By Muneeza Naqvi
, Ravi Nessman
With an instrument perplexing to most Westerners, Ravi Shankar helped connect the world through music. The sitar virtuoso hobnobbed with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over a nearly century-long career.
France’s Elysee Palace said former Beatle Paul McCartney has been decorated with the legion of honor for services to music.
His ballad “Yesterday” is one of the most covered songs in history — but as he turns 70 on Monday, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney shows no signs of settling back to reflect on his extraordinary past.
More than a hundred mop-topped musicians have flocked to a London theater in the hope of being cast as Paul, John, George or Ringo in a new Beatles-inspired musical.
By Derrik J. Lang
Life imitates art—no matter how ugly. The world was reminded of this on Thursday when Anders Behring Breivik told an Oslo court that the popular military game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” and the online role-playing game “World of Warcraft” helped condition him for his shooting rampage that killed 77 people last summer in Oslo and at a youth camp on Utoya island.
A placard reading “Bed Peace”, which was made by former Beatle John Lennon during his peace-in with wife Yoko Ono at a Canadian hotel, fetched almost £100,000 at a London auction on Tuesday.
They didn’t quite board a yellow submarine, but performers at the New York City Ballet danced into an underwater world in the premiere of Paul McCartney’s ballet debut “Ocean’s Kingdom”
In 1964, an enterprising 18-year-old snapped pictures of the Beatles’ momentous first U.S. concert in Washington, D.C.