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6 January 2012
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Hear New “Atlas Eets Christmas” Track –  Plastic Ono Band and The Flaming Lips
December 5, 2011

The Flaming Lips have created a new website to stream their Christmas music, http://atlaseetschristmas.com. Today they added a new recording to that infinite stream, this re-recording of "Atlas Eets Christmas" with the Plastic Ono Band. The original was released in 2007 on the Lips' secret Christmas album.The Flaming Lips and Plastic Ono Band will play SIDE-BY-SIDE sets at the New Year Freak Out #5. On New Year's Eve at midnight they will play "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" together. More info at

http://atlaseetschristmas.com/

http://psychexfutureheart.wordpress.com/

 

UPDATE

The Flaming Lips and Plastic Ono Band released their collaborative 12" EP at New Year's Freak Out #5, the final of the Lips (almost) monthly 2011 releases.

The B-side is "Atlas Eets Christmas."

The A-side features 3 new songs: The Fear Litany, Do It! and The Brain of Heaven.

 

Yoko's official post on the release is here: http://imaginepeace.com/archives/16672

 

Each of the 2000 limited edition records are one-of-a-kind multi-color designs by Daniel Huffman (aka psych-electronic musician New Fumes – http://www.newfumes.com). 600 of them glow in the dark.

 

All four songs from the EP are on YouTube

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January 28, 2012
Ringo Starr plans intense media blitz over next few days to promote new album

Ringo Starr, getting ready for the release of his new album "Ringo 2012" Jan. 31 in the U.S., will be  all over TV and radio starting Sunday. Here's a rundown of where you can catch him. On Sunday, he'll be a guest on Chris Carter's "Breakfast With the Beatles" on KLOS-FM sometime between 11 a.m. and noon PT, host Chris Carter told us. The show will be streamed online on http://www.955klos.com/

 Examiner
January 27, 2012
Ringo Starr attends club show by fellow Beatle's son

There was a Beatle in the audience for James McCartney's show at the Viper Room in Hollywood Friday night, but it wasn't his dad Paul McCartney.Chris Carter, host of "Chris Carter's 'Breakfast With the Beatles" on SiriusXM and KLOS-FM, tells us Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, his brother-in-law Joe Walsh, Ringo's wife Barbara Bach and Joe's wife, Marjorie Bach, Barbara's sister, all were at the younger McCartney's show at Hollywood's Viper Room. 

http://www.examiner.com/beatle…..atle-s-son

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29 January 2012
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January 28, 2012
The Beatles ‘Here Comes The Sun’: Lost Solo Discovered

Here comes the Son.Dhani Harrison, the son of George (the late and great Beatles guitarist) visited Abbey Road studio with long-time Beatles producer George Martin and his son, Giles  to discover something sacred. Deep in the master tracks of “Here Comes The Sun” from 1969?s Abbey Road, Dhani stumbles upon a lost solo from his father’s ballad. It completely changes the texture of the song, not to mention how freakin’ cool it is.It’s chilling, but doesn’t compare to the moment when George Martin turns to Dhani and says, “You’re like your father.

http://www.andpop.com/2012/01/…..iscovered/

Examiner
January 17, 2012
Liverpool Beatles landmark celebrates its 55 year past with a look at its future

Liverpool’s famed Cavern Club celebrated its 55th birthday on Monday by inviting 200 music students from Solihull Music Services to perform on the same stage where the Beatles, Paul McCartney, David Gilmore, the Arctic Monkeys and Adele all once played.“We have an ongoing relationship with Solihull Music Services after they started bringing pupils to visit us almost four years ago," said Cavern Club owner Dave Jones. "We were extremely impressed with the musical ability we saw and since then we have honored our commitment to fostering new music talent by inviting them back for our birthday."

