Paul McCartney’s “High In the Clouds” children’s book will head for the big screen in 2015, Variety reported Sept. 30. The film, which will feature original songs and be in 3-D, will be written by McCartney, Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh. The story is about a squirrel looking for the land of Animalia, where animals supposedly live in freedom and without any fear.
MORE McCARTNEY SHOWS IN BRAZIL?: A Brazilian newspaper carried the unconfirmed report Sept. 29 that Paul McCartney will be doing at least one show in that country early next year.
MORE ‘PHOTOGRAPH’: Ringo Starr announced Sept. 30 on his Facebook page that tickets are on sale for the launch of his limited edition Genesis Publications book “Photograph” with a special signing on Oct. 23. The launch will actually be three separate events with a breakfast with Ringo, a movie presentation with “keynote speakers” and a performance by the All-Starr Band with a news conference. Those pre-ordering the book have an opportunity to meet and have their picture taken with him. Details are here. An ebook, released earlier in the year, features a smaller number of Ringo Starr’s personal pictures from the past.
BEST ‘BOYS’ EVER: A source who has heard “On Air: Live at the BBC, Volume 2” says the tracks sounded great and the recording of “Boys” is the best Beatles version ever, with great energy by the band and a great vocal by Ringo.
JIMMY KIMMEL REVIEW: ABC host Jimmy Kimmel had his own review on Twitter on Sept. 23 of the Hollywood Boulevard performance by Paul McCartney last week for his show, which used two songs of it on the air. “15 songs from @PaulMcCartney tonight might have been the greatest thing ever,” he tweeted.
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