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Peter Jackson’s Mammoth Beatles Documentary Is A Feast For Fans

There is already a movie about the Beatles making Let It Be. It is called Let It Be. Throughout January 1969, a crew led by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg — who had helmed the Beatles’ music videos for “Paperback Writer,” “Rain,” “Hey Jude,” and “Revolution” among other work at the center of 1960s rock — filmed the Fab Four rehearsing, recording, and ultimately giving their final public performance on the roof of their Apple Corps. headquarters in London. The Let It Be movie famously depicts a ba...
Tags: Music, London, John Lennon, George Harrison, The Beatles, Movie Review, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, George Martin, Jude, Glyn Johns, Apple Corps, Linda McCartney


The Beatles: Get Back review – eight hours of TV so aimless it threatens your sanity

In Peter Jackson’s latest epic, the moments of inspiration and interest are marooned amid acres of meandering chit-chat. What a schlepThe Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be and its depressing accompanying documentary were always bugbears among the former Fabs. John Lennon dismissed the music as “badly recorded shit”; Paul McCartney was so horrified by the album that he masterminded a new version in 2003, shorn of the additions by Phil Spector, whom Lennon employed as a producer without telling McCart...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, Culture, Television & radio, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Starr, Lennon, Phil Spector, Twickenham Studios, McCartney None of the Beatles


‘Annoying snobs was part of the fun’: Paul McCartney and more on the Beatles’ rooftop farewell

As Peter Jackson’s TV series Get Back recasts the Fab Four’s final days in a more positive light, the ex-Beatle remembers the responses to their historic gig above the streets of LondonIt’s lunchtime on a cold Thursday in January 1969. After weeks of sometimes difficult rehearsals and recordings, the Beatles and their new songs finally – and spectacularly – collide with the outside world. The occasion is now fixed in their iconography. On 30 January on the roof of 3 Savile Row, the London HQ of ...
Tags: Apple, Music, London, Television, Media, Film, Documentary, John Lennon, Disney, US, George Harrison, The Beatles, Society, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock


‘It was John who wanted a divorce’: McCartney sets the record straight on Beatles split

Rock history has painted Paul McCartney as the man who broke up the band. Now he reveals that it was Lennon who was first to look for a way outIt remains the most analysed break-up in rock history: the one that set the template. When the Beatles split more than 50 years ago and Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr went their separate ways, it was McCartney who shouldered most of the blame.But now McCartney is setting the record straight for good. “I didn’t instigate the s...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, UK News, Culture, Paul Mccartney, Radio 4, John, Ringo Starr, Mccartney, Lennon, Johnny, Paul McCartney John Lennon George Harrison


Dave Grohl Shares Storyteller Chapter About The Greatest Night Of His Musical Life

Dave Grohl just published his book The Storyteller, a memoir of sorts comprising narrative snapshots from his life and career. The project began during the pandemic with the Instagram account @davestruestories, which in turn evolved into a blog, also called Dave’s True Stories. Today one of the stories in the book has made its way back to that blog.
Tags: Music, News, Foo Fighters, Dhani Harrison, George Harrison, The Beatles, Dave, Paul Mccartney, Dave Grohl, Ringo Starr, George Martin, Ravi Shankar


Beatles on the brink: the truth about the Fab Four’s final days

The director’s new documentary weaves together hours of unseen footage to dispel many myths about the band’s final weeks. John Harris, who was involved in the project, tells the inside storyOn paper, the idea looked brilliant. In the opening weeks of January 1969, the Beatles were working up new songs for a televised concert, and being filmed as they did so. Where the event would take place was unclear – but as rehearsals at Twickenham film studios went on, one of their associates came up with t...
Tags: Books, Music, Film, John Lennon, Disney, George Harrison, The Beatles, Yoko Ono, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Libya, Peter Jackson, Music Documentary, Ringo Starr, Mediterranean


Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains exhibition kicks off in LA with drummer Nick Mason

Nick Mason, the drummer of British rock band Pink Floyd, officially kicked off the run of Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, an immersive exhibition that will run daily through Jan. 9, 2022, at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Los Angeles on Friday, Sept. 3. As fans of all ages with opening day tickets lined the sidewalks out on Hollywood Boulevard, Mason took a stroll through the exhibition, which features over 350 Pink Floyd artifacts including oversized stage sets, props and private collectio...
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We’ve Got A File On You: Diane Warren

