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ON THE RUN IN HOUSTON AND VANCOUVER

Fan Concert Reviews
Randy Wayburn and Martin Fensome report on Paul McCartney's shows Nov. 14 in Houston and Nov. 25 in Vancouver, B.C.

STARR TREK

Fan Reports on Ringo's Summer 2012 All Starr Band tour??
Here are some reports Beatlefan readers sent in from some of Ringo's most recent shows

BEATLE THROWAWAYS?

Tracks One Fan Could Do Without
Howard Cogswell wrote this article for Beatlefan/PLUS! that many fans are sure to disagree with ...

RAMMING

Fans Remember an Overlooked McCartney Album
We asked Beatlefan readers for their thoughts on the recently reissued "Ram" album

ON THE RUN IN URUGUAY

A Fan Concert Review
Marcelo Olguin reports on Paul McCartney's April 15 show at the Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay

THE BEATLES VS. THE MONKEES

Is It Really a Fair Comparison?
Eddie Deezen looks at two of his favorite bands

PLAYING FAVORITES: 'Back to the Egg'

A Fan Looks Back at Macca?s Summer of 1979 Release
Mike Oliva pays tribute to Paul McCartney's 'Back to the Egg' for Beatlefan/PLUS!

OVERLOOKED MACCA

Neglected Songs Fans Would Like to See McCartney Perform Live
Beatlefan readers share their wish lists, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!


PLAYING FAVORITES: 'Band on the Run'

A Fan Remembers First Hearing a Classic Album
Garry Wilbur pays tribute to Paul McCartney's 'Band on the Run" for Beatlefan/PLUS!


MACCA ON THE RUN

Fan reports from the fall 2011 European shows
Paul McCartney's On the Run tour wound up 2011 in Europe. Here are two reviews filed to Beatlefan/PLUS!


GEORGE HARRISON: AN OPPORTUNITY MISSED

Additional Thoughts on the Martin Scorsese Documentary
Tim Smith writes about the film "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" for Beatlefan/PLUS!


IN MY LIFE: THE JOHN LENNON TRIBUTE?

A Concert Review
Charles F. Rosenay!!! reports on a Lennon tribute concert for Beatlefan/PLUS!


GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD

Reviews of the Martin Scorsese Documentary
A review of the two-part film about Harrison's life is in Beatlefan #192. Here are two more fan reviews of cinema screenings of the film, filed to Beatlefan/PLUS!


RECORD REVIEWS

Two Recent Instrumental Releases of Interest to Beatles Fans
Barry Campbell reviews two albums exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS!


IT DON'T COME EASY

A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Best Solo Beatle Single
Mark Weiss wrote this look back at Ringo Starr's "It Don't Come Easy" exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS!


A REVOLUTION OF THE MIND

Reassessing the 'McCartney II' album
On the occasion of the reissue of the "McCartney II" album in remastered form, Stephen Bard wrote this essay for Beatlefan/PLUS!


LINDA'S PICTURES

A Review of the "Life in Photographs" Exhibition
Simon Rogers reviews the "Life in Photographs: Linda McCartney" exhibition that ran at London's Phillips DePury and Co. gallery in June in this exclusive report for Beatlefan/PLUS!


HEY HEY, IT'S THE MONKEES

A Review From the Summer Tour
Many Beatles fans are also Monkees fans, so here Jerry Archer writes about The Monkees' July 16 show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angles in this exclusive review for Beatlefan/PLUS!

MACCA ON THE RUN

Notes from the summer 2011 shows
Paul McCartney launched his On the Run tour this summer in North America. Here are two reviews filed to Beatlefan/PLUS!


RINGO IN EUROPE

Notes from the summer 2011 All Starr Band tour
Doug Brown reported on several shows from Ringo Starr's latest tour in Beatlefan #191. Here he provides additional notes, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!


PETER ASHER

A Musical Memoir of the Sixties and Beyond
Simon Rogers reviews Peter Asher's June 18 performance at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall in this exclusive report for Beatlefan/PLUS!


MACCA ON TOUR

Notes From the spring 2011 shows
Paul McCartney wound up his Up and Coming Tour with a swing through South America and then a couple of shows in Las Vegas. Here are some fan reports filed to Beatlefan/PLUS!


ALL STARR BAND 2011

Same Band, Same Set List for European Tour
Tom Frangione wrote this report for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

RINGO ON TOUR

Notes From the 2011 All Starr Trek Across Europe
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band hit Europe this summer with the exact same lineup and set list as on his 2010 American tour (see Beatlefan #190). Here are some fan tour reports filed to Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

U.K. MEDIAWATCH

BBC Looks Back at the First Wings Tour
Simon Rogers wrote this report for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

LISTENING TO THE BEATLES: Part 9

Re-Experiencing the Fabs' Catalog Through the Remasters
Bill King works his way through the remastered Beatles albums, covering the stereo "Past Masters" in this ninth installment of an exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

BEATLES BOOKSHELF

A Roundup of New Fab Four Titles
Derek Page offers quick reviews some recently published books about The Beatles in this exclusive piece for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

A FAN'S EYE VIEW
Front Row Regular Publishes Macca Tour Photo Book
Tom Frangione wrote this report for Beatlefan and Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

NEW YORK CELEBRATES GEORGE HARRISON
Roberta Flack Headlines Tribute Concert
Tom Frangione wrote this report for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

LISTENING TO THE BEATLES: Part 8
Re-Experiencing the Fabs' Catalog Through the Remasters
Bill King works his way through the remastered Beatles albums, covering "Let It Be" in this eighth installment of an exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

THE YEAR IN BEATLES
One Fan's Top 5 Highlights From 2010
Ken Michaels, host of XM's "Every Little Thing," wrote this article for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

GHOST OF A SABER TOOTH TIGER
A Fan Review of Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl
Frank Caesar Branchini reviewed the Jan. 11, 2011, performance at the Iota Club in Arlington, VA, for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

ANOTHER LENNON AT THE TROUBADOUR
Sean Visits a Club His Dad Was Ejected From
Gillian Lomax wrote this report for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

LISTENING TO THE BEATLES: Part 7
Re-Experiencing the Fabs' Catalog Through the Remasters
Bill King works his way through the remastered Beatles albums, covering "Abbey Road" in this seventh installment of an exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS . . .

