Your weekly Beatles calendar:
Beatles on tour:
- April 21, Osaka, Japan. April 23, 25, 27: Tokyo, Japan. June 18-21 Firefly Music Festival, Dover, Delaware. May 23, The O2, London, Great Britain; May 27 – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, Great Britain; May 28 – Echo Arena, Liverpool, Great Britain; June 5 – Nouveau Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France; June 7 – ZiggoDome, Amsterdam, Holland; June 11 – Stade De France, Paris, France; July 4 – Roskilde Festival, Denmark; July 7 – Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway; July 9 – Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
- Tickets for the Firefly festival and other shows are available here.
- Our Paul McCartney tour coverage.
- Ringo Starr “Postcards From Paradise.”
- Laurence Juber “Fingerboard Road”
- George Harrison: “The Apple Years” from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
- Beatles Japanese box set from Amazon.com.
- Beatles mono vinyl box
- “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:.
- Los Angeles by Gillian Lomax’s A Magical History Tour. Website.
- Liverpool by Jackie Spencer. Website.
- London walking tours by Richard Porter. Website.
- April 18: Ringo Starr inducted in Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland.
- April 28: Release of “Keep Calm and Salute the Beatles” tribute CD.
- 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.
- Aug. 22 – Sept. 2: Liverpool, London and Hamburg by Charles F. Rosenay!!!’s Liverpool Productions . Info.
- 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.
- 1964: The Tribute: April 18: Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Info. Tickets.
- The Fab Four: April 10: Lincoln, California. April 11: Anaheim, California. April 17: Northfield, Ohio. April 25: Sugar Hill, Georgia. Tickets. More info.
- Rain: April 6: Lowell, Massachusetts. April 7: Princeton, New Jersey. April 8: Wheeling, West Virginia. April 9: Indianapolis, Indiana. Aprol 11: Memphis, Tennessee. Tickets. Info.
- Laurence Juber: April 8: Seattle, Washington. April 10: Spokane, Washington. April 19: Redwood City, California. April 20: Santa Cruz, California. Website..
- Britain’s Finest: July 30: Escondido, California. Website. Tickets.
- Creme Tangerine: April 17: Kirkland, Washington. Website.
- The Fab Faux: April 18: Ann Arbor, Michigan. April 24: Providence, Rhode Island. More info.
- Liverpool Legends (with Louise Harrison): April 10: Van Buren, Arkansas. April 11: Ponca City, Oklahoma. May 15: Ogdensburg, New York. Schedule.
- Forever Fab, Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki Beach. 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info.
- Bootleg Beatles: April: UK. May: Australia. June: UK. July: Spain, UK. Calendar.
- The Mersey Beatles: April 8-11, Sweden. April 17-18: UK. April 21-May 1: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin. Calendar.
- 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.
- “The Two of Us Monday Show,” weekly tribute to Lennon & McCartney, 18:00 Mondays, the Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information.
- “Saturday With the Beatles,” weekly Beatles tribute show with the Cavern Club Beatles, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, The Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information.
- Beatleshow, 5:30 p.m. nightly, Saxe Theater, Las Vegas.
- The Artwork of John Lennon: Website.
- The Art of John Lennon: Website.
- Yoko Ono exhibits.
- 1962, April 10: Stu Sutcliffe dies of a brain hemmorhage.
- 1965, April 11: The Beatles appear at their third New Musical Express Poll Winners concert, then appear on “The Eamonn Andrews Show” that evening.
- 1968, April 8: “Lady Madonna” certified gold.
- 1970, April 9: Paul McCartney says he will no longer record with the other Beatles.
- 1972, April 8: McCartney’s “Give Ireland Back to the Irish” hits #16 in the UK and #21 in the U.S.
- 1975, April 5: Ringo’s “No No Song” reaches #3 in the U.S.
- 1992, April 6: George Harrison headlines a benefit for the Natural Law Party associated with the Maharishi. Ringo joins him on stage. Joe Walsh is one of the support acts.
- 1996, April 6: “Anthology Volume 2” hits #1 in the U.S. a week after it did in the UK.
Beatles chart news — 50 years ago this week on the British charts:
- Singles: None in top 25.
- Albums: “Beatles for Sale” #2. “Lennon-McCartney Songbook” by Keely Smith #15.
50 years ago on the American charts:
- Albums: “Beatles ’65” #3.