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc.
Tags: Music, Michelle Obama, Kiss, Britney Spears, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ringo Starr, Eurovision, Diane Warren, Debarge, Selena, Starship, Milli Vanilli, Meat Loaf, Laura Branigan, Russell Hitchcock, We've Got A File On You


‘I’m a one in a billion’ – how Diane Warren penned windswept power ballads for Cher, Gaga and Dion

She’s the queen of the power ballad mega hit – and has even written songs for Biden, Harris and Ringo Starr. Now the world’s most successful female songwriter is finally releasing her own albumAt the end of the 1990s, when Diane Warren was the unrivalled queen of the power ballad, her music publisher presented her with a quartet of gold discs and a plaque hailing her as “the career saviour of the 90s”. The discs celebrated the windswept mega-hits Warren had written for Toni Braxton (Un-Break My ...
Tags: Music, US, Music Industry, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Warren, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Cher, Leann Rimes, Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Toni Braxton, Dion, Celine Dion


‘We have a hostility to being boring’: Sparks, still flying in their 70s

Their Adam Driver musical sent Cannes into raptures and Edgar Wright has made an all-star documentary about them. The Mael brothers explain why they’ll always be hopelessly in love with popIn 1974, John Lennon was startled as he was watching Top of the Pops. He rang Ringo Starr. “You won’t believe what’s on television,” he reportedly said. “Marc Bolan is playing a song with Adolf Hitler.”This was Sparks, performing their glorious pop opus This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us. “It was equidi...
Tags: Music, Film, John Lennon, Culture, Pop and rock, Giorgio Moroder, Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver, Adolf Hitler, Ringo Starr, Cannes, Edgar Wright, Ed Sullivan, Sparks, Marc Bolan, Shaun of the Dead


What Makes Ringo Starr a Great Drummer: Demonstrations from a German Teenager & Ringo Himself

The question of whether or not Ringo Starr is a great rock drummer — maybe one of the greatest– seems more or less settled among drummers. “From the simplistic heavy-hitting of Dave Grohl, to the progressive mind bending of Mike Portnoy, and way beyond,” writes Stuart Williams at Music Radar, “all roads lead back to Ringo.” Not only is Ringo “your favorite drummer’s favorite drummer,” but when he took the stage in 1964 on The Ed Sullivan Show, “you’d be hard-pushed to find another moment...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Dave Grohl, John, Ringo Starr, Starr, Ringo, Conan O'brien, PAUL, Hendrix, Sina, Abbey Road, Stuart Williams, Bob Spitz, Mike Portnoy


Peter Gabriel Re-Records “Biko,” His Anti-Apartheid Protest Song, with Musicians Around the World

Wisdom, humour, compassion, understanding, brilliancy of intellect, unselfishness, modesty, courage—he had all these attributes… The government quite clearly never understood the extent to which Steve Biko was a man of peace. He was militant in standing up for his principles, yes, but his abiding goal was a peaceful reconciliation of all South Africans. —Donald Woods When South African police murdered Steve Biko in detention on August 18, 1977, they thought they were ridding themselves o...
Tags: Google, Music, College, South Africa, Ringo Starr, Grateful Dead, Karon, Facebook Twitter, Peter Gabriel, Gabriel, Yo Yo Ma, Bill Withers, Angelique Kidjo, Biko, Steve Biko, Robbie Robertson


Peter Jackson Gives Us an Enticing Sneak Peek of His Upcoming Beatles Documentary The Beatles: Get Back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UocEGvQ10OE The legendary acrimony of the Beatles’ break-up comes through in Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 film Let it Be, which documents the recording of their last studio album and their famous rooftop sendoff concert, joined by keyboardist Billy Preston. Things got so tense that George Harrison left the band during the sessions. He later called them “the low of all time.” Lennon went further: “hell… the most miserable sessions on earth.” Though some of t...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, College, George Harrison, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Rolling Stone, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Ringo, Mccartney, Lennon, Peter, Facebook Twitter


Peter Jackson Gives Us an Enticing Glimpse of His Upcoming Beatles Documentary The Beatles: Get Back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UocEGvQ10OE The legendary acrimony of the Beatles’ break-up comes through in Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 film Let it Be, which documents the recording of their last studio album and their famous rooftop sendoff concert, joined by keyboardist Billy Preston. Things got so tense that George Harrison left the band during the sessions. He later called them “the low of all time.” Lennon went further: “hell… the most miserable sessions on earth.” Though some of t...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, College, George Harrison, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Rolling Stone, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Ringo, Mccartney, Lennon, Peter, Facebook Twitter






