BENTON — Plans are being finalized for the celebration marking the 50th anniversary of “the first Beatle in America.” George Harrison’s 1963 visit to Benton will be remembered during the celebration that includes the unveiling and dedication of a historical marker on the Benton Public Square.
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LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — Yes, the Lake Geneva dateline is a bit beside the point, but I was so excited about a story Josh Stockinger wrote in Friday's editions I felt compelled to add my 2 cents while on a mini vacation.
Sid Bernstein made musical history in 1964 when he took an unknown British pop group – the Beatles – to America and started the "British Invasion" there. He booked the Beatles to play at Carnegie Hall and later arranged their famous shows at the Shea Stadium – the first major rock stadium acts – and presented the first US appearances of the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Dave Clark Five, the Moody Blues and the Animals.
Beatles Radio is at the Mathew Street Festival - International Beatle Week Liverpool. So much to do and see from taking a Magical Mystery Tour Bus ride for two hours for around $22.00 or 15.00 quid. The tour started at Albert Dock and down to Lime Street, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields as well as tothe homes of John, Paul, George and Ringo. It was definitely worth it. The tour guide was great and was pretty spot on with his Beatles facts.
Author Kevin Roach, who has penned an excellent book on the family of Paul McCartney and is co-author of another on the Beatles, has now authored “George Harrison: That's the Way God Planned It,” which explores's early life. We interviewed him about his new book, which is available as an e-book for Kindle in the U.S. and the UK and as a paperback in the UK.
This is the story of aging rock musician Gary Goldberg, The Beatles and a lie that, in the end, came to haunt him. Goldberg took the podium last week at the Elmhurst Historical Museum to tell a few dozen spectators about his days in the Cave Dwellers — a 1960s Chicago garage-rock band that never made it big but, 48 years later, found a new audience among collectors of reissued and hard-to-find vinyl records.
A WEBSITE devoted to random meetings between the public and The Beatles over the years is set to become a book. The Facebook page, called The Beatles And Me, was set up “for a bit of a laugh” according to its creator Dean Johnson.
A Derbyshire woman has paid £7,000 for a jacket once worn by Beatles star John Lennon.
Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills has taken out second place in the women's adaptive slalom event at the New Zealand Winter Games. Mills, who is ranked 28th in the world in the event, clocked two minutes 9.09 seconds to miss out on the gold to Canada's Melanie Schwartz (1:59.79) on Queenstown's Coronet Peak.