We have an exclusive preview of the graphic novel that will form the basis of the upcoming biofilm on Brian Epstein that director Vivek Tiwary told us today will be published this fall.
You can see a page from the novel here. The artwork is by Andrew Robinson. Another page was featured in a story Monday by the Hollywood Reporter.
Tiwary will display more pages from the novel at this weekend’s C2E2 comic convention in Chicago, the Reporter said. And don’t miss our preview of the film and how it will profile Brian Epstein in a two-part conversation with Tiwary here and here.
BREAKING NEWS: “GOOD OL’ FREDA” THEATER DEAL: As we were assembling this news brief, we got the great news from Kathy McCabe, one of the co-producers of “Good Ol’ Freda,” that the film has been picked up by Magnolia Films for showings in North America. More details on the exact dates will be announced.
PAUL AND RINGO TOURING: Most of our stories lately have been about Paul McCartney’s upcoming Out There! tour, but Ringo revealed on Twitter that he is also planning a tour of Mexico and South America. Details should be released soon.
UNSEEN BEATLES PICS: Just got a copy in our mailbox of the new book “How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin: The Untold Story of a Noisy Revolution” by Leslie Woodhead. Something that will make the book a conversation item is the fact that the book contains some unseen photos of the Beatles taken by Woodhead in 1964 at the Manchester studios of Granada TV when the Beatles came to perform “I Should Have Known Better” and which he says he recently rediscovered. There are eight pics, and they are a great find.
‘BEATLES’ JOIN STONES: The UK tribute band the Bootleg Beatles have been added to the huge Glastonbury Festival in the UK that is this year headlined by the Rolling Stones, the festival announced Wednesday. The Bootleg Beatles will play June 29 at the Acoustic Tent the same day as Steve Winwood. The Stones will play the Pyramid Stage that same night. Also performing on the Acoustic Stage are Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, KT Tunstall, Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert, Martin Stephenson & the Daintees and the Gypsy Queens. The festival runs from June 26 to July 1. You can get all sorts of information at the festival website here.
BILLY J. KRAMER: Ken Michaels’ website now includes his recent interview with Billy J. Kramer. Much of the talk revolves around Billy’s new CD, “I Won the Fight.” That interview will be rebroadcast May 1 on his “Every Little Thing” show on WNHU-FM (88.7) and can be streamed from 8 to 10 p.m. ET at www.wnhu.net.. A separate interview with Billy J. done by myself and Ken will be on our “Things We Said Today” show that will premiere this weekend on Fab4Radio.com and Beatles-A-Rama and next week at the show website.
PAUL TOUR TALK: Discuss what you expect to hear on Paul’s tour and what you hear after you go to the show at our special Facebook page devoted to the Paul McCartney 2013 tour. We post all the newest breaking news (like the fact Paul and the band were rehearsing next door to the Rolling Stones) and much more. Please “like” the page and join us.
STILL TIME TO ENTER: You still have until Saturday to enter to win either the “Ringo At the Ryman” DVD or Jonathan Cott’s “Days That I’ll Remember: Spending Time With John and Yoko.” Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Question to answer: What’s the second stop on the U.S. leg of Paul McCartney’s upcoming Out There! tour. You can find the answer here.
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