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Latest Beatles News as of Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Aaron Johnson took musical training to play John Lennon
Actor Aaron Johnson has revealed he spent months learning to play the guitar before filming his new movie about John Lennon. "I wasn't a musician or a singer," he told the Daily Record. He also spent lots of time familiarising himself with Lennon's favourite music, including records by Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly.
Source: Gear 4 Music



Pattie Boyd art exhibit draws celebrity crowd
A large celebrity-studded crowd gathered for the opening of a photo exhibit by Pattie Boyd, rock legend muse to George Harrison of the Beatles and Eric Clapton, on Monday night in Barbados. Celebrities in attendance included model and actress Jerry Hall (former wife to Mick Jagger), Heiress Sabrina Guinness, and actor and singer Michael Crawford.
Source: Barbados Advocate

Review: Nowhere Boy has extraordinary drama
The reason Nowhere Boy works so well is that it's not one of those "before they were famous" films; nor does it tackle the birth of pop music in Britain. It's more about a boy than a Beatle. Director Sam Taylor-Wood has opted for a natural realism, free of arty flourishes, a style as sensible and conservative as John's Aunt Mimi.
Source: The Times, London

Video: World gets together to sing All You Need Is Love
To raise awareness to fight AIDS in Africa and around the world, on World AIDS Day, Starbucks launched the Starbucks Love Project. Their first event was a global singalong, in over 156 countries, people gathered together and sang the classic Beatles tune "All You Need Is Love."
Source: PopFi

Music Review: Nowhere Boy Original Soundtrack
The soundtrack to the film Nowhere Boy, which chronicles John Lennon's teenage years, can be easily summed up in one word: raw. Included on this album is rock and roll in its purest, most basic form. The soundtrack compilers clearly studied what the future members of the Beatles were listening to in the early to mid-50s.
Source: Blog Critics

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