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Feb 23, 2014
by Act Naturally

 Recent Stories Online and On-Air

Mitch Benn to perform 'The 37th Beatle' in Stafford Gatehouse Theatre 
- Sunday, February 23, 2014

John Lennon 'nonsense list' up for sale 
- Sunday, February 23, 2014

Racing boat that roughed up Beatles is restored
 - Saturday, February 22, 2014

Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Jim Morrison to Appear on Postage Stamps 
- Saturday, February 22, 2014

John Lennon Songwriting Contest finds a winner in Detroit; listen to 18-year-old Olivia Millerschin's hit
 - Friday, February 21, 2014

Harford Library celebrates the four British lads who changed America 
- Friday, February 21, 2014

Love Them Do: The Story of the Beatles' Biggest Fans
- Friday, February 21, 2014

Mills wins legal battle against publicist 
- Thursday, February 20, 2014

Yoko Ono exemplifies staying hip at any age
 - Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mark Rivera, Longtime Billy Joel and Ringo Starr Collaborator, Releases Debut Album on Tuesday
 - Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sir Paul McCartney to be celebrated with special one-off prize at NME Awards
 - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Paul McCartney is dyed - Beatles legend falls out with his barber over hair colour 
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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The Beatles Gain After CBS Special
- Monday, February 17, 2014

This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the new "Now 49" compilation took over at No. 1, bumping the "Frozen" soundtrack down to No. 2 after four nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. The "Now 49" set marked just the 24th compilation to hit No. 1 on the list, and, of those 24, a full 17 of them were "Now" albums. 

 The Beatles, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" - No. 132 - Following CBS' airing of the all-star concert "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" on Feb. 9, the band's catalog gets a lift. This album, for example, is up 38% while the greatest hits album "1" at No. 37 rises by 91%. In total, there are eight albums by the Beatles on the chart this week. Watch for further gains on next week's tally, as CBS repeated the concert on Feb. 12.

Read More at Beatles Radio 

 
 

Raft of broadcasters buy Beatles special
- Monday, February 17, 2014

A raft of international broadcasters have acquired The Beatles: The Night that Changed America – A Grammy Salute, a two and half hour special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band’s appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Read More at Beatles Radio

 
 
 

$16,488 for Rare 1964 Beatles Ticket
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014

In an ironic twist. A snowstorm which happened in Washington D.C. fifty-years-ago, has helped to fetch a once disappointed Beatles fan $16,488 for their ($3) unused concert ticket, on eBay.

Read More at Beatles Radio

 

Collector's Edition of "Wonderwall," 1968
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A new Collector’s Edition of Wonderwall, a 1968 psychedelic film that features a score composed by George Harrison, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 25.  The movie focuses on a reclusive professor who’s obsessed with the couple who lives next door, a model named Penny Lane and her photographer boyfriend, and winds up embarking on a surreal journey of self-discovery.

Read More at Beatles Radio


 Record of the Week

Gets heavy play this week!

Help! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Help! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  Album Fun Facts

 nine weeks at No. 1

  • Help! is the fifth British and tenth North American album by English rock group the Beatles, and the soundtrack from their film Help!.
  • Release date: August 6, 1965
  • Labels: Capitol Records, Parlophone

1. Help! (mono mix)

2. The Night Before (mono mix)

3. From Me To You Fantasy (instrumental) (mono mix)

4. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (mono mix)

5. I Need You (mono mix)

6. In The Tyrol (instrumental) (mono mix)

7. Another Girl (mono mix)

8. Another Hard Day's Night (instrumental) (mono mix)

9. Ticket To Ride (mono mix)

10. The Bitter End/you Can't Do That (instrumental) (mono mix)

11. You're Going To Lose That Girl (mono mix)

12. The Chase (instrumental) (mono mix)

13. Help! (stereo mix)

14. The Night Before (stereo mix)

15. From Me To You Fantasy (instrumental) (stereo mix)

16. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (stereo mix)

17. I Need You (stereo mix)

18. 6 In The Tyrol (instrumental) (stereo mix)

19. Another Girl (stereo mix)

20. Another Hard Day's Night (instrumental) (stereo mix)

21. Ticket To Ride (stereo mix)

22. The Bitter End/you Can't Do That (instrumental) (stereo mix)

23. You're Going To Lose That Girl (stereo mix)

24. The Chase (instrumental) (stereo mix)


Beatles Record World Wide Charts

Other Countries

  • Group with most top 10 hits in the German singles chart (29 top 10 hits).
  • Group with most weeks in the German singles chart (589 weeks).
  • Most weeks at no. 1 in the German albums chart (113 weeks at no. 1).
  • Group with most weeks in the German albums chart (1,180 weeks up to 2000).
  • Group with most no. 1 albums in the German albums chart (11 no. 1 albums).
  • The double album The Beatles/1962-1966 spent more weeks in the German album charts top 10 than any other artist album (124 weeks, only beaten by soundtracks My Fair Lady and West Side Story).
  • Most weeks at no. 1 in the German albums chart within a calendar year (36 weeks at no. 1 in 1964, excludes soundtracks).
 

The Beatles Song Quote of the week

"I get by with a little help from my friends."

