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35 min ago | Examiner.com

British Invasion recording stars were big in the UK prior to fame in U.S.

The so-called British Invasion didn't take over the U.S. pop music scene until early 1964, but not surprisingly, many of the recording artists that gained instant fame in America had already launched successful careers in the UK. For instance, Petula Clark had a long string of hits that began in 1954, and such groups as The Beatles , The Searchers, Gerry & The Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas had previously reached the top of the charts in their homeland.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, The Searchers, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Merseyside County, England, Cheshire County, England

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Today in Rock: September 16

On this day in 1963 the number one tune in England, The Beatles ' "She Loves You", is released by the tiny Swan label in America. The US public has no idea who the group is, and the single fails to chart.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, The Kinks

13 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

'She Loves You': House of Blues concert honors special relationship between The Beatles, Jane Scott and Cleveland

On September 15, 1964 , the Beatles played their first show in Cleveland, by all accounts a scorcher, at Public Hall. The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, and Jackie DeShannon opened.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Cleveland, OH, Ringo Starr, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Entertainment

16 hrs ago | Anorak

Before They Were Famous: The Music of Pop and Rock

IN September 1994, a reel-to-reel tape emerged and was put up for auction. Sotheby's were all over it because this wasn't any old recording they had on their hands.


Related Topix: Retail, Auctions, Sothebys Holdings, Pop/Rock, The Velvet Underground, New York

18 hrs ago | The Detroit News

John Lennon, Warren Zevon -- the many faces of artist, ad exec Tom Maniaci

Warren Zevon is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Randy Newman is. If you're Tom Maniaci of Birmingham, that's sort of like Alan Trammell not being in the Baseball Hall of Fame when so many stiffs have plaques.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Birmingham, MI, Southfield, MI, Kansas City Art Institute, Hannah Montana, Entertainment, Television

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Los Angeles Times

All-star Sept. 28 George Harrison benefit moves to Fonda Theatre

George Harrison, left, shown with Bob Dylan during the 1971 Concert For Bangladesh, will be the honoree of an all-star musical tribute on Sept. 28 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.


Related Topix: Children TV, Animated TV, The Beatles, Entertainment, Television, Pop/Rock, George Harrison, Los Angeles, CA, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, The Ed Sullivan Show, Music

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Music Review: Pugwash - 'A Rose In A Garden Of Weeds: A Preamble Through The History Of Pugwash.'

If you're a North American like me, odds are you've never heard of an Irish band called Pugwash. But if you hail from the U.K. or Australia, it's possible one or more of your favorite albums might be Almond Tea , Almanac , Jollity , Eleven Modern Antiquities , or The Olympus Sound .


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Short, Music!, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Music, Entertainment


Yoko Ono Brings the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to...

"I love you and I'm so glad that I'm here today," Yoko Ono told an auditorium full of elementary schoolers, teachers, and special guests at New York City's Patrick Henry Prep this morning. The 81-year-old visited the East Harlem school along with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a mobile studio that's gone around the world since 1998, letting kids learn about songwriting, recording, and music videos, with many getting the opportunity to lay down their own tracks.


Related Topix: Short, Music!, Pop/Rock, Family, Kids, Berklee College of Music


Surprise, surprise! 10 things you need to know about Cilla Black

Ahead of tonight's Cilla drama premiere, Kathryn Williams shares all the essential facts about the million-selling singer and TV presenter The three-parter charts the rise of singer and eventually television personality Cilla Black and her relationship with two important men - Beatles manager Brian Epstein and future husband Bobby Willis. A generation of TV lovers know Cilla from her appearances on Blind Date and Surprise, Surprise, but there was so much more to the red-headed Liverpudlian than 1980s television, she was a sixties icon ingrained in the Merseybeat scene.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Cilla Black, The Beatles, Children TV, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television

CBS Local

Meet Detroit's Own World-Traveling Ringo Starr Tribute Artist, Ringer Star

From the automotive industry to becoming a world-traveling musician, Motor-City Mike, Michael Callahan - better known as his stage-persona "Ringer Star" - has taken the Beatles Entertainment world by storm as a talented Ringo Starr tribute artist. From the time Michael was a little boy, back in the 1960s, he's been awe-struck in love with The Beatles.


