Glorious Days In The Life
Angela and Music iN M'Ocean with Cruise Planners
return to present The Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012. Joe Johnson's
Beatle Brunch will sponsor the event. Come along with Joe
and his entourage of performers sailing from Fort Lauderdale,
Florida on February 4, 2012 aboard the worlds largest cruise
ship, Royal Caribbeans OASIS of the SEAS for 7 nights featuring
exciting ports of call; Falmouth, Jamaica, Cozumel, Mexico and
the exotic private island of Labadee. This FABulous cruise is
set to coincide with the 48th Anniversary of The Beatles first
U.S. Television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show (2/9/64) and
Super Bowl XLVI. In the sport of celebration we shall honor the
worlds greatest little Rock n' Roll Band by observing the
music and stories of The Beatles with an All
Star Cast of entertainers and musicians while cheering the
winning Super Bowl team on to victory!
through June 30.
Book Now and SAVE. Call Angela at 877-291-1952. The First 20 Beatle
Brunch Fans Order The BTC NOW and receive $150 off the cabin rate.
Call Angela at 877-291-1952. Ask for The Beatle Brunch Special.
Offer good through June 30, 2011 and cannot be combined with any
other offer, discounts, vouchers or coupons. The BTC must be booked
as a package with the Special Event Pass to receive the special
offer.More Details at www.MusicInMocean.com
Buy Says The Sign
Beatle Brunch Welcomes Dennis Kuglin's AllBeatlesStore.com
handling licensed Beatles merchandise on The Net since 2005. Dennis'
lifelong passion and obsession with the Beatles leads him to your
door with a cool array of Beatles products; hundreds of everything
from Aprons to Zippo lighters and he's constantly adding new stuff
along the way. AllBeatlesStore.com ships
worldwide primarily as an online store, but You may see their
booth at Beatles Festivals and events across North America; The
FabFour Festival in Nashville, the Maritime Beatle Event in Nova
Scotia Canada, BeatExpo in Connecticut, Abbey Road On The River,
Canada, The George Harrison Festival in Benton, Illinois, The
Orillia Beatles Celebration in Ontario and the Québec Beatles
Convention to name a few. Their next event, The Beatles
Experience in Mississauga, Ontario, June 19, 2011. Beatle Brunch
fans; if you're in "Da'Store" just contact Dennis and
he'll hook you up. When placing an order tell him you saw his
article in The Beatle Brunch Newsletter or his AllBeatlesStore.com
banner on BeatleBrunch.com
and he'll always do something
special for you. He's that kinda guy!
Brunch Kicks Off 20th
It began with a stack of Beatles CDs and a long
drive. Soon to be Beatle Brunch host Joe Johnson was cruising
down the Florida Turnpike in his new 1992 Mitzubishi Eclipse,
the first car he owned that had a CD player, listening to his
stack of recently released Beatles CDs, that he got the idea for
a weekly radio program based on The Greatest Group in Rock History.
Beatle Brunch opened its first broadcast May 30th, 1992
on Majic 102.7 in Miami, as well as four other radio stations
in Indianapolis, IN Baltimore, MD Laconia NH and Rochester, NY.
Today, The Brunch is heard on more than 125 radio stations in
the U.S., Canada, and The Virgin Islands, as well as streaming
online and On Demand via The Beatle Brunch Club.
Can you believe there was no internet or email when Beatle Brunch
began? Each weeks show was recorded on DAT tapes and transferred
to reel-to-reel for out of town stations. Today, Joe Johnson's
Beatle Brunch is produced on a Pro Tools digital audio work station
and sent off to Westwood One for syndication via downloads to
all affiliates that air the show every week.
The first Beatle Brunch program was a 25th anniversary
look back on Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. Hear
a tribute to that album again this weekend as we launch into our
20th year. As The Beatles said on Pepper, A splendid time
is guaranteed for all.
Fest August 5th
Join Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch at the Chicago Fest for Beatles
Fans August 5th weekend at the Hyatt Regency O'hare. So far, Mark
Lapidos has announced two Fab guests that weekend:
Joey Molland of Badfinger fame and Mark Hudson.
Go to thefest.com
for more info.
Away Across The Border
The 5th Annual 2011 Beatles Celebration held in downtown Orillia
(pronounced, OREELYA), Ontario, Canada September 16
& 17, 2011.
Joe Johnsons Beatle Brunch is proud to announce a new sponsor,
and to the Benefit of our Fans in Detroit, Buffalo, Toronto, Montreal
and Great Lakes region.
The entire downtown will be closed as usual to allow for vendors,
buskers, street performers food stations and tribute bands. All
vendors and participants are Beatles and/or British themed. There
will be two street dances Friday and Saturday night featuring
top notch Beatles tribute bands and a beer garden. 'The McCartney
Years' tribute band that played the Opera House in 2010 will perform
"ROCKSHOW" on Saturday night in celebration of the 35th
anniversary of the Wings Over America tour. The set list from
that historic tour will be recreated.
