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 its ...

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 ...

/ Dec 5, 2015

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 at ...

/ 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 have ...

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 concerts, ...

May 17, 2014

Virus forces McCartney to cancel Tokyo concert

Paul McCartney came down with a virus and canceled his Tokyo concert Saturday, but he added a performance to make up for the axed show. "I am very sorry to all my fans, as I was greatly looking forward to the concert, but the situation ...