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ROGER FEDERER SINGS BEATLE´S CLASSIC FOR A SWISS TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER “SUNRISE” COMMERCIAL

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Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has been mesmerizing fans with his breathtaking shots on the tennis courts ever since he turned professional in 1998. Now the Swiss legend has left his fans speechless with a rendition of a Beatles’ classic.

Federer sang The Beatles classic “With A Little Help From My Friends” as part of a commercial for Sunrise, a Swiss telecommunications provider based in Zurich.

This is was not the first time the 39-year-old had recorded a song. According to the ATP Tour website, in 2017, he had joined Grigor Dimitrov and Tommy Haas to create the Backhand Boys supergroup during the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
The trio recorded a version of the 1982 Chicago hit ‘Hard To Say I’m Sorry’ with Haas’ father-in-law, the world-renowned record producer and musician David Foster, on piano.

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THE BEATLES GET BACK : THE DEFINITIVE BOOK

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This intimate, riveting book invites us to travel back in time to January 1969, the beginning of The Beatles’ last year as a band. The BEATLES (‘The White Album’) is still at number one in the charts, but the ever-prolific foursome regroup in London for a new project, initially titled Get Back.

Over 21 days, first at Twickenham Film Studios and then at their own brand-new Apple Studios, with cameras and tape recorders documenting every day’s work, the band rehearse a huge number of songs, new and old, in preparation for what proves to be their final concert, which famously takes place on the rooftop of their own Apple Corps office building, bringing central London to a halt.


Legend now has it that these sessions were a grim time for a band falling apart, but, as acclaimed novelist Hanif Kureishi writes in his introduction to THE BEATLES: GET BACK, “In fact this was a productive time for them, when they created some of their best work. And it is here that we have the privilege of witnessing their early drafts, the mistakes, the drift and digressions, the boredom, the excitement, joyous jamming and sudden breakthroughs that led to the work we now know and admire.”

These sessions, which generated the Let It Be album and film released in May 1970, represent the only time in The Beatles’ career that they were filmed at such length while in the studio creating music. Simultaneously, they were exclusively photographed and their conversations recorded.


THE BEATLES: GET BACK is the band’s own definitive book documenting those sessions. It brings together enthralling transcripts of their candid conversations, edited by leading music writer John Harris, with hundreds of extraordinary images, most of them unpublished. The majority of the photographs are by two photographers who had special access to their sessions—Ethan A. Russell and Linda Eastman (who married Paul McCartney two months later).

Peter Jackson’s documentary film will reexamine the sessions using over 55 hours of unreleased original 16-millimetre footage filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, now restored, and 120 hours of mostly unheard audio recordings. This sumptuous book also features many unseen high-resolution film frames from the same restored footage.

 

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ANNOUNCING THE BEATLES: GET BACK

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The Beatles’ First Official Book Since the Bestselling The Beatles Anthology

London / New York – September 16, 2020 – Callaway Arts & Entertainment and Apple Corps Ltd. are pleased to announce plans for the global publication on August 31, 2021 of THE BEATLES: GET BACK, the first official standalone book to be released by The Beatles since international bestseller The Beatles Anthology.

Beautifully designed and produced, the 240-page hardcover tells the story of The Beatles’ creation of their 1970 album, Let It Be, in their own words.

Presenting transcribed conversations drawn from over 120 recorded hours of the band’s studio sessions with hundreds of previously unpublished images, including photos by Ethan A. Russell and Linda McCartney, THE BEATLES: GET BACK also includes a foreword written by Peter Jackson and an introduction by Hanif Kureishi.

The book’s texts are edited by John Harris from original conversations between John, Paul, George and Ringo spanning three weeks of recording, culminating in The Beatles’ historic final rooftop concert. THE BEATLES: GET BACK will be a special and essential companion to director Peter Jackson’s “THE BEATLES: GET BACK” feature documentary film, set for theatrical release on August 27, 2021.

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THE BEATLES IN PLYMOUTH : STORY BEHIND THE ICONIC PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN 53 YEARS AGO

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In 1967 a ripple of excitement was making its way across the Westcountry, closely followed by a brightly painted coach.

On board was the biggest band in the world, John, Paul, George and Ringo were in the middle of an ambitious project, filming the Magical Mystery Tour movie, when the famous bus became wedged on Newbridge, near Poundsgate, on Dartmoor.
Following cries for Help! the band made an unscheduled escape to Plymouth, lunching at the Grand Hotel and enjoying the sea views.
It seems even the biggest band in the world couldn’t resist a Day Tripper to the beauty of Plymouth Hoe on a stressful day.
That famous image of the Fab Four relaxing on the far end of the Hoe is an iconic part of Plymouth history and it was captured 53 years ago in September 12, 1967.
The photograph shows the band looking out to sea in the direction of Ringo’s outstretched arm, presumably pointing out a Yellow Submarine in Plymouth Sound.

Photographer David Redfern, who was documenting the band on their Westcountry tour is the one who snapped the famous photograph, which shows off not only the Beatles but also a lot of famous Plymouth iconography.Even Smeaton’s Tower can be seen in the background looking starkly different than it does on the same day 50 years on.The well known red and white striped lighthouse is entirely white with only the top of the landmark painted in red.

The historical marker for the spot reads as follows: “This artwork marks the spot where John, Paul, George and Ringo posed for a picture that has gone on to become one of the most famous images of one of the world’s most influential bands.

“Taken on Tuesday 12 September 1967 by music photographer David Redfern, it shows “The Fab Four” with an all-white Smeaton’s Tower in the background. They were in the city to pose for photographers while making ‘The Magical Mystery Tour’ film.

As for this day back in 1967, the bus, when it was eventually freed from Newbridge picked the boys up and whisked them off to Cornwall for more filming.But not before many Plymothians caught a glimpse of the brightly decorated vehicle in traffic as the bus pulled away.

Phil Sargent who was 17 at the time remembers: “They waved so I waved back and the whole bus started waving and it suddenly dawned on me: it was the Beatles! I got back to my friends and told them they’d never guess who I’d just seen. They didn’t believe me!”

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