Catching Up with Timmy Sean: “Another Day Gone” and “Lately Lacey.” New Songs of the Week. Simply spectacular.

timmy-sean-song-of-the-weekThanks to Mr. and Mrs. Pure Pop Radio being beaten down by the flu, we’ve been somewhat behind on our chronicling of Timmy Sean’s ongoing Songs of the Week project. Let us make up for lost time: The most recent two songs are amongst the series’ best.

The lovely, mid-tempo acoustic charmer, “Another Day Gone,” features a bed of guitars, percussion and spare keyboard notes and, as usual, a sumptuous melody. About this song, Timmy says: “I’ve had an acoustic demo of this one laying around for awhile. In fact, I think it came down to this and ‘There’s No Other Way’ as the token acoustic song for the Noisewater record. That one seemed to fit with the other songs on that album a little better though, so this one got placed in the ‘someday’ pile. I always really liked it, but decided…to completely rewrite the lyrics…and then I decided to re-record the guitars…and the bass…and then move it up a step from the key of G to the key of A…so what was originally going to be a little polish, became a completely new recording.”

The most recent Song of the Week, “Lately Lacey,” is a triumphant, horn-fueled number that could have been plucked right off of the AM radio charts of the 1970s–a sweet, ultra-melodic tune with terrific vocal harmonies that, as always happens with Timmy’s songs, makes you want to hit the instant replay button. This is one of our favorite numbers released by Timmy this year.

About “Lately Lacey,” Timmy says: “The big 2-0! I’ve been trying to pull this one together since I kicked off the Songs of the Week series in January. I did sessions with Brian Mahoney on sax back in NJ, Billy Giaquinto from Tone In Georgia on trumpet in LA, and made Frankie from the Timmy Sean and the Celebrities live lineup break out his trombone and bass harmonica. The sound I had in my head was a cross between the horn section from ‘Got to Get You Into My Life,’ Pet Sounds, and Ben Folds Five’s The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. I put those guys through the ringer doing take after take to attempt to capture that big horn section sound with only three guys (all recorded individually), but they really nailed it and I couldn’t be happier with the final product.

“The original title for this one was simply ‘Lately,’ but following my pattern of using names in songs (“Come On Mandy,” “Hey Jodie,” etc.) my guitarist Michael J. Roxx asked me if I could write a song called ‘Lacey.’ ‘Lately’ became ‘Lacey’…and then eventually I decided to use some of the lyrics from both versions and merged it into ‘Lately Lacey.'”

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The Show Goes On! “Flu, Schmoo!” We Exclaim! Every Little Thing and Things We Said Today Serenade the Airwaves Tonight and Tomorrow Night!

The fact that the flu is continuing to knock down and weaken your humble servants of melodic pop here at the currently shaky Pure Pop Radio headquarters doesn’t mean we’re letting our guard down when it comes to spreading the gospel of the Beatles. Nope…in fact, we’re going full steam–cough, cough!!–ahead with all-new episodes of Ken Michael’s Every Little Thing and the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, tonight and tomorrow night.

everylittlethinglogo-smallThat’s right–we may be feeling down, but our mantra is yeah, yeah, yeah during tonight’s Every Little Thing, which kicks off at 9 pm ET with the catchy, title song from Ringo Starr’s new album, Postcards from Paradise. That songs leads off the opening, varied set, which also includes a live track from George Harrison, the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer,” and a track from John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album, Sometime in New York City.

Tonight’s second segment of Every Little Thing includes a timely interview with the Grip Weeds’ Kurt Reil. The classic New Jersey band’s new album, How I Won the War, features a fab, psychedelic cover of the Beatles’ The Inner Light, which is played alongside Ken and Kurt’s conversation. You’ll also hear another Beatles cover–Donny Osmond’s waxing of “The Long and Winding Road.”

