Your Beatles calendar for the week:
- Paul McCartney Out There! Tour: The tour resumes May 21 at Nippon Budokan after both Tokyo shows were postponed for illness. After that is May 24 in Osaka. (Tickets for U.S. shows available here and 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: May 24: Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Info: http://www.1964thetribute.com.
- The Fab Four: May 23: Santa Cruz, CA. May 24, Napa, CA. May 29: Glenn Allen, VA. 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: May 22: Eaton, Ohio. May 23-25: Abbey Road on the River. More info: http://www.laurencejuber.com.
- Britain's Finest: May 23: So. Temecula, CA. June 7: Oklahoma City, OK. Info: http://www.beatlestributeband.net.
- Creme Tangerine: June 7: Kirkland, WA. http://www.cremetangerine.com/show-times/ .
- The Fab Faux: May 30-31: Alexandria, VA. More info: www.thefabfaux.com.
- Liverpool Legends (with Louise Harrison):May 18: Brownsville, TX. May 23: Arlington, TX. 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: May-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.
- 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 Artwork of John Lennon: Website: http://johnlennonartwork.com/
- The Art of John Lennon: Website: http://www.lennonart.com/
- May 18, 1963: The Beatles perform with Gerry and the Pacemakers and Roy Orbison at the Adelphi Theater.
- May 19, 1979: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison stage a mini-Beatles reunion at Eric Clapton's wedding to Patti Boyd. No tape has surfaced of the performance.
Beatles chart news:
On Billboard charts: On the Billboard charts for the issue of May 24 and made public May 16, the Beatles “1” album is at #39 on the Catalog Album chart, down from #36 last week. On the Billboard 200, “1” is at #186, down from #181.
50 years ago this week on the British charts:
- Singles: On the chart of 5-16-64: “A World Without Love” by Peter & Gordon drops from #4 to #5. “Can't Buy Me Love” drops from #7 to #13.
- Albums: “With the Beatles” still at #2. “Please Please Me” drops from #5 to #6.
50 years ago on the American charts:
- Singles from 5-16-64: “Love Me Do” jumps from #12 to #3. “Do You Want to Know a Secret” drops from #2 to #5. “Can't Buy Me Love” drops from #5 to #11. “Twist and Shout” drops from #11 to #20. “P.S. I Love You” jumps from #64 to #33. “Thank You Girl” drops from #35 to #49. “A World Without Love” is on the chart in two places. The Peter & Gordon version rockets from #76 to #30. A version by Bobby Rydell jumps from #100 to #92. Also notably this week, London Records ran a full-page ad for a group called The Rolling Stones and their single “Not Fade Away.”
- LPs: “The Beatles Second Album” remains at #1. “Meet the Beatles!” drops from #2 to #3. “Introducing the Beatles” stays at #7. “The Beatles” (on MGM) drops to #146 from #106.
Last week's best Beatles stories:
- Guitar used by John Lennon and George Harrison sells for over $600K at auction
- Paul McCartney fans in Japan send get well wishes after Tokyo show postponed
- Beatles news: GOASTT rocks Austin radio; Montreal bed-in; free Rain tickets
- Paul McCartney dances with robot in just released video from 'NEW' album
- Paul McCartney wealthier, but not top UK music millionaire, new rich list says
- Peter Noone, Micky Dolenz to highlight 2014 Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans
- Paul McCartney lands in Japan for upcoming Out There! tour shows
- Beatles news: Beatles auction preview; John Lennon art collection package coming
- Beatles news: Ringo at McCartney L.A. show?; reality star buys Beatle contract
- Grammy Museum, Beatles Story museum partner up for '60s British Invasion exhibit
- Liverpool's Cavern Club back in court over name dispute with Hard Rock Cafe
- “Things We Said Today”: Each week, myself and Ken Michaels of “Every Little Thing” discuss the latest Beatles news topics. On the latest show on Fab4Radio.com this weekend and on iTunes and Podbean.com, we talk about the upcoming reissue of "A Hard Day's Night." “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: An interview with Laurence Juber, a celebration of the 35th anniversary of “Back to the Egg,” and a chance to win his new book, “Guitar With Wings.” The show airs Wednesday on WNHU, West Haven, CT, 8-10pm (est) and can be streamed at www.wnhu.net. More information at www.kenmichaelsradio.com.
- “Fab 4 Free 4 All”: Latest show: “George Harrison's Harrisongs, Part 2.” Available on iTunes and at www.Fab4Free4all.com.
- “Beatle Brunch”: “Let It Be” anniversary, Tim Piper. 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”: A look back at Paul McCartney’s brief tour of Japan and Korea with selections from a rare Japanese box set called “The Beatles Story” that featured true stereo mixes of the band’s earliest songs 20 years before the remasters were released. Plus, Bob Dylan’s connection to the Beatles. including his backstage duet with George Harrison at the Concerts for Bangla Desh. Show website.
- “Chris Carter's 'British Invasion': Three-hour weekly show on Sirius/XM Ch. 21 at 9 a.m. and midnight ET Sunday. Feb. 9 show includes appearance by John Lennon impersonator Tim Piper.
- “Chris Carter's Breakfast With the Beatles”: Live from Kobe's Steakhouse. 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”: “John Lennon's 'Walls and Bridges.'” 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”: 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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