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Fab Faux Chat with Jaux Johnson

The Fab Faux, the finest band of musicians ever assembled to faithfully reproduce the music of The Beatles, will join us online for their first ever Beatle Brunch Club live chat, Sunday evening, June 26th at 7 pm EST.

Join The BBC and hop online to ask The Boys how they got together, how they manage to play some “impossible” songs live, like “Within You Without You”, “Tomorrow Never Knows” and “Revolution #9”, not to mention every Beatles song ever recorded (and some that never were). The Fab Faux are the only Beatles tribute band we’ve ever seen that can play any Beatles album from start to finish, note perfect every time.

The Fab Faux are Will Lee from The Late Show With David Letterman; Frank Agnello, Rich Pagano, Jack Petruzelli, and Jimmy Vivino from Conan on TBS.

In addition to concert dates in and around the New York area, The Fab Faux have played live on Letterman, Howard Stern, Mark and Brian and dozens of other national programs including Beatle Brunch.

Live in South Florida or are you gonna be there in July? Don’t miss the Fab Faux’s amazing concert at The Parker Playhouse, Ft Lauderdale, on Saturday July 23rd. hosted by Joe Johnson (Jaux we like to call him).

Read more about the boys at www.thefabfaux.com and sign up for their newsletter too.

Slip Away Across The Border
The 5th Annual 2011 Beatles Celebration held in downtown Orillia (pronounced, OR–EEL–YA), Ontario, Canada September 16 & 17, 2011.

Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch is proud to announce a new sponsor, and to the Benefit of our Fans in Detroit, Buffalo, Toronto, Montreal and Great Lakes region.

The entire downtown will be closed as usual to allow for vendors, buskers, street performers food stations and tribute bands. All vendors and participants are Beatles and/or British themed. There will be two street dances Friday and Saturday night featuring top notch Beatles tribute bands and a beer garden. 'The McCartney Years' tribute band that played the Opera House in 2010 will perform "ROCKSHOW" on Saturday night in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Wings Over America tour. The set list from that historic tour will be recreated.

Specialty programming at the Orillia Opera House will include a full recreation of The Beatles' Maple Leaf Garden show from 1965 featuring recreation artists The Liverpool Echo. The Opera House will be transformed into a Maple Leaf Gardens style venue that will include vintage memorabilia from The Beatles original appearances in Toronto from 1964, 1965 and 1966.

This year’s headline guest is JACKIE LOMAX, one of the artists discovered and nurtured by The Beatles when they formed Apple Records in 1968. LOMAX will perform songs written from those days and engage the audience with recollections and stories about life with The Beatles in the late 1960's. Read More

All of Us Cruising Nowhere

Thanks to everyone who came along on our most recent Beatles Tribute Cruise. If you didn't hear the Cruise Wrap-up Show from this past weekend, it's loaded up "ON DEMAND" in The Beatle Brunch Clubsite, just another reason to JOIN TODAY if you're not already a member.

Right now, Angela at Music In M’Ocean with Woody Lifton and Don E. Gee, are putting the finishing touches on our next Beatles Tribute Cruise, which should eclipse ANY cruise we've ever done, so keep checking in with Beatle Brunch and with our Beatle Brunch Facebook page, and The Beatles Tribute Cruise Facebook page.

Oh, and by the way, Beatle Brunch is now "tweeting" our fans to even more. Join Beatle Brunch on Twitter and get the latest updates right to your phone or laptop.

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Woody’s BTC 2011 Report
This is Woody Lifton's report on Beatles Tribute Cruise 2011 and it will focus on one of the highlights of the cruise, our raffle to support Thrive Survive of Los Angeles. Thrive Survive was founded by Nico Juber, who is Laurence Juber's daughter (for those of you who do not know, "LJ" was the headline entertainer on this year's cruise). As a Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor Nico found the resources and support system for young adult cancer survivors was sorely lacking so along with Sunshine Esteves they formed Thrive Survive in an attempt to fill that void. Read More

BBC’er Joe Holtwick
on "Winning" Before Charlie Sheen Made It Popular

"Great to have my entry drawn in the Mind Games contest. I try hard to get the correct answer every week. It’s fantastic! Thanks so much for the great broadcasts of the Beatles! I listen every week and just love the program. I have to admit that sometimes I've listened to the broadcast more than once; one of the added benefits being a Beatle Brunch Club member. It's worth every penny. Joe Johnson and crew continue to weave a wonderful mix of history, live interviews, and songs to put a great story together every week. I have been entering the "Mind Games Contest" ever since I started listening to Beatle Brunch. The contest prize is a bonus. The real prize is the show. You can be sure I'll still be listening "When I'm Sixty-Four"!
Joe J. Says: Thanks Joe! Keep listening, keep playing and keep winning!
Chicago Fest Coming

Join Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch at the Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans August 5th weekend at the Hyatt Regency O'hare. So far, Mark Lapidos has announced two Fab guests that weekend:
Joey Molland of Badfinger fame and Mark Hudson.

Go to thefest.com for more info and check out The Fest's Mother's Day specials.