http://www.examiner.com/beatle…..its-future

Seattle PI
January 27, 2012
Beatles coming to Wallingford in 45-foot mural

The Beatles are coming to Wallingford – kind of.Beginning this week, a 45-foot long mural of the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album cover will be painted on the west wall of Golden Oldies music store next to the original Dick's Drive-In. Expected to be completed in early February, owner Dean Silverstone hopes it will become a recognizable neighborhood landmark.

http://www.seattlepi.com/local…..697275.php

Gloucestershire
January 27, 2012
Auctions: Beatles memorabilia

MONEY can't buy you love, insisted John Lennon, but bidders at a Cotswold auction proved last week that money can buy you Beatles collectables.A large collection of Beatles ephemera made over £7,000 when it was sold by auctioneers Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester on Friday, January 20.The collection, which included books, posters, china plates, drinks mats, guitars, pin badges, fridge magnets and even a gift box of men's socks and a telephone that sang Yeah, Yeah, Yeah at an incoming call, was amassed by a single collector over a half century.

http://www.thisisgloucestershi…..story.html

 The Northern Times
January 20, 2012

Durness folk deny anger over 'John Lennon house' plans

DURNESS residents deny they are "angry" at any proposals to demolish the house where John Lennon spent many of his school holidays, contrary to national newspaper reports over the weekend.Members of the local community council, at their meeting on Tuesday night, discussed the articles which claimed that the current owners of 54 Sangomore, Richard and Vanessa Stanton, were looking at knocking it down.Planning permission to alter and extend the house was approved in 2010, but it is understood that subsequently, because of the state of the property, it would now need to be demolished and a new house built.Community councillors agreed that the house is in a state of disrepair and are sympathetic to the Stantons' belief that there needs to be a complete rebuild.The members hope, though, that a commemorative plaque on the wall of the house will remain.

http://www.northern-times.co.u…..524410.htm

Metro.UK
January 20, 2012
Artist pays tribute to John Lennon and JFK in bullet casings portraits

It may not be the most tasteful way to pay tribute to gun crime victims John Lennon and John F Kennedy but one eccentric artist is hoping fans won't go completely ballistic.David S Palmer creates these amazing images with bullet casings – and believes they are a great way to immortalise the dead.The self-confessed Beatles fan began experimenting with brass casings after John Lennon was gunned down.Since then, he has expanded his ‘bullet portrait’ repertoire to include Tupac Shakur and Abraham Lincoln – whose fates were all sealed by the barrel of a gun.The 58-year-old used 8,000 40-calibre bullets for his John Lennon piece, which is 120cm (48in) wide and weighs more than 72kg (11st). The casings are stuck to a strong wooden base before metal paint and a blowtorch is used to create the finished ‘canvas’.The artist, from California, said: ‘I wanted to create a memorial that would remind us how John Lennon died with the aim of taking what destroyed the person and turning it into an enduring monument of strength.I was not sure how the public would respond but I was happy to find there was a very positive response.?‘I truly feel Lennon would like the piece and would probably say something like, “If all bullets were used for art, there would be a lot less orphans”.’

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/88…..-portraits

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Paste  Magazine
January 20, 2012
From the Vault  : John Lennon & Yoko Ono, 1969

As a member of the Wolfgang’s Vault family, Paste has access to a rich archive of historic audio interviews from a variety of sources. Many of these interviews have never existed in text form. Our new From the Vault series will publish a different interview each week from our favorite rock ’n’ roll icons. We begin with John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s famous Bed-in at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel on May 26, 1969.Knowing that there would be a huge amount of publicity surrounding their wedding on March 20, John Lennon and Yoko Ono decided to use the opportunity to promote a cause close to their hearts. Their first Bed-In for Peace took place in late March during their honeymoon in Amsterdam, where they sat in a hotel bed and allowed members of the media to swing by during the day to discuss their ideas for achieving world peace. Hoping to reach a larger audience, a second Bed-In was scheduled for late May in New York, but because of John’s conviction for possession of marijuana and resultant inability to enter the U.S., it ended up taking place in Montreal.This interview was recorded over the phone during this second Bed-In with a friend of the couple, journalist (and Oscar-winning filmmaker a few years later) Howard Smith.