Segment three is the usual, themed affair, this time serving up single tracks that peaked at number two in the United States. Among the songs on offer: the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine,” Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Live and Let Die,” and George Harrison’s “All Those Years Ago.” That’s tonight at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayTomorrow night, also at 9 pm ET, most of the usual gang gets together around the Beatles discussion roundtable on Things We Said Today to talk about the recent induction of Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Darren DeVivo look at the induction from just about every possible angle. During the ceremony, held in Cleveland in April, Paul McCartney handled the induction duties and Ringo performed four Beatles and solo career classics: “Boys” (with Green Day), “It Don’t Come Easy” (with Joe Walsh), “With a Little Help from My Friends,” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

To recap: Tonight at 9 pm ET, an all-new edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing; tomorrow night at 9 pm ET, an all-new episode of the Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Every Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs periodic new shows on Monday nights at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

Things We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that is hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels, host of Every Little Thing, is joined by Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman, Steve Marinucci (Beatles Examiner), and Allan Kozinn, longtime music critic. Other well-known Beatles experts sometimes sit in with the core group. Things We Said Today airs every Tuesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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Flu Fighters, Fabs, Melodic Pop Music, and Achoo!

the-fluDespite our best efforts to the contrary (well, at least one of us had our annual, preventative shot–not that it did any good), our usually energetic staff has been unable to get any work done during the past week thanks to the flu busting down our doors and settling in for an extended period of achy, breaky muscles, feverish episodes and just a plain lack of anything remotely approaching energy.

Yes, our long period of silence (well, everything seems to take forever when you’re sick) is due to my wife and I getting walloped with the flu simultaneously. To say it’s been fun would be, well, telling a whopper of a fib; it hasn’t been fun at all. And let me tell you, if I can’t really enjoy an episode of The Andy Griffith Show, my goose must be good and cooked.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todaySo we’re in a holding pattern here at the ever-spacious, but currently flu-ridden Pure Pop Radio headquarters as we wait for the unwelcome bug to hit the road, Jack, and make its merry way to, you know, somewhere else. And, because we’re feeling ever so weak and washed out, we’re benching both Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing and the Fab talk roundtable, Things We Said Today, until next week, when we’re fairly sure it will be safe to swim again in our melodic waters. I mean, we don’t intend on having the flu forever!

everylittlethinglogo-smallSpeaking of Every Little Thing, the premiere, weekly Beatles music show will, at least for the foreseeable future, be airing new episodes every few weeks, as they are made available to us. Show 66, in fact, is set for next Monday, May 18. Things We Said Today will also be back in its regularly-scheduled saddle next week–on May 19, to be exact.

We’ve got lots of new music to add to our playlist, a new edition of I Love that Song, a couple of new Timmy Sean Songs of the Week, a couple of cool reviews, and who knows what else waiting in the wings, all of which we hope to bring to you later this week or early next. So hang in there with us, won’t you? Check out some of the items you may have missed around these parts while we nurse ourselves back to health. You’ll be glad you did.

And, it goes without saying, you can always fire up your Internet radio receptacle and while away the hours with a dose or three of the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today by clicking on one of the listen links below. We’re Pure Pop Radio–we’re open, flu or not, 24 hours a day!

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Did the Beatles Make Mistakes During their Time Together? Leave It to Our Panel of Experts to Come Up with the Answers

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayDid the Beatles make any mistakes during their time together? Our top-flight panel of fab experts considers the question and comes up with answers that may surprise you on tonight’s edition of Things We Said Today at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

beatles-yellow-submarineThe regular, core group–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn–gather around the microphones to discuss the issue of whether the Beatles made creative and business-related mistakes during their time together. For example, should the film Magical Mystery Tour have happened? Should the Beatles have supplied the voices for their cartoon personas in the film Yellow Submarine? All this and more is discussed during this typically fascinating and engaging program.

It’s Things We Said Today’s 126th show, all about whether or not the Beatles made mistakes during their time together, tonight at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. Don’t miss it!

Things We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that is hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels, host of Every Little Thing, is joined by Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman, Steve Marinucci (Beatles Examiner), and Allan Kozinn, longtime music critic. Other well-known Beatles experts sometimes sit in with the core group. Things We Said Today airs every Tuesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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John Borack Interview About Beyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis Costello Now Posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic Podcast Page

john-borackJohn Borack’s in-depth conversation with Alan Haber, covering the creation, production and release of Beyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis Costello, is now available for listening online and/or downloading on the Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page.

beyond-beliefBeyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis Costello, which collects the work of 50 artists paying homage to the writer and performer of such classic songs as “Alison” and “Pump It Up,” is a standout example of the art of compilation. During this edition of In Conversation, John goes in-depth with Alan, detailing every step from the spark of the idea to this tribute’s release. Musicians, Elvis Costello fans, and lovers of great music alike will be fascinated by what John has to say.

