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  • 01:11

    Friend Elliot Mintz recalls the night John Lennon was murdered -- INTERVIEW

    in Pop Culture

    Elliot Mintz first came to national attention for his close ties to John Lennon and Yoko Ono throughout the 1970s and for his continued presence as a media consultant for Yoko following John’s murder. But before that, he was a college student who broke big news about Lee Harvey Oswald the day of the JFK assassination and went on to a storied career as a broadcast journalist and celebrity media consultant.


    Key moments:


    • 7:13 November 22, 1963, watching news reports of the Kennedy assassination when a Los Angeles County College classmate recognizes Lee Harvey Oswald, with whom he served in the Marines;


    • 16:33 Interviewing Salvador Dali (accompanied by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Gala Dali);


    • 42:43 Hearing of the assassination of his close friend, John Lennon, en route to The Dakota Building.


    Watch and listen to Mintz's celebrity interviews with everyone from Jack Nicholson and John Lennon to Salvador Dali and Jayne Mansfield at his new website: http://www.elliotmintz.com 


     


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  • 01:24

    Bob Gruen, "See Hear Yoko" by Bob Gruen & Jody Denberg for Yoko Ono!

    in Pop Culture

    See Hear Yoko captures the rich complexity of Yoko Ono—woman, artist, activist, wife and mother—from her days with John Lennon through the present, with intimate portraits by the legendary rock-and-roll photographer Bob Gruen, and words by Ono herself, edited from conversations with Jody Denberg, rock radio’s “Voice of Austin, Texas.”


    Conceived expressly for Yoko Ono as a gift between friends on the occasion of her eightieth birthday, and published at her personal request, See Hear Yoko is legendary rock-and-roll photographer Bob Gruen’s tribute to an icon of contemporary American cultural history, from her days with John Lennon up through the present. Gruen, who served as personal photographer to Lennon and Ono during their years in New York City, has collaborated with his friend, Austin rock radio mainstay Jody Denberg, who edited twenty-five years of interviews with Yoko for the book’s text.


    In this breathtaking volume, Gruen has selected more than two-hundred classic color and black-and-white photographs that intimately illuminate the life of Yoko Ono at the height of her fame as a woman, wife, mother and avant-garde artist (who keeps creating, she says, because “That’s who I am.”) Yoko’s role as peace activist and artist underscores the enduring legacy of the era of rock-and-roll. See Hear Yoko reveals a modern woman in love, in ascension, in grief, in joy and in peace.


    Lavish and beautiful, mirroring the deeply personal design of the original volume given to Yoko herself, See Hear Yoko brings into focus an extraordinary woman and one of the most memorable periods in modern history.

  • 00:49

    Special Insider's Look at "Beatles at the Rige" Festival 2015

    in Music

    Join Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series,http://www.johnlennonseries.com as she takes you on a quick 45-min. tour of Beatles at the Ridge, the FREE Beatles festival coming up in Walnut Ridge, AR, Sept. 18 and 19. You'll get to meet 3 of the authors and artists who are volunteering to make this a wonderful, informative, and Beatlesque weekend! First, meet famed musician (he's played with Paul McCartney and Bo Diddley), Anthony Robustelli, whose book I Want to Tell You: The Definitive Guide to the Music of The Beatles, 1962-63 is one of the best books written on the complete catalogu from that era (cover songs included!). Anthony will tell you about the "Multi-Track Meltdown" he'll be doing at The Ridge...and taking requests! Then, Dr. Kit O'Toole, Contributing Editor of Beatlefan magazine, will share her special insights on Beatles music from her new book, Songs We Were Singing! And she'll give us a sneak peek of her BATR presentation, "Beatles Sounds That Changed the World 2.0"! She'll also make 2 BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS! Finally, reknown Louisiana artist Rande Kessler, will talk about the 4 mediums in which he has captured the spirit of The Beatles for The Ridge: photography, pen and ink art, charcoal sketches, and his gorgeous mixed media sculptures of each Beatle! Coool stuff. Don't miss this great show!

  • 00:44

    Thanksgiving Special: Alan Bernhoft's Tribute to John Lennon

    in Pop Culture

    As a Thanksgiving evening treat for the whole family, actor/composer/singer/author Alan Bernhoft will re-enact his performance for John Lennon's Birthday Party show 2014. Playing the role of the incorrigable Mr. Lennon, Alan will treat you to 5 original songs including "Rockin' Little Baby" and "Imagine Christmas"!


    Your holiday night will be fun and magical as "John" takes the microphone from Jude once again and plays havoc in the studio, reading Lennon's original poetry/prose and quipping his way through another fun episode. Don't miss this one!

