When They Was Fab: Electric Arguments About the Beatles
2022.r27 Speed Round — Martin Quibell

2022.r27 Speed Round — Martin Quibell

July 4, 2022

Speed round!   Julian Lennon's newly released material.     The ever present public reception of Paul McCartney through the years, and how it differed on either side of "the pond."     Can Paul be considered as prolific as Prince?      We close on Paul's recent headlining gig at Glastonbury.

2022.r26 A Day in Their Life — Kit O’Toole, Lonnie Pena, Eric Howell

2022.r26 A Day in Their Life — Kit O’Toole, Lonnie Pena, Eric Howell

June 27, 2022

The King Mixer joins the Queen of all Beatles media and Lonnie Pena himself as we discuss his podcast/audio drama "A Day in Their Life."     A brand new (yet also classic) way of sitting down and considering the history of the Fab Four.  

2022.r25 Paul McCartney’s Got Back Tour 2022 - Lonnie Pena, Kit O’Toole

2022.r25 Paul McCartney’s Got Back Tour 2022 - Lonnie Pena, Kit O’Toole

June 19, 2022

Lonnie Pena and Kit O'Toole join us as we wrap-up coverage on Paul McCartney's "Got Back" tour.    Not quite a birthday episode (although the momentous 80th is mentioned), but certainly one which celebrating the man, his life, and maybe a little bit of Chris Holmes and Ticketmaster too!

2022.r24b— The Making of Sgt. Pepper (1992) — sideB — Hollow Hand

2022.r24b— The Making of Sgt. Pepper (1992) — sideB — Hollow Hand

June 13, 2022

Thirty years ago, the Beatles celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of Sgt. Pepper with a South Bank special on the making of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.   Paul, George, Ringo, George Martin and even Brian Wilson.    This week we dive deeped into Pepper proper, and wonder if the "She's Leaving Home" and "Getting Better" segments remain on the cutting room floor somewhere.    Look for part one, also available now!

2022.r24a — The Making of Sgt. Pepper (1992) — side A

2022.r24a — The Making of Sgt. Pepper (1992) — side A

June 13, 2022

Thirty years ago, the Beatles celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of Sgt. Pepper with a South Bank special on the making of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.   Paul, George, Ringo, George Martin and even Brian Wilson.    We look back at the special, the isolated tracks, what was missing and how things have changed.    Look for part two, also available now!

2022.r23 John, Paul, George and Ringo do covers!

2022.r23 John, Paul, George and Ringo do covers!

June 6, 2022

A look at the covers of John, Paul, George and Ringo.     All without one mention of "Rock Island Line", which all four of them did as solo artists in one form or another.   Which is your favorite?    Least?    Jeff Lynne and his shaggy hair manage to get namechecked TWICE!

2022.r22 The Songs Lennon & McCartney Gave Away.

2022.r22 The Songs Lennon & McCartney Gave Away.

May 30, 2022

In 1979, EMI (via their "budget label" Music For Pleasure/mfp) recycled and expanded an idea launched nine years previously as "The Stars Sing Lennon & McCartney").     This week: the songs, the artwork and what was skipped in favor of "I'm the Greatest."

2022.r21 Julie Taymors Across the Universe (Erika White)

2022.r21 Julie Taymors Across the Universe (Erika White)

May 23, 2022

Jon and I are joined by Erika White (of BC the Beatles) for a look the 2007 Julie Taymor film "Across the Universe".     A feast for the eyes and ears.    A lot of people like it, and a lot of people don't.    Which of these categories do we fall in? (hint: we live up to the subtitle)    Which category do you fall in?   Let us know!

2022.r20 The Beatles at the BBC - disc three - June 1963 - July 1963

2022.r20 The Beatles at the BBC - disc three - June 1963 - July 1963

May 15, 2022

We continue our look at the collected "Beatles at the Beeb" (Lord Reith 2021 edition) with disc three.    Shows two, three and four in the "Pop Go the Beatles" series, and a couple of other appearances from the months around Paul's birthday.    In addition to talking about the shows we chat a bit about the "Spanish Holiday", Paul's 21st and Lee Peters making Ringo older a month before his time.

2022.r19 New (The Album)

2022.r19 New (The Album)

May 9, 2022

Nine years ago Sir Paul emerged from "Kisses on the Bottom" with his next studio album "New."   Paul listed his inspiration as events ranging from the early 1960's, through to the present day.    Would this album keep "Hear Music" going, and Sir Paul fans rolling into the aisles of Starbucks?

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