Best The Beatles podcasts — Interviews, parodies, music and news (Updated June 2018; image)
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Hosted by authors Robert Rodriguez and Richard Buskin, Something About The Beatles features fascinating, informative discussion on the group's career.
 
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Compleatly Beatles takes a fun, irreverent look at all the Beatles albums – one album and every song per show.
 
“Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast With The Beatles” is among the world's longest-running weekly tribute shows about the Best Band Ever. Listen each week for a combination listening party and in-depth study of the most amazing phenomenon in music history. Host Dennis Mitchell has produced the show since 1991, covering every Beatle topic imaginable and featuring guests that include Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison, Pete Best, George & Giles Martin, Geoff Emerick and literally ...
 
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Enlightening discussion about the Music of The Beatles by three long-time Beatles collectors and historians.
 
Friends from the Los Angeles comedy scene discuss the Beatles, one album at a time. We have no special qualifications nor reason to do this. And we often get facts wrong or leave them out. We just want to because we're obsessed with the Beatles, like any rational human. TOPICS INCLUDE: Reasons we love them! Stories we've read! Opinions we hold! Excitement we cannot contain! THE BEATLES!
 
The Beatles Minute by Andre Gardner. Presented by WMGK - 102.9 FM in Philadelphia.
 
A Weekly Radio Show About Beatle News.http://www.rockartshow.com
 
Hosted by authors Robert Rodriguez and Richard Buskin, Something About The Beatles features fascinating, informative discussion on the group's career.
 
We pick apart why and how The Beatles phenomenon occurred. On 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution' we'll get into the combination of talent, hard work and luck that changed everything!
 
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It isn’t often that we are given a firsthand account from somebody who set in motion events that literally changed the world. But there we are and here it is: Michael Hill was a classmate and friend of John Lennon’s, beginning at age 5. A keen observer and articulate narrator, he has set his recollections down for all of us in his book, John Le ...…
 
It isn’t often that we are given a firsthand account from somebody who set in motion events that literally changed the world. But there we are and here it is: Michael Hill was a classmate and friend of John Lennon’s, beginning at age 5. A keen observer and articulate narrator, he has set his recollections down for all of us in his book, John Le ...…
 
It's Paul's birthday week and as usual he's staying busy, teasing us about his future plans! Plus, I sure hope you didn't visit the Abbey Road crosswalk last week, intent on taking "the shot." You'd have been disappointed.The post Beatles Minute - week of June 18, 2018 appeared first on 102.9 WMGK.
 
I play Revolver for Eugene, who's never heard it. This is the fifth in a series of "playing albums for Eugene." Regular panelist Brett Morris heard I was playing Revolver, and asked to come by, so he sits in too! That makes TWO people just staring at a dude as he listens to an album for the first time! Fun!…
 
We go over Paul McCartney's second post-Beatles album, RAM. Criticized upon its release, it's now considered one of his best solo albums! Brett Morris in particular doesn't want to hear you people who don't appreciate this album! We get into the unfair expectations on Paul, his insane vocal range, the inventive orchestrations, the as-usual-perf ...…
 
Paul McCartney is up to something and we try to get to the bottom of it, plus, a rare historic Beatles document goes on the auction block and a famous Beatles meeting place in Liverpool closes.The post Beatles Minute - week of June 11, 2018 appeared first on 102.9 WMGK.
 
It was 45 years ago that Beatle confidant and Apple Press Officer Derek Taylor published his first memoir, As Time Goes By. Long out of print, it has recently been re-published, this time with a contextualizing foreword penned by rock journalist Jon Savage (Mojo magazine, England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock, 1966: The Year The Decade ...…
 
It was 45 years ago that Beatle confidant and Apple Press Officer Derek Taylor published his first memoir, As Time Goes By. Long out of print, it has recently been re-published, this time with a contextualizing foreword penned by rock journalist Jon Savage (Mojo magazine, England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock, 1966: The Year The Decade ...…
 
The panel goes over John's first post-Beatles solo album: PLASTIC ONO BAND. Not enough Beatles fans have heard this, and it's one of the best solo Beatles albums out there. The bleakness, the raw blues rock, KLAUS' BASS and RINGO'S DRUMS! Plus Barbara Streisand covered "Mother?" Weird. Panelists: Will Hines, Brett Morris, Katie Plattner, Joel S ...…
 
Ringo kicked off his 2018 All-Starr Band tour this past weekend and we have some details, plus be on the lookout for a collectible Beatles vinyl 7" this July!The post Beatles Minute - week of June 4, 2018 appeared first on 102.9 WMGK.
 
Continuing the series of "playing Beatles albums for Eugene" (this is the 4th installment) we do Rubber Soul! Hear Will try hard not to influence Eugene's opinion! Luckily he doesn't have to as Eugene falls in love with this album almost immediately.
 
