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Abbey Road on the River – Washington, DC – Aug. 31-Sep. 2, 2012

Bruce will be selling and signing copies of his books. He will also be giving two audio/visual presentations in the hotel’s Potomac Ballroom

Liverpool – International Beatles Week – Aug. 22-28, 2012

Bruce will be at the Marriott Friday and Saturday and then at the Adelphi Hotel on Sunday for his presentation.

There may have been no British Invasion had the Beatles been on Decca

There may have been no British Invasion had the Beatles been on Decca

It’s a good thing they failed the Decca audition. Had they passed, they would have been produced by Mike Smith.

FEST FOR BEATLES FANS COLLIDES WITH CHICAGO COMIC CON

FEST FOR BEATLES FANS COLLIDES WITH CHICAGO COMIC CON

This weekend’s Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago was a true blast from the past.

Beatle connection to the Super Bowl

Beatle connection to the Super Bowl

Beatle connection to the Super Bowl

Beatles reference in the Johnny Rivers’ song “Summer Rain”

Beatles reference in the Johnny Rivers’ song “Summer Rain”

July and August in New Orleans are known for their summer rain, which reminds me of the Johnny Rivers song “Summer Rain.”

The first Beatles song Bob Dylan heard on the radio

The first Beatles song Bob Dylan heard on the radio

John later incorporated a word learned from their police escort into a song.

A new word from their police escort, Sgt. Buddy Dresner

A new word from their police escort, Sgt. Buddy Dresner

John later incorporated a word learned from their police escort into a song.

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.

What comedians did the Beatles see in Miami Beach?

What comedians did the Beatles see in Miami Beach?

During their stay at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, the Beatles saw two comedians at the hotel’s night clubs.

Song performed for Decca audition and “Get Back” rehearsal sessions

Song performed for Decca audition and “Get Back” rehearsal sessions

Decca audition and Get Back Rehearsal Sessions – and their connection to Miami Beach

SEASON PREMIERE OF HISTORY DETECTIVES TO HAVE BEATLES SEGMENT

SEASON PREMIERE OF HISTORY DETECTIVES TO HAVE BEATLES SEGMENT

Bruce Spizer gives PBS’ History Detectives a tour of the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach on their season opener.

50 Years Ago: Beatles First Visit to Abbey Road Studios – Continued

50 Years Ago: Beatles First Visit to Abbey Road Studios – Continued

More about the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first visit to Abbey Road Studios.

50 Years Ago: Beatles First Visit to Abbey Road Studios – More

50 Years Ago: Beatles First Visit to Abbey Road Studios – More

More about the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first visit to Abbey Road Studios.

50 Years Ago: Beatles Commercial Test at Abbey Road

50 Years Ago: Beatles Commercial Test at Abbey Road

June 6, 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first visit to Abbey Road Studios.

Ringo and his fondness for New Orleans music

Ringo and his fondness for New Orleans music

After the group broke up, three of the Beatles recorded songs written by New Orleans songwriter/performers. Today’s question deals with Ringo and his fondness for New Orleans music.

PAUL RELEASES REMASTERED AND DELUXE EDITION OF RAM

PAUL RELEASES REMASTERED AND DELUXE EDITION OF RAM

Paul McCartney has just released the much anticipated remastered and deluxe editions of “Ram,” his second album after leaving the Beatles.

THE BEATLES & THE BOSS

THE BEATLES & THE BOSS

Like many musicians of his generation and after, Bruce Springsteen was influenced by the Beatles

2012: THE YEAR OF 50TH ANNIVERSARIES

2012: THE YEAR OF 50TH ANNIVERSARIES

This year will mark important milestone anniversaries for the Beatles.

DOCUMENTARY ON BEATLES 1st U.S. CONCERT DEBUTS THIS MONTH

DOCUMENTARY ON BEATLES 1st U.S. CONCERT DEBUTS THIS MONTH

What song was performed at the Beatles first U.S. concert at the Washington Coliseum prior to the group recording the song for proper EMI release?