Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Beatles Meet and Beatles Day next two weeks


Let It Be News

We've had two emails recently about the Let It Be show and thought the news was worth sharing here.


London News
Let it Be has moved to the Garrick Theater and to celebrate this, the Waldorf Hotel has created a Beatles Themed Suite.

Rebecca Felgate recently conducted  an inteveiw with the cast of Let It Be (the Beatles Musical in London)from this new Beatles themed suite at the Waldorf Hilton where fans can pay to stay.
The guys also performed a live set of three tracks We Can Work It Out,” “If I Fell” and “Here Comes The Sun.”




Liverpool News

The show is also going to Liverpool to relaunch Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre. The press release for that is below.


The International hit show that celebrates the music of The Beatles is coming to their hometown later this year to mark the official re-launch of the multi-million pound refurbishment of the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool.  Direct from London’s West End, LET IT BE will run for 5½ weeks from Thursday 8 October – Saturday 14 November 2015. The opening is also set to coincide with John Lennon’s 75th birthday which falls on Friday 9th October.
The smash hit show that established itself as one of the West End’s most popular shows when the production originally opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre in September 2012, where it recouped its initial investment after just 18 weeks before transferring for a year-long run at the Savoy Theatre from January 2013 – February 2014.  The show has recently returned to the West End for an 8 month run at the Garrick Theatre.
Seen by over 1 million people worldwide, LET IT BE continues to delight audiences across the globe, having recently performed to audiences in Germany, Japan, Moscow, and France.  LET IT BE showcases the music of the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll band, in a spectacular concert charting the band’s meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces. 
The show is packed with over forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits including: Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be.  Travel back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
The music defined a generation, captured the hearts and ideals of millions, and now you can relive the memories in the city where it all began as Annerin Productions bring LET IT BE to Liverpool.
Jeff Parry from Annerin Productions said: I could not have dreamed as a nine year old living in Canada, having received my first Beatles album that I would be producing a show about the band in their hometown 51 years later.   Destiny has some strange coincidences.  
“Having been a Beatles fan since a young age I studied the origins of the Beatles and Liverpool.   I have visited Liverpool many times, most recently when "LET IT BE" played at the Empire Theatre.   I was overwhelmed with the Liverpudlians show of support and thanks to me for being part of the creation of the West End show.   To say the least, "LET IT BE" is helping to keep the music of the Beatles alive throughout the world and I am honoured to be bringing the show back to Liverpool.”
The show will officially launch the completion of a £2.8m refurbishment of the Royal Court.  This will give audiences the chance to see the new foyer, box office, circle bar and terrace.  There will also be improved access with a lift to all floors.

Kevin Fearon, Chief Executive of Royal Court Liverpool, added: “We announce some 8 or so shows each year but none has been so exciting or as important for the Royal Court as LET IT BE. This autumn we will complete Phase 2 of our refurbishment works and I can't think of a better show to mark this with.  Our exciting building works have been a key part in attracting LET IT BE to play for 5 weeks in Liverpool - the first time this has happened outside of a capital city.  LET IT BE marks a step up for Liverpool's Royal Court and the future looks very exciting.”

Tickets Sale to Group Bookers on Monday 23rd March at 10am.
Public Sale opens Monday 30th March at 10am.
PERFORMANCE DETAILS
LET IT BE – A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles
Royal Court Liverpool

Thursday, 8 October – Saturday, 14 November, 2015
Tue - Fri Evening Performances: 8pm, Sat and Sun Mat 2pm and Sun 7pm.
Tickets: From £21 - £31 (Inc £1 theatre restoration levy)

Preview performances: All seats £20 (8-11 Oct)
Group Rates: 20+ Tickets - All seats £20 (Tue-Fri Evenings)
To book tickets call Royal Court Liverpool on 0151 709 4321, online at www.royalcourtliverpool.com or in person at the Royal Court Box Office from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.  (Booking and handling fees may apply)
Tickets can also be purchased from TicketQuarter on 0844 8000 410 online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or in person at Queen Square, Liverpool City Centre. (Booking and handling fees may apply)
VENUE DETAILS
Royal Court Liverpool
1 Roe Street
Liverpool
L1 1HL

0151 709 4321  





 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

The Beatles - The Live 1964 U.S. Broadcasts - Promo



The Beatles
Broadcasting Live In The USA '64
Now Available on Hand Pressed Splatter Vinyl

The soundtracks to the legendary 1964 Ed Sullivan shows have recently been released on multi-coloured splatter vinyl by Coda Records.  This is the ultimate Beatles Collectors item, like your own fingerprint, the abstract colour pattern  on  each disc is individually  created by skilled craftsmen during the production process at our record plant and is guaranteed to be different from every other copy in the world.

The really good news is that the audio quality of splatter vinyl is every bit as good as regular vinyl with the result that splatter vinyl combines the artistic appeal of a picture disc with the audio fidelity of a regular pressing.

To add to the exclusive nature of the offering the whole splatter run is  limited to only 500 hand pressed copies .  This is your opportunity to own the ultimate Beatles collectors item, a unique piece of Beatles history which is individually your own.

Track Listing
Side One 16th February 1963 - Miami
1. From Me To You 2.  This Boy 3. All My Loving 4. I Want To Hold Your Hand 5. She Loves You - Bonus Studio Track 6. Love Me Do (Original mono version with Ringo Starr)
Side Two 9th February 1963 – New York 1. All My Loving ( Lennon / Mc Cartney) 2. Till There Was You
3. She Loves You 4. I saw Her Standing There 5. I Want To Hold Your Hand 6. PS I Love You (Original mono version with Andy White)
The 500 copies forming the entire production run are on sale from amazon.co.uk priced at just £19.99 demand has been very high, so if you want one for your collection you must act now.
 

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Latest Club Magazine (Issue 54) on Sale Now!

Issue 54 has been mailed to all members and is now available for sale in the website shop. It is another fab issue including:
  • Beatles A Day In The Life—a day-by-day diary
  • Media Watch
  • Reviews of the latest releases
  • Classified Ads
  • Concert and event reviews
  • In-depth articles
  • Letters from members
  • The Legendary Crap Photos of the Month
To get the magazine, join the BBFC today or visit our shop to buy just this issue.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Ron and Eddie on the Roof of Apple

The BBFC often receives books to review in our magazine.  Sometimes books cross our desk that don't meet the criteria to be included in the magazine but they are great books all the same.  This is one of those books.

In the beginning it appears the book will be just a string of random questions and answers, but as the main character, Eddie, pens his replies to these random questions, the story of his life and adventures are revealed until by the end you really know him and feel for him.

The adventures that are shared are all true and all take place in the 1960's and early 70's and two of the stories involve the Beatles.  You might recognize yourself in these two stories as they involve  a bunch of lads who managed to sneak their way onto the Apple roof twice.  The tales are dramatic, funny and a interesting and I wanted to find a way to share those stories with our members. 

The author has graciously extracted the Beatles related stories along with photos from his adventures to share with our readers.  Click here to read the extract.

The full book is available on Amazon.co.uk  or Kobo if anyone is interested in reading all the other non Beatles adventures.