Media Advisory - International Beatles Celebrities in Toronto

    ORILLIA, ON, Sept. 14 /CNW/ - Two of the celebrities appearing at this
year's Orillia Beatles Celebration will be present at a special event being
held in their honour in Toronto on September 20, 2007.
    Peter Bennett of New York was the personal promotions manager for the
Beatles, as well as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo
Starr individually. He has promoted the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Bob
Dylan, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Steve Tyler, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder,
Marvin Gaye, The Who, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Bob Hope,
George Burns, Simon and Garfunkel, Sam Cooke, Muhammad Ali, Donald Trump, and
Elizabeth Taylor. Credited with the successful promotion of the British
Invasion in the 1960's, he also served as the Head of Apple Records.
    An icon among his peers, and a genuine legend in promotions business, Mr.
Bennett was named the world's Number 1 promotion man by Billboard Magazine,
cited as "the man who made unknowns into stars and stars into super stars."
Based on his intimate knowledge of the Beatles, he promises to reveal a number
of untold stories at the Orillia event. (
    Allan Williams of Liverpool was the first booking agent and manager of
the Beatles between 1960 and 1962. He was responsible for bringing the Beatles
to Hamburg, Germany where they developed the craft that led to their breakout
as the most famous pop group of all time. The author of "The Man Who Gave The
Beatles Away," Mr. Williams is a remarkable raconteur and a sought after
celebrity in Beatles circles.
    Both men are participating in the inaugural Orillia Beatles Celebration
being held from September 21 to 23, 2007, the first community-based Beatles
festival in Canada. (
    The event takes place on Thursday, September 20, 2007, at 7.30 P.M., at
the Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West in Toronto. (

For further information:

For further information: Peter Miniaci, (416) 977-2782, (416) 889-5885,

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