Sgt. Pepper was first
heard in North America at Expo
67, and broadcast on CBC radio's C'est la
vie. Visit John Whelan's Expo 67 site.
"Punk Opera: CheLennon" by The Oz.
This full-length experimental "punk
opera" project includes 13 unique post-punk versions of John
Lennon revolutionary and rare songs mixed with 6 reprises of
politically intense interviews with him. This brilliant work was
created by The OZ -- a post-punk group located in the very heart of
the true underground of St. Petersburg -- Russia's cultural and
Beck, one of music’s great collaborators, has once-again found
an unexpected co-conspirator in Johnny Depp. The musical
soulmates have released their first single as a duo, a
re-imagining of John Lennon’s classic track “Isolation” on April
16, 2020. For the official press release, please read the Ottawa
Beatles Site news page entry.
"Art of Dying" from All Things Must Pass album
Ringo Starr + Robbie Robertson + world musicians perform
Playing For Change embraces musicians from across 5
continents and salutes The Band's 50th anniversary of this
song with this sparkling new cover version.
"Big Barn Bed"
Paul McCartney &
and Ringo at the Ed Sullivan Theatre
Featurette: The history of Capitol Records in
THE OTTAWA BEATLES SITE by
Tony Copple and John Whelan
"Created in the belief that
the Beatles were more than a great band; they
generated an atmosphere for good throughout the
world, uniting people in many cultures, and
through their timeless music and the optimistic
subjects of their songs, continue to inspire new
The Beatles are appreciated all over the world. We welcomed
visitors from far and near at the second Ottawa Beatles
Convention in 1996 at the Ottawa Museum of Science and
Technology, where John Lennon's psychedelic Rolls Royce was on