Posts tagged The Beatles

You Got to Have Faith

You Got to Have Faith
Stella McCartney’s models burst into a surprise rendition of George Michael’s song Faith at the Paris Fashion show this week. They repeatedly sang the line, ‘You got to have faith,’ in tribute to the late singer. It’s another strange coincidence because the line, ‘You got to have faith,’ sung by George Michael in Xanadu was added to The Eart [...]

Holy Grail

Holy Grail
The Holy Grail of records by The Beatles found after 50 years in a Liverpool loft is to go to auction.  The unique acetate record has manager Brian Epstein’s handwriting on it.  Pressed at the HMV store in Oxford Street, London, the record was presented to future Beatles producer George Martin at the EMI record label in a bid to sec [...]

Anyone Who Had A Heart

Anyone Who Had A Heart
The entertainment world is mourning the sad loss of the singer Cilla Black.  Cilla shot to fame in the sixties. Her many hits included Anyone Who Had A Heart. The song topped the charts in 1964 for three weeks and was the UK’s biggest selling single by a female artist in the sixties. A Facebook campaign has launched in the hope of seein [...]

All You Need Is Cash

All You Need Is Cash
All You Need is Cash was the name of a mockumentary featuring a fictional rock band  called the Rutles who parodied The Beatles.  The movie was made in the 1970s as a spin off from a TV comedy series by Eric Idle named Rutland Weekend Television. Actual Beatle, George Harrison, featured in and assisted in its creation.  The Rut [...]

My Sweet Lord

My Sweet Lord
A tree planted in 2004 in memory of former Beatle George Harrison in a Los Angeles park has died after being infested by beetles. It an ironic and curious twist, especially as George was a keen gardener. A plaque at the base of the tree read. “In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, musician and gardener.& [...]

Out There

Out There
Performing in his ‘Out There’ tour, Sir Paul McCartney was joined on stage in Brazil by a swarm of grasshoppers.  The former Beatle played on stoically and even introduced one settled upon his hand as Harold. The Beatles are Ben’s favourite band. Curious then that this should happen in Brazil – home of the tropic [...]

In celebration of his 80th birthday the British pop art icon Sir Peter Blake has recreated the world famous cover to the 1967 Beatles Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts’ Club album. For the  2012 version Sir Peter has chosen famous and great British people from the modern cultural era, including Amy Winehouse, JK Rowling, Noel Gallagher, Pau [...]

Sir Paul McCartney’s Star

Sir Paul McCartney’s Star
Sir Paul McCartney has finally been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sir Paul was delighted with his star, nostalgically looking back to a time before the band’s success saying, “That was an impossible thing to happen.” The Beatles had a strong influence on the ‘Earth Emperor’s Eye’ [...]

Please, Please Me

Please, Please Me
Given events of last August reported here, it’s curious that a signed ‘Please, Please Me’ single by The Beatles has sold for £9k at auction. Perhaps it’s the Earth Emperor’s way of dropping a hint, “Please, Please Me”.

Strawberry Frogs Forever

Strawberry Frogs Forever
In Sandhurst, Gloucestershire there’s an award winning museum and art gallery. It is the world’s first dedicated to art inspired by Nature.  Aside from the aesthetic and cultural appeal, we’re drawn to it because of magical events in nearby Quedgeley. The village has close connections with the RAF. Its official na [...]

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