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Big news for The Beatles fans! Closer Weekly can exclusively reveal that there is band memorabilia up for auction at the Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room in England — where you can snag yourself some authentic items that once belonged to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Some items up for grabs include Ringo's boots, which he wore on stage, and John's high school music book — which was once purchased for 25 cents by a woman, who realized after the fact that his signature was inside.

"Anything to do with The Beatles is of interest. They were the first boy band, everyone else just followed in their footsteps," Stephen Bailey — who manages The Beatles Shop in Liverpool — exclusively tells Closer Weekly. The items up for grabs, which also include autographed snaps and childhood school photos, are expected to bring in thousands of dollars. It sounds like we'll have to be working ~eight days a week~ to afford this stuff!

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A reel-to-reel tape featuring an unreleased song that George Harrison wrote and recorded in 1968 for his friend Mary Bee will be auctioned at a previously reported Beatles memorabilia sale taking place September 11 in Warrington, U.K., outside of Liverpool. The tune, titled “Hello Miss Mary Bee,” is heavily influenced by Indian music, like a number of other songs Harrison wrote around that time.

The tape also includes renditions of the Beatles songs “Across the Universe,” “The Inner Light” and “Lady Madonna,” among others, some of which are different from the officially released versions of the tunes. Another tape, featuring music from George’s first solo album, the soundtrack to the film Wonderwall, also is part of the lot being auctioned.

In addition, the lot includes a six-page letter and postcards that Harrison and his first wife, Pattie Boyd, sent to Bee that reference the song George wrote for his friend and also discuss the couple’s then-recent trip to India with the other Beatles members.

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There’s no question that The Beatles introduced new styles of writing, performing, and especially recording music in the early 1960s. Much of their success comes from the hands of George Martin, the record producer who crafted the inimitable sound of The Beatles. Otherwise known as the “fifth Beatle,” Sir George Martin was the first producer who helped shape the Beatles’ incredible body of work over the course of seven years. A new book by Kenneth Womack, Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, traces the early life and career of Sir George Martin, and is currently on bookshelves today as Martin’s first-ever biography.

It was in the summer of 1962 that the Beatles pulled up to EMI on Abbey Road with their beat-up gear, shaggy hair and Liverpool accents to play for the record label. This was the recording session where Sir George first heard the songs “Love Me Do,” “P.S. I Love You” and “Ask Me Why.” Although George wasn’t exactly impressed with their musical skill and quickly became exasperated with the band’s seeming lack of studio professionalism, he was instantly charmed by their wit and charisma. That day in June marked details

Beatle ate dinner at Jimmy's in Asbury Park - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

He liked it, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell had dinner Sunday at the landmark Jimmy’s Italian Restaurant in Asbury Park.

“He said tell the chef that everything was excellent,” said waitress Bernadette Kozlowski.

He ate a vegetarian meal at Jimmy’s.

McCartney and Shevell were part of a party of six that included members of Shevell’s family. Shevell is a graduate of J.P. Stevens High School in Edison.

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Were Ringo Starr the kind of guy to delve deep into the blues, he might well have taken a stab at Willie Dixon’s classic “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” on his forthcoming album, “Give More Love.”

Perhaps not in the original context of being unable to escape a toxic relationship with a romantic partner, but more a heartfelt expression of his attitude about continuing to play music at age 77.

“I decided at the end of November last year that I’m taking 2017 off,” Starr said from his perch in a regal-looking upholstered chair in the luxury suite of a Beverly Hills hotel where he’d just arrived to handle a few interviews about his new album, which arrives Sept. 15, and the fall tour that will follow close on its heels.

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AN unreleased track by Beatles guitarist George Harrison is to be auctioned along with a series of unseen images of the band.

The secret 1968 song, Hello Miss Mary Bee, comes on a reel-to-reel tape which also includes alternative recordings of several Beatles hits.

Unheard by fans, the Indian-influenced track was written for Harrison's good friend Mary Bee and produced around the time of his first solo album, Wonderwall Music.

It comes with letters from Harrison to Miss Bee while he was in India with wife Pattie Boyd.

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Unseen photos of the Beatles to be auctioned - Monday, September 04, 2017

An unreleased track by Beatles guitarist George Harrison is to be auctioned along with a series of unseen images of the band.

The secret 1968 song, Hello Miss Mary Bee, comes on a reel-to-reel tape which also includes alternative recordings of several Beatles hits.

Unheard by fans, the Indian-influenced track was written for Harrison's good friend Mary Bee and produced around the time of his first solo album, Wonderwall Music.

It comes with letters from Harrison to Miss Bee while he was in India with wife Pattie Boyd.

In one extract, Boyd writes that Harrison has "just come into the kitchen singing Mary Bee, Mary Bee about to make a lovely cup of tea".

The tape and messages are expected to fetch around £15,000 as part of Omega Auctions' Beatles Memorabilia sale in Warrington, Cheshire, on September 11.

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The Beatles were alerted to their manager Brian Epstein’s sudden death by a phone call from their London offices to a student hostel in Bangor on August 27, 1967.

It is 50 years since the Fab Four visited Bangor to attend a 10-day conference on transcendental meditation led by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Normal College, now part of Bangor University.

The telephone was located in a small kiosk just inside the main doorway of the Môn hostel where some of the Beatles entourage were staying.

It was normally used by students to make calls home and was a feature of the halls of residence.

The Beatles themselves, and the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, were staying in the Dyfrdwy hostel opposite and one of their group rushed across the quad to break the tragic news.

One of the first to find out that Epstein had died was Dave Jones, who now lives in France.

He had been at the lecture on the Saturday attended by the Beatles and on the following day had a long chat with John Lennon.

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 An open letter John Lennon wrote to Cynthia has been unearthed after 41 years

In the original letter, which is titled 'an open letter to Cynthia Twist' and is dated November 15, 1976, the former Beatle said Cynthia had an 'impaired' memory of their marriage.

He claimed their relationship was over long before Yoko Ono arrived on the scene and accused her of double standards for wishing to get away from her past with the Beatle, yet was happy to speak about it to magazines.

Lennon sent the letter to a US weekly magazine for them to publish with the request that it is 'printed without any edits. 

I think it only fair to me and your readers to present my side of the story'.

He wrote it in response to an article Cynthia had published in an English women's magazine earlier that year.

 

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The Beatles, the most popular and innovative rock group of their era — or any era — released their album Revolver 51 years ago this week. Though the album’s significance was largely overlooked at the time, the work is now widely thought of as even better than The Beatles’ acknowledged classic released a year later, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.

The 14-track Revolver was released in the United Kingdom on August 5, 1966, after recording sessions that lasted from April 6 to June 21 of that year. But that two and a half month period was easily eclipsed by the recording sessions for Sgt. Pepper, which began on November 24 of the same year but didn’t wrap up until April 21 of 1967. Pepper became the first Beatles album released in the United States in a version identical to its U.K. release. But when Revolver hit stores in the United States on August 8, 1966, the American version contained only 11 tracks.

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