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The Beatles week ahead: Beatle Fair 2014 in San Diego

The San Diego Beatle Fair takes place March 29.
San Diego Beatle Fair 2014

Your Beatles calendar for the week:Special events:

  • Beatle Fair, March 29, Queen's Bee Art and Cultural Center, San Diego, CA. With Chuck Gunderson, John Borack and Ken Mansfield, tribute bands, Tony Sheridan tribute. Information:

  • Beatles Extravaganza. With Steve Sizemore Group, Ringer Starr and the Traveling Beatleburys and more. Hosted by Charles Klenovich. The Tropics, 580 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, Ohio.

Regular events:


Beatles tours:


  • 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:
  • 1964: The Tribute: March 26: Washington, D.C. March 28: Battle Creek, MI. Info:
  • The Fab Four: April 5: Anaheim, CA. April 11: Wendover, NV. April 12: Harrah's Lake Tahoe. More info:
  • Beatlemania Now will be at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA Sat. Mar. 29, 2014.
  • Denny Laine: April 12, Reggie's Music Joint, Chicago.
  • Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: March 25: Toronto, ON. March 31: South Bend, IN. Info:
  • Laurence Juber: March 29: Denver, COLO. April 3: San Jose, CA. April 4: Felton, CA. April 5: Palo Alto, CA. April 6: Redwood City, CA. More info:
  • The Fab Faux: April 5: Ann Arbor, MI. April 26: Northampton, MA. More info:
  • Forever Fab, Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki Beach. 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info:
  • Bootleg Beatles: March-April: U.K. shows.
  • Creme Tangerine: April 4: Granite Falls, WA. April 18: Bellevue, WA. .
  • Beatles Brunch, 12 p.m. Saturday, B.B. King's, New York City.
  • “Made In Liverpool Sunday Show,” Beatles tribute, 14:30 London time, The Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information:
  • “The Two of Us Monday Show,” weekly tribute to Lennon & McCartney, 18:00 Mondays, the Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information:
  • “Saturday With the Beatles,” weekly Beatles tribute show with the Cavern Club Beatles, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, The Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information: Information:
  • Beatleshow, 5:30 p.m. nightly, Saxe Theater, Las Vegas.

Future events:

  • Abbey Road on the River, May 26-29, Louisville, KY, with the Beach Boys, John Sebastian, Laurence Juber, Ambrosia, Beatle tribute bands, Information:
  • 50th anniversary screening of “A Hard Day's Night” with Pattie Boyd, July 6, Catalina Island Museum, CA. Information:
  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Aug. 15-17, 2014, Chicago. Information:
  • Beatles Tribute Festival: July 4 – 5, 2014 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts in Canada. Event website.
  • Magical History Tour toLiverpool and London Aug. 17-24, 2014. Information:
  • Bestfest: Aug. 23, Casbah Club, Liverpool. Info:
  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Oct. 10-12, 2014, Airport Marriott, Los Angeles. Information:



Beatles history:

  • March 23, 1996: “Real Love” debuts on U.S. music chart.
  • March 25, 1966: Photo session for Beatles “Butcher” cover.
  • March 26, 1969: John and Yoko hold bed-in in Amsterdam.
  • March 28, 1964: “Can't Buy Me Love” enters UK charts at No. 7.

Beatles chart news:

  • On Billboard charts: On the March 29 Catalog Albums chart, theBeatles 1” moved up to #6 from #10 last week and Abbey Road” was at #43, down from #39 . On The Billboard 200, Beatles 1” was at #95, down two spots from #93 from the March 22 chart. Abbey Road” was at #200, down from #191.

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: The Beatles' “I Want to Hold Your Hand” moves down one to #25 for week of 3-22-64.“She Loves You” drops from #33 to #35. “World Without Love” by Peter & Gordon and written by Lennon-McCartney, which debuted at #39 last week, moves up three to #36. #1 and #2 are “Little Children” and “Glad All Over” respectively.

  • Albums: “With the Beatles” and “Please Please Me” still #1 and #2. “Beatlemania,” a compilation, is at #19.

