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Eurostar Trains Celebrate Beatles
LONDON (AP) - It may not be a submarine, but it does travel
The Eurostar train system unveiled a special Beatles Express
on Wednesday in honor of the reissue of the band's 1968
cinematic landmark, ``The Yellow Submarine.''
The brilliantly adorned Express pulled out of London's Waterloo
station for its inaugural trip under the English Channel and on
to Paris. The service will run three times a day between London,
Paris and Brussels until December.
All 18 Express carriages are decorated with psychedelic images
from the film, in which the Beatles travel in a magical Yellow
Submarine to Pepperland and liberate the country from the
music-hating Blue Meanies.
``I think it looks absolutely brilliant,'' said Bridget Hearne,
55, from Glastonbury, Somerset, who boarded the train with her
daughter. ``We only booked up yesterday for a three-day trip
to Paris and had no idea we'd be on a Beatles train.''
Former Beatle Paul McCartney said passengers just may see him
on the Express.
``I won't go on ceremony,'' he said. ``I'll just show up on it
``Yellow Submarine'' is being relaunched as a home video, a
digital video disc and a remixed CD soundtrack next week.
The 100 Greatest Women Of Rock
VH1 will be celebrating the 100 greatest women in
rock all this month beginning Monday, July 26th
at 9 PM ET. We asked who would you pick and you
answered. So let's compare VH1's official list
with what the fans think ...
1. ARETHA FRANKLIN
VH1 has never loved a women the way we love ...
2. TINA TURNER
Simply one place away from the best.
3. JANIS JOPLIN
When God made Janis, he broke the mold. Rock's
been looking for the pieces ever since.
4. BONNIE RAITT
At long last recognition for the woman who is
to the blues guitar what her hairdresser is
5. JONI MITCHELL
Because songs are still like tattoos.
6. BILLIE HOLIDAY
Sex, drugs and never-bluer blues. Billie was
rock 'n' roll before anyone knew what the
7. CHRISSIE HYNDE
From Ohio she came to save the world from
Is there something more than immaterial about
the material girl? We think so.
9. ANNIE LENNOX
She brought soul to the machine-led music of
the '80s and declared sisters were doin' it
10. CAROLE KING
The prime weaver of rock's Tapestry wrote some
of the best songs of all time and took them to
the stage. The Lilith generation listened.
11. PATSY CLINE
12. DEBBIE HARRY
13. ELLA FITZGERALD
14. STEVIE NICKS
15. PATTI SMITH
16. THE SUPREMES
17. CHAKA KHAN
18. GLADYS KNIGHT
19. ETTA JAMES
20. GRACE SLICK
21. LINDA RONSTADT
22. EMMYLOU HARRIS
23. THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS
24. DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
25. MARIANNE FAITHFULL
26. BESSIE SMITH
27. JOAN BAEZ
28. CARLY SIMON
29. KAREN CARPENTER
30. RICKIE LEE JONES
31. BARBRA STREISAND
32. JOAN JETT
33. k d lang
34. DOLLY PARTON
35. SINEAD O'CONNOR
37. DONNA SUMMER
38. DIANA ROSS
39. PAT BENATAR
41. PATTI LABELLE
42. DIONNE WARWICK
44. SHERYL CROW
45. ROBERTA FLACK
46. KATE BUSH
47. THE B-52S
48. DINAH WASHINGTON
49. MELISSA ETHERIDGE
50. SARAH VAUGHAN
51. BETTE MIDLER
52. LAURA NYRO
53. ALANIS MORISSETTE
54. TRACY CHAPMAN
55. PJ HARVEY
56. MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
57. MAVIS STAPLES
58. CYNDI LAUPER
59. JOAN ARMATRADING
60. RUTH BROWN
61. WHITNEY HOUSTON
62. LENA HORNE
63. CHRISTINE MCVIE
64. THE SHIRELLES
65. LORETTA LYNN
67. THE RONETTES
69. SARAH MCLACHLAN
71. TORI AMOS
72. QUEEN LATIFAH
73. TAMMY WYNETTE
74. ANITA BAKER
75. EXENE CERVENKA
76. THE GO-GO'S
77. JANET JACKSON
78. MAHALIA JACKSON
79. INDIGO GIRLS
80. BIG MAMA THORNTON
81. GLORIA ESTEFAN
82. GRACE JONES
84. YOKO ONO
85. PETULA CLARK
86. LAURIE ANDERSON
88. SHEILA E.
89. EARTHA KITT
90. ANI DIFRANCO
91. KIM GORDON
92. NATALIE COLE
93. PEGGY LEE
94. LIZ PHAIR
95. OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
96. SIOUXSIE SIOUX
97. LUCINDA WILLIAMS
98. KIM DEAL
99. TINA WEYMOUTH
100. ERYKAH BADU
The 100 Greatest Women in Rock as voted by
the VH1.com users...
1. STEVIE NICKS
With her unforgettable voice and "Rhiannon"
she cast a spell over our users.
2. DIANA ROSS
The diva we like to call Ms No. 2.
3. TINA TURNER
The woman who put Nutbush on the map and taught
Mick Jagger everything he knows.
4. MARIAH CAREY
The only woman who can show you her vision of
love in five octaves.
5. TORI AMOS
The flame-haired goddess of the Internet and the
piano broke silence to roars of approval.
6. DEBBIE HARRY
Right next to 'incredibly cool' in the dictionary.
Right next to spiritual mother Debbie Harry in
8. PAT BENATAR
Benatar hit us with her best shot, and we love
her for it.
