viernes, 20 de abril de 2018

Ringo Starr's 'Give More Love': Take An Inside Look at the Music Video

Ringo Starr's 'Give More Love': Take An Inside Look at the Music Video
by Steve Marinucci

Ringo Starr
Scott Robert Ritchie

A new video by Sir Ringo Starr for the title track to his Give More Love album was released April 19 by the newly knighted Beatles drummer. The clip, directed by Brent Carpenter, includes fan photos contributed especially for the video that were submitted in a contest sponsored by Ringo. “They (Ringo and the record company) told people to submit stills and video that to them meant 'Give More Love,'" Carpenter told Billboard in a phone interview. “And Ringo did a little announcement about it.” He said Ringo then helped choose the images to be used. “And then I just picked whatever I thought would work and put stuff together.” Additional graphics in the forms of flowery emojis were done by Zafer Mustafa and Carpenter's son, Kurt, contributed a pulsing peace sign also seen in the video.
Bruce Sugar, Ringo's sound engineer on the album, recalled the original recording session for the song. “When we were recording the song, Matt Bissonette came by to play bass and his brother Gregg (the second drummer in the All-Starr Band) was with him. Ringo had just received a gift of a Hang drum and it was laying around in the studio," he tells Billboard. "It's like a steel drum but played with the bare hand. Anyway, Gregg picked it up and before we knew it we were recording the hang drum which you can hear on the intro and the chorus. It's the steel drum sounding instrument. Just goes to show if anyone pops by the studio, they're likely to wind up on the song.”
Carpenter says there was never actually a shoot for the 'Give More Love' video since much of the performance footage came from material already available. “We were looking at what else we could put in there and I said, 'Hey, we've got several (rehearsal) performances from when you put the song in the show this last tour. Why don't we use that?' Carpenter said the black and white effects on the band were his idea.
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And then there was Ringo and the crank box he's shown playing with in the video. Carpenter says, “I'd seen that little flip box when we were on tour. We were at a hotel gift shop and I said, 'That'd be really cool to use in a video' and Ringo said, 'Yeah, why don't you figure something out?'”
Starr also announced Thursday his plans for the 10th annual “Peace and Love” birthday event to take place July 7 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nice, France, during his Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band's upcoming European tour. Fans around the world can join in by saying or thinking “Peace and Love” at noon on July 7. Besides the live event, Hard Rock outlets around the globe will stream a special “Peace and Love” birthday video just before noon from Sir Ringo. This year's event, co-sponsored by the Hard Rock Cafe and the David Lynch Foundation, which promotes transcendental meditation, marks a return to its roots. The first took place at the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago on July 7, 2008. Other sites have been at the Hard Rock Cafes in New York; Hamburg, Germany; and Nashville, though for the last four years, it was held outside the Capitol Records tower in Los Angeles.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for, than Peace & Love,” Ringo said in a statement. “I was blown away last year with how far this idea keeps spreading – we started in New Zealand, had people sending Peace & Love from Antarctica, Japan, Costa Rica, India, Russia, Brazil, Europe, London, Liverpool and Hawaii. It was so far out. So here we are 10 years later and it keeps growing. I want to thank Capitol who have hosted us the last four years, Hard Rock, the David Lynch Foundation and everyone for continuing to help spread Peace & Love, Ringo.”

Ringo and His All-Starr Band play the Borgata Casino Event Center in Atlantic City June 2 before winging off to Europe for 20 shows starting in Paris, France on June 6 and running through Europe until July 11. The band will go back on the road for another 20 shows in the U.S. beginning Sept. 1 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Tulsa, Okla. And running through that month ending with a final show Sept. 29 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

