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Ringo Starr marks 80th birthday at online gig with Paul McCartney

Jul 08, 2020 - 3:52 PM

Ringo is holding a virtual reunion and music show together with fellow Beatle Paul in aid of charities, including Black Lives Matter

Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr dies aged 81

May 16, 2020 - 6:32 PM

The photographer is known for her striking images of the band in the early 1960s

REMEMBERED. Astrid Kirchherr poses in front of one of her photographs of John Lennon in a photo taken in Germany in October 2000. The photographer known for her striking images of The Beatles in the early 1960s has died aged 81. Photo by Ulrich Perrey / dpa / AFP

Handwritten 'Hey Jude' lyrics sell for $910,000

Apr 11, 2020 - 3:59 PM

A sheet of paper bearing Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics to 'Hey Jude' sold for $910,000 in an online auction held Friday, April 10

John Lennon's trademark round sunglasses to be sold at auction

Nov 29, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The sunglasses will be auctioned online by Sotheby's with other Beatles memorabilia including George Harrison's guitar and a parking ticket given to Ringo Starr

JOHN LENNON. Bob Gruen's iconic image of the Beatles musician wearing his signature round sunglasses is displayed at Strawberry Fields in Central Park, New York City in 2015. A pair of sunglasses that belonged to Lennon will be put up for auction along with other Beatles memorabilia. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. takes custody of two 'high-value' jihadists from Syria Kurds

Oct 10, 2019 - 9:07 AM

(UPDATED) 'I can confirm that we've taken custody of two high-value ISIS individuals from the SDF,' says a US defense official, referring to the Islamic State group and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces

COMBO) This combination of pictures created on February 11, 2018 from two handout images provided by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on February 10, 2018 shows captured British Islamic State (IS) group fighters El Shafee el-Sheikh (L) and Alexanda Kotey (R), posing for mugshots in an undisclosed location. Two "high-value" jihadists held by Syrian Kurds have been taken into US custody and moved out of the country, a defense official said on October 9, 2019, as reports identified them as notorious British fighters dubbed "The Beatles." Handout / Syrian Democratic Forces / AFP AFPForum

Beatles classic 'Abbey Road' tops charts again after 50 years

Oct 05, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The best-selling album of The Beatles is back at number one in Britain, almost half a century after its first release in 1969

John Lennon's Strawberry Field opens to the public

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:14 AM

John Lennon's childhood sanctuary that inspired the classic Beatles song, 'Strawberry Fields Forever' opens its gates to tourists

Beatles fans come together for 50th anniversary of Abbey Road photo

Aug 09, 2019 - 10:33 AM

The iconic photograph used for the cover of The Beatles' last album was taken on August 8, 1969

ABBEY ROAD. Beatles lookalike band Fab Gear and fans of The Beatles pose at the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing in London, England on August 8 the 50th anniversary of the day that the iconic Beatles album cover photograph was taken. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

WATCH: BTS channels The Beatles in 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

May 16, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The K-pop sensation pays tribute to The Beatles in the same theater where the Fab Four made their US television debut

BEATLES TRIBUTE. K-pop sensation BTS isn't shying away from comparisons to The Beatles. Screenshot from The Late Show's Facebook page

Ringo Starr back in the studio for new music

Mar 22, 2019 - 3:48 PM

The Beatles' star drummer is back at it with an upcoming studio album

WATCH: Can you imagine a world without The Beatles? This movie does

Feb 13, 2019 - 11:07 AM

Can you... 'Imagine?'

'YESTERDAY.' Himesh Patel plays a Jack, a singer who finds himself in a world where The Beatles never existed. Screenshot from the movie trailer

From Rings to Ringo: 'LOTR' director Peter Jackson helms Beatles documentary

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Peter Jackson's upcoming documentary tells the story of how The Beatles' 1970 album 'Let It Be' came to life

2 British ISIS 'Beatles' fighters captured in Syria – U.S. official

Feb 09, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh are believed to have 'participated in the detention, exploitation and execution of Western detainees'

Ringo Starr, Barry Gibb knighted in UK honors list

Dec 30, 2017 - 2:58 PM

The two musicians are among the latest to be honored in Britain's traditional New Year Honors

Paul McCartney resolves dispute on Beatles song rights

Jul 04, 2017 - 12:09 AM

McCartney filed a lawsuit in January in a US court to secure rights from Sony ATV Music Publishing in the wake of a British judicial ruling that shook up the industry