BACKSTAGE WITH MACCA
The Story Behind the "Band on the Run" Interview
Jody Denberg interviewed Paul McCartney for the "Band on the Run" reissue electronic press kit, and that interview is included in Beatlefan #187. Here, Denberg gives the inside story on that interview, exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

LISTENING TO THE BEATLES: Part 6
Re-Experiencing the Fabs' Catalog Through the Remasters
Bill King works his way through the remastered Beatles albums, covering "Yellow Submarine" in this sixth installment of an exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS . . .

FANS' FAVORITE BEATLES SONGS
It?s Not That Easy to Pick Them!
We take a look at what various fans came up with when they were put on the spot and asked to pick their three favorite Beatles songs in this poll compiled exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

LENNON'S LEGACY?
A Fan Re-Evaluates How He Views His Onetime Hero 30 Years After John's Death
George W. Krieger wrote this article for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

MERSEY BEAT
Some Reminiscences of Liverpool's Cavern Club From Bill Harry
Bill Harry, founder of the famed Mersey Beat publication that covered the rise of The Beatles, wrote this article for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

REMEMBERING JOHN LENNON
Yoko Ono at the Grammy Museum
Peter Palmiere filed this report for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

MACCA IN LONDON
A Fan Report on the Hard Rock Calling Performance
Simon Rogers provided this report on the June 27, 2010, Paul McCartney concert in London's Hyde Park for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

ALL STARRS AT WOODSTOCK
A Fan Report on Ringo in Concert
Marc Catone wrote this article about Ringo's June 26, 2010 concert at Bethel Woods Arts Center in Bethel, NY, for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

SUPER FAN
Author Judith Kristen talks about attending nine concerts by The Beatles
Garry Berman wrote this article for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

LISTENING TO THE BEATLES: Part 5
Re-Experiencing the Fabs' Catalog Through the Remasters
Bill King works his way through the remastered Beatles albums, covering "Magical Mystery Tour" and "The Beatles" in this fifth installment of an exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS

RINGO'S BIRTHDAY CONCERT!
McCartney Joins Starr Onstage at Radio City Music Hall
Tom Frangione filed this report on Ringo's 70th birthday concert for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

ALL STARR TOUR OPENER
A Fan's Notes From First Two Shows
Doug Brown provided these notes from the first two nights of Ringo's 2010 tour for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

MACCA CONCERT MAGIC
A Fan's Thoughts After Seeing a Show on the Up and Coming Tour
Danny Buchwald wrote this review for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

ON THE PHONE WITH A BEATLE
An Interview With Paul McCartney
Britain's ShortList.com provided this interview for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

ALL STARR PRESS LAUNCH
Ringo Previews 2010 Tour in Niagara Falls
Canadian correspondent Bill Monnell filed this report on Ringo's June 23 pre-tour press conference at Fallsview Casino for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

LISTENING TO THE BEATLES: Part 4
Re-Experiencing the Fabs' Catalog Through the Remasters
Bill King works his way through the remastered Beatles albums, covering "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band" in this fourth installment of an exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS . . .

GIVING MONTREAL A CHANCE
A Fan's Visit to the Scene of John & Yoko's Bed-In
Tom Frangione provided this report for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .


LISTENING TO THE BEATLES: Part 3
Thoughts on Re-Experiencing The Beatles' Catalog Through the Remasters
Bill King works his way through the remastered Beatles albums, covering "Help!" and "Rubber Soul" in this third installment of an exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS . . .

MACCA IN MIAMI
A Fan Report From the Up and Coming Tour
John Cherry wrote this account of the April 3, 2010 show at Miami's Sun Life Stadium for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

LOOKING BACK ON 1970
A First-Generation Fan's Thoughts on the 40th Anniversary of The Beatles' Breakup
Michael Collins Morton wrote this exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

WITNESS TO GREATNESS
Barry Miles Remembers London in the 1960s
Kit O'Toole provided this report on a Q&A session with McCartney's biographer for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HARRISON ESTATE
More Needs to Be Done to Get George the Respect He Deserves
Tim Smith wrote this opinion piece for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

LISTENING TO THE BEATLES: Part 2
Thoughts on Re-Experiencing The Beatles' Catalog Through the Remasters
Bill King works his way through the remastered Beatles albums in this second installment of an exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS . . .

MACCA ONSTAGE IN LONDON
A Fan's Report on the 02 Show
Simon Rogers wrote this exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

RINGO MEETS THE PRESS
A Q&A to Promote the Album "Y Not"
Howie Edelson covered Ringo?s New York City press conference for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

HOLLYWOOD STARR
A Report on the Unveiling of Ringo's Star on the Walk of Fame
Ringo Starr was honored on Feb. 8, 2010, by the unveiling of a star for him on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Peter Palmiere filed this report for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

ANOTHER YEAR OVER . . . BUT WHAT NEXT?
A Look Back at the Beatle Year That Was 2009
Tom Frangione wraps up what the past year brought us in this article for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

LISTENING TO THE BEATLES
Thoughts on Re-Experiencing The Beatles' Catalog Through the Remasters
Bill King works his way through The Beatles' remastered albums in this exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

'THE BEATLES ON RECORD'
The Beatles Tell Their Own Story Again on TV
Simon Rogers wrote this exclusive review for Beatlefan/PLUS! of the hourlong documentary produced by Apple Corps and seen on the BBC in Britain and the History Channel in the U.S. . . .

THE OTHER SIDE OF 'ABBEY ROAD'
Fans? View of the Album and Its Medley 40 Years Later
Readers of Beatlefan discuss the second side of The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album in this exclusive article for Beatlefan/PLUS! . . .

BEATLEFAN ANNOTATED
Year Two Kicks Off With Wings on Tour
Publisher Bill King goes behind the scenes of the early days of Beatlefan magazine in this exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS!

MORE FROM SUMMER LIVE ?09
Fan Reports from Macca Shows in New York, Washington and Atlanta
Here are McCartney concert reports, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS! You can find more fan reports on the Citi Field show on this site and a complete wrap-up of the summer concerts, including Boston, Tulsa and Dallas, in Beatlefan #179.

BEATLEFAN ANNOTATED
Winding Up Year One
Publisher Bill King goes behind the scenes of the early days of Beatlefan magazine in this exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS!

