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Fat White Family announce new album ‘Forgiveness Is Yours’ with new single ‘Bullet Of Dignity’ - www.nme.com
nme.com
24.01.2024

Fat White Family announce new album ‘Forgiveness Is Yours’ with new single ‘Bullet Of Dignity’

Fat White Family have announced details of their fourth studio album, ‘Forgiveness Is Yours’, and shared new single ‘Bullet Of Dignity’.The band’s new album will be released on April 26 via Domino, and follows first preview ‘Religion Of One’, which came out in late 2023.Discussing the new album in a statement, frontman Lias Saoudi said that ‘Forgiveness Is Yours’ “is about life as eternal contingency…about no longer suspecting, but knowing that this shit will never get any easier…in fact, it’s about to get a whole lot worse, your body’s going to go into decay and the people you love will slowly start dropping dead around you…but somehow, you’ve smashed enough of your expectations thus far in life, you’re sort of fine with it…you accept it”.Watch the video for the new track below.1. ‘The Archivist’2. ‘John Lennon’3. ‘Bullet Of Dignity’4. ‘Polygamy Is Only For The Chief’5. ‘Visions Of Pain’6. ‘Today You Become Man’7. ‘Religion For One’8. ‘Feed The Horse’9. ‘What’s That You Say’10. ‘Work’11. ‘You Can’t Force It’The new album is the band’s first in half a decade, following 2019’s ‘Serfs Up’.

Sean Ono Lennon on Celebrating John Lennon’s Underrated ‘Mind Games’ With New Mixes and Deluxe Editions: ‘I Wanted to Represent It in a Way That Gave It a Second Chance’ - variety.com
variety.com
15.07.2024

Sean Ono Lennon on Celebrating John Lennon’s Underrated ‘Mind Games’ With New Mixes and Deluxe Editions: ‘I Wanted to Represent It in a Way That Gave It a Second Chance’

Chris Willman Senior Music Writer and Chief Music Critic When Sean Ono Lennon — born to John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1975 — was being exposed to his father’s solo canon as a young person, he was hearing it all at once, not sequentially. So he was hearing 1973’s “Mind Games” as one fine album among many, with no need to learn that it was actually an underdog in his dad’s catalog.

Americans have discovered reason The Beatles are spelled with an 'A' - and it's blowing their minds - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Britain - USA
dailyrecord.co.uk
12.07.2024

Americans have discovered reason The Beatles are spelled with an 'A' - and it's blowing their minds

The Beatles, arguably one of the most renowned bands in history, originated in Liverpool in 1960. Their music continues to be cherished by both young and old.

Watch rare John Lennon-directed footage in ‘Aisumasen (I’m Sorry)’ video - www.nme.com - county Harrison - George
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27.06.2024

Watch rare John Lennon-directed footage in ‘Aisumasen (I’m Sorry)’ video

John Lennon music video for ‘Aisumasen (I’m Sorry)’ has featured intimate home video footage shot by the musician himself – watch it down below.‘Aisumasen (I’m Sorry)’ was originally released on Lennon’s solo album ‘Mind Games’, which was shared by The Beatles guitarist in 1973.The brand new video has been released to accompany the song’s fresh ‘ultimate mix’, which will appear on the upcoming ‘Mind Games’ box set that’s due out on July 12. It’s set to contain ‘ultimate mixes’ of every song on the albums, along with a variety of alternate mixes.Now, fans can watch Lennon’s directing skills with home video footage shot by the musician on a Sony Portapak in 1973.

Apple TV+ Sets Vietnam Docuseries From Emmy-Winning Team Behind ‘9/11: One Day In America’ - deadline.com - Britain - New York - Vietnam
deadline.com
26.06.2024

Apple TV+ Sets Vietnam Docuseries From Emmy-Winning Team Behind ‘9/11: One Day In America’

EXCLUSIVE: Apple TV+ has turned to the producers of Emmy-winner 9/11: One Day In America to tell the story of the Vietnam War.

