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Beatles news: Limited Apple poster; Billy Preston tribute; Ahme's new role

This "Apple Jam" poster will be sold online next month.
Courtesy Jeff S. Levy - used by permission.

A special limited edition poster release of the "Apple Jam" image from George Harrison's “All Things Must Pass” album will be available next month, says Jeff S. Levy, publisher of the long out-of-print “Applelog.” You can see the picture of the poster on this page. Levy says the digital graphic was generated utilizing a direct print from the 1970 Apple Records transparency.

It will be available in a limited edition of 1,000 impressions and will be only available to be ordered online. The book itself is planned to be updated as an e-book in 2015, Levy says.

Ahme mine: Eleanor Bron, who played the mysterious Ahme in the Beatles' movie “Help!,” was recently added as unannounced new addition to the cast of the BBC radio series “The Archers,” according to the BBC. Bron has had a long acting career with roles on TV and in movies, including the TV series “Yes Minister,” “Doctor Who” and “Midsomer Murders.” “The Archers” is the world's longest running soap opera, according to the BBC, and has been running for 60 years in the UK. (Thanks to Pete Dicks of “Beatles and Beyond”.)

Tribute to Billy Preston: One of BBC Radio 4's recent podcasts looks at the career of Billy Preston, with comments from Bill Wyman and Pete Townshend. The program, which you can download for free here, is narrated by another well-known keyboardist, Rick Wakeman.

Things We Said Today”: On our newest “Things We Said Today,” available this weekend on at noon ET Saturday and also noon and midnight ET Sunday, and also later today on our website, Ken Michaels and yours truly discuss the new Paul McCartney remasters. We discuss what's in them and what should be. We also discuss the upcoming McCartney show at Candlestick Park. Don't miss it.

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