Specialty programming at the Orillia Opera House will include
a full recreation of The Beatles' Maple Leaf Garden show from
1965 featuring recreation artists The Liverpool Echo. The Opera
House will be transformed into a Maple Leaf Gardens style venue
that will include vintage memorabilia from The Beatles original
appearances in Toronto from 1964, 1965 and 1966.
This years headline guest is JACKIE LOMAX, one of the artists
discovered and nurtured by The Beatles when they formed Apple
Records in 1968. LOMAX will perform songs written from those days
and engage the audience with recollections and stories about life
with The Beatles in the late 1960's. Read
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As youve no doubt heard by now, Sir Paul proposed
to his girlfriend, Magill (but everyone knows her as Nancy) a
few weeks ago and the couple plan to wed in a private ceremony
in the near future; (#3 Is A Charm). While fans hope that this
time, Paul draws up a pre-nup, most are aware that his fiancé
is linked by her previous marriage to one of the wealthiest men
in the world
who ran a trucking company in the New York area. Nancy is said
to have a huge bank account that nearly rivals Pauls.
We wish the happy couple the best of luck.
of Love, Love Love
The Beatles Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas, LOVE, turns
5 this summer and expected to be on hand to celebrate its 5th
anniversary will be producers George and Giles Martin, Sir Paul
McCartney, Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono Lennon. Ringo is off on
his European All Starr Band Tour and will not be at the anniversary
celebration. LOVE has played to sold out shows nearly every
night since its launch in 2006. Its 5.1 DVD soundtrack won a Grammy
award as did its making of the DVD. The show continues at The
Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
Pauls first solo album,McCartney from
1970 and his follow up 10 years later, McCartney II
have been given the remastering treatment and are coming out June
14th on Hear Music, from Concord Music Group. Each features
the original album lineup on CD, plus a bonus CD of alternate
and live tracks, as well as a DVD of interviews and live performances.
The CD will not be available as a stand alone, but only in the
3 disc configuration or 4 disc Deluxe with photo book. Listen
to The Brunch and win your copy of both remastered albums Coming
Up on a special McCartney Remastered Beatle
Brunch airing the weekend of June 11-12.
Ed Hartnett writes: "I
read there was a second label, Zapple, wondering how successful
it was and do they plan to re-release anything; John and George
were on it. Who else?"
Tee Eff: ZAPPLE was designed to be used for alternative
project off-shoots at the primary label, APPLE. It would be used
for experimental works, spoken word projects and other experimental
recordings. The only two LP releases were John & Yokos
Life With the Lions and Georges Electronic
Sound. A third ZAPPLE release Listening To Richard
Brautigan was scheduled in 1969, but withdrawn among the
chaos going on at APPLE. The album, consisting of the author reading
his own poetry, did see release in America on the Harvest label.
Interestingly, in June 2004, the BBC ran a radio special called
Z is for ZAPPLE, documenting the labels short-lived
history, but featured snippets of many unreleased projects that
were in production at the label. Finally Ed, did you know there
was a THIRD label in this family, a one-shot deal called RAPPLE
records? It was set up to handle the Ringo / Harry Nilsson film
soundtrack for the APPLE film Son of Dracula. As Nilsson
was on RCA and Ringo was on APPLE, the custom RAPPLE
was used for this release.
"Does Paul plan to record another
Fireman type CD in the future? I thought the last one was an excellent.
He is so talented. I love when he takes chances and does something
so different. Sometimes it's hit or miss; other times he is right
Tee Eff: While Paul has released three Fireman albums
since 1993, the most recent one Electric Arguments
was definitely his best-received, no doubt owing to the addition
of his trademark vocals (the previous outings were largely ambient
/ instrumental affairs). No plans for the next one that weve
heard of, but in addition to the deluxe reissues of his catalog
albums, new albums are in the works, including one of standards
(my dads music, as Paul notes) as well as a
more heavy contemporary album. Keep em coming, Paul !
"Did Sir George ever work on any
solo work of Paul, George, John or Ringo? Was he asked and did
he decline? I know that the Beatles were great learners, picked
up a lot of knowledge experimenting on their own and asked Sir
George for help, but -
Tee Eff: While BBC'er Carol Ghesquiere quite rightly
notes that George Martin produced Paul's Tug of War
LP and is shown playing piano in the video for Take It Away
(with Ringo on drums), Sir George also worked with Paul &
Ringo in the film and soundtrack for the feature length film Give
My Regards To Broad Street, and earlier with Paul &
Wings on the title theme for the James Bond film Live and
Let Die. He also produced much of the Pipes Of Peace
album for Paul, and Ringos first solo album Sentimental
"When will Ringo's CD come out and
what's the title? I am looking forward to it. He has always been
my favorite Beatle. Will Paul be a part of it? Who is his producer?"
