Beatles

  • Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer August 24, 2014

    New York: John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside...
  • The pedestrian crossing on London's Abbey Road immortalised by The Beatles to get a dedicated traffic warden August 10, 2014

    London: The pedestrian crossing on London's Abbey Road immortalised by The Beatles could soon have its own dedicated traffic warden to ensure the safety of the fans who flock there, media reported on Saturday. The local authority is considering employing a "lollipop lady" -- a warden holding a "Stop" sign that...
  • Beetles killed a Beatle: a tree planted in honour of former Beatle George Harrison has been killed by beetle infestation July 23, 2014

    Los Angeles: A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says it will be replanted...
  • Paul McCartney was shaken after Beatles' demise: new book June 11, 2014

    New York: Singing legend Paul McCartney was shaken to the core after his rock band 'Beatles' broke up in 1970, a new book 'Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s' has revealed. The 71-year-old star mentioned in the book that he almost had a nervous breakdown and his wife...
  • Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney leaves Japan after illness, cancels Asian tour May 27, 2014

    Reuters: Former Beatle Paul McCartney, who cancel led his Asian concert tour and was treated at a Japanese hospital after falling ill in Tokyo, has recovered and left Japan, concert organizers said on Tuesday. McCartney, 71, left on a charter flight on Monday, they added. No destination was given, but Japanese...
  • Paul McCartney cancels Japan tour due to illness May 20, 2014

    Reuters: Former Beatle Paul McCartney has canceled his Japanese "Out There" tour due to a worsening viral infection and requires complete rest, concert organizers said on Tuesday. There was no word on what would happen to the rest of his Asian tour. His next show is set for Seoul on May...
  • Paul McCartney postpones Japanese gig due to illness May 18, 2014

    London: Former Beatles star Paul McCartney has been forced to postpone the first show of his Japanese tour after coming down with a virus.The 71-year-old singer was due to kick off his mini-tour in the capital Tokyo on Saturday, but he has fallen sick and doctors advised him to cancel...
  • George Harrison's Rickenbacker electric guitar fetches USD 657,000 at Beatles auction May 18, 2014

    An electric guitar played by George Harrison on British television before the Beatles' U.S. "invasion" fetched USD 657,000 at auction on Saturday in New York, topping pre-sale estimates, Julien's Auctions said. Harrison, who died in 2001 at age 58, played the black-and-white 1962 Rickenbacker 425 electric guitar on 1963 appearances on...
  • At 23, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison clicked an iconic selfie at the Taj Mahal during his 1966 India visit March 24, 2014

    George Harrison, the lead guitarist for the Beatles, visited India in 1966. He was 23 year old then. He visited the iconic Taj Mahal like any ordinary tourist and decided to click a selfie. Harrison travelled to New Delhi the same year and bought a sitar from Rikhi Ram &...
  • Grammy Awards 2014: Former Beatles members Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr perform together January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The 56th annual Grammy Awards was special in more ways than one as former Beatles members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr came together to perform 'Queenie Eye'. The two surviving members of one of the most popular bands of 60s Beatles performed to a rapt audience who gave the...
  • Music round-up: 'The Beatles' are back to soothe your nerves December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Music is driven by stories, something I witnessed this week. A song never gets old and music is never forgotten. All Sunday to Saturday were surrounded with acoustic, rock, pop, a little bit of jazz, folk and of course the country music. The happenings were such. This is our second...
  • Music Review: Paul MaCartney's 'New' is joyous, inspiring and loving November 23, 2013

    Album: New Artist: Paul MaCartney I love The Beatles. I admire and adore them. I have lived their music. When teary eyed or when happiness flooded or when life revolved in bewilderment, I have played their tracks. Their music was not genius but it surely is profound. With the days of Beatles...
  • John Lennon's detention sheets to be auctioned November 13, 2013

    The Beatles singer John Lennon apparently wasn't an advocate of peace and love in high school. Detention sheets from Liverpool's Quarry Bank High School for Boys, to be auctioned later in November, show the antics of a 15-year-old Lennon from the Beatles. A pair of the late Beatle's detention sheets show him...
  • Paul McCartney alleges Rolling Stones copied The Beatles October 12, 2013

    Los Angeles: Musician Paul McCartney has accused The Rolling Stones of climbing the ladder of success by copying The Beatles. One of the Rolling Stones' earliest singles, 'I Wanna Be Your Man', was written by McCartney and John Lennon, and the band broke America a year after the Fab Four. MCCartney also...
  • Paul McCartney: It wasn't easy to say 'I love you' to Nancy Shevell October 11, 2013