- Singles: “Eight Days a Week” #7.
Last week’s best Beatles stories:
- Exclusive: Pattie Boyd on Cynthia Lennon’s death, plus rare photos
- Organizers call San Diego Beatles Fair a huge success
- New flood of tributes to Cynthia Lennon from friends, admirers
- Beatles, friends, fans pay tribute to Cynthia Lennon, first wife of Beatle John
- Breaking news: John Lennon’s first wife Cynthia has died
- John Lennon family Liverpool Blomfield Road house sells for £155,000
- Author Judith Kristen’s memories and pictures from the Fest For Beatles Fans
- Ringo Starr gets out there to promote his new CD
- Paul McCartney in new interview: ‘I’m just a normal guy who’s done well’
- Exclusive: Unreleased 1962 Beatles Cavern recording to go under the hammer
- Tickets for Beatles tribute show ‘Let It Be’ now on sale in Liverpool
- First volume in deep Apple Records Beatles label book series debuts this week
- “Things We Said Today”: Each week, myself, Ken Michaels of “Every Little Thing” and Beatles authors Allan Kozinn and Al Sussman discuss the latest Beatles topics. This week: A news roundup of recent Beatles interviews and the deaths of Albert Maysles and Cynthia Lennon. The show is on at noon ET/9 a.m. PT Saturdays (the show premiere) and noon ET/9 p.m. PT and midnight ET/9 p.m. PT Sundays on Fab4Radio.com and 9 p.m. ET Tuesdays on Pure Pop Radio. You can also find it on iTunes and Podbean.com. The show also has a channel on YouTube where you can find the current show and a selection of older ones. You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “Every Little Thing”: Wednesday: Eric Clapton birthday tribute, Ringo’s “Postcards From Paradise.” Airs Wednesday 8-10 p.m. ET on WNHU, West Haven, CT. Streamed at www.wnhu.net and Global Texan Chronicles. Show information.
- “Chris Carter’s Breakfast With the Beatles”: April 5: Ringo Starr interview. Each week on KLOS-FM (95.5) 9 a.m. to noon PT Sunday. Website.
- “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”: Ringo Starr interview, Bracktology contest finale. Show website.
- “Breakfast With the Beatles With Andre Gardner”: Airs from 7-9 a.m. on WMGK/Philadelphia (102.9) and KSLX/Phoenix FM (100.7)
- “Breakfast With the Beatles” hosted by Ken Dashow, Q-104.3 FM 8 to 10 a.m. Sundays. April 5: Ringo Starr. Website.
- “Beatle Brunch”: Website.
- “The John Lennon Hour”: 8 p.m. ET Sunday at Beatles-A-Rama. Available through iTunes. Website.
- “Fab 4 Free 4 All”: “The 4th Album: Analysis and Review.” Website.
- “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. Also on the Chicago Radioland Radio and Media website. 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.
- “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. The program’s Facebook page.
- “I’ve Got a Beatles Podcast”: “Extra Texture (Read All About It) turns 40.” Information.
- 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”: With Terri Hemmert. 8 to 10 a.m. CT Sundays, WXRT in Chicago. Streamed here.
- “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. Listen here.
- “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 here.
- “ 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 here for a week.
- “Beatlesongs”: Hosted by Rob Leonard airs 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET Friday on 90.3 FM WHPC and streamed here.
- “The Beatles Complete on Ukelele”: Weekly show featuring new version of Beatle song played on ukelele. Information.
- “Just Four Guys”: New shows available at 4 p.m. ET Tuesdays at Mvyradio.
- “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 Beatles-a-Rama.
- “Dinner Specials With May Pang and Cynthia Nielsen”: More info at Blog Talk Radio.
- “Beatle Ahora”: Airs 6 p.m. Sunday CT from Puebla Mexico. Listen here.
- “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 .
- “Across the Universe,” hosted by Glenn Calderone from 8-10 p.m. EST Tuesdays on Inravio.com.
- “Beatles and Beyond”: Hosted by Pete Dicks. Available at their website.and RokRadio.
- Beatlefan #212 has special package on Ringo Starr, plus articles on Glyn Johns, Bruce Spizer, Bill Harry and more. Website.
Beatles radio stations:
- Beatles Radio.com.
- Pure Pop Radio (home of one of the broadcasts of our “Things We Said Today,” though not just a Beatles station.
- That’s What I Want Beatles Store
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