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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.

Added 15 June 2010.

- Ken Brown dies. Former Quarrymen bandmember Ken Brown has died at the age of 70 in his home in Kent. Ken also played in the Blackjacks, together with Pete Best. David Bedford, writer of the magnificent book Liddypool wrote an inside article about it, you can read it in the articles section. Read the article from the Liverpool Echo here: http://bit.ly/b1yJkP

Added 8 June 2010

Beatles International deeply regrets to inform you that Uwe Blaschke has died on June 6th 2010. Uwe was German's well-known Beatles Collector, specialized in souvenirs and autographs. He and Beatles International were in the progress of developing big plans for Beatlesfans all over the world. We will continue to realize these plans and inform you about it a.s.a.p.
Uwe, we remember you and especially our last meeting and conversation in Hamburg! You became a good friend, we'll miss you!

- First Beatles Liverpool Tour Guide App.

A new and interesting gadget is an iPhone app developed by a company called Clay Interactive Ltd. 'The Unofficial Beatles' Liverpool' is a complete guide featuring more than 60 Beatle locations. 'The Unofficial Beatles’ Liverpool' is the second in a series of pop location iPhone® Apps and was written by former Guinness Book of British Hit Singles Editor David Roberts and Beatles tour expert Colin Unwin. The app is now available for download at iTunes App store http://www.itunes.com/app/UnofficialBeatlesLiverpool

Added 2 June 2010

- More from the White House. Paul on winning the Gershwin Prize For Popular Song and on BP. http://bit.ly/bdkB5F

- Paul at the White House (continued). http://bit.ly/bjca0W

- Paul at the White House. Footage is coming in from Paul's performance at the White House where he was presented the Gershwin Prize For Popular Song. Check this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rawCfGiNVIk. For some great pics, follow this link: http://bit.ly/a5LzhX

Added 6 May 2010

- Paul on BBC Radio 4. Paul talks about writing an article for a new mobile phone app, the Meat Free Monday campaign and about being famous. Here's the link: http://bit.ly/dwwRmO.

Added 5 May 2010

- The history of Penny Lane. Read this interesting article about the origin of the name 'Penny Lane' http://bit.ly/9Fa1Rr

Added 28 April 2010

- Interview with Geoff Emerick. Read an interview with Beatles sound engineer Geoff Emerick in the Liverpool Echo: http://bit.ly/8ZFktD

Added 23 April 2010

- Sir George Martin in coversation with Andrew Marr. There are still a few tickets available for the George Martin interview by Andrew Marr in London on 28 April. So if you're in the area go check it out. Tickets can be purchased via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. All proceeds go to Deafness Research UK.  

Added 21 April 2010

- McCartney Catalogue reissued by Concord Music Group. MPL and Concord Music Group have announced an agreement to globally market and distribute McCartney's solo and Wings catalogue. First album to be reissued is Band On The Run in August of this year. The album will be available in different variations including a special collector’s multi-disc edition with remastered audio, enhanced packaging and rare bonus content. Read more here: http://bit.ly/b51Nez.

We deeply regret to inform you that Uwe Blaschke has died on June 6th 2010.
Uwe was German's well-known Beatles Collector, specialized in souvenirs and autographs. He and Beatles International were in the progress of developing big plans for Beatlesfans all over the world. We will continue to realize these plans and inform you about it a.s.a.p. Uwe, great friend, we miss you already!

Added 29 March 2010

- Paul McCartney's Soundcheck- Setlist in Phoenix. Paul opened his upcoming tour 2010 in Phoenix Arizona with a (partially) new setlist! Some premieres (for the US as well as for the rest of the world) and some songs he didn't play since the seventies. Here's his soundcheck setlist:

1. Hi Ho Silver (Paul on guitar)
2. Honey Don't
3. Coming Up (switch to Hofner bass)
4. Band On The Run
5. Letting Go
6. Venus & Mars/Rock Show
7. Jet
8. Highway
9. (I Want To) Come Home (switch to piano)
10. 1985
11. The Long And Winding Road
12. The Long And Winding Road
13. Young Love (switch to acoustic guitar - this is the 1950's big hit by Sonny James)
14. Two Of Us
15. I'm Looking Through You
16. Dance Tonight (switch to mandolin)
17. Ram On (switch to ukelele)
18. Something (stops halfway through as the uke keeps going out of tune)
19. Paperback Writer (switch to the Epiphone Casino)

Added 20 March 2010

- Barry Miles interview. Here's a link to an interesting interview with Barry Miles in British newspaper The Guardian of Saturday 20 March: http://bit.ly/cUeboL

Added 18 March 2010

- Tony Sheridan info for book needed. News reached us from Germany that Tony Sheridan's wife is currently writing a book about her husband's career. She is looking for people who have seen Tony perform (either in Hamburg in the 1960s or anywhere else), had a drink with him before or after a gig, or who have recorded with him. Do you have any anecdotes that are interesting for the book? If you do, then please contact Anna and Tony Sheridan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Added 8 March 2010

- (I Want to) Come Home out on i-Tunes. Paul's new single (I Want To) Come Home from the motion picture Everybody's Fine starring Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore, is out on i-Tunes. You can buy the song through this link http://bit.ly/cpKjvL. And if you want to check out the video then click on this link:  http://bit.ly/5jITO7.

- Nowhere Boy out on DVD/Blue-ray. Icon Home Entertainment announces the 10 May DVD and Blu-ray release of Sam Taylor-Wood's critically acclaimed John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy. The film received several BAFTA nominations and stars Aaron Johnson as John, Kristin Scott Thomas as Aunt Mimi and Anne Marie Duff as Julia. For more info see http://bit.ly/9tZaHT.

