We celebrate Halloween with another dive into a mysterious Beatles story: the life, whereabouts and (maybe?) death of Jimmie Nicol, the drummer who was briefly a Beatle while subbing in for Ringo on the '64 tour. Our guest is Jim Berkenstadt, aka the Rock and Roll Detective, whose book, The Beatle Who Vanished, fleshes out this fascinating story. Plus, Beatle banter about the recent Paul McCartney Colbert show appearance, and our obsessions of the week.
From "Come Together" to "The End" and beyond, we review Giles Martin's new 50th anniversary remix of 'Abbey Road.' (Spoiler: it's stunning!)
Join us as we discuss Brian Epstein's 1964 autobiography, A Cellarful of Noise, in which the Beatles' manager dishes on his life, his band, and the phenomenon of the Beatles, when they were at the pinnacle of worldwide superstardom.
After we published our Ep-STEEN or Ep-STYNE minisode, we found some evidence that closes this case for good and all. Listen to our new intro and hear the evidence for yourself!
Is it Ep-STEEN or Ep-STYNE? Forget everything you’ve heard before - we’re pretty sure we have the right answer with the cold, hard facts to back it up. Warning: Controversial content!
Episode description: Is it Ep-STEEN or Ep-STYNE? Forget everything you’ve heard before - we’re pretty sure we have the right answer with the cold, hard facts to back it up. Warning: Controversial content!
In 1964, journalist Ivor Davis was the only British correspondent to accompany the Beatles on their entire US tour. In his prolific career, he also witnessed and reported on many game-changing moments in history — including the horrific Tate/LaBianca murders in August 1969. In this episode, Ivor joins us to talk about his new book, Manson Exposed, the connection between the Beatles and Manson, and, of course, his time with the Fab Four. Plus listeners’ letters, announcements, and Beatle banter!
We’re back! This episode, we’re joined by one of the most iconic voices of the 1960s with hits like “Hanky Panky,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Mony Mony,” “Crimson and Clover,” and “Draggin’ the Line” - Tommy James! He’s chatting with us about his first new album in 10 years, and, of course, the Beatles. Plus, announcements, ~new episode features, and of course, our current Beatles obsessions.
We just saw the new movie Yesterday, and...we have feelings. Note: This episode is FULL OF SPOILERS for the movie, so listen at your own risk!
This week we look at one of our favorite people in the Beatles' story—Linda McCartney. More than just Paul's wife, Linda was a photographer, mother, musician, chef, and entrepreneur. And we think the way she lived her life makes her a badass feminist role model by example.
0:00: Opening chatter
5:20: Latest news
13:09: Announcements: BC the Beatles at the Beatles at the Ridge Festival & our next #beatlesbookclub selection: A Cellarful of Noise by Brian Epstein!
1:08:30: Fave Beatles-related things of the week
We're finally after a long hiatus, launching into our new season with a little Beatles true crime. Was Stuart Sutcliffe, original bassist for the Beatles... murdered? We look at the life of the band's original fifth Beatle, who died of a suspected brain aneurism in 1961, as well as his death, exploring four theories as to the cause of death. Was his death a result of a head injury? If so, did any of the other Beatles play a part? Plus, we go over some of the biggest Beatles stories since our hiatus, as well as our favorite things and some fun announcements!
0:00: Intro & the best news of 2019
15:00: Current news
20:45: Feature: Was Stu Sutcliffe murdered?
49:30: Favorite Beatles thing of the week