When They Was Fab: Electric Arguments About the Beatles
2019.33 She Loves You (Sullivan) — The Beatles, Bob Gale, Eddie Deezen, Will Jordan, Ed Sullivan, Murray the K

2019.33 She Loves You (Sullivan) — The Beatles, Bob Gale, Eddie Deezen, Will Jordan, Ed Sullivan, Murray the K

August 19, 2019

Part two of our look at the "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" film.     What happens to Pam, Grace, Rosie and Janice?     Will Tony find a way to stop the spread of Beatlemania?     If you haven't ever seen it, look for the Criterion Collection Blu-Ray.     Tune in and learn how Beaver Cleaver ties in to the recreation of February 9, 1964.    Can you identify which clips are the real Ed Sullivan, and which are Will Jordan?

2019.32 Roll Over Beethoven (DC) — Bob Gale, The Beatles, Will Jordan, Murray the K

2019.32 Roll Over Beethoven (DC) — Bob Gale, The Beatles, Will Jordan, Murray the K

August 12, 2019

In March of 2019, The Criterion added "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" to their list of important classic and contemporary cinema (joining "A Hard Day's Night"), and released a Blu-Ray in the United States.         The film (which had only previously been available on DVD in this country) and its commentary track are joined by new interviews with Gale, Zemeckis, Spielberg and some of the cast.    The first of two shows where we take you back to 1977/78 (and 1964) revealing the story of the film and anecdotes from its making.

2019.31 Goodnight Vienna (John Demo) — Ken Michaels, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

2019.31 Goodnight Vienna (John Demo) — Ken Michaels, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

August 5, 2019

Part two of our visit with Ken Michaels (Talk More Talk, Things We Said Today, kenmichaelsradio.com) returns for part two of our look at collaborations between two or more of John, Paul, George and Ringo outside the context of their combo from 1968 to the present.    Live shows, studio recordings and more!

2019.30 It Don’t Come Easy (George demo) — Ken Michaels, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney, John Lennon

2019.30 It Don’t Come Easy (George demo) — Ken Michaels, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney, John Lennon

July 29, 2019

Ken Michaels (Things We Said Today, Talk More Talk, kenmichaelsradio.com) joins us in our own podcast collaboration.   Ringo's appearance with Paul in Los Angeles was only one of many times where two or more Beatles got together on stage or in the recording studio.      Part one of two where we each discuss some of our favorites, and provide two separate playlists that you can arrange in the order given (or of your choice!) .   

2019.29 Let Em In (Arlington) — Maricela Villegas, Paul McCartney, IsaBella, Abe, Rusty, Wix, Brian

2019.29 Let Em In (Arlington) — Maricela Villegas, Paul McCartney, IsaBella, Abe, Rusty, Wix, Brian

July 22, 2019

Contest winner and FOURTH generation Beatles Fan Marciela Villegas joins the show this week to discuss her first Paul McCartney show, where a septugenarian finds so much energy and how one discovers and experiences the Beatles as a late- or even post-millenial individual.      Fun for all the family, and (for purely tangential reasons) a pretty nifty Spanish-language cover of Oh! Darling.

2019.28 New York City (Mayor Lindsay demo) — Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Elephant’s Memory

2019.28 New York City (Mayor Lindsay demo) — Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Elephant’s Memory

July 15, 2019

"Que Pasa New York!"       Once the band broke up, the four men who were once Beatles scattered to the winds.  Despite this fact, each of the four would choose women with strong ties to the United States, purchase homes there and get their kicks on Route 66 and other highways and byways.    Two of the Fabs would even decide to make their primary residence in the country.   

2019.27 12 Bar Original — The Beatles, George Harrison, Louise Harrison Caldwell, Paul McCartney

2019.27 12 Bar Original — The Beatles, George Harrison, Louise Harrison Caldwell, Paul McCartney

July 8, 2019

We stretch the party in the USA out for an extra week!    Today, part one of our look at Beatle visits to the USA during the Sixties.     George is perhaps the only one who was able to visit as an average person when he visited his sister in Illinois, and went through New York City six months or so before their Ed Sullivan show appearance.    Beyond the expected runs to New York and Los Angeles, Paul went to Denver, and they even considered recording in Memphis after Rubber Soul was completed.    Tune in for more "Beatles in the USA" next week as the story moves to the solo years.

2019.bonus It Don’t Come Easy (RRHOF) - Ringo Starr, Paul Shaffer, Joe Walsh

2019.bonus It Don’t Come Easy (RRHOF) - Ringo Starr, Paul Shaffer, Joe Walsh

July 7, 2019

If you start this show at exactly 11:50 AM your time, the countdown and message will go off right at noon!   Welcome to our annual show celebrating "What's So Funny 'Bout" Peace, Love and Ringo Starr's Birthday!    We will soon be back with our regularly scheduled episode too...

2019.26 Only A Northern Song (Anthology) — Himesh Patel, Richard Curtis, Ed Sheeran Lily James, Richard Curtis

2019.26 Only A Northern Song (Anthology) — Himesh Patel, Richard Curtis, Ed Sheeran Lily James, Richard Curtis

July 1, 2019

Mild Spoilers ahead!     The film "Yesterday" opened in the United States on June 28, 2019.     Boy Meets Girl.     World Loses Beatles.    Boy Loses Girl.    Boy Gets Girl back.    Richard Curtis (Love Actually), and Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) have teamed up on a romance comedy that is Beatles adjacent.      We review the film, discuss its predecessors, and avoid too much detail.

2019.25 And I Love Her (Live) — Dr. Kit O’Toole, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, The Bay City Rollers, Todd Rundgren, The BeeGees, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Dick Clark

2019.25 And I Love Her (Live) — Dr. Kit O’Toole, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, The Bay City Rollers, Todd Rundgren, The BeeGees, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Dick Clark

June 24, 2019

Part two of our look at pop phenomena post-Beatlemania.     In 1966, some teens did not hesitate to let Dick Clark and American Bandstand know that the moustaches and new look of The Beatles "ruin their image."     The girls looking to scream soon found a new pop quartet, and the wheel has continued to turn for over fifty years.     Kit O'Toole joins us for a show that might be called "BTS:    The Mania Strikes Back"