Tee Eff: While details are largely unknown, we do know
that Ringo is recording the album at his home studio, and there
is a song called How Was It For You that has been
recorded with Dave Stewart its the third mini-autobiography
following up Liverpool 8 and The Other Side
Of Liverpool from his two previous albums.
Carol Ghesquiere, Ed Hartnett and John
Davenport want to know about any planned releases from the George
Tee Eff: We may well see something in the fall of 2011,
as the long awaited Martin Scorcese documentary is due to see
the light of day. While details remain sketchy, the book set to
accompany the film George Harrison: Living in the Material
World has been announced as having a release date of September
15th. If you are also Bob Dylan fans, and checked out the Scorcese
documentary No Direction Home, you can get an idea
of how good the film and accompanying soundtrack should be. One
of Georges greatest colleagues and friends, Gary Wright,
told the Brunch that the research and interviews are exhaustive
and comprehensive and that Olivia has made a treasure trove of
photos and other documents available, so this may very well be
the mother-lode. Stay tuned!
Faux with Jaux Johnson
The Fab Faux, the finest band of musicians ever assembled
to faithfully reproduce the music of The Beatles, will join
us online for their first ever Beatle Brunch Club live
chat, Sunday evening, June 26th at 7 pm EST.
The BBC and hop online to ask The Boys how they got together,
how they manage to play some impossible songs live,
like Within You Without You, Tomorrow Never
Knows and Revolution #9, not to mention every
Beatles song ever recorded (and some that never were). The
Fab Faux are the only Beatles tribute band weve ever
seen that can play any Beatles album from start to finish, note
perfect every time.
The Fab Faux are Will Lee from The Late Show With David
Letterman; Frank Agnello, Rich Pagano, Jack Petruzelli, and
Jimmy Vivino from Conan on TBS.
In addition to concert dates in and around the New York area,
The Fab Faux have played live on Letterman, Howard Stern,
Mark and Brian and dozens of other national programs including
Live in South Florida or are you gonna be there in July? Dont
miss the Fab Fauxs amazing concert at The Parker
Playhouse, Ft Lauderdale, on Saturday July 23rd. hosted by Joe
Johnson (Jaux we like to call him).
Read more about the boys at www.thefabfaux.com
and sign up for their newsletter too.
Fans Eye View
Order Yours Today
Those whove followed the past several Paul McCartney tours
and one-off live appearances on Brunchradio.com over the past
few years, will be familiar with Bob Gannon
from the road and the top-flight photos he generously shares.
Now, as we await Pauls return to the U.S. we can temper
our excitement by reliving the most recent 2009 & 2010 road-trips
via Gannons stunning collection of photos, available on
a made-to-order basis at www.blurb.com
Paul McCartney A Fans Eye View
over 850 full color photos of Paul and the band, taken at some
3- dozen shows, including nine private sound-checks. Each stop
along the way is chronicled with the shows set-list and
Bobs diary-style journal notes about particular venue logistics,
guests in attendance, and other exclusive information. Having
just under 100 McCartney shows under his belt, Gannon still manages
to find unique aspects at each show. His enthusiasm is captured
in the free-verse style notes. Read
Miss Paul Friday, June 10 MGM Grand Las Vegas
After two rocking shows in Rio de Janeiro and the
first concert ever to be broadcast live on the internet in Latin
America, Paul and the Up and Coming Tour say hello to Vegas!
All Starring Tour
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band are kicking it
up this summer and in at least one case, back to where he
once belonged. Ringo and the boys will play The Palais
des Sports in Paris on June 26th. The Beatles played
two shows there on August 1, 1965, an afternoon and an evening
performance. Ringo kicks off his summer tour at The Palace of
Ukraine in Kiev.
Workin' Like A Dog?
If you are a true Beatles fan youll love this
new website, but if youre a Beatles fan in need of a job
youll love this site even more! "All You Need"
is a new initiative for connecting Beatles fans who are seeking
employment with other Beatles fans who are hiring, or know someone
who is hiring. The All You Need Project provides a web page where
Beatles fans can place listings to the job they are looking for
by posting their resumes.
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Week 42 Years Ago
WABC All American Top 10 June 3, 1969
1. Get Back - The Beatles *3 weeks #1*
2. These Eyes - The Guess Who
3. Love (Can Make You Happy) - Mercy
4. Good Morning Starshine - Oliver
5. More Today Than Yesterday - The Spiral Starecase
6. Grazing In the Grass - Friends of Distinction
7. Oh Happy Day - The Edwin Hawkins Singers
8. Atlantis - Donovan
9. Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In - The 5th Dimension
10. Hair - The Cowsills
Beatle Brunch Schedule
Sgt. Pepper & JJ BB Kicks off 20th
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