Your Beatles calendar for the week:
- Paul McCartney Out There! Tour: April 28, Estadio de Liga, Quito, Ecuador; May 1, Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica. (Tickets for U.S. shows available here.)
- “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Beatles” exhibit at the New York Public Library, through May 10.
- Ringo “Peace & Love” exhibit: Closes April 27.
- 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.
- 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://bit.ly/HRmbk4
- 1964: The Tribute: May 2: Daytona Beach, Fla. May 3: San Antonio, Texas. May 8: Atlanta, GA. Info: http://www.1964thetribute.com.
- The Fab Four: May 3: Fort Worth, Texas; Grand Island, Neb. More info: http://www.thefabfour.com.
- Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: April 27, Bakersfield, CA. June 10: Newark, N.J. Info: http://www.raintribute.com.
- Laurence Juber: April 27: New York, N.Y. More info: http://www.laurencejuber.com.
- Britain's Finest: May 2: Lakeside, Calif. May 8: Palm Desert, Calif. Info: http://www.beatlestributeband.net.
- Creme Tangerine: May 17: Seattle, Wash. June 7: Kirkland, Wash. http://www.cremetangerine.com/show-times/ .
- The Fab Faux: May 3: Glenside, Pa. More info: www.thefabfaux.com.
- Liverpool Legends (with Louise Harrison): May 10: Plano, Texas. May 16: Edinburgh, Texas. May 17: Laredo, Texas. http://liverpoollegends.com/calendar.html
- Forever Fab, Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki Beach. 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: http://www.foureverfabshow.com/tickets.htm
- Bootleg Beatles: April: U.K. shows. http://www.bootlegbeatles.com/gigs.html
- 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: 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.
- “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.
- Beatleshow, 5:30 p.m. nightly, Saxe Theater, Las Vegas.
- Abbey Road on the River, May 26-29, Louisville, KY, with the Beach Boys, John Sebastian, Laurence Juber, Ambrosia, Beatle tribute bands, Information: http://www.arotr.com
- Beatles Japanese box set (http://amzn.to/1hYa4P7), June 25.
- The Best of the Beatles Symposium, June 26-27, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool. Info: http://www.beatlesstory.com/business-beatles-symposium
- 50th anniversary screening of “A Hard Day's Night” with Pattie Boyd, July 6, Catalina Island Museum, CA. Info: http://tinyurl.com/knypowv.
- Fest for Beatles Fans, Aug. 15-17, 2014, Chicago. Information: http://www.thefest.com.
- 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: http://www.liverpooltours.com/.
- Bestfest: Aug. 23, Casbah Club, Liverpool. Info: www.petebest.com.
- Fest for Beatles Fans, Oct. 10-12, 2014, Airport Marriott, Los Angeles. Information: http://www.thefest.com.
- The Art of John Lennon: Website: http://www.lennonart.com/
- The Artwork of John Lennon: Website: http://johnlennonartwork.com/
- April 27, 1964: “John Lennon: In His Own Write” published in America.
- April 28, 1965: Beatles receive Grammy Award for “A Hard Day's Night” for Best Vocal Performance By a Group or Duo.
- May 2, 1964: Disc Weekly reports the Beatles will receive roughly $20,000, plus 60 percent of the box office receipts and a cut of the program sales per show on their American tour.
Beatles chart news:
On Billboard charts: In the latest Billboard charts for the issue dated May 3, the “Beatles 1” album, in its 170th week on the Billboard 200 chart, sits at #185, down from #151 the previous week. And on the Catalog Albums chart, it's at #38, down from #35 in its 438th week. That's just short of 8½ years.
50 years ago this week on the British charts:
- Singles: On the chart of 4-25-64, “A World Without Love” by Peter & Gordon moves from #2 to #1. The Beatles' “Can't Buy Me Love” drops from #1 to #2. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” returns to the chart at #40.
- Albums: “With the Beatles” still #1. “Please Please Me” drops from #3 to #4.
50 years ago on the American charts:
- Singles from 4-25-64: “Can't Buy Me Love” and “Twist and Shout” stay at #1 and #2. “Do You Want to Know a Secret” moves from #5 to #3. “She Loves You” drops from #8 to #19. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” drops from #19 to #24. “Please Please Me” drops from #16 to #29. “Thank You Girl” goes from #47 to #39. All My Loving” moves from #48 to #45. “Love Me Do” moves from #73 to #67. Bubbling Under the Hot 100: “All My Loving” by Jimmy Griffin at #120, “Beatle Mania Blues” by the Roaches at #117 and “Why” by the Beatles and Tony Sheridan at #131.
- LPs: From 4-5-64: “Meet the Beatles!” and “Introducing the Beatles” still #1 and #2. “The Beatles Second Album” debuts at #16. “The Beatles” (on MGM) moves holds at #68.
Last week's best Beatles stories:
- Beatles news: Chart update, Goodwill bargain, rare photos, more rarities on CD
- Paul McCartney spotlights two Beatles songs in Peru setlist
- Paul McCartney to play Dodger Stadium for first time since 1966
- Interview: Robert Rodriguez on first decade of Beatles' solo careers, part 2
- Confirmed: Paul McCartney to do closing show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park
- Beatles news: Ringo for sale; McCartney photo book goes digital
- Paul McCartney takes cue from the night before at second Santiago, Chile show
- Paul McCartney shuffles Beatles songs in first Santiago, Chile show
- Paul McCartney reschedules first Chile show
- Former Beatle Paul McCartney announces five more U.S. shows
- “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 is a repeat of our interview with author Chuck Gunderson. “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”: The show airs Wednesdays on 88.7 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: “Beatle George's Harrisongs.” Available on iTunes and at www.Fab4Free4all.com.
- “Beatle Brunch”: This week: Beatles mono mixes. 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”: April 27: Fun with fans, “Beatles in Space.” 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”: 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”: “Reverse Covers: Vol. 1.” 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.
- “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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