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Veteran Ed Sullivan impersonator who filled some ‘really big shoes’ dies…by Steve Marinucci

By jackallday|2015-05-29T13:16:33+00:00May 29th, 2015|Categories: Rock 'n Roll News|

Jerry Hoban, a veteran celebrity impersonator known for his portrayal of Ed Sullivan and who often was seen on stage with Beatles tribute bands, has died, according to a statement May 28 from the Beatles tribute group the Fab Four, with whom he appeared for many years. “Our great friend, Jerry Hoban, talented entertainer in his own right, passed away yesterday. [...]

The Who to release 1982 Shea Stadium show from last tour with Kenney Jones….by Steve Marinucci

By jackallday|2015-04-30T18:46:38+00:00April 30th, 2015|Categories: Beatles Music, Rock 'n Roll News|

The Who and Eagle Rock Entertainment announced April 30 the release of “The Who: Live At Shea Stadium 1982,” the first official offering of the full show by Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle and drummer Kenney Jones coming this June. The show will be released for the first time on DVD, Blu-ray and digital video on June 30. The concert features restored video [...]

Gary Glitter handed 16-year prison sentence for child sex abuse…by Laura Smith-Spark (CNN)

By jackallday|2015-02-27T14:37:53+00:00February 27th, 2015|Categories: Rock 'n Roll News|

London (CNN)British former pop star Gary Glitter on Friday was sentenced to 16 years in prison for child sex abuse offenses he committed more than three decades ago. Glitter, 70, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted this month of one count of attempted rape of a girl under the age of 13, one count [...]

Liverpool concert to raise funds for Brian Epstein statue announced….by Steve Marinucci

By jackallday|2015-01-16T09:52:03+00:00January 16th, 2015|Categories: Featured Post, Rock 'n Roll News|

A concert to raise funds for a statue honoring Beatles manager Brian Epstein will be held in Liverpool next month, the Statue4Eppy campaign announced Jan. 16 in Liverpool. The show will take place Feb. 28 at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre, which is named for the Beatles manager. Performers initially announced for the concert are Billy Kinsley and Tony Crane of the Merseybeats, Ian McNabb of Icicle Works [...]

Beatles news: ’62 Beatles billboard found; Fab Four not for sale; book bargain…by Steve Marinucci

By jackallday|2015-01-14T14:45:34+00:00January 14th, 2015|Categories: Beatles Music, Rock 'n Roll News|

The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool announced Jan. 12 it is now exhibiting a vintage show bill poster from a 1962 concert at the city's Tower Ballroom with Little Richard headlining the gig supported by the Beatles. The show also featured Lee Curtis and the All-Stars. Tickets to the show were 10 shillings and 6d then or 50 pence or [...]

Paul McCartney Reboots Beatles Catalog for Neil Young’s Pono Music Player…by Roger Friedman

By jackallday|2015-01-11T20:13:17+00:00January 11th, 2015|Categories: Paul McCartney, Rock 'n Roll News|

All you need is cash: I am told that Neil Young’s high end music player and library, Pono, has scored a coup. They’ve secured the Beatles catalog for download in what’s known as loss-less digital. Paul McCartney himself is said to be supervising the transfer of the Beatles’ crown in the jewel recordings so they can [...]

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