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Op-Ed: Artificial Intelligence analyzes Beatle music progression

Southfield - In what may be a major leap in analytics, Lawrence Technological University has correctly identified the Beatles' music progression from their first album to their last, using Big Data technology. This is a real first, and it’s pretty fascinating stuff.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Paul McCartney helps couple get engaged at concert

New York - After an illness forced Paul McCartney to postpone concert dates, he returned to the stage on Saturday with no lack of surprises and interactiveness. Not only did McCartney return to the stage, but he helped a couple get engaged on July 5th.
In the Media by Alexa Spieler - 3 comments

Interview with Dan Swan from Low Rent Special

Singer, guitarist and songwriter-in-chief with the Australian alt-country rockers discusses the band's latest EP with Digital Journal.
Digital Journal Report by Adrian Peel - 1 comment

Re-Discovering The Magic Of Roy Orbison's 'Mystery Girl' Special

Roy Orbison’s 'Mystery Girl' was released two months after the legendary singer’s sudden passing. Now the 1989 album has been re-issued with new material. For the Orbison sons, the re-release is truly a family affair.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 3 comments

Paul McCartney cancels Japanese tour due to virus

Tokyo - Former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney has been hit by illness and has to regrettably cancel his upcoming tour in Japan, where he has an almost cult-like following. According to tour organizers, 71-year-old McCartney has contracted a virus.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Interview with singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa Special

The Mexican American singer-songwriter recently returned to Texas after a number of years living abroad and late last year released her 15th album, 'After the Fair'. She talks to Digital Journal.
Digital Journal Report by Adrian Peel

Beatles jackets go for auction

Two jackets, worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in The Beatles' 1965 film 'Help!', are being put up for sale at an auction of Beatles collectibles.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

‘Give peace a chance’ John Lennon school detention sheets on sale

It seems that Beatle John Lennon was not always into the peace ideology. An auction is to be held offering 2 school detention sheets, which describe Lennon’s misdemeanors during his school days, including fighting in class and sabotage.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Interview with Brian Wright: 'Rattle Their Chains' Special

Americana singer-songwriter Brian Wright is signed to the Sugar Hill Records family. He just released his newest studio album "Rattle Their Chains" on September 10, to much critical acclaim.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Spanish film on Beatlemania in Franco era wows film festival

San Sebastian - Based on a true story and set in the Franco dictatorship era, a Spanish "Beatlemania" film stunned critics at the San Sebastián film festival in Spain. It tells the tale of how the British band's songs inspired one ordinary Spaniard during hard times.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Op-Ed: The VW Beetle: From Hitler's idea to an icon

In 1945, a Volkswagen Beetle was shipped from a bomb-damaged Germany factory to England. There, it was inspected by a commission of leading British manufacturers, chaired by Sir William Rootes.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

New Paul McCartney single released

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has unexpectedly released a new single ahead of his forthcoming album. The single is called "New."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

The Beatles are back with a hit Broadway musical this summer

New York - One of the world's favorite bands is making a coming back, this time on Broadway. Get ready for some of the hottest music of the summer to hit NYC when The Beatles tribute band opens as ones of Broadways biggest hits this summer!
In the Media by Lizz Riggs

Vox guitar played by 2 Beatles sells for $408,000 at N.Y. auction

A customized Vox guitar played by Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison, each now deceased, was sold at auction at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square on Saturday, May 18. Billboard reports that the guitar sold for $408,000, double the price expected.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Good Ol' Freda, the inside story of The Beatles revealed

Freda Kelly, who was the secretary to The Beatles, is the centerpiece of a new documentary film. In the movie she reveals life in the inner sanctum of the band.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

George Harrison statue plan abandoned

Plans to erect a statue of George Harrison in the town of Henley-on-Thames have been abandoned because it might attract 'the wrong type of fan'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

UK's best selling albums of all time

Adele's album '21' has moved into fourth place on the UK's list of best selling albums, pushing Oasis down by one. Queen remain at the top of the chart.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New Beatles bio offers a graphic look at the Fab Four Special

A new, comic-book style book offers a new, creative take on the history of The Beatles. Combining history with comics, creator Herve Bourhis has fashioned a fascinatingly visual take on the story of the Fab Four.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Review: Backbeat offers a bombastic Beatles history lesson Special

Toronto - Long before The Beatles were famous, they cut their creative teeth in the gritty clubs of Hamburg, Germany. A new musical based on the 1994 movie explores this time, and the complex relationship between John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Spotty music streaming site Spotify launches in Australia

Sydney - Swedish Spotify.com is a site which allows you to stream music ad-free. It pays a small amount of royalties to the record companies, and artists are the last thing on anyone’s minds. The launch of Spotify has Australian musicians very annoyed.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Facebook IPO makes U2's Bono the richest musician in the world?

