Thursday, March 29, 2018

Klaus Voormann book pre-sale has begun!

Picture copyright Klaus Voormann

Klaus Voormann has begun taking orders for his next book, "It Started in Hamburg." The exclusive edition which is signed by Voormann is now available for pre-sale in his website shop. It will be published in the second half of May.
Here are details taken from the website (and thanks to J. for the alert):

Scheduled to be available as of the second half of May 2018
Softcover/adhesive (unsewn) binding
22 cm x 26 cm
220 pages
More than 200 images (fotos, illustrations, sketches, objects)
About the book:
Musician and graphic designer Klaus Voormann’s Grammy award-winning Beatles “REVOLVER” album cover is considered a masterpiece. However, confining his achievements to the “REVOLVER” album cover wouldn’t capture the whole picture of his multifaceted artistic work.
On the occasion of his 80th birthday in 2018, the book „KLAUS VOORMANN – IT STARTED IN HAMBURG“ is dedicated to his substantial creative work, beginning in Hamburg in 1958. Looking back on a productive period of 60 years, the graphic art also refers to
the musician Voormann and the perennial influence of the world of music.
Besides well-known illustrations from the Beatles-area, almost 200 pieces of artwork will reveal the artist’s diversity, including many graphic works, sketches and productions supplemented by fotos and stories – hitherto unknown to the general public – and contributions of companions and friends.
You can see images of pages from the book on the website.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Julian Lennon sets book autograph sessions in New York and L.A.

Julian Lennon announced today he will sign copies of his new book "Heal the Earth" at 7 p.m. April 6 at Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003 and 7 p.m. April 13 at Barnes & Noble The Grove at Farmers Market, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Paul McCartney announces four new reissues for 2018

Paul McCartney announced today catalog upgrade reissues of "Chaos and Creation In the Backyard," "Wings Greatest," "NEW" and "Thrillington" with single CDs and colored vinyl due May 18. All four titles will be issued in single CD digipak and 180 gram black vinyl single LP formats and be made available for the first time in limited edition 180gram color vinyl pressings. All vinyl LPs will include a download card. Here are ordering links from those that are currently available on Amazon.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New book by Klaus Voormann to be revealed

Klaus Voormann's new book (Photo courtesy Klaus Voormann)

Klaus Voorman has announced he'll be revealing details of a new book called "It Started In Hamburg" on April 10 on his website.  (Thanks to John Bezzini for the alert.)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Fab 4 Music Festival to take place June 9

Liverpool Productions' Fab 4 Music Festival festival honoring The Beatles will be held on June 9 to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of "The Beatles (White Album)" and the movie "Yellow Submarine." The event will be held at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT. Hours are from 1 to 10 p.m. There will be two stages of performances with 20 groups performing indoors and outdoors.

Advance general admission tickets are $19.68. There are also V.I.P. tickets available. Admission will be higher at the door. Advance tickets available at Ticketmaster. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

RIP: Beatles expert Bruce Hamlin

Some sad news: Bruce Hamlin, one of the pre-eminent Beatles authorities in Australia, has died. Don't know if his name was that well known in the States, but he was very well known in Australia and was responsible for The Beatles Information Record Service there.