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  • 00:51

    Beatles Authors Speak Out

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    John Lennon expert and author of The John Lennon Series, http://johnlennonseries.com, Jude Southerland Kessler, will interview four of the most entertaining Beatles authors of 2015!

    First, Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series (Recipe Records, Recipe Records: Sixties Edition, and Recipe Records: A Tribute to The Beatles) will talk about her passion for the meld of food and music. Lanea will be "food for the soul" as she shares her upcoming "Lunch and Learn" program for Beatles at Ridge, Sept. 18-19 and tells us about her new kid-dult book "Little Dog in the Sun."

    Then New York Times best-selling author, Richard Buskin, teams up with respected Beatles writer, Robert Rodriguez to give us an overview of their "The Beatles Southern Roots" podcast coming up on Sat. Sept. 19. As a part of their regular "Something About The Beatles" podcast series, this special program will be broadcast LIVE from "Beatles at the Ridge." Free!

    Finally, Sara Schmidt, successful creator of http://meethebeatlesforreal.com will give us the schoop on her panel at "Beatles at the Ridge" in which she'll interivew the people who actually met The Beatles when they landed in that small town in 1964!!! And we'll get a sneak preview of Schmidt's upcoming book about The Beatles in St. Louis!

    Join us for an action-packed show with four exciting, current authors who have much news to share. All four will be guests of The Beatles Symposium, "Beatles at the Ridge," Sept. 18-19 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Free festival for any fan of the Fabs!


  • Ivor Davis and Seth Swirsky Share Their "Beatles Stories"!!!

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    Tonight, Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series, http://www.johnlennonseries.com will interview two of the most exciting personalities in The Beatles' world, Ivor Davis and Seth Swirsky!

    Ivor Davis was hand-selected to accompany The Beatles on the 1964 North American Tour and was the only journalist there for the entire experience! He will share exciting experiences, including the day the The Beatles met Elvis! Witty, charming...you will enjoy hearing from Ivor!

    Seth Swirsky conceived of, wrote, filmed, and produced the award-winning film, "Beatles Stories." He interviewed socres of celebrities to see how The Beatles affected their lives. Hear Seth tell the wonderful tales of meeting Sir Ben Kingsley, Henry Winkler, Jon Voight, Sir George Martin, and many others as he made this remarkable film.

    Davis is the Featured Author and Swirsky is the Featured Artist for Beatles at the Ridge, coming up Sept. 18-19 2015 in Walnut Ridge, AR. This is a wonderful preview of their presentations at that festival!

  • 01:00

    The John Lennon Hour: Anthony Robustelli 'Splains Beatles Music!

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    Author and musician, Anthony Robustelli takes Jude (and you!) "behind the scenes" of EVERY single Beatles song (both original numbers and cover tunes) performed on LP by the lads in 1962-1963. Giving us all the scoop about each track (in terms that anyone can understand and appreciate), Robustelli (who once opened for Paul McCartney and recorded with Julian Lennon!!!!) offers a new understanding of old favs.

    Hear "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" and "Little Child" like you've never heard them before. Discover the depths of John's talent with the harp and harmonica. Discuss George Harrison's ability on lead guitar.

    All this and more tonight. CALL in at 646-668-2641 to talk with Anthony about his new book I Want to Tell You: The Definitive Guide to the Music of The Beatles and to talk about any song from 1962-63!

  • 00:49

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

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    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!

  • 00:56

    Your Best of the Fest for Beatles Fans 2015!

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    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.

  • 00:59

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

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    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.

  • 01:11

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

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    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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  • 00:26

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

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    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 02:00

    Kit 'nKaboodle: Why Did the Beatles Fail the Decca Audition?

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    In Episode #3 of the highly popular Kit and Kaboodle show, Beatles/rock music critic, Dr. Kit O'Toole and Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series (http://www.johnlennonseries.com) discuss why The Beatles failed The Decca Audition on New Year's Day 1962. Kit will consider each song the Fab Four played - the strengths and weaknesses, and Kaboodle (Jude) will analyze the physchological/personality factors that entered into the mix that wintry day in London. The Beatles were rejected by Decca...but why? Could things have ended differently? And whose fault was it that the lads walked awy empty-handed? That's tonight's topic.

    Then, after the show, join Kit and Kaboodle for the After Party, also on The John Lennon Hour from 10:05-11:00 p.m. ET. The link for that show is:      he After Party is YOUR chance to call in and agree or disagree, express your own opinion about the audition, and chime in. We want to hear from you! 646-668-2641.



  • 00:59

    Beatles Expert Bruce Spizer Gives Insider Info re The Beatles on Capitol Records

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    No one knows Beatles' music like author and Beatles expert, Bruce Spizer!!! His numerous books (including The Beatles Are Coming!, The Beatles' Swan Song, and many others) tell the complete story of the Fab Four - their singles and LP's. Invited to create the questions for "The Beatles Trivial Pursuit Game" because of his extensive knowledge of the lads' songbook, Spizer is a Beatles-effin-pedia of their musical facts, history, and trivia. In this episode, Lennon expert, Jude Southerland Kessler (author of The John Lennon Series http://www.johnlennonseries.com) will talk with Bruce about his brand new digital book, The Beatles on Capitol Records, Vol. 1, revised. This book - formerly in physical form - has been vasttly expanded to include new photo images and new information, and Spizer will give Beatles aficianodos a glimpse of this essential volume for informed fans. Funny, witty, and oh-so-smart, Bruce Spizer will delight listeners of all ages!