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  • Beatles Help! Jackets Sell At Auction
    Beatles Help! Jackets Sell At Auction Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr during the making of the Beatle's film Help! have sold for more than £115,000. A piano used in the movie - which Sir Paul McCartney worked at while composing the classic song Yesterday - was bought by a South American collector for £57,500. Overall the sale of more than 200 lots of rare Beatles' memorabilia, hosted by Omega Auctions at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool, fetched £264,375, including buyer's premiums. It was held to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' number one hit Can't Buy Me Love. More »

  • Miley Cyrus And Flaming Lips Cover Beatles Hit
    Miley Cyrus And Flaming Lips Cover Beatles Hit Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips have recorded a cover version of the Beatles' hit Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. The US rock band's frontman Wayne Coyne used Twitter and Instagram to reveal the collaboration. He tweeted: "Miley in the studio vomiting diamonds while singing Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds!!" and posted a photo of the Wrecking Ball singer with embellished diamonds coming out of her mouth. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds was written by John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney and featured on the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. More »

  • McCartney: No idea how songs happen
    McCartney: No idea how songs happen Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Sir Paul McCartney collected an honorary prize at the NME Awards for his songwriting skills - and admitted he had no idea how he did it. More »

  • Arctic Monkeys Are Big Winners At NME Awards
    Arctic Monkeys Are Big Winners At NME Awards Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Arctic Monkeys were the big winners at this year's NME Awards - picking up five gongs. They picked up best album for AM, best live band and best British band, lead singer Alex Turner was voted hero of the year and the Arctics also landed the best fan community prize. Sir Paul McCartney collected an honorary prize for his songwriting skills and admitted: "The great thing about songwriting is that you don't know how you do it, so you can't talk about it." The former Beatle was given a standing ovation as he was handed the honour by Damon Albarn. More »

  • McCartney honoured at NME awards, 50 years after topping bill
    McCartney honoured at NME awards, 50 years after topping bill Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Beatles legend Paul McCartney received a standing ovation at the NME awards ceremony in London on Wednesday, where he accepted the influential British magazine's special prize honouring his 50-year-career. More »

  • NME Awards 2014: The Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen and Blondie Win Top Awards
    NME Awards 2014: The Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen and Blondie Win Top Awards Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    The Arctic Monkeys, Debbie Harry and Lily Allen were among the big winners at the NME music awards 2014. Lily Allen was named Best Solo Artist beating off competition from music legends Sir Paul McCartney and David Bowie, as well Jake Bugg, Kanye West and Lorde who were also nominated in the category. "This is kind of dumb because David Bowie was in the same category, and Jake Bugg. More »

  • Macca's 'ultimate songwriter' award
    Macca's 'ultimate songwriter' award Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    Sir Paul McCartney is being celebrated by fellow songwriters with a special one-off prize at the NME Awards recognising his contribution to music over the past half century. More »

  • Stars pay tribute to The Beatles
    Stars pay tribute to The Beatles Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    Many of today's top artists have gathered to honour The Beatles' legacy, with Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in attendance at the special concert. More »

  • McCartney, Starr sing Beatles classics to mark U.S. TV debut 50 years on
    McCartney, Starr sing Beatles classics to mark U.S. TV debut 50 years on Tue, Jan 28, 2014

    By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr led a star-studded rendition of the classic Beatles song Hey Jude in Los Angeles on Monday night as they commemorated 50 years since the record-breaking British band first appeared on U.S. television. In a rare joint appearance singing Beatles numbers, McCartney and Starr were flanked on stage by artists including Stevie Wonder, R&B singer Alicia Keys and country singer Keith Urban to celebrate the night in 1964 when The Beatles were watched by 73 million Americans on the Ed Sullivan Show. More »

  • Beatles Paul And Ringo Reunite For Grammys
    Beatles Paul And Ringo Reunite For Grammys Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    Survivng Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr got back together on stage at this year's Grammys to perform a new song. Yoko Ono - widow of the late John Lennon - was among those dancing in the audience in Los Angeles as the music legends performed Sir Paul's song Queenie Eye. Olivia Harrison, the widow of fellow late Beatle George Harrison, and the wives of Sir Paul and Starr were also at Staples Center for the awards. The performance - 50 years after the Beatles first appearance in the US - was only the fourth time they had appeared on stage together since a 2002 concert to honour Harrison. More »

  • Yoko Ono in Beatles family reunion at Grammys
    Yoko Ono in Beatles family reunion at Grammys Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    The surviving Beatles reunited in spirit with their late bandmates at the Grammys as Yoko Ono danced to the jamming of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. More »

  • French DJ duo Daft Punk, teenage Lorde take top Grammys
    French DJ duo Daft Punk, teenage Lorde take top Grammys Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    By Mary Milliken and Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two unconventional acts, French electronic music DJs Daft Punk and New Zealand teen Lorde, took home the top Grammy awards on Sunday in a night that rewarded robots and newcomers, and recognized marriage equality. In a first for the Grammys or any big U.S. awards show, thirty-three couples, both same-sex and straight, were married by singer Queen Latifah, to the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis gay rights anthem, "Same Love." Madonna emerged in a white suit and cowboy hat to conclude the singing ceremony with "Open Your Heart." The music industry's glamorous gathering also saw the two surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, come together for a rare joint performance coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the British group's breakthrough on American television. More »

