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Strawberry Field Plans Approved

The Salvation Army has launched an £8m funding drive to help bring forward its redevelopment of Strawberry Field in Woolton after the project was given the go-ahead by Liverpool City Council’s planning committee.

The committee approved the plans at a meeting on Tuesday morning. The former children’s home on the site, built in the 1970s and named John Lennon Court, will be demolished to make way for a training centre for young adults with learning disabilities, a visitor centre, and community café. The current buildings have been vacant since 2007.

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The plan for the new Strawberry Field

Paul McCartney’s Aston Martin DB5 to be sold at Auction

Auction season is very upon us – this this is probably the most expensive item that will be sold – Paul McCartney’s old Aston Martin DB5 – which is like to sell for £1.5 million!!!

Paul ordered it shortly before going on a tour and it was delivered on September 22, just a few days after the premiere of Goldfinger, where Sean Connery’s James Bond also drove a DB5.

McCartney kept the Aston Martin for six years, racking up more than 40,000 miles during this period.

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The Beatles Apple Corps Still Bring in the profits

The Beatles still rake in £67,000 a day from a company they formed before they split, nearly 50 years ago.
Apple Corps, set up in 1968 to manage their affairs, declared a turnover of £24.4 million for the year ending January 31.  It is owned by surviving Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as George Harrison and John Lennon’s widows Olivia and Yoko Ono. Accounts show each was paid £2.97 million in “aggregate fees for promotional services, name and likeness”.

For more on this story see http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/beatles-still-make-day-67000-11348048

Symphonic Beatles Concert Coming to London

Rocco Buonvino presents

Symphonic Beatles: timeless music recreated for a full symphonic orchestra.

30th November 2017

Experience The Beatles as never before – with, the sound, the passion and the raw excitement of their timeless music in this spectacular concert featuring The London Concert Orchestra, conducted by Alan Chircop, together with acclaimed band, guest singers and chorus from the West End and beyond.
Enjoy classics hits, including: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE – HEY JUDE – SERGEANT PEPPER – LET IT BE – HELP – A DAY IN A LIFE – GET BACK – LADY MADONNA – YESTERDAY – STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER – A HARD DAYS NIGHT – LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS.. and many, many more !
With full orchestral arrangements, imaginatively fused together with rock and pop, tonight we pay tribute to the world’s biggest band, The Beatles, celebrating over 50 years of ageless songs as well as marking the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper.
National Broadcaster Mike Read gives a wonderful narrative backdrop to this nostalgic epic celebration which takes you through the Beatles’ musical legendary history. The grand finale brings the orchestra, choir and guest singers together for the climax of a stunning night of music. Symphonic Beatles is truly a memorable occasion.

25th September 1967 – The Beatles Record Fool on the Hill

On 25th September 1967, the Beatles began editing their TV film ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, at Norman’s Film Productions on Old Compton Street, Soho. The editing was done by Roy Benson, who had also worked on a ‘Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Help!’ The editing was due to take a week, but actually took about 11 weeks. As there was not narrative to the film, it could be cut in any way the Beatles wanted – and often they couldn’t agree on how it should be done.

In the evening, the Beatles went to EMI Studios, Abbey Road, to record ‘Fool on the Hill’ for the new film. Among those watching the proceedings was Yoko Ono, attending what was probably her first Beatles recording session. Her presence rather destroys the myth that John and Yoko barely saw each other between their first meeting in November 1966, and Yoko coming over to Kenwood in May 1968.

The Beatles recording Fool on the Hill
John and Yoko at the recording of Fool on the Hill

The Beatles on the Cover of Latest ‘Uncut’ Magazine

What do you do when you’ve just released the most significant album in rock history? For The Beatles in late 1967, the answer was simple: go back to work, but in the most playful way possible. In our new issue of Uncut, out on Thursday in the UK (though hopefully subscribers should have their copies sooner), we mark the 50th anniversary of recording sessions which turned into parties, psychedelic and spiritual adventures (“George swore to me he could levitate”), destabilising tragedies and, eventually, a redemptive and surreal trip into the unknown – the Magical Mystery Tour. “The songs had changed, our attitudes had changed,” says Ringo Starr. “Our well-being had changed.”
Read more at http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/introducing-new-issue-uncut-9-101767#7d1d9O4gfgO7ZwmW.99

Uncut Magazine

Ringo Starr’s New Album is Out Now

Ringo Starr’s new album ‘ Give More Love’ is now available worldwide

Recorded at Ringo’s home studio in Los Angeles, Give More Love has 10 new tracks featuring collaborations with friends including: We’re on the Road Again featuring Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather; Laughable co-written and performed with Peter Frampton as well as Benmont Tench, Timothy B. Schmit, Richard Page and Amy Keys; Show Me the Way co-written and performed with Steve Lukather and with Paul McCartney; Speed of Sound co-written with Richard Marx and featuring Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton and Nathan East; Standing Still co-written with Gary Burr; King of the Kingdom including performances by Dave Stewart and Edgar Winter; Electricity co-written with Glen Ballard and featuring Joe Walsh and Don Was; So Wrong For So Long co-written and performed with Dave Stewart; Shake It Up co-written and performed with Gary Nicholson and including Don Was and Edgar Winter; and Give More Love co-written with Gary Nicholson including Timothy B. Schmit and All Starrs Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette.

Give More Love also has four bonus tracks: Back Off Boogaloo, You Can’t Fight Lightning, Photograph and Don’t Pass Me By.  This version of Back Off Booglaloo is based on the original recording Ringo made when he wrote the song. He recently discovered the tape when he moved houses. The other three bonus tracks are collaborations based on performances from Starr’s 2016 Peace & Love Birthday event. Alberta Cross performed You Can’t Fight Lightning and Vandaveer performed Photograph and Don’t Pass Me By. Starr loved their renditions and asked them to each record them for his new album, also adding his own vocals.

Order Give More Love here:  https://UMe.lnk.to/GiveMoreLove

In October, Starr will hit the road in the U.S. with his All Starrs, the same beloved lineup he has performed with since 2012: Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Hamm and Gregg Bissonette.

Ringo & His All Starr Band 2017 Tour Dates:
Oct. 13-14, 17, 20-21, 24, 27-28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Oct. 30 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
Oct. 31 – Austin TX @ Moody Theater
Nov. 2 – Sugarland, TX @ Smart Sugarland Civic Center
Nov. 4 – Thackerville, OK @ Global Events Center at Winstar
Nov. 7-8 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
Nov. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
Nov. 12 – Norfolk, VA @ ODU Pavilion
Nov. 14 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Nov. 15 – New York City, NY @ Beacon Theater
Nov. 16 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center

 

Ringo Starr – Give More Love

 

Sir Bruce Forsyth

We are all very sad to hear about the passing of Sir Bruce Forsyth – truly a giant of British TV.

For us Beatles fans, he introduced the ‘Fabs’ onto mainstream family TV when they appeared on the show ‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium’ – where lots of people have said ‘Beatlemania’ began.

But Bruce was much more than that – we was really the star of Saturday night TV, with his shows ‘The Generation Game’ and more recently ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The world will be a less entertaining place without ‘Brucie’ in it.

‘Didn’t he do well’  RIP Sir Bruce.

Bruce Forsyth with the Beatles on Sunday Night at the London Palladium