December 22

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Dec 22, 2013
by Act Naturally

 Recent Stories Online and On-Air

You Never Give Me Your Money: How Allen Klein played The Beatles and
The Stones
 - Sunday, December 22, 2013

What Role Did Walt Disney World Play in the Breakup of the Beatles?
 - Sunday, December 22, 2013

Interview: Julian Lennon on Documentary "Through the Picture Window"
 - Saturday, December 21, 2013

John Lennon, 9 others honored with Mercury craters
 - Saturday, December 21, 2013

'Cut Me Some Slack' Makes Oscar Longlist
 - Friday, December 20, 2013

Paul McCartney’s ex-wife allegedly abused Paralympic official, according to report
 - Friday, December 20, 2013

One last Paul McCartney gig at Candlestick Park?
 - Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tom Petty And Ringo Starr Play On Benmont Tench Solo Track
 - Thursday, December 19, 2013

The case of iTunes and the missing Beatles tracks
 - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

$19,999 for Epstein's Beatles 'Butcher'
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013

According to the Beatles memorabilia dealer who sold the album; "This is easily the most important copy of any album i've ever offered to date. It is an original 1966 U.S. first state stereo Butcher cover 'Yesterday and Today' album that was the personal copy of Beatles manager and close friend to the band, Mr. Brian Epstein! 

In 1966, The Beatles 'Butcher' (album) cover was used in an early release of "Yesterday and Today." The album immediately drew criticism due to the image of The Beatles being covered in raw-meat and baby-doll parts. Things were so bad... When Capital Records first released the album, most stores would not carry it. Sears only carried the album for one-day before pulling it from their shelves. This led to a majority of albums being recalled so a less controversial image (sticker) could be placed over the original album cover, making the original (first-state) versions extremely scarce. Add the fact that this particular album was personally owned by The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein... and it adds whole new level of rarity. Back in January of 2010, an unopened copy of the album (unopened in its original 1966 factory shrink wrap) sold on eBay for $26,099.

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The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney among highest grossing tours of 2013
- Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Veterans The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen have all enjoyed some of the highest grossing tours of 2013, reports Billboard.

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Ringo Starr Set As Guest Voice For New Powerpuff Girls Special
- Tuesday, December 17, 2013

If you have missed the Powerpuff Girls, the animated series about three young girls with superpowers, then we have good news for you; the show is coming back for a special event. Cartoon Network will air a special one-night event for fans, Viacom confirmed the details earlier this morning.

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Foo Fighters cover The Beatles and Pink Floyd at massive comeback gig
- Monday, December 16, 2013

Foo Fighters made their official live return in Mexico last night (December 11), performing a huge open air concert during which they covered The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers. 

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The Beatles: ‘RUBBISH’, Says 1968 BBC Audience Research
- Monday, December 16, 2013

THE BEATLES: THE BBC ARCHIVES 1962-1970 is a lavish 336-page tome by notable Beatle expert Kevin Howlett that documents the close but sometimes fractious relationship between the rock’n’roll revolutionaries and the UK’s national broadcaster.

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 Record of the Week

Meet The Beatles

The Beatles: The U.S. Albums

Presented in mono and stereo, except where noted as stereo only
** CD debut

Gets heavy play this week!

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Meet The Beatles Fun Facts

11 weeks at No. 1

  • Meet the Beatles! is the second Beatles' album released in the United States. It was the first US Beatles album to be issued by Capitol Records on 20 January 1964 in both mono and stereo formats.
  • Release date: January 20, 1964
  • Artist: The Beatles
  • Label: Capitol Records