McCARTNEY AT CITI FIELD
Fan Reports from the Concerts at the New York Mets' Replacement for Shea Stadium
Here are fan reports, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS! You can find more on the summer concerts, including Rick Glover's reports, in Beatlefan #179 . . .

INTRODUCING "THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND"
A Report on Paul and Ringo's E3 Gaming Conference Appearance
Peter Palmiere filed this report exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS!

BEATLEFAN ANNOTATED
More Memories From Year One
Publisher Bill King goes behind the scenes of the early days of Beatlefan magazine in this exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS!

MACCA ONSTAGE
Fan Reports from New York, Las Vegas
Here are on-the-scene fan accounts from a couple of recent Paul McCartney concerts, filed exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS! You can find more, including Rick Glover's report from the Coachella Festival, in Beatlefan #178.

BEATLES DEEP CUTS
A Fantasy Fan Compilation
Kit O'Toole wrote this article originally for Blogcritics.org and has allowed us to republish it.

HARRISON SHORTCHANGED
Skimpy Single-Disc "Let It Roll" Compilation Doesn't Even Have All the Hits
Tom Frangione wrote this article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

YES, I'M GONNA BE A STAR!
George Harrison Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
Lou Simon filed this on-the-scene report for Beatlefan/PLUS!

FEST FOR BEATLES FANS AT 35
A Report From 2009 New Jersey Convention
Tom Frangione wrote this report for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

BEATLEFAN ANNOTATED 
Year One Continues
Publisher Bill King goes behind the scenes of the early days of Beatlefan magazine in this exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS!

GETTING INTO 'THE FAMILY WAY'
Overlooked Film and Score Deserve More Attention
Bill King revisits an overlooked film and solo Beatle musical milestone in this exclusive article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

BEATLEFAN ANNOTATED
Year One: The Beginning
Publisher Bill King goes behind the scenes of the early days of Beatlefan magazine in this exclusive series for Beatlefan/PLUS!

THE BEATLE YEAR
A Look Back at 2008 and ahead to 2009
Tom Frangione wrote this article provided by ?BeatleBrunch? to Beatlefan/PLUS! 

CATCHING UP WITH DENNY LAINE
Former Wings Member Talks About Reunion With McCartney
Meredith Shephard wrote this article exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

FAB FOUR LOOM OVER FANTASY CAMP
Former Lennon Sideman Among Rock ?Counselors? 
Rick Glover wrote this article exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

ON THE FLIP SIDE
A Loving Look at The Beatles? B-Sides
Derek Page wrote this article exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

DOUBLE-PLAY AT SHEA!
Fan Report on Paul McCartney Joining Billy Joel Onstage
This exclusive report by Tom Frangione is provided to Beatlefan/PLUS! courtesy of Joe Johnson?s ?BeatleBrunch.? ?

STARR TREK 2008
More Fan Reports From the Latest Tour by Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band
These uncut Beatlefan/PLUS! reports, including a full review of the tour-closing show in Los Angeles, supplement the tour roundup appearing in Beatlefan #173. Photos are by Rick Glover ?

GROWING UP WITH THE BEATLES
Attending Junior Press Conference Was Dream Come True for Fan
Felice Underwood wrote this article for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

BACK IN THE (FORMER) USSR
A Fan's Report on the Macca Show in Kiev, Ukraine
Beatlefan Russian correspondent Sergey Shmelev filed this report on Paul McCartney's June 15 Independence Square concert exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS!

MACCA IN CONCERT
A Fan Appreciation
Beatlefan Publisher Bill King wrote this tribute exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS!

RINGO ON TOUR - OH MY MY!
An Account of the June 19, 2008 All Starr Band Show in Niagara Falls, Canada
Doug S. Brown and Cris Noll assembled these notes on the beginning of Ringo?s latest tour for Beatlefan/PLUS!

IN LIVERPOOL
A Fan's Account of Visiting The Beatles' Birthplace to See McCartney in Concert
Renato Facconi, longtime Italian correspondent for Beatlefan, wrote this diary of his trip to the June 1 Liverpool Sound concert for Beatlefan/PLUS!

CHANGING TIMES
Observations on The Beatles Over the Years in the NYT
Steve Rosenblatt compiled this collection of quotes from the New York Times for
Beatlefan/PLUS!

ASSESSING THE ?FIFTH? BEATLE 
An Appraisal of the Role Played by Longtime Aide Neil Aspinall
Derek Page wrote this article exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

OLD GIRLFRIENDS? PICTURES
New Books From a Couple of Former Beatle Companions
Derek Page wrote this article exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

STAX DOES THE BEATLES
A Music Review
Beatlefan contributor Kit O?Toole wrote this review of the album ?Stax Does The Beatles,? which as originally published by Blogcritics online magazine and is reprinted here courtesy of Blogcritics.

TOUR WISH LISTS
Fans Vote on Songs They?d Like to See Ringo and Macca Perform in Concert
Which songs were most requested in our informal poll? Check out this report, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

BUILDING A BEATLES COVER COLLECTION
A Guide to Amassing Other Artists? Versions of Fab Songs
The rock ?n? roll dentist, George W. Krieger, tells an easy way to build a collection of cover versions of Beatles songs in this article, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

THE BEATLES AND HIP-HOP
They Have More in Common Than You Might Think
Robert Scott makes the case that Beatles music and hip-hop are not that far apart when it comes to sampling, in this exclusive article for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

RINGO AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES
A Fan?s Account
Los Angeles correspondent Peter Palmiere reports on how fans got to see Ringo Starr at the House of Blues in L.A. on Jan. 25, 2008, in this exclusive article for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

RINGO AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES
The Interview Before the House of Blues Show
Beatlefan West Coast correspondent Peter Palmiere was on hand at Ringo
Starr's Jan. 25 performance at L.A.'s House of Blues and provides this summary of
Ringo's pre-show Q&A conducted by David Wild of Rolling Stone magazine, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!

RINGO OVERLOOKED?
Does Ringo Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Ringo Starr is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle, but while John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison are also in the hall as solo performers, Ringo is not. Once again this year, he was overlooked. We asked Beatlefan readers whether Ringo's post-Beatles career merits inclusion in the hall on his own. Here, in this Beatlefan/PLUS! exclusive, is some of what they had to say. 

