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NEVER BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS SHOW JOHN AND GEORGE REUNITING IN 1971

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The intimate photos were taken by a music executive in a New York apartment where Harrison asked his former bandmate to perform at the Concert for Bangladesh
Candid photographs showing John Lennon and George Harrison reuniting a year after the Beatles split are set to go under the hammer.
The intimate photos were taken by a music executive in a New York apartment where Harrison asked his former bandmate to perform in a landmark charity concert he was putting on for refugees in Bangladesh.
But soon after the pictures were taken things turned sour between the pair, as the meeting sparked a row between Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono.
The pictures were taken by an executive for Apple Records and Decca who worked with Harrison and Lennon on the Beatles’ final album Let It Be.
The pictures were taken in July 1971, a month before the New York Concert for Bangladesh which Harrison organised in aid of refugees caught up in the genocide.
He kept hold of the photos for 46 years but has now decided to put them up for auction, where they are expected to fetch some £3,000.
In one, Lennon can be seen holding up a white John Lennon T-shirt. He is stood next to Harrison who is wearing a Yoko Ono T-shirt underneath his black jacket.
Another snap shows Lennon wearing a T-shirt and jeans, sporting his trademark round glasses as he sits on a sofa reading a newspaper.
Two more images show a smiling Harrison in the hallway and Lennon deep in concentration as he tried his hand at Japanese calligraphy.
Harrison had stipulated it was only Lennon he wanted to perform and not his musician wife, who was partly blamed for causing the Fab Four to break up.
When Lennon initially agreed to this he and Yoko argued before he pulled out of the concert.
Brendan Ryan, auctioneer at Butterscotch Auctions of New York, where the photos are being sold, said: ‘The consignor became involved with the Beatles when the Let It Be project came to New York to be remixed by Phil Spector.
‘He even filled in for Spector at times during his collaborations with John. He told me that John preferred to get to the studio around 6pm, but Spector would always show up at 9pm or later, and so he helped set up the sessions while they were all waiting for Spector to arrive.
‘While he worked with John in the studio, he said that he worked closer with George Harrison and became good friends with him.
‘He was one of the first people to hear All Things Must Pass in full and was instrumental in organising George’s Concert for Bangladesh in 1971.
‘The polaroid pictures are personal photographs taken by him, who was present during this New York meeting between John and George.
‘As such, they are quite rare, intimate images of the bandmates and give insight into how they would spend their free time and socialise.’
Towards the end of his Beatles career Harrison converted to Hinduism and became friends with Indian sita master Ravi Shankar who asked him to put on the benefit concert.
The Concert for Bangladesh was the collective name for two benefit gigs concerts held on August 1, 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
They were organised to raise international awareness and fund relief efforts for refugees from East Pakistan following the Bangladesh Liberation War-related genocide.
Ringo Starr interrupted the filming of his movie Blindman in Spain in order to attend but Paul McCartney declined to take part, citing the bad feelings caused by the Beatles’ legal problems on their break-up.
The photos are being sold on July 16.


WIN TICKETS TO SEE “RAIN” TRIBUTE BAND IN GLASGOW, WALES & PORTSMOUTH

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WIN TICKETS TO THE BROADWAY SMASH HIT MUSICAL “RAIN” COMING TO THE UK FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB ALBUM THIS OCTOBER IN GLASGOW, WALES & PORTSMOUTH.
The fantastic Beatles tribute show RAIN launches in the UK and will be performing in Glasgow on the 1st, Llandudno, on the 2nd & Portsmouth on 4th October, with 4 shows at The London Palladium on 5-7 October where The Beatles performed almost 54 years ago on the same stage!
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Come together and join Rain to celebrate The Beatles 50 years of the greatest albums of all time. ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club’. Expect to see a psychedelic extravaganza featuring your favourite Beatles hits; “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude” and many more, plus the full Sgt Pepper’s album soundtrack including ‘Lucy In The Sky’, ‘I get by with a little help from my friends” and “When I’m sixty four” performed in full, glorious technicolour with LED screens and high definition multimedia content! The show has been a smash on Broadway, hailed “The next best thing to seeing The Beatles” by Associated Press. http://www.raintribute.com
BEATLES MAGAZINE are giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets for one lucky winner to take along a guest to see this fantastic show. All you have to do is answer this question:
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Results: Sat 22 July, 2017.

