lived, John would have turned 75 years old on Friday, and the 35th anniversary of his death will be observed in December.
But this was a joyous occasion, proof that for fans of all ages, time hasn't lessened their interest nor diminished their enthusiasm.
"I'm a serious Beatle fan so when I heard about this it was like Oh My God, I'm coming!", said one fan.
"John Lennon's legacy involves us imagining and helping this generation use their imaginations," said another.
"He wanted the world to be a better place," said one little girl.
This tribute was only temporary but for his widow very meaningful.

"I think it's very important to be doing it in New York City which we've never been here before and we New Yorkers have to really be activists and not just say things but do it. And we're doing it now," Ono said.


Tuesday, 6 October 2015


During his long career photographer Harry Goodwin rubbed shoulders with some of the world’s biggest stars.
The Fallowfield-born lensman - who worked as resident photographer at Top of the Pops - snapped intimate portraits of stars including The Beatles and Bob Dylan.
Veteran photographer Harry died two years ago, aged 89. But it has has now emerged he has left thousands of celebrity photographs to The Christie hospital in his will.
The collection of pictures, which includes photos of The Fab Four as well as Jimi Hendrix and Muhammed Ali, is now set to be auctioned off by the cancer treatment charity.

Celebrity photographer Harry Goodwin has left thousands of pictures to The Christie in his will.
Harry, who worked as resident photographer for Top of the Pops from 1964 to the 70s, spent most of his life living in Manchester, with his love of photography beginning during World War II when his job was to load cameras on reconnaissance planes in Burma.
After the war he returned to Manchester and began taking pictures at beauty pageants.
Harry first captured The Beatles in 1963 at The Apollo in Manchester and went on to form a close relationship with the band.
In 2007 Yoko One opened a permanent exhibit of his photographs at the John Lennon Airport in Liverpool.
The collection of images also include a number of Manchester United players over the years including George Best, Denis Law, Sir Bobby Charlton, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Eric Cantona.
In 2009 he was honoured by the Lord Mayor of Manchester with a lifetime achievement award and more recently an exhibition of his work was on display at the Lowry.

The Christie charity is working with auction house Ewbank’s, in Surrey, to host an exhibition of the iconic pieces of work.Ewbank’s is waiving the commission fee, so the entire hammer total will go to The Christie.
Funds raised by the sale will go towards research, funding cancer fighting technology and providing patient care.
Marie Toller, major relationships manager at The Christie, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Harry Goodwin for thinking of The Christie in his will. Harry left some incredibly prized photos to us. He also left a financial gift which will go towards supporting both our current and future patients.“Over the last five years The Christie charity has received over £5million through gifts in wills of all different sizes. These gifts allow us to continue to invest in the best treatment, care and research for our patients.”

They can also be viewed in person at Ewbank’s Auction House on October 28 and October 29 from 10am-5pm. The sale of the photos and negatives is taking place on October 30 at 12pm.


BEATLES MAGAZINE is proud to sponsor of charity concert in honour of John Lennon’s 75th Birthday Anniversary at Dome Square in Riga,Latvia.

In continuing our support of the Beatles events around the world, we’re excited to be a presenting Sponsor of the 2015 John Lennon’s 75th Birthday Anniversary in Riga.The event will be held 9th till 11th October 2015,17:00pm till the evening of 11th at Dome Square.The historic event will include young and famous bands will be performing their covers on John Lennon’s 108 songs. Entrance is FREE TO EVERYONE.

Visit the Event HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/400207110171872/?__mref=message_bubble


Canadian Exclusive: Ringo at Indigo

Presented by IndigoEvents

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 from 2:00 PM to 2:15 PM (EDT)

Toronto, ON

Join Indigo’s CEO and Chief Booklover, Heather Reisman, as she welcomes Ringo Starr to Toronto. See Ringo in person as he takes the stage to discuss Peace and Love and shares an intimate look at his latest work, Photograph. In Photograph, published by Genesis Publications Ltd, Ringo Starr opens his archives to share memories of his childhood, The Beatles and beyond.  Rare and unseen photographs taken by Ringo, with others reproduced from his family albums, are showcased here for fans of The Beatles and anyone passionate about modern music. Accompanied by Ringo's original manuscript of over 15,000 words, Photograph gives unprecedented insight into the life of one of the world's greatest musicians.

