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Latest Beatles News as of Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Noted author to host British tea time at Beatles festival

One of the originators of the Beatles at the Ridge Authors and Artists Symposium, noted author Lanea Stagg, will be returning to the Ridge for the fourth time 16-17 September to host a British Tea, featuring her recipe for scones and lemon curd, both found in her latest book, Recipe Records: A Culinary Tribute to The Beatles.

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Clinton Center announces temporary Beatles exhibit

On October 8, the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, will present Ladies and Gentlemen... The Beatles!, an exhibit celebrating the fascination America has had with Beatlemania. More than 400 pieces of memorabilia, including records, rare photographs, tour artifacts, videos, and instruments will be on display.

Source: KTVH TV, Little Rock
Les Claypool on why Sean Lennon is worth leaving his favorite taco stand for

Les Claypool, half of the Claypool Lennon Delirium with Sean Lennon, says, "Obviously, he's got his father's DNA but equally obvious is his mother's DNA, with an abstract view of music, to be sure. Sean and I have a strong chemistry and are enjoying each other on stage." They perform at the Fillmore Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirier

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Video: Micky Dolenz gets brick on the Cavern wall of fame

Monkee Micky Dolenz has been given a brick on the Cavern Club wall of fame in Mathew Street. And the 71-year-old, who is playing two shows of old and new Monkees tracks at the famous venue today at the end of his International Beatleweek visit, was overwhelmed to be given the honor. A firm favorite with Beatleweek fans, he said, "It's been fantastic."

Source: Liverpool Echo
How a Brazilian 16-year-old shared a mic with John Lennon

By 1966, The Beatles stopped touring, for the despair of millions of international fans, including Lizzie Bravo, a Brazilian who was only 14 at the time. She and a friend asked their parents for a trip to London so they could try to meet their idols. Upon their arrival in February 1967, they went straight to the Beatles' Abbey Road studio.

Source: Plus 55, Brazil
Video: Vin Scully talks about The Beatles getting stuck at Dodger Stadium

On Sunday night, famous veteran baseball announcer Vin Scully talked about a moment in time back in 1966 featuring The Beatles. During the baseball play-by-play, he told the story of the Fab Four trying to figure out how to avoid an over excited mob of fans and their 3 different attempts at trying to get out of Chavez Ravine.

Source: OSG Sports
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Paul McCartney demo given to Cilla Black sells for $23,560

A long-lost demo disc recorded by Paul McCartney given to Cilla Black has sold for 18,000 (about $23,560) at auction. Black, who died in 2015, had a UK top 10 hit in 1964 with It's for You, written by McCartney and John Lennon. McCartney recorded his own version earlier that year, it was believed to have been lost or destroyed until her nephew found it.

Source: BBC News, UK
Rediscovered Ringo painting to go on show in Liverpool

It hung on the walls of the original Cavern for years, but for the past three decades and more, this framed painting of Ringo Starr has lain forgotten at the bottom of a drawer at the home of Hal Morris. Now the former club cleaner has rediscovered the picture, which was drawn by artist Pete Williams in the club itself.

Source: Liverpool Echo
John Lennon's killer denied parole for ninth time

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time, more than 35 years after John's murder. He will be held for at least another two years when he will be next eligible for parole. Two years ago they said they feared he would reoffend again if released, and Yoko says she fears for her and Lennon's two sons, Julian and Sean, lives.

Fan Content Warning  Source: Liverpool Echo
Video: The Beatles' final concert at Candlestick

Following the harrowing ordeal after a trip to Asia ended with a frightening incident in the Philippines, no one was particularly thrilled about having to hit the road again for a U.S. tour the following month. On August 29th, 1966, they played at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, the end of a disastrous final tour.

Source: Rolling Stone
Fan remembers Beatles final concert 50 years ago today

It was 50 years ago today on Aug. 29, 1966, that the Beatles played what turned out to be their final ticketed show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. And Nancy Guida, who attended both that show and Paul McCartney's 2014 concert that closed the stadium, said there was nothing like a Beatles show.

Source: Billboard
Friday, August 26, 2016
Claypool Lennon Delirium delivers one of best shows of Canalside season

The Claypool Lennon Delirium, that's Les Claypool of Primus and Sean Lennon of John and Yoko, delivered an immensely satisfying show Thursday at Canalside in Buffalo, capping the venue's season with what well may have been its strongest show. It was funky, it was freaky, and it offered an emporium of psychedelic sonic delights.

Source: Buffalo.com
Rare Beatles memorabilia to be sold at auction in Liverpool

The annual Liverpool Beatles Memorabilia Auction takes place on Saturday. More than 300 lots are set to go under the hammer in the event organised by the Beatles Shop in Mathew Street. Some items, like a rare acetate recording from 1964 or sketches by a teenage Paul McCartney, are expected to go for thousands of pounds.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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Yellow Submarine animator visits Long Island

Ron Campbell, director of the 1960's Saturday morning Beatles cartoon series and animator of Yellow Submarine, made an appearance at Long Island Picture Frames in Massapequa, NY, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the final New York Beatles concert. Campbell showcased his original Beatles cartoon paintings created specially for the showing.

