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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Abbeyrd Beatles Page news headlines for 11/9/08

Update (11/09/08) from our Beatle News Briefs at http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm
  • Artist pays tribute to Obama campaign with poster influenced by Sgt. Pepper album (with exclusive comments)
  • Beatles 1963 gig in Scotland recalled
  • Quick news links: A 1965 newspaper article featuring Linda before she was Mrs. McCartney
  • Check out our handy list of the hottest new Beatle-related items in That's What I Want! . (Just added: Stan Williams' "Penny Lane Is In My Ears and In My Eyes" and Julian Lennon's "whaledreamers" DVD.)
  • Get the latest tour schedules and tickets for Ringo, Paul, "Cirque du Soleil's 'Love,' " Elton John, (updated 11/9/08) and many more in our Beatle Calendar of Events.
  • Check out the newest vintage concerts from Wolfgang's Concert Vault include Journey, the Grateful Dead, Robin Williams and John Fogerty. (updated 11/6/08)
  • Check out the first of our contributor Beatle blogs -- "A Hard Day's Byte."
  • And then there's The Beatcomber
  • And the newest addition to our blog lineup: "Yer Blog."
  • Looking for tickets? Find them at Ticketmaster.com
  • Announcing: the new Abbeyrd Beatles Page message board
  • New lower prices in our CafePress Abbeyrd Beatles Page store
  • Our Abbeyrd Beatles Pages Collector's Marketplace is your 24-hour virtual window to the best in Internet Beatles auctions. Categories and listings galore. Have a click and see.
  • Note: If you are a mailing list moderator or know of a mailing list that would like to receive these daily updates, please email us at abbeyrd@abbeyrd.best.vwh.net.)
  • Looking for tickets? Find them at Ticketmaster.com.
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    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net

    - The most trusted and most up-to-date Beatle news
    on the Internet for over a dozen years
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm

    - Our new Collectibles Marketplace
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/beatlesebay.html

    - The Abbeyrd Beatles Page Breaking News Blog
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  • Artist pays tribute to Obama campaign with poster influenced by Sgt. Pepper album


    San Francisco artist Michael Cuffe has released a painting that marks the significance of the Obama Presidency, his successful presidential campaign and America's quest for hope with a nod to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album. The artwork, titled "Obama's Hopeful Hearts Club," is available for purchase as a print through his website for $20.


    ├Źn an email, Cuffe told Abbeyrd's Beatles Page "I did a lot of campaigning for Obama. Made the calls, raised the
    money, it was really a fun experience. Of course, I live in San Francisco which voted something like 95% for Obama, so I'm surrounded by it!" He also said that the president-elect hadn't seen the artwork, but "I had a friend who worked directly with VP Biden, and I'm told he was shown it. Obama, not as of yet.... hopefully soon!"


    Here's the text of a press release Cuffe sent us explaining the whole concept:


    Obama's Hopeful Hearts Club Painting Touches Barack and Beatles Fans Alike
    Artist Michael Cuffe releases painting that marks the significance of the Obama Presidency, his campaign, and America's Quest for Hope.
    San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 7, 2008 -- In the final days of Barack Obama's campaign for President, artist Michael Cuffe completed a painting that has received an overwhelming amount of attention from not only within the United States, but across the world. Obama's Hopeful Hearts Club is an inspired nod to The Beatles Sgt. Pepper
    album cover, updated with individuals who made the Obama campaign a success and other interesting, inquisitive modern day personalities. It has received attention from over 70 countries, the Obama campaign itself, and is currently featured on the artist's Obama art gallery website http://www.TheObamaExperiment.com.


    "I have been overwhelmed by not only the national attention, but the response worldwide. I've gotten emails that have spanned the globe from Kenya to Japan, in broken English that often read "You paint Obama good. Yay Obama!" Cuffe stated. “I feel so lucky to live in a time when the art I imagined while taking a shower can go worldwide overnight. That's just mindboggling to me,” Barack Obama art inspired the world with paintings, posters, and collectible stickers
    throughout the 2008 political campaign season. Artist Michael Cuffe created The Obama Experiment to offer supporters fine political art prints that are new, fresh, and affordable. “People want art to remember their Obama experience,” explained Cuffe. “It's been a very personal journey for many.”


    That journey has taken Cuffe's Hopeful Hearts Club imagery to rallies, campaign stops, and door-to-door throughout the country. "People immediately try to figure out who everyone is,” said Cuffe.


    Campaign organizers in Boulder City, Nevada posted it in their staging location. As people came and went throughout the day, they would fill out a guess-who sheet. “They had built a game around the art piece,” explained Cuffe “which was just too cool.”


