We’ve got some big news about our Beatles Tribute Cruise. New Special Beatles Guests and a very special Beatles Event. Let’s start with our newest Special Beatles Guest, Chris O’Dell, the author of “Miss O’Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and the Women They Loved”.
George Harrison wrote a song for her (“Miss O’Dell”), as did her boyfriend, Leon Russell (“Pisces Apple Lady”). She was there on the roof of Apple when the Beatles famously performed “Hey Jude” on TV. She watched as they recorded at Abbey Road, and was best friends with George’s wife, Pattie Boyd. She had affairs with Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan. O’Dell and Joni Mitchell vied for the attention of Sam Shepard while on the road with Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue (Mitchell referred to her in the song “Coyote” as “the woman down the hall”).
As O’Dell writes in the book’s foreward: “I wasn’t famous. I wasn’t even almost famous. But I was there”
Chris will join May Pang and Nancy Andrews’ Question and Answer session called “The Rock and Roll Asylum” and participate in her own still to be named Q & A session aboard the Beatles Tribute Cruise.
We’ve also added Joe Johnson, the host and creator of the nationally syndicated radio show “BeatleBrunch” who joins us as the co-host of the cruise. Joe will be handling our Beatles Trivia Contest (just wait until you the prizes for the winners) and will host Jorie Gracen’s Q & A session called “Behind the Lens with Paul McCartney”
And now for something really special: Shannon- the World’s Greatest Beatles Artist will unveil eight paintings from her “Hard Days Night Hotel Collection” in a Private Ceremony open only to our Beatles Tribute Cruisers and the national and local press. Those invited to unveil a painting include the President of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the Captain of the Independence of the Seas, May Pang (John Lennon’s former girlfriend) and Joe Johnson. For press passes please contact Woody Lifton @ info@BeatlesTributeCruise.com
Don’t forget that Royal Caribbean has lowered prices for our Beatles Tribute Cruise almost 30% but that discount ends on 10/31/09. You only need a deposit of around $300 to reserve your cabin and the balance does not have to be paid off until 1/4/09.
So head over to our Beatles Tribute Cruise website and book your Beatles vacation of a lifetime.