Documentary on Gerry Goffin, Carole King’s Songwriting Partner and Ex-Husband, in Production (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Houston - county Love
variety.com
25.06.2024

Documentary on Gerry Goffin, Carole King’s Songwriting Partner and Ex-Husband, in Production (EXCLUSIVE)

Jem Aswad Executive Editor, Music It is a plight common to most professional songwriters: Everyone knows their songs, but few people know who they are. And it’s hard to think of a more vivid example of that syndrome than Gerry Goffin, Carole King’s late ex-husband and longtime writing partner, who was responsible for the lyrics of such timeless songs as “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?,” “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman,” “Up on the Roof,” “The Loco-Motion,” “One Fine Day” and dozens more — he wrote the lyrics for a total of 114 Billboard Hot 100 hits for artists including Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Natalie Cole, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Kylie Minogue and of course, King (with whom he is pictured above, in the early 1960s).

Watch Tom Morello and Nandi Bushell cover John Lennon’s ‘Power To The People’ at Download - www.nme.com - county Isle Of Wight
nme.com
18.06.2024

Watch Tom Morello and Nandi Bushell cover John Lennon’s ‘Power To The People’ at Download

Tom Morello and Nandi Bushell have covered John Lennon‘s ‘Power To The People’ at Download Festival – watch footage of the performance below.This past weekend, while performing at Download 2024, the guitarist – who has also been a part of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage and more – brought out teenage drum prodigy Nandi Bushell as a special guest.Bushell’s appearance came at the tail-end of Morello’s set, which had included songs like ‘Like A Stone’, a Rage Against The Machine medley and ‘Killing In The Name’. During the cover of ‘Power To The People’, the band stepped aside as they let Bushell go wild on the drums for a quick solo.Watch footage of Tom Morello and Nandi Bushell covering John Lennon’s ‘Power To The People’ below.The choice to cover ‘Power To The People’ is especially poignant after it was revealed that Barclays Bank had officially withdrawn from sponsoring the festival (along with Latitude and Isle Of Wight) after several artists had dropped out of the showcase in protest.After the news of Barclays’ withdrawal, Morello took to X (formerly Twitter) to reveal that he had been working behind the scenes to force the bank’s withdrawal: “A bank funding war crimes has no place at music festivals.

Dakota Johnson Wore All the Sneakers New Yorkers Are Obsessed With While Filming Materialists - www.glamour.com - New York - New York - Adidas
glamour.com
14.06.2024

Dakota Johnson Wore All the Sneakers New Yorkers Are Obsessed With While Filming Materialists

s latest looks on the set of , her upcoming movie with and Chris Evans, are pure summer-style inspiration. After all, the streets of New York are the ideal place to surprise us with a variety of looks.The actor’s style in the movie could be defined as the perfect mix of trendy and basic—a combination that she usually achieves with outfits that have the right balance between style, comfort, and a touch of city-girl cool. Think: floral dresses, and many (many) sneakers.If we think about it, this style decision makes all the sense in the world; New York is, without a doubt, .

‘House Of The Dragon’ star Fabien Frankel auditioned for George Harrison role in Beatles biopics - www.nme.com - county Harris - county Harrison - George - city Dickinson, county Harris
nme.com
14.06.2024

‘House Of The Dragon’ star Fabien Frankel auditioned for George Harrison role in Beatles biopics

House Of The Dragon star Fabien Frankel has revealed that he auditioned for the role of George Harrison in one of Sam Mendes’ upcoming Beatles biopics.Announced back in February, the four biographical films will each be told from the perspective of a different Beatles group member, and will intersect to “tell the story of the greatest band in history.”Previously, it was reported that Paul Mescal will portray Paul McCartney, Harris Dickinson will play John Lennon, Barry Keoghan will be Ringo Starr and Charlie Rowe will star as George Harrison. At the time of writing, these rumours have not been confirmed nor denied by Sony, which will be distributing Mendes’ films.Now, in an exclusive interview with NME, Frankel has revealed that he auditioned for the role of Harrison, but didn’t land the part.“I read to play George,” he said.

