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Beatles Story invites fans to John Lennon peace vigil in Liverpool
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Friday, 12/07/12 2:17 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

On Sunday 9th December, The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool will be holding their annual John Lennon peace vigil in Liverpool. The Beatles Story invites the people of Liverpool and everyone who will be in the city to come down and remember John and to celebrate his life.

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Click above to see video of last year's event

The event will be be held at the John Lennon Peace Monument Liverpool. The monument was unveiled by Julian and Cynthia Lennon at a ceremony in Liverpool on Saturday October 9, 2010 to celebrate what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday.

This will be the third year that the city has marked the occasion at the Peace Monument and they hope that the event will be the largest yet.

Jerry Goldman, MD of The Beatles Story said, "The eyes of the world will be on Liverpool once again as we celebrate the life of John Lennon with our annual peace vigil. Last year's event was a wonderful success and was covered by newspapers, TV and radio all over the world. With the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the first Beatles single being celebrated this year we expect another wonderful turnout of friends and admirers to celebrate the life of the great man."

The John Lennon Peace Monument is located adjacent to ACC Liverpool at Kings Dock on the Liverpool Waterfront, next to the big wheel and the Echo arena. The peace vigil starts at 7 pm. Event organizers advise fans to dress warmly.

For more information, visit The Beatles Story in Liverpool at

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Fans to remember John Lennon in Hollywood
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Thursday, 12/06/12 4:02 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

A free-to-the-public "John Lennon Remembrance" will take place on Saturday, December 8 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at John's Walk of Fame Star in Hollywood. A special candle lighting ceremony around Lennon's star will be led by Chris Carter, radio host of Breakfast with the Beatles.

Lennon and Beatles fans are invited to perform music and poetry, and to bring candles and flowers to place at the star. Fans are also invited to talk about things they are now doing, have done, or plan to do in their school or community to help further John's "Give Peace a Chance" message.

Although the remembrance will take place on the anniversary of Lennon's tragic December 8,1980 death, the public gathering is meant as a time to celebrate the life, spirit, and music of the legendary singer, songwriter, peace activist, and Beatles member.

John's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star located at 1750 N. Vine Street in front of the Capitol Records Tower Building. For further information contact Jerry Rubin at 310-399-1000 or e-mail Also, check out Chris Carter at

Author Keith Greenberg interviewed on The John Lennon Hour
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 12/03/12 8:51 am] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Jude Southerland Kessler, host of The John Lennon Hour on Beatles-A-Rama!!! internet radio, will be interviewing Keith Elliot Greenberg, the author of December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon Died, on her show on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 8 pm (ET)/5 pm (PT). In addition to the interview, Ms. Kessler will also be giving away a copy of Mr. Greenberg's book to one lucky listener.

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In a breathtaking, minute-by-minute format, December 8, 1980: The Day John Lennon (published by Backbeat Books) follows the events leading to the horrible moment. New York Times bestselling author Keith Elliot Greenberg takes us back to New York City and the world John Lennon woke up to.

The John Lennon Hour, hosted by Beatles expert and author Jude Southerland Kessler, is a weekly internet radio series that focuses on the life of John Lennon. The show airs every Sunday nights at 8pm (ET)/7pm (CT) on Beatles-A-Rama!!! the #1 ranked Beatles internet radio station in the world. The early episodes of The John Lennon Hour are available on Jude Kessler's website

Ten Days of Peace for John and George starts this Thursday
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 11/26/12 12:19 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Ten Days of Peace for John and George, a 10-day individual peace promotion opportunity, will begin at a George Harrison Public Remembrance on Thursday, November 29 starting at 6:00 PM at Harrison's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star.

Ten days later, fans of Lennon, Harrison and the Beatles will gather at a John Lennon Public Remembrance on Saturday, December 8 starting at 2:00 PM at Lennon's star at the same location.The special guest speaker at both public remembrances will be Chris Carter, radio host of Breakfast With The Beatles.

Event organizer and longtime peace activist Jerry Rubin says, "This ten day peace promotion endeavor and the two public remembrances for John Lennon and George Harrison is a real opportunity for people to do a little something extra each day to further the dream of peace that John and George fervently believed in."

