In the Current Issue (#216)

As The Beatles open their video vault, the new issue of Beatlefan (#216) previews their new "1+" collection with reports from correspondents in London and New York and notes on all the videos being included in the new set. This issue also features Bruce Spizer's look back at how Capitol Records toyed with launching a Paul McCartney "solo" effort in the wake of "Yesterday" 50 years ago, and Ken Sharp chats with rock veteran Dave Edmunds about his work with three of the Fabs and also interviews Alice Cooper and others about McCartney's involvement with John Lennon's old drinking group, the Hollywood Vampires, on their new release.

The new Beatlefan also has a look at the best of live Lennon, Howie Edelson digs deep on the role Elvis Costello played in McCartney's "Flowers in the Dirt" album, we have a closer examination of the McCartney-MacManus songwriting team from Costello fandom, and Candy Leonard re-examines the JFK theory of Beatlemania. Plus, we have video, music and book reviews, and the Beatlenews Roundup has an on-the-scene report from Ringo's onstage chat with Conan O'Brien, tour reports, news of upcoming releases and much more!

A sample issue costs $8 in the U.S. or $12 abroad. U.S. funds only. If you want the latest issue, be sure to specify #216. For more information, email COMING IN ISSUE #217: A look back at one of The Beatles' landmark albums: "Rubber Soul"! Check it out!

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Beatlenews Headlines

Apple Corps Ltd. and UMG announced that - as long rumored - the newly restored and expanded versions of The Beatles' "1" album of their 27 U.K. and U.S. No. 1 singles due for release globally in multiple configurations Nov. 6 will include the group's promotional films and videos. ... Paul McCartney performed a scaled-back set list at animal rights group PETA's 35th anniversary gala Sept. 30 at the Hollywood Palladium, with the notable addition to the set list being "Looking for Changes,&" which he had not performed in concert since 1993. Paul was joined onstage at the sold-out benefit show by Beck for two numbers, "I've Just Seen a Face" and "Drive My Car."... Ringo Starr began the fall leg of his tour Oct. 1 at the Knob Hill Masonic Lodge in San Francisco in a show originally scheduled for last March but postponed due to illness. It's the same band lineup as earlier this year and it continues to be essentially the same show, except for the addition of "Island in the Sun," the All Starr Band composition on "Postcards From Paradise," and the return of "You're 16" (which hadn't made the set list in quite a while) and "I'm the Greatest." ... A major auction of items from the personal collections of Ringo and wife Barbara has been set for Dec. 4-5 at Julien&'s Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA. Over 800 items are going to auction, including rare Beatles memorabilia like a three-piece drum kit and a Rickenbacker guitar that John Lennon owned and later gave to Ringo... And you can find more Beatles reading from our contributors at SOMETHING NEW: The Beatlefan Blog. Check it out!

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