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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Beatles DJ celebrates Yoko Ono's birthday with special contest

Veteran Beatles DJ Ken Michaels is celebrating Yoko Ono's recent 82nd birthday and her extraordinary life and career by giving away on his website, a combo package of two new releases, the photo book "See Hear Yoko" by famous photographer Bob Gruen and Jody Denberg, and the new tribute CD compilation "Cut Pieces."

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Photo exhibition uncovers John Lennon's lost weekend

May Pang was the special guest at the Hotel Zetta reception in San Francisco on Monday to kick off an exhibition of unusual photographs. A very relaxed and happy John Lennon can be seen in the photos, taken by May during the two years they spent together from 1973 to 1975 during the commonly misnamed "Lost Weekend."

Source: Beatles News
Monday, February 17, 2014
Theatre Within produces world's longest running annual John Lennon Tribute

Theatre Within, an experimental performance workshop started in 1962, which was originally located just a few blocks from the Dakota building where John Lennon lived, started their annual John Lennon tribute show back in 1981. It's one of just two Lennon Tribute shows in the world that Yoko Ono officially sanctions.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, January 10, 2014
Fans to share evening of intimate conversation with Beatles friends

On Thursday, February 6, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first weekend in America, New York's 92nd Street Y will present an evening of intimate conversation with some of the Beatles' friends - Peter Asher, Donovan, Billy J. Kramer, Freda Kelly and Vince Calandra, moderated by Beatles scholar Martin Lewis.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, November 15, 2013
First fully signed White Album expected to auction for over £100k

An American 1968 stereo pressing of The Beatles White Album, autographed by all four Beatles on the inner gatefold, will go up for auction next Friday, November 22, with on-line bidding at TracksAuction.com. This autographed White Album is the rarest fully signed Beatles album ever to be publicly auctioned.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, October 4, 2013
John Lennon birthday celebration at Hollywood Walk of Fame star

John Lennon and Beatles fans of all ages will gather at a public John Lennon Birthday Celebration taking place at his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 9 to celebrate the life and music of the late legendary singer, songwriter and Beatles member on what would have been his 73rd birthday.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, February 25, 2013
Weekly Beatles radio show to rebroadcast Tony Sheridan interview

This Wednesday, as a tribute to Tony Sheridan, veteran Beatles DJ Ken Michaels will present his interview with Sheridan on the live broadcast of his weekly live and syndicated Beatles radio program "Every Little Thing." The interview took place in November 1992 at a Beatles Getaway weekend at Pines Hotel, Catskills, NY.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, February 18, 2013
Reminder: We don't use his name

As it is in the news today that there is some stuff for sale related to John Lennon's killer, I think it's appropriate to remind everyone that we do not ever mention the name of the man that murdered John Lennon. At the time of John's death, both Paul McCartney...

Source: Beatles News Blog
Distinguished Louisiana lithographer to illustrate Lennon biography

Enoch Doyle Jeter, Instructor in Fine Arts Printmaking at the University Of Louisiana at Monroe has produced a series of 14 original lithographs expressly for Jude Southerland Kessler's new work on John Lennon, She Loves You, the third volume in The John Lennon Series, covering Lennon's life from May 1963 to August 1964.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
John Lennon birthday party 2012 planned

The longest-running Lennon Birthday Bash in America will be held at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe, Louisiana on Tuesday October 9. Festivities will include a traditional Irish Toast to John, a huge birthday cake, live music, and a tribute written for the occasion by Jude Southerland Kessler, author of the 9-volume John Lennon Series.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, July 6, 2012
Beatles DJ features web exclusive Birds of Paradox track

Beatles DJ Ken Michaels is featuring an exclusive track from a supergroup formed called Birds of Paradox, which includes several artists connected to the Beatles, including two former members of Elephant's Memory and the last drummer in Paul McCartney's band Wings. The exclusive track from Birds Of Paradox is called "Baby Forgive Me."

Source: Beatles News
Monday, May 21, 2012
Louisiana pub honors John Lennon daily

EWhen you walk into Enoch's Pub in Louisiana, it's immediately apparent that John Lennon is the pub's "patron saint." For those who know Lennon well, his spirit is all over the pub. And each year on October 9, the pub "pulls out all the stops" to honor John Lennon with song, birthday cake, cheers, and well wishes.

