May 2, 2013
First Thursday with Joe, TONITE New Time

Kathy’s sipping her cocktail lookin’ like she’s primed and ready because EVERYONE’S INVITED Tonight at 8 PM Eastern Time - Joe J. will host a live, on-line chat. Go to and click on the Live Chat Banner in the center section, enter your nickname and the door will open to our BBC Chat Room. The move to 8 PM is better suited for fans who may still be working, so punch up The Brunch, and join in the conversation tonight.

Things He Said Today

By Joe Johnson, Beatle Brunch Host

“I got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I got the month of May.”  These words were sung by The (Fab) Four Tops in 1964, and now that the warm month of May is upon us, things for Sir Paul AND Beatle Brunch are heating up.

In just a few days (May 4) Paul kicks off his “Out There” tour from Brazil and wraps it 3 months later, August 14th, in Regina, Canada.  In between he’ll visit Orlando, Austin, Memphis, Tulsa, Brooklyn, Indy, DC and a host of other cities all across the world, but none will be as poignant and emotional as Paul’s July 9th return to Fenway Park in Boston.  Security will be as tight as tickets and no doubt, Sir Paul will bestow a heart-felt honor to those lost in the horrific marathon bombing.

But getting a Ticket to Ride is not as easy as it sounds. Macca website members can purchase tickets on-line pre-sale, but as a guy who tried for Orlando and Brooklyn, pickings were slim if at all. On the official release morning, it took up to 8 minutes of entering cryptic letters in the space provided before one was shown that “sorry, no tickets match your description”.  Full disclosure: there were “Hot Sound Package” tickets and “Front Row” starting at $1500 a piece. A bit too much for this Beatle Bud.  I did manage to score a pair of “cheap seats” ($105) for Orlando, so look for me changing light bulbs on the ceiling of The Amway Center on May 18th.

For just $50 more, you can OWN a piece of Paul. The highly anticipated remastered “Wings Over America” set comes out on May 28th.  It will be available in several configurations, but devoted fans might opt for the Deluxe page, which includes too much memorabilia to list, so here’s the official link:

If you’ll be in Ft. Lauderdale May 16th, get tickets to join me at the South Florida premiere of “Rockshow” happening at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival’s theater in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.  I’ll be hosting the South Florida premiere with lots of Wings prizes before we light up the screen with the remastered tour film that won rave reviews when it premiered in 1980.  Go to for tickets.

And lastly, I told you The Brunch was heating up in May as well.  Well, on May 31, Beatle Brunch turns legal. That’s right, we’ll be 21, so we invite you to party with us all year and join us in Cancun for the ultimate 50th Anniversary Celebration.

It’s The Right Time

By BBC’er Carol Ghesquiere
Log On, Tune In, Drop Out of your busy day for an hour and join fellow Beatle Brunch Club Members in The BBC Chat Room for a Sunday Brunch Party.  Webmaster, Peter hooked up a simple connection to a live stream of The Beatle Brunch radio show and we all have fun listening to the program and chatting at the same time. We’re there every Sunday at 9 AM EST. Join The Club and Be There.
Now, if you’re NOT a BBC Member you can still have fun with ALL Fans at the NEW Time 8 PM, First Thursday with Joe J. You know, there’s an Old Brown Show I’d like to talk with him about. Hey Joe thanks for the move to 8 PM, there’s junk on TV, so I’ll see you 1st Thursday, that’s tonight!

Website & Club Site Visitors

This past year we have reconstructed and, both visible and behind the scenes. Our goal is a complete system upgrade creating user friendly features that will make your visits easy and pleasurable. The Beatle Brunch Club just received its latest upgrade. Members may upload their photos in his or her Account – Profiles and list each of their participating Social Venues by going to MY ACCOUNT on BBC Home and click Social Media Listings. We ask all BBC Members to update their Accounts and in doing so we hope to facilitate more community interaction and meaning to The Beatles experience.
Webmaster Peter encourages our entire Beatle Brunch Family to respond directly to him whenever experiencing website navigation difficulties, error messages or Login issues. It is very important to note that your computer has all its latest updates. Contact him via email, and you can arrange to phone him directly to resolve any problems. Also, Peter is available to entertain at your next Geek Party; he’s not doing any more Tupperware gigs, but he’s very handy with a power saw.

