McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

Jul 7, 2014

McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

by David Bauder

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 ...

Lennon: Beatles' last album was 'torture'

Sep 7, 2013

Lennon: Beatles' last album was 'torture'

Recording their 12th and last studio album was nothing short of “torture” for The Beatles, said John Lennon in a tape-recorded interview coming up for auction this month. The Fab Four had just completed “Let It Be” in 1969, but had yet to break ...

One Direction's new movie is a sign of the times

Aug 30, 2013

One Direction's new movie is a sign of the times

by Paul Morley

Those of us discreetly looking forward to a theatrically released film featuring One Direction were perhaps hoping for something more captivating and ingenious than a glorified electronic press kit. We wanted something that didn’t represent the depthless, scandal-mongering, narrow-minded, pleasure-seeking spirit of the times; ...