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Let It Be Deluxe Set Review

The Beatles Get Back/Let It Be sessions and the resulting unreleased and released albums and bootlegged recordings are among the most interesting and confusing aspects of the group’s recorded legacy. From these January 1969 sessions came the April 1969 “Get Back”/“Don’t Let Me Down” single, the March 1970 “Let It Be” single, the May 1970…

The Beatles Get Back by the Beatles

Apple and Callaway Arts & Entertainment have released a 240-page Get Back book that serves as a companion piece to the Peter Jackson film, The Beatles: Get Back. The 10″ x 12″ hardcover book is not a reprint or an expanded edition of the Get Back book that was packaged with the 1970 Let It…

Bruce Spizer discusses ‘The Beatles Finally Let It Be’ online 8-23-2021

Bruce will be hosted by the Jefferson Parish Library to discuss the fourth book in his Beatles album series, “The Beatles Finally Let It Be,” at 6 p.m. Aug. 23, via video conference online.  The Beatles “Get Back”/”Let It Be” sessions and the resulting unreleased and released albums and bootlegged recordings are among the most…

Review: All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary Edition

Back in 2001, for the 30th anniversary of All Things Must Pass, George Harrison looked back on the recording of the album and made the following observation: “I still like the songs on the album and believe they continue to outlive the style in which they were recorded. It was difficult to resist re-mixing every…

Fabfest – Charlotte, North Carolina 6-10-21

Bruce will be appearing at his first post-Covid event on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Fabfest in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you are able to attend, please drop by and chat with him at his table and see his presentation The Beatles Finally Let It Be.

The Beatles FINALLY Let It Be THIS THANKSGIVING!

The Walt Disney Studios, Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd.  have just announced that Peter Jackson’s documentary on the Beatles January 1969 Twickenham and Apple sessions, The Beatles: Get Back, will be available on Disney+ on three days this Thanksgiving weekend, November 26 – 28, 2021. And while the postponed and ultimately cancelled…

Bruce talks about Let It Be on Fab Forum

51 years ago this month, the Beatles finally decided to Let It Be by releasing the songs from their January 1969 Get Back sessions on the album Let It Be. On Wednesday evening, May 12, 2021 Bruce Spizer will be a featured guest on the Sirius XM Beatles Channel program Fab Forum, which runs from…

Announcing: The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine Book

THE MYSTERY IS OVER! ROLL UP FOR THE NEXT MAGICAL INSTALLMENT OF THE BEATLES ALBUM SERIES BY BRUCE SPIZER New Orleans, Louisiana (April 23, 2021). 498 Productions is pleased to announce that the next installment in the Beatles Album Series by Bruce Spizer shall be THE BEATLES MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR AND YELLOW SUBMARINE. AWAY IN…

Looking for Magical Mystery Tour Recollections

One of the key components of the Beatles Album Series books is the fan recollections section. Although Bruce has not reached a final decision on his next book project, he wants to begin accumulating fan recollections on other Beatles albums at this time, while memories are still intact. We thank those of you have contributed…

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Thank you “It’s Psychedelic Baby” Magazine for a great review! February 21, 2021 Everybody had a hard year in 2020, but over the past 12-plus months, fans of the Beatles were treated to many great books on the group. Along with Mark Lewisohn, Bruce Spizer must be considered one of the world’s foremost experts on…

Looking for Yellow Sub Submissions

One of the key components of the Beatles Album Series books is the fan recollections section. Although Bruce has not reached a final decision on his next book project, he wants to begin accumulating fan recollections on other Beatles albums at this time, while memories are still intact. Next up is a request for Fan Recollections…

[Podcast] Bruce talks with the Fab 4 Free 4 All crew

The Fab 4 Free 4 All crew catch up with author Bruce Spizer. Bruce’s latest book covers the Get Back/Let It Be sessions, the unreleased Get Back albums, the Let It Be album and film, the noteworthy Get Back bootlegs, the Anthology tracks from the sessions and Let It Be…Naked. The group also discusses the upcoming…

Beatles Debut on the Ed Sullivan Show

Today is the anniversary of the Beatles historic first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The group’s performance on the program was seen by over 73,000,000 people, setting a record at the time for the largest television audience in America. The group performed three songs at the beginning of the show, opening with an energetic…

Rooftop Concert Zoom with Bruce Spizer and Eric Cash

On January 30, 1969, the Beatles played their last concert up on the roof of their Apple headquarters in the heart of London’s business district. Traffic came to standstill in Savile Row and Burlington Gardens as crowds gathered in the streets. Office girls hung out of office windows to listen to the band. Bankers complained…

Review of Let It Be book by Paul Rigby

A nice review by Paul Rigby in Hi-Fi World Download PDF of Hi-Fi World Review by Paul Rigby “…there’s closely packed text and a gamut of images and photographs in there, plus a heap of choice information that you’ll be pushed to find anywhere else. There’s an excellent track-by-track examination with plenty of rare information…

Looking for Help! Recollections

BRUCE SPIZER IS LOOKING FOR YOUR One of the key components of the Beatles Album Series books is the fan recollections section. This has been the case from the very start. After all, the first book in the series is titled “The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper, a Fans’ Perspective.” Although Bruce has not reached a…

How America Learned of the Death of John Lennon

Monday, December 8, 1980 Like many Americans I was watching the Monday Night Football game between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots. In those days, Monday Night Football was a really big deal. It was a close game. The score was tied at 13-13, with the Patriots about to attempt a field goal…

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