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New Paul McCartney Release for Record Store Day

The organizers behind the annual Record Store Day event have revealed this year’s exhaustive list of vinyl exclusives set for release on Black Friday 2017 (Nov. 24).

Among this year’s releases includes a pair of 7-inch singles from Paul McCartney. One is on red vinyl, the other is on green vinyl, both feature a new version of his classic “Wonderful Christmastime” featuring the Roots. The green vinyl B-side is The Decemberists’ rendition of “Jesus Christ” and the red vinyl is backed by a live Norah Jones performance of “Peace.”

For more see http://news.radio.com/2017/10/17/record-store-day-black-friday-exclusives/

Ringo Unveils a New Portfolio of His Beatles Photos

The PHOTOGRAPH Portfolio 2017 for Genesis Publications showcases Ringo’s camera work in a series of museum-quality prints, reproduced from the negative for the first time. Created in small artist editions of only 25 numbered copies, each print is signed by Ringo Starr. A certificate of authenticity accompanies the final framed artwork.

New for 2017, Ringo Starr is unveiling rare additions to his PHOTOGRAPH Portfolio. Ringo shows us George during a visit to Miami; Paul in Paris; John and Paul singing in Abbey Road Studios. Stunning landscape pictures, shot during Ringo’s travels across the world, join these insightful portraits. 50 years ago, Ringo shot on both black-and-white and vibrant colour films, and experimented with psychedelic prism lens effects.

For more see http://www.genesis-publications.com/print/ringophotoart2017/the-photograph-portfolio-2017

Tom Petty Laid to Rest

The funeral of Tom Petty took place yesterday at Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, California. Many of the reports say that this is also where the funeral of George Harrison took place, but this wasn’t made public at the time.

The Self-Realization Fellowship was founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, who was one of George Harrison’s early gurus, and appears on the Sgt Pepper Album cover. His book, Autobiography of a Yogi, was one of George’s favourites, and he gave to many of his friends for inspiration.

A fitting place for Tom Petty’s funeral. RIP

Long Running Beatles Magazine Ceases Publication

The  Sergeant Beatles Fan Club of Spain have announced it is disbanding, and will cease publication their magazine the Beatles ‘ Garden. Sad news indeed, as the club has been running for over 25 years. Juan Agüeras Allende from the Club, was a good friend to the London Beatles Fanclub, when I was running it.

No reason was given for the disbanding of the club, but keeping a print magazine going in the days of websites and blogs mustn’t have been easy. We are sorry to see them go.

Memorabilia Day Returns to the Beatles Story

Memorabilia Day‘ returns to the Beatles Story in Liverpool on 25 October 2017, 12pm – 8pm. It’s the perfect opportunity to have your Beatles items valued by the experts at Julien’s Auctions!

If you would like to attend the event then please arrive at The Beatles Story’s Fab4 Cafe anytime between 12pm and 8pm with your items. Appointments are not essential, but if you require a specific time slot then please contact us.

We hope to see you there!!

The Beatles Apple Corps Still Bring in the profits

The Beatles still rake in £67,000 a day from a company they formed before they split, nearly 50 years ago.
Apple Corps, set up in 1968 to manage their affairs, declared a turnover of £24.4 million for the year ending January 31.  It is owned by surviving Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as George Harrison and John Lennon’s widows Olivia and Yoko Ono. Accounts show each was paid £2.97 million in “aggregate fees for promotional services, name and likeness”.

For more on this story see http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/beatles-still-make-day-67000-11348048

Another 5 Star Review on Trip Advisor for my London Beatles Walk

Another 5 star review on Trip Advisor :>)
“Best Beatles Walk
If you are a Beatles fan then you will love touring London with Richard P! My family had the pleasure of joining Richard on the Beatles “In My Life” walk and enjoyed every moment. The tour is very informative and hits many great spots such as John and Yoko’s home, film locations for Beatles movies, and ends at Abbey Road. Richard is knowledgeable, projects well so you can hear every word he says, and takes great care to make sure the tour stays safe and together when walking down the streets of London. I want to go back to London just to experience more tours with this company!”
For more on my tours see http://www.beatlesinlondon.com