Saturday, August 29, 2015

Henley mayor proposes memorial garden for George Harrison

The mayor of Henley-on-Thames, where George Harrison lived for many years in Friar Park, has proposed that the city erect a garden in his honor, not a statue. The suggestion was made last month during a meeting last month of the recreation and amenities committee on Tuesday last week. “I would like to see a garden for George Harrison rather than a statue,” Lorraine Hiller said in the local paper. “This is something I would like to see realised.” The idea was first floated in 2001, the paper said.

Rare footage of Beatles at Hollywood party in 1964

Double exlosure

Friday, August 28, 2015

Things We Said Today #148 - exclusive advance preview!!

On Things We Said Today #148, which premieres Aug. 29 on Fab 4 Radio, Steve, Al, Ken and Allan discuss a range of topics including a review of George Harrison's "Dark Horse" album and the new round of "Out There" McCartney concerts.

In this exclusive audio preview from the show, we take on whether the way Paul McCartney announces his concerts makes sense for fans. And there's a lot more where this came from. Don't miss the full show at noon ET on Fab 4 Radio on Saturday, noon and midnight ET on Fab 4 Radio on Sunday and streamed on our very own YouTube channel, our website and through iTunes.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Beatles fan could use some help ...

He needs a little help from his friends ... take a read ..

Out Friday: "The Beatles: Then There Was Music"

Out Friday (Aug. 28): "The Beatles: Then There Was Music" by Tim Hill
"With a day-by-day chronology from the earliest days of the Beatles through to the present day this is a full visual record of the Fab Four accompanied with authoritative text and features covering every aspect of the band." You can order it here.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pic shared by Denny Laine today

McCartney "Tug of War" and "Pipes of Peace" reissues in Japan

Remember the days when Japanese releases had something added to them that others don't, like lyric books or UBIs. No evidence of that in these pictures, interestingly enough.

Japanese version of "Tug of War" Super Deluxe reissue (translated page says "Tag of War") Cost according to latest exchange rates: $125.12, which doesn't include mailing.

"Pipes of Peace" deluxe reissue in Japan. (Latest exchange rate conversion: ($89)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

David Gilmour does "Here There and Everywhere"

We discuss it on Beatles Examiner (where you can also hear the song) ...

"Beatles Beginnings" new release!!

"Beatles Beginnings: The Aintree Institute Set," a new volume of this excellent series of tracks that influenced the Beatles coming Sept. 11, according to We reviewed earlier volumes of this great series previously on Beatles Examiner. Good to see another one. The past volumes have used the original master tracks, so remakes aren't substituted.

Pre-order the vinyl on here. The CD isn't listed there yet. It's also not listed yet on, though the seven previous volumes in the series have been.

Here's the tracklist:
1. Overture - William Tell
2. What'd I Say - Gerry & The Pacemakers
3. Boys - The Shirelles
4. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
5. Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley
6. C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
7. Twenty Flight Rock - Eddie Cochran
8. Hallelujah! I Love Her So - Horst Fascher
9. New Orleans - Gary U.S. Bonds
10. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues - Buddy Holly.
11. Red Sails In The Sunset - The Quarrymen
12. Crying, Waiting, Hoping (NY Overdub) - Buddy Holly
13. Over The Rainbow - Gene Vincent
14. Mean Woman Blues - Elvis Presley
15. Lucille - Little Richard
16. Hey Good Looking - Hank Wiliams
17. Blue Moon of Kentucky - Elvis Presley
18. Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
19. Don't Forbid Me - Pat Boone
20. Corrine, Corrina - Ray Peterson
21. Overture - William Tell

The Zapple Diaries: The Rise and Fall of the Last Beatles Label

New book:" The Zapple Diaries: The Rise and Fall of the Last Beatles Label " Coming March 1, 2016. The first full-length illustrated look at the Zapple label—the Beatles’ experimental label and the most ambitious expression of the Beatles’ determination to be leading members of the counterculture movement. Pre-order here.

Two new McCartney shows

Monday, August 24, 2015

Yoko runs a poll ... which John song would you like to hear?

Which one would you like to have heard?#onthisday 20 Aug 1972 - At the Fillmore East at 105 2nd Ave & E6th St, NYC,...

Posted by John Lennon on Thursday, August 20, 2015

New McCartney video from "Tug of War"

New Paul McCartney video posted today.

McCartney "Take It Away" video posted today

New Beatles graphic novel

Coming next June: "The Beatles: All Our Yesterdays.". Scheduled for release in June, 2016. 150 pages.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

McCartney in Detroit

Tweeted by Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Sunday. Looks like a McCartney announcement coming.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A golden oldie from 1965

Picked this up at Barnes & Noble the other day. It's not all Beatles, but it does have archival material from NME and Melody Maker. Apparently, this is a monthly magazine. Didn't see 1964, but would have loved to. (Thanks to Kris Tash.)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Exclusive: The missing Beatles music and video of the Shea Stadium concert

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Author's new book to uncover reasons behind firing of Pete Best