John and Yoko ‘Imagine’ Film Coming to Cinemas

Imagine, the ground-breaking music film directed by John & Yoko, is coming to cinemas this September.

Get cinema tickets at http://imaginefilmtickets.com.
Remastered frame-by-frame from the original film negative and completely remixed from the ground up from the original audio multi-tracks in stunning Dolby Atmos and 7.1 Surround Sound, this collage of colour, sound, dream and reality stars John Lennon and Yoko Ono with George HarrisonFredAstaireJack Nicholson – Official,The Andy Warhol MuseumDick Cavett and many more.
The film will be accompanied by exclusive cinema-only bonus footage featuring John Lennon performing tracks in the studio with The Plastic Ono Band: George Harrison from The BeatlesNicky Hopkins (Nicholas Christian “Nicky” Hopkins) from The Rolling Stones, Alan White from YES (official), and dear friend Klaus Voormann.

Screenings taking place globally from September 17.

Find out more at http://imaginejohnyoko.com/the-films/
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Paul McCartney’s 1965 Mini Cooper S DeVille up for sale!

Money can’t buy you love, but it could buy you Paul McCartney’s classic 1965 Mini Cooper S DeVille during the 11th annual Auburn Auction on September 1

 

Two things symbolise the era of free love that was the 1960s – The Beatles and Alec Issigonis’ revolutionary Mini. Discovering a combination of the two is a seldom-found opportunity, but the very 1965 Morris Mini Cooper S DeVille used by Paul McCartney is going under the hammer with Worldwide Auctioneers during the 11th annual Auburn Auction held at the National Auto & Truck Museum, Illinois, on September 1.

Offering peppy performance from a 1275cc four-cylinder engine, mated with a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic brakes, the heavily modified DeVille Cooper S isn’t quite the same machine as was immortalised by Paddy Hopkirk during the Monte Carlo Rally. Rather, the upmarket Mini was fitted with a host of custom interior and exterior touches, often to individual order.

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Beatles’ Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on

Fifty years after the Beatles came to India, the bungalows where the Fab Four lived, the post office where John Lennon sent Yoko Ono postcards and the giggling guru’s house are all ruins.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram, where the world’s most famous group sought refuge and spirituality in 1968 and wrote much of their seminal “White Album”, fell into disuse in the early 2000s.

But thanks to the efforts of a group of locals, the site has been reclaimed from the jungle and tourists now roam where tigers and snakes were until recently the most common day trippers.

“Before, people used to sneak in, which could be dangerous,” said local journalist Raju Gusain, instrumental in rescuing the area overlooking Rishikesh in northern India.

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The Second Summer London Beatles Day 2018

Make your Travel plans today.

Record & CD Fair & LONDON BEATLES DAY
Saturday 18th August 2018
The August Summer London Beatles Day & Record & CD fair in Ealing (West London W5 2XA) is only a week away now, a ‘Liverpool preview’ for any early Beatles fans arriving in London ahead of the yearly pilgrimage to Liverpool (don’t forget to come and see us at the Marriott Hotel, postcode : L1 1RH right in Liverpool City Centre, Opposite Lime Street Railway Station from Thursday 23rd August onwards for our Free admission LIVERPOOL BEATLES RECORD & CD FAIR as well as other artists vinyl & CDs…from 60’s to the current day vinyl & CDs … )

We will be pleased to welcome you to the 2nd Summer London Beatles Day (including all artists Record & CD fair) which will take place on SATURDAY 18th AUGUST 2018 – it all takes place at The Christ Saviour Church Hall In the heart of Ealing in West London on New Broadway (which runs into the Uxbridge Road) London, W5 2XA,

The event is FREE ADMISSION to all – Doors open from 10am to 4 pm.

The day will feature the usual great selection of EVERYTHING Beatles, new & second hand Records, LPs & 7”, books, CDs, DVDs & books, posters and much more! – There will be CRATE LOADS OF BEATLES VINYL! – at great prices in great condition…  forget the overpriced London shops get down to the LONDON BEATLES DAY you will not be disappointed… Plenty of boxes of vinyl in great condition for Beatles crate digging… Plenty of new items since the last event….

