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50 Years Ago: TALES OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY–THE BEATLES KENNEDY CONNECTION

50 Years Ago: TALES OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY–THE BEATLES KENNEDY CONNECTION

November 22, 1963, was a triumphant day for the Beatles. In their homeland, the group had dominated the record charts …Read

The complete Tollie Catalog

The complete Tollie Catalog

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[LISTEN] Biondi Announcing Please Please Me

[LISTEN] Biondi Announcing Please Please Me

DICK BIONDI PLAYS THE BEATLES ON CHICAGO’S WLS Click here to listen to Dick Biondi (opens in separate window so …Read

TONY SHERIDAN DIES IN HAMBURG

TONY SHERIDAN DIES IN HAMBURG

Tony Sheridan, the British singer/guitarist who befriended the Beatles in Hamburg, died there on February 16, 2013.

ALAN LIVINGSTON—A TRIBUTE

ALAN LIVINGSTON—A TRIBUTE

By Bruce Spizer On March 13, 2009, I received word that Alan Livingston had died. I wasn’t shocked. After all, …Read

Songs Recorded For Please Please Me

Songs Recorded For Please Please Me

The Please Please Me album gets off to a rousing start with Paul’s energetic “One, two, three, faaa!” count-in to I Saw Her Standing There.

BEATLES CONNECTION TO TRAGIC AIR PLANE CRASH

Thirty years ago, on July 9, 1982, Pan Am Flight 759 crashed shortly after takeoff in New Orleans, killing all 145 on board and eight people on the ground. Read about the Beatles connection to this tragedy.

Mike Wallace’s Beatles Connection

Mike Wallace’s Beatles Connection

Like the rest of America, Mike Wallace had no memory of the story on the Beatles

Apple’s American Debut – The Original 1968 Press Kit

Apple’s American Debut – The Original 1968 Press Kit

On August 22, 1968, Apple Records’ Los Angeles office mailed press kits containing the label’s first four releases. Relive the excitement felt by DJs receiving “Hey Jude” and Mary Hopkin’s “Those Were The Days” along with photos and notes on each recording artist.

Remember The Titans

Remember The Titans

Bruce Spizer tells of his search in tracking down the infamous Titans, who shared a 1964 MGM album with the Beatles. The article is written in the “just the facts” style of the classic TV series Dragnet and should be read that way. DUM – DE – DUM DUM.

Paul McCartney Admits Beatles Planned Death Hoax

Paul McCartney Admits Beatles Planned Death Hoax

Bruce tells how and why the Beatles maticulously planted clues of Paul’s death in their songs and album covers beginning in the summer of 1966, with quotes from Paul and Beatles press agent Tony Barrow.

Let It Be… Naked Album Review

Let It Be… Naked Album Review

Bruce’s review of the Let It Be… Naked album from the Nov-Dec 2003 issue of Beatlefan Magazine album details and compares the versions of songs on the 2003 album with those on the unreleased Get Back LP, the 1970 Let It Be album and Anthology.

And That’s the Way It Was: The Story Behind The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

And That’s the Way It Was: The Story Behind The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Bruce details the fascinating story behind Ed Sullivan’s decision to book the Beatles for his prime time variety show at a time when the group was virtually unknown in America and what caused Beatlesmania to explode in America leading to a TV audience of 73 million.

A Hard Day’s Night United Artists Releases

A Hard Day’s Night United Artists Releases

The year 1999 was the 35th anniversary of the Beatles first motion picture, A Hard Day’s Night.