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MAYFAIR HOME WHERE THE BEATLES ONCE HUNG OUT GOES ON THE MARKET FOR £9m

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The Grade-II listed house in Mayfair, central London, has four bedrooms and is on sale for £9 million
It was once HQ for the Beatles’ record label, Apple Corps, and later home to Tory Norman St John-Stevas
A Georgian townhouse in Mayfair that was once HQ for the Beatles’ record label and home to one of Margaret Thatcher’s closest advisers has gone on the market for £9million.
The Grade-II listed house in Charles Street, Mayfair, was owned in the late 1960s by Apple Corps, the Beatles’ music company.
The Fab Four spent time at the grand London property before they split.
John Lennon painted graffiti on to the tiles in the kitchen, but unfortunately for Beatles fans the scribbles were later sold at auction more than a decade ago.
The band posed together for a photo in the bath that stood in the middle of the sitting room in the adjoining mews house.
This one-bedroom property, linked to the main house at basement level, comes as part of the sale.
Apple’s headquarters were also in the Mayfair area, in Savile Row, and the band played their final live performance on the roof of Apple Corps HQ in January 1969.
There are four more en suite bedrooms in the main house, with a family room, large basement reception area, drawing room and dining room, plus a patio courtyard and a roof terrace.It doesn’t have a garden but Berkeley Square gardens and Hyde Park are a short walk away.Much of the cornicing, flooring and plasterwork date from the time of its construction in the mid-18th century.
Following the Beatles-era at Number 27 Charles Street, the house belonged to flamboyant Conservation politician Norman St John-Stevas, a member of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet.
David Lee, from Pastor Estates, said: ‘The house will no doubt appeal to a family buyer looking to be close to all that Mayfair has to offer; including the various private members clubs, fine dining restaurants and luxury boutiques of Bond Street.
‘The house has huge scope for further alteration and adaption with the added benefit of separate mews accommodation to the rear accessed via Hay’s Mews.’

source:dailymail

FORGOTTEN PHOTOS OF BANDS INCLUDING THE BEATLES SOLD

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Forgotten photos of bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones have been auctioned in Cambridge.

Paul Berriff took the snaps when he started out as a press photographer, and 50 years later found the negatives stored in his loft. It is the first time they have been sold at auction and went for as much as £850 (about $1,200) each.

source:itv

LAURENCE JUBER RELEASING DIGITAL VERSION OF DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, FEATURING “MAISIE” WAS RECORDED IN 1978 WITH PAUL AND WINGS

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Former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber‘s debut solo album, Standard Time, which was first issued in 1982, will be released as a digital download for the first time ever this Friday, January 26. The instrumental collection features two original Juber compositions, one of which, “Maisie,” was recorded in 1978 with Paul McCartney on bass and fellow Wings members Denny Laine and Steve Holley on harmonica and drums, respectively, while the band was working on its final record, Back to the Egg.

Juber has posted a video of “Maisie”, that features text telling the story behind the recording of the track, as well as archival photos of him and his Wings band mates:

Paul and Laurence Juber reunite backstage at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California, on April 17, 1993, during Paul’s solo New World Tour

Maisie” was my songwriting contribution to the album. It was really my first finger-style guitar piece. It was recorded with Paul, Steve Holley [drums], and Denny Laine [rhythm guitarist] — he’s playing harmonica on the track — so it’s essentially a Wings song.

The album also includes covers of various standards, among them “Stormy Weather,” “Autumn Leaves,” “After You’ve Gone” and “There Never Will Be Another You.” Standard Time came about after McCartney asked Juber to record songs owned by Paul’s publishing company. The original version of Standard Time, which was only issued on vinyl, featured six songs, while the new digital edition boasts 10 tracks.

 

Here’s the track list of the digital edition of Standard Time:

“You’re No Good”
“Dinah”
“Don’t Let Go”
“Maisie”
“There Will Never Be Another You”
“Stormy Weather”
“Autumn Leaves”
“Four Brothers”
“After You’ve Gone”
“The Christmas Song”

source:ABCRadio

GERI HORNER BUYS RINGO´S MINI COOPER

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Geri Horner has purchased a car which previously belonged to Ringo.The 45-year-old singer – who has 11-year-old daughter Bluebell with her former partner Sacha Gervasi, and 12-month-old son Montague with her husband Christian Horner – has revealed she once splashed the cash on a Mini which was owned by Ringo, and although she spent more than she would have liked on the motor, she knows it has collectible value.
When asked what her most extravagant purchase has been, she said: “I bought Ringo Starr’s Mini. It was a lot of money for a Mini but it belonged to a Beatle, so it’s a collector’s item. It’s a piece of history.”
Although it’s likely the former Spice Girl doesn’t drive the valuable vehicle, if she did take it out for a spin she’d make sure not to put a dent in it whilst parking.