Beatles Train On Merseyrail
The Beatles themed train arrived at Lime Street Station on the Liverpool loop, and for once I had my camera with me at the opportune time – So Carpe Diem or what?
The Beatles train is wrapped in images of the individual Beatles — John, Paul, George and Ringo — and iconic images of the band.
Animator Ron Campbell, best known for directing “The Beatles” cartoon series and for working on “The Yellow Submarine” movie, will be appearing and creating original Beatles artwork at the 102.9 WMGK Classic Rock Art Show at the Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania, north of Philadelphia, this Friday through Sunday.
Beatles musical Let It Be has extended its run on London’s West End until January 18, 2014. The theatrical concert, a chronological trip through the Beatles’ story, from Cavern Club to Beatlemania and the studio masterpieces, also becomes the latest show with lower priced tickets, starting June 3 it will have tickets available from just £15.
Management expert John MacCarfrae is encoring his unique Beatles-themed training course to deliver team building projects. MacCarfrae uses five stages in the Beatles’ career to highlight the benefits and pitfalls on the way to creating the right conditions for a successful workforce and uses Beatles music during the course.
Actor/producer/musician John Stamos will join The Beach Boys when they play a postgame concert Sunday, May 26 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. He will join band members Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten onstage after the Reds vs. Chicago Cubs game.
On Wednesday night, Paul McCartney attended the VIP premiere of the Wings film “Rockshow” at BAFTA in London with wife Nancy and his brother Michael. The film, originally released in 1980, has been fully restored and is being shown in select cinemas around the world. Before the screening began Paul gave an short speech.
Mike Geraghty says his tribute to George Harrison, “Still With You,” which is amazingly close to something George himself might have done, while not a George Harrison song, reflects as much of him as he could put in it. “A little while after George Harrison’s passing I wanted to compose a tribute to him and his music,” he said.
Circling the BOK Center in Tulsa, four downtown streets will temporarily have new names that should sound familiar to Paul McCartney fans, including “Abbey Road,” “Penny Lane,” “Blackbird Boulevard” and “All Together Crossing.” McCartney will perform May 29 and 30 as part of the BOK’s fifth anniversary celebration.
The Plaza, a former nightspot where the Beatles famously once played, could be resurrected as a new cafe bar. After falling into disrepair about eight years ago, there were fears the venue with significant historical links to the Merseyside area could be lost. The Beatles played the first of five gigs at the Plaza on June 25, 1962.
Friends and family of the Fab Four came out Tuesday for the official launch of Joe Flannery’s new book, “Standing in the Wings – The Beatles, Brian Epstein and Me.” VIPs included Lord Mayor Sharon Sullivan, Freda Kelly, Beryl Marsden, biographer Philip Norman, Roag Best, brother of Pete Best and Colin Hanton of The Quarrymen.
Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon, will tour the UK playing a live version of the couple’s last album, “Double Fantasy,” part of a charity project meant to promote creativity among young people who have limited access to artistic tools, that will culminate in a live concert at London’s Southbank center as part of her Meltdown Festival in June.