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Voldar: Подарок от пятого битла. George Martin - In My Life(1998) 01. George Martin - [In My Life #01] Come Together (feat. Robin Williams & Bobby McFerrin) 02. George Martin - [In My Life #02] A Hard Day's Night (feat. Goldie Hawn) 03. George Martin - [In My Life #03] A Day In The Life (feat. Jeff Beck) 04. George Martin - [In My Life #04] Here There & Everywhere (feat. Celine Dion) 05. George Martin - [In My Life #05] Because (feat. Vanessa Mae) 06. George Martin - [In My Life #06] I Am The Walrus (feat. Jim Carrey) 07. George Martin - [In My Life #07] Here Comes The Sun (feat. John Williams) 08. George Martin - [In My Life #08] Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (feat. Billy Connolly) 09. George Martin - [In My Life #09] The Pepperland Suite 10. George Martin - [In My Life #10] Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End (feat. Phil Collins) 11. George Martin - [In My Life #11] Friends And Lovers 12. George Martin - [In My Life #12] In My Life (feat. Sean Connery) APE http://rapidshare.com/files/242725729/George_Martin__-_In_My_Life_1998__APE.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/242726545/George_Martin__-_In_My_Life_1998__APE.part2.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/242727265/George_Martin__-_In_My_Life_1998__APE.part3.rar

Voldar: Booker T. & the MG's - McLemore Avenue - 1970 Tracks: 01. Medley: "Golden Slumbers", "Carry That Weight", "The End", "Here Comes The Sun", "Come Together" 02. Something 03. Medley: "Because", "You Never Give Me Your Money" 04. Medley: "Sun King", "Mean Mr. Mustard", "Polythene Pam", "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window", "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" FLAC http://rapidshare.com/files/220843066/Booker_T.___the_MG_s_-_McLemore_Avenue_1970_MFSL_FLAC.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/220844950/Booker_T.___the_MG_s_-_McLemore_Avenue_1970_MFSL_FLAC.part2.rar P.S. Достаточно посмотреть на обложку и треклист и понять, что это очередной трибьют на битлов. Я тоже так думал, начал слушать, чтобы качество проверить, только оторваться не смог. С третьей коипозицией можно довольно много денех заработать у метро или в переходе.

Voldar: Всем нам большой подарок от одного cultozavrа битловского периода. The Beatles: Complete Ultra Rare Trax (Volumes 1-8) Ultra Rare Trax - Vol.1 Tracklist: 1. I Saw Her Standing There - take 2 (3:08) recorded 11.02.1963 from "Please Please Me" session Continued from warming up, they start a great live performance in the studio. John a mistake with some lyrics and Paul makes a mistake with some bass lines Taken from original master stereo Pitch correction: +0.8% 2. The One After 909 - takes 4-5 (2:57) recorded 05.03.1963 edit of take 4 & 5. "Sessions" mix, 1984 From "From Me To You" session Composed by John in the late 50's ~ early 60's in the period of the Quarrymen. Released on the LET IT BE Album but absolutely different Taken from original master stereo Pitch correction: +0.8% 3. She's A Woman - take 2 (3:17) recorded 08.10.1964 No lead guitar, piano or additional over dubbed vocals. No fade out at the end. Very primitive version. Taken from original master stereo Pitch correction: -1.2% 4. I'm Looking Through You - take 1 (3:12) recorded 24.10.1965 From "Rubber Soul" session No chorus made yet. Beginning with percussion vocalson single track. No fade out at the end. Taken from original master Stereo Pitch correction: -2.0% 5. If You've Got Trouble - take 1 (2:20) recorded 18.02.1965 'Sessions Mix', 1984 From "Rubber Soul" session Taken from original master. Stereo Pitch correction: -1.9% 6. How Do You Do It - take 2 (1:59) recorded 04.09.1962 Take 2, RM1 (4 sep 1962) From "Please Please Me" session Prepered as a second single, but never released Line at around 1:36: "Wish I knew how you do it to me,I'd do it to you" Pitch correction: +1.3% 7. Penny Lane - take 9 (3:07) recorded 17.01.1967 Take 9, RM9 Basically same version as on "Rarities" album, but including dialogue and Paul's count in the beginning. Taken from original master Pitch correction: -3.0% 8. Strawberry Fields Forever - take 26 (3:19) recorded 15.12.1966 The information given is all wrong. Takes 1, 25 and 26 of this song were played in the key of B natural. Takes 2-7 were in B flat. They are a semitone apart. No versions exist in A or C. There is also no acetate of Take 26, only of Take 7, and this isn't it! stereo Pitch correction: -6.4% Liner notes: There's two takes for this song First a slower version-A- (key on Bb) and a faster version-B- (key on C) The previously released version consists of take A & B with controles speed, and it is also remixed. This version is Take B with a different mix Taken from original acetate 9. From Me To You - take 2 (1:51) recorded 05.03.1963 beginning with Paul's count "1,2,3,4", no harmonica Absolutely different Taken from original master stereo Pitch correction: -0.4% 10. Besame Mucho (2:32) recorded 06.06.1962 with Pete Best on drums A different take from " Decca Tapes" Taken from original master Pitch correction: -2.7% 11. The Fool On The Hill - demo take 1 (2:45) recorded 06.09.1967 Demo take 1 Paul performs solo demo on piano Taken from original acetate Pitch correction: -2.2% 12. Paperback Writer - take 2 (2:37) recorded 16.04.1966 Beginning with Paul's count "1,2,3,4" on the right channel. Same as the single, but different mix, no echo effects on vocals, and no fade-out at the end Taken from original master Stereo Pitch correction: +0.5% APE http://rapidshare.com/files/214958791/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_1.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/214984076/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_1.part2.rar Ultra Rare Trax - Vol.2 Tracklist: 1. Can't Buy Me Love (2:15) recorded 29.01.1964 2. There's A Place - take 3 (0:12) recorded 11.02.1963 3. There's A Place - take 4 (1:56) recorded 11.02.1963 4. That Means A Lot (2:25) recorded 20.02.1965 5. Day Tripper - take 1 (0:29) recorded 16.10.1965 6. Day Tripper - take 2 (3:07) recorded 16.10.1965 7. I Am The Walrus (4:23) recorded 05.09.1967 8. Misery - take 1 (1:53) recorded 11.02.1963 9. Leave My Kitten Alone (2:52) recorded 14.08.1964 10. We Can Work It Out (2:11) recorded 20.10.1965 11. A Hard Day's Night (2:34) recorded 16.04.1964 12. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (2:29) recorded 10.1965 APE http://rapidshare.com/files/215000607/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_2_APE.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/215010494/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_2_APE.part2.rar Ultra Rare Trax - Vol.3 Tracklist: 1. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da recorded 02.06.1968 2. Tomorrow Never Knows recorded 06.04.1966 3. A Day In The Life recorded 19.01.1967 4. Yes It Is recorded 15-19.02.1965 5. I Saw Her Standing There - take 10 recorded 11.02.1963 6. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - take 1 recorded 12.10.1965 7. Not Guilty recorded 1968 8. Across The Universe recorded 04.08.1968 9. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - acoustic take 1 recorded 1968 10. Ticket To Ride recorded 1965 APE http://rapidshare.com/files/215353087/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_3_APE.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/215355712/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_3_APE.part2.rar Ultra Rare Trax - Vol.4 Tracklist: 1. The One After 909 (3:17) recorded January 1969 From Get Back sessions 2. A Taste Of Honey - take 7 (2:17) recorded 11.02.1963 3. I Feel Fine - take 7 (2:49) recorded October 1964 John's vocals are not double tracked, different to the previously released song 4. Yer Blues - from Rolling Stones Rock'N'Roll Circus (4:02) recorded 11.12.1968 John's group was "The Dirty Mac" Performed by John (vocal,guitar),Keith Richards(Bass), Eric Clapton( lead guitar) and Mitch Mitchell (fom the Jimmy Hendricks Experience, drums) 5. Blues Jam - rehersal from Rolling Stones Rock'N'Roll Circus (3:48) recorded 11.12.1968 The same group as above 6. Not Guilty - take 102 (4:25) recorded June - October 1968 7. Get Back (2:17) recorded January 1969 From Get Back sessions - very funny version 8. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues (1:52) recorded January 1969 From Get Back sessions 9. Do You Want To Know A Secret - take 8 (2:44) recorded 11.02.1963 no echo effects on george's lead vocals 10. All You Need Is Love - TV broadcast (5:00) recorded 25.06.1967 from the "Our World" TV Programme APE http://rapidshare.com/files/215359642/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_4.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/215364248/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_4.part2.rar Ultra Rare Trax - Vol.5 Tracklist: 1. Christmas Time (Is Here Again) (1:11) recorded 28.11.1967 Edit 2. Because - vocals only (2:19) recorded 14.08.1969 3. Revolution - reduction mix (3:20) recorded 10-12.08.1968 4. I Me Mine - "unlooped" original final take (1:44) recorded 03.01.1970 5. Strawberry Fields Forever - take 1 (3:09) recorded 24.11.1966 6. Hey Jude - take 9 (5:39) recorded 30.07.1968 7. Magical Mystery Tour - film version (2:36) recorded 25-27.04.1967 8. Lady Madonna - take 3ab (2:15) recorded 03-04.02.1968 Vocals (with laughter) overdubs 9. What's The New Mary Jane - mix from take 4 (6:05) recorded 1968 10. The One After 909 (2:34) recorded 04.09.1962 11. Medley: (3:29) Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - alternate take / Christmas Time (Is Here Again) - edit This mix was prepared for the cancelled "Sessions" album APE http://rapidshare.com/files/215377612/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_5_APE.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/215384032/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_5_APE.part2.rar Ultra Rare Trax - Vol.6 Tracklist: 1. Come And Get It - Paul's Demo (2:30) recorded 24.07.1969 2. Hold Me Tight (2:38) recorded 12.09.1963 3. I'll Be On My Way - from BBC (2:00) recorded 04.04.1963 4. Strawberry Fields Forever - take 7 (4:06) recorded 29.11.1966 5. It's All Too Much - complete recorded 25-26.05.1967 6. 12 Bar Original - take 2 (3:53) recorded 04.11.1965 7. St. Louis Blues (1:02) recorded July - August.1968 8. She's A Woman - take 7 (6:33) recorded 08.10.1964 Including extended ending - jam 9. What's The New Mary Jane - mix (6:50) recorded 14.08.1968 10. Dig It - compete (8:19) recorded January 1969 APE http://rapidshare.com/files/215395104/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_6_APE.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/215426959/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_6_APE.part2.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/215429782/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_6_APE.part3.rar Ultra Rare Trax - Vol.7 Tracklist: 1. I Saw Her Standing There - concert (3:11) recorded 24.10.1963 recorded live in Stockholm, Karlaplans Studio 2. Too Much Monkey Business - radio (2:04) recorded 04.04.1963 recorded live in London for BBC London, Paris Studio 3. This Boy - concert (2:32) recorded 16.06.1964 recorded live in Melbourne, Festival Hall 4. If I Needed Someone - concert (2:44) recorded 30.06.1966 recorded live in Tokyo, Nippon Budokan Hall 5. She's A Woman - concert (5:43) recorded 03.10.1964 recorded live in London 6. I'm A Loser - concert (2:37) recorded 1964 recorded live in London, Odeon Cinema, Christmas Show 1964 7. Yesterday - TV (1:57) recorded 12.08.1965 recorded live for Ed Sullivan Show, New York 8. Crying, Waiting, Hoping - radio (2:10) recorded 16.07.1963 recorded live for BBC, London, Paris Studio 9. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby - concert (2:22) recorded 20.06.1965 recorded live in Paris, Palais Des Sport 10. Shout - TV (2:02) recorded 28.04.1964 recorded live in London for Around The Beatles Show, Wembley Studios 11. Yer Blues - TV (4:01) recorded 11.12.1968 recorded live in Wembley for Rock'n Roll Circus, with Eric Clapton and Keith Richards 12. Nowhere Man - concert (2:24) recorded 30.06.1966 recorded live in Tokyo, Nippon Budokan Hall 13. Anna (Go To Him) - radio (3:02) recorded 17.06.1963 recorded live for BBC, London, Maida Vale Studios 14. Twist And Shout - concert (3:17) recorded 16.06.1964 recorded live in Melbourne, Festival Hall APE http://rapidshare.com/files/215446053/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_7.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/215457364/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_7.part2.rar Ultra Rare Trax - Vol.8 Tracklist: 1. Baby's In Black - concert (2:34) recorded 20.07.1965 recorded live in Paris, Palais Des Sport 2. You Really Got A Hold On Me - concert (3:09) recorded 24.10.1963 recorded live in Stockholm, Karlaplans Studio 3. The Fool On The Hill - rehersal (2:43) recorded 1967 Paul playing piano and sing 4. To Know Her Is To Love Her - radio (2:47) recorded 16.06.1963 recorded live for BBC, London, Paris Studio 5. A Hard Day's Night - concert (2:34) recorded 1964 recorded live in London, Odeon Cinema, Christmas Show 1964 6. Day Tripper - concert (3:33) recorded 30.06.1966 recorded live in Tokyo, Nippon Budokan Hall 7. All You Need Is Love - TV (4:34) recorded 25.06.1967 recorded in London for "Our World TV Show" 8. Till There Was You - concert (2:37) recorded 16.06.1964 recorded live in Melbourne, Festival Hall 9. And I Love Her - radio (2:19) recorded 14.07.1964 recorded live for BBC, London, Studio 52 10. Can't Buy Me Love - concert (2:14) recorded 20.06.1965 recorded live in Paris, Palais Des Sport 11. I Feel Fine - concert (2:14) recorded 1964 recorded live in London, Odeon Cinema, Christmas Show 1964 12. Hey Jude - TV (7:42) recorded 1968 recorded live for "David Frost Show". While David Frost were introducing The Beatles to the audience they were jaming for a few seconds on stage APE http://rapidshare.com/files/215783799/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_8_APE.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/215790133/The_Beatles_-_Ultra_Rare_Trax_Vol_8_APE.part2.rar Cегодня ещё не 1 апреля,поэтому это совсем не розыгрыш: We proudly present the rarest material of the Beatles for real fans. This series contains some tracks which never appeared on any over and underground releases! Enjoy yourself to listen to it, and you,ll come to know the Beatles deeper than ever! In the 80s, the Ultra Rare Trax series were one of the most famous because it gathered in an excellent quality and with reasonably exact liner notes, some of the best material available. Today, this material has been booted numerous times and most of it appears on the Anthology. However, for beginner collectors, this collection might be interesting to trade. Once completed, you'll have a good selection of what is available (concert material and Get Back sessions omitted). Откуда и с чьей помощью The Swingin' Pig "заполучили" эти записи, где и почему вся напечатанная партия хранилась столько лет - "тайна покрытая мраком". На этих дисках собраны редкие записи, ранее не публиковавшиеся, но ценность их не только в этом, но и в том, что к каждой песне есть комментарий, уточняющий где и когда был записан трек и его отличия от того варианта, который мы все привыкли слышать. Пока прослушал только 1 диск,там на She's A Woman - take 2 МакКартни в середине песни не смог удержаться и засмеялся,но петь продолжил,очень прикольно получилось.

