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?
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.
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!
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!) .
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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"