'We were lucky people didn't throw tomatoes': Klaus Voormann on his Beatles and Plastic Ono days

He played with the Fab Four in Hamburg, inspired their moptops, drew the famed Revolver cover, and gigged with Yoko Ono. As his illustrations are published, the great musician relives his fabulous escapadesIn September 1969, the bass player and artist Klaus Voormann, who had recently left Manfred Mann, received a phone call from John Lennon. There was nothing unusual in that. Voormann had known the Beatles for nine years and was part of the band’s tight inner circle. It was Voormann’s own band, ...
Tags: Music, Germany, John Lennon, Toronto, George Harrison, The Beatles, UK News, World news, Yoko Ono, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Ringo Starr, Lennon, Eric Clapton, Hamburg


Peter Frampton talks new memoir ahead of Cameron Crowe virtual event at LA’s Book Soup

For Peter Frampton, the idea of a memoir was always on his list of things to do, but never today, not this year, that’s for the future. Frampton definitely had stories to tell just from his youth on the outskirts of London: He was friends with David Jones (soon to be known to the world as David Bowie); his teenage rock band was produced by Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones; he played in another teen band that toured with The Who. And the stories kept coming: When he was 18, he joined Steve Marrio...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, London, White House, Africa, George Harrison, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Austin, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie


Watch an Epic Drum Battle, Pitting a 9-Year-Old Girl Against Foo Fighter Dave Grohl

Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, formerly of Nirvana, and Nandi Bushell, an Ipswich elementary schooler, have something in common besides their incredible command of the drums. By all appearances, both seem to have benefited from being reared by grounded, encouraging parents. Nandi, at 10, likely has a few more years under her folks’ roof despite her growing renown—she’s jammed with Lenny Kravitz, gone viral in last year’s Argos Christmas advert, and most recently, matched Grohl beat for beat in ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Music, College, Virginia, Atlantic, K-12, Washington Dc, Dave Grohl, John, Lenny Kravitz, Ipswich, Haim, Ringo Starr, Rage Against The Machine, Grohl


LA’s Greek Theatre is selling off its iconic red seats, and you can buy a pair

This year was slated to be a big one for the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The iconic Griffith Park venue was ready to celebrate its 90th anniversary and had a full line-up of shows, but with the spread of coronavirus, the season was over before it began. However, the venue has gone on with some renovations and recently posted an aerial photo on social media showing that its terrace seats had been removed during construction. Now those seats are up for grabs on the venue’s official website along...
Tags: Music, Mexico, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Jonah Hill, Ringo Starr, Dick Van Dyke, Concerts, Don, Anaheim


L.A.’s Greek Theatre is selling off its iconic red seats, and you can buy a pair

This year was slated to be a big one for the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The iconic Griffith Park venue was ready to celebrate its 90th anniversary and had a full line-up of shows, but with the spread of coronavirus, the season was over before it began. However, the venue has gone on with some renovations and recently posted an aerial photo on social media showing that its terrace seats had been removed during construction. Now those seats are up for grabs on the venue’s official website along...
Tags: Music, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Jonah Hill, Ringo Starr, Dick Van Dyke, Concerts, Don, Anaheim, Fitz


A Conversation With Chris Frantz

Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz Although Chris Frantz has lived the rock lifestyle, you wouldn’t know it by his convivial personality. Easy going and laid back, the legendary drummer for Talking Heads and co-founder of Tom Tom Club has spent his career making some of the most seminal music of the last half-century. After recording eight studio albums with Talking Heads and six with Tom Tom Club, Frantz deci...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, New York, Interviews, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Brian, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Booker, David Byrne, Cbgb, Soho


50 years after the Beatles broke up, these Fab Four books have new stories to tell

In the first half of this year, only two bands sold at least one million album units: the Korean boy band BTS and a British foursome that has had three top ten albums, including a Billboard No. 1, in the last three years … even though they broke up 50 years ago. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles. They remain the one band with endless staying power and an audience insatiable for more, more, more. This year marks a half-century since the band parted ways – yet paperback writers continue cr...
Tags: Apple, Books, Music, London, Sweden, John Lennon, George Harrison, America, Sport, Colombia, Yoko Ono, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Paris, Paul Mccartney


The Grateful Dead’s “Ripple” Played By Musicians Around the World (with Cameos by David Crosby, Jimmy Buffett & Bill Kreutzmann)