Event Guidelines:
- All guests must purchase a ticket to enter the event space; tickets are available online only beginning at 7:00 pm EST on Thursday, October 1st
- Ticket includes a copy of Photograph by Ringo Starr. In lieu of an autograph, each book will come with a limited edition book plate; total value $77.91 (standard ticket fees apply)
- Tickets (including books) are non-refundable
- Tickets are standing room only; first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, October 20th
- Candid photography is permitted
- Due to Ringo Starr’s popularity and tour schedule, there will not be a book signing at this event

PAUL AND MICHAEL JACKSON (Home Movie Footage, 1981)

Michael Jackson was invited to stay with the McCartney family during 1981, during which time he and Paul wrote 'Say Say Say'. Rare and previously unreleased home movie footage filmed by Paul and Linda in Sussex 1981.


A drum head used by the Beatles on their first US and Elvis Presley's gold-leaf piano will be auctioned off in Los Angeles next month, with both items expected to fetch more than $500,000.


The Beatles drum head going under the auction hammer was hand-painted in 1964 with the Beatles' signature dropped-T logo for the iconic group's first visit to the United States.
It was used during their ground-breaking performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," a TV variety show, and other concerts they gave during that 1964 tour. 

Check out the Drum Head... Backstage at The Ed Sullivan Show,1964

"It's the most important drum head that will ever be auctioned of the Beatles," Julian said. "It was used during The Ed Sullivan Show, which is the most pivotal and historic moment of the Beatles' career."
Julian said the drum skin could fetch upwards of $800,000.


#PaulMcCartney and #MichaelJackson - #SaySaySay [2015 Remix]' #PipesOfPeace

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Video directed by Ryan Heffington :

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Paul, still stung by the loss of his wife, was feeling nostalgic as the 1990s drew to a close.
Instead of rehashing the obvious successes he’d had with the Beatles or Wings, however, he traveled further back – all the way to the music that first sparked something inside the hearts of a young John Lennon and Paul McCartney: The records of the 1950s, of Chuck Berry and Larry Williams, of Carl Perkins and Gene Vincent. Each played an important role in shaping the early Beatles sound.
So, while McCartney holed up in Abbey Road (site of so many brilliant Beatles recordings) and with Chris Thomas (who had co-produced Back to the Egg, the 1979 finale of Paul McCartney’s sunsequent band Wings), he went about things in an older old-fashioned way. 

That meant none of the decades-old studio-craftsmanship so closely associated with McCartney. Instead, the resulting Run Devil Run (released on October 4, 1999) was fast and loose, and — because of its early-rock leanings — almost nothing like the bulk of his other previously issued solo recordings.
McCartney tears through Ricky Nelson’s “Lonesome Town,” and Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up,” and Berry and Perkins and the rest. A number of the songs were obscure favorites from his youth — while three were brand new McCartney compositions. None was perhaps more difficult to place than “No Other Baby,” originally issued in the late 1950s by Bobby Helms (who had a hit with “Jingle Bell Rock”) and then by the now-forgotten British skiffle group called the Vipers. That fit perfectly within the context of these sessions: There is a neat connection here, in that the Vipers were signed with Parlophone, several years before that became the Beatles’ home label, and they were a key local influence on Lennon and McCartney.

That this was the first time Paul McCartney had recorded following the Linda’s death (after years of battling breast cancer) also gives added heft to the final refrain on “No Other Baby”: “I don’t want no other baby but you!,” McCartney sings, with a menacing then melancholy emotion. “I don’t want no other baby,” he then sings, quieter still.

Among his bandmates here is David Gilmour, who worked on McCartney’s 1979 “Rockestra” concept for Back to the Egg as well as on the hit single “No More Lonely Nights” from 1984’s Give My Regards to Broadstreet. He provides an elliptical, though nicely understated, guitar underpinning on a Fender Esquire. Deep Purple’s Ian Paice is at the drums.

A bootleg of this tune, written by Dick Bishop and Bob Watson, had been bouncing around — made during a Paul McCartney concert soundcheck at the Toyko Dome in December 1993 and issued on Magical Mistery Tokyo, but the Run Devil Run version was the first official recording. As a single, “No Other Baby” only reached No. 47 in the United Kingdom, and failed to chart at all in America. (Anybody heard of the Vipers? Anybody?) Yet, we find on this album, in this song, some solace for the heartbroken McCartney — and some catharsis for the rest of us, too.
Run Devil Run served as a timely reminder of McCartney’s particular genius and, ultimately, a springboard for his next chapter. This was the music of his youth, of many people’s, but sung through the prism of adulthood — with all of its many losses. Yet, for all of his obvious pain, we know now that Paul McCartney was in the beginning stages of an still-on going creative resurgence. A look back apparently helped him go forward.


As for her favorite part of Central Park, where the fest is held, "You probably think I'm going to say Strawberry Fields, but no."

