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Beatles news: GOASTT rocks Austin radio; Montreal bed-in; free Rain tickets

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Jody Denberg of KUTX-FM in Austin told Beatles Examiner he featured Sean Lennon's The Ghost of a Saber-Toothed Tiger (GOASTT) on his radio station this week in advance of their local show. “I hosted them Tuesday for four songs on KUTX Austin before their sold-out show here at Red 7,” he said.

Denberg praised their latest album, “Midnight Sun.” “Really a splendid piece of work no matter whose last name is on it,” he told us. The UK”s NME, in their review, gave it an 8 out of 10 rating and said the album “positively slays” and said “there are killer hooks aplenty that immediately hit the spot.”

You can see one video from their KUTX performance, “Xanadu,” on this page. Another, “Poor Paul Getty,” is on YouTube. (Thanks to Jody Denberg.)

It was 45 years ago: The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their second bed-in 45 years ago roughly two months after their first in Amsterdam, will recall that event with a free pop-up exhibit featuring over 30 large-format photos of the event taken by LIFE photographer Gerry Dieter, curator Joan E. Athey told Beatles Examiner May 16.

The room where the bed-in took place will be the site of guided tours and various events, including music, radio broadcasts, unpublished images and a silent auction. For more information about the events, follow the hotel on social media or visit the hotel website.

Buy three, get one free: Through Sunday the 18th, buy three general admission or Beach Boys tickets for Abbey Road on the River and get one free. The May 22-26 event at the Galt House Hotel and Belvedere Festival Park in Louisville, Ky., features the Beach Boys, John Sebastian, Ambrosia and Laurence Juber and eight stages with 60 bands and 250 concerts. For tickets, go to http://www.arotr.com.

Now on Amazon: Jude Southerland Kessler's third volume in her John Lennon enhanced biography series, “She Loves You,” just came listed on Amazon. The book picks up Lennon's life from his Spanish holiday with Brian Epstein in May 1963 to The Beatles' conquest of America in February, 1964.

See Rain for free in New Jersey: Interested in free tickets (you're on your own for transportation and accommodations) to see the Beatles tribute group Rain June 10 at the New Jersey Center of the Performing Arts in Newark, N.J.? First three people who tell us by email what Beatles-related movie from the 1970s (1970-79) featured their music get the prize. Remember, the prize is only for tickets, not transportation or hotel. Please enter only if you can go. The contest is not connected to Examiner.com. Thanks to Katie at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for making this possible.

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