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Beatles news: Cartoonist in S.F.; Pattie Boyd on TV; 'Train Music'; Macca tix

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Ron Campbell, director of the Saturday morning “The Beatles” cartoon series that aired on ABC in the '60s and animator on the Beatles film “Yellow Submarine” will appear in San Francisco this month, it was announced July 1 by S.F. station KGO-AM Radio, which is sponsoring his appearance.

Campbell will appear at Antiquities of California at Pier 39 in San Francisco at the KGO 810 Beatles Cartoon Art Show commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles invasion of America July 11-13. A VIP reception will be held for KGO listeners at the Hard Rock Cafe at Pier 39 July 11. Campbell will offer original cartoon paintings of the Beatles both from the ABC cartoon series and from “Yellow Submarine” for sale.

Pattie Boyd on TV: TV alert for those in Southern California: Pattie Boyd will be on “Good Day L.A.” at 9:30 a.m. July 3 on KTTV Fox 11. Boyd will be appearing this Sunday at a special 50th anniversary screening of “A Hard Day's Night” in the Avalon Casino Theatre at the Catalina Island Museum. All proceeds directly benefit the Catalina Island Museum's day to day operations. Watch for our exclusive interview with her to be published on Beatles Examiner soon.

Train Music” update: The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday pitched in on the “Train Music” story that we reported last week. The Times quoted George's son, Giles, as saying he didn't think it was them, but both Laurence Juber and George Harrison's sister Louise, who appeared last Sunday on “Chris Carter's 'Breakfast With the Beatles,” which brought the issue to light with the premiere of the unedited tape of the song, said they think it is. There's still been no word yet from either Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr or George Martin, though. And yes, they've been asked.

Tickets still available for McCartney: We took a look Wednesday to see what tickets were still available for upcoming Paul McCartney concerts. Not surprisingly, the cheapest for the opener Saturday in Albany, N.Y. were for obstructed views. The most expensive there, in Floor 1, are going for over $1,100. The tickets available for Monday's show at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh is much better from an affordable standpoint with quite a few tickets, again mostly obstructed views, starting at $60.

Australia interview: Beatles author Jude Southerland Kessler, who has published three volumes of of an enhanced biography on John Lennon, will be a guest on “Overnights” with hosts Rod Quinn on ABC radio in Melbourne, Australia July 6. Kessler will be discussing the making of the album “With the Beatles.” The hour long interview will air at 4 a.m. in Australia on July 6th and in the U.S. at 2 p.m. (ET) on July 5. Fans can listen live at the show's website at http://www.abc.net.au/overnights/.

Now available in U.S.: Luca Persasi's excellent book “Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013). A Journey Through Paul McCartney's Songs After The Beatles” is now available for order directly in the U.S. on Amazon.com, Perasi tells Beatles Examiner. The book has nearly 900 footnotes and 70 exclusive interviews with detailed information about his solo career.

New award for Epstein book: “The Fifth Beatle” is the 2013 GOLD Winner for Graphic Novels & Comics in the IndieFab Awards presented by Foreword Reviews at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference, it was announced July 1. “I learned to love literature by hanging out in independent bookstores in New York’s East Village, and by spending hours in my local school and neighborhood libraries. So it’s a particular honor for ‘The Fifth Beatle’ to receive Foreword Review’s IndieFab Gold Medal for Graphic Novels and Comics,” author Vivek Tiwary said in a statement.

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