Voldar: The Beatles- Meet The Threetles! (2003) Tracklist: Reunion Jam Sessions - Friar Park Studios, Henley-On-Thames, England, 23rd June 1994 1. Raunchy 2. Thinking Of Linking 3. Blue Moon Of Kentucky 4. Baby What You Want Me To Do 5. I Will 6. Dhera Duhn 7. Ain't She Sweet The Evolution of FREE AS A BIRD - Dakota, New York City, 1977/The Mill Studio, Sussex, England, 11 February 1994 8. John's demo 9. acoustic mix 10. 5.1 center channel 11. 5.1 front channels 12. 5.1 rear channels 13. 5.1 enhanced mix 14. video mix The Evolution of REAL LOVE - Dakota, New York City, 1979/The Mill Studio, Sussex, England, 6-7 February 1995 15. John's demo 16. acoustic mix 17. 5.1 center channel 18. 5.1 front channels 19. 5.1 rear channels 20. 5.1 enhanced mix 21. single mix - original speed 22. Kevin Godley mix 23 video mix BONUS TRACK - somewhere in 1981 24. All Those Years Ago (enhanced mix) FLAC http://rapidshare.com/files/249977158/The_Beatles-_Meet_The_Threetles___2003_.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/249978018/The_Beatles-_Meet_The_Threetles___2003_.part2.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/249978787/The_Beatles-_Meet_The_Threetles___2003_.part3.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/249979641/The_Beatles-_Meet_The_Threetles___2003_.part4.rar Внимательно посмотрев приложенные сканы полиграфии, я не обнаружил нигде даже упоминания имени Джефф Линна, а для нас это звучит в данном случае оскорбительно, потому что материал практически весь посвещен записи двух песен FREE AS A BIRD и REAL LOVE. Подумал, что возможно, работа производилась сначала без Джеффа, ан нет - и сроки, и многочисленные потверждения, собранные Робертом Портером говорят о обратном. Цитата: "Free As A Bird was recorded by John Lennon in demo form but never finished, and in 1994 the tape was entrusted to Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The outcome is an elevation of the simple beauty of John's original demo to a much higher level. Jeff Lynne, co-producer of the recording, modestly remarks, 'It was tricky, but I think we've pulled it off.'" Author Unknown (1995 liner notes for Free As A Bird CD single) "Paul McCartney: 'So when we got in the studio, uh, we had this cassette, Free As A Bird. It was very bad quality. It was just a mono cassette, um, with John and piano locked in on one track. Uh, which nobody would normally deal with, you'd just think, Oh, I can't deal with this. But the song was so strong that we overcame those technical diffulties, or rather Jeff Lynne did. He was producer.' Jeff Lynne: 'It wasn't an easy thing because they were like mono tapes and John singing on 'em with the piano as well. And so you couldn't really separate anything. So, John is actually playing piano on the records, too, y'know. Um... Which is a great thing. So it kept the integrity of that, and it wasn't like, uh, like his voice just appearing out of nowhere, he was actually doing a performance at the same time. Technically, it was virtually impossible to do it, but we did it because, y'know, we worked at it, very hard.' Ringo Starr: 'So, after that we did, like, a basic track with all these gaps in it. And then, we had to fill in the song, uh, which... which is what happened.' George Harrison: 'What we actually did was remake this song. I mean, even with chords and stuff, we changed chords... We changed the arrangements, we added parts, and we wrote lyrics and then we'd made the multi-track tape of this song, and took John's voice and made him into the track.' Jeff Lynne: 'When it started taking shape, John was sort of in there, coming up singing and... I think everybody at that moment said, Wow, this really works, y'know, and... And I was really thrilled because I'd spent a long, long time, after we'd got the backing done, making the vocals, y'know, fit exactly. And once that happened, I think we were all Oh, yeah, this is really... this is really good. And it's not doing John a disservice or whatever. It's actually making it into a really good record.' Ringo Starr: 'I listened to it [after we'd recorded it] and I thought it sounds just like them. Y'know, I've taken myself away from it for so long, that it... that it was just like listening it from a... like an outsider. And it sounds just like them, it's brilliant.' Paul McCartney: 'When George and I were doing the harmonies and that was what Ringo said, when we got back in the [studio, we thought], it just... it sounds just like the Beatles!' Jeff Lynne: 'It wasn't surprising to me, really, because that's what I went there for, to work with the Beatles. So I always, like, assumed, in my naivety or whatever, that it was going to sounds like a Beatles record, because I'm working with the Beatles.' George Harrison: 'It's gonna sound like them, if it is them. It sounds like them now. That's what I think.' Paul McCartney: 'The first choice, uh, was Free As A Bird and we did that in February 94...'" Paul McCartney, Jeff Lynne, Ringo Starr & George Harrison (circa 1996 - Recording Free As A Bird and Real Love special feature from The Beatles Anthology Special Features DVD) "Also, fittingly, Lynne was asked to produce a song by a band to whom his entire musical career has been a kind of homage: Free as a Bird, in 1994, by the Beatles." David Cheal (December 8, 2005 - The Daily Telegraph) P.S.Материал очень интересный,даже содержит моно оригиналы записей Леннона,его было трудно скачать в течении недели,так люди хотели послушать.

Sergey`M: Voldar пишет: Внимательно посмотрев приложенные сканы полиграфии, я не обнаружил нигде даже упоминания имени Джефф Линна Что неужели вообще не упомянут? Ну дела.

Goldenday: А зачем? третий - лишний

Goldenday: Наконец, скачал. Чудный бутлег! Спасибо, Миш!

Voldar: Да,насобирали богато.Жалко у парней в своё время не хватило терпения закончить Now And Then,во время работы над Антологией.

Goldenday: Терпения ли? Мне кажется, скорее терпимости. Да, очень жалко. Более чем уверен, что у Линна всё было на мази, только зелёный свет требовался.

Игорь г.Дзержинск: На Ёку намекаешь?

Goldenday: Вполне. С другой стороны, кто же мне говорил??... ходили слухи: Полу не нравилось, что его самого в песне будет слишком мало.

Goldenday: Боже!!! Закрыл пальцами поочерёдно части лица. На фоне правой половины какая хитрая рожа слева!

Voldar: Мне кажется ,для обложки больше бы наш герб подошел.

Goldenday: Не, мы своих орлов не отдадим! (хотя действительно ты в самую точку.)

Игорь г.Дзержинск: From Me To You № 31

Voldar: Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band Offers Public 'Dress Rehearsal' 16 февраля Йоко с со своей пластиковой бандой выступит в Нью-Йорке.На этот раз к ней присоединились весьма приличные люди r Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Bette Midler, Martha Wainwright, Scissor Sisters .Надо сказать очень хорошо думаем о Йоко не только мы.Комменты к этому сообщению: Susanat 2-02-2010 Oh, honestly, big fu...g deal. Go away Ono. You did NOTHING to deserve such attention. You were only married to Lennon. You are nothing w/o him. Go away. algonquin j. calhounat 2-02-2010 i had a nightmare a few days ago that yoko was going to revive the plastic oh no band and i woke up in a cold sweat, thrashing the sheets and screaming uncontrollably...much like yoko herself. markat 2-03-2010 Your very Ugly,,,,,,,I don't know what John Lennon seen in you,I've got all his Music Albums thou,love to see he boy take off where his dad was in music,Keep Lennon music going http://www.spinner.com/2010/02/02/yoko-ono-plastic-ono-band/

Voldar: А вот другая тётя,очень даже хорошая ,записала целый альбом с песнями битлов. Roberta Flack Focusing on Beatles Tribute Album She said the record is coming together quickly. "I've finished about eight, so we're on our way," she says. "I have 'Here, There and Everywhere,' 'Here Comes the Sun,' 'Come Together,' 'Eleanor Rigby,' 'Let It Be,' 'Hey Jude.'"

Goldenday: Я вот всё не перестаю удивляться шаблонности выбора западных исполнителей. Каждый раз встречая новую кавер-компиляцию на тему Битлз, встречаешь практически одни и те же песни. Неужели ни у кого нет желания кавернуть какие-нибудь нестандартные варианты?

Игорь г.Дзержинск: Дима, я подозреваю(может я не прав),что они не очень знакомы с наследием Битлз. Это как на радио, крутят вещи,которые набили окомину(а песни неплохие).

ТНЮ: Игорь, ты прав! По радио одно и то же: Let It Be, Michelle, Yesterday и Strawberry Fields Forever. Остальное оставляют за кадром.

Voldar: Ребята,Нина Симон это такая тетя,что битлы могут и сами её наследие изучать.

Goldenday: Володь, а почему вдруг Нина Симоне? Я где-то пропустил её имя?

Voldar: Димка,извини,конечно Роберта Флак.

Voldar: Отличные фотки,да ещё в цвете.Харрисон в люберецких портках это что то,видно сказывается молодость,недаром его называли "тедди боем".Пол в цепях,прямо промитей или пролетарий шоу бизнеса. Вот только,врет она все, эта Дейли Мейл,а за ней и лента ру.Фотки эти известные.По крайней мере два снимка есть на блоге нашей глубокоуважаемой SLQ.Одна с полудохлым Джоном,а вторая вообще есть в галерее Джоржа на нашем сайте. Там и в комментах одна тетенька тоже пишет: All of these photos were published in the Beatles Monthly Book, in the autumn of 1968, which must have sold millions of copies at the time! - Susan, Watford, Herts., 19/2/2010 17:25

YuV: Ну что...Как новичок, попробую поделиться очень интересным бутлегом,вызвавшим довольно большой интерес на beatles.ru - неизданным "альбомом",а вернее материалом,который был записан Полом Маккартни в 1986-1987 годах между Press To Play и Flowers In The Dirt. Продюсировал эти записи небезызвестный Phil Ramone... Кое-что их этих сессий вошло потом и на Flowers In The Dirt, и даже докатилось до Flaming Pie,но большинство вещей до сих пор лежит на полке. Paul McCartney - Return To Pepperland Треклист 1. Lindiana 2. I Love This House 3. We Got Married 4. Beautiful Night 5. Loveliest Thing 6. Squid 7. Big Day 8. This One 9. Love Come Tumbling Down 10. Christian Pop 11. Atlantic Ocean 12. Love Mix 13. Return To Pepperland 14. P.S. Love Me Do 15. Same Love 16. Don't Break The Promises http://narod.ru/disk/17166504000/Return%20_To_Pepperland.rar.html Формат - flac

Voldar: Вот,спасибо.Наверняка у Пола,как и Джеффа много материала по углам заныкано.Интересно,что Джефф когда продюсировал Регину Спектор ,сказал девушке ,что при записи любого альбома из 45-50 песен остается 10-12.

ТНЮ: Интересно.... А кто эти песни отбирает в альбом?.....

Voldar: Сами музыканты и конечно продюсеры.

ТНЮ: Это не совсем объективно получается. Делали бы голосование среди фанов

Voldar: Может фаны тогда за них и песни будут сочинять.

YuV: Voldar пишет: .Наверняка у Пола,как и Джеффа много материала по углам заныкано. Разумеется.Cуществует масса всевозможных бутлегов с такими записями - к примеру, достаточно известный Paul McCartney Rarities объёмом в 8 СD,куда вошли и некоторые вещи с Return To Pepperland...но всего лишь некоторые.

Goldenday: Спасибо!

Voldar: В теме размещаются материалы о остальных участниках легендарной группы.

Voldar: McCartney still the showman Paul McCartney in concert Sunday night at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale Coley Ward Arizona Daily Star GLENDALE - In 1993, my parents took me to see Paul McCartney at Philadelphia's 62,000-seat Veterans Stadium - my first rock concert. We sat in the upper deck, stage right, and Paul played a set of classic Beatles tunes and Wings hits like "Band On The Run" and "Let Me Roll It," peppered with songs from his recently released and coolly received "Off The Ground" album. Much of that sticky June evening is now a blur. I remember the roar of the crowd when McCartney and his band opened the show with "Drive My Car." I remember being wowed by the fireworks that accompanied "Live And Let Die," which Paul wrote for the James Bond flick of the same name. More than anything, I remember being terrified somebody would see me socializing with my parents. Fast forward 17 years to Sunday's McCartney concert at the approximately 18,000-seat Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, where a packed house saw the former Beatle kick off his latest tour. This older McCartney, clad in a collarless jacket that recalled the 1963 pre- "Ed Sullivan Show" Beatles, was a little less spry and more restrained. Since I'd seen him last, McCartney had lost his wife of 29 years, Linda, to cancer; gotten remarried to a much younger woman; had a daughter and gotten divorced. He'd released five more studio records, as well as a couple of live albums. As for me, I got a job, not as a paperback writer, but as a journalist; moved to Tucson (where they now import California grass); and married a girl with a mother named Loretta (get back, Loretta!). At Sunday's concert, McCartney bantered casually with the audience, his mischievous sense of humor firmly intact. Many audience members brought homemade signs with messages such as "Kiss me Paul" and "I want to hold your hand." McCartney told the crowd he liked to read the signs, but sometimes it made it hard to concentrate on the chords. "I had one guy with a sign that said, 'I'll trade you my wife for your guitar pick,' " McCartney recalled. "And I said, 'What's she like?'" McCartney kicked off the show with a medley of Wings hits: "Venus and Mars," an abbreviated "Rock Show" and "Jet." Next came "All My Loving," the night's only nod to the pre-"Help" Beatles. The Glendale audience was the first in North America to hear Paul perform his piano-rocker "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five" from Wings' "Band On The Run" album. The song is McCartney at his most unhinged. Flush with wailing guitar solos and an intoxicating bass line, it was written to be played live. There were homages to McCartney's deceased Beatles mates. A ukulele version of George Harrison's "Something" gave way to electric guitars halfway through. Paul paid tribute to his murdered songwriting partner, John Lennon, with the song "Here Today," which wonders, "And if I say I really knew you well/What would your answer be?" Later, "A Day in the Life" segued into Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance." Amidst all the looking back, McCartney found time to play a couple of tracks off his most recent album, "Electric Arguments," which he recorded under the name The Fireman. The joyout "Sing The Changes" willed the audience to its feet. While McCartney's solo career been hit or miss, his work with The Fireman proves that he's still a creative force. Just as he did when I was a teenager, McCartney broke out the pyrotechnics for "Live And Let Die." Unfortunately, while 13-year-old me found the flames and fireworks exciting, 30-year-old me was terrified. I wasn't the only one. After the song, McCartney leaned against the piano and looked like he was catching his breath, still a little dazed from the intensely loud and hot special effects. He gestured to somebody offstage as if to say, "Too much!" The rest of the show was a trip down memory lane, with Paul egging on the audience as they sang along to "Hey Jude." He did two encores of three songs each, all Beatles material, and closed the show with "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)," which segued into the "Abbey Road" classic "The End." It's unlikely that McCartney, who is 67 years old, will still be touring when I've got a 13-year-old of my own. Then again, the way he's going, you never know. http://www.azstarnet.com/entertainment/music/article_f6f89fe6-b3ba-5291-8962-42e85c5a599c.html

Voldar: ‘Nowhere Boy’ ‘Nowhere Boy’ is a biopic chronicling the early years of John Lennon. It follows the young Liverpudlian tyro through his tumultuous familial relations and the earliest days of his first band ‘The Quarrymen’ to his fated meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison and subsequent formation of The Beatles. It’s the directorial film debut of British artist Sam Taylor Wood and features a screenplay from Matt Greenhalgh who wrote Joy Division’s ‘Control’. Aaron Johnson, in the title role was recently honoured with "Best Newcomer" at the Empire Awards and BAFTA saw fit to nominate the film in several categories at this years ceremony. It’s no real surprise that Taylor Wood would have chosen Lennon as subject matter as she is of course no stranger to celebrity herself. Formerly married to gallery owner and man about Hoxton, Jay Jopling, back in the day she was associated with the now infamous YBA’s (Young British Artists), which included Hirst, Emin and Lucas. Previously working in the field of fine art photography she made an interesting collaboration with the artist Henry Bond in 1993 in which they created a pastiche of the famous Liebovitz shot of Lennon & Yoko lying on the bed (but with the gender roles re-assigned). For my money though she should probably stick to photography, as this is definitely the films strongest point. There are moments of great visual beauty and it contains moments of Technicolor style saturation that Jack Cardiff would be proud of. However, I found the film overly long, the performances stilted and more than a little self consciously ‘performing arts’; I’m sure it would have been far more successful as a stage play. That said, if you’re a Lennon fan it’s sure to be of interest and the period detail is a delight. Icon Home Entertainment release the film on DVD and Blu-ray on May 10th. Bonus features include Director's Audio Commentary, Extended Interviews, Deleted Scenes and several featurettes including "Lennon's Liverpool" and "The Re-creation of the Quarrymen".

