Articles Tagged 'Paul McCartney'

Musician Ringo Starr of the Beatles, Beatles producer Sir George Martin and producer Giles Martin accept the Best Compilation Sountrack Album award for ‘Love’ onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney Lead Tributes to George Martin

Sir George Martin, the legendary producer and so-called “fifth Beatle,” has died at age 90, with Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney among the first to pay tribute. In a statement on his website, McCartney called Martin a “great man,” saying: “He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me. He guided the career of […]

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RIP Cilla Black: Five of Her Greatest Hits

The British singer and TV star Cilla Black died yesterday (August 2), aged 72. And tributes and quotes have been coming in from some of the many people she worked with in a 50-year career as one of the nation’s favorite broadcasters. Some go right back to her earliest performances, as a young Beatles fan […]

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7 Clips We Want to See in Ron Howard’s Beatles Documentary

Yesterday (July 16) it was announced that Ron Howard will direct and produce a new Beatles documentary, with the full authority of the band themselves. It’s devoted to the years in which they were a functioning, gigging band—broadly 1960 to 1966—and will feature fresh contributions from Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and […]

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10 Very British References in Beatles Songs

This week sees the 50th anniversary of the Beatles era-defining first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. If one moment could be said to illustrate how completely they managed to up-end popular culture, it is this one. And of course, they are directly responsible for creating and feeding Anglophile sensibilities, without which this blog would […]

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What Would Beatles Albums Have Been Like If They Had Never Split Up?

Every fan has played this game from time to time. How would subsequent Beatles albums have sounded if they had managed to put aside their differences in 1969 and kept working together as a unit? It’s hard to be clear, and any putative tracklisting will always favor cherrypicking the biggest songs from a fan perspective, […]

Personality Quiz: Which Beatle Are You?

Imagine what it must have been like to meet the Beatles in 1964, as they came to America for the first time. You’d have been some hardened showbiz hack, confused by the sudden arrival of four young men with identical haircuts and a totally charming lack of deference. How to tell which is which? Well, […]

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Top 10 U.K. Viral Videos of 2013: Celebrities Letting Loose

You’ve watched them, shared them, and probably GIF’d them all, but in case you missed some of the best celebrity moments of the year, or just want to watch them again and again, here’s a comprehensive list of our personal favorites for your viewing pleasure. Some are Brits on American TV, others are Americans showing […]

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WATCH: A Brand-New Beatles Video

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for this sort of a thing. It’s a new video made principally of old footage and new animations, set to a newly-available recording of the Beatles singing an old song by Buddy Holly, and it’s utterly charming. “Words of Love” was originally released on their 1964 […]

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