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All BBC Members as of Midnight November 8th will qualify for the drawing to win this autographed original courtesy, Tom Fontaine’s Rock and Roll Investments.

So say, “Honey Don’t 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-TV’s 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.



Now you can picture yourself in a boat on a river … well … the Caribbean Ocean and All our Friends are Aboard and Many More of Them Live Next Door on this incredible Beatles Tribute Cruise.
It sets sail from Ft. Lauderdale on 3/28/10 aboard Royal Caribbean’s newest and most luxurious ship the
Independence of the Seas for 6 nights. On our Long and Winding Road we’ll 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.

All Together Now we have:
Beatle Brunch’s own, Joe Johnson, Cruise Co-Host
Joe will handle the Beatles Trivia Contest (with some fantastic Beatles prizes) and conducting Jorie Gracen’s Question and Answer Session called “Behind the Lens with Paul McCartney”
May Pang

John’s former assistant, girlfriend and the author of “Loving John” and “Instamatic Karma”

MAY PANG worked for ABKCO, in the early 1970's, and from there was hired as John and Yoko's personal assistant.
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.


Nancy Lee Andrews

Ringo’s 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 Lawford’s house on Santa Monica Beach in order to record Harry Nilsson’s Pussycats album.

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 World’s Greatest Beatles Artist, just had her name placed on the Cavern Club’s 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 the ship.
Paul Saltzman

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.

Jorie Gracen

Paul McCartney’s photographer for over 20 years and the author of “I Saw Him Standing There”


America’s Premier Tribute to the Beatles who will be performing three times during our 6 night cruise.

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?)

They’ll also be conducting a Beatles Guitar Workshop, so don’t forget to bring your guitar.
PLUS Private Beatles Events with
Cruise Promoter & Host,
Woody Lifton

- “In the Studio/Karaoke Party”
- 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. 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. We’d like to help her out as much as possible.

And here’s 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 BBC’ers don’t 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 it’ll 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.

The Sun is up…the Sky is Blue…it’s beautiful and so is the Beatles Tribute Cruise!

Beatles Producer Recovering After Surgery

Beatle Brunch wishes a safe and speedy recovery to legendary Beatles Producer, Sir George Martin, who is recovering at home after undergoing “routine” surgery.

George’s manager, Adam Sharp, did not disclose any specifics, but said in a statement, “George Martin had routine surgery this week. He spent one night in hospital and is now back at home.” Martin, who is 83, signed The Beatles in 1962 and produced all of their albums except for “Let it Be” which was largely produced by Phil Spector. Please keep George in your thoughts and prayers this week.
Beatles Rock Band Welcomes Abbey Road

Oh! Darling! Rock Band players now have a new road to travel ... Abbey Road!

The Beatles final release as a group was made as a Rock Band download this week for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wi. Meanwhile, the first month of sales for The Beatles Rock Band game was the top selling music video game in the U.S. for the month of September and it was also “the second largest revenue grossing across all genres in the U.S.”, with a whopping 595,000 units sold.
Fab Faux’s Rich Pagano Out With Solo CD

After years of working behind the scenes to make memorable music for and with some of the industry’s most revered artists, The Fab Faux’s drummer and vocalist, Rich Pagano steps into the spotlight with the debut of his solo CD, “rich pagano + the sugarCane cups” ... a classic infused rock and roll record of angst and escapism.

The 12 song collection evokes soaring comparisons to The Beatles, solo Pete Townshend, Plastic Ono Band, Levon Helm and others, but Brunchers will agree it’s just Rich’s remarkable style and craft that makes this CD one to own. Hear samples and buy Rich’s excellent new CD at


July 2009 at Citifield, Macca’s concert ... a musical inauguration in the new Mets Stadium. Documented in this new CD/DVD combo featuring 30 songs is 3 hours of music including the deluxe edition bonus DVD of McCartney's July 15 performance on the outdoor marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater previously available as a webcast on the Late Show with David Letterman website.

Listen to Beatle Brunch to hear selections from the set and to WIN your copies

A Touching Julian Lennon Tribute
The passing of Lucy Vodder, so moved Julian that he sings with James Scott Cook in tribute to his dear old friend. Go to and listen to several clips of the song, “Lucy.” Lennons new project, The Revolution, will showcase an alliance of musicians where you can buy songs direct from the artist. Purchase “Lucy” on Julian’s website and 50% of the proceeds will go to support Lupus research in Lucy’s name. The Beatle Brunch Club looks forward to Julian’s guest appearance in the BBC Chat Room coming soon.



Listen, Do You Want to Know a Secret?
Once there was a way to get your Beatle Brunch, now there are two!

Finally, Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch will be available online every week via The Beatle Brunch Club Downloads Page. It is yet another privilege of membership in The BBC. So now, if your local station pre-empts the broadcast, you can click on The Beatle Brunch iPOD and listen to the show while you visit the sweetest community of Beatles fans in the world. Live The Culture. Join the BBC today!



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