Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Issue 71 - Out Now!

Our latest issue is on its way to subscribers.  The September 2019 issue is overflowing with fun and informative articles and reviews.  We are sure you will enjoy it!  Non-members can order a copy from our website here.


                                                                      Issue 71 (September 2019) includes:
  • The Beatles A Day In The Life
  • Coming Up-Forthcoming Events
  • Media Watch
  • Abbey Road - The Beatles Finale
  • The Beatles 50 Years Ago, a reflection
  • The Beatles Not For Sale
  • George Harrison and the Goodwood Festival
  • John Lennon and Elton John
  • Politics of John Lennon - Part 7
  • The Last Beatles Song?
  • Beatle Boots
  • Paperback Writer
  • Try Some, Buy Some-New Releases
  • Fab Four at the Movies
  • Offers and Discounts
  • As I Write This Letter
  • Crap Photos of the Month

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Liverpool Central Library - The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’- The Making of a Masterpiece


  
At Liverpool Central Library 27th September 2019

Record and radio producer Steve Levine explores the back story of the creation of Abbey Road in conversation with writer and Beatles aficionado David Quantick. Using audio clips Steve will explore how the tracks were put together to give a completely different perspective on the influences that led to the production which many consider to be The Beatles' masterwork.

The evening will be supported and enhanced by performances by the newly created ‘Library of Soul’ choir with individual recorded and live vocal performances by the choir and musical director Kaya Herstad-Carney

“ And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make…”

Liverpool Central Library
27th September 2019 Doors 7pm for a 7.15pm start

Tickets are limited and can be bought from Ticket Quarter https://www.ticketquarter.co.uk/Online/abbey-road-with-steve-levine

£10 for unallocated seats some of which may be around the perimeter of the room
£8 over 65 and Disabled concessions available at £8. Please let us know if you require a wheelchair space or other access needs (BBFC Members - get concession pricing by showing your membership card)
Group ticket offer! Buy 9 and get the 10th free

The Edge Presents - Abbey Road on Manchester Road


50th Anniversary Charity Concerts

Two nights of the iconic album played in full by a variety of amazing acts, plus more Beatles songs.





DATE: Friday 18th & Saturday 19th October 2019
TIME: 7pm – Late
PRICE: £15/12*

The Edge is a registered charity: 1128608 and all proceeds from these concerts go to working with vulnerable adults and young people

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Congratulations to our Summer Selfie Contest Winners!

A big thank you to everyone who sent in their Summer Selfies! Our next issue is on its way to the printers this weekend and will be posted out to members very soon. At midnight UK time, the contest ended and via random draw, we have our two winners: Piers Hemmingsen and Trevor Brown! Congratulations to both! Even though the drawing was random, we love your submissions! We have emailed you with details about how your prizes will be delivered.
Piers Hemmingsen - Summer Selfie Contest Winner

Trevor Brown - Summer Selfie Contest Winner

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

'Dear John' Free Concert October 9

'DEAR JOHN'
 
 TRIBUTE CONCERT CELEBRATING JOHN LENNON'S 79TH BIRTHDAY
 
In aid of
WAR CHILD UK
 
7.30pm, 9th OCTOBER 2019
 
HARD ROCK HOTEL, MARBLE ARCH
Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 7DL
 
On 9th October 2019 musicians and artists from different generations and different genres will come together to celebrate the music, legacy and birthday of Beatle legend John Lennon.
 
The concert will take place at the newly opened Hard Rock Hotel in Marylebone and all proceeds from it will benefit War Child UK. 
 
Appropriately this significant event is the idea of a millennial musician, Sepp Osley, the founder, songwriter and front man of rock band Blurred Vision. 
 
Sepp himself could have been the face of War Child. He was born in war torn Iran in the mid 80’s, fled the country with his family and spent most of his life in Canada before relocating to London.
 
Along with his new Blurred Vision line-up, Sepp is bringing together a variety of special guests to perform at the show. The evening is dedicated to one of the world’s most iconic musical heroes - John Lennon - and will comprise a celebration of songs from both Lennon’s solo catalogue and the Beatles.
 
Reflecting on why War Child means so much to him, Sepp said "There is a great necessity for this incredible charity. They fight for those who have the smallest voice but the greatest of importance. War Child is here to let these children know that they are not forgotten.
 
Having been born into a time of war and uncertainty myself I am grateful to be able to do my little bit now as an adult. I am also very excited to be able to celebrate my great hero John Lennon whose music first taught me that the things that make us different mean very little in the end.
 
The only thing that matters is our empathy towards one another and to know that attaining peace is not just a dream but can be our reality, if we want it."  
 
The concert on October 9th is free to the public but fans are encouraged to donate whatever they can online and to register for tickets guaranteeing entry at the following link: http://blurredvisionmusic.com .
 

Don't Forget to Book your Film Tickets for Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend!

What a great lineup of films at the Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend! Get your ticket before they're all gone!

http://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/film

IT'S TIME TO ROCK THE GROSVENOR BALLROOM


A new play called Bestbeat captures those incredible Merseybeat days. written by award-winning Liverpool writer Frank Duffy, it tells the story of what happened to original Beatles' drummer, Pete Best , after he was sacked in 1962 and replaced by Ringo Starr just as they were about to change music and the world forever. Frank Duffy always wanted the play to be performed at Merseybeat venues were The Beatles, with Pete Best, played. And what better place than the Grosvenor Ballroom? We are very proud to be hosting this amazing play here
Bestbeat comes to the Grosvenor Ballroom, Grosvenor street, Wallasey on Saturday 5th October, doors open 6.45pm and the show starts at 7.30pm. The bar will be available before he the show during interval and after
The Grosvenor Ballroom played an important part in the early development of The Beatles. The group played there a number of times in the days when they were just another unknown group. And, of course, when their drummer was fans' favourite Pete Best not Ringo Starr. Like many others, Pete Best was a young musician who wanted to play his favourite music as a drummer, so he joined a group called the Beatles... Pete was with them at the start of their epic journey from 1960 until he was dismissed by Beatles' manager Brian Epstein August 1962. Pete thought he was on the verge of the big time with the group. It didn't happen for him as his life changed on one fateful day........
Bestbeat tells this fascinating story using drama, humour and original songs performed by a live band. It's a show you won't want to miss!
Tickets are £10 and £8 concessions, and can be bought direct from the Grosvenor Ballroom by calling in person or phone 0151-637-1341
www.bestbeatplay.co.uk