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The Beatles week ahead: The Beatles said goodbye to the Cavern Club in '63

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This week's upcoming Beatles events:

Concerts by Beatles:

  • Paul McCartney Out There! Tour: Aug. 5, Missoula, Montana at Washington-Grizzly Stadium and Aug. 7 in Salt Lake City at EnergySolutions Arena. (Tickets for U.S. shows available here and here.)
  • Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band tour: Resumes Oct. 2 in Tulsa, Okla. Tickets are available here.


Beatles tours:


Now available:

Future events:

  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Aug. 15-17, 2014, Chicago. Information:
  • Magical History Tour toLiverpool and London Aug. 17-24, 2014. Information:
  • Bestfest: Aug. 23, Casbah Club, Liverpool. Info:
  • Beatles mono vinyl box, Sept. 9.
  • The Hawaii Pops Orchestra will present, "Top To Bottom: Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road" in its Nightclub series with music, food, drink and dancing at the Sheraton Waikiki Ballroom on On Sept. 27. Details/tickets available at:
  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Oct. 10-12, 2014, Airport Marriott, Los Angeles. Information:



Beatles history:

  • Aug. 3, 1963: The Beatles make their last appearance at the Cavern Club.
  • Aug. 5, 1966: “Revolver” and the single “Eleanor Rigby”/”Yellow Submarine” issued in the UK.
  • Aug. 7, 1957: The Quarrymen (with John Lennon) debuted at the Cavern Club.
  • Aug. 8, 1966: “Revolver” released in the U.S.

Beatles chart news:

  • This week: In the Aug. 2 Billboard, The Beatles “1” is #186 on the Billboard 200 and #47 on the Catalog Album chart. The Beatles “A Hard Day's Night” (soundtrack) is #23 on the Soundtrack Chart.

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: On the chart of 8-1-64: Beatles' “A Hard Day's Night” #1. Billy J. Kramer's “From a Window” is at #22. The Applejacks' “Like Dreamers Do” at #26. Peter and Gordon “Nobody I Know” at #28.
  • Albums: “A Hard Day's Night” #1. “With the Beatles” #7.

50 years ago on the American charts:

  • Singles from 7-25-64: “A Hard Day's Night” jumps one spot to #1. Peter & Gordon's “Nobody I Know” #12. “Ain't She Sweet” #40. I'll Keep You Satisfied” by Billy J. Kramer #54. “I Want to Hold Your Hand' by the Boston Pops #55. I'll Cry Instead” #62. “And I Love Her” #65. “I Should Have Known Better” #66. “If I Fell” debuts at #92. “I'm Happy Just to Dance With You” debuts at #95. Bubbling Under: “And I Love Her” by George Martin and his Orchestra at #105.
  • LPs: “A Hard Day's Night” #1. “The Beatles Second Album” #9. The Beatles Songbook” by the Hollyridge Strings #19. “The Beatles' American Tour With Ed Rudy” #20. “ “A World Without Love” by Peter & Gordon #22. “Meet the Beatles!” #31. “Introducing the Beatles” #33. Billy J. Kramer's “Little Children” LP #57.

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 latest show on this weekend and on iTunes and, we interview Mark Lapidos of the Fest for Beatles Fans. “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: Interview with record company promotions man/Beatles collector Dave Morrell, Paul's musical tributes to John Lennon. The show airs Wednesday 8-10pm (est) on 88.7 WNHU, West Haven, CT and can be streamed at More information at
  • “Fab 4 Free 4 All”: Latest show: “Ringo's 'Beaucoup of Blues': analysis and review”. Available on iTunes and at
  • “Beatle Brunch”: 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”: War and peace through the eyes of the Beatles. Show website:
  • “Chris Carter's Breakfast With the Beatles”: Aug. 24: Live at the Hollywood Bowl. On KLOS-FM (95.5) 9 a.m. PT Sunday. Website.
  • “Chris Carter's 'British Invasion': Three-hour weekly show on Sirius/XM Ch. 21 at 9 a.m. and midnight ET Sunday.
  • “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”: “Paul Is Live in Kansas City.'” 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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