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Dear All,

Pete Best and petebest.com are proud to announce that the new book “The Beatles, The True Beginnings” written by Roag Best, Pete Best and Rory Best, has just been signed to St Martins Press in the USA. The book is due for release at the end of April 2003, and will be available in all notable book stores.


“A wonderful book”
The Mail On Sunday (National)

“At last something new to experience about Beatles history”
The Observer (National)

“Popular cultures Cistine Chapel”
BBC News (National)

“The book helps luminate a fascinating period. It is lavishly illustrated and the best looking Beatles book published yet, period, and I mean period”
The Standard (National)

All the best





Não perca esta oportunidade de ter toda coleção dos beatles em apenas um cd-rom. Neste cd você pode ouvir todas as músicas em qualidade de cd, ler todas as letras e curtir todas as capas dos discos. Tudo isso pelo preço de um cd apenas. Para maiores informações visite a página:


Give Peace A Chance

At this time whether your message is to Sadam, Blair or Bush the message must be 'Give Peace A Chance' . To help spread the word we have reduced the price of our range of Give Peace A Chance Merchandise by 20%.
Adult T-Shirts was £13.99 now £11.19
Child T-Shirts was £10.99 now £8.79
Mug was £3.99 now £3.19
LTD Edition Print was £19.99 now £15.99
Please forward this email to your friends.
With Peace
The Beatles Story LTD

I am delighted to attach details of a new book on the Beatles, which actually contains a wealth of new material and looks at the Fab Four from a completely new direction.
Copies can be ordered from the following stock holders:
Individual copies and UK bulk orders
Please order from the publishers through our online bookshop, Dragon Books (click the website address: www.st-davids-press.co.uk ) or call 00 44 (0) 29 2056 0343.
North America
Please contact: www.isbs.com who are our N American distributors.
All other Trade orders to: orders@orcabookservices.co.uk or call 00 44 (0) 1202 665 432
If in doubt please phone or e-mail us. I look forward to hearing from you.
Ashley Drake
Rheolwr Gyfarwyddwr / Managing Director
Ashley Drake Publishing Ltd
PO Box733, Caerdydd / Cardiff, CF14 2Yx, Cymru / Wales
Tel: 00 (44) (0) 29 2056 0343 Ffacs / Fax: 00 (44) (0) 29 2056 0343
post@ashleydrake.com www.ashleydrake.com

I enjoyed reading your site!
Recently I was flown up from Houston to Iowa to work with Circle of Friends in the studio to do a version of "Something". I sang lead on the song and tried to do so in a way that capture the emotion Harrison used but retained my voice instead of trying to sound like him. I would like to think he would have enjoyed it.
I'd be very interested to know what you think. You can find the song by clicking this link.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Les Lewellyn

Received this from Mave Atherton.

Sam Leach has confirmed Paul is planning a show at Kings Dock
either 31st May or 1st June. He will let me know more as he hears.



A few pictures from the Beatlefest "Star/Guest/late-night" party with
("You may say I'm a dreamer....but I'm not the only one")

I'm with a band called Las Vegas Basement, who are just about to launch our debut LP "End of an Era" at the end of March. To celebrate, we are putting on a special evening in Dublins Sugar Club, on Leeson St., on Friday March 28th, Starting the night with one of our own favourite films, "Let It Be", on the big screen. We'll then be following it with a live set of songs from our album, and then the night will wrap up with a club. It promises to be a really great evening, and I thought you and some of your members might be interested. If you want any information on times etc. drop me a line. As the venue only holds about 250 people, tickets will probably be available in advance. If you want any info on the band our web site is

Hopefully you can make it,
Cheers GER


hello from Liverpool!
we are a store based in Liverpool selling OFFICIAL BEATLES merchandise . www.beatles64.co.uk
(we also have the largest range of "other" artist/bands merchandise in the UK! we include ROLLING STONES , THE WHO ,THE DOORS ,BOB DYLAN , BEACH BOYS and many more!) www.rockoff.co.uk

Hello from Liverpool

We are fellow Beatles fans who have a web site you might be interested in. www.pennylanesigns.co.uk I hope it is of interest to you.

God bless Tommy McDonough

Hey Guys

Just hoping you could promote Fran King's (Classic Beatles)
forthcoming accoustic gig in Holiday Inn (Pearse St) on Sunday 25th May and Sunday 29th June.

As you would expect Fran is looking forward to playing a few of his new tracks to some of his old friends.

David O'Loughlin
TPS Artist Management

Beatles Fair

The drummer who turned down the Beatles will be appearing at the NEC Musicmania on 22 March at the NEC Exhibition centre in Birmingham UK. Bobby Graham turned down Brian Epstein for Pete Best's job before Ringo was approached. A special Question and Answer session takes place on stage, at the event. In addition Tom Murray, Beatles photographer will be at the event. Murray took one of the last photo shoots of the Fab Four - known as 'Summer of 68 - Mad day'

Any help in telling everyone, about this unique showcase, would be appreciated. We have free entry tickets available for a competition on your site - please let me know if you need more info on this. Needless to say, we will put you on the guest list if you wish to visit the event.

More information
vip-24 is our site and has more detailed information including competitions
to meet the guests.

the VIP web site also contains the stock of almost a hundred traders - all for sale online. For example there are 4000 items by The Beatles in the catalogue!

Not just a fair.....not just a convention...not just a gig.....it's a celebration of popular music, VIP presents Musicmania. Taking place at one of the world's biggest exhibition centres, Birmingham NEC, on 22 and 23 March. Includes the greatest selection of CD, vinyl, DVD and music memorabilia - all for sale on 300 tables. Visitors and traders from all over the world!
Visitors will find the greatest selection of bargains and rarities by the Beatles, for sale.