  • 01:00

    Tribute to John Lennon: Tim Piper!

    in Pop Culture

    Truly a magical "Pied" Piper, Tim Piper IS John Lennon in his multi-media performance, "Just Imagine: A Tribute to John Lennon." And Thursday night at 9pmET, Jude will talk to Tim about the inspiration for his performance, his songs, and his Lennonesque technique. They'll also discuss the history of each Lennon masterpiece played.


    Join Jude and Tim as they play 4 of John's biggest hits, a la Tim...and as Tim gives you the back story on each of these incredible songs. "Strawberry Fields Forever" to "She's So Heavy" : John's greatest moments will come to life tonight with Tim Piper at the interveiw mic! Call in at 646-668-2641 to chat with Tim and ask him your questions as well. Some FUN tonight!

  • 00:59

    John's Sound Engineer, Dennis Ferrante Makes YOU Smile!

    in Pop Culture

    Meet the one and only Dennis Ferrante who served as John's Sound Engineer at the Record Plant in New York City. This incredibly talented and witty musician has also worked with Alice Cooper, Hall and Oates, Cher, and many others...and even won a Grammy for his restoration of the complete collection of Duke Ellington's works. Funny, sweet, and full of energy join Dennis and his host, Jude Southerland Kessler, as they talk about John's days in New York City, about Yoko's encounter with Dennis, and about John's invitation to Dennis on 8 December 1980. At the beginning of this show, Jude (author of The John Lennon Series, http://www.johnlennonseries.com) will offer her tribute to the lovely Cynthia Lennon.

  • 00:56

    Your Best of the Fest for Beatles Fans 2015!

    in Music

    When Rebeat magazine asked host Jude Southerland Kessler (http://www,johnlennonseries.com) to select the 10 "Best of the Fest for Beatles Fans 2015," she was a little daunted! ONLY TEN? It was hard to do with live bands, scores of Beatles experts and authors, panel discussions, Beatles yoga, Beatles recipe demos and tastings, "happenings" in the Faboratory, trivia contests, art displays, and SO much more!!! But on this show, Jude will attempt to nail down the 10 most exciting things to see and do at the Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans, Aug. 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare! Count up with her from #10 to #1, and then mark your calender to see them all in person in just 8 days! The Chicago Fest for Beatles fans really IS the place where "a splendid time is guaranteed for all!" Jude will see you there for her 3 lives presentations and book signing in the Marketplace.

  • 00:44

    John Lennon's Boyhood Friend, Michael Hill, Speaks Out

    in Pop Culture

    Tonight our host, Jude Southerland Kessler, author of http://www.johnlennonseries.com will have the joy of talking to John Lennon's boyhood friend, Michael Hill. Michael attended Dovedale Primary in Woolton with John, and later, QuarryBank Grammar with both John and Pete Shotton! His stories are incredible... and not the same tired tales you've heard a dozen times!


    Michael is the author of a brand new book: John Lennon, The Boy Who Became a Legend, and it is fascinating! In fact, Michael proposes a new story about the event that "hooked" John on rock'n'roll. Don't miss this exciting new info for Beatles fans!

  • 01:00

    John Unleashed

    in Current Events

    John J Nazarian is out on assignment tonight, so we will be replaying an episode from the archives, Oct 27 2013. 



    Visit John's website to get the latest breaking topics coming up on future shows at:

    http://www.desperateexes.com

    Or you can just check back here to see who John's guests for a particular show; guaranteed to make you laugh, think and at times cry.

    Be sure to go through his website to see the pictures of John's family, grandchildren, Charlie the $10k PI doberman, and John's love for cars, motorcycles and all things fast!

  • John Unleashed

    in Current Events

    John J Nazarian has returned to the airwaves!


    Celebrity P. I. John J Nazarian's weekly take on the news from the funny, to the bizarre, to the serious. John's show will have 1-3 guests  depending on the topic; which will be announced on his site.

    The guests will range from the funny, bizarre, good friends to the top experts.

    John and his guests will be covering current events including High Profile trials, celebrity gossip, celebrity guests and/or top expert guests in their fields.

    Some shows will have guests debating with John, other shows will be fun, or to gossip about Hollywood and the rich and famous; some shows are serious with serious content, like John's commitment to stop teen bullying and suicides.

    John's  shows will run the gambit to crumple you over with laughter from bizarre headline; to educate you with society tough topics; to making you cry as you listen to a guest bare all.

    Telephone lines are always open to call in throughout each show.  We encourage you to join in the discussion, or ask questions of John and/or his guests.

    Visit John's website to get the latest breaking topics coming up on future shows at:

    http://www.desperateexes.com

    Or you can just check back here to see who John's guests for a particular show; guaranteed to make you laugh, think and at times cry.

    Be sure to go through his website to see the pictures of John's family, grandchildren, Charlie the $10k PI doberman, and John's love for cars, motorcycles and all things fast!