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Klopp and his Beatles move on from ‘Yesterday’

The wait was long and painful, from the endless jokes to that Steven Gerrard slip. But after 30 years Liverpool are finally Premier League champions of England The post Klopp and his Beatles move on from ‘Yesterday’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: England, The Beatles, Sport, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Steven Gerrard, Sir Alex Ferguson, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Openaccess, Top Six

LEGO Art announces new posters: Warhol, Beatles, Iron Man, and Star Wars sets

LEGO is jumping on the mosaic art craze with the LEGO Art poster series, out this fall. Sets will include Andy Warhol portraits of Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Iron Man, and a Star Wars series of Sith Lords. The sets also come with collector's style booklets, and some include music options for listening while assembling. Via Brothers Brick: LEGO hopes that LEGO Art will be “a new canvas for creative expression” that allows adults to relax and give them a chance to create and display art base...
Tags: Star Wars, Video, News, The Beatles, Lego, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Posters, Technic

Beatles Manager Brian Epstein Getting Biopic Treatment

Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager who was often referred to as the "fifth Beatle," is getting his own biopic. Epstein, who died in 1967 of an accidental drug overdose, was a huge part of the band's historic rise. The film will be directed by Jonas Akerlund, the music video director who did the Norwegian black … More »
Tags: Music, News, The Beatles, Epstein, Brian Epstein, Jonas Akerlund

Beatles Manager Brian Epstein Movie ‘Midas Man’ to Be Directed by Grammy Winner Jonas Akerlund

Multi-Grammy winning director Jonas Akerlund is to helm “Midas Man,” a movie about The Beatles’ manager and music impresario Brian Epstein, it was confirmed Thursday. Epstein discovered The Beatles – indeed Paul McCartney referred to him as “the fifth Beatle” – and they signed a contract with him in 1961. He also worked with music […]
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Cool Stuff: New LEGO Art Sets Let You Build Pop Culture Portraits of Darth Vader, Iron Man & More

It can be hard to find enough shelf space for all the LEGO sets inspired by our favorite movies and TV shows. Thankfully, the building brick company has launched the new LEGO Art sets, which allow builders to create pop culture portraits with a  mosaic art style, thanks to thousands of tiny LEGO studs. The first wave of LEGO Art sets have been revealed, and they include portraits of characters like Darth Vader, Darth Maul and Kylo Ren from Star Wars, as well as various versions of Iron Man. For...
Tags: Art, Toys, Movies, John Lennon, US, The Beatles, Lego, Iron-Man, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Ringo Starr, Cool Stuff, Kylo Ren

Watch Miley Cyrus Cover The Beatles In An Empty Rose Bowl Stadium

Miley Cyrus has become the music industry's go-to for classic rock covers. In recent months, she's covered Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and Pink Floyd. Now, she's covered the Beatles' "Help!" for a new performance that aired yesterday as part of Global Citizen's Global Goal: Unite For Our … More »
Tags: Music, News, The Beatles, Miley Cyrus, Zeppelin

Penny Lane, Immortalized in Beatles Song, May Have Name Changed Due to Slavery Claim

Road signs for Penny Lane in Liverpool, which was immortalized by the Beatles’ 1967 song, were recently vandalized due to claims that the street was named after 18 th century slave trader James Penny. The signs had the word Penny blacked out and the word “racist” written above them late last week, according to the […]
Tags: News, The Beatles, Liverpool, Penny Lane, Penny Lane Immortalized, James Penny

Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary ‘Get Back’ Delayed Nearly an Entire Year

This fall, Disney would have given fans of The Beatles a wonderful gift in the form of Peter Jackson‘s documentary The Beatles: Get Back. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the movie being delayed nearly an entire year from the original September 2020 release date. Disney confirmed (via Variety) that The Beatles: Get Back will now be released on August 27, 2021. The project was first announced in January of 2019 as a chronicle of the recording of the band’s final album, L...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, John Lennon, Disney, George Harrison, The Beatles, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Peter-Jackson, Ringo Starr, Mccartney, Peter, Abbey Road, Disney/Pixar, Paul McCartney George Harrison John Lennon, Ringo Starr Variety

Abbey Road Studios re-opens after 10 weeks of closure

Abbey Road Studios, the recording venue made famous by The Beatles, has re-opened after being forced to close during lockdown.
Tags: UK, News, The Beatles, Abbey Road Studios

