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Vote for the Beatles in the Top 300 Greatest Hits of All Time
[Posted by Dave Haber on Tuesday, 04/12/11 5:43 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

If you think the Beatles had some of the greatest hits of all time, now's your chance to make sure the world knows it!

This week, Gold Radio is asking fans to vote to find the Top 300 Greatest Hits of All Time. The UK's classic hits radio station will reveal "Gold's Greatest Hits: The Top 300 Countdown" over the Easter weekend.


Just by voting you could win ?1000 and a Freesat+ box complete with free installation. Four runner ups will also win a Freesat+ box and we'll be awarding our Golden Moments CD album to random people throughout the voting period. Freesat is UK's digital satellite TV service that features Gold in clear quality, over 140 channels, three High Def channels and TV On Demand.

Voting ends at midnight on Friday in the UK. To vote for your favorite Beatles song, click here!

Gold Radio broadcasts hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's from Capital Radio Building in Leicester Square to a weekly audience of over 1.5 million people.

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New novel about Astrid and Stu launches in London
[Posted by Dave Haber on Monday, 03/14/11 5:38 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

October 1960, Hamburg. Astrid Kirchherr has finished studying fashion and is working as an assistant for her former lecturer, the photographer Reinhart Wolf. Her relationship with Klaus Voormann, a young graphic artist, has long since been punctuated by arguments and is slowly disintegrating. One evening, after yet another fight, Klaus leaves the flat and roams through the city alone. In the middle of the night, he's once more standing at Astrid's door, desperate to tell her what he has just discovered in St. Pauli: five young Englishmen playing rock ?n' roll under the name of The Beatles.

After a series of conversations with Astrid Kirchherr, Arne Bellstorf has created a heart-felt graphic novel based around the tragic love story between the young photographer and the musician and artist Stuart Sutcliffe. The book, "Baby's in Black," is both a tender portrait of that relationship and a love letter to the Hamburg subculture of the sixties that helped shape the beatles.



About Stuart, Astrid said, "Suddenly the images I had conjured up in my mind disappeared and something new stood in their place. That was the moment in which I saw those faces on the stage... First John, and then slowly the others... Until eventually, Stuart turned around. He had exactly what I had been looking for in Klaus, and that certain something, which I immediately recognised... and which I couldn't believe I had found."

The celebration of the publication of Arne Bellstorf's graphic novel "Baby's in Black" takes place at Underbar, located at 53 Dorset Street in London, this Wednesday, March 16, from 6:30 PM to 9 PM. Food and drink will be served, there will be great music, and the author will sign and sketch copies of the book bought during the evening. Space is very limited and RSVPs are absolutely essential for anyone coming to the launch. RSVP to press@selfmadehero.com or call 020 7487 4395.

Mandolay Hotel celebrates Beatles 50th Anniversary
[Posted by Dave Haber on Monday, 02/21/11 5:46 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

It may well have been twenty years ago today that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play but it's an astonishing 50 years this month that The Beatles first played the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool.

To mark the anniversary The Mandolay Hotel in Guildford, England, is hosting a celebration concert featuring the UK's no.1 tribute band The Silver Beatles on February 26th.

The Silver Beatles

Described by no less an authority as Cynthia Lennon as "uncannily like the original in every way," The Silver Beatles have been entertaining audiences at home and abroad for more than fifteen years, recreating the sound and atmosphere generated by the original band. All the hits are played brilliantly by these fine musicians and of course there is always plenty of the famous Scouse humour in evidence as well.

For ticket information please visit www.guildford.com or call events at 01483 303030.

George Harrison remembered in Hollywood next Friday
[Posted by Dave Haber on Friday, 02/18/11 5:16 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

George Harrison, the "quiet Beatle", will be remembered at the annual "George Harrison Public Birthday Celebration" taking place at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, February 25, what would have been his 68th birthday.

Harrison and Beatles fans are invited to bring birthday cupcakes to share. Fans are also invited to bring flowers and candles to place around his star. Fans are encouraged to bring their guitars and to perform Harrison and Beatles tunes at the special event. "Breakfast With the Beatles" radio host Chris Carter will be guest speaker.


George Harrison was born February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England.

George Harrison's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star is located at 1750 North Vine Street, in front of the Capitol Records Tower. The gathering will take place from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The event is free to the public and sponsored by the Alliance for Survival peace group.

For further information call Jerry Rubin at (310) 399-1000, or e-mail JerryPeaceActivistRubin@earthlink.net.

Louise Harrison next Friday with Beatledd
[Posted by Dave Haber on Tuesday, 02/15/11 6:03 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Louise Harrison, sister of George Harrison, will be Edd Raineri's special guest on "The Beatledd Fab Four Hour," which airs live next Friday, February 25th. Judith Kristen, author of "A Date With a Beatle", will also be on the program.

Louise Harrison

February 25th would have been George Harrison's 68th birthday. Louise currently mentors the Beatles' tribute band, "Liverpool Legends".

Edd's other guest, Judith Kristen, was at Kennedy Airport on February 7, 1964 when The Beatles first arrived in the United States. She tells a fascinating story of how, at age 16, she was able to meet her favorite Beatle, George Harrison.

George and Louise

"The Beatledd Fab Four Hour," hosted by Edd Raineri, has listeners in 14 countries across the globe to date and has a very loyal Facebook fan page. The show airs live on WRKC-FM, Friday nights, 7-8 PM (EST). The show streams live online at wrkc.kings.edu.

