Friday, December 16, 2016

Beatles Bits: Weekly news roundup

Japan Airlines is giving some of its passengers replicas of the "happi" jackets worn by the Beatles on their flight to that nation 50 years ago.
The new amenity was to be offered to passengers flying with JAL from London to Haneda from Thursday.

The replica happi to be handed out on the plane are for first-class passengers from Thursday until Dec. 31 and will also be offered to business-class passengers on Dec. 24 and 25.

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A 1960s concert program autographed by all four Beatles has turned up in a British charity shop.


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Will the Beatles be featured in season 2 of Netflix's "The Crown," which will be set during the 1960s?  The young Prince Charles was a Beatles fan and the group performed before the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret at the Royal Variety Show in 1964 and was awarded the M.B.E. by the Queen in 1965.
... there have already been theories on who could be an ideal choice for playing members of the classic band. There were some suggestions that Joseph Gordon-Levitt could play the role of John Lennon. Meanwhile, others think that Daniel Radcliffe is another suitable choice for the role.

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Speaking of the Royal Variety Show, Cirque du Soleil were featured performing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from The Beatles Love show in this year's broadcast.

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