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October 11th at 5 PM EST

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BBC Members: You Can Chat Live With
Mark Hudson

On Sunday, October 11th at 5 PM Eastern Standard Time BBC'ers can ask Mark all about his latest DVD,
"Sound Stage with Ringo Starr and the Roundheads" his latest CD "The Artist" and what's going on with The Hudson Brothers.

Don't miss this Live Chat!

 

Mark’s new CD "The Artist" is on sale now. Ask Mark about it!

You can go to www.MarkHudsonMusic.com and order yours. Brunchers will be very happy to hear, “So You Are A Star,” featuring Ringo on drums and stay tuned to Beatle Brunch for a spotlight of the song. While you’re on Mark's website look at some of the music videos he produced. They’re hilarious! Check out some of the amazing guest stars that pop up too.
From "The Artist": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxLOUx-JGwM

Over the past Summer, Mark’s worked with a band, The Gray Lions, a three piece Fillmore East rock band featuring the distinct guitar playing of Marc Rubinstein. He’s also been in Boston helping Steven Tyler with his book, "Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?" and writing songs, hopefully for the next album.

They were touring until Tyler fell off the stage during a gig and dislocated his shoulder. Well, that’s one way to end the tour, even though Mark still says, “ Sometimes I feel like I'm becoming Steven Tyler with smaller lips and maybe a bigger ... never mind.”

 

 

 

WHEN IN DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN LENNON:
Give Peace a Chance Exhibit.

Join in the Celebration at the Lennon Birthday Bash!



When: Monday October 5 - Sunday 11, 2009
Where: Old School Square Cultural Arts Center
Vintage Gymnasium Building (corner of NE 1st St. and NE 1st Ave.)

Delray Beach, FL

John and Yoko hung out in their pajamas for eight days during their 1969 “bed-in” in suite 1742 of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal Canada. Reclining on their hotel bed, the famous Beatle and his new wife read Lao Tzu, snuggled and recorded the anthem “Give Peace a Chance.”

But mostly they talked about peace and lorded over the chaos in a room crammed tight with star-struck kids, reporters, disc jockeys, Hare Krishnas, Timothy Leary, Tommy Smothers, Dick Gregory, Al Capp, Murray the K and others. They used their bed as a way to put themselves and their message in the center of a searing spotlight, demonstrating through their vulnerability and openness their unrelenting support for their beliefs. No celebrity couple had ever used their bed as a place of protest, nor had anyone before been so available in person and by telephone to the world.

“We’re going to sell peace the way other people sell soap,” Lennon said to Gerry Deiter, a young, accomplished photographer on assignment for Life magazine. Deiter was our eyes in that hotel room, the only photographer there for the entire eight days of the bed-in. He was determined to capture the essence of the scene — in particular the love between the newlyweds in many intimate moments. As a photojournalist, Deiter’s documentary-style photographs illustrate John and Yoko’s commitment to each other and their desire to break down barriers between power, celebrity, status and convention in a sincere desire to end war and violence in the world.

Said Michael Simmons, reporter for Mojo Magazine, LA Weekly and the Huffington Post: “Gerry Deiter’s photographs capture that brief moment in human history when two people, unafraid to appear foolish, cleverly and joyfully utilized their fame for peace. It’s an eternal example, one that urgently reverberates in the 21st Century. Not incidentally, they also remind us of one of the great love stories of all time.”

Old School Square Cultural Center (www.oldschool.org) and ArtVision Exhibitions (www.artvisionexhibitions.com) invite visitors to join in the week-long celebration. It is a rare opportunity to experience the exhibit, which recently made a major impact in both Liverpool, UK and at The Museum at Bethel Woods, (Woodstock site) NY.

“These images were hidden away for over 35 years. It’s like sitting on the edge of the bed and watching history unfold” said Ms. Rehberg. “We’ve also had a huge response to our plan to show student art inspired by the idea of peace”. The era comes to life with Bed-in contributor interviews, live musical performances with bands “910” and “The School of Rock”, historic instruments courtesy of Beatle memorabilia collectors Bill and Jacki Haack, and whimsical illustrations by former Disney animator Stephen Austin.

Visitors will have the opportunity to place their written message for world peace on the exhibit’s Wish Tree which will be sent to Yoko Ono, enter the recreated bed-in suite from the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, purchase rare exhibition art, and attend readings and book signing events with curator Joan E. Athey of Victoria British Columbia.

Special Events
Suggested admission: $2 donation (unless otherwise noted) to benefit Old School Square’s Cornell Museum Exhibit & Arts Education Fund

Monday, Oct. 5
7 - 10 pm Exhibit Open
7 - 8 pm Author Book Signing
7 - 8:30 pm Peace Light
Live Music - School of Rock

Tuesday, Oct. 6
12 - 9 pm Exhibit Open

Wednesday, Oct. 7
12 - 9 pm Exhibit Open
2 - 4 pm Author Book Signing
6 - 7:30 pm Curator’s Happy Hour at Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar hosted by Square One
8 pm Film Screening: Give Peace a Song at the Crest Theatre* ($5)

Thursday, Oct. 8
12 - 9 pm Exhibit Open
1 - 2 pm Author Book Signing
6:30 - 7 pm Curator’s Gallery Walk
7 - 8 pm Author Book Signing
8 pm Film Screening: Give Peace a Song at the Crest Theatre* ($5)

