July 5, 2016

LIVE CHAT 1st Thursday @ 8pm ET
Thursday, July 7th at 8 PM EST, please drop by and Celebrate Ringo's Birthday, We're gonna have a Peace and Love Party Party!

Mo' Love' is the grounding effect Beatle Brunch Club Members get when listening to The Beatles, or any songs from artists inspired by The Beatles' music. During First Thursday Chats every month everyone passes around a little Peace and Love, especially this time as we honor the 76th birthday of our dear friend, Ritchie, an essential celebration.

There's much to say. Please tell us you're enjoying The Brunch with Joe Johnson. We'd like to know.  Are you seeing Ringo or Paul during their Summer concert tours?  Does the Pure McCartney collection give you a buzz?

Let's talk about it and Join the Chat - It's FREE - Thursday, July 7th at 8 PM Eastern Time.

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Things He Said Today 
By Joe Johnson 

Wow, what an incredible start to the beginning of our 25th year of Beatle Brunch. I welcomed in Summer and year 25 by being one of the hosts and emcees of my first visit to the FABulous music festival, "Abbey Road on the River", where I met and interviewed dozens of Beatle tribute bands and personalities legendary in Beatles lore, among them, Prudence Farrow, for whom John's "Dear Prudence" was written. I had two hour-long sessions with Prudence and I've posted the second one on our Soundcloud page here

I also had the opportunity to welcome the two founding members of The Zombies: Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, huge Beatle fans who entertained us in the discussion room with Fab stories, then jammed a few of their favorite Beatle tunes live on stage in Louisville. They were selling signed copies of their new CD "Still Got That Hunger" (below) so of course, I had to have one.  

The cool news is The Zombies will be joining me and several thousand 60's music fans on board The Flower Power Cruise II, sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale February 27th on the Celebrity Summit, along with Micky Dolenz, Chad and Jeremy, The Animals, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Yardbirds, Vanilla Fudge, Fifth Dimension and dozens more. Click here to register to WIN the cruise for two with r/t airfare (no purchase necessary). You can book it first, then if you should happen to win the cruise, StarVista Live will reimburse you for the value of the cruise, so it's a win-win-hope I win situation. Can't wait to be back on board as Music Host and I hope you'll join me. And of course, keep checking in with The Brunch for details on next year's Abbey Road on the River. Gary Jacob and the crew are just crossing the Ohio River and parking the festival on the Indiana side, so I hope to meet you there too next Memorial weekend.

You may have noticed a little tweak to Beatle Brunch over the past few months. We decided to freshen and broaden the playlist of the show to include artists like Micky Dolenz and The Monkees, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys, and even tribute bands like The Weeklings, The Fab Faux and The Jukebox, plus many others. The idea is that all of these artists bring their own Beatle interpretations and perspective on the band to all of us, so we've added that new layer to The Brunch, which we've casually nicknamed the show, and it seems to be catching on. We're always open to suggestions and frequently throw ideas out to you on our Beatle Brunch facebook page, so if you haven't "liked" it yet, please do so here.  And special thanks to Cait who's been doing a fab job posting great Beatle content for us on social media!

There's lots of great Beatles news too with the retooling of The Cirque du Soleil show "LOVE" in Las Vegas. The Beatles have posted a video version of LOVE's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". You can check it out here. Meanwhile, we're anxiously awaiting Ron Howard's Beatles directorial effort, "Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years". Here's the official trailer. The film hits cinemas in September and then will have a showing on Hulu. Seems like September would be a great time to get that trial Hulu membership. As the Happenings say, "See you in September" .

So while Paul takes a holiday break from promoting his Pure McCartney collection and his One on One tour, and Ringo wraps up his summer All Starr Band tour, don't forget to honor Ringo's wish for his "spirit of turning '76" birthday on Wednesday July 7th. If you haven't heard, it's here, there and everywhere, click here for a start.

Peace and Love from Beatle Brunch. Have a Fab Summer.

Blackbirds & Bulldogs Can Win "Pet Sounds" on The Brunch

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest albums of all time. It's The Beach Boys' iconic "Pet Sounds" album. Brian Wilson has said that The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album inspired him to write and record it. Then The Beatles, upon hearing "Pet Sounds", were so equally inspired, they rebounded with "Sgt Pepper". It's a reciprocal love fest that continues to pay musical dividends to this day. In addition to hearing a tribute to it on The Brunch with Joe Johnson, July 10th, "wouldn't it be nice" to win the Pet Sounds 50th Collector's Edition 4CD/Blu-ray set from Universal Music as a prize in our Mind Games Contest? THEN - Check This Out ... 

The Beatle Brunch Club Summer Member Drive is ON


Join The Beatle Brunch Club Today - sign up for a 1-year or 2-year Beatle Brunch Club Membership and we'll select ONE WINNER at random who will receive The Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds' Full Box Set, provided by Capitol / UMe.

All new BBC members, active and Brunch Family Members are eligible to win. All NEWCOMERS - Register at BrunchRadio.com - so please tune in and turn on to win the ultimate Pet! God Only Knows, Don't Talk, get in your Sloop John B and be Here Today!  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN
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 The Magical History Tour 
The Fab Four Invade Henry Ford Museum

Visit The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan and discover The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition thru September 18, 2016.

You don't have to be a Beatlemaniac to appreciate the most influential rock band in music history. Follow The Beatles iconic story from the beginning, to the years of experimentation and dissention, to the inspiration of peace and love they instill today.  Told from the quoted perspective of John, Paul, George and Ringo, the artifacts on display, immersive galleries and the recreation of The Cavern Club place fans right in the thick of The Beatles and their unprecedented journey through time. You'll see instruments, clothing, rare original photos and many never-before-displayed artifacts, The Magical History Tour is the most comprehensive Beatles exhibition ever assembled.

Plan a holiday around The Fab Four and visit The Henry Ford Museum.

Please tell us about your experience and send it to info@beatlebrunch.com 


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That Boy Took My Tee Away
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Ringo's Spirit of '76 & American Influence

July 3
"Pet" Sounds and its 50th

July 10
Revisiting and Rebooting LOVE

July 17
Bridesmaids of Honor - saluting the #2s  

July 24
Hot August Beatle Bites

July 31

A Beatles Brainteaser sent in by Bruncher, Frank Branchini. You Can Work it Out.
Here's another clue for you all - the object in the shopping cart is a heart.  Have fun!