When They Was Fab: Electric Arguments About the Beatles
2020.bonus2 Sunshine Life For Me [Sail Away Raymond] (Don McLean) — Ringo Starr, Don McLean, George Morgan.

2020.bonus2 Sunshine Life For Me [Sail Away Raymond] (Don McLean) — Ringo Starr, Don McLean, George Morgan.

July 7, 2020

Happy 80 Ringo!    Download and begin precisely at 11:55 AM on the seventh of July to join in on the "Peace and Love"!

2020.27 Band on the Run (One Hand Clapping) — Paul Salley, Paul McCartney, Wings, Irma Thomas, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch, Geoff Britton,

2020.27 Band on the Run (One Hand Clapping) — Paul Salley, Paul McCartney, Wings, Irma Thomas, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch, Geoff Britton,

July 6, 2020

Paul Salley returns as we continue through the 1974/5 Wings television spectacular "One Hand Clapping".    Paul and the band take us through material both new and old (at the time).     We nearly trip over Geoff Britton's Karate Gi, then take a side alley through space and time to New Orleans.    Do you think Paul was doing his "Monkberry Moon Delight" voice in that clip?    Maybe...

2020.26 Love My Baby (One Hand Clapping) — Paul Salley, Paul McCartney, Wings, Jimmy McCulloch, Geoff Britton, Rusty Anderson

2020.26 Love My Baby (One Hand Clapping) — Paul Salley, Paul McCartney, Wings, Jimmy McCulloch, Geoff Britton, Rusty Anderson

June 29, 2020

Paul Salley (author of the forthcoming book on Jimmy McCulloch) joins the show this week and next as we go through the 1974 McCartney and Wings film "One Hand Clapping".      The film has been legitimately available for over a decade, but is still less well-known than the Bruce McMouse project! 

2020.25 Blackbird (San Francisco) — Steve Marinucci, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, The Kronos Quartet.

2020.25 Blackbird (San Francisco) — Steve Marinucci, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, The Kronos Quartet.

June 22, 2020

Steve Marinucci returns for part two of our look at Paul McCartney (and Ringo Starr) coming through the San Francisco Bay Area in recent years.    What would you do if you happened upon Paul McCartney riding bikes through the park?    (Don't ask me, I missed that by an hour or two).    Would such an encounter be as memorable as the show later that evening?     We discuss!  

2020.24 You’re Sixteen (Oakland) — Steve Marinucci, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Rufus Wainwright, Sean Lennon, Deerhoof

2020.24 You’re Sixteen (Oakland) — Steve Marinucci, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Rufus Wainwright, Sean Lennon, Deerhoof

June 15, 2020

Steve Marinucci (Beatles News Briefs Podcasts, Things We Said Today, Billboard) joins the show this week and next.    Our topic:   The Beatles (both group and solo) in the San Francisco Bay Area.    This week, we look at the Cow Palace, Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose.    Next week, Paul and Ringo in San Francisco proper.

2020.24 You’re Sixteen (Oakland) — Steve Marinucci, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Rufus Wainwright, Sean Lennon, Deerhoof

2020.24 You’re Sixteen (Oakland) — Steve Marinucci, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Rufus Wainwright, Sean Lennon, Deerhoof

June 15, 2020

Steve Marinucci (Beatles News Briefs Podcasts, Things We Said Today, Billboard) joins the show this week and next.    Our topic:   The Beatles (both group and solo) in the San Francisco Bay Area.    This week, we look at the Cow Palace, Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose.    Next week, Paul and Ringo in San Francisco proper.

2020.23 Can’t Buy Me Love (Take 1/2) — Kit O’Toole, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Ringo Starr, The ABC Stars of 1995

2020.23 Can’t Buy Me Love (Take 1/2) — Kit O’Toole, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Ringo Starr, The ABC Stars of 1995

June 8, 2020

Kit O'Toole returns for part two of our look at "The Beatles Anthology" as it aired on ABC November 19, 1995.     Leading in to the world premiere of "Free as a Bird", the public heard the Beatles (+ George Martin, Derek Taylor and Neil Aspinall) tell their own story.    This week, we join the story as Brian Epstein enters, and follow it through Jimmie Nicol and the 1964 tour of Australia and New Zealand.

2020.22 Kansas City (Spectral Stereo - Star Club) — Kit O’Toole, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Mark Lewisohn

2020.22 Kansas City (Spectral Stereo - Star Club) — Kit O’Toole, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Mark Lewisohn

June 1, 2020

Dr. Kit O'Toole returns for a look at (part 1 of) the ABC airing of "The Beatles Anthology" from November 19, 1995. The promos promised us "The Television event of our lifetime". Did it deliver then? How does it look now? Does it still hold up? How does the TV version compare to the extended DVD edition, the various outtakes and bootlegs we've heard in the interim? Kit joins Lonnie and myself for a discussion looking at how "The Long and Winding Road" evolved into the Beatles telling their own story, and we start in on part one from that Sunday night.

 

2020.21 If I Fell (Isolated Vocal) — Darin P. Murphy, Joey Curatolo, Micky Dolenz, The Beatles, Trish and Darin, Skyrocket!

2020.21 If I Fell (Isolated Vocal) — Darin P. Murphy, Joey Curatolo, Micky Dolenz, The Beatles, Trish and Darin, Skyrocket!

May 25, 2020

Darin P. Murphy (Skyrocket) and Joey Curatolo (Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles) join us for a mostly musical holiday edition of "When They Was Fab."    We continue our discussion on the "It Was Fifty Years Ago Today" White Album tribute tour from last year before moving on to other Beatles and McCartney-related topics.     Along the way, since the pair cannot harmonize together, each plays some Lennon/McCartney/Beatles tunes, delivering their greatest vocal punches!

2020.20 I Will/Julia (50 years ago…) — Darin P. Murphy, Joey Curatolo, Jason Scheff, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross, Joey Molland

2020.20 I Will/Julia (50 years ago…) — Darin P. Murphy, Joey Curatolo, Jason Scheff, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross, Joey Molland

May 18, 2020

Show one of two with Joey Curatolo (Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles) and friend of the show Darin P. Murphy (Skyrocket) as they guest to help us look back at their shared 2019.   In the fall and winter, the duo spent the majority of three months on the road with Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross and friends as they toured the country celebrating the Beatles White album (as well as playing some of their own "songs you know and love").      Lonnie Pena is back for awhile as well.

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