Paul’s OUT THERE Tour 2013
May 18 & 19
May 22 & 23
May 26
May 29 & 30         
June 8 & 10         
July 7
July 9
July 12
July 14
July 16
July 19
Aug 9
Aug 12
Aug 14
  Orlando, FL - Amway Center
Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Brooklyn, NY - Barclay Center
Ottowa, Canada - Scotia Bank Place
Boston, MA - Fenway Park
Washington DC - Nationals Ballpark
Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Milwaukee, WI - Miller Park
Seattle, WA - Safeco Field
San Francisco, CA - Golden Gate Park
Winnipeg, Canada - Investors Group Field
Regina, Canada - Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
Why Don’t He Do It On The Road

By Tee Eff

It’s shaping up to be quite a summer for Paul McCartney fans. As Brunchers know, May will see the long awaited release of the “Wings Over America” deluxe box set, followed by the remastered “Rock Show” on DVD (which will also be shown in theaters. Check for listings) and we’ve already been treated to a special limited edition 12” single with four different live versions of “Maybe I’m Amazed”, the top-10 single lifted from the classic 1976 live album. But of course NOTHING compares to the excitement of Paul hitting the road for his “Out There” tour lined up for the coming months.
Beatle Brunchers lucky enough to have scored tickets for these concerts are no doubt making their mental lists of songs they’d love to hear Paul play. With his embarrassingly rich Beatles, Wings and solo catalogs, it’s virtually impossible to play EVERYBODY’S list of favorites and guilty pleasures, but here’s MY list of 10 I’d love to hear him perform, which he has never included in any of his concert set lists over the years:
1.  Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
2.  With A Little Luck

• A pair of #1 hits from the 1970’s, the first from his classic “Ram” album, the latter from Wings’ very under-rated “London Town” collection.
3.  Helen Wheels – a top-10 hit single from 1973, which was added to US pressings of the epic “Band On The Run” album, this one is a nice little nod to a band’s life on the road - very fitting, and a great 50’s style rocker that would play well in concert.
4.  Back Seat of My Car – from “Ram” - this one works well in the piano set.
5.  Oh! Darling – as Paul is closing in on 71, this one might prove to be a challenge vocally, but a great rocker from the Beatles “Abbey Road” album.
6.  Rocky Raccoon – from “The Beatles (White Album)”. Much less demanding, but a solid choice for the mid-show acoustic set given its natural sing-along structure.
7.  A World Without Love – a few years back, Paul hauled out “Come and Get It”, a composition he gave to the Apple Records band Badfinger which became their first big hit, for a few European dates (otherwise this one would have topped my own personal list, as he’s never performed it here in America!). Similarly, “A World Without Love”, given to 60’s pop duo Peter & Gordon, went on to be a #1 hit. It would be nice for Paul to reclaim this one (and “Come and Get It”) for a future live album. You can hear Paul’s original demo for this one in BBC DOWNLOADS Audio!
8.  Summer of ’59 -  a neat little acoustic song, running just under two minutes, which only ever appeared as the B-side of the vinyl single for “Jenny Wren” back in 2005. This one has never appeared on a McCartney album, or in any CD or digital form for that matter. Perfect for the mid-show solo set.
9.  Your Mother Should Know – reintroduced to many fans as the grand finale of last year’s re-release of the Beatles movie “Magical Mystery Tour”, this is another great sing-along (and dance-along!) number.
10.  Return To Pepperland – in the great tradition of “Wings Over America”, where he performed (and in fact closed the show with) “Soily”, how about including a previously unreleased song in the set? This one emanates from the mid-to-late 1980’s, around the time of Sgt. Pepper’s 20th anniversary. With its obvious Beatles connection, and given the potential for appropriate video accompaniment on the big screens (as anyone who’s ever seen Macca’s pre-show montages can attest) this would give many folks a big kick.
Be sure to visit The BBC Chat Room and FabForum to hook up with your fellow Brunchers when Paul comes to your town. FYI - I’ll be at the Barclay’s Center in the garden spot of the world (and Joe J’s hometown!), Brooklyn, USA. And please drop by to see me at NJPAC, May 19 (read the article at
We’ll see you “Out There”!


