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Album review: ‘Minnesota Beatle Project, Vol. 4′

December 3, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

It is not easy for any band or artist to cover The Beatles. They were one of the rare bands that come along and get it right the first time through. So reviewing an album of Beatles covers will naturally be as much of a mixed bag as the album itself. Continue Reading

WOSTER: The Standys weren’t The Beatles, but we sure had fun

January 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

We weren’t the Beatles. Oh, heavens, no. We were just four guys who somehow fell together and found out we all knew some of the same songs and we liked to play many different kinds of music. Continue Reading

Minnesota bands produce 3rd ‘Beatle Project’ CD

December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota musicians are paying tribute again to the Fab Four and giving a little help to their friends at public schools. Continue Reading

Early Paul McCartney letter offers drummer tryout

October 17, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

LONDON (AP) Somewhere, an aging drummer (identity unknown) is probably still kicking himself.
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‘Drummer_Young_Free’: Beatles drummer tryout offered in 1960 Paul McCartney letter

October 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A newly discovered letter found folded in a book at a Liverpool yard sale has shed new light on the Beatles’ early days, revealing that Paul McCartney offered an audition to a mystery drummer in 1960, just a few days before the band left for a formative two-month gig in Hamburg, Germany. Continue Reading

Paul McCartney weds in nostalgia-filled ceremony

October 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

END OF A LONG AND WINDING ROAD: Beatles music finally available via iTunes

November 16, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Apple Inc. said today its iTunes service will start selling music from the Fab Four, in an agreement with the Beatles’ recording label, EMI, and its management company, Apple Corps Ltd.
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Apple: Beatles music now available via iTunes

November 16, 2010 in West Central Tribune

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) The Beatles are finally coming to iTunes. Continue Reading

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The Beatles on iTunes at last?

November 16, 2010 in INFORUM

LOS ANGELES The refrain of “Don’t Let Me Download” from the Beatles may come to end as the Fab Four’s catalog reportedly will be coming to iTunes shortly, according to the Wall Street Journal. Continue Reading

John Lennon’s 70th celebrated in NY’s Central Park

October 9, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK (AP) A crush of fans circled a flower-graced mosaic in Central Park’s Strawberry Fields and sang lyrics from “Imagine” on Saturday to honor Beatles legend John Lennon on his 70th birthday. Continue Reading