Friday, 21 September 2018

Jam Packed Issue 67 Available Now!

Issue 67 of 2018 is in the post for all members and chock full of great stuff!


Non-members can order a copy from our website here.

Issue 67 (Sept 2018) includes:
  • The Beatles A Day In The Life
  • Coming Up-Forthcoming Events
  • Media Watch
  • History of the Ringo’s All-Starr Band
  • Yellow Submarine Movie Review
  • The Beatles NOT For Sale
  • McCartney Live at The Cavern, again
  • Pete Best - his dismissal
  • Paperback Writers
  • Politics of John Lennon - Part 3
  • Try Some, Buy Some-New Releases
  • NEMS Enterprises
  • Strawberry Fields Forever 2018
  • As I Write This Letter
  • Crap Photo of the Month

Friday, 7 September 2018

Don't forget to pre-order your Corgi Magical Mystery Tour Bus and Yellow Submarine

Available for pre order Corgi Magical Mystery Tour Bus and Corgi Yellow Submarine

Corgi Magical Mystery Tour Bus CC42418

  • RRP £25.00 + postage
  • Pre Order Price £22.50 + postage
  • BBFC Member Pre Order Price £20.25 + postage
 Prices exclude postage (see rates below)

Corgi Yellow Submarine CC05401

  • RRP £25.00 + postage
  • Pre Order Price £22.50 + postage
  • BBFC Member Pre Order Price £20.25 + postage
 Prices exclude postage (see rates below)


Magical Mystery Tour Bus is 1:76 scale and measures 145mm in length.

Yellow submarine measures 134mm in length.

Expected release date is October 2018 but this is subject to change without notice.

BBFC members when ordering please include your membership number in the order notes.

Prices exclude P&P at the following rates:

UK: £3.20 for one model, £4.25 for both models
Europe: £6.85 for one model, £12.40 for both models
World Zone 1: £9.20 for one model, £16.10 for both models
World Zone 2: £9.90 for one model, £16.75 for both models
If you would like a quotation please contact treasurer@britishbeatlesfanclub.co.uk stating your country of residence.
Payment to be made by Pay Pal to our account bbfcpublishing@gmail.com or please send a cheque payable to BBFC Publishing to BBFC, PO Box 1766, Croydon, CR9 1EN

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Help Us Celebrate The White Album's 50th

November 22nd will be the 50th anniversary of the 9th studio album by The Beatles called 'The Beatles' but better known as 'The White Album'.

Our December issue of the club magazine will be covering the anniversary and we need your help.

The album's cover design, by Richard Hamilton, is a simple white cover.  Although it wasn't a limited edition, they cleverly stamped each with a consecutive number to give it a limited edition feel.

Over time, those numbers have had the effect of making those numbered albums highly valuable with the value going up the lower the number.

We'd like to do a photo collage for the magazine, So if you have an original 'numbered' album sleeve, take a close up photo of it and send it to us with your name and where and when you got it.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Tickets on Sale Wednesday for Dublin Beatles Day 2018

Dublin's BEATLES DAY is taking place this year on Saturday, November 3rd.  It will be at the Workman’s Club in Dublin city centre. 
 
The events on the day will include a two set show from the Scottish band REVOLVER.  In the first set – to celebrate the 55th anniversary – REVOLVER will play the exact same set of songs The Beatles played in Dublin in November 1963.  And in their second set – they will play a wide selection of other songs from The Beatles. 
 
There will also be a performance of the play WHEN THE BEATLES CAME TO DUBLIN – and the hugely popular BEATLES TABLE QUIZ is back again.  Tickets go on sale this coming Wednesday (August 15) at 10am.  



Sunday, 12 August 2018

Beatles Day in Mons - 17 November 2018


More info at  Beatlesday.be

Let It Be Cast Follow In Footsteps Of Fab Four On Abbey Road 49th

LET IT BE CAST TAKE A
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
TO ABBEY ROAD
 
Cast take a break from rehearsals to recreate
iconic Beatles picture on 49th anniversary
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The cast of Let It Be took a break from rehearsals in London this morning (Wednesday 8 August) to become Day Trippers on a Magical Mystery Tour to recreate one of The Beatles’ most iconic images.
 
Today marks the 49th anniversary since the world-famous Abbey Road crossing photograph was actually taken.
 
To mark the anniversary, Let It Be’s very own Fab Four followed in the footsteps of the biggest band in music history.
 
The cast pulled on their costumes to recreate the iconic Abbey Road album cover picture at 11.30am – 49 years to the day and the exact time when it was photographed by Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan on 8 August 1969.
 
West End smash hit show Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles returns to stages this Summer and Autumn to premiere the new updated show to audiences across the UK and Ireland. Beatles fans are invited to join John, Paul, George and Ringo for a great night of live music – from the early beginnings to the height of Beatlemania.
 
In a twist from the original Let It Be show, audiences will then be invited to Imagine what it would be like to see The Beatles reunite for one night only.
 
The second act is set a decade after The Beatles went their separate ways. It gives fans a rare glimpse of how the Fab Four once again Come Together to perform. The concert that never was.
 
In two weeks, the updated Let It Be production will be premiered in the UK and Ireland when it opens at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre on Tuesday 21 August 2018.
 
The show will then embark on a UK and Ireland tour visiting the Everyman in Cheltenham; Liverpool Empire; Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall; the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin; New Theatre in Hull; Edinburgh’s Playhouse Theatre; Orchard Theatre in Dartford; and Manchester’ Opera House.
 
The show will then head to Europe and overseas, with the international tour taking in countries including Germany and North America. It is also hoped that the show will return to a London theatre in late 2018 or early 2019.
 
A cast of talented musicians will play the Fab Four. The performers have already toured the show to entertain on some of the biggest stages in the world including Broadway.
 
The Let It Be cast are Michael Gagliano from Woking (John Lennon); Emanuele Angeletti from Italy (Paul McCartney); Irish/Australian John Brosnan (George Harrison); and Ben Cullingworth, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire (Ringo Starr). The band will be joined on stage throughout the tour by musical director Michael Bramwell on keyboards.
 
Michael Gagliano has already appeared as John Lennon in the new Let It Be show in North America, Canada and Japan, as well as on the West End with the original show.
 
Michael commented: “To stand on the Abbey Road crossing exactly 49 years to the day and time since John, Paul, George and Ringo did just that, and being dressed as they were, is mind blowing. I’m sure they would never have imagined that almost half a century later people would still be visiting the crossing to recreate that iconic album cover picture for themselves.”
 
Website:         www.LetItBeLive.com
Facebook:       /LetItBeUKTour
Twitter:           @LetItBeUKTour
 
LET IT BE UK 2018 TOUR
 
CARDIFF
Wales Millennium Centre
Tuesday 21 August – Saturday 25 August 2018
 
CHELTENHAM
Everyman
Tuesday 28 August – Saturday 1 September 2018
 
LIVERPOOL
Empire Theatre
Monday 3 September – Saturday 8 September 2018
 
NOTTINGHAM
Royal Concert Hall
Tuesday 11 September – Saturday 15 September 2018
 
DUBLIN
Gaiety Theatre
Monday 17 September – Saturday 22 September 2018
 
HULL
New Theatre
Monday 24 September – Saturday 29 September 2018
 
EDINBURGH
Playhouse Theatre
Monday 8 October – Saturday 13 October 2018
 
DARTFORD
Orchard Theatre
Monday 15 October – Saturday 20 October 2018
 
MANCHESTER
Opera House
Monday 22 October – Saturday 27 October 2018