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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Beatles authors to debate The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones

The John A. Logan College Continuing Education Department will host two leading rock and roll/Beatles experts, Jude Southerland Kessler and Lanea Stagg, on the John A. Logan College campus in Carterville, Illinois, on Wednesday, September 20, for a presentation titled "The British Invasion (a debate on The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones)".

Source: Beatles News
Monday, February 23, 2015
New issue of Beatlefan highlights an All Starr

In honor of Ringo Starr's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the newest issue of Beatlefan Magazine has special articles that include a couple of recent fan encounters, including how Ringo is himself a Beatles memorabilia collector. Also a new look at the various bass guitars Paul McCartney has played over the years.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Liverpool author coming to Los Angeles for Beatlefest

On what would have been John Lennon's 74th birthday, the school friend who told him to start a band is unveiled for the first time in new book on The Beatles. Quarry Bank School classmate Geoff Lee reveals for the first time how he suggested to Lennon that, because of his great singing voice, he should start a skiffle group.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, May 9, 2014
Beatles scholar Martin Lewis quits as emcee of Beatlefest conventions

After 22 years and 56 conventions, producer/humorist and Beatles scholar Martin Lewis, who was a protege of Beatles publicist Derek Taylor, has stepped down from his role as Master of Ceremonies of the Beatlefest conventions held in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, Boston and Orlando.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Liverpool legend to write foreword for 3rd book in John Lennon Series

She Loves You, the third book in the nine book John Lennon Series by Jude Southerland Kessler, will include Beatles authority and the creator of MerseyBeat magazine, Bill Harry, who has agreed to again write the foreword for this third book, along with making himself available for consulting and contributing rare photos.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013
Badfinger legend Joey Molland releases highly anticipated new solo album

Much to the excitement of fans worldwide, Joey Molland, best known for his work with the now legendary English band Badfinger, released his highly anticipated 4th solo album "Return To Memphis on December 2. The new CD features 10 new Molland compositions recorded at the world famous Royal Studios in Memphis.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, December 2, 2013
She Loves You research team sends book to press

She Loves You, the long-awaited 3rd volume in The John Lennon Series has just gone to press for its February 7, 2014 release. The expanded biography of John Lennon covers 1963-mid 1964, an era that saw The Beatles experience four tours of the UK, a stint in Sweden, a stay in France, and the historic first visit to America.

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Friday, August 2, 2013
Liverpool celebrates The City That Rocked the World

A special screening last night of "The City That Rocked the World" at the Liverpool Philharmonic Theatre enthralled an audience of over eighty five music legends and VIP's from the world of music. It was a film that, while mentioning the huge impact of the Beatles, showed that there was so much more to the Merseybeat scene.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Bill Harry Love Me Do book now free for Kindle download

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Love Me Do, the Kindle ebook edition of Love Me Do: The Inside Story of the Recording of the Beatles' First Single by Bill Harry, is now free to download through until next Tuesday, October 9. Longtime Beatles friend and fan Bill Harry takes the reader behind the scenes in this 46 page book.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
New documentary covers the genesis of music in Liverpool

Bill Harry tells us about a new documentary about the music of Liverpool that is coming out soon. "The City That Rocked The World" will be a film for theatres, a television special, a DVD with lots of extras as there has been over 100 hours of filming, with 89 interviews and lots of live performances by various Mersey artists.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Biographical novel of John Lennon now available on Kindle

Jude Southerland Kessler's book Shoulda Been There, a biographical novel about the life of John Lennon, is now available for download on the Amazon Kindle. "I know John would've been delighted to see his life story presented in the latest technology. He was all about cutting edge developments and expanding horizons," says Ms. Kessler.

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Monday, November 29, 2010
Book Review: David Bedford's Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles

David Bedford began experiencing intense in his entire body. "Once I knew what I was facing," Bedford said, "I had to find something that would take my mind off the." For Bedford, that "something" was the compilation, writing, and publishing of a brilliant, new, coffetable book entitled Liddypool: Birthplace of The Beatles.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, October 8, 2010
Balloons released to pay tribute to John Lennon in Liverpool

Liverpool's Hard Days Night Hotel has paid tribute to John Lennon today with the release of 70 white balloons to mark the legendary's singer's birthday. The Beatles-inspired hotel invited personal friends of John Lennon to release the balloons, bearing messages into the sky left by fans and devotees.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Stars come together to salute John Lennon's 70th birthday

This Saturday is the exact 70th anniversary of John Lennon's birth. There are multiple celebrations taking place worldwide. But one of the most poignant and joyous salutes will take place in a concert hall in Manhattan that is just 6 blocks from both the Dakota building where John Lennon lived for the last 9 years of his life.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, September 17, 2010
Author hosts John Lennon birthday party for new book

Jude Southerland Kessler, author of Shoulda Been There, will host a birthday party for John Lennon with the release of her new book, Shivering Inside, on Saturday, 16 October, 2010 at the Doylestown Book Store in Doylestown, Pennsylvania from 7-9 p.m. Guests will include EMI/Abbey Road recording engineer Richard Langham.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, July 30, 2010
Book to include rare Beatles photos and new Beatles truths

