Joining us now, Paul McCartney, the former Beatle…and Ringo Starr, the other former living Beatle…The only two living men who can say, ‘I was a Beatle.’”
It was Aug. 27, 1965. The Beatles were on the eve of playing Balboa Stadium in San Diego. Elvis was in the midst of shooting “Paradise Hawaiian Style in Hollywood.”
That night, between 10 and 11 p.m., John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr arrived in limousines at Elvis’ home in Bel Air, and Elvis personally greeted them at the door for what forever after became known as the “summit meeting” of Pop music and Rock and Roll.
by John Curley — Ringo Starr was very forthcoming in a BBC interview, as he discussed, for one, his preference for vinyl albums over CD.
Chilled to the bone on a grey — typically English — winter morning in the early ’60s, photographer Michael Ward was not relishing the assignment he’d been given.
David Fishoff has had two great passions in his life: sports and music. He has been successful in both endeavors, one as a high-profile sports agent and the other as a successful concert promoter, including the creation of Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band.
A generous selection of the 15,000-plus negatives and slides in the collection of noted music photographer Philip Kamin are being auctioned off in Legendary Auctions’ February Premium sale of high-end Sports and Americana Collectibles. Phone and internet bidding will begin on Monday, Feb. 15, and it concludes Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
Despite the historic meeting, no lasting bond ever formed between the two acts. Ironically, as The Beatles’ career was coming to an end in 1969, Elvis’ was being reborn.
Loaded with Beatles collectibles, including a Ringo Starr RIAA Gold Record Award for “Rubber Soul,” The Rockin’ Hot Summer Auction hosted by Backstage Auctions will feature items from the collection of radio and television industry veteran Denny Somach. Other highlights include a rare Sex Pistols single and several thousand promo sings.
Dive into the fascinating story of how the Beatles almost didn’t make it big in America, and how Capitol records very nearly wasn’t the record label to benefit when the Fab Four finally hopped across the pond and hit America on Feb. 7, 1964.
I was leery when Jude Kessler approached me about her book, “Shoulda Been There: A Novel On The Life Of John Winston Lennon.” When I mentioned my dislike of fan fiction, she was quick to make the distinction that her book isn’t fan fiction, but a “historical novel.”