Starr and McCartney headed to the studio...
A source said: "It has been a long time since Ringo played drums on any of Paul's songs but they've decided they can work together again. They had a fantastic time in New York, and realize they still work well together. They're now getting together later in the year to work on some of Paul's new songs."
The show this weekend marked their first performance together since 2002.
The source added: "As well as having shared this remarkable history, they still connect so well together musically."
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Thursday, April 16 2009
By fanclub Bipbop on Thursday, April 16 2009, 05:16 - Bip Bop Fanclub messages
Saturday, May 31 2008
By fanclub Bipbop on Saturday, May 31 2008, 11:18 - About the Beatles
Lawyers for the Beatles are suing to thwart distribution of previously unreleased recordings that were made in December 1962, four months after Ringo Starr joined the Beatles, at the Star Club in Hamburg, West Germany, in 1962, The Associated Press reported. Under the title “Jammin’ With the Beatles and Friends, Star Club, Hamburg, 1962,” the eight tracks are said to include Paul McCartney singing Hank Williams’s “Lovesick Blues” and Mr. McCartney and John Lennon singing “Ask Me Why.” Apple Corps, the London company formed by the Beatles, maintains that the songs were taped without their consent, and that Fuego Entertainment of Miami Lakes, Fla., and two sister companies have no right to distribute them. Apple’s lawsuit contends that the recordings are of poor quality and that circulating them “dilutes and tarnishes the extraordinarily valuable image associated with the Beatles.” Paul LiCalsi, a lawyer for Apple Corps, said, “This appears to us to be a garden-variety bootleg recording.” Hugo Cancio,the president of Fuego, said: “Don’t claim that these were just bootlegged. It’s not like today, that you just go in with a phone or BlackBerry and you record.” He added: “The world deserves to hear these tracks. The fact is that we have it, they don’t, and that is what’s bothering them.”
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
Correction: April 3, 2008
An Associated Press report in the “Arts, Briefly” column on March 24 about a suit filed by lawyers for the
Wednesday, April 9 2008
By fanclub Bipbop on Wednesday, April 9 2008, 17:41 - About the Beatles
A veteran Hong Kong disc jockey expects to get up to
32,000 US dollars for autographs of The Beatles from interviews he did
with them in 1964, a news report said Tuesday.
Ray Cordeiro , 83, who did a series of interviews with the band in
London and Hong Kong, is putting the magazine they signed for him up
for auction at Christie's in London in July.
The reserve price for the collection of autographs is 10,000 to
16,000 pounds sterling (19,890 to 31,836 US dollars), according to the
South China Morning Post.
Cordeiro , who still hosts a late-night Hong Kong radio show,
picked up a copy of the magazine Fabulous with pictures of The Beatles
on its cover and inside on his way to one of the interviews.
"Paul McCartney asked if he could see (the magazine) ... I asked
him to sign it and he did so willingly, writing 'To Uncle Ray, Yours
truly Paul McCartney' on the front," Cordeiro told the newspaper.
"Then he carried on flicking through and signed wherever he saw a
photo of himself. When John Lennon saw what Paul had done, he followed
suit, and so did the other two."
Cordeiro said he had never until recently considered getting rid of
the magazine with its autographs, which he described as one of his most
But he added: "I can't take it with me. So I thought I might as
well have the cash and spend it some other way, maybe on a magazine of
the Rolling Stones."
A veteran Hong Kong disc jockey expects to get up to 32,000 US dollars for autographs of The Beatles from interviews he did with them in 1964, a news report said Tuesday.
Ray Cordeiro , 83, who did a series of interviews with the band in London and Hong Kong, is putting the magazine they signed for him up for auction at Christie's in London in July.
The reserve price for the collection of autographs is 10,000 to 16,000 pounds sterling (19,890 to 31,836 US dollars), according to the South China Morning Post.
Cordeiro , who still hosts a late-night Hong Kong radio show, picked up a copy of the magazine Fabulous with pictures of The Beatles on its cover and inside on his way to one of the interviews.
