BBC’ers can Chat With Pete Best 7PM (EST) September 3rd

BBC members will be invited to join in a live, intimate chat with the one and only, Pete Best! He will personally answer BBC’ers for a full 45 minute Live Chat. And that will happen ONLY on Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch Club! We hope you’ll be there with all your questions. Look for a new Live Chat every month on The BBC. Participating BBC members during the evening’s chat with Pete Best will be eligible to win a cool prize. ONE BBC member name will be selected at random after Pete says, “Good Night Sleep Tight.”

I am so pleased to announce that because of the incredible interest and media support of the new album, "Haymans Green," The Pete Best Band will be arriving in the states on September 1st. Unfortunately that means we won't be doing the on-line chat from the Casbah Coffee Club as previously announced. Rest assured, we promise Beatle Brunch Club fans will still chat with Pete Best … same date, same time, same website (JJ’ We'll just be chatting from a US location. The early arrival is due to special invitations for appearances at two very high profile conventions, Transworld and the 50th anniversary AARP convention in Washington D.C.
Teri Rousseau
Tour Manager and Representing
Pete Best and The Pete Best Band



Join the Beatle Brunch gang on location in one of our favorite cities in the world, “Music City” Nashville USA for The Fab Four Festival 2008, Friday and Saturday October 24th and 25th at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville.

We were there in ’05 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and I can tell you, this is a MUSIC fest, with lots of Beatle Bands, and so much more, so Shake It Up Baby!

I’ll be there along with my producer Don E. Gee tearing it up with our Beatles Trivia & Name That Beatle Tune contests. We’ll be giving away some great Beatle Brunch prizes too, Like Pete Best’s new CD, “Hayman’s Green”, plus we’ll be looking for personality driven Brunch listeners to interview for a post fest wrap up show, so have your request ready. There will also be a Beatles lookalike contest on Friday for $1000.00 prize, so bring your wigs and amps!

Guest panelists include May Pang, Nancy Lee Andrews, Gary Burr, Neil Jeffries, Joey and Kathy Molland, Seth Swirsky, author and filmmaker; and yours truly Joe Johnson. Buy tickets in advance and get more details at We’ll see ya there!

The greatest Beatles fans in the world will be in Nashville, Oct. 24-25 for the Fab Four Festival 2008 at the Cannery Ballroom!

The two-day event features live music, informative panels, and a wide array of Beatles memorabilia. We will be celebrating the 43rd Anniversary of the British Invasion.

The event kicks off Thursday, October 23 with a Patron’s Party, including a silent and live auction of prized Beatles memorabilia, artwork and other must-have items as well as a performance by The WannaBeatles. Friday, Oct. 24, live performances by FAB and the Liverpool Legends rock the house. Saturday, Oct. 25, festival goers can choose from several panel discussions featuring authors, songwriters and other close collaborators of the Fab Four. Saturday night features more live performances, including Joey Molland, Marshall Crenshaw, Buzz Cason and Bill Lloyd headlined by The Long Players performing Abbey Road. There will also be some surprise guests, so stay tuned. It is going to be an outstanding event. Go to



As I’m writing this, we’re about to board our Beatle Brunch Cruise!

On board with us will be Nancy Hunter, our grand prize cruise winner. We’ll post some pictures and stories of the Beatle Brunch Cruise when we get back. Ain’t no hurricane keepin’ us on shore, even if we have to go in a Yellow Submarine!


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B - E - A   T - L - E   B R - U N - CH …. BEATLE BRUNCH! DA DA DA, THAT’S THE CLUB, DA DA DA. FOREVER MAY YOU HOLD YOUR MEMBER HERE! Now wait a minute, this is a family newsletter. The point is, join the Beatle Brunch Club now and you’ll have all the benefits of membership that will knock your Beatle wig off! You’ll even be privy to a phone number that only BBC members have so you can phone in a request 24/7 to the show. Join up now at


The Beatle Brunch Club Congratulates Sheryl Mosier
July BBC Winner.

Bear Hugs to Sheryl!



What a time we had this summer at both of the Midwest Fests!

We pulled out all the slots in Vegas the first few days of July and had a rousing good time with Donovan and Pattie Boyd, plus our best pal, Tony Perkins, was there to co-host the trivia and name that tune contests.

In Chicago, we felt as warm as a deep dish pizza from Gino’s East! Our Chicago Brunchers always make us feel at home and we look forward to coming back next year at the same hotel. Stay tuned for details on whether or not the Las Vegas fest will be a go, but we’ll see you in The Meadowlands in March of 09. Get all the details at

Well that’s about all I think. If you haven’t joined the BBC, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. We want to thank all of our charter members who joined up from day one. We award a Beatle Brunch prize the first of every month to a BBC member chosen at random, so join up this week!
All the Beatle Best,
Joe Johnson
Beatle Brunch Host