A Letter from Beatle Brunch Host, Joe Johnson
First of all, thank you for opening this e-newsletter and being
fans and supporters of Beatle Brunch. You probably know that we
just kicked into our 20th year. Its great to go out to fests
and concerts and meet fans who werent even around when the
show began on May 31, 1992.
The number one question I get from listeners is, how do
you keep the shows fresh? You must run out of ideas.
The answer is that The Beatles are constantly evolving even to
this day. Sure, Sgt. Pepper is what it is, but even
since its release in 1967, there have been remasters, TV specials,
mono releases, cover versions and live versions of tracks by Paul
So while, yeah, The Beatles broke up more than 40 years ago, Paul
was just named The Best Live Act and has added concert
dates in the Midwest plus taken on the task of remastering and
re-releasing his entire back catalog (read about that below),
while Ringo continues to tour, record and paint. We just celebrated
what would have been Johns 70th with the Lennon remasters
that included bonus tracks and demos, plus the bio-pic on George
is coming to a theater near you later this year.
So as you see, not All Things Must Pass, The Beatles remain an
ever present part of our past today.
Cheers! See you at the Chicago Fest!
Camels, Just Oasis
Angela from Music iN M'Ocean and Cruise Planners
present The Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012. Join Joe J. and The
Beatle Brunch All
Star Cast of entertainers and musicians, Laurence Juber, Mark
Hudson, Tony Bramwell and Revolution The Beatles Tribute featuring
Tim Piper as John Lennon. Book this FABulous sailing February
4, 2012 on one of the worlds largest cruise ships, Royal
Caribbeans OASIS of the SEAS. It just so happens that the
day after we leave the Fort Lauderdale Port Super Bowl XLVI will
play throughout all the hot spots on board and we are certain
to see a whole lotta celebratin' goin' on. On the evening of February
9th Joe & Company remembers The Beatles first Television appearance
on the Ed Sullivan Show with a big screen private viewing. An
action-packed week can be yours if you call Angela at 877-291-1952
and tell her you want The Beatle Brunch Special, $150 off select
Many Brunchers from our last cruise have already placed their
reservations so don't Wait A Minute call Angela NOW at Music
iN M'Ocean and take advantage of early booking low prices.
Chat With Joe
Thursday 7/7 @7 PM EST.
Yer Lucky Number 7 with Joe and BBC members this
Thursday, July 7th at 7pm EST. July's a big month for new Beatle
Brunch Shows and great prizes. Joe's chat will highlight some
of the action so if you're a member please don't miss it, and
if yer not -
The BBC & WIN
is offering 2 - $250 Gift Certificates as a Beatle Brunch Club
Prize. Sign up for a 1 or 2-year Beatle Brunch Club membership
and we'll select TWO active BBC'ers at random who will each win
$250 in merchandise. The entire store's will be open; a Beatle
Booty from Dennis Kuglin's AllBeatlesStore.com website! You can
blow it all at once or use it, until you use it up. Don't miss
this BBC winning opportunity.
JOIN TODAY! NO
PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN.
Fest August 5th
Join Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch entourage at the Chicago Fest
for Beatles Fans August 5th weekend at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
Headliners include PETER ASHER
(Peter & Gordon), JOEY
(Badfinger) and HENRY McCULLOUGH
Bob C. Fan of The Fest writes:
I visited NYC a week after Peter Ashers show in NYC and
was bummed to have missed it. But Im from the Chicago area
and was very happy to hear that hell be at the Fest this
summer. Great lineup, Im looking forward to it!
Go to thefest.com
for more info.
To Get to Orillia
Put this date on your calendar, September 16 & 17, 2011.
It's The 5th Annual 2011 Beatles Celebration in Orillia (pronounced,
OREELYA), Ontario, Canada.
Joe Johnsons Beatle Brunch is proud to announce this special
event to fans who live close-by in Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo,
Toronto, Montreal and points all around the Great Lakes region
The entire downtown will be open to Beatles vendors, buskers,
street performers food stations and tribute bands. 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
Stroke Of Genius
World Famous Beatles Artist Shannon releases The Peace and Love
Gallery's, "THE FAB FOUR ART CONTEST 2011". Artists,
this is your chance to present your work for the world to see
and advance your career. Showcase your creative passion for art
combined with the greatest band in the universe ... The Beatles.
For more info go to: www.PeaceAndLoveGallery.com
Paul and HP have come together to build a digital library for
his vast personal collection of photos, video, audio and memorabilia.
The library brings decades of priceless assets into the digital
realm and right to the fingertips of fans.
Over the next three years, HP will compress more than a million
McCartney tracks, clips, photos, reviews, experiments and ephemera
into a cloud-based collection the musician can access from anywhere
in the world. That is light-years ahead of digging out old tapes
from beneath his studio in England and literally baking them to
reverse physical deterioration.
Named Best Live Act
As voted July 1st by the public at the 36th Nordoff Robbins
Silver Clef Awards
, it was revealed at the ceremony, that
Macca was the winner of the Nordoff Robbins Best Live Act vote.
This new initiative for 2011, in partnership with Ticketmaster
and supported by the Evening Standard, Absolute Radio and O2,
invited the nation to choose their favorite live act of the last
12 months from a shortlist of 30 compiled by Ticketmaster based
on customer reviews made on Ticketmaster.com. The Best Live
Act was announced and it is no surprise to us: Sir Paul
Sir Paul & The Band will play Yankee Stadium July 15th and
Detroit's Comerica Park July 24th.