Late Queen's favourite biscuit was a decadent treat you've probably never heard of - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Britain
dailyrecord.co.uk
08.06.2024

Late Queen's favourite biscuit was a decadent treat you've probably never heard of

Queen Elizabeth, a symbol of regal elegance and historical significance, was known to enjoy the simple pleasure of a well-made biscuit. The late Queen had a few favourites that she often savoured with her afternoon tea, a tradition deeply rooted in British culture.

Sam Mendes’ Beatles biopics have reportedly cast the Fab Four - www.nme.com - county Harris - city Dickinson, county Harris
nme.com
06.06.2024

Sam Mendes’ Beatles biopics have reportedly cast the Fab Four

Beatles biopics has reported come together – find out more below.Per reports via ScreenRant and Vogue, the Fab Four have supposedly been cast for Sam Mendes’ four films. ScreenRant and Vogue attribute their reportings to The InSneider, who claims that Mendes has found his Fab Four.

Tony Bramwell dead at 78 - Paul McCartney leads tributes to music mogul behind The Beatles and Queen - www.ok.co.uk
ok.co.uk
05.06.2024

Tony Bramwell dead at 78 - Paul McCartney leads tributes to music mogul behind The Beatles and Queen

Music mogul Tony Bramwell - who was The Beatles' tour manager and helped discover Queen - sadly passed away at 78 years old on June 2 following a brief illness.Tony was a childhood friend of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison, and the music legend was said to be a key part in the Fab Four's' journey as their road manager. It's been reported he was even there when Paul met John Lennon for the first time. Originally from Liverpool, Tony was even close to The Beatles even before they skyrocketed to global fame and changed music history.

4 Stars Rumored to Play the Beatles Band Members in Sam Mendes' Biopics, According to Unverified Report! - www.justjared.com
justjared.com
05.06.2024

4 Stars Rumored to Play the Beatles Band Members in Sam Mendes' Biopics, According to Unverified Report!

Earlier this year, it was revealed that director Sam Mendes is set to direct four separate movies about the Beatles with each focusing on a different member of the famed band.

Sean Ono Lennon says Prince Harry is an “idiot”: “He’s earned some mockery” - www.nme.com
nme.com
03.06.2024

Sean Ono Lennon says Prince Harry is an “idiot”: “He’s earned some mockery”

Sean Ono Lennon has shared his “long-awaited review” of Prince Harry’s memoir Spare and has called the royal an “idiot”.The only son of the late John Lennon and Yoko Ono took to his official X/Twitter account and tweeted: “My long awaited review of Prince Harry’s autobiography is two words.‘Spare Me.’”He then doubled down on his harsh critique after fans of the Duke came to his defence. The musician went on to say: “I do empathise with him generally. But the way he whines and wangs on about things is really too much.

John Lennon’s lost guitar sold for nearly $3M — and you’ll never guess where it was found - nypost.com - New York - county Gordon - county Waller
nypost.com
30.05.2024

John Lennon’s lost guitar sold for nearly $3M — and you’ll never guess where it was found

missing guitar featured in The Beatles’ 1965 film “Help!” sold at an auction at New York’s Hard Rock Cafe Wednesday for over $2.8 million.Julien’s Auctions confirmed in a statement that the Framus Hootenanny 12-string acoustic guitar became the fifth most-expensive guitar ever sold.The guitar was found in an attic after going missing 50 years ago.According to Julien’s Auctions, Lennon gave the guitar to fellow musician Gordon Waller in 1965. Lennon and Paul McCartney had been writing songs for Waller at the time.Waller later gave the guitar to his manager, who brought it home and put it in his attic.

