Friday, 9 June 2017

Sunday July 2 - "The Beatles Skiffle Roots" with Quarryman Rod Davis



"The Beatles Skiffle Roots" and it is on Sunday 2 July at The Oaks Theatre, Knole Academy, Sevenoaks, TN13 3LE at 3pm.

Quarryman Rod Davis be talking about the origins of Skiffle and the Quarrymen, with musical illustrations with guitar, washboard and tea-chest bass, plus digital slides, followed by a full-on set from The Lonnigans.

This is all in aid of The Ridge View Special Needs School in Tonbridge. The event forms part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival.

Tickets - Adults £16, under 16s £6 - are available from the Festival Box Office, 01732 450175 or http://www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk/whats-on/02-Jul-2017/

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Hot off the presses - Issue 62 out now!

Issue 62 of our quarterly magazine is out now for your summer reading. If you are a member, it is in the post. Non members can order a copy from our website here.

Issue 61 (February 2017) includes:
  • The Beatles A Day In The Life
  • Media Watch
  • Pete Shotton - 1941-2017
  • Coming Up-Forthcoming Events
  • Sgt. Peppers 50th Anniversary
  • OPP The Gift
  • The Beatles NOT For Sale
  • 50 years of Sgt.Pepper Parodies
  • Paperback Writers
  • Sgt. Pepper - Bandstands
  • Sgt. Pepper - A Closer Look
  • Try Some, Buy Some-New Releases
  • Paul McCartney - Tokyo Concert review
  • BBFC Offers and Discounts
  • As I Write This Letter
  • Crap Photo of the Month

Friday, 2 June 2017

Dung Beatles celebrate Sgt Pepper's 50th on the BBC - Listen Saturday

Turn in to BBC radio Saturday June 3 to listen to the Dung Beatles.

This week they recorded 7 songs from Sgt Pepper in a session at the BBC.  This band is local from Buckinghamshire and a personal favorite of our committee.  

The broadcast is this Saturday between 12 and 1 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the album’s release. The band worked really hard and it was quite a tricky set up for the sound engineer but it worked . Tune in listen for yourself at www.bbc.co.uk/threecountiesradi

Friday, 12 May 2017

Beatles' Hairdresser pens new book - signed copies and discounts coming

Newsflash! Leslie Cavendish, the Beatles' Hairdresser, will be signing advance copies of his new book at the Liverpool convention day during Beatleweek in August at the BBFC stall where he is giving his talk.

And after publication,  BBFC members will be able to buy the book at a special discount price. Stay tuned for details. 
Until then, read below to find out all about this new book and visit Leslie's website.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Get tickets to Pure McCartney at the Cavern and help celebrate Paul's 75th

Don't miss this special event at the Cavern to celebrate Paul's 75th birthday. 

Click here to learn more and get your tickets!

If you go and talk to the band, be sure to let them know you heard about the event on the BBFC!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Discount tickets for fan club members - The Analogues May 22

Update: The Analogues have arranged for a 50% discount code for fan club members making the tickets just  £13.75Go to http://www.eventim.co.uk/th e-analogues and enter promotion code analogues50
The Analogues are an amazing group of musicians who pick up where The Beatles left off after their last show on August 29th 1966 and became a studio band for the rest of their career together.

On May 22nd The Analogues will perform Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band live and in its entirety at The Indigo O2, fifty years after this most famous Beatles album was originally released.

This will be their first show in London after 47 sell out dates in The Netherlands and Belgium to ecstatic audiences. 

The band have a passionate commitment to authentically reproducing live, music only previously heard in the confines of Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios.

Playing a unique collection of vintage instruments from the period with full string and horn sections means the audience will hear a note perfect reproduction of this most iconic album for the first time.

Geoff Emerick, who was the Sound Engineer on all the studio albums at Abbey Road from 1966 - 1970 and worked closely with The Beatles as they created Sergeant Pepper is a huge fan of The Analogues and commented on hearing them for the first time, "Listening to the Analogues, I have never heard anything come so close to the original records."

The Analogues are not a cover band or Beatles tribute with wigs and costumes but an exceptionally talented group of Beatles' loving musicians reverentially recreating a note perfect performance of The Beatles studio albums never heard live...until now.

As Geoff Emerick said on hearing them perform, "they get these records absolutely perfect. If you close your eyes you would really be listening to the original recordings sounding the way they are supposed to sound for the first time. Even The Beatles couldn't reproduce Sergeant Pepper live".