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New Beatles Book - Beatles '65

JAT Publishing Announces a New Beatles Book and CD
Including some of the greatest unpublished photos of the Beatles and never before seen color photos of the Beatles Meeting Elvis.

Please Click On Link Below for More Information or Email to: JATpublishing@AOL.com




Beatles Interactive Music

Contact: Chris Nicholson, Griffin Public Relations
& Marketing
(212) 481-3456


ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS, May 6, 2002 — Beatles fans around the world can now rediscover and experience their favorite Beatles songs in a completely new and different way. Thanks to the introduction of a revolutionary new interactive music product from MusicPlayground, Beatles fans can literally play along with some of their favorite Beatles songs without needing to know how to play an instrument. Karaoke-style lyrics allow users to sing along as well.

The new Onstage Beatles Edition from MusicPlayground, available exclusively at www.MusicPlayground.com/beatles for the special introductory price of only $19.95 (regularly $39.95), is a Windows® PC-based software product that makes use of a V-Pick virtual instrument (USB peripheral) to take over and virtually play the guitar or bass part from 25 songs popularized by The Beatles. Now anyone can be the "Fifth Beatle," playing along with rocking hits such as "Birthday" and "Revolution" as well as legendary ballads like "Hey Jude" and "Yesterday," plus many more. The 25-song Beatles Edition is the first in a series of interactive artist-specific products offered by MusicPlayground.

It’s easy to get started by visiting www.MusicPlayground.com/Beatles. Using a multimedia equipped Windows® PC, users simply install MusicPlayground’s Player software onto their hard drive and plug in their virtual instruments to a USB port. Start up the MusicPlayground Player software, select a song and play along by striking the virtual instrument in time with the on-screen Rhythm EKG - rhythm guide. Song lyrics are superimposed on top of visual content for a total interactive Beatles experience.

"The most popular band in the history of contemporary music can now be experienced in a totally new way," explained MusicPlayground, Inc. President & CEO Bradley J. Naples. "MusicPlayground gives non-musicians the instant opportunity to feel what it’s like to play along with the Fab Four."

The MusicPlayground Onstage Beatles Edition features the following 25 great songs popularized by the band:

1. A Hard Day's Night
2. Back In The U.S.S.R.
3. Birthday
4. Can't Buy Me Love
5. Come Together
6. Day Tripper
7. Drive My Car
8. Eight Days A Week
9. Eleanor Rigby
10. Get Back
11. Hello Goodbye
12. Help!
13. Hey Jude
14. I Feel Fine
15. I Should Have Know Better
16. I Want To Hold Your Hand
17. Lady Madonna
18. Let It Be
19. Paperback Writer
20. Revolution
21. Taxman
22. The Long And Winding Road
23. Ticket To Ride
24. We Can Work It Out
25. Yesterday

In addition to the special introductory pricing, MusicPlayground is promoting the new Onstage Beatles Edition with a trivia contest allowing entrants a chance to win a piece of Beatles history e.g., a limited edition lithograph of the original 1965 Score to "Yesterday" signed by Paul McCartney and producer George Martin. The promotion is currently in progress and ends on June 30th.

Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, MusicPlayground, Inc. is a leading music technology and entertainment company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Namco Limited of Japan. Founded in 1993, MusicPlayground, Inc. is the owner of five patents worldwide covering real-time interactive signal processing technology that allows non-musicians to play-along with their favorite songs without having to know how to play an instrument.




A Hard Day's Day

"A HARD DAY'S DAY: A Day In The Life of A Beatles Tribute Band" is now online at http://www.aHardDaysDay.com

Shot in the style of "A Hard Day’s Night," this short is a hilarious look at the day in the life of "The MopTops." Encountering crazed fans, angry managers and worried bookers is all in a hard day’s work for this charming and cheeky foursome.

Joe Stefanelli’s portrayal of John Lennon will amaze Beatle fans, as it has Ruth & Angie McCartney, Cynthia Lennon, and director Robert Zemeckis (I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Forrest Gump). The cast also includes Ringo's doppelganger Greg George (1964 The Tribute) the multi-talented Quinton Flynn, who previously played Paul McCartney in Rhino Films, My Dinner With Jimi.

Hope you like it! Tell your friends!

Action Dave Productions




Doctor Lev's Billy Shears 'World-Wide' Book Tour

Hi Everybody!

Florida, San Diego, Chicago, NY/NJ, London, Liverpool, Dublin.....whewwwwww, my arms are getting tired from all this flying!