Related Topix: Ringo Starr, Pop/Rock, Animated TV, Children TV, The Beatles, Entertainment, Television

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Kids, Pants, Booze, Music: Trouble In River City And Always

Perhaps the most static conversation in American culture is the one about its constant decline. Today's music, today's actors, today's movies, today's media, today's food, today's habits, today's language - it's all going to hell, all of it, and it's taking us with it, no matter when today is.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, The Music Man, Family, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Pop/Rock, Celebrities, Shirley Jones, Robert Preston

Sunday Herald

Subo turns rock chick to tackle Pink Floyd and John Lennon covers for new album

Chart-topping performer Susan Boyle is preparing for the wrath of rock fans by tackling classic tunes by the likes of Pink Floyd and John Lennon for her new album. Chart-topping performer Susan Boyle is preparing for the wrath of rock fans by tackling classic tunes by the likes of Pink Floyd and John Lennon for her new album.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Pink Floyd

The Medina Gazette

From teen years to adulthood, still a Beatlemaniac after five decades

Nancy Johnson, left, as a 13-year-old, with her best friend, Virginia Mayor, also 13, at the Beatles' first concert in Cleveland on Sept. 15, 1964.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Children TV, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Paul McCartney


Listen to Miley Cyrus Cover Led Zeppelin's "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"

After covering The Beatles with help from The Flaming Lips , Miley Cyrus is taking on another classic British rock band. On Friday, the pop singer posted to Soundcloud her own version of the Led Zeppelin song "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," from the band's 1969 self-titled debut album, though Cyrus titles it "Baby I'm Gonna Leave You."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, The Flaming Lips, Ringo Starr, Celebrities, Paul McCartney

River Front Times

The Drug That Helped Turn the Beatles into the World's Greatest Band

The Beatles left Liverpool for Hamburg in August of 1960. By the end of the 39 weeks they played there on four trips from 1960 to December 1962, Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn estimates, the band played about 1,110 hours.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, St. Paul, MO

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

British Invasion turns 50 www.utsandiego.com...

Billy J. Kramer did. But not a true misstep that would take him into the abyss of rock 'n' roll one-hit-wonder shame .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, The Hollies, San Diego County, CA, Valley Center, CA

Something Else! Reviews

'Jesus, did I do that?': John Lennon heralds...

John Lennon took the stage 45 years ago this weekend for what would become the initial concert recording by a Beatle, Live Peace in Toronto. He was joined on September 13, 1969, at Varsity Stadium, by a quickly assembled group that included Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and a very surprised Alan White.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Progressive-Rock, Yes


Price of former Beatles island slashed by a 100k

After two years on the market, the islands price has been cut to a bargain price of just a 200,000. An island that was once owned by John Lennon has had its asking price slashed by a whopping a 100k.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock


The Beatles week ahead: Boston celebrates the Beatles

The West End Museum in Boston is featuring a " Beatles Invade Boston: 50th Anniversary Celebration" the weekend of Sept. 12-14 in honor of The Beatles first Boston concert at the Boston Garden.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Ringo Starr, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Bridgeport, CT

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Detroit News

'The Beatles' mono catalog returns to vinyl LP

In one sense, Tuesday's release of the complete mono catalog of the Beatles on vinyl LPs is the most technologically ambitious attempt yet to take what is arguably the most significant body of recorded music in the pop era and do ... absolutely nothing. 'This is a lot different than many other projects,' said Steve Berkowitz, the lead producing engineer on the 14-LP 'The Beatles in Mono' set.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Yellow Submarine, Animation Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Music!, Family, Adventure, George Harrison