For more information about the weekly show, see "The Beatledd Fab Four Hour" Facebook page.

Special half price offer for opening weekend of John Lennon show
[Posted by Dave Haber on Monday, 02/14/11 5:38 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

As a thank you to readers of Beatles News, Tim Piper has reserved a limited number of seats in all seating sections for HALF OFF regular prices for the limited Los Angeles engagement of the incredible, critically acclaimed production of "Just Imagine" starring Tim Piper as John Lennon.

This special deal only for readers of Beatles News is available for the two performances on the show's LA opening weekend, Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 pm.

Tim Piper as John Lennon

"Just Imagine" transports you to another place and time, putting you "one on one" with the musical legend who shook the world. The show is a very moving experience. You'll feel like you've really seen John Lennon perform live after seeing this show, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

To get the special Half-Price deal for the "Just Imagine" opening weekend, Beatles News readers should use the promo code "008". Give that special promo code when you by tickets by calling (323) 960-4442 or online at www.plays411.com/justimagine.

Wednesday Ed Sullivan concert postponed until Friday
[Posted by Dave Haber on Tuesday, 02/08/11 5:52 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

The WannaBeatles Ed Sullivan-Beatles Anniversary Concert that we told you about yesterday here on Beatles news that was originally scheduled for tomorrow night has been postponed to Friday evening due to the snowfall expected in Tennessee on Wednesday.

The WannaBeatles

The show, which will be held at The Renaissance Center in Dickson, Tennessee, was scheduled for Wednesday night. But with up to three inches of snow expected beginning as early as noon in the are, the show was pushed back to Friday at 7 p.m.

If you have purchased tickets and are unable to come on Friday, you can call (615) 740-5600 or email melissa.cross@rcenter.org.

Tickets for the rescheduled Friday show are still available. To learn more about the event and/or buy tickets, call (615) 740-5572 or visit www.rcenter.org.

Beatles Valentines dance party this Friday in Milford
[Posted by Dave Haber on Monday, 02/07/11 5:36 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

You are invited to join area Beatles fans on Friday night, February 11, for the 2011 "All You Need is Love" Twist & Shout Dinner Dance Party. It takes place at Aldario's Restaurant in Milford, CT at 7pm.

Celebrate the music of The Beatles and kick off Valentine's weekend! "All You Need is Love" features an encore appearance of The Beatles Forever band in concert, a Beatles early years tribute band, back by popular demand! The even is hosted by Charles F. Rosenay of Liverpool Productions.

The Beatles Forever

$40.00 admission includes dinner, dancing, prizes, surprises, and an open bar. The event is open to all ages, but you must be over 21 to drink. Reservations must be made in advance to guarantee admission.

Aldario's Restaurant is located at 240 Naugatuck Avenue in Milford, CT. For Reservations call (203) 874-6096. For more info about the event call (203) 795-4737 or visit www.Aldarios.com.

Amazing John Lennon show Just Imagine returns to L.A. in March
[Posted by Dave Haber on Saturday, 02/05/11 5:20 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Back by popular demand! True Rock Theatre and The Hayworth Theatre will present a limited engagement of the critically acclaimed production of "Just Imagine" starring Tim Piper as John Lennon.

Imagine John Lennon returns for one last concert and you are there! "Just Imagine" transports you to another place and time, putting you "one on one" with the musical legend who shook the world.

Click here to see a larger image

Experience Lennon's timeless musical genius as Tim Piper takes you through John's life from tumultuous childhood to worldwide pop music superstar to groundbreaking social icon that influenced generations. You'll share a unique perspective on John's life, the stories behind the songs, and revealing insights about the birth of the Beatles, the pressures of super-stardom, and John's relationships with his loves and fellow Beatles.

About "Just Imagine," The LA Times said, "Critics Choice! Remarkable! Evocative! Totally Rocks!" LA Weekly said, "Go!" Variety said, "Amazing!" and 790 KABC Radio said, "Tim Piper IS John Lennon!"

"Just Imagine" runs Saturday, March 5 through Sunday, April 24 at the Hayworth Theatre which is located at 2509 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. Easy parking is available. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8:00PM and Sunday 3:00PM.

For reservations call (323) 960-4442. For more info about the show, visit www.justimaginetheshow.com.

Julian Lennon's White Feather Exhibition extended through June
[Posted by Katie Hickox on Monday, 01/31/11 1:44 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Due to an unprecedented demand from fans from all over the world, Julian and Cynthia Lennon's 'White Feather: The Spirit of Lennon' exhibition will extend its run at Liverpool's Beatles Story until June 2011.

The exhibition includes many unique family artifacts that give rare insight into what it was like to grow up as the wife and son of a man who has taken on iconic status. It's this uniquely personal approach that has touched thousands of fans as they visit Liverpool and has in turn inspired Julian to create his own book of personal memorabilia; proceeds from which go to his White Feather Foundation.

Artifacts from the White Feather exhibition

The White Feather exhibition increased visitors at The Beatles Story 17% in 2010. Jerry Goldman, Managing Director of Beatles Story comments, "We were coming to the end of the agreed season and still people were coming from all over the world to see White Feather Exhibition as part of their experience of Liverpool. We're really pleased that we have the opportunity to host this wonderful collection for a few months longer."

For more information, check out the exhibit's page at Beatles Story or visit www.whitefeatherexhibition.com.


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