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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

 

source:bestclassicbands


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!


CAPITOL RECORDS PLOTS CELEBRATION OF 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATLES’ “SGT.PEPPER´S ALBUM IN L.A.

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It was 50 year ago this coming Thursday, June 1, that The Beatles’ trailblazing album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was officially released in the U.K., one day before it hit stores in the U.S. To mark the milestone, a special celebration will take place at the Capitol Records tower in Los Angeles.

The commemorative event, dubbed “Pepper Day,” will begin at 9:09 a.m. PT on Thursday with the raising of a specially designed Sgt. Pepper’s flag on top of the tower. Doing the honors will be the Sgt. Pepper character from Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles-themed Las Vegas production LOVE. In addition, the building will be adorned with variety of themed decorations, including special signs and an inflatable Sgt. Pepper’s drum above the tower’s Vine Street entrance.

Adding to the festivities, starting at sunset on Thursday, the roof of the Capitol Records building will be illuminated with lights corresponding to the four colors of the suits that The Beatles wore on the Sgt. Pepper’s album cover.

LENNON: THE NEW YORK YEARS IS OUT NOW

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IDW Publishing explores Lennon: The New York Years today Wednesday.

 In 1975 the most famous rock star in the world moved to New York City to raise his young family, in the process setting career, adoring fans, and creative contemporaries aside. During this reflective time he met with a psychoanalyst, worked to spread peace around the globe, celebrated his wife, and went about the daily business of being John Lennon. Then just five years later he was killed.

Lennon adapts David Foenkinos’ legendary novel to graphic album form, with striking black-and-white illustrations by French artist Horne. Relive the defining moments and experiences that shaped pop music’s–and popular culture’s–most influential voice, as captured in this unique and moving graphic novel.

Lennon: The New York Years is out on May 31st…  PRE-ORDER: H E R E .