Friday, September 15, 2017

George's sitar up for auction

The sitar George Harrison played on the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" is for sale, reports the BBC.
The instrument was purchased from a shop on London's Oxford Street in 1965 and later gifted to a friend of Harrison's first wife, Patti Boyd.

Bidding for the sitar will begin on 28 September at $50,000 (£37,327).

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Video: Ringo on the Beeb

Ringo Starr appeared on BBC's "News Night" yesterday talking about who deserves credit for the Beatles' songs. He also doubled down on his support of Brexit, saying it's time for Britain to "get on with it" and leave the EU. Here's the segment.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New video celebrate "The Beatles: Love" Vegas show

Posted today on the Beatles official YouTube channel. I still need to get to Vegas and see this ...

Report: "Strawberry Fields" oboist dies

Michael Winfield, who played the oboe solo on the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever," passed away this week, Slipped Disc reports.
Mike played oboe and cor anglais in the Halle and London orchestras for almost half a century. He taught oboe at the Royal College of Music, in London, and was hugely influential on three generations of players.

Vintage pic: George and Pattie

Vintage pic: The Beatles with Harold Wilson

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Luke Skywalker is a Beatles collector

Mark Hamill, talking to British GQ:
"Basically I started collecting things that I wanted when I was a kid but couldn't get them so I got all the Monster Model and Kits that I wanted. The Beatles, I never paid any attention to their merchandising except for their records. Of course the minute they broke up, I wanted all that stuff. So I have a pretty nice Beatles memorabilia collection. That was my 'Star Wars'."