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The Beatles week ahead: Ring out the old, ring in the new year

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Your Beatles calendar for the week:

Events:

Movies:

Beatles tours:

Concerts:

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: www.nycbeatles50.com
  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Feb. 7-9, 2014, Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. Information: http://www.thefest.com.
  • Magical History Tour toLiverpool and London Aug. 17-24, 2014. Information: http://www.liverpooltours.com/.
  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Aug. 15-17, 2014, Chicago. Information: http://www.thefest.com.
  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Oct. 10-12, 2014, Airport Marriott, Los Angeles. Information: http://www.thefest.com.

,Events:

Beatles history:

  • Dec. 31, 1966: George Harrison, Brian Epstein, Eric Clapton and others weren't allowed into Annabel's nightclub because George didn't have a tie.
  • Jan. 1, 1962: Beatles audition for Decca Records.

Beatles chart news:

In its sixth week on the Billboard 200, “On Air: Live at the BBC, Volume 2” is currently at #55, up from #64 last week. Paul McCartney's “NEW” is at #60, up from #98 the previous week in its 10th week on the chart. “The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963” debuted at #172. On the Official Charts top 100 albums for the chart dated Dec. 28 in the UK, “On Air” is #60, down one spot in its sixth week.

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: The Beatles' “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You” remain #1 and #2, respectively for the week of 12/28/1963. “I'll Keep You Satisfied” by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas jumps from #16 to #13. Rolling Stones' “I Wanna Be Your Man” drops from #13 to #14. “All I Want For Christmas Is a Beatle” by Dora Bryan moves from #21 to #20.

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

American charts:

  • Singles: “Dominique” #1. Albums: “The Singing Nun” #1. No Beatles yet on chart.

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 Fab4Radio.com this weekend and on iTunes and Podbean.com, is New York Times Culture Writer Allan Kozinn discussing the release of "The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963." “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 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT Sundays on Fab4Radio.com. You can write to us at thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com.
  • “Every Little Thing”: Pre-empted this week for the holidays. Hosted by Ken Michaels. The show airs 8-10 (est) Wednesdays on 88.7 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: “John in Bermuda Makes Us 'Appy”. Available on iTunes and at www.Fab4Free4all.com.
  • “Beatle Brunch”: Dec. 29: The Decca audition. Website: http://www.beatlebrunch.com.
  • “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: 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”: Dec. 29: Year-end review with author Al Sussman. 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”: Jan. 3: Dave Schwensen, author of the new book, “The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert.” 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”: “Macca's 'Off the Ground' 20 Years Later.'” 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.
  • “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 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.
  • "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”: Hosted by Pete Dicks. Available at http://www.quaywestonline.co.uk/.

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