?McCARTNEY YEARS? EXTRAS
A Guide to Bonus Material in the DVD Set
John Sosebee contributed this article to Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

MISSING McVIDEOS   
What?s Not on ?The McCartney Years?
Glenn Neuwirth and Tom Frangione assembled this list of Paul McCartney?s known or reported music videos that are not included on his ?McCartney Years? DVD set for
Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: ?HELP!?
Opposing Viewpoints on The Beatles' Second Movie
In the wake of a restored "Help!" coming out on DVD, Al Sussman and Bill King debate how well the film has aged over the years in this exclusive for Beatlefan/PLUS!

A DIY COMPILATION
The Beatles Referencing Themselves
George W. Krieger compiled this do-it-yourself track lineup for
Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

?ACROSS THE UNIVERSE?
A Review of the Film Built Out of Beatles Songs
Brad Hundt give his thoughts on Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe" film in this Beatlefan/PLUS! exclusive. ...

LONDON, NEW YORK FOR BEATLES FANS
DVD Releases Let You Take a Virtual Tour
Derek Page looks at two "Magical History Tour" releases in this exclusive review for Beatlefan/PLUS!

THE BILLBOARD BRITS
The Beatles' Impact on U.K. Acts Making the U.S. Hot 100
George W. Krieger looks at British acts making the American charts before and after the Fab Four in this exclusive article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

RINGO'S NEXT ALBUM
Official Preview From Capitol Records
Beatlefan/PLUS! presents the record label press release for Ringo Starr's "Liverpool 8".

'HELP!' DVD BONUS DISC
A Review of Extras on New Reissue
Tom Frangione wrote this article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

MACCA AT THE ELECTRIC PROMS
An On-the-Scene Report from the Roundhouse
Beatlefan London editor Simon Rogers filed this concert report for Beatlefan/PLUS!

AN OFFBEAT BANGLA DESH TRIBUTE
The Concert for Stagladesh
Rich Reese reports on a tribute to the Concert for Bangla Desh in this exclusive for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

BEATLES WITH A TWANG
Readers? Favorite Fab Forays into Country Music
Beatlefan
readers to tell us which Beatles attempts at country music they prefer in this exclusive for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

?SGT. PEPPER? AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
Tribute Not Just a Cheap Trick
Richard S. Ginell reports on the Beatles album tribute held at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

STILL RAISING GOOSE BUMPS
One 13-year-old?s first exposure to ?Sgt. Pepper? in Los Angeles ...
Richard S. Ginell remembers his belated introduction to a very special album in this article written for Beatlefan/PLUS!

I WAS UNDER A BED SHEET WITH PAUL & RINGO!
A Report from the ?LOVE? One-Year Anniversary in Las Vegas
Dan O?Connor wrote this report on the June 26, 2007, Cirque du Soleil ?LOVE? performance for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

McCARTNEY?S LONDON ?SECRET GIG?
Fans Make It Into Electric Ballroom Concert
London Beatles tour guide Richard Porter contributed this report. Look for more on the show, plus the concerts in New York City and Los Angeles, in Beatlefan #167.

MORE ON MACCA?S NEW ALBUM
Thoughts on Listening to ?Memory Almost Full?
Kit O?Toole wrote this article for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

FROM THESE SMALL BEGINNINGS
A New Bootleg DVD Set
Beatles bootleg expert and author Belmo reviews a new British bootleg DVD release in this exclusive article for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

WHEN THE BEATLES WERE GODS
A Look at the Impact of ?Sgt. Pepper?
John W. Whitehead, founder of the Rutherford Institute, wrote this
commentary. ?

MUSIC FROM THE SUMMER OF LOVE
Other British Records Released Around the Time of ?Sgt. Pepper?
Michael Lynch, host of the weekly podcast ?Ready Steady A Go Go: From Merseybeat to Mod?, looks at other music released in the U.K. in June 1967 in this article written exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

A SPLENDID TIME
Fans Weigh in on the ?Sgt. Pepper? Album
To mark the 40th anniversary of the album?s release, we asked readers to share their memories of ?Sgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band? and whether they thought it was The Beatles? greatest album or overrated. Some views were published in Beatlefan #166, and here are more excerpts from reader comments, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

IN DEFENSE OF ?SGT. PEPPER?
A Fan Responds to Critics of the Album
Stephen Bard wrote this article for Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

PASS THE ?PEPPER? PLEASE!
40 Fun Facts About The Beatles? Most Famous Album
Exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS! ?

GOD?S PAJAMAS
On First Listening to ?Sgt. Pepper?
Excerpted from Beatlefan Contributing Editor Rip Rense?s novel ?The Oaks?, about growing up as a Beatles-loving boy in the 1960s.

THE BEATLES ALBUM THAT NEVER WAS
What If They Hadn?t Broken Up?
Fans love to speculate about what tracks might have been on the next Beatles LP if the band had stayed together in 1970. Here, in this Beatlefan/PLUS! exclusive, we look at various scenarios. ?

ANOTHER FAB LIST
More of the 10 Worst Beatle Decisions
Longtime Beatlefan reader Tom Mulligan offers 10 more bad moves concerning The Beatles. ?

McCARTNEY POINT/COUNTERPOINT
Contrasting Views of Macca?s ?Ever Present Past? Single
Beatlefan contributor Howie Edelson and Publisher Bill King agree on many things having to do with Paul McCartney, but his first U.S. single off the ?Memory Almost Full? album isn?t one of them.

AN OVERLOOKED TALE OF APPLE RECORDS
Who Were Drew and Dy and What Did They Have to Do With Paul McCartney?
Renato Facconi came across an interesting mention of a guest appearance by Paul McCartney not even detailed in "Beatles Undercover", the book by Kristofer Engelhardt. Here, he recaps what he found out ...

RAIN: A BEATLE SHOW THAT SHINES
A Look at a Top Sound-alike Band
Maureen Shames, a freelance publicist for Sid Bernstein, wrote this promotional piece about the band Rain ...

MORE FUN LISTS
Fun Facts From Fans
Here are some more Fun Beatles Lists, originally published in BeatlePages 2000. The name of the compiler is at the end of each list.

