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  • 01:00

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

    in Pop Culture

    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!

  • 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!

  • 01:00

    The John Lennon Hour Gets Beatledd!

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    A Pennsylvania institution, Beatledd has hosted the Beatledd Fab Four Hour from WRKC in Wilkes-Barre, PA for lo these many years! (We'll ask him how many!) And he's interviewed everyone in The Beatles's world including May Pang, Sid Bernstein, Gary Van Scyoc, Julia Baird and so many more!!! Ed's also talked with the great stars of the 1960's: Henry Winkler and Sally Kellerman. AND he's been instrumental in getting Beatles authors' books into the hands of readers...which we soooo appreciate!!! He's helped Dave Bedford of Liddypool, Lanea Stagg of Recipe Records, Judith Kristen of Once Upon a Time in Liverpool and me! We love Ed Raineri and you will, too. Call in to ask him your questions! He's a GREAT guy! 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 01:00

    The John Lennon Hour: Chat With Pat Matthews of BeatlesARama

    in Pop Culture

    Jude chats with Pat Matthews, the originator of the longest running Beatles internet radio station.

  • 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 01:00

    Kit 'n Kaboodle: John Lennnon's Protest Songs: Righteous or Rubbish?

    in Music

    Join Dr. Kit O'Toole (author of Songs We Were Singing) Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series http://www.johnlennonseries.com  as they discuss John Lennon's political protest anthems. They'll exmaine 4 of John's impactful solo creations and pose the question: Are these songs righteous or rubbish? What makes a successful protest anthem? And did John hit or miss the mark? Find out when Kit and Kaboodle (Jude) get together for an hour of informational and fun debate.

  • 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!

  • 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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  • 02:02

    JOHN LENNON Afterlife Communication Channeled by Solana

    in Spirituality

     


    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.”