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BEATLEMANIA : THE RISE OF THE FAB FOUR

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Beatlemania: Four Photographers on the Fab Four
by Tony Barrell (Photographs), Norman Parkinson (Photographs)Michael Ward (Photographs)Terry O’Neill (Photographs),Derek Bayes (Photographs)

– The rise of the Fab Four – The Beatles in their fledgling years of fame – Incredible photos, many unseen, from the cameras of Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson, Michael Ward and Derek Bayes – With text by renowned Pop historian Tony Barrell.

The perfect gift for any fan who keeps Beatlemania alive today The Beatles ascended like no band before, hurtling to the dizzy heights of international stardom in the early 1960s.

 

Their counter-cultural vibes and unmistakable talent are still the subject of much discussion today – as is the rabid devotion of their fans.

The work of four photographers provides an enlightening insight into the band’s rise to fame. Ward captured the Fab Four when Beatlemania was still confined to their own home city – the band braved the icy Liverpool streets for a promotional shoot during the Big Freeze of ’62-63.

O’Neill crossed paths with The Beatles amid the buzz of the Swinging Sixties, resonating with the band in 1963 as a photographer of their generation. Parkinson delivered a deceptively relaxed shoot later that year, when the band were recording their second album; while Bayes captured never-before-published candid shots of The Beatles filming Help! in 1965.

Accompanying these pictures, Tony Barrell’s text delves into the Beatlemania phenomenon – the good, the bad, the ugly and the odd.

From the creation of their early hit records to the hails of confectionery that peppered stages after John claimed George had eaten his jelly babies.

Beatlemania: Four Photographers on the Fab Four reveals how one band became a lasting sensation.

 

 

 



CELEBRATE RINGO STARR´S 80TH BIRTHDAY WITH HIM

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Celebrate Ringo Starr’s 80th Birthday with Him Virtually

YOU AND A FRIEND WILL:

Support the Heal the Healers Now initiative to provide stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation to frontline medical workers

Meet Ringo Starr over video chat to celebrate his 80th birthday

Get to know Ringo while you talk about anything and everything

Score a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork made by Ringo (for the winner only)

“I am supporting the David Lynch Foundation & their incredible work to #HealTheHealers, and you can join me by entering for a chance to win a video call together and spread #PeaceAndLove on my birthday” _Ringo.

 

Every year, Ringo Starr asks for one simple birthday wish: peace and love. But this year, celebrations will be extra special because it’s his 80th birthday, plus you and a friend will join him on a private video call! You can chat about anything from music to meditation and how both can help us—especially now—while staying at home. Not only will you talk about meditation, you’ll also help provide healthcare workers on the front lines with Transcendental Meditation resources through the Heal the Healers Now initiative. And even though it’s Ringo’s birthday, he’s getting you an extra gift: a one-of-a-kind piece of art that he made himself! Don’t forget to wish him peace and love. No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes. Enter here.

Heal the Healers Now is an initiative launched by the David Lynch Foundation and US TM Organization to provide stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation to medical providers who are battling the coronavirus pandemic. This wellness program has already been offered in hospitals and clinics nationally, resulting in significant reductions in physician burnout, insomnia and symptoms of post-traumatic stress over a three-month period in those practicing the TM technique.

 



JOHN LENNON FINAL PHOTOS AND CAMERA SELL FOR OVER $100K AT AUCTION

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The final photos taken of John Lennon on Dec 8, 1980, by Paul Goresh sold for $100,000; and the camera that took them for $5,900; the last book signed by Lennon sold for $18,000; a Beatles ice cream box for $3,028; and Ringo’s sunglasses for $2,923—all in part one of the Paul Goresh Beatles Collection auction which closed last week.

Last Book Signed By John Lennon Sold For $18,000

Rare Beatles Ice Cream Box Sells For Over $3,000

 

Highlights of the collection include:

 

Rare photos from the 16 Magazine archives
Unseen behind-the-scene photos on the set of Help!
One-of-a-kind negatives taken by Astrid Kirchherr in 1961
Numerous concert tickets from 1964-65
Rare toys, bubble gum cards, ephemera
Large stash of Beatles Fan Club memorabilia
Signed books by George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney
Over 1,000 The Beatles magazines

 

Ken Farrell, president of Just Kids Nostalgia, a pop-culture collectible business established in 1978, was consigned to sell the collection upon Goresh’s death. Farrell and Goresh were mutual, long-time pop-culture enthusiast friends.

Farrell said: “It was a great honor to be selected by Paul Goresh before he died to sell this amazing collection. We will offer items never before seen in the collector’s market. It’s a sale not to be missed.”


ON THIS DAY: THE PRINCE´S TRUST CONCERT AT WEMBLEY ARENA

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ON THIS DAY:  20 June,1986: the Prince’s Trust Concert was held at Wembley Arena London.

This event saw performances from a who’s who of music,including Paul McCartney, Bryan Adams, Joan Armatrading ,Big Country , David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Ray Cooper ,Mick Jagger ,Elton John ,Howard Jones, Mark Knopfler & John Illsley (Dire Straits) Level 42 ,George Michael ,Francis Rossi & Rick Parfitt (Status Quo) Rod Stewart, Sting, Tina Turner, Midge Ure, Suzanne Vega ,Paul Young.

Paul closed the show with a rousing version of ‘Get Back’, as well as performing ‘Long Tall Sally’ and ‘I Saw Her Standing There’.