WORST BEATLES DECISIONS?
A Commentary
We presented Jeremy Potirala's list of the 10 Worst Beatles Decisions in Beatlefan #164. Here is an alternate Beatlefan/PLUS! list by Fred Walters that definitely takes an iconoclastic viewpoint (in particular, he REALLY doesn't like Ringo Starr and is no fan of Brian Epstein or Linda McCartney). Check his list out and then let us know what you think (and remember, the views expressed below represent only the author)

YOKO ONO MEETS THE FANS
In-Store Appearance Promotes Her 'Yes I'm a Witch' Album
A report for Beatlefan/PLUS! from Tom Frangione.

THE SAME OLD STORY ...
A Fight for Love and ... Money
Al Sussman writes about the McCartney divorce in this article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

ANOTHER VIEW OF 'LOVE'
New Beatles Album Is a Marvel of Ideas
Tom Frangione wrote this account for Joe Johnson's "Beatle Brunch" and Beatlefan/PLUS! after hearing a preview of most of the tracks for the "LOVE" album in New York prior to the album's release. For a full review of all the tracks on the album, see Beatlefan #163.

?LOVE? Notes
Track-by-Track Comments From Sir George Martin and Giles Martin
These are the liner notes for The Beatles' new "LOVE" album provided by Apple Corps Ltd.

MCCARTNEY AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL
An On-the-Scene Report

Simon Rogers reports on the world premiere of "Ecce Cor Meum" on Nov. 3, 2006 in this exclusive article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

A MINORITY VIEWPOINT: WHY REMASTER THE BEATLES?
When the Catalog Is Reissued, This Fan Won't Be Buying It
Robert Scott wrote this article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

MACCA SIGNS FOR FANS IN NEW YORK CITY
A Report From the Times Square Virgin Megastore Appearance
Bob Gannon wrote this article about Paul McCartney's November 2006 in-store appearance in New York for Beatlefan/PLUS!

THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL -- ANOTHER VIEW
An American Fan Travels to London for Premiere of McCartney Work
Bob Gannon writes about attending the world premiere of "Ecce Cor Meum" in this article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

MEET THE SMITHEREENS!
Previewing A Beatles Tribute Album
The Smithereens are paying tribute to the ?Meet The Beatles!? album by doing a cover version of the entire album, set for release in January 2007. Here are liner notes for it.

ANOTHER VIEW OF LENNON DOCUMENTARY
?The U.S. vs. John Lennon? Disappoints
Howie Edelson takes a contrary view of the film in this article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

A DIFFERENT ?HARD DAY?S NIGHT?
Liner Notes for the Mirror Spock DVD
John Sosebee reviewed the new Mirror Spock ?A Hard Day?s Night? bootleg DVD in Beatlefan #162. Here are liner notes for the release provided by Mr. Spock himself ?

WINGS AT LIGHTSPEED!
Liner Notes for the Bootleg DVD
John Sosebee reviewed the new Picture Perfect DVD release ?Paul McCartney & Wings: Lightspeed? in Beatlefan #162. Here are the liner notes for the release from Picture Perfect ?

THE MUSIC OF GEORGE HARRISON
An Interview With Author Simon Leng
Rip Rense talks with the author of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps: The Music of George Harrison" in this article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

MARYANN?S BEATLE SUMMER OF LOVE
A Beatles Fan?s 2006 Adventures
Maryann Borgon wrote this account of her Beatles-related activities in the summer of 2006, including a very detailed description of the LOVE show in Las Vegas, for Beatlefan/PLUS!

EARLY CHRISTMAS FOR BEATLES FANS  
New titles out September 26th
New release round-up by Tom Frangione for Beatlefan/PLUS!

The U.S. vs. John Lennon
Movie Review by Tom Frangione
 - special to Beatlefan Magazine and Joe Johnson's BeatleBrunch

RINGO IN L.A.
The All Starr Band at Gibson Amphitheatre
A concert review by Tom Frangione for Beatlefan/PLUS! and Joe Johnson's "Beatle Brunch".

ANOTHER STARR TREK
A Fan's Reports on the All Starr Band's 2006 Tour
Peter Palmiere reports on eight shows on Ringo's latest tour, exclusive for Beatlefan/PLUS!

THE ALL STARRS IN CLEARWATER
A Special Photo Page
Photos by Kyra Hallett for Beatlefan/PLUS!

VIVA LAS VEGAS!
Cirque du Soleil Presents 'The Beatles LOVE'
A review by Tom Frangione for Beatlefan/PLUS! and Joe Johnson's "BeatleBrunch".

ANOTHER FAN'S VIEW ON 'LOVE'
The Beatles' Music Has never Sounded Better!
Beatlefan subscriber and former "Good Morning America" weathercaster Tony Perkins, now with "Fox Morning News" in Washington, D.C., offers his thoughts on the Cirque du Soleil show for Beatlefan/PLUS!

SHARING THE 'LOVE'
A Report on the Premiere and Gala in Las Vegas
A report from Beatles book author and historian Bruce Spizer for Beatlefan/PLUS!

ON THE RED CARPET
Celebrity Comments From the 'LOVE' Premiere
A report from Beatlefan correspondent Peter Palmiere for Beatlefan/PLUS!

BILLY PRESTON
An Appreciation
Al Sussman wrote this fan's view of the late Beatles sideman and former Apple Records artist for Beatlefan/PLUS!

MEMORIES OF 1966
More Fan Reminiscences
Beatlefan #161 has a special section on The Beatles in 1966, including some readers reminiscing about the events of that year. Here are more fan memories, including from Beatles author and historian Bruce Spizer, presented exclusively by Beatlefan/PLUS!

A FUN BEATLE LIST
Ringo With a Little Help From His Friends
Compiled by David Vallee for Beatlefan/PLUS!

CAPITOL ALBUMS POLL
More of What Fans Would Like to See
Beatlefan #161 has the overall results of our poll on what readers would like to see in a third "Capitol Albums" box of U.S. Beatles albums. Here are excerpts from some of the comments made by fans responding.

