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MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

TO ABBEY ROAD

Cast take a break from rehearsals to recreate iconic Beatles picture on 49th anniversary
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The cast of Let It Be took a break from rehearsals in London this morning (Wednesday 8 August) to become Day Trippers on a Magical Mystery Tour to recreate one of The Beatles’ most iconic images.

Today marks the 49th anniversary since the world-famous Abbey Road crossing photograph was actually taken.
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To mark the anniversary, Let It Be’s very own Fab Four followed in the footsteps of the biggest band in music history.

The cast pulled on their costumes to recreate the iconic Abbey Road album cover picture at 11.30am – 49 years to the day and the exact time when it was photographed by Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan on 8 August 1969.

West End smash hit show Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles returns to stages this Summer and Autumn to premiere the new updated show to audiences across the UK and Ireland. Beatles fans are invited to join John, Paul, George and Ringo for a great night of live music – from the early beginnings to the height of Beatlemania.

In a twist from the original Let It Be show, audiences will then be invited to Imagine what it would be like to see The Beatles reunite for one night only.

The second act is set a decade after The Beatles went their separate ways. It gives fans a rare glimpse of how the Fab Four once again Come Together to perform. The concert that never was.

In two weeks, the updated Let It Be production will be premiered in the UK and Ireland when it opens at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre on Tuesday 21 August 2018.

The show will then embark on a UK and Ireland tour visiting the Everyman in Cheltenham; Liverpool Empire; Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall; the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin; New Theatre in Hull; Edinburgh’s Playhouse Theatre; Orchard Theatre in Dartford; andManchester’ Opera House.

The show will then head to Europe and overseas, with the international tour taking in countries including Germany and North America. It is also hoped that the show will return to a London theatre in late 2018 or early 2019.

A cast of talented musicians will play the Fab Four. The performers have already toured the show to entertain on some of the biggest stages in the world including Broadway.

The Let It Be cast are Michael Gagliano from Woking (John Lennon); Emanuele Angeletti from Italy (Paul McCartney); Irish/Australian John Brosnan(George Harrison); and Ben Cullingworth, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire (Ringo Starr). The band will be joined on stage throughout the tour by musical director Michael Bramwell on keyboards.

Michael Gagliano has already appeared as John Lennon in the new Let It Be show in North America, Canada and Japan, as well as on the West End with the original show.

Michael commented: “To stand on the Abbey Road crossing exactly 49 years to the day and time since John, Paul, George and Ringo did just that, and being dressed as they were, is mind blowing. I’m sure they would never have imagined that almost half a century later people would still be visiting the crossing to recreate that iconic album cover picture for themselves.”

Website:         www.LetItBeLive.com

Facebook:       /LetItBeUKTour

Twitter:           @LetItBeUKTour

LET IT BE UK 2018 TOUR

CARDIFF

Wales Millennium Centre

Tuesday 21 August – Saturday 25 August 2018

029 2063 6464

www.wmc.org.uk

CHELTENHAM

Everyman

Tuesday 28 August – Saturday 1 September 2018

01242 572573

www.everymantheatre.org.uk

LIVERPOOL

Empire Theatre

Monday 3 September – Saturday 8 September 2018

0844 871 3017

www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire/

NOTTINGHAM

Royal Concert Hall

Tuesday 11 September – Saturday 15 September 2018

0115 989 5555

www.trch.co.uk

DUBLIN

Gaiety Theatre

Monday 17 September – Saturday 22 September 2018

08 18 719 388  

http://www.gaietytheatre.ie/

HULL

New Theatre

Monday 24 September – Saturday 29 September 2018

01482 300306

www.hulltheatres.co.uk/

EDINBURGH

Playhouse Theatre

Monday 8 October – Saturday 13 October 2018

0844 871 3014

www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh

DARTFORD

Orchard Theatre

Monday 15 October – Saturday 20 October 2018

01322 220000

www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

MANCHESTER

Opera House

Monday 22 October – Saturday 27 October 2018

0844 871 3018

www.atgtickets.com/venues/opera-house-manchester/

ENDS
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For more information, images, interviews, review requests or competition tickets, please contact:

Erica Dillon at Bill Elms Associates on 0151 708 5158 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.billelms.com

Bill Elms at Bill Elms Associates on 0151 245 0136 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.billelms.com

NOTES TO EDITORS

Producer Jeff Parry

A syndicated interview is available with LET IT BE creator / producer Canadian Jeff Parry from Annerin Productions.

Cavern City Tours Presents...

 
Click the image above to view our International Beatleweek 2018 brochure.
 
 
Welcome to International Beatleweek 2018, the biggest Beatles celebration ever. If you have never been before you are in for a treat, and if you have, then we can't wait to welcome you back to Liverpool!

For 7 days and 7 nights the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo will ring out from every nook and cranny of the city. Over 70 of the finest Beatle tribute bands from over 20 countries and fans from all over the world will be here, in Liverpool, with one mission - The Beatles!

