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Latest Beatles News as of Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Fan pays over 1,000 for Paul McCartney tickets by mistake

A die-hard Paul McCartney fan accidentally paid four times the price for tickets when he used resale site Viagogo. He thought he was purchasing three 89 (about $117) tickets from the official ECHO arena website but was left gobsmacked when he received a confirmation email thanking him for his 1247.66 (about $1,636) order.

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Yellow Submarine graphic novel celebrates movie's 50th anniversary

It's the 50th anniversary of the release of Yellow Submarine, and to mark the occasion, exclusive artwork from Titan Comics' upcoming comic book adaptation has been released. Written and illustrated by current Mad Magazine editor Bill Morrison, the 112 page hardcover graphic novel will be released on Aug. 28.

Source: Hollywood Reporter
The Beatles tops UK vinyl singles chart

The Beatles are currently leading the UK Vinyl Singles Chart. Yellow Submarine has jumped up the Top 20 to chart at #1. Reflecting their surge in popularity, dedicated vinyl album and singles charts were launched in 2016 with the singles chart compiled from sales of 7″ and 12″ records. The Beatles' Long Tall Sally came in on the list at #20.

Source: Live4Ever
How the Beatles changed the future of animation

The Simpsons wouldn't exist without Yellow Submarine. The movie fundamentally changed the way viewers experience animation. Yellow Submarine is frequently named one of the most influential animated films in history, serving as a template for modern cartoons geared towards adults, from The Simpsons to Adventure Time.

Source: Esquire
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Monday, July 16, 2018
Paul McCartney fans rage as tickets for UK tour sell out within seconds

Paul McCartney's fans have hit out online, after tickets for his UK tour sold out within seconds. McCartney is set to play Liverpool, Glasgow and London this December. But as they went on sale at 10AM, fans claimed that they were completely unable to secure tickets, although they immediately appeared on secondary resale sites.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Some not happy that gift shop near Abbey Road wants longer hours

The gift shop near the iconic Abbey Road studios wants to extend its hours, prompting fears it would cause traffic disruption at the zebra crossing made famous by The Beatles. But the concerns are likely to be over-ruled by Westminster planners. The store offers gifts such as an I am the Walrus egg cup and Yellow Submarine Monopoly.

Source: Get West London, UK
New book explores the Beatles' tensions over Hey Jude

A new book about Beatles producer George Martin explores the tensions surrounding the recording of Paul's Hey Jude, 50 years ago this month. In an excerpt, George Martin remembers, "I thought that we had made the song too long....I couldn't understand what he was on about by just going round and round the same thing."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Noted authors to co-chair 2018 Beatles at the Ridge Symposium

In its sixth year celebrating The Beatles, the Beatles at the Ridge Authors and Artists Symposium has recruited a highly-distinguished panel of Beatles authors, artists, filmmakers, and musicians for the September 14-15, 2018 event. And at the helm this year are symposium co-chairs Jude Southerland Kessler and Lanea Stagg.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, July 13, 2018
Yellow Submarine now streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video

The Beatles' Yellow Submarine, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is now available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video starting today in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, France and Italy to members of Prime for no additional cost. In addition, Prime members can now stream the Yellow Submarine soundtrack.

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Rare Beatles memorabilia from 1964 Ed Sullivan Show up for auction

Rare memorabilia from a 1964 appearance by the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show in Miami Beach is up for auction.The items are from the collection of Jane Sollogub, who served as president of the South Florida chapter of the official Beatles fan club when she was 15. Items include John Lennon's signature and a TV show ticket stub.

Source: WPLG TV, Miami
Rare photos of John Lennon stolen in Wirral raid

A range of music memorabilia, including rare and signed photographs of The Beatles, have been stolen from a house in Neston, Cheshire, England. Burglars broke into the house on Tuesday, signed photographs of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, and rare photographs of John Lennon were among the items stolen.

Source: Chester Standard, UK
How George Martin recorded Hey Jude to be hypnotic

"Sound Pictures: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin - The Later Years, 1966 - 2016" is Kenneth Womack's concluding book of his two-volume biography of the life of Sir George Martin. It looks at Martin's work with the Beatles in their later years with the albums that included Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, The White Album and Abbey Road.

