This year will mark important milestone anniversaries for the Beatles.
What song was performed at the Beatles first U.S. concert at the Washington Coliseum prior to the group recording the song for proper EMI release?
Dick Clark was the co-founder and initial 50% owner of a record label that later released singles by the Beatles.
The tax rate during the sixties was quite high. No wonder George Harrison wrote a song about it, which gets quite a bit of airplay in the United States every April 15.
Which American networks ran Beatles stories in 1963?
Like the rest of America, Mike Wallace had no memory of the story on the Beatles
In early April 1964, the Beatles dominated the Billboard Hot 100 record chart in a way that will almost certainly never be equaled.
What four songs recorded by Peter & Gordon were written by Paul McCartney and what was the songwriting credit for each of these songs?
What were the names of John Lennon’s first band and Pete Best’s first band?
At the beginning of the last Monkees’ TV episode
Which Monkee throws a dart at a picture of the Beatles?
What songwriting team for the Monkees had one of their songs recorded by the Beatles?
Bruce Spizer answered the questions about George in this May 10, 2011 interview by Sharon Abella.
The book will indeed be available for sale at the August 5 – 7, 2011, Fest for Beatles Fans in Chicago
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.
Covers all of the Beatles singles, albums and extended play discs issued in the U.K. from 1962 through 1970. The book details how all of the recordings released by the group during that time were written, recorded and marketed in the U.K. — presented in the same style as Spizer’s previous critically-acclaimed books on the Beatles American record releases. In addition to discs with Parlophone labels, the book covers the Apple singles and albums manufactured and distributed by EMI, as well as the Fan Club Christmas discs and the Polydor releases of the group’s Hamburg recordings.
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.