Gary Jacob has put his money where his McCartney is, or something like that.
The founder of Abbey Road on the River, the massive Beatles festival that comes to Louisville each summer, turned 64 this week and announced a host of premiums for his fellow travelers, all in honor of Paul McCartney’s song, “When I’m Sixty-Four.”
Abbey Road on the River will take place May 23-27 on the Belvedere and at the Galt House Hotel & Suites, with more than 50 bands performing music by the Beatles or Beatles-inspired music. On the first and last days of the festival, all 64-year-olds will get in free, and they can bring their grandchildren with them.
They’ll have the chance to buy an Ultimate Ticket to Ride weekend ticket for $179.95 and get another for $64, can enter a drawing for a $1,000 Gretsch guitar or take advantage of “64 additional surprises ranging from free stuff to discounts on food, drinks and merchandise,” according to a press release.
“When I’m Sixty-Four” isn’t McCartney’s best work, but it is a charmer, although I’ve always found the line “Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I’m 64?” to be endlessly depressing.
Go to www.arotr.com for more details and to purchase tickets
Zooey and Ben legally splitsville
Zooey Deschanel’s divorce from Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard became final this week, and it’s impossible to guess who might be the more relieved party.
It must have been tough to put up with Zooey’s relentless whimsy, which at this point has turned punishing. Then again, Gibbard probably began every morning with an itemized list of the things that were making him the most sad.
No details were released, although the judgment stated that the “marriage cannot be repaired by counseling or mediation.” Neither can “New Girl,” but it just keeps dragging on, wondering where all the magic has gone.
What's hot on Spotify
Unlike iTunes, which costs cash money, people can listen to Spotify for free. That makes the list for most popular songs on the streaming music site more interesting. All are new songs, which is strange. Don’t you think that “Bohemian Rhapsody” would pop up?
United States — 1. The Lumineers, “Ho Hey”; 2. Rihanna, “Diamonds”; 3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, “Thrift Shop”; 4. Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”; 5. fun., “Some Nights”; 6. Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”; 7. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin, “Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit)”; 8. Ke$ha, “Die Young”; 9. Flo Rida, “I Cry”; 10. PSY, “Gangnam Style.”
United Kingdom — 1. Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven”; 2. Rihanna, “Diamonds”; 3. The Lumineers, “Ho Hey”; 4. Labrinth, “Beneath Your Beautiful”; 5. Olly Murs, “Troublemaker”; 6. One Direction, “Little Things”; 7. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin, “Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit)”; 8. Gabrielle Aplin, “The Power of Love”; 9. Calvin Harris, “Sweet Nothing”; 10. PSY, “Gangnam Style.”.