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The Beatles week ahead: New single debuted on Billboard charts 50 years ago

"She Loves You" debuted on the Billboard chart this week 50 years ago.
"She Loves You" debuted on the Billboard chart this week 50 years ago.
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Your Beatles calendar for the week:



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: Feb. 7: Washington, D.C. Feb. 8: Brookshire, Texas. Feb. 11: Vienna, VA. Feb. 12: Battle Creek, Mich. Feb. 15: Miami Beach. Info:

  • The Fab Four: Jan. 29: Fort Pierce, Fla. Jan. 30: W. Palm Beach, Fla. Feb. 1: Biloxi, MS. Feb, 6: Lynn, Mass. Feb. 7: Englewood, N.J. Feb. 8: Huntington, N.Y. More info:

  • Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: Feb. 4-5: Des Moines, IA. Feb. 6: Sioux Falls, S.D. Feb. 7: Overland Park, KS. Feb. 9: Cedar Falls, IA. Feb. 11: Concord, N.H. Info:

  • Laurence Juber: Feb. 5-9: Hard Rock Hotel, Cancun, Mexico. More info:

  • The Fab Faux: Feb. 15: Albany, N.Y. More info:

  • Bootleg Beatles: March-April: U.K. shows.

  • Creme Tangerine: Jan. 31: Kirkland, WA. Feb. 21: Issaquah, 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:



  • The Art of John Lennon: Website:

  • The Artwork of John Lennon: Website:

  • Beatles history:
  • Jan. 26, 1970: John Lennon and Phil Spector write and record “Instant Karma.”

  • Jan. 29, 1964: “Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand” and “Sie Liebt Dich” recorded in Paris.

  • Jan. 30, 1969: The Beatles perform on the Apple rooftop.

  • Feb. 1, 1964: “I Want To Hold Your Hand” becomes first U.S. Beatles No. 1 record.

  • Feb. 1, 1964: “Meet the Beatles!” debuts on U.S. charts.

Beatles chart news:

  • On Billboard charts, “1” at #148, down from #135. "On Air: Live at the BBC, Volume 2" is now at #197, down from #123

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: The Beatles' “I Want to Hold Your Hand” drops from #2 to #3 for week of 1-25-64. “She Loves You” drops #5 to #8. Rolling Stones' “I Wanna Be Your Man” drops from #14 to #15. “I'll Keep You Satisfied” by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas drops from #31 to #32. “All My Loving” by the Dowlands jumps from #39 to #33.

  • Albums: “With the Beatles” and “Please Please Me” stay at #1 and #2. “Listen to Billy J. Kramer” at #19.

American charts:

  • Singles: “There I've Said It Again” still #1. “I Want To Hold Your Hand” jumps from #45 to #3 on Billboard. “She Loves You” debuts at #69.

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 an interview with Charles Rosenay about the NYC Fab 50 events. “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”: The show, hosted by Ken Michaels, airs 8 to 10 p.m. EST Wednesdays on 88.7 WNHU, West Haven, CT, can be streamed at Ken is also giving away the Capitol CD Library of all 13 titles. Details at

  • .“Fab 4 Free 4 All”: Latest show: “Surprise! 'Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963”. Available on iTunes and at

  • “Beatle Brunch”: Jan. 26: The flight to America in 1964 and the rooftop concert in 1969. 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”: Jan. 26: Rare audio clips of Beatles interviews just prior to their historic first trip to America, the rooftop concert, the new Capitol box set of US Beatles albums. . 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”: 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”: Review of “On Air: Live at the BBC, Volume 2.” 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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