9. ALANIS MORISSETTE
Plenty of fans for the supposed former infatuation
junkie to mainline on.
10. SHIRLEY MANSON
The flame-haired goddess of the Internet who isn't
11. TERRI NUNN [of Berlin]
12. OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
13. TEENA MARIE
14. MELISSA ETHERIDGE
15. JOAN JETT
16. SHERYL CROW
17. JANIS JOPLIN
18. THE INDIGO GIRLS
19. SARAH MCLACHLAN
20. DOLORES O'RIORDAN
22. CYNDI LAUPER
23. CHAKA KHAN
24. BETTE MIDLER
25. DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
27. CELINE DION
28. HELIUM [radical feminist punk rock yeah!]
29. JANET JACKSON
30. SOPHIE B HAWKINS
31. PATTI SMITH
32. JONI MITCHELL
33. LIZ PHAIR
34. COURTNEY LOVE
36. ANI DIFRANCO
37. DONNA SUMMER
38. ARETHA FRANKLIN
39. BARBRA STREISAND
38. SHANIA TWAIN
41. ANNE BOLEYN [Goth]
43. CHRISSIE HYNDE
45. CHRISTINE MCVIE
46. LESLEY GORE
47. ANNIE LENNOX
48. PATTY GRIFFIN
49. WHITNEY HOUSTON
51. LITA FORD
52. NATALIE MERCHANT
53. KAREN CARPENTER
54. SIOUXSIE SIOUX
55. KATE BUSH
56. LINDA RONSTADT
57. CAROLE KING
58. EXENE CERVENKA
59. AMY GRANT
60. POISON IVY
61. GRACE SLICK
62. PETULA CLARK
63. LAURA NYRO
65. THE MURMURS
66. TAYLOR DAYNE
68. BONNIE RAITT
69. GERI HALLIWELL
70. NANCY SINATRA
72. GLORIA ESTEFAN
74 & 73. THE GO-GO'S
75. MARTHA DAVIS [of Martha Davis & The Motels]
76. CARLY SIMON
77. HEATHER NOVA
78. MARIANNE FAITHFULL
79. PJ HARVEY
80. DEBBIE GIBSON
81. LAURA BRANIGAN
82. SAMANTHA FOX
83. SUZI QUATRO
84. ANNABELLA LWIN [of Bow Wow Wow]
85. LAURYN HILL
90. DONITA SPARKS [of L7]
91. GENYA RAVAN
92. JULIA FORDHAM
93. MELISSA MANCHESTER
94. THE SUPREMES
95. DOLLY PARTON
90. ELLA FITZGERALD
91. JOHNETTE NAPOLITANO [of Concrete Blonde]
92. KIM DEAL
93. MARY WEISS [of the Shangri-Las]
94. PATSY CLINE
95. PATTY SMYTH
96. PAULA ABDUL
97. SHEENA EASTON
98. SPICE GIRLS
99. WENDY O. WILLIAMS
100. WENDY STAPLETON [Australian Hit-maker]
Du-Wop History!Du-Wop History Book By Johnny Keyes of The Magnificents
It's the 50's and Du-Wop groups are HOT!
Especially hot in Chicago. Chess, Checker,
Chance, Vee-Jay, United States, Parrot
and Savoy 51 were the names of some of the small
independent labels in town. The 4 Buddies,
The Calvaes, The Clouds, The Debonaires,
The Eldorados, The Five Thrills, The Flamingos,
The Gems, Jerry Butler and the Impressions.
The Five Chances, The Moroccos, The Pastels,
The Orchids, The Magnificents, The Shepards,
The Kool Gents, and The Spaniels were some
of the groups mentioned in the book.
Check out what Johnny Keyes and The Magnificents
are doing now... also check out the book. http://boomersint.org/johnnykeyes/johnnymag.htm http://boomersint.org/johnnykeyes/dowop.htm
ROCK AND ROLL!
Rock And Roll Respect.PBS Rock&Roll
Page about the series.
A savvy, substantive history of the music
that has rocked the world for four decades first
came to public television Sunday, September 24,
1995. Rock&Roll, a 10-part series broadcast on PBS
focuses on the ongoing evolution of rock music and
the innovators who shaped it from the 1950s to
the 1990s. The series are shown occasionally
and website is still up for visiting.
Here is a look at history of
Rock and Roll Respects
SERIOUS SIDE OF LIFE
Boomers International Web Site is opening
up a "SERIOUS SIDE OF LIFE" at Geocities.Com
Burn out, stress out and need someone to talk to.
The Doctor Is In
and Dr. Osborn will answer all your questions.
Here is one of review of her book in Publishers
Marketing Ass'n. List - April 1, 1998.
The System Made Me Do It!
A Life Changing Approach to Office Politics
Susan M. Osborn, Ph.D. - LifeThread Publications -
ISBN 0-9655368-0-7 - trade 174 pages
This book is different in a very special way.
Yes, you'll learn the typical life affirming
schmoogle that will serve to make each day's
burden a little bit lighter. But there
are lots of books that can teach you coping
mechanisms for home or work. This book is unique
in a sea of titles clamoring for attention.
You go on a journey with a narrator named Sunny.
She has been there, done that, and will lead you
along the path to your personal fulfillment.
You get frank, down to earth, practical insights
served up with a modicum of spirituality.
A lovely book.
Buzz Review News
MOTOWN IS 40!
Motown is celebrating 40th anniversary this year. .