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The Beatles week ahead: Fab Four go winless at Grammy Awards in 1966

The Beatles went home empty from the Grammy Awards in 1966.
The Beatles went home empty from the Grammy Awards in 1966.
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Your Beatles calendar for the week:Special 50th anniversary events this week:

  • Exhibit: “50 Years of Beatlemania”: Rock Paper Photo is featuring pictures by Henry Grossman, Astrid Kirchherr and Tom Murray.

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 22: Pittsburgh, PA. Info:
  • The Fab Four: March 21-22: Florence, IND. April 5: Anaheim, CA. More info:
  • Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: March 16: Raleigh, N.C. March 17: Morgantown, W.V. March 18: Virginia Beach, VA. 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:
  • 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:

  • Beatle Fair, March 29, Queen's Bee Art and Cultural Center, San Diego, CA. Information:
  • 50th anniversary screening of “A Hard Day's Night” with Pattie Boyd, July 6, Catalina Island Museum, CA. Information here.
  • 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 16, 1966: The Beatles, nominated for 10 Grammy Awards for 1965, win none.
  • March 17, 1968: James Taylor's “Carolina In My Mind” and Cream's “Badge,” released as singles in U.S. Both had Beatle involvement.
  • March 22, 1963: “Please Please Me” album issued on Parlophone in the UK.

Beatles chart news:

  • On Billboard charts: The Billboard Top 200 for March 22 shows two Beatles albums in the list. The highest on the list is the Beatles “1” at #93, down from #64 the previous week. “Abbey Road” at #191, down from #141. The catalog album chart has "1" at #10, down from #5, and "Abbey Road" at #39, down from #20. On Soundtracks, "A Hard Day's Night" is #20, down from #16.

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: The Beatles' “I Want to Hold Your Hand” moves up one to #24 from #25 for week of 3-14-64.“She Loves You” drops from #33 to #35. “World Without Love” by Peter & Gordon and written by Lennon-McCartney debuts at #39.

  • Albums: “With the Beatles” and “Please Please Me” stay at #1 and #2.

50 years ago on the American charts:

  • Singles: “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 from #99 to #86. “My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut” by Donna Lynn jumps from #109 to #87. 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” #1 and #2. “The Beatles” (on MGM) at #128, up from #142.

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 discuss recent Beatles books, answer listener mail and talk about some news developments. “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”: The next live broadcast of ELT will feature a Beatles/Bob Dylan hour, plus a contest for tickets to see Jeff Slate's Dylan Obscura at the Cutting Room on March 21. The show airs March 19 on 88.7 WNHU, West Haven from 8 to 10 p.m. ET and at More information at website is also running a contest to win Beatles lunch boxes (courtesy Factory Entertainment).
  • “Fab 4 Free 4 All”: Latest show: “Beatles 50th Anniversary – So Far, So Good.” Available on iTunes and at
  • “Beatle Brunch”: March 16: The Beatles in Marches past. Website:
  • “The John Lennon Hour”: March 16: Chuck Gunderson, author of “Some Fun Tonight.” 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 16: Beatles producer-engineer Ken Scott. 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 21: Author Judith Kristen, “The Flower Children” 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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