YOKO ONO, BOOK LOVER: Yoko Ono was spotted in New York last weekend at a rare book fair. She revealed to Book Patrol of the the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She says John Lennon loved rare books, too. “John Lennon was a lover and a collector of old books, as well. He was an avid reader, which is not known so much.”
VATICAN SALUTES ABBEY ROAD: We mentioned the story from L’Osservatore Romano about the Beatles, but here’s a picture of the front page with an “Abbey Road” cartoon at the bottom.
LENNON CARTOON TO BE AUCTIONED: A cartoon self-portrait of John Lennon believed to be from 1964 is up for auction, reports the Irish Independent.
RESCUING HANDMADE: A bidder has turned up for Handmade Films, the company originally founded by George Harrison that made “The Life of Brian” and many other films. It’s Almorah Services, reports the Daily Mail, and it’s hopeful, the story says, that the company will pull Handmade out of its financial problems.
CRUISE WRAP-UP: The weekend of April 24th, “Beatle Brunch” will feature a show about the Beatle Tribute Cruise of which host Joe Johnson was a participant. The show website has some pictures.
THE FAB FIVE: The UK Sun reports British talent led by the Beatles and Susan Boyle sold one out of 10 albums last year. It had to be her cover of “Daydream Believer.”
FROM PEPPER TO SOCCER: Sir Peter Blake, who designed the “Sgt. Pepper” cover, has designed the new home kit (sportswear) for the Chelsea soccer team.
ALL FALL DOWN: The Daily Mail reported Stella McCartney had what they call a “wardrobe misfunction.” I call it gravity. Why does this make huge headlines?
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