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Everybodys Trying To Be My Baby
[Posted by Dave Haber on Friday, 12/19/08 7:21 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

This is Hero. He was born in Korea in 2003, his name in Korean is Ha YoungWoong. YoungWoong (from Chinese) means "Hero" in English.

He began to sing by himself in 2005 and now he can sing about 40 Beatles songs and forty other old pop songs, even though he doesn't speak English and has never been to an English speaking country.



Hero learned all the songs by ear on his own, in two months he had learned all the songs on "Beatles 1." He has been dying to learn the guitar, but he's too short and weak to get a tight grip on it with his fingers.

Little child, little child, little child, won't you dance with me?

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Fan pays tribute in music to Julian Lennon
[Posted by Dave Haber on Thursday, 12/18/08 8:06 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

On his new CD called That Lucky, Jimi Arthur has included a song in which he puts his own spin on a personal tribute to Julian Lennon and John.

Originally from Seattle, Jim now lives in Willow, Alaska. He says he fell in love with the Beatles as most did when they landed in the U.S. Of course, he begged his mom for his own guitar and began all those years ago. He's been into music for over 40 years and That Lucky is his first CD.


Jimi's partner in the music is even named Linda McCartney. She did the art work on the front cover and all the photos inside. Linda is also a rising artist and loves taking photos, like the more famous Linda.

A few of the other songs on the CD are Beatles-related as well. Jimi says he's also influenced by Jim Morrison of the Doors. Jimi said, "Half the battle I am having is that I am an unknown trying to breakthrough and isn't that how all the music began... with just one note."

You can find his CD and listen to samples of the tracks at CD Baby.

Exclusive Beatles portraits now at Hard Days Night Hotel
[Posted by Dave Haber on Wednesday, 12/17/08 6:50 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

An exhibit of Beatles inspired canvas portraits by artist Anthony Brown is now open at The Gallery, Hard Days Night Hotel through August 28, 2009. In a unique celebration of The Beatles, one of the greatest cultural icons of the modern age, the work is being exhibited yards from where their meteoric rise to fame began.

Brown over 40 years has collected newspapers, photographs, memorabilia, reproductions, certificates, song lyrics and magazines to create a montage which is at the foundation for his new oil paintings. The mixed media works compromises every aspect of the life and work of The Beatles.

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The Gallery at the Hard Days Night Hotel will sell the complete range of Anthony Brown merchandise, including limited edition prints, canvas prints and collector's fine bone china.

And don't forget, the holidays are right around the corner! Looking for ideas for New Years Eve? Hard Days Night Hotel Liverpool has two great options to help make your New Years Eve 2008. Spend your evening in style in Blakes Restaurant, or spend the evening in Bar Four and enjoy their live band and resident DJ.

To book the Blakes Package call +44 (0) 151 243 2121 or email your request to blakes@harddaysnighthotel.com. Visit www.harddaysnighthotel.com for further information.

To order tickets for New Years Eve in Bar Four email reception@harddaysnighthotel.com or call reception on +44 (0) 151 236 1964. Tickets are limited and will go on sale from Friday December 19 so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Beatles tribute benefits patients
[Posted by Dave Haber on Tuesday, 12/16/08 6:23 am] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Hosted by Maynard Edwards of the Ed Norris show Baltimore's FM Talk 105.7, "Come Together: The 2nd Annual Tribute to the Beatles" is a holiday celebration featuring the music of the Beatles performed by some of the best musicians in the Baltimore area. Performers include The Cheaters, Flipside, Beretta Jane, Ballyhoo!, The Hint, Bagshots, Dave Hill and the Come Together Band, Brickfoot, Pasadena and more.

All proceeds from the ticket sales will support childhood .

The show is on Friday at 8 p.m. at Rams Head Live, located at 20 Market Place in Baltimore. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit www.ramsheadlive.com.

(Thanks to Emily Campbell in The Baltimore Examiner.)

Film about Brian Epstein in the works
[Posted by Dave Haber on Monday, 12/15/08 7:17 am] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

There are at least five "fifth" Beatles, Stuart Sutcliffe, who left in 1961, Pete Best, the drummer replaced by Ringo, Neil Aspinall, their long-time business manager, George Martin, their producer, and Brian Epstein, their equally famous manager.

