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GEORGE HARRISON’S FOUNDATION DONATES HALF A MILLION TO COVID-19 RELIEF

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George Harrison’s Material World Foundation has donated $500,000 to COVID-19 relief. The foundation — started by the late Beatle in 1973 with the release of the LP Living in the Material World — donated the funds to MusiCare’s COVID-19 Foundation, Save the Children, and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).

In addition, the foundation launched “The Inner Light Challenge,” in which users across the globe share a line, verse, or chorus from the Beatles’ 1968 B side — featured in a new lyric-video below. One dollar will be donated to pandemic relief for every person who posts the clip with the hashtag #innerlight2020, with a maximum of $100,000.

Harrison’s son, Dhani, covers “The Inner Light” in the clip above. “Without going out of my door/I can know all things on earth,” he sings, ringing a Tibetan singing bowl while sitting on a couch. “Without looking out of my window/I could know the ways of heaven.”

“These lyrics sung by George are a positive reminder to all of us who are isolating, in quarantine, or respecting the request to shelter in place,” Harrison’s widow, Olivia, said in a statement. “Let’s get and stay connected at this difficult time. There are things we can do to help, and we invite you to share your Inner Light.”

Dhani recently revived his father’s record label, Dark Horse Records, and has plans for previously unreleased material to see the light of day. “It’s the family business, as they say,” “It’s funny — if you’re a plumber and want to be in the family plumbing business, no one would think anything about that. That would be normal. But in our family, the family business is music, so I’m just doing what mum and dad did. No one is making us do it. We have to do it.”

VIDEO…Here.

Ringo and Paul on initiative #innerlight2020…
“I am sending Peace and Love to everyone and hope you are staying healthy and safe. I want to thank and support Dhani and Olivia for this great campaign to help to fight Covid 19. Peace and love,” Ringo

“When we find ourselves in times of trouble… Happy to support Dhani and Olivia with this very worthwhile cause. Great song, wonderful initiative #innerlight2020” – Paul


PAUL MCCARTNEY AND RINGO STARR SAID THE NEW BEATLES DOC WILL BE SO DIFFERENT FROM “LET IT BE”

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From the January 2019 announcement that Peter Jackson was working on a new Beatles documentary, we started hearing the narrative that it would be an answer to Let It Be (1970), the contentious doc produced by Michael Lindsay-Hogg from early ’69 Fab Four sessions.

Digging into 55 hours of unused footage — and more than twice that amount of audio material — Jackson said he’d found a different side to what we’ve considered the most bitter of Beatles days. According to the director, the footage would change everyone’s conception of those sessions.

“I was relieved to discover the reality was different to the myth,” Jackson said. “Sure, there’s moments of drama — but none of the discord the project has long been associated with.” For those who recalled the George Harrison-Paul McCartney flap in Let It Be, this claim sounded interesting.

Jackson wasn’t the only one who’s made these claims. Along with Paul, Ringo Starr has gone on the record saying the Fab Four was doing quite well when it appeared otherwise.

Before there was the Let It Be album and film, The Beatles aimed to return their roots as a four-piece band in what they called the Get Back sessions in January ’69. Lindsay-Hogg planned to film their rehearsals and eventual return to the stage for a live performance.

But the Fab Four got in their own way before that happened. (They did, nonetheless, perform for the last time on the roof of the Apple building.) Lindsay-Hogg caught some ugly moments between Paul and George on film for all to see. And George quit the band briefly during this period.
Yet the surviving members of the group seem to remember things differently these days.

In a release announcing the premier date of Jackson’s doc (titled The Beatles: Get Back). Ringo spoke of how happy he was to see the other side. “I’m really looking forward to this film,” he said. “There was hours and hours of us just laughing and playing music, not at all like the version that came out. There was a lot of joy and I think Peter will show that. I think this version will be a lot more peace and loving, like we really were.”
Paul McCartney said the doc showed ‘the truth’ about Beatles sessions. “I am really happy that Peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about The Beatles recording together,” Paul said. “The friendship and love between us comes over. It reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had.”

RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND RETURNS TO MEXICO WITH A SHOW

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. Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band (Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart) return to CDMX next October 20, in a concert to be held in the National Auditorium.

Ringo submit your last production ‘What’s My Name’, 20th studio album and published on October 25, 2019. The album has songs like ‘What’s My Name’, ‘Gotta Get Up to Get Down’ and ‘Magic’, among others.

This album, ‘What’s My Name’, which has 10 tracks, becomes his twentieth solo production and includes a tribute to his former Beatle companion, John Lennon, with the song “Grow Old With Me,” which is his own and Paul McCarney played the Under and did the choirs. In addition, this theme has a line from the song “Here Comes the Sun” by George Harrison.

The tickets will go on general sale on March 4, although on the 2nd and 3rd of March the pre-sale will be carried out for participating bank cards.