    Los Angeles: Musician Paul McCartney says it was difficult for him to express his feelings to wife Nancy Shevell. The couple started dating in 2007 and got married in 2011. "It can be quite hard to say 'I love you' to someone. I felt this with Nancy, but to say it wasn't...
  • Walk like the Beatles: Kolkata Traffic Police February 18, 2013

    Kolkata: Beatles, the evergreen all time favourite rock band from Britain's Liverpool, has come to the help of Kolkata Traffic Police in its efforts to instill road safety awareness among the youth. The traffic police is making use of the Abbey Road album cover featuring the 'Fab Four' John Lennon, Paul...
  • Beatles, Mick Jagger on the 10 pound note? December 26, 2012

    London: The Beatles and Sir Mick Jagger are among 150 famous Brits who are under consideration to become the new face of the 10 pound note. Bosses at The Bank Of England have released a list of great Britons who have been suggested for the honour by members of the...
  • US: Hundreds pay tribute to Pandit Ravi Shankar December 21, 2012

    Encinitas, California: Ravi Shankar's daughters, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar, along with the wife of late Beatle George Harrison said their final goodbyes to the sitar virtuoso on Thursday at a public memorial service in Encinitas, California. The legendary musician and composer, who helped introduce the sitar to the Western...
  • Al Pacino, Julianne Moore to star in 'Imagine' October 25, 2012

    Los Angeles: Director Dan Fogelman says it was beyond his wildest dreams to get Al Pacino and Julianne Moore to star in his John Lennon-inspired film debut. The film centres on an aging 1970s rocker played by Pacino, who decides to turn his life around, and marks the directorial debut...
  • Playlist: The best of The Beatles October 5, 2012

    The heyday of Beatlemania may have been nearly 50 years ago, but the Beatles and their music remain loved, scrutinized and relevant to an adoring public forever clamoring for more details of the Fab Four. Here is a playlist of the best of The Beatles. ...
  • 50 years of The Beatles' 'Love Me Do': well, not exactly October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: It is said that the rocker quartet from the British dockside town of Liverpool, The Beatles, started their big-league journey exactly fifty years back when on September 4, 1962, they recorded their first single 'Love Me Do' at the iconic Abbey Road Studios of EMI in London. Accordingly,...
  • John Lennon's killer denied parole for 7th time August 24, 2012

    Albany, N.Y.: John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his seventh appearance before a parole board, said New York corrections officials. Mark David Chapman, 57, was denied parole by a three-member board after a hearing, the state Department of Corrections said. The transcript of his latest hearing wasn't immediately...
  • Jailed for 31 years, John Lennon killer up for parole August 20, 2012

    London: Mark Chapman, who was jailed in 1981 for the murder of John Lennon, is up for parole for the seventh time and may be released, a media report said. The 57-year-old inmate at the Wende Correctional Facility will be interviewed by members of the parole board soon, and the board...
  • Paul McCartney helps in rescuing a temple elephant July 26, 2012

    Mumbai: After hearing from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India about the plight of a young elephant who has been beaten and is kept in chains, former Beatle Paul McCartney broke from rehearsals for his performance at the London Olympics to send an urgent letter to Maharashtra...
  • Music has healing powers: Paul McCartney June 29, 2012

    London: Beatles legend Paul McCartney believes in the healing power of music and says an Elvis Presley song once cured his headache. The 70-year-old singer said songs have a powerful effect, reported Contactmusic. "The healing power of music is serious. I remember I had a mate called Ian James, just my...
  • Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney turns 70 June 19, 2012

    The Beatles' former bandmate, Sir Paul McCartney celebrates his 70th birthday on Monday. ...
  • Beatles legend Harrison's sister plans tell-all book December 1, 2011

    London: Beatles legend George Harrison's sister Louise says she is writing a book about the guitarist and his famous bandmates. Louise Harrison is the older sister of the late guitarist - who died of lung cancer ten years ago on November 29 - at the age of 58. She said that...
  • McCartney immortalised on PETA Stamp November 29, 2011

    London: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have launched a new stamp range featuring the likes of the 20 most famous vegetarians of all-time, including veteran singer Sir Paul McCartney. McCartney along with Natalie Portman, Pamela Anderson and Morrissey have agreed to feature on the stamp which will be...
  • Ex-Beatle McCartney says 'I Do' for third time October 12, 2011

    London: Paul McCartney married for the third time on Sunday, exchanging vows with American heiress Nancy Shevell at the same London register office where the former Beatle wed his first wife Linda in 1969. The beaming couple emerged from the grey-stone Old Marylebone Town Hall to confetti and cheers from dozens...