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Beatles news: Paul McCartney shows off his swimsuit; George Harrison jams

Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney.
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Paul's McCartney's announcement June 24 that he's well on the road to recovery and he's added a new show in Greensboro, N.C., to his Out There! Tour probably wasn't half as well received as the photos in the UK Daily Mail of he and Nancy on vacation. The paper published two different sets of photos June 23 and June 25. The first photos showed Paul and wife Nancy Shevell in Ibiza mostly frolicking in the water and on the beach, but also on a yacht. The most recent pictures show Paul and Nancy jumping off their yacht and relaxing.

Meanwhile, the Greensboro News-Record reported June 25 that promoters of the upcoming McCartney concerts at the Greensboro Coliseum Oct. 30 made the concert announcement with a little pomp and circumstance. The event featured a man dressed like a member of the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace and British flags. Tea and sandwiches (without crust) were served. According to the paper, the date became available after other dates were changed after McCartney came down with a virus.

Ringo Starr told "Access Hollywood" he'd been in touch with McCartney and he was definitely feeling better. "I spoke to him actually while he was in the hospital. 'Cause not knowing the time, I just sort of dialed and ,,, hello? He picked up finally and we said, 'Hi,' and he said, 'No, he’s doing okay. And he was still in hospital and now he's getting fit and getting ready to rock. He's doing good."

Ringo confirmed that Paul and Nancy had been out with Ringo's wife, Barbara Bach, her sister Marjorie and husband Joe Walsh, Ringo's brother-in-law for dinner. "And they all said he's doing good."

An evening with George Harrison: Thanks to Jim Trawicki for this link to this great article on Blinded by Sound that documents an evening in 1999 that George Harrison spent with Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana. George also invited his neighbor, Alvin Lee, to the party. The evening included a jam session. Now there's something for the wish list.

That 'Hard Day's Night' song: Yours truly and co-host Ken Michaels of "Things We Said Today" spent time on the phone today talking with "Breakfast With the Beatles" host Chris Carter about "Train Music" from "A Hard Day's Night." You'll hear the results this weekend on our weekly Beatles news show, which premieres at noon ET Saturday on

New Joey Molland CDs: Two new Joey Molland CDs featuring vintage material have been released on Gonzo Multimedia. “Demos Old and New” features a collection of early versions of songs from the years 1973 (“What You're Doin') to 1995 (“Isn't It a Dream”). “This Way Up,” originally released in 2001, features 13 songs, including “Mirrors,” “A Way To Be,” “Another Honeymoon,” “Angels Like Us” and “2 Minute Warning.”

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