    The Hopeful Hearts Club reflects the essence of hope the Obama campaign has inspired in millions of Americans over the past 2 years. “The 1967 Sgt. Pepper album manifested during a time of social, economic, and worldwide change,” said Cuffe. “I feel that we are in another moment where the choices we make are having a profound effect
    on our lives, and the world at large.”


    Everyone from Obama's grandmother to Martin Luther King take center stage in the piece. “I have taken careful consideration of individual's accomplishments, placement, and their relationship to the Obama campaign and to modern day change,” said Cuffe. “The only two outside these parameters are Bush and Cheney, whom were
    replacements for the mannequin dummies in the original Sgt. Pepper.


    Cuffe's artistic style is a blend of established art techniques and current digital technologies. "I call my style painted-collage,” explained Cuffe. “I digitally render images and build a painting around those images. Once the digital images are printed, cut, and placed, they are meticulously painted in fine detail to make them part of the painting. In the end, every detail is painted, so it takes on a different surrealism than your typical painting or collage,” Cuffe posts many of his works on YouTube, which draw thousands of views and offer a time-lapse glimpse into his studio. "With all my art, I film it and speed it up, so the viewer can be directly part of my creative process,” said Cuffe. “Obama's Hopeful
    Hearts Club was a project that took over a month to complete, so individuals are always quite impressed to see a painting come together at 100,000 times the original speed.”


    When asked if The Obama Experiment had been a positive experience, Cuffe exclaimed “Oh yes! It's been entirely wonderful opportunity to see my art travel all over this blue ball we call Earth. People from all over the world have told me how much The Hopeful Heart's Club has touched them, and that just feels wonderful.” One European country is has taken a particular liking to the piece, "Germany REALLY loves it. I mean REALLY REALLY loves it. The emails just keep coming in. I feel like Hasselhoff of the Obama art movement,” laughed Cuffe.


    About The Obama Experiment: The Obama Experiment was founded in March 2008 by artist Michael Cuffe to raise awareness around then Senator Barack Obama's campaign, through art pieces and
    gallery shows.

    Friday, November 07, 2008

    Abbeyrd Beatles Page news headlines for 11/8/08

    Update (11/8/08) from our Beatle News Briefs at http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm

  • Meet Pattie Boyd in New York today

  • MTV Europe Awards to honor Paul McCartney today as Ultimate Legend: Video link to Paul accepting the award.

  • Philip Norman ("Shout!") authors new bio of John Lennon: Media links

  • Quick news links: One of Paul's influences visits Liverpool

  • Check out our handy list of the hottest new Beatle-related items in That's What I Want! . (Just added: Julian Lennon's "whaledreamers" DVD.)

  • Announcing: the new Abbeyrd Beatles Page message board

  • New lower prices in our CafePress Abbeyrd Beatles Page store

  • Our Abbeyrd Beatles Pages Collector's Marketplace is your 24-hour virtual window to the best in Internet Beatles auctions. Categories and listings galore. Have a click and see.

  • Note: If you are a mailing list moderator or know of a mailing list that would like to receive these daily updates, please email us at abbeyrd@abbeyrd.best.vwh.net.)

  • Looking for tickets? Find them at Ticketmaster.com.

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    All you need is ...
    ABBEYRD'S BEATLES PAGE
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net

    - The most trusted and most up-to-date Beatle news
    on the Internet for over a dozen years
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm

    - Our new Collectibles Marketplace
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/beatlesebay.html

    - The Abbeyrd Beatles Page Breaking News Blog
    (Beatle news headlines and late breaking news)
    http://abbeyrd.blogspot.com

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  • Thursday, November 06, 2008

    Abbeyrd Beatles Page news headlines for 11/7/08

    Update (11/7/08) from our Beatle News Briefs at http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm

  • MTV Europe Awards to honor Paul McCartney today as Ultimate Legend: Paul's comments at the ceremony.

  • Rare color film of unscheduled U.S. Beatles show found in a drawer 44 years later to be auctioned: Just who bought the film?

  • Dhani Harrison's musical career takes off with thenewno2: Group's CD is on the shelf.

  • Paul's new Fireman project: Fireman website updated.

  • Beatles chart news

  • Quick news links: Yoko travels to an invisible town.

  • Check out our handy list of the hottest new Beatle-related items in That's What I Want! . (Just added: Julian Lennon's "whaledreamers" DVD.)

  • Get the latest tour schedules and tickets for Ringo, Paul, "Cirque du Soleil's 'Love,' " Ray Davies, (updated 11/7/08) and many more in our Beatle Calendar of Events.

  • Check out the newest vintage concerts from Wolfgang's Concert Vault include Journey, the Grateful Dead, Robin Williams and John Fogerty. (updated 11/6/08)

  • Check out the first of our contributor Beatle blogs -- "A Hard Day's Byte."

