Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Beatles Day this Sunday - Don't miss it!

Don't miss out on this jam packed day of Beatle music and entertainment. This is the third year for this event and it just keeps getting better and better.  Look at this line up.  You will be dancing the day away.

Tell your friends!

The BBFC will be there. Stop by and say hello and tell us if you saw this post.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Beatles 50 T.O - New Exhibit in Toronto

A new exhibit about the Beatles just for fans living in or visiting Canada. The quote below is from the website:
It was 50 years ago this summer when the Beatles played Toronto for the last time. In this exhibit curated by City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services, When the Beatles Rocked Toronto, looks at the city in the early-to-mid sixties during a time of profound change punctuated by the Beatles' tours in 1964, 1965 and 66. 

Check out their website using the link below to read all about the different themes in the exhibit, how to visit.  

Click here for more information

Donovan's Birthday Party - May 6

While not directly related to The Beatles, we thought it was close enough to post about this event coming up in London.

Donovan was a contemporary of The Beatles and his concerts always include stories and tales of his experiences with The Beatles. So this is great way to combine two favorites in one event.  If you like Donovan and you like the Beatles, check it out.

The event is at the London Palladium where The Beatles did perform so you have a third reason to go.

Click here for all the details.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Hot off the presses - Issue 58 Available now!

Issue 58 has been mailed to all members and is now available for sale in the website shop. The issue is packed with great news and reviews:
  • The Beatles - A Day In The Life
  • Media Watch
  • Coming Up - Forthcoming Events
  • Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Tour Review
  • Ringo & Barbara Property Auction Round-Up
  • Meet The Beatles
  • Paperback Writers
  • Try Some, Buy Some - New Releases
  • BBFC Offers & Merchandise
  • As I Write This Letter
  • Crap Photo of the Month
To get the magazine, join the BBFC today or visit our shop to buy just this issue.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Heritage plaque planned for Alistair Taylor

Stuart Allen, with The Runcorn and District Historical Society, has worked to create this blue heritage plaque for Alistair Taylor, who was born in Runcorn. Mr. Allen worked with George Gunby, who wrote Alistair's biography 'Hello Goodbye: The Story of Mr. Fixit', for the making of the plaque.
It will hang on their local theatre - The Brindley. 

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Tribute Band Spotlight - Glass Onion

This is the first in a series we hope will continue.  We are encouraging tribute bands to send their gigs to us to include on our What's On Calendar.  In exchange, we will introduce the bands to help them connect with their local fans.

Introducing Glass Onion 
Mark Bayliss of Glass Onion introduces the band
Our group formed at the end of  2014, so we don't have a website yet, but we have been overwhelmed by the support and interest that we have received since we started focusing exclusively on the music of the Beatles.
Individually, we were playing in different musical situations (each of us Beatle fans - but not playing the music we truly loved). But thanks to the wonders of the internet, there is a great UK website ( that enabled us to get together and we decided that we would play only Beatle songs locally and see what interest we got. Wow ! Unbelievable ! We got so much interest that we decided to put on some shows and they sold out with weeks to spare ! The audience participation and enthusiasm was incredible !
We are not attempting to be lookalikes, but rather believe that our passion for the music and evidence of our enjoyment when we play shines through to the audience who crave for more and more !
Currently, we have 3 shows planned in the immediate future:
20th April - Jardins, Braintree, Essex
23rd April - Village Hall, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex
30th April - Memorial Hall Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire
We are currently planning to attend some music festivals this summer and also more shows in the Autumn.
Myself, I play bass and sing, with Martin Seaman on rhythm guitar and vocals, with David McLean on lead guitar and vocals, and Paul Davis on drums. Last year, Martin and I went to see Paul McCartney at the 02 in London and he was magnificent ! I think the one thing that stood out for me was the level of emotion displayed by the audience (of many ages) that prove that our love for him and the memory of the band go really deep within us and make us cry with tears of joy !
With such a catalogue of truly majestic songs, there are so many to choose from, but we try to cover a range of A and B sides as well as album tracks that showcase the writing talents of Lennon and McCartney and also (the hugely underrated talent in my opinion) Harrison. We also cover the full period as best we can from 1962 to 1970. Our show includes two 45 minute sets and also a midpoint sit-down acoustic session where we deliver some great tracks 'unplugged'. 
So what sets us apart from all of the other 'tributes' ? - well nothing really. I respect anybody that wants to play the Beatles, but our music contains all the heart and soul of true lifelong fans, with a desire to deliver a similar humour and stage craft that existed when the band were at their peak.
I have attached a poster for one of our next shows just to show you how we advertise.
We don't expect to be taking over the planet....but for each smiling face, tapping foot, and clapping hand that I see, make it all worthwhile it even if it is in a local village hall....
Long live the music of the Beatles, we will do our small part to keep it fresh in the minds of the old and hopefully introduce it to some of the young....