Added 1 March 2010

- Record deal for James McCartney. James McCartney has been swamped with offers for a recording deal following his current UK tour. According to reports he has received offers from Universal, EMI, Warner, Sony and several indie labels. James has just finished work on his debut album which he recorded with producer David Kahne.

Added 26 February 2010

- John's lost MBE insignia found. In 1969 John Lennon returned his MBE to Queen Elizabeth, as a protest against the British involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra war and against Britain's support to the US in the Vietnam war. For many years it was assumed that the insignia had been melted down or recycled. But now it appears to have been found in a vault in St James's Palace. Beatles fans want it to be displayed, but a spokesman for Buckingham Palace says that first ownership of the insignia has to be established. In which case Yoko Ono will have to right to decide what will happen to the medal.   

Added 24 february 2010

- New John Lennon bio pic. A new film about the life of John Lennon will be screened on BBC Four later this year. Lennon Naked, starring former Dr. Who Christopher Eccleston as John, focuses on Lennon's career between the years 1967-1971. Read more about Lennon Naked here in this BBC News article http://bit.ly/cstH86

- Original footage Hamburg 1964. Here's a link to a silent film about Hamburg's Reeperbahn district in 1964. Interesting to see the local scene at the time. Also with clips from the original Star Club and Top Ten Club. The film was shot for the ITN documentary series Roving Report http://bit.ly/8YoKj2.

- Beatles International on Facebook. Are you on Facebook? Then join Beatles International here for the latest news and the opportunity to get in touch with other Beatles fans. Go to http://bit.ly/aEr1ZI and become a fan.

Added 20 February 2010

- Liddypool, the DVD. Out now is a brandnew DVD called Liddypool to accompany the book (by David Bedford) with the same title (check out our review section for this). The DVD includes an interview with the Beatles from the Mersey Sound documentary and also an interview with Tony Sheridan who takes the viewer on a tour of Hamburg. Interested in book our DVD? You can get both through www.beatlesshop.co.uk. The book can also be bought via www.liddypool.com.

- Paul speaks about Abbey Road. Paul McCartney speaks about the Abbey Road Studios in a BBC interview: http://bit.ly/cBI5PM.

Added 13 February 2010

- Liddypool presented to the Lord Mayor. David Bedford, author of Liddypool - Birthplace of the Beatles, was presented to the Lord Mayor of Liverpool last Thursday. You can buy a signed copy of the book at www.liddypool.com or you can get a copy via Amazon. David Bedford is also going to present a new radio series of 5 minute pieces on The Beatles and Religion on BBC Radio Merseyside. This is the link if you want to check it out http://bit.ly/PcHpA.  

Added 12 February 2010

- Nowhere Boy review. Out in the UK and the US but not yet in Europe, this biopic about the young John Lennon which gets three out of five stars in a review by Empire movie magazine. Read the full review here: http://bit.ly/6a1Kan.

- John Lennon Season in Liverpool. Liverpool will host a three-month event called the 'John Lennon Season' this year. The event will run from October through December.

Added 10 February 2010

- Beatles International on Twitter. You can now also find Beatles International on Twitter. Make sure to follow our Tweets!

Added 9 February 2010

- Star for Ringo. Ringo Starr has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ringo's is the 2,401st star on the famous pavement. At the same time, the Hollywood Walk of Fame also celebrated its 50th anniversary. Watch the ceremony here: http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/

Added 3-23 December 2009

- Paul McCartney 'Good Evening Europe' Tour contained 2 Worldpremieres in Hamburg on 2 December. He walked upon stage an hour and 15 minutes (too) late but he started and went on for more than 150 minutes. Surprises? Yes. Special guests in the audience were Klaus Voormann and Astrid Kirchherr and as for 'new songs': See the full setlist here:
(Photo©Guus Kok)

- Magical Mystery Tour
- Drive My Car
- Jet
- Only Mama Knows
- Flaming Pie
- Got To Get You Into My Life
- Let Me Roll It/Foxy lady
- Highway
- Long And Winding Road
- I Want To Come Home (announced by Paul as 'new World Premiere' from the new Robert de Niro movie 'Everybody's fine')
- My Love
- Blackbird
- Here Today
- Dance Tonight
- And I Love Her (!)
- Mrs Vandebilt
- Eleanor Rigby
- Band On The Run
- Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (announced as "another World Premiere") http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWogyZ2jUiI
- Sing The Changes
- Back In The USSR
- Something
- I've Got A Feeling
- Paperback Writer
- A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance
- Let It Be
- Live And Let Die
- Hey Jude
1st encore
- Day Tripper
- Lady Madonna
- Get Back
2nd encore
- Yesterday
- Helter Skelter
- Sgt.Pepper's LHCB II/The End

- Beatles International (as Brian's guests) meets John Hammel, Rusty, Brian and Paul 'Wix' Wickens backstage in Arnhem. We had a nice chat with especially Wix who promised us, after this tour, we can call him to do an interview. This will take place somewhere in the beginning of 2010 when he is already 21 years part of Paul McCartney's musical life and we'll ask him how his musical life has developed since he joined up with Paul McCartney in 1988. And also, how he managed to deal with all the Beatles musical arrangements.

Added 15 December 2009

- Julian Lennon playing 'Lucy'. Check out Julian's new single 'Lucy' as performed with James Scott Cook at the CBS Early Show 15th Dec. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78M_oYsKNnQ&feature=player_embedded

Added 13 December 2009

- Paul live at the X-Factor. See Paul and band perform  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScTmkHIuATU

Added 8 December 2009

- Hamburg BeatleMania. Now open: Reeperbahn, 10 Nobistor. For more information please check www.beatlemania-hamburg.com and see a review in our 'tours' section.