Welcome to a new version of The Brunch Bulletin, the monthly Beatle Brunch newsletter, now going out mainly through social media and on our website, brunchradio.com.
There’s LOTS of Fab news this month, starting with Paul McCartney’s NEW U.S. tour dates for his One on One tour. He’ll be playing Miami, in fact, kicking of the tour from The American Airlines Arena on July 5th, where he last played in 2005, and just like that show, he follows it with a concert in Tampa on July 10th.
Paul’s last Miami concert was on April 3, 2010 at Dolphin’s Stadium, the above photo is from the 2010 show. See Paul’s complete summer tour itinerary on our website here.
It’s Certainly a Thrill: A Pepper-Spiced 50th
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band suddenly has plenty of friends. Apple is finally recognizing what many feel as “The Beatles most important album” with a remastering fit for Four Knights: The Beatles. We’ve recently posted all the Fab details and track listings for the various Pepper remasters on our website, but NOW we’ve been treated to four fab bonus tracks from the upcoming set. The four tracks are:
- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Take 9 And Speech – never before released
- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – remastered stereo mix
- With A Little Help From My Friends – Take 1 – False Start And Take 2 – Inst – never before released
- With A Little Help From My Friends- remastered stereo mix
You can hear two of the four tracks in the Brunch Bytes section of our website NOW, and the other two tracks in the on-demand section of last week’s show, “April May Remember” (April 29-30), plus a special “Brunch Blend” as a bonus track in the on-demand section of the May 7th show, so join the BBC, one of the best reasons for membership in The Beatle Brunch Club.
Pepper on Parade for His 50th – Listen!
Recently, we hopped out of our Yellow Submarine and sent a few trusted souls to take a pre-Fab listen to the newly remastered Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary edition, coming to take you away on May 26th in several different incarnations, including the ultimate Deluxe box.
Our Beatle Buddies Tom Frangione and Bruce Spizer were invited to attend a special press listening party for the CD in New York City last week, and not only did they see and hear a presentation given by Giles Martin, who oversaw production of the remasters, they actually met Elvis…Costello that is, who was there as a fan. Read their track-by-track assessment in the news section of our website, here.
Now We’re Talkin’! Join Your Beatle Brunch Pals for a Live Chat Thursday!
On the first Thursday of every month, Beatle fans from all over the world re-enact a much smaller version of “All You Need is Love” by logging on to our member website, at no charge of course, and talking all things Beatles with fans of a similar mind. It’s a fun way to keep score of who bought what, who’s attending the next festival, who’s got front row for Paul or Ringo and who put the bomp in the bomp bah bomp bah bomp. To join your Beatle Buds, just look for the banner like the one above on our website this Thursday first Thursday) at 8 pm eastern. Click it, create a temporary name and bomp on into the chat room. We’ll save a mouse for you.
Upcoming Bruncher-tunities: New Beatle Brunch Shows!
Thanks for listening to The Brunch every week, and so you can plan your weekends around it, check out our May lineup of shows. What’s that? Your local radio station DOESN’T CARRY THE BRUNCH? Don’t worry. Help! is on the way! Join The Beatle Brunch Club to hear every week’s show on-demand with bonus tracks, like special remixes, longer segments, non-broadcast interviews and much more. Click here to join for just pennies a day.
May 7 On Our Own – After The Breakup
May 14 Mother’s Day Brunch
May 21 Beatles on TV – Making of Sgt. Pepper
May 28 Prepping for Pepper
I’m Steppin’ out These Old Brown Shows
Beatles EPs (Extended Play 45’s) Original Air Date: May 27, 2001
Heading to Abbey Road on the River. Please Join Us Memorial Weekend!
It’s not too late to book your discount tickets to join Brunch Host Joe Johnson in “Louisville North” (Jeffersonville IN) at Big4 Station Park for a Fab weekend of super stars and super tunes, Memorial weekend, May 25-29.
In addition to 60-plus Beatle Bands playing all weekend long, hear performances by Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon fame, The Family Stone, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and The Raiders, and The Jake Clemmons Band and many others.
Click here to advance-order tickets. Save $30 off your Ticket to Ride when you use the promo code “BeatleBrunch”. There will be special presentations for Sgt. Pepper, as it’s the official Pepper release weekend. Don’t miss this Memorial Weekend Beatle Blast: Abbey Road on the river. And click here to see Joe Johnson’s on camera interview with event producer, Gary Jacob.