After taking a week's vacation from the Billboard 200 chart last week, The Beatles were back in it for the week of June 14 that was released June 6 with the “1” album re-entering at #177. The “1” album also re-entered the Catalog Album chart at #49.
Nancy at Stella event: Photos showed Nancy Shevell but not her hubby Paul McCartney in New York City June 5 as Stella McCartney introduced her Spring fashions at Elizabeth Street Gardens. Among the other attendees were Lorne Michaels of "Saturday Night Live," Liv Tyler and Lucy Liu. You can see pictures of Nancy, Stella, celebrities, some of the models and the items that debuted in the slideshow on this page.
Lennon documents sale a success: Sotheby’s New York announced June 4 the "John Lennon: 'You Might Well Arsk': Original Drawings And Manuscripts, 1964-65" auction sold every item put up for bids, taking in $2,899,000, well over the $1.2 million high estimate.
The sale was led by “The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield,” Lennon's parody of Sherlock Holmes from the book “A Spaniard in the Works,” which sold for $209,000, beyond its pre-sale estimate of $50,000 to $75,000. Also doing well was the drawing “A Four-Eyed Guitar Player,” which sold for $109,375, well over the $15,000 to $25,000 estimate.
Stella McCartney and Chelsea Clinton: Stella McCartney will be the featured speaker at a charity event where she'll be interviewed by Chelsea Clinton in November. It will take place on Nov. 13 at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City to benefit the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund. The interview will be preceded by a champagne reception and a black-tie dinner. According to Women's Wear Daily, Olivia Harrison is co-chairman for the event. The host committee includes Alec Baldwin, Iman and David Bowie and Cameron Diaz. For tickets or further information, contact Arlene Graime at (212)875-5467 or email@example.com. (Thanks to Patti, Jennie, Kris, Patricia and Karen.)
McCartney lends support: Paul McCartney is among a group of celebrities, including Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Peter Yarrow and Noel Stookey, The Eagles, Hot Tuna, Chicago, Jackson Browne, and The Golden Boys (Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell) to lend support to WhyHunger's latest campaign, Summer Meals/Rock For Kids. The campaign is to help school children get nutritious meals during the summer months.
Daughter's Mary's new project: Mary McCartney presented her latest photography project, “Moments in Light,” June 5 in London, reports Artnet.com. Those attending included Sir Peter Blake, designer of the “Sgt. Pepper” cover. The portraits were done in partnership with jewelers DeBeers for the charity Women For Women. The five-course vegetarian menu at the event was a tribute to Mary's mother, Linda, Artnet said.
Wheel of Fortune: As a follow-up to the "Jeopardy!" incident the other day with the Beatles question, the Beatles, actually Paul McCartney, made "Wheel of Fortune." Barbara Rew told us a fan said hello to Paul McCartney on Friday's show.
Next “Things We Said Today”: Our newest show with my partner Ken Michaels is a great interview with Laurence Juber, who talks about his book “A Guitar With Wings,” what it was like playing in Wings with Paul McCartney and much much more. It premieres at noon ET Saturday on Fab4Radio.com, then repeats at noon and midnight ET Saturday and Sunday. And you can get it as a free download and on iTunes late Saturday through our site at http://beatlesexaminer.podbean.com.