Anyway....I have seen a lot of special people and places along the way, and I thought you all might enjoy seeing a couple of them.

You may have to wait until they are uploaded onto the website (www.Paul-Is-Dead.com) probably by the middle of October. Click here to see them now.

Special thanks to.....Pete Best, and his brothers Roag and Rory for re-opening the Casbah Coffee Club and for inviting me to party with them on their opening night!...(see their new website at: http://www.thebeatlestruebeginnings.com/) & Spencer Leigh (at the BBC Radio Merseyside) for interviewing me (and Richard Porter) LIVE on-the-air during the Liverpool/Beatles convention/week!

Further, The next shows/conventions for 'The Doctor' are: 'Beatlefest' in Boston (Nov 1-3) (http://www.beatlefest.com/this_show.shtml);
'Liverpool Days' in Pasadena (Dec 7-8) (http://www.liverpooldays.com/)
Doctor Lev's 'Schedule' can also be found on the website at:

Also......for those of you who have already read the book (Billy Shears: The Secret History of the Beatles) and would like to write a "review" (or see what other people have thought or commented)...please visit any of the following links:
Miami News & Reviews: (http://www.paul-is-dead.com/EntNewsRevArticle.html)




Liverpool News

Hi from Liverpool everyone,
Just wanted to tell you about a couple of upcoming events…John Lennon Day - Saturday 12th October

.....Celebrating Liverpool through the lenses of Lennon - Click on the pic above for more details, but its gonna be a great day in the life with some surprises - including a FAB party at The Beatles Story featuring live music from 'the Prellies' and the winners of "I FESTIVAL OFICIAL DE BANDAS BEATLES DO BRASIL" as sponsored by KLM & Accor Hotels in Sao Paulo.

Our first ever Liverpool Beatles Christmas Party Tour - Sunday 8th December.

The day falls on a sad anniversary for Beatle fans, so we will be paying tribute to both John & George, but it will also be a celebration... a day of traditional British festive fun with a Beatle flavour - mince pies & mulled wine, Christmas dinner at the Edwardian Philharmonic Dining Rooms, 'The Beatles v Elvis' concert at Liverpool's Royal Court theatre & loads more..including Christmas gifts from Santa himself - why not take advantage of the cheap pre-Christmas flights & get yourselves over her to celebrate with us?? Click on image above for full details.

Capture a 'Liver Bird' for Christmas....

Our Liver Birds are the mythological symbol of Liverpool, dating back to the year 1207. If you would like to capture your own in time for Christmas - then click on the birdie above....Great unusual gifts for lovers of Liverpool!

live@pool tours




The Lennon Room

Hi Have you checked out the Lennon Room at the Oyster Bar Cork, its wonderfull, www.oysterbarcork.com

A room of fantastic quality.

Once you do please let me know what you think

Regards James




Top professional European Beatles act

Top professional European Beatles act , over 120 gigs per year , looking for look-alikes/soundalikes for update and substitutes, age around 20 - 36. Please contact us soon and send audio/pic/bio.




From Me To You

Hello to all BEATLES LOVERS!.

We at FROM ME TO YOU are celebrating the opening of our new store in Mathew St. LIVERPOOL by displaying JOHN LENNON's guitar used on the world wide hit single "I FEEL FINE".

We also have a number of other original BEATLES pieces also being exhibited. We have drawings also by JOHN and you can also hear a song by GEORGE HARRISON never before played. We have a set of Beatles autographs and INDIVIDUAL BEATLES signed photos.

If you are in LIVERPOOL this year be sure to visit us. We have a website located at www.beatles64.co.uk

For further details contact us.Best wishes

44 151 227 1963




Attention Paul McCartney Fans

I am contacting you in reference to the upcoming Paul McCartney tour. Our company, ETS, has been named Official Tour Operator for the tour by Clear Channel Entertainment, Paul's promoter.
We work with Clear Channel on many of their tours making tour packages including tickets available to fans. We are currently promoting packages for Paul's Driving Rain tour and recently worked with U2 and Madonna on their world tours in 2001. We enjoy working with fan sites to make fans aware of packages that are available and provide travel options for people to attend these shows.

ETS operates many types of packages, all included concert tickets. We package hotel accommodation with tickets, pre-show Nite Out( party packages which are a preshow parties complete with light food, music, prize give-aways, and transportation to the concert venue, as well as Concert Caravans( bus packages in conjunction with radio stations. We also offer complete air inclusive packages.

We have a Paul McCartney concert packages site at www.mccartneyconcerts.com

Thank you.

