What Goes On

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. It’s great to go out to fests and concerts and meet fans who weren’t 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 and Ringo.

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 John’s 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!


No 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 world’s largest cruise ships, Royal Caribbean’s 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 staterooms.

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.


On-Line 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 -



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Chicago 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 MOLLAND (Badfinger) and HENRY McCULLOUGH (Former Wings Member)

Bob C. Fan of The Fest writes:
I visited NYC a week after Peter Asher’s show in NYC and was bummed to have missed it. But I’m from the Chicago area and was very happy to hear that he’ll be at the Fest this summer. Great lineup, I’m looking forward to it!

Go to thefest.com for more info.
Tryin' 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, OR–EEL–YA), Ontario, Canada.
Joe Johnson’s 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 and Canada

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 year’s 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 More

BBC'er Shannon's
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

See the “Cloud”

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.
Paul 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 McCartney.
New Macca Dates

Sir Paul & The Band will play Yankee Stadium July 15th and 16th.
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 BBC.

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 & 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."

Read More


Walker For Ringo

Let’s 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 More)


Ringo 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.

Here’s 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.

Ringo’s 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 Sept. 7)
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 18)
12 Nov Sao Paulo Credicard Hall (Tickets go on sale July 18)
13 Nov Sao Paulo Credicard Hall (Tickets go on sale July 18)
15 Nov Rio De Janeiro Chevrolet Hall (Tickets go on sale July 18)
16 Nov Belo Horizonte Citibank Hall (Tickets go on sale July 18)
18 Nov Brasilia Convention Hall (Tickets go on sale July 18)
20 Nov Recife Chevrolet Hall (Tickets go on sale July 18)
Rave 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.
Juber New Releases

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.

Legend 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 details

Chattin' Faux a While

A very special thanks to the lads at The Fab Faux for taking the time to join us for a live Beatle Brunch Club chat on June 26th, the anniversary of the day The Beatles sang “All You Need is Love” to the world.

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 Conan’s “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.

The 5th On The 4th

Written by Paul & Linda McCartney
Produced by Dave Clark
Performed by John Christie (1974)
This 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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