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Beatle news briefs: 'Fifth Beatle' comes to Philly; ukelele sing-along

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“The Fifth Beatle” promotional tour continues as it was announced Jan. 22 that writer-producer Vivek Tiwary will be signing the book at Twelve Gates Arts in Philadelphia this Saturday, Jan. 25. It continues to wrack up honors as the publishers announced “The Fifth Beatle” was named “Best Original Graphic Novel 2013” on IGN.com and made Hollywood Reporter's "Top Comics of 2013" list.

Beatles son curates photo exhibit: Julian Lennon is curator for events on the East and West coasts featuring rare Beatles photos for the 50th anniversary by Morrison Hotel Gallery. Featured will be photos by Ken Regan, Curt Gunther, Charles Trainor, Terry O'Neill and Rowland Scherman. The events will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Soho and West Hollywood galleries. Pattie Boyd will appear at the Hollywood event.

The Beatles on ukelele: A ukelele sing-along jam session to celebrate the Beatles' 50th anniversary will take place Feb. 8 at Bronco Billy's Pizza Parlor, 41200 Blacow Road, Fremont, CA. A beginner's ukelele lesson starts at 4:30 p.m. The sing-along jam begins at 6 p.m. and a jam and open mike begins at 7:30 p.m. Song packets will be provided. All levels are welcome. Admission is free.

Stories wanted: The New York Daily News is requesting stories and photos from fans who saw the Beatles. “The Daily News is looking for your stories and photos to share on our website. Send your memories of the Beatles' first U.S. tour to social@nydailynews.com.”

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