Friday, October 21, 2016

Beatles chart news, Lennon 'Imagine' cover

Sir Ivan ad advertising John Lennon cover.

Some Billboard Beatles positions in the Oct. 29 issue just out today: In the Billboard Artist 100, the Beatles are #97. And on the Billboard 200 chart, Beatles "1" is at #180, down from #120 the previous week. And the Beatles' "Abbey Road" has returned to the Billboard 200 chart at #196.

But maybe the most intriguing Beatles-related item is the ad that has appeared for Sir Ivan's cover of John Lennon's "Imagine." The ad uses a similar photo to the one John and Yoko posted for on the cover of Rolling Stone. You can hear Sir Ivan's version below. Sir Ivan has issued a CD with 10 mixes of the song.