‘Yesterday’ Trailer & Release Date: Remember The Beatles? Only One Guy Does In Danny Boyle’s New Film

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“Until a month ago, you were a complete failure. And then somehow you became the biggest star in the world. As if by magic. So what happened?” Therein hangs a tale. Here’s the first trailer for Yesterday, director Danny Boyle’s …

‘Yesterday’ Trailer: No One Remembers The Beatles in Danny Boyle’s Musical Comedy (Video)

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Universal has officially announced the title to “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle’s musical comedy about The Beatles as “Yesterday.

The studio also released a trailer for the new film on Tuesday morning, confirming its release date as the previously announced June 28.

In “Yesterday,” Jack Malik (Himesh Patel from BBC’s “Eastenders”) is a struggling amateur musician  in England wakes up after a freak bus accident and mysterious global blackout to discover that The Beatles never existed, no one has ever heard their songs — and John, Paul, George and Ringo are nobodies.

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Even a Google search only reveals the bugs “beetles.” Apparently Coldplay are still really big, though.

Jack then sets out to replenish the world of Beatles songs, with the entire world believing that he wrote them and is now the greatest songwriter who ever lived. He’s even put on the spot by James Corden to “write” something completely new, so he “writes”… “Something.” But will he learn how to play bass left handed? And who’s his Yoko?

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“Yesterday” comes from Boyle and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of “Love, Actually” and “Notting Hill.” It also stars Lily James, Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran as Jack’s record producers, with the latter recommending that Jack call his magnum opus song, “Hey Dude.” Brilliant.

The film also naturally features covers of classic Beatles’ hits. It’s produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner alongside Matthew James Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle also produce. Nick Angel and Lee Brazier serve as executive producers.

Watch the trailer for “Yesterday” above.

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Drake Just Broke The Beatles’ Record for Most Top 10 Songs in One Year

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Drake just broke another Beatles record, this one for the most Top 10 songs in a calendar year.

As the featured act on Bad Bunny’s “MIA,” which debuts at No. 5 on Billboard’s Oct. 27 Hot 100 chart, this counts as Drake’s 12th Top 10 track of 2018. That’s one better than the Beatles pulled off in their legendary 1964, according to Billboard.

Below are Drake’s 12 Top 10 hits (so far) of 2018 and their peak date, per Billboard. You’ll notice that a number of these aren’t technically Drake tracks, but they count toward his total nonetheless.

Drake
Peak Pos., Title, Peak Date
No. 1 (11 weeks), “God’s Plan,” Feb. 3
No. 7, “Diplomatic Immunity,” Feb. 3
No. 5, “Look Alive” (BlocBoy JB feat. Drake), March 3
No. 10, “Walk It Talk It” (Migos feat. Drake), April 14
No. 1 (eight weeks), “Nice for What,” April 21
No. 6, “Yes Indeed” (Lil Baby & Drake), June 2
No. 2, “Nonstop,” July 14
No. 7, “I’m Upset,” July 14
No. 8, “Emotionless,” July 14
No. 9, “Don’t Matter to Me” (Drake feat. Michael Jackson), July 14
No. 1 (10 weeks), “In My Feelings,” July 21
No. 5 (to date), “MIA,” Bad Bunny feat. Drake, Oct. 27

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For comparison, here is what the Beatles’ 1964 run looked like:

The Beatles
Peak Pos., Title, Peak Date
No. 1 (seven weeks), “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” Feb. 1
No. 3, “Please Please Me,” March 14
No. 1 (two weeks), “She Loves You,” March 21
No. 1 (five weeks), “Can’t Buy Me Love,” April 4
No. 2, “Twist and Shout,” April 4
No. 2, “Do You Want to Know a Secret,” May 9
No. 1 (one week), “Love Me Do,” May 30
No. 10, “P.S. I Love You,” June 6
No. 1 (two weeks), “A Hard Day’s Night,” Aug. 1
No. 1 (three weeks), “I Feel Fine,” Dec. 26
No. 4, “She’s a Woman,” Dec. 26

Yeah, those are all just John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison — no cheap piggybacking during the British Invasion.

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It’s worth pointing out here that all dozen of Drake’s songs debuted in calendar 2018 (and did not just hit the Top 10 during the year), the same way the Beatles racked up their iconic 1964. Drake-mania.

In July, Drake smashed another Beatles record. That one was for the most songs in a Top 10 at one time. He claimed seven, topping the Beatles previous record of five. Canadian Invasion.

Don’t fret too much, Beatles fans: The Fab Four’s six No. 1 songs in ’64 still remains a single-year record, as does the band’s 10 Top 5 hits from the year.

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John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Sons Come Together for a Selfie (Photo)

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Sean Ono Lennon and James McCartney, sons of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, got hopes up for a Beatles: Next Generation collaboration when they came together and snapped a selfie for Instagram on Monday.

Lennon captioned a photo of the two of them riding nowhere “Peekaboo…” as the appropriately bearded and spectacled Lennon sat with the young McCartney with a guitar on his lap.

Check out the photo below:

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Peekaboo…

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Followers on Instagram hoped there might be another Lennon-McCartney collaboration in the near future, as both Sean Lennon and James McCartney are accomplished songwriters in their own right. Lennon is even on something of a Magical Mystery Tour of Beatles offspring, as he recently met with Dhani Harrison, George Harrison’s son, in a separate Instagram post from August 1.

“Get Dhani & Zack [Starr] and make some music together,” one user commented.

Lennon is the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, not to be confused with his older brother Julian Lennon, who is the son to Lennon’s first wife, Cynthia Lennon. McCartney is the only son but fourth child of Paul and Linda McCartney. Fans seemed to notice the resemblance too.

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“I always knew that Sean Lennon was a cutie, now I have seen Paul-s son, looks to me like he takes after his mom Linda,” one said.

“John Lennon’s Son Looks So Much Like Him I Miss John Lennon R.I.P.,” chimed in another.

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