Tuesday, March 24, 2009 was a sad day in the life
of rock star Joey Molland. His beautiful wife of many years,
Kathie, passed away in her sleep. We send condolences to
Joey and his sons, Shaun and Joe and wish them peace, love and happiness
in the days ahead of them. All Beatle Brunch Club fans who were
looking forward to a chat with Joey on Monday, March 30th at 7:30
PM EST will be invited on-line to talk about Joey and his illustrious
life in Badfinger as well as all the cool current things hes
doing today in the music business. As Beatle Brunch receives more
information we will keep you posted. God bless you Kathie Molland
youll be sorely missed.
2009 marks the 45th anniversary of The Beatles coming to
America. And what a better way to celebrate than with a top-notch,
luxury cruise by Silversea
with Joe Johnson for a Beatle Brunch voyage August 26, 2009 to
September 5th on board The Silver Cloud.
We hope to see our fans take advantage of an extraordinary, all
inclusive cruise from London and traveling throughout the British
Isles for 10 days. The intimate and elegant ship, Silver Cloud has
limited availability accommodating only 296 guests. The up-scale,
European service is exceptional. The suites
all with ocean views and most with private verandas.
There are 3 gourmet open seating restaurants with some of the finest
chefs known to mankind. Complimentary fine wines, champagne and
spirits abound. Each guest will receive $500.00 ($1,000.00 per suite)
on-board credits to spend in the shoppes, shore excursions or in
the spa. Must we mention the excellent on-board entertainment? All
transportation and transfers are included
why, the airfare
from select Eastern US cities is included (see the list of 25 FREE
East Zone Cities + others with small fees) ... as if that werent
enough, the fare includes all on-board gratuities! Visit www.silversea.com
for more information.
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator
in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard
its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver
Shadow, Silver Whisper -- and launching in December 2009, Silver
Spirit -- all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and
casual elegance. With the addition of the regal expedition ship
Prince Albert II, the company's itineraries encompass all seven
In the U.S., Silversea has been voted "World's Best" by
the readers of Condé Nast Traveler (nine times) and Travel
+ Leisure (seven times), and rated Number-One luxury cruise line
by high-net-worth consumers in the 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index
(LBSI). International awards include "World's Leading Luxury
Cruise Line" from World Travel Awards (2007) ; "Five Star
Diamond Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences
(2009); "Number One" small-ship line in the Readers' Choice"
survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine
(2007); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Spain's Cruceros
& Destinos magazine (2008); "Best Luxury Cruise Line"
by Australia's Luxury Travel & Style Magazine (2009); and "Best
Luxury Cruise Operator" according to Asia's Travel Weekly (2008).
Member Drive Is On!
With your user name and password, youll be able to take
the Magical Trivia Tour. We simplified the trivia questions
... so won't you play? The first person to get all correct answers
will win a cool prize.
January Live Chat was with Louise Harrison
February with Tony Bramwell
Previous chats included Laurence Juber, Lou Harrison,
May Pang and Nancy Lee Andrews.
Coming Soon Julian Lennon
Beatles - All Together Now
John - Visit Strawberry Fields
Paul - Song you want to hear LIVE
George - Brainwashed
Ringo - No more signing stuff
Joe's Blog - The Beatle Brunch Buzz Topics
Beatle Brunch celebrated the 45th Beatles Invasion at
Beatles Tribute Band Raises the Roof in Ft Lauderdale
on the 40th
Sir Paul plays live on the Grammys (watch the video)
See Paul on his appearances on The Colbert Report and
Some Upcoming Beatles Snacks
On The Brunch!
We hope you enjoyed our Fab Four Flip Sides show this past weekend.
Its always nice to flip the pillow over to the cool side
after heating up the front for so long. Thats exactly
what deejays in the 60s did. When a new Beatles single
was wearing out, or they just wanted new material, theyd
flip over to the B side for songs like This Boy, Ill Get
You and I Saw Her Standing There. And as we flip the calendar
over again this week, weve got a nice selection of up
and coming Beatle Brunch programs.
In the spring
of 1968, the boys went to Rishikesh to study with the Maharishi
Mahesh yogi. Much to our pleasure, they returned with 40 new
songs, many of which ended up on the white album.
a more productive 10 hours of studio work been done, than what
was accomplished on February 11th, 1963. The Beatles recorded
10 songs for their upcoming 14 song album in less than a day.
Five weeks later it was in the stores and the boys were well
on their way to Fabdom. Its the songs and stories of the
Please Please Me LP.
shouted that from the mountain top 20 times in their career.
Well take you to the toppermost of the poppermost once
again for Beatle Number Ones, including their domination of
the top 5 on the chart.
in the Meadowlands for the 35th
Annual Beatles Festival in the New York metro area. Ill
be hosting Beatles Trivia, Name That Beatle Tune, plus taking
your Beatle Brunch requests on The Brunch microphone and on
video for the AfterBrunch. A splendid time is guaranteed for
Tony and Tom
At The Fest
Beatle Brunch listeners, come say hey at the Fest
for Beatles Fans this Friday through Sunday at the Crown
Plaza Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ. Ill be there
with a stack of Beatle Brunch prizes, like Beatles
Monopoly, the Concert for John Lennon DVDs, signed
copies of Greg Hawkes excellent CD The Beatles
Uke and more! Plus, make sure you come up and say
hello in person so we can tape you for the After Brunch
video download on our Beatle Brunch Club site and get your request
for our Requests from the Fest Beatle Brunch show
airing in a few weeks.
