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Beatles podcast to host live Beatles at the Ridge show

The knowledgeable and vivacious podcast duo of Allison Boron and Erika White, "BC The Beatles," will be front and center at Beatles at the Ridge's 7th Annual Symposium, Sept. 20-21, 2019. They will be interviewing the event's featured guests and host a "live on-air" podcast directly from The Studio, Main Street, Walnut Ridge.

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Video: BTS channels the Beatles on late-night appearance

Korean pop idols BTS have found their inner Beatles, paying tribute to their forebears with an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, filmed at New York's Ed Sullivan Theatre. They played up their moptop looks and echoed the Liverpool quartet's famous appearance on the show hosted by Sullivan himself in 1964.

Source: UDiscover Music
McCartney issues Egypt Station II with more studio and live tracks

Paul McCartney has released Egypt Station Explorer's Edition on Capitol Records, comprised of the original Egypt Station record plus a second album, Egypt Station II, which includes the surprise single "Get Enough" to live performances at London's Abbey Road Studios, Liverpool's The Cavern and New York's Grand Central Station.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Review: The Beatles UK Albums on SHM-CD

The limited edition Japanese 16 SHM-CD collection of all The Beatles UK albums are the supreme, the best sounding and certainly most beautiful Beatles CDs out there. Not only is the artwork superb, these SHM-CD issues have an edge sound wise compared to there non-SHM-CD cousins, with richer bass and better separation.

Source: Recods CDs and Music
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Book Excerpt: Howard Stern on the Beatles

In his new book, Howard Stern talks about discovering the Beatles and sharing them with his mother. He said, "To my astonishment, she actually enjoyed the music. It made me so proud that as an older woman she could get into the Beatles, especially because all of her friends hated them. I was so happy to share that with her."

Source: Rolling Stone
George Harrison's Mercedes 500 SEL AMG goes up for sale

George Harrison's black-on-black Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL AMG will be up going up for grabs at an Anglia Car Auctions sale in the UK next January. George clearly loved his AMG as it is one of the few cars he kept for a long time, some 18 years. The car also made a brief cameo in the Beatles music video of Real Love.

Source: Yahoo! News, UK
Liverpool's Cavern Club named the UK's favorite small music venue

Out of the thousands of music venues across the UK, from hidden intimate gig spots to major stadiums that hold world tours, the Cavern Club, on Mathew Street in Liverpool, has been awarded the top small venue in the country. The Cavern was the most Instagrammed and the most highly rated venue on TripAdvisor.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Photographer shoots Ringo and his All-Starrs

Vulcan contacted me this past September. They needed a photographer in San Jose, California, to photograph Ringo. As in Ringo Starr. Yes, the Beatles drummer. What was he like? Very laid-back, super personable, no attitude. He let his personality shine throughout the shoot and he was as he's always appeared: a pretty happy guy.

Source: OZY
Citilink offers chance for free Paul McCartney tickets

Citilink is offering riders a chance to win two tickets to the sold out Paul McCartney concert at the Fort Wayne Coliseum on June 3. To enter, purchase a "ticket to ride" on a Citilink bus. Take as many photos (selfies) as you want on or around a Citilink bus. Then post them to Facebook. The prize drawing will be May 28.

Source: News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne
What's new this year at Abbey Road on the River

Abbey Road on the River, the world's largest Beatles-inspired music festival, will return to Jeffersonville, Indiana, over Memorial Day weekend. More than 20,000 fans and 60 bands from around the world are expected to come together to celebrate the music of the 60's and experience the magic of The Beatles at the five-day event.

Source: The Lane Report, Kentucky
Video: New extended clip from Beatles film Yesterday

A new clip from the Beatles-themed film Yesterday is now available and features actor Himesh Patel singing a beautiful rendition of the iconic Beatles tune "Yesterday." Yesterday centers struggling singer-songwriter Jack Malik who wakes up to find the Beatles never existed. The film hits theaters on June 28.

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Liverpool supporters boo WWE star's insensitive Beatles parody

On Sunday evening, WWE wrestler Elias risked the wrath of angry Liverpool supporters after teasing fans about Manchester City's Premier League title triumph. "Earlier today, Man City won their biggest game. Now Liverpool has no more games to play," he sang to the tune of the Beatles hit Yesterday.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Best Motown Beatles covers: When Motown met the Beatles

The four Beatles all loved Motown, and would search the racks of Brian Epstein's NEMS record shop for hidden treasures from the Detroit label, hoping to find unheard gems. As the 60s became dominated by Liverpool's Fab Four, Motown's finest paid tribute to The Beatles, with a string of top class covers of their songs.