Can fans hope for a video recording of any upcoming performances? “I hope we'll be shooting,” Carpenter says. “I don't know if it'll be released this year or beginning of next, but generally each time the band changes we shoot a new concert. And we've never had Graham Gouldman (of 10cc) in the band, which is exciting. And Colin's (Colin Hay from Men At Work), is back and we love Colin. So I don't know whether it'll be on the European leg or the American leg but we'll probably, yes, do another All-Starr concert.”
Carpenter, who has been working with Sir Ringo since “Ringorama” was released in 2003, says he has loved working with him. “It's always a blast shooting with Ringo,” he said. “We always have a great time. There's never a time when it's not fun,” he said. “There's nothing better than working a Beatle.”
Ringo and His All Starr Band Tour Dates:
June 2 -- Borgata Casino Event Center, Atlantic City, NJ
June 6 -- L’Olympia, Paris, France
June 8 -- Holland Blues Festival, Grolloo, Netherlands
June 9 -- Flens Arena, Flensberg, Germany
June 10 -- StadPark, Hamburg, Germany
June 13 -- Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland
June 15 -- Lunden, Horsens, Denmark
June 16 -- Tempodorm, Berlin, Germany
June 17 -- Stadhalle, Zwickau, Germany
June 19 -- Congress Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
June 20 -- Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria
June 23 -- Menorah Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel
June 26 -- St. Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
June 28 -- WiZink Center, Madrid, Spain
June 29 -- Coliseum, La Caruna, Spain
July 1 -- Bizkaia Arena BEC, Bilbao, Spain
July 4 -- Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
July 6 -- Sporting Complex, Monte Carlo, Monaco
July 8 -- Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, Italy
July 9 -- Piazza Degli Scacchi, Marostica, Italy
July 11 -- Autorium Parco Della Musica, Cavea, Rome, Italy
Sept. 1 -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, OK
Sept. 2 -- Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, AR
Sept. 3 -- Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Sept. 5 -- Iowa State Center, Ames, IA
Sept. 7 -- Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO
Sept. 8 -- TBA, Milwaukee, WI
Sept. 9 -- Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, IN
Sept. 11 -- Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH
Sept .13 -- Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Sept. 14 -- Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY
Sept. 15 -- The Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT
Sept. 17 -- Wang Theater, Boston, MA
Sept. 19 -- Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 21 -- Hard Rock Rocksino, Northfield Park, OH
Sept. 22 -- The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
Sept. 23 -- Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St Paul, MN
Sept. 25 -- Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
Sept. 27 -- Humphreys, San Diego, CA
Sept. 28 -- City National Civic, San Jose, CA
Sept. 29 -- Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

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jueves, 19 de abril de 2018

Monmouth University to host symposium on The Beatles’ ‘White Album’

Monmouth University to host symposium on The Beatles’ ‘White Album’
April 19 2018

White Album symposium
These photos of, from left, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were included in the 1968 double album “The Beatles.”

It won’t generate the same amount of publicity as the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band did, last year. But this year marks the 50th anniversary of the double album The Beatles — commonly referred to as The White Album, because of its cover. And Monmouth University in West Long Branch will host an academic symposium on the album, Nov. 8-11.
Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn will be the keynote speaker, and the symposium will have the theme of “Producing an Enigma for the Ages.”
Abstracts and panel suggested can be submitted, through July 9, at Information is also available a Potential subjects suggested on the university’s website include “The Beatles and 1960s History,” “The Beatles and Politics,” “The Beatles and the Music Business,” “The Beatles’ Musical Influences” and “The Beatles’ Musical Legacy.”
Released on Nov. 22, 1968, The Beatles was the band’s longest and most musically eclectic album, ranging from the gentle ballads “Julia” and “I Will” to the wildly experimental “Revolution 9.” Some of its best known songs include “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Blackbird,” “Dear Prudence,” “Happiness Is a Warm Gun” and “Birthday.”
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miércoles, 18 de abril de 2018

Paul McCartney remembers Linda on the anniversary of her passing

Paul McCartney remembers Linda on the anniversary of her passing
Posted on 4/18/2018

Paul and Linda McCartney in 1973; Michael Putland/Getty

ImagesYou might have missed it, but Paul McCartney took a moment Tuesday to remember his late wife, Linda, on the 20th anniversary of her passing.
McCartney posted a color photo of Linda on his Twitter and Instagram, one that appears to have been taken in the early 1970s.  Linda's wearing a sweater, with her face in profile, slightly upraised and presented against a sunny blue sky, her hair catching the light like a halo.

"Remembering Linda with love today," McCartney writes.  "Beautiful memories."
Paul met Linda Eastman in May of 1967 in London, when she was a 25-year-old photographer.  They were married March 12, 1969 and remained nearly inseparable until Linda's death from cancer on April 17, 1998.