http://mplayer.pastemagazine.c…..o-ono-1969

Examiner
January 19, 2012
LENNONOLOGY – 4-book set on Lennon and Yoko's solo careers, new site launched

January 19, 2012 –Breaking news for fans of John Lennon’s solo work.  A new website has been launched by author Chip Madinger, devoted to his upcoming 4-book project called LENNONOLOGY .Volumes 1 and 2 are scheduled for Fall of 2012, and Chip projects that Volumes 3 and 4 will be probably follow a year later in the Fall of 2013.Th e set will cover every aspect of Lennon’s solo life, from live performances and interviews, the details of his recording sessions, and John and Yoko’s independent films and home recordings. Chip told us, “I’ve been working on this project since 2004.”The 4-volume set consists of the following:

http://www.examiner.com/john-l…..e-launched

PJSTAR
January 20, 2012
U of I professor uses Beatles as a teaching tool

Michael Cheney, a professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield, is no newcomer when it comes to computer classes.He can recall the PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations) system at the University of Illinois that was born way back in 1960 and went through several refinements on the U of I campus. Although the PLATO version that Cheney, 60, recalled had “400 wires, going in every direction,” the idea of using technology to teach was born with that system, he said.The problem with online learning is that since students have different learning styles, you need to try different things to reach them, said Cheney. “Oral is one element. Since I’m not a big books-on-tape guy because I get tired of listening after 25 minutes, I suspected that students might be the same,” he said.Cheney decided that three to five minutes was the ideal length for podcasts he offered to students. As a child of the 60s, Cheney mined the iconic Beatles for his podcast material. But Beatles history — not their music — is what he captured in the podcasts. “We covered subjects such as ‘Why Liverpool?’ and ‘What’s skiffle?’ among other topics,” he said. Cheney even devoted a four-minute podcast to the “Paul is Dead” controversy from the 60s.

http://www.pjstar.com/blogs/mi…..ching-tool

The Washington Times Communities
January 24, 2012
Living in the Material World: George Harrison exhibit at the Grammy Museum at LA Live

LOS ANGELES, Ca,  January 23, 2012 – Honoring the ten-year anniversary of the passing of legendary Beatle George Harrison, the Grammy Museum at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles hosts an engaging and powerful exhibit featuring many of the musician’s personal effects, iconic pieces of wardrobe, letters, sketchbooks and of course many of the infamous musician’s instruments.

http://communities.washingtont…..ibit-gram/

Examiner
January 28, 2012
Creme Tangerine joined by Roger Fisher and Alan White for Beatles rooftop show

January 28, 2011, Seattle, Washington – The 44th anniversary of the Beatles’ infamous “rooftop concert” was celebrated in Seattle Friday afternoon with a free lunchtime concert given by tribute group Crème Tangerine. The show, the band's 4th annual event, took place on the rooftop patio of the Copacabana Café in Pike Place Market.  Seattle rock legends, Heart’s Roger Fisher and Yes drummer Alan White (former drummer for John Lennon and George Harrison),  were special guest performers. Don Wilson of theVentures was unable to attend as originally planned.

http://www.examiner.com/john-l…..oftop-show

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This story is definitley not Earth Shattering or Threadworthy (another entry for The Zigtionary?). Macca will be one of the performers at this year's Emmy Awards on Sunday Feb 10. If the follow up article is correct, Ringo will be one of the presenters.

