December 15

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Dec 15, 2013
by Act Naturally

 Recent Stories Online and On-Air

Celebrities sing holiday or Beatle songs at benefit for Toys for Tots 
- Sunday, December 15, 2013

Rock Rewind: John Lennon's Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
 - Sunday, December 15, 2013

Interview with cast from Let It Be
 - Saturday, December 14, 2013

Beatles US Album Reissues Mark 50 Years Of Their US Invasion 
- Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bermuda Museum Honors John Lennon with Sculpture
 - Friday, December 13, 2013

Lennon Fest gets back to where it’s long belonged
 - Friday, December 13, 2013

50 Years of Beatles: Christmas time is here again
 - Thursday, December 12, 2013

He plays so musically’: All-Starr Band-mate Gregg Bissonette on the magic of Ringo Starr
 - Thursday, December 12, 2013

Beatles wax figures on world tour
 - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Boris Johnson claims LONDON not Liverpool propelled The Beatles to worldwide stardom
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Boris Johnson has controversially claimed it was London, not Liverpool, that propelled The Beatles to worldwide fame. The Tory Mayor of London, who already has a chequered history with Merseyside, has provoked the ire of Liverpudlians with his statement.

Speaking at the London School of Economics, in a speech entitled "London, the gateway to Britain," he said: "The greatest band in the world came from Liverpool, but in the end they recorded their stuff in London and it was London that helped propel them around the world. Johnson has previously issued an apology and visited the city over comments made in a 2004 Spectator article about Liverpool FC fans involved in the Hillsborough disaster. He caused outrage when the magazine he edited wrongly claimed “drunken fans” had played a part in the  disaster. The same article claimed Liverpool people “wallow” in their “victim status”, following the murder and beheading of contractor Ken Bigley in Iraq. Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson told the Mirror: “This is becoming a bore now from Boris. “It’s yet another gaffe from him about Liverpool. He’s been forced to apologise before over Hillsborough and Ken Bigley, and he’s got this very wrong too.

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PAUL MCCARTNEY Receives Across the Board Grammy Nominations
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Paul McCartney has appeared in possibly his most diverse spread ever of Grammy nominations. "Cut Me Some Slack," Paul's volcanic collaboration with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear from the Sound City:

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Paul McCartney's DJ Shares His Beatles Mix
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Chris Holmes has been touring as Paul McCartney's opening DJ act for four years. He recently shared with fans a collection of his favorite remixes that he made over his tenure traveling with the former Beatle, whom he describes as "the nicest boss in the world."

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Lennon Statue In Havana Now Has A 95-Year-Old Guardian
- Monday, December 09, 2013

John Lennon needed help. At least his statue did. A bronze likeness of the Beatle, who was assassinated 33 years ago Sunday, was inaugurated in a leafy Havana park 13 years ago. But souvenir-seekers kept stealing the iconic circular spectacles that adorned it. Officials tried gluing them on. But they should have known better: Vandals simply broke them off.

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Julian Lennon Explains Real Meaning Behind 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'
- Monday, December 09, 2013

Tune in alert as Julian Lennon talks with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday, December 3 about his recent collaboration with Steven Tyler on his new album, “Everything Changes.” Plus, Julian sets the record straight about the meaning of The Beatles’ classic, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

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Record of the Week

Yesterday & Today

Gets heavy play this week!

All Beatles Music & More at Fab Four Store

Yesterday & Today Fun Facts

  • Yesterday and Today is the ninth Capitol album release by the Beatles and the eleventh overall American release. It was issued only in the United States, Canada and Japan.
  • Release date: June 20, 1966
  • Artist: The Beatles
  • Labels: Selles RecordsCapitol Records
Drive My Car 2:21

I’m Only Sleeping 3:04

Nowhere Man 2:44

Dr. Robert 2:21

Yesterday 2:05

Act Naturally 2:33

And Your Bird Can Sing 2:07

If I Needed Someone 2:21

What Goes On 2:47

We Can Work It Out 2:16

Day Tripper 2:50

Beatles Record Sales

  • By August 1966, the Beatles had sold 150 million records worldwide (Variety 243, August 3, 1966).
  • By May 1967, the Beatles’ global gross stood at $98 million (Variety 246, May 19, 1967).
  • The "Hey Jude" single had sold over 3 million copies in America in its first 2 months of release, and 3.7 million by mid-January 1969. It eventually sold over 4 million copies and was the fourth best-selling single of the 1960s (Spizer, Bruce, 2003: The Beatles on Apple Records, p. 32).


