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Friday, September 27, 2019
New release of Abbey Road tops sales charts

We love you Beatles. Oh, yes we do. The release of the 50th anniversary editions of The Beatles' Abbey Road instantly evoked memories of the early days of Beatlemania. New versions of the 1969 album, released on September 27 in a variety of formats, instantly rose to the top of the Amazon sales charts in the U.S. and U.K.

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Lost footage of The Beatles worth 10,000 found in bread bin

Lost footage of The Beatles, worth 10,000 (about $12,290), has emerged after being found in a bread bin. The film shows the band joking and having fun during an interview in Cardiff in 1965, gently mocking a journalist as they mess around on camera. Auctioneer Paul Fairweather, of Omega Auctions, said, "This lost footage is a great find."

Source: Liverpool Echo
Photo: Paul and Ringo reunite to celebrate 50 years of Abbey Road

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr had a mini reunion this week, as they visited Abbey Road Studios to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, which was released on 26 September 1969. They shared images of the pair arriving at the special event, commenting that Abbey Road was the studios where the album was largely created.

Source: Radio X, UK
Spotify celebrates 50th anniversary of Abbey Road

Music streaming service Spotify is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Abbey Road album with an exclusive playlist, The Beatles Abbey Road Experience, with the new 2019 Abbey Road mixes and commentary from Giles Martin on tracks including Come Together and Here Comes the Sun.

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Hollywood celebrates 50th anniversary of Abbey Road album

Hollywood celebrated the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road on Thursday with a temporary zebra crossing and a speech from longtime fan and friend, actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Stewart unveiled a sign dedicated to the album at the event and told a story about driving the Aston Martin of Beatles member Paul McCartney when he was a 24.

Source: Euro News
Update: New tracks from Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition

Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition Deluxe edition, the Beatles have opened the vaults once more, with revelatory, earlier takes of songs that Beatles fans have heard countless times, including three versions of the George Harrison composition, Something, and a brand new music video for Here Comes the Sun.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
George Harrison's movie career inspires HandMade film festival

George Harrison's post-Beatles career as a film producer, composer and occasional actor will be celebrated over the course of a 10-day film festival next month. Focusing on the output from Harrison's HandMade Films studio, the festival will run October 10 to 20 at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Paul McCartney reacts to BTS cover of Hey Jude

Paul McCartney stopped by The Late Show on Monday night to chat with host Stephen Colbert about his children's book Hey Granddude!, loving Elvis, his reaction to Beatles covers, and most importantly to revisit the spot where The Beatles first played in America on the Ed Sullivan Show stage more than 55 years ago.

Source: Billboard
Ringo Starr performs Yellow Submarine with Jimmy Fallon

Ringo Starr, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots recorded a recent installment of The Tonight Show's segment Classroom Instruments. Fallon, Starr and the Roots Crew delivered a rendition of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine. Starr sang lead vocals on the original version, initially appearing on the groundbreaking 1966 album Revolver.

Source: JamBase
Sept 25, 1965: Beatles cartoon series debuts

Al Brodax was 40 in the mid-1960s, but he had what he thought might be a good idea. After seeing the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, the Beatles were so popular, he theorized, why not create a cartoon series based on them? He came up with an animated series simply titled The Beatles, which ran from 1965 to 1969.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
New tape recording sheds light on the final days of The Beatles

A new tape discovered by Mark Lewisohn has shed light into the final days of The Beatles, suggesting that the generally accepted history of their breakup may not be accurate. At the Abbey Road sessions, it captures the Beatles discussing plans for their next album, including the potential of releasing a single in time for Christmas.

Source: Celebrity Access
Bob Newhart celebrates 90th birthday at The Beatles LOVE in Las Vegas

Comedy legend Bob Newhart celebrated a milestone birthday on the Las Vegas Strip. Newhart and his family attended a performance of The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage last week, according to a spokesperson for Cirque du Soleil. He and his wife, three of his children and his son-in-law also met the cast backstage.

Source: KSNV-TV, Las Vegas
Ringo Starr to release new album with Lennon cover

According to the internet, Ringo Starr will release a new solo album, What's My Name, on October 25. And, if those reports are correct, the album will include a cover of "Grow Old With Me," one of the last songs written by John Lennon, and Ringo also invited Paul McCartney to contribute background vocals and bass to the track.

