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Beatles news: McCartney's bigger S.F. blast, Ringo tribute to Robin Williams

Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Steve Marinucci - used by permission

Those attending the much anticipated Paul McCartney show at Candlestick Park Thursday and those in the surrounding neighborhood will get a little something extra and hear and some additional fireworks, reports the San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday. A city official said McCartney will have 900 pyrotechnics during his usual show climax of “Live and Let Die.”

"That's a lot more than he usually uses, and it's to celebrate the closing of the Stick," Mary Conde, production director with Another Planet Entertainment, told the Chronicle. And the field will not be covered to protect it as it usually is, the spokesman said. "I have a feeling that a lot of people will be taking home a souvenir."

Ringo tribute to Robin Williams: Ringo Starr tweeted a brief message Tuesday on his @ringostarrmusic account in memory of Robin Williams, who died Monday. “Goodbye and God bless Robin Williams peace and love R.” We're told Williams once attended a special showing of Ringo's film “Caveman” with football star John Matuszak, who was also in the movie.

Apple poster orders: Here is some pre-order information for those limited edition Apple Jam Jar posters. You can order them by sending $24.95, which includes shipping, with your address to on PayPal.

Candlestick close-out auction pushed back: Speaking of Candlestick, Heritage Global Partners, who is conducting the massive auction of Candlestick Park's industrial assets, is changing a few of the dates, a spokesman said Tuesday.

“We’ve just been informed that in order to accommodate the City of San Francisco, which is hosting another event at Candlestick subsequent to Paul McCartney on Aug. 14), Heritage Global Partners has agreed to push back the timing of our industrial assets auction public preview (in-person) moved to 9.30 a.m. and online auction starts Oct. 1 at 7 a.m. PT through Oct. 3 at noon PT).”

The auction includes such items as light fixtures, desks, shelves, sinks and room lights. A partial (soon to be complete) auction catalog and registration forms for the auction can be found on the company website.

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