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The Beatles week ahead: Paul and Ringo both out on tour

"Nobody I Know," written by Lennon-McCartney, debuted on the charts this week 50 years ago.
"Nobody I Know," written by Lennon-McCartney, debuted on the charts this week 50 years ago.
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Your Beatles calendar for the week:

  • Paul McCartney Out There! Tour: The tour resumes June 14 in Lubbock, Texas. (Tickets for U.S. shows available here and here.)
  • Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band tour: June 10, Albany, N.Y.; June 11, Westbury, N.Y.; June 12, Vienna, VA.; June 14, Wallingford, Conn. June 15, Providence, R.I. Tickets are available here.


Beatles tours:


Special events:

  • Continues this week: San Diego County Fair, “Fab Fair,” June 7-July 6 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles in the U.S. Performances by British Invasion June 8, BritBeat June 12, The McCartney Years June 19, The Fab Four June 26 and Britain's Finest July 6.

Future events:


Beatles history:

  • June 9, 1957: John Lennon and the Quarrymen enter a talent competition, but lose.
  • June 10, 1961: Bert Kaempfert signs the Beatles to a one-year record deal.
  • June 11, 1964: The Beatles arrive in Sydney, Australia, in the pouring rain.

Beatles chart news:

  • On Billboard charts: After taking a week's vacation from the Billboard 200 chart last week, The Beatles were back in it for the week of June 14 that was released June 6 with the “1” album re-entering at #177. The “1” album also re-entered the Catalog Album chart at #49.

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: On the chart of 6-6-64: “Can't Buy Me Love” is #25. Peter & Gordon's “A World Without Love” is #27. Peter & Gordon's “Nobody I Know,” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, debuts at #39.
  • Albums: “With the Beatles” #2. “Please Please Me” #10.

50 years ago on the American charts:

  • Singles from 5-16-64: “Love Me Do” #2. Peter & Gordon's “A World Without Love” #6. “P.S. I Love You” #10. “Do You Want to Know a Secret” #36. “Bad to Me” by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas #61. Bobby Rydell's “World Without Love” #80. Bubbling Under: “Sie Liebt Dich” by Der Beatles #108.
  • LPs: “The Beatles Second Album” #4. “Meet the Beatles!” #6. “Introducing the Beatles” #11. “The Beatles' American Tour With Ed Rudy” debuts at #96.
  • 50 years ago in Billboard: Full page ad read (with headlines in small letters), “Watch the rolling stones crush the beatles. (This space has been given, in the public interest, by an advertiser who wishes to remain anonymous.)”

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 newest show on this weekend and on iTunes and, we interview former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber. “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”: Wednesday: A salute to the music recorded in 1964, plus giveaway of Paul McCartney's "New" CD. The show airs this Wednesday 8-10pm (est) on WNHU, West Haven, CT and can be streamed at More info at
  • “Fab 4 Free 4 All”: Latest show: “Free 4 All Fan Calls, Part 1.” Available on iTunes and at
  • “Beatle Brunch”: “Father's Day.” 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”: Songs and sounds from the Beatles' only Australian tour to celebate the 50th anniversary. Author Jim Berkenstadt (“The Beatle Who Vanished”) is guest. 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”: June 15: Paul McCartney birthday show. 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. 2: The Solo Years.'” 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
  • “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
  • "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": 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”: Live tracks by the Rutles. Hosted by Pete Dicks. Available at .

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