Voldar: Вы этого могли не знать - фонд "Английское наследие" (English Heritage) согласился с инициативой мэра Лондона переименовать колонну Нельсона на Трафальгарской площади Лондона.Начиная с мая 2010 года она будет официально именоваться колонной Леннона, а голова скульптуры будет заменена на голову покойного Джона Леннона; - первоначальным названием песни Yesterday было The Day After Tomorrow,но оно плохо звучало,так что, попробовав еще The Day Before Tomorrow and Today, Пол Маккартни остановился на Yesterday; Her Majesty: John Lennon's Aunt Mimi was related to the late Queen Mother- тетя Джона Леннона Мими приходилась дальней родственницей королеве Елизавете (королеве-матери).Будучи ребенком, Джон каждое лето гостил в течение двух недель в королевском замке Балморал,где играл вместе с Ее Королевским Высочеством принцессой Анной.В то время Анна уже начала играть кое с кем еще,так что именно тогда Джон написал свою первую песню, которая теперь нам известна как Jealous Guy; - спустя годы Леннон вернул свой долг королевской семье,позволив принцессе Анне исполнить партию бас-гитары в песне Maxwell's Silver Hammer на альбоме Abbey Road; - BBC2 к первому апреля готовит премьерный показ документального двухчасового фильма "Битлз в Бельгии" о легендарных 15-ти минутах, проведенных The Beatles в Бельгии при пересадке с поезда на поезд; - сеть ресторанов быстрого обслуживания McDonalds в 2010 году будет предлагать посетителям новое блюдо под названием BigMacСartney, представляющее из себя полуфунтовую вегетарианскую котлету на сладкой булочке с изюмом; - Вопреки общепринятой точке зрения все Битлы, за исключением Ринго Старра,на самом деле были родом из Доркинга, Сюррей.А с ливерпудлианским акцентом они говорили ради прикола.Семья Ринго, Старки, происходила из Кингстона-на-Темзе.Брат Ринго Дэвид в настоящий момент является авторитетным телевизионным историком,специализирующимся на произношении эпохи Тюдоров; - "исторический канал" (History Channel) на днях выпускает фильм "Битлз и Гитлер",в котором впервые обнародуется тот факт, что The Beatles - или,вернее, The Silver Beatles, как они тогда назывались,могли петь для Адольфа Гитлера, когда он посещал Гамбург в 1944 году."Поскольку они находились в то время в Гамбурге,их,вполне вероятно,могли попросить выступить перед Гитлером, так как Геббельс, я заявляю с полной ответственностью, был их фанатом номер один",- говорит дипломированный эксперт по Битлз Джефф Босток (Jeff Bostock) - человек, широко известный в узких кругах как 29-й Битл."Но действительно ли это было так,мы, вероятно, никогда не узнаем". http://www.beatles.ru/news/news.asp?news_id=5891

Goldenday: - сеть ресторанов быстрого обслуживания McDonalds в 2010 году будет предлагать посетителям новое блюдо под названием BigMacСartney, представляющее из себя полуфунтовую вегетарианскую котлету на сладкой булочке с изюмом; Ради интереса, кто подскажет, из чего вообще делаются 250-граммовые вегетарианские котлетки?

Voldar: Очень,очень генномодифицированная соя.Так что не исключено,что у бедного Пола скоро хвост отвалится.

Goldenday: Ну зато шерсть новая вырастет шелковистая.

ТНЮ: Модифицированная соя идёт на корм скоту, который вы же потом и едите

Voldar: ТНЮ пишет: Модифицированная соя идёт на корм скоту Нин,за что так Пола,все таки хороший мужик.

Voldar: Новость в тему. Sir Paul Mccartney - Mccartney's Tour Is Meat-Free SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has banned meat from his latest tour - he's serving vegetarian meals to all his crewmembers. The Beatles star is taking his Up and Coming Tour through the U.S., South America and Europe, and the staunch animal rights activist is making sure all his employees give up meat for the duration of the trek. A spokesman for the veteran rocker tells Britain's Sunday Express newspaper, "We will serve some 480 vegetarian meals a day to keep the crew going." British singer Leona Lewis is also taking steps to make her upcoming tour meat-free - she's wiped animal products from the menu when she hits the road in May (10). http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/mccartneys-tour-is-meat-free_1137796

Voldar: Even at 67, Sir Paul rocks like Superman concert in Sun Life Stadium,Miami Sometimes it's easy to forget that Sir Paul McCartney is Beatles royalty. He's so frequently in the public eye -- touring every few years, performing at 2006's Super Bowl halftime show and enduring tabloid harassment following his failed marriage to Heather Mills -- that it can't help but detract from his mystique, making him seem almost like Everyman. In concert, however, McCartney, even at 67, is more like Superman. Watching him perform 40 vocally demanding songs over nearly three hours Saturday night at a near-capacity Sun Life Stadium, one could only wonder: How does he do it? On the fourth date of his oddly named ``Up and Coming Tour,'' McCartney, displaying the energy and vocal ability of a man decades younger, gave fans of the Fab Four and his later hits with Wings a night to remember. With a superb backing band, he performed just about every song anyone would want to hear, from the obvious (Hey Jude, Let It Be, Lady Madonna, The Long and Winding Road, Jet and Band on the Run) to the delightfully surprising (All My Loving, Got to Get You Into My Life, I'm Looking Through You, Two of Us, I've Got a Feeling and, performed for the first time live in the United States on this tour, a deliriously bouncy Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da). CHILLING RENDITION And those songs weren't even the night's true highlights. Halfway through the show, McCartney strapped on an acoustic guitar and performed a chills-inducing, solo version of Blackbird, followed by his loving 1982 tribute to slain Beatle John Lennon, Here Today, before which he said, ``I wrote this next song for my dear friend John. Let's hear it for John! Sometimes you don't say all you mean to say to people, and then when they pass away, it's too late.'' A few songs later, McCartney again appeared solo with his acoustic guitar to perform a tender rendition of Eleanor Rigby, flanked by the drummer and guitarist, who came up to sing backups on the chorus, Ahh, look at all the lonely people. Simply lovely. REVERB-SOAKED The tributes to his fallen loved ones weren't limited to Lennon. Before his ballad My Love, McCartney honored his wife Linda, who died of breast cancer in 1998: ``I wrote this next song for Linda, and tonight this is dedicated to all the lovers in the audience.'' And McCartney brought out a ukulele -- one of the many instruments he played on this night, including the usual bass and piano, plus electric and acoustic guitar and even mandolin -- for his jaunty version of the George Harrison-penned Beatles staple Something. ``George was a great ukulele player -- let's hear it for George!'' Before Paperback Writer, which featured five-part harmonies, McCartney pointed out for guitar lovers in the crowd that he was playing ``the original guitar I made the original record with in the '60s'' -- a gold-and-brown sunburst, hollow-bodied Epiphone, for those who care about such details. Other highlights included A Day in the Life, on which McCartney's reverb-soaked vocals did John proud, leading into an audience singalong of Give Peace a Chance; Live and Let Die, during which explosive bursts of fire and other jarring pyrotechnics jolted the crowd; an amped-up version of Day Tripper; and, fittingly, The End, from the iconic album Abbey Road, which ended the second encore and the evening, with the classic line, And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. From the awestruck looks on fans' faces as they headed home, it seems as if Sir Paul is way ahead of the game in that department. http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/05/1563418/even-at-67-sir-paul-rocks-like.html

ТНЮ: В этом году, во время церемонии Золотого Глобуса, Пол Маккартни сделал промоутинг своего нового фильма "Стеклянные стены", который посвящён правам животных. Согласно разным источникам, легендарный музыкант положил по одной копии DVD диска этого фильма, созданного Peta, в подарочные сумки участников и номинантов. В общем на создание такого содержимого этих сумок уходят месяцы, мы не уверены, что у Маккартни было разрешение комитета Глобуса. А что мы знаем наверняка, это то что, Стеклянные Стены не какой-то глянцевый обзор мясной индустрии, а скорее взгляд на процесс убийства и обработки животных, который всегда скрыт от простого обывателя. Маккартни, который озвучивал фильм, верит что это единственный путь заставить задуматься людей о том откуда появляется их еда и уменьшить их потребление мяса. "Я часто говорил "Если бы у скотобоен были стеклянные стены, то все бы были вегетарианцами". "Животные выращенные на современных фабриках и убитые на скотобойне переносят невообразимые страдания" добавил он. "Я надеюсь, что однажды когда вы увидите рутинную(постоянную) жестокость вовлечённую в выращивание, транспортировку и убийство животных ради еды, - вы присоединитесь к миллионам людей, которые ради добра решили убрать мясо со своего стола(тарелок). источник : http://www.ecorazzi.com/2010/01/19/paul-mccartney-dr... http://www.meat.org/

Voldar: Вот откуда у Пола энергии столько?Неужели от капусты и картошки.

Sergey`M: Пол хорошо-же выглядит с капусты и картошки, значит здоров! (А ещё при употреблении бобовых выделяется большое количество энергии, которую можно использовать как в мирных целях, так и в военных... )

ТНЮ: Это у кого проблемы с ЖКТ, у того и выделяется "энергия".

Voldar: Желтая субмарина заменит чайные пакетики Израильская дизайн-студия Ototo разработала заварочный чайник в виде желтой подводной лодки. Концепция изделия проста - насыпаете в лодку чай и опускаете в стакан. Заварочник TeaSub сделан из силикона, его размеры 12 x 4 x 7 см. Можно мыть в посудомоечной машине. http://www.ototodesign.com/index2.html


Sergey`M: ... а если травку засыпать, то через перископ можно покурить и уплыть, ту-ту-у-у-у-у!!!

Voldar: Серега,подводная лодка полная травы..Такое наверно даже всем четырем битлам вместе взятым не приснилось.

Sergey`M: Идея прикольная - заварочники на разные темы! Можно выпускать какие-только вздумается фигурки! А начало всему положила - желтая подводная лодка!

Goldenday: Voldar пишет: Серега, подводная лодка, полная травы..Такое, наверно даже всем четырем битлам вместе взятым не приснилось.

Voldar: О времена,о нравы... Британцы предпочли Мадонну "битлам" В Великобритании поп-певицу Мадонну признали самой популярной артисткой последних десяти лет, сообщает BBC News. Американской исполнительнице удалось обойти в рейтинге, составленном британской музыкальной компанией PPL, даже The Beatles, которые заняли второе место в топ-10. Более того, в списке самых популярных артистов десятилетия Мадонна оказалась единственной представительницей женского пола, выступающей сольно. Остальные места распределились между певцами мужского пола и группами с разными составами. Полностью список, составленный PPL, выглядит следующим образом: 1. Мадонна 2. The Beatles 3. Робби Уильямс 4. Queen 5. Take That 6. Sugababes 7. Элтон Джон 8. Элвис Пресли 9. ABBA 10. Coldplay. Топ-лист составлялся на основе данных о количестве воспроизведений композиций тех или иных артистов на радио, телевидении, а также в общественных местах (барах, клубах, магазинах и так далее). PPL регулярно составляет подобные рейтинги: например, в конце 2009 года компания объявила, что самой популярной песней десятилетия в Великобритании стала композиция Snow Patrol "Chasing Cars". Что касается успехов Мадонны у жителей Великобритании, то не так давно певицу признали главным ньюсмейкером газет страны. За десять лет имя исполнительницы упоминалось на страницах британских изданий в более чем 45 тысячах статей. http://www.lenta.ru/news/2010/04/05/madonna/

ТНЮ: Куда мир катится? Кто такие эти "Шугабабы"?

Voldar: Толи бабы шуганные,то ли сами мужиков шугают.

Goldenday: Насчёт мадонны ответ здесь: За десять лет имя исполнительницы упоминалось на страницах британских изданий в более чем 45 тысячах статей. Тут не то, что 1 место по Англии... с такой рекламой и скандалами бабка на Марсе первой будет.

Voldar: Ватикан,простил битлам высказывание Джона. Vatican forgives The Beatles for 'bigger than Jesus' comment At the height of their fame The Beatles enraged the Roman Catholic Church by famously declaring they were bigger than Jesus. Their enthusiastic pursuit of the sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle also did little to convince the Vatican they were anything other than a thoroughly bad influence. But now in a move sanctioned by Pope Benedict XVI, the Catholic Church has offered the Fab Four its official seal of approval, forgiving them their various excesses and even lauding them as a “precious jewel”. Related Articles * Richard Dawkins planning to have Pope Benedict arrested * Pope accused of delaying unfrocking of priest * Transcendental meditation 'can treat depression' * Vatican 'forgives' Lennon for 'more popular than Jesus' remark * No doubt Tony Blair would have saved Jesus - then where would we be? * Vatican complains to Israel about 'blasphemous' TV programme In a front page article the Vatican’s official newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, offers a glowing assessment of The Beatles’ achievements 40-years after they split, heralding their “beautiful melodies” and begging the question “what would pop music have been like without the Beatles?” In an astonishing turnaround the Church dismisses previous moral outrages including blasphemous remarks, drug taking and even the dissemination of Satanic messages through their music. While recognising that John, Paul, George and Ringo, were no saints during their time in The Beatles, the Vatican assures followers they were by no means the worst behaved rock and rollers of their generation. Offering the band complete absolution, the article, entitled Seven Years That Shook Music, L’Osservatore Romano said: “Its true they took drugs, lived life to excess because of their success, even said they were bigger than Jesus and put out mysterious messages, that were possibly even Satanic. “They may not have been the best example for the youth of the day but they were by no means the worst. Their beautiful melodies changed music and continue to give pleasure.” It went on: “Forty years later the Beatles still astound with their originality and they are a consolation against the continual assault on music lovers by the record industry.” And referring to the band’s acrimonious split in April 1970, the article added: “Rather then expressing regret at their break up perhaps the question should be what would pop music have been like without the Beatles?” The glowing praise may come as a surprise to many Catholics, given the band’s very public attacks on organised religion. John Lennon sparked international condemnation by Christians of all denominations when he famously declared in 1966 that The Beatles were bigger than Jesus. In an interview he said: “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that; I’m right and I’ll be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first rock ’n’ roll or Christianity.” At the time Catholic church was at the forefront of the attacks on the remarks, but two years ago forgave Lennon for his comments, insisting it had merely been the “boasting of an English working-class lad struggling to cope with unexpected success”. While Sir Paul McCartney and George Harrison were baptized as Catholics, neither followed the faith. In the late 1960s all four members of the band became fascinated with Eastern mysticism and Harrison later became a devoted follower of the Hare Krishna movement. Earlier this year Ringo Starr, who turns 70 in July, admitted he had finally found religion saying: “For me, God is in my life. I don’t hide from that. I think the search has been on since the 1960s.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/vaticancityandholysee/7579019/Vatican-forgives-The-Beatles-for-bigger-than-Jesus-comment.html

Voldar: Ринго Старр объяснил отказ от раздачи автографов Бывший барабанщик The Beatles Ринго Старр объяснил журналистам радиостанции BBC Radio 2, почему он перестал раздавать автографы своим поклонникам. В октябре 2008 года музыкант опубликовал на своем сайте видеообращение, в котором заявил, что отныне не будет давать автографы, а всю фанатскую почту, приходящую на его адрес, будет выкидывать. Тогда экс-битл сослался на то, что ему и без ответов на письма поклонников есть чем заняться. Спустя почти два года Старр разъяснил, что отказался от автографов из-за того, что многие поклонники таким образом попросту наживались на его имени. "Я давал автограф, а они уже на следующий день выставляли его на продажу на онлайн-аукцион eBay", - заметил он. При этом барабанщик высказал удивление бурной реакции, последовавшей в среде фанатов и в СМИ на известие о его отказе от автографов. "Я и подумать не мог, что это станет мировой новостью", - добавил он. Предметы, подписанные битлами или связанные с творчеством ливерпульской четверки, действительно пользуются большим спросом на аукционах, отмечает BBC News. Так, в прошлом году обычная визитная карточка, подписанная всеми членами The Beatles, ушла с молотка на Christie's за 3500 фунтов стерлингов. Впрочем, подписанные Ринго Старром лоты, как заверил аукционный эксперт "Би-Би-Си", стоят значительно меньше: автографы ударника периода The Beatles оцениваются в 300-500 фунтов, а автографы сольного периода в 80-120 фунтов.