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Auction Update: Lennon suitcase to be sold on Thursday

A suitcase which once belonged to John Lennon is now up for auction. The black leather suitcase has two brass clips and a gray, white, burgundy and black tartan wool lined interior. The suitcase last appeared for auction in 1996, when it was sold by Cynthia Lennon. Online bidding will end this Thursday at 7:00pm BST.

Source: Beatles News Blog

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Peter Asher first to hear demo of I Want to Hold Your Hand

Grammy award record producer Peter Asher, formerly of Peter and Gordon, played hit songs from the sixties and entertained the audience with stories mixed in with personal photos and short film excerpts in his hit show, "A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond" that closed Sunday night in San Francisco after a successful 5 night run.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, November 14, 2011
New John Lennon tribute album to be released tomorrow

A live album chronicling the sold out, star-studded 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute in New York City will be released tomorrow, November 15. The 15-song release will be available digitally via iTunes, Amazon and other major online music outlets. It was recored November 12, 2010 at New York's legendary Beacon Theatre.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Paul McCartney wows the audience at Love 5th anniversary

Sir Paul McCartney made an unexpected appearance on the stage after the Cirque du Soleil's LOVE show 5th anniversary ended last night and said "how it gets better and better every year" to the wildly cheering audience. Ringo was unable to attend last night's show as he is touring, but he sent a special videotaped message.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Beatles tour guide to be in Vegas for Love's 5th anniversary

Our friend Beatles expert Gillian Lomax will be in Las Vegas on June 8 for the 5th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil's Love show, along with Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison. She said, "I'm really excited about the 5th anniversary of the Beatles Love show in Las Vegas. It's going to be a truly magnificent event."

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
An Apple a Day: Come and Get It - The Best of Apple Records

This week we're taking a close look at the recently released Apple remasters. The cornerstone of these releases is "Come And Get It, The Best Of Apple Records." This is the first multiple artist best-of collection issued by the Beatles company Apple. All of the tracks have been remastered and sound fabulous.

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Monday, November 22, 2010
An Apple a Day: The Apple Records Box Set

In October, Apple Records reissued several LPs that were seminal to the history of the label famously started by The Beatles. In the next few days, I'm going to be taking a close look at these new releases, starting today with the "Apple Records Box Set," a collection that many Beatles fans have long looked forward to.

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Monday, November 15, 2010
Another great year for Beatles holiday shopping!

Fans have for years complained that Apple was not issuing enough Beatles product. While the quality of the releases had been exceptional, new items seemed to be coming out years apart. Fans wondered if the core catalog would ever be upgraded. But 2009 was incredible, and 2010 will be another great year for Beatles holiday shopping.

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The Beatles and John and Yoko don't mix in Lennon: A Musical Play

"Lennon" is really two completely different plays: pre-Yoko in the first half and post-Beatles in the second half. According to "Lennon", John is a different person with the Beatles before meeting Yoko. That all changes after John meets Yoko and he splits up with the Beatles so he can be with her.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Stars come together to honor John in New York City

The "Happy Birthday John!" concert took last Saturday night, just 6 blocks south of the Dakota Building and the Strawberry Fields memorial to Lennon in Central Park. The 4-hour concert played to a sold-out crowd of nearly one thousand Lennon admirers who saw an eclectic range of artists, several of them friends of Lennon.

Source: Beatles News
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Celebrate John's 70th birthday with MPFree download

To commemorate John Lennon's seventieth birthday, Detroit-based indie band Skeleton Crew will make an MPFree (Free MP3) music download of their version of John's I Am The Walrus available to the world. There's just one (positive) catch. Skeleton Crew is asking all those who download the free song to consider becoming a "tributary of peace."

Source: Beatles News Blog
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Sun shines on Julian and Cynthia at Lennon Peace Monument dedication

The sun finally came out this overcast morning when Julian and Cynthia Lennon spoke a few words before a standing audience of over 3,000 during the dedication of the new John Lennon Peace monument installed in Liverpool's new Chavasse Park at LiverpoolOne's shopping center.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Schedule for John Lennon events in L.A. on Saturday

On Saturday, October 9, 2010, the Alliance for Survival peace and environmental group is sponsoring a John Lennon 70th Birthday Celebration at John Lennon Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in front of Capitol Records Tower Building. Here is the complete time schedule and program for the event.

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