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Beatles For Sale in West Springfield this Sunday
[Posted by Dave Haber on Friday, 08/15/08 7:46 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Massachusetts-based cover band Beatles For Sale is playing at Geraldine's in West Springfield, Massachusetts, this weekend.

The show will also feature raffles and prizes, including box-seat tickets to a Red Sox-Yankees game.

Beatles for Sale is a fairly new group, but its members are veteran players with a diverse musical history. The band was formed about a year ago by Joe Budroe and Mike Christian, evolving out of a side recording project by the duo.

Budroe (who takes Paul McCartney's parts as bass player and vocalist) and Christian (Ringo Starr) are longtime players in the Worcester-Boston music scene and have been performing, writing and recording for more than 22 years. Dennis Cummins, who had experience playing John Lennon's parts in another Beatles cover band called Come Together, joined, as did Steve Caisse (George Harrison) and Dan Kirouac, who plays the keyboard parts often used in the Fab Four's songs.

The concert will take place on Aug. 17 starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $35 per couple. Geraldine's is located at 1519 Elm St. in West Springfield.

(Info thanks to Mass Live.)

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Blue Room Cafe presents third annual Beatles Tribute
[Posted by Dave Haber on Thursday, 08/14/08 8:00 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Since 2006, The Blue Room Cafe has played host to one of Northwest Indiana's most unique events, an outdoor concert involving local artists performing their own renditions of music by one of the greatest bands in the world, The Beatles. The event has attracted Beatle fans of all ages from all over the Chicagoland area for two years in a row.

This year will be their Tribute to the Beatles' third year, and they're expecting more than 500 fans in attendance. Artists performing include Bunkertown, The Lovetones, Bruce Woodall, Nomad Planets, Joshua McCormack and John Vezmar and the Dreamers.

The Third Annual Tribute to The Beatles, An Outdoor Festival, is happening on Saturday, August 16, at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance at or $12 at the door.

$1 per ticket will be going to the Haven House foundation, to learn more about this organization, visit the above website.

Food and drink will be available. All ages are welcome, however there will be a beer tent as well.

The Blue Room Cafe is located at 5246 Hohman Ave, Hammond Indiana. Visit their website or call 219-933-8124 for more info.

Beatles cartoon artist meets fans at Hard Days Night Hotel
[Posted by Dave Haber on Wednesday, 08/13/08 7:04 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Ron Campbell, who directed and animated many of the Beatles Saturday morning cartoons and the Beatles Yellow Submarine feature film will have various pieces of his collection on display at the Gallery in The Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool, and will be appearing there in person.

Since retiring Ron has been doing Pop Art based on the Beatles TV Cartoons. His work sells all over the USA and internationally. He will be at Gallery in The Hard Days Night Hotel meeting fans from Friday, August 22 until Monday, August 25.

Also, Beatles Week starts in Liverpool on Wednesday August 20 with various events taking place throughout the city, and along with The Cavern Club, the Hard Days Night Hotel will play host to a number of live bands, including the Acoustic Beatles.

For more information at events at The Hard Days Night Hotel, please visit them at

Reminder: We don't use his name
[Posted by Dave Haber on Tuesday, 08/12/08 4:51 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

As it is in the news today that John Lennon's was denied again for the fifth time, I think it's appropriate to remind everyone that we do not ever mention the name of the man that John Lennon.

At the time of John's, both Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono made a simple request to John Lennon's fans. Never repeat the name. Doing so would only give his the fame and notoriety he was seeking.

While we can't control the content of the other news sources we link you to here at What Goes On, I hope you notice that, in the descriptions of the stories we've linked to, we never use his name.

To honor John, and to honor Paul and Yoko's request, I hope everyone remembers, and tries not to ever speak the name. Together, we can keep the memory of John Lennon alive, while his fades into obscurity.

New Glen Campbell album now available on vinyl
[Posted by Dave Haber on Tuesday, 08/12/08 3:42 pm] [Permalink] [Related Posts] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Meet Glen Campbell is now avaliable on vinyl from Capitol Records. Not available on CD until next week, this marks the former Beach Boy's return to Capitol Records.

