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Piano used by Beatles to write songs headed for auction

Piano used by Beatles to write songs headed for auction

LIVERPOOL, England, March 5 (UPI) -- The piano used by The Beatles while writing songs including "Help!" and "Yesterday" is among band-related items to be auctioned in England.

Text messages help Kenyan HIV carriers

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Cellphone text messages are being used to help Kenyans infected with HIV stay healthy and stick to their medication regimens, health researchers say.
Lester donates Beatles' scripts to BFI

Lester donates Beatles' scripts to BFI

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. director Richard Lester has donated the working scripts for The Beatles' movies "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help" to the British Film Institute.

MIT gets $2M energy assessment grant

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has received a two-year, $2-million grant to assess the U.S. energy technology innovation system.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Narch 1-7.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Doc Watson in 1923 (age 80); guitarist Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1938 (age 65); Lou Reed in 1943 (age 60); Irish rock guitarist Rory Gallagher and New York cop-turned-rocker Eddie Money, both in 1
By United Press International

Analysis: Beatles forever?

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Nearly 40 years after "A Hard Day's Night" popularized a visual style that is still being used in music videos, a new two-DVD collector's edition recalls a lost time -- when the Beatles were still astonishingly fresh and unrelenting commercialism had not
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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JACK E. WILKINSON, 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

Rock News Two: The week in pop

, July 20 (UPI) -- Rapper Nelly's red-hot summer jam, "Nellyville," staved off the challenge of several newcomers to hold its place atop the Billboard 200. "Nellyville" (Fo' Reel/Universal) remained at No. 1 for a third-straight week after selling 340,000 units.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Grateful Dead fans are buzzing over the spectacular performances being delivered by former GD bassist Phil Lesh's band, Phil Lesh and Friends, on the current summer tour.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 2) Today's birthdays include country singer Doc Watson in 1923 (age 79); guitarist Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1938 (age 64); Lou Reed in 1943 (age 59); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 2) Today's birthdays include country singer Doc Watson in 1923 (age 79); guitarist Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1938 (age 64); Lou Reed in 1943 (age 59); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Richard Lester (born 19 January 1932) is an American-born British-based film director notable for his work with The Beatles in the 1960s and his work on the Superman film series in the 1980s.

Lester was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A child prodigy, he began studies at the University of Pennsylvania at the age of 15. He started in television in 1950, working as a stage hand, floor manager, assistant director, and then to director less than a year, because no one else was around that knew how to do the work. In 1953, Lester moved to London and began work as a director in independent television, working for the legendary low cost television producers The Danziger Brothers on episodes of Mark Saber, a half-hour detective series.

A variety show he produced caught the eye of Peter Sellers, who enlisted Lester's help in translating The Goon Show to television as The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d. It was a hit, as were two follow-up shows, A Show Called Fred and Son of Fred. Lester recalls that A Show Called Fred was "broadcast live and that's why I went into film directing where you can do a second take!"

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Richard Lester."
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