January 1, 2015



First Thursday January 1st @ 8pm ET

Peace, Love & Congratulations to Ritchie - WELCOME TO THE ROCK'N ROLL HALL OF FAME.  Read The Beatle News story, "Finally the 4 of Us Are In" on BrunchRadio.com, then celebrate FIRST THURSDAY IN THE BBC CHAT ROOM 8PM ET.  

The OPEN CHAT is FREE to All Guests.
Please join Joe J. and all the regular Beatle Brunch Scruffs at 8 PM ET and tell all your Beatle Lovin' friends to join us, TONIGHT for a FREE BBC Chat Thursday, January 1st, 2015 - Let's Ringo In The New Year.

Go to BrunchRadio.com and click on the HOME PAGE Live Chat Banner - Enter your nickname and the door will open to The BBC Chat Room. Live The Culture!   


Sounds and More Sounds


Many new Beatle Brunch Fans registered during our FREE Beatle Brunch Club Preview during The 12 Days of a BBC-hristmas and we hope some will sign up to become BBC Supporting Members.  

 

We thank you for participating.  The registration will remain open until January 10, 2015 so more fans may have the chance to WIN a Special Prize, courtesy UME - a Vintage Suitcase Record Player, the full box set of The Beatles on Vinyl - 14 FAB LPs and a beautiful 108-page hardbound book.

 

Please register on BrunchRadio.com from the Home Page display.  

 

All New registered Beatle Brunch Club Members and Beatle Brunch Family Members are eligible to WIN.

    

Things He Said Today
By Joe Johnson

"Another year over and a new one just begun", John & Yoko. 1971.



For Beatle fans, "Happy Christmas" has replaced "White Christmas" as the Christmas song of our generation, and the generation has spoken. This holiday, "Happy Christmas (War is Over)" beat out Paul's "Wonderful Christmastime" as the most popular Christmas song among fans.

But whether it's Paul or John, or Ringo or George, we had reason to celebrate all four in 2014, as we just closed out the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles invasion to the U.S.

Maybe you celebrated in New York, where it all began, or perhaps you were one of the chosen-few who joined us in Cancun for our Beatle Brunch celebration in February, starring Laurence Juber and Band on the Run, who recreated, to the minute, The Beatles' first Ed Sullivan Show broadcast with a live performance, along with special guests Wings drummer Denny Seiwell and The Beatles' Original drummer, Pete Best.


Well, in just a few short weeks we'll be making the beat  again as we attempt Beatle Brunch history, recording a live edition of Beatle Brunch on board The Allure of The Seas Feb 1-8th, with special guests Tim Piper and Beatlemania Live. We'll be sailing out of sunny Ft. Lauderdale, so full speed ahead Mr. Captain, because this is stacking up to be our best trip yet. Book your cabin now by calling Angela at 877-291-1952.


And while one 50th Anniversary passes us by, another arrives just in time for a second wave of Beatlemania. This year we'll be celebrating the golden anniversaries of Shea Stadium, Yesterday, Rubber Soul and the day The Beatles met Elvis, so hop on board by joining The Beatle Brunch Club, where for just 7-cents a day, you can hear every week's Beatle Brunch on demand, plus Old Brown Shows, Beatle Brunches from "20 Years Ago Today" and further. BBC'ers know that while many of their favorite radio stations preempted The Brunch for all Christmas music, they were able to listen to Beatle Brunch on demand a day early, and chock full of bonus tracks, so join today at BrunchRadio.com and have a Happy New Year with your favorite 5th Beatle: Beatle Brunch!


The Last Minute Cruise Reservation

We've seen it happen before - last minute stragglers have gotten on cruises for peanuts and popcorn prices - will you?

 

The Allure of Beatle Brunch will be a cruise you won't wanna miss. Royal Caribbean's Flagship The Allure of the Seas, February 1-8, 2015, features the best of the Eastern Caribbean, Nassau Bahamas, Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands and Phillipsburg, Sint Maarten. Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch with Tim Piper and Beatlemania Live will be recorded in front of a LIVE Audience for two FAB Shows! 

  

Watch an intimate performance of Tim Piper as John Lennon in the smash hit, Just Imagine. Traveling with Tim is such a pleasure and you'll get the opportunity to see what a fine chap he really is.  

Beatlemania Live will play their personal favorites during 2 - special VIP Parties. Jude Southerland Kessler says "The Boys" are a 'Great Group of Youngsters' - stealing the line from ol' Sully, but you know, she's got it!  They are a fine Beatles tribute who will amaze you!

Call Angela from Music in M'Ocean and Cruise Planners and make your last minute reservations! Here's the number, 877-291-1952 OR send an email to Angela@IDeserveACruise.com and order your VIP Pass to a special, live edition of The Beatle Brunch Show hosted by Joe J. with Tim Piper and the incomparable Beatlemania LIVE.

 

The Allure of Beatle Brunch
INCLUDES 

* 7 night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

* Cruise Accommodations as Selected

* Port Charges

* VIP Event Pass

 

 Visit MusicInMocean.com to book now! 

  

 


Inside The BBC Bubble

ATTENTION Beatle Brunch Club Members - Help create The Top 10 Beatle Brunch Shows of 2014.

 

With the convenience of all 52 Beatle Brunch titles available ON DEMAND in The BBC; from the January 5, 2014 show entitled, "The Year 2013", through the December 28th show,"Decca & More" please VOTE for your favorite Beatle Brunch Show and send it to Top10@BeatleBrunchClub.com.

 

Entries will be tabulated according to the most popular to create The Top 10 Beatle Brunch Shows of 2014 and Joe will produce a special, The Very Best of Beatle Brunch 2014.