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Beatles fans can now enter Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields Honorary President Julia Baird, John Lennon's sister, recently gave an impassioned presentation asking Beatles fans to come visit and support the new Strawberry Fields center that is opening to the public on September 14, at the 2019 International Beatleweek in the Adelphi Hotel main ballroom.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Info: Paul McCartney's new children's book

Paul McCartney has published his first picture book. Hey Grandude!, described as "the story of a super-cool Grandad who takes his four grandchildren on a whirlwind magical mystery tour, from tropical seas to Alpine mountains, all before bedtime." McCartney has narrated the audiobook edition, along with new music for the soundtrack.

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Friday, September 6, 2019
Paul McCartney meets school pupils promoting his new children's book

Paul McCartney spent the day speaking to youngsters from a Brixton primary school ahead of the launch of his children's book Hey Grandude! Paul read from the book, which celebrates adventures and relationships shared between grandparents and grandchildren, in a recreation of the living room of the the Grandude character.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
New tracks from Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition

Last month, as they did with Sgt. Pepper and the White Album, The Beatles announced deluxe 50th anniversary expanded editions of Abbey Road. In addition, three versions of George Harrison's Something were released. And then yesterday, a previously unreleased take of Paul McCartney's Oh! Darling, plus the 2019 mix of the song.

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Planning begins for demolition of RFK Stadium

Events DC, Washington DC's sports authority, is planning for the demolition of RFK Stadium, former home to the Washington Redskins. RFK hosted major concerts including the Beatles in 1966, the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead. Events DC President and CEO Gregory A. O'Dell said, "The stadium has exceeded its useful life after 58 years."

Source: WRC T, Washington DC
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
The uneasy truce between The Beatles and Hip-Hop

Within music, few artists are universally sacred, but no one has remained as monolithic as The Beatles. It was only a matter of time until music's most enterprising community transfigured those hallowed records. KRS-ONE's use of Hey Jude opened the floodgates for assimilating The Beatles into hip-hop.

Source: Highsnobsiety
In Pictures: The day the Beatles conquered Milwaukee in 1964

The Beatles took the stage at the Miilwaukee Arena on Sept. 4, 1964. It turned out to be the Fab Four's only appearance in Milwaukee. All 11,838 tickets were sold in pre-internet, pre-digital eight days. Fans perched precariously on seats and chair backs, screaming and waving their arms as they tried to get a glimpse of the Beatles during the concert.

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mike Love remembers George Harrison

Mike Love's latest solo album "12 Sides of Summer" includes a poignant reimagining of The Beatles' Here Comes the Sun, written by Love's late friend, George Harrison. "There was something very special about singing Here Comes the Sun, a song that was so meaningful to me and millions of other people, on the album," says Love.

Source: San Francisco Examiner
On this day in 1962, Beatles record Love Me Do with Ringo

The Beatles were back at EMI studios in London today with producer George Martin today in 1962. They'd replaced Pete Best with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes drummer Ringo Starr in mid August, but when they did Love Me Do with him today, Martin would re-record the song again a week later with session drummer Andy White.

Source: KZOK FM, Seattle
Monday, September 2, 2019
2019 BeatleWeek rooftop concert rocks Liverpool

For a Beatles fan, attending a recreation of the Beatles last public rooftop concert from atop of a building in Liverpool is dream come true. The recent Monday night concert last week was a once in a lifetime experience, at the Shankly Hotel in downtown Liverpool with the Royal Liver building in the background.

Source: Beatles News
Micky Dolenz really looking forward to White Album tribute tour

An eclectic group of artists are taking part in a fall U.S. trek that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' White Album. Dubbed "It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - A Tribute to The Beatles' White Album," the trek kicks off September 21 in Atlantic City, and will feature Micky Dolenz, Badfinger's Joey Molland and others.

Source: Rock 107
Larger than life Beatles statues heading to Shrewsbury

The Beatles are returning to Shropshire more than half a century after their last appearance in the county, only this time they will seven feet high and made of resin. Replicas of the famous statues unveiled on Liverpool's waterfront in 2015 will be brought to the county town as part of Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend.

Source: Shropshire Live, UK

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