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The John Lennon Hour

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Weekly radio talk show about John Lennon & The Beatles with guest authors, musicians, and experts from The Beatles World hosted by Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series, http://www.johnlennonseries.com

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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.
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Join host Jude Southerland Kessler as she gives you a sneak peek of her upcoming book, Vol. 4 in The John Lennon Series, Should Have Known Better. Taking you on a journey through John Lennon's life (and The Beatles' lives)... more

At the request of Rebeat magazine (http://www.rebeatmag.com), author Jude Southerland Kessler was asked to preview the 2015 Fest for Beatles Fans and select the 10 BEST things to see, do, hear, and experience when the fest... more

Part Two of our discussion with Beatles experts and authors Chuck Gunderson (Some Fun Tonight: How The Beatles Rocked America: The Historic North American Tours), Al Sussman (Changin' Times: 101 Days That Changed a... more

Was 1965 The Beatles zenith year? Or was it an unbearable drudge? Beatles experts and authors Chuck Gunderson (Some Fun Tonight: The Backstage Story of How The Beatles Rocked America, The Historic North American Tours), Al... more

July is "Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans" month as we prepare for the big celebration at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare on Aug. 14-16. And one of the biggest guests of the Fest will be George Harrison's sister, Louise! Here she talks with... more

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... more

Our show tonight will be dedicated to Dennis Ferrante. Please join us at the top of the hour for a tribute to this lovely man. Rest in peace, Dennis. Shine on. Then...pop culture historian and author of 2 fab-tastic books on The #Beatles,... more

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... more

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... more

John Lennon's vivacious, witty, and wonderful sound engineer at the Record Plant, Dennis Ferrante, stopped by the studio to talk with Jude Southerland Kessler the week after the passing of the lovely Cynthia Lennon. And in the sad... more