Rubin points out, "People can think globally and act locally. They can think of ways to promote peace and understanding in their families, in their schools, and in their communities, even within themselves personally." Rubin reminds people that, "This peace promotion opportunity is truly a simple grassroots endeavor. It's hoped that Lennon, Harrison, and Beatles fans will take it upon themselves to help promote and publicize it in any and every creative way they can."

George and John's stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are located in front of the Capitol Records Tower Building at 1750 N. Vine Street. For further information call Jerry Rubin at the Alliance for Survival at 310-399-1000, or e-mail

Beatles Story to exhibit George Harrison Cavern Club jacket
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 11/19/12 12:20 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Liverpool's awarding-winning Beatles Story has teamed up with international auction house Bonhams to give Liverpool's music fans the opportunity to view a rare piece of Beatles history ahead of their December auction.

The 10 day exhibition will be launched on Friday November 23 at The Beatles Story with the unveiling of the leather jacket that George Harrison wore throughout the formative Beatles appearances in Hamburg and at Liverpool's Cavern Club between 1960 and 1962.

Jerry Goldman, Managing Director of Beatles Story says, "This collaboration is a terrific way for Beatles fans to see up close some of the world's most valuable and rare Beatles memorabilia. We are very excited by the opportunity to work with Bonhams and know that our visitors will benefit from the opportunity to see George Harrison's iconic jacket."

Stephanie Connell of Bonhams comments, "This leather jacket, instantly recognisable, an important part of the Beatles image in their early years, will be the highlight of our December Entertainment auction which includes over 100 items relating to The Beatles. This important piece of music memorabilia has never previously been offered at auction."

George Harrison's famous Cavern Club leather jacket exhibit opens with a special photo call event this Friday, November 23, 2012 at 9:30 am. The Beatles Story is located at Albert Dock in Liverpool. For more information, visit them at

Syndicated radio show celebrates anniversary of Cloud Nine
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 11/19/12 11:58 am] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

North American syndicatedRock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands presents an encore with music legend George Harrison this week on the 25th anniversary of his dazzling November 1987 comeback album Cloud Nine.

Harrison, affectionately referred to as the "quiet Beatle", was far from a wallflower creatively. The first Beatle to go solo, by 1982 George had wound down his musical career, choosing to produce movies instead and living a very private life. But in the Fall of 1987, he released Cloud Nine, his most successful album in 15 years.

Harrison's new collaborator Jeff Lynne seemed to act as a creative catalyst, getting George to embrace his Beatles past, but with a modern approach, producing songs "When We Was Fab" and the # 1 "Got My Mind Set On You". Harrison told program host Redbeard how he became aware of Jeff Lynne.

"You know I just liked the idea of ELO. There was a part of it that annoyed me, but I really secretly loved it because it carried on, in a way, the Beatle thing. It fused it into the old Rock'n'Roll, and Jeff has got a skill of having all these little bits, nice little bits all strung together. So I was aware of him for a long time, but I'd never knew him, never met him until during the years I was Howard Hughes!"

George Harrison Cloud Nine-InTheStudio program is available now streaming live here. For more information on how to hear this program on a radio station near you, check out

The John Lennon Hour now available on demand as podcast
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Tuesday, 11/06/12 10:19 am] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Beatles-A-Rama!!! internet radio has announced that they will be making their latest hit show, The John Lennon Hour with host Jude Southerland Kessler, available in podcast format. Each show radio show will be made available one month after its air date.

Jude Southerland Kessler

The audio files for each show will be available on Jude Kessler's website under "Radio Show". Currently, Episode 1: The Story of Fred and Julia Stanley Lennon is available for download. Episode 2: The Quarrymen will be available later this week.

Jude Southerland Kessler is a world-renowned Beatles expert and the author of the John Lennon Series, a nine book series on the life and career of John Winston Lennon.

The John Lennon Hour The show can be heard every Sunday night at 8 pm (ET)/5 pm (PT) on Beatles-A-Rama!!! the #1 internet radio station dedicated to The Beatles.

» More Info: Jude Kessler

Beatles tribute band plays Sgt. Pepper's in Long Beach on Wednesday
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 10/22/12 3:59 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Beatles tribute band Abbey Road will perform songs from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album and other psychedelic Beatles hits at diPiazzas Restaurant in Long Beach, CA., on Wednesday, October 24, with shows at 6 pm and 9 pm.

