IN OUR LATEST SPECIAL CONTEST YOU CAN WIN A TRIPLE SHOT OF CDs - Contest starts Feb. 3, 2018! See details below!!!!
1) A LOVE SO BEAUTIFUL - Roy Orbison CD - Roy's family fulfills his dream of releasing an album backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This release takes many of the same original and backing tracks from classic Roy Orbison hits, then adds more instrumentation plus the orchestra. Roy wanted to do something like this just as Elvis Presley did. Hear many of Roy's timeless songs like "Only The Lonely," "Running Scared," "In Dreams," "Crying" on "Oh, Pretty Woman" set to the RPO. The orchestra was recorded at Abbey Road Studios!
2) PLAYBACK: THE BRIAN WILSON ANTHOLOGY - Brian Wilson (CD) - This is an 18-track compilation spanning Brian's entire solo-career, including favorites like "Love And Mercy," "Melt Away," "Let It Shine," his own versions of "Surf's Up" and "Heroes and Villains," plus two unreleased songs "Some Sweet Day" and "Run James Run."
CONTEST TO WIN 3 CDS: ROY ORBISON, BRIAN WILSON AND THE VIETNAM WAR SOUNDTRACK (Feb. 3-11, 2018):
Starting Feb. 3 and running through Feb. 11, I will post directly below, one at a time, the titles of 3 songs, one from each of these CD releases. Write down all 3 songs, and e-mail me the song titles no later than Feb. 11. If you have all 3 correct song titles, you could win all 3 CDs!!! There will be one winner, who will be announced right here on Feb. 13!!! Anyone can win, regardless of whether you have won the weekly Beatles trivia or Special Contests recently. Write to me (Ken) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Roy Orbison CD "A Love So Beautiful" is still available as a prize on my BEATLES TRIVIA AND GAMES page!!! Listen to my new interview with Alex Orbison, Roy's son, on my INTERVIEWS 4 page!!!
SONG #1: I DROVE ALL NIGHT - Roy Orbison SONG #2: LET IT SHINE - Brian Wilson SONG #3: Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
WINNER: KEITH WILSON (GA)---Congratulations, Keith!!!
Check this page for another Special Contest happening very soon!
CONTEST TO WIN BEE GEES' "ONE FOR ALL TOUR LIVE IN AUSTRALIA 1989" DVD: Starting Jan. 22 through Jan. 28, 2018, I will post, one at a time, the song titles of 3 of the songs the Bee Gees performed at this great concert. Write down all 3 song titles, and submit them to me by Jan. 28 at email@example.com. I have 3 copies to give away - if you have all 3 song titles you could be a winner. The songs will be listed below. All 3 winners will be revealed right here on Jan. 30. Anyone can win, regardless of whether you've won recently through my weekly Beatles trivia, or previous Special Contests. Good luck, y'all! (Contest courtesy Eagle Rock Entertainment.)
Song #1: I'VE GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU Song #2: NIGHTS ON BROADWAY Song #3: RUN TO ME
WINNERS: Announcement coming shortly! 1) Bob Kimmell (MD) 2) Juan Zuarte (CA) 3) Sal Grillo (CT)
AMAZON link for purchase of DVD. (Official release date: Feb. 2, 2018)
1) SOUNDBREAKING - 3 DVD Box Set, exploring the art, evolution, experimentations and innovations in music, and the impact recorded music has had in our loves, for which Sir George Martin served as Executive Producer. This was the final project George worked on. Includes more than 150 interviews from the most celebrated artists, producers, and industry pioneers, plus a soundtrack of over 300 songs. Interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Roger Daltrey and others. The series was recently shown on PBS stations. Also nominated for Best Music Film for the upcoming 60th Grammy Awards (to be broadcast Jan. 28.) 2) MAXIMUM VOLUME: THE LIFE OF BEATLES PRODUCER GEORGE MARTIN 1926-1966 - The first volume of Ken Womack's biography on Martin. Covers his childhood, early years and his struggle for recognition at EMI, the many acts he produced before the Beatles and his many contributions to their music, the other Brian Epstein artists that he produced, and the double life he lead. Did you know that George also produced songs for such legendary singers as Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland? Find out more in this very enlightening book. Ken is currently working on his followup! (NOTE: You can also win a copy of this book on my BEATLES TRIVIA AND GAMES page!!!) 3) THE FILM SCORES AND ORIGINAL ORCHESTRAL MUSIC OF GEORGE MARTIN - New release by the Berlin Music Ensemble. This CD features new recordings of familiar music written by George for the Yellow Submarine and Live And Let Die soundtracks, a previously unreleased choral and orchestral score for "The Mission," his overture for "Under Milk Wood," and other unreleased compositions. (NOTE: Just like Ken Womack's book, you can win this CD on my BEATLES TRIVIA AND GAMES page!!!)