Source: Long Island Herald
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame wants to scan your memorabilia

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Library & Archives is hosting another Memorabilia Scan Day. The last one was in November 2015. Set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, the Rock Hall team will be scanning photos, handbills, programs and other memorabilia, and could wind up as part of the Rock Hall's collection.

Source: Cleveland.com
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Fire rips through restaurant where the Beatles played in the 60's

A severe fire has ripped through the thatched roof of an "iconic" building where the Beatles once played in the 60's. At its height, 100 firefighters tackled the blaze at Hickory's Smokehouse restaurant in Wall Heath, Dudley, a Grade II listed former nightclub. Jerry and the Pacemakers also performed there. Nobody was injured in the fire.

Source: BBC News, UK
Audio: The Beatles are live and sounding better than ever

Thanks to the remarkable work of Giles Martin, son of the legendary Beatles producer, George Martin, using new technology, The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl recordings now have new clarity, more presence and reduced overall crowd roar, a sound that was so loud it drowned out much of the band's performance.

Source: NPR
Kubo soundtrack to be released on vinyl

The Kubo And The Two Strings Original Soundtrack, composed by Dario Marianelli, and featuring song performed by Regina Spektor, including here cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, will be released on 180 Gram Colored Vinyl. It's available for pre-order now, and will be in stores this Wednesday.

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Beatles at Hollywood Bowl, Dodger Stadium get spotlight in August

August is a key month in the Beatles' history as it relates to time they spent in Southern California. They played their first Los Angeles concert Aug. 23, 1964, at the Hollywood Bowl. This weekend is also the 50th anniversary of their performance at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 28, 1966, the next-to-last concert before they quit performing live.

Source: Los Angeles Times
How LSD opened the door to the Beatles' Revolver

It was spring 1965. John Lennon and his wife, Cynthia, and George Harrison and his wife, Pattie Boyd, were attending a dinner at the London home of dentist John Riley. Before they left, Riley asked them to stay for coffee, then urged them to finish their cups. Shortly after, he told Lennon he had placed sugar cubes containing LSD in the coffee.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Kicking off a week of Beatles magic with International Beatleweek

International BeatleWeek festival returns to Liverpool for it's 30th year from 24th to 30th August. The week-long festival that celebrates the music of the Fab Four in the city where it all began is organised by The Cavern and typically attracts 10,000 people over the week. Guests will include Mickey Dolenz, Klaus Voorman and Pattie Boyd.

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
Early Beatles poster art gets first exhibition in Liverpool

Before the internet, posters were the main way of promoting a gig. One of those who helped sell Merseybeat to Liverpool was Tony Booth. Now more than 50 years after he created posters for Brian Epstein and his stable of rising stars, artist Tony is set to hold his first ever exhibition of his work, coinciding with International Beatleweek.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Video: Paul McCartney recalls early songwriting in documentary

Paul McCartney can be seen discussing some of his early songwriting experiences in Get Back, a documentary that has just been released on DVD and digitally. The documentary film features interviews and live performances from bands, club owners and managers including previously unseen footage of Paul McCartney.

Source: Live4ever, UK
Opinion: If the Beatles had one more album in them

Since their break-up in 1970, the individual Beatles have had mixed solo success. In the '60s, they combined to reach UK Number One 17 times, yet since that, they've only had a few number ones. But if they hadn't broken up and their work over the next 20 years had been collated into one final Beatles album, it would be their best.

Source: Impact Nottingham, UK

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John Lennon spots UFO over New York City 42 years ago

42 years ago, John Lennon spotted a UFO hovering across the skies of Manhattan. On August 23, 1974, John Lennon went out to the balcony for some fresh air together with May Pang, his assistant back then. Unexpectedly, the two saw a flying saucer flying over the East river. There were also seven other reports claiming to have seen the UFO that day.

Source: iTech Post
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Paris Jackson loves the Beatles, just like her late dad

Paris Jackson has inherited her dad's love of the Beatles. During a visit to NYC, the King of Pop's s daughter paid a visit to the John Lennon memorial, Strawberry Fields, in Central Park. She shared a photo of herself and her drummer boyfriend, Michael Snoddy, placing flowers atop the "Imagine" mosaic on Sunday.

Source: Yahoo! Celebrity News
Claypool Lennon Delirium to do live, free show in Buffalo

On Thursday, the Claypool Lennon Delirium will be performing beneath the Buffalo Skyway this Thursday. The Claypool Lennon Delirium is Les Claypool, progenitor of Primus, bass wunderkind, funk-rock freak, and Sean Lennon, son of John and Yoko Ono Lennon. Admission is free, although VIP tickets are available at $55.

Source: Buffalo.com
Are these really the Beatles' best and worst songs?

Beatles biographer Hunter Davies has revealed his picks for what he considers their worst songs, while cheerfully admitting he is "asking for trouble." He said, "I know that for the real hardcore Beatles fan there is no such thing as a bad Beatles song! Hopefully the way we have done it will inspire people and provoke some discussion."