Now in its 32nd year, International Beatleweek is a must for all fans - Beatle heaven! 2018 marks several 50th anniversaries in the Beatle world - The Beatles (White Album), Rishikesh, Apple Corps and more will all be celebrated during the festival. If this is your first time you will be blown away. You will make life long memories and friends forever. If your'e lucky, you might even get some sleep!

BOOK NOW!

special GUESTS

 

festival HIGHLIGHTS

One Ater 909 One of the bands playing in Liverpool during Beatleweek will be
 Dutch tribute band ONE AFTER 909 who were there a couple of
 times before and built up a nice fanbase already.
 When the band returns to the Netherlands afterwards,
 on Saturday SEPT. 1st, they will be presented with their first 
 recorded Album (on vinyl) while they will be playing on the
 ROOFTOP of the biggest Movie Theatre (Cinemec) in Utrecht!
 
 If you'd like to be present at that special evening, or just like to 
 order their album, please go to the next link:
https://muziekstaffhorst.nl/product/one-after-909-prerelease-bundel-lp-releaseparty-roof-concert/

And of course if you're having trouble reading and/or understanding Dutch, please send an Email to us and we'll 
be glad to help you out. So send your Email to guus@beatlesinternational.com or  gabriella@beatlesinternational.com 

Celebrate 7 days of The Beatles in their hometown of Liverpool.

 

live MUSIC

70 bands from over 20 countries


 

annual beatles CONVENTION

Guest speakers, a Beatles marketplace, film shows, live music and more!
Adelphi


BOOK NOW!

FOR ALL UPDATES AND NEWS  https://www.internationalbeatleweek.com/

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27TH AUGUST 2018, 12:00PM

Monday of International Beatleweek we are shaking things up a bit as we bring you a very special event…

In 2016 Sir Paul McCartney played the “Desert Trip/Coachella” festival alongside musical legends Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roger Waters and Neil Young. Liverpool is well-known for its Scousers and today we combine the two ideas with Scousechella!

We are delighted to bring you six of the very best tribute artists who will pay homage to what was an incredible 2016 line up. This will be rocking!

Confirmed Line-Up:

PURE MCCARTNEY

ROCKS OFF

WHO’S NEXT

RUST FOR GLORY

ECLIPSE: PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE

RICHARD BATTY AS BOB DYLAN

  1. THIS EVENT HAS A MIX OF UNRESERVED SEATING AND STANDING AREAS. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A SEAT. IF YOU’RE DISABLED AND REQUIRE A SEAT PLEASE LET US KNOW WHEN MAKING YOUR BOOKING. ALTERNATIVELY, YOU This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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THIS EVENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF THE FOLLOWING PACKAGES:

GOLD

SILVER

RED

VENUE

Grand Central Hall
Grand Central Hall, Liverpool, UK

TICKETS
COST
QUANTITY
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Web Mockup cropped1To mark 60 years since the Quarry Men made their first record, a brand new release featuring two double CDs and a double vinyl album of rare recordings made at the Percy Phillips Studio in Kensington, Liverpool, will be released at the Beatles Convention in the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, on 26th August 2018


The launch will take place in The Empire Room at the Convention in a special mock-up of the original studio with 
many musicians and celebrities in attendance.

The CDs will feature 70 recordings made by a variety of artists between 1955 and 1969, many of which have never been heard before, with box sets on sale at the launch. The commemorative vinyl albums will feature a selection of the tracks and will be numbered and signed by Peter Phillips, Grandson of Percy and the keeper of the collection.
A new website is now online at https://percyphillips.com/ and full details of prices and availability will appear there in the coming weeks.
 

If you require any further information, you can contact us at:

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Apple Jam INDIA, INDIA was written by John Lennon and inspired by his
 memories of the period the Beatles spent studying   
 Transcendental Meditation in Rishikesh, India in 1968.
 A finished version of this song has never officially been
 released by the Beatles or John Lennon.
 Apple Jam's rendition of 
INDIA, INDIA became available 5-8-18
 as a digital single on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Spotify. 

 INDIA, INDIA will also be included on Apple Jam’s next record,
 a collection of White Album era songs, composed but never
 released by the Beatles.
 The record release will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the White Album, November 22, 2018. This track follows the releases of 
GOODBYE (3/20/18) CIRCLES (2/12/2018), SUICIDE (1/1/2018), THE RISHI KESH SONG (11/22/2017).  

