April 1, 2015

First Thursday April 2nd @ 8pm ET

'Thursday night your stocking needed mending' so you were unable to attend last month and we missed you. Maybe 'this will be the last time' ... we don't know. 'There's a place where you can go' every First Thursday of each month and you might not 'get no satisfaction' - 'but if you try real hard, you get what you need' and we're hoping it's The BEATLES!

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Things He Said Today

By Joe Johnson

Welcome to April Beatle Fans. This month, we're not fooling around. It's busy in Beatleland.


Even though his birthday isn't until July 7th, Ringo's not getting much "Peace" and plenty of "Love". Starr's new CD, "Postcards from Paradise" comes out this week, with 11 new tracks all co-written with a little help from his friends, mainly members of his All Starr Band, and in the case of "Island in the Sun", the first time he's ever collaborated fully with The ASB. The song was written by Ringo, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonett, but that's not the one getting all the attention.


I've done a little digging into the title track, you know, the one chock-full of Beatle lyrics, like "Eight days a week you will be mine and getting better all the time"? Here's what I've come up with:


This track flashes back more than most, using lyrics to help "tell me why" Ringo is who he is today. There are 30 lyrics originally found in Beatle recordings and Ringo solo songs, 6 repeat, adding up to a grand total of 36, and only one is NOT a Lennon-McCartney-Harrison or Starkey composition. There ain't no need to "Twist and Shout", I'll let you go and figure it out.


I've attached this handy chart for your reference.

In addition to "Postcards" out now, Ringo's on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone
magazine, just in time for his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame April 18th, 2015 where long time pal, Sir Paulie, will invite him into this exclusive club.

What a Starr! Congratulations from your pals at Beatle Brunch . Listen for a full interview with Ringo this week in The Beatle Brunch Club and on an upcoming program.

Ringo Drums on the Florida Beach: The Back Beat Behind the Story
By Ken Katz, President, Music Arts Enterprises, (MAE), Fort Lauderdale, Florida


A few weeks ago, we received a call for our backline company Florida Backline , who was looking for an appropriate vintage drum kit for the Rolling Stone Magazine cover issue for the Ringo Starr induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is happening on April 18th. Given the special circumstances, I agreed to offer my personal 1965 Ludwig Silver Sparkle kit. This set is mine and is buried in the depths of our warehouse at MAE with a big sign that says, "Do Not Touch! See Ken".

This set of drums has been like a companion for me and could tell a lot of stories. This one is indeed special. At the shoot, out of respect, they wanted me to know the drums were not sitting completely in sand. If you look closely at the backline techs, below, the one on the left is Ringo.

Look for Ringo with these drums, in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands this week, and check out this 15-second video from that day.

Beatle Brunch listener Ken Katz , from Music Arts Entertainment (MAE) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida sent us this piece about Ringo's photo shoot for Rolling Stone .
Connect with MAE at www.maemusic.com. Thanks Ken!



Paul's a busy boy too. Not only will he be inducting Ringo to the Rock Hall, he's added new dates to his "Out There" tour and has also announced that he will headline this year's Lollapalooza Music Festival 2015 at Grant Park in Chicago set to take place on Friday, the 31st of July - this will mark Paul's first visit to the festival as a performer. We don't know if he's ever bought a ticket and checked it out.

Inside The BBC Bubble

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BBC Members have 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.


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


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The Weeklings

Remember the first time you heard The Beatles?  Maybe in late 1963 or on the Ed Sullivan show a few months later?  The Weeklings, a new band formed by Glen Burtnik (Beatlemania, A&M solo artist, member of Styx, The Orchestra [ELO 11] and writer of many hits), has created an album that faithfully re-creates lost Lennon/Mc Cartney and George Harrison songs with new ones written by Glen & Bob Burger. Their new album released March 10, 2015 on Marty Scott's Jem Recordings. 

Follow This Link to READ MORE about the band and catch a few cuts on BrunchRadio.com SOUND CLIPS Page. BTW - Anthony Parisi album art is FAB! 

Imagine Pacino
By Margot Winick


In January 2013 BBC Member, Margot Winick reported a feature film in the making, 'Danny Collins'. Now, it's in theaters and a movie you might like to see especially if you're an Al Pacino fan - he plays the lead roll.


According to The Wall Street Journal, the movie secured 9, John Lennon songs (there's that magical number again). It's the story about a guy, Danny, a downtrodden, aging rocker who gets a new outlook on life when he receives a letter from John, written to him 40 years ago.


'Danny Collins' is inspired by a real-life tale - In 1971, Lennon wrote a letter to musician Steve Tilston who was concerned about getting too popular and how wealth changes a person for the worse. John was reaching out with advice. But the letter didn't reach Tilston until 2005.


Revolver    Original Air Date April 20, 1997       

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Mundo Paparazzi El TeeO
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Money & Taxes

April 12
Ring-volver Sessions

April 19
Tom Snyder at 40

April 26