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David Bedford, who runs the official Stuart Sutcliffe Fan Club on behalf of the Stuart Sutcliffe Estate, announced on Facebook March 24 that a new memorial garden to celebrate the life of Stuart Sutcliffe has been started outside Gambier Terrace, Liverpool, where Stuart lived with John Lennon. Bedford said people can keep up with news about Sutcliffe by joining his official fan club (for free) at http://www.stuartsutcliffefanclub.com.

A freebie: Monday only, the Kindle version of Richard Buskin's “Beatles 101: The Need-To-Know Guide” can be downloaded for free.

Ringo recording: Ringo Starr tweeted a picture Monday of himself, Joe Walsh and a few others standing around a microphone. "What a great way to spend Monday peace and love R***." You can see it here.

Paul live in Japan: You can see the Paul McCartney Nov. 21 Tokyo concert broadcast on Japanese TV last week on YouTube all on this page on Maccaclub.

Chart news update: In addition to what we reported over the weekend, in the March 29 Billboard, the Beatles made a return showing on the Social 50 at #45.

Sandy Fairfax returns: Sally Carpenter, author of “The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper,” told Beatles Examiner her book is available again on Kindle with a new cover. And some more news. “I'm working on the third Sandy Fairfax book and the tribute band from 'Beatlemaniac' returns along with Sandy and Bunny,” she said. “This book has more of an 'Elvis' theme with Sandy juggling an ex-girlfriend, a sister, a new girlfriend, fans and a female cop.”

Beatle movie marathon: If you live near Northumberlandview, Ontario, Canada, a great Beatles movie marathon is taking place there March 30 beginning at noon at Park Theatre Coburg. The marathon will feature all five Beatles movies “A Hard Day's Night,” “Help,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Yellow Submarine” and “Let It Be.” Admission is only a non-perishable food item. The event is a fundraiser by Northumberland 89.7 for Fare Share Food Bank. A concert by Beatles tribute band the Fab Four will also take place there May 31. More information on both events is here.

For sale on eBay: A 208-page Apple Records song book containing pictures and music by George Harrison, Billy Preston, the Radna Krishna Temple, Jackie Lomax, Ringo Starr, Mary Hopkin, Badfinger and more. The auction ends March 31. Starting bid is only $9.99.

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