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Paul McCartney set to announce first Australian tour in 24 years

Sir Paul McCartney will announce details of his highly anticipated tour of Australia and New Zealand with a special Facebook Live event on Wednesday.

The Beatles megastar hasn’t toured here since 1993, and fans are likely to be clamouring for tickets to his One on One tour as soon as they’re released.

McCartney is staying tight-lipped about the dates and other arrangements, but you can tune in on Facebook and learn them first-hand.

The star will also be answering questions submitted by fans. You can submit yours via McCartney’s Facebook page.

Happy Birthday Paul McCartney!

Happy 75th Birthday to Paul McCartney! Here are some pics I’ve taken of Paul over the years.

Richard Porter with Paul McCartney, Abbey Road, 1997
Paul McCartney outside AIR Studios 1982
Paul outside AIR Studios 1983
Paul at his ‘pop up’ concert in Covent Garden, London 2013

Paul McCartney made a ‘Companion of Honour’ by the Queen!

Paul McCartney has been made a ‘Companion of Honour’ in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Paul said of the news “I’m very happy about this huge honour and with the news coming on my birthday weekend and Father’s Day it makes it colossal!”

The Companion of Honour is a special award granted to those who have made a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine, or government lasting over a long period of time. The members, of which there are 65 at any one time, currently include actress Dame Maggie Smith, Lord Coe, Stephen Hawking, John Major and Desmond Tutu.

The motto of the order is “In action faithful and in honour clear”

The Companion of Honour is a higher award than the Knighthood Paul received 20 years ago.

Another trip to Buckingham Palace for Paul McCartney coming up.

NMPA Honors John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Centennial Song Award

John Lennon’s “Imagine” was awarded the National Music Publishers Association Centennial Song Award Wednesday (June 14) and Yoko One was given a long overdue credit as co-writer of the iconic song.

The ceremony took place in New York during the NMPA’s Centennial Annual Meeting and was attended by Ono and her son Sean.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7833025/nmpa-john-lennons-imagine-centennial-song-award-yoko-ono

The Beatles documentary: Inside Apple Corps with the staff who worked there

The story of the early years of the band’s business venture Apple Corps is told in Ben Lewis’s entertaining and revealing new film ‘The Beatles, Hippies And Hell’s Angels’

The film will be broadcast on 17 June, 9pm, Sky Arts and catch-up.

Fore more on Apple in the 1960s, see http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/the-beatles-apple-corps-fab-four-the-beatles-hippies-and-hell-s-angels-ben-lewis-a7787951.html

More Screenings announced for ‘It Was 50 Years Ago Today’

More screenings have been announced for the great film IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY! THE BEATLES: SGT PEPPER & BEYOND. Each will include a Q and A with the director, Alan G Parker.

London – Sunday June 18th ( yes, 3 in a day, a real ‘Mad Day Out!’)

Everyman – Muswell Hill – 11am

Everyman – Kings Cross – 1.30pm
Everyman – Baker Street – 6.30pm (next door to the former Apple Boutique)

For tickets, go to https://www.everymancinema.com

Friday July 7th

Milton Keynes – MORE DETAILS SOON

Liverpool – Sunday August 27th

BEATLES INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

The Beatles Skiffle Roots Concert with Rod Davis

The Beatles Skiffle Roots” concert is on Sunday 2 July at The Oaks Theatre, Knole Academy, Sevenoaks, TN13 3LE at 3pm. The theatre is next to Knole Park – where the Beatles shot the videos of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ and ‘Penny Lane’

 Quarryman Rod Davis be talking about the origins of Skiffle and the Quarrymen, with musical illustrations with guitar, washboard and tea-chest bass, plus digital slides, followed by a full-on set from The Lonnigans.

This is all in aid of The Ridge View Special Needs School in Tonbridge. The event forms part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival.
Tickets – Adults £16, under 16s £6 – are available from the Festival Box Office, 01732 450175 orhttp://www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk/whats-on/02-Jul-2017/

GEORGE HARRISON – I ME MINE – LYRICS & WRITINGS Pop Up Exhibition

## FREE POP UP EXHIBITION ##

A very rare opportunity to see George Harrison’s handwritten lyrics on display

Friday 16th June – Sunday 18th June 2017

Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, 1-3-5 Flitcroft Street, London, WC2H 8DH

Genesis Publications hosts a free exhibition celebrating the U.K. launch of the book, I ME MINE – The Extended Edition by George Harrison.

Visitors to the pop-up exhibition will have a rare chance to see reproductions of Harrison’s handwritten lyrics as well as personal photographs and commentary taken from the new book. The closest to an autobiography of George Harrison that has been published, I ME MINE – The Extended Edition covers -for the first time- the full span of his life and work, with his handwritten lyrics to 141 songs, observations by Harrison himself and photographs from the family albums.

Originally published in 1980, The Extended Edition includes lyrics and photographs discovered recently by his wife Olivia, including a collection of lyrics found in a piano bench at Harrison’s home studio. One such song was ‘Hey Ringo’, thought to be from 1970/1971, and previously unseen – including by Ringo Starr himself who first saw the lyrics at the recent Los Angeles exhibition of the book.

Rare limited edition books also on display will include: I Me Mine (original 1980 edition), Songs by George Harrison 1 and 2, Concert for George, Fifty Years Adrift and Live in Japan. Visitors will also enjoy a preview of the recently announced Revolver 50 Collage series by Klaus Voormann, Love That Burns – A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac by Mick Fleetwood, Transformer by Lou Reed & Mick Rock, and the Genesis 100 special box set celebrating 100 editions since 1974.

Also on show will be the full range of Genesis Publications’ limited edition, signed books and prints.   Publications and prints by artists such as Jimmy Page, Ronnie Wood, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Pete Townshend, Bob Dylan, Paul Weller and Jeff Beck will be displayed alongside those featuring the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Traveling Wilburys, The Who as well as the recent Vogue – Voice Of A Century anthology.

For more info see

i-me-mine-exhibition.com

 

INTERNATIONAL BEATLEWEEK IS SET TO GET BACK LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC!

27TH AUGUST 2017, 10:00AM – 28TH AUGUST 2017, 10:00PM

The ‘Beatle Week-Ender’ is coming to Liverpool’s Pier Head Village on Sunday and Monday during the International Beatleweek festival. This amazing event will feature LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC from many of our festival artists. 

Sunday, August 27th marks 50 years to the day we sadly lost Brian Epstein and all day we will be paying tribute to the man who helped The Beatles reach the ‘toppermost of the poppermost’.

Monday, August 28th we will be celebrating 50 years of The Beatles album, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and Cavern resident band, The Cavern Club Beatles, will be performing a special set featuring the album in its entirety. 

THIS IS A FREE EVENT AND YOU DO NOT NEED TICKETS OR WRISTBANDS TO ATTEND.

Beatles Weekender Coming to Liverpool