1. I Want To Hold Your Hand (mono mix)

2. I Saw Her Standing There (mono mix)

3. This Boy (mono mix)

4. It Won't Be Long (mono mix)

5. All I've Got To Do (mono mix)

6. All My Loving (mono mix)

7. Don't Bother Me (mono mix)

8. Little Child (mono mix)

9. Till There Was You (mono mix)

10. Hold Me Tight (mono mix)

11. I Wanna Be Your Man (mono mix)

12. Not A Second Time (mono mix)

13. I Want To Hold Your Hand (stereo mix)

14. I Saw Her Standing There (stereo mix)

15. This Boy (stereo mix)

16. It Won't Be Long (stereo mix)

17. All I've Got To Do (stereo mix)

18. All My Loving (stereo mix)

19. Don't Bother Me (stereo mix)

20. Little Child (stereo mix)

21. Till There Was You (stereo mix)

22. Hold Me Tight (stereo mix)

23. I Wanna Be Your Man (stereo mix)

24. Not A Second Time (stereo mix)

Beatles Record Sales

  • Although it carried a list price of $11.79, their double album The Beatles sold 1.1 million units during its first two weeks on sale; a record for any double album up to that point in time (Spizer, Bruce, 2003: The Beatles on Apple Records, p. 102).
  • "Abbey Road" sold over 3 million copies in the US in a little over a month, making it one of the best-selling LPs of the 1960s despite having been on sale for only the last three months of the decade (Spizer, Bruce, 2003: The Beatles on Apple Records, p. 164).
  • According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Beatles had topped worldwide sales of 300 million units by 1969.


The Beatles Quote of the week

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.

The Beatles


 The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today :

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Sunday, December 22, 1963

Empire Theatre, Liverpool

The 2nd concert form only presentation of "The Beatles Christmas Show".


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Hear the Daily Audio Birthday Greeting On-Air & Online

 Monday Dec 23

jean michel fijean from montigny les metz
Pong Chongchit from Samutpakan
Ton Haan from Sleen
El Aubertin from Montreal
Rodrigo Alvarez from Madero
vero baez from san diego
Michael White from Dallas
RAMON SABADO from manila
john duffin from rainham
Marcelo Fejtman from Buenos Aires
Oscar Bermudez from Falcon
Linda Dorsrett from yucaipa
ginger hitch from phoenix

Tuesday Dec 24

luis carvallo from valencia
Bobby Stanley from East Peoria
abdul rojak from malang
Jeff Diehl from Naples
VIOLAINE PEUDON from Saint-Estève
Leif Olsson from Stockholm
WENDY PAPADAMAKIS from tustin, Ca.
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phillip ramirez from peoria
Alejandra Campos from Zacatecas
robert rice from redwood city
Anderson Silva from sao paulo

Wednesday Dec 25

Mark Dayton from EVANS MILLS
Don Silva from Swansea
christina miller from richmond
Daniel Shepherd from Boquete
ignacio vazquez from Tucson
Paul PPP from Boston
Gerard McNally from Picton
Jens Jørgensen from farum
Matt Usher from Melbourne
b aron from boynton beach
Dennis Townsend from Charlotte

Thursday Dec 26

Graham Johnson from London
Helmut Gillmann from Billerbeck
chrstn btz from marbach
Claudia Cruz from Mexico
Franz Lanfermann from Armacao de pera
jose antonio from Queretro
John Seymour from Winchester
Ted Whitworth from El Paso
Robert Lewis from Launceston
Jesús Santos from Tijuana
George Sodré from Aracaju
Franz Lanfermann from Billerbeck

Friday Dec 27

Debbie Mullenix from Salem
david needham from gray, TN 37615
Rutger Schaffer from Torrance
racer fahringer from mount carmel pa
david hearn from sarnia
Ronny Cooper from London
Jorge Martinez Gomez from El Calafate
Jason Hatton from Leeds
Scott McCauley from St. Charles
Jay Ross from Moorpark
Bungkus Dias from Yogyakarta
Stefania Rossi from Rome

Saturday Dec 28

Jo Disensi from Toronto
Steven Wozniak from Melfort
larry winslow from Brussels
Kamil Bucek from Prague
Marianna Reynova from San Francisco
dalibor hopp from ostrava
Leslie Kerschtien from Minnedosa
Hugo Martz from NOGALES
Renato Silva from Bauru
Terry Ward from Toronto
Deborah Tavares from Belo Horizonte
Alice Love from Arlington

Sunday Dec 29

Neil Swift from Liverpool
John Richey from Gainesville
Tom Ellis from Rayland
MontY hAGER from Wichita
Emilia Magdalena from London
Jeremy McNeil from Cambridge
Tomás Lupano from Buenos Aires
Hugo Orozco from Paris
david torres from tijuana
Ana Guerrero from Monterrey
Ailen Maldonado from La Rioja



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February 9 GRAMMY® Salute To The Beatles (Will you be Watching?)

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