  • And then there's The Beatcomber

  • And the newest addition to our blog lineup: "Yer Blog."

  • Announcing: the new Abbeyrd Beatles Page message board

  • New lower prices in our CafePress Abbeyrd Beatles Page store

  • Our Abbeyrd Beatles Pages Collector's Marketplace is your 24-hour virtual window to the best in Internet Beatles auctions. Categories and listings galore. Have a click and see.

    Note: If you are a mailing list moderator or know of a mailing list that would like to receive these daily updates, please email us at abbeyrd@abbeyrd.best.vwh.net.)

  • Looking for tickets? Find them at Ticketmaster.com.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    All you need is ...
    ABBEYRD'S BEATLES PAGE
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net

    - The most trusted and most up-to-date Beatle news
    on the Internet for over a dozen years
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm

    - Our new Collectibles Marketplace
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/beatlesebay.html

    - The Abbeyrd Beatles Page Breaking News Blog
    (Beatle news headlines and late breaking news)
    http://abbeyrd.blogspot.com

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  • Wednesday, November 05, 2008

    Abbeyrd Beatles Page news headlines for 11/6/08

    Update (11/6/08) from our Beatle News Briefs at http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm

  • MTV Europe Awards to honor Paul McCartney today as Ultimate Legend

  • Mary Hopkin to release new archival album, "Recollections"

  • In memoriam: Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five: New CD release date.

  • Ringo announces 10th All-Starr Band lineup and tour: Tour video/CD coming?

  • Game on! Beatles announce starring role in new video game: Yoko comments about the game.

  • Apple Corps Ltd. announces global DVD release of "All Together Now": Media link.

  • Paul's new Fireman project: Link.

  • Beatles Universe -- upcoming radio shows

  • Quick news links: Carnie Wilson says Beatles did her a favor.

  • Check out our handy list of the hottest new Beatle-related items in That's What I Want! . (Just added: "Guitar Hero World Tour" video game.)

  • Check out the newest vintage concerts from Wolfgang's Concert Vault include Journey, the Grateful Dead, Robin Williams and John Fogerty. (updated 11/6/08)

  • Get the latest tour schedules and tickets for Ringo, Paul, "Cirque du Soleil's 'Love,' " Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, (updated 11/6/08) and many more in our Beatle Calendar of Events.

  • Announcing: the new Abbeyrd Beatles Page message board

  • New lower prices in our CafePress Abbeyrd Beatles Page store

  • Our Abbeyrd Beatles Pages Collector's Marketplace is your 24-hour virtual window to the best in Internet Beatles auctions. Categories and listings galore. Have a click and see.

    Note: If you are a mailing list moderator or know of a mailing list that would like to receive these daily updates, please email us at abbeyrd@abbeyrd.best.vwh.net.)

  • Looking for tickets? Find them at Ticketmaster.com.

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    All you need is ...
    ABBEYRD'S BEATLES PAGE
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net

    - The most trusted and most up-to-date Beatle news
    on the Internet for over a dozen years
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm

    - Our new Collectibles Marketplace
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/beatlesebay.html

    - The Abbeyrd Beatles Page Breaking News Blog
    (Beatle news headlines and late breaking news)
    http://abbeyrd.blogspot.com

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  • Tuesday, November 04, 2008

    Abbeyrd Beatles Page news headlines for 11/5/08

    Update (11/5/08) from our Beatle News Briefs at http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm

  • Rare color film of unscheduled U.S. Beatles show found in a drawer 44 years later to be auctioned: Report on the sale.
  • Game on! Beatles announce starring role in new video game: How the Beatles game might be played.
  • Cool new Japanese dolls modeled after Beatles cartoons: More on their availability.
  • Quick news links: Branding the Beatles
  • Check out our handy list of the hottest new Beatle-related items in That's What I Want! . (Just added: "Guitar Hero World Tour" video game.)
  • Get the latest tour schedules and tickets for Ringo, Paul, "Cirque du Soleil's 'Love,' " Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, Elton John, the Fab Faux and 1964: the Tribute (updated 11/2/08) and many more in our Beatle Calendar of Events.
  • Check out the newest vintage concerts from Wolfgang's Concert Vault include Frank Zappa. (updated 11/2/08) icon
  • Check out the first of our contributor Beatle blogs -- "A Hard Day's Byte."
  • And then there's The Beatcomber
  • And the newest addition to our blog lineup: "Yer Blog."
  • Looking for tickets? Find them at Ticketmaster.com

  • ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    All you need is ...
    ABBEYRD'S BEATLES PAGE
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net

    - The most trusted and most up-to-date Beatle news
    on the Internet for over a dozen years
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm

    - Our new Collectibles Marketplace
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/beatlesebay.html

    - The Abbeyrd Beatles Page Breaking News Blog
    (Beatle news headlines and late breaking news)
    http://abbeyrd.blogspot.com

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    Monday, November 03, 2008

    Abbeyrd's Beatles Page news headlines for 11/4/08

    Update (11/4/08) from our Beatle News Briefs at http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm
    -- VOTE TODAY!


