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Beatle news briefs: Ringo's busy, happy month; San Diego Beatle Fair

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In his February video update posted Feb. 14 (see the video on this page), Ringo Starr talks enthusiastically about recent events, including his Lifetime Achievement Award from the David Lynch Foundation, being in New York for the Beatles 50th anniversary of “The Ed Sullivan Show” (and staying in the Plaza Hotel again) and playing with Paul McCartney at the Grammy Awards.

“I know you can tell I'm excited. I have a couple of things to tell you,” he begins.

The video includes rehearsals with Ben Harper for the David Lynch Foundation concert where Ringo received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and footage from the ceremony and paid tribute to David Lynch.

“It's David (Lynch) who should be getting the honor, really. David Lynch and the Foundation for all the goodness they do,” Ringo tells the crowd.

Also included is footage of Ringo rehearsing “Yellow Submarine, Paul McCartney doing "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,'” and the two practicing “Hey Jude” together for the Grammy special, plus a little joking around.

San Diego Beatle Fair 2014: Dave Humphries tells us the San Diego Beatle Fair 2014 will take place March 29 at Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center. Guests will include authors Ken Mansfield ("The Beatles, the Bible and Bodega Bay"), Chuck Gunderson and John Borack ("John Lennon: LIfe Is What Happens"). Humphries said his band will also pay tribute to the late Tony Sheridan. A Facebook page is here.

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