WHEN IN VEGAS: Olivia Harrison took her 91-year-old mother to see “Love’ late in August. The visit was reported on the Cirque du Soleil’s Facebook page. The page said the two women also met the cast after the show. Olivia, who seen the show over half a dozen times, was a driving force in making “Love” happen after George’s passing. It was George who brought the idea of the show to the other Beatles after he became friends with Cirque founder Guy Laliberté.
APPLE BOX SET: We broke some news over the weekend about the Apple reissues boxed set. You say you didn’t know there was one? Details are here: http://echoflam.com/beatles-in-national/box-sets-for-beatles-red-blu….
CAMP McCARTNEY A BIG SUCCESS: We reported in August that Philadelphia DJ Andre Gardner, host of “Breakfast With the Beatles” on WMGK there (also KSLX in Phoenix) was holding a canned food drive called Camp McCartney before the Paul McCartney concerts there last month at the city’s Wells Fargo Center. Gardner told us over the weekend the drive collected four tons of food in 34 hours. “Further proof that Macca fans in Philly are extremely generous!,” he wrote us.
BEATLES BOOK TO BE REISSUED: “The Beatles”, a critique of their music by New York Times classical music critic Allan Kozinn, is being reissued this fall. Although a classical music writer, Kozinn also has done many Beatles stories for the paper in the past, including interviews and features. He told us the new version has the text of the 1995 Phaedon edition, plus an updated discography, videography and bibliography, along with a new cover. His analysis of the Beatles is unique and very interesting reading. Full disclosure: We’re mentioned in the book.
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