50 years ago on the American charts:

  • Singles: “She Loves You” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand” trade spots at #1 and #2 respectively. “Please Please Me” stays at #3. “Twist and Shout” (Tollie) zooms from #55 to #7. “I Saw Her Standing There” moves to #14 from #15. “My Bonnie” drops from #26 to #42. “From Me To You” (Vee Jay) moves from #73 to #58. “We Love You Beatles” by the Carefrees debuts at #73. “Roll Over Beethoven” (Capitol of Canada) debuts at #79. “ “My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut” by Donna Lynn jumps from #87 to #83. “The Boy With the Beatle Hair” by The Swans jump up to #85 from #86. “A Letter to the Beatles” by the Four Preps debuts at #87.

  • “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You” hold at #1 and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Please Please Me” moves up from #4 to #3. “I Saw Her Standing There” jumps from #18 to #15. “My Bonnie” jumps from #31 to #26. “Twist & Shout” (Tollie) debuts at #55. “From Me To You” jumps from #86 to #73. “The Boy With the Beatle Hair” by the Swans moves up to #85 from #86. “My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut” by Donna Lynn drops from #87 to #83. Bubbling Under: “Roll Over Beethoven” (Capitol) at #102. “A Letter to the Beatles” by the Four Preps at #134.

  • LPs: From 3-8-64: “Meet the Beatles!” and “Introducing the Beatles” still #1 and #2. “The Beatles” (on MGM) at #103, up from #128.

Last week's best Beatles stories:

On radio:

  • “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 this weekend and on iTunes and, we talk with Mark Rivera, Ringo's All-Starr Band musical director. “Things We Said Today” is available on iTunes (where you can subscribe to us) and, 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 You can write to us at
  • “Every Little Thing”: A "Strictly Singles" set from the Beatles solo-careers---hits that were released only as singles (not from the latest albums of that time.) Plus a chance to win the new Billy J. Kramer CD "I Won The Fight." The show airs Wednesday night 8-10pm (est) on 88.7 WNHU, West Haven, CT, and at More information at
  • “Beatle Brunch”: March 23: A tribute to George Harrison. Special guest: Tim Piper. Website:
  • “The John Lennon Hour”: March 23: Chas Newby, substitute Beatle bassist. 8 p.m. ET Sunday at Beatles-A-Rama. Available through iTunes. Website:
  • "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: or
  • “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:
  • “Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast With the Beatles”: March 23: Archival interview with David Brenner on about his friendship with John Lennon. Show website.
  • “Chris Carter's 'British Invasion': Three-hour weekly show on Sirius/XM Ch. 21 at 9 a.m. and midnight ET Sunday. Feb. 9 show includes appearance by John Lennon impersonator Tim Piper.
  • “Chris Carter's Breakfast With the Beatles”: On KLOS-FM (95.5) 9 a.m. PT Sunday. Website.
  • “The Beatledd Fab Four Hour”: March 28: Author Lanea Stagg, “Recipe Records: A Culinary Tribute to The Beatles.” 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: The program’s Facebook page can be found at: .
  • “I've Got a Beatles Podcast”: “Apple Scruffs, Vol. 1: Badfinger.” Information:
  • Breakfast With The Beatles hosted by Cha-Chi Loprete: 8 a.m. ET Sundays, WZLX-FM (100.7 FM) in Boston or streaming at (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.
  • “Breakfast With the Beatles": 8 to 10 a.m. CT Sundays, WXRT in Chicago. Also streamed at
  • “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
  • “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
  • "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
  • "Beatlesongs": Hosted by Rob Leonard airs 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET Friday on 90.3 FM WHPC and streaming at
  • “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:
  • “Just Four Guys”: New shows available at 4 p.m. ET Tuesdays at
  • "Dinner Specials With May Pang and Cynthia Nielsen": More info:
  • “Mid-Evening With the Beatles,” from the Philippines, 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday morning Eastern time, at their website
  • “Across the Universe,” hosted by Glenn Calderone from 8-10 p.m. EST Tuesdays on
  • “Beatles and Beyond”: Hosted by Pete Dicks. Available at .

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