ON THIS BLUE MONDAY,
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!
TO CELEBRATE ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY, THE BEATLES YELLOW SUBMARINE WILL BE RETURNING TO THE BIG SCREEN IN THE UK ON SUNDAY 8 JULY FOR A VERY SPECIAL CINEMA EVENT. facebook.com/yellowsubmarinethefilm
BASED ON THE SONG BY JOHN LENNON & PAUL MCCARTNEY
FEATURING JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON AND RINGO STARR
DIRECTED BY GEORGE DUNNING
‘One of the most perfect pieces of moving art ever made.’
The Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein
Today might be Blue Monday but Picturehouse Entertainment are thrilled to announce the blues-banishing news that The Beatles’ legendary animated hit film YELLOW SUBMARINE is returning to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 8 July 2018.
An unmissable cinema event, this momentous big-screen revival will give generations of audiences the golden opportunity to revisit Pepperland for the 50th anniversary of the film’s original release.
The visionary feature film designed by the great art director Heinz Edelmann can now be experienced in glorious surround sound with the groundbreaking animation presented in stunningly-remastered 4k. Looking and sounding better than ever before, join John, Paul, George and Ringo on the technicolour adventure of a lifetime.
Illustrated with mind-bending moving images, YELLOW SUBMARINE tells the story of how The Beatles battle the music-hating Blue Meanies armed only with the power of love.
From Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds to Nowhere Man, and Eleanor Rigby to All You Need Is Love, YELLOW SUBMARINE features some of the most-loved songs from the greatest band the world has ever known.
An exuberant fusion of music, film and art, YELLOW SUBMARINE is a landmark cinematic experience that is as fun and vibrant as it was in 1968.
With tickets on sale from 17 April, get ready to set sail for the Sea of Green with the Fab Four once again. Go to the brand new Facebook page for updates and news about this exciting event: facebook.com/yellowsubmarinethefilm
I’ve just heard of the passing of John Lennon superfan Paul Goresh. Paul was a regular outside the Dakota in 1979/80. Notoriously, he took the infamous picture of John with ‘The Jerk of all Jerks’ on December 8th 1980.
Paul was forever linked with that photo, but also took many other great pictures of John and Yoko, one of which was used on the cover of ‘Watching the Wheels’.
A new exhibition featuring the photography of the recently knighted Ringo Starr, including archival images appearing in the ex-Beatles drummer’s 2013 book Photograph, will open next month at Genesis House, headquarters of Genesis Publications, in Surrey, U.K.
The display also will mark the unveiling of a portfolio of previously unseen photo prints by Starr, as well as additional series of pics first made available in 2013 and 2015.
The Photograph Portfolio 2018 includes candid pics of Starr’s Beatles bandmates — John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison — as well as a famous shot Ringo took of some excited Fab Four fans in a car during the group’s first visit to New York City.
Visitors to Genesis House will have the chance to buy museum-quality prints of various images snapped by Ringo over the years. The exhibit will be open for viewing by appointment on weekdays, starting Monday, February 5.
UK outfit Picturehouse Entertainment has struck a deal with Apple to release a digitally remastered version of the Beatles’ animated movie Yellow Submarine in cinemas for the first time since 1999.
The 4K version is due to play in Picturehouse and other UK and Ireland cinemas on July 8, 2018 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of its original release.
The iconic musical feature, designed by art director Heinz Edelmann, tells the story of how The Beatles battle the music-hating Blue Meanies armed only with the power of love. The film features performances of Beatles classics including Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,Nowhere Man, Eleanor Rigby and All You Need Is Love.
Clare Binns, deputy managing director of Cineworld-owned Picturehouse, said: ”I loved Yellow Submarine 50 years ago and it still rocks the universe. This summer, Picturehouse Entertainment is thrilled to bring The Beatles back to the big screen again with a film that makes your heart beat fast. Bringing the film back for its 50th anniversary is great, both for those who loved it the first time around and for those new singing and dancing audiences who will be introduced to this classic music and animation. I look forward to the huge smiles on faces all across the UK and Ireland on 8 July – as the fab four said, All You Need is Love!” For more click here
RISHIKESH, India — In 1968, The Beatles and a crew of hangers-on traded hip London threads for kurtas and wreaths of marigold, trudging through dense forest to an ashram in Rishikesh, India, where they spent weeks writing songs.
There was George Harrison, a devoted follower of Transcendental Meditation; John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who had started to feud over the band’s direction; and Ringo Starr, the band’s drummer, who was so perturbed by India’s famously spicy food that he packed a reserve of beans for his stay at the ashram. He lasted 10 days.
“Scan all the photographs of Ringo in Rishikesh, and you’ll find few in which he’s smiling,” said Raju Gusain, a local journalist who has become something of an expert on the band’s trip to India.
Or so says the article below. Actually, it’s pure speculation. Paul hasn’t yet announced any concerts for 2018 – let alone any UK dates. The click through from the article takes you to a site where you can book and pay for tickets for concerts that don’t exist!
The Beatles’ classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album is to go into the Guinness Book of Records for the longest gap between stints at No. 1 in the UK.
The LP first topped the bestsellers in the group’s home country on the chart dated 10 June 1967, when it began an unbroken run of 23 weeks at the summit. It had four further, non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 from November 1967 to February 1968. Its last appearance in the top ten in its first iteration came in March that year, some nine months after its release; a 20th anniversary reissue in 1987 took the album back to No. 3 in the UK.
Reissued to mark its 50th anniversary last year in deluxe CD and vinyl editions, Sgt. Pepper returned to No. 1 on the Official Charts Company’s survey dated the week of 8 June 2017, a total of 49 years and 363 days since it first hit the top. By another method of measuring the longevity, the time between its last week at No. 1 in its original run, 3 February 1968, and the recent reissue is 49 years and 125 days.