Ill be manning the Crystal Ballroom most of the weekend
with Beatles Trivia and Name That Beatle Tune
competitions, joined by my buddy, former GMA Weather Anchor
(now host of the morning weather on Fox 5 in Washington DC),
Tony Perkins and our Trivia maven, Tom Frangione.
Plus, catch our Beatles and the Media chat.
Heres my schedule of events for the weekend! Come on by
and bring the kids too! Were family friendly!
JOE JOHNSONS CRYSTAL BALLROOM SCHEDULE
7:00 Beatles Live Trivia Game Show - Joe Johnson / Tony
Perkins / Tom Frangione
8:15 Name That Tune Competition - Joe Johnson / Tony
Perkins / Tom Frangione
4:00 Beatles Live Trivia Game Show - Joe Johnson / Tony
Perkins / Tom Frangione
6:45 Name That Tune Competition - Joe Johnson / Tony
Perkins / Tom Frangione
9:45 The Beatles and the Media, moderated and hosted
by Joe Johnson, Tony Perkins, & author Bruce Spizer
1:00 Name That Tune Competition - Joe Johnson
1:45 Live Trivia Game Show - Joe Johnson/Tom Frangione
6:00 Which Let It Be Album is the best? Bruce Spizer,
Chart Topping Record
Still Standing There
As we look back on Beatles history again in this newsletter,
remember when The Beatles held the Top 5 positions on the Billboard
music chart? Its a feat not likely to be duplicated, even
by the Fabs themselves.
For the week ending April 4, 1964, Beatles songs were in positions
1 through 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart (see chart*),
plus the boys held 7 more spots in the hot 100 that week, I
Saw Her Standing There (#31), From Me to
You (#41), Do You Want to Know a Secret
(#46), All My Loving (#58), You
Cant Do That (#65), Roll Over Beethoven
(#68), and Thank You Girl (#79). The Beatles
stayed at number one on the chart until May 9th, when a non-Beatles
song took the number one spot for the first time since February
1st, ending The Beatles 14-week monopoly. The song that finally
squeaked to the top? Louis Armstrongs rendition of Hello
Upon closer examination of the chart, you can see that the top
5 songs were on four different record labels, all competing
for a slice of The Beatles honey pie: Capitol, Tollie, Swan
and Vee Jay. Eventually Capitol would win the record wars and
all future Beatle tunes put out in the U.S. would be released
by this American label, until Apple sprung up in the spring
of 1968, with the first release, Hey Jude,
which lived at the top for 9 straight weeks.
For more on this and other chart topping information, get Bruce
Spizers excellent book, The Beatles
Story on Capitol Records, both the album and singles
version, plus all the rest of Bruces amazing works at
www.beatle.net, plus meet
Bruce at this weekends Fest
for Beatles Fans in New Jersey.
*chart courtesy of Bruce Spizer
Congrats to Rene M'Sadoques
February BBC Winner
Rene was selected at random to win the The Lennon DVD, "Come
She listens to The Brunch on WMXJ 102.7FM in Miami every Sunday
Thank you for your Beatle Brunch Club support and we hope
to receive your "Baby's Request" by recording your
personal Beatles song dedication to your favorite person.
You know how to do it ... right?.
This is a compilation of performances by an elite group of
guests doing their renditions of "Imagine", "In
My Life", "Revolution", "Dear Prudence",
"This Boy" and others. Hosted by Kevin Spacey, this
DVD pays a special concert tribute to John in the wake of
9-11. DVD courtesy Eagle Rock Entertainment.
YOU HAVE A MONOPOLY
All this month on Beatle Brunch you can win Fab prizes, including
the best selling Beatle item in 40 years, The Beatles Monopoly
Game from USAopoly. were also pleased to have in
our hands, signed copies of
The Beatles Uke, by former Cars member Greg
Hawkes. Gregs love for the Fabs comes through in
the 14 songs hes crafted on ukelele; Georges favorite
instrument. Meet Greg at the NJ
Fest the weekend of March 27th. You can also
enjoy a tribute to Lennon on DVD when you win Come
Together: a night for John Lennons words and music.
Hosted by Kevin Spacey, this night of live Lennon music
features performances by Volanda Adams and Billy Preston,
Dave Mathews, Stone Temple Pilots, Alanis Morissette, Lou
Reed, Dave Stewart, Sean Lennon, with guest star appearances
by Kevin Bacon, Benjamin Bratt, Edie Falco, James Gandolfini,
Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Yoko Ono and others, courtesy
of Eagle Rock Entertainment. This loving tribute to John and
New York is interspersed with Johns wisdom.
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Beatle Brunch is proud
to be heard in more than 120 radio markets in the USA, Canada,
and the Virgin Islands. Among our newest Brunch afilliates
are WZNZ and WHJH in Jacksonville, Florida and
WSIF St. Augustine Beach, Florida and WFGO Erie,
PA. go to The Stations
Page of our website to find a broadcast near
you, plus remember you can listen to Beatle Brunch in streaming
audio on most of our family of radio stations.