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The Beatles

Briefs, December 29, 2012

The Beatles arrive in the US for their first visit in 1964.

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi must pay his second wife, Veronica Lario, €3 million (HK$30.8 million) a month in alimony but gets to keep their estate.

Saturday, 29 December, 2012, 3:59am

New London station confuses Beatles' fans looking for Abbey Road

A Beatles tour guide holds his copy of the Beatles' Abbey Road album in Abbey Road, the one in St John's Wood that is. Photo: PA

It has to be the most famous pedestrian crossing in the world, immortalised by the Beatles on the cover of their Abbey Road album in 1969.

Situated just outside the north London EMI studios, the crossing enjoys listed status for its "cultural and historical importance" and draws thousands of tourists every year.

17 Oct 2012 - 5:01am

Win tickets to see Beatles tribute band

The Bootleg Beatles are bringing the music of the Fab Four to the stage in Hong Kong.

Since there is no chance of the Fab Four reuniting, the closest you will probably get is seeing The Bootleg Beatles.

The band was formed in 1980 by Neil Harrison (the original John Lennon impersonator) and Andre Barreau (current bootleg George Harrison) when they were performing in the Beatlemania stage show in London's West End.

23 Oct 2012 - 2:18pm

ALBUM (1973)

Band on the Run Paul McCartney & Wings Apple

Paul McCartney's solo LPs never reached the heights of his work with The Beatles. But Band on the Run, his third album with Wings, comes close.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1970)

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band John Lennon Apple/EMI

'I can't explain/So much pain/ I could never show it/My mummy's dead.' The final lines delivered on John Lennon's solo debut, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, summarise the tone of the album, which is one of the most emotionally raw recordings the former Beatle ever produced.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Golden Slumbers

As films about marginalised national film industries go, Golden Slumbers probably ranks as the most poignant of them all. French-Cambodian director Davy Chou's documentary pays homage to a legacy which has disappeared from view - literally - as nearly all the films made during Cambodia's cinematic heyday of the 1960s and early '70s were destroyed by the Khmer Rouge regime.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'Man of steel' aims for quick return

Brett Prebble is hoping to be back riding by early March, despite the fractured left collarbone he suffered falling in the opening race last Saturday at Sha Tin.

To many observers, the top Australian jockey looked to have escaped the incident from Telecom Top Star without harm after he was seen walking to the ambulance from the scene of the crash.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Bear Hero shows he is ready for business with a dazzling trial

Talented Bear Hero made his first appearance at Sha Tin since his disastrous trip Down Under with a smashing trial performance on the all-weather track yesterday.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Biopic captures turbulent youth of a pop genius

Music legend John Lennon has been called a lot of things, including 'hypocrite' and 'phoney'. After watching Sam Taylor-Wood's biopic, Nowhere Boy, you have to add 'human tug-of-war rope' to the list.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Memories of shooting stars

He helped Bob Dylan sell millions of records by taking the photograph for the Grammy award-winning cover for his Greatest Hits album, but when Rowland Scherman met the folk singer, he didn't even get a thank you.

Scherman is in Hong Kong this week because he donated two prints to the new Hard Rock Cafe in Lan Kwai Fong, one of the Dylan image.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

An article in yesterday's business section incorrectly gave the midpoint exchange rate of the yuan at US$6.7181. It should have said 6.7181 per US dollar. The error was introduced during the editing process.

18 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

British tax case ruling unlikely to affect vast majority of expatriates

I am concerned by the content of Howard Bilton's Tax File column ('British taxman may come for a big slice of your cake', February 28).

It is likely to concern a large number of your British expatriate readership unnecessarily.

7 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

The best of Paul McCartney

Recorded live over three nights at the Citi Field, Good Evening New York City includes many of the highlights of Paul McCartney's career.

31 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr Y Not (Hip-O Records)

Ringo Starr defies the stereotype of old people as curmudgeons. Y Not, his first self-produced album, is relentlessly upbeat and marks a confidence in his solo abilities.

17 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

No show

Considering the amount of archived Beatles material that has been released over the past 15 years, one can be forgiven for thinking the vaults are empty. But there is one important piece of material that is still unavailable: the band's 1970 feature film Let It Be.

17 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

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