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Ringo will be back this June with his 13th All Starr Band.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
4 March 2012
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BBC News Liverpool
March 3, 2012
James McCartney to play Liverpool's Cavern Club

The son of Sir Paul McCartney is following in his father's footsteps by playing Liverpool's Cavern Club, where The Beatles made their name.Musician James McCartney, 34, will play at the venue next month, as part of a short series of dates.He has performed on a number of his father's albums and said it would be a "special moment" to play the club.The Beatles were regulars at the Cavern in the early 1960s, performing nearly 300 shows.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-e…..e-17244169

LA Weekly Blogs
March 2, 2012
Sean Lennon Brings Akira and Other Favorites to Los Angeles Animation Festival

Sean Lennon is best known in music circles. The 36-year-old son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono has released three solo albums, as well as two full-lengths with girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl under the name Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (GOASTT). He played with Cibo Matto, collaborated extensively with his mother and worked with The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. Right now, he's in the studio producing Muhl's new project, Kemp and Eden, which will be released on their record label Chimera Music.
What people might not know, though, is that Lennon is an animation buff. He animated his own video for the song "Would I Be the One," a T. Rex cover that appeared on his album Friendly Fire, as an homage to Fantastic Planet (La Planète Sauvage). He also translated and sang music for the French animated film A Monster in Paris, which premieres on the West Coast March 10 at the Los Angeles Animation Festival.

http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts…..animat.php

PR Web
February 8, 2012
Julian Lennon and Other World Class Artists Spread Joy to Children in Japan

World renown musicians produce charitable album that aims to bring hope to children with cancer in Japan and their families.A group of internationally established musicians and producers joined forces to kick off the season of giving early last year by producing an album that aims to bring hope to children with cancer in Japan and their families. The CD is called 'Shine On! Songs Volume One' and has uplifting songs from a variety of genres.They were brought together by the Tyler Foundation, a Japan based NPO that has established a number of innovative psycho-social support programs since 2006 throughout the country for children with cancer and their families. After a devastating earthquake and tsunami rocked north-eastern Japan in March 2011, the Foundation sought to use its experience in treating stress in children with cancer, to help children in these areas recover psychologically. All proceeds from the album's sales will go to fund the organization's programs.One of the album artists is the Grammy nominated Julian Lennon, son of famed Beatles member John Lennon. Lennon is known for his charitable works, so when the Tyler Foundation approached him with the idea of donating a song for their album, he was all too willing to help. Lennon re-recorded his 1993 song 'Children of the World' which was also featured on the Japanese anime movie 'Coo' and can be heard here  feature=  Julian Lennon had the following to say about his involvement with the album. "Japan has always been close to my heart. It's a wonderful country with wonderful people and I have been there many times over the past 20 – 30 years. I have also had chart success there many times! I have many friends in Japan; some are musicians and producers. Those personal connections are one of the reasons I'm involved in 'Shine On!', because Nick Wood, with whom I co-wrote the 'Children of the World' song is working on the 'Shine On! Songs Volume One' project. Of course, I was pleased to be able to help as anything any of us can do to help fight cancer is worthwhile."

http://www.prweb.com/releases/…..170575.htm

Examiner
February 29, 2012
John Lennon's love for Bermuda to be celebrated with CD, tribute concert in June

In his later years, John Lennon became very fond of Bermuda. Lennon traveled to the island in 1980 and wrote some of his last songs, including "Woman" and "Watching the Wheels," there. The island nation has several events planned June 21 to commemorate Lennon's time there, according to Tony Brannon, who is coordinating the events. The highlight is the release of a tribute CD featuring both Beatles and Lennon songs. Among the artists to appear are Maxi Priest, Bailey Outerbridge (who contributes her version of "Revolution"), Paul Carrack, Nils Lofgren, Heather Nova, Rebecca Faulkenberry and Nic Christopher, Judie Tzuke, Chewstick, Rhino’s Express (Status Quo), Mia Chambray, Rachel Brown and Biggie Irie. The CD is being produced by Ride the Wave charitable group.

http://www.examiner.com/beatle…..ncert-june

BBC News Liverpool
February 29, 2012
Lennon and McCartney homes given Grade II listed status

