Your weekly Beatles calendar:
Ringo, Paul on tour:
- Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band: Feb. 22, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Feb. 24: Sarasota Florida. Feb. 26: Sao Paolo, Brazil. Feb. 27: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Paul McCartney: April 21, Osaka, Japan. April 23, 25, 27: Tokyo, Japan.
- Photos by Pattie Boyd, through March 15, San Francisco Art Exchange, 458 Geary Street, San Francisco.
- “A Hard Day’s Night”, remastered, is now back on DVD and streaming on Hulu Plus.
- “Good Ol’ Freda” is now out on DVD and Blu-ray and is also streaming on Netflix. Screening information at the film website at http://www.goodolfreda.com .
- Also on Hulu Plus: “Shanghai Surprise,” which features a cameo by George Harrison.
- Both Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime also have streams of “Strange Fruit: The Beatles’ Apple Records.”
Beatles guided tours
- New York by Susan Ratisher Ryan, Fab 4 NYC Walking Tours,. Website:http://fab4nyctours.weebly.com/.
- Los Angeles by Gillian Lomax’s A Magical History Tour. Website: http://www.amagicalhistorytour.com.
- Liverpool by Jackie Spencer. Website: http://www.beatleguide.com.
- London walking tours by Richard Porter: http://www.beatlesinlondon.com.
- March 20-22: Fest for Beatles Fans, Secaucus, New Jersey.
- March 28: San Diego Beatle Fair, Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center, San Diego. Info: http://www.queenbeessd.com .
- April 18: Ringo Starr inducted in Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland.
- Aug. 15: Danbury Fields Forever, 50th anniversary tribute to the Beatles at Shea Stadium, noon to 8 p.m. Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Info: www.LiverpoolTours.com.
- Aug. 22 – Sept. 2: Liverpool, London and Hamburg by Charles F. Rosenay!!!’s Liverpool Productions . Info: www.LiverpoolTours.com
- The Beatles LOVE, Cirque du Soleil, Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas. Performances: Thursdays through Mondays at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. No performances on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tickets: http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3589362-10881223
- 1964: The Tribute: Feb. 28: Middleton, New York. Info: http://www.1964thetribute.com.
- The Fab Four: Feb. 28: Denver, Colorado. More info: http://www.thefabfour.com.
- Rain: Feb. 22: Red Bank, N.J. Feb. 24: Bloomington, Indiana. Feb. 25: Midland, Michigan. Feb. 26: Benton Harbor, Michigan. Info: http://www.raintribute.com.
- Laurence Juber: March 6: Dana Point, California. March 7: Mission Viejo, California. March 20-22: Fest for Beatles Fans, Secaucus, New Jersey. More info: http://www.laurencejuber.com.
- Britain’s Finest: Feb. 28: Osage, Iowa. July 30: Escondido, California. Info: http://www.beatlestributeband.net.
- Creme Tangerine: March 21: Kirkland, Washington. Info: http://www.cremetangerine.com/show-times .
- The Fab Faux: Feb. 28: Montclair, New Jersey. March 21: Glenside, Pennsylvania. More info: www.thefabfaux.com.
- Liverpool Legends (with Louise Harrison): Feb. 22-24: Royal Caribbean Cruise. Feb. 28: Logan, West Virginia. http://liverpoollegends.com/calendar.html
- Forever Fab, Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki Beach. 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: http://www.foureverfabshow.com/tickets.htm
- Bootleg Beatles: January: Denmark. February-April. UK. http://www.bootlegbeatles.com/gigs.html
- Beatles Brunch, 12 p.m. Saturday, B.B. King’s, New York City.
- “Made In Liverpool Sunday Show,” Beatles tribute, 14:30 London time, The Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information: http://www.cavernclub.org
- “The Two of Us Monday Show,” weekly tribute to Lennon & McCartney, 18:00 Mondays, the Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information: http://www.cavernclub.org.
- “Saturday With the Beatles,” weekly Beatles tribute show with the Cavern Club Beatles, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, The Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information: Information: http://www.cavernclub.org.
- Beatleshow, 5:30 p.m. nightly, Saxe Theater, Las Vegas.
- George Harrison: “The Apple Years” from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
- Beatles Japanese box set (http://amzn.to/1lZ4Klc), from Amazon.com.
- Beatles vinyl box 9/9/14 http://amzn.to/1p0ZShs
- The Artwork of John Lennon: Website: http://johnlennonartwork.com/
- The Art of John Lennon: Website: http://www.lennonart.com/
- Yoko Ono exhibits: www.imaginepeace.com
- 1963, Feb. 23: “Please Please Me” hits #2 in UK.
- 1964, Feb. 22: The Beatles arrive at Heathrow Airport after their visit to the U.S.
