April 04, 2012

New Beatles Band May Form With Sons


This is rather incredible! I hope it works for them. What a terrific tribute to their fathers!

My previous post regarding the Beatles is here.

My favourite Beatle, as I mentioned elsewhere was George Harrison. 

His son, Dhani, is virtually a carbon copy!

A fresh wave of Beatlemania could sweep the world after Paul McCartney's son said four of the legendary British rock group's children were considering setting up a band together.

James McCartney told the BBC website that he and John Lennon's son Sean, George Harrison's son Dhani, and Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey had mooted the idea of forming The Beatles - The Next Generation.

"I'd be up for it," said the 34-year-old, who is launching a solo career as a singer and guitarist. "Sean seemed to be into it, Dhani seemed to be into it."

He added that Starkey was less keen, but that the band could "hopefully" form with "nature's support".

All four have followed in their fathers' footsteps and pursued musical careers. Sean Lennon is a New York-based singer-songwriter, while Dhani Harrison fronts London rock band thenewno2.

Zak Starkey became a drummer like his father Ringo Starr and has played with bands including The Who and Oasis.

James McCartney, who strongly resembles his father, said he had "dreamt of being better than The Beatles".

"I'm not sure if I can do that," he told the BBC. "If anything, I would love to be equal to The Beatles - but even that's quite tough."

The younger McCartney was playing a gig on Tuesday in Liverpool, north-west England, at the famous Cavern Club where The Beatles first made their name.

His two EPs have been co-produced by his father, who at 69 shows no signs of retiring and released his latest album Kisses on the Bottom this year.

With thanks to the Age





Above:Trailers From Hell's take on "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help".


Update: Not going to happen says Ringo.


More on The Beatles in no particular order - just a summary:

The Art of McCartney Project

The Beatles: Good News For Fans This week

Paul McCartney: Destiny Game Song "Hope For The Future"

Beatles Lyrics Reveal Enduring Words Of Love And Life

Glyn Johns: Defining That Classic-Rock Sound

The Traveling Wilburys: Their History

George Harrison and The Bee Gees To Receive Recording Academy Honors

John Lennon or Paul McCartney? Matt Schichter Documentary Offers 550 Answers

Sir Paul McCartney To Induct Ringo Starr Into Hall Of Fame

'American Pie' Lyrics Sell For $1.2 million In New York

 Penny Lane: Original On The Block, Minus The Fanfare

Lost Beatles US Concert Movie Blocked From Release

The Three Lennon-McCartney Hits That Went to No. 1 Without Lennon or McCartney 

The Beatles 1 To Be Reissued With 50 Videos 

George Harrison's Catalogue Is Now Streaming   

Ringo Starr Reflects On His 35 Year Marriage

John Lennon's Long-Lost Gibson J-160E Guitar Sells for Record $2.4 Million
George Harrison: Tribute GeorgeFest Is Coming

John Lennon's Rock 'n' Roll Album - Update: Vale Sir George Martin

The Beatles Anthology: Streaming Now.

Unseen Beatles Footage Released

George Harrison - This is Love
Celebrating The Beatles' Revolver 50 Years On

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years

The Beatles 'Love' And Cirque du Soleil

Long Lost Live Beatles Exhumed!

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