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Lennon & Ono Bed-in For Peace -
Play Mind Games and WIN!



BEGINNING MAY 24 - PLAY MIND GAMES ON THE BRUNCH and WIN THIS SPECIAL EDITION LITHO
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



DIAL 800-682-8517 For
The Cruise Of A Lifetime

You’ve always wanted to travel to London right? … but now, here’s a chance for you to really see the British Isles in Beatle luxury. A total of only 300 people will share the experience aboard Silversea’s Silver Cloud for 10 exciting days!

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 are spacious … 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 weren’t 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 continents.
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).



LET IT ROLL: Songs by George Harrison

George Harrison’s first ever career spanning solo hits collection on Capitol/EMI will be released on Tuesday, June 16th.

The set includes 19 tracks from the Quiet One’s illustrious solo career, beginning with his “All Things Must Pass” triple album set, all the way through to his “Brainwashed” CD released shortly after his passing. The new CD’s special packaging includes a 28-page booklet featuring previously unseen and rare photos, and newly written liner notes by Warren Zanes. The 19 tracks have been digitally remastered at EMI’s Abbey Road Studio’s by Giles Martin, son of Beatles’ Producer, George, and co-producer of the Grammy award winning LOVE soundtrack. They will be available on CD and via digital download.

Here is the track listing.

Listen for a full-hour feature of the new CD including Joe Johnson’s exclusive interview with Mrs. Olivia Harrison to air the weekend of June 13-14th on Beatle Brunch nationwide.
1. Got My Mind Set On You
2. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
3. The Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
4. My Sweet Lord
5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Live - "Concert For Bangladesh")
6. All Things Must Pass
7. Any Road
8. This Is Love
9. All Those Years Ago
10. Marwa Blues
11. What Is Life
12. Rising Sun
13. When We Was Fab
14. Something (Live - "Concert For Bangladesh")
15. Blow Away
16. Cheer Down
17. Here Comes The Sun (Live - "Concert For Bangladesh")
18. I Don't Want To Do It
19. Isn't It A Pity

 

 

 

Don’t Blame it on the Butcher, but Listen!

Beatle fans will get a bloody treat the weekend of June 6-7th when we spotlight the infamous Butcher Cover album, along with the story and its incredible music. Historians may know that The Beatles “Yesterday and Today” album, a repackaging of UK singles for America, became famous for its cover, a shocking photo of The Boys dressed up in butcher smocks holding dolls and cut up pieces of meat.

The cover photo, taken by photo artist Robert Whitaker, so shocked record store owners and reviewers, that it was immediately recalled by Capitol Records, who chose to paste a rather tame slick over the offending cover. Little did they know that they were only increasing the value of the ones that got away.

Today, Butcher Cover albums in sealed condition can for as much as $50,000, even the pasted-over ones command big bucks.

We’ll hear from Butcher experts Bruce Spizer, Jason Anjourian and Gary Hein on the album’s notoriety, plus historical interviews from John Lennon in 1974 and more recently, Ringo Starr’s comments on the album to Joe Johnson last year when he was kicking off his All Starr Band tour.

Don’t forget to click on the “After Brunch” that weekend to see some of Gary Hein’s pristine Butcher Cover albums that he has in his collection and for sale. Gary is an expert on the album and has professionally peeled more than 100 Butcher Covers. Don’t ruin history by trying to peel yours yourself, call Gary at 732-219-1988 or visit him online at www.Beatles4Me.com. Also, catch our friend and Beatle partner Russ Lease on that episode of AfterBrunch available exclusively to members of Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch Club! Join today at a super deal, only pennies a day.

 

 

Beatle Brunch Celebrates Year 18

It was 20 (almost) years ago today, that Sgt. Pepper taught Joe to play on Beatle Brunch, and beginning May 31, 2009, we begin our 18th year of playing Fab tunes every week on the longest running Beatles program in Radio syndication.

This weekend we’re featuring “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, the album we spotlighted on our first broadcast back in 1992.

The idea for Beatle Brunch was born when Joe was driving his then new 1992 Mitzubishi Eclipse, the first car he ever owned with an in-dash CD player. He was on a long ride to see the family in Miami and popped his Beatles CDs into the player. He was so amazed at the quality and clarity (wait until 09/09/09 when the remasters come out!) that he immediately dreamed up the idea of producing a weekly radio show featuring the Fab Four. His Program Director at the radio station in South Florida was hot for it, and so began Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch, born May 31, 1992.

The show opened in 5 radio markets: Miami, Baltimore, Laconia, Indianapolis and Washington DC. Since that time, Beatle Brunch has branched out to nearly 120 radio stations in the U.S., Canada and The Virgin Islands via Westwood One and can also be heard in streaming audio via www.BrunchRadio.com/Stations.

Joe would like to personally thank all of the Beatle fans who have made the show such a lasting success, as well as the many sponsors and supporters over the years, including Mark Lapidos at thefest.com, Tom Fontaine from www.RockandRollInvestments.com, Russ Lease at www.BeatleSuits.com, Gary Hein at www.Beatles4Me.com, Anthony Parisi from www.ParisiStudios.com, Bruce Spizer at www.Beatle.net, Don E. Gee and Bob River at www.AmeriMediaUSA.com, Rob and Deb Korhonen from www.ArtandSoulGraphics.com, plus our pals Mr. Beatle, Tom Frangione, Ed Rudy, The Fab Faux, Revolution, Bootleg Beatles, Yesterday, The Fab Four, 1964, Rain, Silver Seas Cruises, Tony Bramwell, May Pang, Nancy Lee Andrews, Laurence Juber, Pete Best, Louise Harrison, Larry Kane, Joe Blumenstein, Westwood One and all the rest! We hope you have enjoyed the show.
Join in with your support of the Beatle Brunch Club … it is greatly appreciated. We cannot do it without you and keep up with us on our Facebook page. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

 

 

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Beatle Suits

Plan a Beatles Theme Wedding!
We Got The Gear!

Back in the day Brian Epstein would have hired Russ Lease to personally design and tailor The Beatles’ clothing. Today Russ supplies top-notch Beatles tribute bands all over the world with appropriate custom, hand-made togs just like the originals. Check out his website at www.BeatleSuits.com and see the entire collection of fine suits and jackets plus other goodies. Coming this September Joe will feature a tribute to The Abbey Road album cut 40 years ago and Russ will give away a beautiful Abbey Road jacket to a lucky winner of The Fab Brunch Radio contest, Mind Games. You’ll have the entire month to play and become eligible so mark your calendar starting September 6th and listen to Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch every week. One winner will be selected at random from the pool of weekly winners during the month of September.

BeatleSuits.com is proud to announce the upcoming addition of two new garments to their Beatle clothing line … the “Budukan” … a double-breasted black suit with emerald green lapels and buttons worn by The Beatles from 1966 … the finishing touch to the suit collection from the touring years.

And at long last, John Lennon’s "Rubber Soul" jacket. This is the brown suede jacket worn most notably by John on the cover photograph of the Rubber Soul album … his favorite jacket evidenced by the many images of him wearing it during press conferences, tours, and recording sessions during 1965 and 1966.





Coming Soon!
Beatles Trivial Pursuit

USAOPOLY answers the call of Beatles fans worldwide with the first-ever authorized trivia board game featuring over 2,500 trivia questions covering two decades of everything Beatles.
TRIVIAL PURSUIT: The Beatles Collector’s Edition game lets fans come together and test their Beatles knowledge with six fun categories of questions including their music, movies, and their invasion of America and much more! Stay tuned to Beatle Brunch and learn how to pursue your own Beatles Trivial Pursuit … not a trivial matter.