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Feb 2, 2014
by Act Naturally

 Recent Stories Online and On-Air

‘Ed Sullivan’ staffer recalls stint as honorary Beatle
 - Sunday, February 02, 2014

JFK Airport to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Beatles NYC Trip
 - Sunday, February 02, 2014

Famous Queenstown Road coffee stall visited by Rolling Stones and The Beatles saved from closure
 - Saturday, February 01, 2014

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Returning to Ed Sullivan Theater
 - Saturday, February 01, 2014

GRAMMY Beatles Special To Air Feb. 9, 2014
 - Friday, January 31, 2014

Ringo Starr and his band add more dates to U.S. tour
 - Friday, January 31, 2014

Ringo Starr Talks Paul, Meditation and Why He Loves L.A.
 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

When the Beatles Came to Washington
 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

Anniversary upgrade for rail station The Beatles made famous
 - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Stars line up to pay tribute to The Beatles
 - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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What if The Beatles never were? Ringo Starr almost moved to U.S. at 18
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Almost 50 years ago, Beatlemania kicked off in America and changed the face of rock 'n' roll. But the whole Beatles phenomenon as we know it — with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — might never have happened without some good old-fashioned U.S. red tape.

Starr revealed to NBC News' Kate Snow in an interview that aired Monday on TODAY that while still a teenager, he considered chasing his musical dreams in Texas, not his hometown of Liverpool. "All the music we loved came from America," he recalled. "At ... 18, 19 I tried to immigrate to America because of Lightnin' Hopkins, a blues singer," he recalled. "I wanted to go to Texas because that's where he was from." A factory worker at the time, Starr visited the local consulate to start the emigration process, but the paperwork proved overwhelming. "They gave me a load of forms to fill in. And I filled those in. You know what it's like when you're 18 ... I filled 'em in, took 'em back, and then he gave me more forms," he said. "I gave up." 

Read More at Beatles Radio 

 
 

Beatles Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Beatles were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday at a pre-Grammy event in Los Angeles. Ringo Starr was joined by George Harrison's widow, Olivia, and John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, at the ceremony. 

Read More at Beatles Radio

 
 
 

Beatles' historic arrival in New York City 50 years ago gave Big Apple unforgettable lift
- Monday, January 27, 2014

On Feb 7, 1964, just 77 days after the JFK assassination, the Fab Four stepped off of Pan Am Flight 101 at the newly-minted Kennedy Airport. The city and the Beatles would never be the same. They say the world doesn't change in a day. But one day, it did.

Read More at Beatles Radio

 

Grammys 2014: Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo reunite on stage
- Monday, January 27, 2014

The Beatles superstars performed Sir Paul's song Queenie Eye to a rapturous crowd including Yoko Ono at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. Sir Paul also proved members of the Fab Four can still trump the Rolling Stones when his collaboration with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, entitled Cut Me Some Slack, beat Doom And Gloom by the veteran British band.

Read More at Beatles Radio

Beatles Record World Wide Charts

American

  • Most complete ever domination of the Billboard Hot 100 singles and albums chart by occupying the first 5 positions in the Hot 100 as well as the first two in the albums chart simultaneously (April 4, 1964).
  • Most consecutive no. 1 albums in the Billboard albums chart (8 consecutive no. 1 albums from 1965 to 1968).
  • Most consecutive top 5 albums in the Billboard albums chart (16 consecutive top 5 albums from 1965 to 1977).
  • Group with the longest span of no. 1 albums in the Billboard albums chart (36 years and 51 weeks, 1964 to 2001).
  • Group with most consecutive no. 1 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 (6 consecutive no. 1 hits, record shared with the Bee Gees).
  • Most no. 1 albums in the Billboard albums chart in a calendar year (3 no. 1 albums in 1964, repeated in 1965 and 1966).
  • Most no. 1 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 in a calendar year (6 no. 1 singles in 1964)
  • The only act to have held the no. 1 and no. 2 position in the Billboard albums chart for 9 straight weeks on two separate occasions (March 2 to April 27 and August 29 to October 24, 1964).
  • Most top 3 albums in the Billboard albums chart (27 top 3 albums).
  • Most transatlantic no. 1 hit singles (12 songs reached no. 1 in both the U.S. and Britain).
  • Group with most consecutive top 5 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 chart (17 consecutive top 5 hits from 1964 to 1969).
  • Group with most consecutive top 10 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 chart (24 consecutive top 10 hits from 1964 to 1976).
  • Group with most consecutive top 20 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 chart (27 consecutive top 20 hits from 1964 to 1976).
 