CONTEST TO WIN "SOUNDBREAKING," "MAXIMUM VOLUME" AND " THE FILM SCORES AND ORIGINAL ORCHESTRAL MUSIC OF GEORGE MARTIN" (JAN. 6-14, 2018):
Starting Jan. 6 and ending Jan. 14, I will post directly below, one at a time, the titles of 4 Beatles or solo-Beatles songs produced by George Martin. Write down the titles of all 4 songs, submit them to me at my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Jan. 15. There will be 3 winners to this contest:
1st Place Winner gets all 3 prizes (DVD, Book and CD!!!) 2nd & 3rd Place Winners will win the "Soundbreaking" DVD
The 3 winners names will be announced right here on Jan. 16. Any contestant can win regardless of whether or not they've won recently in my weekly Beatles trivia and Special Contests.
Please Note: This contest is limited to those that live in the U.S. and Canada only.
SONG #1: WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU - Beatles SONG #2: NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS - Paul McCartney SONG #3: SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY - Ringo Starr SONG 4: I AM THE WALRUS - Beatles
1) Terry Bolton (Ontario, Canada) - Wins DVD, Book and CD!!! 2) Adam Halloran (PA) - Wins DVD!!! 3) Alan Chrisman (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - Wins DVD!!!
Congratulations to all my winners, and thanks to all who entered the contest- another Special Contest is coming very soon-check this page everyday for details!
Starting Dec. 8 and running through Dec. 16, 2017, I will post below, one at a time, the titles of 3 Roy Orbison songs spanning his entire career. Write down the titles of all 3 songs, and e-mail them to me no later than Dec. 17 at email@example.com, with THE AUTHORIZED ROY ORBISON in the heading. Please make sure you include your mailing address. I have 2 copies of the book to give away, and the winners' names will be announced right here on Dec. 18. PLEASE NOTE: This contest is limited strictly to U.S. fans only. You can win even if you've won recently in my other Special Contests, or weekly Beatles trivia!!!
SONG #1: ONLY THE LONELY SONG #2: NOT ALONE ANYMORE (Traveling Wilburys) SONG #3: RUNNING SCARED
Winners: 1) Michael Ricigliano (CA) 2) Michael Prather (NE)
Congratulations guys, and thanks for playing along!
Now you can win 3 of Paul McCartney (Wings) CDs recently remastered, all Special Editions with a 2nd disc of bonus material! Have you kept up with Paul Remastered Catalogue??? If not, then here's your chance to win these 3 titles, all sounding superb!!!:
1) TUG OF WAR - Considered by many to be one of Paul's finest albums, this 1982 release included a star-studded cast of musicians, including Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, Carl Perkins, Eric Stewart, Dave Mattacks, Denny Laine and others! And it marked the return of George Martin as Paul's producer! Highlights include the colossal hit "Ebony & Ivory" (with Stevie Wonder,) "Take It Away," "Ballroom Dancing," "Wanderlust" and Paul's touching tribute to John Lennon "Here Today." 2nd disc includes demos of songs from the album, the unreleased song "Stop You Don't Know Where She Came From," the solo version of "Ebony & Ivory" (without Stevie Wonder,) and the excellent b-sides "I'll Give You a Ring" and "Rainclouds."
2) PIPES OF PEACE - The followup to "Tug Of War," also produced by George Martin, this album featured 2 duets with Michael Jackson, including the chart topper "Say Say Say," plus the title track (#1 single in the U.K.,) "So Bad," and the beautiful love song "Through Our Love." 2nd CD includes demos of songs from the album, plus the never-released song "It's Not On," and a different version of "Say Say" with the lead vocals reversed between Paul & Michael!
3) WINGS AT THE SPEED OF SOUND - This album topped the U.S. charts for 7 weeks, more than any other McCartney or Wings album. Released to coincide with Paul's Wings Over America tour, the album contained the #1 single of 1976, "Silly Love Songs" plus the followup single "Let 'Em In." It also is the only Wings album to have every single member single at least one lead vocal. Other album tracks that was played on rock radio at the time included "Beware My Love," "Time To Hide," "She's My Baby," and "Wino Junko." The 2nd disc includes demos for "Silly Love Songs," "Let 'Em In," and a version of "Beware My Love" with Led Zeppelin's John Bonham on drums!
CONTEST TO WIN 3 PAUL McCARTNEY SPECIAL EDITION REMASTERED CDs: TUG OF WAR, PIPES OF PEACE, AND WINGS AT THE SPEED OF SOUND (NOV. 25-DEC. 2, 2017):
Starting Nov. 25 through Dec. 2, 2017, I will post directly below, one at a time, the titles of 3 songs, one from each of these 3 McCartney(/Wings) albums. Write down all 3 titles and send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 3, with "McCartney CDs Contest" in the heading. Please include your mailing address. One person will win all 3 CDs! Please note: These are the recent remasters from Concord Music, not the brand new ones from Universal Music. They are exactly the same as far as content. All 3 CDs have a 2nd CD with B-sides, alternate takes, demos, and rare material! Anyone can win regardless of whether or not they've won recently in the weekly Beatles trivia and Special Contests featured on this website! The winner for all 3 CDs will be revealed right here on Dec. 4. Please spread the word about this contest, and good luck to everyone!
SONG #1: BALLROOM DANCING SONG #2: MUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT SONG #3: THE MAN (with Michael Jackson)
WINNER: GARY MEYER (The Woodlands, TX) - Way to go, Gary!!!
Watch this page another SPECIAL CONTEST coming later this week!
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