London - Reports suggest that thanks to Facebook, U2's frontman Bono has overtaken former Beatles Paul McCartney in accumulated wealth to make him the richest musician in the world.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio - 3 comments

‘The Lost Concert’ details The Beatles first concert on US soil

New York - A new documentary film details the events that gave birth to Beatlemania and changed the North American music landscape.
In the Media by John Duarte

Lost George Harrison guitar solo from 'Here Comes The Sun' found

London - A discarded piece of music - a guitar solo by George Harrison - recorded when The Beatles' 1969 hit, "Here Comes The Sun" was being rehearsed, has been discovered in Abbey Road studios.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 2 comments

Formerly lost Beatles amp to sell for $100,000 at auction

Late Beatles guitarist George Harrison's rare JMI Vox UL 730 amplifier is going to be auctioned off next month. The amp, which was recently discovered to have belonged to Harrison, was a revolutionary piece of technology for its time.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast

Canadian dentist buys John Lennon's tooth for $31,000

Stockport - A tooth belonging to former Beatle John Lennon, described as 'gruesome, yellowy-brown, with a cavity,' was purchased by a Canadian dentist for a record £19,500 (US $31,000) at an auction Saturday in the U.K.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 3 comments

Paul McCartney to marry his fiancée this weekend

Former Beatle Paul McCartney is to marry his fiancée, Nancy Shevell, this weekend. The setting will be a country farmhouse in Sussex, England.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Beatles reunion for London Olympics?

London - With a little help from some friends, the remaining members of The Fab Four could be making an appearance at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In the Media by Alexandra Christopoulos

Catalina Island Museum holds rock star exhibit until July 31

Former wife of Eric Clapton and George Harrison, Pattie Boyd exhibits Yesterday and Today: The Beatles and Eric Clapton as photographed by Pattie Boyd, through July at the Catalina Island Museum, California.
In the Media by Alexa Tomaszewski

Paul McCartney engaged to girlfriend Nancy Shevell

London - World-famous musician and song-writer Paul McCartney is now engaged to his girlfriend Nancy Shevell, over three years after they were first seen together.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey

'The Lennon Letters' to be published in 2012

John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono has agreed for some of Lennon’s personal letters to be published in a book after 30 years have passed since his death.
In the Media by Renee Wilson - 2 comments
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Backbeat portrays The Beatles struggles as they rose to fame  playing the clubs along Hamburg s Reep...
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Backbeat portrays The Beatles struggles as they rose to fame, playing the clubs along Hamburg's Reeperbahn. Paul McCartney (Daniel Healy), George Harrison (Dan Westwick), Stuart Sutcliffe (Nick Blood), and John Lennon (Andrew Knott) played six hour sets and would repeat many popular rock tunes of the day.
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The Beatles Graphic (originally published in France) also traces the post-Beatles career of the band...
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The Beatles Graphic (originally published in France) also traces the post-Beatles career of the band's former members and their offspring; Bourhis here depicts Sean Lennon's recreation of father John Lennon's famous Annie Liebowitz shot of he and Yoko Ono, with his own girlfriend.
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Backbeat: The Birth Of The Beatles is now playing in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Photo o...
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Backbeat: The Birth Of The Beatles is now playing in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Photo of Andrew Knott (as John Lennon) and Daniel Healy (as Paul McCartney) by Nobby Clark.
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The Beatles Graphic explores the history of the Fab Four in comic book-style drawings and sketches.
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The Beatles Graphic explores the history of the Fab Four in comic book-style drawings and sketches.
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John Lennon of the Beatles in Almeria, Spain when filming "How I Won the War".
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