Voldar: How John Lennon and The Beatles Made the Epiphone Casino Famous The Casino was unveiled by the Epiphone Company in 1958, just a year after the operation was acquired by the Chicago Music Company – then the parent of Gibson. But 1964 was the year that the ringing, bell-toned thinline hollowbody guitar entered rock ‘n’ roll history. It’s unclear whether Keith Richards, who played a ’61 or ’62 model on The Rolling Stones’ 1964 American tour, or Paul McCartney, who bought one in ’64 and took it into the studio for the Rubber Soul sessions the following year, was the first superstar to own a Casino. But the mega-band that will forever be associated with the effervescent, P-90 equipped, six-string is The Beatles. Forty years after their break-up, they are still the crown princes of the Casino sound. McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison all owned Casinos and played them in the studio. And Lennon, in particular, became a champion of the model, using his on every post-Rubber Soul Beatles album and his early solo recordings. Both Lennon and Harrison were hooked on the Casino after getting an earful of the crisp tones and bristling sustain produced by McCartney’s Bigsby adorned instrument, which he played on “Drive My Car” and “Taxman.” When the Revolver sessions began a year later, Lennon and Harrison purchased new 1965 models of their own, making the Beatles (at that time) an all-Casino band. Harrison’s guitar sported a Bigsby, like McCartney’s, but was a sunburst beauty with a stock trapeze tailpiece. After those sessions, Lennon rarely put his Casino down. It became his main guitar for the rest of The Beatles’ musical career, accompanying him on the band’s third world tour, including their final public concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. Lennon’s Casino was his primary axe on 1967’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, chopping out the chords of his compositions “For the Benefit of Mr. Kite” and the sparking arpeggios of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” Despite its extensive service on the era’s most cutting-edge album, the Casino was something of a calculated throwback at birth. In the late ’50s, the blossoming of the rock ‘n’ roll era required more powerful amplification, which made hollowbody guitars feed back. That’s why bluesmen like John Lee Hooker preferred Epiphone models like the semi-hollowbody Riveria and Sheraton. They could be turned up to cut through the noisiest juke joint audiences without howling through their amps. But the tonal qualities of the Casino’s classic hollow, two-f-hole construction and 16th-fret neck joint for additional string tension gave it a unique sound. And The Beatles and other rockers, like Richards, found feedback a desirable component of the era’s expanding sonic palette, and the Casino the perfect, highly reactive brush. Lennon’s Casino got a prominent facelift during the making of the White Album. The pick guard was removed and the sunburst finish sanded down to bare wood before getting two thin coats of clear lacquer. The revamped guitar made its public debut in the Beatles’ live “Revolution” promotional video, producing an insanely raunchy tone — in contrast to George Harrison’s cherry red 1957 Les Paul, which was a gift from Eric Clapton. Lennon also played the now-natural-finish Casino in The Rolling Stones’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus film, backed by Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell for a version of the White Album’s “Yer Blues.” Parenthetically, Harrison also had his own Casino sanded down and refinished clear, believing the strip-down had improved the sound of Lennon’s guitar. Lennon’s Casino can also be heard on “Get Back,” “I Want You,” “The Ballad of John and Yoko,” the intro to “Across the Universe,” and other Beatles classics, and was in his arms when the group filmed their farewell Let It Be concert atop the roof of the Apple Corp. building on Saville Road. Lennon used his Casino on the Abbey Road sessions, too, and beyond The Beatles, taking the guitar to Canada for the Plastic Ono Band’s famed Live Peace in Toronto concert. Reportedly, he was interested in having the Casino restored to its original sunburst finish toward the end of his life, but that never happened. Today the guitar is owned by his widow, Yoko Ono, and listed in the inventory of Lennon’s estate as the “Revolution” guitar. http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/beatles-casino-0414/

Voldar: Маккартни переиздаст сольные записи на независимом лейбле Бывший участник The Beatles сэр Пол Маккартни объявил о скором переиздании всей своей сольной дискографии и альбомов группы Wings на независимом музыкальном лейбле Concord Music Group, сообщает Reuters. Музыкант задумал заново выпустить свои сольники после того, как у его бывшего лейбла, звукозаписывающей компании EMI, истек срок лицензирования его записей. Объявление о переиздании также совпало по времени с 40-летием первого сольного альбома Маккартни. Названная просто "McCartney" пластинка, содержавшая такие хиты как "Maybe I'm Amazed", "Junk" и "Every Night", вышла 17 апреля 1970 года и знаменовала собой официальный распад ливерпульской четверки. Маккартни уже ранее сотрудничал с Concord Music Group, основанной телепродюсером Норманом Лиром и изначально специализировавшейся на джазе и соуле. На лейбле Hear Music, учрежденном Concord Music Group совместно с корпорацией Starbucks, выходили последние студийный и концертные диски экс-битла "Memory Almost Full" (2007) и "Good Evening New York City" (2009). Первым в череде переизданий станет классический альбом Маккартни и Wings "Band On The Run" 1973 года. Диск, дополненный бонусными материалами, выйдет в августе 2010 года. Что касается записей The Beatles, права на них пока остаются за EMI. В прошлом году компания успешно переиздала весь каталог ливерпульской четверки, который разошелся тиражом более 13 миллионов экземпляров.

ТНЮ: Он такой умница! В его возрасте многие уже успокаиваются и, лёжа в шезлонге на пляже где-нибудь, гребут свои комиссионные (или как они там называются). А Пол всё гастролирует, устраивает фотосессии, выпускает фильмы, светится в прессе...... Как пчёлка в колесе прям.

Goldenday: То, что переиздадут - хорошо. Давно жду сольники Пола в новом ремастеринге.

Voldar: Автограф Леннона и гитара Харрисона выставлены на продажу Аукционный дом Sotheby's выставил на торги текст песни The Beatles 1967 года "A Day In The Life", собственноручно написанный Джоном Ленноном. Как сообщает Bloomberg, аукцион пройдет 18 июня в Нью-Йорке. До 1992 года автограф принадлежал администратору и близкому другу ливерпульской четверки Мэлу Эвансу и с тех пор несколько раз выставлялся на аукцион. Организаторы торгов рассчитывают выручить за этот лот порядка 700 тысяч долларов. Вещи, связанные с жизнью и творчеством The Beatles, пользуются устойчивым спросом среди коллекционеров. Рекорд по продаже автографа The Beatles был поставлен в июле 2005 года, когда с молотка за один миллион долларов ушел рукописный текст "All You Need Is Love". Между тем аукционный дом Christie's, как сообщает интернет-издание ArtDaily.com, проведет 24 июня в Лондоне собственную "музыкальную" распродажу, в том числе с лотами, посвященными битлам. В частности, на торги выставлены акустическая гитара Yamaha FG-340, принадлежавшая Джорджу Харрисону, а также изрисованный листок из курсовой работы Пола Маккартни и подписанная всеми битлами копия альбома "With The Beatles" 1963 года.

Goldenday: а также изрисованный листок из курсовой работы Пола Маккартни Интересно, школьные тетрадки битлов уже распроданы? Занятно было бы взглянуть на успеваемость

Voldar: Четыре часа неизданных записей Пола Маккартни и Wings выложены в интернет Удивительно, но почти 65 неизданных треков Пола Маккартни, более четырех часов музыки, охватывающих период с 1971 по 1987, были выложены в интернет в течение последних нескольких дней. Фанаты группы в исступлении бьются над вопросом:”Как вся эта музыка, музыка которая тщательнейшим образом “охранялась” десятилетиями, появилась в интернете для свободного скачивания?” Многие из песен, как считается, являются копиями лент, принадлежащих Тревору Джонсу, человеку, обслуживающему группу Wings на гастролях, чьи личные архивы были проданы с аукциона Christie's в 1998 году. Другие считают, что некоторые из записей яляются рабочими версиями песен, предназначавшихся для сборников Пола, находящихся, в данное время, в производстве. Среди многих привлекающих внимание записей,есть такие песни как: "Another Day," и "Hi, Hi, Hi," полные репитиционные записи “Wings” с мирового турне 1975/1976 – включающие в себя "Listen To What The Man Said," "Blackbird," "Hi, Hi, Hi," несколько дублей "Junior's Farm," "Soily," "Call Me Back Again," "Picasso's Last Words," "Bluebird," "I've Just Seen A Face," "Magneto And Titanium Man," "Little Woman Love/C Moon," "Live And Let Die," and "You Gave Me The Answer”, до сих пор неизданную "Suicide", а так же живые прогоны "Let 'Em In" сделанные до официальной записи. Среди других раритетов можно встретить ранний микс “Silly Love Song” без фирменной партии духовых и струнных, вместо них МакКартни поет легендарную партию рожка, версию “Must Do Something About It” 1976 года с вокалом МакКартни вместа вокала барабанщика Wings – Джо Инглиша, инструментальную версию хита 1979 года “Getting Closer” и дубль 1978 года песни “Cage”. Еще большими раритетами являются репетиция 1980 года песни “No Values” которая вышла в 1984 году, саундтрек к “Give My Regards To Broad Street”, полные репетиционные записи «Mama's Little Girl» 1971 года и расширинная версия репетиции МакКартни партии электро-пианино в песне “Take In Away” которая так и не была записана. Особое внимание нужно уделить записи “Runaway” – песни которую Маккартни отдал группе Ivory. Так-же, впервые на свет появились дубли “Tug of war” – песни которая стала плодом творческого воссоединения Маккартни с Джорджом Мартином в 1982 году. Новые треки включают в себя инстрементал “Newt Rack” и “мониторные миксы” (пленки проигрываемые в время воспроизведения музыки через аккустическую систему) песни“Take it Away” с расширенной кодой. Так же там можно найти очень жесткий микс совместной песни МакКартни и Стиви Вандера “What’s That You’re Doing?”, изначальные варианты песен МакКартни с его “Russian Album” 1987 года, “Poor Boy” Элвиса Пресли, “No Other Baby” от The Vipers, “Take This Hammer” Лонни Донегана, “Lend Me Your Comb” Карла Перкинса и альтернативную версию “Ain’t That A Shame” с вокалом Fats Domino. Издатель журнала Beatlefan Бил Кинг объясняет, что прослеживается прямая связь между выходом этих записей и объявлением Маккартни о том, что он планирует отлушать все старые записи и издать их на своем новом лейбле Concord Music Group:”Утечка этих записей, неважно по какой причине, был ли это расстроенный новостью работник, имеющий к ним доступ или же эти записи уже давно были «вынесены» и кто-то просто «сидел» на них какое то время, порождает огромное количество различных теорий. В любом случае, я не считаю что утечка произошла случайно. Я думаю, что это случилось через 2-3 дня после того, как Concord объявил о том, что планирует переиздание записей. Ну вы понимаете, причинно-следственная связь.» Несмотря на то, что Маккартни уже издавал многие записи на различных саундтреках и B-сайдах, он всегда отгораживался от идеи выпуска полной коллекции всего материала. В поздние восьмидесятые он готовил альбом “Cold Cuts”, который бы включил в себя все неизвестные записи за всю его карьеру на тот момент времени, но после убийства Леннона в 1980м, он заявил, что издание этих записей после смерти Джона будет проявлением дурного тона. Несмотря на то, что в сети есть уже несколько версий бутлегов этого альбома, официальный выпуск альбома так еще и не произошел. Об утечке записей Маккартни Как многие из вас уже знают, цифровые версии записей Маккартни просочились в интернет. На различных сайтах стали доступными для свободного скачивания практически 70 песен. В них вошли неизвестные ранее дубли, альтернативные миксы и живые репетиционные записи группы в которые вошли “Silly Love Songs” на которой Маккартни напевает то, что позже стало партией рожка; версия песни “No Values” группы Wings которая позже стала саундтреком к кино “Give My Regards to Broad Street”, ранняя версия “Must Do Something About It” где спел Маккартни, а не барабанщик Джо Инглиш. Это стало беспрецидентным случаем утечки материала и фанатам даже не нужно было платить деньги за бутлеги, чтобы услышать записи. То, что эти записи появились в сети на следующий день после объявления Маккартни о том, что он подписал договор с Concord Music о том, что он выпустит ремастеринг своих альбомов с бонус треками, вряд ли является совпадением. Одной версией является предположение о том, что один из сотрудников выложил материал в сеть, расстроившись, что готовившийся выпуск неизданных песен ототвигается на второй план из-за нового договора с Concord. Некоторые фанаты считаю, что многие треки являются копиями кассет, проданных с аукциона в 1998 и пренадлежащих ранее Тревору Джонсу, человеку, обслуживающему группу Wings на гастролях. Так как редактов Beatlefan получил эти записи напрямую по электронной почте из источников, которые за последний год «слили» информацио о работе над сборником раритетов, мы уверены, что эти записи были выкрадены во время процесса отбора с тестовых CD-R. На этой неделе мы выпустили Beatlefan/EXTRA! с дополнительной информацией о произошедшем. Скоро наши подписчики должны получить этот выпуск. Сразу после того, как в прессу просочилась информация о утечке, наш сотрудник получил информаций о том, что все эти треки являются записями, отсеянными в процессе отбора для сборника над которым работа ведется уже более 3-х лет. Наш источник в Лондоне сообщил нам, что компания Маккартни знает о произошедшем, в ярости и начала собственное расследование. Тем не менее, так как треки передавались из рук в руки на CD-R, они так или иначе, оказались бы в интернете. Некоторые песни, действительно, были так называемыми «Записями Тревора Джонса», но он заявил, что MPL владеет оригиналами, а то, что ушло с аукциона являлось вторыми, а может быть и третьими копиями. Наш источник был в замешательстве, когда узнал, что выпуск сборника откладывается из интересов Concord и заявил, что они на самом деле «выдергивали» некоторые записи из проекта для использования в ремастере. Но он так же заявил, что выпуск переизданий Concord’ом порадует фанатов и вряд ли приведет к отмене выпуска сборника. Наоборот, он считает, что это «подстегнет» выход сборника в свет. Он так же отметил, что серьезно рассматривается вариант выпуска делюкс версии “Wings Over America” в которую войдет ремастер версия DVD “Rockshow”. (Он сказал, что весь фильм был переделан при работе над DVD сборником “The McCartney Years” и уже готов). Естественно, ничего из этого не было подтверждено, но источник подтвердил свою серьезность приложив к письму дополнительные MP3 материалы, включающие в себя работу Майкла Джексона над “The Girl Is Mine” в которой также принимал участие Маккартни. Таким образом, скорей всего поток неизданного материала еще не окончен.

Voldar: В Голливуде наверно был очередной тайфун,во всяком случае крыши им снесло окончательно. I Wanna Eat Your Hand: The Beatles as Zombies! The Beatles are to be reborn as the undead in a new film adaptation of a graphic novel. The movie - entitled Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion - will show the band as zombies, after Doubles Features producers Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher brought the screen rights for Alan Goldsher's illustrated novel. The books sees an undead John Lennon killing a reanimated Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The group travel the world performing gigs, before facing off against zombie hunter Mick Jagger and Yoko Ono, who's a ninja. It follows in the footsteps in such 'zombification' fiction as Pride and Prejudice And Zombies - which is being made into a feature film with Natalie Portman - and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. "I am a huge Beatles fan like the rest of the world and Alan's mash-up, which really showcases his love of music history and his appreciation of the zombie world, is a fun, funny read," said Sher. "The illustrations are fantastic, and how can you not love a book where Jesus agrees with Zombie John Lennon, that The Beatles are in fact bigger than him." There is currently no word when production will begin. http://www.nme.com/movies/news/the-beatles-to-star-in-zombie/172919

Voldar: То же самое по русски. Участники британского квартета The Beatles станут героями нового фильма по книге Алана Голдшера (Alan Goldsher) "Пол - живой мертвец: Британское вторжение зомби" (Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion). Об этом сообщает Deadline. По книге Голдшера, рассказывающего "альтернативную историю" легендарного квартета, Джон Леннон был превращен в зомби вскоре после рождения в 1940 году. 17 лет спустя ему удалось превратить в зомби Пола Маккартни, которому при знакомстве Леннон откусил ухо. Вдвоем они без труда справились с Джорджем Харрисоном, а затем для комплекта позвали в ансамбль Ринго Старра - ниндзя седьмого уровня. Вскоре великолепная зомби-четверка поработила Америку, распространяя среди девочек-подростков свой призыв "Все, что вам нужно - вечная жизнь" ("All you need is eternal life"). Проблемы у зомби-битлов начались после встречи с профессиональным охотником на зомби Миком Джаггером и ниндзя восьмого уровня Йоко Оно. Кроме того, ливерпульскому квартету начали мстить участники группы Zombies, которые были ненастоящими зомби. Производством фильма займется продюсерская компания Double Feature, включающая в себя Майкла Шемберга (Michael Shamberg) и Стэйси Шер (Stacey Sher). "Я очень люблю "Битлз" и, по-моему, книжка Алана, вместившая его интерес к истории поп-музыки и впечатляющие познания о мире зомби, получилась по-настоящему смешной", - заявила Шер. Сроки начала съемок фильма про зомби-битлов, а также состав актеров пока не разглашаются. Двое оставшихся в живых участников The Beatles, сэр Пол Маккартни и Ринго Старр, комментариев по поводу картины пока не давали. Тем временем, один из отцов основателей британской группы Oasis Лиам Галлахер создал собственную кинокомпанию In 1 Productions, первостепенной задачей которой станет съемка биографического фильма о ливерпульской четверке. Картина будет основываться на книге "Самая длинная коктейль-вечеринка: The Beatles глазами очевидца, их миллионная империя Apple в своем буйном расцвете и упадке" (The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Diary Of The Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire And Its Wild Rise And Fall). Книга была написана Ричардом ДиЛелло (Richard DiLello), который в конце 60-х годов был так называемым "домашним хиппи" в Apple Corps, и охватывает период с 1968 по 1970 годы.

Goldenday: Voldar пишет: во всяком случае крыши им снесло окончательно. Точно! А нефтяной фонтан утопил остатки здравого смысла.

