Decades later, Yoko Ono to be credited on 'Imagine'

Jun 16, 2017

Decades later, Yoko Ono to be credited on 'Imagine'

Nearly half a century after John Lennon released “Imagine,” his widow and artistic collaborator Yoko Ono will be listed as a co-writer. The announcement was made as the iconic 1971 ode to world peace was declared “song of the century” at a gala Wednesday ...

First Beatles manager Allan Williams dies

Dec 31, 2016

First Beatles manager Allan Williams dies

Allan Williams, the first manager of The Beatles who drove the band on their formative trip to Hamburg in 1960, has died at the age of 86, his old club announced. The Jacaranda Club in Liverpool, northwest England, posted the news late Friday on ...

When it comes to the Beatles, we'll never let it be

Sep 28, 2016

When it comes to the Beatles, we'll never let it be

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The Beatles’ career as a live band came to a — literally — screeching halt in August 1966, when on their final American tour, the howling of frenzied female fans became so deafening they could no longer hear themselves play. Author Tom Wolfe, describing ...

At 83, Yoko Ono says she did not break up the Beatles

Feb 25, 2016

At 83, Yoko Ono says she did not break up the Beatles

Yoko Ono has been a prominent artist for decades but at age 83 she is again answering a familiar question — no, she didn’t break up the Beatles. The Japanese-born singer, artist and widow of John Lennon defended her record in entertainment magazine Us ...

Beatles end streaming boycott in time for Christmas

Dec 24, 2015

Beatles end streaming boycott in time for Christmas

The Beatles, the top-selling band in musical history yet a persistent holdout on new distribution technology, announced Wednesday they would end a boycott of streaming in time for Christmas. The Fab Four’s full catalog will be available on all major services including leader Spotify, ...

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Colts owner buys Ringo's drum kit

A drum kit Ringo Starr used to record some of the Beatles’ early hits has sold for $2.2 million at auction to the owner of the Indianapolis Colts. Julien’s Auctions says Jim Irsay bought the 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit Friday ...

/ Aug 22, 2014

Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's executioner

The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible. But police and intelligence services in Britain and the United States ...

May 23, 2014

Fans welcome news of McCartney's recovery prospects

Japanese fans on Friday welcomed news that former Beatle Paul McCartney is expected to make a full recovery from the viral infection that landed him in a Tokyo hospital for treatment. McCartney, 71, called off his sold-out Japan tour this week after postponing several ...