Tony Sheridan, the British singer/guitarist who befriended the Beatles in Hamburg, died there on February 16, 2013.
Articles by Bruce
The Please Please Me album gets off to a rousing start with Paul’s energetic “One, two, three, faaa!” count-in to I Saw Her Standing There.
Thirty years ago, on July 9, 1982, Pan Am Flight 759 crashed shortly after takeoff in New Orleans, killing all 145 on board and eight people on the ground. Read about the Beatles connection to this tragedy.
Like the rest of America, Mike Wallace had no memory of the story on the Beatles
On August 22, 1968, Apple Records’ Los Angeles office mailed press kits containing the label’s first four releases. Relive the excitement felt by DJs receiving “Hey Jude” and Mary Hopkin’s “Those Were The Days” along with photos and notes on each recording artist.
Bruce Spizer tells of his search in tracking down the infamous Titans, who shared a 1964 MGM album with the Beatles. The article is written in the “just the facts” style of the classic TV series Dragnet and should be read that way. DUM – DE – DUM DUM.
Bruce tells how and why the Beatles maticulously planted clues of Paul’s death in their songs and album covers beginning in the summer of 1966, with quotes from Paul and Beatles press agent Tony Barrow.
Bruce’s review of the Let It Be… Naked album from the Nov-Dec 2003 issue of Beatlefan Magazine album details and compares the versions of songs on the 2003 album with those on the unreleased Get Back LP, the 1970 Let It Be album and Anthology.
Bruce details the fascinating story behind Ed Sullivan’s decision to book the Beatles for his prime time variety show at a time when the group was virtually unknown in America and what caused Beatlesmania to explode in America leading to a TV audience of 73 million.
The year 1999 was the 35th anniversary of the Beatles first motion picture, A Hard Day’s Night.