- Paul McCartney Out There! Tour: Resumes Aug. 2 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Tickets for U.S. shows available here and here.)
- Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band tour: Resumes Oct. 2 in Tulsa, Okla. Tickets are available here.
- “Good Ol' Freda” is now out on DVD and Blu-ray and is also streaming on Netflix. Screening information at the film website at http://www.goodolfreda.com .
- "A Hard Day's Night", remastered, is now back on DVD. It'll be in theaters starting July 4. See the list of theaters at http://janusfilms.com/harddaysnight/.
- New York by Susan Ratisher Ryan, Fab 4 NYC Walking Tours,. Website: http://www.fab4nyctours.wordpress.com/.
- Los Angeles by Gillian Lomax's A Magical History Tour. Website: http://www.amagicalhistorytour.com.
- Liverpool by Jackie Spencer. Website: http://www.beatleguide.com.
- London walking tours by Richard Porter: http://www.beatlesinlondon.com.
- Beatleshow, 5:30 p.m. nightly, Saxe Theater, Las Vegas.
- “Saturday With the Beatles,” weekly Beatles tribute show with the Cavern Club Beatles, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, The Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information: Information: http://www.cavernclub.org.
- “The Two of Us Monday Show,” weekly tribute to Lennon & McCartney, 18:00 Mondays, the Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information: http://www.cavernclub.org.
- “Made In Liverpool Sunday Show,” Beatles tribute, 14:30 London time, The Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information: http://www.cavernclub.org
- Beatles Brunch, 12 p.m. Saturday, B.B. King's, New York City.
- Bootleg Beatles: June: Shows in the U.K., Australia, Thailand, Ireland. http://www.bootlegbeatles.com/gigs.html
- Forever Fab, Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki Beach. 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: http://www.foureverfabshow.com/tickets.htm
- Liverpool Legends (with Louise Harrison): Through July 31: Branson, MO. http://liverpoollegends.com/calendar.html
- The Fab Faux: July 26: Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Aug. 23: Liverpool, UK. Oct. 18: New York City. More info: www.thefabfaux.com.
- Creme Tangerine: July 23: Woodinville, Wash. July 31: Monroe, Wash. Aug. 1: Anacortes, Wash. Aug. 13: Renton, Wash. http://www.cremetangerine.com/show-times/ .
- Britain's Finest: July 25: Oklahama City, Okla. Info: http://www.beatlestributeband.net.
- Laurence Juber: July 24-25: Interlochen, Mich. More info: http://www.laurencejuber.com.
- Rain: Aug. 1: West Allis, Wisc. Jan. 21: Tacoma, Wash. Info: http://www.raintribute.com.
- The Fab Four: July 20: Hyannis, Mass. July 25: Onamia, Minn. July 27: Hinckley, Minn. Aug. 2, Costa Mesa, Calif. More info: http://www.thefabfour.com.
- 1964: The Tribute: July 25: Tulsa, Okla. Info: http://www.1964thetribute.com.
- The Beatles LOVE, Cirque du Soleil, Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas. Performances: Thursdays through Mondays at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. No performances on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tickets: http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3589362-10881223
- Beatles Japanese box set (http://amzn.to/1lZ4Klc), July 22, from Amazon.com.
- Fest for Beatles Fans, Aug. 15-17, 2014, Chicago. Information: http://www.thefest.com.
- Magical History Tour toLiverpool and London Aug. 17-24, 2014. Information: http://www.liverpooltours.com/.
- Bestfest: Aug. 23, Casbah Club, Liverpool. Info: www.petebest.com.
- Beatles mono vinyl box, Sept. 9. http://amzn.to/1p2ukqD
- The Hawaii Pops Orchestra will present, "Top To Bottom: Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road" in its Nightclub series with music, food, drink and dancing at the Sheraton Waikiki Ballroom on On Sept. 27. Details/tickets available at: hawaiipops.com/concerts
- Fest for Beatles Fans, Oct. 10-12, 2014, Airport Marriott, Los Angeles. Information: http://www.thefest.com.
- The Artwork of John Lennon: Website: http://johnlennonartwork.com/
- The Art of John Lennon: Website: http://www.lennonart.com/
- July 20, 1964: Capitol Records released the Beatles' “Something New” album, and two singles, “If I Fell”/”And I Love Her” and “I'll Cry Instead”/”I'm Happy Just to Dance With You.”
