Beatlefan #227 features Paul McCartney's latest U.S. tour, with Rick Glover's report from opening night in Miami Beach and Bill King's review of the Atlanta area show, plus lots of photos! There's also a detailed report on Ringo Starr's new "Give More Love" album, with a preview by Tom Frangione.Plus, you'll find Kit O'Toole's in-depth look at the tangled tale of The Beatles and Michael Jackson, Al Sussman's tribute to Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Bruce Spizer's look back 50 years at The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" and Kathy Urbanic's examination of The Beatles as masters of allusion in their songwriting. Also in the new issue is the second half of Ken Sharp's chat with producer Giles Martin about his work on the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" 50th anniversary stereo remix and Ken Orth finishes his retrospective on the making of the iconic "Sgt. Pepper" cover. And, we have all the latest news, plus reviews of new recordings, books and more.
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Ringo Starr celebrated his birthday July 7 at Capitol Records in Hollywood, with family, friends and fans joining in front of the Capitol Tower in a noon &"Peace & Love" salute. Ringo announced that his new album, "Give More Love," will be released by UMe in digital and CD formats Sept. 15, with vinyl to follow Sept. 22. ... In October, Starr will hit the road in the U.S. with the same All Starr Band lineup he has performed with since 2012. The tour opens in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and then hits El Paso, Austin and Sugarland in Texas; Thackerville, OK; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Atlanta; Norfolk, VA; Morristown, NJ; and New York City's Beacon Theatre before winding up Nov. 16 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. ... Paul McCartney kicked off the initial U.S. leg of his 2017 One on One tour July 7. The U.S. dates resume Sept. 11-12 in Newark. In the meantime, international dates have been announced for this fall, including Colombia and Mexico City, followed in December by Australia and New Zealand. ... McCartney and Sony/ATV have reached a settlement deal in their duel over The Beatles' song rights. ... Titan Comics will publish an official illustrated adaptation of The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" movie in 2018 to tie-in with the 50th anniversary of the film's release. And you can find more Beatles reading from our contributors at SOMETHING NEW: The Beatlefan Blog. Check it out!For the latest Beatles news, subscribe to Beatlefan/EXTRA!" . . . Bill King offers commentary on The Beatles (and much more) at Quick Cuts, the new Internet journal on pop culture. Click here to read it.
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