Lost John Lennon ‘Help!’ Beatles guitar breaks record at auction - www.nme.com - New York - New York - Norway
nme.com
30.05.2024

Lost John Lennon ‘Help!’ Beatles guitar breaks record at auction

John Lennon and George Harrison, which appeared in the movie Help!, has sold for a record-breaking amount at auction.The model in question is a 12-string Hootenanny acoustic guitar that was made in the early ’60s by Bavarian manufacturer Framus. It famously appeared in the Beatles movie Help!, with Lennon using it to play ‘You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’.It also features on the studio version of the song, as well as on ‘Help!’s title track, ‘It’s Only Love’ and ‘I’ve Just Seen A Face’.

Paul Mescal Reportedly Being Eyed For Role In Sam Mendes’ ‘Beatles’ Movies - theplaylist.net - USA
theplaylist.net
24.05.2024

Paul Mescal Reportedly Being Eyed For Role In Sam Mendes’ ‘Beatles’ Movies

It’s been a minute since we heard from director Sam Mendes and his uber-ambitious “Beatles” film plans. Known for the Oscar-winning “American Beauty” and the Bond films, “Skyfall,” and “Spectre,” Mendes isn’t just taking the bold step of making a fictional film about the Beatles, he’s making four of them, one about each member: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

Paul Mescal could be playing a Beatle in Sam Mendes’ new biopic - www.nme.com - Ireland
nme.com
24.05.2024

Paul Mescal could be playing a Beatle in Sam Mendes’ new biopic

Paul Mescal to play one of the Fab Four in his upcoming Beatles biopic.Mescal first gained attention for his award-winning role as Connell Waldron in the 2020 drama miniseries Normal People. He was also nominated for Best Actor at the 95th Academy Awards for his portrayal of Calum in 2022’s Aftersun.The actor is set to star as Lucius Verus in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Gladiator II. Verus is the nephew of the original film’s villain Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) but grows up idolising deceased gladiator Maximus (Russell Crowe).Now, The Hollywood Reporter has released a new feature highlighting 10 young movie stars who are taking Hollywood by storm.

Snoop Dogg to Auction Off His Own Memorabilia — Is This a Major New Revenue Opportunity for Artists? (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com
variety.com
21.05.2024

Snoop Dogg to Auction Off His Own Memorabilia — Is This a Major New Revenue Opportunity for Artists? (EXCLUSIVE)

Jem Aswad Executive Editor, Music It’s no mystery that music memorabilia is a booming business. The Gibson J-160E acoustic guitar on which John Lennon wrote many early Beatles hits went for $2.5 million at an auction.

Paul McCartney “Becomes UK’s First Music Billionaire” In Annual Rich List – report - deadline.com - Britain
deadline.com
18.05.2024

Paul McCartney “Becomes UK’s First Music Billionaire” In Annual Rich List – report

Paul McCartney has been one of the UK’s wealthiest musicians for the last 60 years due to his Beatles royalties. Now he has reportedly become the first UK musician to become a billionaire ($1.27bn).

Ringo Starr U-turns on ‘Let It Be’ documentary after saying there was “not a lot of joy” in it - www.nme.com
nme.com
17.05.2024

Ringo Starr U-turns on ‘Let It Be’ documentary after saying there was “not a lot of joy” in it

Ringo Starr has given the newly restored Let It Be documentary his seal of approval, despite previously claiming that there was “not a lot of joy” in it.Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Let It Be was first released in cinemas 54 years ago, and featured footage of The Beatles while they were working their 12th and final studio album of the same name in 1969.While the original film has been difficult to obtain over the past five decades, last month, NME exclusively announced that Disney+ were to release a restored version of the 1970 film.The film arrived on May 8, and was restored by renowned filmmaker Peter Jackson – who also worked on the 2022 docuseries Get Back. He used state-of-the-art digital technology to restore the 55-year-old film reels to crisp, modern quality.However, before the film was shared earlier this month, drummer Ringo Starr made headlines after revealing that he thought that the film didn’t have “a lot of joy in it”.Speaking with Associated Press, he said: “I think Peter Jackson has done an incredible job.