The Beatles Invasion - 50 Years Later

You Say You Wanna Revolution, well, you know Cancun is beautiful in the winter.  Beat the hassle, hustle and bustle of city life and Get Back to the pristine beaches of the beautiful Riviera Maya in Cancun, Mexico. All-inclusive accommodations are provided by the all new Hard Rock Hotel. Indulge in the cuisine of 8 different restaurants on the property where cocktails are served at several bars, poolside or by the sea and there’s an ample selection of beer and wine including soft beverages as well.

Now let’s see, the cost for this 5 night all-inclusive retreat is $1,650 per person. That’s only $330 a day per person for a luxurious, plush ocean front hotel suite and gourmet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Snacks, Cocktails, Beer, Wine and Soft Beverages. Presenters and Musical activities all day with 5 nights of concerts featuring all your favorite Celebrities playing choice Beatles’ songs. Hey, we think you can get used to this!

The entertainment is nothing short of a musical mother load: The Pete Best Band; Laurence Juber, Mark Hudson, Denny Seiwell, Tim Piper as John Lennon in “Just Imagine”; The Tribute, Band On The Run; Emcee, Joe Johnson, will present and recreate The Ed Sullivan Show on the exact day and time it aired 50 years later, and May Pang with Nancy Lee Andrews will delight you with their stories of their escapades with John, Paul, George and Ringo. World’s Famous Beatles Artist & musician in her own right, Shannon, just signed in along with Beatles’ author, The Rock’N Roll Detective Jim Berkenstadt who’ll treat you to intriguing stories about The Beatle Who Vanished, Jimmie Nicol. 

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, That’s What We Want!

Call Angela at Music In M’Ocean at 1-877-291-1952 or go to FEATURES at and read The Beatles Anniversary for MORE.

Denny & Laurence Rock

And rock they will at The Beatles Invasion - 50 Years Later in Cancun.  These guys are going to demonstrate their special talents with all VIP Guests during our long weekend south of the border celebration, February 5-10, 2014. The Seiwell and Juber “clinics” will reveal drums and guitar technique to guests or musicians who need to bone-up on a few skills, and by the way, existing conditions will not prevent you from entering the clinic; it’s open to all who attend our special event. 

Denny has a gig coming up with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band in Chicago at Buddy Guy's Blues Club Legends May 17th.  He’ll be in Studio Center, California at Vitello’s May 24th with his band, The Denny Seiwell Trio and June 22nd at Alva’s San Pedro. If you’re in Las Vegas October 10 - 13 catch him at The MGM Grand Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp followed by a Drum, Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp with Modern Drummer, October 17 – 21.

Do you have a copy of Shabby Road?  This CD features Beatles’ songs performed by “Two Wings,” Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullough. How’bout The Denny Seiwell Trio, Reckless Abandon CD featuring 5 incredible Macca songs?  Got That?  Get all the goodies at AND check out an expanded story in ARTICLES on

L J’s latest CD is titled, Under an Indigo Sky. It goes on sale May 21st, and right as rain it’s an award winning album for sure. He’s back in the states after a 5 engagement tour of Japan. He told Beatle Brunch the audience was quite receptive, sort of a ‘cult-like’ crowd that refueled on his presence as the man who played lead guitar with Paul’s Wings. For now L J’s hands are full of upcoming tour dates. He may be in your area so check’em out by visiting

In June look for L J in our Beatle Brunch Club Chat Room. AND continue reading in ARTICLES on
Wings Over America

This new project is broken into three stages:

The album will be reissued May 27, 2013 in a range of formats, including a standard edition (which is available for pre-order at and a four-book, four-disc (3CD, 1DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set. The box set’s audio and video include the two-disc Wings Over America remastered at Abbey Road, a bonus audio disc recorded live at San Francisco’s Cow Palace, a bonus DVD containing the rarely seen 75-minute television special Wings Over the World and a photo gallery montage titled “Photographer’s Pass.”

The Deluxe Edition Box Set contains four exquisitely rendered art books packaged with an array of memorabilia, souvenirs, mementos, keepsakes and never-before-seen photos and art work from Wings' 1976 tour. The 110-page tour book recounts the behind-the-scenes drama through dozens of live performances and backstage photos along with new interviews and liner notes from eminent music journalist David Fricke.