The childhood homes of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney have been listed as Grade II buildings by English Heritage.Lennon's house – Mendips, on Menlove Avenue in Woolton, and McCartney's home on Forthlin Road in Allerton, are both in Liverpool.English Heritage said the two houses were where The Beatles composed and rehearsed many of their early hits.Tourism and Heritage Minister John Penrose said The Beatles were "tremendously important".He said that the listing meant the houses were "legally protected from being bashed around or altered in future".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-e…..e-17210335

Examiner
February 28, 2012
Liverpool to celebrate Beatles' 50th anniversary all through 2012

The Beatles' hometown of Liverpool will celebrate the Beatles' 50 anniversary events highlighting their music and their history with the city all through the year. The celebration was launched last week simultaneously with announcements at the Cavern Club and at Carnegie Hall in New York. Here's a chronlogical summary of the events: On June 22-23, the Liverpool Phiharmonic will feature "The Two of Us: The Lennon and McCartney Songbook" with John Wilson conducting the orchestra in the Beatles songs including "All You Need Is Love," "Yesterday" and "Strawberry Fields Forever." Performers will include singer Joe Stilgoe, jazz singer Claire Martin and Liverpool actor and vocalist Mark McGann.

http://www.examiner.com/beatle…..rough-2012

BBC New Liverpool
February 24, 2012
Liverpool's Beatle anniversary plans

The 50th anniversary of the forming of The Beatles is to be celebrated in Liverpool with a festival of events throughout 2012.The programme includes the 20th Mathew Street Festival, special performances by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and a premiere of a play about Beatles' manager Brian Epstein.There will also be a John Lennon Peace Vigil, 32 years after his death.The festival marks the anniversary of Ringo Starr joining the group.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-e…..e-17137645

Liverpool Echo
March 2, 2012
Blink 182 tell why they owe it all to The Beatles ahead of ECHO Arena show

THEY’RE the all-American multimillion-selling kings of the three-minute pop-punk anthem. Blink 182 are the perennially teenage and – let's admit it – hugely catchy punk-pop band that brought their Californian sounds to the world.So I’m surprised when singer Mark Hoppus tells me he’s moved to England for a year.“It’s really fun,” he grins. “Really cold, but really fun. In California I get in my car and drive everywhere. Now I can walk pretty much everywhere I want to go.“I’ve been to pretty much every tourist attraction. I loved Windsor Castle. That was ridiculously cool. And the Cabinet War Rooms were awesome. Now I’m heading north.“When I come to Liverpool I am going to be the biggest Beatles tourist you’ve ever seen. I can’t wait.“We’re massive Beatles fans, I grew up listening to British music and The Beatles were huge among my friends – I owe everything to those guys – so I’m going to be the biggest Beatles geek when I get to Liverpool. I’ll be there at Paul and John’s houses. Can you go to George and Ringo’s too? I want to see everything while I’m there.”

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk…..-30441844/

The Fest For Beatles Fans – NY METRO 2012
March 23 – 25th 2012
Join us for the 38th Annual New York Metro Fest For Beatles Fans. Thousands of Beatles Fans of all generations will Come Together and take over an entire hotel for a weekend of music, memorabilia, dancing, and celebrating the greatest band of all time.

http://www.thefest.com/fest/Cu…..ork/ny.php

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Wogblog reports that the bbc are filming interviews with Paul, Ringo and the 3 surviving coach crew for an upcoming Arena documentary to be screened October time. It also speculates that a MMT 45th anniversary dvd release might be released as a tie-in. Would be good to see it offically on dvd along with outtakes etc.

There are also rumours going around of a bbc radio special, again aired around October. Not sure if that would be focusing on the bbc recordings or not tho.

Surely something will be done to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Love Me Do and the start of the Beatles legacy. Apple did for the 20th – tho hopefully not a greatest hits.

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Stories are circulating online of a re-release of the Yellow Submarine movie on DVD, one location being Wogblog which has a release date of May 29th.

