Beatles

  • At 23, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison clicked an iconic selfie at the Taj Mahal during his 1966 India visit 24-03-2014 02:16 PM

    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 27-01-2014 11:42 AM

    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...
  • Music round-up: 'The Beatles' are back to soothe your nerves 22-12-2013 11:31 AM

    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...
  • Music Review: Paul MaCartney's 'New' is joyous, inspiring and loving 23-11-2013 01:57 PM

    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...
  • John Lennon's detention sheets to be auctioned 13-11-2013 11:10 AM

    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...
  • Paul McCartney alleges Rolling Stones copied The Beatles 12-10-2013 03:02 PM

    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....
  • Paul McCartney: It wasn't easy to say 'I love you' to Nancy Shevell 11-10-2013 11:08 AM

    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...
  • Al Pacino, Julianne Moore to star in 'Imagine' 25-10-2012 10:22 AM

    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...
  • Why 50 years on, the Rolling Stones are greater than The Beatles

    M'n'M |  Indrajit Hazra
    Just a few days ago, people doffed their proverbial caps and pagdis to mark 50 years since the Beatles' had cut their first record, the...

  • The Beatles... fifty years after

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    On October 5, 1962, exactly fifty years ago, four young men recorded a single the words and music of which they had composed themselves, which...

  • Beatles legend Harrison's sister plans tell-all book 01-12-2011 06:40 PM

    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...
  • McCartney immortalised on PETA Stamp 29-11-2011 12:19 PM

    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...
  • Ex-Beatle McCartney says 'I Do' for third time 10-10-2011 11:57 AM

    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...
  • 10 Best tweets John Lennon never posted... 09-10-2011 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: Today is the 71st birth anniversary of renowned English musician and singer-songwriter John Winston Lennon. He is also known as the one of the founding members of The Beatles. He was murdered at the age of 40, in 1980. Born in Liverpool, England Lennon grew up with his...
  • Signed Beatles single fetches 9,000 pounds 28-08-2011 06:22 PM

    London: A rare copy of the Beatles hit single 'Please Please Me' signed on both sides by all four members of the band has fetched 9,000 pounds at auction in the United Kingdom. The 1963 record was sold by a Liverpool woman who asked the group to sign it after...
  • 'Rolling Stones' envied 'The Beatles': Sir Paul 24-05-2011 12:56 PM

    London: 'The Rolling Stones' envied 'The Beatles' as all four band members could sing whereas they were solely reliant on Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney has claimed. In an interview published in the 'Radio Times', the 68-year-old Beatle musician said the Stones, formed in 1962, were jealous of his band,...
  • Unpublished Beatles photographs to be auctioned 21-05-2011 10:39 AM

    New York: Fifty lots of unpublished photographs of The Beatles' first US concerts taken by a teenager in 1964 are expected to fetch about $100,000 when they are sold at auction, Christie's said on Friday. The pristine, black-and-white photographs, which had been stored in a box for 45 years, chronicle...
  • Paul McCartney to wed for third time 07-05-2011 05:18 PM

    Los Angeles: Paul McCartney is set to wed for the third time after proposing to his New York businesswoman girlfriend of four years, Nancy Shevell. The London-based spokesman for the former Beatle confirmed on Friday that McCartney and Shevell were engaged, but declined to give further details. "It's true!", said...
  • Website to pay $950,000 for Beatles piracy 29-03-2011 12:31 PM

    Los Angeles: The owners of a California Web site that sold Beatles songs for 25 cents each before they went on sale legally through iTunes have agreed to pay the band's EMI Group label $950,000 to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit, court papers showed on Monday. A federal judge ruled...
  • University awards first Beatles degree 28-01-2011 10:40 AM

    London: A Canadian woman has become the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters degree in Beatles studies. Former Miss Canada finalist, Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy was one of the first 12 students to sign up for the Liverpool Hope University course on the Fab Four when it began...
  • John Lennon's letters sold for $500,000 23-01-2011 10:38 AM

    London: Legendary Beatle John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono has handed over his letters to a British book company, reportedly for over $500,000. Publishers at Orion Books in London now own the intellectual property rights to the letters and they plan to release the letters in 2012, reports contactmusic.com. "For the...
  • McCartney urges India to choose meat free day 05-01-2011 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: Beatles legend Paul McCartney, who is a PETA activist, has written to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to chose a date to annually celebrate vegetarianism. The singer has suggested that the meat-free day could be Jan 12, the foundation day of People for Ethical Treatment of...
  • Beatles' Abbey Road crossing now a heritage site 22-12-2010 06:29 PM

    London: A London zebra-crossing made famous by a Beatles album cover has been listed as a heritage site. Heritage minister John Penrose says Wednesday the crossing at Abbey Road in north London was listed as a testimony to the international fame of the band. Every year the crossing draws thousands...
  • Rare Beatles letter up for auction 10-12-2010 11:13 AM

    New York: A legal letter, which reportedly led to the break-up of Fab Four is all set to go under the hammer with an initial price tag of USD 175,000. The letter, signed by John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, is addressed to Sir Paul McCartney's lawyer and father-in-law...
  • Lennon remembered on 30th death anniversary 08-12-2010 05:32 PM

    London: On the 30th death anniversary of John Lennon on Wednesday, musicians and fans gathered in Liverpool, the home town of the Beatles, to celebrate the works of the legendary singer and activist. A recreation of Astrid Kircherr's famous 1964 photograph of the 'Fab Four' on the St George's Hall...
  • Remembering John Lennon: his final interview 08-12-2010 02:38 PM

    New York: Three days before he was gunned down, John Lennon complained about his critics - saying they were just interested in "dead heroes" - and talked optimistically about his family and future, musing that he had "plenty of time" to accomplish some of his life goals. Lennon's final interview...