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Monday, September 2, 2019
Ringo Starr closes 2019 Tour with All Starr Cast

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band concluded their 2019 tour on Sunday night in Los Angeles, nearly 30 years to the day when the inaugural All Starrs completed their first tour on September 3, 1989. For the final number, "With a Little Help From My Friends," Starr was joined onstage by many fellow classic rock stars.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Beatles expert Bruce Spizer to release new book at Beatles at the Ridge

Respected Beatles historian and author, Bruce Spizer, recently announced the imminent release of his 11th book on The Beatles, The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road, a 50th Anniversary celebration. On Friday, September 20, Spizer will be honored with a Book Release Party during Beatles at the Ridge in Walnut Ridge.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, August 29, 2019
BBC Radio 2 plans Beatles pop-up radio station

BBC Radio 2 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Abbey Road album with Radio 2 Beatles, a four-day pop-up DAB digital radio station. Broadcasting from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th September from Abbey Road Studios, the station will honor John, Paul, George and Ringo as a group, as individual artists, and as songwriters.

Source: Radio Today, UK
Danny Boyle worried how The Beatles would react to using their songs

In an interview with Billboard discussing about the acquisition of the right to The Beatles' music, Danny Boyle talked about his apprehension he felt regarding how the band would respond to the Yesterday movie, and what he actually did to remedy his emotions. Yesterday is actually still playing in over 400 theaters around the country.

Related Articles  Source: Cinema Blend
Boy who loves the Beatles came to Liverpool and they fell in love with him

A teenage Beatles fan's dream came true when a trip to Liverpoolended with him playing on the stage of the Cavern Club. Logan Murphy fell in love with the band after listening to their hits in his dad's van. And Liverpool appeared to fall in love with him too. His dad said, "We took him to the Cavern just to show him the venue."

Source: Liverpool Echo
Yoko Ono art piece on display at museum in Vermont

The dairy barn at the Rokeby Museum is one of three "ghost buildings" on the grounds. Ric Kasini Kadour, the museum's curator of contemporary art, wanted to re-raise the barn. "I wanted a piece that activated it," he said, "and couldn't afford holograms and lasers." So he thought of the next-best thing, Yoko Ono.

Source: Burlington Free Press
The Beatles at The Hollywood Bowl in 1965: Eyewitnesses

Following up on their groundbreaking 1964 sold-out concert at the Hollywood Bowl, The Beatles returned for two performances on August 29 and 30, 1965. AM radio station KRLA presented the concerts and promoters placed full-page ads in the Los Angeles Times, with a coupon that fans had to mail in on a specific date to order tickets.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, August 23, 2019
Grand Central Hall in Liverpool celebrates International Beatle Week

International Beatle week 2019 will feature 70 bands from 20 countries and is worth an estimated 2.8m to the city's economy. Fab Four fans from around 40 countries across the world, including Brazil, Russia, the US, Spain and the Netherlands, will converge on the Mersey for the seven-day event which is organised by Cavern City Tours.

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
What to expect when Strawberry Field opens its gates with new exhibition

Strawberry Field opens its gates to the public for the first time next month, with a new heritage attraction, cafe and training hub. The site immortalised by Beatles hit Strawberry Fields Forever will offer visitors a tranquil experience, following in John Lennon's footsteps through an interactive exhibition.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Paul McCartney shows off in shirtless photo from 1970

For #ThrowbackThursday, Paul McCartney's official and certified Instagram account has posted a really rare and special photo of The Beatles legend and showed how Paul did a handstand on the beach. As the official page indicates, this photo was taken in 1970 by Linda McCartney on the beach at Antigua.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Audio: Joel Paterson to release Beatles covers album

Popular Chicago-area guitarist Joel Paterson will release a collection of vintage instrumental, guitar-centric covers of songs from the Beatles' catalog, entitled Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays The Beatles. The album will be out on September 20, and is available now for pre-order now on vinyl LP, CD, and digital.

Source: Bloodshot Records
Audio: Joel Paterson to release Beatles covers album

Popular Chicago-area guitarist Joel Paterson will release a collection of vintage instrumental, guitar-centric covers of songs from the Beatles' catalog, entitled Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays The Beatles. The album will be out on September 20, and is available now for pre-order now on vinyl LP, CD, and digital.

Source: Bloodshot Records
British Columbia policemen re-create the Beatles Abbey Road album cover

Today, August 22nd, marks the 55th anniversary of when the Beatles played their first Canadian concert in Vancouver. To celebrate, officers from the Delta Police Traffic Unit in British Columbia re-created the rock band's iconic Abbey Road album cover. In the photo, 10 police officers are crossing 114th Street in Delta.