Beatles tribute concert at cathedral triggers audience walkout over “wall of noise” - www.nme.com
nme.com
16.05.2024

Beatles tribute concert at cathedral triggers audience walkout over “wall of noise”

Beatles tribute concert led to concertgoers walking out of the venue, according to new reports.The gig took place at the 1,000-year-old Winchester Cathedral, and saw numerous attendees leave the event early due to the “deafening acoustics” at the venue.Hundreds of people were in attendance to see the “ultimate tribute” to the iconic rock veterans, but reports later emerged that the choice of venue led to a “wall of sound” being created, and the songs becoming indistinguishable from one another.According to a report from GB News, tickets to the event were around £40 per person, and numerous attendees claimed they couldn’t tell which song was playing at the Beatles by Candlelight concert.“We had been looking forward to it for weeks, we were really excited. We thought it would be a really nice evening, but no,” one concertgoer told The Telegraph about the experience.

Ringo Starr admits The Beatles had several ‘rows’ at height of fame: ‘We didn’t get along’ - nypost.com - Britain
nypost.com
15.05.2024

Ringo Starr admits The Beatles had several ‘rows’ at height of fame: ‘We didn’t get along’

shout — a lot.Ringo Starr, 83, admitted that The Beatles had their issues with one another in a new interview with Dan Rather, 92, for AXS.“No no, we didn’t get along,” the drummer said of the iconic English rock band on May 10. “We were four guys. We had rows.”But Starr said that the drama with the other Beatles — Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon — “never got in the way of the music no matter how bad the row was.”“Once the count in, we all gave our best,” Starr explained.

Ringo Starr says The Beatles would have made far fewer records had it not been for “workaholic” Paul McCartney - www.nme.com
nme.com
14.05.2024

Ringo Starr says The Beatles would have made far fewer records had it not been for “workaholic” Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr has revealed that The Beatles wouldn’t have made as many records had it not been for “workaholic” Paul McCartney.The drummer of the legendary band sat down with journalist Dan Rather for a new interview on AXS TV. Starr opened up about how The Beatles didn’t get along and how without Macca, they wouldn’t have made nearly as many records as they did.“No no, we didn’t get along.

The Beach Boys: “Our best promo guys in the whole world were John Lennon and Paul McCartney” - www.nme.com - county Jones - Indiana
nme.com
14.05.2024

The Beach Boys: “Our best promo guys in the whole world were John Lennon and Paul McCartney”

The Beach Boys have discussed their new Disney+ documentary, the support they had from The Beatles, and the health of songwriter Brian Wilson.Interviewed by Mariella Frostrup alongside The Beach Boys’ documentary director Frank Marshall at Abbey Road Studios last night (May 13), the pair revealed that the 81-year-old Wilson – who has recently been placed under conservatorship for what his doctors call a “major neurocognitive disorder” – was still able to perform with the band for the film.“Brian remembered things that I had forgotten from high school at times,” said Love. “His long-term memory is right there.

Watch The Beatles’ new, restored video for ‘Let It Be’ - www.nme.com
nme.com
10.05.2024

Watch The Beatles’ new, restored video for ‘Let It Be’

The Beatles have released a brand new restored video for ‘Let It Be’.The video features clips from the newly released and restored 1970 film Let It Be, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and uses rarely-seen alternate camera angles of the Fab Four and Billy Preston as they were recording the song.The meticulous restoration was done by Park Road Post Production from the original 16mm negative. According to the video’s description on YouTube, it was “filmed on the day after the January 30 rooftop concert” in 1969.‌The Let It Be film is now streaming on Disney+, marking the first time the documentary has been available in over 50 years.In a four-star review of the film, NME shared: “There may not be a more punk rock bit of film on earth than George being told the police were on the roof to shut them down, and casually turning his amp back on.