In the 3rd episode of "Playing Albums for Eugene," host Will Hines plays "A Hard Day's Night." HOWEVER due to a recording error, the levels are off and so it's hard to hear us talk when the music gets loud. Sheesh. My apologies. That's why I'm releasing this as a bonus ep. Feel free to IGNORE or to PUSH THROUGH, as is your wishes.…
 
George's first electric guitar sells for a pretty penny at auction, and a Beatles song might just hit #1 on the british charts soon. Details on this week's Beatles Minute!The post Beatles Minute - week of May 28, 2018 appeared first on 102.9 WMGK.
 
Beatles fan Amy Shamanov walks us through the evidence of John's affection for Paul. Sure, we know Lennon cared about Macca, but he sure was stubborn about showing it when journalists were around, especially in the 1970s. Amy takes us through deep cuts of interviews, testimony, and even shopping lists to which reveal what every Beatles fan know ...…
 
50 years: in the first of what will be a series throughout this year and next, we examine The Beatles’ Apple enterprise; focusing here on the start-up and in articular on Apple Publishing and the array of what-if talents drawn to the corps. My guest is Axel Korinth, co-author of the two volumes of A is For Apple books – mammoth richly illustrat ...…
 
50 years: in the first of what will be a series throughout this year and next, we examine The Beatles’ Apple enterprise; focusing here on the start-up and in articular on Apple Publishing and the array of what-if talents drawn to the corps. My guest is Axel Korinth, co-author of the two volumes of A is For Apple books – mammoth richly illustrat ...…
 
Paul's remasters are out now - so what will be next? And would you like to own a piece of Strawberry Field? Details on this week's Beatles Minute.The post Beatles Minute - week of May 21, 2018 appeared first on 102.9 WMGK.
 
Fab 4 Free 4 All talk with Grammy Award winning Wings guitarist Laurence Juber.
 
Mail a letter or a bill with the help of John Lennon starting this September, and guess how many Beatles are still in the list of Britain's top 10 wealthiest performers?The post Beatles Minute - week of May 14, 2018 appeared first on 102.9 WMGK.
 
To call the stunningly-talented musician/singer/songwriter a “Beatles sideman” is to sell short his tremendous gifts and the tangible effect he had on the group when they most needed a spark plug. Billy Preston was a keyboard savant for sure, but he was also someone the Beatles embraced as an equal; going so far as to float him as an actual “fi ...…
 
To call the stunningly-talented musician/singer/songwriter a “Beatles sideman” is to sell short his tremendous gifts and the tangible effect he had on the group when they most needed a spark plug. Billy Preston was a keyboard savant for sure, but he was also someone the Beatles embraced as an equal; going so far as to float him as an actual “fi ...…
 
It's an all-Paul Beatles Minute with news of a very exclusive honor bestowed on Macca, plus news of at least ONE U.S. show from him this year!The post Beatles Minute - week of May 7, 2018 appeared first on 102.9 WMGK.
 
Ben Rowling and I resume our conversation with the author of The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals series. In this episode, we talk gear (amps and guitars), as well as examine some long-held beliefs about certain recordings. Check out Jerry’s series here. The post 136: The Beatles in the Studio with Jerry Hammack (part 2) appeared first on So ...…
 
Ben Rowling and I resume our conversation with the author of The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals series. In this episode, we talk gear (amps and guitars), as well as examine some long-held beliefs about certain recordings. Check out Jerry’s series here. The post 136: The Beatles in the Studio with Jerry Hammack (part 2) appeared first on So ...…
 
Fab 4 Free 4 All review and analyze the U.S. version of the Beatles classic 'Rubber Soul' (pt. 2).
 
A new Geroge Harrison label is announced, and did Giles Martin give us a "White Album 50" clue over the weekend?The post Beatles Minute - week of April 30, 2018 appeared first on 102.9 WMGK.
 
Even if we don’t write them down, we all make lists (if only mentally). Back in June 2017, rock journalist Bill Wyman boldly committed his ranking of every Beatles canon recording from worst to best. It was a move certain to stir the pot of debate, and so it did. On this show, we discussed not only his list, but also the role of the rock critic ...…
 
Even if we don’t write them down, we all make lists (if only mentally). Back in June 2017, rock journalist Bill Wyman boldly committed his ranking of every Beatles canon recording from worst to best. It was a move certain to stir the pot of debate, and so it did. On this show, we discussed not only his list, but also the role of the rock critic ...…
 
We loved playing a Beatles album for someone who'd never heard it last week, so let's try it again. With the same person! but a different album. We play "The White Album" for Eugene Cordero and get his moment-by-moment reactions. Some highlights include: Dear Prudence, Honey Pie and Revolution 9.
 
A weekly update on what's happening with John, Paul, George and Ringo. Sponsored by www.rockartshow.com.
 
