The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on June 1, 1967. For its 50th anniversary a special reissue packages of CD and vinyl versions is announced for May 26, 2017.
Yanni Alexis Mardas, who was a friend of The Beatles in the mid 1960s, died on 13 January 2017 after a battle with pneumonia; he was aged 74.
John Lennon nicknamed him Magic Alex because of his impressive technological and scientific knowledge. Lennon often called him his “guru”, and he became part of The Beatles’ extended entourage after they stopped touring.
Allan Williams, who was the first manager of The Beatles, has passed away at the age of 86.
Born in Liverpool on March 17, 1930, Williams opened the Jacaranda, then a coffee bar that featured live music, in 1958,
The undated (typed by Lennon probably in 1971) letter, with handwritten annotations, is being auctioned off by RR Auction at an estimated value of $20,000 or more.
The Beatles Yellow Submarine is now available to buy worldwide at $59.99 in the US. The 550-piece pack features the John, Paul, George and Ringo minifigures,
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is a documentary film directed by Ron Howard based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) from their performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966.