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We are looking forward to your continued support. Thank you!
Coming Soon ... PEACE
40 years from The Bed-in
The Way of Life, c. 1969
Measures 24 x 18 inches, ready for framing
From the exhibition: GIVE PEACE A CHANCE: John Lennon and Yoko Ono's
Bed-in for Peace circulated by ArtVision Exhibitions, LLC
Next 10 Members Who Sign Up
As John Lennon once said, "You had to be there."
Well, Dave Schwensen has created the nearest thing to actually witnessing
the Cleveland concerts and it's a worthwhile contribution to the
growing canon of works about the greatest rock group of them all.
Captures the excitement, hysteria and even the terror
of being in the middle of an amped-up mob whose only goal was to
get a piece of the Fab Four. Not bogged down with minutia, this
entertaining book takes you on a journey that encapsulates the live
Beatles experience from all perspectives. A must read for old and
new fans alike.
Dave Schwensen did the impossible. Through his writing
he took my mind from the California coastline to Cleveland and made
me enjoy it. I was mainly skeptical that he could write a whole
book about a single happening - the two Beatle concerts in said
city and hold my interest. Not only did he accomplish both impossibilities,
he totally drew me into the whole experience and gave me new insight
into something I thought I knew something about.
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).
Joe Johnson's BBC Member Drive Is
The Beatle Brunch Club website is fun and loaded
with up-to-date Beatles news, fun and games. We send out valuable
prizes to BBC Members every month. The Request Line, The FabForum,
Beatles Trivia, and The AfterBrunch are just a few cool things
for you to deal with, and remember they are available to members
only. Make The BBC a place you'll love to visit, a place to share
with your BeatleBuds, a real community of Beatles fans who Come
Together to keep The Beatles in their hearts on Mainstreet Earth.
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
McCartney Rocks THE JOINT
By Bruce Spizer
This doesnt diminish Pauls energy level, musicianship
or voice on recent tours, but lets face it, any performer
will sing better when not worn out by the rigors of the road.
"The Joint" is part of the $800million expansion
at Hard Rock. Paul s April 19, 2009 concert at The Joint
in Las Vegas exemplified the thrill of seeing McCartney at
his best. His two hour twenty-four minute concert was full
of high energy performances of the songs fans expect him to
play, plus a few surprises. The show was held two nights after
his triumphant appearance at the Coachella music festival
in California and had nearly the same set list.
I'm Gonna Be A Star!
On Tuesday, April 14, George Harrison received his star on
the Walk of Fame, at 1750 N. Vine Street, right in front of
the Capitol Records tower and just a few steps from his old
friend John Lennons star. The 2,382nd star on the most
famous sidewalk in the world is a tribute to the caring person
and outstanding musician and composer we all love so much:
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
to March BBC Winner
Andrew Farley from
If you need a thoughtful, passionate lawyer this is the guy
Hey Andy, hop on Baby's Request line and record your best
shot. Joe will play it on the next Beatle Brunch and thanks
for joining The BBC.
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.
Take The NEW BBC
Magical Trivia Tour.
Win A signed Copy of Dave Schwensen's
Book, The Beatles In Cleveland.