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McCartney wows Uruguayans in packed stadium concert

Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney wowed fans at an Uruguay concert late Saturday, performing classics from his long career and dazzling the crowd with his rendition of "Let It Be". McCartney opened the Montevideo show -- part of the "Out There" world tour -- with "Eight Days a Week," a 1964 Beatle hit released long before many of the audience members were born. But age was not a factor as "Macca," now 71, belted out decades-old hits like in the good old days with George, John and Ringo.

McCartney to hold concert in Seoul in May

SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- Paul McCartney, a former member of the legendary British band The Beatles, will hold his first-ever concert in South Korea next month, organizers said Thursday. The show is part of his "Out There" world tour that began in Brazil last year and has taken him to 23 big cities around the world.

Rio Carnival twist and shouts to Beatlemania

Beatlemania gripped the Rio Carnival on Monday as more than 130,000 revelers twist and shouted to samba versions of the Fab Four's greatest hits. 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. More than 100 musicians, including a whole battalion of percussionists, did more than just get by with a little help from their friends -- "John Lennon" and "Yoko Ono."

McCartney honoured at NME awards, 50 years after topping bill

Beatles legend Paul McCartney received a standing ovation at the NME awards ceremony in London on Wednesday, where he accepted the influential British magazine's special prize honouring his 50-year-career. On receiving the magazine's "songwriters' songwriter" award at the annual show, the 71-year-old admitted to guests at the O2 Academy Brixton that he could not explain how he had written some of the most famous pop songs of all time.

When Beatlemania stormed the Coliseum

The first time the British invaded Washington, in the War of 1812, they torched the White House. When they returned, on February 11, 1964, they stormed the Coliseum. Two days after their historic US television debut, Liverpudlian rockers the Beatles took a train through a snowstorm from New York to Washington for their first concert in North America. For the 8,000 fans who were there, on a frigid Tuesday night, in an unheated ice and boxing arena with little resemblance to its Roman namesake, it was the event of a lifetime.

U.S. prepares to celebrate 50th anniversary of Beatlemania

Washington, Feb 3 (EFE).- Half a century after the Beatles boarded Pan Am flight 101 in London bound for New York, the United States prepares to commemorate and celebrate the landmark visit that catapulted the group to fame on this side of the Atlantic. Liverpool"s "Fab Four" landed in New York at 1:20 p.m. on Feb. 7, 1964. Unable to contain their frenzy were some 4,000 screaming fans, along with 200 reporters and more than 100 cops.

U.S. prepares to celebrate 50th anniversary of Beatlemania

Washington, Feb 3 (EFE).- Half a century after the Beatles boarded Pan Am flight 101 in London bound for New York, the United States prepares to commemorate and celebrate the landmark visit that catapulted the group to fame on this side of the Atlantic. Liverpool"s "Fab Four" landed in New York at 1:20 p.m. on Feb. 7, 1964. Unable to contain their frenzy were some 4,000 screaming fans, along with 200 reporters and more than 100 cops.

McCartney, Starr sing Beatles classics to mark U.S. TV debut 50 years on

By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr led a star-studded rendition of the classic Beatles song Hey Jude in Los Angeles on Monday night as they commemorated 50 years since the record-breaking British band first appeared on U.S. television.

Yoko Ono in Beatles family reunion at Grammys

The surviving Beatles on Sunday reunited in spirit with their late bandmates at the Grammys as Yoko Ono danced to the jamming of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. The two living members of the Fab Four were in attendance to receive an award for lifetime achievement for the Liverpool band, widely considered among the most influential acts in music history. As Starr took the stage to join McCartney on his song "Queenie Eye," Ono -- widow of the late John Lennon -- swayed back and forth in the crowd in her trademark dark shades and black hat.

Yoko Ono in Beatles family reunion at Grammys

The surviving Beatles on Sunday reunited in spirit with their late bandmates as Yoko Ono danced at the Grammys to the jamming of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. The two living members of the Fab Four took to the stage for the music industry's biggest night. As Starr took the stage to join McCartney on his song "Queenie Eye," Yoko Ono -- widow of the late John Lennon -- swayed back and forth in the crowd in her trademark dark shades and black hat.
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