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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.
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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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.
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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!
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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.
Tonight, YOU will have the chance to ask one of America's most informed and articulate Beatles experts your question on The Beatles during The Beatlemania Years (late 1963-end of 1965). Jonathan Gould, revered author of Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America will return for part 2 of his chat about the Fab Four.
Last time Gould was on our program, we weren't able to go live and let you talk with him person-to-person, but tonight is YOUR SHOW...ask anything about John, Paul, George, Ringo, Brian, the music, EMI, George Martin..."Help" or "Hard Day's Night!" Go for it! Call 646-668-2641 at 9:30 p.m. ET tonight! What a great opportunity to hear from one of our greatest American Beatles gurus!
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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!
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.
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Tired of hearing the SAME OLD Beatles stories? Seeing the SAME OLD Beatles photos? Well, fret no more! Tonight Sara Schmidt, the creator of http://www.meetthebeatlesforreal.com will join Jude for an hour of refreshing new stories from people (just like you) who had the GREAT opportunity to meet John or Paul or George or Ringo (or all of them) for real! Sara documents and records these true stories on her fascinating website, and she'll share her rare photos and unique stories with us!
Also, Sara will be announcing the news about her upcoming book! Be here for all the details of her research and publication date. Maybe You can help her with your story or your photos! Tune in and find out.
See you Thursday night at 9pmET!
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