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The Beatles week ahead: 'Help!' premieres in London 49 years ago

"Help!" premiered this week in London in 1965.
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Beatles on tour

  • Paul McCartney Out There! Tour: Aug. 2, Target Field 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.


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: July 27: Falmouth, Mass. Aug. 1: Knoxville, Tenn. Aug. 2: Oshkosh, Wisc. Info:

  • The Fab Four: July 27: Hinckley, Minn. Aug. 2, Costa Mesa, Calif. More info:

  • Rain: Aug. 1: West Allis, Wisc. Jan. 21: Tacoma, Wash. Info:

  • Laurence Juber: July 31: Sherman Oaks, California. Aug. 2: Simi Valley, California. Aug. 7: Sherman Oaks, California. Aug. 9: Copper Mountain, Colorado. More info:

  • Britain's Finest: July 30: Costa Mesa, California. Aug. 2: Theif River Falls, Minnesota. Aug. 8: San Diego, California. Aug. 27: Costa Mesa, California. Info:

  • Creme Tangerine: July 31: Monroe, Wash. Aug. 1: Anacortes, Wash. Aug. 13: Renton, Wash. .

  • The Fab Faux: Aug. 23: Liverpool, UK. Oct. 18: New York City. More info:

  • Liverpool Legends (with Louise Harrison): Through Aug. 16: Branson, Missouri. Aug. 20: Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Aug. 30: Evansville, Indiana.

  • Forever Fab, Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki Beach. 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info:

  • Bootleg Beatles: June: Shows in the U.K., Australia, Thailand, Ireland.

  • 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.

Now available:

Future events:

  • Beatles Japanese box set (, July 22, from

  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Aug. 15-17, 2014, Chicago. Information:

  • Magical History Tour toLiverpool and London Aug. 17-24, 2014. Information:

  • Bestfest: Aug. 23, Casbah Club, Liverpool. Info:

  • Beatles mono vinyl box, Sept. 9.

  • 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:

  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Oct. 10-12, 2014, Airport Marriott, Los Angeles. Information:



  • The Art of John Lennon: Website:

  • The Artwork of John Lennon: Website:

  • Beatles history:
  • July 27: 1976: John Lennon gets his green card, just over three years after being told to leave the country by immigration authorities.

  • July 29, 1965: “Help!” premieres in London.

  • Aug. 2, 1964: A show at Gaumont Cinema features the Beatles and and a new up-and-coming group called The Kinks.

Beatles chart news:

This week: In the Aug. 2 Billboard, The Beatles “1” is #186 on the Billboard 200 and #47 on the Catalog Album chart. The Beatles “A Hard Day's Night” (soundtrack) is #23 on the Soundtrack Chart.

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: On the chart of 7-25-64: Beatles' “A Hard Day's Night” jumps two places to #1. The Applejacks' “Like Dreamers Do” at #22. Peter and Gordon “Nobody I Know” at #26. Billy J. Kramer's “From a Window” debuts at #38.

  • Albums: “A Hard Day's Night” jumps two places to #1. “With the Beatles” #8.

50 years ago on the American charts:

  • Singles from 7-25-64: “A Hard Day's Night” at #2. Peter & Gordon's “Nobody I Know” #14. Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas “Bad to Me” #24. Peter and Gordon's “A World Without Love” at #28. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by the Boston Pops at #61. “I Should Have Known Better” debuts at #75. “And I Love Her” debuts at #80. “I'll Keep You Satisfied” by Billy J. Kramer debuts at #85. “Ringo's Theme (This Boy)” by the George Martin Orchestra debuts at #94. Bubbling Under: “I'm Happy Just to Dance With You” at #113. “I'll Cry Instead” at #115.

  • LPs: In its second week, “A Hard Day's Night” jumps 12 places to #1. “The Beatles' American Tour With Ed Rudy” #20. “The Beatles Songbook” by the Hollyridge Strings #22. “A World Without Love” by Peter & Gordon #23. “Meet the Beatles!” #24. “Introducing the Beatles” #31. Billy J. Kramer's “Little Children” LP #59.

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