The leatherette-bound “Tour Itinerary” contains memorabilia including printed 8-by-10 glossy band photos, a backstage guest pass, facsimiles of the invitation to the end-of-tour party at the Harold Lloyd Estate in Beverly Hills along with Wings over America concert tickets, original album art work, tour posters, set lists, lyrics, press materials and more. “Look," the box set’s book of Linda McCartney photography, features Paul and the band in their everyday life as they made their way across the country in the spring of ’76.

Rockshow DVD/Blu-ray Release
For the first time, Wings' Rockshow concert film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on June 10. The film, which was shot in 1975 and 1976, was premiered in November 1980 in New York and April 1981 in London. The film, which features a full-length concert, has been fully restored from the original 35mm film with restored and remastered sound, including a 5.1 mix.

Rockshow Theatrical Release
Rockshow will hit theaters for one night only on May 15, 2013. The film, which will be shown at 500-plus cinemas across the world, features an introduction by McCartney. There also will be an exclusive VIP premiere screening of Rockshow, with McCartney in attendance and introducing the film, at BAFTA on the same date in London.

Hein's Collectibles Meet the Winner

Gary Hein’s presented a cool Beatle Brunch Award, "A Hard Day's Night" ULTRA-RARE UNCUT Printer's PROOF Sheet Poster valued at $495, to BBC’er, Michael Evanicki.

More opportunities to win BIG prizes coming your way. It often pays to belong to the coolest community of Beatles fans in the world.

Please Join The Beatle Brunch Club where your support is always rewarded and greatly appreciated.


Rock 'N' Roll Detective 5 EZ Pieces

By Jim Berkenstadt

Here’s a Nickle’s Worth; 5 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT JIMMIE NICOL: a continuing story about “The Beatle Who Vanished.” Intriguing information never before told about The Beatles and the life of an exceptionally talented musician, Jimmie Nicol.

Visit FEATURES at for an interesting teaser OR just buy the book and get all the mystery from cover to cover.

BUY "The Beatle Who Vanished" NOW


As you can see we’re servin’ up a nice list of Old Brown Shows, Classic Beatle Brunch from our first days on Radio, and if you’re a Beatle Brunch Club Member you can listen to each show ON DEMAND, Download’em too. The latest entry, “Songs for Real People,” was last heard May 7, 1993, 20 years ago. For a little taste, enjoy listening to OBS Classic Clips scattered throughout the pages of, but having control of the entire show is up to you, it’s a member privilege, only if you Join The Beatle Brunch Club Today. Here's The OBS line-up:

Sgt Pepper      
May 31, 1992
  Paul Is Live  
December 12, 1993
Abbey Road   
June 14, 1992
  Beatles Acoustic  
January 3, 1993
Yesterday and Today  
October 11, 1992
  The Year 1968  
February 23, 1993
Reel Music  
September 12, 1993
  Something New  
March 7, 1993
Beatle Ballads  
October 3, 1993
  Introducing The Beatles  
April 18, 1993
Hey Jude Album  
November 21, 1993
  Songs for Real People  
May 7, 1993
This Week 49 Years Ago
WABC All American "Top 11" May 5, 1964
PLEASE NOTE, BBC’er Billy J. Kramer’s “Little Children” @ 11.
Ran up to #9 three weeks later

1. Do You Want to Know a Secret - The Beatles
2. Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong
3. Love Me Do - The Beatles
4. My Guy - Mary Wells                               
5. Ronnie - The 4 Seasons   
6. Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups
7. A World Without Love - Peter and Gordon
8. Love Me With All Your Heart - Ray Charles Singers
9. Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
10. Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
11. Little Children - Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas


Joe Johnson’s
Beatle Brunch Schedule

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Live @ Hollywood Bowl
Songs For Women
Apple Records @ 45  
Wings Over America
  May 5
May 12
May 19
May 26

Woke Up, Fell Out of Bed - an Hour Later As we get ready to turn 21, this month, Beatle Brunch on our flagship station, Magic 102.7 WMXJ, will revert back to its original air time, 10 AM ET, starting this Sunday, May 5, 2013