Review: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

It may be 48 years since the Beatles officially split but for one night you can party with the Fab Four in Let It Be the musical. The acclaimed West End production returned to Edinburgh Playhouse last night to pay homage to one of the most influential bands in the world, the Beatles. The show follows the band’s journey from one of their early performances at the Royal Variety Show in front of the Queen…

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Preview: Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles, Edinburgh Playhouse

In just two weeks, fans of The Beatles will see the new Let It Be show when it comes to Edinburgh for one week only. The updated version of Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles was premiered in Cardiff last month, with audiences across the UK and Ireland seeing the brand new second part of the show for the very first time. Let It Be comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse…

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Paul McCartney opens up about John Lennon’s departure from The Beatles

Paul McCartney opens up about John Lennon’s departure from The Beatles

In a new interview ahead of his visit to Scotland later this year, Sir Paul McCartney has opened up on John Lennon’s departure from The Beatles – and says Yoko Ono was never to blame. Speaking to Howard Stern in a new SiriusXM interview, McCartney recalled the moment Lennon told the rest of the band that he had decided to call it a day. “There was a meeting where John came in and said, ‘I’m…

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Paul McCartney to visit Scotland this year on UK tour

Paul McCartney to visit Scotland this year on UK tour

Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first UK dates in over three years – and the legendary Beatle will visit Scotland in December. Macca will play gigs in Glasgow, Liverpool and London later this year in support of his upcoming 17th solo album, Egypt Station, which is due for release on September 7. Speaking about the UK gigs, McCartney said: “There’s nothing like performing in front of your home crowd, especially when it’s been a…

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Paul McCartney sues Sony in Beatles copyright dispute

Paul McCartney sues Sony in Beatles copyright dispute

Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing in the hope of winning back the ownership of several Beatles songs. TMZ reports that the songs include I Want To Hold Your Hand, Love Me Do and All You Need Is Love. They were famously purchased by the late Michael Jackson when he outbid McCartney $41.5m for The Beatles’ ATV Music catalogue in 1985. The Jackson estate sold its stake in the collection to Sony/ATV for $750…

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Bay City Rollers discuss new album, meeting The Beatles, and whether Derek Longmuir will return

Bay City Rollers discuss new album, meeting The Beatles, and whether Derek Longmuir will return

In a new interview, Seventies sensations the Bay City Rollers have spoken about meeting The Beatles, their new album, and whether original drummer and founding member Derek Longmuir will ever return. Reminiscing about the heyday of Rollermania, the band talked about a run-in they once had with The Beatles. “We met Ringo Star a couple of times – really nice guy,” said Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood, speaking to the Daily Express. “One time in Los Angeles,…

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Oasis’ biggest career mistake, according to Paul McCartney

Oasis’ biggest career mistake, according to Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney has said the biggest career mistake Oasis ever made was to claim they were bigger than The Beatles. The motor-mouthed Manchester band made the outrageous claim during a 1996 MTV interview, boasting that their albums Definitely Maybe and (What’s The Story) Morning Glory meant that they were bigger than The Beatles. Last year, Noel Gallagher admitted that he was “high” when he made the claim. And in a new interview with Q magazine, Macca has said…

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Preview: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

There might be countless shows that pay tribute to The Beatles currently doing the rounds of UK theatres, but one that’s definitely not to be missed is Let It Be. At the Edinburgh Playhouse this week, the show celebrates the iconic band’s meteoric rise to the top right from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club in 1962 to the height of Beatlemania, through to their eventual demise in 1970. Since opening on London’s West…

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