The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

August 31, 2008

By: Will Harris

Given how long they’ve been performing, it sometimes feels as though the Smothers Brothers have always been around, but they actually ended up taking an unexpected (and undesired) break in 1969 when their CBS variety show, “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” caused so much controversy that the brothers were unceremoniously fired by the network. Not cancelled. FIRED. After many years of waiting, the show is finally making its DVD debut courtesy of the fine folks at Time-Life, and in typical Smothers Brothers style, they’re being slightly controversial by releasing the third season first. Bullz-Eye had the opportunity to speak with Tom Smothers about the upcoming release, following up on a brief encounter from a few weeks earlier, and he offered his position on how the show has aged over the years and why he thinks some people may be disappointed by it, explained about people taking drugs in the ‘60s for all the right reasons, offered his feelings about economic fascism, and – in a brief detour away from the show – gave his perspective of the famous night Harry Nilsson and John Lennon were thrown out of a Smothers Brothers concert at The Troubadour.

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Talkin' Peace and John With Yoko Ono

August 31, 2008

Marissa Moss

Much has happened since John Lennon recorded “Give Peace a Chance” 39 years ago with new bride Yoko Ono in a Montreal Hotel Room, during their “Bed in For Peace.” Presidents have come and gone, wars lost and won, and no one’s talkin’ much bout Timmy Leary, Tommy Smothers, Tommy Cooper, Derek Taylor anymore. One thing hasn’t changed: we are no closer to peace. We’ve barely given it a chance.
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Leven John Lennon verfilmd

August 31, 2008

Het leven van John Lennon wordt verfilmd. Dat meldt het filmvakblad Hollywood Reporter. De regie is in handen van Sam Taylor-Wood, onder meer verantwoordelijk voor de erotische kunstfilm ‘Destricted’.
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Hey Jews!

August 31, 2008

By DAVID HOROVITZ Jerusalem Post

A semi-serious A to Z set list for Paul McCartney’s Tel Aviv show next month.
In the mid-1960s, the family story goes, my mother took my very young sister to see The Beatles live at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. Both today acknowledge they heard no music at all, only adulatory screams from the hysterical audience. After the show, my sister wanted to wait at the stage door in hopes of seeing the band. “Not a good idea, is it?” my mother asked a policeman hopefully. “No, madam,” he solemnly agreed. “Not a good idea.”
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Now that's what we (still) call music

August 30, 2008


(The album cover for the 2nd volume series (including Paul McCartney’s Pipes Of Peace).

Source: The Independent

The ‘definitive’ pop compilation’s 70th volume has become a surprise bestseller on iTunes. Tim Walker revisits the hits of a lifetime
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The Paul McCartney Israel concert in the online press

August 29, 2008

To gave the fans an impression on how much the press did write online about the Paul McCartney Israel gig, I do post a handfull of big news links that have been posting the same news (mostly the same text by the associate press): CNN,Reuters, Yahoo.com, Uncut.co, The Celebrity Cafe.co, The Canadian Press, NME.com,Telegraph.co, Times online, UK, Jerusalem Post, AFP, The Associated Press, BBC Entertainment News, Dot Music com, Undercover.com, Dagblad De Telegraaf (Ned), De Gelderlander (NED),AD dagblad (Ned), and this are a handfull about the same name with mostly the same text on it. if I did not mentioning other source, than you are right, there are now more than 350 articles on Google with the same news. Also I haven’t mentioning the tabloids.
(Fea, who did checked the internet very carefully on this subject)


Hal Bruce Inducted To International Beatle Week Hall Of Fame

August 29, 2008

    International Beatle Week Hall Of Fame Inductee

    Hal Bruce

    Liverpool, England – August 2008

Hal Bruce, full-time musician/singer and world traveler from Nova Scotia has just been inducted to the International Beatle Week Festival “Hall Of Fame” at the Inaugural Ceremony in Liverpool, England.
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