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April 1969 – The Beatles Get Back To The Basics

The Beatles waited nearly eight months after the release of “Hey Jude” to take any action towards issuing a follow-up single. As was often the case after the death of Brian Epstein, Paul took control. Two weeks after his marriage to Linda Eastman, McCartney arranged for a mono mix of “Get Back” on March 26,…

August 9-11, 2019: Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans

Bruce will be a featured guest and speaker at the Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans,  August 9-11, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Bruce will be selling and signing copies of his books and will give two presentations and be on multiple panels. Stop by his table and say hello!

The Beatles Get Back To Abbey Road nearing completion!

New Orleans, LA (May 27, 2019) 498 Productions, LLC is pleased to announce that Bruce Spizer’s latest book, THE BEATLES GET BACK TO ABBEY ROAD, is nearing completion. According to Spizer, layouts are finished and the text is being proofed. The book’s publication date is set for September 26, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the…

March 29–31, 2019, New York Metro Fest for Beatles Fans

Bruce will be a guest and featured speaker at the New York Metro Fest for Beatles Fans held at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City. His schedule is as follows: Friday, March 29               6:30        Author’s panel (Main Ballroom) Friday, March 29               10:30     Panel discussion on 1969 and the new wave of Beatles reissues (Act Naturally Stage)…

Bruce Spizer GETS BACK to Writing Next Beatles Book!

New Orleans, LA (February, 2019) 498 Productions is excited to announce that Bruce Spizer is working on his next book in his popular Beatles album series. This latest edition, THE BEATLES GET BACK TO ABBEY ROAD, will be published in late September of this year in coordination with the 50th anniversary of the release of…

Bruce Spizer’s YouTube Channel

Announcing Bruce’s new YouTube Channel. His first video is about the goodies that come with his White Album book: Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any new videos.    

[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  …

White Album Symposium, Monmouth U, New Jersey, 11-8-2018

The schedule for the upcoming White Album Symposium at Monmouth University in New Jersey has been posted. It runs from November 8 – 11. The event looks like a lot of fun with several great speakers and things to do. I am hosting a White Album listening session, giving a presentation on the rise of…

The White Album Listening Session

by Bruce Spizer A listening session for the upcoming of 50th anniversary release of The White Album was held on September 26 at the Power Station recording studio in New York City. The event was hosted by Apple Corps and Universal Music Group. After playing a brief promo video on the super deluxe edition, Apple…

[NEW BOOK] Announcing: The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Apple

COMING NOVEMBER 2018! If you liked Bruce’s Sgt. Pepper book you will love his next book in his album series. With contributions by Bruce, Bill King, Al Sussman, Frank Daniels, Piers Hemmingsen and others. The 9″ x 9″ hardcover book will have tons of images, all in glorious color or original black and white. The…

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,…

Review: Christmas Time Is Here Again

Beginning in 1963, the Beatles started a holiday tradition of recording Christmas messages for their fans. The recordings were edited and issued on flexi-discs through the Official Beatles Fan Club in England. The records were not available for sale, but were distributed free to Fan Club members. In 1964, Beatles (U.S.A.) Ltd., the official national…

Consumer Alert! Price Guide almost Sold Out

December 6, 2017 498 Productions is alerting its customers that the title “Price Guide for the Beatles American Records” (6th Edition), by Perry Cox and Frank Daniels, is close to selling out. 498 currently has less than 30 copies available for sale at this time. The company’s first four books have sold out and bring…

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…