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THE BEATLES LOVE by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL begins creative evolution leading to 10th anniversary celebration

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The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil has evolved - get ready for the 10th anniversary celebrations! A truly innovative and unique production, LOVE has evolved for its 10th anniversary to present a more dynamic and immersive musical experience, captivating music and theatre fans worldwide. New acts, costumes, choreography, audio visual technology and remixed music has made the show brighter, bolder and bigger than ever!

There are limited tickets are available for LOVE’s special 10th anniversary celebration performance on Thursday, July 14 at 8pm  

If you can't make the anniversary evening you can find tickets for all our shows HERE.

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WATCH THE TRAILER FOR 'THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - THE TOURING YEARS'

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Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is set for a global theatrical release date for September 16th. The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. 

Following an all-star world premiere in London on September 15th the film will be shown theatrically around the world and will stream exclusively in the US on HULU.

VISIT THEBEATLESEIGHTDAYSAWEEK.COM TO WATCH THE TRAILER AND FIND OUT MORE.

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THE BEATLES’ AWARD-WINNING ‘LOVE’ ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING WORLDWIDE

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On June 17 at 12:01am local time, The Beatles’ award-winning LOVE album is available for streaming worldwide.

FIND YOUR LOCAL STREAMING SERVICE 

The Beatles LOVE is the audio companion to the acclaimed stage production, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. To create the show’s lush soundscape, producers Sir George Martin and Giles Martin worked at Abbey Road Studios with the entire archive of Beatles master recordings. This unique approach to assembling the music for a live show was rapturously received by critics and Beatles fans and resulted in the groundbreaking album garnering two GRAMMY Awards®. 

A truly innovative and unique production, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil has evolved for its 10th anniversary to present a more dynamic musical experience. New acts, costumes, choreography, audio visual technology and remixed music have made the experience of the LOVE show more immersive and exciting than ever.

Since LOVE’s debut, more than 4,500 performances have been staged for a cumulative audience approaching eight million people. Tickets are on sale now for LOVE’s special 10th anniversary celebration performance on Thursday, July 14 at 8pm.

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HULU announces exclusive US streaming partnership for forthcoming Ron Howard documentary about the The Beatles' touring years

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Hulu has secured the exclusive US streaming video on-demand rights to Academy Award Winner Ron Howard’s feature documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week (working title). The film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.  

Details about the film’s international television and streaming partners, and its theatrical and DVD release in Autumn 2016 will be announced soon.

 

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7th February, 1964 - Beginning of First US Tour

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"It was so exciting on the plane, flying in to the airport, I felt as though there was a big octopus with tentacles that were grabbing the plane and dragging us down into New York. America was the best." - Ringo (from The Beatles Anthology)

Click through to hear the famous JFK Airport press conference from when the band had just landed in the United States.

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9th February, 1964 - The Beatles Make Their Ed Sullivan Show Debut

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"We were aware that Ed Sullivan was the big one because we got a telegram from Elvis and the Colonel. And I've heard that while the show was on there were no reported crimes, or very few. When The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, even the criminals had a rest for ten minutes." - George (from The Beatles Anthology)

The broadcast was watched by an estimated 73 million viewers in over 23 million households - a record for US television, at the time.

Click through to watch the band play I Wanna Hold Your Hand on the show.

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27th January 1962

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27th January 1962 - the last concert the band played at the Aintree Institute.  

According to Mark Lewisohn, Brian Epstein was paid The Beatles’ £15 fee in loose change - he made sure they never played for promotor Brian Kelly again.

Photo by Dick Matthews / © Apple Corps

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Bob Balser

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It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Robert (Bob) Balser on January 4th aged 88.

Bob along with the late Jack Stokes were the two immensely talented Animation Directors on the 1968 film Yellow Submarine.

In 2012 Bob generously gave us his time and expertise as a consultant on the restoration of the original film. A delightful man, he was considered a true friend of Apple.

We send our sincere condolences to his wife Cima and all the family.

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No one deserves to be hungry.

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Set an extra place at the table this holiday season and join us to #GiveThanksgiving by donating now to help fight for everyone’s right to nutritious food and an end to hunger in America.

Take action by donating for signature #Hungerthon gifts including John Lennon “Imagine” tee, scarf and bracelets.  

You can also bid on exclusive auctions items or spreading the word using #GiveThanksgiving

hungerthon.org

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The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One Is....

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ITV UK's 'The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One' has just announced that Britain voted Hey Jude as its top Beatles track of the 27 that reached #1 in the UK and US charts.

Which is your favourite Beatles Number One?

If you missed it UK viewers can catch “The Nation’s Favourite Beatles No1” on http://ITV.com  & on Sunday at 4.30pm #NatFaveBeatles

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'The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One' Wednesday, ITV, 8pm.

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“The Beatles are a band that have defined popular culture and music for decades and so we're thrilled to be celebrating their hits on ITV. Everyone's got a favourite Beatles number one - but which is yours and which will be the nation's?” - Commissioning Editor, Priya Singh.

The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One will tell the stories behind some of the greatest Beatles songs ever. With interviews from Beatles’ insiders including musicians, friends, fellow performers and celebrity fans, we’ll hear about the stories behind the Fab Four’s best-loved hits.