RINGO STARR TICKETS SPRING TOUR 2020 … H E R E .


RINGO STARR: “I SAW HIM (JOHN LENNON) ON THE 15th NOVEMBER,1980”

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John Lennon and Ringo Starr last saw each other in November, 1980.
In an interview the following year, Ringo reflected on their final meeting, which was immortalised in a photo.

Their time together that day was enshrined forever in a polaroid picture.

In an interview with Barbara Walters the year after John’s death, Ringo recalled the final time he saw his friend.

“I saw him on the 15th November,” he said. “I was staying at The Plaza.

“Oh, man, they were happy. They were two people in one,” he added poignantly.


GRAHAM GOULDMAN RECRUITS RINGO STARR FOR NEW ALBUM

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Ringo Starr is the drummer for Graham Gouldman’s – 10cc founder and songwriter –  next album. Nashville singer songwriter Beth Nielson Chapman also makes an appearance.

“I’ve got a new solo album coming out in March. Its called ‘Modesty Forbids’,” Graham Gouldman said.
About the title he says, “It’s a phrase that always struck me, like a contradiction. If you asked me all the hits I’ve had I’d say “well, I’ve had this and that” and then I’d go “but I could continue but modesty forbids”. In other words, I’ve got lots of things I could tell you. I was telling it to the people who designed the cover and they really loved it and they designed a great cover as well”.

Ringo Starr plays drums on the album because Graham asked him to. “I toured with him in 2018. I did two tours with him. When I was writing songs for the album I was writing about that experience and I was thinking ‘who could I get to play drums’ and thought ‘oh well, its pretty obvious really’. He very kindly did it. He played great”.

Considering the legendary past of both Graham and Ringo, they had met for the very first time only a few years back. “I had never met him before the time I did the tours with him. I met him at the beginning of 2018. Our paths never crossed,” Graham said.

Nashville’s Beth Neilson Chapman is also on the album. “Beth Neilson Chapman, she and I have written before,” says Graham. “I put an EP out on 2017. One of the songs was co-written with her. There is a song on the new album ‘All Around The World’ I wrote with her and another Nashville musician Gordon Kennedy, who co-wrote Eric Clapton’s ‘Change The World’”.

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MANSION WHERE JOHN LENNON AND RINGO STARR ONCE LIVED HAS EMERGED FOR SALE

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The sprawling Hartlands estate is nestled on the incredibly desirable St George’s Hill in Weybridge, Surrey, which housed the Beatles duo throughout the 1960s.

It rests in an elevated position overlooking the same Surrey town where John Lennon was watched by around 200 girls when he passed his driving test in 1965.

The jaw-dropping seven bedroom property has been heavily inspired by the Georgian period and features several castle-style turrets throughout.

Its grand drive-way and elegant turrets were inspired by the famous 18th century architect, John Nash.

He was one of the key masterminds behind Buckingham Palace’s state rooms and Trafalgar Square in London.

The magnificent Hartlands enjoys unrivaled views of the surrounding leafy countryside and exclusive St Georges Hill Golf Club.

The seven-bedroom home is on the market with estate agents Savills who have described it as ‘the ideal fairy tale house’.

They have given the ‘magnificent’ property a guide price of £10,950,000 and say it is ready to move in to.

At the edge of the grounds are a set of large iron gates, which reveal a sweeping driveway with the property at the end.

It is entered through an oak front door into the paneled entrance hall with a cloaks cupboard.

There is then a grand reception hall, an elegant drawing room and a generous dining room which benefits from beautiful views over the landscaped gardens.

A walnut paneled study, part of which is set in one of the turrets, includes a TV that can be hidden behind a Chinese-inspired panel painting at the touch of a button.

There is also a pristine kitchen, an indoor swimming complex, an orangery and a family room, all on the ground floor.

Upstairs is a circular landing, leading to the master bedroom suite which enjoys lovely views over the south facing gardens.

There are four guest suites positioned around the circular landing and two further bedroom suites off a secondary landing.

The gym is accessed through the master dressing room and in turn, provides access to a roof top terrace, complete with outdoor rain shower.

A secondary set of stairs leads up to the large loft area which provides excellent storage space.

Outside is an elevated manicured garden, a raised terrace and a number of colourful flower beds and borders.

There is also space to park cars in a garage close to the main house.

A Savills spokesperson said: ‘This palatial mansion is situated in an elevated position with far reaching panoramic views.

‘You are immediately struck by the approach to this property. Once through the wrought iron gates, you follow the gorgeous sweeping driveway.

‘The property majestically unfolds as the drive approaches the house, initially only revealing an elegant turret.

‘To one side of the garden there is a Victorian style greenhouse. Beyond the gardens the grounds slope down to the golf course.’

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