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In honor of my dad's birthday and as fate would have it the passing of Cynthia Lennon tonight's show is all about The Fab Four. Love them or not you can't argue the impact these four lads from Liverpool had on modern music. Before Kenya West discovered Paul McCartney he was the front man for one of the most influencial rock bands of all times. So Ladies & Gentleman.... The Beatles.
Talk about the story behind Ringo's absense during the Beatles first world tour in 1964.
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!
Wherever you see these ladies, you will NOT see grass because there is no time for grass to grow beneath them! The author of The John Lennon Series, Jude Southerland Kessler, and Dr. Kit O'Toole, the seasoned author of the new smash hit Songs We Were Singing: Guided Tours Through The Beatles' Lesser-Known Tracks, will be on the show to discuss their works. The dynamic duo has created a delicious persona, "The Kit-n-Kaboodle Show," where they record radio shows or present live programs about in-depth Beatles songs and issues. The authors will not only give individual presentations at the upcoming Beatles at the Ridge Festival in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, September 18-19, they will also give a live performance of "The Kit-n-Kaboodle Show!"
Ivor Davis has tremendous experiences which he shares in his latest book The Beatles and Me - On Tour. The ultimate gentleman, his stories will have you smiling from ear-to-ear! Hear about the slapstick episodes while on the tour: Ringo was forgotten, women knocking on doors at all hours of the night, meeting Elvis, Bob Dylan and so much more. Ivor is a featured guest and speaker at the upcoming Beatles at the Ridge Festival in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas - September 18 and 19. Perhaps he'll tell about when he was in Walnut Ridge, 51 years ago! Find out more about Ivor here: www.ivordavisbeatles.com
Beatles at the Ridge: www.beatlesattheridge.com
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!
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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.
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.
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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!
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!
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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!
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Having just passed the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles 4th LP, "Beatles for Sale," Jude Southerland Kessler (author of The John Lennon Series, http://www.johnlennonseries.com) will focus on each song on the LP tonight. Jude will discuss: Which songs were selected for "Beatles '65," Capitol's version of the LP and why? How was each song recorded and what musical selections were made? Which of the songs on "Beatles for Sale" were Cavern Club favorites? What songs on this LP were orignally sung by other Beatles and where can you find those original versions? What life stories led the the lyrics of these songs?
It's a great night on The John Lennon Hour for fans who love the muisc of The Beatles. Join us at 9pmET on Thursday, 5 Feb.
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