"Eleanor Rigby" but all the notes are E or F and it haunts your nightmares

How do you take a song that's already brooding and spooky, and turn it into something infinitaly creepier?
Tags: Post, News, The Beatles, Nightmare Fuel, Eleanor Rigby, Autotune

Astrid Kirchherr, Early Beatles Photographer, Dies at 81

Astrid Kirchherr, the constant companion of the Beatles in their early days in Hamburg who took the photographs that established their iconic early look, has died at 81. The relationship between Kirchherr and the band, especially original bassist Stuart Sutcliffe, to whom she became engaged, was dramatized in the 1994 film “Backbeat,” which had Sheryl […]
Tags: News, The Beatles, Obituaries, People News, Hamburg, Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, Kirchherr

Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr dies aged 81

Innovative German artist recorded group’s rise to fame after seeing them play in HamburgAstrid Kirchherr, the photographer whose shots of the Beatles helped turn them into icons, has died aged 81.The Beatles writer Mark Lewisohn confirmed the news on Twitter, posting: “Intelligent, inspirational, innovative, daring, artistic, awake, aware, beautiful, smart, loving and uplifting friend to many. Her gift to the Beatles was immeasurable.” Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Music, Germany, The Beatles, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Pop and rock, Astrid Kirchherr, Mark Lewisohn, HamburgAstrid Kirchherr

Do Electric Songwriters Dream Of Human Muses?

OpenAI Jukebox - "Pop, in the style of the Beatles" Mysterious artist OpenAI Jukebox is back, and their latest release has me thinking maybe this is just Animal Collective in disguise, releasing new music without the burden of expectations their namesake inspires. Because, holy hell, this starts out like an outtake from Merriweather Post Pavilion … More »
Tags: Music, The Beatles, Jay-z, Elvis Presley, Sounding Board, Holly Herndon, Marissa Nadler

Little Richard’s 10 Greatest Songs – and Some Iconic Covers

No one can do a Little Richard composition like Little Richard. In the finest moments from the rock and roll pioneer — who died Saturday at the age of 87 — self-penned songs were as flamboyant as his appearance. Informed by his Georgian roots in the Pentecostal church and the nightlife business (tellingly, his dad […]
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The Number Ones: Stars On 45’s “Stars On 45″

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, The Beatles, The Number Ones, The Archies, Shocking Blue, Stars On 45

Watch Ben Gibbard’s All Beatles Covers Livestream

The Ben Gibbard livestream train rolls on. The Death Cab For Cutie frontman was one of the first to get in on the quarantine livestream game, doing one every day before transitioning over to a weekly schedule last month. Today, he dedicated his whole set to a little band called the Beatles, covering … More »
Tags: Video, Music, The Beatles, Death Cab For Cutie, Cutie, Ben Gibbard

Alan Parsons, Writer of Chicago Bulls’ Theme Song and Former Beatles Engineer, Talks ‘Sirius’ and ‘Let It Be’

It’s hard to imagine now, but once upon a time, there was no such thing as the elaborate, lights-and-lasers pre-game spectacles and music-heavy player introductions popularized by the Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls of the 1980s and 1990s. Players would simply jog off the bench and into a formation with their teammates as their names were […]
Tags: News, The Beatles, Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, Sirius, Alan Parsons, Let It Be, The Last Dance

Beatles Or Stones?

The time has come to settle ("settle") one of the oldest debates in popular music history: The Rolling Stones vs. the Beatles. More »
Tags: Music, News, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Paul Mccartney, Howard Stern, Zane Lowe

The Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’ Movie Singalong to Stream Free on YouTube in Special Event

YouTube Music will host The Beatles’ animated “Yellow Submarine” film singalong in a special live-streaming event, available free worldwide. The event will take place this Saturday, April 25, at 9 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. BST via YouTube Premieres on The Beatles’ YouTube channel (available at this link). The restored film’s singalong version includes lyrics […]
Tags: News, Youtube, The Beatles, Youtube Music, Yellow Submarine, YouTube Premieres

G-Eazy Is Out Here Covering Radiohead

G-Eazy: Successful rapper. Aspiring Hollywood actor. Tabloid fixture. But also: Anglophile? Renaissance man? Inflicter of nightmares? Our man Gerald has gone ahead and covered classic songs by two of the biggest, most influential rock bands ever out of England, Radiohead and the Beatles. More »
Tags: Music, The Beatles, Radiohead, Gerald, G-Eazy, Ashley Benson, England Radiohead

