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The Beatles week ahead: Three McCartney shows in South America

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Your Beatles calendar for the week:Paul McCartney Out There! Tour: April 21-22, Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile. April 25, Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru.

Regular events:

  • Ringo “Peace & Love” exhibit: Continues at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles until April 27.
  • “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Beatles” exhibit at the New York Public Library, through May 10.


Beatles tours:


  • 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:
  • 1964: The Tribute: April 26: Anaheim, CA. Info:
  • The Fab Four: April 26: Santa Barbara, CA. More info:
  • Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles: April 23, Eugene, OR.; April 24, Stockton, CA.; April 25: Costa Mesa, CA.; April 27, Bakersfield, CA. Info:
  • Laurence Juber: April 13: Evanston, IL. April 23: New York, N.Y. April 24: Piermont, N.Y. April 25: Old Saybrook, CT. April 26: Natick, MA. More info:
  • The Fab Faux: April 25: Northampton, MA. May 3: Glenside, PA. More info:
  • Liverpool Legends (with Louise Harrison): April 25: Herculaneum, MO. April 26: Godfey, Ill.
  • Forever Fab, Pacific Beach Hotel, Waikiki Beach. 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info:
  • Bootleg Beatles: April: U.K. shows.
  • Creme Tangerine: April 18: Bellevue, WA. .
  • 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:
  • “The Two of Us Monday Show,” weekly tribute to Lennon & McCartney, 18:00 Mondays, the Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information:
  • “Saturday With the Beatles,” weekly Beatles tribute show with the Cavern Club Beatles, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, The Cavern Club, Liverpool. Information: Information:
  • “The Beatles Unplugged (& Plugged” with Don Christiano and special guest Ray Paul, 8 p.m. April 22, Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, N.Y. No cover.
  • Beatleshow, 5:30 p.m. nightly, Saxe Theater, Las Vegas.

Future events:

  • Abbey Road on the River, May 26-29, Louisville, KY, with the Beach Boys, John Sebastian, Laurence Juber, Ambrosia, Beatle tribute bands, Information:
  • 50th anniversary screening of “A Hard Day's Night” with Pattie Boyd, July 6, Catalina Island Museum, CA. Info:
  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Aug. 15-17, 2014, Chicago. Information:
  • 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:
  • Bestfest: Aug. 23, Casbah Club, Liverpool. Info:
  • Fest for Beatles Fans, Oct. 10-12, 2014, Airport Marriott, Los Angeles. Information:



Beatles history:

  • April 22, 1995: “Baby, It's You” becomes the Beatles' 70th chart single in the U.S.

Beatles chart news:

  • On Billboard charts: On the Billboard charts dated April 26, The Beatles' “1” album sat at #151 on The Billboard 200, up slightly from #157 last week. It's the album's 169th week on the chart. On the Catalog Albums chart, “1” is at #35, down from #27. Also, on the Vinyl Albums chart, “Abbey Road” is at #14, down from #13.

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: On the chart of 4-19-64, The Beatles' “Can't Buy Me Love” holding at #1. “A World Without Love” by Peter & Gordon rose from #4 to #2. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” returns to the chart at #40.
  • Albums: “With the Beatles” still #1. “Please Please Me” drops from #2 to #3.

50 years ago on the American charts:

  • Singles: “Can't Buy Me Love” and “Twist and Shout” stay at #1 and #2. “Do You Want to Know a Secret” jumps from #14 to #5. “She Loves You” drops from #4 to #8.”Please Please Me” drops from #9 to #18. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” drops from #7 to #19. “We Love You Beatles” by the Carefrees drops from #39 to #43. “I Saw Her Standing There” drops from #38 to #45. “Thank You Girl” jumps from #61 to #49. “All My Loving” moves from #50 to #48. “You Can't Do That” goes from #48 to #55. “Love Me Do” moves from #81 to #73. Bubbling Under the Hot 100: “All My Loving” by Jimmy Griffin at #120, “Beatle Mania Blues” by the Roaches at #117 and “Why” by the Beatles and Tony Sherican at #131.
  • LPs: From 4-5-64: “Meet the Beatles!” and “Introducing the Beatles” still #1 and #2. “The Beatles” (on MGM) moves from #70 to #68. “Jolly What! The Beatles and Frank Ifield” moves from #112 to #104.

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 reveal our top picks for Paul McCartney to play on his Out There! Tour. “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: A repeat from March 12, featuring an hour of Two-Fers (two songs back to back with something in common.) The show airs this Wednesday, April 23, on 88.7 WNHU, West Haven, CT and can be streamed at More info at
  • .“Fab 4 Free 4 All”: Latest show: “Beatle George's Harrisongs.” Available on iTunes and at
  • “Beatle Brunch”: This week: Tribute to Linda McCartney. 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”: April 20: Derrick Van Eaton. 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”: 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”: “Reverse Covers: Vol. 1.” 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
  • “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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