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Exhibit in San Deigo features quirky Beatles memorabilia
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Wednesday, 12/26/12 2:09 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

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.

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Macca's wobbly start doesn't mar concert
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Tuesday, 12/18/12 11:25 am] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

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
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Friday, 12/07/12 2:17 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

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.

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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
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Thursday, 12/06/12 4:02 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

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
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 12/03/12 8:51 am] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

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.

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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
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 11/26/12 12:19 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

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.

Beatles Story to exhibit George Harrison Cavern Club jacket
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 11/19/12 12:20 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Liverpool's awarding-winning Beatles Story has teamed up with international auction house Bonhams to give Liverpool's music fans the opportunity to view a rare piece of Beatles history ahead of their December auction.

The 10 day exhibition will be launched on Friday November 23 at The Beatles Story with the unveiling of the leather jacket that George Harrison wore throughout the formative Beatles appearances in Hamburg and at Liverpool's Cavern Club between 1960 and 1962.

Jerry Goldman, Managing Director of Beatles Story says, "This collaboration is a terrific way for Beatles fans to see up close some of the world's most valuable and rare Beatles memorabilia. We are very excited by the opportunity to work with Bonhams and know that our visitors will benefit from the opportunity to see George Harrison's iconic jacket."

Stephanie Connell of Bonhams comments, "This leather jacket, instantly recognisable, an important part of the Beatles image in their early years, will be the highlight of our December Entertainment auction which includes over 100 items relating to The Beatles. This important piece of music memorabilia has never previously been offered at auction."

George Harrison's famous Cavern Club leather jacket exhibit opens with a special photo call event this Friday, November 23, 2012 at 9:30 am. The Beatles Story is located at Albert Dock in Liverpool. For more information, visit them at www.beatlesstory.com.

Syndicated radio show celebrates anniversary of Cloud Nine
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 11/19/12 11:58 am] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

North American syndicatedRock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands presents an encore with music legend George Harrison this week on the 25th anniversary of his dazzling November 1987 comeback album Cloud Nine.

Harrison, affectionately referred to as the "quiet Beatle", was far from a wallflower creatively. The first Beatle to go solo, by 1982 George had wound down his musical career, choosing to produce movies instead and living a very private life. But in the Fall of 1987, he released Cloud Nine, his most successful album in 15 years.

Harrison's new collaborator Jeff Lynne seemed to act as a creative catalyst, getting George to embrace his Beatles past, but with a modern approach, producing songs "When We Was Fab" and the # 1 "Got My Mind Set On You". Harrison told program host Redbeard how he became aware of Jeff Lynne.

"You know I just liked the idea of ELO. There was a part of it that annoyed me, but I really secretly loved it because it carried on, in a way, the Beatle thing. It fused it into the old Rock'n'Roll, and Jeff has got a skill of having all these little bits, nice little bits all strung together. So I was aware of him for a long time, but I'd never knew him, never met him until during the years I was Howard Hughes!"

George Harrison Cloud Nine-InTheStudio program is available now streaming live here. For more information on how to hear this program on a radio station near you, check out www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/.

The John Lennon Hour now available on demand as podcast
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Tuesday, 11/06/12 10:19 am] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Beatles-A-Rama!!! internet radio has announced that they will be making their latest hit show, The John Lennon Hour with host Jude Southerland Kessler, available in podcast format. Each show radio show will be made available one month after its air date.

Jude Southerland Kessler

The audio files for each show will be available on Jude Kessler's website under "Radio Show". Currently, Episode 1: The Story of Fred and Julia Stanley Lennon is available for download. Episode 2: The Quarrymen will be available later this week.

Jude Southerland Kessler is a world-renowned Beatles expert and the author of the John Lennon Series, a nine book series on the life and career of John Winston Lennon.

The John Lennon Hour The show can be heard every Sunday night at 8 pm (ET)/5 pm (PT) on Beatles-A-Rama!!! the #1 internet radio station dedicated to The Beatles.

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Beatles tribute band plays Sgt. Pepper's in Long Beach on Wednesday
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 10/22/12 3:59 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Beatles tribute band Abbey Road will perform songs from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album and other psychedelic Beatles hits at diPiazzas Restaurant in Long Beach, CA., on Wednesday, October 24, with shows at 6 pm and 9 pm.

Released by the Beatles in June 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band became the soundtrack to the "Summer of Love." For the Beatles, it was a farewell celebration to matching suits, mop top haircuts, world tours and assembly-line record-making. It was a worldwide critical and commercial success, spending 15 weeks at number one on the US Billboard 200 and 27 weeks at the top of the UK charts, despite a BBC ban on "A Day in The Life." Sgt. Pepper is one of the world's bestselling albums with 11 million sold. The album won four Grammy Awards in 1968.

Tribute band Abbey Road

Tribute band Abbey Road recreates the magic, music, wit and charm of the Beatles, including the Fab Four's cheeky personalities, familiar onstage banter and patter between songs. The musicians in the band are between 22 - 33 years of age and are age appropriate for the original artists when the Beatles were playing. Three costume changes cover the full range of the Beatle experience and beyond, with authentic early black Beatle suits, Sgt. Pepper's regalia and Abbey Road attire.

The show will take place at diPiazzas Restaurant at 5205 E. Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach on Wednesday, October 24, with shows at 6 pm and 9 pm. Tickets are $10 and the shows are appropriate for all ages. Reservations, which are highly recommended, can be made by phoning 562-498-2461.

For more info, visit the diPiazzas website at www.dipiazzas.com or the band's website at www.inmylifetheplay.com and www.facebook.com/abbeyroadtribute.

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