The San Francisco Art Exchange has sent some of the photos to be contained in their new exhibit of Beatles photos that opens Aug. 16. The show will feature work from Ringo Starr, Pattie Boyd, Jim Marshall, Ethan Russell, Robert Freeman, Astrid Kirchherr, Jurgen Vollmer, Paul Saltzman, Gered Mankowitz and Iain Macmillan.
The gallery says several photos in the exhibit have not been shown at the gallery before. Also featured will be photos by Brian Duffy, Roger Fritz, Terry O'Neil, Stephen Goldblatt and Shahrokh Hatami, plus original drawings by Klaus Voormann. The gallery is located at 469 Geary St. in San Francisco.
McCartney magazine alert: Paul McCartney is on the cover of the latest issue of “Animal Times” put out by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). You can see the cover on this page. The magazine can be purchased online for $1 here.
Ready for Fest: The Fest for Beatles Fans has released the full schedule of events for the Chicago show that begins Aug. 15 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, in Rosemont, IL. The events include interviews with guests including the Monkees' Micky Dolenz, Herman's Hermits' Peter Noone and the Searchers' Mike Pender, discussions with authors, including Mark Lewisohn, Bruce Spizer, Chuck Gunderson and David Bedford, and live performances by Laurence Juber, Mark Rivera, Mark Hudson and Liverpool. Tickets are available on their website.
“The Fifth Beatle” update: Voting ends Monday among industry professionals for the Harvey Awards, in which “The Fifth Beatle,” the comic novel about Brian Epstein, is up for "Best Graphic Album - Original" and "Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation." The graphic novel recently won "Best Reality-Based Graphic Novel" in the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
Danbury Fields Forever: Charles Rosenay says his recent Danbury Fields Forever III show in Connecticut attracted over 3,000 fans the weekend of July 26-27. The show featured performances by a long list of acts, including Pete Santora, Charlie Green, Fools on the Hill, Beatlehead, The Oh Nos, Beatles artist Shannon and the Hofners. Special guest Karl Green of Herman's Hermits greeted fans. Gary Van Scyoc of Elephant's Memory made a special surprise appearance.
Emcees were Gary Theroux of Rewound Radio.com and our “Things We Said Today” co-host Ken Michaels. The event was highlighted by a proclamation by Mayor Mark D. Broughton naming July 26 and 27 “Beatles Weekend” in honor of the event.
Klaatu member solo single: Terry Draper formerly of Klaatu will release a new solo single, “Carry On,” from his recent album “When the World Was Young” on Aug. 18. Draper is a founding member of the late '70's band Klaatu whose work was thought to be the Beatles and co-author of their hit "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft,” which was covered by The Carpenters.