July 3rd, 2012
First Thursday With Joe

New BBC Member, Nancy R. with Joe J.  They shared a lovely chat and now Joe would like to invite you to his 1st Thursday Chat, July 5th at 7PM EST.  All Beatle Brunch Family members are invited, just click on the Home banner at BrunchRadio.com and cyber shout yer best rap in The BBC Chat Room. Remember, it’s open to all registered members of our Beatle Brunch Family.  Please stop by unless you’re inventing warp speed propulsion.

Things He Said Today
By Joe Johnson

When this new crop of Ringo’s All Starrs was first announced, I have to admit that I was less than enthusiastic about attending the show, and for the first time in the history of the ASB, I thought, “Imagine All The People” NOT attending the shows, myself included.   However, after experiencing the concert in Hollywood Florida last week, I can report that it was one of the best ASB shows in its 23-year history.

It started as a recycling of some key players:  Todd Rundgren, who’d been in the 5th ASB lineup in 1999 was back to be joined by Richard Page of Mister Mister fame, who’d  been on last year’s tour.  They did welcome some “new” members, Greg Rolle , keyboardist and vocalist for Santana and Journey, and Steve Lukather, guitarist and vocalist from Toto, joined of course by musical director and multi-faceted musician - vocalist Mark Rivera, with co-drummer Greg Bissonette, who’s been in the lineup since Sheila E departed three tours ago.

The winning moments from the show included “Matchbox” and dropping “Honey Don’t” (read my interview with Ringo below), then soaring through 30 years of Santana, Toto and Rundgren hits (plus Ringo’s and The Beatles of course). It gave Rivera a chance to sing the high parts of “Africa” and “Broken Wings”. It was a show of hits not to be missed, so don’t let this lineup fool you.

I spoke with Ringo (read an excerpt here), but left out one important question I wished I had asked The Ringed One,  "Did you ever ask Page about the lyrics to “Broken Wings”?  You know the line that comes straight out of “Blackbird”?  “Take These Broken Wings and Learn To Fly”.  Perhaps a subliminal note to the future that Page would one day be an All Starr with a real Starr who shares a common bond - that song.  Catch the ASB before they wrap up on July 21st at The Greek in Los Angeles.
Read More Ringo & Joe @ Rock 104.

Cruise for Beatles Fans

Music in M’Ocean, Royal Caribbean and Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch presents, The Cruise for Beatles Fans 2013 on board the mega ship, Allure of the Seas, featuring Mark Hudson, Billy J. Kramer and Joey Molland performing all their hits.  Hear their songs and stories about The Beatles, take a private lesson from one of the pros or mingle among friends in the tradition of a relaxing Caribbean cruise.  Revolution, A Tribute To The Beatles will join the entourage and Emcee, Joe J. will be there to make you feel at home. 

All You Need Is Love and if you book before July 15, 2012 you’ll get some LOVE LOVE LOVE in return.  Contact Angela at 1-877-291-1952, order The Cruise for Beatles Fans today.  MORE details at MusicInMocean.com
Seattle's Best Brunch

There’s a new station in our sites. Seattle’s KMCQ expressed an interest in airing Beatle Brunch.  Our fans made a big enough stir surrounding the cancellation of our show several years ago and a station responded.  CALL YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATION AND ASK FOR BEATLE BRUNCH without your voice they’ll never know you’re a fan of The Beatles and our show. 

Good Bye WODS Boston

After an 18 year run on Boston’s WODS Beatle Brunch sends out a heartfelt thank you for years of loyal support.  The former Oldies station is undergoing a transformation, BUT we are happy to say HELLO North Shore 104.9 WBOQ and welcome Beatle Brunch listeners every Sunday at 10AM EST, a convenient time for a little Joe with The Beatles. 

Ringo's ASB Underway

While in New York for a series of area concerts, Ringo Starr spent his “off night” at POP International Galleries on West Broadway for a VIP reception and exhibit of his latest (and some older) pop art creations. Bruncher, Frank B. wrote this excerpt taken from BrunchRadio.com Letters:  It is such a privilege to have an opportunity to see Ringo live. He has not appeared in the greater Washington/Baltimore area since 2000! This show was well attended and well-received. Ringo commented on the audience’s response saying, “Why haven’t we been here before?” As much as I enjoy seeing Ringo, this was easily the least impressive lineup of the 12 All Starr tours I have seen. It was a fun show, but not an outstanding one.
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Joe’s a Starr With Ringo

Beatle Brunch host Joe Johnson spoke with Ringo midway through his All Starr Band tour, two days before he played The Hard Rock, Hollywood, Florida.  Joe asked Ringo about the tour, the band, his brother-in-law Joe Walsh and his upcoming birthday.

You can listen to the entire interview in BBC Downloads.
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Read an excerpt of Ringo and Joe.

Apple Jam

Beatle Brunch recently discovered drummer Alan White’s hangin’ with a Beatles tribute band, Apple Jam.  They performed a benefit concert for Seattle Anesthesia Outreach and introduced their new CD, On the Wings of a Nightingale, featuring songs written by Lennon, “Help Me to Help Myself” and McCartney (the title track) — songs the two wrote but never released themselves.
Robert's Revolver

Robert Rodriguez, author of Fab Four FAQ releases his latest book, “Revolver: How The Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group.  It is an in-depth look into The Beatles most prolific album, Revolver.  It was this seventh celebrated LP that confirmed The Beatles had clearly reached a pinnacle in their creative writing and musical composition prowess that would never again be matched.

An upcoming Beatle Brunch Radio Special will highlight the author and book; don’t miss it. 

Go to BrunchRadio.com Feature Page for continued reading.
By George, It's Benson

TASCHEN & Beatle Brunch present a keepsake investment reserve, Harry Benson The Beatles On The Road 1964 – 1966. It is an incredible collection of magnificent black and white photos made to don any discerning Beatles fan library. Go to BrunchRadio.com Feature Page for continued reading.
Gimme Some Lovin'

In the LA area July 4th? Stop by the Catalina Island Museum and meet Spencer Davis, Peter Asher and Micky Dolenz. Check out “The British Invasion”, an exhibition inspired by Spencer and on display through August 22, 2012.   

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Sericel Winner Wendy

All it takes is a Little Luck and your participation as a The Beatle Brunch Family Member and BAM, YOU WIN!  That’s how Wendy Ceserek did it as she makes off with a valuable Beatles Cartoon Sericel from The DenniLu Company; signed by the artist, Mr. Campbell, sealed by John Blosdale (DenniLu owner) and delivered by UPS.  Hey Wendy, when this cool Cartoon Sericel finds its new home and you admire it everyday we hope it’ll give you something Money Just Can’t Buy. Congratulations and thank you for your support. Live The Culture. Join The BBC Today

This Week 41 Years Ago
WABC All American "Top 10" July 1, 1971

1. It's Too Late - Carole King
2. Treat Her Like a Lady - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
3. Indian Reservation - The Raiders
4. Rainy Days and Mondays - The Carpenters
5. Don't Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
6. It Don't Come Easy - Ringo Starr      
7. Want Ads - The Honey Cone               
8. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight   
9. Love the One You're With - The Isley Brothers      
10. Sweet and Innocent - Donny Osmond  

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