The Beatles’ iconic rooftop gig in 1970 ‘Let It Be’ documentary “almost didn’t happen” - www.nme.com - London - Indiana
nme.com
09.05.2024

The Beatles’ iconic rooftop gig in 1970 ‘Let It Be’ documentary “almost didn’t happen”

The Beatles‘ classic 1970 documentary film Let It Be was premiered in London earlier this week (May 7), before arriving on Disney+. Speaking at the press launch, creators explained how one of the most vital scenes – and significant moments in music history – never happened.The film was screened in front of an audience at the Curzon Mayfair which included original recording engineer Glyn Johns and Giles Martin (son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, who remixed the music in Let It Be), Louis Theroux, James Bay, The Lightning Seeds frontman Ian Broudie and Captain America and Indiana Jones actor Toby Jones.The documentary, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, was first released in cinemas 54 years ago and has been difficult to obtain since primarily because the original master tapes were stolen from Apple Corps shortly after the film was made.Speaking in a Q&A hosted by former Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman, Jonathan Clyde producer of the film and director of production at Apple Corps, said: “When we first started talking about [restoring] it with [head of Apple Corps] Neil Aspinall in 2000, he said rather unenthusiastically, ‘I suppose we’d better do something about Let It Be’.“But the problem was that the master sound, that’s 450 to 500, 15 minute reels of master sound from the 20-odd days of shooting, had been stolen from Apple [Corps] in the early ’70s.”He continued: “So in truth, there was not a lot we could do except whoever it was who pilched them was licensing them to bootleggers who were then bootlegging vinyl and CD box sets.

Worth the wait? The Beatles’ farewell film ‘Let It Be’ hits streaming 54 years later: review - nypost.com - London
nypost.com
09.05.2024

Worth the wait? The Beatles’ farewell film ‘Let It Be’ hits streaming 54 years later: review

finally available to stream on Disney+ this week.Was it worth the 54-year wait?Well, yes — and no.Some context is needed here first: If you watched “The Beatles: Get Back” — the three-part, eight-hour docuseries directed by none other than Oscar-winning “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson that also premiered on Disney+ in 2021 — you’ve already seen a lot of this.And seen it in the kind of exhaustive detail — from the same footage that Jackson used from “Let It Be” director Michael Lindsay-Hogg — that you can probably break down the level of scruffiness in Paul McCartney’s faux-badass beard.But thankfully — whether or not you’ve already watched the tedious-at-times “Get Back” — this is only 80 minutes versus eight hours of your time.For anyone but the biggest of Beatlemaniacs, that math is math-ing.But here’s the real difference: Whereas “Get Back” captured every bit of Liverpudlian shade, side-eye and Yoko Ono rock-blocking, this “Let It Be” is all about the music that was made in the slow fade of the Fab Four.For most of this film — which documents The Beatles working out songs for what would turn out to be their final album, 1970’s “Let It Be,” in January 1969 — it’s just like being a little four-winged insect on the wall of those sessions at their Apple Corps headquarters in London.Rehearsing, working out songs and just jamming — even with all the mounting tension which is actually more between McCartney and George Harrison than Sir Paul and John Lennon (for all those who still blame Ono for the Beatles’ breakup) — it’s a magical mystery tour behind the scenes of what many consider to be the greatest band of all time.When McCartney and Lennon are in such easy harmony and camaraderie on “Two Of Us” — with the

Kino Lorber Buys North American Rights to John Lennon and Yoko Doc ‘Daytime Revolution’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - USA
variety.com
08.05.2024

Kino Lorber Buys North American Rights to John Lennon and Yoko Doc ‘Daytime Revolution’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Addie Morfoot Contributor Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to “Daytime Revolution,” a documentary about the week that John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-hosted “The Mike Douglas Show” in early 1972. Directed by Erik Nelson, with creative consultation from Ono and her son, Sean Ono Lennon, the doc uses archival footage from each of the five 70-minute shows as well as interviews with six surviving guests, including Ralph Nader, to tell the behind-the-scenes story of theses shows.