Far beyond a tribute band, internationally acclaimed Apple Jam accurately reproduces music from the Beatles full repertoire, including solo years, and never released songs. 
https://applejamband.com contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click HERE to listen to India, India (sample) on Youtube.
The other 4 song samples are in the same playlist, so keep listening :)
 https://bit.ly/2I1PlTH 

Las Vegas For a full report of our short stay in Vegas, Febr. 14-18, 2018,
      2018 02 17115 souvenirs       2018 02 17 20 Ja Daar is ie please visit the BI section of this 'NEWS' page

RINGO STARR (and Barry Gibb) have been selected for knighthood and other awards given in the name of Britain’s monarch.
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RINGOPAUL

The process starts with nominations from the public, which first are reviewed by a specialist committee and then by a main honours committee.The nominations are then sent to the prime minister before the various honours are bestowed by the queen or senior royals.The children’s author celebrated for War Horse and former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg also made the honours list. 

 

Sgt Pepper’s Vinyl Jukebox

In 1967 the Beatles released the hit album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Fifty years on and the LP’s immense critical and cultural success ensures it remains a true classic with its influence still felt across genres and decades.Now, Sound Leisure introduces our own tribute to this most iconic of albums with the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Vinyl Jukebox. The jukebox is officially endorsed by Apple Corps Limited and designed and built by Sound Leisure Ltd under exclusive licence.
Jukebox Pepper1 The jukebox cabinet features durable printed
 artwork from the iconic Sgt. Pepper's album
 cover which is also referenced inside the
 cabinet, wrapping around the Vinyl Mechanism
 and standing atop it to create a visually enticing
 3D effect. The custom speaker cloth features
 the famous drum skin design and side glasses
 are screen printed with the Sgt.Pepper's florets.

 Sound Leisure’s unique Vinyl Mechanism is the
 only vinyl jukebox mechanism being
 manufactured anywhere in the world.
 It holds seventy 7” records giving the user the
 option to select the A or B side (140 selections).
 Sit back and watch as the psychedelic swirls
 spin to life alongside The Beatles in all their
 Sgt. Peppers uniformed splendour.
 The revolving title rack allows easy access to
 your favourite records and Sound Leisure’s
 Label Magic software gives you a quick and
 easy way to create and print your own jukebox
 labels. Track selections can be made directly
 from the jukebox button bank or via the infra-red
 remote control which also offers control of the
 volume, reject, shuffle mode and lighting
 controls.

 The Sgt. Pepper's Jukebox also incorporates
 Sound Leisure’s Bluetooth receiver giving you
 the ability to stream digital music from any compatible device.  A great sound is provided from needle to ear via the five way in built speaker system and D4 amplifier which also features an auxiliary input, outputs and connections for additional speakers.

We are very proud to introduce to you The Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Vinyl Jukebox. This very special jukebox is a dream come true for any Beatles fan, and it sounds just as good as it looks!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This product is custom built to order. This may affect your rights as a consumer. Please consult our Terms and Conditions for more information and go to our website: https://soundleisure.com/classic-jukeboxes/jukeboxes/sgt-peppers-vinyl-jukebox
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufactured under licence: (c) 2017 Apple Corp Limitied. A Beatles TM product and
  • 70 x 7" vinyl record rotating jukebox mechanism. (140 selections - A/B sides)
  • D4 amplifier :  2 x independent stereo channel outputs, 60W RMS per channel.
  • 2 x mid / 2 x tweeter and 1 x 12" Twin cone bass speaker
  • Remote control for home use - record selection / shuffle play / aux input / volume / reject record
  • 140 selection rotating title display.
  • (printed using Sound Leisure's Label Magic software - 12 months subscription fee included)Jukebox Pepper2a
  • Aux input (phono)
  • Aux output (phono)
  • Microphone input
  • Bluetooth connection as standard

DIMENSIONS

Height: 1410mm
Width: 780mm
Depth: 700mm
Weight: 120KG

PRICE

£8,995.00

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A brand new, most recommandable book released on the international market, written by a great friend from Liverpool, a novel featuring The Beatles!
David is thinking of having a launch party in Liverpool for this detective book, "Inspector Rocke".
As something different, and a bit of fun, what do you reckon to him hosting a murder/mystery evening?
If so, who is up for coming - sometime in June? He likes to know if it is worth doing. 
Please reply a.s.a.p. to www.inspectorrocke.com

The blockbuster show - which premiered with a special performance in Liverpool - has already wowed crowds across the UK.
(photoDominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

The Sessions - a live re-staging of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios - was showcased at the ECHO arena at the end of last month in a one-off charity gig.

Since then, the 45-strong cast has performed to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall and in Belfast, Dublin and Brighton.

2016 Sessions 1 On March 30th Liverpool saw the pre-premiere of
 The ABBEY ROAD Sessions in the Echo Arena in Liverpool. 
 Brought to stage by the same man who brought
 Elvis Presley back 'alive' a couple of years ago,
 he now, with the help of the original Beatles' sound engineer
 Geoff Emerick, shows us how the Beatles worked
 in Studio 2 of the famous London recording studios.

 For more (BI witness) details about the show,
 read more in the 'BI' section of this News page.