A guitar that George Harrison played in 1963 – when Beatlemania was just beginning to take fight – sold for nearly half a million dollars at an auction at the Times Square Hard Rock Café this week.
Buddy Guy, Flaco Jimenez, the Louvin Brothers, Wayne Shorter and Pierre Boulez are also among the award winners.
An international auction took place in Times Square, featuring items you’re sure to recognize.
Fifty years ago Sunday, four young men from Liverpool, England took the stage at the Ed Sullivan Show, performed four original songs and one number from “The Music Man,” and changed history in one night.
Fifty years ago the Beatles began their first American tour and officially kicked off Beatlemania on this side of the pond.
Fifty years ago Sunday, the Beatles made their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and officially kicked off Beatlemania on this side of the pond.
The Eurythmics also reunited; Stevie Wonder, Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl were among other performers.
The former Beatles guitarist, George Harrison, interviewed with radio disk jockey Scott Muni in 1987 to discuss Harrison’s collaboration with his co-producer Jeff Lynne and his history with the world-renowned group.
The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”
This list includes five of the best rock ‘n roll cities in America, with honorable mentions to the cities of Austin, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Seattle.
A celebration of all things Beatles-related was taking place this weekend in Secaucus, N.J.
A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney, for the second time in his improbable life, climbed the steps of venerable Old Marylebone Town Hall to take himself a bride. The 69-year-old former Beatle appeared proud.
On stage, he’s a rock star, playing the part of George Harrison. Backstage and behind the scenes, however, he’s 58-year-old Mark Vaccacio, and he’s dying from terminal colon cancer.