SONGS OF SUMMER
Beatles Tunes That Bring Back Memories of the Season
Justin Stonehouse reminisces about The Beatles' songs of summer in this exclusive article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

ANOTHER FUN BEATLE LIST
Songs by the Fab One, Two or Three
Here, special to Beatlefan/PLUS!, is a list of Beatles songs from the canon (no "Anthology" demos, etc.) on which fewer than four Beatles appear, compiled by Lou Simon

ANOTHER FUN BEATLE LIST
Beatles Songs That Didn't Hit No. 1
Here, special to Beatlefan/PLUS!, is a list of where Beatles songs that didn't hit No. 1 peaked on Billboard's Hot 100, compiled by Lou Simon

WINGS IN NASHVILLE
Memories of Macca's Sessions in Music City
In this Beatlefan/PLUS! exclusive by Dennis Adkins, recording engineer Ernie Winfrey looks back at the 1974 sessions by Wings in Nashville

TALK MORE TALK
A Look at The Beatles' TV Interviews
A Beatlefan/PLUS! exclusive by William Campbell.

GET TO KNOW YOUR ALL STARRS
A Look at Ringo's Touring Band for Summer 2006
Contributor Tom Frangione handicaps the latest All Starr Band in this article made available to Beatlefan/PLUS! by Joe Johnson's "BeatleBrunch".

AN ALL STARR ZOMBIE
A Chat With Rod Argent
Contributor Bart Mendoza spoke with Rod Argent, former member of the Zombies, about working in The Beatles' home territory at Abbey Road Studios in this article for Beatlefan/PLUS! The interview was conducted before Argent joined Ringo Starr's All Starr Band for its 2006 tour.

SMILE INTO CHAOS
A Look at the Musical Benefits Derived From Competition Between the Beach Boys and The Beatles
Contributor Fred Velez writes about the cross-pollination of inspiration between The Beatles and the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson over the years in this article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

CONVENTION CORNER
A Report on the 2006 New Jersey Fest for Beatles Fans
Contributor Tom Frangione looks at the convention held March 31-April 2 at the Crowne Plaza Meadowlands Hotel in New Jersey in this special report for Beatlefan/PLUS!, courtesy Joe Johnson's "BeatleBrunch".

MY BEATLES #7
Trivia, Observations and Opinions
Here's the latest in a series of columns, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!, by a scribe who has dubbed himself William Campbell. The opinions expressed are his alone.

AN ANIMAL VIEW OF THE BEATLES
Chatting with Eric Burdon
Beatlefan/PLUS! contributor Bill Monnell spoke with Eric Burdon of the British Invasion band the Animals in his hotel suite in Toronto, Ontario, on Feb. 10, 2006.

THE "HELTER SKELTER" CONNECTION
Charlie Manson, Rock Star Wannabe
Jim Yoakum explores the musical ties of the Manson Family in this article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

MY BEATLES #6
Trivia, Observations and Opinions
Here's the latest in a series of columns, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!, by a scribe who has dubbed himself William Campbell. The opinions expressed are his alone.

GEORGE HARRISON'S UKULELE GURU
For Many Non-British Fans, George Formby Is a Mystery
Derek Page looks at the U.K. musical comedy star who inspired George Harrison to take up ukulele in this article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

A FAB COLLECTION OF THE BEATLES ON DVD
A Look at a Remarkable Series of Bootleg Releases
Mark Alexander details a 25-disc Beatles video bootleg series in this article, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!

BEATLES BOOKSHELF
More Reviews of Recent Beatles Books
The following reviews by Stacie Moore are exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!

ANNIVERSARIES
Remembering Dec. 8, 1980
Recollections from Beatlefan readers and contributors.

CHATTING WITH PAUL McCARTNEY
The Complete "Beatle Brunch" Interview
Here is the complete, uncut interview with Macca conducted in Miami by Joe Johnson, portions of which were published in Beatlefan #157. 

MACCA IN THE MOTOR CITY
A Fan Report From the "US" Tour
Maryann Borgon filed this account of Paul McCartney's Oct. 14, 2005 show at the Palace of Auburn Hills near Detroit.

PAUL'S SILLY TREATMENT
An Alternative Viewpoint
Contributor Rip Rense takes a somewhat different tack from most of our tour reporters as Paul McCartney's "US" tour comes to an end in Los Angeles.

A NONEXTREME MAKEOVER?
Longtime Conventiongoer Assesses the Fest for Beatles Fans
Norm & Shake's pal, the Axeman, offers a Devil's Radio Special exclusively for Beatlefan/PLUS!

ON GEORGE HARRISON & THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH
Quotes From Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison and Other Celebrities at West Coast Screening
A red-carpet gala screening was held by Apple and UNICEF Oct. 19 in L.A. for "The Concert for Bangladesh Revisited With George Harrison and Friends", the new documentary  featured on the DVD reissue of "The Concert for Bangladesh". Here are quotes from some of the celebs in attendance, reported by Ken Sharp for Beatlefan.

ANNIVERSARIES
Beatlemania '95
Remembrances of the debut of "The Beatles Anthology" 10 years later from Beatlefan readers and contributors.

RINGO STARR'S MUSICAL OTHER HALF
An Interview With Producer Mark Hudson
In this interview for Beatlefan/PLUS! Howi Vinni talked with Starr's musical partner after Ringo and the Roundheads' appearance in New York City on "Good Morning America" in June 2005.

MEETING PAUL BACKSTAGE
A Tour Encounter in Toronto
Bill Monnell reports on his backstage meeting with Paul McCartney at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto in this exclusive article for Beatlefan/PLUS!

THE "US" TOUR
A Complete Rundown on the Opening Show
Jorie Gracen of the Macca Report provided this report to Beatlefan/EXTRA!

BEATLE CITIES
The Fab Four Over the Years in Atlanta
In this first installment of a new series on Beatle connections to various cities, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!, Rick Glover recounts the ways in which John, Paul, George and Ringo have been involved with the capital city of the South.

MEETING THE BEATLES
A British Fan's 1972 Encounter With McCartney
Michael Solan has encountered The Beatles at Abbey Road in 1968 and Paul McCartney at York University during the Wings University tour in 1972. Here he describes the 1972 encounter in this article, exclusive to Beatlefan/EXTRA!

MY BEATLES #5
Trivia, Observations and Opinions
Here's the latest in a series of columns, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!, by a scribe who has dubbed himself William Campbell. The opinions expressed are his alone.

PAUL McCARTNEY OPENING NIGHT
A Review of the Show in Miami
An opening night report by Tom Frangione for Beatlefan/EXTRA! courtesy of Joe Johnson's Beatle Brunch (www.brunchradio.com).