McCartney had a brief, tumultuous marriage to former model Heather Mills from 2002 to 2008.  He married New York businesswoman Nancy Shevell in 2011, four years after they met.
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Paul and Linda McCartney at the Ann Demuelemeester Fashion Show in Paris, 1997.

martes, 17 de abril de 2018

Ed Sheeran to star in new Beatles-related film

Ed Sheeran to star in new Beatles-related film
Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018

Ed Sheeran: in talks to star in new Beatles-related comedy from director Richard Curtis
Ed Sheeran: in talks to star in new Beatles-related comedy from director Richard Curtis

Ed Sheeran is set to play a leading role in Richard Curtis's new fictional film about the Beatles.
The new comedy film is tentatively entitled All You Need Is Love and it concerns a man who wakes up one day to find he is the only person who can remember the songs of The Beatles
The Mail on Sunday reports that Sheeran is to appear on screen and write new music for the film, which will also include Beatles classics. The newspaper also says Curtis is writing the screenplay and that the film will be directed by Trainspotting director Danny Boyle.

The Beatles: new film on the way

Sheeran is known to be an enthusiastic and life-long Beatles fan. In 2014, the 27-year old musician was a guest on The Night That Changed America, a Grammys tribute to mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan show in 1964.
On the night, he performed an acoustic version of the Beatles' hit In My Life in front of an audience which included the two surviving members of the Fab Four, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. McCartney later sent Sheeran a guitar signed: 'For Ed, who is brilliant.'
Sheeran is also friends with director Curtis, whose previous films include Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral, and his partner Emma Freud.
In 2016, the singer attended a 21st birthday party for the couple's daughter Scarlett and is believed to be a regular visitor to the Curtis home in Walberswick, Suffolk.
Sheeran has previously appeared in The SimpsonsGame of ThronesBridget Jones' BabyHome and Away, and The Bastard Executioner

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Ed Sheeran rumoured for Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis film about The Beatles never existing

Special ‘Concert For George’ UK Screenings

Special ‘Concert For George’ UK Screenings

Concert For George UK Screening

Special UK screenings - One night ONLY 

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lunes, 16 de abril de 2018

An extraordinary letter by George Harrison fearing being ‘poor and hungry’

 George Harrison wrote the six-page letter (pictured) when he was staying at a hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset, in August 1963
An extraordinary letter by  George Harrison fearing being ‘poor and hungry’
12 APRIL 2018

George begged friend photographer Astrid Kirchherr, to let him use her work in his book because Paul McCartney and John Lennon would become ‘very rich’ and more successful than him.

The letter, from 1963, in blue ballpoint pen and on Palace Court Hotel headed stationary, has now been put up for auction with Bonhams.

In the six-page letter he seemed concerned that songwriters

He sent the letter to his friend, well-known German photographer Astrid Kirchherr, who had just taken intimate pictures of the group during a trip to Tenerife in 1963.

George Harrison begged his friend, photographer Astrid Kirchherr (pictured together in Tenerife), to let him use photographs in his new book 

McCartney, Kirchherr and Harrison were photographed relaxing near the sea in Tenerife after travelling there together in 1963

Harrison, who went on to make around £300million, revealed in his letter that he was going to write a book about the band to ‘make money’. In the letter, he boasted about buying a new Jaguar car but begged her to send him the pictures so he could use them in his book.

He wrote the letter while staying at the Palace Court Hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset, where the Beatles were on a six-night residency of the town’s Gaumont Theatre.

