New John Lennon Biography to be Released for Beatles 50th Anniversary - Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Beatles expert and author Jude Southerland Kessler has announced that the upcoming release of her third book has been delayed to coincide with Beatles anniversary. The much anticipated third book She Loves You, in the highly acclaimed John Lennon Series, which was due to be released on October 9, 2013 has been pushed back by its author Jude Southerland Kessler. The new release date will be February 7, 2014 when the book will make its formal debut at the Beatles Conference in Altoona, Pa.
Several factors have played into Ms. Kessler’s decision to delay the release of her third book. First and foremost was her desire to put out the best product possible without having to rush to finish it.
Rest Easy, Paul McCartney’s Talking Squirrel Movie Is Finally Getting Made - Tuesday, October 01, 2013
It’s a good day to be a squirrel. First comes the trailer for The Nut Job, and now the news that the squirrel-centric children’s book “High in the Clouds” is being adapted into a feature film. Of course, squirrels can’t actually watch movies, read news on the internet, or even understand the concept of language, but I’m sure they’d be pleased were it explained to them in squirrel terms.
John Lennon lauds Canada’s good ‘vibrations,’ predicts Beatles’ breakup in long-lost Mississauga interview - Monday, September 30, 2013
A reel-to-reel radio relic that preserves a long-lost Canadian interview with John Lennon, discovered recently in a former New York broadcaster’s attic is set to be auctioned Thursday. We ended up in Montreal, which turned out to be a good thing. The interview vividly recalls the musician’s December 1969 peace mission in Canada that culminated with a private meeting between the pop superstar and then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau.
Beatlemania: 'the screamers' and other tales of fandom - Monday, September 30, 2013
Fifty years ago, Beatlemania shocked the world, drawing hostility and pity from press and public alike. But the screamers were neither the first nor the last to be starstruck… The first time Scottish concert promoter Andi Lothian booked the Beatles, in the frozen January of 1963, only 15 people showed up. The next time he brought them north of the border, to Glasgow Odeon on 5 October, they had scored a No 1 album and three No 1 singles, and it was as if a hurricane had blown into town.
A concert presented by the managment of Kirkcaldy's Raith Ballroom, unable to use their own premises because of Brian Epstein's new ruling that, where possible, the Beatles would perform only in proper theatres. Fifteen hundred people attended each of the two "houses".