Lock of John Lennon's hair fetches $35,000 at auction

Feb 21, 2016

Lock of John Lennon's hair fetches $35,000 at auction

A lock of John Lennon's hair that was snipped as he prepared for a film role has sold for $35,000. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said Saturday that the 4-inch (10-centimeter) lock of hair was purchased by Paul Fraser, a United Kingdom-based memorabilia collector. A German hairdresser kept ...

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 first ...

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 two ...

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 ...

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 mention ...