September 25, 2014

The Beatles: Good News For Fans This week


This has been a good week for Beatles fans, as George Harrison’s first six studio albums have been re-released and Conan, in turn, has celebrated “George Harrison Week.”

All week the show has been showcasing Harrison covers from various stars including (on Monday night) Beck, and last night the guest was Paul Simon.

Harkening back to his performance alongside Harrison in a 1976 Saturday Night Live episode, the singer performed a lovely cover of Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun (above).

By Aisha Harris

With thanks to Slate.

But there's more.....
The Sydney Opera House will play host to a new Beatles production, All You Need Is Love, in January.



‘All You Need Is Love’ will feature the 50 piece Strawberry Fields Orchestra with Musical Director Paul Gray , Conducted by Nicholas Buc , with Vocal Direction by Lindsay Field and Orchestra leader Adrian Keating.

Jack Jones, Ciaran Gribbin, Darren Percival and Jackson Thomas have lined up for vocals.
‘All You Need Is Love’ is the latest production in a line of Beatles musicals from Phil Bathols and Tim Woods. 

The pair developed and produced Let It Be, The White Album Concert and Beatles Back2Back.

All You Need is Love is on January 2, 3 and 4 at the Sydney Opera House.
By Paul Cashmere

With thanks to Noise 11

Still more... 

The Beatles Release Free 4 EP



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)  - above

Ringo Starr – ‘Walk With You’ (from Y Not, 2010)

Download your free Beatles ‘4’ EP here.

By Paul Cashmere 

With thanks to Noise 11


Conan O’Brien paid tribute to the late George Harrison this week with performances from Paul Simon and Beck earlier in the week. The week long tribute was to coincide with the release of the new George Harrison box set ‘The Apple Years’ featuring George’s first six Apple albums.

Norah will also perform this Sunday at George Fest at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
The line-up includes:
George Fest 2014 Lineup:
Brian Wilson
Norah Jones
Brandon Flowers & Mark Stoermer (The Killers)
Wayne Coyne & Steven Drozd (The Flaming Lips)
Ben Harper
Ann Wilson (Heart)
Britt Daniel (Spoon)
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Nick Valensi (The Strokes)
Dhani Harrison
Ian Astbury
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Butch Walker
Cold War Kids
Karen Elson
Brian Bell (Weezer)
Big Black Delta
Chase Cohl
Jamestown Revival
Matt Sorum
Ryan Miller (Guster)
The Black Ryder
Ginnger Shankar

By Paul Kashmir
With thanks to Noise 11



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