Category: Rock ‘n Roll News

Unseen Footage of The Beatles during filming of Help! Emerges After 50 years

from The Guardian 5/12/17   Filmed by late actor Leo McKern, who starred in the film, the clip shows the Fab Four messing around between takes during filming in Austrian Alps A still from the newly discovered footage of the...

/ May 12, 2017

Welsh Singer Mary Hopkin to Sell Off 1960s Memorabilia

BBC News……..A collection of outfits and souvenirs is being sold off by Welsh singer Mary Hopkin. Hopkin, 67, from Pontardawe, shot to fame in 1968 with her number one single “Those Were The Days”. She was one of the first...

/ May 10, 2017

Jimmy Webb on John Lennon’s Lost Weekend, Writing for Frank Sinatra

from Rolling Stone Magazine (online) During the late Sixties and early Seventies, Jimmy Webb was arguably the most successful mainstream songwriter alive, churning out sweeping, richly orchestrated hits for Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra, among others. Yet while...

/ April 20, 2017

Paul McCartney Explains How the Beatles Wouldn’t Exist Without Chuck Berry

BY MATT MILLER MAR 21, 2017  In early 1958, Chuck Berry released “Sweet Little Sixteen,” a song that would change the course of music history. It ignited the urge to celebrate rock and roll in kids throughout America, but it also...

/ March 21, 2017

The 10 Most Uplifting Songs in the World, According to Science By Chris Matyszczyk

No, there are no Beatles songs. But Billy Joel is there. You want uplift? You want downlift? Billy is always there for you. CREDIT: Getty Images Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly...

/ January 4, 2017

Allan Williams, who set up Beatles’ early gigs, dies at 86

Allan Williams, a fixture on the Liverpool music scene who gave the Beatles a place to practice and helped them get early gigs, has died. He was 86. Graham Stanley, manager of the Jacaranda club that Williams used to own, said Saturday that Williams died...

/ January 2, 2017