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The Beatles week ahead: Ringo Starr and the All-Stars tour the East Coast

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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. 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

Your Beatles calendar for the week:

  • Paul McCartney Out There! Tour: The tour is scheduled to resume July 5 in Albany, N.Y. (Tickets for U.S. shows available here and here.)
  • Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band tour: June 15, Providence, R.I.; June 17-18, New York City; June 20, Red Bank, N.J.; June 21, Atlantic City, N.J.; June 22, Durham, N.C. Tickets are available here.

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Beatles history:

  • June 18, 1956: Paul McCartney's father reportedly buys him a trumpet for his 14th birthday, but McCartney promptly trades it in for a guitar.
  • June 15, 1966: Beatles' “Yesterday and Today” album released in America.
  • June 19, 1976: No. 1 song: “Silly Love Songs” by Wings.
  • June 21, 1962: The Beatles play the Tower Ballroom with Bruce Channel (“Hey Baby”) and Delbert McClinton, who played harmonica on the song and gives tips to John Lennon on how to play harmonica.

Beatles chart news:

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: On the chart of 6-15-64: Peter & Gordon's “Nobody I Know,” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is at #23. “Can't Buy Me Love” is #30. “A World Without Love,” also written by Lennon-McCartney, is at #37.
  • Albums: “With the Beatles” #2. “Please Please Me” #6.

50 years ago on the American charts:

  • Singles from 5-16-64: Peter & Gordon's “A World Without Love” #2. “Love Me Do” #4. “P.S. I Love You” #15. “Bad to Me” by Billy J. Kramer #26. Bobby Rydell's “A World Without Love” #87. EP, “Four By the Beatles” debuts at #97. Bubbling Under: “Sie Liebt Dich” by Der Beatles #102.
  • LPs: “The Beatles Second Album” #4. “Meet the Beatles!” #7. “Introducing the Beatles” #12. “The Beatles' American Tour With Ed Rudy” #61.
  • 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 Fab4Radio.com this weekend and on iTunes and Podbean.com, we discuss Paul McCartney's postponement of U.S dates, Ringo in New York and a recent visit to Candlestick Park. “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 thingswesaidtodayradioshow@gmail.com.
  • “Every Little Thing”: Wednesday: Two-hour McCartney birthday special with McCartney prizes. 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: Beatles author Richard Buskin (“Beatles 101: The Need to Know Guide”). 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”: Mark Rivera, musical director for Ringo's All-Starr Band. 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.
  • “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 https://www.facebook.com/Annabeatlehouronradiownet?fref=ts.
  • “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://beatlesandbeyond.homestead.com/contact.html .

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