- The Beatles, Little Help From My Friends




   

 

 The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today :

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, February 23, 1964

Studio One, Teddington Studio Centre, Teddington

The Beatles hardly had time to overcome the jet-lag before they were thrust back into homeland activities again. This morning they travelled to the Teddington Studio Centre of ABC Television to tape their 2nd appearance on the variety show Big Night Out. Following rehearsals, the program was shot in front of an audience during the evening - and it wasn't until 10:30 pm that the Beatles were able to leave the premises. The program was transmitted by most of the ITV network the following Saturday, February 29th, although in the London area it was screened the following Tuesday, March 3rd. Other guests on the show were Billy Dainty, Jackie Trent and Lionel Blair.

Viewers saw the Beatles participate in three comedy skits with show hosts Mike and Bernie Winters. One of these took advantage of the group's famous return from the USA, with them filmed sailing in a boat down the adjacent River Thames, alighting at the studio, driving in an open-top car around the studio lot and entering through a door marked "Customs", with the Winters' dressed as customs officers. Naturally, they opted to search the group's luggage, finding each suitcase stuffed with cash.

The Beatles also mimed a music set, playing "All My Loving", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "Till There Was You", "Please Mister Postman", "Money (That's What I Want)" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand".

Note: News cameras from ITN filmed the Beatle's River Thames jaunt for it's early eveing bulletin (6:05-6:15pm) and George volunteered to provide the commentary, parodying the annual Oxford Vs Cambridge boat race broadcasts by John Snagge.


 

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Happy Birthday To George Tuesday 25th 71 years since he arrived that time anyway :)



 Monday Feb 24

gaston de ogueta from Montevideo
ronald hatt from surrey
jack baumun from Wichita
Steven Alliss from Barton upon Humber
Victoria Penxa from Sarasota
Joseph Slavens from Leavenworth
David Guerra from Tijuana
christian moreira from guayaquil
Weslley Nilson from Brasilia
Jeremy Tilner from Montreal
Alex Gagne from Guelph
Kimberley Wren from Arlington, TX

 

Tuesday Feb 25

Patricio Pulgar from concepcion
Dietra Sheldon from Edgewater1
judy padilla from toronto
Marleen Gillmann from Billerbeck
gary wagner from buffalo
Pete Uphoff from Bowmanville
Gary Regas from Lakeside
col reed from newcastle
Leticia Mees from Santa Maria
Don Stasio from Philadelphia
Yamasaki Hiroshi from Sakai


Wednesday Feb 26

Robert Rossi from phoenix
FRANCISCO OCASIO from BAYAMON
hermes gregorio from florianopolis
ray saun from charlotte
Debbie Temple from Belleville
Richard Kozyra from Grobniki
SUSANNE PARKS from BELLE CHASSE
Chiara Confalonieri from Milano
Kevin Gondek from Chicago
pierre EBERLE from LILLE
Phil Holmes from Hull
Alkananda Behera from new delhi

 

Thursday Feb 27

Edmundo Araújo Filho from Ilha Solteira
nubia sinohui from Hermosillo
andrew mills from Mississauga
Per Christian Lund from KIEV
ibrahim rashidi from beirut
Jeff Stiles from Roseville
Isabel Max from Detroit
Marie Green from Alameda
John Clowry from Seattle
Cathy Martinez from Baldwin Park
Logan Davis from Connersville
Kevin Ammer from Baltimore


Friday Feb 28

Christina Cook-hughes from Chesapeake
Gina Ramirez from Orinda
Tim Enchanter from New York
andita purwaningtias from Jakarta
Ana Rodriguez from Racine
george irving from glasgow
Glenn Paster from Swampscott
Scott Jirtle from grand rapids
Eduardo Sanchez from Puebla
Will Parzyszek from Port Washington
Giada Nizzoli from Verona
bob mocber from peterborough


Saturday March 1

Micah Winniman from Lewisville
Diana Gallardo from Buenos Aires
Enrique Vignolo from Buenos Aires
Antonio Aguirre from Huajuapan de León
Genesis Carvajal from Salinas
Kevin Barrett from Quarryville
Leonardo Ferreira from Goiania
Luciana Rielo from Rio de Janeiro
Andres Clemente Paredes Ruiz from Tijuana
alyse spinner from Port Jefferson
Patricia Foster from Edmonton


Sunday March 2

Ron Kuerner from Madisonville, LA
Attila Varsányi from Szeged
sabrina gulla from milano
Ador Pamintuan from Muntinlupa
Marie-Josee Bercier from Mirabel
Robert MacMillan from ohio
simone d'ottavio from roma
Leo Porrio from Leusden
Mark Kigler from Brooklyn
Moses Horowitz from Wilmington
Rowan Carlyle from Auckland
omar luna from la paz
angela sammarco from milano
Stefanie B from Fort Lauderdale
Fred Fontenelle Moreira from Araruama
Lauren Brunen from Winnipeg
Rodrigo Perez from Santiago
andrea pippo from genoa


Last weeks poll question: 

What was Paul McCartney’s best decade?

60s  - 60.3%
70s - 28.6%
2000+  - 5.5%
80s  - 4.7%
90s  - 1.0%

 

BeatlesRadio Opinion Poll Questions
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 This weeks poll question: 

As a True Beatles Fan did like all attention this month?

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This weeks Beatle Brain Busters:

What song did The Beatles not sing on the Ed Sullivan Show?

 
Please Please Me
 
 
 

 
 


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