03:55 PM EDT 08/23/2014
Originally posted 07/22/2014 11:30AM
Beware of darkness … and also tree beetles.
Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge told the Los Angeles Times that a pine tree planted near Griffith Park's Observatory in 2004 to honor late Beatle George Harrison has died after an infestation of – wait for it – tree beetles.
As the paper notes, "Except for the loss of tree life, Harrison likely would have been amused at the irony."
Originally posted 05/18/2014 12:00PM
Paul McCartney canceled his second concert in Tokyo on Sunday, as well as the makeup performance for the one nixed a day earlier, and apologized to his fans for still being sick with a virus.
Originally posted 04/29/2014 04:00PM
Originally posted 02/07/2014 12:00PM
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Originally posted 02/07/2014 11:00AM
Feb. 9 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and with it, the beginning of "Beatlemania." To commemorate, here are some intimate pictures of the group on their 1964 tour, which included the now-legendary TV appearance – plus, some required reading for Beatles fans.
Originally posted 01/22/2014 04:00PM
Finally recognizing that those boys from Liverpool may have been onto something, the 56th Annual Grammys will be honoring the Beatles with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Other musicians to be honored include Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson, and the Isley Brothers. Here's a quick primer to all the honorees:
Originally posted 01/15/2014 08:30AM
The surviving members of the Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, will both perform at this year's Grammy Awards, where the group will receive the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The rock legends – the Beatles broke up in 1970 – are set to join others in this year's Grammy line-up, including Carole King and Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, as well as Keith Urban, Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves, Rolling Stone reports.
McCartney is also a nominee for several Grammy Awards this year, including Best Rock Song, "Cut Me Some Slack," along with the Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic from Nirvana.
Originally posted 05/31/2013 05:20PM
What did the Fab Four do when they weren't making '60s girls swoon? Sometimes, document their own incredible journey.
Now Ringo Starr has gathered over a hundred of his never-before-seen photos in a new e-book, Photograph (Genesis Publications, available from ringophotograph.com and the iBookstore).
Originally posted 05/29/2013 08:30AM
Little remains unknown about the Beatles – they're one of the world's greatest rock and roll bands and have likely been photographed more times than Bieber and Britney combined.
But now Ringo Starr is unveiling more than 100 never-before-seen images of the Fab Four that he took during their '60s prime.
In a new e-book, Photograph, the Beatles drummer reveals intimate pictures of the group, including black-and-white and color photos of Starr, now 72, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison during their first U.S. tour, their fabled trip to India to meet the Maharishi, and their last days together as a band.
Originally posted 03/02/2013 06:00PM
Capturing the Beatles' casual, off-duty moments never felt like work for Henry Grossman.
"We were friends," says the former photographer for both Life and PEOPLE, now 76. "I almost didn't know them as performers."
His new 500-page photo book, Places I Remember, features nearly 1,000 never-before-seen photos taken at the height of the band's fame, between 1964 and 1968. Why did it take him so long to share?
"I had pictures I didn't know had never been seen," says Grossman.
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