Monday, July 13, 2009

Rock Band game and mini-docs

You can see the trailers for the new Beatles Rock Band game on the Amazon Beatles Store page:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Beatles/e/B000APTK6K

A clip from the mini-documentary video which will be released with the remastered Sgt Pepper album can also be seen at the above link.

An excerpt from the mini-documentary for the remastered Revolver album is also available on the official Beatles site.
http://www.thebeatles.com

Come Together on Twitter!

We now have an official Twitter page to keep people informed of all the latest updates and news regarding Come Together: A John Lennon Forum.

http://twitter.com/lennonfans

If you're on Twitter, please feel free to follow us. And of course, you're welcome to join Come Together if you're not already a member!

http://lennonfans.proboards.com

Come Together Trivia Challenge

I have set up a new quiz for John Lennon/Beatles fans at the Funtrivia website and I hope some of you will join me there.

The quiz is called "Come Together Trivia Challenge" and you can find it at:
http://my.funtrivia.com/tournament/Come-Together-Trivia-Challenge-92610.html

There will be a new selection of Beatles and John Lennon questions every day.

Have fun!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Beatles cartoon by Larry Freeborn

The following cartoon was contributed by artist Larry Freeborn. Thanks Larry!

You can see more of Larry's work at his myspace page:
http://myspace.com/yardboy4





Wednesday, June 17, 2009

White Feather: The Spirit of Lennon

Julian and Cynthia Lennon have been in Liverpool to launch a new exhibition at the Beatles Story called "White Feather: The Spirit of Lennon".

You can visit the official site for the exhibition at:
http://www.whitefeatherexhibition.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Church bells tribute to Lennon

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/lennon%20church%20bells%20tribute_1103174

John Lennon will be honoured in his native Liverpool, England this weekend when bellringers perform his peace anthem Imagine in the city's cathedral.

Church bosses have given the go ahead for the performance on Saturday 16 May 09, despite the track featuring the controversial line, "Imagine there's no heaven."

A spokesman explains, "Allowing Imagine to be pealed on our bells does not mean we agree with the song lyric.

"We recognise its power to make us think. As a cathedral we do not shrink from debate. We recognise the existence of other world views."

And the performance has won the approval of Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, who told the BBC the idea was "so beautiful, it made me choke up".

Bob Dylan visits Mendips

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/05/12/dylan-s-fab-tour-115875-21351737/

Bob Dylan mingled unrecognised with wide-eyed tourists on a £16 bus tour to John Lennon's childhood home.

The music legend went unnoticed as he strolled around the modest 40s semi where the Beatle grew up with his aunt Mimi and uncle George.

And he lingered "enthralled" in the bedroom where John wrote some of the Fab Four's earliest hits.

Dylan - in Liverpool as part of his worldwide tour - told the house's curator that Lennon's simple upbringing was similar to his own.

He pored over photos, documents and other memorabilia inside the property in the Woolton area of the city.

A spokeswoman for the National Trust, which owns and maintains the house, said: "We couldn't believe it when his agent rang us and asked if we could get Bob on one of our tours to see John's house. He spent ages going through photo albums and was thrilled at all the memorabilia.

"He's definitely the biggest celebrity we've ever had on our tours. "But incredibly no one else recognised him."

New Quarrymen picture



The picture above appeared in the Daily Mail on Saturday 9th May 2009. From left to right: Pete Shotton, Eric Griffiths, Len Garry, John Lennon, Colin Hanton, Rod Davis.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Fifty acorns tied in a sack

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of John and Yoko's Acorn Event where they sent acorns to world leaders asking them to plant them for peace, Yoko is planning to recreate the event tomorrow (Saturday May 2nd 2009). She will send 123 leaders a box marked "Acorn Peace by John And Yoko, Spring 2009" and containing two acorns.

If you'd like more information on John and Yoko's original Acorn event, here is an article I posted on this blog two years ago.
http://singmyheart.blogspot.com/2007/02/acorns-for-peace.html

Also, on Yoko's Imagine Peace site you can see some of the thank you letters John and Yoko received in 1969.
http://imaginepeace.com/news/archives/6633

Beatles Day - 10th July 2009

The second annual Beatles Day will be taking place in Liverpool on July 10th. This year the day will raise money for charities including The Imagine Appeal for Alder Hey Children's Hospital and the Marina Dalglish Appeal.

See the Beatles Day website for more information.

http://www.beatlesday.tv/

John Lennon Banner Contest

If you're a member of my John Lennon forum, Come Together, you'll be aware of the Banner Contest currently taking place there. With just a week to go until the contest closes, I would also like to invite any non-members to take part.

The winning banner will be displayed at the top of the forum, which you can see here:
http://lennonfans.proboards.com

How to enter

Closing date: Friday May 8th 2009

Send me your banners by the above closing date, in one of the following ways:

* Log into the forum and send me a PM.
* Comment on this post with the link to your banner (don't worry - nobody else will be able to see your comment)
* Send an email to singmyheart@mail.com

I will create a new thread on the forum and post all the banners in the thread (without including members' names).

Our forum members will then be able to vote for the banner they like best.

Rules

1. The banner must be 810 pixels wide to fit the width of the forum, but can be any height you choose.

2. It must include at least one picture of John Lennon and the words 'Come Together'. Any additional words are optional.

3. You're welcome to submit more than one banner.

4. Have fun!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Remastered Beatles albums to be released in September!

According to an announcement on the official Beatles website, all of the original Beatles albums have been remastered and will be released on September 9, the same day as "The Beatles: Rock Band" video game.

"Past Masters Vol. 1 and Vol. 2" will also be released as one package, as well as a box set called "The Beatles In Mono".

However, there's still no news on when the music will be available for legal downloading.

See www.thebeatles.com for more information.