- 1965, Feb. 23: Filming of “Eight Arms to Hold You” (aka “Help!”) begins in the Bahamas.
- 1968, Feb. 29: “Sgt. Pepper” wins Album of the Year and other honors at the Grammy Awards.
- 1971, Feb. 23: George Harrison is banned from driving for a year.
- 1982, Feb. 24: John Lennon is honored at the first BRIT Awards for “Outstanding Contribution to British Music.”
- 1982, Feb. 24: John Lennon’s “Double Fantasy” album wins Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards.
- 1986, Feb. 26: John Lennon “Live In New York City” video certified gold.
- 1990, Feb. 22: Paul McCartney honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards.
- 1992, Feb. 21: Paul McCartney announces plans for LIPA (Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts).
- 1993: Feb. 27: Paul McCartney’s “Off the Ground” debuts on charts in U.S. at #17.
- 1994, Feb. 22: Ambient album “Strawberry Ocean Ships Forest” by The Fireman (Paul McCartney pseudonym) released in the U.S.
50 years ago on the American charts:
- Albums: “Beatles ’65” #1. “A Hard Day’s Night” #11. The Supremes “A Bit of Liverpool” (with Beatles covers) #21.
- Singles: “I Feel Fine” #22.
Last week’s best Beatles stories:
- San Diego Beatle Fair gets city councilman’s endorsement
- Author says historic Beatles ‘Help!’ notes show why ‘Pepper’ was in their future
- Interview: Jody Denberg on Yoko Ono’s life and career as seen in new book
- The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ sails into a different look in new art prints
- Interview: Pattie Boyd’s pictures worth thousands of wonderful words, part 2
- What fans saw at Paul McCartney’s special Irving Plaza Valentine’s show, part 2
- What fans saw at Paul McCartney’s special Irving Plaza show, part 1
- Paul McCartney fans erupt in glee over last-minute Valentine’s Irving Plaza show
- Interview: Pattie Boyd’s photos are worth thousands of wonderful words, part 1
- “Things We Said Today”: Each week, the four of us myself, Ken Michaels of “Every Little Thing” and now Beatles authors Allan Kozinn and Al Sussman discuss the latest Beatles topics. This week: Paul McCartney’s Irving Plaza show and appearance on “SNL 40”. The show is on Fab4Radio.com this weekend and on iTunes and Podbean.com. “Things We Said Today” is available on iTunes (where you can subscribe to us) and Podbean.com, and can be heard at noon ET/9 a.m. PT Saturday and noon ET/9 p.m. PT and midnight ET/9 p.m. PT Sundays on Fab4Radio.com. You can also find the current show and some older ones on YouTube You can write to us at email@example.com.
- “Every Little Thing”: Wednesday: George Harrison special. Airs Wednesday 8-10 p.m. ET on WNHU, West Haven, CT, which can be streamed at www.wnhu.net. More information at www.kenmichaelsradio.com. Also streamed at http://globaltexanchronicles.com/every-little-thing-w-ken-michaels-3/. Website contest for “See Hear Yoko” book at http://www.kenmichaelradio.com.
- “Chris Carter’s Breakfast With the Beatles”: On KLOS-FM (95.5) 9 a.m. to noon PT Sunday. Feb. 22: Gary Wright. Website: www.breakfastwiththebeatles.com.
- “Chris Carter’s ‘British Invasion’: Three-hour weekly show on Sirius/XM Ch. 21 at 9 a.m. and midnight ET Sunday.
- “Dennis Mitchell’s Breakfast With the Beatles”: George Harrison tribute. Show website: http://www.beatlesradioshow.com.
- “Breakfast With the Beatles With Andre Gardner”: Airs from 7-9 a.m. on WMGK/Philadelphia (102.9) and KSLX/Phoenix FM (100.7)
- “Beatle Brunch”: Website: http://www.beatlebrunch.com.
- “The John Lennon Hour”: 8 p.m. ET Sunday at Beatles-A-Rama. Feb. 26: Ruth McCartney and Angie McCartney. March 5: “A Hard Day’s Night” 50 years later. Available through iTunes. Website: http://www.johnlennonseries.com/radio_home.html.
- “Fab 4 Free 4 All”: “Abbey Road”: analysis and review, Part 2.” Website: www.fab4freeforall.com.
- “Magical Mystery Tour”: Two-hour weekly show hosted by James D. Jones with Beatles and solo music. Sundays at 3 p.m. CST on WKCC-FM (91.1), Kankakee Community College, Kanakee, Ill. Website: http://www.kcc.edu/radio/programs/Pages/mysterytour.aspx or http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kcc.edu%2Fradio%2FPages… Also on the Chicago Radioland Radio and Media website at http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/news/6800-the-magical-mystery-tour-podca… . Also just added to Fab4Radio.com.