Buddhist monk reminding us: "We all live in a yellow submarine"

Who knew that THIS was the sound of one hand clapping? And as if that wasn't enough delight for the day: Image: YouTube
Tags: Post, Video, News, The Beatles, Buddhism, Yellow Submarine

The Beatles' handwritten Hey Jude lyrics sell for $910,000 at auction

Paul McCartney’s hastily scribbled notes for a 1968 studio recording fetches nine times its original estimate Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics to The Beatles’ hit song Hey Jude has sold for $910,000, nine times its original estimate, auction house Julien’s Auctions said.A vintage bass drumhead with The Beatles’ logo that was used during the English band’s first North American tour in 1964 was another top item in the auction, selling for $200,000. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, The Beatles, World news, Culture, Paul Mccartney, Julien, Jude

"I Wanna Wash My Hands" and "Don't Come Together" by The Bits

Who is the best Hungarian Beatles tribute band? This is a question musicologists have argued about for years, but more than a few agree that The Bits are worthy contendors for the title. Above, a pandemic inspired "I Wanna Wash My Hands." Below, a social distanced version of "Come Together," retitled "Don't Come Together." Image: YouTube
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Abbey Road crosswalk repainted

It isn’t often that major cities see such a lull of foot traffic that they can repaint crosswalks without interruption, but London is taking advantage of the coronavirus lockdown to do just that. The crosswalk across London’s Abbey Road, made famous by the cover of The Beatles’ 1969 Abbey Road album, had been fading due to the high volume of tourists regularly traversing it, but it just got a fresh new coat of paint. That odd fluke when you turn up to photograph an empty #abbeyroad and stu...
Tags: Travel, London, The Beatles, Paul Mccartney, Ringo Starr, All, Abbey Road, Westminster City Council

Craig Brown: 'It's difficult to spoof boring people'

The longstanding Private Eye satirist on getting under Alan Sugar’s skin, why Iain Duncan Smith can’t be parodied, and his new book about the BeatlesCraig Brown, 62, is an award-winning satirist, columnist and critic who has written the parodic diary in Private Eye since 1989. He’s also the author of 18 books, including recent bestseller Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret. His new book is One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time.How did your new book about the Beatles come about?I wa...
Tags: Books, Music, Comedy, The Beatles, Culture, Alan Sugar, Iain Duncan Smith, Craig Brown, Private Eye, Margaret He, Music books, Margaret His

Watch Jim James Cover The Beatles For COVID-19 Relief Fund

Jim James is no stranger to covering George Harrison songs. One of his first true solo endeavors, back when he was still going by Yim Yames outside of My Morning Jacket, was the Tribute To EP. Featuring James' interpretation of six Harrison songs, from both the Beatles and his own solo career, the EP was … More »
Tags: Video, Music, George Harrison, The Beatles, Jim James, Harrison, Yim Yames, EP Featuring James

Iconic Beatles Abbey Road Crossing Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint Thanks to Coronavirus

The famous street crossing outside London’s Abbey Road Studios has finally received a fresh coat of paint thanks to empty streets caused by the coronavirus lockdown. Ever since the Beatles released “Abbey Road,” their 11th studio album, in September 1969, the street crossing leading to the Abbey Road studios immortalized on the album cover has […]
Tags: London, News, Global, The Beatles, Musicians, Abbey Road Studios, Coronavirus

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

Abbey Road Crossing Gets A New Paint Job Thanks To Everyone Staying Inside

The COVID-19 pandemic has everyone in quarantine. The city of London is currently on lockdown, which means that there are fewer cars on the road and no tourists milling about. That's bad news in general, but it's good news for the famed Abbey Road crosswalk, which got a much-needed paint job thanks to … More »
Tags: Music, London, News, The Beatles

Peter Jackson’s Beatles’ Doc ‘Get Back’ Will Release in Theaters This September

Walt Disney Studios has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to filmmaker Peter Jackson’s previously announced Beatles documentary, “Get Back,” which creates a new film from the hundreds of hours of footage that spawned the group’s 1970 swan song “Let It Be.” “The Beatles: Get Back” will be released by The Walt Disney Studios in the […]
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