Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Help Jackie Spencer find 'Little Georgie'

Liverpool Beatles tour guide Jackie Spencer is desperately searching for "Little Georgie," a Beatles doll with a lot of sentimental value that she lost last week. "He was a gift given to me from Jaclyn King in Orlando. Since then he's become a well traveled little icon visiting New York, California, all over the UK, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, and more," she told us. 

"I lost him on a Beatles Ale Trail after we'd been to Wales all day (Thursday) to see Bangor University where the Maharishi held his conference, then Portmerion where George had his 50th birthday party," she continued. "He always came along when I had children on tours. They loved him. On the Beatles Pilgrimage Ale Trail back in Liverpool, we visited The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Ye Cracke and The Jacaranda. (It) was at the end of the evening I realized he wasn't in my bag anymore. 

"I've had him since 2013. He's become quite a cult figure. Since I lost him I've had loads of replacement offers from really kind Beatle fans. I have a replacement in the wings and Beatle people have been so kind offering to replace him for me." 

However, she's really hoping to get the original back. If you can help her, contact her at jackie@beatleguide.com.  

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Beatles internet station honored

Matt Burley of Fab4Radio.com tells us the station has been selected to be a featured station by Stream Licensing Inc. in its oldies category. Fab4Radio.com airs our "Things We Said Today" program on the weekends

"We take pride in the selection of featured stations, and you should as well as it is a great accomplishment and it stands as proof of your hard work and dedication to this craft and is recognized by your industry peers," they said.

Congratulations to Fab4Radio.com. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

The two-volume version of Mark Lewisohn's 'All These Years: Tune In' finally coming to U.S.

The Beatles - All These Years - Extended Special Edition: Volume One: Tune In, the two-volume version of Mark Lewisohn's "All These Years - Tune In," which was only available in England until now, will be released here Nov. 7. You can order it at this link.

"“I’m delighted to be able to announce that the ‘extended special edition’ of Tune In – the ‘all I wrote’ version – is to become fully available in North America from Nov. 7, 2017,” Lewisohn told us via email. He told us the release here comes thanks to his publishing partners and said this version will enable readers to learn more about the Beatles' early history from his valuable research before volume 2 is released. No date has been announced for that.

More from Lewisohn here.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"To Tell The Truth" -- which girl met the Dave Clark Five!

This is fun. This show aired Nov. 1, 1965 and the first person the panel has to guess is the winner of a contest to meet The Dave Clark Five in London. The questions are funny in themselves, especially when Orson Bean talks about his love for rock 'n' roll and Peggy Cass asks the contestants to guess "Sam the Sham and the ..."