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Beatle news briefs: Dollar auction zooms; Lennon remembrance, Beatles exhibit

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The auction of a dollar bill signed by all four Beatles we wrote about early on Dec. 3 really heated up on Tuesday after we published our story. The bidding was at $9,500 and had not met the reserve price when the story went online. At 1 a.m. ET Dec. 4, about 12 hours after the story went up, the bidding had passed the reserve and stood at $23,900.

HOLLYWOOD STAR: John Lennon will be remembered and his life celebrated at the free-to-the-public annual John Lennon Memorial Gathering, it was announced Dec. 3. The event starts at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star in front of the Capitol Records Tower Building at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood. Chris Carter, radio host of “Breakfast With the Beatles” in Los Angeles, will join with longtime peace activist Jerry Rubin and Lennon star polisher Dennis Garling to lead a “Give Peace a Chance” group candle lighting ceremony. Speakers will also include 'Instant Karma' journalist Harry Bluebond and longtime Lennon fans Pat Tyson and Nancy Hutchins. Lennon was shot and killed in front of the Dakota Apartments in New York City on Dec. 8, 1980.

MOST HATED ROCK WIFE?: A Nov. 30 feature by Wall St. Cheat Sheet (?) named Yoko Ono as Number 1 of the five most hated rock 'n' roll wives. The other four, in descending order, were Courtney Love, Audrey Williams (Hank Sr.'s wife), Linda Ramone and Priscilla Presley. Got to wonder why Courtney isn't No. 1?

BEATLES EXHIBIT IN NEW YORK: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California will co-sponsor a free multimedia Beatles exhibit in New York from Feb. 6 to May 10 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America. “Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!” will be on view at the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City. The exhibition, a traveling show that will debut here, will focus on the early years of The Beatles in the U.S., and the impact that the group had on American society. On display will be original Beatles materials including memorabilia, records, photographs, tour artifacts and videos.

LEWISOHN INTERVIEW: My “Things We Said Today” radio partner Ken Michael's complete interview with author Mark Lewisohn is now on his website at http://www.kenmichaelsradio.com.

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