Шубидуба: Вот ссылочка на форум, где есть ссылки на все Половские новые бутлеги. http://beatles.kielce.com.pl/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=2741&start=0 Там 69 песен. Больше 4,5 часов. Там есть ссылки на 5 архивов с низким битрейтом, и 69 отдельных ссылок с высоким битрейтом.

Voldar: Спасибо,Влад.

Goldenday: Шубидуба пишет: 69 отдельных ссылок Это ж рехнуться можно!

Voldar: 'Let It Be' 40 Years Later: A Look Back at the Beatles' Final LP Forty years ago this weekend, the greatest band of all time gave the world their final album together: On May 8th, 1970, the Beatles released Let It Be, the Phil Spector-produced LP that featured hits like the title track, "The Long and Winding Road" and one of John Lennon's most famous compositions, "Across the Universe." While the album was recorded during the band's caustic final days, Let It Be would go on to become one of their most celebrated records: it ranked Number 86 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The story behind Let It Be is almost as mythic as the Beatles themselves. The band originally intended to record it as a live-in-the-studio album and movie in 1969. But the ambitious undertaking left the Beatles so weary, they abandoned the project to make Abbey Road instead. Later, Phil Spector added oversweetened orchestral overdubs to many of the album's tracks — even though the record features some of the band's strongest rock songs ever (including "Get Back"). In 1970, the Beatles released the documentary film of the same name, which captured the group's iconic performance atop the Apple Studios building in January 1969. Perhaps due its controversial and detailed look at the Beatles' interpersonal problems, the film itself remains unavailable on DVD. Despite the album's status in rock history, Paul McCartney was never a fan of Phil Spector's production flourishes on Let It Be. In Rolling Stone's original review of the album, writer John Mendelsohn also criticized Spector's superfluous additions, saying the famed Wall of Sound producer rendered "The Long and Winding Road" "virtually unlistenable with hideously cloying strings and a ridiculous choir" when compared to the version that appeared on the Get Back bootlegs in May, 1969. (Sign up for All Access to read the original Let It Be review from 1970.) After years of dissatisfaction with the released version, McCartney announced plans to put out Let It Be… Naked in November 2003, which stripped the Let It Be songs of Spector's ornate production. (All Access members can read the 2003 review of Let It Be...Naked now. ) http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/;kw=[13193,147348]

Voldar: Запись той самой пресс конференции на которой Джон заявил "Beatles Bigger than Jesus",будет выставлена на аукционе в ЛА. Beatles Press Conference Tape to Be Auctioned The original reel-to reel-recording of a 1966 press conference where the Beatles defended their "Bigger than Jesus" comment is set to go to auction on June 13 in Los Angeles. Speaking with the BBC, auctioneers Bonhams and Butterfields who are selling off this piece of entertainment history, said, "We do know what they said that day, we have just never heard it." Having apparently been kept in a drawer for over 40 years, the tapes are now expected to fetch between $20,000 and $25,000 (£13,000 to £16,500). The original owner -- a photojournalist -- attempted to sell the recording in 1966 with little interest. The press conference was recorded in the King Edward Hotel in Toronto and also features John Lennon and Paul McCartney joking about their relationship, with Lennon saying, "We're obviously not gonna go around holding hands forever." The tape is expected to attract a greater price than some of the items it is being sold alongside, including a cane belonging to Charlie Chapman and one of Michael Jackson's infamous white rhinestone gloves. Generally, memorabilia relating to the Fab Four flies at auction, with signed items getting the most attention, such as the 2006 sale of a signed 'Sgt. Pepper' album cover that made £16,800 ($25,000) when the hammer fell. http://www.spinner.com/2010/05/12/beatles-press-conference-tape-auctioned/

Voldar: Собраться снова вместе - ну хотя бы "для смеха" - сказал Пол Маккартни. Sir Paul Mccartney - Sir Paul Mccartney Wanted Reunion Laughs Sir Paul McCartney has admitted he thinks his legendary group The Beatles would have reformed ''for a laugh'' if bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison were still alive. Sir Paul McCartney thinks The Beatles would have reformed "for a laugh". The singer-and-bassist admits the legendary group - drummer Ringo Starr and late members John Lennon and George Harrison - turned down several offers to reunite shortly after they split in 1970, but believes they would have got back together after a lengthy period of time for a good cause. He said: "We were asked to do reunion concerts shortly after we broke up. It wasn't really a good idea then, but I think if this much time had elapsed, I could easily see it happening. Somebody would have said, 'Oh go on. Just for a laugh.' "It could have been a charity thing. Or it could have been because we just met up and said, 'Let's do it.' You never know. But it's not to be so sadly it's all just conjecture." John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City in 1980, and George Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001. It seems the legendary musician has had a change of heart in his attitude towards reunions. The 'Live and Let Die' hitmaker has previously claimed it was a "blessing" that the quartet never performed together again after they split up. He said: "There was a bit of talk of The Beatles at certain points. What used to happen was three of us would fancy it and then maybe George or John or I wouldn't. In a way it was a blessing. We'd done it, why spoil it? Whether it's god given or not those four people was a pretty good mix." Sir Paul McCartney has admitted he thinks his legendary group The Beatles would have reformed ''for a laugh'' if bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison were still alive. Sir Paul McCartney thinks The Beatles would have reformed "for a laugh". The singer-and-bassist admits the legendary group - drummer Ringo Starr and late members John Lennon and George Harrison - turned down several offers to reunite shortly after they split in 1970, but believes they would have got back together after a lengthy period of time for a good cause. He said: "We were asked to do reunion concerts shortly after we broke up. It wasn't really a good idea then, but I think if this much time had elapsed, I could easily see it happening. Somebody would have said, 'Oh go on. Just for a laugh.' "It could have been a charity thing. Or it could have been because we just met up and said, 'Let's do it.' You never know. But it's not to be so sadly it's all just conjecture." John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City in 1980, and George Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001. It seems the legendary musician has had a change of heart in his attitude towards reunions. The 'Live and Let Die' hitmaker has previously claimed it was a "blessing" that the quartet never performed together again after they split up. He said: "There was a bit of talk of The Beatles at certain points. What used to happen was three of us would fancy it and then maybe George or John or I wouldn't. In a way it was a blessing. We'd done it, why spoil it? Whether it's god given or not those four people was a pretty good mix."

Voldar: EMI не пускает Битлз в iTunes Бывший член легендарной группы Beatles Сэр Пол Маккартни заявляет, что единственная сила, которая препятствует появлению песен ливерпульской четверке в сервисе iTunes, является звукозаписывающая компания EMI, которой принадлежат права на эти произведения. В интервью телеканалу BBC Маккартни сказал, что совсем не возражает против того, чтобы его песни распространялись на мультимедийном портале Apple. «Если сказать откровенно, я совсем не понимаю, почему ситуация дошла до такого градуса безумия, – сказал он. – Я знаю, что iTunes хотела бы этим заниматься. Это значит, что однажды это все-таки произойдет». Маккартни не стал вдаваться в подробности всех этих «маркетинговых заковык», которые были созданы EMI. В этом отношении он лишь отметил: «Наверняка есть множество причин, по которым им бы не хотелось этого делать». Напомним, что слухи о возможном появлении музыкальной коллекции «Битлз» в iTunes ходят уже давно. Впервые они появились после того как в конце 2009 года ограниченным тиражом был выпущен USB-носитель с полной коллекцией альбомов группы. Это событие породило слухи, что в поисках альтернативных способов распространения музыки рекорд-лейбл может прибегнуть и к договоренностям с iTunes. Фирма EMI прореагировала на заявление Пола Маккартни, заявив, что переговоры по этому вопросу активно ведутся. «Мы были бы рады, если бы музыка Beatles была доступна в цифровом формате», сообщила компания, при этом ничего не сказав о том, когда песни великой группы следует ожидать в iTunes. http://www.beatles.ru/news/news.asp?news_id=5990

Voldar: The Beatles' solo years to be subject of upcoming DVD documentary "Parting Ways: An Unauthorized Story on Life After The Beatles," out on DVD July 27, will look at events in the lives of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the years after the group's breakup. The single disc DVD to be released by Infinity Entertainment Group will look at John Lennon teaming up with Yoko Ono as his new artistic partner and the music and art they created; Paul McCartney’s solo career with Wings; George Harrison’s music with the Traveling Wilburys, plus his work with HandMade Films; and Ringo Starr’s solo albums and acting roles. The DVD will also have bonus features: “Stella,” focusing on Paul McCartney’s fashion designer daughter; “Yogi,” exploring the group’s relationship with the Maharishi; “Yoko,” specifically examining her relationship with John Lennon; and “Beatlemania,” a look back at the original fan hysteria. http://www.examiner.com/x-2082-Beatles-Examiner~y2010m5d21-The-Beatles-solo-years-to-be-subject-of-upcoming-DVD-documentary http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003M9ZAAQ?ie=UTF8&tag=abbeyrdsbeatlesp&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003M9ZAAQ

Voldar: The Making of John Lennon: Eight People Who Profoundly Influenced the Late Beatle as a Songwriter To say John Lennon was a sponge, in the sense that he soaked up the creative genius of others, is putting it mildly. Although his songs are strikingly original, behind the material lies an artist steeped in the work of such iconic figures as comedian Lenny Bruce, poet Allen Ginsberg, and yes, the great Chuck Berry. Even as his songs became more sophisticated, the work remained tethered to formative influences that never changed. Below are eight people who shaped his work most profoundly. Elvis Presley Notwithstanding Lennon’s love of the skiffle tune, “Rock Island Line,” Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” was the first song to open his eyes to the true power of rock and roll. Just 16 years old when he heard the track, Lennon was fascinated not only by Presley’s voice, but also by the jagged guitar work that propelled the song. “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Hound Dog,” released that same year, made an even deeper impact. Until the very end, on “(Just Like) Starting Over,” Presley’s influence was clear. Chuck Berry “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry,’” Lennon once famously said. The many Berry songs Lennon covered – “Rock and Roll Music,” “You Can’t Catch Me,” and “Sweet Little Sixteen,” to name three – attest to the profound affection the late Beatle felt for Berry’s music. Berry’s sense of wordplay impacted Lennon as well, most obviously on “Come Together.” Paul McCartney In his book, Tell Me Why, author Tom Riley writes that Paul McCartney pulled Lennon toward the center, and away from “the fringes that are rock and roll’s true holy ground.” The caustic nature of much of Lennon’s solo work attests to that assertion. It’s also true, however, that McCartney’s melodic skills posed a competitive challenge for Lennon. In a word, McCartney made Lennon a better songwriter. Bob Dylan Dylan’s influence on Lennon’s songwriting came to the fore on the soundtrack to Help! “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away,” the most obvious example, presents Lennon in a folkie guise, strumming his acoustic guitar and adopting Dylan’s trademark nasal vocal style. Moreover, the title track to the film subtly cops a lyric from Dylan’s “My Back Pages” – specifically, Dylan’s line, “I was so much older then / I’m younger than that now.” Lewis Carroll As a child, Lennon devoured the Carroll classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, both of which are rife with sparkling puns and lunatic logic. Two decades after he first encountered these books, Lennon incorporated Carroll’s imaginative syntax and incandescent wordplay into such masterworks as “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “I Am the Walrus.” Julia Lennon An effervescent presence throughout Lennon’s adolescence, Julia Lennon kept her son apprised of all the great music on the British pop charts, as well as the inroads American performers were making on the British scene in the mid-’50s. She also bought Lennon his first “rock and roll” attire: stovepipe black jeans, and a “shortie” raincoat. More significantly, her death, which occurred when Lennon was just 17, instilled in him a complicated mix of anger, bitterness, and melancholy that fueled some of his most moving material. Buddy Holly Lennon first heard Holly’s “That’ll be the Day” in late 1957, by which time he and McCartney were immersed in afternoon songwriting sessions at the McCartney family home. As one of the first white rock and rollers to write his own songs – and great ones, at that – Holly set a standard by which Lennon and McCartney measured themselves. The fact that Holly’s chord changes and vocal mannerisms were relatively easy to duplicate helped the young upstarts in their songwriting efforts, as well. Yoko Ono Although Lennon was already at the height of his creative powers when he met her, Yoko Ono opened up new avenues through which the soon-to-be-former Beatle could explore his art. The stripped-down music and lacerating introspection that mark Plastic Ono Band, Lennon’s first post-Beatles album, owe much to Yoko, who pushed Lennon to take greater risks with his music. Lennon’s last album proper, Double Fantasy, was in essence an alternating duet between him and Yoko, featuring songs sung to one another and to the couple’s son, Sean.

Voldar: Paul McCartney to Receive Gershwin Prize From President Obama at White House Paul McCartney is set to be honored by President Barack Obama in a June 2 ceremony at the White House, where the legendary rocker will be given the Gershwin Prize, a lifetime achievement award for contributions to pop music. The likes of Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Jack White and Dave Grohl will all pay tribute to Macca in an event that will be hosted by the President and First Lady Michelle Obama. Other performers slated for the celebration include Corinne Bailey Rae, Herbie Hancock, Faith Hill, Emmylou Harris and comedian Jerry Seinfeld. According to the Guardian, McCartney was selected by a panel of judges including Jimmy Webb, Paul Simon and ASCAP President Paul Williams. In a statement, James H.t Billington, the Librarian of Congress, said, "Sir Paul has been writing and performing for more than five decades -- as a member of iconic groups and as a solo artist -- in genres ranging from rock 'n' roll to classical compositions. He also has made an impact far beyond music through his humanitarianism and activism around the world." The former Beatle is just the third musician after Simon and Wonder to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song since the honor, which is designed to acknowledge "the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world's culuture," began in 2007. A PBS special of the event will air on July 28.

Voldar: В догонку к топ 500. The Beatles Lead the Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs Rolling Stone Magazine gets on with the release of list of “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” The first and the original list was compiled in 2004 and just recently, it is being updated. Predictably, 23 songs by the Beatles got into the list, and a few of them were “Come Together,” “All You Need Is Love,” “Ticket Ride,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “She Loves You,” “Help,” “Let It Be,” “Yesterday,” and “Hey Jude.” Next to the list, are the Rolling Stones which listed 14 songs. For the 2 to 5 ranking spots, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” hit the number 2, John Lennon’s “Imagine,” Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” rank respectively. Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” is at the top of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. http://www.worldbuzznow.com/the-beatles-lead-the-rolling-stone-top-500-songs/11234

Voldar: Толпа мексиканцев атаковала автобус Пола Маккартни Сэр Пол Маккартни попал в неприятную ситуацию после концерта в столице Мексики, когда на его тур-автобус напала толпа молодежи. Инцидент, как сообщает британский таблоид The Daily Mirror со ссылкой на свои источники, произошел ранним утром в минувшую субботу, 29 мая. Экс-битл давал в Мехико сольный концерт на стадионе Foro Sol в рамках своего тура Up And Coming Tour по Северной и Южной Америкам. После выступления Маккартни отправился вместе со своей командой на автобусе в аэропорт. Часть маршрута пролегала через неблагоприятный район на окраине города; там на пути автобуса и встретилась толпа. Музыкант решил, что это его поклонники и остановил автобус для того, чтобы их поприветствовать. Однако молодые люди принялись раскачивать автобус, залезать на крышу и прыгать по ней. Экс-битл и его команда, шокированные происходящим, были вынуждены спешно вызвать полицию, чтобы она разогнала хулиганов. Пол Маккартни в результате инцидента не пострадал, однако его менеджер уже озаботился усилением для него охраны, отмечает The Daily Mirror.

Voldar: Пол Маккартни спел "Michelle" для Мишель Обамы Бывший участник The Beatles, сэр Пол Маккартни награжден премией братьев Гершвинов, присуждаемой Библиотекой Конгресса США за достижения в поп-музыке. Торжественная церемония, на котором присутствовали президент США Барак Обама и первая леди Мишель Обама, состоялась в Белом доме 2 июня, сообщает Associated Press. Вручая музыканту премию, Барак Обама назвал Пола Маккартни самым успешным автором-исполнителем в истории. Президент отметил, что песни Маккартни, несмотря на то, что сам он является британцем, стали неотъемлемой и важной частью американской культуры. "Это правда, мы украли вас, сэр Пол", - заявил Обама. Церемония плавно перетекла в концерт, в ходе которого известные музыканты перепевали композиции новоявленного лауреата премии Гершвинов. В частности, Стиви Уандер исполнил "We Can Work It Out", группа Jonas Brothers - "Drive My Car", Корин Бейли Рэй - "Blackbird", а Фейт Хилл - "The Long and Winding Road". Затем на сцену поднялся сам Пол Маккартни, который исполнил со своей группой ряд битловских хитов, включая "Eleanor Rigby" и "Got to Get You Into My Life". Любовную балладу "Michelle" он адресовал напрямую первой леди США, заранее попросив прощения у Барака Обамы. После он заявил, что очень хотел сыграть эту песню в Белом доме для Мишель Обамы, и пошутил, что после такого, наверное, станет первым парнем, побитым президентом. Завершился концерт песней "Hey Jude", которую с Маккартни хором исполнил весь зал, включая вышедшую на сцену президентскую чету. Напоследок сэр Пол в шутку предложил сделать подобные концерты в Белом доме регулярными. "Мы можем выступать у вас во время ланча. Много с вас не возьмем", - заявил Маккартни. Премия имени Джорджа и Айры Гершвинов была учреждена в 2007 году. Ее первым лауреатом стал Пол Саймон, а вторым - Стиви Уандер.