Brad Ketchen
ETS/Escape Routes
1.800.465.2460 ex267






paulmccartney.fmMy name is Cristiana Bonfanti and I'm a member of "paulmccartney.fm" which is at the moment the only International magazine totally dedicated to Paul McCartney.

The papery-coated colour review is shipped worldwide at the purely nominal annual price of US$ 15.00 (three numbers a year), as a reimbursement for the printer's expenses. It's with some pride that we can say that just in the month of February we've had more than 5000 entries!

Besides talking and writing of music, considering of course "everything about Paul McCartney", we are going to busy with social and ecological problems and we have already arranged with PeTA and Adopt a Minefield associations, the opportunity for regular surveys dedicated to problems of great topicality or strictly related to animals.

Thanks in advance and best regards,
Cristiana Bonfanti
Editorial Staff





Williamsport, PA-based recording artist "Chris" released THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC for John Lennon's 20th Memorial, December 8, 2000. Since July 2001, the song has been hovering in the TOP 20 in Australia. The song recently reached #1 on the KAOS FM charts (part of the Ison Live Radio global network). KAOS FM gets requests from as far away as England. This song was recently replaced by another Chris hit on the KAOS FM charts. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC was premiered on KOL-THE VOICE OF ISRAEL in the Holy City of Jerusalem.

Recorded in studios around the Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, the production features a Ludwig drumset with pearloid finish, tuned to replicate the classic drum sound of Ringo Starr. The melodic McCartney-like bass line is played on a Rickenbacher bass, filling out the Beatle-ific rhythm section. "I even scooped octaves like Paul," says producer/musician Johnny J Blair, a frequent collaborator with Davy Jones of The Monkees (whose legacy owes a debt to The Beatles). Blair's own "sound" has been critically endorsed by Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Christian recording artist Larry Norman, and Euro-pop legend and rock pioneer Cliff Richard. The cover features a picture of the famous John Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic.

A Clapton/Harrison-esque lead is cranked out by former David Rose Band guitarist Tim Breon (Davy Jones' studio guitarist and engineer). "Small world," notes Blair, "David Rose gigged with Yoko Ono and we get his guitarist jamming on a Lennon tribute."

Adding vocal power to the chorus are Monette Newsuan (Davy Jones' favourite gospel singer, whose music has even been critically endorsed my country/pop sensation LeAnn Rimes) and Cassie Blair of the Unity Christian Fellowship Gospel Singers. Monette, Cassie, and Johnny appear on this project courtesy of Fire Inside-Davy Jones Productions.

Basically a 5-song EP with three remixes, the CD also features the lucious COULD IT BE FOREVER? --- Sure to be a hit at weddings. The song is based on two of Davy Jones' most beautiful recordings (I'LL) LOVE YOU FOREVER and WE WERE MADE FOR EACH OTHER. Upon first hearing Chris' early vocal demo of COULD IT BE FOREVER?, producer Blair remarked "It's 'Love You Forever' Part 3."
Jones gave a favorable response when he heard COULD IT BE--a blessing to CHRIS, being a long-time fan of Jones' music in and outside The Monkees. The song was recently released in Australia for Valentine's Day - becoming another TOP 20 hit for Chris.

There was a CD review featured in the March 23 2001 issue of GOLDMINE! magazine (the Lennon issue). This review can now be found on Al Aronowitz's (aka THE BLACK-LISTED JOURNALIST who introduced Bob Dylan to The Beatles) webpage: http://www.bigmagic.com/pages/blackj/column58o4.html

Chris' tribute to the late George Harrison, "An Artist Remembers Harrison" (which features the making of THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC), can be found at column 67 of THE BLACK-LISTED JOURNALIST PAGES:

Chris was signing autographs at the 3rd Annual Beatles Fest in Lycoming County, PA (Pennsylvania's only Beatles Fest) on January 26th, and his new song "The Mission" from his new CD "THE MISSION PROJECT" is becoming another hit for Chris after it's release in Turkey weeks back.

Copies of THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC are $12.00 each plus $1.50 U.S./Canada shipping. For overseas orders, please add $2.50 to the CD cost for shipping. Personal checks, money orders, or cashiers' checks only (no cash). Please allow four to eight weeks for delivery. Foreign orders please remit in U.S. dollars and make all checks/money orders out to PICK PRODUCTIONS and send to:

P.O. Box152
Cogan Station, PA
E-mail: pickprod@excite.com

Or you can purchase this CD over the web at http://www.cdbaby.com/chrismusic and listen to soundclips!


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