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SHREWSBURY BEATLES WEEKEND RAISES THOUSANDS FOR LOCAL CHARITY

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Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend raised more than £5,000 for Samaritans in Shrewsbury. In the photos: organisers Tim King and Cllr Phil Gillam (Mayor of Shrewsbury) with Richard Dunnill (Samaritans in Shrewsbury).

Fans travelled from all over the country when they heard that the spirit of the Fab Four was going to be ‘here, there, and everywhere’ in the county town. “I’m so thrilled that we’ve raised more than £5,000 for the Samaritans of Shrewsbury, an absolutely brilliant local charity that provides a listening ear and a helping hand for people dealing with stress, anxiety, worries, depression, grief or despair,” said Councillor Gillam. “I have tremendous admiration for this charity. The Samaritans do so much good right across our community, helping people from all age groups and all walks of life. “And it was particularly wonderful that we were able to raise these funds while spreading such joy and happiness through the music and legacy of The Beatles.”

The weekend included the screening of five Beatles related films, a sold-out concert at Theatre Severn by tribute band The Mersey Beatles, talks from special guests, live music and Beatles activities at Salop Leisure’s Love2Stay luxury caravan and glamping resort at Emstrey Island, plus more live music at The Buttermarket and The Wheatsheaf pub in Frankwell. Even local artists got on board by painting special Beatles artwork to celebrate the event. There was also a packed-out River Severn ‘Beatles cruise’ with live music on the Sabrina boat. “We also had wonderful statues of John, Paul, George and Ringo in the foyer at Theatre Severn, and our friends at Hobsons Brewery even created a special Shrewsbury Beatles Weekend beer!” “My fantastically hard-working and astonishingly enthusiastic co-organiser Tim King and myself had so much fun putting this all together and we are both extremely pleased to have been able to help Samaritans of Shrewsbury in this way,” said Councillor Gillam.

Samaritans volunteer and Branch Director Helen McGuinness said: “Beatles Weekend people were so generous! As well as paying for their tickets, food and drinks etc. they also dug deep into their pockets and purses to fill buckets held by Samaritans volunteers at the different events. “Thank you Phil and Tim for all your hard work and for bringing so much fun to what must’ve been one of the most original Mayoral fund-raising events. And thank you both for providing such a brilliant platform for Samaritans to be visible. What a wonderful and well-earned result!”

RINGO STARR IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID LYNCH AND HENRY DILTZ

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Journalist and author Brad Tolinski will talk to the legendary trio : Ringo Starr, David Lynch and Henry Diltz to celebrate Ringo’s latest book, Another Day In The Life and about the stories behind the images of latest limited edition.

The event (October 29th at The Canyon at The Saban in Beverly Hills, California) will also be live streamed by BackStory Events in partnership with Parade magazine.

“I love taking photos of random things, and seeing how they all fit together. Whether it is at home or on the road, certain things catch my eye – and when I see something that interests me, that’s the emotion of it, and I want to capture it. I am a photographer as well as a musician. I love working with Genesis and had so much fun putting together this collection of images: photos taken by me and a few picked up along the way. I hope you enjoy it too.” – Ringo Starr

PAUL MCCARTNEY HAS ANNOUNCED THE RELEASE OF TWO NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD SONGS

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The tracks, titled “Home Tonight” and “In a Hurry,” will be available for digital download on Nov. 22, with a limited-edition Record Store Day double A-side 7” picture disc single following on Nov. 29th.

Both songs were recorded during the sessions for Egypt Station, Paul’s chart-topping album released in 2018. The LP, produced by Greg Kurstin, was both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, becoming the first release of Paul’s solo career to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart.
“Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station,” Paul explained at the time of the album’s release. Though these two new “stations” were kept off the original LP — and the various expanded editions that followed — fans will undoubtedly be excited to get their hands on the previously unreleased material.

Paul has been teasing new material lately, even suggesting that another album is “hopefully” on the way. McCartney is also reportedly writing songs for a musical version of the Frank Capra holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life. That project is scheduled to hit the stage in 2020, though exact details are scarce.
Elsewhere, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recently released Hey Grandude!, his first foray into children’s picture books. The bedtime story is available in hardcover and audio formats, with McCartney providing the narration for the audio book.