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Liverpool concert to raise funds for Brian Epstein statue announced….by Steve Marinucci

By jackallday| 2015-01-16T09:52:03+00:00 January 16th, 2015|Categories: Featured Post, Rock 'n Roll News|

A concert to raise funds for a statue honoring Beatles manager Brian Epstein will be held in Liverpool next month, the Statue4Eppy campaign announced Jan. 16 in Liverpool. The show will take place Feb. 28 at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre, which is named for the Beatles manager. Performers initially announced for the concert are Billy Kinsley and Tony Crane of the Merseybeats, Ian McNabb of Icicle Works [...]

Beatles news: ’62 Beatles billboard found; Fab Four not for sale; book bargain…by Steve Marinucci

By jackallday| 2015-01-14T14:45:34+00:00 January 14th, 2015|Categories: Beatles Music, Rock 'n Roll News|

The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool announced Jan. 12 it is now exhibiting a vintage show bill poster from a 1962 concert at the city's Tower Ballroom with Little Richard headlining the gig supported by the Beatles. The show also featured Lee Curtis and the All-Stars. Tickets to the show were 10 shillings and 6d then or 50 pence or [...]

Paul McCartney Reboots Beatles Catalog for Neil Young’s Pono Music Player…by Roger Friedman

By jackallday| 2015-01-11T20:13:17+00:00 January 11th, 2015|Categories: Paul McCartney, Rock 'n Roll News|

All you need is cash: I am told that Neil Young’s high end music player and library, Pono, has scored a coup. They’ve secured the Beatles catalog for download in what’s known as loss-less digital. Paul McCartney himself is said to be supervising the transfer of the Beatles’ crown in the jewel recordings so they can [...]

Steve Smith: R.E.M’s Michael Stipe plays first major gig in four year and more music news

By jackallday| 2015-01-08T10:34:45+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Categories: Rock 'n Roll News|

It was his first major gig since the alt-rock group he founded in 1980 disbanded in 2011 (his only other live appearance was when he sang R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” at the “12-12-12” Hurricane Sandy benefit at Madison Square Garden). The 55-year-old Stipe — who told “CBS This Morning” in Decemeber: “I think I’ll sing again” [...]

Steve Smith: Aretha Franklin hits No. 1 with Adele cover; Timothy B. Schmidt to rejoin Poco

By jackallday| 2015-01-02T14:05:37+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Categories: Rock 'n Roll News|

Aretha Franklin’s cover of young English power pop vocalist Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” is No. 1 on Billboard’s dance singles chart. It’s the sixth time she has topped that chart and the first time she’s accomplished this feat since “Here We Go Again” August 1998. Earlier in the ‘80s, Franklin topped the dance chart with [...]

Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr issue statements after death of Joe Cocker….by Steve Marinucci

By jackallday| 2014-12-22T14:04:26+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Rock 'n Roll News|

Beatles Examiner has received statements from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Dec. 22 after the death of singer Joe Cocker. According to the New York Times, the veteran rock singer known best for his cover of the Lennon-McCartney song “With a Little Help From My Friends” at the Woodstock Festival in 1969, died on Monday at age 70 after battling “small [...]

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