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Every Little Thing w/ Ken Michaels: The Bruce Spizer Interview

Bruce was a guest on the Global Texan Chronicles from Germany. This show features a Beatles BBC recording, a pair of alternate takes of songs from the Beatles and John solo, Beatles author Bruce Spizer interview, and a sampling of Tom Petty’s work with two of the Beatles!   Click here to go to the page  …

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…

Fab 4 Free 4 All Podcast – Talking Pepper with Bruce

Show #174 – Talking Pepper With Bruce Spizer The New RINGO Single Is In This Show! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fab-4-free-4-all/id498965757?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 https://archive.org/details/100Fab4free4all and our site at www.fab4free4all.com or at http://tunein.com/radio/Fab-4-Free-4-All-p1000825/ Beatles fans all over the world have enjoyed the incredible, detailed work of Bruce Spizer, a lifelong fan who has published nine books about the Fab Four. And many of us have had…

Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans, Aug. 11-13, 2017

Join Bruce at Fest for Beatles in Chicago! Fri. 7:00-8:00 PM-Authors’ Panel (Grand Ballroom) Fri. 10:45 PM-Panel on Sgt. Pepper (Paperback Writer Ballroom) Sat. 12:10-1:00 PM-Sgt. Pepper: A U.S. Perspective (A/V Presentation) (Grand Ballroom) Sun. 2:00-2:45 PM-Sgt. Pepper: A Fans’ Perspective (Paperback Writer Ballroom)  

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…

A Splendid Job Was Done By All

By Bruce Spizer In coordination with the 50th anniversary of the release of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” Apple, Capitol and Universal Music Group are giving fans multiple options to experience the Beatles landmark album. Prior to jumping into this review, I must disclose that I served as a consultant on the project, contributing…

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…

Sgt. Pepper Stereo Remix Launch Party

New York City – April 28, 2017 Special report by Bruce Spizer & Tom Frangione   On May 19, 1967, a dozen or so journalists and disc jockeys were invited to hear the premiere of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at Brian Epstein’s four-story Georgian home in London. Nearly 50 years later, a hundred…

Abbey Road on the River – Jeffersonville, Indiana – May 26-28, 2017

Bruce will be a featured speaker at Abbey Road on the River, which has moved across the river from Louisville, Kentucky to Jeffersonville, Indiana. He will be there Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28, 2017, giving presentations and appearing on panels on Sgt. Pepper, as well as selling and signing copies of his new…

Beatles at the Ridge in Walnut Ridge, AK, Sept. 15, 2017

Bruce Spizer will hold a book signing Friday, September 15 at Beatles at the Ridge in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, where he is the Featured Speaker for the 2017 Beatles Authors and Artists Symposium. Headlining a panel of noted Beatles scholars such as Lanea Stagg, Dr. Kit O’Toole, Dr. Ken Womack, Sara Schmidt, Jude Southerland Kessler,…