WUMB October Program Guide

The Summer Of Love Returns 50 Years Later!

It’s been déjà vu all over again this summer as we find ourselves reliving “The Summer Of Love” 50 years later. Amazingly, The Beatles were leading the way then and now!

Throughout July there have been many celebrations for the release of the newly restored and remastered Beatles animated film, Yellow Submarine!

Thanks to our listeners who attended our Beatles art show event in Natick with Ron Campbell, one of the few remaining animators from the Yellow Submarine film. I hosted several screenings of the film and panel discussions along with Mr. Campbell.

We had a fantastic Beatles night at the drive-in in Mendon on July 26th that attracted hundreds of cars filled with Beatles fans!

Thanks to you all!

If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry – there are more screenings of Yellow Submarine to come! Including a screening of in Arlingon on August 10th. Hopefully, we’ll see you there!

Here are some of the highlights for this month on Breakfast With The Beatles:

We’ll remember Maureen Starkey on her birthday. You’ll hear the song, “That’s Why The Lady Is A Champ” recorded especially for Maureen on her birthday by Frank Sinatra.

He was the Beatles’ bodyguard, and one of only a few from The Beatles’ inner circle. His name was Mal Evans. His first day of employment with The Beatles was on August 11th, 1963 and his legacy is woven into so many of The Beatles’ day to day activities, including assisting in songwriting and recording with the band. Evan’s life came to a tragic end when he was shot by a Los Angeles Police Department officer in 1976. His ashes and a manuscript for a book he was working on were forever lost in the mail after being sent to his wife in Liverpool. The story of Mal Evans, The Beatles beloved gentle giant, and his experiences with the Beatles in Mal’s own words will be featured on the show.

We’ll celebrate the anniversary of The Beatles performing at Suffolk Downs in Boston on August 18th, 1966. Just five days later the band would play the Hollywood Bowl. We’ll listen to songs from both concerts including newly remastered tracks from both Hollywood Bowl performances. And we’ll discuss the impact of The Beatles in Boston and how it’s embedded in the minds and memory banks of the thousands that were there, including John Lubinsky from Malden who ran onstage and was forcibly removed from the show. We have the audio from that moment on the show!

This month back in 1965 it was the day two kings met; The Beatles met Elvis Presley! How did The Beatles react to meeting their lifelong hero? It may surprise you. We’ll dig into the story on the show.

The Beatles last live performance at Candlestick Park was this month in 1966, The Beatles met the Maharishi in 1967, and we lost Brian Epstein this month also in 1967. We’ll have words and music from those memorable moments all this month on Breakfast With The Beatles on WUMB!

~ Cha-Chi Loprete

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