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Beatle news briefs: New John & Yoko 'Double Fantasy' photos; birthday plans

A 220-page deluxe coffee table limited edition book of rare photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono by Kishin Shinoyama from the “Double Fantasy” period, will be published this year by Taschen Books, the company announced Feb. 14.

The cover of "Double Fantasy" as shot by Kishin Shinoyama.
Geffen Records/Kishin Shinoyama

Shinoyama, who photographed the "Double Fantasy" album, “successfully captured the iconic couple at a pivotal moment in their longstanding relationship, a time of intense creative catharsis and personal rebirth,” a description of the book says.

The book will be limited to 1,730 copies and signed by both Yoko Ono and the photographer.

Peace and valentines: Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono sent out Valentine's Day wishes on Twitter Friday. On his Twitter account, Ringo sent out, "Happy Valentine's Day everybody peace and love R***." Yoko said, "Feel that love, every day. Feel it and give to yourself and to others around you."

Birthday celebrations for George Harrison: Abilene, Texas and Hollywood will be the site of two birthday celebrations for George Harrison on Feb. 25. The one in Abilene, at Abilene Bar & Grill, will features Don C. and many special guests, including Tom Passamonte, Steve Lyons, Ray Paul, Steve Tortoretti and Bob Martin. Showtime is 8 p.m. The Hollywood event, which has its own Facebook page, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at George's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It will feature a cake cutting by Chris Carter of “Breakfast With the Beatles” and an open mike. Admission to both events is free.

Fiftieth Anniversary Show online: KUTX Radio features a three-hour tribute to the Beatles 50th anniversary on its website. The show is co-hosted by Jody Denberg and Ed Mayberry.


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