Beatles chart news:
- This week: In the July 26 Billboard, The Beatles “1” is #179 on the Billboard 200. The Beatles “A Hard Day's Night” (soundtrack) is #23 on the Soundtrack Chart. Beatles “1” is also #46 on the Catalog Album chart.
50 years ago this week on the British charts:
- Singles: On the chart of 7-18-64: Beatles' “A Hard Day's Night” debuts at #3. Peter and Gordon “Nobody I Know” at #11. The Applejacks' “Like Dreamers Do” at #21.
- Albums: “A Hard Day's Night” debuts at #3. “With the Beatles” #8.
50 years ago on the American charts:
- Singles from 7-18-64: Peter & Gordon's “Nobody I Know” #15. Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas “Bad to Me” #18. “A Hard Day's Night” debuts at #21. “Ain't She Sweet” #90. Bubbling Under: “All My Loving” by the Hollyridge Strings #107. “I Should Have Known Better” #119. “Love Me Do” by the Hollyridge Strings #134. Peter & Gordon's “A World Without Love” #22.
- LPs: “The Beatles Second Album” #7. “A Hard Day's Night” debuts at #12. “Meet the Beatles!” #18. “The Beatles' American Tour With Ed Rudy” #24. “Introducing the Beatles” #26. “A World Without Love” by Peter & Gordon #48. “The Beatles Songbook” by the Hollyridge Strings #60. Billy J. Kramer's “Little Children” LP #68.
Last week's best Beatles stories:
- Guitarist says McCartney hit 'crazy' high notes on 'Kansas City' at K.C. show
- Paul McCartney says he recorded new songs during illness
- Packed house sees May Pang at photo exhibit appearance in San Francisco
- Ron Howard named as director for new documentary on the Beatles tours
- Paul McCartney releases iPad apps for deluxe versions of five solo albums
- Experience pays off for Ringo's All-Starr Band in San Jose
- Nebraska crowd makes some big noise for Paul McCartney
- Macca on tour: McCartney speaks local language at Fargo show
- Exclusive: May Pang, in S.F. Monday, recalls past visit to city with John Lennon
- Paul McCartney to do small venue theater show on Out There! Tour
- Paul McCartney concert veteran says Macca is back
- Beatles news: Seeing 'Yellow Submarine' come alive; 'Things We Said Today'
- “Things We Said Today”: Each week, myself and Ken Michaels of “Every Little Thing” discuss the latest Beatles news topics. On the latest show on Fab4Radio.com this weekend and on iTunes and Podbean.com, we interview longtime Beatles fan Charles Rosenay!!! “Things We Said Today” is available on iTunes (where you can subscribe to us) and Podbean.com, and can be heard at noon ET/9 a.m. PT Saturday and noon ET/9 p.m. PT and midnight ET/9 p.m. PT Sundays on Fab4Radio.com. You can write to us at email@example.com.
- “Every Little Thing”: Wednesday: Music released in the 2000's first decade from 2000-2009. The show airs this Wednesday 8-10pm (est) on WNHU, West Haven, CT and can be streamed at www.wnhu.net, More info at www.kenmichaelsradio.com.
- “Fab 4 Free 4 All”: Latest show: “Giles Martin and 'Hard Day's Night' 5.1”. Available on iTunes and at www.Fab4Free4all.com.
- “Beatle Brunch”: Beatles songs about animals. Website: http://www.beatlebrunch.com.
- “The John Lennon Hour”: 8 p.m. ET Sunday at Beatles-A-Rama. Available through iTunes. Website: http://www.johnlennonseries.com/radio_home.html.
- "Magical Mystery Tour": Two-hour weekly show hosted by James D. Jones with Beatles and solo music. Saturdays at 3 p.m. CST on WKCC-FM (91.1), Kankakee Community College, Kanakee, Ill. Website: http://www.kcc.edu/radio/programs/Pages/mysterytour.aspx or http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kcc.edu%2Fradio%2FPages...
- “Recipe Records”: Weekly podcast by Lanea Stagg that features food and music discussion, and often Beatles discussion. Episodes have featured Jim Berkenstadt, author of “The Beatle Who Vanished”; David Bedford, author of “Liddypool: Birthplace of the Beatles”; Al Sussman of Beatlefan; Beatles Examiner Steve Marinucci (aka me); John Lennon Series author Jude Southerland Kessler, and Pat Matthews of Beatles-a-Rama. All shows are here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/recipe-records-cookbook.
