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Beatling About. Anything about the Beatles, solo and related, past, present and future.

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Beatling About. Anything about the Beatles, solo and related, past, present and future.

    2020.42 Happy Xmas / Give Peace a Chance (Shaved Fish) -- Antony Rotunno, John Lennon, The Beatles, Yoko Ono, Plastic Ono Band

    2020.42 Happy Xmas / Give Peace a Chance (Shaved Fish) -- Antony Rotunno, John Lennon, The Beatles, Yoko Ono, Plastic Ono Band

    Between the box sets, film soundtracks and compilations, there have been over a dozen repackagings of John Lennon on CD.    This week, Antony Rotunno (Glass Onion, On John Lennon) joins the show as we start our consideration of these collections as we start to consider "Gimme Some Truth" (or as "Friends" might call it: "The one from 2020")

    • 53 min
    2020.41 Let It Down (Get Back composite) -- Sam Whiles, The Beatles, John Lennon, National Lampoon, Tony Hendra, Yoko Ono

    2020.41 Let It Down (Get Back composite) -- Sam Whiles, The Beatles, John Lennon, National Lampoon, Tony Hendra, Yoko Ono

    Part two of our discussion with Sam Whiles (Paul or Nothing) covering the ties that bind.     1970 was John's turn to react to the dissolution of the Beatles.     Meanwhile, George dedicated himself to "All Things Must Pass" and Ringo went further into Nashville.    The lesson?     Although both John and Paul had bid adieu to "The Beatles" as an entity,  the four were still connected in ways personal, professional, economic and emotional.

    • 51 min
    2020.40 Starting Over (WNEW) -- David Spindel, George Harrison, Earl Slick, Bob Gruen, Annie Leibovitz

    2020.40 Starting Over (WNEW) -- David Spindel, George Harrison, Earl Slick, Bob Gruen, Annie Leibovitz

    WTWF is proud to celebrate John Lennon's 80th birthday with photographer David M. Spindel (http://spindelvisions.com).   Spindel was fortunate enough to book a gig in November 1980 with a musician (identity unknown) looking for documentation of a recording session at the hit Factory in New York City.     That musician turned out to be John Lennon.   

    • 51 min
    2020.39 Across the Universe (Get Back) -- Sam Whiles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Derek Taylor

    2020.39 Across the Universe (Get Back) -- Sam Whiles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Derek Taylor

    Sam Whiles (Paul or Nothing) joins the show for the first of two episodes looking at JPGR from the fall of 1969 to early 1971.    John may have been the first to announce he "wanted a divorce", but even he would go back and forth on the matter.   Just how close did the four come to a reconciliation?    Further, how did "McCartney" and later "JL/Plastic Ono Band" reflect their fluctuating relationship?     Next week:   A special John Lennon-focused show, with Sam back in two weeks!

    • 46 min
    2020.bonus3 Twist and Shout (Beatlemania Now) -- Charles F. Rosenay!!!, Scot Arch, Beatlemania Now

    2020.bonus3 Twist and Shout (Beatlemania Now) -- Charles F. Rosenay!!!, Scot Arch, Beatlemania Now

    Bonus episode!   Charles F. Rosenay!!! (Good Day Sunshine, Liverpool Productions) joins the show to discuss the Remember Lennon (www.rememberlennon.com) livestream taking place on John's 80th birthday.    

    • 26 min
    2020.38 Hello Goodbye (vocal only) -- Ethan Alexanian, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Wings

    2020.38 Hello Goodbye (vocal only) -- Ethan Alexanian, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Wings

    Part two of our look at Wednesday, November 22, 1995.   The American Broadcasting Company once again became A-Beatle-C as the World was presented with a second new Beatles song, and the Beatles story "in their own words" from the first full US tour through the first Worldwide Satellite broadcast was presented.

    • 50 min

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