Abbey Road on the River, the world’s largest Beatles inspired music festival, will return to downtown Jeffersonville on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-28, 2018. Festival organizers have announced that Grammy-winning rock group America, the fathers of psychedelic rock Vanilla Fudge, and The Beatles’ primary recording sound engineer Geoff Emerick will headline the 2018 event. For more click here
The first eight Archive Collection titles are now available in stores released as single CD digipack, 180gram black vinyl, and limited edition 180gram colour vinyl. All vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork.
Fans can complete their collection at their local record store, or online via the below links:
Paul McCartney: McCartney – RED
Paul and Linda McCartney: RAM – YELLOW
Paul McCartney & Wings: Band on the Run – WHITE
Wings: Venus And Mars – RED & YELLOW
Wings: At The Speed Of Sound – ORANGE
Paul McCartney: McCartney II – CLEAR
Paul McCartney: Tug of War – BLUE
Paul McCartney: Pipes of Peace – SILVER
For more, and to order, go to https://www.paulmccartney.com/news-blogs/news/the-paul-mccartney-archive-collection-eight-titles-out-now
It seems to be the season for selling the Beatles’ old cars. Hot on the heels of the announcement of Paul’s Aston Martin going under the hammer, comes Ringo’s rather more modest Mini. It was custom made for him though, to carry his drumkit. It is likely to sell for £120,000.
BIRKENHEAD’S former Majestic Ballroom famous for its ties to The Beatles is due to be sold at auction next month.
Built as a cinema in 1916 and most recently a Chinese restaurant, the property’s dance hall and music days gave The Beatles a stage to perform their debut single Love Me Do for the first time.
The fab four returned and played at the venue 17 times in the 1960s.
At one sell-out appearance the crowd was so large that a further two shows had to be arranged to accommodate disappointed fans who had been unable to get tickets.
No sign of Paul McCartney at Abbey Road today – but did see U2 on the Abbey Road Crossing!! You never know who you might see on my London Beatles Walks! http://www.beatlesinlondon.com
I haven’t seen Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studios yet, but Giles Martin was there yesterday – and as he produced much of Paul’s last album, it’s a fairly good sign he’s still recording.
More updates later!
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.
Stevie Van Zandt has tweeted to say he will be playing at the Cavern Club in Liverpool tomorrow (Tuesday) – and will play at lunchtime, in tribute to the Beatles legendary lunchtime shows there!
I wonder if Paul McCartney will join him onstage, as he did in London last weekend? Or maybe Paul is too busy recording at Abbey Road Studios…
Unseen footage of the Beatles filmed more than 50 years ago is to go on sale.
The Fab Four were caught on camera by actor Leo McKern while on location in the Austrian Alps for the 1965 movie Help!
McKern was cast as Clang, the leader of a mystical cult determined to recover a ring from Ringo Starr’s finger which would enable a sacrifice to proceed.