Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New Beatles TV show, book

ITV has announced it will be doing a special documentary on the Beatles' hits tied in with the new "Beatles 1" DVD. It's titled "The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One." We mentioned this on "Things We Said Today" on the "Beatles 1" DVD announcement show about two weeks ago. There's no air date or any word on whether it'll be seen in the U.S.

Also, author Andy Babiuk has announced his expanded "Beatles Gear The Ultimate Edition" will be released on November 10. He says the new 512 page book is double the size of the original with over 650 additional new photos including many never before published images of the Beatles with their gear. You can order it here.

OxTango Music releasing upgrade of Esher White Album demos

OxTango Music, which released the excellent remaster of the Beatles' Star Club tapes and several others, announced today they're releasing an upgrade of the Beatles' White Album demos, aka the Esher Tapes that they issued a few months back. The new version features a more full-bodied sound with less hiss and overall better balance, we're told. Customers who have bought the previous release will get a free upgrade.

Here's a sampling of the improved version ...

New Beatles animated film

Is another Beatles animated film like "Yellow Submarine" being considered by the Beatles? Read all about it on Beatles Examiner.
Courtesy Subafilms

New interview! Paul McCartney talks about "Pipes of Peace"

A new interview with James Dean Bradfield about "Pipes of Peace" ahead of the new reissue.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Magazine alert -- Beatles on cover of new MOJO

The new MOJO, just out on the stands in the UK today (Sept. 29), features a huge section on the Beatles. It includes a year-by-year look at their Number 1 hits from their first in 1963 to their last in ’70, Paul McCartney’s candid discussion on John Lennon in an exclusive extract from Paul Du Noyer’s new book on McCartney, and an exclusive interview with "Let It Be" director Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

The free CD, "Songs The Beatles Taught Us," has 15 original versions of tracks they covered by Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Ray Charles, the Isley Brothers and others. Start looking for it on newsstands in the U.S. around mid-October. You can subscribe to the print version of the magazine through here.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Rory Storm and the Hurricanes revealed

Anthony Hogan's new Kindle book "From a Storm to a Hurricane" is fairly respectful to Rory Storm/Alan Caldwell, given the fact he got a lot of pictures and assistance from the singer's sister, Iris, who's done a lot to preserve his legacy. But it's a good book nonetheless and well worth a look. It's only out electronically so far. And for you Ringo freaks, there are a few early pics of Ringo with the band, including a couple that weren't familiar to us.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Exclusive interview with Ringo biography author Michael Seth Starr

The author of the recent bio "Ringo: With a Little Help" talks to us in an inteview on our Beatles Examiner page.

Be sure to visit our "That's What I Want Beatles Store" with over 50 pages of categories of Beatles items at great prices!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Australian TV profiles U.S. Beatles radio show

Australia's Channel 9 recently told its viewers about an American Beatles radio show -- Chris Carter's "Breakfast With the Beatles." The station did a three-minute plus video news report in July that included interviews with former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber and Carter himself.

You can see it here.

And visit our "That's What I Want Beatles Store" with over 50 pages of categories of Beatles items at great prices!

Photo by Steve Marinucci

New Ringo video update 9/23/15

In this video posted Sept. 23, 2015, Ringo talks about the mass market release of his "Photograph" book (which you can pick up in our That's What I Want Beatles Store), going back on the road and the auction of items owned by him and wife Barbara Bach through Julien's Auctions.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Historic Beatles letter to the Crickets revealed

See our full story on

(Photo courtest Nashville Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Breaking news: Beatles first recording contract sells for close to $100k

Full details in our story on

And please visit our "That's What I Want Beatles Store" with over 50 pages of categories of Beatles items at great prices!

Photo courtesy Heritage Auctions.

Pop Market George Harrison 24-hour special on three box sets

Pop Market just announced a 24-hour special featuring three separate George Harrison box sets. You can get the "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" film Super Deluxe box ($69.99), "George Harrison - The Apple Years 1968 - 1975" ($99.99) or "The Concert for Bangladesh" deluxe CD ($25.99). Shipping is free.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Two John Lennon magazines now in a supermarket near you

We saw the two John Lennon magazines you see on this page at our local grocery store last night. We didn't buy either because they're really just a rehash of the same old stuff. But they're out there and we thought we'd let you know.

Don't forget to visit our "That's What I Want Beatles Store" with over 50 pages of categories of Beatles items at great prices!

Beatles radio program notes for 9/18/15 through 9/20/15

First and foremost, "Things We Said Today" is back and we discuss the new Beatles "1" DVD, with all our thoughts about how good the new release is and what should be in it (and maybe wasn't.) You can hear it first on Fab 4 at noon ET Saturday. You'll be able to hear it on iTunes and YouTube after that, plus our Podbean website.

Jude Southerland Kessler's "The John Lennon Hour" features Ivor Davis, author of "The Beatles and Me On Tour," as guest. Listen to it here.

Coming up this weekend on “Dennis Mitchell’s Breakfast With The Beatles,” the show will mark 50 years since the premiere of the Beatles Cartoons on ABC-TV. Mitchell's guest will be cartoon series authority author Mitch Axelrod of "Fab 4 Free 4 All." The show will also feature audio of the very first Beatles bootleg album, and how it found its way to radio stations in September of 1969. The show can be heard on over 70 radio stations worldwide and the latest edition will be made available as a podcast via iTunes starting Sunday.

