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#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 (www.beatlesinlondon.com) 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!