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Roy Orbison's Son Secures Rights to Film the Story of 'The Beatle Who Vanished'

We know Ringo, we know Pete Best.  But have you heard of Jimmie Nicol?  Roy Orbison‘s son secured the movie rights to The Beatle Who Vanished a book chronicling the drummer's 13 day gig as replacement for Ringo. 

Full-Album Performances of Beatles and Zeppelin Classics Headline Season 8 of 'World's Greatest Tribute Bands' 

The AXS series The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands returns next month with appearances from some uncanny acts — and full-album performances of classic albums like Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Led Zeppelin‘s IV.

‘World’s Greatest Tribute Bands’ Season 8 Lineup
3/08 — Led Zeppelin tribute by Led Zepagain
3/15 — Metallica tribute by Damage Inc.
3/22 — ZZ Top tribute by Eliminator
3/29 — Allman Brothers tribute by Live at The Fillmore
4/05 — Electric Light Orchestra tribute by Strange Magic
4/12 — Queen tribute by Almost Queen
4/19 — Dolly Parton tribute by Karen as Dolly
4/26 — Dave Matthews Band tribute by Warehouse
5/03 — Supertramp tribute by Dreamer
5/10 — Beatles tribute by the Fab Four

Did You Know Paul McCartney Once Secretly Covered 'Ram' as an Instrumental Album? 

Back in 1971, Paul McCartney recorded an instrumental version of his album Ram. He did it under the name Percy “Thrills” Thrillington, and simply titled it Thrillington. 

 

35 Years Ago: Van Morrison Returns to His Roots With 'Beautiful Vision'

 

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