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Guitar signed by Fab Four to be auctioned

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

News-Antique.com reports that a guitar with the signatures of all four Beatles is to be the last minute addition to an Arizona auction on April 1st. Dave Wakefield Sr., an avid Beatles fan from Virginia, worked for Baltimore City in the 70s and 80s. During that time period, a close friend of his, a police [...]

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Lennon Log Book for Auction

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

According to this report from the BBC, A ship’s log book written by John Lennon during a stormy trip to Bermuda in 1980 is expected to make up to £25,000 at a London sale next month. The log contains an account of the former Beatle screaming against the tempest and singing old Liverpool shanty songs [...]

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Apple vs. Apple – The latest round

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

The long-running courtroom battle between The Beatles‘ Apple Records and Apple Computer continues this week as Apple Corps seeks multi-million pound damages from the iTunes creator. Apple Corps first sued Apple Computer in 1981, settling the case for $80,000 and the promise that Steve Jobs’s company would not enter the music business again.However, when Apple [...]

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Ringo’s All Starr Band – Tour Dates

Monday, March 27th, 2006

The full schedule for the upcoming 2006 tour by Ringo and his All Starr Band has been released. Tour dates are as follows: June 2006 14, 15 – Rama, Ontario – Casino Rama 16 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre 17 – Chicago, IL – to be announced 20 – Englewood, CO – [...]

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BEATLES Day by Day 3/26/61

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Sunday, 26th March, 1961 This Sunday’s gig at the Casbah Coffee Club would be The Beatles last gig in Liverpool for fifteen weeks as they were scheduled to return to Hamburg the following week for their second round of appearences in the German city. The Beatles had so far played an astonishing 87 gigs at [...]

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Two Special Beatles Lots at Heritage Auction

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Doug Norwine, Director of Entertainment Memorabilia Auctions for Heritage Auction Galleries said in a recent Press Release that “Beatles memorabilia has always led the pack in terms of desirability. Their fans are absolutely insatiable in their demand for new material.” Heritage will offer two unique pieces for Beatles collectors at their upcoming auction.  A set [...]

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BEATLES Day By Day – 3/24/61

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Friday, 24th March, 1961 The Beatles rounded out another week of engagements at The Cavern Club with the usual lunch time gig in Matthew Street.

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Beatles Trademark on eBay

Friday, March 24th, 2006

The document pictured above is claimed to be the original application to register the name “The Beatles” as a trademark and was recently offered on eBay. Ownership of the document doesn’t give you any rights to the name or trademark, but, if genuine, is a unique piece of Beatles memorabilia. The starting price of $9,500.00 obviously was too much for [...]

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BEATLES Day By Day 3/22/61

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Wednesday, 22nd March, 1961 The Beatles returned to their more familiar lunch time session at The Cavern Club today in what would be a realtively quiet week for them, with only five engaments between Monday and Friday, four of them at The Cavern.   

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Beatlemaniacs on CD

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

At the height of Beatlemania the US record industry produced a staggering number of novelty records with some sort of Beatles theme, over 200 were produced in 1964 alone. Now a new CD collects 24 of these oddities along with a booklet including dozens of rare pics, ads and label shots woven within a 13,000 word essay [...]

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