Chat Wrap with Mark
As Jude Kessler woulda
said, You Shoulda Been There
The live, on-line chat with Mark Hudson was a ball in a typical
Hudsonesque fashion. To our surprise Mark invited Steven Tyler
hang and answer a few excellent questions from a cordial BBC group.
We were lovin it! It was one of
the best times and all for Beatle Brunch Club members. A few cuts
from Marks new CD, The Artist, will be featured
on The Brunch over the next few weeks so please listen in. Tell
all yer BeatleBuds they missed The Hudson Chat by posting your
topic on The FabForum. And, regarding the Chat Room transcript
... pretty cool eh?
The Beatle Brunch Club by Nov. 8th and WIN this signed photograph
All BBC Members as of Midnight November 8th will qualify for the
drawing to win this autographed original courtesy, Tom
Fontaines Rock and Roll Investments.
So say, Honey Dont buy me that diamond ring, buy me
a 2-year membership in The Beatle Brunch Club! This is an
original picture of Ringo Starr taken on August 14th, 1965 during
a rehearsal for The Beatles appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
at CBS-TVs Studio 50. They performed 6 songs live including
"Act Naturally" sung by Ringo. The show was broadcast
September 12th 1965 as the first show of the new fall season.
WOODY HAILS JOHNSON
on the HIGH SEAS
Now you can picture yourself in
a boat on a river
the Caribbean Ocean and All
our Friends are Aboard and Many More of Them Live Next Door on
this incredible Beatles
It sets sail from Ft. Lauderdale on 3/28/10 aboard Royal Caribbeans
newest and most luxurious ship the Independence
of the Seas for 6 nights. On our Long
and Winding Road well stop at Belize
City, Cozumel and Costa Maya. Joining
this Magical History Cruise will be some Beatles insiders who
loved, lived with, photographed, wrote about and captured the
stories and images of the Beatles as few people ever have.
Beatle Brunchs own Joe Johnson
who will be co-hosting the Cruise, handling the Beatles Trivia
Contest (with some fantastic Beatles prizes) and conducting Jorie
Gracens Question and Answer Session called Behind
the Lens with Paul McCartney
Johns former assistant,
girlfriend and the author of Loving John and Instamatic
MAY PANG worked for ABKCO, in
the early 1970's, and from there was hired as John and Yoko's
She spent the "Long Weekend" with John Lennon. John
recorded "Walls and Bridges", and "Rock and Roll"
with May by his side.
After her relationship with Lennon
ended, May Pang worked for Island Records and United Artists.
In addition to photography, she designs a line of feng shui jewelry
and furniture. She lives in New York with her two children.
Ringos former fiancee, fashion model, photographer
and the author of A Dose of Rock and Roll
May and Nancy will participate in their own Q & A Session
called The Rock and Roll Asylum which will take you
back to the time they met when John and May rented Peter Lawfords
house on Santa Monica Beach in order to record Harry Nilssons
Her six-year relationship (1974-1980)
and engagement with Ringo granted her an all access pass to a
world beyond the velvet rope.
Part of that access included intimate and candid photographs of
Ringo Starr's life in the seventies. Andrews started her career
on the other side of the lens in 1970 when renowned photographer
Milton Greene recognized her need to click the shutter.
Living with them were Ringo, Keith Moon,
Klaus Voormann and Harry Nilsson. This is where John Lennon set
Nancy up with Ringo. They will have some great stories to tell.
the Worlds Greatest Beatles Artist, just had her name placed
on the Cavern Clubs Wall of Fame. She
is the first non-musician to be honored this way. The day of the
cruise, March 28, 2010. She will unveil eight of her Beatles creations
for the Hard Days Night Hotel. Her first book is coming out in
March, 2010 and our cruise will be the first stop on her book
tour. And maybe with a little coaxing (OK
very little) we
can get her to create one of her original Beatles art pieces on
Beatles photographer and the
author of The Beatles in Rishikesh. A new printing
of his book is "The Beatles in India"
Paul will be hosting his Beatles
in India Multi-Media presentation.
Paul McCartneys photographer for
over 20 years and the author of I Saw Him Standing There
Americas Premier Tribute
to the Beatles who will be performing three times during our 6
There will also be
an All Acoustic Set, a High Octane Dance Set for our Costume Party
and their Full Production Three-Costume-Change Show. (can you
guess which costumes?)
Theyll also be conducting
a Beatles Guitar Workshop, so dont forget to bring your
- In the Studio/Karaoke
Party with cruise promoter and host Woody Lifton.
- An opening night, open-bar Meet and Greet, Picture Session with
our guests and BritBeat.
- All of our guests will have their books, photos and artwork
available for purchase.
- A special autograph session, where you can get your pictures,
books, photos and artwork signed by our guests.
|Our Beatles Tribute Cruise
is also a Fund Raiser for the Dara
Roberts Fund. Dara is a young Beatles
fan with Cerebral Palsy who lives in New Jersey but attends
Stanford University. It takes an incredible amount of special
equipment for Dara to be at Stanford living on her own.
Wed like to help her out as much as possible.
And heres good news, Royal Caribbean has lowered their
prices almost 30% just for our Beatles
Tribute Cruisers, but this
discount ends on 10/31/09. It only takes a small deposit
of about $300 to reserve your cabin and the balance does
not have to be paid until after the first of the year. Beatle
Brunch Fans and BBCers dont miss this one ...
again. Please act now!
|Booking your cruise
is simple; just go to the Beatles
Tribute Cruise Registration page and book it today.
