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Paul McCartney Reflects On The Anniversary Of John Lennon’s Death

“I was at home and I got a phone call, it was early in the morning…it was just so horrific, you couldn’t take it in…Just for days, you couldn’t think he was gone. It was just a huge shock and I had to tell Linda [Paul's late wife] and the kids. It was very difficult. It was very difficult for anyone. That was like a really big shock in most people’s lives, a bit like Kennedy… For me, it was just so sad that I wasn’t going to see him again…and for me the biggest thing was that the guy who took his life, the phrase kept going in my head ‘jerk of all jerks.’…This is not even a guy who was politically motivated, it was a totally random thing…it would have been the worst thing in the world to have this great relationship that then soured and he gets killed, so there was some solace in the fact that we got back together. We were good friends.”

Paul McCartney reflected on John Lennon’s murder on the “Jonathan Ross Show” to commemorate the anniversary of his bandmate’s death. The musician noted how glad he was that the two had reconnected since the Beatles’ breakup before Lennon’s death and what a shock the loss was. Thirty-four years ago today, Lennon was fatally shot in New York City at the age of 40. [Brooklyn Vegan] [Image via AKM-GSI]

It’s Time To Cry: Mom Fighting Cancer Helps Her Son Meet His Hero, Ringo Starr

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Mom Cali Tobias has been diagnosed with breast cancer four times, and is now facing ovarian cancer. She told ABC News, “I need to make sure I have as many fun memories with my kids as I can while I’m still here.” To do that, she arranged for her son King, a Beatles superfan, to meet Ringo Starr. King, 5, is a musician himself and can play some of the Beatles’ hits on his guitar. When Cali got tickets to Ringo’s concert in San Jose, California, this month, she and King were invited backstage. Ringo greeted King with a big hug, and he even got to play the legend’s drums! So sweet. [Huffington Post]

Paul McCartney: Yoko Didn’t Break Up The Beatles, Really

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““She certainly didn’t break the group up. I don’t think you can blame her for anything. … When Yoko came along, part of her attraction was her avant garde side, her view of things,” he continued. “She showed him another way to be, which was very attractive to him. So it was time for John to leave.”

–That’s “cute” Beatle Paul McCartney, trying to definitively dispell the myth that Yoko Ono was responsible for the breakup of  the band. I know there are some diehard Beatles fanatics who will always hold Yoko responsible. But really? Do you think John Lennon would ever do anything he didn’t totally want to do? Come on. [Fox News]

Be My Boyfriend: Rutherford Chang Has Nearly 700 Copies Of The Beatles’ The White Album

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Dear Rutherford,

I heard you’re a Beatles fan, which is great. I mean, I guess that takes care of that difficult “are you a Beatles or a Rolling Stones fan” discussion. In fact, you might be the biggest Beatles fan, owing to your obsessive collecting and cataloging of their records. Specifically The White Album. It seems you’ve got — how many now? — 693 copies of the iconic record, and plan to keep on collecting. Keep reading »

Who Is Nancy Shevell, Paul McCartney’s New Wife?

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Paul McCartney famously sang, “Will you still love me when I’m 64?” Well, he’s technically 69, but 51-year-old Nancy Shevell just answered “I do!” McCartney married his third wife this weekend in London following four years of courtship. “I feel married,”  McCartney told reporters after the ceremony. “I feel absolutely wonderful.” Aww, cute. After losing first wife Linda to cancer in 1998, McCartney had a tumultuous second marriage to Heather Mills, with whom he has a daughter, Beatrice (she served as flower girl!). Shevell and McCartney met in 2007 and the two became engaged in May. So, who is this woman feeling up on our favorite Beatle? The goods are after the jump … Keep reading »

“So You Think You Can Dance” Uncovers Major Beatles Scandal?

To make a long story out of a short story — or perhaps the other way around — “So You Think You Can Dance” may have stumbled upon The Beatles scandal of the century at their Utah auditions. I couldn’t sleep last night and decided to catch up on a little “SYTYCD” — reality TV has the same effects on me as a glass of warm milk — and I caught contestant Brittany Morgan Starr, who revealed a big secret. Ringo Starr (of the famed band The Beatles, perhaps you’ve heard of them) is her father. Brittany claimed he is in permanent hiding while another man impersonates him in the public eye. I know, so wonderfully bizarre. According to Brittany, her dad, Ringo Starr (real name: Richard Starkey), signed a contract to have another man take his identity as Ringo Starr after John Lennon was shot. And bless FOX for taking us to meet her pops, the “real” Ringo. He turned out to be a toothless man with no discernible British accent in a Sgt. costume. Somehow, my gut tells me delusion runs in the family. At least judging from Brittany’s dance skills. These kinds of segments are exactly why I watch reality TV before bed. Keep reading »

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