Paul McCartney wows Glastonbury with Dave Grohl and The Boss
APTOPIX Britain Glastonbury 2022 Day 2 Paul McCartney performs at Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset, England, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) (Joel C Ryan)LONDON — (AP) — Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury Festival show was two years late. The former Beatle pulled out all the stops — and brought on big-name rock’n’roll guest stars — for a 2½-hour concert at the southwest England festival on Saturday night. McCartney was due to play Glastonbury in 2020. Some 200,000 people are attending the four-day festival at Worthy Farm in southwest England, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.wftv.com
George Harrison's widow talks of life, death through poetry
Books Olivia Harrison FILE - Olivia Harrison, widow of musician George Harrison, appears at the World premiere of the film "Eight days a week" in London on Sept. 15, 2016. George Harrison met the former Olivia Arias in the 1970s when she worked at his record company in Los Angeles. Even though George died not quite two years after the Friar Park attack, she considered it "a victory, not a loss. I couldn't help myself and nuzzled your ear, and whispered final words to leave you with my sound.”Their son was 23 when George died. George didn't live like that.wftv.com
Olivia Harrison writes poems about late George Harrison
Books-Olivia Harrison FILE -Former Beatle George Harrison and his wife Olivia leave the Marylebone Register office in London after attending the wedding of former Beatle drummer Ringo Starr April 27, 1981. (AP Photo/File (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Olivia Harrison, widow of Beatle George Harrison and a philanthropist and film producer, has a few words of her own to share. She has written 20 original poems about her late husband for the book “Came the Lightening,” which comes out June 21. Instead, she composed a work of poetic autobiography.”Olivia Arias met George Harrison in the mid-1970s while she worked in the marketing department of A&M Records, which distributed Harrison's Dark Horse label. George Harrison died of cancer, at age 58, in 2001.wftv.com
Denis O'Brien, former manager of George Harrison, dead at 80
NEW YORK — (AP) — Denis O'Brien, who served as George Harrison's manager for much of the former Beatle's solo career and with Harrison co-founded the production company that backed such hits as the classic “Monty Python's Life of Brian,” has died at age 80. O'Brien's daughter, Kristen O'Brien, told The Associated Press that Denis O'Brien died Dec. 3 in Britain at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon after being admitted for severe abdominal pains. In 1978, Harrison and O'Brien co-founded HandMade Films, a top independent company over the next decade. Their initial project was “Life of Brian,” Monty Python's controversial religious parody which they financed after EMI Films dropped out at the last minute. In August 2001, three months before Harrison's death, a judge rejected the musician's effort to stop O'Brien from declaring bankruptcy.wftv.com
'Get Back' series dispels, and confirms, some Beatle myths
Nearly 60 hours of film taken over three weeks existed, mostly unseen, and the band had been considering what to do with it. Jackson took that material, as well as 150 hours of audio recordings, and spent four years building a story. Along the way, Jackson's project dispels and reinforces pieces of conventional wisdom that has solidified through the years. Among the priceless moments he unearthed is the joy on the Beatles' faces as they played on the studio rooftop. The film shows the whole performance, the Beatles rising to the challenge and having a great time doing it.wftv.com
Treasure trove of rock memorabilia includes Kurt Cobain hair
Guitars from Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith as well as autographed memorabilia from The Beatles and even strands of hair from Kurt Cobain are some of the highlights of an online rock ‘n’ roll auction that ends over the weekend.
Dear Sir or Madam: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November
Paul McCartney appears during his One on One Tour in Tinley Park, Ill., on July 26, 2017, left, and poet Paul Muldoon appears at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala in New York on May 21, 2019. McCartney's memoir, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present," will be released Nov. 2. (Photos by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – Paul McCartney is finally ready to write his memoirs, and will use music — and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet — to help guide him. Irish poet Paul Muldoon is editing and will contribute an introduction. The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has been equally open about himself, but his 2010 memoir “Life” still sold millions of copies.
Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death
Photos, flowers, and candles have been left at Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to remember John Lennon, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The rock star and former Beatle was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by a fan on Dec. 8, 1980. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK – Fans remembered John Lennon with flowers, candles and songs Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle's death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building. It was Dec. 8, 1980, when the world-famous musician was with his wife, Yoko Ono, and was shot by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota apartments on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. After 40 years, Sean, Julian and I still miss him," Ono said, referring to Lennon's two sons.
A look at artists who've objected to Trump using their songs
FILE - Pharrell Williams attends the world premiere of "The Black Godfather," in Los Angeles on June 3, 2019. Dozens of artists have objected to Donald Trump using their music in his two presidential campaigns. Williams sent a cease-and-desist letter after his song Happy" was played at a Trump rally in 2018. He was especially angered that the event was hours after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
A look at artists who've objected to Trump using their songs
Dozens of artists have objected to Donald Trump using their music in his two presidential campaigns. Williams sent a cease-and-desist letter after his song Happy" was played at a Trump rally in 2018. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)From classic American rockers to British artists to the estates of late legends, here's a look at some of the musicians who have objected to Donald Trump using their songs at campaign events. JOHN FOGERTY, PHIL COLLINS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEENSome classic rockers say not only do they oppose Trump using their music, the choice of songs is ironic or downright wrong. Eddy Grant sued Trump in September over the use of his 1980s hit “Electric Avenue” in a Trump campaign animated video that mocked his opponent Joe Biden.
Record label rejected The Beatles' off these 1962 songsnow tape of the audition could sell for $90,000
On New Year's Day in 1962, a then-unknown band called The Beatles performed 15 songs for British label Decca Records. There is some debate as to whether Decca Records rejected The Beatles or The Beatles rejected an offer from Decca to press their records only if the band paid for it themselves. Whatever the case, The Beatles' then manager Brian Epstein held on to a recording of the audition. Now, Sotheby's London will auction the tape of the Decca audition online, estimating it will sell for 50,000 to 70,000 pounds, or about $65,000 to $90,000. As Sotheby's tells it, Decca Records didn't take the band seriously at the audition.cnbc.com
11 of the best Beatles songs of all time
That got us thinking about legendary Beatles songs. But as longtime Beatles fans, we decided to choose 11 to mention here as among the best of the best. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"It's hard to describe this "White Album" song. "A Hard Days Night"Of course, this list comes down to personal preference, and we lean toward the Beatles' later work. Is it even possible to listen to this song without thinking, "Beatlemania has arrived in the United States"?
Almanac: Ringo Starr's birthday
He grew up to become known as Ringo Starr, the drummer who in 1962 joined John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison in the Beatles, as McCartney explained to CBS News' Anthony Mason. "When Ringo joined, then it was like a real rocket ship," McCartney said. "We were a real band then," Starr said. Since the breakup, Ringo has gone on to find success as a solo artist, and as front man for a revolving group of musicians known as Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band. Already an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beatles, Ringo won induction as an individual artist in 2015.cbsnews.com