SIR Paul McCartney reduced James Corden to tears in the latest edition of his Carpool Karaoke – which is now a viral sensation. The 76-year-old Beatles legend gave the Late Late Show host a tour of his home city of Liverpool, revisiting Macca’s childhood home for the first time, as well as other haunts such as Penny Lane. James, 39, has long said that Macca was his top target for his chat show’s singalong segment, which has featured Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder and Adele. Now James says the sketch, which went on YouTube yesterday, was “one of the best days of my life”. It shows him having to wipe away tears when the pair sing Let It Be together — a song James was first played by his late grandfather. Macca grew up alongside his bandmates John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in Liverpool and the legendary group played their early gigs at venues in the city, … [Read more...] about Sir Paul McCartney visits old haunts and sings Beatles hits with James Corden on legendary Carpool Karaoke
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Sir Paul McCartney made a stunning appearance on Carpool Karaoke, reducing host James Corden to tears. The 76-year-old former Beatle toured around his hometown of Liverpool, gifting viewers an incredible glimpse into his early life.A visit to the famous Penny Lane was followed by a call at the singer's childhood home before the visit culminated in an emotional singalong at a city centre pub.The segment started with Corden seated in his car before making a phone call and channelling one of The Beatles' best-known hits.He said: "I'm in Liverpool, and I need your help. Yeah, I need somebody, not just anybody, please, please help me."Sir Paul then climbed into the passenger seat and the pair broke into a version of The Beatles' classic Drive My Car.In a break with Carpool Karaoke tradition, the veteran singer then took the wheel and drove Corden - who appeared visibly starstruck - around the streets of Liverpool.During the conversation, Sir Paul revealed he wrote his first song at the age … [Read more...] about Fans hail Sir Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke as ‘best ever’
AFTER wowing audiences and storming the Eurovision Song Contest in 1972 with Waterloo, ABBA became one of the most popular bands in history. The group as still as popular to the present day - we look back at the history of the iconic band... Who are ABBA? ABBA is Sweden's biggest ever pop-group and one of the most popular bands in history. They have sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide and were the first group from a non-English speaking country to have consistent success in English speaking countries. The band was named after the band members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. They won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with their smash hit Waterloo before going on to enjoy worldwide success. Benny and Anni-Frid were married between 1978 and 1980, as were Bjorn and Agnetha married in 1971 but divorced in 1979; they had a son and a daughter together. The band became well known for their 70s style outrageous … [Read more...] about Will there be an ABBA reunion, when are their new songs released, are they going on tour and who are the band members?
Like your favorite retailer, singer Darlene Love launches her Christmas season the day after Halloween. That’s when she starts rehearsing for her annual holiday tour. The shows kick off this year on Nov. 19. “I don’t think it’s ever too early” for a Christmas show, said Love, who will present her holiday program Nov. 30 in St. Paul. Excuse Love if she seems overzealous about Christmas. Her career has been rejuvenated — and redefined — by a holiday song. With festive outfits and seasonal props, she performed “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” every December for 28 years on David Letterman’s show. “It got me better jobs,” she acknowledged. “Now 29 years later, I have more work than I’ve ever had, which is a wonderful thing.” At age 75, no less. The Letterman legacy, along with Love’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 and her prominent role in the 2013 Oscar-winning … [Read more...] about From ‘Letterman’ to St. Paul, singer Darlene Love loves Christmas
Modest MouseRock band Modest Mouse will perform Thursday at the Brady Theater, 105 W. M.B. Brady St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Each of Modest Mouse’s three studio albums reached the top 20 of the Billboard albums chart, including 2004’s “Good News for People Who Love Bad News,” which went platinum, and 2015’s “Strangers to Ourselves,” which ascended to No. 3. Tickets start at $39.50 and can be purchased at the Brady Theater box office, bradytheater.com or by calling 800-514-3849.GermanfestThe German-American Society of Tulsa’s annual Germanfest returns with authentic foods, vendors, musical entertainment and several different German beers. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the GAST headquarters, 1429 Terrace Drive (one block west of Lewis Avenue on 15th Street). Admission is free. For more, visit gastulsa.org.Five Finger Death Punch and ShinedownMultiplatinum hard rock band Five Finger … [Read more...] about Spotlight: Germanfest, ‘Beatles vs. Stones’ and more highlight upcoming events this week