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The Beatles week ahead: L.A. Beatles radio show turns 30

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Your Beatles calendar for the week:


  • Dec. 15: “Breakfast With the Beatles” hosted by Chris Carter celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special show with many special in-studio guests at 9 a.m. PT on KLOS-FM. Can be streamed through the Tune In app and on
  • Dec. 15: “In My Life” John Lennon Tribute, Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville, N.Y. Website:
  • Dec. 15: “Laserium – The Beatles,” 1:15 p.m., Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA. (Also 6:45 p.m. Dec. 20-21, 1:15 p.m. Dec. 22, 6:45 p.m. Dec. 27-28, 1:15 p.m. Dec. 29. Continues in January at 8 p.m. Fridays, 1:15 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1:15 p.m. Sundays.)


  • Fourth Annual Beatles Marathon, 1 p.m. Dec. 28, The Bluestone, 583 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH.


  • Ringo “Peace & Love” exhibit: Continues at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles through March.


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: Dec. 20: Portland, Ore. Dec. 28: Breckinridge, COLO. Info:
  • The Fab Four: Dec. 16: Grand Rapid Charter, MI. Dec. 20-21: Chicago. Dec. 31: Tucson, Ariz. Jan. 1. Tampa, FL. More info:
  • Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: Jan. 13: Clearwater FL. Jan. 14: Gainesville, FL. Jan. 15: Melbourne, FL. Jan. 17: New Orleans. Info:
  • Laurence Juber: Feb. 5-9: Hard Rock Hotel, Cancun, Mexico. More info:
  • The Fab Faux: Dec. 27-30: New York City. Feb. 15: Albany, N.Y. More info:
  • “Just Imagine!”: John Lennon tribute with Greg Piper, through Dec. 29, Hayworth Theatre, Los Angeles.
  • Bootleg Beatles: Dec. 4 through 21: UK dates. Jan. 16-17: The Philippines.
  • Creme Tangerine: Dec. 20: Issaquah, WA. Jan. 25: Sixth Annual Seattle Beatles Rooftop Day. .
  • 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:

  • British Invasion 2014, Feb. 5-10, 2014, Hard Rock Rivera Maya Hotel, Cancun, Mexico.
  • NYC Fab 50, Feb. 6-9, 2014, various locations, New York City. Website:
  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Feb. 7-9, 2014, Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. Information:
  • Magical History Tour toLiverpool and London Aug. 17-24, 2014. Information:
  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Aug. 15-17, 2014, Chicago. Information:
  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Oct. 10-12, 2014, Airport Marriott, Los Angeles. Information:



Beatles history:

  • Dec. 21, 1963: “Saturday Club” features Beatles singing six songs.

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: The Beatles' “I Want to Hold Your Hand” jumps from #10 to #1 on the Official British Charts. “She Loves You” drops from #1 to #2. Dave Clark Five's “Glad All Over” drops one place to #9. “I'll Keep Your Satisfied” by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas drops from #6 to #11. Rolling Stones' “I Wanna Be Your Man” at #15. “All I Want For Christmas Is a Beatle” by Dora Bryan jumps 13 to #24.

  • Albums: “With the Beatles” stays at #1, “Please Please Me” stays at #2.

American chart spotlight:

  • Week ending Dec. 19, 1964: Singles: “I Feel Fine” at #2, from #5. Lorne Greene's “Ringo” #5, down two spots. “She's a Woman” #14, from #29. Albums: “A Hard Day's Night” #10 (#8 last week). “Something New” #14 (#10). “The Beatles Story” #20 (last week debut at #97). “Songs Pictures and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles” #97 (#66). “Meet the Beatles” #69 (down from #62). “The Beatles Second Album #70 (#71). “The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits #71.

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. The latest show on this weekend and on iTunes and, is a discussion of "The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963." “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 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT Sundays on You can write to us at
  • “Every Little Thing”: Annual Christmas show. Hosted by Ken Michaels. The show airs 8-10 (est) Wednesdays on 88.7 WNHU, West Haven, CT and can be streamed at More info at
  • .“Fab 4 Free 4 All”: Latest show: “The Beatles: On Air: Live at the BBC, Vol. 2”: Analysis and review. Available on iTunes and at
  • “Beatle Brunch”: Dec. 15: "The White Album." Website:
  • “The John Lennon Hour”: Weekly hour of John Lennon music and history hosted by Jude Southerland Kessler. 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”: Dec. 15 previously unreleased tracks from their pre-Christmas 1963 appearance on BBC radio, and a set to commemorate Paul's four Grammy
  • nominations. Show website.
  • “Chris Carter's 'British Invasion': Three-hour weekly show on Sirius/XM Ch. 21 at 9 a.m. and midnight ET Sunday.
  • “Chris Carter's Breakfast With the Beatles”: On KLOS-FM (95.5) 9 a.m. PT Sunday. Website:
  • “The Beatledd Fab Four Hour”: Dec. 20: Annual Christmas show. 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”: “Beatles Gift Guide.'” 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”: Wonderful 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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