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THE DICK CLARK BEATLES CONNECTION

THE DICK CLARK BEATLES CONNECTION

Dick Clark was the co-founder and initial 50% owner of a record label that later released singles by the Beatles.

The Taxman Commeth

The Taxman Commeth

The tax rate during the sixties was quite high. No wonder George Harrison wrote a song about it, which gets quite a bit of airplay in the United States every April 15.

First news broadcasts of the Beatles in America

First news broadcasts of the Beatles in America

Which American networks ran Beatles stories in 1963?

Mike Wallace’s Beatles Connection

Mike Wallace’s Beatles Connection

Like the rest of America, Mike Wallace had no memory of the story on the Beatles

Beatles songs that held the top 5 Billboard Hot 100 spots?

Beatles songs that held the top 5 Billboard Hot 100 spots?

In early April 1964, the Beatles dominated the Billboard Hot 100 record chart in a way that will almost certainly never be equaled.

Songs recorded by Peter & Gordon written by Paul?

Songs recorded by Peter & Gordon written by Paul?

What four songs recorded by Peter & Gordon were written by Paul McCartney and what was the songwriting credit for each of these songs?

John and Pete’s first bands?

John and Pete’s first bands?

What were the names of John Lennon’s first band and Pete Best’s first band?

Beatles song in last Monkees episode

At the beginning of the last Monkees’ TV episode

Monkee throws dart at Beatles!

Which Monkee throws a dart at a picture of the Beatles?

Monkees songwriters recorded by the Beatles

What songwriting team for the Monkees had one of their songs recorded by the Beatles?

“George Harrison: Living in the Material World”, directed by Martin Scorsese, airs on HBO

“George Harrison: Living in the Material World”, directed by Martin Scorsese, airs on HBO

Bruce Spizer answered the questions about George in this May 10, 2011 interview by Sharon Abella.

New book on schedule to debut at Chicago Beatles Fest in August

New book on schedule to debut at Chicago Beatles Fest in August

The book will indeed be available for sale at the August 5 – 7, 2011, Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago

Apple’s American Debut – The Original 1968 Press Kit

Apple’s American Debut – The Original 1968 Press Kit

On August 22, 1968, Apple Records’ Los Angeles office mailed press kits containing the label’s first four releases. Relive the excitement felt by DJs receiving “Hey Jude” and Mary Hopkin’s “Those Were The Days” along with photos and notes on each recording artist.

Remember The Titans

Remember The Titans

Bruce Spizer tells of his search in tracking down the infamous Titans, who shared a 1964 MGM album with the Beatles. The article is written in the “just the facts” style of the classic TV series Dragnet and should be read that way. DUM – DE – DUM DUM.

Beatles For Sale on Parlophone Records

Beatles For Sale on Parlophone Records

Covers all of the Beatles singles, albums and extended play discs issued in the U.K. from 1962 through 1970 plus the Apple singles and albums manufactured and distributed by EMI, as well as the Fan Club Christmas discs and the Polydor releases of the group’s Hamburg recordings.

The Beatles Are Coming!

The Beatles Are Coming!

The most thorough and accurate book on how Beatlemania evolved in America. Covers the Beatles first visit to the United States and the events leading up to their arrival on February 7, 1964.

Paul McCartney Admits Beatles Planned Death Hoax

Paul McCartney Admits Beatles Planned Death Hoax

Bruce tells how and why the Beatles maticulously planted clues of Paul’s death in their songs and album covers beginning in the summer of 1966, with quotes from Paul and Beatles press agent Tony Barrow.

Let It Be… Naked Album Review

Let It Be… Naked Album Review

Bruce’s review of the Let It Be… Naked album from the Nov-Dec 2003 issue of Beatlefan Magazine album details and compares the versions of songs on the 2003 album with those on the unreleased Get Back LP, the 1970 Let It Be album and Anthology.

And That’s the Way It Was: The Story Behind The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

And That’s the Way It Was: The Story Behind The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Bruce details the fascinating story behind Ed Sullivan’s decision to book the Beatles for his prime time variety show at a time when the group was virtually unknown in America and what caused Beatlesmania to explode in America leading to a TV audience of 73 million.

The Beatles Solo on Apple Records

The Beatles Solo on Apple Records

This followup to The Beatles on Apple Records chronicles the solo releases by John, Paul, George and Ringo issued from 1968-1975.