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‘Star Wars’ Turns 40

When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:

Ringo Starr Announces 26th Beatles Album With New Backing Band

‘Moonbeam Sunday’ Slated For Release On June 16

LONDON—Excitedly informing fans that the iconic pop group was back with more original music, Ringo Starr announced Tuesday that on June 16 he would be releasing a 26th Beatles album titled ‘Moonbeam Sunday’ with an all-new backing band.
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Paul McCartney's Mix-CD For New Girlfriend A Little Self-Indulgent

LONDON—The mix-CD that ex-Beatle Paul McCartney created for Steffina Graves, his new girlfriend, is a "sweet gesture," but "limited in terms of variety," according to the 27-year-old Graves. "'Baby I'm Amazed' may be great, but I don't know if anyone needs two different versions," Graves said Tuesday. "And I'm not sure anybody really liked 'Say Say Say.'" Graves, however, praised the psychedelic, Sgt. Pepper-inspired collage of McCartney photos on the CD cover and booklet as "very creative," and noted that "At least the CD has one Badfinger song on it, even if it is a cover of 'Love Me Do.'"

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