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LIVERPOOL’s BEST-KNOW LAWYER REX MAKIN PASSES AWAY

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Rex Makin – one of Liverpool’s best-known personalities – has died. The 91-year-old lawyer passed away in the last 24 hours. Mr Makin, who was known for his philanthropy, had been increasingly frail in recent years. Confirming the news on Twitter, Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said today: “Sorry to hear of the death of colourful character and Freeman of the City, Rex Makin. “The flags will at half mast.”
This morning staff at his office in Whitechapel declined to comment.
A source close to Mr Makin said everybody who knew the solicitor was “devastated” by his death. Robin Makin, his son and a lawyer at his dad’s firm, said he was unable to comment. Mr Makin, whose first name was actually Elkan, for many years wrote a weekly column for the ECHO. He practised law for more than 60 years and was involved with the Beatles’ early career and also the Hillsborough and Heysel disasters.

Rex Makin making a statement to the press outside the home of Epstein following his death,Belgravia,London, August 28th 1967

Mr Makin was the family solicitor to Brian Epstein, who in 1963 sought his advice on setting up a perpetually binding contract between himself and the Beatles. He was also credited with creating the term Beatlemania.

He was also involved in the Knowsley Hall murder case – in which Lady Derby was shot – the Walton sextuplets, and successfully appealing the conviction of George Kelly, a young Liverpool labourer hung at Walton jail in 1950.

Mr Main also provided legal advice to a variety of celebrities and sports personalities including John Lennon, Gerry Marsden, Bill Shankly, Anne Robinson, Ken Dodd and Carla Lane.
In 2003 he was appointed a Freeman of the City of Liverpool, the first solicitor to receive that honour.
At that time, he said: “The ordinary people of Liverpool and I have had a long love affair. I’ve been there in all their disasters and most of their triumphs.”

RINGO ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION + LP, TOUR UPDATE

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Ringo recently announced this year’s plans to celebrate his birthday on Thursday, July 7, 2017, inviting family, friends and the public to come together in a moment of Peace & Love at Noon. This annual event will take place in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, CA, starting at 11 a.m. as The Beatles’ drummer turns 77.

Among those joining Ringo at this year’s event: Joe Walsh, David Lynch, Edgar Winter, Eric Burdon, Jim Keltner, Nils Lofgren, Howie Mandell, current All Starr Band members Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette, and others.

Several of Ringo’s songs will be performed by Don Was with Jenny Lewis, Van Dyke Parks and Michael Bearden, and Emmanuel Jal and Paul Beaubrun.

As in previous years, Ringo invites everyone everywhere to think, say, or post #PeaceandLove at Noon their local time, thus generating a wave of Peace & Love that moves over the planet on July 7, starting at noon in New Zealand and ending at noon in Hawaii.

The Peace & Love birthday celebration was a concept born in 2008 when Ringo was asked in an interview “what would you like for your birthday.” He replied: “more Peace & Love.” This marked the beginning of a yearly tradition where Ringo has hosted events all over the world including NYC’s Time Square, Hamburg, Germany and Capitol Records in L.A.

Said Ringo recently: “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for, then Peace & Love. How great that this idea keeps growing and spreading. Thanks to everyone supporting it. Peace & Love, Ringo.”

Ringo has revealed that he’s been recording a new album with a little help from his friends Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Lukather, Page and others. (On June 19, he tweeted a picture “with number one son”, Zak Starkey, implying that The Who drummer is among the classic rock stars participating.

In March, Starr announced fall tour dates with his longest-running All Starr Band. The current lineup of All Starrs–Todd Rundgren, Santana and Journey keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister frontman and bassist Richard Page, saxophonist Warren Ham and drummer Gregg Bissonette–first came together in 2012 and has been touring together ever since.

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band 2017 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here )

October:
13-14, 17, 20-21, 24, 27-28 – Las Vegas, NV – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
30 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
31 –  Austin TX – Moody Theater

November:
2 – Sugarland, TX – Smart Sugarland Civic Center
4 –  Thackerville, OK – Global Events Center at Winstar
7-8 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse
11 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
12 – Norfolk, VA – ODU Pavilion
14 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
15 – New York City, NY – Beacon Theatre
16 – Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center

 

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NEW COMPETITION IN BEATLES MAGAZINE! WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE BROADWAY SMASH HIT MUSICAL “RAIN” AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM!

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WIN TICKETS TO THE BROADWAY SMASH HIT MUSICAL “RAIN” COMING TO THE UK FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SGT.PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB ALBUM THIS OCTOBER.

The fantastic Beatles tribute show RAIN, comes to the UK and will be performing at The London Palladium on 5th, 6th, and 7th October, with newly announced regional dates in Glasgow, Wales and Portsmouth, seetickets.com to celebrate 50 years of one of the greatest albums of all time. ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club’. Hear all your favourite Beatles hits such as; “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together,” “Hey Jude” and many more, plus the full Sgt Pepper’s album soundtrack including ‘Lucy In The Sky’, ‘I get by with a little help from my friends” and “When I’m sixty four” performed in full,glorious technicolour with LED screens and high definition multimedia content! The show has been a smash on Broadway, hailed as “ A quick fix of nostalgic cheer” by Entertainment Weekly, with rave reviews from the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Herald and LA Times.
http://www.raintribute.com
We have a pair of tickets for one lucky winner to see this fantastic show.
All you have to do is answer this question: In what year was Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album originally released?
A) 1967
B) 1969
C) 1974
Send us email to: beatlesmagazine@yahoo.com with your answer.
Results: 1st. July, 2017 !

 


LENNON BUS VISITS IDAHO AND UTAH FOR MONTH LONG TOUR

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For an entire month the Lennon Bus invited students from Idaho and Utah to come together and imagine peace during our 20th Anniversary Tour! Students not only learned about career path development, but they also had a ton of fun and challenged themselves to create compelling content. Special thanks to Canon U.S.A., Inc., Apple, Juniper Networks, Securematics, Other World Computing (OWC), Yamaha, The NAMM Foundation, Neutrik USA and Genelec for making each stop possible.

Next up, the Lennon Bus heads to Vegas where we’ll place our bets on students having the time of their lives as we continue providing opportunities for creativity to shine!