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The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album celebrates its 50th anniversary today

Posted on ABCnews.com By MATT FRIEDLANDER Jun 1, 2017, 11:32 AM ET It was 50 years ago today that “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” got its official release in the U.K. The Beatles’ psychedelic masterpiece — which hit U.S. stores a day later — went where no album had gone before, combining such influences…

Who’s the Real Sgt. Pepper? Variety article

Who’s the Real Sgt. Pepper? New Beatles Book Unveils Identity of Soldier Seen on Album Cover by Steve Marinucci Published in Variety, May 13, 2017 While the picture of the man depicting “Sgt. Pepper” in the Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album looks like a character out of a story book, he was…

Beatlefan Gold Record Award Interview with Bruce Spizer

On July 24, 2014, the Recording Industry Association of America (the “RIAA”) added four singles and one album to its list of Beatles records that have been certified gold. Beatlefan contacted Beatles author/historian Bruce Spizer in hopes of learning the story behind these new certifications.

Bruce is featured on a Grammy nominated album

FAB FAN MEMORIES – THE BEATLES BOND has been nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award and features interviews with fans telling about their personal Beatles experiences, including our own Bruce Spizer.

Beatles Blog Parlophone Book Review

Beatles For Sale on Parlophone Records October 9, 2011 For a leading tax attorney Bruce Spizer sure knows a lot about the Beatles. He is something of a legend amongst Beatles collectors. His books about the record labels the band’s output has been released on are much sought-after and comprehensive. Now, there’s a new one….

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WWL-TV Interview

New Orleans expert on The Beatles releases eighth book WWL-TV October 17, 2011 NEW ORLEANS – He’s considered by many the best source of information on The Beatles in America. New Orleans attorney Bruce Spizer was in the studio Monday his eighth book on the fab four – the recently released “Beatles for Sale on…

Fab Fourum Interview: Listen

Fab Fourum talk with author Bruce Spizer about his book “Beatles For Sale on Parlophone Records”, and in-depth look at the group’s UK releases.

Early Paul McCartney Letter Offers Drummer Tryout

A newly discovered letter found folded in a book at a Liverpool yard sale has shed new light on the Beatles’ early days, revealing that Paul McCartney offered an audition to a mystery drummer in 1960, just a few days before the band left for a formative two-month gig in Hamburg, Germany.

The Beatles 1965

NPR All Songs Considered – April 13, 2006 This week Capitol Records is releasing four early Beatles recordings, never before available on compact disc. The American versions of The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, Help! and Rubber Soul make up a new box set, The Capitol Albums Volume 2. All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks…

New compilation CD is another milestone

He loves them, yeah, yeah, yeah New compilation CD is another milestone for Beatlemaniac Bruce Spizer by Angus Lind Times-Picayune, Wednesday, April 12, 2006 Orleanian Bruce Spizer, arguably the country’s leading expert on The Beatles Capitol Records releases, was talking about preparedness. “There’s always speculation about what we call ‘desert-island discs,’ what you would bring…

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