A number of rock legends and some newer artists are contributing exclusive tracks (and a couple of other cool items) to help fund relief efforts in the south Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook.
Paul McCartney apparently had a near-death experience in May which is just being reported on now.
The Beatles’ entire catalog remains one of the most enduring groups of songs in popular culture. Their first single “Love Me Do,” the song is still fun and vibrant 50 years after its original U.K. release. To celebrate the occasion, fans gathered in Liverpool’s docks Friday afternoon to set a new world record for the most Beatles fans singing “Love Me Do” in a round.
Before Ringo Starr was a Beatle, he was a member of another British rock group, Rory Storm & The Hurricanes. A new release called Rory Storm Live At The Jive Hive has led fans to wonder if the recording is from Ringo’s era with the band. Ringo himself clarifies, in a press statement that went out earlier today…
Before donning the mop-top and suit as the drummer of the Beatles, Ringo Starr scored his first gig as a member of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.
To quote the legendary James Brown, “give the drummer some!” Or in the case of this list ranking the richest beat-keepers in the world, give the drummers a whole lot, as in a fortune.
This March, the fourth annual Beatles cruise will once again set sail from Ft. Lauderdale headed toward the Bahamas, aboard the world’s largest cruise ship. And we have a few ideas for the cruise’s organizers.
The Beatles’ 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour isn’t as celebrated as some of their other full length features: Help!, A Hard Day’s Night and Yellow Submarine, which may explain why it has been out of print for years. However, that’s about to change. On October 9th, Magical Mystery Tour will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray with a remixed soundtrack and, of course, special features.
Joe Walsh played in the first two All-Starr Bands (as well as Starr’s short lived late-’90s backing band, The Roundheads), and these days, is Ringo’s brother-in-law. He says that the first All-Starr Band was one of the greatest groups he’s ever played in. And as huge of an experience as that was, being a part of the Starr family is even more of an eye-opener.
Ringo Starr and his 13th All-Starr Band are touring the U.S. this summer for his new album.