Released by the Beatles in June 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band became the soundtrack to the "Summer of Love." For the Beatles, it was a farewell celebration to matching suits, mop top haircuts, world tours and assembly-line record-making. It was a worldwide critical and commercial success, spending 15 weeks at number one on the US Billboard 200 and 27 weeks at the top of the UK charts, despite a BBC ban on "A Day in The Life." Sgt. Pepper is one of the world's bestselling albums with 11 million sold. The album won four Grammy Awards in 1968.

Tribute band Abbey Road

Tribute band Abbey Road recreates the magic, music, wit and charm of the Beatles, including the Fab Four's cheeky personalities, familiar onstage banter and patter between songs. The musicians in the band are between 22 - 33 years of age and are age appropriate for the original artists when the Beatles were playing. Three costume changes cover the full range of the Beatle experience and beyond, with authentic early black Beatle suits, Sgt. Pepper's regalia and Abbey Road attire.

The show will take place at diPiazzas Restaurant at 5205 E. Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach on Wednesday, October 24, with shows at 6 pm and 9 pm. Tickets are $10 and the shows are appropriate for all ages. Reservations, which are highly recommended, can be made by phoning 562-498-2461.

For more info, visit the diPiazzas website at or the band's website at and

Artist and rock critic discuss the breakup of the Beatles
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 10/15/12 5:31 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Artist Michael Rakowitz and legendary rock critic Robert Christgau will discuss the breakup of The Beatles as history and as metaphor in a live talk this Wednesday, Oct. 17th at Lombard Freid Gallery in New York City.

This event was inspired by Rakowitz's "The Breakup," a set of works that includes radio broadcasts, film, a live concert in Jerusalem, memorabilia, and a deluxe limited edition LP produced in conjunction with Bidoun Projects.

Rock critic Robert Christgau

The evening will be hosted by Sukhdev Sandhu, director of the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at New York University and author of the lead essay in the liner notes for Live In Jerusalem 2010, which will be on sale at the event and from Bidoun.

Michael Rakowitz's The Breakup was originally commissioned for The Jerusalem Show IV by Al Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem. The 45min video of The Breakup will screen at the event at 6pm.

Longtime Village Voice writer-editor Robert Christgau has covered popular music for many publications, including Esquire, Creem, Playboy and Rolling Stone. Michael Rakowitz is an artist based in Chicago and New York City who's work has appeared in venues worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, UNESCO in Paris, and the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.

For more information on the event, visit their Facebook page.

Los Angeles Beatles tour celebrates John Lennon this Saturday
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 10/08/12 4:17 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

John Lennon's birthday is tomorrow, and this Saturday, Gillian Lomax will celebrate John's birthday on her Magical History Tour of Los Angeles.

Among all the other fascinating destinations, the tour will be stopping at the beach house where John Lennon lived during his lost weekend along with Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr, Hilary Gerard, Klaus Voorman, May Pang, and Keith Moon. This house was the place where Paul and John had their last photograph taken together when John used to host jam sessions for anybody wanting to stop by. It's also the place where Ringo met Nancy Andrews and went on to date for 6 years.

Gillian Lomax

Coincidentally, three people who will be on the tour on Saturday have birthdays this week, including a lifelong Beatles fan who resides in Venice and shares John's birthday on the 9th, and Gillian, who's birthday is on the 10th.

Gillian says, "John Lennon's birthday is always special to me and lots of other fans. We want to remember his life and not the tragic ending he had. There will never be another one like this quick witted, outspoken, opinionated, talented, entertaining man, and he will always be missed."

No place in the U.S. has as much combined Beatles history as Los Angeles, and Gillian has spent a lot of time researching her tour. "Most people don't associate Los Angeles with The Beatles, but in fact they've had a personal connection with our city since 1964," says Gillian, who was originally raised in Merseyside across from Liverpool. Gillian is currently the Beatles news reporter on Beatles-A-Rama.

The cost for the four hour tour is $65. To join this special tour, and for more information, visit

» More Info: Gillian Lomax

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