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is Internet radio’s premiere melodic pop talk show. In Conversation puts the spotlight on artists, writers, music critics and record company executives who talk candidly with Alan Haber about their work. Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

This program originally aired on Pure Pop Radio on April 29, 2015. Click here to listen and/or download.

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Weeklings Fever Takes Over Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing Tonight at 9 pm ET!

Ken Michaels' Every Little Thing...For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing…For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

This is one fever you’re going to want to catch: Glen Burtnik, from the early-to-mid-period, Beatles-influenced band the Weeklings descends on tonight’s second segment of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

the-weeklingsThe fantastic, out-of-this-world, Beatles-inspired foursome plays songs that John Lennon and Paul McCartney gave away back in the ’60s, as well as originals written and performed in that style. Featuring New Jersey-based artists Glen Burtnik and Bob Burger, the Weeklings have just released their debut, self-titled album. Of course, it’s fab! Ken talks to Glen in tonight’s second segment, and plays two tracks from the Weeklings’ album: “You Know What to Do” and “That Means a Lot” (he also slips in the Beatles’ “There’s a Place.”) You’ll love every beat-filled minute!

You’ll also love tonight’s first, varied segment, during which five Beatles and solo Beatles tracks are spun. The fun gets rolling with Paul McCartney’s “No More Lonely Nights” and ends with John Lennon’s blistering rocker, “Move Over Ms. L.”

In tonight’s third, thematic segment, Ken presents a 3/4 Beatles set–in other words, songs that feature three Beatles. The tracks: the Fabs’ “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” Ringo Starr’s “I’m the Greatest,” the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun,” and George Harrison’s “All Those Years Ago.”

All of this fabness is gathered together for you by Ken, on tonight’s edition of Every Little Thing. The good musical vibes get flowing at 9 pm ET.

Every Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs every Monday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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Sweet, Catchy, Hooky, Radio Friendly…All the -ys! Timmy Sean Dials Up a Fun Slice of ’70s Pop for this Week’s Song of the Week

timmy-sean-song-of-the-weekTimmy Sean continues to surprise and delight with each new entry in his continually engaging and surprising Song of the Week project. For the last April entry, we get a perfectly-realized slice of catchy pop and roll that would have been right at home on any hit radio station back in the ’70s. Get ready to dial up a great song that started out being named after Poison’s Bret Michaels.

Bret Michaels? We’d better let Timmy explain: “I had the opportunity to play a gig on drums with Bret Michaels of Poison last week in Hollywood, and my East Coast Celebrities bandmates John Tiedemann and Michael J. Roxx reminded me of a song I originally wrote back in 2008 named after him.

“I was always really proud of the harmony guitar solos in this one, but the original ‘Bret Michaels’ song lyrics, I immediately hated. I had a tough time coming up with a new hook that seemed to work, so it’s sat unfinished for the past seven years. Prompted by Michael and John, I decided to dust this one off, completely re-write the lyrics, and finally finish it. Here is the song-formerly-known-as ‘Bret Michaels,’ from here on out known simply as ‘Hey Girl.'”

Whatever the name, we know you’re going to dig this one. If you haven’t heard the previous entries in this fun series, check ’em out by clicking here, where you can read about all of the previous Songs of the Week. You’ll be glad you did!

Add Timmy Sean’s “Hey Girl” to your collection by clicking here. To get all of Timmy’s music, click here. More fun you quite simply can not have!