"A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for All".
Snow Falls

The great singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow passed away at the entirely too young age of 60. Best remembered for her hit “Poetry Man”, she made many other fine recordings, on her own and with the New York Rock and Soul Revue (with the Steely Dan gang) and of course with Paul Simon (“Gone At Last”).

Bruncher Tom Frangione had the pleasure of meeting and jamming with Phoebe a few years back … a great privilege.
McCartney & McCartney II
Coming June 14

MPL and the Concord Music Group are pleased to announce McCartney and McCartney II as the next releases in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection on June 14th, 2011. Heralded as one of the most beloved solo debuts of all time, McCartney, the smash # 1 album, originally released April of 1970, yielded the timeless tracks "Every Night" and "Junk" along with the immortal classic "Maybe I'm Amazed." McCartney II originally issued in May of 1980 was McCartney's return to solo work after nine years touring and having released several massively successful albums with Wings. Reaching #1 in the UK, and #3 in the U.S., the album produced enduring classics such as "Coming Up," "Waterfalls," & "Temporary Secretary." Read More
Paul’s Band’s on the Run

Paul has confirmed his first U.S. show of 2011. Catch Paul live in Las Vegas as The MGM Grand on June 10th.

The announcement of Paul's return to Las Vegas comes nearly two years to the day from the now-legendary April 19, 2009 performance that christened The New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and was received with unanimous rapture by media both local and national.

In addition to Vegas, Paul is back at these venues in the next few months:

Monday May 9 - Estadio Monumental, Lima, Peru
Wednesday May 11 - Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile
Sunday May 22 - Estadio Olimpico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Monday May 23- Estadio Olimpico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Friday June 10 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas, USA.

Ringo’s All Starr’ing
Europe Concerts
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band are kicking it up this summer and in at least one case, “back to where he once belonged”. Ringo and the boys will play The Palais des Sports in Paris on June 26th. The Beatles played two shows there on August 1, 1965, an afternoon and an evening performance.
Ringo kicks off his summer tour at The Palace of Ukraine in Kiev.
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MACCA Super-Fan’s Eye View
Those who’ve followed the past several Paul McCartney tours and one-off live appearances on Brunchradio.com over the past few years, will be familiar with Bob Gannon’s reports from the road and the top-flight photos he generously shares. Now, as we await Paul’s return to the U.S. we can temper our excitement by reliving the most recent 2009 & 2010 road-trips via Gannon’s stunning collection of photos, available on a made-to-order basis at www.blurb.com

Paul McCartney – A Fan’s Eye View collects over 850 full color photos of Paul and the band, taken at some 3- dozen shows, including nine private sound-checks. Each stop along the way is chronicled with the show’s set-list and Bob’s diary-style journal notes about particular venue logistics, guests in attendance, and other exclusive information. Having just under 100 McCartney shows under his belt, Gannon still manages to find unique aspects at each show. His enthusiasm is captured in the free-verse style notes. Read More
BBC’er Bob Papp Asks
We heard rumors about The Beatles Let It Be on DVD. You hear anything yet? They should release it as Let It Be Naked on DVD. I would be happy if it was the complete 45 minute version of the rooftop concert. Also, is The Compleat Beatles coming to DVD?

Tom Frangione Responds: Reports from Apple say that Let It Be won't happen any time soon (one quote was "not in our lifetime"). There is a version making the rounds in collectors’ circles, as reported in the new issue of Beatlefan Magazine; unfortunately, we can't point you to any sources, but check with fellow Beatles collectors who acquire these things. As for The Compleat Beatles (the documentary from the early 80's) ... The Beatles own Anthology was intended to supplant all such documentaries as told by the band themselves. It is highly unlikely that Apple would ever issue it or even grant permission to the original producers to do (I dare say you have a better shot of seeing them release Let it Be!)
May Flowers A Badge
By May Pang
When I was going through some of my memorabilia I found a badge maker that John and I had. John loved to wear buttons and badges so when he saw the advertisement for the machine, he had to get one immediately. It arrived just as Julian was with us, so we all sat around and cranked them out. I kept Julian's first badge, which said "Hello my name is Julian." I also had a badge that John made for me of the cartoon "John" from The Yellow Submarine movie ... he wanted me to wear all the time (and I did!).

When I learned that Julian was buying and collecting memorabilia that involved his dad, I immediately sent him the badge maker and those two badges that he remembered instantly. I was happy to give Julian something to remember the fun time he spent with us. You can see it in his book entitled: BEATLES MEMORABILIA: THE JULIAN LENNON COLLECTION. Follow this link for more: http://youtu.be/0J31ENBDGi8
Last Chance For Peace
The Monmouth Museum is featuring the last week of John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s Bed-in for Peace exhibition ending May 8th.
If you haven’t yet seen this fine collection, over 40 large-format images by photojournalist Gerry Deiter, this will be your last chance. Go to www.TheMonmouthMuseum.org for more details. Give Peace a Chance Historic Exhibit to Hit the Auction Block on May 15 where private and institutional collectors will have a rare opportunity to "raise their e-paddles on-line" and bid on the blockbuster, deaccessioned museum exhibit "Give Peace a Chance: John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-in for Peace"
For more info go to: www.Lelands.com
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