Get ready for more peace and love for Ringo's birthday, and a letter John sent to the Queen is going up for auction. Details on this week's Beatles Minute!The post Beatles Minute - week of April 23, 2018 appeared first on 102.9 WMGK.
 
In which we (Ben Rowling and I) discuss the Beatles’ approach to their work in the studio – their creativity, work ethic and use of technology to push the boundaries of their art – with author/producer/engineer/musician Jerry Hammack. Check out Jerry’s series – The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals – here. The post 134: The Beatles in the Stu ...…
 
In which we (Ben Rowling and I) discuss the Beatles’ approach to their work in the studio – their creativity, work ethic and use of technology to push the boundaries of their art – with author/producer/engineer/musician Jerry Hammack. Check out Jerry’s series – The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals – here. The post 134: The Beatles in the Stu ...…
 
Sure, the album Abbey Road is a favorite of Beatles fans -- but what does someone think of it if they're not a particular fan of the band, and have never really heard the album? We find out as Beatles-neutral actor Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island, UCB) listens to this seminal album and says what he thinks! Robert Baker (Justified, Grey's Ana ...…
 
A weekly update on what's happening with John, Paul, George and Ringo. Sponsored by www.rockartshow.com.
 
No sooner is he knighted by the Queen than Ringo lands another huge deal, and we have further proof that buying original Beatles lyrics is a good investment!The post Beatles Minute - week of April 16, 2018 appeared first on 102.9 WMGK.
 
Here's a major one: We go over George Harrison's first solo album, the triple-album All Things Must Pass. After having lots of his songs passed up for the later Beatles albums (except when they were so-goddamned-good-not-even-John-Lennon-could-deny-it like Something and Here Comes the Sun) --- George explodes with productivity on his debut. We ...…
 
Fab 4 Free 4 All review and analyze the U.S. version of the Beatles classic 'Rubber Soul'.
 
The second post-Beatles solo album is the you've-probably-never-heard-it Beaucoups of Blues, a country album by Ringo Starr released July of 1970. It is quite solidly okay, which is honestly better than probably a lot of people expected, since Ringo Starr is basically the Ringo of the Beatles. Our panelists are Will Hines and Heather Woodward. ...…
 
In the first installment of what will, over time, serve as a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the All You Need is Cash TV film, I spoke with director Gary Weis. In addition to his career as a documentary filmmaker, SNL short film creator and music video director, he recalls his work on The Rutles’ long-form “rockumentary,” as well as hi ...…
 
In the first installment of what will, over time, serve as a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the All You Need is Cash TV film, I spoke with director Gary Weis. In addition to his career as a documentary filmmaker, SNL short film creator and music video director, he recalls his work on The Rutles’ long-form “rockumentary,” as well as hi ...…
 
The first true Beatles solo album: McCartney. Recorded almost entirely by himself, including many sessions done alone in his apartment -- this was a sad and lonely time for Paul. The Beatles were over, and he was trying to see what kind of record he would make without his three collaborators around. Turns out: a pretty damn good one. Just "Mayb ...…
 
Returning as a SATB guest is Jeff Martin, whom you will remember from 122 – The Simpsons episode. In addition to his writing on that show as well as Late Night with David Letterman beginning in the 1980s, he is also a musician and therefore speaks the language of The Beatles specifically, as well as creativity generally. Our conversation center ...…
 
Returning as a SATB guest is Jeff Martin, whom you will remember from 122 – The Simpsons episode. In addition to his writing on that show as well as Late Night with David Letterman beginning in the 1980s, he is also a musician and therefore speaks the language of The Beatles specifically, as well as creativity generally. Our conversation center ...…
 
We take a break from going over the solo stuff to discuss BEATLES WOMEN. An all-female panel discusses the wives and girlfriends of the fab four, with a German photographer and British journalist thrown in there too. This is the second long episode in a row. I promise the episodes are normally gonna be an hour or less! But we had a lot to cover ...…
 
Yes, he’s the guy who sang “Takin’ Care of Business” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” but if that’s all you know about this accomplished artist, then you are missing out on a lot. Randy has penned #1 hit singles for two different recording acts; toured as an All Starr; hosted a popular radio show in his native Canada; published several books, ...…
 
Yes, he’s the guy who sang “Takin’ Care of Business” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” but if that’s all you know about this accomplished artist, then you are missing out on a lot. Randy has penned #1 hit singles for two different recording acts; toured as an All Starr; hosted a popular radio show in his native Canada; published several books, ...…
 
Fab 4 Free 4 All take a close at two consecutive Beatles' singles that feature no McCartney lead vocals (pt. 2).
 
Part 2 of our chat with Atlantic Records' EVP John Boulos and Steinlight Media President Sammy Steinlight about how The Beatles' visionary management team so successfully executed (engineered?) Beatlemania. We talk a lot on the show about the Beatles as transcendent musical talents—and they are—but there's little doubt that the people working f ...…
 
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