Source: UDiscover Music
Canadians pay tribute to 50th anniversary Lennon-Ono Bed-In for Peace

Prior to their concert in Montreal on Saturday night, Canadian singers Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida paid homage to the 50th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's famous Bed-In for Peace. On Saturday, they staged a similar scene, in the very same room as Lennon and Ono once lay at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

Source: CTV News, Montreal
Paul McCartney remembers Doris Day

Paul McCartney today remembered his longtime friend and fellow animal lover, Doris Day. The legendary singer and actress died Monday at age 97 after contracting pneumonia. "She was a true star in more ways than one," he wrote on his website. One of those ways was as a lifelong animal welfare activist.

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, May 10, 2019
New Elvis Costello EP features Paul McCartney collaboration

Elvis Costello collects songs he co-wrote with Paul McCartney and others on the rocker's new EP Purse, which arrived digitally today. The EP includes Costello and the Impostors' take on "The Lovers The four-song EP That Never Were," a song co-written by Costello and McCartney that the latter released on his 1993 LP Off the Ground.

Source: Rolling Stone
John Lennon's copy of Beatles butcher album sells for $234,000

John Lennon's copy of the controversial Beatles butcher cover LP has sold for 180,000 (about $234,000), the third-highest price for a vinyl record. Sold at Beatles Story in Liverpool, the LP is signed by Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and is believed to be the only butcher album bearing three Beatles' signatures.

Source: BBC News, UK
Beatles-inspired animated series Beat Bugs heading to big screen

MGM has picked up the film rights to Beat Bugs, the Emmy Award-winning animated children's series. The Canada-Australia series on Netflix follows the adventures of five childlike bugs who live in an overgrown backyard, using Beatles songs performed by modern artists, that are threaded into the story.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Paul McCartney drops to #2 on list of the UK wealthiest musicians

Paul McCartney has been ranked the wealthiest musician in the U.K. for many years, but he has now been replaced by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, according to The Sunday Times 2019 Rich List. McCartney now is the second richest British musician, with an estimated worth of $974 million, down from $1.1 billion in 2018.

Source: WFJA FM
Piano John Lennon played to compose Imagine now on display in Dallas

The Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas is the last stop for an iconic instrument before it heads home to London. "Imagine was definitely written on this," said Kenny Goss, co-founder of the Goss-Michael Foundation, as he said next to John Lennon's old piano. "There's cigarette burns where he was smoking on that side and this side."

Source: KXAS TV, Fort Worth
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
The Beatles are invading the Oregon Historical Society

A new exhibit, set in the early '60s, will transport visitors back to when Beatlemania was all the rage. "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" will debut at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland this Friday. Included will be over 100 objects, ephemera, and interactive elements, some debuting to the public for the first time.

Source: KGW TV, Portland
Beatle's car number plate expected to fetch thousands at auction

A Beatle's car numberplate that was first sold in Leeds in return for free haircuts could fetch thousands of pounds next month when it goes up for auction. The numberplate KMT 499C was removed from an Aston Martin DB5, once owned by the late George Harrison, by a mechanic at a dealership in Leeds in the early 1970s.

Source: Yorkshire Evening Post, UK
Inside the abandoned Beatles ashram in India

In February 1968, the Beatles ventured to the remote corner of India, Rishikesh, to study Transcendental Meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, its founder. For decades the ashram was abandoned, its gates shuttered, its forest grounds unkempt. Then, a few years ago, the property inside Rajaji National Park was reopened to visitors.

Source: The Daily Beast
Friday, May 3, 2019
Mike Gordon covers the Beatles with The Claypool Lennon Delirium

Feeling the constantly collaborative spirit of Jazz Fest, Phish bassist Mike Gordon sat in with The Claypool Lennon Delirium on Thursday at New Orlean's Civic Theatre for a cover of The Beatles' Tomorrow Never Knows. The Claypool Lennon Delirium also performed cuts off their recent LP South of Reality.

Source: Jam Bands
Zak Starkey and Sshh Liguz on starting new reggae label Trojan Jamaica

Zak Starkey has made his mark drumming for British rock mainstays Oasis, the Who and Johnny Marr, but in 2019, he's focused on reggae, rocksteady and the sounds of Jamaica. He and his partner Sharna "Sshh" Liguz have launched Trojan Jamaica, a new BMG-funded and -distributed record label focusing on Jamaican music.

Source: Billboard

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