Voldar: К открывающемуся завтра кубку мира по Футболу,Steven D. Stark & Harrison Stark выпустили книжку World Cup 2010: The Indespensible Guide to Soccer and Geopolitics. В книге довольно смешно приводиться характеристика каждой из команд участниц с помощью песен битлов. Group A Mexico – “I Should Have Known Better” South Africa – “When I Get Home” France – “Tell Me What You See” Uruguay “Helter Skelter” Group B Argentina – “Come Together (Over Me)” Nigeria – “Please Please Me” South Korea – “Don’t Pass Me By” Greece “Get Back” Group C England – “Carry That Weight” USA – “I Me Mine” Slovenia – “Nowhere Man” Algeria – “It’s All Too Much” Group D Germany – “I’ll Get You” Ghana – “Getting Better” Australia – “You Know What To Do” Serbia – “Slow Down” Group E Netherlands – “With a Little Help From My Friends” Cameroon – “I’ve Got a Feeling” Denmark – “I Feel Fine” Japan – “All Together Now” Group F Italy – “When I’m 64″ Paraguay – “All I’ve Got To Do” Slovakia – “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)” New Zealand – “I’m a Loser” Group G Brazil – “Free As A Bird” Cote d’Ivoire – “Run For Your Life” Portugal – “Let It Be” North Korea – “Do You Want to Know a Secret” Group H Spain – “We Can Work It Out” Switzerland – “I’m Only Sleeping” Chile – “Bad Boy” Honduras – “Help!” http://www.worldcupblog.org/world-cup-2010/the-32-world-cup-teams-and-the-beatles-song-that-best-describes-them.html

Goldenday: Интересно, какая песня подошла бы для сборной России? "Can't Buy Me Love", например.

Voldar: Может "Golden slumbers"?

Goldenday: В самую точку

Voldar: Вчера новую суперсовременную подводную лодку в присутствии нашего президента спустили на воду в Северодвинске.Оказывается в качестве музыкального сопровождения использовалась в том числе и Yellow Submarine,странно что не Smoke on the water,но все равно довольно цинично. http://www.beatles.ru/news/news.asp?news_id=6071

Voldar: Ringo Starr launches North American tour with a little help from his friends NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will spread peace and love to 30 cities across North America, including three stops in Canada. The annual summer tour was unveiled Wednesday at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, where the tour kicks off with two shows Thursday (June 24) and Friday (June 25). This is the 11th edition of the All Starr band since 1989. "I love hanging out with musicians," said the 69-year-old ex-Beatle as he introduced the newest All Starr lineup. Returning from previous lineups are keyboards/sax player Edgar Winter, drummer Gregg Bissonette and keyboardist Gary Wright. Joining them are guitarist Rick Derringer, The Romantics' Wally Palmar on guitar, and Mr. Mister's Richard Page on bass. "We are the 1-800 band," Ringo said of his power-packed group. "The main thing I'm looking for when I pick who's in the band is hits. They have to have hits, and we've got lots in this band." Besides Ringo's hits that include "Photograph," "It Don't Come Easy," and a smattering of Beatles songs, like "With a Little Help From My Friends" and "Yellow Submarine," the set-list for this tour will also feature the likes of Mr. Mister's "Broken Wings," The Romantics' "What I Like About You," Derringer's "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo," Wright's "Love Is Alive," and Winter's "Free Ride." With media from Ontario and northern New York state in attendance, as well as about 50 invited guests from the casino, the band played a sample set of eight songs, which featured a new Ringo song from his latest Y Not album, The Other Side of Liverpool. The album also features the other surviving Beatle, Paul McCartney, sitting in on vocals and bass on "Walk With Me." Asked if there was a chance McCartney might join a future All Starr lineup, Ringo said he used to ask George Harrison but it never happened. "I can't ask him anymore, obviously." One of the highlights of the tour will be a 70th birthday party at New York City's Radio City Music Hall on July 7, Ringo's birthday. He was asked if there's any significance in having the event in New York. "It happens to be where we are in the tour," he said. Two years ago, when asked if he had a birthday wish, Ringo said "more peace and love." That kicked off an impromptu campaign every July 7 at noon when fans around the world are encouraged to give the peace sign. This year's Peace and Love event takes place at New York's Hard Rock Cafe. Mr. Mister's Page said he was at first intimidated to be asked to join the All Starrs. "We're going back to the source here with The Beatles," he said. "But Ringo's funny as hell and doesn't take himself seriously at all." Following the news conference, Ringo recalled his famous words at The Beatles' rooftop performance of "Get Back" when he thanked everyone for coming. "Thank you, have a great life, and please pass by the casino on your way out." Canadian tour dates include: June 24-25, Niagara Falls (Fallsview Casino) July 23, Windsor July 28, Calgary Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/Ringo+Starr+launches+North+American+tour+with+little+help+from+friends/3195568/story.html#ixzz0rn8uEJ6G

Voldar: Пол Маккартни напишет балет Сэру Полу Маккартни заказали музыку для балета, и бывший "битл" уже начал работу над ней. Об этом сам он рассказал радиостанции "Би-Би-Си". Маккартни заявил, что испытывает прилив энтузиазма, так как очень любит пробовать себя в чем-то новом. "Поступило предложение, а писать музыку мне нравится, так что я согласился", - рассказал он. Композитор признался, что сам еще не знает о чем будет балет. Кроме того, перед ним не поставили срок, к которому музыка должна быть закончена, сообщил Маккартни. Участник The Beatles ранее уже пробовал свои силы в академической музыке. В 1991 году вместе с Карлом Дэвисом он написал "Ливерпульскую ораторию" в честь 150-летия Оркестра королевской филармонии в Ливерпуле. Последним на сегодняшний день классическим опытом Маккартни стал альбом 2006 года "Ecce Cor Meum".

Voldar: Автограф Леннона продан за 1 миллион 200 тысяч долларов Автограф Джона Леннона с текстом песни The Beatles "A Day In The Life" продан на Sotheby's за 810 тысяч фунтов стерлингов (1 миллион 202 тысячи долларов). Об этом сообщает CNN. Лист бумаги с рукописным текстом был куплен частным американским коллекционером. Всего в торгах участвовали три человека. Эстимейт лота составлял, по оценкам организаторов аукциона, от 500 до 700 тысяч долларов. До этого самым дорогим автографом The Beatles считался рукописный текст песни "All You Need Is Love" он был продан в 2005 за 690 тысяч фунтов стерлингов. Таким образом, как отмечает The Daily Telegraph, при учете оригинальных сумм, заплаченных за оба автографа, рукопись "A Day In The Life" установила ценовой рекорд.

AlexYar: 27 июня 2010г. все желающие могут посмотреть на YouTube прямую трансляцию концерта Пола Мак-Картни на фестивале Hard Rock Calling в Гайд-парке в поддержку благотворительной кампании BORN HIV FREE: http://www.youtube.com/bornhivfree Подробности: http://www.paulmccartney.com/news.php#/1968/2010-06 http://www.beatles.ru/news/news.asp?news_id=6096

Voldar: Paul McCartney plays George Harrison ‘Something’ on ukulele There was a certain sense of sadness at Hard Rock Calling last night when Sir Paul first mentioned John Lennon and played a tribute to him, but then reminded us further of our mortality by moving on to a celebration of Beeatles guitarist and all around musical inspiration Mr George Harrison, who again is no longer with us. McCartney told the crowd: “as many of you will know, George was a very talented Ukulele player”. Apparently on one occasion they were both sitting together with said instrument and Paul said, “I’m going to learn one of your songs in the ukulele” … and so he did. Here’s a video taken from the crowd which gives you a feel for the performance. Macca starts on his own with nothing more than a ukulele, his voice and the crowd participation, before being joined by the whole band in what becomes a beautiful version of a great song: http://www.beehivecity.com/music/video-paul-mccartney-plays-george-harrison-something-on-ukulele-1000203/

AlexYar: Если кому интересно, то вот полная трансляция концерта: ЗЫ: именно "полная трансляция".... Ибо закончилась она "back to ussr", в то время как концерт еще продолжался и, по словам очевидцев, довольно долго...

Voldar: Пол,зажигает от души.

Voldar: All Ringo Starr Wants for His 70th Birthday Is 'Peace and Love' What sort of birthday gift is appropriate for the man who has everything? Well, if that man is Ringo Starr, who will be celebrating his milestone 70th on July 7, there's only one present on his list, and it's one that won't cost its givers a penny. He would simply like to have "peace and love." And all anyone has to do to gift-wrap and deliver this special present to him is to say or tweet or communicate any way at all those three little words that mean a lot at the designated time of noon. For fans who would like to celebrate with Starr in person, the legendary Beatles drummer will be reconvening his All Starr Band – featuring Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer and Gary Wright, among others – for the 11th time in order to play a series of US dates, including a gala on his actual birthday at New York's legendary Radio City Music Hall. To prep for his big day, the man born as Richard Starkey in Liverpool seven decades ago spoke to Spinner about why "peace and love" is not just a '60s concept, how he realized he was destined to be a drummer when he was a seriously ill 13-year-old and why he's not quite ready to retire almost 60 years hence. You're clearly a man who has enough material goods, and you surely don't need more of that. You do say you want one thing for your birthday, and that's peace and love. I do. At noon, wherever you are in the world; but in America while I'm talking to you – you're in Florida, Atlanta, L.A., anywhere – at 12 noon wherever you are, just for me, if you could put your fingers up and go, "Peace and love," that would be great. That's the world's present to me. Many of the songs on your most recent albums tend to be about universal themes rather than of more personal topics. What brought upon this shift in perspective? Well, I honestly feel that no matter what I write, it's a love song. It's the love of a person, it's the love of life, it's being open and honest. So I don't actually sit there all of the time to just write a universal song, but I write these songs so that they have mainly a positive attitude to the song. Back in the '60s, the Beatles were able to get the message of peace and love across, and it was reciprocated in kind. Do you still think musicians in this day and age can affect the world for the better? I do, I think they can. But I'm out doing it my way, which is the "peace and love" way. And you know, "All you need is love." It started in the '60s, but I like to equate it to – like, that's when the flower started opening and it's still opening. And I decided that that's the way I wanted to present myself, in a peace and love way. And accordingly, you're having this big peace-and-love birthday celebration at noon. We're celebrating at the Hard Rock in [New York's ] Times Square. You're also hosting a group of concerts, getting the All Starr Band back together and on the road again to spread the message of peace and love, as well as to celebrate your birthday. What inspired you to go, "Let's get the boys together again and really get this going?" Well, first of all, I just wanted to put the All Starr Band together again and go on tour this year – and it coincided with my birthday, because I have one every year. And we were booked into Radio City Music Hall, so I thought, "Well, let's have fun with this." I think we've got six gigs before we get to Radio City Music Hall. I've got 31 gigs in all, and it's just become part of that week now. You just recently released your 'Y Not' album and now you're going on tour at age 70. Why do you still feel the need to rock 'n' roll when most septuagenarians are collecting a pension? I'm still a musician, and it's the dream from when I was 13 – to be a drummer and to play with good players. And thank God I still get the opportunity to do this. And I found the best way for me to do this is to go on tour with an all-star band; that way I get the best of both worlds. I'm in the front, but then I can get back on my drums and play with all of these other great musicians. So it sounds like it's a perfect setup to be the frontman – be the person getting your message across – and also just do the thing you enjoy doing most: playing drums with a bunch of people you like being with. It's perfect for me. Exactly. So you started drumming when you were 13? I didn't start when I was 13, I dreamt when I was 13 of being a drummer. I was in hospital with tuberculosis, and to keep us entertained – I also learned to knit in this hospital – they used to bring these percussion instruments once every 10 days or two weeks. And, you know, you could hit the little snare drum, or you could shake your little maraca or hit the triangle. Anyway, I hit the drum and fell in love with it. Now, looking back at the 13-year-old Richard Starkey, do you think, "It's is so surreal that I'm in a time and place where I could credibly ask the world for peace and love and actually get responses"? Oh, yeah, I'm asking. But I'm doing it for me. My thought is "peace and love." Now, if you join me on that, it's great because that's two people. Now if a hundred people join me on that, that's a hundred people. You know what I mean? It can build up. And I have fantasy that one day, the whole world at noon on July 7th will go, "Peace and love." http://www.spinner.com/2010/07/01/ringo-starr-birthday-peace-and-love/

Voldar: Очередные неизвестные фото битлов. At home with the Beatles: Unseen photos taken by star-struck teenager who visited the Fab Four every weekend For most Beatles fans, a meeting with one of their idols during their heyday would have been a dream come true. However, for Sue Baker, it was a weekly occurrence. The superfan was just 15 during the mid-Sixties when she would visit the Fab Four every weekend for two years. Superfan: Sue Baker and her brother Philip with George Harrison at his psychedelic bungalow in Esher Starr-struck: Sue Baker with Ringo outside his flower-power home in Weybridge Mrs Baker, now a grandmother, took photos of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr on their doorsteps. She tracked down McCartney's London home having read a vague description of it in a Beatles magazine. He eventually asked her if she ever visited the other three, and, when she said no, he gave her their addresses which she wrote on the back of an envelope. She spent the next two years visiting each Beatle – and told how they were always happy to open the door to them. However, if they were out recording, or on tour, Mrs Baker would have a chat with their wives and bring them chocolates. Magical Mystery Tour: Sue, pictured with John Lennon at his home Kenwood in Weybridge, managed to track down the Fab Four Baby You Can Drive My Car: Sue on the bonnet of George Harrison's Mini Cooper at his psychedelic bungalow Mrs Baker, 59, who lives in Reading with husband Ken and has four children and two grandchildren, has decided to sell the photos and envelope - which are expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction. She said: 'I was a real Beatlemaniac and I remember reading in the Beatles Monthly magazine that Paul had moved into a new house. 'It gave a description so I went with a friend to try and find it. It had electric gates and an old lamppost in the front garden. 'We looked everywhere and eventually someone showed us where it was for half a crown. 'From then on we went every weekend and Paul would always come out and sign things for us. Harrison's home with the words 'Mick And Marianne Were Here' painted below the window The swimming pool in the garden of Harrison's bungalow Then he asked if we visited the others and I said we didn't know where they lived. 'So he gave us their addresses and we started to visit them.’ Mrs Baker also asked her friend to take a picture of her sitting on Harrison’s Mini when he wasn't in - and then took a snap through his bedroom window. On his house you can see among the loud painting the words ‘Mick and Marianne were here’ - referring to Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful. There is a picture of Mrs Baker with Lennon who is sporting huge sideburns, and snaps of Starr with a cigarette in his hand. Paperback Writer: Sue scribbled the the addresses given given to her by McCartney on the back of an envelope The teenage fan had two paper rounds in her home town of Reading, Berkshire, to be able to afford to travel by train to meet her heroes. She often took her five-year-old brother Phillip who is also in some of the photographs. Phillip was about the same age as Lennon's son Julian and sometimes the pair would play together while Mrs Baker spoke with the legendary singer-songwriter at his home in Weybridge, Surrey. Mrs Baker added: 'After a while the people who lived near John hired security because there were so many of us. 'They picked me and a friend up once and we insisted we were visiting John and he was expecting us. 'They knocked on his door and when he came out he said we were right and he was expecting us and never to stop people from knocking on his door again. 'Because I delivered newspapers to pay for my trips to see them I would read the news and anything that mentioned the Beatles. 'I put all the cuttings and the photographs in a box and it has been in the attic for years. I have been thinking about selling them for some time. 'I kept up the visiting for about two years during 1965, 1966 and 1967. 'I just hope someone gets enjoyment out of them. They bring back great memories for me.' The sale at Cameo auctioneers in Reading takes places on August 3. Spokesman Alan Pritchard said: 'This is a wonderful collection of unseen photographs and memorabilia. 'There are a lot of Beatles fans across the world and I'm sure they'd all love this unique archive. 'Already there has been a lot of interest as there always is with good Beatles memorabilia.' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1294323/At-home-Beatles-Unseen-photos-taken-star-struck-teenager-visited-Fab-Four-weekend.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Voldar: Пол Маккартни заставил McDonald's избавиться от его фотографий Полу Маккартни удалось одержать верх в споре с представителями ресторанов быстрого питания McDonald's, без разрешения разместившими фотографии музыканта в одной из закусочных сети в родном для The Beatles Ливерпуле. Как сообщает The Daily Star, Маккартни добился того, чтобы его фото были удалены с рекламных плакатов McDonald's. Закусочная в Ливерпуле разместила снимки Маккартни и других участников The Beatles осенью 2008 года. Узнав об этом сэр Пол, являющийся убежденным вегетарианцем, очень разозлился и призвал своих поклонников бойкотировать McDonald's. Он подчеркнул, что никогда бы не дал своего согласия на участие в рекламе продуктов из мяса. Пол Маккартни отказался от употребления мяса и других продуктов животного происхождения более 30 лет назад. Музыкант рассказывал, что решил стать вегетарианцем, когда во время поедания блюда из баранины увидел пасущуюся на поле овцу. На протяжение нескольких десятков лет Маккартни активно выступает за защиту прав животных.

