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The Beatles week ahead: It's Julian's birthday!

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Your Beatles calendar for the week:

Regular events:


Beatles tours:


  • 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:
  • “The Two of Us Monday Show,” weekly tribute to Lennon & McCartney, 18:00 Mondays, the Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information:
  • “Made In Liverpool Sunday Show,” Beatles tribute, 14:30 London time, The Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information:
  • Beatles Brunch, 12 p.m. Saturday, B.B. King's, New York City.
  • Creme Tangerine: April 18: Bellevue, WA. .
  • Bootleg Beatles: April: U.K. shows.
  • Forever Fab, Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki Beach. 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info:
  • Liverpool Legends (with Louise Harrison): April 6: Charleston, W.V. April 8: Athens, W.V. April 11: York, PA. April 25: Herculaneum, MO. April 26: Godfey, Ill.
  • The Fab Faux: April 25: Northampton, MA. May 3: Glenside, PA. More info:
  • Laurence Juber: April 6: Redwood City, CA. 4/12: Chippewa Falls WI. 4/13: Evanston, IL. 4/23: New York City. More info:
  • Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: 4/6 Richmond, KY. 4/9: Dubuque, IA. 4/10: Wausau, IN. 4/11: Minneapolis, MN. Info:
  • Denny Laine: April 12, Reggie's Music Joint, Chicago.
  • The Fab Four: April 11: Wendover, NV. April 12: Harrah's Lake Tahoe. April 17: Windsor, Ontario, Canada. April 19: Rama, Ontario, Canada. April 26: Santa Barbara, CA. More info:
  • 1964: The Tribute: April 12: Fitchburg, MA. April 19: Angola, IN. Info:
  • 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:

Future events:

  • April 22: “The Beatles Unplugged (& Plugged” with Don Christiano and special guest Ray Paul, 8 p.m., Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, N.Y. No cover.
  • 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. Info:
  • 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:

  • April 8, 1963: Julian Lennon born.

Beatles chart news:

  • On Billboard charts: In the latest weekly Billboard music charts released April 4 for the week ending April 12, The Beatles' “1” album is at #17 on the list of Catalog Albums, down from #9 last week, and at #143 on the Billboard 200, down from #120.

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: On the chart of 4-4-64, The Beatles' “Can't Buy Me Love” hit #1, rising from its debut at #8 the previous week. “World Without Love” by Peter & Gordon and written by Lennon-McCartney moves from #16 to #13.
  • Albums: “With the Beatles” still #1. “Please Please Me” moves from #3 to #2.

50 years ago on the American charts:

  • Singles: For a detailed look at the singles chart, see our special story.
  • LPs: From 4-5-64: “Meet the Beatles!” and “Introducing the Beatles” still #1 and #2. “The Beatles” (on MGM) moves from #87 to #77.

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 Chuck Gunderson, author of “Some Fun Tonight!” about the Beatles' U.S. Tours. “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 Every Little Thing will include a thematic hour of Beatles/solo songs with girls names in the titles. Plus you can win a pair of tickets to see Laurence Juber in concert at the Cutting Room, NYC (Apr. 23.) The show airs this Wednesday, April 9 on 88.7 WNHU, West Haven, CT and can be streamed at More information at
  • .“Fab 4 Free 4 All”: Latest show: “London Town: Analyis and Review.” Available on iTunes and at
  • “Beatle Brunch”: April 6: The week Beatles songs dominated the charts. Website:
  • “The John Lennon Hour”: 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”: April 6: A tribute to Neil Aspinall and Mal Evans, plus McCartney tour news. Show website.
  • “Chris Carter's 'British Invasion': April 6: British Invaders who made the scene on this week in 1965’s Billboard’s HOT 100 Singles Chart, a salute to the anniversary’s of both the Beatles & The Rolling Stones very own record labels, plus hits and non-hits from Badfinger, The Clash, Pretty Things, The Strypes, Donovan, Mott the Hoople, more. April 13: British groups tribute. 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”: 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”: “Reverse Covers: Vol. 1.” 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
  • “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": Latest show: Former U.S. Apple Records head Ken Mansfield. 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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