Poet and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter penned some of the band’s best-known songs. Even if you’re only casually familiar with the Dead’s vast catalogue and even vaster labyrinth of live recordings, you can probably sing along to classics like “Casey Jones” or “Box of Rain.” Both came about during the most prolific phase of Hunter and Jerry Garcia’s collaboration on the country-folk masterpieces Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, released one after the other in 1970. Among thes...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, Canada, Ringo Starr, Grateful Dead, Los Lobos, Hunter, Facebook Twitter, Jerry, William Butler Yeats, Josh Jones, Bill Withers, Jerry Garcia, Dodd


Japanese Buddhist Monk Covers Ramones’ “Teenage Lobotomy,” “Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” & More

The music of the Beatles, the most influential band of all time, has endured for more than five decades now. It also seems to have crossed all cultural boundaries: how many people around the world can listen to the recordings made together by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, and claim to be hearing something alien? The sheer adaptability of the Beatles' songs surely also has something to do with their staying power: they're recognizable when played more or l...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Japan, New York, College, Chelsea, New York Times, Tokyo, Upper East Side, Times, Seoul, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Central Park, Metropolitan Museum Of Art


Good Medicine: The Band’s Classic Song, “The Weight,” Sung by Robbie Robertson, Ringo Starr & Special Guests from Around the World

Robbie Robertson’s “The Weight,” the Band’s most beloved song, has the quality of Dylan’s impressionistic narratives. Elliptical vignettes that seem to make very little sense at first listen, with a chorus that cuts right to the heart of the human predicament. “Robertson admits in his autobiography,” notes Patrick Doyle at Rolling Stone, “that he struggled to articulate to producer John Simon what the song was even about.” An artist needn’t understand a creation for it to resonate with l...
Tags: Google, Music, Japan, College, Los Angeles, Current Affairs, Rolling Stone, Bahrain, Ringo Starr, Facebook Twitter, Robertson, Dylan, Doyle, Allman Brothers, Josh Jones, Robbie


Abbey Road zebra crossing repainted in coronavirus lockdown

Council workers take advantage of the empty streets to spruce up the crossing featured on the cover of the 1969 Beatles albumThe iconic Abbey Road zebra crossing made famous by the 1969 Beatles album of the same name has been repainted while the streets of London are empty because of the coronavirus pandemic.A highways maintenance crew quietly repainted the normally busy zebra crossing on 24 March, the day after the prime minister ordered Britain to go on lockdown in an attempt to stem the sprea...
Tags: Music, London, John Lennon, George Harrison, The Beatles, UK News, Culture, Britain, Paul Mccartney, Ringo Starr, Coronavirus outbreak


Liam Gallagher's son and Ringo Starr's grandson in court over Tesco affray charge

Gene Gallagher and Sonny Starkey have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges over an alleged altercation in HampsteadThe son of Liam Gallagher and the grandson of Ringo Starr have appeared in court to deny criminal charges over an alleged late-night altercation with staff in the branch of Tesco Express in Hampstead, London, last May.Gene Appleton Gallagher and Sonny Starkey, both 18, and a third defendant, Noah Ponte, 19, pleaded not guilty to affray, to using or threatening “unlawful violence t...
Tags: Music, London, Crime, The Beatles, Tesco, UK News, Culture, Liam Gallagher, Oasis, Ringo Starr, Hampstead London, Tesco Express, Gene Gallagher, Sonny Starkey, Gene Appleton Gallagher, Noah Ponte


Iconic Songs Played by Musicians Around the World: “Stand by Me,” “Redemption Song,” “Ripple” & More

We here at Open Culture love to see how well known and well loved songs pop up all over the globe in new and interesting forms. These covers could be played on very un-rock instruments, or on ones . We’ve seen schoolkids sing songs that their grandparents loved, and we’ve heard senior citizens singing death metal. Music unites us in troubling times, and we need more of it. The above video from Playing for Change imagines a world where people from all four corners of the earth play and s...
Tags: Google, Music, Bono, College, Bbc, Amsterdam, New Orleans, Bob Marley, Johnson, Ringo Starr, Elliott, Facebook Twitter, Mark Johnson, Ridley, KCRW, Ben E King


50 moments from 1970 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

This was 1970, the dawn of the Seventies, and with it the world welcomed Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies of the Canyon,” Disney’s “The Aristocats” and “Broom-Hilda,” a comic strip that blew the lid off the secret life of a centuries-old husband-hunting cigar-smoking witch. Also, the American Motor Corporation introduced its weird little subcompact the Gremlin on April 1, a joke that practically writes itself. There were goodbyes, too, in 1970. Motown star Tammi Terrell, who often sang duets with Marvin ...
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