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MOJO Gets Beatles 101

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

The July issue of MOJO magazine is a treat for Beatles fans. Included in this issue are: 101 GREATEST BEATLE SONGS This month MOJO Magazine corrals a legion of Beatles’ fans – some rather famous – and get them to vote for their favourite Fab Four track. From R&B rip-snorters to avant-rock freakouts, perfect pop [...]

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Video – Beatle Toons

Monday, June 26th, 2006

 For some strange reason I’ve recently found myself watching a lot of clips and segments from the old Beatles cartoon series that ran on ABC back starting in 1965. A total of 39 episodes were made running over three seasons. The voices were provided by British character actors Lance Percival (Paul & Ringo) and Paul [...]

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BEATLES Day By Day – 6/25/61

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Sunday, 25th June, 1961 The Beatles started the last week of their extended thirteen week engagement at the Top Ten Club in Hamburg. According to the page from the club’s pay book shown below their weekly pay was around 215DM ($135) each for performing around 50 hours of live music a week. This particular pay [...]

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Earliest US Concert Poster auctioned.

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

 The concert poster shown above is one of only three known surviving examples from the Beatles first US tour in 1964. The concert at the Philadelphia Convention Hall was the only one of the 25 stops on the debut tour to have a specific promotional poster. Apart from it’s historic importance the poster is striking [...]

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US vs John Lennon poster art

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Official movie web site.

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BEATLES Day By Day – 6/24/61

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Saturday, 24th June, 1961 According to some sources the Tony Sheridan / Bert Kaempfert recording sessions ran on into a third day. The notes on the 1984 CD release suggest that on the Saturday the recording session was switched to the Studio Rahlstedt in Hamburg to record a single track; a cover of the Jimmy [...]

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Rare Beatles Photographs Published

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

This week the TIMES newspaper published a first look at some previously unseen photographs of The Beatles taken in and around Liverpool during February 1963.  The photographs were taken by photographer, Michael Ward, who had been commissioned to cover the band, then little-known, for Honey, a now defunct girls’ magazine. There was so little interest [...]

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BEATLES – Day By Day – 6/23/61

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Friday, 23rd June, 1961 According to some sources the Tony Sheridan / Bert Kaempfert recording session at the Friedrich Ebert Halle in Hamburg ran over to a second day. However there is no apparent documentry evidence to support this.

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Beatles Home Movie Clip Fetches $2,200

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

A long-lost cinefilm of the Beatles that was uncovered in November last year has fetched just under $2,200 at auction. Amateur photographer David Poole, 67, had filmed the Fab Four as they arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport in the 1960s. Forty years later, he re-discovered the film, which was somewhat faded, and decided to sell it [...]

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Palm Springs Beatles Collection On-Show with Ringo

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

When the Ringo Starr All Star Band perfoms its upcoming gig in Palm Springs California it will be accompanied by a special exhibit of Beatles memorabillia from the Ashcraft collection. Palm Desert resident Ann Marie Ashcraft has been collecting Beatles memorabilia for more than 40 years. She and husband and fellow Beatles fan Richard Ashcraft, [...]

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