Interviews

Publishing in the Time of Pandemic [Interview]

by Jude Southerland Kessler Nothing is “normal” anymore, even the publishing of Bruce Spizer’s long-anticipated work on The Beatles’ final LP, Let It Be. Spizer, who was coordinating his efforts with the 2020 release of the Peter Jackson Get Back film, discovered this month that Disney had been postponed the project until 2021. So, thinking…

The Beatles Legacy on Vinyl PODCAST interview

What Were The Beatles Record Labels We are excited about a new podcast interview with Bruce just completed by Lou Longobard. The podcast covers lots of topics such as: What were the Beatles record labels when they began? Which songs were published on what labels and why? This site has lots of other interesting articles.

How a couple turned $500 into a major Chicago record label

by: Tonya Francisco Posted: WGN9, Feb 27, 2020  CHICAGO — It was the sound heard around the world — a little mom and pop record label out of Chicago called Vee Jay Records. It got its start in Gary, Indiana, by a woman with a vision named Vivian Bracken. She had a radio show called, “Livin’…

Bruce featured in NBC News story about Abbey Road anniversary

Beatles fans recreate iconic Abbey Road album cover 50 years on Half a century since their final album, the public’s love of The Beatles is undimmed. Aug. 8, 2019, 9:01 AM CDT By Patrick Smith and Yuka Tachibana   [Bruce appears at :30 in the video (click on link to go to NBC News to watch)]…

[Podcast] The Beatles White Album and The Launch of Apple with Bruce Spizer

Episode 146 50 years ago The Beatles formed Apple Records and recorded The White Album. Noted Beatles historian Bruce Spizer tells the tale of that amazing year with details that music fans and record collectors will enjoy. If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this…

Every Little Thing w/ Ken Michaels: The Bruce Spizer Interview

Bruce was a guest on the Global Texan Chronicles from Germany. This show features a Beatles BBC recording, a pair of alternate takes of songs from the Beatles and John solo, Beatles author Bruce Spizer interview, and a sampling of Tom Petty’s work with two of the Beatles!   Click here to go to the page  …

Yellow Submarine Film (Billboard Article)

Restorer of Beatles Film ‘Yellow Submarine’ Talks ‘State of the Art’ Version Coming to Big Screen For 50th Anniversary 7/9/2018 by Steve Marinucci Billboard.com The animated film Yellow Submarine has been shown a lot of love from both The Beatles and the public in its 50 years since its release in 1968. Starting today (July 9), to celebrate the movie’s 50th anniversary,…

Ken Michaels Every Little Thing talks to Bruce

Pt. 1 – Idea for writing this book; special fan memories; articles from Al Sussman, Bill King and Frank Daniels; celebrities who shared their memories; who the real Sgt. Pepper was; importance of the packaging. Pt. 2 – Bruce’s assessment of the 2017 stereo remix, songs that represent the greatest sonic improvement; favorites outtakes from…

Fab 4 Free 4 All Podcast – Talking Pepper with Bruce

Show #174 – Talking Pepper With Bruce Spizer The New RINGO Single Is In This Show! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fab-4-free-4-all/id498965757?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 https://archive.org/details/100Fab4free4all and our site at www.fab4free4all.com or at http://tunein.com/radio/Fab-4-Free-4-All-p1000825/ Beatles fans all over the world have enjoyed the incredible, detailed work of Bruce Spizer, a lifelong fan who has published nine books about the Fab Four. And many of us have had…

The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album celebrates its 50th anniversary today

Posted on ABCnews.com By MATT FRIEDLANDER Jun 1, 2017, 11:32 AM ET It was 50 years ago today that “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” got its official release in the U.K. The Beatles’ psychedelic masterpiece — which hit U.S. stores a day later — went where no album had gone before, combining such influences…

Who’s the Real Sgt. Pepper? Variety article

Who’s the Real Sgt. Pepper? New Beatles Book Unveils Identity of Soldier Seen on Album Cover by Steve Marinucci Published in Variety, May 13, 2017 While the picture of the man depicting “Sgt. Pepper” in the Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album looks like a character out of a story book, he was…

Beatlefan Gold Record Award Interview with Bruce Spizer

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.

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