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'Fifth Beatle' film will include actual Beatles music

'Fifth Beatle' film will include actual Beatles music

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. director Peyton Reed is to helm "The Fifth Beatle," the film adaptation of a graphic novel about the late Beatles founder and manager, Brian Epstein.
Mike Myers to make feature film directorial debut

Mike Myers to make feature film directorial debut

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Mike Myers is to make his directorial debut with "Supermensch," a feature documentary about Hollywood talent manager Shep Gordon, producers said.

U.K. budget squeezes salutes to famous

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Recognition plaques won't come so easily for famous Britons due to budget cuts, the English Heritage organization said.
Eccleston to play Lennon in TV movie

Eccleston to play Lennon in TV movie

LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Christopher Eccleston will portray slain British rock 'n' roll star John Lennon in an upcoming television movie, the BBC announced.

Torched Hendrix guitar sells for $495,000

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A Boston, Mass., collector says he paid $495,000 at a London auction for the guitar believed to be the first Jimi Hendrix set on fire during a concert.

Jude Law to play Brian Epstein

LIVERPOOL, England, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Jude Law will reportedly play Brian Epstein in a "quirky, hallucinogenic" film about the Beatles manager, it was reported Wednesday.

Watercooler Stories

An average homeowner spends some 25 minutes a day looking for things -- that's the equivalent of wasting nearly a week each year just trying to find stuff in their own home.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Feature: Brian Epstein, Hall of Famer?

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Producer Martin Lewis is observing Sunday's 39th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" by announcing a campaign to get the band
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Ron Towson of the Fifth Dimension, who was born in 1933 (age 70); Uriah Heep singer David Byron in 1947 (age 56); Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, whose real last name is Erdelyi, in 1952 (age 51); "Handsome" Dick Manitoba of the Di
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 25-31.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Neil Diamond, Ray Stevens and Aaron Neville, all of whom were born in 1941 (age 62); Warren Zevon in 1947 (age 56); keyboardist Patrick Moraz, who played with -- among other bands -- the Moody Blues, in 1948 (age 55); the late Jo
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 18-24.
By United Press International

BeeGees members question brother's death

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The surviving brothers of Maurice Gibb are questioning whether the death of the Bee Gee star at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach was the result of negligence.

Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb dead at 53

MIAMI BEACH, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Singer Maurice Gibb, one of three brothers whose uniquely recognizable harmonies propelled the Bee Gees to hit songs spanning five decades -- including the bloc

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer, actor and game show host John Davidson, who was born in 1941 (age 61); Andy Summers of the Police in 1942 (age 60); Ted Nugent, and also Jeff "Skunk" Baxter of Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers fame, both in 1948 (age 54); D
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 7-13.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, who was born in 1941; Phil May of The Pretty Things in 1944 (age 58); REO Speedwagon drummer Alan Gratzer and Blue Oyster Cult's Joe Bouchard, both in 1948 (age 54); Iron Maiden guitar
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 9-15.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Brian Epstein, the Beatles' manager, who was born in 1934; Nick Massi, formerly with the Four Seasons, in 1935 (age 67); Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers, singer/songwriter Paul Williams, and Sylvia Tyson of Ian and Sylvia,
By United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Beatles' fans will be ecstatic to learn the Fab Four's "A Hard Day's Night" will be released Sept. 24 in a special two-disc DVD.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 14-20.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include Tommy Sands, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Daryl Dragon, the "Captain" of Captain and Tennille, in 1942 (age 60); bassist Tim Bogert, of Vanilla Fudge and also of Cactus, in 1944 (age 58); Jeff Cook of the country band A
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music, for Aug. 24-30.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 24)
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 29) Today's birthdays include Ron Towson of the Fifth Dimension, who was born in 1933 (age 69); Uriah Heep singer David Byron in 1947 (age 55); Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, whose real last name is Erdelyi, in 1952 (age 50); "Handsome" Dick Manitoba
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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