THE NEW MCCARTNEY ALBUM
A preview
Bill King previews Paul McCartney's "Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard" . . .

RINGO AND THE ROUNDHEADS, PART 1
Fan Reports on the 'Choose Love' Promotional Tour
Here are notes filed by Beatlefan/PLUS! contributors from Ringo Starr's June 2005 promotional appearances . . .

RINGO AND THE ROUNDHEADS, PART 2
More Fan Reports on the 'Choose Love' Tour
Here are notes filed by Beatlefan/PLUS! contributors from Ringo Starr's June 2005 promotional appearances . . .

THE SMITHEREENS PAY TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
Famed New Jersey Band Performs at Festival
A report by Beatles historian/author Bruce Spizer, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!

MY BEATLES #4
Trivia, Observations and Opinions
Here's the latest in a series of columns, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!, by a scribe who has dubbed himself William Campbell. The opinions expressed are his alone.

MEETING THE BEATLES
A British Fan's Encounters at Abbey Road
Michael Solan has encountered The Beatles at Abbey Road in 1968 and Paul McCartney at York University in 1972. Here he describes the 1968 meeting in this article, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!

"BEATLEMANIA" REMEMBERED
Catching Up With Leslie "George" Fradkin of the Original Broadway Musical Cast
A interview by George W. Krieger, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!

ANOTHER BEATLE LIST
Going to 'Kansas City' Over and Over Again
Nine commercially released versions of 'Kansas City' by the Fabs (together or solo), compiled by Tom Frangione for Beatlefan/PLUS!

A VISIT TO APPLE CORPS
Beatles Cartoons Expert's Adventures in London
A report by Mitch Axelrod, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!

BURLY ON BOOTLEGS: DVD ROUNDUP
A Look at Recent Underground Video Releases
Burly Peters takes a look at some recent bootleg DVD releases in this article, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!

MY LIFE WITH THE BEATLES PART 1
More With Tony Bramwell
Ken Sharp talks to Tony Bramwell, longtime friend and associate of The Beatles, in this interview, a shorter version of which is in Beatlefan #154. Here is the first part of the complete interview, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!

MY LIFE WITH THE BEATLES PART 2
More With Tony Bramwell
Ken Sharp talks to Tony Bramwell, longtime friend and associate of The Beatles, in this interview, a shorter version of which is in Beatlefan #154. Here is the first part of the complete interview, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!

A BITE OF THE APPLE
Three Short Lists for Apple Records Collectors
Here are some Apple Records-related lists compiled for Beatlefan/PLUS! by Tom Frangione.

RINGO'S 'CHOOSE LOVE'
Another Review of the Album
Bill King's review of Ring Starr's "Choose Love" album appears in Beatlefan #154. Here's another view of the album by Tom Frangione . . .

PLAYING FAVORITES
A Dozen Essential Fab Four DVD Releases
Bill King kicks off this occasional feature on favorite CDs or DVDs -- exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS! -- with a look at a dozen DVD releases that every Beatles fan ought to have.

APPLE OF MY EYE: REMEMBERING PETE HAM
A Tribute to His Music for Badfinger
The favorite Apple Records act for most Beatles fans -- aside from the Fabs themselves -- is the hard-luck band Badfinger. Mike Edsall marks the 30th anniversary of Badfinger guitarist-singer-songwriter Pete Ham's death in this tribute, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!

'LENNON'
A Review of the New Stage Musical
This is a longer version of the review by Tom Frangione done for Beatlefan and Joe Johnson's "BeatleBrunch" and published in Beatlefan #154. The play was viewed April 22, 2005, at the Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco.

MY BEATLES #3
Trivia, Observations and Opinions
Here's the third in a series of columns, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!, by a scribe who has dubbed himself William Campbell. The opinions expressed are his alone.)

JOHN & YOKO '69: OH, CANADA!
A Q&A With Yoko Ono
In honor of the 36th anniversary of the Montreal Bed-In, Richard Joly of Onoweb (http://www.jeclique.com/onoweb) provided this text sent out May 26, 2005, by Yoko Ono. For the best overall look at the Lennons' Canadian adventures during 1969, we recommend the DVD "John and Yoko's Year of Peace".

RE-FAB-RICATED
A Virtual Beatles Reunion Album
(Rip Rense plays a mind game with some of the solo Beatles' output in this Viewpoint piece, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

MY BEATLES #2
Trivia, Observations and Opinions
(Here's the second in a series of columns, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!, by a scribe who has dubbed himself William Campbell.)

MASHING THE BEATLES
What Has Come After "The Grey Album"
(Robert Koenig looks at how the mashup phenomenon has played out in terms of Beatles content in this report, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

PATTIE BOYD IN SAN FRANCISCO
Notes on a Former Beatle Wife's Photo Exhibition
("My Life in Pictures: Photos by Pattie Boyd", an exhibition of photographs by George Harrison's first wife (also the former wife of Eric Clapton) ran Feb. 14-March 19, 2005, at the San Francisco Art Exchange. Here are some random notes on the exhibition and receptions attended by Boyd from contributor Harold T. Montgomery, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

MACCA'S FORGOTTEN SMASH HIT
You Rarely Hear His Biggest Post-Beatles Single on the Radio
(Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman listens to radio stations from across the country as part of his job at ASCAP. He discusses a major McCartney hit that you never hear on the radio any more in this Perspective piece, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

CATCHING UP WITH MARK LEWISOHN
A Chat With a Renowned Beatles Researcher
(Brad Howard, publisher/editor of the World Beatles Forum in Canada, talks to the author of "The Complete Beatles Chronicle", who's now at work on a multivolume history of the Fab Four.)

WE'D LOVE TO TURN YOU ON
The Man Who Introduced The Beatles to Bob Dylan and Marijuana
(Contributing Editor Brad Hundt talks to veteran pop music journalist and longtime Beatles friend and observer Al Aronowitz in this article, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

MY BEATLES #1
Trivia, Observations and Opinions
(Here's the first in a new series of columns, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!, by a scribe who has dubbed himself William Campbell. The opinions expressed are his alone. Let us know what you think by sending an e-mail to beatlefan@mindspring.com.)

