Your weekly Beatles calendar:
This week: San Diego Beatles Fair headlined by Joey Molland. Also featuring Britain’s Finest – Baja Bugs – Bart Mendoza – Dave Humphries Band and more. Information.
Paul on tour:
- Paul McCartney: 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.
- Photos by Pattie Boyd, through March 31, 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 22: Fest for Beatles Fans, Secaucus, New Jersey (final day).
- 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.
- 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 3: St. Augustine, Florida. Info. Tickets.
- The Fab Four: March 28: Ashland, New York. April 10: Lincoln, California. April 11: Anaheim, California. More info: http://www.thefabfour.com. Tickets.
- Rain: March 24: Prescott, Arizona. March 25: Riverside, California. March 27: San Jose, California. Info. Tickets.
- Laurence Juber: March 22: Fest for Beatles Fans, Secaucus, New Jersey. March 24: New York City. March 25: Easton, Pennsylvania. April 8: Seattle, Washington. April 10: Spokane, Washington. Info.
- Britain’s Finest: July 30: Escondido, California. Info. Tickets.
- Creme Tangerine: March 21: Kirkland, Washington. Info.
- The Fab Faux: March 21: Glenside, Pennsylvania. More info: www.thefabfaux.com.
- Liverpool Legends (with Louise Harrison): March 22: Kohler, Wisconsin. March 31-April 4: Royal Caribbean Cruise. 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: March-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.
- Now available:
- George Harrison: “The Apple Years” from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
- Beatles Japanese box set from Amazon.com.
- Beatles vinyl box, out 9/9/14
- 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
- 1964, March 23: “John Lennon: In His Own Write” published in UK.
- 1964, March 25: First appearance on “Top of the Pops.”
- 1965, March 27: “4 By the Beatles” EP peaks at #68.
- 1966, March 26: “Nowhere Man” hits #3.
- 1966, March 26: Peter and Gordon’s “Woman,” penned by Paul McCartney, hits #22.
- 1967, March 23: “Michelle” wins Most Performed Work of 1966 at Ivor Novello Awards.
- 1969, March 25: John and Yoko’s seven day “bed-in” in Amersterdam.
- 1970, March 23: Phil Spector asked to produce “Let It Be.”
- 1970, March 28: “Hey Jude” hits #2.
- 1971, March 27: Harrison’s “What Is Life” hits #10 in U.S.
- 1973, March 23: Lennon ordered to leave U.S. in 60 days by immigration authorities.
- 1979: March 27: Patti Harrison marries Eric Clapton.
- 1988, March 27: Harrison’s “When We Was Fab” hits #25 in UK and #23 in the U.S.
- 1990, March 22: Ringo records “I Call Your Name” with Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh and Jim Keltner for a Lennon tribute.
- 1995, March 23: Paul McCartney performed “Lady Madonna” with the Brodsky Quartet at a benefit gala in London. The program also includes his classical piano piece, “The Leaf.”
Beatles chart news — 50 years ago this week on the British charts:
- Singles: None in top 25.
- Albums: “Beatles for Sale” #2.
50 years ago on the American charts:
- Albums: “Beatles ’65” #3. “A Hard Day’s Night” #21.
- Singles: “Eight Days a Week” #1.
Last week’s best Beatles stories:
- Vintage Cavern Club card signed by five Beatles among items in upcoming auction
- The Weeklings play the Beatles music and leaves a smile
- Paul McCartney returning to Beatles concert site for special show
- Interview: Rare footage of Fab Four concert to be shown at Fest for Beatles Fans
- Paul McCartney to induct Ringo Starr into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- Ringo Starr and the All-Starr Band in Brazil: a fan’s report and pictures
- Interview: Author discusses why 1965 was music’s best year ever
- Beatles 101: Paul McCartney Out There! 2015 tour news complete coverage
- Family selling iconic John Lennon photo to aid ailing lenser Robert Freeman
- Ringo Starr announces new October tour dates, ‘Photograph’ book reissue
- Have some fun and print your very own 3-D Paul McCartney
- Paul McCartney visits school with some neighborhood Beatles history
- “Things We Said Today”: Each week, the four of us myself, Ken Michaels of “Every Little Thing” and Beatles authors Allan Kozinn and Al Sussman discuss the latest Beatles topics. This week: Did the Beatles make some mistakes? 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: Beatles/solo songs that peaked at #2 on the Billboard singles charts in the U.S.; Ringo “Magic Christian” DVD contest. 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”: 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”: George Harrison demos. Bracktology contest. 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)
- “Beatle Brunch”: Website: http://www.beatlebrunch.com.
- “The John Lennon Hour”: 8 p.m. ET Sunday at Beatles-A-Rama. Available through iTunes. Website.
- “Fab 4 Free 4 All”: “A Talk With Russ Titleman.” 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. 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”: “The Beatles and the Avant-Garde.” 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 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 articles on 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
- That’s What I Want Beatles Store
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