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Happy Birthday Paul McCartney

Happy Birthday Paul McCartney – 76 Years old today! I wonder whether we are going to get any special announcement about a tour and an album today – Paul’s been leading up to it for a while, with all the cryptic photos posted on his social media.

Anyway, to celebrate, here are a few photos I’ve taken of Paul over the years.

Paul McCartney outside AIR Studios 1982

Paul McCartney with Richard Porter, Abbey Road Studios 1997

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New Yellow Submarine Picture Disc to be Released

This July marks the 50th anniversary of our animated classic film, Yellow Submarine.

On its release in 1968, Yellow Submarine was instantly recognised as a landmark achievement. The film combined pioneering animation techniques, dazzling visual invention, witty dialogue and of course glorious music.

As part of the celebrations, we are releasing this picture disc of the title song, Yellow Submarine b/w Eleanor Rigby, which together was originally released as the band’s 13th single in August 1966.

Get yours at: https://TheBeatles.lnk.to/YellowSubmarinePictureDisc

The limited edition 7” features images taken from the high resolution 4K restoration of the film. Come join us 80,000 leagues under the sea, to a place where peace, love and music reign supreme!

 

Dr. Pepper’s Jaded Hearts Club Band to Play at the Royal Albert Hall – with Special Guest??

Dr. Pepper’s Jaded Hearts Club Band, the supergroup featuring Muse frontman Matt Bellamy and Blur’s Graham Coxon have been added to the bill of Roger Daltrey’s concert for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall. They will perform a set of Beatles songs. Intriguingly, the video on the Royal Albert Hall website shows them jamming with Paul McCartney – is that a hint that Macca will make an appearance at the concert too? He played a gig for the Teenage Cancer Trust a few years ago…

Tickets are still available for the show at https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2018/teenage-cancer-trust-roger-daltrey

Cavern Pub Re-Opens

Cavern City Tours is proud to announce that the Cavern Pub, sister venue to the Cavern Club, has officially been reopened!

In January we closed the Cavern Pub for 3 weeks to give it a much needed update. But, don’t worry as we haven’t changed it too much. If you loved the way the Pub looked before then we hope you’ll appreciate the small changes we’ve made to keep things fresh, while still maintaining the rock ‘n’ roll vibe we’ve all come to know and love.

Our memorabilia cabinets have been repainted and reorganised giving us the opportunity to display new memorabilia alongside some of our old favourites. We now also have special cabinets dedicated to Mod music, George Harrison, John Lennon, Motown and more!

The bar has been rebuilt providing a better view of the stage and all of our furniture has been updated, too!

To see photos of the new look Pub click here

 

Manchester Square – Where the Beatles and Many Others were Photographed

Two of the most famous photo shoots of the Beatles were taken of them looking over the balcony on the stairwell at the headquarters of EMI Records in Manchester Square, London. One was taken in 1963, and one in 1969.

However these weren’t the only photos of the Beatles taken there – in fact, EMI House and Manchester Square were used for countless photo shoots of the Fabs and many other pop stars of the 60s. EMI had their photographic department in the building and regularly utilised the area for photos. Here are some of them:

  The Beatles on the EMI Balcony 1963
Beatles 1969
The Beatles with George Martin and Dick James, March 5th 1963
The Beatles on the steps leading down to the basement at EMI
After the Beatles, only 2 other bands were allowed to post on the balcony of EMI – one were the Sex Pistols!
…and Blur
Young David Bowie by a Manchester Square sign
EMI distributed Capitol Records in the UK. Here are the Beach Boys by EMI House
Pink Floyd high kicking
The Supremes in Manchester Square
Stevie Wonder

 

Beatles ‘Apple’ Owned House up for Sale?

A very intriguing article appeared in ‘The Times’ newspaper today about a house in Charles Street, Mayfair, that was owned by the Beatles, through Apple, in ‘the late 1960s’. It says the Beatles used to come here a lot and were even photographed in the bath! It also states that John Lennon painted graffiti on to the tiles in the kitchen.

Curious, as I cannot recall of the Beatles owning a house there at that time. Apple moved into 48 Charles Street in 1983, and moved out in 1989, but that was of course long after the passing of John Lennon. Also the location of the house for sale seems to be the other end of the street.

I know there are a few people still around who worked for Apple in the late 60s. Does anyone have any knowledge of this house?

See the article at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/a-mayfair-house-of-fun-8f5gqxlqd

Yellow Submarine to Be Shown in UK Cinemas on it’s 50th Anniversary

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. 
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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

Screening across the UK 8 July 2018
Certificate: U
Tickets on sale 17 April 2018
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