"Paul McCartney asked if he could see (the magazine) ... I asked him to sign it and he did so willingly, writing 'To Uncle Ray, Yours truly Paul McCartney' on the front," Cordeiro told the newspaper.
"Then he carried on flicking through and signed wherever he saw a photo of himself. When John Lennon saw what Paul had done, he followed suit, and so did the other two."
Cordeiro said he had never until recently considered getting rid of the magazine with its autographs, which he described as one of his most prized possessions.
But he added: "I can't take it with me. So I thought I might as well have the cash and spend it some other way, maybe on a magazine of the Rolling Stones."
Wednesday, March 26 2008
By fanclub Bipbop on Wednesday, March 26 2008, 17:45 - About the Beatles
Source : www.post-gazette.com
Saturday, February 9 2008
By fanclub Bipbop on Saturday, February 9 2008, 10:03 - About the Beatles
"Oh, I believe in yesterday."
Millions of Beatles fans certainly do.
article from http://blog.mlive.com
Thursday, January 31 2008
By fanclub Bipbop on Thursday, January 31 2008, 15:30 - About the Beatles
By fanclub Bipbop on Thursday, January 31 2008, 15:19 - About the Beatles
Tuesday, January 1 2008
By fanclub Bipbop on Tuesday, January 1 2008, 12:59 - About the Beatles
found on http://www.mcbeatle.de
Friday, December 14 2007
By fanclub Bipbop on Friday, December 14 2007, 11:17 - About the Beatles
"I don't know what he did when he went to New York but certainly not in any of my experiences. What I spotted was completely the opposite. It was just chicks, chicks, chicks."
Monday, December 3 2007
By fanclub Bipbop on Monday, December 3 2007, 11:51 - About the Beatles
Friday, November 2 2007
By fanclub Bipbop on Friday, November 2 2007, 03:50 - About the Beatles
Found on http://www.thespoof.com
Tuesday, September 18 2007
By fanclub Bipbop on Tuesday, September 18 2007, 02:47 - About the Beatles
The Beatles and the band's music continue to captivate millions to this day. Yet the world may never have heard of John, Paul, George and Ringo if not for a fateful meeting that started it all. VOA's Jeff Feuer explains.
Nearly four decades after their breakup, The Beatles remain a global phenomenon. But the world might never have heard the "Fab Four's" many hits if it had not been for a chance encounter on July 6, 1957 in the city of Liverpool, England.
Sunday, July 29 2007
By fanclub Bipbop on Sunday, July 29 2007, 12:56 - About the Beatles
When the magazine Rolling Stone published its 20th anniversary celebration issue that ranked the top 100 albums of the last 20 years it was no surprise to anyone that Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles was ranked first. The album “tops polls time and time again” as the greatest rock album of all-time. In fact, no album in the history of rock and roll has inspired such profound and consistent approval from critics and fans alike. To understand why, one must recognize the important mutually supporting relationship between culture and music. Sgt. Pepper is the best not necessarily because of the music but because of its profound cultural and social role, particularly in the United States. As the role of hippies slowly grew in American society, the Beatles were increasingly drawn to the values of the counterculture, experimenting with drugs and promoting love. Sgt. Pepper reflected this change of perspective. Its songs were about drugs, expansion of the mind and soul, rejection of materialism, and dropping out of mainstream society. It was most important, however, not because of what it reflected but because of what it made possible. By exposing the mainstream to the values of the counterculture and by breaking all the rules about what a ‘rock album’ could do, Sgt. Pepper opened up whole new worlds. The most popular band on the planet had infinitely expanded the horizons of culture for millions. This is why the release of Sgt. Pepper can be described as a “decisive moment in the history of Western Civilization.” The values of the counterculture existed long before Sgt. Pepper and had been primed by years of cultural domination by the liberal consensus. Sgt. Pepper could only exist because these forces were available for the Beatles to tap into. At the same time, its release catalyzed the counterculture and became a locus for the rapid development of ideals during the Summer of Love. Perhaps the blaze would have begun inevitably, but at the very least, Sgt. Pepper was a match thrown onto the waiting fire that helped to set it off.
