‘The policeman near me stuck bullets in his ears’: An oral history of the Beatles’ first U.S. concert
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[An excellent Washington Post article quoting Bruce…]   On Feb. 11, 1964, Beatlemania blasted Washington — all shrieks and Arthur … Read More

Santa loves the Beatles
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Santa is coming to town and he’s a Beatles Fan Bruce Spizer’s books tell the fascinating and sometimes convoluted stories … Read More

[EVENT] The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years – Prytania Theater, New Orleans, Sept. 23-25, 2016
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Prytania Theatre & Bruce Spizer present The Beatles:Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years Screenings Hosted by Beatles author/historian … Read More

Bruce’s Ballyhooed Beatles Butcher Presentation at Chicago Fest – August 12–14, 2016
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Bruce Spizer will be a guest at the Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans this weekend (August 12 – 14, 2016) … Read More

Memories of Ali and the Beatles
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Saturday morning, June 4, 2016. I read the news today, oh boy, on the front face of my iPhone. There … Read More

53rd anniversary of the release of PLEASE PLEASE ME
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Today is the 53rd anniversary of the release of the Beatles first album, PLEASE PLEASE ME. When the LP went … Read More

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Beatles Symposium, April 1-2, 2016
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Bruce Spizer will serve as the Grand Finale presenter for the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Beatles Symposium in Cleveland, Mississippi.

50 Years Ago: A Rubber Soul Christmas to Remember
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The 1965 Christmas season was a very special time for Beatles fans. On December 3, 1965, Parlophone simultaneously released the … Read More

First Magic From Apple Records
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I will never forget the magic I felt when I removed my copy of Hey Jude from its black “The Beatles on Apple” sleeve for the first time.

Capitol of the World Trivia
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Today’s trivia questions come from the “Capitol of the World” chapter in the revised and expanded digital edition of “The … Read More

Beatlefan Gold Record Award Interview with Bruce Spizer
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On July 24, 2014, the Recording Industry Association of America (the “RIAA”) added four singles and one album to its list of Beatles records that have been certified gold. Beatlefan contacted Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer in hopes of learning the story behind these new certifications.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES START VACATIONS WHILE LOVE ME DO ISSUED
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The Beatles began well-deserved vacations on May 2, 1964.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES PERFORM AT NME POLL-WINNERS CONCERT & TAPE TV SPECIAL
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Having completed the filming of their first movie, the Beatles were once again busy with concerts and television appearances.

50 Years Ago: FILMING COMPLETED FOR BEATLES FIRST FILM WHILE “NEW” CAPITOL LP HITS THE CHARTS
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Filming of the Beatles first movie was completed during the week of April 20 – 24, 1964.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES CONTINUE FILMING AND RECORD TITLE TRACK
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Work on the Beatles first film resumed at Twickenham Film Studios on Monday, April 13.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES CONTINUE FILMING ON THEIR MOVIE
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Work on the Beatles first film at Twickenham continued on April 6 and 7, 1964, with the shooting of the make-up room scenes and the police station scenes.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES DOMINATE U.S. CHARTS WHILE FILMING CONTINUES ON THEIR MOVIE
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Nowhere was the Beatles dominance of American radio and the American record industry more evident than in the April 4, 1964, issue of Billboard magazine.

50 Years Ago: VEE-JAY ISSUES BEATLES SINGLE & EP WHILE BEATLES CONTINUE WORK ON THEIR MOVIE
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In America, Vee-Jay Records continued with its release of “new” Beatles product

50 Years Ago: CAN’T BUY ME LOVE RELEASED WHILE BEATLES CONTINUE FILMING FIRST MOVIE
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The Beatles sixth U.K. single and first U.K. single for 1964, Can’t Buy Me Love b/w You Can’t Do That, was released on March 20, 1964.

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