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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Freda Kelly talks about Good Ole Freda on Beatles radio show

Freda Kelly who served as the Official Beatles Fan Club Secretary will be the featured guest on The John Lennon Hour on Beatles-A-Rama Radio this Sunday night. She'll give an hour interview about her time working with John, Paul, George, Ringo, and Brian Epstein and will speak candidly about some of her memories of those days.

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Monday, May 13, 2013
New Beatles insider book launches in Liverpool tomorrow

Joe Flannery's new book on The Beatles, Standing in The Wings - The Beatles, Brian Epstein And Me, launches tomorrow with a star-studded event at Liverpool's Beatles Story. Joe Flannery has been described as the "Secret Beatle", an integral part of The Beatles" management team during their rise to fame in the early 1960s.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Good Ol' Freda documentary big hit at San Francisco Int'l Film Festival

The new film "Good Ol' Freda," screened tonight at the San Francisco International Film Festival before a full house and was well received. It tells story of how young 17 year old Freda Kelly got her dream job as Brian Epstein's Secretary and then soon after as the "Beatles Fan Club Secretary" to keep up with the growing Beatles fan mail.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Award-winning Beatles musical returns to San Pedro

Award-winning Beatles musical, In My Life, returns to San Pedro, California, on Feb. 23. The musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein features the live music of renowned tribute band, Abbey Road, and gives the audience a chance to "be there" at pivotal moments in the extraordinary career of the Beatles.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Beatles best mate Tony Bramwell joins Abbey Road on the River

Organizers of Abbey Road on the River have added former CEO of Apple Records Tony Bramwell to the team as consultant and speaker for the 2013 event. Bramwell grew up in Liverpool with Beatles George, Paul, and John, and is considered to be "The Authority" of all things Beatles. 2013 will mark the 12th year of Abbey Road on the River.

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Review: Andrew Lancel dazzles as Brian Epstein

Andrew Lancel, familiar to audiences from his many appearances on The Bill and Coronation Street, dazzles as Brian Epstein in the new play, Epstein: The Man Who Made the Beatles, currently at the newly renovated Epstein Theatre. Playwright, Andrew Sherlock, and director Jen Heyes, get the story right about the Beatles Manager.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Bill Harry Love Me Do book now free for Kindle download

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Love Me Do, the Kindle ebook edition of Love Me Do: The Inside Story of the Recording of the Beatles' First Single by Bill Harry, is now free to download through until next Tuesday, October 9. Longtime Beatles friend and fan Bill Harry takes the reader behind the scenes in this 46 page book.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, September 17, 2012
Theatre throws open its doors for Brian Epstein's birthday

The brand new Epstein Theatre is to throw open its doors to the public on Wednesday 19th September, the birth date of Mr Brian Epstein, to give people the opportunity to come and have a look around the beautiful £1m restoration of the theatre formerly The Neptune and renamed after the Beatles manager this year.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012
The Cruise For Beatles Fans 2013 sails in March

The fourth annual Cruise for Beatles Fans (formerly known as the Beatles Tribute Cruises) has put together another Star Studded cast of Beatles friends and musicians to entertain their private group of Beatles fans. The cruise will set sail from Ft Lauderdale on March 3rd, 2013, for 7 nights to the Caribbean aboard Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Beatles author lowers her book prices during tough times

World-acclaimed Beatles author Jude Southerland Kessler has lowered the price of the first two books in her John Lennon Series. Kessler's expanded biographies on the life of John Lennon, Shoulda Been There and Shivering Inside, were originally priced at $29.95. They are both now $19.95 if bought through her website.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Billy J. Kramer calls for Brian Epstein to be in Rock Hall of Fame

Liverpool legend Billy J. Kramer today called for Brian Epstein to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Billy said, "The Beatles just didn't happen overnight or organically, Brian Epstein literally pounded the pavement in London with a handful of their tapes trying to get the attention of record companies."

