One week after The Beatles made their record-breaking debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in New York City, the band made their second U.S. TV performance on the program on Feb 16, this time in Miami Beach at the Deauville Hotel, watched by an estimated 70 million people.
Tom Frangione had a rare opportunity to speak with Stephen Friedland, AKA 'Brute Force' the man responsible for perhaps the rarest single the Apple label ever produced. His song came to the attention of The Beatles via a tape acquired from Nat Weiss, an attorney who was a close friend, confidant, and advisor to Brian Epstein.
If it’s mid-August, it must be Chicago! As they have done for at least 12 years consecutively, members of the BBC met up in Chicago for the 43rd annual Fest for Beatles Fans. The Fest, one of two annual city celebrations organized by Mark Lapidos Productions, celebrated 50 years of Abbey Road, and was held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.
"What's My Name", Ringo Starr's latest album is due out October 25th. The album name is a reference to one of Ringo´s famous questions shouted to the audience at his All Starr Band concerts and is highly anticipated by fans and critics alike.
Listen to some highlights from Joe Johnson´s various interviews with the late Geoff Emerick over the years. Geoff passed away on October 2nd of last year and shared some fascinating insights regarding his time with the band.