|Wiping the slate clean for 2017. Illustration: Jeff S. Levy|
|On their way to Hamburg: Allan Williams, his wife Beryl, Lord Woodbine, Stuart Sutcliffe, Paul, George and Pete Best.|
John Lennon couldn't be bothered to step out of the car. Photo: Barry Chang.
Let's hope this trend doesn't continue in 2017, and that we are allowed to keep our Beatle people for a while longer. On the final day of the year, the website paulmccartney.com announced the first concerts for 2017 in the ongoing One on One tour. These will take place in Japan at the end of April. Before that, Sir Paul will have released the archive edition of his 1989-LP, "Flowers In The Dirt". So a new studio album from Paul is perhaps too much to ask for in between?
Paul himself celebrated the new year by appearing unannounced at a concert in St Barts, where he is having a holiday. Along with The Killers, Paul sang Paul on a version of the old Beatles song, "Helter Skelter". A bit weird to see him perform with just a microphone and no instrument!
Ringo celebrated the new year by making public his support for American football team Alabama after their 24-7 victory over Washington in the Peach Bowl. The old Arsenal supporter seems to have gone all-American.
|Ringo celebrating Alabama|
|Back to the egg?|