Los Angeles Times
There's no shortage of stars, real and imagined, visible along Hollywood's Walk of Fame, but even by Tinseltown standards, Paul McCartney ramped up the quotient Thursday in getting his own belated star.
The former Beatle drew several hundred fans who packed a cordoned-off section of Vine Street outside Capitol Records for the ceremony.
He brought several Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member pals along for the ride, including Neil Young, who gave McCartney a cheery introduction, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh and pop music power couple Elvis Costello and Diana Krall. Jazz great Herbie Hancock was there as well as musician-producer Don Was and former Electric Light Orchestra leader/Traveling Wilburys member Jeff Lynne. McCartney's wife, Nancy, and son, James, also attended the ceremony.
Paul McCartney har mycket på gång. Nu har han gett sig in på en helt ny marknad inom musikbranchen, nämligen spel-musik. Det är i en intervju med den tyska tidningen Die Zeit som han avslöjar sitt nya projekt, dock vill han ännu inte berätta vilket spel det gäller.
– Det är en väldigt fascinerande marknad, säger Mccartney. Ett nytt tv-spel säljer betydligt mer än vad en cd-skiva gör nuförtiden. Och man når en helt annan publik. Antagligen är det här första gången som många ungdomar kommer höra min musik, i ett spel. Och kanske kan det vara lika inspirerande för dem som jazz är för mig.
The young musician looking for work wouldn’t have known it at the time, but he had just been offered a ticket to fame, fortune and a place in rock legend.
He was invited by a teenage Paul McCartney to audition for the Beatles as their drummer - surely one of the greatest pop opportunities of all time.
But it would seem he missed his moment...
Launched by The Beatles in 1968, as the new outlet for their own recordings as well as the music of an eclectic roster of artists, Apple Records made popular music history from the very moment it opened its doors.
Four decades later, Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music raise the curtain on remastered CD and digital download releases of 15 key albums from the Apple Records catalogue.
We have launched AppleRecords.com - a site dedicated to the artists that recorded on the Apple label. The site features the remastered Apple Artists' music, exclusive videos, photography and memorabilia from the label.
You can also watch "The Story of Apple Records" at AppleRecords.com - cut into three episodes, the film features Peter Asher, who was Head of Apple A+R, as he recounts the days when The Beatles produced the music in this unique set of albums. The film features incredible footage from the Apple archives and video clips of the artists that were signed to the label.
Martin Scorsese, Nancy Shevell, Sir Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison, Barbara Bach and Ringo Starr attend the UK premiere of George Harrison: Living In The Material World at The BFI Southbank on October 2, 2011 in London, United Kingdom.
Marking his first foray into the word of dance, Paul has announced the general release of ‘Ocean’s Kingdom’, commissioned by the New York City Ballet. The recording will be released by Decca Records on October 3rd (UK) and Hear Music/Telarc on October 4th (US) and is conducted by John Wilson, produced by John Fraser and performed by The London Classical Orchestra.
LONDON. En papperslapp med en autograf av John Lennon har sålts på auktion för 1,1 miljoner kronor, skriver Daily Express.
Lappen var skriven samma dag som Beatles-legenden blev skjuten till döds utanför sitt hem i New York 1980. Dagen innan hade han varit i en studio för att spela in en skiva och då lånat en gitarrsträng från ett annat band. Dagen efter kom han tillbaka och skrev en handskriven lapp till en av studioteknikerna. ”For Karl, who strung me along, thanx, John Lennon, 1980”.
Det visade sig vara dyrbara ord.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are proud to announce that Paul is throwing his support behind the BORN HIV FREE campaign. His forthcoming show this weekend in London's Hyde Park will be broadcast exclusively through the BORN HIV FREE channel on YouTube.
February 8, 2010 -- Tonight, Ringo Starr was given his very own star on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame. This former Beatles drummer is the 2,401st name to grace these very special sidewalks, his on a brass plaque located outside the landmark Capitol Records building at 1750 N. Vine Street.
This arena near Hollywood Boulevard is appropriate since Ringo and the other Beatles recorded songs at Capital records, as a group and as individuals. In fact, Ringo’s 1974 hit video based on the song ‘Only You’ was filmed on the rooftop of this famous building that resembles a giant stack of records.
Nearby Ringo's new star, his Beatles mates John Lennon and George Harrison each command their own sidewalk plaques featuring bronze, five-pointed stars.
Music Legend Paul McCartney Named Recipient of Third Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named music legend Paul McCartney as the recipient of the third Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. An all-star tribute concert is planned for spring 2010.
“As a great admirer of the Gershwins’ songs, I am highly honored to be given the Gershwin Prize by such a great institution as the Library of Congress,” McCartney said.