Now a film about Brian Epstein, who died in 1967, is planned for next year, with a script by the Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary.


Don't expect too many shocks, though. Tiwary believes Epstein died of an accidental, not deliberate, overdose of drugs. He also does not hold to the rumour that he slept with John Lennon.

(From Richard Brooks' column in the Sunday Times.)

Here's another clue for you all
[Posted by Dave Haber on Friday, 12/12/08 7:03 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

In 1967, on the Magical Mystery Tour album, John Lennon said, "I am the walrus." The next year in 1968 on the White Album, John said, "Here's another clue for you all, the walrus was Paul."

Well, now we find out, the walrus was Sara!



Sara the Walrus delights in entertaining audiences with her saxophone skills at a Dolphinarium in Turkey. Grabbing the brass instrument in her flippers she 'plays' it jazz-style twisting from side to side during performances.

I understand that next, the Dolphinarian is planning a show in which penguins sing Hari Krishna.

Goo-goo-ga-joob!

Beatles fan club commemorates Amsterdam bed-in
[Posted by Dave Haber on Thursday, 12/11/08 6:25 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

On the 40th anniversary of John and Yoko's bed-in at the Hilton hotel in Amsterdam in March 2009, the Netherlands Beatles Fan Club will celebrate "From Holland with Love," a John Lennon Memorial which takes place on March 29, 2009, in the rooms of the Hilton hotel.

Beatles Tribute bands from the Netherlands and others countries will perform John Lennon songs. There will be an exhibition of John Lennon memorabilia, guest speakers, and John Lennon documentaries will be shown.


The Lennon Memorial Day is organised by the Netherlands Beatles Fan Club, in association with the Hilton Hotel and Har van Fulpen, who started with the Netherlands Beatles Fan Club in 1963, after he received written permission to run the club from the Beatles. He was present at Bed-in and wrote "Beatles Dagboek," a book which has been translated into English, French, Spanish, German and even Japanese.

The Netherlands Beatles Fan Club has been online on the internet since 1999. For more information about the Lennon Memorial, visit their site at www.beatlesfanclub.nl.

Beatles still topping polls
[Posted by Dave Haber on Wednesday, 12/10/08 7:23 am] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

In this day and age of Britney Spears and Hanna Montana, a band from 40 years ago is still one of the most popular bands on the Internet.

In Lycos' Year-End List of most-popular web searches, The Beatles comes in at number 2 on the list of Most Popular Bands of 2008, second only to The Jonas Brothers.


The 9th annual list of top 50 search terms for the year 2008 is based on the Lycos 50, a weekly list of the most popular people, places and things Lycos users search for every day. The Lycos 50 Top Search Terms of 2008 list is based on Lycos user searches from Jan. 1, 2008 through Dec. 1, 2008.

For a complete list of the Lycos 50 Top Search Terms of 2008 and for in-depth text of the Lycos 50 Daily Report, go to 50.lycos.com.

Ringo in high-def video only at Sears
[Posted by Dave Haber on Tuesday, 12/09/08 7:08 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Ringo fans! James in Fort Wayne, IN, wrote in to tell us that the new DVD, The Best of Soundstage, a Blu-Ray DVD available only at Sears, featuring 16 performances from the acclaimed PBS show, includes a performance by Ringo Starr.


On the DVD, Ringo performs "Photograph." The performance is from the August 25, 2005 edition of Soundstage, and was filmed at the Genessee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois.

James says Ringo looks great in high-def! Click here for more info.

Only Father McKenzie knows
[Posted by Dave Haber on Monday, 12/08/08 3:28 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Today, the 28th anniversary of Beatles legend John Lennon, Havertown radio producer Denny Somach appeared on Howard Stern's Sirius Satellite Radio show at 7 a.m. to discuss what he calls the mystery of Lennon's remains.

Despite Lennon's certificate stating that he was on Dec. 10, 1980, in Hartsdale, N.Y., Somach claims that Yoko Ono once stated in an interview that Lennon was buried but never provided more specifics about where. Somach has his own bizarre theory on the whereabouts of Lennon's remains.

Today's interview will be broadcast on Sirius throughout the week.

(Thanks to Dan Gross in the Philadelphia Daily News.)


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