The Beatles Song Quote of the week

Life is very short and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friend

 - The Beatles, We Can Work It Out


Watch Stevie Wonder do this on the 50th show Sunday on CBS


   

 

 The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today :

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today:

Thursday, January 16 to February 4, 1964

The Beatles at the Olympia Theatre, Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, France


 

More Listener Birthdays on the Birthday Page

Hear the Daily Audio Birthday Greeting On-Air & Online



 Monday Feb 3

Joseph Anet from Hirosaki
Zlatko Rakonjac from Belgrade
Stewart Hochberg from St James
Gerardo Olivera from Montevideo
Luciano Donati from nashville
Viktor Giessing from Kastrup
Victor Cantu from Chico
Sebastian Milohanich from Ramos Mejia
Louisa Vetter from Ettlingen
Victor Barinov from Moscow
Adam Abrams from Pocono Lake

Tuesday Feb 4

Greg McMahan from Atlanta
Frank Lakatos from wayne
norman amendt from richmond
Piet Temmerman from Duffel
Lauren Kelso from Olathe
Charlie Schmick from Wisconsin rapids
Hans Goerter from Krefeld
David Rodrigues from Salvador Bahia
Lauren Kelso from Olathe
Miguel Ramirez from Bogota
Ruben Padilla from Indio
KEITH DOOLEY from Memphis Tennessee
Roger Wells from Lakewood, NJ

Wednesday Feb 5

Richard Orange from Wallingford,Oxfordshire
John Theuerkauf from Midlothian
Sienna Thomas from Santa Cruz
JIm Parker from Pictou
Desiree Helterbran from Gilbert
John Mueller from Bloomington
jim richards from browndale
Jayvin Ross from port louis
Gene Quondamatteo from Burlington
Paul Cole from Brighton
Federico Ramirez from Leon
Bob Ehorn from Milford

Thursday Feb 6

didier rosseel from eernegem
Samu Gatino from Madrid
Jayant B Joshi from Pune
Guillaume Marchand from Lyon
richard johnson from moscow
Victor Pancerev from Victorjohn1
Don Tovey from London
Roberto Lenzi from Vaglio
derek williams from Neston
Dustin Parson from Martinsville
Domingo Velazquez from Mexico
John Harris from West Mifflin

Friday Feb 7

Richard Asarisi from Bethany
ARTURO GUTIERREZ from Mexico
Jeff Balek from Charlotte
Qin Rao from shenzhen
Darrel Kellestine from Halifax
Edwin Faican from WOODSIDE
Szabina Sinka from Mezőberény
Thom Halls from Sanger
Thom Halls from Sanger
helen brennan from flushing
Jack Mukhar from Foster city
Paula Yovine from walden
Dan Ealey from Cookeville
Dmitriy Dusheyko from San Francisco

Saturday Feb 8

Sara Morin from Boston
Patrick Nirascou from Saint Vallier de Thiey
sven carr from hamburg
Ron Van Tassell from North Bay, Ontario
Rika Eveland from Sparks
gius sammy from milano
tim boyle from Denver
Laura Camacho from Monterrey
wille crafoord from stockholm
Marcelo Tobares from Rio Cuarto
Héctor Pineda from Bogotá
James Wyatt from Bakersfield
Yoshiyuki Okada from Akasi-Hyougo pref.

Sunday Feb 9

markitos lopez from veracruz
PEDRO ANTONIO MIRELESDE LA TORRE from torreon coahuila
Alberto Martinez from Eibar
joe fel from minneapolis
Ella Johnson from Almaty
ron maslanka from howell
Terry Kikcio from Saskatoon
Kevin Jacob from Bonner Springs
Paul Hird from Reading
Carolyn Johnson from London
Roberto Sanchez from Caracas
larry jackson from cuernavaca

Last weeks poll question: 

Will you be attending a Beatles 50th Celebration in the coming weeks?

Yes - 41.0%
No - 35.3%
Having my own - 23.7%

 

BeatlesRadio Opinion Poll Questions
please check it out Beatles Radio Poll Results.

 This weeks poll question: 
We are running the same Poll Question right into the New Year
so please vote! 

Do you think The Beatles made it before the Ed Sullivan Show?

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 Beatle Brain Buster

Check the website and listen for the Beatle Brain Buster questions 

This weeks Beatle Brain Busters:

Which Beatle produced the first autobiography?

George
John
Ringo
Paul
 

 
 


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