VIP Administration
Tel 0116 2244300
Visit the world's only online music fair at http://www.vip-24.com


at the
Free draw for concert tickets
10.30am - 5.30pm
Admission €3
For any further information please contact: 5 Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Brian: 087 244 1874 Rebecca: 087 980 2898
Fax: 01 289 1074 email: comet@indigo.ie


Lost Songs of Lennon-McCartney Non-Beatles Songs Retooled by Pierson, Parker, Janovitz April 8th marks the US release of From a Window: Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney (Gallery SixRecords) a gathering of songs that John Lennon & Paul McCartney wrote and gave away to others to record. The CD features Graham Parker, Kate Pierson of the B-52's, and Buffalo Tom's Bill Janovitz and will be supported by a three-week US tour starting on May 15th. Producer Jim Sampas, the creative force behind Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska, came up with the idea of taking unknown Lennon & McCartney songs and creating new versions--retooled and reinvigorated--with one core band and a short list of singers.

Upon assembling these "lost" gems, many from old out of print sources, Sampas surprisingly found each song to be on par with the Beatles best and knew they needed proper treatment. Lost Songs is not a tribute album, where the personnel change with every track, making a sense of unity impossible to achieve. In contrast, Sampas decided to bring Lost Songs together as one full-length album by one "super group."

Following in the tradition of grand vinyl creations by the likes of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young he sought to construct an exciting live in the studio sound shaped by one consistent backing band. However, this couldn't come across as a tacky sound like trip down Beatlemania Boulevard. As such, Pierson, Parker, Janovitz isn't an obvious Beatlesque union, though as the sessions proved, few artists would've been better suited to this task. One backing ensemble comprised of A-List session players Duke Levine (Mary Chapin Carpenter), Paul Bryan (Aimee Mann), and Dave Mattacks (Paul McCartney, George Harrison) has created a foundation in keeping with the overall concept, one band, and one phenomenal album.

The sessions took place at the beautiful rural setting of Long View Farm, previously home to the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith. "It was like rock & roll fantasy camp," says Janovitz. "We'd sleep in these big brass beds, roll down, have a high-cholesterol breakfast, go into the control room and do a track. Later in the day I'd find myself having a few beers and singing at the same microphone as Graham Parker. I kept saying to myself, 'I'm getting paid for this?'"

The task that Graham, Bill, Kate and their colleagues set themselves was to strip away layers of schlock and give the songs underneath a chance to breathe anew. If you still think of Parker as the angry young '70s pub-rocker of Howlin' Wind, you'll flip when you hear his tender take on the song John and Paul wrote for Billy J. Kramer: "From a Window," covered in Byrds-meet-Springsteen fashion (complete with plinking toy piano). Likewise, those familiar with Janovitz's noisy early work with Buffalo Tom will be surprised at the delicacy he brings to "Woman."

Pierson employed a technique much loved by Lennon and McCartney: double- and triple-tracking vocals. This massed out choir approach on "Step Inside Love" wouldn't sound out of place on the next Stereolab album. This being Lennon-McCartney, harmonies are important. Parker and Janovitz sound splendid together. For instance during "Tip of My Tongue", their voices blend in dulcet harmony on the line "I'm just waiting for a chance to prove my love to you." The songs on this album have been waiting for a chance too--a chance to prove their worth after decades of neglect. Thanks to sympathetic experts, they've gotten that chance, and they've made the most of it.

For more information on Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney contact:
Phil Hopkins @ (978)546-3685 or e-mail rphproductions@aol.com

Let it Be" movie at Sugar Club

Screening of "Let it Be" movie at Sugar Club, Friday March 28th
There will be a one off special screening of The Beatles film "Let It Be", this friday, March 28th, in The Sugar Club, Leeson St., Dublin. Film starts at 8.30 sharp, followed by a performance by Dublins latest psychedelic four piece LasVegas Basement. Doors open at 8pm.

Hi Everybody!

The Beatle-world keeps turning!
This Friday night (thru Sunday) is BEATLEFEST (again) in the NY/NJ
See (and scroll):
merchant.mv?Screen=SFNT&Secti on=fest&Store_Code=thefest

Doctor Lev will be presenting 'Paul-Is-Dead' slide-shows/lectures both
Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon!...HOORAY!!!

Future shows for Doctor Lev include:
BEATLEFAIR in San Diego (July 20th): http://www.beatlefair.com/
ABBEY ROAD ON THE RIVER in Cleveland (August 8-10):
BEATLEFEST in Chicago (August 15-17)

As for the book: 'Billy Shears: The Secret History of the Beatles':
I'd like to thank each and every one of you out there for all of your support and purchases this past year.
Sales/orders were such that a second printing was necessary and produced within the first three months of publication!!!
Here's an example of one of the 'published' reviews:
Further, 'Billy Shears' is a "BEST SELLER" within the Beatlefest catalogue,
merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Categ ory_Code=b_stories

Further, the recently released single (Bell Bottom Girl/A Lonely Heart) "for
the movie of the book" can be sampled through the website at

To find out more about Doctor Lev, The Paul-Is-Dead mystery, other Paul-Is-Dead websites, The Beatles, Pete Best, Liverpool, and other REALLY cool stuff log on to: www.Paul-Is-Dead.com

Until the next time, keep rockin' and keep "imagining"!

(This message was brought to you by the 'good' folks at 'Billy Shears
Inc.'... ; )


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