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ACTING NATURALLY: INTERVIEW RINGO
Ringo Starr (Photo by Kevin Winter)
Does the world’s greatest drummer really need an introduction? Not really. Who hasn’t heard of Ringo Starr? The one-time Beatle? The charismatic actor of A Hard Day’s Night and The Magic Christian? The Fab who right out of the gate, following the break-up of The Beatles at the end of the 1960s, defied all expectations by having, at least for a while, the best solo career of his fellow band mates? Despite a dark period marked by drug abuse, alcoholism, and artistic shiftlessness (while simultaneously being a decadent globe-trotting European playboy in the late 1970s through to the end of the 1980s), The Ringed One’s glory days are many, continuing even now, with the 25th anniversary tour of his All-Starr Band which kicked off at Casino Rama in Ontario on June 5.
'BRIAN EPSTEIN'S BLUE PLAQUE
EPSTEIN ACTOR ANDREW LANCEL ‘HONOURED’ TO UNVEIL BLUE PLAQUE TO CELEBRATE LIFE OF BEATLES’ MANAGER
RINGO's Love Letter in the drawer
Doreen Speight met the future Beatle at a Butlin's holiday camp when he was with his old band Rory Storm and the Hurricanes
A NEW BOOK (Dutch only, sorry)
There's a new Book about The Beatles in Holland, 1964. Presented on April 19th in Haarlem (NL)
WONDERFUL B/W PICS FROM FILMING "HELP!"
unseen photos of the Beatles from "Help"
From original contact sheets: The Beatles performing "You're Gonna Lose that Girl" for the cameras during the production of "Help" (1965).
Sorry Ringo fans, he didn't appear on the contact sheets. http://theeditroomfloor.blogspot.com/2014/03/unseen-photos-of-beatles-from-help.html
PLANS TO OPEN STRAWBERRY FIELD site to public
Strawberry Field is one of the stops on the city's Beatles landmarks
Beatlesfans in HAMBURG set up GET TOGETHER
We’ve received some news from our good friends in Hamburg. A couple of people have recently set up a Star-Club ‘Stammtisch’ or in English: a get together of a group Beatles fans, listening to music and talking about all things Beatles. First meeting will take place on 13th April and after that every second Sunday of the month. More information can be found here: www.starclub-music.com and http://www.starclub-music.com/index.php/en/ or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stammtisch-Star-Club/666520463384018
The StarClub Music website still has to be translated into English but, they’re working on that. So keep an eye out for it. The German version is already up and running. Also check out their Facebook page.
PAUL & RINGO@Grammys 2014
Yes they did quite well, didn't they? :-)
Ringo performed 'Photograh' live and together with Paul and his band they did 'Queenie Eye'.
(Why not 'All My Loving' as they did 50 years ago?)
On YouTube we tried to find the videos but they all had been deleted.
But Paul brought home a couple of Grammys, for:
BEST ROCK SONG: Cut Me Some Slack (McCartney, Grohl, Smear & Novoselic)...
BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA: "Sound City Real to Reel" (includes Cut Me Some Slack)
BEST BOXED OR LIMITED EDITION ALBUM PACKAGE: "Wings Over America"
BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM: "Live Kisses"
BEST MUSIC FILM: "Live Kisses"
LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL BEATLEWEEK 2014
20th to 26th August
Celebrating 50 years since the British Invasion
We proudly announce the events and line up for our 2014 festival. Highlights include the return of New York's finest The Fab Faux, two stunning performances from US Legends Chris Montez & Tommy Roe, not to mention a very special visit to Liverpool's iconic and Beatle relevant Town Hall.
BEATLES BOOTLEG RECORDINGS AVAILABLE!!!!
WOW! For all you collectors out there, via iTunes we all can download Beatles Bootleg recordings.
David Bedford, writer of the fantastic book LIDDYPOOL (check out our 'books' page) talks about it in this interview. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25365419