Source: Variety
Paul McCartney announcing new tour gigs one at a time

Yesterday, Paul McCartney announced he'll make his first appearance ever in Krakow, Poland, on December 3, on his new "Freshen Up" tour. Today he added a date on December 5 in Vienna, Austria, his first time playing the city in five years, bringing the total for 2018 to 11 concerts. The tour begins September 17 in Quebec.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Charity concerts celebrating the White Album announced for Liverpool

Two unmissable nights celebrating the classic album's 50th birthday will see Genesis, Badly Drawn Boy and Miles Kane pay tribute at Liverpool Pier Head this September. Over two nights the 30 song collection will be performed in full by a host of musicians accompanied by a full band. All profits from the events will go to charity.

Source: The List, UK
Paul McCartney adds to 2018 Freshen Up tour

Today, Paul McCartney announced he'll make his first appearance ever in Krakow, Poland, on Dec. 3, bringing the total for his new 2018 "Freshen Up" tour to 10 concerts. Registration for the Paul McCartney Poland Presale, powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan will close this Sunday July 15. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 20.

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Menu signed by all four Beatles from a BOAC flight up for auction

On February 22, 1965, the Beatles left London Airport aboard a specially chartered Boeing 707 BOAC Cunard flight for the Bahamas, to film their second feature film, Help! The Lunch and Afternoon Tea Menu, signed that day by all four Beatles and other stars of the film, is expected to auction for 5,000 - 6,000 (about $6,600 - $7,900).

Source: Antiques Trade Gazette
Where did the Beatles buy their first guitars?

The Beatles bought instruments at Hessy's and Rushworth's in Liverpool, only a couple of hundred yards from the Cavern. They heard new US singles they wanted to cover at NEMS closeby. They signed their first management contract at NEMS and Pete Best was sacked there. These locations are so crucial to the Beatles story.

Source: Reverb
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Paul McCartney Freshen Up tour dominates ticket best-sellers

Paul McCartney has announced the first round of dates for his 2018 Freshen Up Tour, taking multiple spots on yesterday's top-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. McCartney will kick-off his tour in Canada in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Quebec in support of his forthcoming record, Egypt Station.

Related Articles  Source: Ticket News
Dave Grohl says he wishes i could sing like John Lennon

Dave Grohl has talked about his vocals and how he wished he could sing the late Beatles legend John Lennon and Adele. He said, "You know I was raised on some really dissonant, noisy, crazy punk rock. They just belted out to scream it but the raw passion in that is what I appreciated the most because I find beauty in imperfection."

Source: Radio X, UK
Video: Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson cover Helter Skelter

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are celebrating tonight's kick off of their 29-show North American tour with a collaboration on the Beatles Helter Skelter. From the Beatles White Album, Helter Skelter is perhaps the Beatles' heaviest song, that made it easy for Manson and Zombie to quickly navigate through their cover version.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Recording studio of first ever Beatles disc to be featured at exhibition

The debut recording of The Quarrymen, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison years before they became the Beatles, took place 60 years ago on July 12 1958 at Percy Phillips' Sound Recording Services in Liverpool. That acetate disc, the most valuable record in the world, will be remembered at an exhibition on August 26.

Source: Belfast Telegraph, UK
Vinyl sales are up almost 20 percent this year

It has been reported that Vinyl album sales this year grew 19.2 percent in the U.S. compared to the first six months of 2017. 7.6 million vinyl albums sold between December 29, 2017, and June 28, a notable increase from last year's 6.4 million during the same time period. Top sellers on the list included The Beatles.

Source: The Week
July 11, 1922: Hollywood Bowl opens

A good three decades-plus before rock 'n' roll was even heard by the general public, the Hollywood Bowl, one of the most famed venues in classic rock debuted with a performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Concerts by The Beatles on August 23, 1964 and August 29-30, 1965 were recorded there and came out on LP in 1977.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
More details of USPS stamp to be dedicated to John Lennon

The U.S. Postal Service revealed on Dec. 12, 2017 that John Lennon would be honored with a stamp. Today, the USPS shared details of the dedication ceremony to be held September 7 in New York City's Central Park. The photograph of Lennon on the stamp was taken by Bob Gruen in 1974 during the photo session for Walls and Bridges.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Cast announced for UK tour of Let It Be

Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles returns to the UK for a national tour starting in Summer 2018. A cast of talented musicians have been revealed that will take to stages across the country as the Fab Four, wowing audiences with their effortless and indistinguishable portrayal as John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Source: Broadway World

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