John Lennon estate partner with Lumenate app for ‘Mind Games’ meditation mixes - www.nme.com - Houston
nme.com
01.05.2024

John Lennon estate partner with Lumenate app for ‘Mind Games’ meditation mixes

John Lennon Estate has partnered with the Lumenate app for a series of meditation mixes, developed from the musician’s 1973 track ‘Mind Games’.Unveiled today (May 1), the project has been developed to help people reach a relaxed, meditative state, and “help guide your mind into deeper states of consciousness”.In the newly transformed mixes, various sound design techniques and processes have been applied to the original 1973 recordings by late Beatles member John Lennon and, in some instances, have been enhanced with additional instrumentation from producer Sean Ono Lennon – who is also the son of Lennon and Yoko Ono.The song was written by Lennon after reading the 1972 book Mind Games: The Guide to Inner Space, by Robert Masters and Jean Houston, which offered brain training exercises to help people take a more positive outlook. The song then came as the title track for the album of the same name and has gone on to become a cult classic.“John was trying to convey the message that we all play mind games.

John Lennon’s lost 1960s acoustic guitar to go up for auction - nypost.com - Britain - New York - USA - California - county Gordon
nypost.com
26.04.2024

John Lennon’s lost 1960s acoustic guitar to go up for auction

A previously lost 12-string acoustic guitar that belonged to the late John Lennon will go up for sale at an auction in May after it was recently found in the attic of a home in Britain.The auctioneers said Lennon played the guitar, which is expected to exceed its estimate of $600,000 to $800,000, on the Beatles’ 1965 album “Help!”The guitar was lying in an attic and was rediscovered by the current owners during a house move.The founders of US-based Julien’s Auctions said they traveled to Britain to verify the guitar and found the original case – a Maton Australian-made guitar case – in the trash.Martin Nolan, executive director and co-founder of Julien’s Auctions, told Reuters the owners knew they had the instrument at one point, but thought it had been lost.The guitar is believed to have ended up in their hands through British musician Gordon Waller, a member of the 1960s pop duo Peter and Gordon.“Gordon was gifted it from John Lennon, then Gordon gifted it to his road manager, and that’s where the guitar stayed for all these years,” Nolan said.The guitar will be auctioned on May 29 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York and on the auctioneer’s website.Earlier this year, a stolen Hofner bass guitar belonging to Paul McCartney was found and returned to Lennon’s fellow Beatle after 51 years following a global hunt.Musical instruments belonging to prominent members of the Beatles have fetched a high price at previous auction.In 2015, a guitar stolen from Lennon in the 1960s sold for $2.41 million at an auction in California.

John Lennon’s ‘Help!’ guitar going up for auction after being lost for 50 years - www.nme.com - Britain - Norway
nme.com
24.04.2024

John Lennon’s ‘Help!’ guitar going up for auction after being lost for 50 years

John Lennon and George Harrison, which appeared in the movie Help!, is headed to auction after being lost for 50 years.The model is a 12-string Hootenanny acoustic guitar, made in the early ’60s by Bavarian manufacturer Framus. It famously appeared in the Beatles movie Help!, as Lennon used it to perform a rendition of ‘You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away’.It also features on the studio version of the song, and in ‘Help!’s title track, ‘It’s Only Love’ and ‘I’ve Just Seen A Face’.

RAYE, Sampha, Yussef Dayes lead 2024 Ivor Novello nominations - www.nme.com - Kenya - Japan
nme.com
23.04.2024

RAYE, Sampha, Yussef Dayes lead 2024 Ivor Novello nominations

RAYE, Sampha and Yussef Dayes leading nominees.The nominees were announced today (April 23) in eight categories including the Best Album, Best Contemporary Song and the Rising Star Award with Amazon Music. The awards ceremony with Amazon Music will take place on May 23 at Grosvenor House.Sampha and Yussef Dayes have the most nominations with two each; each artist is contending for a Best Album award for their respective records ‘Lahai‘ and ‘Black Classical Music’.

