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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Video: Beatles invaded Milwaukee 50 years ago this week

Fifty years ago this Thursday, the Beatles took the stage for the first and only time in Milwaukee. On their first U.S. tour in 1964 they played a show at the Milwaukee Arena, now known as the UWM Panthers Arena. It was a huge moment in the city's cultural history, and an even bigger moment for the people who were there.

Source: WUWM, Milwaukee
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Friday, August 29, 2014
The Beatles' cry of freedom: Money, 50 years later

The Beatles loved Motown. They covered everything they could, even if it wasn't a hit, as "Money," issued in Britain in 1960, wasn't. So much the better: They could start a song from the ground up, take it to pieces, put it back as something new. What they made in the studio on June 18, 1963, was the biggest sound imaginable.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 22, 2014
Creme Tangerine celebrates Beatles 50th anniversary in Seattle

Seattle tribute band Creme Tangerine paid homage to the Beatles yesterday at Seattle Center with an energetic and lively outdoor concert on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first concert there, within sight of the spot the Beatles performed that historic day, playing the exact set the Beatles did at the Coliseum.

Source: John Lennon Examiner
Beatles give first Canadian concert 50 years ago today

The Beatles' first Canadian concert took place on Aug. 22, 1964 at Vancouver's Empire Stadium, where tickets topped out at $5.25. The concert was broadcast live on radio station CKNW and, for a performance that lasted 27 minutes, the band was contracted to be paid 60 percent of the $100,000 box-office take.

Source: The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Beatles put Las Vegas on show biz map 50 years ago this week

Fifty years ago this week, Las Vegas was engulfed by Beatlemania. The hottest act in the world at the time, had personally chosen Las Vegas to be on the band's first North American tour. Trying to avoid crazed fans, they arrived at the airport in the middle of the night, hoping they might be able to kick back and see the sights.

Source: KLAS TV, Las Vegas
Monday, August 18, 2014
Don Was wins Emmy for Grammy Beatles salute

Don Was took home an Emmy on Saturday night at the Creative Arts Awards, held one week before the Emmy telecast. Was won for Music Direction for the CBS special The Beatles: The Night That Changed America, a Beatles 50th anniversary special that included performances of Fab Four songs by classic and contemporary artists.

Source: Vintage Vinyl News
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Ivor Davis reveals what life was like on tour with The Beatles

In the summer of 1964, Ivor Davis was the 25-year-old West Coast correspondent of the UK's Daily Express charged with chronicling the activities of Hollywood celebrities. On August 19, his editor in London called to give him the assignment of a lifetime, to fly up to San Francisco to cover The Beatles first tour of America.

Source: The Express, UK
Friday, June 27, 2014
Hollywood Bowl to celebrate 50th anniversary of 1964 concert

Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics will head up the Hollywood Bowl's all-star tribute to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' legendary first LA concert on Aug. 22?24. "I think the Hollywood Bowl concert in '64, next to Woodstock, is probably the most famous concert of all time," said Bob Eubanks, host of the concert in 1964.

Source: LA Confidential
Friday, June 6, 2014
How the Beatles music changed Australia

Fifty years ago, on June 11, 1964, four lads from Liverpool, England, arrived in Australia on their first world tour, John, Paul, George... and Jimmy. Ringo, newly recovered from tonsillitis, took over from Jimmy Nicol and assumed his rightful place a couple of days later. They had shot up the Australian charts the previous December.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band coming to Albany

The first of the two living Beatles will play the Albany, NY, area Tuesday, when Ringo Starr will be at the Palace Theatre in Albany with his All-Star Band. Paul McCartney will be at the Times Union Center on July 5. Ringo's All-Stars include Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette.

Source: Saratogian Entertainment
Friday, February 14, 2014
NYC celebrates Beatles 50th Anniversary with four concerts for charity

Over 90 amazing performing bands, artists and celebrity presenters from all over the world recently came together last weekend to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles in New York City by performing at a series of four concerts for charity held over four consecutive nights, February 6th through 9th.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
NYC Fest for Beatles Fans highest attendance ever

Over 8,000 Beatles fans attended the NYC Fest for Beatles Fans in Manhattan on Saturday. It was the highest attendance of any Fest for Beatles Fans, breaking all attendance records, and the largest of any held with 4 floors of exhibits, speakers, special guests, multiple marketplaces, Beatles authors and more.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Pattie Boyd Harrison remembers night Beatles heard Brian had died

At today's "A Salute to Brian Epstein" discussion panel at the NYC Fest for Beatles Fans, Pattie Boyd Harrison talked about the evening she found out Brian had died. She said, "They as a group would never be the same. I'll never forget the look on the Beatles face's that they would have to look after themselves."

Source: Beatles News
Friday, February 7, 2014
Plaque commemorating the Beatles unveiled at JFK Airport

A new plaque was unveiled today at JFK Airport to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival at JFK Airport on February 7th 1964. Many Beatles fans made the trek out to JFK for the dedication and unveiling to kick off the first event for the 3 day Fest for Beatles Fans 50th Anniversary weekend.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Update: Celebrities announced for Sunday Beatles tribute in Hollywood

Several special guests have been announced for the special event being held in Hollywood on Sunday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Popular John Lennon look-and-sing-alike artist Tim Piper will be singing his original song "The Shot Heard Round The World."

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, February 3, 2014
Fans to celebrate Beatles 50th anniversary in Hollywood on Feb. 9

This Sunday, all four of the Beatles Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars in front of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood will be decorated with flowers and Beatles mementos at a free-to-the-public gathering on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first live performance on American television on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Friday, January 31, 2014
New tribute song celebrates Beatles U.S. 50th anniversary

World-famous John Lennon tribute performer Tim Piper has just finished an original track called "The Shot Heard Round the World," which pays homage to the night the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan. Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr's drummer) play drums on the track, which premiers this Sunday in L.A. on Breakfast with the Beatles.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Friday, January 24, 2014
Beatles tribute WannaBeatles to appear on national TV

Beatles tribute band The WannaBeatles will appear on the Huckabee show on Fox News on February 1st. In addition to performing Beatles classics, they will debut "Because They Were Fab," an original song written for the Beatles 50th anniversary. Governor Huckabee will be sitting in with the group on bass as the "Fifth WannaBeatle."

Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Call for artists to appear in Beatles gallery show in North Hollywood

On February 7, Carter Sexton Artists Materials in North Hollywood, CA, will be presenting "All You Need Is Love," a Beatles themed Gallery show for local artists commemorating fifty years of the Beatles in America. The call for artists to appear in the show only has a few days left, the deadline for submissions is this Monday, January 27.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Man who brought Beatles to America to be remembered in NYC

On Wednesday, February 12, family, friends and artists will come together to celebrate the life of and to pay tribute to Sid Bernstein, the legendary promoter also known as "the man who brought The Beatles to America" and "The Father of the British Invasion" at The Cutting Room in New York City.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, January 10, 2014
Fans to share evening of intimate conversation with Beatles friends

On Thursday, February 6, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first weekend in America, New York's 92nd Street Y will present an evening of intimate conversation with some of the Beatles' friends - Peter Asher, Donovan, Billy J. Kramer, Freda Kelly and Vince Calandra, moderated by Beatles scholar Martin Lewis.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, November 8, 2013
Details announced Fest for Beatles Fans celebrating US 50th anniversary

The Fest for Beatles Fans will pull out all the stops for a 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles' first arrival in the U.S. The 2014 Fest will take place on Friday, February 7 through Sunday February 9 in New York City, corresponding to the dates of the Beatles' arrival at JFK Airport and performance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

Source: Beatles News

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