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Welcome to Beatles International news. We will do our best to keep you up to date about anything Beatles related. Therefore this page will be updated frequently. Check out the new sub-pages, attached to various main pages.

 

20th to 26th August

Celebrating 50 years since the British Invasion

We proudly announce the events and line up for our 2014 festival. Highlights include the return of New York's finest The Fab Faux, two stunning performances from US Legends Chris Montez & Tommy Roe, not to mention a very special visit to Liverpool's iconic and Beatle relevant Town Hall. 

WOW! For all you collectors out there, via iTunes we all can download Beatles Bootleg recordings.

David Bedford, writer of the fantastic book LIDDYPOOL (check out our 'books' page) talks about it in this interview. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25365419

2014 Brian inductee
At long last!
Brian Epstein will receive the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers with the 2014 class of the Rock 'n' Roll of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on April 10, 2014. Epstein's induction has been the source of much campaigning by Beatles fans. It's great to see that their efforts have finally paid off and Brian will receive some of the recognition he has so long deserved as one of Rock and Roll's greats.

Mark Lewisohn

Marks Book 2013
During a Beatlesday in London in October 2013 MARK LEWISOHN was a special guest there and presented his new book (part 1) about The Beatles, called "TUNE IN". Beatlesdays.com had the opportunity to ask Mark ALL about it. You can see the complete interview behind this link:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=80crClQWHig   

Here the trailer of The Beatles: Live At The BBC 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg8vxQT42Wc&feature=share 

and the new 'Words of Love' video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5nARZKS-AY

Check it out here http://on.fb.me/GYhXcO

Paul accidentally bumps into Jimmy Fallon and switches accent with the American talkshow host: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4uW-nhO3a8

Watch Save Us done live at the Jimmy Fallon show: http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2013/10/paul-mccartney-save-us/

book cover Thats the way


George Harrison – That’s The Way God Planned It
Author: Kevin Roach
Published by: Trinity Mirror NW
ISBN: 978-0-9926251-0-8
Pages: 106

George Harrison – That’s The Way God Planned It is the latest book by Kevin Roach. It’s the third book by the Liverpool author who also wrote The McCartney’s: In The Town Where They Were Born and The Beatles: Living In The Eye Of The Hurricane.

That’s The Way God Planned It looks into the roots of George, his family and the area(s) where he grew up. We learn that his paternal grandparents came from the Old Swan district, which is an area in the east of Liverpool.

The book starts in 1902 with the birth of George’s paternal grandparents, both born in Liverpool, and continues with the birth and early lives of George’s parents. It then looks into the early life of George himself, his schooldays, his relationship with his parents, the birth of the Beatles and also that made him the person he eventually became. It ends in 1963 with the beginning of Beatlemania and the international breakthrough of the band.

Kevin Roach, who also worked on the research of the Martin Scorsese film Living In A Material World, has done an excellent job in uncovering so much (new) information about the Harrison family. The book also includes lots of previously unseen photos of the Harrison family and of places where George grew up. It’s a shame, however, that the book hasn’t been properly edited and therefore contains quite a lot of spelling and punctuation errors. Nevertheless, That’s The Way God Planned It is a great read and a book that every Beatles fan, certainly every George fan, should read.

Gabriëlla van Karsbergen.