Explore the Fab Four’s NYC Sites on Foot

October 10th, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg

Carnegie Hall…
The Plaza Hotel…
The Dakota Apartments…
The Ed Sullivan Theater…
Strawberry Fields in Central Park…

Experience first-hand some of the most significant New York City sites in the musical history of the Fab Four on Saturday, October 18 on Rick Bedrosian’s Beatles New York City Walking Tour. A chartered bus will depart from Yankee Trails in Rensselaer at 7am and return at approximately 7:30pm.

In NYC, Rick Bedrosian (guitarist with the Beatles tribute band Hey Jude… The Tribute) and his busload of Beatles fans will meet up with renowned Beatles authority and tour guide Susan Ratisher Ryan for a two-and-a-half-hour of Manhattan Beatlemania locations.

Then you’ll be driven to the Flatiron District where you’ll be free to explore and dine at Mario Batali’s Eataly, a 50,000-square-foot, indoor, Italian market and restaurant complex, as well as Union Square Park which is located just five blocks south.

The cost of the tour is $130 per person, which includes transportation, travel guides and the Beatles Walking Tour.

NOTE: And if you want to get into the musical mood, you can catch Hey Jude… The Tribute in concert at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Saturday (October 11). Tickets are $13 in advance; $15 at the door.


And If The Day Wasn’t Gloomy Enough

December 6th, 2010, 3:40 pm by Sara

Phil Retrospector’s mashup of The Beatles (Eleanor Rigby) and Philip Glass (Metamorphosis One). As you might imagine, it has a rather sad feel to it.

(Via Mary Jane Leach)

Beatles on iTunes…

November 26th, 2010, 9:31 am by Greg

Verrrry interesting, as Artie Johnson used to say on “Laugh In.”

There was the expected media-mania, hoopla-hype surrounding the release of the Beatles catalog on iTunes last week. OMG! OMG! The Beatles on iTunes! I can’t wait!

And there was the expected backlash, too. Ah, who cares? Doesn’t everybody in the universe already own very little bit of Beatle music that they want?

Apparently not. In the first week of sales, the Beatles sold 450,000 albums plus 2 million individual downloads worldwide (1.4 million individual downloads in the U.S. alone.)

“Abbey Road” was the best-selling album. And “Here Comes the Sun” was the best-selling song in the U.S.

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