Beatles' first recording contract to be auctioned next month

2015-08-18 16:00

The Beatles' first recording contract is expected to bring about $150 000 at auction next month.

Simon Cowell to produce biopic about Beatles manager

2015-05-19 20:00

Simon Cowell will produce a biopic of the Beatles' late manager Brian Epstein.

Ron Howard to direct Beatles documentary

2014-07-18 03:00

Ron Howard will direct a documentary on the Beatles that focuses on the band's touring years during the early 1960s.

Beatles to get Grammys lifetime achievement award

2013-12-15 19:58

Grammys organisers have announced lifetime achievement awards for The Beatles and six other acts, including the Isley Brothers and electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk.

Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr makes awkward joke about reuniting with McCartney

2013-10-24 19:01

Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr has joked that he would welcome playing with former bandmate Paul McCartney again, but only if the group was called "Ringo's".

Beatles to release more BBC sessions

2013-09-13 15:45

The Beatles plan to release a new collection of the band's BBC sessions, including commercially unreleased recordings and studio chatter.

Rare Beatles guitar goes to auction

2013-05-14 18:00

This guitar may not quite gently weep, but it could at least make a well-heeled Beatles fan cry with happiness.

Beatles album sells for record $290k

2013-04-02 11:55

A rare, signed copy of The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has been sold for a record $290 500 at auction, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Taylor Swift's £50k Xmas gift for Harry

2012-12-18 22:02

Taylor Swift has started scouting around for rare Beatles memorabilia for Harry Styles' Christmas present - and has told shop assistants she is willing to pay out up to £50 000.

Sitar legend Ravi Shankar dies

2012-12-12 09:56

Ravi Shankar, sitar virtuoso and father of Norah Jones, who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles, has died aged 92.


My Playlist: 10 songs our Hollywood editor loves listening to!

2015-05-21 06:00

Here are the 10 songs Channel24's Hollywood editor loves to kick back to.

This unreleased track of Kurt Cobain doing a Beatles cover will give you goosebumps

2015-04-22 11:51

After sorting through unheard Kurt Cobain audiotapes for the much-anticipated documentary Cobain: Montage of Heck, director Brett Morgen found more than a few gems.

Eurythmics uniting at Beatles tribute

2014-01-07 21:00

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart from The Eurythmics are reuniting - to pay tribute to the Beatles.

Paul McCartney praises 'badass' Yoko Ono

2013-10-26 14:45

Sir Paul McCartney has decided to move on from his feud with John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and insists he no longer blames her for breaking up The Beatles.

Paul McCartney's toilet tunes

2013-10-08 06:15

Sir Paul McCartney likes writing music in the bathroom or in cupboards because the acoustics are usually good.

Beatles guitar auctioned for $408k in US

2013-05-20 18:07

A six-cord electric guitar that Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison played went under the hammer for $408 000, Julien's Auctions has said.

Pastor: John Lennon died from divine ire

2013-04-10 11:11

John Lennon died because he offended God by suggesting that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, pastor Marco Feliciano has said.

Elvis tops list of most-forged autographs

2012-12-28 10:45

Elvis Presley and The Beatles lead a list of the most-forged celebrity signatures in 2012, with less than half of their autographs for sale certified as genuine.

Ravi Shankar to receive posthumous Grammy

2012-12-13 18:51

Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar is to receive a posthumous lifetime achievement Grammy award, organisers of the music industry's top prize show have said.

Taylor Swift: One Direction's Yoko Ono

2012-12-10 13:42

Fears have surfaced that Taylor Swift's relationship with Harry Styles might lead to the breakup of One Direction, in the same way John Lennon's widow was blamed for splitting up The Beatles.

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