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Message from RUTH McCartney
RAVI Shankar Dies At Age 92
We are saddened to hear of Ravi Shankar's death today. The Indian sitar legend died in a hospital in San Diego in the US where he had been admitted last week for surgery. However, Shankar did not fully recover from the surgery despite the best efforts of surgeons and doctors.
Ravi Shankar gained widespread international recognition through his association with The Beatles in the 1960s. The Indian government describes him as a 'national treasure and global ambassador of India's cultural heritage'. George Harrison once called him 'the godfather of world music'.
Shankar played at Woodstock and the 1967 Monterey Pop festival. He also worked with violinist Yehudi Menuhin and jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. Shankar composed a number of film scores and won three Gammy Awards.
Ravi Shankar last appeared in concert at Long Beach, California on 4 November with his daughter Anoushka.
HILLSBOROUGH Charity Single Exclusive Video
Watch the video of the Hillsborough charity single featuring Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden, Mel C, Robbie Williams, and many others. Proceeds of He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother will go to the Hillsborough families' fight for justice. The single will be officially out on 17 December. http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/hillsborough-charity-single-video-watch-1472224
MULL Of Kintyre Live In Vancouver
PAUL Joins Hillsborough Tribute Line-Up
PAUL Plays At Private Birthday Bash
Graham Nash Writes Article About Please Please Me
Graham Nash has written an article for Essential Rock Records in which he talks about first hearing Please Please Me and hanging
THE Frost Interview
Here's a link to the interview Paul did with David Frost for Al Jazeera. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMTtbLwI6cM&feature=share
PAUL: NEW Interview with Paul McCartney: Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles
Paul McCartney: Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles
After 50 years, the singer tells David Frost that Brian Epstein's successor was to blame for rock'n'roll's most famous split.
JULIA's Banjo:New book!+INTERVIEW
Book Information: Title: Julia’s Banjo
Authors: Rob Fennah & Helen A Jones
Formats: Kindle; Epub; Paperback; Hardback
Publication Date: October 2012
John Lennon’s missing banjo – now worth millions to whoever finds it.
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles on October 5th, it’s hard to believe the instrument that made it all possible has been missing for over half a century. Once owned by Julia Lennon, the item in question is a banjo and it was the very first instrument her son John learned to play.
Co-author Helen A Jones and I have recorded an interview with a local TV station which you might like to feature on your site. We talk about the history of the banjo and how it inspired the book etc. Fans should enjoy it.
the paperback edition of Julia's Banjo is out very soon (within days)
For more information online please visit: http://juliasbanjo.com/ for all the details
the new MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR DVD
We don’t have to explain what the movie’s all about, do we?
And we all know the history of Paul McCartney idea, don’t we?
Well here is the new and beautiful restored MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR! What a Thrill!
Read all about it in our review on our 'Releases' page, sub-chapter 'BEATLES'