Friday, Oct. 9
12 - 5 pm & 7 - 10 pm Exhibit Open
7 - 10 PM
“The Big Lennon Birthday Bash”
Celebrate John Lennon’s 69th Birthday--Live Band “910”, Cash Bar, Curator’s Gallery Walk, Author Book Signing ($5)

Saturday, Oct. 10
12 - 10 pm Exhibit Open
1 - 1:30 pm Curator’s Gallery Walk
1:30 - 3 pm Author Book Signing
7 - 10 pm
“Peace ‘n Love Night”
Live Band “910”, Cash Bar ($5)
8 - 8:30 pm Author Book Signing

Sunday, Oct. 11
12 - 6 pm Exhibit Open
12:30 - 1:30 pm Curator’s Gallery Walk
1:30 - 2:30 pm Author Book Signing
3 pm Double Feature at the Crest Theatre__Hard Days Night & Let It Be* ($5)
Live Music - School of Rock
* Film titles subject to change.
$5 suggested donation

For a complete listing of exhibition special events, visit www.artvisionexhibitions.com or www.oldschool.org:

contact Melissa Carter at mcarter@oldschool.org
(561) 243-7922 ext. 322
.

 

 

 

Beatles are Toppermost of the Poppermost...Again!

It’s Fab to be Beatle fan again! 45 years after they first made the charts in the U.S., the Fab Four's catalog has sold more than 2.5 million copies since their global reintroduction on 9/909 in the UK, North America and Japan. The most popular rock band of the 20th century has a solid hold on that title for the 21st century.

On Billboard’s Comprehensive Albums chart -- which lists the most popular album releases in the US, including current and catalogue titles -- The Beatles set a new record for the most simultaneous titles by a single artist (18), including five of the top 10 and nine of the top 20, and all 14 re-mastered CDs are in the top 20, led by Abbey Road at number one and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at number two.

1. The Beatles: Abbey Road (89,000)
2. The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s LHCB (74,000)
3. The Beatles: The Beatles (60,000)
4. The Beatles: Rubber Soul (58,000)
5. The Beatles: Revolver (46,000)
6. Michael Jackson: Number Ones (45,000)
7. The Beatles: Help (39,000)
8. The Beatles: Let It Be (32,000)
9. The Beatles: Past Masters 1 & 2 (31,000)
10. The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour (30,000)
11. The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night (29,000)
12. The Beatles: Please Please Me (23,000)
13. The Beatles: With The Beatles (21,000)
14. The Beatles: Beatles For Sale (21,000)
15. Michael Jackson: The Essential Michael Jackson (19,000)
16. Michael Jackson: Thriller (17,000)
17. The Beatles: Yellow Submarine (14,000)
18. The Beatles: 1 (11,000)
19. Mercy Me: All That Is Within Me (9,000)
20. Michael Jackson: Bad (8,000)

 

Sounstage presents

Ringo Starr
& The Roundheads

Filmed at the Genessee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois, Ringo Starr performs a stellar set with Mark Hudson and The Roundheads that spans his illustrious career.

Recorded live in High-Definition, this momentous Soundstage performance includes the classic Beatles’ tracks “Yellow Submarine,” “With A Little Help From My Friends,” and “Octopus’s Garden” as well as the infectious “Memphis In Your Mind” and the sing-along “Photograph” – plus special guest Colin Hay from "Men At Work" joins Ringo onstage to perform “Who Can It Be Now.”

Ringo Starr & The Roundheads includes 14 TRACKS:

• It Don’t Come Easy
• Octopus’s Garden
• Choose Love
• I Wanna Be Your Man
• Who Can It Be Now?
• Don’t Pass Me By
• I’m The Greatest
  • Give Me Back The Beat
• Memphis In Your Mind
• Photograph
• Back Off Boogaloo
• Yellow Submarine
• Act Naturally
• With A Little Help From My Friends


• On top of his Beatles fame, Ringo has enjoyed a prolific solo career as a singer, songwriter, musical collaborator and actor

• Ringo has 7 solo Billboard Top 10 hits and has released 24 studio and live albums since 1970

• The Beatles: Rock Band was released on September 9 coinciding with the release of new, Remastered CD versions of The Beatles catalog

 

 

 

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Beatle Brunch Remembers
Lenny Bruce

A famous comedian once said, “Lenny Bruce’s legacy is freedom of speech and telling it as it is, getting your life and putting it out on the table, telling everyone about it.”
“I rode with him in a taxi once, only for a mile and a half. Seemed like it took a couple of months” – Bob Dylan
“Lenny Bruce died from an overdose of police” – Phil Spector

Lenny Bruce is one of the celebrities immortalized on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and when we received a call from Lenny’s daughter, Kitty, to help promote her project, "Lenny’s House", we thought … how neat is this?

Lenny Bruce was the mentor of many comics and celebrities who began their entertainment career during the 50s and 60s. He was extremely controversial for his time. It wasn’t until many years later when other comedians like George Carlin were able to publicize similar “LB material.” He was the only person ever granted a posthumous pardon in New York state's history. Governor Pataki claimed his act was "a declaration of New York's commitment to upholding the First Amendment."

So we tip our hat to Kitty Bruce and hope a few Brunchers might bid on a few items up for auction October 13, 2009. We know Yoko donated something special of John’s. And please, Let It Be known that any one appearing on any of our favorite Beatles albums is a friend of ours.

For more about Lenny’s House go to
LennyBruceOfficial.com