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John Borack Guests Tonight on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

john-borackEsteemed pop music journalist John Borack guests on tonight’s edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, discussing the momentous tribute to Elvis Costello that he produced with Olivia Frain. The program begins at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. (Click on one of the links below to listen.)

beyond-beliefBeyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis Costello presents 50 artists paying homage to the writer and performer of such classic songs as “Alison,” “Pump It Up,” “Everyday I Write the Book,” “Welcome to the Working Week,” and “Radio Sweetheart,” among so many others. Artists appearing on Beyond Belief, such as the Rubinoos, Matthew Sweet, David Myhr, Chris Richards and the Subtractions, and Bill Lloyd deliver classic performances that put the spotlight on an artist who has been setting the bar higher and higher since he exploded on the music scene nearly four decades ago.

elvis-costelloComprising 50 songs on three CDs, Beyond Belief is a standout example of the art of compilation. John goes in-depth with Alan Haber, detailing every step from the spark of the idea to the tribute’s release. Musicians, Elvis Costello fans, and lovers of great music alike will be fascinated by this engaging program, during which three songs from this hall-of-fame-worthy set, released by Spyderpop Records, will be played.

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is Internet radio’s premiere melodic pop talk show. Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation puts the spotlight on artists, writers, music critics and record company executives who talk candidly with Alan Haber about their work. Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

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Jeff Lynne’s Other Great Songs: 10 (Plus One) that are Top of the Pops

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It’s usually “Mr. Blue Sky” or “Showdown” or “Evil Woman” or “Telephone Line” or “Don’t Bring Me Down” or “Rock ‘n’ Roll is King” that get singled out when someone writes about the magical, musical pen of Jeff Lynne, a matter of fact that got me to thinking about some of the man’s other songs–the ones that don’t get mentioned often enough or often at all; songs that may even be more delectable than the usual suspects. We used to refer to these “other” songs as deep tracks or buried treasures, but the truth of it is they’re neither deep nor buried. They are, in fact, right on top alongside the songs you may love perhaps a bit more; they simply don’t get as much attention.

So attention I shall pay. Here is a list, in no particular order, and I’m well aware that you may either disagree or beg to differ, of 11 of Jeff Lynne’s other songs–the ones that seem to bubble under the hits until, thanks to lists like this one, they bubble over the river and through the woods until they get to grandmother’s house and then they go, go, go to the top of the charts. Why 11 and not simply 10? Eleven is louder, isn’t it?

And here they are:

elo-discovery1. “Need Her Love” Discovery; Electric Light Orchestra, 1979. An intrinsically, clearly stated, pretty song with a classically-structured melody, “Need Her Love” is all about true love–about being in love and knowing you’re the luckiest person on the face of the earth because of it. And being grateful for all that being in love entails. What’s more, this is a romantic song. We should all be in such a state in our lives. Plus, there’s this lyric, which says it all so very well: “She came in from the west, a summer breeze I couldn’t rest.” There’s also a George Harrison-esque slide guitar solo and a lovely middle-eight with a gorgeous chord progression that just makes you feel all gooey inside, like your mate has just won you the great big teddy bear at the fair. Quite affecting.

elo-xanadu2. “All Over the World” Xanadu; Electric Light Orchestra, 1980. I have great affection for this movie, which never struck me as the slightest bit cheesy, as it has many others over the years. Jeff Lynne’s soundtrack songs are right up there with his best work. (Side note: John Farrar wrote the supremely fantastic big band-cum-rock showstopper “Dancin’,” which pairs Olivia Newton-John with the Tubes to exciting effect.) Lynne’s “All Over the World,” which was the triumphant opener at his Hyde Park concert last year, is an infectious, mid-tempo pop-rocker celebrating an all-night party that’s happening all over the world. A message of good cheer, then, set to a solid 4/4 beat. A perennial favorite around these parts.

elo-secret-messages3. “Four Little Diamonds” Secret Messages; Electric Light Orchestra, 1983. A driving pop-rocker about love gone wrong, this is Jeff Lynne in succinct storyteller mode. The picaresque tale of the cheating woman who got away and can’t be found features pounding drums that keep the beat steady, great harmony vocals, a satisfying cold ending, and a bit of a musicianly countdown joke at the beginning (Lynne bangs on his microphone and asks, “Is this on?” “Okay, after four.” Pause. “Four!”). Gets the blood pumping, this one.

