Beatles

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…

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…

A SPLENDID JOB WAS DONE BY ALL

By Bruce Spizer In coordination with the 50th anniversary of the release of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” Apple, Capitol and Universal Music Group are giving fans multiple options to experience the Beatles landmark album. Prior to jumping into this review, I must disclose that I served as a consultant on the project, contributing…

Sgt. Pepper Stereo Remix Launch Party

New York City – April 28, 2017 Special report by Bruce Spizer & Tom Frangione   On May 19, 1967, a dozen or so journalists and disc jockeys were invited to hear the premiere of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at Brian Epstein’s four-story Georgian home in London. Nearly 50 years later, a hundred…

Abbey Road on the River – Jeffersonville, Indiana – May 26-28, 2017

Bruce will be a featured speaker at Abbey Road on the River, which has moved across the river from Louisville, Kentucky to Jeffersonville, Indiana. He will be there Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28, 2017, giving presentations and appearing on panels on Sgt. Pepper, as well as selling and signing copies of his new…

[NEW BOOK] Announcing: The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans’ Perspective

COMING MAY 2017! Bruce Spizer’s latest book on the Beatles will cover the Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band album from the fans’ perspective with contributions by Bruce, Bill King, Al Sussman, Frank Daniels, Piers Hemmingsen and others. UPDATE 3/21/17: The book is coming along nicely. He has received dozens of wonderful stories from fans…

50 Years Ago: Beatles Butcher Cover Fiasco

The infamous Beatles Butcher cover (shown above) made its limited appearance in June 1966. After Capitol Records sent out copies of the album to distributors, disc jockeys and reviewers, the company was besieged with angry protests over the grisly photo. It marked the first time that the Beatles judgment was severely and universally criticized. Faced…