Wogblog also has an entry on a rough release date for the remastered McCartney album Ram, some time around May/June.

 

If the story of a Magical Mystery Tour dvd release is accurate then that would leave Let It Be as the only Beatles movie not available on dvd (i think A Hard Days Night is still available to purchase). How great would a complete 5 dvd (or 10 if each were 2 dvds for each film) box set of the Beatles films be? Its been far too long without one.

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Would love for the Ram date to be true.

And yeah you can still get AHDN. I think my local HMV ordered too many one time because they have rows and rows of them, and yet I've never seen a copy of Help!. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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Its been officially announced that Yellow Submarine will be released on DVD and Blue Ray on 28th May (29th May for the US). Beatles Examiner has all the info.

 

In regards to Let It Be the film, with Pauls remastered catalogue being reissued over the next 5 -> 70 years that surely means the megaflop Give My Regards To Broad Street will get a dvd release and i cant see that going down too well with the critics, the movie stunk. So would Let It Be do more damage to the Beatles legacy than GMRTBS would do to Paul's?

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March 24, 2012
Remembering 1974, the first year of the Fest for Beatles Fans

The year 2012 marks the 38th year for the Fest for Beatles Fans. Mark Lapidos held his first Fest, then known as Beatlefest, at the New York Commodore Hotel the weekend of Sept. 7-8, 1974. In April of that year, he met with John Lennon and told him about his idea to hold a Beatles fan convention.  "I'm all for it. I'm a Beatles Fan, too," Lennon told him.You can watch the fest live online (and catch up with some past videos) at  http://www.thefest.com/live/

http://www.examiner.com/beatle…..atles-fans

Examiner  
March 24, 2012
Fest for Beatles Fans concludes today – watch the festival live online

Here's the schedule for Sunday in the Imperial Ballroom, which will be streamed online (all times ET). The guest list, through Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Meadowlands Hotel in Secaucus, N.J., features ex-Monkee Micky Dolenz, Peter Asher, former Wings members Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullough, former Ringo Starr producer Mark Hudson, photographers Rob Shanahan, Allen Tannenbaum and Roger Farrington, authors Larry Marion, Judith Kristen, Tim Riley, Bruce Spizer, Bruce Pollock and David Bedford and Fab 4 Free for All podcast hosts Mitch Axelord, Tony Traguardo and Rob Leonard.  

http://www.examiner.com/beatle…..m-saturday

Examiner
March 24, 2012
Newsweek's 50 year Beatles tribute worth searching out

Beatles tribute magazine aren't rare, though good ones seem to be. Newsweek's new special commemorative issue, "The Beatles: 50 Years Since the Music Started," is one of those. The magazine, which will be available until June 1, is 98 pages of pictures, stories and information.Their musical history is covered by Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis and Andrew Loog Oldham, who managed the Rolling Stones.  The magazine also includes a tribute from singer Billy Joel called "Why They Matter." The magazine goes through some of its history, including a look at their concerts by Peter Brown ("The Love You Make") and some of the covers of the Beatles from Newsweek. The magazine also includes a short interview with Beatle Ringo Starr in which the Beatle gives interesting answers on why he joined the Beatles.

http://www.examiner.com/beatle…..out-review

Technorati
March 25, 2012
Sing-a-Long: Beatlesongs Is High-Flying Fun

Regular readers of this feature know that we would never (never, ever) suggest or encourage illegal activities. Therefore, if you do not have a legitimate prescription for medical marijuana which is filled by a licensed pharmacist, much of this review may not be of interest to you. However, if you are familiar with the effects of marijuana (in an academic sense), then you might find it noteworthy.

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The BBC reports that there is to be a new official Beatles West End Musical that runs from 14 September 2012 to 19 January 2013 called Let It Be.

I recall there being one or two in the past (unofficial) and either George or John walking out after about 30 minutes. Anyone remember any of that happening? Was the St Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band movie inspired by a broadway play? Everything in my head is all fuzzy and muddled.

