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parlance
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19 May 2014 - 10.48pm

* Sotheby's will be auctioning off more than 100 of John's drawings, sketches, cartoons and poems June 4.

* You can already purchase or rent the newly restored version of A Hard Day's Night in the US on iTunes (news courtesy of WogBlog). [x-posted to the AHDN50 thread]

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

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20 May 2014 - 3.02am

Paul has had to cancel his entire Japan tour. :-(  From Beatlefan:

Beatlefan Japan correspondent Gen Onoshima reports it was announced May 20 that all shows on the Japan leg of the spring Out There! tour have been canceled because of Macca's continuing illness. 
An official statement said:
"Paul McCartney will regrettably have to cancel the remaining Japanese shows. Paul is still not feeling better and this cancelation is unavoidable. He was hoping to be better but the doctors have ordered him complete rest. Paul has been extremely moved by the messages from his fans and is upset to be letting them down.
All possibilities to find a solution to reschedule these shows as soon as possible are being explored."
And Paul issued a statement to fans, saying:
"I was really looking forward to playing in Japan again after we had such an amazing time here in November. So to cancel these shows as well as the National Stadium shows is hugely disappointing for me as well. I'd like to thank my Japanese fans for their love, messages of support and understanding. 
I hope to see you all again soon.
Love,
Paul

[x-posted to the Out There thread]

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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20 May 2014 - 5.52am

It's a drag.

 

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“Send John out first; he’s the one they want.”

~ someone said it, dammit.

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20 May 2014 - 2.20pm

Poor Paul 

What a drag 

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20 May 2014 - 3.35pm

It looks like he'll have to cancel South Korea too. 

The postponements for illness are unprecedented in McCartney's career. Though he has postponed single shows in the past, he has never postponed this many shows at once for illness. 

 

[x-posted to the Out There thread]

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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20 May 2014 - 3.40pm

Examiner reports that the South Korea concert on the 28th May will be postponed tomorrow (Wednesday 21st May). I really hope its just a bug thats taking a few days to get over and nothing more serious. Paul is 72 this year after all.

 

Get well soon Paul - we need you to come to the UK and play for us again. a-hard-days-night-paul-5

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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20 May 2014 - 3.53pm

Joe said
Here's the promo poster:

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There's a new promo poster:

 

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[x-posted to the new Beatles movie thread]

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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21 May 2014 - 1.27am

That's really too bad about the Japan tour. I hope he gets better. (at least in time for Pittsburgh! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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21 May 2014 - 8.24am

George's 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar has sold at auction in New York for $657,000 (£390,000).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ente.....s-27469674

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21 May 2014 - 9.38am

A couple of pieces from Examiner (both in the same news article)

First an update on Paul 

The May 20 edition of "Good Day New York" gave an surprise update on Paul McCartney and his health problems. According to Barbara Pazmino, co-anchor Greg Kelly got the ball rolling when he said it was surreal to sit next to fellow co-anchor Rosanna Scotto, who has been longtime friend of Paul's wife Nancy Shevell.

When he told Rosanna that it had been on news wires that Paul had to cancel shows because he had a virus, Rosanna said, "Oh wait, let me check how he is." She got right in touch with Nancy, who said Paul was doing OK and just needed to rest and recover.

 

You can sign an online petition in support of The Cavern Club in Liverpool against the Hard Rock Cafe in the US over exclusive naming rights. The HRC currently has two Cavern Clubs in Boston and Florida.

 

[The update on Paul has also been posted in the "Out There" Tour thread]

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21 May 2014 - 5.13pm

Father McCartney said

George's 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar has sold at auction in New York for $657,000 (£390,000).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ente.....s-27469674

This is the guitar he bought when he came to visited his sister and did the interview with the teen DJ who wrote up the school newspaper article about the interview. Ooooo, I'm learning my Beatles trivia :-)

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21 May 2014 - 9.24pm

Ahhh Girl said

Father McCartney said

George's 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar has sold at auction in New York for $657,000 (£390,000).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ente.....s-27469674

This is the guitar he bought when he came to visited his sister and did the interview with the teen DJ who wrote up the school newspaper article about the interview. Ooooo, I'm learning my Beatles trivia :-)

Yes, you are. :-) I didn't know that.

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22 May 2014 - 9.35pm

Official update on Paul posted here.

Statement:

Since contracting a virus last week that led to the postponement of tour dates, Paul received successful medical treatment at a hospital in Tokyo.

He will make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days rest.

Paul has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world.

[x-posted to the Out Thread thread]

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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23 May 2014 - 12.36am

Great to hear that. 

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23 May 2014 - 3.39am

From The Examiner:

* Brian's diaries will be featured in a new exhibit on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, opening May 31.

* Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead played with Sean during an encore of a show in San Francisco. But also, Sean's tour bus was burglarized, and the percussionist's latop stolen, and he posted to Instagram pleading for its return.

 

* Interview with Christine Van Loo, an aerielist on Paul's 2004 summer tour at Macca Report.

 

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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23 May 2014 - 6.28pm

It's good to hear Paul will be better soon.

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24 May 2014 - 12.44am

Ultimate Classic Rock article on an interview with Mike Myers in GQ in which he mentions that George wrote his last letter to him.

On Nov. 29, 2001, George Harrison died at the age of 58 after a long struggle with cancer. In a new interview, actor Mike Myers reveals that, earlier that day, he received a piece of fan mail from Harrison, which he says was the last letter the former Beatle ever wrote.

As Myers recounts to GQ, he was on the set of ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember,’ shooting a scene where many Hollywood stars are making a film about Powers’ life the day Harrison’s letter unexpectedly arrived. Myers had never before met or corresponded with Harrison, so he was thrilled to discover that one of his idols was a fan. He says that receiving it was “mind-blowing, dude. For the son of a Liverpudlian, a person who worships the Beatles.”

Myers shared some of the contents of the letter, which he says is “prominently displayed” in his’ home. “He says, ‘…sitting here with my Dr. Evil doll…I just wanted to let you know I’ve been looking all over Europe for a mini-you doll.’ And he says, ‘Dr. Evil says frickin,’ but any good Scouser dad will tell you it’s actually ‘friggin’ as in a ‘four of fish and finger pie‘, if you get my drift.’ He said, “Thanks for the movies, so much fun.”

The ‘Austin Powers’ and ‘Wayne’s World’ star once spoke of how much the last scene in ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ — where photographs of the group fall from a helicopter carrying the Beatles — means to him. Harrison referenced it in the letter by saying, “I’m sorry I left you on the helicopter that day, I promise I won’t do it again.”

Myers says he has since learned the backstory of Harrison’s letter, but would prefer to keep it to himself. “I can’t really speak of it,” he continued. “But it is fantastic and sad and awesome, and this is the magic that I’m talking about that I feel very grateful and privileged to be part of it.”

[x-posted to the This Is Love thread]

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

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25 May 2014 - 10.46pm

WogBlog article on Australian 50th anniversaries and CD compiled by EMI called Then and Now - Australia Salutes the Beatles.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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27 May 2014 - 5.31am

Publicity stills from Paul's "Early Days" video have been posted at the Solo Paul pics thread. [x-posted to the NEW thread]

And in case you missed it, meanmistermustard posted a link to an Examiner article about Paul being released from the hospital.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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27 May 2014 - 9.26pm

@parlance  That Mike Myers bit gave me the chills.

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