PAUL MCCARTNEY. Paul McCartney reaches a settlement over copyright to the Beatles catalog. Photo from Facebook

Akhirnya Yoko Ono diakui sebagai penulis lagu 'Imagine'

Jun 16, 2017 - 2:58 PM

John Lennon dan Yoko Ono sekarang resmi tercatat sebagai penulis lagu Imagine

DIAKUI. Setelah bertahun-tahun dirilis, akhirnya nama Yoko Ono diakui sebagai penulis lagu 'Imagine' bersama John Lennon. Foto dari akun Instagram yokoonoofficial

50 years after 'Sgt Pepper,' rock world still enjoys the show

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:19 AM

The release of Sgt Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band half a century ago represented a landmark in music history

Original and replica costumes from The Beatles used on the album cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band are pictured on display during a photo-call for the 'You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70' exhibition at the V&A museum in central London on September 7, 2016. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Persembahan Twilite Orchestra untuk sang legenda

Nov 20, 2016 - 10:59 PM

Sebagai rangkaian penutup perayaan hari jadinya ke 25 Twilite Orchestra mementaskan lagu lagu karya The Beatles

Addie MS dan Oddie Agam berada di atas panggung konser 'Twilite Orchestra presents The Beatles', Sabtu, 19 November 2011 di Ciputra Artpreneur Theatre, Jakarta. Foto oleh Yetta Tondang/

Twilite Orchestra akan menggelar konser dengan sajian komposisi lagu The Beatles

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:31 PM

Ini adalah konser ketiga sekaligus konser terakhir di rangkaian perayaan 25 tahun Twilite Orchestra

Dari kiri ke kanan: Awan (personel band G-Pluck), Aqi "Alexa", Oddie Agam, Angel Pieters, Addie MS dan Sys NS saat menggelar press conference jelang konser 'Twilite Orchestra presents The Beatles'. Foto oleh Yetta Tondang/

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 61

Sep 17, 2016 - 12:00 PM

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 55

Sep 10, 2016 - 2:54 PM

Paul McCartney says he'll eventually slow down

Aug 11, 2016 - 10:18 AM

When asked by Rolling Stone magazine if he could imagine touring in the same way when he turns 80 McCartney replies: Unimaginable – and unseemly

SLOWING DOWN? Paul McCartney says he may need to slow down from touring soon. In this file photo, he performs in Berlin, Germany, June 14, 2016. File photo by Sophia Kembowski/EPA

WATCH: Unseen Beatles footage released

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:21 PM

Australia s National Film and Sound Archive releases never before seen footage of The Beatles mucking around in a make up studio ahead of a television performance

Screengrab from Facebook/National Film and Sound Archives Australia (NFSA)

Rihanna overtakes Beatles record on US all-time hits list

Apr 21, 2016 - 10:46 AM

Pop superstar Rihanna rules Billboard magazine s Hot 100 list for 60 weeks surpassing The Beatles

epa04692609 Barbadian singer Rihanna performs at the March Madness Music Festival at the White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 04 April 2015 EPA/Steve C Mitchell

Beatle Paul McCartney mourns 'second father' George Martin

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:00 PM

He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me writes Paul McCartney on his official website

'LIKE A SECOND FATHER.' The Beatles member Paul McCartney mourns the loss of their former producer. Photo from

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Mar 09, 2016 - 7:10 PM

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'5th Beatle' George Martin dies at 90

Mar 09, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Former The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr confirms the news that the legendary music producer George Martin has died

epa05202144 (FILE) A file picture dated 04 May 1999 shows British record producer/composer arranger Sir George Martin at Sotheby's in London, England, during the announcement of the sale of the instrumental score and BPI sales award for Candle in the Wind '97, the tribute song re-written for the funeral of Diana Princess of Wales, which will be sold by Sotheby's on 21 May 1999. According to media reports on 09 March 2016, Sir Geroge Martin has died at the age of 90. EPA/SILKE LOHMANN -- BESY QUALITY AVAILABLE

Yoko Ono fine after brief hospitalization

Feb 28, 2016 - 10:02 AM

She s home and running about as usual says Yoko s son Sean Lennon

Yoko Ono hospitalized due to dehydration

Feb 27, 2016 - 12:57 PM

3rd UPDATE Her son Sean Ono Lennon confirms that she was rushed to the hospital for dehydration and not a possible stroke or serious flu as reported earlier