The group were in Tenerife together in 1963

 “I bought you all the records I told you about years ago, and they are still at home covered in dust, so if you have decided where about’s you are living lately, then let me know and I will send them to you…
Fat Betty has seen all the Happy holiday Photo’s, hasn’t she? but I haven’t, oh no – you won’t show them to me will you!
Actually if she had not come to England with King Size, then I would still be wondering which part of the world you where in…
I bought a Jaguar (car) last month, and I think you would like it. I will send you a photograph of it, with the records as soon as I get back to Liverpool…
Could you look through your photographs and find some – or all of the photos that have The Beatles either all together or separately, or that have any of us with other people in them, in fact any photographs at all that may be of interest and then if you felt in a HAPPY ASTRID MOOD, do you think you could either give or lend them to me…
You know that Paul and John are going to be very rich soon, when they collect the money they have made by writing all those songs, and I don’t think that you would like to see me poor and hungry, so I have decided to make a book.
It won’t be a DA SADE type book, but a daft story about the BEATLES, with some photographs in it, and then I hope to sell it to all the nice people and then I can buy food with the money…Can’t I?
I would like to have some pictures that the people haven’t already seen in all the other books, so that is why I am asking you. It would be very nice of you, even if the pictures were old at the Indra and Kaiserkeller and Top Ten…
I have been ill all week, feeling tired all the time. The doctor gave me a tonic which is like liquid preludin. My balls have been aching too, and banging around on stage!
We will be in Paris for three week in January. I will write again with the records cheerio and love from Georgie (your friend who wants the photos)”
George Harrison and Astrid Kirchherr in 1963

The letter is being sold by Bonhams in London

Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison wrote a six-page letter to Astrid Kirchherr begging her to let him use pictures of the group in Tenerife for book (Astrid and Paul McCartney pictured together in Tenerife in 1963)
Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison wrote a six-page letter to Astrid Kirchherr begging her to let him use pictures of the group in Tenerife for book (Astrid and Paul McCartney pictured together in Tenerife in 1963)

The group travelled to Tenerife in 1963 after their manager, Brian Epstein, told them to take a holiday after a tough year of recording, touring and recovering from Stuart Sutcliffe's death
The group travelled to Tenerife in 1963 after their manager, Brian Epstein, told them to take a holiday after a tough year of recording, touring and recovering from Stuart Sutcliffe's death

sábado, 14 de abril de 2018

'Beatles Quarter masterplan' proposed by Liverpool City Council

'Beatles Quarter masterplan' proposed by Liverpool City Council
BBC News
13 April 2018

Mathew Street in Liverpool
The mayor said the area needed an "enhanced and more co-ordinated Beatles tourism offer"

A "masterplan" to boost Liverpool's "Beatles Quarter" is to be created.

Liverpool City Council is proposing a regeneration area around Mathew Street, where the Cavern Club - which hosted the band's early shows - once stood.

The aim was to bring an "enhanced and more co-ordinated Beatles tourism offer" to the area, the council said.

City Mayor Joe Anderson said there was a need to improve the area's 24-hour appeal as the current offer was "not at the level it could and should be".

The plans could involve the redevelopment of derelict and under-used buildings and the creation of a "more defined and useable public open space".

The original Cavern Club in 1966 and the rebuilt club in 2017
The Cavern Club closed in 1973, but the venue was rebuilt and reopened 11 years later

If approved, the regeneration work would focus on the area from Victoria and North John Street to Lord Street and Stanley Street.

The council said the city's "Beatles-related industry" had been growing at up to 15% annually in the last decade and was worth £90m a year.

A spokesman said Cavern City Tours and the Cavern Club, the venue built on the site of its namesake nightclub using the original plans, now attracted 800,000 visitors a year.

However, a report to the council said visitors were "increasingly looking for a quality experiential visit" and there was "a clear need to curate a Beatles Heritage offer".

The Beatles and The Cavern Club

John Lennon in the origianl Cavern Club in 1961

° The original Cavern Club opened as a jazz venue in 16 January 1957

° The Beatles first performed there on 9 February 1961, though John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr had both previously taken the stage with different groups - Lennon and McCartney with the Quarry Men and Starr with the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group and Rory Storm and the Hurricanes

° The last of the group's 292 performances at the Cavern Club came on 3 August 1963

° In 1973, the buildings above the original club were demolished and the club was closed and filled in with rubble. It was later rebuilt using the original plans and many original bricks and reopened on 26 April 1984

Source: The Cavern Club

The council spokesman said the plan would include the granting of compulsory purchase powers and be based on the findings of a "scrutiny panel" review of the area.

The alternative "do nothing option" would result in "a missed opportunity to capitalise on the Beatles offer and connect with the wider city music offer", the report said.

Mr Anderson said there was a "unique" chance to "establish an experience no other city can offer and one which will sustain thousands of jobs, for generations to come".

The proposals will go before the council's cabinet on 20 April, ahead of a public consultation in the autumn.