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Weekly radio talk show about John Lennon & The Beatles with guest authors, musicians, and experts from The Beatles World hosted by Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series, http://www.johnlennonseries.com

The John Lennon Hou‪r‬ The John Lennon Hour

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Weekly radio talk show about John Lennon & The Beatles with guest authors, musicians, and experts from The Beatles World hosted by Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series, http://www.johnlennonseries.com

    Beatles Authors Speak Out

    Beatles Authors Speak Out

    John Lennon expert and author of The John Lennon Series,http://johnlennonseries.com, Jude Southerland Kessler, will interview four of the most entertaining Beatles authors of 2015!

    First, Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series (Recipe Records, Recipe Records: Sixties Edition, and Recipe Records: A Tribute to The Beatles) will talk about her passion for the meld of food and music. Lanea will be "food for the soul" as she shares her upcoming "Lunch and Learn" program for Beatles at Ridge, Sept. 18-19 and tells us about her new kid-dult book "Little Dog in the Sun."

    Then New York Times best-selling author, Richard Buskin, teams up with respected Beatles writer, Robert Rodriguez to give us an overview of their "The Beatles Southern Roots" podcast coming up on Sat. Sept. 19. As a part of their regular "Something About The Beatles" podcast series, this special program will be broadcast LIVE from "Beatles at the Ridge." Free!

    Finally, Sara Schmidt, successful creator of http://meethebeatlesforreal.com will give us the schoop on her panel at "Beatles at the Ridge" in which she'll interivew the people who actually met The Beatles when they landed in that small town in 1964!!! And we'll get a sneak preview of Schmidt's upcoming book about The Beatles in St. Louis!

    Join us for an action-packed show with four exciting, current authors who have much news to share. All four will be guests of The Beatles Symposium, "Beatles at the Ridge," Sept. 18-19 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Free festival for any fan of the Fabs!

     

    • 51 min
    Special Insider's Look at "Beatles at the Rige" Festival 2015

    Special Insider's Look at "Beatles at the Rige" Festival 2015

    Join Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series,http://www.johnlennonseries.com as she takes you on a quick 45-min. tour of Beatles at the Ridge, the FREE Beatles festival coming up in Walnut Ridge, AR, Sept. 18 and 19. You'll get to meet 3 of the authors and artists who are volunteering to make this a wonderful, informative, and Beatlesque weekend! First, meet famed musician (he's played with Paul McCartney and Bo Diddley), Anthony Robustelli, whose book I Want to Tell You: The Definitive Guide to the Music of The Beatles, 1962-63 is one of the best books written on the complete catalogu from that era (cover songs included!). Anthony will tell you about the "Multi-Track Meltdown" he'll be doing at The Ridge...and taking requests! Then, Dr. Kit O'Toole, Contributing Editor of Beatlefan magazine, will share her special insights on Beatles music from her new book, Songs We Were Singing! And she'll give us a sneak peek of her BATR presentation, "Beatles Sounds That Changed the World 2.0"! She'll also make 2 BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS! Finally, reknown Louisiana artist Rande Kessler, will talk about the 4 mediums in which he has captured the spirit of The Beatles for The Ridge: photography, pen and ink art, charcoal sketches, and his gorgeous mixed media sculptures of each Beatle! Coool stuff. Don't miss this great show!

    • 40 min
    Kit 'n Kaboodle: John Lennnon's Protest Songs: Righteous or Rubbish?

    Kit 'n Kaboodle: John Lennnon's Protest Songs: Righteous or Rubbish?

    Join Dr. Kit O'Toole (author of Songs We Were Singing) Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Serieshttp://www.johnlennonseries.com  as they discuss John Lennon's political protest anthems. They'll exmaine 4 of John's impactful solo creations and pose the question: Are these songs righteous or rubbish? What makes a successful protest anthem? And did John hit or miss the mark? Find out when Kit and Kaboodle (Jude) get together for an hour of informational and fun debate.

    • 1 hr
    Your Best of the Fest for Beatles Fans 2015!

    Your Best of the Fest for Beatles Fans 2015!

    When Rebeat magazine asked host Jude Southerland Kessler (http://www,johnlennonseries.com) to select the 10 "Best of the Fest for Beatles Fans 2015," she was a little daunted! ONLY TEN? It was hard to do with live bands, scores of Beatles experts and authors, panel discussions, Beatles yoga, Beatles recipe demos and tastings, "happenings" in the Faboratory, trivia contests, art displays, and SO much more!!! But on this show, Jude will attempt to nail down the 10 most exciting things to see and do at the Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans, Aug. 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare! Count up with her from #10 to #1, and then mark your calender to see them all in person in just 8 days! The Chicago Fest for Beatles fans really IS the place where "a splendid time is guaranteed for all!" Jude will see you there for her 3 lives presentations and book signing in the Marketplace.

    • 56 min
    Sneak Peek: Vol. 4, John Lennon Series, Should Have Known Better

    Sneak Peek: Vol. 4, John Lennon Series, Should Have Known Better

    Join host Jude Southerland Kessler as she gives you a sneak peek of her upcoming book, Vol. 4 in The John Lennon Series, Should Have Known Better. Taking you on a journey through John Lennon's life (and The Beatles' lives) from 1 March 1964 to the end of December 1965, Should Have Known Better will bring to life the struggles and joys of Beatlemania. The making of "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help," the release of the "Hard Day's Night" Soundtrack," the "Help!" soundtrack and "Rubber Soul," and the World Tour of 1964 coupled with the 1964 and 1965 North American Tours...these were the years that tried the boys' souls! Fame was demanding its pound of flesh from each member of The Beatles entourage in the mid-Sixties, but once in a rare while, the boys slipped away for a quiet weekend. THIS is one such weekend. Enjoy! And order Vols. 1-3 in The John Lennon Series at http://www.johnlennonseries.com

    • 47 min
    Best of Chicago Festffor Beatles Fans 2015: A Go-ers Guide!

    Best of Chicago Festffor Beatles Fans 2015: A Go-ers Guide!

    At the request of Rebeat magazine (http://www.rebeatmag.com), author Jude Southerland Kessler was asked to preview the 2015 Fest for Beatles Fans and select the 10 BEST things to see, do, hear, and experience when the fest commences Aug. 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. After much deliberation Kessler chose the most exciting events from the Main Stage, Marketplace, Faboratory, and discussion/AV rooms to share with you tonight!!! Join her to meet the STARS of the upcoming Beatles weekend...stars such as Jim Berkendstadt (author of The Beatle Who Vanished), Lanea Stagg (author of the Recipe Records Series...3 cookbooks combining rock'n'roll with a passion for food), Dr. Kit O'Toole (author of the NEW BEATLES BOOK, Songs We Were Singing...premiering at the fest), and Susan Ryan (fest moderator for the Women Historians' Panel and tour guide for FabFourNYCWalkingTours). Count up from #10 right up to @#1 with Kessler, and enjoy the trek! Check out Kessler's John Lennon Series at http://www.johnlennonseries.com

    • 29 min

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