These are the stories behind the 27 songs that reached number one here and in the U.S – from She Loves You to Let it Be – as the show hears from the people who were there to witness in person the extraordinary rise and rise of The Beatles.

Across 120 minutes, this prime-time celebration of the biggest and most influential band the world has ever seen uses archive from a number of sources, including rare and exclusive footage from the Beatles’ company Apple Corps.

“It’s extraordinary to think that The Beatles’ output changed so dramatically within seven years – these are 27 songs that chart that extraordinary revolution in popular music”. - Executive Producer, Mark Robinson
Wednesday, ITV, 8pm.

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RINGO STARR: AN EVENING IN CONVERSATION

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To celebrate the publication of Ringo Starr’s PHOTOGRAPH memoir, on September 25 at 8:00pm, Ringo Starr will appear on stage at LA’s historic El Rey Theatre. During the course of a moderated conversation, the audience will be invited to join Ringo Starr looking through rare and unseen photographs drawn from his personal archives. 

In the words of Ringo Starr: ‘These are shots that no one else could have. I just had the camera with me a lot of the time. There’s a lot of shots of "the boys" that only I could have taken. Together they chart the story of four lads from Liverpool trying to live normal lives amidst the frenzy that surrounded them.’ – RINGO STARR

For details visit http://www.theelrey.com

Tickets go on sale Steptember 3rd HERE. 

 

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Paul will reissue the classic solo albums ‘Pipes of Peace' and ‘Tug of War' on 2nd October 2015 as part of his Archive Collection.

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Paul will reissue the classic solo albums ‘Pipes of Peace' and ‘Tug of War' on 2nd October 2015 as part of his Archive Collection. 

Free download of Paul McCartney 'Take It Away [Single Edit] (2015 Remaster)' HERE: 
http://www.paulmccartney.com/downloads

Pre-order your copy today: http://mpl.pm/ToW_PoP_KingsRoad
Pre-order from iTunes: http://smarturl.it/PMPoPiTunes

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The Beatles Singles Lithograph Collection

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We are proud to announce the launch of The Beatles’ Singles Lithograph Collection, a curated collection of single sleeves from around the world.

Limited to a worldwide edition size of only 400 per print, each print will measure 20” x 20”, and available only at TheBeatles.com.

Each print will feature one of the band’s classic single sleeves drawn from the many international versions, some of which have not been seen since their original release in the ’60’s.

UK / EU | USA | Canada | All Beatles Stores

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Congratulations to Ringo on his induction at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

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"As all the other drummers say, he just is something so special. When he’s playing behind you, you see these other bands, they’re looking around at the drummer, like, is he going to speed up, is he going to slow down? You don’t have to look with Ringo.

It’s a great honour for me to be able to induct him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland tonight!”

Read Ringo and Paul's speeches at his induction.

See photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes video from the induction on ringostarr.com

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Paul McCartney to bring his ‘Out There’ tour to Europe in 2015

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Paul McCartney to bring his ‘Out There’ tour to Europe in 2015.  In the first 18 months since its launch, Paul’s incredible ‘Out There’ tour has been seen by almost two million people around the world. So far, this tour has seen Paul and his band perform a total of 64 shows in 12 different countries in venues of all different shapes and sizes. 

"I’m looking forward to taking the ‘Out There’ tour back to Europe this summer. It’s been a little while since I’ve performed in some of these places so we know it’s going to be a fun tour. I hope the audiences enjoy this tour as much as we’ve been enjoying it ourselves all over the world."

Check paulmccartney.com for latest ticket information

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Albert Maysles

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"Albert Maysles was a beautiful human being. The many times I hung out with him it was always a pleasure. He was a pioneer of his time, even for a short man. He will be missed. God bless him. Peace & Love, Ringo” 

Albert Maysles, legendary documentary filmmaker, has died. Albert chronicled the Beatles first visit to the USA in 1964 in the unique candid style that he had pioneered with his brother. It was to become the inspiration for their film “A Hard Days Night”.

http://mayslesfilms.com 

http://www.thebeatles.com/film/first-us-visit

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Happy Birthday George!

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25th February 2015

On this day we are remembering George.  

Here is a special announcement from http://georgeharrison.com

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE! On this day 25 February 1943 George Harrison was born in Liverpool, England. Actually, George himself once said that his actual birthday was the 24th February!

So to celebrate both days, here's a never before seen clip of George singing 'Congratulations'.  It was filmed during the shoot for the 'All Things Must Pass' 30th Anniversary Edition in 2000 at Friar Park. It's a Traveling Wilburys tune, sung by Bob Dylan on their first album: 'Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1.'

Watch George sing 'Congratulations'

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POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE

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Ringo Starr’s 18th studio release, POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE (out March 31 through Universal Music Enterprises) is now available for to order on Amazon! 

The solo album, with 11 original tracks, is the first to include a song written and recorded by Ringo Starr and his current All Starr Band – Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette. POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE was produced by Ringo and recorded at his home studio in Los Angeles and, as always, features friends and family. As Ringo often says, “If I am recording and you’re in town and drop by, you’re going to be on the record!”

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