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Beatles-A-Rama!!! is now in its second decade, premiering in September 2001. Pat has always been an avid music collector (vinyl, CDs, etc). He’s a veteran of radio programming and has been a Beatles fan since 1963.
Beatles -A-Rama’s main feature is an internet radio station playing the Beatles, Wings, and other groups. How cool is that! You can have it playing in the background while reading your email or surfing the web. There is a current list of songs, a schedule of upcoming programs, and current Beatles news. You can also view the live Abbey Road Cam in front of Abbey Road Studios.
There are some interesting articles on A Day In the Life. Here is an article about the Paul is Dead myth that has been circulating since 1969. I’m sure you remember the legend that he died in 1966 in a car crash and was replaced by William Campbell. This is a well written article, and fun to read.
If you’re like me and didn’t realize the connection that George Harrison had with the Monty Python film, “Life of Brian” then you should read this article. George helped finance the movie and made a cameo appearance in it and other Monty Python productions.
The day after the death of their manager Brian Epstein, the Beatles had gathered in Ringo Starr’s London flat to discuss what to do next. Deeply shocked, they were all in a bit of a daze. They should go to India and meditate, Harrison suggested, but McCartney had a different idea. They should do something. Show the world they were still up for it. They should make a film, the film they had discussed with Brian. They should make Magical Mystery Tour. Now. Right now.
Mitch McGeary’s Songs, Pictures and Stories of the Beatles website has a great collection of Beatles memorabilia including records, compact discs, comic books, magazines, and much more.
If you’re looking for some records, CDs, posters, or magazines to add to your collection they also have items for sale.
Collecting U.S. Beatles concert tickets was surprisingly ignored by all but a handful of collectors from the 1960s to the mid 1990s. But during the past few years ticket collecting has taken off and is now getting more popular. If you’re interested in getting started, here is some information about collecting Beatles tickets.
Steve Holmes runs the Beatles Days website and attends and organizes various Beatles events worldwide. Steve has worked for over 35 years attending music fairs all over the UK, Europe and the United States. He has been called upon for his expert knowledge of the Beatles and Rock and Pop history by Radio, Television and the Press. He has made many friends around the world through his love of the Beatles and Rock and Pop music.
The London Beatles Day has been attracting Beatles fans from all over the globe since 1990. Originally 2 shows a year were staged, but due to increased demand this was increased to the current 4 shows per year. Over the past decade the event has attracted dealers from all over Europe, Japan, Canada and the USA, and collectors from all these countries plus many more!!
Here is a list of upcoming dates for the Beatles Days Road Show held all over Europe.
Read some of the unique Beatles news listed on the site.
Kristin launched Endless Rain on January 16, 2003. Her goal has been to make Endless Rain as unique as possible, but she still needed it to provide some of the “typical” items found on Beatles web sites in order to satisfy a variety of visitors: she wanted the site to be accessible as a resource for fans who are new to the Beatles, and to still be interesting to veteran Beatles fans.
On the Film page there is information on official and unofficial Beatles related films, and the original story of the the Magical Mystery Tour as told in the 24 page picture book.
Check out some really great art in the “Fan Art” section.
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The Paul McCartney Blog
Another Paul McCartney site? Yes, it is a Paul McCartney site. But I’m not sure there is “another” like it. This Paul McCartney site features original writing from McCartney experts (any fan who owns the 10″ version of “Press” qualifies) around the globe, about Paul McCartney and his work. The focus is on his solo career, but how can the Beatles be avoided? Every aspect of his career is a potential topic to explore in depth.
Take a look at the Albums section, which lists all of Paul’s albums and and has in-depth information and links to posts related to the album. There are a lot of very well written articles on this site, here is one titled, “What Paul Thinks About His Music, and What He Says in Public,” written by David Sylvester.
If you’re looking to complete your McCartney or Beatles collection, then the TWBS McCartney Store is the place for you! You can browse through a complete listing of CDs and DVDs and add them to your shopping cart, and then purchase them on Amazon. There is no additional costs and your purchases help support the site.
The site hopes that it will be “illuminating for anyone who is curious about McCartney’s career, and wants to dig a little deeper.” I think it has met that goal and surpassed it!
That concludes this edition of the Beatles Blog Carnival.
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