Monthly Archives: March 2018

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

Paul McCartney with Ryan Tedder in Los Angeles

Yesterday, singer/songwriter and producer Ryan Tedder posted a photo of himself with Paul McCartney in a studio. They’ve been working on Paul’s new album, which according to sources, is nearly finished.

Los Angeles, California

• ryantedderMonday with @paulmccartney= better than Monday without @paulmccartney. like most days- pinching myself that I get to do this for a living. That’s it. #thebeatles #paulmccartney

John Lennon’s Monkey Bike motorcycle sells for £57,500

A motorcycle once owned by Beatles legend John Lennon has fetched a record-breaking £57,500 at auction.

The 1969 Honda Z50A Monkey Bike sold for almost double the estimated £30,000 when it went under the hammer at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

Lennon used the bike to get around his Tittenhurst Park estate in Berkshire, where he lived from 1969 to 1971.

It was sold by John Harington, who had owned it for 47 years and displayed it at various shows.

He bought the bike from Henry Graham, of Hook, Hampshire, who said he had bought the motorbike from Lennon when he was living at Tittenhurst Park.

The successful bid on Sunday is the highest price ever paid at a public auction for a Honda Monkey Bike.

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March 5th 1963 – a Busy Day for the Beatles!

March 5th 1963 was a very busy day for the Beatles. They first did a photo session with John Dove at EMI House in Manchester Square, and at Montague Place, near the British Museum.

They then went to EMI Studios at Abbey Road to record their third single, ‘From Me To You’ and ‘Thank You Girl’, plus ‘The One After 909’ – which wasn’t released in 1963, but re-recorded for the ‘Let it Be’ album. The version recorded in 1963 wasn’t released until ‘Anthology One’ in 1995.


The Beatles on the steps of EMI Studios, Abbey Road, with the postman going by!
The Beatles in Montague Place, March 5th 1963. Notice John has put his glasses over the parking meter!
The Beatles on the step leading to the basement at EMI House, Manchester Squre
The Beatles in the canteen of EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Yeah yeah yeah! Danny Boyle’s filming a Beatles musical

Powerhouse film-makers Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis are joining forces to make a picture built around the music of The Beatles.

Boyle, who won an Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire, will direct the film which has the tentative title of All You Need Is Love, although London-based studio Working Title has insisted that the secretive project is still untitled.

Curtis, responsible for British classics such as Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually, has written the script for All You Need Is Love, which is about a struggling musician who, for plot reasons as yet unknown, thinks he’s the only person who can remember the Fab Four.

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[blogger’s note – Richard Curtis is a big Beatles fan. At least 2 of his films have featured scenes shot at the Abbey Road Crossing]

How the Beatles tried to set up a Communist empire in Savile Row

[Blogger’s note – this is an article from the Daily Mail newspaper – I think the picture/copy editor must be snowed in and couldn’t make it to work. See how many errors you can find.]


  • Beatles headed up Apple organisation from heart of Mayfair’s tailoring district
  • John, Paul, George and Ringo made an attempt at becoming business tycoons 
  • Paul McCartney defined the band’s aim there as ‘a kind of Western Communism’
  •  It was at here 3 Savile Road that they would effectively break up two years later 

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