Paul McCartney pens pithy sounds to accompany emoji

Feb 11, 2016

Paul McCartney pens pithy sounds to accompany emoji

The Beatles were masters of concise yet catchy songs, and now Paul McCartney is writing tunes that are even more succinct — to accompany emoji. The former Beatle announced Wednesday that he has written a series of sounds to go with emoji on video ...

Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with rare Beatles song

Apr 29, 2015

Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with rare Beatles song

Almost 50 years after the Beatles delivered memorable performances at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan arena, former band member Paul McCartney returned to the venue on Tuesday with a special treat for his fans. McCartney, 72, surprised the audience by singing the Beatles’ “Another Girl,” the ...

McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

Jul 7, 2014

McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

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Paul McCartney returned to a concert stage Saturday after being sidelined for two months because of a virus, spinning out songs from the Beatles, Wings and a solo career that has spanned more than 50 years of rock ‘n’ roll. McCartney, who turned 72 ...

Paul McCartney cancels Japan tour over illness

May 20, 2014

Paul McCartney cancels Japan tour over illness

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney has canceled all of his Japan tour due to illness, organizers said Tuesday, days after apologizing to fans for missing a pair of weekend concerts. He “will regrettably have to cancel the remaining Japanese shows. Paul is still not feeling better ...

Looking back on Beatlemania

Feb 9, 2014

Looking back on Beatlemania

Musical moments that capture the attention of a national audience — and beyond — never seem to be in short supply. Last week, Bruno Mars set a ratings record with 115 million people watching his Super Bowl performance. A few months ago, the talk ...

When Beatlemania stormed the Coliseum

Feb 9, 2014

When Beatlemania stormed the Coliseum

The first time the British invaded Washington, in the War of 1812, they torched the White House. When they returned, on Feb. 11, 1964, they stormed the Coliseum. Two days after their historic U.S. television debut, Liverpudlian rockers the Beatles took a train through ...

AP was there: The Beatles invade America in 1964

Feb 9, 2014

AP was there: The Beatles invade America in 1964

In February 1964, the Beatles took America by storm, and rock ‘n’ roll was never the same. AP reporters covering the band’s Feb. 7 arrival at New York’s Kennedy Airport and their appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” two days later never failed to ...