AXS TV’s The Big Interview With Dan Rather celebrates its landmark 100THepisode with an exclusive sit-down with The Beatles’ Ringo Starr, kicking off the second-half of the series’ sixth season on Tuesday, October 2, at 9pE/6pP. During the candid conversation, Starr goes in-depth sharing stories from his acclaimed career as he talks about about his endless love of performing, his fateful introduction to the drums as a child during one of many arduous hospital stays, maintaining his sense of authenticity through the superstardom, and the brotherhood of The Beatles, while delving into his highly successful career traveling around the world with his spectacular All-Starr Band, performing rock n’ roll classics with a revolving roster of his famous friends and fellow legends.#
Cast take a break from rehearsals to recreate
iconic Beatles picture on 49th anniversary
The cast of Let It Be took a break from rehearsals in London this morning (Wednesday 8 August) to become Day Trippers on a Magical Mystery Tour to recreate one of The Beatles’ most iconic images.
Today marks the 49th anniversary since the world-famous Abbey Road crossing photograph was actually taken.
To mark the anniversary, Let It Be’s very own Fab Four followed in the footsteps of the biggest band in music history.
The cast pulled on their costumes to recreate the iconic Abbey Road album cover picture at 11.30am – 49 years to the day and the exact time when it was photographed by Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan on 8 August 1969.
West End smash hit show Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles returns to stages this Summer and Autumn to premiere the new updated show to audiences across the UK and Ireland. Beatles fans are invited to join John, Paul, George and Ringo for a great night of live music – from the early beginnings to the height of Beatlemania.
In a twist from the original Let It Be show, audiences will then be invited to Imagine what it would be like to see The Beatles reunite for one night only.
The second act is set a decade after The Beatles went their separate ways. It gives fans a rare glimpse of how the Fab Four once again Come Together to perform. The concert that never was.
In two weeks, the updated Let It Be production will be premiered in the UK and Ireland when it opens at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre on Tuesday 21 August 2018.
The show will then embark on a UK and Ireland tour visiting the Everyman in Cheltenham; Liverpool Empire; Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall; the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin; New Theatre in Hull; Edinburgh’s Playhouse Theatre; Orchard Theatre in Dartford; and Manchester’ Opera House.
The show will then head to Europe and overseas, with the international tour taking in countries including Germany and North America. It is also hoped that the show will return to a London theatre in late 2018 or early 2019.
A cast of talented musicians will play the Fab Four. The performers have already toured the show to entertain on some of the biggest stages in the world including Broadway.
The Let It Be cast are Michael Gagliano from Woking (John Lennon); Emanuele Angeletti from Italy (Paul McCartney); Irish/Australian John Brosnan (George Harrison); and Ben Cullingworth, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire (Ringo Starr). The band will be joined on stage throughout the tour by musical director Michael Bramwell on keyboards.
Michael Gagliano has already appeared as John Lennon in the new Let It Be show in North America, Canada and Japan, as well as on the West End with the original show.
Michael commented: “To stand on the Abbey Road crossing exactly 49 years to the day and time since John, Paul, George and Ringo did just that, and being dressed as they were, is mind blowing. I’m sure they would never have imagined that almost half a century later people would still be visiting the crossing to recreate that iconic album cover picture for themselves.”
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The Jacaranda, or the Jac as it’s widely known, has been firmly cemented in Liverpool’s music history since it opened in 1958.
And today, more than ever, it’s an exemplary venue for the the city’s rich music heritage.
Sure, back in the day it gave us The Beatles but now 60 years later The Jac is still making waves in the city.
The Jac was founded by Allan Williams who was known for being the Fab Four’s first manager.
He leased an old watch repair shop and transformed it into a coffee bar where John Lennon, Stuart Sutcliffe and Paul McCartney were known to be frequent customers.
Back then, the band was called The Silver Beetles and Williams gave the lads a chance to perform and rehearse in the venue.
The Silver Beetles even performed at the venue and were paid with beans on toast and Coca-Cola and they’d fill in for the normal house band, The Royal Caribbean Steel Band every Monday night.
Under Williams management, The Beatles booked tour of Hamburg in August 1960 before they parted ways and started work with Brian Epstein.
While many people will know the Jac for this reason, managing director Graham Stanley told the ECHO there’s much more to the venue than that.
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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.
While Paul McCartney was in Liverpool yesterday, it seems he signed a Penny Lane street sign! Paul visited Penny Lane on his ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with James Corden
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Paul McCartney was in Liverpool today with James Corden – apparently filming a ‘Carpool Karaoke’ – and also played a few songs at the Philharmonic Pub. – here is Paul in the pub today :>)
Update – it seems Paul played Love Me Do, I Wanna Be Your Man, Back in the USSR, Birthday, I’ve Got A Feeling and Hey Jude, amongst others.
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, 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 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!