Ringo Starr's Quote of the week

“For me, God is in my life. I don't hide from that... I think the search has been on since the '60s.”

Ringo Starr


 The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today :

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, December 15, 1963

Alpha Television Studios, Aston, Birmingham

Following its success with the June 29th all-Liverpool edition of Lucky Stars (Summer Spin), ABC' Television this day shot a second such programme for the main series Thank Your Lucky Stars. All of the acts were Merseysiders, and Cavern Club compere Bob Wooler appeared as part of the reular "Spin-A-Disc" record review section. Taped in Aston during the afternoon, it was transmitted on Saturday, December 21st, from 5:50 to 6:35 pm.

Making their English TYLS appearance of the year (counting the two Summer Spot editions), the Beatles mimed to four songs, the most they had performed on this show to date, "I want to hold your hand", "All my loving", "Twist and Shout", and "She loves you". They were also presented, on camera, with two more gold discs to add to their quickly growing collection.

This edition was selected as ITV's official entry in the next annual International Contest For Television Light Entertainment Programmes, held in Montreux, Switzerland, in April 1964, but it did not win.


More Listener Birthdays on the Birthday Page

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 Monday Dec 16

jochen bouhs from cologne
Orlando Rodriguez from New Jersey
Glenn Kaplan from Atlanta
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Spanky Miller from Middleburg
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yale f from miami
Fabrizio Gagliardi from milan
Santiago Plata from Agüimes
andre harun from jakarta
David Martin from Bristol
Jenica Johnson from Des Moines

Tuesday Dec 17

Roger C. from Sao Paulo
DIRK PRANGE from Hannover
Jerry Moore from Humble, Texas
Linda Trzos from Honey Brook
Tamara Norbeck from Baltimore
kevin finley from Roanoke
Kevin Hatanaka from Irvine
Alexis Abel from Lincoln
edgar flores from guadalajara
Debra Christoffel from Lancaster
Nicolas Rodriguez Acosta from Bernal
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Wednesday Dec 18

Georg Noack from Dresden
carlos ramilo from seattle
Sabrina Palma from Buenos aires
Juventus Ramiz from Mountain View
John Gannett from Eagan
Szabolcs Hegedus from Budapest
Raúl Arámbula from Colima
Alex Gambini from Curitiba
Scott Gannon from Maitland
kim jones from mercersburg
Jessica Irwin from Sierra Vista
Georgia Caine from Liverpool

Thursday Dec 19

Valentin Chirosca from Cugir
james gunn from holley
Victoria Pavkov from Boise
Osnat H from Tel aviv
Samantha Mayr from Bayvillage
maui millan from makati
Derrick Meyer from St. Albert
Eduardo Xavier from São Paulo
Andrea Moya from Chico
Paul Oliveri from Lynbrook
Robbie Kop from Adelaide
Arlene Sobieck from Parkville

Friday Dec 20

Guillermo Vazquez from Mexico City
pepe pompin from Inguran
SILVIO CONSUL from Santo Antônio da Patrulha
Matt Kerntke from Stillwater
José Arturo Iracheta Martínez from San Luis Potosí
Aaron Elya from Atlanta
Betty Parker from Meadville, MS
Anna Le from South Saint Paul
Kevin Shaw from Richmond Hill
Roar Myklebust from Oslo
jamie courtney from southport
Brett Knuth from Middletown

Saturday Dec 21

yuji takahashi from minami ashigara
Drew Dillard from Austin
Adriana Álvarez from México
Daniel Alves Ferreira from Volta Redonda
Marielle Wilson from Birch Run
Mihran Kadoian from Pilsen
Francisco Nunes from Sao Paulo
Dan DeSanta from Vernon
Ashley Browning from Montreal
Gabriela Esposito from Mar del Plata
Francisco Nunes de Oliveira from Sao Paulo
Brian Yount from McDonough

Sunday Dec 22

Michael Sanders from Stafford Springs
john morgan from darlington
Aram Asatryan from Yerevan
Kelly Sadek from Beirut
pablo toledo from los angeles
Ruben Caruana from Tarxien
Alexandre Pucci from Brasília
yaren taƟdemir from izmir
Jason Owens from Liverpool
Jaime Parent from Wilmette
hunter marshall from gloversville
Max Castillo from Mexico DF



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Are you hoping for a Beatles Gift this Season?

Can Never Have Enough - 85.6% 
Only If Someone Else Is Buying  - 12.5%
To Much In My Collection  - 1.9%

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