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Review of Let It Be book by Paul Rigby

A nice review by Paul Rigby in Hi-Fi World Download PDF of Hi-Fi World Review by Paul Rigby “…there’s closely packed text and a gamut of images and photographs in there, plus a heap of choice information that you’ll be pushed to find anywhere else. There’s an excellent track-by-track examination with plenty of rare information…

Looking for Help! Recollections

BRUCE SPIZER IS LOOKING FOR YOUR One of the key components of the Beatles Album Series books is the fan recollections section. This has been the case from the very start. After all, the first book in the series is titled “The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper, a Fans’ Perspective.” Although Bruce has not reached a…

How America Learned of the Death of John Lennon

Monday, December 8, 1980 Like many Americans I was watching the Monday Night Football game between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots. In those days, Monday Night Football was a really big deal. It was a close game. The score was tied at 13-13, with the Patriots about to attempt a field goal…

Ranking the Beatles [Podcast] with Bruce

Hi Bruce, I wanted to say thank you again for appearing on the show! Our episode with you went live early this morning, I think it came out great. It’s available on Apple Podcasts here Ranking the Beatles Podcast It’s also available on other platforms as well, all of which can be found here. Hopefully we…

Plastic EP Interviews Bruce Spizer

Check out this August 31, 2020 Facebook Live Interview with Plastic EP. Click on his profile to visit his Facebook page. Click on the video image to watch the interview on Facebook.      

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

We are excited about a new podcast interview with Bruce just completed by Lou Longobardi. 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’…

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles

Published in Parade Magazine, Feb. 9, 2014 by Bruce Spizer with reporting by Bill Hewitt Everyone knows what happened to the four lads from Liverpool after they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 9,  1964, in front of a live TV audience of 74 million. But the three days leading up to the…

The Beatles Take America

Published in American History Magazine, April 2004 by Bruce Spizer FEBRUARY 2004 MARKS the 40th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America. Nearly two centuries after the British “invasion” of 1776, the battle cry was changed from “The British are coming!” to “The Beatles are coming!” And while television had not even been dreamed of…

The Beatles: The Singles Collection [Review]

By Bruce Spizer Another first class project from Apple and Universal First things first, this is not what I would have done for a vinyl collection of the Beatles British singles. I would have presented the U.K. singles as they appeared back in the sixties, with British Parlophone labels for the first 17 singles and…

Jefferson Parish, LA E.B. Library 10/3/19

Bruce will be appearing at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Library on Thursday evening 10/3/19  at 7:00 PM. He will give an audio/visual presentation on his latest book, “The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Additions and Corrections to The Beatles Get Back To Abbey Road

The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road went to press prior to the release of the Anniversary Edition of Abbey Road. Kevin Howett, who wrote the notes included in the book of the super deluxe edition of the Anniversary Edition, had the benefit of listening to all of the tapes from the Abbey Road sessions….

Univ. of Rochester, NY 9/28/19

Bruce will be delivering his multimedia presentation on “The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road” this Saturday evening, September 28, at 9:00 PM at the Abbey Road Conference sponsored by the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

I had a blast at Beatles at the Ridge

A quiet night in 1964 was interrupted by the unusual sound of an airliner approaching Walnut Ridge Airport. Its arrival sparked enough interest that three local teens went to investigate, only to discover John, Paul, Ringo, and George walking from the plane. The Beatles, the biggest rock band in the world, had arrived at Walnut…

Review: The Abbey Road Anniversary Edition

The super deluxe anniversary edition of Abbey Road is a solid “A” and another necessary purchase for Beatles fans and music scholars. The first question Beatles fans will probably ask about the 50th anniversary remix of Abbey Road is whether it is worth buying if you have the 09-09-09 remaster. After all, that was only…

Abbey Road Books are shipping soon!!

Great news! The Abbey Road books are in and I’m signing them this week so my team can get them ready for shipping. We plan to send them out on September 24 and 25. The digital version will be available for download on the 26th. We will send out an email when the books go…

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