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62 - New McCartney release, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Russ Gibb interviews

Beatles News Briefs is back! (As John Lennon wrote, "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans.") In this edition, we talk about Paul McCartney's new "Egypt Station" repackage, plus feature two interview clips. One is from a recent interview with Michael Lindsay-Hogg, director of "Let It Be," on the upcoming new "Let It Be" film. Also, we go into the archives for a clip of the late Russ Gibb (R.I.P.) talking about the Paul Is Dead hoax from an interview we did with him. Thanks for listening and please subscribe if you don't already!

61 - That controversial Google ‘Help’ ad, plus news of found Beatles footage

On this week's Beatles News Briefs Extra, host Steve Marinucci and Contributing Editor Candy Leonard ("Beatleness") discuss that recent Google ad featuring the song "Help!" that's been getting a lot of discussion. Should the Beatles have done it? We want to hear from you. Plus some Beatles news and Beatles history. Thanks for listening. 

#60 - Extra! Dave Morrell on meeting John Lennon, Ringo’s new set list

Author and former record promotion man Dave Morrell tells the complete story of how he got a Beatles butcher cover (and signed, no less!) from John Lennon. Plus other Lennon stories, his love of bootlegs and his thoughts on how Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr should be promoted in the current record scene. In addition, a Ringo All-Starr Band set list from his current tour. Thanks for listening! 

#59 - Emergency podcast - Paul’s official set list from first new show on Freshen Up Tour

This emergency podcast gives the official set list (from Paul's press office) of the 3-20-19 show at National Stadium. (Don't accept substitutes.) Also, details on the theatrical release of a Rolling Stones film with John and Yoko. Thanks for listening. 

#58 - Extra - Exclusive interview with photographer of never before released John Lennon photo, new Ringo album news

This week, we have an exclusive interview with Erik Calonius, who took a previously unreleased photo of John Lennon that we have published on with a story. The interview here has Erik's audio recollection of his encounter. Also this week: First news of a new album by Ringo and the latest chart updates. Thanks for joining us and spread the word on our show with Beatles news and features you can't find elsewhere. 

57 - Looking back at John Lennon’s Jesus comment

On this latest show, journalist Steve Marinucci and author Candy Leonard ("Beatleness") talk about the implications of John Lennon's infamous comment about the Beatles and Jesus and how society reacted back in the '60s and its meaning now. Plus the latest Beatles news.

#56 - A tribute to George Harrison

A tribute to George Harrison by Steve Marinucci (with a squeaky voice just coming off of a cold) and Candy Leonard ("Beatleness"), plus news about a John Lennon Record Store Day release. Thanks for listening!

#55 - Peter Tork talks about the Monkees and the Beatles — previously unreleased audio

In this special Beatles News Briefs Extra! tribute to Peter Tork, Steve Marinucci and Candy Leonard ("Beatleness") discuss him and his work with the Monkees. The show also features four never before heard clips from Steve's 2013 interview with Peter in which he talks about The Monkees, The Beatles and the Rock Hall of Fame. 

#54 - John & Yoko reissue, Yoko’s birthday party, Ringo at Woodstock, more

On this segment, bews about a new John & Yoko reissue, Yoko's star-studded birthday party, Ringo to play in a Woodstock 50 celebration and the latest on Paul's Egypt Station: Traveller's Edition. 


#53 - Paul McCartney puts ‘Egypt Station’ in a suitcase, plus movie, book, chart news

All the latest details about Paul McCartney's Egypt Station Traveller's Edition, plus a new movie that imagines the Beatles didn't exist, a new coffee table book on Beatles memorabilia and the latest chart news. 

#52 - The Week The Beatles Hit America! (Part 2)

More discussion from Steve Marinucci and Candy Leonard, author of "Beatleness," based on her Huffington Post essay, "The 7 Ways The Beatles Changed Childhood Overnight." Also the latest UK chart positions and This Day in History. And a big day it was. 

#51 - Extra! — The week the Beatles hit America!

On this special EXTRA!, Steve Marinucci and "Beatleness" author Candy Leonard give their personal memories of seeing the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and talk about what it was like back in 1964. We welcome your comments at

#50 - EXTRA! Exclusive: Gay Linvill, associate director on “The Big Bang Theory” on the show’s Beatles connection

EXCLUSIVE!: Gay Linvill, associate director of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" tells us about Sirius/XM's "Big Bang Beatles" special show in which cast members and the show's executive producer talk about their Beatles love. 

49 - Breaking News! Beatles announce big plans for ‘Let It Be”

On the day of the 50th anniversary of the Rooftop Concert, the Beatles made a spectacular announcement about the "Let It Be" movie. What's the scoop? It's here. 

48 - Beatles News Briefs Extra! - Rooftop Concert 50th Anniversary Special

A packed show as Contributing Editor Candy Leonard ("Beatleness") and Steve Marinucci look back at the Beatles' Rooftop Concert, celebrating its 50th anniversary this week, with special interviews with Michael Lindsay-Hogg, director of "Let It Be", and Ken Mansfield, author of "The Roof," who was then the liaison for Apple Records between the U.S. and UK and was among those on the Apple rooftop that great night. Send your comments to (Stay tuned for a brief add-on after the show is finished with the news of the new "Let It Be" film recorded after the show was originally uploaded.)

47 - Vintage Beatles logo controversy resurfaces, chart news

This week along with the latest chart news from the U.S. and UK a look back at a 1968 concern about the Beatles Apple logo. 

46 -EXTRA! Special guest Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman on the Beatlemania explosion

This week we welcome our special guest Beatlefan Executive Editor (and my old former podcast co-host) Al Sussman, who along with Contributing Editor and "Beatleness" author Candy Leonard discuss Al's book, "Changing Times: 101 Days That Shaped a Generation," as well as the latest Beatles news. 

45 - 1/16/19 - News, and an intriguing question

Steve talks about Paul and Ringo announcing new tour dates and the latest U.S. chart news. Also, Steve and Candy chat about an unusual Beatles topic and we'd like to hear from you. 

44 - 1/12/19 EXTRA - Paul McCartney’s new song

The first news and chart updates of the New Year, plus Steve and "Beatleness" author Candy Leonard give their views on Paul McCartney's new song "Get Enough". Autotune, anyone?

43 - Paul McCartney’s New Year’s gift, year-end chart news

Emergency show with Billboard's year-end listings and Paul McCartney's New Year's Eve surprise (yes, it's music). 

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