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BEATLES NEWS - Saturday, 13th April 2024

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THE BEATLES: THE LEGENDARY BAND, IN THEIR OWN NEWLY-HEARD WORDS Irish Examiner Peter Brown was best man at both Paul’s wedding to Linda, and John’s wedding to Yoko.  He is the Peter Brown in ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’. His job was to “make the boys’ lives less chaotic”. Their passports were locked in his drawer. He had total access to the greatest band on earth at their peak. READ MORE RANKING THE BEATLES SONGS ON WHICH RINGO STARR SUNG LEAD (COVERS NOT INCLUDED) Jim Beviglia/American Songwriter Ringo Starr provided an essential element to The Beatles‘ winning formula with his unerring drumming ability. His amiable personality also proved the ideal fit for the chemistry within the band. On top of all that, he also stepped to the microphone occasionally to sing lead. READ MORE FIVE SONGS THAT ENTIRELY CHANGED THE TRAJECTORY OF THE BEATLES Lucy Harbron/Far Out Magazine The Beatles were an ever-evolving beast. Year on year, album on album, the Fab Four changed the face of music and the

BEATLES NEWS - Friday, 12th April 2024

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JIMMY BUFFETT TRIBUTE: DAVE GROHL, THE EAGLES, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED AT THE BOWL Mikael Wood,/LA Times He did his bit of smuggling, he once sang, and he ran his share of grass. Now, the late, great Jimmy Buffett is being honored by an assortment of his many friends and admirers in an all-star tribute concert Thursday night at the Hollywood Bowl.  Keep the Party Going, as the show is billed, takes place seven months after Buffett died from skin cancer in September at age 76, leaving behind a lifestyle empire that reportedly made him a billionaire — and, of course, a deep catalog of wryly literate songs that blend country, pop, folk, rock and Caribbean music. READ MORE ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE THE END OF THE BEATLES REVIEW: GOSSIPY ORAL HISTORY DISSECTS THE FABS’ LAST DAYS Mat Snow/Mojo4Music IN 1983, A MIXED reception greeted The Love You Make by Brian Epstein’s management assistant Peter Brown, of The Ballad Of John And Yoko fame, and writer Steven Gaines. Mocked as ‘

BEATLES NEWS - Thursday, 11th April 2024

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RINGO STARR ANNOUNCES “FEBRUARY SKY,” THE FIRST SINGLE FROM HIS UPCOMING EP, CROOKED BOY. The Beatles One of Las Vegas’ longest-running shows is about to go dark forever. April 8, 2024 – Today Ringo Starr announces “February Sky,” the first single from his upcoming EP, Crooked Boy. This will be his fourth consecutive EP,  and it includes 4 original tracks. All songs were written and produced by Linda Perry for Starr to make his own, adding vocals and playing drums. The EP will be released on a limited-edition marble vinyl on Record Store Day, April 20, 2024. The following Friday, April 26, it will be released digitally. Fans can pre-order the black vinyl and CD now, releasing May 31. READ MORE ‘THIS WASN’T OUR DECISION’: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL FORCED BY HARD ROCK LAS VEGAS TO CLOSE ‘THE BEATLES LOVE’ AFTER 18 YEARS Chris Morris/MSN One of Las Vegas’ longest-running shows is about to go dark forever. Cirque du Soleil announced Tuesday that The Beatles Love run at the former Mirage hotel will

The Beatles – GET BACK

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Pear Entertainment - Pear 1911- 2022 The Beatles Last Live Performance, Recorded 30th January 1969 Can you imagine finding yourself in London at No.3 Saville Row  on a planned sightseeing visit to the Beatles Apple Corps building.  It's a bonus that you will seen all four Beatles arrive abeit seperately at Apple during the morning of  Thursday, 30th January  1969  but surely curious why they are all there. It was around midday that the Beatles emerged from the Apple studios up the steps to appear live in their legendary appearance on the Apple rooftop. The CD contains 26 tracks from the Get Back sessions including multiple versions of Get Back & Don't Let Me Down, the first single eventually released on the 11th April 1969 from the January sessions. The DVD contains  The Rooftop Concert - Single screen The Rooftop Concert - Multi screen from Disney's documentary Paul McCartney - I've Got a Feeling live with John on screen plus Get Back live. I purchased this CD\DVD

Will Now and Then be this years Christmas No.1?

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The  latest  Beatles single  'Now and Then' was released a mere 27 years after the band's last Top 10 hit Real Love. These lads are just not prolific anymore:-). Strangely, Now and Then was released on Thursday, 2nd November but  still managed to enter  the UK Singles at No.42, rising to No.1 the following week.   The Beatles have achieved the coveted Christmas No.1 record on four occasions although none of the songs carried a Christmas theme. 1963  I Want to Hold Your Hand 1964 I Feel Fine 1965 Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out 1967 Hello Goodbye A week after the release of  I Want to Hold Your Hand, the Fan Club released their first Beatles Fan Club record to their 30,000 members.  In total seven Christmas Records were sent to Bearles Fan Club members: 17th October 1963:  The Beatles Christmas Record 26th October 1964:  Another Beatles Christmas Record 8th November1965: The Beatles Third Christmas Record 25th November 1966: Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas 28th Novem

NOW AND THEN- What's the best version?

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The Beatles - Now And Then (Official Music Video) I n the sixties, the Beatles releases whether it be singles or  album  tracks became popular with other current bands quick to obtain a chart hit out of the Beatles catalogue from Love Me Do to Let It Be. The Beatles earliest cover version was Misery by Kenny Lynch while the first stateside hit was a cover of From Me To You' from the late Del Shannon. See what ypu think of these cover versions of Now and Then The Beatles - Now And Then (1964 Version A1) The Beatles - Now And Then (1964 Ed Sullivan Show Version A1) Now And Then (The Beatles) Piano Cover by Sangah Noona with Sheet Music THE BEATLES " Now And Then " Piano cover by Logan Paul Murphy

Now and Then - In Liverpool

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The Beatles secured their 18th No.1. single in the UK with the release of Now And Then, an incredible 60 years after their first No.1 From Me To You, that topped the charts for seven weeks from the 2nd May 1963. Billed as the last Beatles song, Now And Then was released in the UK on Thursday, 2nd November, a strange decision, as sales for new releases begin on a Friday, meaning the 10,000 or so sales from Thursday, 1st November were lost in the first week sales, considered the best time for legacy acts to achieve a No.1 single, there again, this was the Beatles. We decided to grace the Liverpool Beatles Museum on Mathew Street with our presence:-). Seriously, Roag and the staff there are first class. One hundred tickets were made available to fans to hear the premier of the new song and we managed to obtain eight of them.  We were greeted with a choice of tea, coffee, a beer and cakes.   Within 30 minutes we would be joining Beatles fans around the World and up the street at the Cavern