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A BBC report on the Duchess of Cornwalls visit to the Beatles Story and the Cavern Club. Turns out she was a big fan and saw them in concert a couple of times. All linked to the 50th anniversary.

 

Ive got no idea where this should go so but there is a new blog called Moggical Mystery Tour that looks into the Rock Band mixes to see what is contained hidden below the surfaces and comes with downloadable mp3's. A few songs have been covered so far and a couple of things have been discoved eg Georges original guitar solo in Cant Buy Me Love and the original Take 9 of I Feel Fine before overdubs were added. Its more than just isolated tracks. Well worth keeping track of and listening to.

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Happy birthday Jane Asher!!!!! heart

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Erm… I don't know if this is old news and if it's only a rumor, but I came across this article saying that James wants to hook up with rest of the "beatle boys" and form a band? Huh? Sounds pretty artificial, though I know it's something a lot of fans have been wishing for 

10 April 2012
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Minime, there is a thread on James's comments if you havent already seen it.

 

Wogblog reports that Richard Porter (the beatles walk tour guide) was told at Pauls recent Albert Hall gig that Magical Mystery Tour will be released on dvd in November along with an ITV documentary, which would mean there would be a bbc Arena documentary in October followed by ITV's!!

LIB will either be in 2014 or 2015 depending on the source you believe.

 

Glad there is one thread for all these stories.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
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TIME Magazine plans a printed tribute to Macca in honor of his 70th birthday.

According to Steve Marinucci at Beatles Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/beatle…..e-on-cover

there is a Facebook site where fans can vote for one of 8 cover pictures.

However, when I checked the Facebook link, it wasn't working.

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
27 April 2012
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Newsday
April 24, 2012
Beatles 'The Lost Concert' headed to theaters

NEW YORK – The Beatles are hitting theaters nationwide.Recently discovered footage of the Fab Four's first full-length concert in the United States is the subject of a new documentary, "The Beatles: The Lost Concert."

http://www.newsday.com/enterta…..-1.3679657

Under The Gun Review
April 24, 2012
MUSIC HISTORY CLASS – McCartney and Lennon Meet

On this day in 1976, a reunion six years in the making took place; no, not a musical reunion, but rather a personal reunion. Six years after the The Beatles posthumously released what would be their last album, Let It Be,  Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, visited John Lennon at Lennon’s apartment in New York City.

http://www.underthegunreview.n…..nnon-meet/

The Mary Sue
April 24, 2012
Remember That Time The Doctor Met The Beatles ?

We leave you today with something remarkable. There’s been some interesting photos of individuals from days past that resembled people living today. For instance, John Travolta looked like a time traveler thanks to this old-time photo, and people were calling Nicolas Cage a vampire because of this one. But, uncovered today is a photo that might just show Doctor Who’s Matt Smith (or the Doctor himself if you prefer) hanging out with the Beatles! Hit the jump for a bit of explanation and a reaction from showrunner Steven Moffat!

http://www.themarysue.com/doct…..e-beatles/

Examiner
April 23, 2012
She thinks of him: 'Baby's In Black' by Arne Bellstorf

Baby’s In Black: a song about mourning, a new graphic novel by Arne Bellstorf published by First Second Books.Although the dust jacket calls it “a new look at one of the most significant cultural happenings of the twentieth century,” it’s not about the Beatles. The Fab Four (or Five at this point) are only peripheral characters in this tale about two young artists, Astrid Kirchherr and Stuart Sutcliffe.

http://www.examiner.com/review…..-bellstorf

Examiner
April 23, 2012
The Beatles come to life with Photorealistic art – interview with Chris Sileo

April 23, 2012 – 3D art has revolutionized how we view television and movies, and the genre has now found its way into the world of the most famous band on earth, The Beatles. Through 3D color image renderings, CG artist Christopher Sileo brings to life iconic snapshots of “places they remember”, from their early days as the Quarry Men to their famous last live appearance on the Apple rooftop. They are beautifully designed with artistic style.

