Tuesday, 14 January, 1964 John, Paul and George fly from London to Paris in prepeartion for their upcoming season at the Olympia Theatre.
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Friday, 27 December, 1963 The Beatles and guests play another two performances of “The Beatles Christmas Show” at the Astoria Cinema in Finsbury Park. John Lennon and Paul McCartney are named ‘Outstanding Composers of 1963′ by music critics of The Times newspaper.
Monday, 16 September, 1963 After almost nine months of continuous touring, TV and radio appearances, as well as recording sessions, the Beatles took a much needed vacation. John flew to Paris with his wife Cynthia, where they were joined by Brian Epstein. George and his brother Peter flew to the USA to visit their sister [...]
At a recent Science Fiction convention I was introduced to writer Josh Rountree and in the course of our conversation, as always seems to happen with me, the subject of The Beatles came up. Josh mentioned that he had written an alternate-history short story in which John left the early struggling Beatles and journeyed to [...]
Saturday, 22 June, 1963 John Lennon is in London to tape an appearance on the very popular television program “Juke Box Jury” to be broadcast on June 29. John causes a bit of a stir when he states negative opinions of every one of the records being reviewed. The taping of the program runs long [...]
Tuesday, 18 June, 1963 Paul McCartney’s 21st birthday is celebrated with a party at the house of Paul’s Auntie Gin. in Huyton, Liverpool. John Lennon, who had become drunk, grew enraged when Bob Wooler hinted that John and Brian Epstein may have had a homosexual affair during their vacation to Spain. Lennon gave Wooler a [...]
In 1969, 14-year-old Jerry Levitan managed to snag a brief interview with John Lennon in his hotel room in Toronto. Using his reel-to-reel tape recorder, Levitan asked Lennon a series of questions about peace, popularity, and messages in music. In 2007, Levitan collaborated with director Josh Raskin, illustrator James Braithwaite, and animator Alex Kurina to [...]
On April 1st, Vivendi Universal will release “The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: John, Paul, Tom And Ringo,” a 2 disc DVD set featuring interviews with John (his last TV interview from April 1975), Paul (from 1979) and Ringo (from 1981). The press release gives the DVD details as follows: “The Tomorrow Show With Tom [...]
According to an article on MSNBC Entertainment News, aÂ lock of John Lennonâ€™s hair is being put up for sale. Lennon gave Betty Glasow, the Beatlesâ€™ hairdresser, the lock of hair in a copy of his book â€œA Spaniard in the Works.â€ In the dedication he wrote, â€œTo Betty, Lots of Love and Hair, John Lennon.â€ [...]
This year’s Sundance Film Festival will include an animated short film featuring the voice of John Lennon. According to the Festival’s press release this year’s list of Animated Shorts includes I MET THE WALRUS by Canadian Director Josh Raskin. In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck [...]