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Monday, February 6, 2012
Liverpool loses another Beatles landmark

The building located on Whitechapel that housed Brian Epstein's NEMS is being torn down and will be demolished in phases over the next few weeks. According to a local source familiar with the demolition project, the building was in need of major repairs, and the office/store layout was poorly designed and unrentable for commercial tenants.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Biographical novel of John Lennon now available on Kindle

Jude Southerland Kessler's book Shoulda Been There, a biographical novel about the life of John Lennon, is now available for download on the Amazon Kindle. "I know John would've been delighted to see his life story presented in the latest technology. He was all about cutting edge developments and expanding horizons," says Ms. Kessler.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011
Longest running Beatles show on Earth returns to NYC March 25

Beatles Fans and Vendors from around the world will come together to enjoy non-stop Beatles activities at the 37th Annual Beatles Fans Celebration which takes place Friday-Sunday, March 25-27, at the NJ Crowne Plaza Meadowlands Hotel in Secaucus, NJ, featuring another great line up of special guests, friends and musicians.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
An Apple a Day: Billy Preston - That's the Way God Planned It

Billy Preston began his association with Apple by playing keyboards for the Beatles during the "Get Back" sessions. Shortly after the "Get Back" sessions, Apple bought out Preston's contract with Capitol Records and in April, 1969, George brought Preston into the studio with a stellar cast of musicians, including Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.

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Monday, December 6, 2010
An Apple a Day: Jackie Lomax - Is This What You Want?

Jackie Lomax's "Sour Milk Sea" was one of Apple's first four singles. George Harrison recorded recorded additional songs in Los Angeles with Jackie in October, 1968, to complete an album. The finished product, "Is This What You Want?", was released in the U.S. on May 19, 1969, and peaked at number 145 on the charts.

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Monday, November 15, 2010
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.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010
Billy J. Kramer loses touch with Lennon after Cynthia

Billy J. Kramer explained before an audience at last Sunday's Liverpool Beatles Convention why, after John Lennon broke up with Cynthia, he could no longer "chum up" with John. He said he saw John for the last time when he was still married to Cynthia. "I was a bit of a prude after he broke up with Cynthia and he took off with Yoko."

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He knew Beatles would be bigger than Elvis before Brian

Billy Kinsley was interviewed on Sunday as part of the Liverpool Beatles Convention. Billy told about the many times he got to see and work with the Fab Four in the sixties and said he "knew the Beatles were going to be bigger than Elvis even before Brian Epstein" when he saw them perform at the Cavern Club in January 1962.

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Friday, August 27, 2010
Thinking of Brian

Today we remember Brian Epstein, who passed away 43 years ago on this day, August 27, 1967. He believed in the Beatles when no one else did and tamed them without changing who they were. It's a crime an accident took Brian from us at such a young age. He was only 32, but he lives on in the hearts of every Beatles fan forever.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Friday, July 30, 2010
Book to include rare Beatles photos and new Beatles truths

Shivering Inside, the second volume in Jude Southerland Kessler's 9-book series on the life of John Lennon, will be released on 9 October 2010, just in time for John's 70th birthday. The 800-page narrative covering the years of Dec. 1961-mid-April 1963 will include rare photos supplied by close friends of Lennon.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Amazing rock auction tomorrow in London

The Fame Bureau Auction takes place live in London tomorrow. Beatles highlights include original production artwork and rare photos, Ringo Starr's first cymbal, two original drawings by John Lennon and a John Lennon original cartoon, The Beatles All You Need is Love acetate and original historical Brian Epstein letters.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Fab friends assist Beatles author's research

Jude Southerland Kessler, author of Shoulda Been There, has just received the assistance of Parlophone Engineer, Richard Langham. Langham, who served as Second Engineer on the day that The Beatles recorded the "Please Please Me" LP has agreed to supply crucial details about that day for Kessler's new work.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Lennon pal writes forward for next in 9 book series about John

Shivering Inside, the second volume in the 9-book series on John Lennon by researcher-author, Jude Southerland Kessler, will again be joined by John's lifelong friend, Bill Harry. "Bill has just graciously agreed to write the Foreword for Shivering Inside," Kessler said. "He was so close to John during the time frame of the book."

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Lennon author announces 9-Book series

Jude Southerland Kessler, author of the biography of the life of John Lennon, Shoulda Been There, announced on Sunday at the Fest for Beatles Fans that her highly-documented Lennon series will encompass 9 books on the musician/artist/peace activist's life. Kessler's first book was researched for 20 years with 7 trips to Liverpool.

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