NewsBeat Dec 30

Happy New Year! All the Best for 2014 from Beatles Radio



Dec 30, 2013
by Act Naturally

 Recent Stories Online and On-Air

A Jewish perspective of The Beatles
 - Sunday, December 29, 2013

McCartney Tops Hot Tours With $40M Gross From Japan Shows; Kanye Lands in Runner-Up Slot at $25M
 - Sunday, December 29, 2013

'The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963' Reaches Billboard 200 despite $40 price tag
- Saturday, December 28, 2013

Paul McCartney still hungry for success
 - Saturday, December 28, 2013

Beatles' Paul McCartney Was Approached To Score SILVER SURFER Movie That Never Was
 - Friday, December 27, 2013

Paul McCartney Eyes $13M 4BR Condo On Fifth Avenue
 - Friday, December 27, 2013

‘Didn’t know you could do that’: David Crosby never got over early preview of the Beatles’ ‘Day in the Life’
 - Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hello, Goodbye - Ringo Sells Out in Record Time
 - Thursday, December 26, 2013

‘Take it to the next level’: Julian Lennon’s SXSW appearance could spark 2014 U.S. tour
 - Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Dec. 28 marathon concert helps feed Beatle-mania
- Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Joe Peppercorn attributes his annual Beatles Marathon show to a quote from Ernest Hemingway -- "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk." A few years back, the local musician was sharing a drink with some friends and discussing an upcoming show at which he planned to play the Beatles' White Album in its entirety, and made an offhand comment that he would do the band's entire catalog. Which he did.

This year will mark the fourth such Beatles Marathon, an event which Peppercorn expects will be a 12-hour love-fest for one of rock 'n' roll's greatest bands. He and a collection of his bandmates from The Whiles, along with friends and special guests, will play every song from the Beatles' catalog, in chronological order. "That first time, it was very informal. We just kind of worked our way through everything," Peppercorn told The Beat. "But it triggered how much fun it is to play and sing these songs." So Peppercorn decided to make the marathon an annual adventure, dedicating more practice time to the catalog and bringing along more friends. The lineup for 2013 includes Peppercorn, Chris Bolognese, Matt Peppercorn, Jake Remley and Paul Headley from The Whiles, plus Jesse Cooper (The Receiverer), Phil Cogley (Saturday Giant), Tommy Young (Low Men) and likely some additional folks from the local music scene.

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Beatles guitarist George Harrison 'turned down' OBE before his death
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Beatles’ guitarist George Harrison turned down an OBE before his death, it has been revealed. According to the Mail on Sunday, Cabinet Office papers obtained under the Freedom of Information Act disclose that Harrison turned down the “insensitive” offer of an OBE – after Paul McCartney was awarded a knighthood.

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Paul McCartney & Madonna Surprise on ‘SNL’ with Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013

This weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live brought out all the surprises — Macca, Madge and more — with Jimmy Fallon as host and Justin Timberlake as musical guest.

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'Live and Let Die' on 'American Hustle' OST
- Monday, December 23, 2013

The Wings classic 'Live and Let Die' is featured on the original motion picture soundtrack of the forthcoming 'American Hustle'. Originally written for the 1973 James Bond film of the same name.

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- Monday, December 23, 2013

Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary landed his very own, custom tour of The Beatles's native Liverpool, England as he researched the life of Fab Four manager Brian Epstein for a planned biopic.

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 Record of the Week

The Beatles’ Second Album

The Beatles: The U.S. Albums

Presented in mono and stereo, except where noted as stereo only
** CD debut

Gets heavy play this week!

The Beatles’ Second Album

All Beatles Music & More at Fab Four Store

The Beatle's Second Album Fun Facts

5 weeks at No. 1

  • The Beatles' Second Album is the Beatles' second Capitol Records album, and their third album released in the United States including Introducing... The Beatles released three months earlier on Vee-Jay Records.
  • Release date: April 10, 1964
  • Artist: The Beatles
  • Label: Capitol Records

1. Roll Over Beethoven (mono mix)

2. Thank You Girl (mono mix)

3. You Really Got A Hold On Me (mono mix)

4. Devil In Her Heart (mono mix)

5. Money (That's What I Want) (mono mix)

6. You Can't Do That (mono mix)

7. Long Tall Sally (mono mix)

8. I Call Your Name (mono mix)

9. Please Mister Postman (mono mix)

10. I'll Get You (mono mix)

11. She Loves You (mono mix)

12. Roll Over Beethoven (stereo mix)

13. Thank You Girl (stereo mix)

14. You Really Got A Hold On Me (stereo mix)

15. Devil In Her Heart (stereo mix)

16. Money (That's What I Want) (stereo mix)

17. You Can't Do That (stereo mix)

18. Long Tall Sally (stereo mix)

19. I Call Your Name (stereo mix)

20. Please Mister Postman (stereo mix)

21. I'll Get You (mono mix)

22. She Loves You (mono mix)

Beatles Record Sales

  • The "Let It Be" LP reportedly shipped 3.2 million copies in 13 days representing a gross retail value of nearly $26 million (Billboard article, June 6, 1970).
  • By October 1972, the Beatles’ worldwide sales total stood at 545 million units, a world record (Billboard 84, October 21, 1972).


The Beatles Quote of the week

“ Let it be.”

The Beatles


 The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today :

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Tuesday, December 24, 1963 to Tuesday, December 31, 1963

Astoria Cinema, Seven Sisters Rd.

Finsbury Park, London

This stage production, "The Beatles Christmas Show", conceived and presented by Brian Epstein, and typical of the man, encompassed comedy, pantomime and music. It settled in at the Astoria for a 16 night run, two "houses" each except for December 24th and 31st, when there was only one. (There were no shows at all on December 25th and December 29th as well as January 5th, and the season ended on Saturday, January 11, 1964.) One hundred thousand tickets for the 30 shows went on sale on October 21st. By November 16th, they were all sold.

The Beatles music repertoire for the season comprised "Roll Over Beethoven", "All My Loving", "This Boy", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "She Loves You", "Till There Was You", "I Want To Hold Your Hand", "Money (That's What I Want)" and "Twist And Shout". They also participated in a number of sketches and routines which proved extremely popular with the audiences.

The Beatles and other northern-based members of the large cast, most of whom were managed by Brian Epstein's NEMS Enterprises, flew home to Liverpool late on December 24th to spend Christmas with their families, returning to London during Boxing Day morning.


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 Monday Dec 30

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Tuesday Dec 31

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Wednesday Jan 1

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Friday Jan 3

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Saturday Jan 4

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Sunday Jan 5

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Steven B from Glasgow
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Christian Salazar from Concepción



  Last weeks poll question: 

What was the Beatles most Influential Year?

1963  - 10.3% 
1964  - 23.6% 
1965  - 13.3%
1966  - 11.2%
1967  - 27.8% 
1968  - 6.9% 
1969 - 6.9% 

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