  • Paul's new Fireman project: Bonus disc information.
  • Cool new Japanese dolls modeled after Beatles cartoons: They've been available for a while.
  • Game on! Beatles announce starring role in new video game: More background on why and how the deal happened.
  • Breakfast With the Beatles on KLOS Los Angeles playlist
  • Beatles chart news
  • Quick news links: Strange Beatles memorabilia.
  • Check out our handy list of the hottest new Beatle-related items in That's What I Want! . (Just added: "Guitar Hero World Tour" video game.)
  • Get the latest tour schedules and tickets for Ringo, Paul, "Cirque du Soleil's 'Love,' " Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, Elton John, the Fab Faux and 1964: the Tribute (updated 11/2/08) and many more in our Beatle Calendar of Events.
  • Check out the newest vintage concerts from Wolfgang's Concert Vault include Frank Zappa. (updated 11/2/08) icon
  • Check out the first of our contributor Beatle blogs -- "A Hard Day's Byte."
  • And then there's The Beatcomber
  • And the newest addition to our blog lineup: "Yer Blog."
  • Looking for tickets? Find them at Ticketmaster.com

  • ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    All you need is ...
    ABBEYRD'S BEATLES PAGE
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net

    - The most trusted and most up-to-date Beatle news
    on the Internet for over a dozen years
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm

    - Our new Collectibles Marketplace
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/beatlesebay.html

    - The Abbeyrd Beatles Page Breaking News Blog
    (Beatle news headlines and late breaking news)
    http://abbeyrd.blogspot.com

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    Sunday, November 02, 2008

    Abbeyrd Beatles Page news headlines for 11/3/08

    Update (11/3/08) from our Beatle News Briefs at http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm

  • Unreleased Terry Southern tape has John Lennon jamming with Mick Jagger on Buddy Holly songs
  • Cool new Japanese dolls modeled after Beatles cartoons
  • New book examines the Beatles' Scottish connection: Newspaper articles on their love of the country.
  • Game on! Beatles announce starring role in new video game: More comments.
  • Dhani Harrison's musical career takes off with thenewno2: Exclusive pic of Dhani.
  • Apple Corps Ltd. announces global DVD release of "All Together Now": Yoko's concern for John's songs.
  • Ringo's latest video update: No more autographs by mail after Oct. 20: Defending Ringo.
  • Philip Norman ("Shout!") authors new bio of John Lennon: Media link
  • Rare footage from making of "Magical Mystery Tour" film unearthed in UK for DVD project: Media review.
  • Retail news site forecasts a limited edition Beatles iPod for Christmas, among other goodies, at Bloomingdale's: Beatles aren't Bloomie's only Christmas partnership
  • Lennon, McCartney "In Performance" DVDs to be released next year: George Harrison DVD being sold outside U.S.
  • Breakfast With the Beatles with Andre Gardner: Playlist.
  • "Beatlesongs" WHPC-FM Garden City, New York playlist
  • Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast With The Beatles" -- the latest show online
  • Quick news links: Remembering the Beatles in Scranton, PA.
  • Check out our handy list of the hottest new Beatle-related items in That's What I Want! . (Just added: "Guitar Hero World Tour" video game.)
  • Get the latest tour schedules and tickets for Ringo, Paul, "Cirque du Soleil's 'Love,' " Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, Elton John, the Fab Faux and 1964: the Tribute (updated 11/2/08) and many more in our Beatle Calendar of Events.
  • Check out the newest vintage concerts from Wolfgang's Concert Vault include Frank Zappa. (updated 11/2/08) icon
  • Check out the first of our contributor Beatle blogs -- "A Hard Day's Byte."
  • And then there's The Beatcomber
  • And the newest addition to our blog lineup: "Yer Blog."
  • Looking for tickets? Find them at Ticketmaster.com

  • ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    All you need is ...
    ABBEYRD'S BEATLES PAGE
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net

    - The most trusted and most up-to-date Beatle news
    on the Internet for over a dozen years
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/fabnews.htm

    - Our new Collectibles Marketplace
    http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/beatlesebay.html

    - The Abbeyrd Beatles Page Breaking News Blog
    (Beatle news headlines and late breaking news)
    http://abbeyrd.blogspot.com

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