http://www.examiner.com/articl…..hris-sileo

The Telegraph
April 24, 2012
Fifth Beatle' Sir George Martin believes EMI break-up 'the worst thing music has ever faced'

"Fifth Beatle" mourns end of an era, writes Katherine Rushton.The break-up of EMI is the “worst thing that music has ever faced”, Sir George Martin, the legendary record producer who oversaw the rise of the Beatles, has claimed.Sir George, often dubbed “the fifth Beatle” because of his great influence during their 1960s heyday, said he was “saddened” by the looming carve-up of EMI, which owns the rights to the group’s performances.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fin…..faced.html

Book of Joe
April 23, 2012
John Lennon's Childhood Stamp Album

It's in the collection of the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum, which until yesterday I never knew existed.From the museum's online album page: "John Lennon, along with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr achieved superstardom as the rock and roll band, The Beatles. But before Lennon travelled the globe playing music with The Beatles, This Boy from Liverpool, England saw the world in a whole different way —through stamps. Lennon's older cousin, Stanley Parkes, inspired the future Beatle's interest in stamp collecting and gave him this album.

http://www.bookofjoe.com/2012/…..okofjoe%29

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27 April 2012
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Liverpool
April 20, 2012
The Beatles, Helen Shapiro … and God

Helen Shapiro tells Dawn Collinson about headlining above The Beatles and her gospel tour.At 16, on a tour bus with other young stars of the Sixties, Helen Shapiro had a huge crush on the cheekiest boy of the bunch.She was the top of the bill back then, with three hit singles to her name. He had just one.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk…..-30798718/

India Talkies
April 22, 2012
Mexican group mixes ancestral music with Beatles melodies

Guadalajara (Mexico), April 22 (IANS/EFE) More than 50 young Mixtec Indians gave a concert in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara, in which they fused their ancestral musical tradition with melodies made famous by the legendary British rock group The Beatles.With instruments typical of the Mixtec culture rooted in the southern state of Oaxaca, such as the tuba and accordion, the members of the Yaandavi Symphonic Orchestra on Friday performed songs like “Yesterday” and “All You Need Is Love” in the Pedro Arrupe Auditorium at Iteso Jesuit University.

http://www.indiatalkies.com/20…..odies.html

BBC News
April 22, 2012
Beatles unseen photos to be sold

Unseen photos of the Beatles are to go up for sale after lying in a family album for almost half a century.The 20 black-and-white images show the band as they made their first film, A Hard Day's Night, in March 1964 at the Scala Theatre in London.Taking pictures on the closed set was banned, but Pinewood Studios props manager Peter Allchorne went about taking snaps unhindered.Mr Allchorne put the images in a family album where they have stayed until now.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ente…..s-17804459

Long island Now
April 22, 2120
Beatles concert raises money for Northport Tour Choir

The local musical community came together on the Northport High School auditorium stage Friday night for a benefit concert featuring the Beatles tribute band to raise funds for the Northport Tour Choir’s summer trip to Spain and Portugal.Students in the choir will perform at several churches, synagogues and public squares during their international tour.

http://www.newsday.com/long-is…..-1.3676077

Mi2n.com
April 23, 2012
Music Industry News Network
AB FAUX PERFORM THE ROCK MUSIC OF THE BEATLES AT LISNER AUDITORIUM IN WASHINGTON D.C., MAY 4TH

The Fab Faux Return to Washington, D.C. for 6th Year in a Row, with May 4th Concert at Lisner Auditorium.‘From the Cavern to the Rooftop’: A rare opportunity to see the five core band members perform the Rock n Roll music of The Beatles, from the early days at the Cavern Club to their very last show on the rooftop

http://mi2n.com/press.php3?pre…..Network%29

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