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

When They Was Fab: Electric Arguments About the Beatles Ed Chen and Lonnie Pena

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

    2020.03 Imitation Song -- Antony Rotunno, Neil Innes, Eric Idle, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Hanks

    2020.03 Imitation Song -- Antony Rotunno, Neil Innes, Eric Idle, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Hanks

    Part two of the Rutles commentary track.     Load up the video on YouTube, slide over to 33:40 and join us as we travel through the world of Dirk, Nasty, Stig and Barry from the infamous "Bigger than Rod" controversy through the "Let It Rot" film, book, album and lawsuit.    We then close by considering the spinoffs (including Eric Idle's ill-advised sequel) and the legacy of the legend that will last a lunchtime.

    • 53 min
    2020.02 Goose-Step Mama (Rutlemania) — Antony Rotunno, Neil Innes, The Fab Four -- alt

    2020.02 Goose-Step Mama (Rutlemania) — Antony Rotunno, Neil Innes, The Fab Four -- alt

    This is identical to the other version of the show but the film soundtrack has been reduced.    Some people have issues with the balance between the film and commentary.

    • 49 min
    2020.02 Goose-Step Mama (Rutlemania) -- Antony Rotunno, Neil Innes, The Fab Four

    2020.02 Goose-Step Mama (Rutlemania) -- Antony Rotunno, Neil Innes, The Fab Four

    Antony Rotunno returns this week and next as we dig into "The Rutles" (album, book, film, play and lawsuit) in tribute to Neil Innes.    We start by discussing Rutland Weekend television, the actual musicians behind the "pre-Fab Four", and how Eric Idle came to put the pieces together in a project that has become beloved by the Beatles and Python communities despite not making a dent when originally released.  We then start in on a screen-specific commentary, ending the first part just after the Rutles play Che Stadium.

    • 49 min
    2020.01 And Your Bird Can Sing (Anthology) -- Dan Miles, The Beatles, John Lennon, Peter Sellers, Kenny Everett, Yoko Ono, Dick Cavett

    2020.01 And Your Bird Can Sing (Anthology) -- Dan Miles, The Beatles, John Lennon, Peter Sellers, Kenny Everett, Yoko Ono, Dick Cavett

    Happy New Year everybody!    Dan Miles of the Friends of Dan Music Podcast (https://www.friendsofdanmusicpodcast.com/) co-hosts the show this week as we take a look at the Beatles and comedy.       John Lennon was not the only Beatle with a sense of humor, and we consider each of their individual comic stylings, and how a sense of humor helped advance their musical careers!

    • 55 min
    2019.52 This Boy (Washington) -- The Beatles, Muhammad Ali, Buddy Dresner, Vince Calandra, Sid Bernstein, Louise Harrison

    2019.52 This Boy (Washington) -- The Beatles, Muhammad Ali, Buddy Dresner, Vince Calandra, Sid Bernstein, Louise Harrison

    Apple (and Apple) have released a higher resolution version of the Beatles Washington Coliseum show on iTunes at a very nice price!    Lonnie and I talk about that concert and the rest of February 1964 for the band.    A Fab time for sure, but a very busy one as the band traveled from Paris to London to New York City, Washington DC, Miami and finally back home for TV, radio recording and mixing so they could complete an album in time to start their first feature film!

    • 55 min
    2019.51 I Can't Write Another Song -- Paul McCartney, Mark Lewisohn, George Harrison, Trish and Darin Murphy

    2019.51 I Can't Write Another Song -- Paul McCartney, Mark Lewisohn, George Harrison, Trish and Darin Murphy

    2019 was a busy year for the former Beatles.      "Above Us Only Sky" premiered on Netflix in the United States (following a late 2018 UK premiere).   Ringo Starr toured across Japan and North America celebrating thirty years of the All-Starr Band.   He then followed that up with a new studio album, possibly his final full length album.       Paul McCartney released several additional songs from "Egypt Station", put out a children's book (and a book of Linda's polaroids), and also toured the world.      We discuss these milestones, look back on shows from the past year and look forward to what might be coming next.

    • 47 min

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