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This special limited edition LP includes all ten tracks which will be on the CD, including Glen's cover of John Lennon's "Grow Old With Me", and a bonus track, Glen's original version of his hit song "Galveston". The vinyl edition also includes a digital card for the entire album.

Another Beach Boy returns to Capitol Records this year, with the release of Brian Wilson's new album, That Lucky Old Sun, on vinyl next week and on CD in September.

Beatles author and rare concert film in Ohio this week
[Posted by Dave Haber on Monday, 08/11/08 3:44 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Author Dave Schwensen continues to bring the excitement of "The Beatles In Cleveland" during a one hour "Meet The Author" program sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Public Library this week.

His presentation includes two films, with the second being a rare film of The Beatles 1966 concert at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. There will also be a display of never before published photos, news clippings, concert poster and more for viewing before and after the presentations. Books will available for purchase and autographing.

Programs start at 7:00 pm. Because seating is limited, pre-registration is suggested by calling the individual library branch.

Tuesday, August 12
Solon Library
34125 Portz Parkway
Solon, OH 44139-6803
Phone: 440-248-8777

Thursday, August 14
Parma-Snow Library
2121 Snow Road
Parma, OH 44134-2789
Phone: 216-661-4240

For more information and to register online, visit and select nearest library branch.

More information about the book is available here, or visit

Super John Banana and marmalade skies
[Posted by Adam Kane on Friday, 08/08/08 1:50 pm] [Permalink] [Related Posts] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Yeah, OK, I didn't get it either, until I went and looked it up.

Seems there's these things called Super Lamb Bananas that are popular sculptures that can be found around Liverpool. They're 17 feet high, sort of look like a lamb with a banana-shaped back, and are painted yellow.

Well now, according to The Liverpool Echo, an artist named Vince Cleghorn has made one painted to look like John Lennon dressed like on the Abbey Road cover. It currently stands outside Liverpool University.

I guess you had to be there...

Beatles musical tribute returns to Bridgeport
[Posted by Dave Haber on Thursday, 08/07/08 7:45 pm] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Back by popular demand, "She Loves You" opens at Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre next week.

"She Loves You" is a musical tribute show to the Beatles featuring original "Beatlemania" cast members David Leon and Alan LeBoeuf. David Leon played John Lennon in the movie. Set in the intimately distinctive setting of the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, CT, "She Loves You" will be a unique Beatles experience different than all the other Beatles tribute bands of today.

"Ed Sullivan" acts as the host of the show, guiding the audience through the various stages of life and musical success of the Beatles during the revolutionary 60's era. Via classic video footage from the original "Ed Sullivan Variety Show," the audience will be taken back in time and guided through the 1960's "decade of love" set to a "live" musical performance of the world's greatest band, "The Beatles."

This special engagement runs from August 15 through September 21. For more information, visit The Downtown Cabaret Theatre website.

(Thanks to WTNH, New Haven.)

Glen Campbell honors John Lennon with song on new CD
[Posted by Dave Haber on Wednesday, 08/06/08 4:11 pm] [Permalink] [Related Posts] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Country star and former Beach Boy Glen Campbell will include a John Lennon song, "Grow Old With Me", at his upcoming gig in Los Angeles and his next CD of rock 'n' roll covers.

"Grow Old With Me" was one of the final songs written by John Lennon in 1980. It later appeared on the posthumous album, Milk and Honey, in 1984.

Campbell will perform the song at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, part of the promotional tour for his Capitol Records release "Meet Glen Campbell", which will also feature the song.

About "Grow Old With Me" and John Lennon, Glen said, "Isn't that a great song? What a writer he was. He wrote good melodies too."

(Information thanks to Reuters.)

Paul's veggie ad hits New York
[Posted by Dave Haber on Tuesday, 08/05/08 7:29 am] [Permalink] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Paul's ad ran as a half-page ad on page 39 of the New York Post yesterday.

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The ad includes Paul wearing a t-shirt that says "Eat No" and a picture of a cow, and reads:

Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I reeling in the poor fish, I realized, "I am killing him--all for the passing pleasure it brings me." And something inside me clicked. I realized as I watched him fight for breath, that his life was as important to him as mine is to me.

I am Paul McCartney, and I am a vegetarian.

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