Shivering Inside, the second volume in Jude Southerland Kessler's 9-book series on the life of John Lennon, will be released on 9 October 2010, just in time for John's 70th birthday. The 800-page narrative covering the years of Dec. 1961-mid-April 1963 will include rare photos supplied by close friends of Lennon.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, July 19, 2010
Beatles best mates protest exclusion from Mathew Street Festival

Since the announcement that there would be no MerseyBeat Stage at this year's Mathew Street Festival there has been worldwide uproar from fans. Brian Jones with Liverpool legends The Undertakers started The Bring Back the Merseybeat Stage to Liverpool Facebook campaign and has had over a 1000 protests in just a few weeks.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Fab friends assist Beatles author's research

Jude Southerland Kessler, author of Shoulda Been There, has just received the assistance of Parlophone Engineer, Richard Langham. Langham, who served as Second Engineer on the day that The Beatles recorded the "Please Please Me" LP has agreed to supply crucial details about that day for Kessler's new work.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, April 26, 2010
Beatles pal teams up John Lennon bio author

Beatles author Jude Kessler is excited to announce that she sealed a deal last night with Bill Harry to join her website. Bill Harry, who was with John Lennon and the Beatles in Liverpool from the very beginning, is going to be posting a book review on Jude's site once a month. His page is going to be called "Bill Harry's Bookshelf."

Source: Beatles News Blog
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Lennon pal writes forward for next in 9 book series about John

Shivering Inside, the second volume in the 9-book series on John Lennon by researcher-author, Jude Southerland Kessler, will again be joined by John's lifelong friend, Bill Harry. "Bill has just graciously agreed to write the Foreword for Shivering Inside," Kessler said. "He was so close to John during the time frame of the book."

Source: Beatles News
Saturday, March 27, 2010
The Fest for Beatles Fans 2010: Day 1

The best part about The Fest for Beatles Fans is its unwavering tradition and its unpredictable variety. This year, for example, there are many first-time Beatle authors at the Fest. Foremost among these is former children's book writer, Judith Kristen, who has created a book for anyone who loves John, Paul, Ringo, and especially George!

Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, August 27, 2009

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Gerry and the Pacemakers shine in new documentary

A new documentary on Gerry and the Pacemakers featuring 17 performances from 1963-1965 and new interviews taped at the Cavern with Gerry Marsden had its premiere screening Wednesday night, August 26th, at the Hard Day's Night Hotel in Liverpool as part of a series on classic artists of the British Invasion.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
New book by Bill Harry about the people who inspired the Fab Four

A new book, Bigger Than The Beatles, written by highly-respected Mersey Beat author Bill Harry, is a fascinating and entertaining insight into the cultural phenomenon that was Merseyside in the 1960s, featuring rare and excusive pictures from the archives. It will be launched at Beatle's Story, Albert Dock, Liverpool, tomorrow.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, March 20, 2009
Photographer Ian Wright on Beatles Years this weekend

This week, Beatles Years, heard nationally on Westwood One Radio, features an hour-long interview with author/photographer Ian Wright. In the interview, Mr. Wright tells Beatles Years host Bob Malik about photographing the Beatles before their worldwide fame.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, December 1, 2008
Acclaimed Lennon bio now available in revised, second edition

Shoulda Been There by Jude Southerland Kesser, the only documented historical novel on the life of John Lennon, has just come out in its revised, second edition. The new edition includes new factual end note information and now features a one-hour CD interview with the Beatles first manager, Allan Williams.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Lennon Tribute to feature The Kennedys and Rosanne Cash

On December 7, the Theatre Within at the Ailey Citigroup Theater presents the 28th Annual Lennon Tribute, the longest running Lennon Tribute in the world. The show features a stellar line-up of accomplished singer-songwriters including The Kennedys and Rosanne Cash.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, November 3, 2008
28th Annual Lennon Tribute tickets now on sale

Tickets to Theatre Within's 28th Annual Lennon Tribute are now on sale. And they've put together another terrific lineup, which this year will include special surprise guests! For the second consecutive year proceeds will benefit World Hunger Year, the outstanding organization dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty founded by Bill...

Source: Beatles News Blog
Friday, May 30, 2008
Olivia, Yoko and Giles Martin at All Together Now screening

Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono introduced the UK premiere screening of "All Together Now" at the FACT theater in Liverpool on Friday night. Several Beatles figures were there, including Giles Martin, son of George Martin, Mike McCartney, Bill Harry and several top executives from Apple and EMI.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Friday, January 11, 2008
New Book: The Beatles In Cleveland

The Beatles In Cleveland, brings to life two of the wildest, out-of-control concerts in Beatle history. Follow behind the scenes dealings by Cleveland's rival Top 40 radio stations to bring John, Paul, George and Ringo to the city, then grab a front row seat for back stage and on stage excitement through eyewitness accounts.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
New John Lennon novel not only for Beatles fans

Jude Kessler's new documented, historical novel, Shoulda Been There, is the only researched, footnoted scholarly novel on Lennon's life. "But it is not a tale for Beatle fans only," the author says. "It is the story of a little boy for whom so many people 'shoulda been there,' and for whom few were."

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Monday, October 29, 2007
Tickets now on sale for 27th Annual Lennon Tribute

Tickets are on sale now for the 27th Annual Lennon Tribute which will take place on Friday, December 14 at 7:30pm at the beatutiful Ailey Citigroup Theatre at 405 W 55 Street in NYC.

Source: Beatles News

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