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35 min ago | Examiner.com
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.
8 hrs ago | Examiner.com
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.
13 hrs ago | Cleveland.com
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.
16 hrs ago | Anorak
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.
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.
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 .
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Billy J. Kramer did. But not a true misstep that would take him into the abyss of rock 'n' roll one-hit-wonder shame .
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:29 pm
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