- “Recipe Records”: Weekly podcast by Lanea Stagg that features food and music discussion, and often Beatles discussion. Episodes have featured Jim Berkenstadt, author of “The Beatle Who Vanished”; David Bedford, author of “Liddypool: Birthplace of the Beatles”; Al Sussman of Beatlefan; Beatles Examiner Stan (aka me); John Lennon Series author Jude Southerland Kessler, and Pat Matthews of Beatles-a-Rama. All shows are here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/recipe-records-cookbook.
- “The Beatledd Fab Four Hour”: The show, hosted by Edd Raineri, airs live each Friday, 7-8 PM EDT, on WRKC-FM in Wilkes-Barre, PA. You can listen live online at: http://wrkc.kings.edu. The program’s Facebook page can be found at: www.facebook.com/beatleddfabfourhour. .
- “I’ve Got a Beatles Podcast”: “Ringo’s best drumming.” Information: http://ivegotabeatlespodcast.podbean.com/
- Breakfast With The Beatles hosted by Cha-Chi Loprete: 8 a.m. ET Sundays, WZLX-FM (100.7 FM) in Boston or streaming at www.WZLX.com (Click on Listen Live).
- “Saturday With the Beatles,” KCSN, 88.5 FM Northridge, CA at 10 am Pacific, 12 noon Eastern, and 6 p.m. London time. http://www.kcsn.org/listen/index.php
- “Breakfast With the Beatles”: 8 to 10 a.m. CT Sundays, WXRT in Chicago. Also streamed at http://wxrt.cbslocal.com/show/breakfast-with-the-beatles/.
- “Now and Then”: An hour of the Beatles at 8 p.m. ET Monday. The station’s frequency is 88.9 FM and is located in the Philadelphia, PA/Southern NJ market. Available online at http://www.Z889.org.
- “Here There and Everywhere”: 6 to 9 a.m. PT Thursdays, KZSC-FM. Hosted by Michael Bryant. You can listen here: http://www.kzsc.org/listen/.
- “On the Beat”: Excellent show hosted by Beatles author Spencer Leigh on BBC Radio Merseyside. Not primarily a Beatles show, but a lot of the discussion focuses on the Liverpool music scene in the ’60s, often with those who were there. Airs Saturdays at 17:30 (5:30 p.m.) in the UK and archived online for a week after at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7sj.
- “ The Beatles Show with Casey Piotrowski” airs every Sunday on radio stations throughout the country.
- “Sounds of the Sixties”: Brian Matthews, who interviewed the Beatles on the BBC in the ’60s, hosts this weekly show featuring music by the Beatles and others from that decade. Programs air Saturdays and stay online for a week at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wqlv.
- “Beatlesongs”: Hosted by Rob Leonard airs 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET Friday on 90.3 FM WHPC and streaming at www.ncc.edu/whpc.
- “The Beatles Complete on Ukelele”: Weekly show featuring new version of Beatle song played on ukelele. Information: http://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail?pid=51729
- “Just Four Guys”: New shows available at 4 p.m. ET Tuesdays at www.mvyradio.com.
- “Beatles Brunch” with Geoff Lloyd: Weekly Beatles show on Absolute Radio in the UK . Airs at 2200 GMT (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT).
- “The Beatles Multi-Track Meltdown.” Hosted by Anthony Robustelli. 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT Sundays on http://www.beatlesarama.com.
- “Dinner Specials With May Pang and Cynthia Nielsen”: More info: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/maypang.
- “Beatle Ahora”: Airs 6 p.m. Sunday CT from Puebla Mexico. Listen here: http://www.oronoticias.com.mx/radiooro_streaming.php.
- “Mid-Evening With the Beatles,” from the Philippines, 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday morning Eastern time, at their website http://www.pbs.gov.ph/dzsr.
- “Anna’s Beatle Hour”: Hour show hosted by Anna Frawley with music of Beatles group and solo years. From Poland, but in English. Available weekly at noon ET on Fridays at the show’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Annabeatlehouronradiownet?fref=ts.
- “Across the Universe,” hosted by Glenn Calderone from 8-10 p.m. EST Tuesdays on Inravio.com. http://www.inravio.com/batu.html
- “Beatles and Beyond”: Hosted by Pete Dicks. Available at http://beatlesandbeyond.homestead.com/contact.html and www.rokradio.com.
- Beatlefan #212 has special package on Ringo Starr, plus Glyn Johns, Bruce Spizer, Bill Harry and more. Info: www.beatlefan.com.
Beatles radio stations:
- Fab4Radio.com: http://fab4radio.com
- Beatles-a-Rama: http://www.beatlesarama.com
- Beatles Radio.com: http://www.beatlesradio.com
- MaccaRadio: http://www.maccaradio.com
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