Voldar: Documentary: ‘How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin’ In many ways The Beatles can be held up as an example of Western capitalism at it’s strongest. Emerging from the UK and embraced in the US like no other, The Beatles laid the foundations for a level of fame and fortune never before imagined, and became heroes for millions of youngsters as they built up a fortune through music, film and memorabilia. John, Paul, George and Ringo couldn’t have seemed more representative of the clash of ideals between the West and an East which was so widely seen as distant and cold in the era which saw The Beatles forging their place at the tip of Western culture. However, as filmmaker Leslie Woodhead found when he visited the Soviet Union in the mid-80s, the universal appeal of the Fab Four was by no means restricted to those on the western side of the Iron Curtain. What Woodhead discovered was a fascinating sub-culture devoted to The Beatles in 1960s U.S.S.R. He heard stories of Beatles bootlegs and videos being quietly distributed amongst loyal fans, and of perpetrators being arrested if any were caught in possession of one of these treasured records. He was told of how The Beatles helped youngsters learn English, and how their influence led to crude homemade guitars being crafted by an eager youth who began to embrace the freedom of rock n roll for the first time. His research shows that as the leaders of some of the world’s strongest powers were locked in technological, military and intellectual battles, The Beatles presented a common ground for the youngsters of those countries, who shared a passion for the band which was as strong in Moscow as it was in London and New York. Woodhead’s resultant film, ‘How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin‘, tells the story of perhaps The Beatles’ least known, but most significant contribution to the world, as they showcased a sense of freedom which fired the imagination of a generation which would eventually break free of the shackles of the Iron Curtain when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. http://www.live4ever.uk.com/2010/07/documentary-how-the-beatles-rocked-the-kremlin Можно вроде посмотреть ,только не грузиться. http://www.thirteen.org/beatles/video/video-watch-how-the-beatles-rocked-the-kremlin/36/

Voldar: Песни Джона Леннона замуруют на 30 лет Композиции из сольного репертуара Джона Леннона будут запечатаны в три мемориальные капсулы, которые откроют через 30 лет, сообщает Digital Spy. Мероприятие приурочено к юбилею Леннона: 9 октября 2010 года музыканту исполнилось бы 70 лет. Капсулы будут распечатаны в октябре 2040 года, то есть в год столетия Джона. "Я с удовольствием поддержала это начинание. Музыка Джона, его послание о мире и любви дойдет до детей завтрашнего дня", - заявила Йоко Оно, вдова Леннона. Вместе с песнями Леннона в капсулы поместят материалы, подготовленные поклонниками музыканта. Заполнив форму на специальном сайте, можно отправить пожелания музыканту на день рождения, каверы на песни Джона и даже просто свои мысли о его творчестве. Уже известно, что одна из трех капсул будет храниться в музее Зала славы рок-н-ролла. Информации о том, где будут находиться еще две капсулы, пока нет. http://www.lenta.ru/news/2010/07/30/capsule/

Voldar: Ringo Starr and his All-Starrs give a great show at Ste. Michelle Winery in Seattle August 1, 2010 - Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band performed at Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville last night, July 31, east of Seattle. We arrived around 4:15 and were treated to part of the soundcheck, which was closed, but we could hear it all the same. After a cloudy and breezy day, the weather was beginning to break and the sunshine burst through for a very enjoyable evening of music from the ex-Beatle and his current line-up of classic hits musicians. This is the 11th version of the All-Starrs since 1989, four decades of touring since Ringo was a Beatle. The Eleventh All-Star Band Members include: Ringo Starr – drums, vocals Wally Palmer – guitar, vocals (the Romantics) Rick Derringer – guitar, vocals (the McCoys, Edgar Winter, Derringer Band) Edgar Winter – keyboards, saxophone, vocals Gary Wright – keyboards, vocals Richard Page – Bass, vocals (Mr. Mister) Gregg Bissonette – drums, vocals Ringo’s tour is promoting his latest album Y Not, his first album since 2008′s Liverpool 8′ in 2008. It features a duet with Paul McCartney on Walk With You, the album’s lead single; and includes guest appearances by Joe Walsh, Joss Stone, Ben Harper, and Richard Marx. (see slideshow of our pictures below as well as a you tube of some rehearsal video on the east coast introducing the band and giving a taste of the music.) In attendance at last night’s show included Alan White (of Yes, former drummer for John Lennon), Donn Bennett of Donn Bennett’s Drum Studios in Bellevue, and Seattle Pop Culture Examiner Gillian Gaar, (see her Ringo review here) author of “Return of the King: Elvis’s Great Comeback.” Ringo came on stage on-time at 7:15 with his All-Starrs, for a two hour set of rock classic hits from the Beatles and his All-Starrs former hits. From Y Not, Ringo sang "The Other Side Of Liverpool" and "Peace Dream", the 2005 track Choose Love. From his '70s solo hits he did "It Don't Come Easy," "Back Off Boogaloo" and "Photograph." From the Beatles, he sang "Act Naturally," "Boys," "I Wanna Be Your Man," "Yellow Submarine," and "With A Little Help From My Friends." Ringo’s humor was in full-swing, making comments now and then about the wine being consumed by the crowd in the reserved seats as well as the sprawling lawn covered with lawn chairs, blankets and little tables with cheese and grapes, imitating someone slurring “more wine!!!” which was hilarious. At the end of the show, which had no encore (I guess the old “this is the part where we run off, you scream, and then we come back and do more songs. So let’s skip that part and we’ll just stay here”, is also getting old.) Ringo yelled out, “I love you ALL. Thank you very much everyone!” The band bowed and they left suddenly it seemed, leaving us to quickly pack up our blankets before we were trampled down. Edgar Winter performed his legendary hit "Frankenstein," explaining to the audience in his famous southern drawl that he was the “first one in musical history to do theeee—issss!” and to great cheers, slung the strapped keyboard over his shoulders to begin the awesome song that everyone stood up for. He also did his hit, "Free Ride" which had the audience up dancing and doing air-punches in unison. Gary Wright did his etherical hit "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive”, explaining how he got the idea for Dream Weaver. He talked about his friendship with George Harrison. He explained that in 1972, George Harrison invited him to join him in India and gave him the book, Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. It would deeply inspire him. He came across a poem that talked about the mind weaving dreams, and that is how this song was born. Gary Wright has a new album called “Connected” and a beautiful new song called “Satisfied.” Ringo then made the comment, "George never gave ME a book!" getting laughs from the crowd. Rick Derringer launched into an rocking version of his "Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo" -- as well as an energetic rendition of his early McCoys hit "Hang On Sloopy." At that point, with everyone on their feet and dancing with wine glasses in their hands, on their blankets, I commented that “this makes me feel like I’m at Woodstock…” (At Rick's website he has included the video of McCartney's appearance for Ringo's birthday at Radio City Music Hall) Wally Palmer (the Romantics) did "Talking In Your Sleep" and "What I Like About You." Ringo took the mic and said “I did some talking in my sleep once many years ago and that’s what got me into trouble!” invoking much laughter in the audience. Mr. Mister's Richard Page performed the band's mid-'80s classics "Kyrie" and "Broken Wings." Here is the set-list: "It Don't Come Easy" "Honey Don't" (Ringo Starr) "Choose Love" (Ringo Starr) "Hang On Sloopy" (Rick Derringer) "Free Ride" (Edgar Winter) "Talking In Your Sleep" (Wally Palmer) "I Wanna Be Your Man" (Ringo Starr) "Dream Weaver" (Gary Wright) "Kyrie" (Richard Page) "The Other Side Of Liverpool" (Ringo Starr) "Yellow Submarine" (Ringo Starr) "Frankenstein" (Winter) "Peace Dream" (Ringo Starr) "Back Off Boogaloo" (Ringo Starr) "What I Like About You" (Wally Palmer) "Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo/Eruption" (Rick Derringer) "Boys" (Ringo Starr) "Love Is Alive" (Gary Wright) "Broken Wings" (Richard Page) "Photograph" (Ringo Starr) "Act Naturally" (Ringo Starr) At the end, Ringo said "Now this next song got a really poor reception last night and if you don't like it, we'll just drop it from the tour." After which he launched into the Billy Shears intro and everyone cheered, then going into "With A Little Help From My Friends." The show ended with a tribute to John Lennon with Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance", as a big peace sign came up on the screen behind the stage. It was a wonderful ending and a great night of fun music. There are just three dates left to Ringo’s tour on the west coast: August 5 - Rancho Mirage, CA - The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa August 6 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay August 7 - Los Angeles, Greek Theatre http://www.examiner.com/x-35173-John-Lennon-Examiner~y2010m8d1-Ringo-Starr-and-his-AllStarrs-give-a-great-show-at-Ste-Michelle-Winery-in-Seattle

Voldar: Музыка Пола Маккартни прозвучит в сериале "Песня" Композиции Пола Маккартни прозвучат в музыкальном сериале "Песня" ("Glee"), сообщает Associated Press. Бывший участник The Beatles сам предложил создателям сериала задействовать его композиции. По словам Райана Мерфи, одного из соавторов сценария "Песни", Маккартни прислал ему письмо, которое Мерфи сначала принял за розыгрыш. Но музыкант объяснил, что является давним поклонником сериала, и даже приложил к письму нарезку из своих композиций. Известно, что в этот микс был также включен фрагмент песни The Beatles "Michelle" 1965 года. "Я был буквально ошеломлен. Я же вырос на музыке этого парня. Разумеется, я придумаю, как задействовать эти песни", - сказал Мерфи. В настоящее время создатели сериала также ведут переговоры с британской певицей Сьюзан Бойл, получившей известность благодаря участию в конкурсе талантов "Britain's Got Talent". Ее приглашают в рождественский эпизод "Песни". Кроме того, предполагается, что одна из серий будет посвящена Бритни Спирс. Одним из центральных персонажей "Песни" является молодой учитель, решивший стать руководителем школьного музыкального кружка и восстановить его былую славу. Сериал выходит в эфир с мая 2009 года. В настоящее время снято уже 22 эпизода.

Voldar: Лучшая песня Beatles по опросу журнала Rolling Stone Редакция журнала Rolling Stone составила рейтинг «100 величайших песен Beatles». Такую акцию журналисты устроили в честь 40-летия выхода 12-го и последнего студийного альбома легендарной четверки «Let It Be», изданного в 1970-м. При составлении рейтинга учитывались мнения как публики, так и профессионального «жюри» в лице известных музыкантов. «Леннон, Маккартни и Харрисон установили высокие стандарты песнесложения, - отмечает принявший участие в голосовании Элвис Костелло (Elvis Costello). – И они постоянно эволюционировали и росли как сонграйтеры – от примитивной любовной лирики до масштабных историй с социальным подтекстом. Никто не ожидал такого он обычной поп-группы, которыми The Beatles являлись в самом начале». В десятку «Величайших песен Beatles» попали «Yesterday», «In My Life», «Something», «Hey Jude», «Let It Be», «Come Together» и «While My Guitar Gently Weeps». Автором двух из них - «Something» и «While My Guitar Gently Weeps» - является Джордж Харрисон (George Harrison), остальные принадлежат перу Леннона и Маккартни. на втором месте- «I Want to Hold Your Hand» и на третьем «Strawberry Fields Forever». Лидером рейтинга стала композиция Джона Леннона (John Lennon) и Пола Маккартни (Paul McCartney) «A Day in the Life» - финальная песня альбома 1967-го года «Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band». http://newsland.ru/News/Detail/id/553029/cat/16/

Voldar: Russian monks in Beatles tribute at Liverpool cathedral Beatles hits sung by Russian monks in Antarctica will echo round Liverpool's Anglican cathedral as part of a festival dedicated to peace. It has taken months to track down singers from every continent willing to take part in the Peace, Love And Understanding concert on Saturday. The monks from King George Island have recorded their Fab Four favourites and sent the video to the UK. Organiser, John Keats, said: "We have singers from every continent now." The monks' place of worship, Trinity Church, is believed to be the southernmost church in the world and was built near Bellingshausen Station, Russia's permanent outpost in Antarctica. Their tribute to John, Paul, George and Ringo will follow the likes of Japanese band, Beatribes, Charlie Guitar from the USA, Nube 9 from Argentina and other groups from around the world. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-11098849

Goldenday: Надо же, даже у япошек есть своя битловская трибьют-группа

Voldar: Они их просто обожают,даже Пола в тюрягу упекли,наверно чтобы совсем не отпускать.


Voldar: Полу Маккартни присудили премию Кеннеди Бывший участник The Beatles, сэр Пол Маккартни удостоен премии центра имени Джона Кеннеди за вклад в развитие американской культуры, сообщает газета The Daily Telegraph. 33-я церемония вручения награды, на которой в числе прочих будет присутствовать президент США Барак Обама, состоится в Вашингтоне в декабре 2010 года. Объявляя о присуждении премии, представители центра Кеннеди охарактеризовали 68-летнего британского музыканта как "одного из самых влиятельных и успешных авторов песен всех времен". Сам Маккартни в ответ заявил следующее: "Джон Кеннеди был для нас иконой в шестидесятые, а период его правления стал вдохновляющим для стольких людей, что для этого паренька из Ливерпуля большая честь принять эту награду". Примечательно, что сэр Пол уже был номинирован на премию имени Кеннеди восемь лет назад, но тогда не смог приехать в Вашингтон из-за свадьбы своего кузена. "Поэтому мы прежде спросили его, не женится ли кто-либо из его родственников в первую неделю декабря", - пошутил один из организаторов церемонии Джордж Стивенс. Помимо Пола Маккартни лауреатами премии центра имени Кеннеди 2010 года стали телеведущая Опра Уинфри, кантри-певец Мерл Хаггард, хореограф Билл Ти Джонс и композитор Джерри Херман. Среди прочих ранее этой награды, учрежденной в 1978 году, удостаивались Барбара Стрейзанд, Роджер Долтри и Пит Таунсенд из группы The Who, Морган Фримен, Мартин Скорсезе, Стивен Спилберг, Роберт де Ниро, Брайан Уилсон, Дайана Росс, Тина Тернер, Эндрю Ллойд Уэббер, Элтон Джон, Брюс Спрингстин и другие. Для Маккартни это уже не первая американская премия. В июне Барак Обама вручил экс-битлу в Белом доме премию братьев Гершвинов, присуждаемую Библиотекой Конгресса США.

Voldar: Убийце Леннона в шестой раз отказали в освобождении Убийце Джона Леннона - Марку Дэвиду Чэпмену - в шестой раз отказано в освобождении, сообщает Associated Press. Такое решение во вторник, 7 сентября, вынесла комиссия по условно-досрочному освобождению, предварительно проведя телеконференцию с Чэпменом, отбывающим наказание в одной из нью-йоркских тюрем. Чэпмен, совершивший убийство Леннона в декабре 1980 года, приговорен к пожизненному заключению. В 2000 году, проведя за решеткой 20 лет, Чэпмен получил право каждые два года подавать прошение об освобождении. В следующий раз убийца Леннона сможет обратиться в комиссию по условно-досрочному освобождению в 2012 году. Категорически против освобождения Марка Дэвида Чэпмена выступает вдова Джона Леннона - Йоко Оно. Все шесть раз, когда убийца подавал прошение, Йоко Оно направляла в комиссию по условно-досрочному освобождению письма с просьбой оставить его за решеткой.