 

HURRY - Submit Your Entry - every vote is important!  So send us your 2014 Beatle Brunch Fave.

 

If you're not already a BBC Member Join The Beatle Brunch Club today and VOTE!

Another Year Over & A New One Just Begun

The Beatles Year in Review - 2014
By BBCer Tom 'Tee Eff' Frangione for Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch

The 50th Anniversary of the Beatles breakthrough in America touched off coast to coast celebrations, including Beatle Brunch in Cancun, Mexico with The Pete Best Band, Laurence Juber, Denny Seiwell, Tim Piper & Just Imagine and Band on the Run featuring Peter Paul Sacco. Early on, it was clear that this was going to be a big year, with Paul and Ringo performing together not only at the Grammys (where Paul also took home five statues), but also as part of a Grammy salute to the Beatles called "The Night That Changed America" which aired on the exact date and precise hour (and for that matter, same television network!) as the historic Ed Sullivan Show appearance (February 9th at 8pm, on CBS for those keeping score). While these performances took place in Los Angeles, New York was the epicenter of the anniversary, with celebrations at Kennedy Airport, The Ed Sullivan Theatre and concert venues throughout the city. The annual Fest For Beatles Fans returned to its original home in NYC for a record setting crowd celebrating the big weekend.

 

Even Apple - who are notorious for letting anniversaries come and go without any commemorative releases - couldn't pass this time, releasing a box set of CD's with all the Beatles' uniquely American albums, including the original United Artists soundtrack to the movie "A Hard Day's Night". The film itself got the silver anniversary treatment on DVD/BluRay and even a mainstream theatrical release.

 

And in this year of celebrating the group, there was a lot of noise from most of the respective individual camps as well.

 

Paul McCartney continued to tour, though was sidelined for a bit after taking ill in Japan in the spring. He returned in top form to do the final concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, where the Beatles gave their last public concert in 1966. In addition to the standard set list, he added "Long Tall Sally" to the repertoire saluting the last song the Beatles themselves did at the venue.

 

Macca's Archive Series continued with excellent reissues of "Venus and Mars" and "Wings At the Speed Of Sound", complete with upgraded sound, bonus tracks, videos, a few on-line exclusives and deluxe packaging. In addition to issuing an expanded edition of 2013's "New" disc, he closed the year by issuing a single of the song he composed for the Destiny video game, "Hope For The Future".

 

The final four George Harrison albums to get the remastered treatment ("Wonderwall Music", "Electronic Sound", "Dark Horse" and "Extra Texture") were included in "The Apple Years" box set alongside George's other albums from 1968-1975. Also in the box were some b-sides and even a few new studio outtakes, including an interesting session for the backing tracks of "The Inner Light" which was originally released by the Beatles on the flipside of the "Lady Madonna" single.

 

It was a quiet year in the John Lennon camp, though Yoko hit the top of the Billboard Dance Charts for the twelfth time, this time with a remix of "I'm Your Angel", a song which originally appeared on the couple's 1980 album "Double Fantasy".

 

Ringo Starr continued to tour with his All Starr Band. With the exception of sax man Warren Ham taking over for Mark Rivera (who's touring commitments with Billy Joel presented scheduling conflicts), the lineup is the same for an unprecedented third straight year. Don't worry - Mark fits into the story, having released a fine solo album "Common Bond" featuring Ringo, Billy, and All Starrs Nils Lofgren and Steve Lukather. Ringo also appeared on Gary Wright's new studio recording of the song written with George back in the early 70's, "To Discover Yourself", included in his excellent new book "Dream Weaver". CLICK HERE & READ a Review in ARTICLES

 

As could be expected, tributes abounded, not only to the Beatles (including a great opening night for the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall), but for all four of the fabs as well. Paul was celebrated with the double CD "The Art Of McCartney" with over 30 covers from Billy Joel, Barry Gibb, Jeff Lynne, Brian Wilson, and many more (in the best Macca tradition, there were four sets of bonus cuts to track down from various retailers ... ugh!). The aforementioned Harrison box was heralded with a week of live tributes each night on the Conan O'Brien Show, including appearances from Paul Simon and Norah Jones. John's life was celebrated in the off Broadway production "Lennon: Through A Glass Onion", a storytellers-type show, scheduled to run through February.  There was even a Ringo tribute concert, celebrating his receipt of the David Lynch Lifetime of Peace and Love Award, with performances from Joe Walsh and others.

 

The props continued with the long overdue induction of Brian Epstein into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Speaking of which, the year drew to a close with the announcement that Ringo is finally being inducted in the class of 2015, cited for his "musical excellence".

 

Ringo's induction and the continuance of the McCartney Archive series (his best solo album, "Tug Of War" is slated for honors this round) will help make 2015 another Beatle-ful year. Let's hope the Apple anniversary recognition takes hold, as celebrating 1965 could incite the release of the Shea Stadium concert film. Or the Hollywood Bowl album, and so much more.

 


 

Beatle People    Original Air Date January 14, 1996      

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Lend Me Your TEE and I'll Sing You a Song
 

January BBC Winner - Kim Pearse - Her favorite Beatle is George and her favorite Club is The BBC. Kim, we see you enjoy listening ON DEMAND.  What's your favorite Beatle Brunch Show? We're leaving it up to BBC members to pick the Top 10 Beatle Brunch Shows of 2014. Just send your vote to Top10@BeatleBrunchClub.com. Please pick a winning Show title, then pick your new Beatle Brunch T-shirt from the slick collection provided by PostFab.com - just follow this link to BrunchRadio.com SPOTLIGHT 


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The Year 2014

Jan 4
Jammin' in January

Jan 11
B-Sides The Beatles

Jan 18
Up On The Roof

Jan 25