PAUL AT AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA IN MIAMI

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Paul ‘s concert at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday, July 7, opened a new U.S. leg of his globe-trotting One On One tour. It was the first South Florida concert by the Beatles’ legend since his Up & Coming concert at Sun Life Stadium in 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETLIST:

A Hard Day’s Night

Save Us
Can’t Buy Me Love
Letting Go
Temporary Secretary
Let Me Roll It
Foxy Lady
I’ve Got a Feeling
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
We Can Work It Out
In Spite of All the Danger
You Won’t See Me
Love Me Do
And I Love Her
Blackbird
Here Today
Queenie Eye
New
The Fool on the Hill
Lady Madonna
FourFiveSeconds
Eleanor Rigby
I Wanna Be Your Man
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Something
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude
Encore:
Yesterday
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
Hi, Hi, Hi
Birthday (for his Dad’s birthday and Ringo Starr’s)
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End


PEACE AND LOVE FROM L.A.

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Capitol Records – July 7, 2017 – Hollywood, California.

 

 


RINGO ANNOUNCES NEW GUEST-FILLED ALBUM “GIVE MORE LOVE” FEATURING PAUL MCCARTNEY AND MORE

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Ringo has announced a new studio album GIVE MORE LOVE coming out via UMe on September 15. Starr, who today turns 77 years old, enlisted the help of an impressive roster of guest on the new record, led by Paul.
Ringo Starr’s New Album “Give More Love” will be released on September 15, 2017.
Pre-Order …. H E R E.

 

Ringo’s 19th solo album was recorded in his home studio in Los Angeles. Along with McCartney, additional guests appearing on Give More Love include Starr’s brother-in-law, Joe Walsh, as well as icons like Edgar Winter, Peter Frampton, Benmont Tench, Steve Lukather, Dave Stewart, Don Was and several others.

The 14-track album features 10 new songs and comes with four bonus tracks beginning with a new version of “Back Off Booglaloo” based on a recently discovered tape of the original recording Starr made while writing the song. The other three collaborative cuts are based on Starr’s 2016 Peace & Love Birthday concert in which Alberta Cross performed “You Can’t Fight Lightning” and Vandaveer performed “Photograph” and “Don’t Pass Me By.” The two bands were asked to record the tracks for the album with Ringo adding vocals.

Give More Love Tracklist

 

1. We’re On The Road Again (with Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather)
2. Laughable (with Peter Frampton, Benmont Tench, Timothy B Schmidt, Richard Page & Amy Keys)
3. Show Me The Way (with Paul McCartney and Steve Lukather)
4. Speed Of Sound (with Richard Marx, Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton and Nathan East
5. Standing Still (with Gary Burr)
6. King Of The Kingdom (with Dave Stewart and Edgar Winter )
7. Electricity (with Joe Walsh and Don Was)
8. So Wrong For So Long (with Dave Stewart)
9. Shake It Up (with Gary Nicholson, Don Was and Edgar Winter)
10. Give More Love (with Gary Nicholson,Timothy B Schmidt, Richard Page and G.Bissonette)
11. Back Off Boogaloo (Re-do)
12. Don’t Pass Me By (Re-do)
13. You Can’t Fight Lighting (Re-do with Alberta Cross)
14. Photograph (Re-do with Vandaveer)

Ringo Starr’s New Album “Give More Love” will be released on September 15, 2017.

PRE – ORDER THE ALBUM !…   H E R E .