‘4’ Free EP for The Beatles Fans

The Beatles are offering a free EP ‘4’ via iTunes for fans. The 4 song digital EP highlights each of the four Beatles solo. The tracks featured are:
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band – Love (from John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, 1970)
Paul McCartney – Call Me Back Again (from Venus and Mars, 1975)
George Harrison – Let It Down (from All Things Must Pass, 1970)
Ringo Starr – ‘Walk With You’ (from Y Not, 2010)

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NYC Celebrate The Beatles

New York city is gearing up for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show with NYC FAB 50, America Celebrates the Music of the Beatles.

The Fab Four first appeared on the Sullivan show on February 9, 1964, kicking off Beatlemania in the United States. The group already had been huge in England but it was this appearance that really kick started their career in the U.S. Sullivan would have the group back the following Sunday along with the week after on tape.


NYC FAB 50 will run from from February 6 through 9 with Twist & Shout: New York Celebrates the Beatles at the Apollo on the first night followed by an all-star concert on the 7th and the Across the Universe Beatles Music Festival, with fifty bands from fifty countries playing the music of the Fab Four, on the 8th and 9th.

The line ups are still being set but the first group of artists has been announced for the Apollo Theatre concert:

•Lloyd Price
•Dee Dee Bridgewater
•Gary U.S. Bonds
•Bettye LaVette
•Melvin Van Peebles
•Kitoto Von Hebb (daughter of Bobby Hebb)
•Barrence Whitfield

Rich Pagano of the Fab Faux will be musical director for the evening. 

All proceeds from the festival go to the Food Bank of New York City. Among the personalities on the advisory board are “Cousin Brucie” Morrow, Dick Cavett, “Little” Anthony Gourdine, Tommy James, Spank McFarlane and Tommy Roe.

CBS To Air ‘Beatles’ Tribute

CBS will salute one of the most significant events in television and music history on Sunday, February 9 with The Night That Changed America: A Grammy® Salute To The Beatles.

The Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 is one of the most watched television events ever with 74 million people tuning in to watch the group perform five songs during the variety hour.

“The Beatles are one of music’s most iconic groups, who won their first two Grammys, including one for Best New Artist, in 1964, the same year they took America by storm,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “As the Grammy Awards are Music’s Biggest Night®, it’s only fitting that we recognize this milestone moment in music history and pay tribute to this larger than life group and their enduring music and legacy.”


“Whether you were alive to witness it on television that night, or you’ve just known about it all your life, that first television appearance by the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show is historic,” said executive producer Ken Ehrlich of AEG Ehrlich Ventures. “To be able to celebrate this significant event 50 years later, and to the exact day, date, and time, with an all-star cast of Grammy participants shapes up to be one for the books.”

“That night 50 years ago on the Ed Sullivan stage, the Beatles delivered a momentous performance, and America witnessed a historic television event and the beginning of a new era in music,” said Jack Sussman, CBS Entertainment Executive Vice President of Specials & Events. “We are thrilled to honor these music legends with performances from amazing Grammy-winning artists who were influenced by the Beatles’ unforgettable music through the years and that incredible performance in 1964.”

The two-hour show will tape on Monday, January 27, the day after the Grammy Awards. Performers and presenters will be announced in the near future.


The Beatles ‘On Air – Live At The BBC Vol 2’

The Beatles ‘On Air – Live At The BBC Vol 2′ will be released on November 11.

The albums 63 tracks not features on the first release in 1994 including 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased pieces of studio banter.

10 of the songs on ‘On Air – Live At The BBC Vol 2′ were never released by the band. Chuck Berry’s “I’m Talking About You” and a cover of the standard “Beautiful Dreamer” will be available for the first time. On Air also includes different versions of six rarities heard on the 1994 BBC collection: Little Richard’s “Lucille,” Chuck Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee,” Chan Romero’s “The Hippy Hippy Shake,” Ray Charles’ “I Got A Woman,” and two songs they learned from records by Carl Perkins, “Glad All Over” and “Sure To Fall.”