Thursday, July 26 2007
By fanclub Bipbop on Thursday, July 26 2007, 17:14 - About the Beatles
Hundreds of new bands pop up around the world every day with the hope of tasting a bit of the phenomenon status the Beatles achieved in their musical lifetime.
"In reality, we will probably never see a band as revolutionary as the Beatles," said Carl Carrillo, 62. "It was like the world changed when the Beatles came around. Musically and culturally, everything changed, and every time the Beatles changed, so did we."
It isn't likely that a band will emerge now that can motivate society to follow a psychedelic or Hare Krishna lifestyle as the Beatles did, but that does not stop cover bands from trying to provide current generations with a taste of those times.
Perhaps fueled by a desire to be a part of something bigger or just curiosity, cover bands and their fans have been recreating musical scenes for decades.
"I think it is great that people try to imitate music and experience what they did not get to experience in their lifetime," said Jonathan Shupert, a UF packaging sciences senior. "It might not be as good as the real thing, but it gives us a taste."
Friday, July 20 2007
By fanclub Bipbop on Friday, July 20 2007, 19:29 - About the Beatles
: Paul McCartney, Peter Max and Stan Lee Reflect on Life as Superstars and Superheroes on Sale July 23, 2007
Three Icons of the Summer of Love reflect on their experience in defining the social consciousness of the late 1960's in the July/August issue of Risen Magazine, on sale nationally at Barnes & Noble bookstores on July 23. Paul McCartney, Peter Max and Stan Lee were inadvertently thrust in the role as spokespersons for a new generation. In their exclusive interviews with Risen Magazine, each acclaimed artist shares in his own way how the 1967 Summer of Love shaped their destiny and legacy.
Saturday, July 7 2007
By fanclub Bipbop on Saturday, July 7 2007, 21:04 - About the Beatles
On this date in 1969, despite being banned by several radio stations across the United States, the song, "The Ballad of John & Yoko" was certified as Gold.
On this date in 1974, John Lennon and May Pang took up residence in a small apartment in New York City. Two of their first visitors were Paul and Linda McCartney.
On this date in 1990, the American two-part made-for-TV film "Alice In Wonderland", with Ringo Starr in a cameo role as the Mock Turtle, was released on home video in the UK.
On this date in 1995, Paul McCartney was interviewed by Cole Moreton on the British show, "Independent On Sunday", about his work for the Memorial Care Centre and the upcoming "Anthology" series.
Sunday, April 18 1982
By fanclub Bipbop on Sunday, April 18 1982, 20:01 - Paul McCartney Interviews
Sunday, April 4 1971
By fanclub Bipbop on Sunday, April 4 1971, 23:17 - Paul McCartney Interviews
PAUL: "The whole Beatle thing-- it's like it was all years ago--
like going back a distance more than anything. And that's the whole
point. The Beatles are really finished, over with, and it's just each
of us alone now, living our lives the way we choose. I think while the
Beatles were on-- I can't really use any other word-- while they were
just on, there was no question of any of these normal hangups
interfering with it because we just had an understanding. It's like a
married couple. When we started off we were all aiming for pretty much
the same thing. I think the troubles really began when we weren't
aiming anymore for the same thing, which began, I think, when we
stopped touring in 1966. During the making of the White Album, Ringo
left the group saying he wasn't 'getting through' to the rest of us.
But he came back in two days. By the time we made Abbey Road, John and
I were openly critical of each other's music and I felt John wasn't
much interested in performing anything he hadn't written himself. When
we made the 'Let It Be' album, George walked out over a row about the
performance of some songs-- and said he was leaving the group. A few
days later there was a meeting at Ringo's house, and he agreed to come
back at least until the recording was finished."
Interviewed in Los Angeles during a recording session for his upcoming album entitled 'Ram,' Paul McCartney speaks about the Beatle breakup, and his new life.