Voldar: Yoko Ono installation seeks healing amid violence BERLIN — Yoko Ono's new installation centers on a perfectly round bullet hole shot through a large pane of glass, which John Lennon's widow says challenges viewers to confront "incredible violence and abuse" in the world today. The installation by the 77-year-old artist is titled "Das Gift" — a play on the word's meaning in English, a present, and in German, poison. Ono said she wanted to exhibit it in Berlin — where it opened Friday — because the city's turbulent history parallels the turmoil that touched her own life, including Lennon's assassination 30 years ago in December. She said the bullet piece was not originally intended as a tribute to the former Beatle. But she told the AP: "Then when I made it, I thought, ah, I remember." http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h-sAB9_uGHTyvGf9EDV--HAqWJRwD9I52VR86

Voldar: 1 октября,Фенам ФМ устроил всем битломанам настоящий праздник,плюнув на все форматы,радио ЦЕЛЫЙ ДЕНЬ предавало Битлз и только БИТЛЗ.

Daria: :D классно

Voldar: В статье о отношениях недавно ушедшего от нас Тони Кёртиса и Боба Дилана есть интересный факт о том,что оба персонажа включены в коллаж на обложке Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.Может будет интересно вспомнить,а кто вообще там изображен. Who's Who 1. Sri Yukteswar (Indian Guru) 2. Aleister Crowley (black magician) 3. Mae West 4. Lenny Bruce 5. Stockhausen (modern German composer) 6. W.C. Fields 7. Carl Jung (psychologist) 8. Edgar Allen Poe 9. Fred Astaire 10. Merkin (American artist) 12. Huntz Hall (Bowery Boy) 13. Simon Rodia (creater of Watts Towers) 14. Bob Dylan 15. Aubrey Beardsly (Victorian artist) 16. Sir Robert Peel (Police pioneer) 17. Aldous Huxley (philosopher) 18. Dylan Thomas (Welsh poet) 19. Terry Southern (author) 20. Dion (American pop singer) 21. Tony Curtis 22. Wallace Berman (Los Angeles artist) 23. Tommy Handley (wartime comedian) 24. Marilyn Monroe 25. William Buroughs (author) 26. Mahavatar Babaji (Indian Guru) 27. Stan Laurel 28. Richard Lindner (New York artist) 29. Oliver Hardy 30. Karl Marx 31. H.G. Wells 32. Paramhansa Yogananda (Indian Guru) 33. Stuart Sutcliffe 35. Max Muller 37. Marlon Brando 38. Tom Mix (cowboy film star) 39. Oscar Wilde 40. Tyrone Power 41. Larry Bell (modern painter) 42. Dr. Livingstone 43. Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan) 44. Stephen Crane (American writer) 45. Issy Bonn (comedian) 46. George Bernard Shaw 47. Albert Stubbins (Liverpool footballer) 49. Lahiri Mahasaya (Indian Guru) 50. Lewis Carol 51. Sonny Liston (boxer) 52 - 55. The Beatles (in wax) 57. Marlene Dietrich 58. Diana Dors 59. Shirley Temple 60. Bobby Breen (singing prodigy) 61. T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

Sergey`M: Гениальная обложка!

Voldar: Любимые исполнители президента США - Bob Dylan, John Coltrane, Miles Davis и The Beatles Барак Обама признался, что на его iPod хранится более двух тысяч песен, которые он любит слушать в минуты отдыха. Президент США в интервью журналу Rolling Stones рассказал, что ему очень нравится "музыка из детства". Особое предпочтение Обама отдает Бобу Дилану, Джону Колтерейну, Майлзу Девису и "Битлз". - Я не очень хорошо разбираюсь в современной музыке, - сказал американский президент, - здесь мои дочери дадут мне сто очков вперед. В середине этого лета Пол Маккартни исполнил в Белом Доме для супруги президента песню "Мишель". Он находился там по поводу присуждения ему премии имени Джорджа Гершвина за развитие популярной музыки. - Я бы никогда не поверил, если бы в детстве мне сказали, что я буду стоять в Белом доме, а для моей жены будет играть один из "битлов", - признался Барак Обама. http://www.beatles.ru/news/news.asp?news_id=6266

Sergey`M: Пол тоже бы не поверил, если бы ему в детстве сказали...

Goldenday: Вообще лицо Барака производит на меня приятное впечатление, что редко бывает среди политиков. Хочется верить что светлой частичке своего внутреннего мира он где-то обязан и битлам.

Voldar: Goldenday пишет: Хочется верить что светлой частичке своего внутреннего мира он где-то обязан и битлам. А темной - родителям и Дилану.

Goldenday: Voldar пишет: А темной - родителям и Дилану. Приколист

Voldar: 3-D Version of Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' To Shoot In April 2011, Says Star Cary Elwes Disney announced in March that it plans to shut down Robert Zemeckis' digital animation studio. Apparently "A Christmas Carol" — and its lackluster domestic box office showing — will be one of the studio's swan songs (get excited for "Mars Needs Moms," people!). Yet the closure, so it seems, will have no bearing on the status of "Yellow Submarine," Zemeckis' 3-D motion-capture reinvention of the classic Beatles cartoon. "That will be going in April of next year, so we're gearing up for that," star Cary Elwes, who will be voicing the role of George Harrison, told MTV News at New York Comic Con, where he was promoting "Saw 3D." Elwes is not only set to voice Harrison but will slip on that rather flattering mo-cap outfit to play the role. "It's more than a voice. We actually have to perform the roles," he said. "If you know much about motion-capture, it's not just voice-over work. You really have to perform the role." When I asked if Elwes would be going for a straight imitation of Harrison or if he had any room to strike out into new vocal territory, the actor declined to get specific. "I can't really talk too much about it because I signed a waiver to the effect of not discussing it," he said. "But I can tell you it's going to be a really exciting film. I'm thrilled to be part of it." He did say, though, that Harrison's family (the guitarist passed away in 2001) has been supportive of the project. "I know the family a little bit and they're very happy about it. I think the film will be really extraordinary thanks to 3-D," Elwes told us. "Today we're able to reinvent the film in a way that will be very, very exciting." http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/10/11/yellow-submarine-cary-elwes-beatles/

Voldar: Фирма Гибсон на этот раз порадовала любителей битлов видеоинтервью с The Quarrymen. The Gibson Video Interview: The Quarrymen Before The Beatles, there was a band called The Quarrymen. The musical menagerie of John Lennon and his school friends was formed in 1956, inspired by the skiffle craze that was sweeping the country and the intoxicating allure of rock and roll. Over the next four years, the band would evolve, losing players here and there and constantly upgrading — first with the addition of a precocious young guitarist-singer named Paul McCartney and, later, with an even younger guitarist named George Harrison. Eventually, all of the original Quarrymen — save John — would fall by the wayside until only John, Paul and George remained. Thirteen years ago, the surviving members of the original Quarrymen reunited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the epochal performance at the St. Peter’s Church Rose Queen garden fête, where Paul was introduced to the band. Since that time, they have continued to play music together and spin tales of those days when legends were born. With what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday fast approaching, the three remaining active Quarrymen — Rod Davis, Len Garry and Colin Hanton — sat down at the Gibson New York Showroom to talk about the formation of the band, playing alongside a young John Lennon and the various characters who played a role in the birth of The Beatles. часть 1 - http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/The-Quarrymen-Part1-929/ Led by John Lennon, with Paul McCartney in close support and George Harrison throwing chords and leads right behind, they were rock and roll at its most primal. Ever inspired to push the envelope of what was decent and acceptable in their milieu, they flew forward, unafraid, into a new world of music, built on rock, skiffle, blues, R&B, country and rockabilly. They were, of course, The Quarrymen. Oh, you were expecting someone else? Yes, The Beatles were indeed all of those things, as well. But John, Paul and George were Quarrymen long before anyone ever thought to make a pun of a certain insect name. If one were to carry the insect association a bit further, you could say The Quarrymen were the caterpillar to The Beatles’ butterfly. But then, that might be a bit confusing. Suffice it to say, without The Quarrymen, there would be no Beatles. But John, Paul and George weren’t the only Quarrymen. Far from it. The Quarrymen were an expanding and contracting coterie of players, centered around Lennon, but he was hardly the only one to impact the course of the ship. Right in the middle of it all were other members, young men who never made it to The Cavern or Hamburg or Shea Stadium. Their story is a fascinating glimpse into rock and roll history. And fortunately for us, three of their number — Rod Davis, Len Garry and Colin Hanton — recently sat down for an interview часть 2 - http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/The-Quarrymen-Part2-930/

Voldar: Интересный материал появился на Сайте Гибсон о одной студийной сессии Джона и Пола в 1974 году. Come Together: The Night Lennon and McCartney Reunited “Valiant Paul McCartney, I presume?” said John Lennon. “Sir Jasper Lennon, I presume,” responded Paul McCartney. Such was the manner in which the two former Beatles greeted one another when McCartney showed up, unexpectedly, at a recording session Lennon was conducting on March 28, 1974. In the throes of his “Lost Weekend” period, Lennon was in a Los Angeles studio overseeing production of Harry Nilsson’s Pussy Cats album. Present were a number of players – including Stevie Wonder, guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, saxophonist Bobby Keys and Nilsson himself. McCartney was accompanied by his wife, Linda. Lennon’s then-girlfriend, May Pang, was there as well. “We had no clue he was coming,” said Pang, referring to McCartney’s visit in Peter Ames Carlin’s recent McCartney biography, McCartney: A Life. “All of a sudden we turned around, and Paul was there.” So began the only instance in which, post-Beatles, Lennon and McCartney ever joined forces in the studio. Remarkably, although Pang had made reference to the event previously, it wasn’t until May 1992 that McCartney confirmed that the studio reunion had occurred. “It’s very difficult to remember those days, because it was all a bit crazy and everyone was getting out of it,” McCartney revealed. “But yes, John was doing some recordings in Los Angeles and I showed up.” Indeed, the night was late, the day’s “official” sessions were complete, and, by all accounts, the gathered musicians – including Lennon and McCartney – were, to varying degrees, in chemically-induced altered states of mind. Disappointed he had missed the session, McCartney edged toward the drum kit, where Ringo Starr had been sitting earlier, and picked up the sticks. “Ah, okay,” Lennon said, looking around for his guitar. “Maybe we’ll have a little jam.” As detailed by Carlin, Linda then seated herself at the organ, Wonder manned the electric piano, Jesse Ed Davis picked up his six-string, and a musician from a session next door strapped on a bass. Lennon began ad-libbing some vocals, and Wonder launched into a gospel-style progression that evolved into a funky version of “Lucille.” “Stand By Me” came next, with Lennon, McCartney, and Nilsson sharing vocals. Pang later recalled that the ad-hoc group also pulled together a skiffle rendition of the Leadbelly classic, “Midnight Special.” The session sputtered on into the wee hours, but technical problems were rampant, and Lennon became progressively irritable. Still, in the words of Pang, the Lennon-McCartney reunion “was like yesterday … they didn’t skip a beat, just went right into it.” Even more enticingly, although Beatles fans never knew, the spontaneous jam session very nearly sparked a full-on Fab Four reunion. The day after the jam, at Lennon’s invitation, McCartney, Linda, and the couple’s children went to Lennon’s rented Malibu home. Gathered around the pool were Ringo, Keith Moon and a handful of others. Lennon soon joined them. McCartney sat at a piano for most of the afternoon, playing Beatles songs and some standards. Ringo seated himself on the bench next to McCartney, singing along and having a rollicking good time. As day turned to night, Lennon and McCartney bid their adieus. “Let’s see each other again,” McCartney said. Lennon nodded in agreement. Afterwards, Pang overheard Lennon tell Nilsson, “Wouldn’t it be fun to get the guys back together again?” In the minds of Nilsson and Pang, there was no doubt which “guys” Lennon was referring to. Some might dismiss Lennon’s remarks as whimsical musing, but years later, in an interview with Earcandy magazine, Pang insisted otherwise. “He wanted to write with Paul again,” she said. “He asked me if I thought it was a good idea. I told him I thought it was a great idea. Solo they were great, but together they were unbeatable. He thought about it and he said, ‘You know what? Let’s go down and visit Paul and Linda.’” The proposed visit was to take place in early 1975, in New Orleans, where McCartney was working on Wings’ Venus and Mars album. Lennon was back in New York by then, still living with Pang. Just before the trip was to be arranged, Yoko Ono phoned Lennon, insisting the stars were aligned for him to undergo a smoking cessation program. The trip to New Orleans was postponed, and was ultimately abandoned altogether. Following Lennon’s death, Pang told McCartney about the planned visit that never happened. “I said to [Paul], ‘For what it’s worth I just want you to know that John really loved you,’” said Pang. “He said, ‘Oh, I know that.’ Then I said, ‘You know, we were going to come down to New Orleans because he wanted to write with you again.’ Paul looked at me and said, ‘Oh yeah … that would have been great.’ I could tell he thought I was just being nice.” Pang went on to say that McCartney seemed not to want to entertain the thought, perhaps because the idea of such a missed opportunity was too painful. A year later, however, at McCartney’s annual Buddy Holly tribute party in New York, the former Beatle rushed over to Pang as she was talking with Linda McCartney. “Tell her!” McCartney said. “Tell me what?” said Pang. “One of Derek Taylor’s postcards from John fell into our hands,” McCartney said. “John had written, ‘Thinking of visiting the Macs in New Orleans.’” The postcard was evidence to McCartney that Lennon had wanted, perhaps only briefly, to try and rekindle the greatest songwriting partnership of the century. Red lights, green lights, strawberry wine A good friend of mine follows the stars Venus and Mars are alright tonight – “Venus and Mars,” 1975 http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/lennon-mccartney-1102/

Voldar: Unseen Beatles photos on view at UC Berkeley чего то не очень Unseen For 40 years, Stephen Goldblatt lugged around a box of film negatives. He never showed anyone until he happened to meet Ken Light, who runs the documentary photography program at UC Berkeley. Goldblatt mentioned that he had once been a photographer in London before becoming a cinematographer. некоторые другие фото можно посмотреть здесь: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/06/DDUL1G6LB6.DTL

Voldar: Очень похожий материал от BBC. BBC film unearths Beatles photos The Beatles were snapped by Sandra Blaken during their week in Weston John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney in Weston-super-Mare, July 1963 The Beatles were snapped by Sandra Blaken during their week in Weston Unpublished photos of The Beatles taken in 1963 when they spent a week at the seaside in Somerset have surfaced during the making of a BBC film. Just before Beatlemania broke out, the band played twice-nightly for six days at Weston-super-Mare's Odeon Cinema. As a 16-year-old fan, Sandra Blaken took photographs of John, Paul, George and Ringo outside their hotel. She also sneaked into one of their bedrooms and took an underwear label which she later got them to sign. Beatles climb the steps in the rock face at Birnbeck after a photo-shoot in 1963 The Beatles were on the brink of world fame when they were in Weston Sandra, now a 63-year-old grandmother who lives in Bristol, is among Beatles fans who have shared their memories for the BBC regional programme Inside Out West to be shown on Monday, November 8. She spent two days waiting outside the Royal Pier hotel watching The Beatles coming and going and managed to take some pictures. "I had my camera with me and took photographs of them in vehicles driving themselves - John in his big white van, George in his dark green Jag. "They went down for an official photo-shoot on the rocks at Birnbeck and I took pictures of them sitting there and then coming up the steps." Sanda also confessed she was the ringleader of a group of girls who rushed into the hotel when they noticed all The Beatles had gone out and the doorman was not at the entrance. "We had found out which bedroom number to look for and went in and looked around for a memento. Joyce with mongramed handkerchief taken from Paul McCartney's pocket Joyce Stott still has the handkerchief she took from Paul McCartney's pocket "The wardrobe was open and I spotted all these new white cotton pants with cards in between so I took one of the labels and my friend took a record sleeve." Sandra was chased out by the manager but she later asked The Beatles to autograph the underwear label. "Paul said to me: 'Now we know who was in our room' but it was all very friendly. "I think the only time I saw Paul a little bit upset was when my friend [Joyce Stott] pinched his handkerchief out of his pocket - there was a corner poking out and she whipped it away. "I think sometimes they were a bit exasperated at what these fans, mainly girls, were doing - trying to get a little bit of The Beatles to take away with them." http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_9155000/9155505.stm

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