File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

At 83, Yoko Ono says she didn't break Beatles

Feb 25, 2016 - 9:55 AM

I had nothing to do with breaking up The Beatles And I think Paul McCartney is a pretty cool dude says the Japanese born singer and widow of John Lennon

YOKO ONO. The 83-year-old singer, artist, and widow of John Lennon says that she did not break up The Beatles. File photo shows Yoko at the opening of her exhibition 'Land of Hope' at the Museum of Tolerance and Memory in Mexico City. Photo from EPA/SASHENKA GUTIÉRREZ

Chiz on Comelec, Xmas lights, Steph Curry | 6PM wRap

Dec 24, 2015 - 7:19 PM

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ISIS in PH, Republican survey, Beatles | 12PM wRap

Dec 24, 2015 - 1:20 PM

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Beatles songs to stream on Spotify, other sites on Christmas Eve

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:50 PM

The Beatles albums like Sgt Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Revolver will be available for streaming just in time for Christmas

THE BEATLES. The band's songs will be available for streaming on Christmas Eve. Screengrab from Facebook/thebeatles

Andy White, '5th Beatle' from first hit, dies at 85

Nov 12, 2015 - 10:18 AM

Andy White who performed the American version of Love Me Do with The Beatles dies

ANDY WHITE. The musician, known as the '5th Beatle,' dies at 85. Screengrab from Facebook/New York Metro Pipe Band

Eminem, Jay-Z beat Bob Dylan for lyrical variety

Jul 25, 2015 - 11:09 AM

Eminem uses 8 818 unique words in his 100 densest songs

SLIM SHADY. Eminem uses the most unique words in his lyrics. Photo from EPA

#PugadBaboy: Paranoid punchline 2

Jan 29, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Paranoid punchline 3

Jan 29, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Paranoid

Jan 29, 2015 - 5:00 AM

British celebrities pick sides in Scottish referendum

Sep 13, 2014 - 3:30 PM

Some British celebrities voice their position on Scotland s bid for independence but others have chosen to stay neutral aware of the possible repercussions

Musical all-stars take up Paul McCartney in new album

Sep 10, 2014 - 12:14 PM

The Cure B B King and Willie Nelson are some of the artists who contributed to the album

Webhits: Neil Armstrong's lunar heartbeat used for a John Lennon cover

Aug 01, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Berlin based songwriter Louise Gold honors the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by using Neil Armstrong s heartbeat as a bass line for a John Lennon original

Beetles devour George Harrison tribute tree

Jul 23, 2014 - 2:14 PM

A plaque at the base of the tree read: In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist a musician and a gardener

Oscar winner Ron Howard to make new Beatles film

Jul 17, 2014 - 12:05 PM

The two surviving Beatles and the widows of the deceased band members are also supporting this authorized project

Memorable moments in the Philippine Senate

Jun 10, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Ernesto Maceda sings Loren Legarda cries Tessie Aquino Oreta dances What other surprises have we not seen in the Senate?

John Lennon drawings, poems coming up for auction

Mar 18, 2014 - 1:10 PM

The private collection of John Lennon drawings poems and prose will be on exhibit at showrooms in London and New York

JOHN AND YOKO. In this file photo, John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono visit the Paris Flea Market in 1969. Mychele Daniau/Agence France-Presse

Rio Carnival twists and shouts to Beatlemania

Mar 04, 2014 - 10:01 AM

Street band Sargento Pimenta – Sergeant Pepper in Portuguese – belted out more than three hours of Beatles classics as the five day fiesta prepared to reach its climax on Tuesday

DANCING TO THE BEAT. Members of the Samba school Grande Rio perform during the first day of the parade in the sambodromo in the carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 02 March 2014. Luiz Eduardo Perez/EPA

When Beatlemania stormed the Coliseum

Feb 07, 2014 - 1:16 PM

Beatlemania hit the United States in 1964 Fifty years later some 3 000 people gather for a tribute concert

BEATLEMANIA BEGINS. John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, arrive at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York in 1964. Photo from Agence France-Presse

6 clearance items that turned out to be priceless treasures

Feb 06, 2014 - 9:24 AM

A phone interview with the Beatles a 17th century painting a Song dynasty bowl – just a few things sold as clearance items that turned out to worth much much more

PRICELESS. Have you gone to a flea market lately? You may pick up something precious