Source: 604 Now, Vancouver
Orchestra Kentucky to celebrate the Beatles with Abbey Road at 50

Orchestra Kentucky will celebrate 50th anniversary of the Beatles' iconic Abbey Roa" with a performance of entire album at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center on September 21. "The Beatles have been a big part of the Retro Series since the series began," said Orchestra Kentucky Music Director Jeff Reed.

Source: Lane Report, Kentucky
All You Need Is Love tops the charts this month in 1967

The warm months midway through 1967 became known as the Summer of Love as the hippie counterculture's message of peace and love gathered steam across the country. On WABC in New York, All You Need Is Love by The Beatles hit #1, its only week at the top of the station's chart and the perfect song for the Summer of Love.

Source: Best Classic Bands
The Beatles' final photo shoot 50 years ago today

On this day, 50 years ago, the Beatles gathered for a photo shoot, what incidentally also became the last ever shots of all of them together. It was August 22, 1969. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison joined John Lennon and Yoko Ono at their newly purchased 72-acre estate, Tittenhurst Park in Berkshire.

Source: The Week
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Paul McCartney makes guitar picks by flattening coins on railway track

He's one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, yet Paul McCartney has come up with a thrifty way to make, rather than buy, his own guitar picks as he was spotted creating DIY plectrums by flattening coins on a railway track. Paul was pictured on Thursday placing a dozen one-cent coins on the Long Island Rail Road in New York's Hamptons.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
John Lennon song Beatles thought was too weird for The White Album

By the late '60s, the Beatles' full commitment to the studio and maturity as songwriters encouraged them to take their music as far as they could. For the White Album, while the nutty Why Don't We Do It in the Road, Piggies and John's highly experimental Revolution 9 made the cut, one truly weird Lennon tune did not.

Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet
Randy Bachman on why he loves George Harrison and The Beatles

In a new article, Randy Bachman says, "The Beatles changed the world, but they also changed every band. And for me, that was because I got to sing the George Harrison songs with The Guess Who. I'd wait for a new Beatles album to come out, so I could learn the George song. George played guitar like me, like a violin player."

Source: Louder Sound
Monday, August 19, 2019
How Peter Fonda's LSD trip with Beatles produced classic John Lennon lyric

Peter Fonda, who passed away on Friday, once famously uttered a statement that John Lennon wrote into the Beatles song She Said She Said. Under the influence of LSD, he attempted to calm George Harrison, who feared he was dying. He said, "I told him there was nothing to be afraid of, I knew what it was like to be dead."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Ringo Starr played a rooftop concert in New York City

New York City was treated to a Beatle on a rooftop when Ringo Starr stopped by on Sunday night for a show at the Rooftop at Pier 17 with His All Starr Band. At 79 years young, Ringo's voice hasn't aged one bit, the show included Ringo's classic It Don't Come Easy and a handful of Beatles songs including Don't Pass Me By and Yellow Submarine.

Related Articles  Source: Brooklyn Vegan
Friday, August 16, 2019
Beatles historian Kenneth Womack's new book is about Abbey Road

Beatles author Kenneth Womack has a new book, "Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles," documenting the technical side of the writing, recording, mixing and reception of The Beatles final studio album. The book comes around the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic Beatles album in 1969.

Source: Noise 11, Australia
San Diego musician named ambassador for Beatles museum

Ocean Beach resident Chris Leyva of the band Falling Doves has been selected as an official good will ambassador for the Magical Beatles Museum in Liverpool, England. The announcement was made in a press release by Roag Best, museum founder and CEO and, notably, the brother of original Beatles drummer Pete Best.

Source: San Diego Community Newspapers
Joel Paterson to release Beatles cover album

As a follow up to his holiday album Hi-Fi Christmas Guitar, Joel Paterson will release a collection of vintage instrumental, guitar-centric covers of songs from the Beatles' catalog, entitled Let It Be Guitar, out on September 20. A sneak-peak stream of the song Michelle was launched today via the label's site.

Source: Broadway World
Peter Asher on the song that The Beatles didn't want

When Paul McCartney moved in with Jane Asher, Jane's brother Peter heard Paul playing a song John Lennon didn't like. Peter and his friend Gordon had just signed a recording contract and needed songs for their first recording session. Peter remembered the rejected Beatles song and asked if Peter and Gordon could record it.

Source: ABC, Australia

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