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The Beatles week ahead: Paul McCartney gets back on tour

Paul McCartney's Out There! tour resumes this week.
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  • Continues this week: San Diego County Fair, “Fab Fair,”Through July 6 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles in the U.S. Performance by Britain's Finest July 6.

Your Beatles calendar for the week:

  • Paul McCartney Out There! Tour: The tour resumes July 5 in Albany, N.Y. (Tickets for U.S. shows available here and here.)
  • Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band tour: June 29, Cleveland, Ohio; July 1, Toledo, Ohio; July 3, Robinsonville, Miss.; July 5, Thackerville, Okla. Tickets are available here.


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Future events:



Beatles history:

  • July 3, 1966: The Beatles arrive in the Philippines and are met by two Army battalions in full combat gear.
  • July 3, 1967: Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison are among those in attendance for a party for the Monkees in the UK, though Davy Jones is not present.

Beatles chart news:

  • This week: The July 5 issue of Billboard, released on June 27, showed the Beatles 1” album at #190 on the Billboard Top 200, down from #167 last week. And A Hard Day's Night” gets a bit of a revival with this week's release in the U.S. of the new Criterion Collection DVD, which helped push the United Artists album back into the Soundtracks chart in the bottom rung at #25.

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: On the chart of 6-27-64: The Applejacks' “Like Dreamers Do” at 22. Peter and Gordon “Nobody I Know” at #12. Beatles' “Ain't She Sweet” at #30.
  • Albums: “With the Beatles” #2. “Please Please Me” #13.

50 years ago on the American charts:

  • Singles from 6-27-64: Peter & Gordon's “A World Without Love” #1. “Bad To Me” #9. “Love Me Do” #11. “P.S. I Love You” #37. Peter & Gordon's “Nobody I Know” debuts at #72. Bobby Rydell's “A World Without Love” #82. EP, “Four By the Beatles” #92. “Sie Liebt Dich” by Der Beatles #97. Bubbling Under: “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops #104.

  • LPs: “The Beatles Second Album” #4. “Meet the Beatles!” #9. “Introducing the Beatles” #17. “The Beatles' American Tour With Ed Rudy” #31. Billy J. Kramer's “Little Children” LP #124. “The Beatles Songbook” by the Hollyridge Strings #134.

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 welcome special guest Chris Carter of "Breakfast With the Beatles" to discuss the complete version of "Train Music" from "A Hard Day's Night" and the possibility it could be the Beatles. “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: Ringo birthday special, ticket giveaway to to see “A Hard Day's Night” at the Cinestudio in Hartford, Conn. 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 for All Fan Calls #2”. Available on iTunes and at

  • “Beatle Brunch”: “All You Need Is Love”. 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”: Music from “A Hard Days's Night”; author author Anthony Robustelli (“I Want To Tell You: The Definitive Guide To the Music of The Beatles, Vol. 1”) Show website:

  • “Chris Carter's 'British Invasion': July 6: Songs from 1957 to celebrate the meeting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. 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 29: Laurence Juber, Louise Harrison. 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”: “Mother Nature's Dunce: The Career Mistakes of Paul McCartney.'” 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

  • “Anna's Beatle Hour”: Hour show hosted by Anna Frawley with music of Beatles group and solo years. From Poland, but in English. Available weekly at noon ET on Fridays at the show's Facebook page at

  • “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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