Report: Major Beatles Events And Releases Planned For 2014
The 50th anniversary of the Beatles landing in America might prove to be a major year for the group's still massive legion of fans. Although only the January 26th Grammy Awards Tribute to the "Fab Four" has been announced, a purported list of events and releases slated for 2014 posted by Breakonthru.com, has the fan world buzzing over its possibilities -- despite nothing beyond the Grammy tribute being announced officially by Apple, Capitol/Universal, or any of the major TV networks.
The list of Beatles events and releases via Breakonthru.com is:
January 21: The American Albums Boxed Set. Individual albums will also be made available initially.
January 26: Grammy Awards Tribute to The Beatles
January 27: Beatles Tribute Concert in LA with some of today's top acts.
February 1: The Beatles on the cover of Time magazine
February 3-7: The Late Show With David Letterman will feature a Beatles song-a-day by other artists.
February 9: The January 27th concert will be shown on TV.
February: Re-release of the vinyl The Beatles LOVE album.
March: Henry Grossman's Beatles photos featured on CBS' 60 Minutes.
June: Mono Albums Vinyl Boxed Set.
October: Video Clip Collection on DVD, based on 1. Other tie-ins for 1 may include a re-released vinyl album.
The Beatles 1 was released on November 13th, 2000 marking the band's first compilation available on CD. The album exceeded all expectations and went on sell an astounding 31 million copies. Paul McCartney recalled being thrilled when 1 was released, because it made him realize the group's place in history: "I think, all in all, it's a cool record. Y'know, it proves, y'know, we, we had a lot of Number Ones, if nothing else. You spend your life making all those records -- I don't count until a project like this comes along -- and you look at it and you say, 'Whoa! We did that many? That's fantastic!'"
Photo Courtesy of Bruce McBroom/Apple Corps LTD.