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White Album Symposium, Monmouth U, New Jersey, 11-8-2018

The schedule for the upcoming White Album Symposium at Monmouth University in New Jersey has been posted. It runs from November 8 – 11. The event looks like a lot of fun with several great speakers and things to do. I am hosting a White Album listening session, giving a presentation on the rise of…

The White Album Listening Session

by Bruce Spizer A listening session for the upcoming of 50th anniversary release of The White Album was held on September 26 at the Power Station recording studio in New York City. The event was hosted by Apple Corps and Universal Music Group. After playing a brief promo video on the super deluxe edition, Apple…

[NEW BOOK] Announcing: The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Apple

COMING NOVEMBER 2018! If you liked Bruce’s Sgt. Pepper book you will love his next book in his album series. With contributions by Bruce, Bill King, Al Sussman, Frank Daniels, Piers Hemmingsen and others. The 9″ x 9″ hardcover book will have tons of images, all in glorious color or original black and white. The…

Yellow Submarine Film (Billboard Article)

Restorer of Beatles Film ‘Yellow Submarine’ Talks ‘State of the Art’ Version Coming to Big Screen For 50th Anniversary 7/9/2018 by Steve Marinucci Billboard.com The animated film Yellow Submarine has been shown a lot of love from both The Beatles and the public in its 50 years since its release in 1968. Starting today (July 9), to celebrate the movie’s 50th anniversary,…

Review: Christmas Time Is Here Again

Beginning in 1963, the Beatles started a holiday tradition of recording Christmas messages for their fans. The recordings were edited and issued on flexi-discs through the Official Beatles Fan Club in England. The records were not available for sale, but were distributed free to Fan Club members. In 1964, Beatles (U.S.A.) Ltd., the official national…

Consumer Alert! Price Guide almost Sold Out

December 6, 2017 498 Productions is alerting its customers that the title “Price Guide for the Beatles American Records” (6th Edition), by Perry Cox and Frank Daniels, is close to selling out. 498 currently has less than 30 copies available for sale at this time. The company’s first four books have sold out and bring…

Ken Michaels Every Little Thing talks to Bruce

Pt. 1 – Idea for writing this book; special fan memories; articles from Al Sussman, Bill King and Frank Daniels; celebrities who shared their memories; who the real Sgt. Pepper was; importance of the packaging. Pt. 2 – Bruce’s assessment of the 2017 stereo remix, songs that represent the greatest sonic improvement; favorites outtakes from…