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LONDON - In the swinging 60s, Paul McCartney exchanged vows with his beloved Linda (Eastman) here (1969).
[And he will soon again, with Nancy Shevell.]
Their supposedly ­low-key wedding sparked a media frenzy as hundreds of fans mobbed the newlyweds.
In the 80s, Paul’s fellow Beatle Ringo Starr also got married here.
And Oasis’s Liam Gallagher wed both his wives here – first Patsy Kensit and then Nicole Appleton – 11 years apart.
Westminster Register Office, also known as Old Marylebone Town Hall, has more than its fair share of rock ‘n’ roll wedding history.
Loved by stars for its history, photogenic architecture and central London location, the town hall is the capital’s busiest register office.
On an average summer Saturday, 12 weddings and civil partnerships take place under its grand roof, while many more are held at approved venues in Westminster.
All births and deaths in the borough of Westminster are also registered at the town hall. The historic venue, which opened in 1920, now also plays host to citizenship ceremonies, which officially welcome new citizens to the country.
“It’s a special place,” explains chief registrar Alison Cathcart, who has worked at the register office for 20 years. “It’s a beautiful, imposing building, which gives it an air of importance just right for ceremonial occasions.”
Couples can choose from four rooms – the tiny Yellow Room, which holds 20 guests, the Blue Room, which holds 30, the Purple Room, which holds 80 or the grand, wood panelled Reception Room which holds 100 guests.
“We chose to marry here as it’s where Paul and Linda got married,” grins Kasia Jablonska, who is marrying Michael Foye, 41, in the Blue Room on the day we visit.
Kasia, 37, who is Polish, and Australian Michael have been engaged for six months but only started planning their wedding two months ago.
Bea Tomas, 32, and Paul Garrad, 35, are embracing the hall’s rock ‘n’ roll history. They chose the Yellow Room after finding out it was where Liam Gallagher had married both first wife Patsy Kensit in 1997 and second wife Nicole Appleton in 2008.
The couples are in good company with scores of well-known faces choosing the register office for their weddings.
In the 90s, Chrissie Hynde, the singer, married her composer partner here. The couple wore jeans and celebrated at a nearby Pizza Express, with guests including Annie Lennox.
“I’ve married numerous stars here,” says Alison. “Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith were one of the first majorly exciting couples I met.
“I married Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd and the rest of the band were there supporting him. More recently, I’ve married actors John Hurt and Terence Stamp, former footballers John Fashanu and Paul Merson and TV presenter Claudia Winkleman.
“Westminster may be described as a ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ venue but it appeals to all sorts of people.
“The best thing about being a registrar is the knowledge that, in one moment, you have changed people’s lives.”
Louise Baty
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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

2000

30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel

2003

16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)

2011


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.

2012

new tour

2013

3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
..... € 10 = £ 8
 

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