The two Beatles stars fell out when the band split in 1970 but McCartney has spoken of his gratitude at managing a reconciliation before Lennon's death.
McCartney said of Lennon: 'I look back on it now like a fan, how lucky was I to meet this strange teddy boy.'
Beatles lyrics to “Hey Jude” handwritten by Paul McCartney have sold for $910,000 (£732,000) at auction.Three hundred items were on offer at Julien’s Auctions to mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s split, but McCartney’s note was the biggest seller.
The ex-Beatle has previously talked about the possibility that he will perform at the 50th anniversary event.
British pair Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh could end up in Guantanamo as the US government ponders what to do with the ISIS pair
Opinion is currently divided on where and how Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh should be tried.
Gavin Williamson has resisted suggestions that Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh should return to the UK.
Beatles fan Derek Oldfield, 65, has spent the last five years turning the garage at his home in Allenton, Derby, into a replica of the Cavern Club.
Stella McCartney has been forced to apologise to a London taxi driver after she refused to reveal who she was following a crash. It seems the daughter of Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney was hoping for a swift ‘Hello, Goodbye’ (there it is) when she pranged the taxi from behind in heavy traffic in Hammersmith, west London, and left the scene without swapping her full details. The 45-year-old fashion designer was left red faced when her Mini Cooper went straight into the back of Arash Nabezadeh’s taxi and though she allowed Arash to take her license plate details, she refused to give any further insurance details to him.
Sir Paul McCartney has been opening up to his fans in a Q&A session and made the shocking revelation that he very nearly gave up on his Beatles career. The 74-year-old rocker achieved international superstardom when the Liverpudlian four-piece shot to fame in the 1960s, but Paul has now admitted that he was so overcome with stage fright he considered quitting. “I think that’s why a lot of people get stage fright and get nervous.
Beatles legend John Lennon was never exactly one to mince his words, and it has now been discovered that absolutely nobody was safe from the star’s sass - not even royalty. A letter that Lennon reportedly wrote to the Queen back in 1969 has been discovered inside a record sleeve, with the singer explaining his reasons for returning his MBE to Her Majesty. The entire band received the accolade back in 1965, but Lennon opted to return his in protest of the British involvement in the Nigerian Civil War and the UK’s support of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon back in 1980, has reportedly been denied parole for the ninth time. Now aged 61, Chapman was given a sentence of 20 years to life after shooting The Beatles star in Manhattan 36 years ago, however, officials do not think that he is ready to be released.
A “lost” Beatles record that was missing for more than 50 years is set to be sold at auction today for tens of thousands of pounds. The demo recording of It’s For You, written for Cilla Black by John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney, was discovered by Black’s nephew Simon White after being missing for more than 50 years. The record is part of the 25th Beatles Memorabilia Auction, organised by The Beatles Shop, at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool today, and is expected to fetch between £15,000 and £20,000.
However, heavy metal can make you more selfish, it was found. The Cornell University researchers wanted to test the hypothesis that music effects a person’s cooperative spirits. When happy, upbeat music was played – either the ‘Happy Days’ theme song, 'Brown Eyed Girl’ by Van Morrison, 'Yellow Submarine’ by the Beatles or 'Walking on Sunshine’ by Katrina and the Waves – team members were more likely to contribute to the group.
Sir Paul McCartney has opened up about life after the most iconic band in history split. The singer has admitted that he was gripped by depression and turned to alcohol when his four-piece band The Beatles, which also included John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, broke up in 1970. Recalling the dark time in his life, Paul shared: “I was depressed at the time, yeah.
On June 6 1962, The Beatles entered Abbey Road studios - which would become their recording hub for years - for the first time to have their debut meeting with Sir George Martin. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and then drummer Pete Best had already been stung by rejection after being summoned to London to try out for Decca on the recommendation of a company junior who had seen them at Liverpool’s Cavern Club.