Friday, February 7, 2014

I Don't Want To Spoil The Party So I'll Blog


Congratulate Ringo in person on the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles coming to America.
 Photo from Ringo’s Facebook page.

50 years after The Beatles invaded the U.S.A., Ringo Starr will be conquering Chicago. Tickets went on sale earlier today for his June 28th concert at the Chicago Theatre.

Here are some other Beatles related things going on.

WXRT kicked off the weekend today by picking the early Beatles as their Friday Feature. In addition to all those short and catchy Liverpool-spawned tunes, the station has been airing special reports from DJ Terri Hemmert, who is in New York for the Fest For Beatles Fans celebration this weekend. She’ll give Lin Brehmer and his listeners a complete report this Monday morning. On Sunday morning, she’ll be doing her Breakfast With The Beatles show on XRT from 8:00 to 10:00AM.

All You Need Is Love - A Beatles Tribute has a performance tonight at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT, and shows at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, NY on Saturday and Sunday nights. The traveling band is comprised of 20 musicians with experience doing Beatle tribute gigs.

Abbey Road On The River will be marking The Beatles Anniversary in Louisville this weekend, with 12 cover bands. 

BritBeat, one of the acts scheduled for Abbey Road On The River, will also be performing at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts tomorrow night at 8:00 PM.


Ellis Clark and Phil Angotti have both had long careers as solo artists and with various bands. They’ve been joining forces on gigs lately, and they’ve recorded a version of The Beatles’ “I Dig A Pony”. The duo will be doing a Beatle tribute show at Mayne Stage tomorrow night.

Liverpool Legends will be at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles this Sunday. Show time is 4:30 PM. George Harrison’s sister Louise, an avid supporter of this tribute band, will be at the Arcada to meet fans. She no doubt still has fond memories of being at the Ed Sullivan Show when The Beatles made their American TV debut.

The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles coming to America with a screening of the CNN series The Sixties: The British Invasion and The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit in its Foster Theater. 

Beatles artist Shannon will have extensive involvement in New York City’s Fab 50 events at the Apollo Theater, the Hudson Theatre, Town Hall, and the Bitter End club. She has been named as Fab 50’s official art director/stage designer, and has created a 50th Anniversary poster. 

Rock Art Show, an online store that features art and photography of and by famous musicians, has a special framed item to commemorate The Beatles’ appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. It includes a ticket, buttons, and picture sleeve images.  

Celebrate Beatlemania with a book (rhymes with kook). If you’ve got the money, Genesis Publications  has a number of limited edition books pertaining to The Beatles for sale, including 50 Years Adrift by former Beatles press officer Derek Taylor. It features some very cool illustrations by Roy Williams. The high-end UK publisher is celebrating its 40 anniversary this year. 

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