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83 - New solo Beatles releases by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon

We're back out of hibernation to review three recent releases by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Enjoy!!!

#82 - Don Dannemann of The Cyrkle on their career, Brian Epstein and touring with the Beatles

On this episode, we welcome Don Dannemann of The Cyrkle, the group whose Top 20 hits "Red Rubber Ball" (written by Paul Simon) and "Turn-Down Day" were familiar to AM audiences during 1966. But The Cyrkle's history also includes a huge Beatles connection, since they were managed by Brian Epstein and also went on tour with The Beatles in the U.S. He'll talk about all that and their current doings (which include a new album). Thanks for listening!

#81 - Jenny Boyd, author of “Jennifer Juniper: A Journey Beyond the Muse”

On this show, we talk to author Jenny Boyd about her new book, "Jennifer Juniper: A Journey Beyond the Muse." The sister of Pattie Boyd, former wife of Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, she talks about Pattie, George Harrison, meditation, the Maharishi, how she inspired two songs and much much more. Please spread the l(Beatles) news (Briefs). Thanks and enjoy the show! 

#80 - EXCLUSIVE! Gary Jacob of Abbey Road on the River on how the coronavirus situation is affecting the show

In another Beatles News Briefs Extra show, Gary Jacob of Abbey Road tells us the latest plans for the show in the wake of the coronavirus. Visit his website at 

#79 - EXCLUSIVE! Mark Lapidos, founder of Fest for Beatles Fans, on the show’s postponement for coronavirus — and the new Get Back film

In an exclusive interview taped March 11, Mark Lapidos tells us exclusively about the postponement of the Fest For Beatles Fans because of the coronavirus pandemic. We also both talk about the announcement of the new Beatles "Get Back" film in September. Be sure to visit Mark's website at

#78 - Charles Rosenay remembers his friend Peter Tork of The Monkees

Charles Rosenay!!! shares his memories about his friend The Monkees' Peter Tork, who was a guest at his shows in the past, and the upcoming tribute he's putting on for him Feb. 8 in Connecticut. (For tickets or information, go to As a special feature, the show also includes some rare audio of Tork at Rosenay's 2009 BeatExpo where he talked about both The Monkees and The Beatles. Pass the word and don't miss this special episode. Thanks for listening. 

77 - Introducing the new Weeklings ‘3′ album with Zeek and Lefty Weekling

Our special guests on this show are Zeek and Lefty Weekling (Bob Burger and Glenn Burtnik) who discuss the making of the brand-new album "3," out Jan. 17, working with Peter "Herman" Noone (who's featured on one track) and their unique cover of "Baby You're a Rich Man," among many other surprises in this show. Thanks for listening!!

#76 - Beatles News Briefs Extra!: Special guest Peter Asher, Ringo live report, more

We have a "really big shew" on this edition with our exclusive interview with special guest Peter Asher, who talks about his new book "The Beatles: From A to Zed" and a whole lot more. We also have a report on Ringo's Los Angeles live interview and the surprise a fan found at a record show. Thanks for listening, please subscribe and pass the word about our show!!

#74 - EXTRA! - Jean Catharell on the campaign for a Brian Epstein statue in Liverpool

On this special EXTRA! edition, Jean Catharell talks about the campaign to put up a statue for Brian Epstein in Liverpool. Time is running out and the campaign needs your help. You can donate at The statue has been endorsed publicly by the Epstein family and the family of the late Cilla Black, among others. 

#73 - The road to Abbey Road (with Contributing Editor Candy Leonard)

This show features a discussion with Contributing Editor Candy Leonard, author of "Beatleness," on what was going on in the world at the time the "Abbey Road" album was released and how it affected fans. Also included is our usual rundown of the latest Beatles news and features and maybe a couple of surprises. Thanks to all our recent new subscribers and pass the word. If you don't subscribe already, please do. And thanks for listening!!

#71 - New Ringo album, Beatles “rediscovered” Abbey Road tape, more

Lots of news in this latest edition headlined by the official announcement of Ringo's new album and Paul McCartney's contribution to it, the controversial tape of the Beatles discussing their future work after Abbey Road, plus news on Brian Epstein, the 2020 edition of Abbey Road on the River, the latest chart news and much more. Thanks for listening and pass the word! 

#70 - Report from International Beatle Week, Johnathan Pushkar interview

A special two-part show features a report from the scene in Liverpool at International Beatle Week with American Beatles fan Olivia Anne Morris Fuchs, Jon Keats from the Cavern Club, who is one of the organizers and Danilo Fiani, who plays George Harrison in the Brazilian Beatles tribute band the BlueBeetles. Also in the show is an interview with Johnathan Pushkar, whose new single, "Isabella," just was released. He'll talk about the song, its influences, his upcoming album (and some of the celebrity players) and his connection with Micky Dolenz of the Monkees. Plus the latest Beatles news, including the new Billboard chart positions and the sudden rise in popularity of a certain Beatles album. Spread the word and thanks for listening! (Our special thanks to Johnathan Pushkar and Marty Scott of JEM Records for allowing us to play "Isabella" in the show.)

#69 - All news: Ringo, Peter Fonda, video and book news

A full show of news: The passing of Peter Fonda and the Beatles song he inspired, new book and video news, UK chart update and what Beatles video is out there for streaming. Thanks for listening!

#68 - More on Abbey Road crossing 50th with British Beatles guide Richard Porter

British Beatles tour guide Richard Porter ( talks about what the scene was like at Abbey Road on the day of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' iconic crossing photo and also reveals a few things you may not know. Plus we give the latest Beatles news including a new guest appearance by Paul McCartney. Listen now! 

#67 - EXTRA! Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ crossing 50th anniversary special

On this very special EXTRA! show taped Aug. 8 on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' photo shoot for the cover of the "Abbey Road" album, we cover the story internationally. We discuss the announcement and the new sets, plus we have exclusive interviews with three distinguished Beatles authors who have written recent books on the album -- Ken McNab ("And In the End"), Kenneth Womack ("Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles") and Bruce Spizer ("The Beatles Get Back To Abbey Road"). We interviewed them on Wednesday after the rumors broke about the announcement and we discuss it with all of them. Bruce Spizer, who was in London, has heard the new mixes and gives a little preview. Thanks for listening!  

#66 - Chip Madinger and Mark Easter, co-authors of ‘Eight Arms to Hold You’

This Beatles News Briefs Extra! features an interview with Chip Madinger and Mark Easter, co-authors of the pioneering Beatles reference "Eight Arms to Hold You" that chronicled the Beatles' solo careers. They talk about the making of the book and how it's been updated for the digital age. Plus the latest Beatles news. Check it out, rate us on iTunes and please subscribe to us! (It's free!) And thanks for listening!

#65 - What does the movie ‘Yesterday'’ say about the Beatles?

On this latest show, host Steve Marinucci and Contributing Editor Candy Leonard, author of "Beatleness," play Siskel and Ebert and discuss their views of the movie "Yesterday" and how it adds to the Beatles story. Plus the latest Beatles news. 

#64 — McCartney San Jose show. review, news, rumors and more

Our review of last week's San Jose McCartney show, plus all the latest news (and rumors) we can fit. Listen now!

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