Articles by Bruce

ALAN LIVINGSTON—A TRIBUTE

By Bruce Spizer On March 13, 2009, I received word that Alan Livingston had died. I wasn’t shocked. After all, he was 91 years old. But I was saddened. The fact that he had lived a remarkable life didn’t make me feel any better about his passing. I knew that I would be getting calls…

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.

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

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.

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
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.