Before you know itll be anchors away joining your
hosts, Joe Johnson and Woody Lifton, for the Beatles vacation
of a lifetime
a fun-filled week cruising the Caribbean.
PAUL McCartney CD/DVD
"GOOD EVENING NEW YORK CITY"
It was three great nights for the band and for me personally
it was very exciting to be back opening a new stadium on the site
of the old Shea Stadium where we had played 44 years previously.
Even more exciting because this time round you could hear us!
Paul McCartney's historic three-night musical christening was
witnessed by 120,000-plus attendees and universally hailed as
a concert experience for the ages, and now you can have Paul in
your living room every night beginning November 17 when Hear Music/Concord
Music Group releases Good Evening New York City. This
momentous musical experience will be available in two formats:
a 3-disc (2 CD + 1 DVD) standard edition and a 4-disc (2 CD +
2 DVD) deluxe version featuring expanded packaging and a bonus
DVD including McCartney's traffic-stopping, headline-making July
15 performance on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee outside The
Late Show With David Letterman (including bonus numbers not broadcast).
The set will also be made available in high quality vinyl.
Good Evening New York City marks McCartneys
2nd release for Hear Music. The first was 2007s highly acclaimed
Memory Almost Full. The standard version of Good Evening
New York City will be available at participating Starbucks
company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and wherever
music is sold.
The shows were performed on the same hallowed ground that The
Beatles, in 1965, played the 34-minute show that would set the
precedent for the modern day stadium rock show--and where in 2008
McCartney joined Billy Joel for the final rock show before the
original stadium's demolition. As documented on Good Evening
New York City, "I'm Down" from the 1965 set list
was revived for the Citifield shows, albeit this time played through
a PA that was not overpowered by screaming fans (though there
were still several thousand who tried). Other highlights include
faithful takes on Beatles classics, some for the first time since
1966, including Day Tripper,
plus "Drive My Car,"
"Got To Get You Into My Life," "The Long And Winding
Road," "Blackbird," "Eleanor Rigby,"
"Back In The USSR," "Paperback Writer," "Let
It Be," "Hey Jude," "Helter Skelter"
and others, including Something"
rendered on a ukulele gifted to Paul by George Harrison, and a
tribute to John "A Day In
The Life" / "Give Peace A Chance."
Wings era nuggets include Band
On The Run," "My Love," "Let Me Roll It"
and the pyrotechnic tour de force of "Live
And Let Die," while timeless McCartney
solo material ranges from "Here
Today" to the upbeat "Flaming
Pie" and "Dance
Tonight" to a pair of numbers from
the 2008 album released under the alias of The Fireman.
The 33-song 2 hour 40 minute performances were shot in High Definition
using 15 cameras and digital footage incorporated from 75 Flipcams
handed out to fans over the course of the three night stand. The
audio mix, in both stereo and 5.1, was handled by longtime McCartney
engineer Paul Hicks,
whose credits include the recent Beatles Remasters, The Beatles
Anthology, Let It Be... Naked, and two Grammy awards for his mixing
work on the Beatles' Love album.
The marquee set, which marked McCartney's return to the site of
The Beatles U.S. television debut, generated front page headlines
and literally stopped traffic as word of mouth helped build a
crowd that packed Broadway from Columbus Circle to Times Square.
Paul McCartney's July 17-21 Citi Field stand has already been
unanimously hailed by critics and audiences alike as the concert
experience of a lifetime. On November 17, Good Evening New
York City will document it for the ages.
Listen to Beatle Brunch to hear selections from the set and to
WIN your copies.
HAVE A WINNER
Dwight Rounds, BBC Member from Austin,
The Beatles Remastered Box Set
- the RARE, collectible MONO edition, strictly limited, from Capitol
The Box of Vision
- to house all of your Beatles CDs including the Remastered
CDs. Comes with exclusive catalography and liner notes on every
The Beatles Remastered
Plaque - a highly collectible, limited
edition plaque commemorating The Beatles Remastered engraved with
your name by Capitol EMI and sent to you.
Tribute to Lucy
The passing of Lucy Vodder, Julians
friend who inspired Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,
so moved Julian, that he sings on a song with his friend James
Scott Cook in tribute to his dear old friend.
The song is called Lucy and Julian recently sang backup
vocals on the song for inclusion on his new CD due out later this
year. Proceeds from the song will be donated to charities supporting
research for Lupus, the disease that took the life of the storied
|Listen, Do You Want
to Know a Secret?
Once there was a way to get your Beatle Brunch,
now there are two!
Soon, all Beatle Brunch radio programs will be available online
via The Beatle Brunch Club Downloads page. It is yet
another privilege of your membership in The Beatle Brunch Club.
So now, if your local station pre-empts the broadcast, you be
the deejay and click on the Beatle Brunch microphone. Join
the BBC today!
Please send an e-mail or call your local radio stations
Program Director; tell him you love Joe Johnsons Beatle
Brunch. Its a great way to show your support to the
station while plugging the show. Which, by the way, The Brunch
is free to all radio stations, but it doesnt mean a thing
unless the PD hears from the listeners. Please contact the station.
Its the only way to keep Beatle Brunch on the air. Its
Only Love And That Is All.
And ask your Beatle Buddies to join All Together Now!
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