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16 February 2015
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If anyone lives in Southern California, Ivor Davis (author of The Beatles & Me On Tour) will take questions at a book signing today in West Hollywood.

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* From Ultimate Classic Rock:

There’ll be jail time for a pair of Italian crooks who tried to swipe royalties for famous songs written by Paul McCartney , Queen and the Doors. Athos Poma and Giuseppe Fedi received around $284,000 before the scam was exposed.

The duo was taking advantage of a loophole in the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers computer system in which many famous original compositions had somehow gone unregistered. Poma and Fedi — the latter of whom worked at ISAP and facilitated the scam — claimed the rights to more than 200 songs between 2006-08, including McCartney’s “My Love,” Queen’s “Liar” and the Doors’ “People Are Strange.”

Poma has been sentenced to 18 months in jail, while Fedi will be incarcerated for 20 months. Lawyers for Poma, who was acquitted on separate charges of plagiarism, say they will appeal.

Once the loophole was discovered, the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers created a holding fund for the due royalties until the process could be fixed. The duo tried to register tracks written by Radiohead and Tom Jones, as well.

* From Rolling Stone:

Lou Reed recalled his vision for the Velvet Underground and his derision for that band's contemporaries in a recently rediscovered interview that PBS has animated as part of its Blank on Blank series. The singer told music executive Joe Smith in 1987 that he felt the purpose of the band was "to elevate the rock & roll song and take it where it hadn't been taken before."

He also had strong words for his more successful peers in the Sixties. "When [bands] did try to get, in quotes, 'arty,' it was worse than stupid rock & roll," he said. "What I mean by 'stupid,' I mean, like, the Doors." And what did he think of John Lennon and the Beatles? "I never liked the Beatles," Reed said. "I thought they were garbage. If you say, 'Who did you like?' I liked nobody."

The animated interview, has the Beatles reference at 3:30:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcd9BS2Ty_M

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It's a bit ironic that they got their hands on Queen's "Liar"- "I have sinned dear father, father I have sinned"

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Examiner article on the San Diego Beatle Fair taking place March 28.

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From the Boston Herald:

On October 15, at NYC's Union Square Theater "Lennon: Through a Glass Onion " opens. This is an internationally acclaimed event that celebrates the life and work of John Lennon .

"Glass Onion " has been created and is performed by actor/musical John R. Waters and singer/pianist Stewart D'Arrietta. The show features 31 Lennon compositions, as well as monologues melding Lennon's life and genius. For info call 866-870-2717.

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Hey Dullblog article on the performance. It closes Feb. 28.

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25 February 2015
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From The Examiner:

A past show from 1990 that featured McCartney, “Live at Knebworth,” also with music by Pink Floyd, Phil Collins, Tears For Fears, Eric Clapton and Elton John, is headed for Blu-Ray, according to an announcement by Eagle Rock, which will release it in the U.S. on March 17. It'll be out a few days earlier on March 14 in the UK. The show, recorded June 30, 1990, features McCartney singing “Birthday ,” “Hey Jude ,” and “Can’t Buy Me Love.”

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Paul's been confirmed as the headliner for the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware in June.

Examiner article.

[x-posted to the Out There tour thread]

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25 February 2015
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I presume its unlikely Paul will play on his 73rd birthday since the festival starts on the 18th and he is the headline act (or one of them) tho the crowd, Paul or the band will do something to mark it.

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I wonder if Kanye will show up to sing the John Lennon parts.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon 

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Another of Paul's childhood homes, this time in Western Avenue in Speke, Liverpool is up for auction tonight at the Cavern Club the BBC reports.

Stephen Giddins, of estate agents Entwistle Green, said they were expecting a lot of interest in the three-bedroom house, which will be sold with a guide price of £100,000.

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parlance said

* From Rolling Stone:

Lou Reed recalled his vision for the Velvet Underground and his derision for that band's contemporaries in a recently rediscovered interview that PBS has animated as part of its Blank on Blank series. The singer told music executive Joe Smith in 1987 that he felt the purpose of the band was "to elevate the rock & roll song and take it where it hadn't been taken before."

He also had strong words for his more successful peers in the Sixties. "When [bands] did try to get, in quotes, 'arty,' it was worse than stupid rock & roll," he said. "What I mean by 'stupid,' I mean, like, the Doors." And what did he think of John Lennon and the Beatles? "I never liked the Beatles," Reed said. "I thought they were garbage. If you say, 'Who did you like?' I liked nobody."

So weird. Many of The Velvet Underground songs remind me of what The Beatles did in the White Album …; their sound, their concept, everything.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

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Oudis said

So weird. Many of The Velvet Underground songs remind me of what The Beatles did in the White Album …; their sound, their concept, everything.

I think Lou liked to be contrary.

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Examiner article on Peter Asher is being named CBE:

Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon is being honored by Queen Elizabeth II with the title of a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year's Honours list being released Dec. 30, Beatles Examiner learned today. He will be honored for services to the British music industry as musician, manager and record producer.

More at the link.

Peter posted a photo at his FB:

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27 February 2015
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Good on you, Peter.

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I'll save my money and wait for the bootleg.

 

Note: In relation to 

AppleScruffJunior said
Can we pool our money together and buy it? I'll have it Mondays through Fridays and the rest of you can share it on the weekends :)

Stupid internet hanging.

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^^ Yeah, I was wondering how you were going to find a bootleg CBE.

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Caveman is now on Blu-ray.

[x-posted to the Ringo's films thread]

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^^ Yeah, I was wondering how you were going to find a bootleg CBE.

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I'm not as stupid as some MP's who still haven't learnt to not accept large sums of money from rich fat people who want a peerage or laws changed.

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* Kanye West's latest with Paul at Consequence of Sound, called "All Day." Paul whistles then sings starting at 4:18. 

I confined my comments to the collabs thread where I x-posted. :-)

* LA Times review on the Wild Honey Orchestra's annual benefit, this year featuring The White Album .

[x-posted to the tribute bands thread]

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Ringo's Hall of Fame induction ceremony will premiere on HBO on Saturday, May 30 at 8pm ET/PT. [x-posted]

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