Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Beatles potpourri

- Here's an excerpt from a "lost" interview that John and Paul did on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

- Sales from The Beatles' reissued albums last year eased losses for EMI, but the British music company is still very much in debt (and is also going through a "pension dispute").

- An exhibition of photographs taken by Astrid Kirchherr will be on display at the Victoria Gallery and Museum in Liverpool. It will include unseen images of The Beatles.

- On October 26th, Apple Corps and EMI will be issuing a compilation called Come and Get It: The Best Of Apple Records. It will complement the remastered Apple albums that are hitting stores the same day.

- Richard Lester has donated the draft scripts for A Hard Day's Night and Help! to the British Film Institute (more like daft script in the case of Help!; am I right?).

- Read about an interesting tribute ("Beatles hits sung by Russian monks in Antarctica") to the Fabs.

- Lastly: "The man who brought the Beatles to America, legendary music promoter Sid Bernstein, is now the center of a viral social media campaign to rescue his personal story—and a major part of rock ‘n roll and civil rights history—from obscurity."

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