There will also be a very good selection of Non Beatles items for sale, New CDs @ discounted prices as well as a great selection of new & second hand vinyl including The Stones, Kinks, The Who, and a great selection from Punk to Soul…again many new items!

The venue is situated on the main road served by plenty of buses & only a 5-minute walk from Ealing Broadway Station (Central & District lines tube & main line station) plenty of food & drink options in the area. The event will be open from 10am to 4pm.  The Beatles Day & Record fair will be in the Church Hall which is situated behind the main church look out for our signs …

Cheap car parking is close by, remember admission is FREE!

We look forward to seeing new & existing collectors & fans – don’t forget it’s FREE to come in…

Please remember on a Saturday there is NO congestion charge in London

For more details please see :  www.beatlesdays.com

Or Tel : 07801 564622  or 07785 923695

 

Paul McCartney On Stones, Knighthood And A Wild Night With Fela Kuti

What dubious honour does Sir Paul’s title allow him? This and many other subjects were covered in his podcast conversation with Marc Maron.

Paul McCartney was the guest of honour at yesterday’s (8 August) fifth annual Capitol Congress, hosted by Capitol Music Group chief Steve Barnett at the Arclight Theatre in Hollywood. McCartney took part in a conversation of more than 70 minutes for a live podcast with Marc Maron, ahead of the 7 September release by Capitol of his new album Egypt Station.

During a frank and amusing discussion, the former Beatle spoke about the supposed advantages of being a knight of the realm; the only privilege, he said, is “being able to drive a flock of sheep through London.” He also talked about such recording adventures as his time with Linda McCartney and Denny Laine in Lagos, Nigeria making the classic Wings album Band On The Run.

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Paul McCartney Attends Capitol Records Event in Hollywood

Capitol Music Group hosted its fifth annual Capitol Congress today at Hollywood’s Arclight Theater. The day-long confab brings together employees from across Universal Music Group as well as some of the company’s top executives, chief among them: UMG chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge, who delivered introductory remarks this morning. The event has traditionally featured several top stars from the CMG roster, and this year was no different, only the bar was set even higher with an appearance by Paul McCartney.

The Beatles co-founder was presented with a special Capitol Icon Award by CMG chief Steve Barnett, who programmed the day’s sessions, performances and Q&As. McCartney was later interviewed by podcast host and “Glow” star Marc Maron, a talk that will make up an episode of his “WTF” show.

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Paul McCartney Announces Japan Concert Dates

THE ‘FRESHEN UP’ TOUR 2018
JAPAN DATES ANNOUNCED TODAY

Wednesday 31st October – TOKYO DOME
Thursday 1st November – TOKYO DOME
Thursday 8th November – NAGOYA DOME

NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT SEPTEMBER 7th ON CAPITOL RECORDS

“I love Japan. We’ve always had such a great time there and the audiences are just incredible. We can’t wait to get back! It’s always fun to visit new places too and helps to keep things fresh and exciting. Tokyo and Nagoya we are going to rock out and party with you soon.” – Paul

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LET IT BE CAST TAKE A MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR TO ABBEY ROAD

 Cast take a break from rehearsals to recreate

iconic Beatles picture on 49th anniversary

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The cast of Let It Be took a break from rehearsals in London this morning (Wednesday 8 August) to become Day Trippers on a Magical Mystery Tour to recreate one of The Beatles’ most iconic images.

 

Today marks the 49th anniversary since the world-famous Abbey Road crossing photograph was actually taken.

 

To mark the anniversary, Let It Be’s very own Fab Four followed in the footsteps of the biggest band in music history.

 

The cast pulled on their costumes to recreate the iconic Abbey Road album cover picture at 11.30am – 49 years to the day and the exact time when it was photographed by Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan on 8 August 1969.

 

West End smash hit show Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles returns to stages this Summer and Autumn to premiere the new updated show to audiences across the UK and Ireland. Beatles fans are invited to join John, Paul, George and Ringo for a great night of live music – from the early beginnings to the height of Beatlemania.