On Edd Raineri's "The Beatledd Fab Four Hour" at 7 p.m. ET Sept. 18 (Friday), Grahame Critcher, drummer for the Scottish tribute band Them Beatles will be guest. The show airs on WRKC-FM in Pennsylvania and online at

The latest "Something About the Beatles" is "The Solo Creative Peaks of Lennon and McCartney."

The latest "I've Got a Beatles" is about Paul McCartney's basses.

The latest Fab 4 Free 4 All is "Rarities U.S. and UK: Analysis and Review."

Chris Carter told us on his "Breakfast With the Beatles" show on KLOS-FM in Los Angeles he hopes to have a "Beach Boys-type guest."

And please be sure to visit our "That's What I Want Beatles Store" for over 50 pages of categories of Beatles items at great prices!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever video comparisons from "1" DVD - order now!

You can't help be excited about the "1" DVD watching the differences between the restored and unrestored versions. You can order it all over the world, including the U.S., UK, Canada, Germany and Japan. We'd appreciate it if you'd use our links.

Photo courtesy Apple Corps. Ltd. Videos courtesy Apple Corps. Ltd./YouTube.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Beatles '1+' ordering options for the U.S., UK, Canada, Japan, Germany

Here are some convenient links for you to order the new Beatles “1” DVD/remastered CD packages. Two things to remember: The 2015 CD is remixed and remastered and replaces the current CD that's remastered only. The SHM-CD version will only be released in Japan.

If you want to order from Amazon in the U.S.:

To order from in Canada in Japan in Germany

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

'The Beatle Bug' in Ireland

Just got a note from Mick Francis about his Beatles show from Dublin, Ireland. Called "The Beatle Bug," it's broadcast every Friday at 3pm IRL/UK time on 103.2 Dublin City FM which can also be listened to online. He said the show has been on air since 2005 and tackles a new topic each week. More details can be found at

They gave us a shout out this week for our coverage of the Beatles 1+. Thank you, Mick!


All the sources for the new videos on 'Beatles 1+'

Here are all the sources for the new videos being released on "1+"The "Beatles +1" will be available in regular 1 DVD and 1 CD/1 DVD versions, plus deluxe limited editions with 1 CD and 2 DVDs and 1 CD and 2 Blu-Rayconfigurations. The DVDs and Blu-Rays will have the same track lists. The audio will feature in 5.1 sound and DTS HD So 24bit / 92kHz. The original Beatles "1" CD is also being remixed and remastered.

Beatles finally give in to fans wishes and announce video collection

Please read our story with all the details.

The initial fan reactions are through the roof. This is something everyone has wanted ... and now it'll happen. What an early Christmas present.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Abe Laboriel SING on tonight's Seth Meyers show

If you saw our recent story about Abe Laboriel Jr. guesting on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" on our Paul McCartney Examiner page, you know he's been playing with the band in a guest spot since last week. Well, we've just learned that he will sing the McCartney song "Temporary Secretary" on tonight's (Monday's) show. (Yes, you read that right.) Tune in at 12:35 a.m. ET/PT or check your local listings.

Photo by Steve Marinucci (at Candlestick Park)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Beatles radio progamming notes for this weekend

From Dennis Mitchell's "Breakfast With the Beatles":
This week on “Dennis Mitchell’s Breakfast With The Beatles” we’ll feature the band’s last concert appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, which was first telecast 50 years ago tomorrow. The audio will play in its entirety, along with a couple of vintage TV announcements from back then. Plus, a set of trippy tunes from the later period and a nice remembrance of Mal Evans, who would have turned 80 this year. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, “Dennis Mitchell’s Breakfast With The Beatles” is now heard on over 70 radio stations worldwide. A complete list of radio affiliates can be found here . We welcome new station KRHV-FM in Mammoth Lakes, California. Beatles fans there can now enjoy the show every Sunday morning at 6:00. The latest edition will be made available as a podcast via iTunes starting Sunday.

From Chris Carter's "British Invasion":

Chris Carter's British Invasion, September 12th/13th: Featured artist of the week: The Hollies Just added! Special guest Pattie Boyd with/ famed photographer Henry Diltz. Sirius Channel 21, noon to 4 p.m. ET Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m. ET Sunday.

And don't miss Chris' "Breakfast With the Beatles" on KLOS-FM in Los Angeles, also available online at noon ET Sunday.

There also a new Fab 4 Free 4 All, "The Most Important Beatles Songs" on iTunes.

Though there is no new "Things We Said Today" this weekend because we're taking a one-week break, you' can hear a previous show at noon ET Saturday and noon and midnight ET Sunday on Fab 4 Radio. A repeat will also be featured at 8 p.m. ET Thursday on Pure Pop Radio at 8 p.m. ET Thursday. You can also catch up with many many other past shows at our Podbean website. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. (And thanks for listening!.)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Our review of the new John Pizzarelli "Midnight McCartney" album

You can read it at this link on our Paul McCartney Examiner page..

New TV show about Apple in the works

Former Apple CEO (and longtime Beatles associate) Tony Bramwell announced on Facebook today that there's a new TV show being made on the Beatles' Apple Corps. No other details are available yet. Coincidentally or maybe not, a search on for "Strange Fruit: The Beatles Apple Records," the documentary on the Beatles' record label, shows it's unavailable. It is on Amazon Prime. As we reported, the documentary had a tough initial debut back in 2012..

Watch for more details on the new Apple TV show here or on Beatles Examiner.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

"The Beatles in Mono" CD box for less than Amazon

Pop Market has "The Beatles in Mono" CD box priced less than Amazon for 24 hours starting now. The Pop Market price is $179.99 with shipping. The Amazon Prime price with shipping is $250.