The Bell Centre Montreal, Canada July 26th.
Wrigley Field Chicago July 31st and August 1st.
The Great American Ball Park Cincinnati, August 4th.
Target Field in Minneapolis September 1st.
More cities are rumored to be announced soon, including possible
dates in Portland, Seattle and Memphis. So stay in touch on The
VIP packages are available at www.PaulMcCartney.com
and include up close seats plus a ticket to the sound check (a
very cool experience; just ask Bruncher Bob Gannon).
& McCartney II
Released June 14, 2011
Officially Relaeased by MPL and the Concord Music Group are the
CD/DVD's McCartney and McCartney II. Heralded as one of the most
beloved solo debuts of all time, McCartney, the smash # 1 album,
originally released April of 1970, yielded the timeless tracks
"Every Night" and "Junk" along with the immortal
classic "Maybe I'm Amazed."
Lets Put the Beatles Back Together Again 1970-2010
By Jeff Walker, author
Bruncher Jeff Walker reports on a few notable tunes
from Ringo's ASB European tour. Don't miss an upcoming Beatle
Brunch Show Special featuring Ringo, July 10th. (Read
in Mexico & Brazil
Ringo is having such a good time with his All Starr Band in Europe
(the tour wraps up on July 17th in Vienna), that he has decided
to keep touring with the band, and has added 10 shows in November
in Mexico, Chile, Argentina & Brazil.
Heres the itinerary as listed on www.ringostarr.com. Check
the site for special ticket packages and watch the press conference
from Surry to see special press conference performances.
Ringos current band is the same as the one that toured the
States last year: Ringo of course, Rick Derrenger, Richard Page,
Gary Wright, Edgar Winter, Wally Palmer and Greg Bissonette.
1 Nov Mexico City National Auditorium (Tickets go on sale
4 Nov Santiago Movistar Arena
7 Nov Buenos Aires Luna Park (Tickets go on sale July 11)
10 Nov Porto Alegre Gigantinho (Tickets go on sale July
12 Nov Sao Paulo Credicard Hall (Tickets go on sale July
13 Nov Sao Paulo Credicard Hall (Tickets go on sale July
15 Nov Rio De Janeiro Chevrolet Hall (Tickets go on sale
16 Nov Belo Horizonte Citibank Hall (Tickets go on sale
18 Nov Brasilia Convention Hall (Tickets go on sale July
20 Nov Recife Chevrolet Hall (Tickets go on sale July 18)
on Buddy Holly
A tribute CD to Buddy Holly is out featuring Paul's version "It's
So Easy". The 19 track CD was issued on June 28th to commemorate
what would have been Buddy's 75th birthday this September 7th.
Other contributing are: Patti Smith, Cee Lo Green, Kid Rock, Nick
Lowe, Graham Nash and Lou Reed & the Detroit Cobras. Hear
Paul's track in our downloads section of the Beatle Brunch Club,
but also the cooler, acoustic version that's only available here
or as a download via i-tunes. Though not on the CD, Ringo has
filmed a tribute to Buddy that will be available soon. The Beatles
released one Buddy song; "Words of Love" and it's on
"Beatles For Sale", but both Paul and John recorded
Buddy songs in their solo days. Play Mind Games to win your copy
courtesy of Concord Music Group.
New CD - includes bonus archival tracks - soundtrack to the NBC
Dateline documentary Children Of The Harvest which airs nationwide
on July 10th. New transcription folio, LJ Plays The Beatles Vol
2 CD now available. Juber's work with Wings is also featured in
the bonus audio and video material that accompanies the re-released
McCartney and McCartney 2 albums.
Appearing July 9th/10th Vancouver Island MusicFest
Featuring L J's solo acoustic and also electric guitar at Night
Train Music Club with fellow Wing's drummer Steve Holley backing
up David Crosby.
BBC'er Mike Streeto
The longest running celebrity tribute show, Legends In Concert
will feature live re-creations of superstars from yesterday and
today at the Foxwoods Casino's Fox Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut,
July 2 to September 4. Mike Streeto as Ringo will be there August
3 to 8. More
Faux a While
We hung out with bassist and lead singer Will Lee, Rich Pagano,
Frank Agnello and Jack Petruzzelli (Jimmy Vivino was enroute
back to LA where he is the lead of Conans Basic
Cable Band on TBS).
Joe Johnson will be hosting The Fab Faux in a few weeks when
they play Parker Playhouse in Ft Lauderdale.
Get tickets for that show at www.parkerplayhouse.com
and to find out when the boys will be in your neck of the woods,
click on www.thefabfaux.com and read an excerpt
of the chat on our website.
5th On The 4th
Written by Paul & Linda McCartney
Produced by Dave Clark
Performed by John Christie (1974)
Week 45 Years Ago
WABC All American Top 10 July 5, 1965
1. Strangers In the Night - Frank Sinatra
2. Paperback Writer - The Beatles
3. Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle
4. Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells
5. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield
6. Along Comes Mary - The Association
7. Little Girl - The Syndicate of Sound
8. Younger Girl - The Critters
9. The Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters
10. Cool Jerk - The Capitols
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Beatle Brunch Schedule
Tribute to American Rock
Ringo's All Starr Band in Europe & His B'day
The Butcher Cover
A Hard Day's Night
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