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The Beatles Rarity Holiday Contest 2013 Solution

Before taking down the Holiday Contest in a few days I want to thank everyone again who tried it out and glad for those of you who won a prize. If you did not win one – you’ll likely get another chance in 2014. If you never got a chance to try the puzzle, you can do so through December 31, 2013, but it’s just for fun at this point since the prizes are now long gone (click here to try it now). For those that are interested, I am now providing all the answers to the puzzle. If you tried it and got stuck and just want to know the answers then read on. Otherwise, I’m giving you the spoiler warning now.

The Beatles with music publisher Dick James at EMI Studio 2

The Beatles with music publisher Dick James at EMI Studio 2

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The Beatles Rarity Holiday Contest 2013 Prizes, Winners & Sponsors

The Holiday Contest this year was a big success and big thanks goes out to all of you who gave it a shot! It was launched at 2pm ET (USA) on December 14th and about 11 and a half hours later all 24 give-away prizes for those that completed the puzzle had been won (you can still play here). Congratulations to all of our winners! Here is a list of them (in no particular order) and the prizes they have won.


The Beatles Rarity Holiday Contest 2013


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The Beatles Rarity Holiday Contest 2013 has begun!

UPDATE: Thank you everyone for playing The Beatles Rarity Holiday Contest in 2013! The contest has now been disabled. It will take on a different form when we do it again next year. Stay tuned!

Hello everyone! The 2013 Holiday Contest for The Beatles Rarity has now begun! Wherever you are, you are here – and that means you are eligible to play! If you’ve arrived early and complete all of the challenges correctly and with sufficient expediency, you will win a Beatle-prize! That’s the good news.


Some Happy Holiday Beatles

Some Happy Holiday Beatles


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The Beatles Rarity Holiday Contest 2013 – Update


Hello friends and fellow Beatles fans!

This is a follow up message from me to you of an earlier message about The Beatles Rariy Holiday Contest posted here. As we get deeper into December, I wanted to remind everyone that this battle of wits, wisdom and luck is coming your way any day now. Preparations for the contest are rapidly coming to a close which means the contest can launch at any minute of any hour. I can’t tell you exactly when it will start but I can assure you that by New Year’s Eve it will all be over and all prizes will be shipped and hopefully in the hands of our lucky winners. So do the math… the time is very close.

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The Beatles Rarity Holiday Contest for 2013


Hello Beatles fans! It’s that time of year again and as in years past The Beatles Rarity will be throwing a Holiday Contest and, of course, giving away Beatle-Prizes to the winners. There will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-20 prize-winners this year. Sometime in December a puzzle that tests your Beatles knowledge will appear on TheBeatlesRarity.com and the first person to solve it gets first choice of prizes. It’s first come-first serve, so the earlier you complete the puzzle, the more prize choices you will have. Unfortunately, it’s also possible to solve the puzzle only to find that all of the prizes are gone already, so be on your toes! Very shortly after all prizes are taken I will make an announcement on the site, just so everyone is aware.

Q: But how will I know when the contest launches?

If you are signed up for The Beatles Rarity newsletter you will be getting a further clue on when the contest begins. Aside from that, the best advice I can give you is to check the site daily to see what’s new. Signing up for the newsletter is a cinch. Just go here and type in your email address. Done! Don’t worry about getting spammed as I don’t give away email addresses and normally only send out the newsletter once a week on Fridays. You can also sign up by entering your email address in the space provided in the right sidebar. You don’t HAVE to be signed up for the newsletter to win though. However, if you sign up for the newsletter and then win a prize, and then immediately unsubscribe, I will come out to your house and take your prize back! Just kidding – of course.

Q: But wait a minute! What will the prizes be?


A: That is a great question! It won’t be a new car or anything like that – but it will be something better than, say, a box of thumb tacks or a piece of bubble gum. Why not just play and find out? What do you have to lose? It’s not like I’m charging anything for this little bit of fun. Winners and what they’ve won will be announced after the contest completes – so if you don’t participate (or participate too late) you can still see what you didn’t win. Won’t that be great?!

If you’re not a winner, then…

All I can say is better luck next year. The puzzle will still be available after all prizes are won until the end of the year for anyone who still wants to see how they do.

Good luck to everyone, happy holidays and thanks a million for being a part of The Beatles Rarity!

Happy Nat

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Happy Nat on Dennis Mitchell’s Breakfast With The Beatles this weekend

Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast With The Beatles

Dennis Mitchell’s Breakfast With The Beatles

Dear Beatles fans,

Most reading have already tuned in to Dennis Mitchell’s Breakfast With The Beatles but if you haven’t then I certainly encourage you to check it out. It’s an award-winning weekly radio show that’s been around since 1991 and currently heard on dozens of stations in North America, the U.K., Germany, Sweden and New Zealand. If you truly love The Beatles, you’ll love his show.

I’m going to be joining Dennis on the show this upcoming weekend for a celebration of the 45th anniversary of The Beatles’ White Album. We’ll be having a little listening party of rare out-takes from these sessions from 1968 and Dennis and I will say a few words about each selection to put it in perspective. Dennis also speaks with Historian/Photographer Ian Wright on the show who was backstage with The Beatles on the night President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. It will be informative and lots of fun so I’m hoping you can join us.

One easy way to tune in is from the Fab4Radio player in the lower part of the right sidebar here on TheBeatlesRarity.com (just look to your right and scroll down below the SHOUTcast logo). Click the play button at 10am ET/7am PT on Saturday morning (Nov. 23, 2013) or at 10am ET/7am PT on Sunday morning (Nov. 24, 2013). You can also hear it directly from Fab4Radio.com at the same times. If that’s too early, it also comes on on Beatlesarama.com at 2pm ET/11am PT on Saturday (Nov. 23, 2013). For more on Dennis’ show check out the Breakfast With The Beatles website at www.beatlesradioshow.com. There are also more alternate listening times, a listing of many other stations to catch the show and even instructions on how to listen to it via podcast at a time convenient for you.

I’ve been a fan of Breakfast With The Beatles for a few years now and can’t tell you how happy I am to be Dennis’ guest again this weekend. The show is two hours long though some stations only play the first hour. Back in September 2010, shortly after his monumental 1000th show, I interviewed Dennis via phone on TheBeatlesRarity.com. You can catch a recording of that interview here if you like.

Peace and love!

Happy Nat
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