Source: Liverpool Echo
New book features high-def Beatles images

Direct to fan publishers Archivum has partnered with LumeJet Print Technologies Limited to create a series of projects designed to take advantage of the company's extraordinary high definition photographic printing system. A new book featuring the "Mad Day Out" photos by photographer Tom Murray is due out later this week.

Source: ePHOTOzine
Video: Beatles colorized by a computer

A group of programmers trained a computer to add color to black and white images. Now on the internet, watch what happens when the same neural network attempts to color black-and-white footage of The Beatles performing I Want To Hold Your Hand. The result is a surreal music video that The Beatles definitely would have enjoyed.

Source: Castanet
50th anniversary of Beatles in Seattle to be recreated live on Thursday

Seattle's favorite Beatles cover band, Creme Tangerine, will perform the Beatles' 1966 Seattle concert, note for note and in its entirely, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic moment in the city's rock history. The Beatles 1966 Seattle concert was performed at the Seattle Center Coliseum, now called the Key Arena.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, August 22, 2016
$1 Yellow Submarine toys selling for as much as $500 on eBay

Beatles Yellow Submarine Hot Wheels toys, normally sold for $1.09, are being listed for as much as $500 on eBay. A replica Yellow Submarine and six cars make up the collection for the 50th anniversary of the kid-friendly Beatles song. The toys were rolled out exclusively to Wal-Marts nationwide June 15.

Source: Sun Herald
Fan memorabilia to be appraised at Beatles Story

The Beatles Story in Liverpool has teamed up with auction house Julien's Auctions to appraise fan memorabilia at an event next month. Fab Four enthusiasts and merchandise collectors can have their paraphernalia valued up by experts at Memorabilia Day, set to be held at the Albert Dock attraction on October 26.

Source: You Move, Liverpool
Inside the Beatles Revolver cover collage

Klaus Voormann's large portraits of The Beatles dominate the Revolver cover, there are also the swirl of over 20 small photos and a handful of drawings. According Voormann and Pete Shotton, Klaus was given a large collection of "private" and published photos which he then copied, enlarged and/or reduced, and cut out to fit into his collage.

Source: Something New Blog
Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate 50th anniversary of Beatles concert

This Friday, The Los Angeles Dodgers will celebrate the Beatles 50th anniversary of playing one of their final concerts at Dodger Stadium. Special ticket packages are being made available that include your ticket to the game vs. the Chicago Cubs and a special Beatles Dodger Stadium 50th Anniversary Beach Towel.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Teen musician to shine at Beatles at the Ridge Festival

This year, talented young musician Cameron Hicks is returning to Beatles at the Ridge as a Guest Presenter for the Beatles Artists and Authors Symposium. He swept the judges away and brought the crowds to their feet at last year's festival's Youth Talent Contest. Cameron will be performing three times during the weekend.

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48 years ago today: Ringo Starr quits beatles during White Album sessions

48 years ago today, Ringo Starr quit The Beatles during The White Album sessions when the constant bickering and tension became too much for him. After Ringo walked out, the remaining Beatles recorded Back in the USSR, with Paul on drums. Ringo's departure was kept secret, he rejoined the sessions on September 3.

Source: Glide Magazine
Friday, August 19, 2016
Lennon tribute show is starting over on UK tour

After receiving rave reviews earlier this year in Liverpool, a stage production about Beatles legend John Lennon will set out on an extensive 36-date tour. Part-concert and part-biography, Lennon: Through A Glass Onion showcases 31 hits of Lennon and the Beatles in a kaleidoscope collage of song, word and emotion.

Source: Derbyshire Times, UK
Spirit of John Lennon lives on in Canadian clothing line

Fashion designer Kelly Pettit has created a clothing line inspired by John Lennon. Drawing cues from Lennon's solo years, Pettit calls the collection "vintage with a little modern twist." It draws on Lennon's minimalist jeans-and-t-shirt style, while steering clear of more dated garb that could be seen as passe instead of nostalgic.

Source: CTV News
Site of Paul McCartney's old school could become housing development

The site of a school in south-east Liverpool once attended by Paul McCartney has been earmarked for a major housing development including 110 houses. The vacant site was formerly home to the Joseph Williams School until its closure in 1997. Paul McCartney attended Joseph Williams School from 1949 to 1953.

Source: Insider Media
It's only rock 'n' roll and sometimes it's better in mono

The Beatles in Mono box set was released a couple of years ago, and will now be joined by The Rolling Stones in Mono. So why this return to what many might think an outmoded and inferior way of reproducing sound? Can there really be anything that these monophonic mixes have to offer in 2016?

Source: The Conversation
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Paul McCartney treats Cleveland crowd to captivating career retrospective

Last nighT at Quicken Loans Arena, Paul McCartney, playing in Cleveland for the first time in more than a decade, quickly enthralled the capacity crowd. "We are going to have a party in this joint tonight," he said. Throughout the concert, McCartney, who also plays the Q tonight, shared stories about his late Beatles bandmates.

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