|George Harrison birthday celebration moved due to conflict with Oscars|
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A public gathering to celebrate the 70th birthday of George Harrison will take place on Monday, February 25 at George's Hollywood Walk of Fame star in front of the Capitol Records tower building in Hollywood.
The celebration, originally planned this year for February 24, is being held on Monday, February 25 due to logistical considerations regarding the Academy Awards ceremonies taking place on Sunday. Some claim George was born on February 24, others say it was February 25. George always said it was February 25.
The special event is free to the public. Fans of George Harrison and the Beatles are invited to bring candles and flowers to place around Harrison's star. The highlight of the event will be a public cake-cutting ceremony at 6:30 PM led by Chris Carter, radio host of Breakfast With the Beatles.
Fans at the event will also be invited to sign a large "George Harrison 70th Birthday Message Card", which will be sent to George's wife Olivia Harrison.
Jerry Rubin, one of the organizers of the event, said, "It would be a good thing for fans, wherever they may be, to play George Harrison and Beatles songs and share some birthday cake with friends and family on both days in loving remembrance of 'the quiet Beatle' on his special 70th birthday."
The event takes place Monday, February 25, 2013, George Harrison's 70th birthday, at 6:00PM (until 8:00PM), at George Harrison's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in front of the Capitol Records tower building, which is located at 1750 N. Vine Street in Los Angeles.
For further info, call 310-399-1000 or email JerryPeaceActivistRubin@earthlink.net.
Los Angeles Beatles tour celebrates George Harrison
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As his birthday on February 25 approaches, the Magical History Tour of Los Angeles celebrates the life of George Harrison with special tours that highlight many of the places in the Los Angeles area that were special to him.
No place in the U.S. has as much combined Beatles history as Los Angeles, and Magical History tour guide Gillian Lomax has spent a lot of time researching her tour. Some of the special stops on the tour of interest to George Harrison fans include the house up on Blue Jay Way in the Hollywood Hills, where George lived in the late 60's and wrote the famous song, and another house in Holmby Hills that he rented.
In addition, the tour visits the breathtaking Lake Shrine in Pacific Pallisades. A very emotional part of the tour, this was one of George's favorite places in Los Angeles, and was the site of his memorial service when he passed away in 2001.
There are other George surprises on the tour, as well as other interesting places that are part of the fascinating history of the Beatles in Los Angeles.
"Most people don't associate Los Angeles with The Beatles, but in fact they've had a personal connection with our city since 1964," said Gillian, who was originally raised in Merseyside across from Liverpool.
The cost for the four hour tour is $65. To join this special tour, and for more information, visit www.amagicalhistorytour.com.
Ken Mansfield on life with and without the Beatles
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Beatles expert, author and radio show host Jude Southerland Kessler has announced that her next guest on her weekly radio show will be none other than Ken Mansfield, former head of Apple Records. Jude's interview with Mr. Mansfield will air on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm ET (5:00 pm PT) on Beatles-A-Rama!!! radio.
Ken Mansfield's career in the music industry includes tenures as the U.S. manager of the Beatles' Apple Records, an executive at Capitol Records, a vice president at MGM Records, and president of Andy Williams' Barnaby Records (CBS Records), among numerous influential roles. He has worked with such artists as the Beach Boys, James Taylor, Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell and Lou Rawls.
Mansfield is also the author of several books, "The Beatles, The Bible and Bodega Bay", "The White Book: The Beatles, the Bands, the Biz: An Insider's Look at an Era" and "Between Wyomings".
During the show, Ms. Kessler will be giving away a copy of Ken's recently released book, "Stumbling on Open Ground: Love, God, Cancer, and Rock 'n' Roll".
The John Lennon Hour is a weekly internet radio series the focuses on the life of John Lennon. The show airs every Sunday nights at 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT on Beatles-A-Rama!!! radio, the #1 ranked Beatles internet radio station in the world. The show can also be heard through Jude Kessler's website.
Ringo's first video update of 2013
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Ringo Starr has updated his official website with his first official video update of the year.
In the video, he wishes everyone a Happy New Year and talks briefly about upcoming appearances by his All Starr Band in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.