Inside the dysfunctional last days of the Beatles, as they called each other ‘nasty’ - nypost.com - USA - parish St. Martin - Philippines - city Manila
nypost.com
23.04.2024

Inside the dysfunctional last days of the Beatles, as they called each other ‘nasty’

All You Need Is Love: The Beatles in Their Own Words” (St. Martin’s Press), an illuminating page turner from former band aide Peter Brown and best-selling author Steven Gaines.The extensive oral history is made up of candid interviews with Gaines, captured in 1980-1981; a scheduled sit-down with Lennon never happened before his Dec.

Beatles scions James McCartney and Sean Ono Lennon take us from ‘Strawberry Fields’ to ‘Primrose Hill’ on new single: review - nypost.com - Britain - city London, county Park - county Love
nypost.com
16.04.2024

Beatles scions James McCartney and Sean Ono Lennon take us from ‘Strawberry Fields’ to ‘Primrose Hill’ on new single: review

The Beatles released their debut single in the UK, 1962’s “Love Me Do,” as the first of many classic songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, their offspring have come together to bring back their tune-making magic.“Primrose Hill,” the new single by James McCartney — Sir Paul’s only son, with his late wife Linda — was co-written by Sean Ono Lennon, John’s youngest son from his marriage to Yoko Ono.And the next generation does their papas proud on this wistful beauty of a ballad that recalls some of the nostalgic reverie of “Now and Then” — which was released to much fanfare in November as the last Beatles song (and their first new tune since 1996).Released on Friday, “Primrose Hill” — which is a public park north of Regent’s Park in London — is the first-ever collaboration between McCartney, 46, and Lennon, 48.And if any song could sound just like taking a bittersweet stroll in the park with nothing but your longing memories, then this one pretty much captures it.There’s instantly something familiar about it — both the dreamy moodiness and McCartney’s lilting delivery — but it never seems to fall into Beatles mimicry.Nor does it ever reach the reach the heights of Beatles transcendence — I mean, how could it?The lyrics almost border on lovesick cliche at one point: “Forever’s not long enough to be loving you/Forever and a day/I look into your eyes, it’s such a great surprise/You take my breath away.”But if you just lose yourself in the warm, woozy feeling, you’ll get over that.And the bluesy guitar that comes in at the end adds a nice bite to the bliss.“ ‘Primrose Hill’ is here!” McCartney wrote in a post on Instagram, alongside a photo of him and Lennon.

The sons of Paul McCartney and John Lennon have written a song together – check out James McCartney and Sean Ono Lennon’s ‘Primrose Hill’ - www.nme.com
nme.com
15.04.2024

The sons of Paul McCartney and John Lennon have written a song together – check out James McCartney and Sean Ono Lennon’s ‘Primrose Hill’

Sean Ono Lennon – the sons of Paul McCartney and John Lennon – have written a song together called ‘Primrose Hill’ – check it out below.The song is a tender acoustic number about spending time with a loved one at the popular London beauty spot, which appears on the single’s cover art.“I’ll always remember Primrose Hill,” James McCartney sings wistfully on the chorus, backed by a mellow guitar melody.“‘Primrose Hill’ is here!” shared James McCartney on social media alongside a picture with his co-writer. “Today I am so very excited to share my latest song co-written by my good friend @seanonolennon.

McCartney and Lennon Sons, James and Sean Ono, Team Up for New Song ‘Primrose Hill’ - variety.com - Scotland
variety.com
15.04.2024

McCartney and Lennon Sons, James and Sean Ono, Team Up for New Song ‘Primrose Hill’

Selena Kuznikov Last year saw the release of the Beatles’ new song: “Now And Then,” which was promoted as the band’s final single — but there’s a new McCartney/Lennon pairing. Paul and the late Linda McCartney’s son (and youngest offspring), James McCartney has released a new song with his close friend and John Lennon‘s son, Sean Ono Lennon.

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