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Paul McCartney’s 1965 Mini Cooper S DeVille to be sold at US auction alongside John Lennon’s last car

Cars formerly owned by Paul McCartney and John Lennon will be auctioned off in the US next month. Beatles fans could get their hands on McCartney's 1965 Mini Cooper S DeVille and Lennon's 1979 Mercedes E 300 estate at the Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn Auction on September 1. McCartney's mini was one of four ordered for each Beatles member by their manager, Brian...

Do left-handers make better musicians?

It's an oft-wheeled-out old wives' tale that left-handers are more creative - one that doesn't quite stand up to scientific scrutiny. But take a cursory glance at the annals of musical history, and you'll see countless influential musicians whose handedness is the mirror image of the norm. With today (August 13) International Left Handers Day, the date and the evidence...

Mark Chapman told his wife he intended to kill John Lennon two months before the incident

Gloria Hiroko Chapman, the wife of John Lennon's killer - Mark Chapman - revealed that her husband told her he was going to murder John Lennon two months before he shot and killed the star in New York. According to The Mirror, Gloria Hiroko Chapman claimed that he didn't carry out the threat because of his love for her. The Mirror also reported that...

Guitar from Beatles’ final gig at the Cavern Club goes up for auction

A guitar from the Beatles last ever gig at the Cavern Club in 1963 is to be sold at auction. The guitar, an Australian-made Maton Mastersound MS-500 is expected to fetch between £300,000 to £400,000 when it is auctioned in Wilshire next month. It was played by George Harrison throughout the summer of 1963 whilst his regular guitar underwent repairs. Once...

‘Strawberry Fields’ to re-open as tourist attraction for Beatles fans

The location that inspired The Beatles' classic 'Strawberry Fields Forever' is being turned into a tourist attraction in Liverpool. Buy Paul McCartney tour tickets here As The Mirror reports, John Lennon's sister Julia Baird buried a time capsule on the site of the Strawberry Field children's home in the Woolton area of their native Liverpool, as work began to make it...

New study claims Paul McCartney “misremembers” writing The Beatles song ‘In My Life’

The Beatles, circa 1965
A new academic study has claimed that Sir Paul McCartney "misremembers" writing The Beatles' song 'In My Life', with the analysis concluding that it was actually the work of John Lennon. The track in question featured on The Fab Four's 1965 album 'Rubber Soul', where it was initially credited to Lennon. The ownership of the song has been debated in the...

‘Play by the rules, man!’ Paul McCartney berates crowd for using phones at Liverpool Cavern Club gig

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Paul McCartney told off audience members for using their phones during his return to Liverpool's Cavern Club on Thursday (July 26). The legendary ex-Beatles rocker stopped his solo band's performance of ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ to chide members of the crowd for taking photos and videos. “You’ve all been told not to take photos,” he said. “You’re taking them, and you’re taking them, and...

Paul McCartney has confirmed full details on how you can get tickets to his Liverpool show today

Paul McCartney has revealed full details about a last-minute secret hometown show he is playing in Liverpool today (July 26). The Beatles legend announced the show yesterday (July 25) when he was speaking with Jarvis Cocker during a Q+A at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, the arts university he founded in 1996. It has now been revealed that he will be playing...

The wisdom of Macca: what Paul McCartney told students at the college he founded

Paul McCartney took part in a Q&A with Jarvis Cocker today at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), a school he founded in 1996. Offering a "new approach to performing arts training" LIPA offers arts training that is both different and out of the ordinary - a bit like McCartney's own music training which had little formality. In his chat...

Paul McCartney reveals the musicians he admires the most

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Paul McCartney has revealed the musicians he admires the most in a new interview. The Beatles star appeared at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts earlier today (July 25), where he was in conversation with Jarvis Cocker. The event was attended by around 450 students and was live-streamed on Facebook. During the chat, McCartney was asked which musicians he...