Ono spoke to Billboard about the Central Park memories, the future of Plastic Ono Band and archival Beatles plans...

You're performing with the Plastic Ono Band. Is it the same lineup of musicians who were on your last album?
I always say that Plastic Ono Band is loose and floating. There are no usual people. It isn't the ones that entered the studio, so to speak. 

You've spent a lot of time in Central Park with John and Sean. Have you ever played a concert there before?
I've been living here for such a long time, and we did a few gigs there. The last one was our Central Park concert in 1996 with John Zorn's Masada, Cibo Matto. [Late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch also showed up.] A very exciting group of people.

Can you tell me about your relationship with Central Park beyond Strawberry Fields?
If we didn't have Central Park in New York City, life would be a totally different experience here. We had a special thing in the sense that Sean, when he was a little boy, would play there almost every day. And John would take Sean there. The memories are very big. I heard that some people, some sort of real estate people, wanted to make a condominium city in the Central Park. I was like, "What?"

Is there a particular part of the park that's a favorite of yours?
You probably think I'm going to say Strawberry Fields, but no. There's some energy there, so I have some memory about that, but Central Park is so beautiful everywhere -- everywhere. I just remember all these little corners. We enjoyed the full experience of Central Park.

Some of the vocalizing you do could be pretty hard on your voice. Do you have to do a lot of training for a concert?
It's not really that hard on my voice. I mean, if it was really, really hard, I wouldn't be doing it. But it's a [vocal sound] that I kind of created, and, definitely, there are a lot of vocal exercises.  

What's on your cultural radar these days?
I have so much to do, work-wise, a lot of responsibilities. Some of them are responsibilities that I kind of gave to myself in a way, but it's still there. So the thing is, when I relax, I usually like to just read. I'm a reader. I like to sort of promote reading. I mean, reading is so important for a kid, and I just want them to know that it's a very exciting thing to do. It's not boring at all once you get it.  

What have you been reading recently?
Who Owns the Future [by Jason Lanier, about the dangers of information technology] and Creativity: Unleashing the Force Within by Osho [the spiritual guide]. And there is a Japanese book [that says] if you just wish something, in five minutes -- not five minutes, five seconds -- it gets done. You get it. You get the wish. Isn’t that interesting?

Is that something that you have experienced?
It’s a good idea, isn’t it? It’s that sort of immediacy created by sincerity, I suppose. There are just so many incredible books these days. I have another book that I'm reading [about men]. I just can't think of the name of it. I’m going to go get it. [Long pause.] Sorry, it’s a bit of a joke. I’ve been preparing for the Sunday concert, and [the apartment] is a bit messy. [Laughs] But you know, we’re very strong on feminism and all that, about women power. But then I start to think, well, we really have to have some idea and concern for men power too. [Laughs] So there's a book about that. It's really a good book and that's why I wanted to just find it. I can't find it. Tons of stuff in this kitchen.

Do you spend much time online? Are their websites that you find interesting?
No. I still go to bookshops. I know most of them are closed now, but there are still some open, and it's very interesting. You browse through and pick something yourself, and I think, psychologically, there's some connection to [your choice].

Are you working on any new recordings?
I have something in mind for the next record, but I haven't started yet because there's so many things this year that I had to take care of. I was amazed. This was one of the busiest years of my life, actually.

You had that big retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art...
I know. I know.  

One last question, for Beatles fans: Are there any new archival projects coming up that you can talk about?
No, because that's one thing that we don't want to do.


George Harrison is among the A-list contenders nominated for the 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Songwriters Hall of Fame gave The Associated Press a list of the nominees in advance of the official announcement today. Voting ends on December 11, winners will be inducted next June in New York City.

George Harrison, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp are among the A-list contenders nominated for the 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Blondie, Gloria Estefan, the Isley Brothers, Sly Stone and Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards are also up for the top honor. Winners will be inducted next June in New York City.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame gave The Associated Press a list of the nominees in advance of the official announcement, set for Tuesday.
Eligible members have until Dec. 11 to submit their votes for three non-performing nominees, two performing nominees and one deceased nominee.
Performing nominees also include Michael McDonald, Tom T. Hall, Jeff Lynne and Steve Miller, while Lionel Bart, Bert Berns and Roger Miller are among the deceased nominees.
Additional nonperforming nominees include Teddy Riley, Rudy Clark, Dallas Frazier, John D. Loudermilk, Bob McDill, Chip Taylor, Curly Putman and Rod Temperton, who wrote Michael Jackson's "Thriller," ''Rock With You" and "Off the Wall."
The 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala will take place June 9, 2016.
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