Tony Sheridan, the singer best known for handing The Beatles their first professional recording session in the early Sixties, has died at the age of 72.
Artists including the Stereophonics and I Am Kloot are due in Abbey Road studios today (February 11th) to recreate the mammoth 10-hour recording session undertaken by The Beatles for their debut album ‘Please Please Me‘ exactly fifty years ago.
The Stereophonics are one of the first bands to have signed up for a special Golden Age Of The Album series on BBC Radio 2 which will see them play a part in the re-recording of The Beatles‘ 1963 debut long player ‘Please Please Me‘.
There’s plenty of new talent out there to get excited about this year. The likes of Palma Violets, Haim, Tom Odell and Savages have already caused a gaggle of eager music publications to pin their colours firmly to the mast, and should at least spark the usual ‘Next Big Thing’/'Hyped Up Bollocks’ debate when they release new albums in 2013. Here, some of Live4ever’s writers reveal what they’re hoping for from some of the more established acts out there, including the latest project from Thom Yorke and the plans of a few Manchester legends.
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Ultravox‘s 1981 single ‘Vienna‘ has topped a BBC poll which aimed to find the UK’s favourite ‘number two’ to mark the 60th anniversary of the Singles Chart.
150 great Britons have been suggested by members of the public to have their faces appear on the new £10 note. Among the many names put forward for the back of the new tenner where were rock and pop stars such as Sir Mick Jagger, the Beatles and ex Take That singer Robbie Williams.
The Mirror further reports that former England captain David Beckham, is listed alongside fellow sports stars including cricket’s Michael Vaughan and rugby’s Jonny Wilkinson.
The Bank of England’s list includes Princess Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997, as well as the late Queen Mother and the Duke of Edinburgh.
A source said: “It’s certainly an intriguing list of suggestions and reflects the wide variety of talented people the nation considers worthy of recognition.”
Possibly appearing on the new Series F note when it replaces the current Series E featuring scientist Charles Darwin are political figures such as Sir Winston Churchill and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst alongside TV stars including John Cleese, Michael Parkinson and Terry Wogan. The list also includes literary giants William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer and George Orwell are included as are scientists including Stephen Hawking and Sir Alexander Fleming.
But overall favourite is Second World War Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing, the computer pioneer who died aged 41 in 1954 following a criminal prosecution for his homosexuality.
The Beatles demo tape famously rejected by Decca Records in 1962 will go under the auctioneer’s hammer later this month.
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