The Mayor of Almería has admitted his office is working on bringing Paul McCartney to Almería in 2016 to celebrate the 50 years since John Lennon came to film here. “With patience and good planning anything can be achieved” said Mayor Rodrigo during an interview on local radio, confessing that a plan is being drawn up. He refused to say if his office had held any talks with the singer about the possibility. Paul has Continue reading Paul McCartney to play Almería? The Mayor is hoping so!
I’ve written before about Professor Juan Carrión, an English language professor from the 60’s who was not only mad on the Beatles, but developed an innovative way of teaching his students English by using the lyrics from Beatles songs. And when Lennon was in Almería filming, he came down from Cartagena to pester him. Read his story here: Beatlemania in Almeria at the John Lennon forever festival. Anyway, a Spanish film director made a film Continue reading Film about local English Professor goes to the Oscars
The recent Lennon Almería Forever festival in Almería city was a huge success with Lennon fans from across the region meeting up in an evening of Beatlemania last Friday. Professor Juan Carrión was guest of honour, and even at the age of 90 was still sprightly, according to guests there. Juan is a famous English language teacher who setup a chain of English schools, and pioneered the informal method of teaching English, by reading and Continue reading Beatlemania in Almeria at the Lennon Almería Forever Festival
The statue of John Lennon in the Rambla in Almeria has been vandalised yet again. Somebody really hates that statue. This time, he’s had a face paint and his guitar broken. His glasses vanished quite a while ago – why the sculptor thought it was a good idea to place some glasses on his face without attaching them is anybody guess. The statue commemerates the story (no idea if it’s true, and couldn’t much care) Continue reading John Lennon vandalised again