20TH CENTURY GREATS
A British Music Expert Looks at Lennon & McCartney
(Beatlefan London editor Simon Rogers reviews an entry in a U.K. TV series in this article, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

ANTHOLOGY DIRECTOR'S CUT 1993
Liner Notes to the Bootleg DVD Release
(Here are the unedited liner notes to the Picture Perfect release, reviewed in Beatlefan #152, which detail the differences between the bootleg version and the officially released "The Beatles Anthology")

TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS
The Beatles' Studio Years, 1967-1970
(A historical overview by Al Sussman, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS . . .
New Release Roundup for 2004
(Tom Frangione runs down new and archival Beatles-related releases for the past year in this article for Beatlefan/PLUS!)

SOLO MACCA
A Perspective on His Career After The Beatles
(Walter Raubicheck makes the case that Paul McCartney is the most musically diverse pop-rock composer of the '70s and beyond . . .)

DIY
Best of the Apple Solo Beatles
(David Cash offers a Do-It-Yourself track listing of solo Beatles tracks)

LENNON'S ASPEN ADVENTURE
How a Rare Flexi-Disc Came to Be
(Antonio Caroselli traces the story of John Lennon's Involvement in the Aspen 7 British Box from 35 Years Ago)

A CHAT WITH SAM BROWN
The daughter of one of George Harrison's closest friends wound up working with Harrison late in his life

LET IT BE . . . NAKED
A Conversation With the Album's Producers at Abbey Road

GETTING NASTY
A Chat With Neil Innes of The Rutles

MEET VINCE CALANDRA, THE SIXTH BEATLE
A 'Sullivan' staffer remembers the Fab Four

YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE
A fan encounter with John Lennon from 1974
(Vinnie Bruno, who has taught a Beatles course called "From Liverpool to Abbey Road", provides a personal memoir of meeting a Beatle at New York's Beacon Theater.)

THE BEATLES AND THE BARD
Tracy Neis compares Shakespeare's Sonnets Nos. 30 and 8 With The Beatles' 'In My Life' and "Hey Jude'.

REJECTED BY THE BEATLES
The story of Dave Humphries' adventures on Savile Row
(Like many other artists out there, singer-songwriter Dave Humphries has sent out armloads of promo packages to prospective labels and management companies,  Mendoza writes. But it's a pretty safe bet that Humphries is the only one who was turned down by The Beatles, not once, not twice, but four times. And he got it in writing.)

RUSTY ANDERSON: WORKING WITH MCCARTNEY
Guitarist talks about new album, touring and his own solo album
(Bill King talked with lead guitarist Rusty Anderson of Paul McCartney's band on Jan. 16 about work on the new McCartney album, last year's tour of Europe and working with McCartney on Anderson's own "Undressing Underwater" album, released on his Oxide label . . .)

THE BEATLES MEET THE PRESS
New York and Washington, D.C., February 1964
(Excerpts from the Feb. 7, 1964, press conference at Kennedy International Airport, New York City)

ON THE ROAD WITH HARRISON
A Conversation With Robben Ford of the '74  Tour Band
(Ken Sharp talked to Robben Ford, guitarist in George Harrison's 1974 tour band, in this interview, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

BOOTLEG VIDEO
Let It Be Naked Plus
(Mark Alexander provides a warning about a recent bootleg DVD release in this review, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

HARRISON'S HANDMADE WORLD
Author Robert Sellers on George Harrison's Career As a Film Producer
(An expanded version of the interview by Elliot J. Huntley published in Beatlefan #151)

THE CASE AGAINST THE CAPITOL ALBUMS
A Dissenting View of the New Box Set
(In Beatlefan #151, Bruce Spizer and Al Sussman offer praise of the box set "The Capitol Albums Vol. 1". Tom Frangione provides a different view in this article written especially for Beatlefan/PLUS!)

PAUL McCARTNEY: "Tropic Island Hum" & "We  All Stand Together" (Limited Edition)
(EMI CDRDJ 6649  724386190222)

SOUNDS LIKE . . . THE CAVERN
What's It Like for a Tribute Band to Play the Cavern?
(Donna MacAllister talks to The Australian Beatels, one of the 60 Beatles tribute bands that performed at this year's August Beatles Week in Liverpool, in this article exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

MACCA IN THE WINGS
Paul As a Sideman
(Senior Editor Rick Glover provides an overview of Paul McCartney's studio work as a sideman for other performers or in cameo appearances in this article, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

MACCA IN ST. PETERSBURG!
A Return to Russia on the '04 European Tour
(Beatlefan Russian correspondent Sergey Shmelev reports from Paul McCartney's concert in St. Petersburg, Russia, in this special dispatch, available exclusively on Beatlefan/PLUS!)

IT AIN'T BEEN 'ROUND SINCE YOU KNOW WHEN . . .
A Beatles fan's Christmas list for 2003 by Tom Frangione

FEEDBACK: SAMPLING THE BEATLES
Another viewpoint
(Dr. Warren O'Boogie, a record retailer who's been known to handle a bootleg or two, presents another view of the controversy over sampling of The Beatles for Danger Mouse's "The Grey Album" in this article, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

BOOTLEG VIDEO: CHRONOLOGY 1&2
Another look at the popular new DVD collections reviewed in Beatlefan #149
(Mark Alexander writes about "Chronology 1 & 2: 1962-1979," Picture Perfect's DVD collections of Beatles promo films, and the preview they provide of coming attractions, in this article, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

ALONG FOR THE RIDE
A List of Records Inspired by The Beatles
(George W. Krieger compiled this list of Beatles-inspired records, exclusive to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

THE OTHER TWO
Pete Best & Tony Sheridan in San Diego
(Former Beatles drummer Pete Best and the group's Hamburg co-star and recording partner, Tony Sheridan, performed together for the first time since the Fabs' Star Club days at the July 2003 BeatleFair in San Diego. Bart Mendoza talked to them for this Beatlefan/PLUS! exclusive.)

THE STAR CLUB TAPES
Eric Krasker presents his case that an alleged set of Beatles Star Club songs never existed.
(Special to Beatlefan/PLUS!)

BOYS WILL BE GIRL GROUPS
The musical debt owed to women by The Beatles (aka the Johnettes)
By Greg Panfile
(Special to Beatlefan/PLUS!)