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Review: Donovan celebrates his 70th birthday at the London Palladium Special

London - Influential singer/songwriter Donovan Leitch has had a long and successful career. He performed at the London Palladium on May 6, four days before his 70th birthday.

Yoko Ono, widow of Beatle John Lennon, hospitalized in New York

The 83-year-old concept artist and widow of Beatle John Lennon has been admitted to a New York hospital complaining of severe flu-like symptoms. Ono has lived in New York since her husband's death in 1980 and never remarried.

Rock Hall of Famer, Donovan, looks back on 50 years in music Special

In three months' time, the Scottish-born singer, songwriter, musician and poet, often referred to as "the British Bob Dylan," will celebrate his 70th birthday with a show at the London Palladium. Digital Journal found out what keeps him motivated.

Review: Nigel Thomas captivates the listener on 'Travelling Man'

The former lead singer with English band The Foxes is to put out his first solo album, 'Travelling Man,' next month. Digital Journal was given an exclusive early listen.

Beatles are now streaming to the top of the charts: Billboard

The music of The Beatles was at last made available for streaming just two weeks ago, on Christmas Eve, and the results are already in. Billboard reports the songs and albums of the Fab Four are doing well.

Here comes the Beatles: Streaming for Fab Four's catalogue starts

The Beatles split 45 years ago but the band has recently become the subject of attention because, very nearly alone among the behemoth rock bands of a bygone era, their music was not available via streaming. That's now going to change.

Interview: Mike Pender of The Searchers tells us about his book Special

Liverpool - Digital Journal speaks to the former leader of one of Merseybeat's greatest acts, early contemporaries of The Beatles and revered for timeless classics like "Sweets for My Sweet," "Sugar and Spice" and "Needles and Pins."

Interview with The Stereophonics' bass player Richard Jones Special

Digital Journal gets the lowdown on the Welsh/English quartet's new album "Keep the Village Alive" from one of its founding members.

Cynthia Lennon, wife of late Beatle, dies at 75

Before John Lennon's abstract and controversial marriage to artist Yoko Ono, he tied the knot with fellow Liverputian Cynthia Powell, who passed away Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.

Famed guitarist Laurence Juber talks about his new album Special

The former member of Paul McCartney's '70s high-fliers Wings - and a prolific and highly acclaimed musician in his own right - is getting ready to release a new album. Digital Journal was curious to learn more.

10 all-time classic albums that will be turning 50 next year

The iconic sixties was a time of musical and social revolution. So many great albums were being released that classic long playing 12-inch records battled to even make the top five, such was the talent and magic on the market at that time.

The Cure croon 'Hello, Goodbye' for 'The Art Of McCartney'

The Beatles hit, "Hello, Goodbye," covered by The Cure, is the lead single from the upcoming collection 'The Art Of McCartney,' a celebration of the music of Sir Paul McCartney by such artists as Billy Joel, KISS, Yusuf, Jamie Cullum and Roger Daltrey.

Ringo Starr to rock for #PEACEROCKS on International Day of Peace

Ringo Starr and An All Starr Band (which includes Edgar Winter, Gregg Bissonette, Richard Page and Steve Lukather) is slated to perform in front of designer John Varvatos' Hollywood store to promote the #PEACEROCKS campaign.

Why people from all over the world just want to cross this road

London - People are flocking from all corners of the world to cross a pedestrian zebra crossing in north London. Commuters and drivers are forced to slow down and stop to allow the pedestrians, who have right of way, to cross this famous road - but why?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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!

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.

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.

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'.
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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 Cover of Mike's Autobiography.
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John Lennon of the Beatles in Almeria, Spain when filming "How I Won the War".
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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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Laurence Juber: 'Fingerboard Road'
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Cynthia Lennon, first wife of late Beatle John Lennon.
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Blackberry Smoke with Charlie Starr (far right)
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