STACKRIDGE IS BACK: Stackridge, pictured at left, whose 1974 album, “The Man in the Bowler Hat,” was produced by Sir George Martin, will make their debut on “The Late Show With Craig Ferguson” on CBS March 14. The group reunited in 2008 after splitting up in 1976. The Beatle connection doesn’t stop there: They recorded a song called “Something About the Beatles”, and one of the members, Andy Davis, played guitar on John Lennon’s “Imagine” album.
FANGS FOR THE NOMINATION: Author Alan Goldsher has announced the audio version of his book “Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion” has been nominated by the Audio Publishers Association for an Audie Award in the Best Humor category. “Jon Stewart and David Sedaris are among my fellow nominees (yikes!), so I’ll just go ahead and say that it’s an honor to be considered,” he commented in an email announcing the nomination. The winners will be announced on May 24.
RINGO’S TOUR: Even without an official announcement, there are a lot of dates out there so far. It looks like it will cover Europe pretty well. It should be a great tour. For all the news on the tour and the album, see our roundup here.
SAD NEWS: Margaret Asher, the mother of Peter and Jane Asher, has passed away at age 97. Our condolences to the Asher family. According to Wikipedia, she was an oboe teacher at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and one of her students was Sir George Martin.
AUTHOR AT BEATLE FESTIVAL: Author Dave Schwenson (“The Beatles in Cleveland”) will be at the North Coast Beatles Fest this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. doing a program about his book and showing rare films. More info: www.northcoastbeatlefest.com
THE MORE I SEE YOU: Denny Seiwell and Chris Montez will be Edd Raineri’s guests Friday on “The Beatledd Fab Four Hour” this week. We’ll have the playlist up early Friday. Ed has a picture on his Facebook page of Chris with four guys. Wonder who they could be? You can listen to the show online Friday at http://wrkc.kings.edu/.
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