- “Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast With the Beatles”: Mix-and-match vocals that many Beatles fans won’t be used to, with a number of rare and unreleased tracks. Examples: George Harrison’s lead vocal on “It Don’t Come Easy,” John singing “Honey Don’t” on the BBC. Guest will be “Liddypool” author David Bedford, who’ll discuss his latest book “The Fab One Hundred and Four.” Show website: http://www.beatlesradioshow.com.
- “Chris Carter's Breakfast With the Beatles”: July 27: The Bayonets with Brian Ray. On KLOS-FM (95.5) 9 a.m. PT Sunday. Website.
- “Chris Carter's 'British Invasion': Three-hour weekly show on Sirius/XM Ch. 21 at 9 a.m. and midnight ET Sunday.
- “The Beatledd Fab Four Hour”: The show, hosted by Edd Raineri, airs live each Friday, 7-8 PM EDT, on WRKC-FM in Wilkes-Barre, PA. You can listen live online at: http://wrkc.kings.edu. The program’s Facebook page can be found at: www.facebook.com/beatleddfabfourhour. .
- “I've Got a Beatles Podcast”: “Mother Nature's Dunce: The Career Mistakes of Paul McCartney.'” Information: http://ivegotabeatlespodcast.podbean.com/
- Breakfast With The Beatles hosted by Cha-Chi Loprete: 8 a.m. ET Sundays, WZLX-FM (100.7 FM) in Boston or streaming at www.WZLX.com (Click on Listen Live).
- “Saturday With the Beatles,” KCSN, 88.5 FM Northridge, CA at 10 am Pacific, 12 noon Eastern, and 6 p.m. London time. http://www.kcsn.org/listen/index.php
- “Breakfast With the Beatles": 8 to 10 a.m. CT Sundays, WXRT in Chicago. Also streamed at http://wxrt.cbslocal.com/show/breakfast-with-the-beatles/.
- “Now and Then": An hour of the Beatles at 8 p.m. ET Monday. The station's frequency is 88.9 FM and is located in the Philadelphia, PA/Southern NJ market. Available online at http://www.Z889.org.
- “Here There and Everywhere”: 6 to 9 a.m. PT Thursdays, KZSC-FM. Hosted by Michael Bryant. You can listen here.
- “On the Beat”: Excellent show hosted by Beatles author Spencer Leigh on BBC Radio Merseyside. Not primarily a Beatles show, but a lot of the discussion focuses on the Liverpool music scene in the '60s, often with those who were there. Airs Saturdays at 17:30 (5:30 p.m.) in the UK and archived online for a week after at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7sj.
- "Sounds of the Sixties": Brian Matthews, who interviewed the Beatles on the BBC in the '60s, hosts this weekly show featuring music by the Beatles and others from that decade. Programs air Saturdays and stay online for a week at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wqlv.
- "Beatlesongs": Hosted by Rob Leonard airs 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET Friday on 90.3 FM WHPC and streaming at www.ncc.edu/whpc.
- “Breakfast With the Beatles With Andre Gardner”: The show airs from 7 to 9 a.m. ET Sundays on WMGK-FM 102.9 and 7-9 a.m. PT on KSLX-FM 100.7 in Phoenix.
- “The Beatles Complete on Ukelele”: Weekly show featuring new version of Beatle song played on ukelele. Information: http://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail?pid=51729
- “Just Four Guys”: New shows available at 4 p.m. ET Tuesdays at www.mvyradio.com.
- “Beatles Brunch” with Geoff Lloyd: Weekly Beatles show on Absolute Radio in the UK . Airs at 2200 GMT (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT).
- "Dinner Specials With May Pang and Cynthia Nielsen": More info: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/maypang.
- “Mid-Evening With the Beatles,” from the Philippines, 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday morning Eastern time, at their website http://www.pbs.gov.ph/dzsr.
- “Anna's Beatle Hour”: Hour show hosted by Anna Frawley with music of Beatles group and solo years. From Poland, but in English. Available weekly at noon ET on Fridays at the show's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Annabeatlehouronradiownet?fref=ts.
- “Across the Universe,” hosted by Glenn Calderone from 8-10 p.m. EST Tuesdays on Inravio.com. http://www.inravio.com/batu.html
- “Beatles and Beyond”: Hosted by Pete Dicks. Available at http://beatlesandbeyond.homestead.com/contact.html .
Beatles radio stations:
- Fab4Radio.com: http://fab4radio.com
- Beatles-a-Rama: http://www.beatlesarama.com
- Beatles Radio.com: http://www.beatlesradio.com
- MaccaRadio: http://www.maccaradio.com
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