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Beatles recording engineer Geoff Emerick dies at 72

Oct. 3, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Geoff Emerick, the Beatles studio engineer who entered the music business in his mid-teens and by his early 20s had helped make history through his work on such landmark albums as "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," has died. He was 72. Abbey Road Studios, home to the...

Today in History

Sep. 25, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2018. There are 97 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 25, 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court. On this date: In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed the...

Ringo! Ex-Beatles drummer plays at Radio City Music Hall

Sep. 14, 2018 2:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the season for Beatles in New York City. Within a week of Paul McCartney playing a surprise show at Grand Central Station, Ringo Starr followed a more old-fashioned path Thursday night. The drummer and singer headlined a two-hour show at Radio City Music Hall, with thousands spending...

From music to news, EU moves to protect online copyright

Sep. 12, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union wants to shake up the way internet companies handle media, e-books, digital music, news articles and other content posted online by better protecting the rights of the authors and creators. EU lawmakers voted to back a report that has proved controversial and seen...

Paul McCartney plays concert at New York's Grand Central

Sep. 7, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters with tickets to ride out of New York's Grand Central Station heard a special serenade on Friday evening, with Paul McCartney taking over a corner of the majestic hub for a concert. Only invited guests including Jon Bon Jovi, Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Kate Moss and Steve Buscemi...

Review: New McCartney shows he's still yearning, learning

Sep. 7, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

Paul McCartney, "Egypt Station" (Capitol) Let's get the titillation out of the way: Yes, Paul McCartney has a song on his new album in which he sings, "I just want it fuh you," but it certainly sounds like something else. Maybe it is. And, no, the septuagenarian knight isn't just now discovering his randy roots...

Paul McCartney talks of seeing God during psychedelic trip

Sep. 2, 2018 9:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney has told a British newspaper he believes he once saw God during a psychedelic trip. The 76-year-old star told The Sunday Times he was "humbled" by the experience. He said that "it was huge. A massive wall that I couldn't see the top of, and I was at the bottom....

Ex-South American soccer official gets prison sentence

Aug. 29, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former top South American soccer official was sentenced on Wednesday to nine years in prison for pocketing millions of dollars in cash bribes as part of the sprawling FIFA corruption scandal. Juan Angel Napout, of Paraguay, received the sentence in federal court in New York City, where he...

Quebec City's enticing tableau beyond the wall

Aug. 28, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — It's what's inside the historic wall of Quebec City that makes people want to visit. It's what's outside that makes people want to stay. To visit without venturing outside the 17th century fortification is to miss the outdoor concerts, vistas and history of the hilltop Plains of Abraham,...

Review: Gilbert O'Sullivan's 19th album even better than 1st

Aug. 20, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

Gilbert O'Sullivan, "Gilbert O'Sullivan" (BMG) Gilbert O'Sullivan is still himself — reflective, sensitive and witty — on his 19th studio album, which often sounds like his 1971 debut, maybe even better. If you haven't noticed any of O'Sullivan's new music over the past, oh, 40 years or so, you may...