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The Beatles: On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2


1. And Here We Are Again (Speech)

2. WORDS OF LOVE

3. How About It, Gorgeous? (Speech)

4. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET
5. LUCILLE
6. Hey, Paul… (Speech)
7. ANNA (GO TO HIM)
8. Hello! (Speech)
9. PLEASE PLEASE ME
10. MISERY
11. I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU
12. A Real Treat (Speech)
13. BOYS
14. Absolutely Fab (Speech)
15. CHAINS
16. ASK ME WHY
17. TILL THERE WAS YOU
18. LEND ME YOUR COMB
19. Lower 5E (Speech)
20. THE HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE
21. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
22. THERE’S A PLACE
23. Bumper Bundle (Speech)
24. P.S. I LOVE YOU
25. PLEASE MISTER POSTMAN
26. BEAUTIFUL DREAMER
27. DEVIL IN HER HEART
28. The 49 Weeks (Speech)
29. SURE TO FALL (IN LOVE WITH YOU)
30. Never Mind, Eh? (Speech)
31. TWIST AND SHOUT
32. Bye, Bye (speech)
33. John – Pop Profile (Speech)
34. George – Pop Profile (Speech)
35. I SAW HER STANDING THERE
36. GLAD ALL OVER
37. Lift Lid Again (Speech)
38. I’LL GET YOU
39. SHE LOVES YOU
40. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
41. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SATURDAY CLUB
42. Now Hush, Hush (Speech)
43. FROM ME TO YOU
44. MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT)
45. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
46. Brian Bathtubes (Speech)
47. THIS BOY
48. If I Wasn’t In America (Speech)
49. I GOT A WOMAN
50. LONG TALL SALLY
51. IF I FELL
52. A Hard Job Writing Them (Speech)
53. AND I LOVE HER
54. Oh, Can’t We? Yes We Can (Speech)
55. YOU CAN’T DO THAT
56. HONEY DON’T
57. I’LL FOLLOW THE SUN
58. Green With Black Shutters (Speech)
59. KANSAS CITY/HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY!
60. That’s What We’re Here For (Speech)
61. I FEEL FINE (STUDIO OUTTAKE)
62. Paul – Pop Profile (Speech)
63. Ringo – Pop Profile (Speech)


The Beatles: Live at the BBC (Remastered)


1. Beatle Greetings (Speech)

2. FROM US TO YOU (OPENING)

3. Riding On A Bus (Speech)

4. I GOT A WOMAN

5. TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS

6. KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY BABY

7. I’LL BE ON MY WAY

8. YOUNG BLOOD

9. A SHOT OF RHYTHM AND BLUES

10. SURE TO FALL (IN LOVE WITH YOU)

11. SOME OTHER GUY

12. THANK YOU GIRL

13. Sha La La La La! (Speech)

14. BABY IT’S YOU

15. THAT’S ALL RIGHT (MAMA)

16. CAROL

17. What Is It, George? (Speech)

18. SOLDIER OF LOVE

19. A Little Rhyme (Speech)

20. CLARABELLA

21. I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND CRY (OVER YOU)

22. CRYING, WAITING, HOPING

23. Dear Wack! (Speech)

24. YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME

25. TO KNOW HER IS TO LOVE HER

26. A TASTE OF HONEY

27. LONG TALL SALLY

28. I SAW HER STANDING THERE

29. THE HONEYMOON SONG

30. JOHNNY B GOODE

31. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

32. LUCILLE

33. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE

34. From Fluff To You (Speech)

35. TILL THERE WAS YOU

36. Crinsk Dee Night (Speech)

37. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

38. Ringo? Yep! (Speech)

39. I WANNA BE YOUR MAN

40. Just A Rumour (Speech)

41. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

42. ALL MY LOVING

43. THINGS WE SAID TODAY

44. SHE’S A WOMAN

45. SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN

46. 1822! (Speech)

47. LONESOME TEARS IN MY EYES

48. NOTHIN’ SHAKIN’

49. THE HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE

50. GLAD ALL OVER

51. I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND

52. SO HOW COME (NO ONE LOVES ME)

53. I FEEL FINE

54. I’M A LOSER

55. EVERYBODY’S TRYING TO BE MY BABY

56. ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

57. TICKET TO RIDE

58. DIZZY MISS LIZZY

59. KANSAS CITY/HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY!

60. Set Fire To That Lot! (Speech)

61. MATCHBOX

62. I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET

63. Love These Goon Shows! (Speech)

64. I GOT TO FIND MY BABY

65. OOH! MY SOUL

66. Ooh! My Arms (Speech)

67. DON’T EVER CHANGE

68. SLOW DOWN

69. HONEY DON’T

70. LOVE ME DO

71. FROM US TO YOU (CLOSING)