Category: Rock ‘n Roll News

‘We were just knocking about in the park. Then the Beatles turned up’

In July 1968, the well-known war photographer Don McCullin was commissioned to photograph the Beatles in different locations around London, for a session known as the Mad Day Out. It was for Life magazine. I think they moved around a lot...

/ September 15, 2017

This is why Brian Epstein Billboards are appearing Around the City

Posters and signs dedicated to the late Beatles manager are being spotted across Liverpool by Ellen Kirwin The Liverpool Echo dpc_watchdog_violation windows 10   If you have been out and about in the city today you may have noticed to...

/ May 24, 2017

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