 

In a twist from the original Let It Be show, audiences will then be invited to Imagine what it would be like to see The Beatles reunite for one night only.

 

The second act is set a decade after The Beatles went their separate ways. It gives fans a rare glimpse of how the Fab Four once again Come Together to perform. The concert that never was.

 

In two weeks, the updated Let It Be production will be premiered in the UK and Ireland when it opens at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre on Tuesday 21 August 2018.

 

The show will then embark on a UK and Ireland tour visiting the Everyman in Cheltenham; Liverpool Empire; Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall; the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin; New Theatre in Hull; Edinburgh’s Playhouse Theatre; Orchard Theatre in Dartford; and Manchester’ Opera House.

 

The show will then head to Europe and overseas, with the international tour taking in countries including Germany and North America. It is also hoped that the show will return to a London theatre in late 2018 or early 2019.

 

A cast of talented musicians will play the Fab Four. The performers have already toured the show to entertain on some of the biggest stages in the world including Broadway.

 

The Let It Be cast are Michael Gagliano from Woking (John Lennon); Emanuele Angeletti from Italy (Paul McCartney); Irish/Australian John Brosnan (George Harrison); and Ben Cullingworth, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire (Ringo Starr). The band will be joined on stage throughout the tour by musical director Michael Bramwell on keyboards.

 

Michael Gagliano has already appeared as John Lennon in the new Let It Be show in North America, Canada and Japan, as well as on the West End with the original show.

 

Michael commented: “To stand on the Abbey Road crossing exactly 49 years to the day and time since John, Paul, George and Ringo did just that, and being dressed as they were, is mind blowing. I’m sure they would never have imagined that almost half a century later people would still be visiting the crossing to recreate that iconic album cover picture for themselves.”

 

Website:         www.LetItBeLive.com

Facebook:       /LetItBeUKTour

Twitter:           @LetItBeUKTour

 

LET IT BE UK 2018 TOUR

 

CARDIFF

Wales Millennium Centre

Tuesday 21 August – Saturday 25 August 2018

029 2063 6464

www.wmc.org.uk

 

CHELTENHAM

Everyman

Tuesday 28 August – Saturday 1 September 2018

01242 572573

www.everymantheatre.org.uk

 

LIVERPOOL

Empire Theatre

Monday 3 September – Saturday 8 September 2018

0844 871 3017

www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire/

 

NOTTINGHAM

Royal Concert Hall

Tuesday 11 September – Saturday 15 September 2018

0115 989 5555

www.trch.co.uk

 

DUBLIN

Gaiety Theatre

Monday 17 September – Saturday 22 September 2018

08 18 719 388

http://www.gaietytheatre.ie/

 

HULL

New Theatre

Monday 24 September – Saturday 29 September 2018

01482 300306

www.hulltheatres.co.uk/

 

EDINBURGH
Playhouse Theatre

Monday 8 October – Saturday 13 October 2018

0844 871 3014

www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh

 

DARTFORD

Orchard Theatre

Monday 15 October – Saturday 20 October 2018

01322 220000

www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

 

MANCHESTER

Opera House

Monday 22 October – Saturday 27 October 2018

0844 871 3018

www.atgtickets.com/venues/opera-house-manchester/

 

LIB Abbey Road 2018 {Matt Ford Photography}
LIB Abbey Road {Matt Ford Photography}

Jacaranda is having a massive party to celebrate its 60th birthday

The iconic club will host huge celebrations to coincide with International Beatles Week

Liverpool’s legendary Slater Street club The Jacaranda is celebrating its 60th birthday with a massive party.

Being the birthplace of the Fab Four, the huge celebrations will also coincide with International Beatle Week

Both the original club and its new Seel Street venue, Phase One, will collaborate to for the milestone with a programme of incredible live music and events.

Both the original club and its new Seel Street venue, Phase One, will collaborate to for the milestone with a programme of incredible live music and events.

Graham Clarke, The Jac’s owner since the 80s, said: “We’re delighted to be spending the weekend drawing together and celebrating values and visions that are so close to our hearts.

“We are just as excited to welcome back familiar faces as we are to embrace those whose journeys with us are just beginning.”

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