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  • 00:59

    The John Lennon Hour: Meet Beatles Author Ken Womack Part 2

    in Pop Culture

    Author of The John Lennon Series, host Jude Southerland Kessler interviews Dr. Kenneth Womack of Penn State Altoona who has just released his second book about The Beatles, The Beatles Encyclopedia: All Things Fab Four. Listeners will be able to call in and ask Womack questions about The Beatles music and lives. They can also discuss his first book, Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of The Beatles.

  • 01:24

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

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    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.

  • 00:59

    The Beatles Most Unappreciated Songs

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    Dr. Kit O'Toole, author of the upcoming book Michael Jackson FAQ is Kit; Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series (http://www.johnlennonseries.com), is Kaboodle. And together they're the powerhouse team of Kit and Kaboodle who meet bi-monthly via The John Lennon Hour to discuss any topic in the realm of Beatles music and/or biographies. Tonight they'll consider the topic of Most Unappreciated Beatles songs. Why are these songs so overlooked? What do the critics say about these selections? And is there any reason that listeners should give these tunes another glance (or ear)? Tune in to the second "Kit and Kaboodle Show" of 2015 and find out. Fun and informative...that's Kit and Kaboodle. And be sure to visit the Official Kit and Kaboodle Fan Page on Facebook and "like" us.

  • 00:55

    King Interviews The Beatles!

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    Bill King, the articulate and clever editor of Beatlefan magazine, returns to The John Lennon Hour to share his interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. He'll also be talking about his time with Cynthia Lennon and Neil Aspinall. Bill has been there for some of the greatest moments in Beatles history, and he'll share that with us Thursday night at 9pmET. Don't miss this chance to relive a part of music history!

  • 00:26

    The John Lennon Hour: Meet Beatles Author Ken Womack Part 1

    in Pop Culture

    Author of The John Lennon Series, host Jude Southerland Kessler interviews Dr. Kenneth Womack of Penn State Altoona who has just released his second book about The Beatles, The Beatles Encyclopedia: All Things Fab Four. Listeners will be able to call in and ask Womack questions about The Beatles music and lives. They can also discuss his first book, Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of The Beatles.

  • 00:59

    The John Lennon Hour: Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans Sampler

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    Six prominent Beatles experts COME TOGETHER tonight with host Jude Southerland Kessler as they all prepare to trek to the Mecca of "All Things Beatle," The Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans! You'll hear from Lanea Stagg, author of Recipe Records: A Tribute to The Beatles. Then Kit O'Toole, Contributing Editor of "BeatleFan" magazine will talk about the latest in The Beatles' world and her new book on MJ, Michael Jackson! Al Sussman will be up next to give you a bird's eye view of his new work, Changing Times: 101 Days That Changed the World, and Candy Leonard will give a sneak peek at her new book on how the Beatles affected fans worldwide, Beatleness. Last, but certainly not least, Dr. Ken Womack, will let us know how he'll be sharing info from his Beatles Encyclopedia: All Things Fab Four at the Fest. Lots to hear about from some verrrrrry coool peeps! Join us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 00:59

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

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    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.

  • 01:00

    Tribute to John Lennon: Tim Piper!

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    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!

  • 02:02

    JOHN LENNON Afterlife Communication Channeled by Solana

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    TONIGHT- Medium & Channeler SOLANA channels John Lennon in the afterlife. Join us for this celebration and Q&A of one of the most beloved men in our history, Mr. John Lennon. 


    The killing, on Dec. 8, 1980, marked a major social shift


    John Lennon’s death 34 years ago today triggered the same shock and outpouring of grief as the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy. So wrote critic Jay Cocks for his 1980 TIME cover story about the legacy of the late Beatle and his death by the hands of Mark David Chapman. The touching tribute — comments from Bruce Springsteen that are included in the piece may bring tears to your eyes — featured one memorable quote from Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono: “This is not the end of an era,” she said in the days after he was killed. “The ’80s are still going to be a beautiful time, and John believed it.”


    But in his piece, Cocks makes the case for why Ono’s words were more wishful thinking than a truthful declaration.


    The band had broken up a decade before, but Lennon’s death signaled a shift more serious than the Beatles’ dissolution ever did. After all, the music of the Beatles would be around indefinitely, whether or not the band continued to record together.


    When Lennon died at age 40, however, everyone who had grown up with the Beatles was approaching middle age too. In addition to their sadness about Lennon’s death, they could not ignore their own mortality. “For everyone who cherished the sustaining myth of the Beatles,” Cocks wrote, “the murder was something else. It was an assassination, a ritual slaying of something that could hardly be named. Hope, perhaps; or idealism. Or time. Not only lost, but suddenly dislocated, fractured.”

  • 00:57

    Best Beatles Magazines

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    In 1963, Sean O'Mahoney created Beatles Monthly, a magazine devoted solely to The Beatles, and it ran succesfully until 1969. In Liverpool, Bill Harry created a pop music journal known as MerseyBeat which is still live and vital (online) today. And these two historic publications have inspired distinguished modern journalist to follow in their footsteps.


    Tonight, Jude Southerland Kessler author of The John Lennon Series http://johnlennonseries,com will interview two of the most respected modern #Beatles/#pop music journalists, Bill King, publisher of Beatlefan magazine, and Allison Boron, editor of Rebeat Magazine online. We'll hear their stories of inspiration, talk about Beatle greats that they've interviewed, and compare their formats.


    Don't miss this glimpse into the world of Beatles reporting, today and yesterday!

  • 00:59

    Author Jonathan Gould of "Can't Buy Me Love" Discusses Beatles Early Years

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    Hailed by The New York Times and The Guardian in the U.K., author Jonathan Gould is one of the most respected Beatles experts on either shore. His best-selling work, Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America, examines The Beatles' music, their biographies, and their historical impact in context of the 1950's and 1960's. In the first of a two-part series, Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series (http://www.johnlennonseries.com) talks with Gould about his extraordinary research, his belief that America helped to shape the Fab Four, and his belief that Ringo was crucial to the band's success. These subjects and many more from the pages of his award winning work will make any Beatles' fan sit up and take note. Fascinating!