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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wow! Silent film of John Lennon and Elton John at Madison Square Garden surfaces - National Beatles | Examiner.com

There have been audio recordings, both bootleg and legitimate, of John Lennon's surprise appearance with Elton John in 1974 at Madison Square Garden, but here is the first legitimate video footage of the show. 

Paul McCartney signs petition against animal testing for cosmetics - National paul mccartney | Examiner.com

Paul McCartney has declared his support for BUAV's No Cruel Cosmetics campaign to end animal testing for toiletries and cosmetic products sold in the EU.

Continue reading: http://www.examiner.com/paul-mccartney-in-national/paul-mccartney-signs-petition-against-animal-testing-for-cosmetics

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

'American Idol' takes on Beatles songs again with predictable results - National Beatles | Examiner.com


'Concert For George' Blu-ray to include new bonus track, limited deluxe bundle - National Beatles | Examiner.com

The Blu-ray version of "Concert For George,"  is coming March 22 -- and with a new bonus track not included in the original DVD.

Band member recalls working with John Lennon, Yoko Ono - National Beatles | Examiner.com

The newest Fab Fourum podcast, titled "An Elephant Never Forgets," features Gary van Scyoc, bass player with Elephant's Memory, the group that performed with John Lennon and Yoko Ono both on record and in concert. 

Quarryman, Beatles authors in the spotlight at London Beatles Day - National Beatles | Examiner.com

Quarryman Rod Davis and a group of Beatle authors will be the focus of London Beatles Day, this Sunday (March 13) at the Doubletree Hilton, London West End, Southhampton Row, WC1, in the UK.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Yoko Ono says performing at SXSW is dream come true

In a just published interview with Brian Atkinson of the Austin Statesman-American, Yoko Ono says her upcoming interview and performance at South By Southwest this month fulfills a long-held wish. 

"I always wanted to go, but I didn't have the chance," she tells Atkinson. "Now I not only (will) do my discussion with (KUT 90.5 disc jockey) Jody (Denberg), but also I have a chance to do my show."

Beatles book 'Liverpool Landscapes' travels to places they'll remember - Beatles Examiner

There have been books on the Beatles' hometown of Liverpool before, notably David Bedford's excellent "Liddypool,"  which features interviews with many of the local people involved in their story. One of the newest additions looks at Liverpool from a different angle.

David Lewis' "The Beatles: Liverpool Landscapes" (also available from Amazon.co.uk) is a guidebook to many of the places, both well-known and obscure, that figured into the Beatles' life in their hometown before the group began and during their rise to fame. 

Monkees, Mike Nesmith rarities featured today on special internet radio show - National Vintage Rock 'n' Roll | Examiner.com