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Bruce Spizer on 910 Street New Orleans

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Email: spizer@beatle.net
Phone: 504-299-1964

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Short Bio

Bruce Spizer is a first generation Beatles fan and a life-long native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He has an extensive Beatles collection, concentrating primarily on United States and Canadian first issue records, record promotional items, press kits and concert posters.

Long Bio

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Quotes

"Bruce Spizer is the ultimate presenter of the historical phenomenon known as the Beatles."
-Ken Mansfield, first U.S. manager of Apple Records

"Bruce provides an entertaining journey through Beatlemania through the eyes and ears of America." - Alan Livingston, president of Capitol Records, 1962-1968

"The Beatles Are Coming! is a thoroughly researched and entertaining account of the group's first U.S. visit, full of interesting and little known stories about how the Beatles caught on in America." - Walter Cronkite, former CBS News Director and anchorman

At A Glance

Since 1997, Bruce Spizer has written and compiled 13 books, and has started several more. He is considered one of the foremost experts.

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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 60 years ago today that “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” got its official release in…

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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…

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Local Beatles expert Bruce Spizer’s new book celebrates 50th anniversary of landmark ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album

This story by Keith Spera in the New Orleans Advocate. May 18, 2017 photo by Rusty Costanza Nearly 60 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. The…

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‘The policeman near me stuck bullets in his ears’: An oral history of the Beatles’ first U.S. concert

[An excellent Washington Post article quoting Bruce…] On Feb. 11, 1964, Beatlemania blasted Washington — all shrieks and Arthur haircuts and songs people couldn’t quite make out. Two nights after…

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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.

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The Beatles: The Lost Concert

Beatles historian Bruce Spizer is among the interviewees in the film discussing the Liverpool band’s influence on music.

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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.

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Ken Michaels interviews Bruce

Ken Michaels interviews Bruce on his live Beatles Show “Every Little Thing.” Check it out tonight at 8 p.m. EST.

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“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.

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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…

Times-Picayune Interview

Local Beatles expert Bruce Spizer’s latest book chronicles the band’s British output

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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.…

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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.

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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.

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Bruce on Breakfast with the Beatles Sirius/XM

Bruce will be featured on Chris Carter’s BREAKFAST WITH THE BEATLES on Sirius/XM radio this Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 9 a.m. ET (rebroadcast on August 1 at 12 a.m. ET)