The video also includes short performance clips by All Starr Band members Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie of Journey and Santana, Steve Lukather of Toto, Richard Page of Mr. Mister, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette.
The confirmed All Starr Band 2013 concert dates so far are:
Feb 7 – CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand
Feb 9 – Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
Feb 11 – Brisbane - Convention Center
Feb 13 & 14 – Sydney - Horden Pavilion
Feb 16 & 17 – Melbourne - Festival Hall
Feb 19 – Adelaide- Entertainment Centre
Feb 21 – Perth - Challenge Stadium
Feb 25 & 26 – Zepp Arena, Tokyo, Japan
Feb 27 – Zepp Hall, Nagoya, Japan
March 1 – Zepp Hall, Osaka, Japan
March 2 - U-Express 2013 at Makuhari Messe, Tokyo Japan
Exhibit in San Deigo features quirky Beatles memorabilia
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After last invading Kensington in December 2009, the Beatles return to Kensington Gallery in San Diego on December 28 and 29, 2012, in an exhibit entitled "A Hard Day's Nightstand," along with an impressive contingent of non-traditional furniture artists, all of whom are SDSU alumni and grad students.
The Beatles portion of the show will combine art and artifacts, including an actual brick from the Beatles early-60's Liverpool home the Cavern Club, a speck of John Lennon's hair with certificate of authenticity, rare Beatles photographs, an authentic Comiskey Park stadium chair that "witnessed" their August 20, 1965 concert, a leaf from Paul's boyhood home, and other seldom-seen, often quirky memorabilia.
The first 50 people who attend the opening will receive a Beatle candle, designed specifically for this show.
The "A Hard Day's Nightstand" takes place this Friday, December 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, December 29, from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Regular hours are Wednesday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, and Saturdays noon to 7:00 p.m. The exhibit closes on February 13, 2013. Admission is free. Kensington Gallery is located at 4186 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116, corner of Adams Ave. and Edgeware Rd. For more information, email info@KensingtonGallery.org or phone (619) 534-8120.
Macca's wobbly start doesn't mar concert
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According to Beatlefan's Fan on the Run Rick Glover, any time you hear Paul McCartney say "so we're gonna take that solo again" during a concert, you know things are a bit wobbly. But that is what Macca told the crowd in the sold-out Scottrade Center in St. Louis after mistakes made during "And I Love Her," Rick says in his reviews of Paul's shows in St. Louis and Houston in the latest issue of Beatlefan Magazine.
Not the only thing that was a little wobbly during the first tour date in the U.S. this year, a jerky transition during "Jet," several flubbed lines during "Long and Winding Road" and either Paul coming back to the chorus early, or the band coming in late, during "Band on the Run" caused Paul to remark that it had been six months since the last "proper" gig. However, Rick says in his Beatlefan review, a few hiccups didn't prevent the show from being a stellar return to the U.S. stage for McCartney and Company.
Also in this latest issue of Beatlefan, Bruce Spizer looks back 50 years at the release of The Beatles' "Please Please Me" single, Howie Edelson and Beatles author Robert Rodriguez discuss the "Revolver" album, a teacher recounts what it's like to teach The Beatles to fifth-graders, our Apple Delight feature is on Doris Troy and Jeff Slate serves up another conversation with Jeff Lynne.
In addition, Robert Rodriguez recounts a listening session for The Beatles' vinyl reissues on high-end equipment, Kit O'Toole discusses the revamping of the McCartney Website, and the Beatlefan Reviews section has nearly five pages on the latest in books, video, television, recordings and photo exhibitions.
A sample issue for Beatlefan costs $7 in the U.S. or $8 abroad. Be sure to specify #199 if you want the latest issue. To subscribe or for more info, visit www.beatlefan.com or call 404-713-6432.
Beatles Story invites fans to John Lennon peace vigil in Liverpool
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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.
|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 www.beatlesstory.com
Fans to remember John Lennon in Hollywood
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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 JerryPeaceActivistRubin@earthlink.net. Also, check out Chris Carter at BreakfastWithTheBeatles.com.
Author Keith Greenberg interviewed on The John Lennon Hour
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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.
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 www.JohnLennonSeries.com.
Ten Days of Peace for John and George starts this Thursday
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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 JerryPeaceActivistRubin@earthlink.net.