Do you talk to your kids?

I think the thing I miss most is being able to talk to my grandad. My grandchildren don’t listen to me they play on their X-boxes. Are there too many electrical gadgets around today to influence our children with ipods, Wii, play stations, dvd players and television. When I was young I used to sit … [Read the full story]

Ringo not included in Beatles re-release

The Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ 50-year anniversary single re-release has been recalled by EMI, after the record label pressed a version of the track without Ringo Starr on it. The vinyl was being re-released to coincide with the anniversary of the Fab Four’s first single, but it was quickly taken off sale as they had … [Read the full story]

Yanks are denied Arctic Monkeys and Sex Pistols

US music fans were left outraged after NBC’s broadcast of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony failed to include a number of key musical segments. Arctic Monkeys’ version of The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ was included in the broadcast, but their performance of, ‘I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ was replaced by … [Read the full story]

Macca’s giving up the weed…man

Paul McCartney has revealed that he’s given up smoking marijuana for his daughter. The Beatles legend, who released his new studio LP ‘Kisses On The Bottom’ earlier this month said that he’d quit the drug because of his parental duties to his daughter Beatrice. He said: “I smoked my share. When you’re bringing up a youngster, … [Read the full story]

Mary Quant is back in Chelsea…for a visit

Mary Quant is back in Chelsea, the place she put on the map half a century ago. Back then, England was swinging like a pendulum…it was all Twiggy and The Beatles; the dawn of a bright new mad, mod world. And Mary Quant was right at the beating heart of it all. From her King’s … [Read the full story]

Paul McCartney to release ‘old favourites’ album

It’s something he and John  Lennon had discussed, but according to Paul  McCartney, “I never got round to it because we were writing Sgt.  Pepper or The White Album.” It’s an idea he never  relinquished.  After bonding with John over 1930s pop songs, Paul said he dreamed of putting together a collection of their  old … [Read the full story]

Terry O’Neill-life of a photographer to the stars

Terry O’Neill was fast asleep in his Mayfair flat when the phone rang in the early hours. He woke with a start and answered it, anxious not to wake his wife, actress Vera Day. He knew it would be Peter Sellers. ‘Why can’t I attract girls?’ moaned the actor, who often called at 2am to … [Read the full story]

EMI sells music unit to Universal

UK music firm EMI has said it will sell its recorded music unit for US $1.9 billion to Universal Music. Reports have suggested that the other half of EMI’s business – the lucrative music publishing unit – will go to a Sony-led consortium for more than US $3 billion. EMI, with a history dating back … [Read the full story]

Sir Paul McCartney gets married again

Sir Paul McCartney got married to his partner of four years, American heiress Nancy Shevell, at a ceremony in London. The couple tied the knot at Old Marylebone Town Hall, where Sir Paul married first wife Linda Eastman in 1969. Ms Shevell, 51, from New York, is an heiress to a trucking fortune. She was … [Read the full story]

Elvis had FBI badge to transport drugs and guns

STORIES THAT REALLY DID HAPPEN, RE-CALLED BY HARRY HARPER ELVIS PRESLEY AND PRESIDENT NIXON The White House, December 20, 1970 As 1970 nears its end, Elvis Presley is riddled with worries about assassinations, anti-war protests, a lack of respect for authority and the prevalence of drugs. His paranoia about the abuse of drugs by young … [Read the full story]

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