KFIX Rock News: Beatles’ 50th Anniversary Celebrated With Bloomingdale’s Line, Cruise
According to Women’s Wear Daily, the items have been created in conjunction with a new campaign celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary and British culture in general.
The magazine reports that about 50 U.K. brands have contributed to the initiative, with such merchandise as slim-fit suits named John, Paul, George and Ringo; bomber jackets; overcoats; slacks; dress shirts; T-shirts; sweaters; cuff links; scarves; bags; and umbrellas.
Bloomingdale’s also has struck a deal with The Beatles’ Apple Corp. company to sell handkerchiefs packaged in replicas of the band’s classic albums.
While Bloomingdale’s has yet to officially announce the campaign, a number of items can already be ordered online at the store’s website. Prices range from a $48 muscle T-shirt featuring the four Beatles’ first names to a $1,082.50 suit.
In other Beatles’ 50th anniversary news, a Beatlemania-themed vacation package commemorating the anniversary will take place this February 5-10 at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, and will feature an appearance by original Beatles drummer Pete Best and his Pete Best Band.
Also participating in the event will be two former members of Paul McCartney’s Wings – Laurence Juber and Denny Seiwell. In addition, John Lennon’s former girlfriend May Pang will give a keynote speech.
The five-night extravaganza also will include a presentation by record producer Mark Hudson, who worked with Ringo Starr on five of the Fab Four drummer’s solo albums.
And the tribute group Band on the Run will perform on the exact day and time The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964.
All-inclusive five-night packages start at $1,780 per person, which includes a backstage pass to concerts and celebrity presentations, accommodations, and more.
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