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.
- 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://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3589362-10881223
- 1964: The Tribute: June 12: Engelwood, N.J. June 14: Raleigh, N.C. Info: http://www.1964thetribute.com.
- The Fab Four: June 8: Shelton, WA. More info: http://www.thefabfour.com.
- Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: June 10: Newark, N.J. June 11: Philadelphia, PA. Info: http://www.raintribute.com.
- Laurence Juber: July 12: Culver City, CA. July 14: Grammy Museum, Los Angeles. More info: http://www.laurencejuber.com.
- Britain's Finest: June 18: Buena Park, CA. June 20: San Diego, CA. June 26: El Paso, TX. Info: http://www.beatlestributeband.net.
- Creme Tangerine: June 13: Spokane, WA. June 20: Issaquah, WA. July 19: Olympia, WA. http://www.cremetangerine.com/show-times/ .
- The Fab Faux: June 14: Red Bank, N.J. June 28: Port Chester, N.Y. More info: www.thefabfaux.com.
- Liverpool Legends (with Louise Harrison): Through June 19, 21-28: Branson, MO. 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: June: Shows in the U.K., Australia, Thailand, Ireland. 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.
- 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. http://www.sdfair.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/
- 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:
- Beatles news: New Ringo All-Starr Band photos; Fabs Australia radio special
- Ringo Starr kicks off silver anniversary All-Starr Band tour in Canada
- Beatles news: Chart update; Nancy goes solo; Stella vs. Chelsea
- Ringo Starr says new album almost done, adds more dates to tour
- Beatles news: Buy painting, meet Ringo; Lennon book goes global; Fab 'Jeopardy!'
- Photos of young Paul McCartney, early Fab Four in 2014 Liverpool Beatles Auction
- Collectors set of Beatles Japanese albums now available for order in the U.S.
- Interview: New book looks back at unique pair of Beatles concerts 50 years later
- Denny Laine, Peter Asher literally rock the house at intimate concert
- Exclusive: Paul McCartney invited to contribute song to new anti-fracking album
- Great collection of Beatles, British Invasion music films airs tonight on TCM
- Beatles news: Aussies sing the Beatles; fans in photo sought; rare '64 video
- “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 Fab4Radio.com this weekend and on iTunes and Podbean.com, we interview former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber. “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”: 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 www.wnhu.net. More info at www.kenmichaelsradio.com.
- “Fab 4 Free 4 All”: Latest show: “Free 4 All Fan Calls, Part 1.” Available on iTunes and at www.Fab4Free4all.com.
- “Beatle Brunch”: “Father's Day.” 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”: 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: http://www.beatlesradioshow.com.
- “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: 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. 2: The Solo Years.'” 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”: Live tracks by the Rutles. 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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