  • Beatles Paul and Ringo reunite
    Beatles Paul and Ringo reunite Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on stage for a special performance at the Grammys. More »

  • McCartney and Starr reunite
    McCartney and Starr reunite Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on stage for a special performance at the Grammys. More »

  • Beatles come together at Grammys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead wins
    Beatles come together at Grammys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead wins Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    By Mary Milliken and Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The two surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, came together at the Grammy Awards on Sunday for a rare joint performance coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the British group's breakthrough on American television. While the music industry celebrated some of the biggest stars of the past, it anointed newcomer rapper-producer duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with the Grammy for best new artist and gave them the opportunity to preside over a mass wedding to celebrate same-sex equality later in the show. The 56th Grammy Awards, the music industry's top honours handed out by the Recording Academy across 82 categories, may be remembered more for its performances and unscripted moments than the awards that are bestowed. John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and son Sean Lennon were in the crowd dancing along on Sunday. More »

  • Grammys 2014: Where to Watch Live Online
    Grammys 2014: Where to Watch Live Online Sat, Jan 25, 2014

    The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 is all set to take place on January 26, Sunday night. The star-studded list of artists performing at the event includes Madonna, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Katy Perry, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, and Paul McCartney. The year, The Grammys hops on to the 'digital-revolution' bandwagon and in the process has something extra to offer – complete access to the event. Recording Academy and CBS launched Grammy Live, which will look to "bring music fans multiplatform access to all the VIP and backstage events leading up to and throughout the Grammy Awards 2014." More »

  • Grammys 2014: Where to Watch Live Online, UK Air Time
    Grammys 2014: Where to Watch Live Online, UK Air Time Sat, Jan 25, 2014

    The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 is all set to take place on January 26, Sunday night. The star-studded list of artists performing at the event includes Madonna, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Katy Perry, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, and Paul McCartney. The year, The Grammys hops on to the 'digital-revolution' bandwagon and in the process has something extra to offer – complete access to the event. Recording Academy and CBS launched Grammy Live, which will look to "bring music fans multiplatform access to all the VIP and backstage events leading up to and throughout the Grammy Awards 2014." More »

  • For young performers at the Grammys, exposure could be the award
    For young performers at the Grammys, exposure could be the award Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Winning a Grammy Award may be the goal on Sunday, but getting a chance to perform at the annual awards show in front of tens of millions of TV viewers worldwide could be the biggest career maker of the night for up-and-coming singers and musicians. The Grammys, rated in a recent industry poll by Billboard magazine as the second-best promotional opportunity for an artist or group behind performing at football's Super Bowl halftime show, will offer that chance to several young singers like country music's Kacey Musgraves, Hunter Hayes and New Zealand teen pop wunderkind Lorde. This year's top performances include pop stars Beyonce, Katy Perry, promising rappers Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, as well as former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Grammys can be notoriously difficult to predict and this year seems to be particularly vexing because there is no predominant genre or theme. More »

  • Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to perform at Grammys
    Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to perform at Grammys Wed, Jan 15, 2014

    Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform at the Grammys later this month, as the legendary group is given a lifetime achievement award, organizers said. More »

  • Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr added to Grammy Awards performers
    Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr added to Grammy Awards performers Tue, Jan 14, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will each perform at the Grammy Awards this month where the pair will accept a lifetime achievement award on behalf of the Fab Four, organizers said on Tuesday. McCartney, 71, and Starr, 73, will be joined by R&B singer John Legend, hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis as well as country singers Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves and Keith Urban as performers during the 56th Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy said. ... More »

  • PM's Hairdresser Says MBE Was For Charity Work
    PM's Hairdresser Says MBE Was For Charity Work Tue, Jan 7, 2014

    Lino Carbosiero, who is based at the Daniel Galvin salon in central London, was give the gong for services to hairdressing in the New Year's honour's list. When asked why he thought he had been recognised, he told Sky News: "I'd like to think it's down to a lot of the charity work that I do and also I'm striving to push state registration in hairdressing throughout the country. Mr Carbosiero, whose clients include Kylie Minogue, Sir Paul McCartney and Dustin Hoffman, also admitted to Sky News that changing the PM's parting from right to left was a "complete mistake". He said he found the amount of attention given to Mr Cameron's hair "quite funny". More »

  • Phil Everly, Younger of the Everly Brothers, Dies Aged 74 [VIDEO]
    Phil Everly, Younger of the Everly Brothers, Dies Aged 74 [VIDEO] Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    Singer Phil Everly, who with older brother Don forged a unique blend of country and rock music, which influenced artists from Bob Dylan to Green Day, has died aged 74. Rolling Stone magazine described the Everly Brothers as "the most important vocal duo in rock" and Phil attributed their uniquely melodic sound to the fact they were brothers.  Paul McCartney said hearing them sing All I Have to Do is Dream in 1958 inspired them to try and play it and Paul Simon, of Simon and Garfunkel, said: "Bye Bye Love was the first song that really killed me." Phil was born in Chicago on 19 January 1939, the son of Country singers Margaret and Ike Everly, and he and his brother Don sang with their parents on local radio. More »