Fest for Beatles Fans — yeah, yeah, yeah!
For far longer than there were the Beatles, there has been the Fest for Beatles Fans — or, as it was originally named — Beatlefest.In 1974, New Yorker Mark Lapidos had the idea of a convention to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fab Four coming to America. He got the opportunity to meet John Lennon in a New York hotel, and ran the idea by him. Lennon’s response: “I’m all for it. I’m a Beatles fan, too.”http://posttrib.suntimes.com/entertainment/14312376-421/fest-for-beatles-fans-yeah-yeah-yeah.html
Highlights at The Fest for Beatles Fans
Here’s a look at some of what’s on tap at this year’s Fest for Beatles Fanshttp://posttrib.suntimes.com/entertainment/14312555-421/highlights-at-the-fest-for-beatles-fans.html
The Beatles' Many Drummers
"Is Ringo Starr the best drummer in the world?" John Lennon was once asked this by a journalist. "He's not even the best drummer in The Beatles" was Lennon's predictably quick and witty response.http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/The-Beatles-Many-Drummers-3776938.php
Liverpool Beatles Tour In Copyright Row
The operators of a Liverpool Beatles tour risk being ordered to remove pictures of the band emblazoned across the side of a bus in a row over the copyright.http://www.clickliverpool.com/news/local-news/1216927-liverpool-beatles-tour-in-copyright-row.html
The New Theater
The Beatles Show
To mark the 50th anniversary of Love Me Do, short plays and the music of The Beatles will be performed live at The New Theatre in Dublin. The plays include Lennon Vs. McCartney, a short play that definitively sorts out the argument once and for all, who is greater, John Lennon or Paul McCartney, and a play called The Death of a Beatles Fan.http://www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/show.php?show_id=96&gi_sn=50246c8ac14dd
Vintage music film with a Beatle comes to DVD in release of three old 'classics'
Three old music films, one with a Beatle, one with a British Invasion connection and a third that's definitely a '60s relic, that either haven't been on DVD before or have been tough to find in the States have just become a little more widely available by mail order through Warner Archives.http://www.examiner.com/article/vintage-music-film-with-a-beatle-comes-to-dvd-release-of-three-old-classics
'Beatles Gear' Tracks the Fab Four's Instruments from Stage to Studio
Beatles Gear is a landmark book that details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers and keyboards The Beatles used at key points during their career.http://www.guitarworld.com/beatles-gear-tracks-fab-fours-instruments-stage-studio