elo-a-new-world-record4. “Rockaria!” A New World Record; Electric Light Orchestra, 1976. Speaking of driving pop-rockers, this nifty 4/4 song adds a spot and a half of opera to the mix for a tantalizing tale about rockin’ with the classical crowd and being keen on the singer who’s “sweet on Wagner,” Beethoven, Puccini, and Verdi. The mix of old world and then-current music styles is perfectly balanced and realized. It’s worth its weight in clever, in other words. And, like “Four Little Diamonds,” it starts off with a bit of a giggle when the opera singer flubs her first note.

elo-eldorado5. “Illusions in G Major” Eldorado; Electric Light Orchestra, 1974. A somewhat leisurely rocker with strings and horns and a fat and juicy fuzz guitar solo, this yesterday’s-poets-meet-today’s-rock-and-roll-kings barn burner gets it all done in an economical two minutes and thirty-seven seconds. “It’s all good entertainment, it doesn’t cost a penny,” Lynne sings, and he’s right, you know. A kitchen sink approach strikes gold in them there hills, for sure.

elo-balance-of-power6. “Calling America” Balance of Power; Electric Light Orchestra, 1986. An Electric Light Orchestra album without strings? It was, and depending on your viewpoint, it may have been all the better for it, for it allowed Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy to shine from a musicianly standpoint. Arguably the obvious single amongst the 10 songs on the original record, “Calling America” is a shining example of the work of someone who knows how to craft a catchy pop song that demands repeat listening. Plus, it’s crafted with care, particularly in regard to the wonderfully rich, deeply-stacked background vocal harmonies that elevate the careful song construction at every turn. The beautiful melody makes an imprint on your brain. Once heard, you simply can’t forget it. And you’ll be moved to sing along, always a good thing. A triumph in a song catalog full of them.

elo-zoom7. “Easy Money” Zoom; Electric Light Orchestra, 2001. Essentially a Jeff Lynne solo album, Zoom collected a baker’s dozen songs reflecting the many musical moods of its star attraction. “Easy Money” found Jeff Lynne in pure fun, bluesy, old-style rocker mode, with the steady backbeat provided by the one and only Ringo Starr. At its lyrical heart, the song is about kicking a selfish lover to the curb (“Funny thing about it/Don’t even make me blue/’Cause there’s no better deal around/Than saying goodbye to you”), but it’s also about the fun of bashing about, having a musical laugh on the way toward turning out a catchy, rocking number. And here’s another tune with a bit of a joke positioned just before the guitar solo: Lynne hands off the solo…to himself (“Take it Jeff!”).

elo-time8. “The Way Life’s Meant to Be” Time; Electric Light Orchestra; 1981. The castanets add a lively touch to a lively song that was a standout track featuring one of Jeff Lynne’s great melodies (and echoes of future Traveling Wilburys bandmate Roy Orbison). Happily strummed acoustic guitars carry this song effortlessly from its joyous opening verses and chorus through to its very ’60s middle-eight and guitar solo and on to its very satisfying, cold ending. A particular favorite here at Pure Pop Radio headquarters.

jeff-lynne-armchair-theatre9. “Save Me Now” Armchair Theatre; Jeff Lynne, 1990. A deceptively simple ecological message in the form of an plaintive folk song in the style of Woody Guthrie, “Save Me Now” is understated with spare instrumentation and not much more than Jeff Lynne’s acoustic guitar in the mix. The achingly beautiful melody and simply direct lyric lead the charge; the close-miked, rich lead vocal and harmonies in the chorus are quite affecting. “Sometimes I wish my guests/Would move away somewhere/Yes I’m burning up all over/I can’t even breathe the air,” the earth sings. There’s never a dry eye in this house when this song is played.

elo-face-the-music10. “Nightrider” Face the Music; Electric Light Orchestra, 1975. A grand musical statement, pairing relatively low-key verses with more aggressive, pop choruses, “Nightrider” gets the full, early ELO treatment–notably, strings aplenty, and plenty of them. This song packs a solid punch that is full of life, and remains one of my favorite Jeff Lynne songs to this day.

elo-out-of-the-blue11. “Wild West Hero” Out of the Blue; Electric Light Orchestra, 1977. Out of all of Jeff Lynne’s ballads, this is my favorite–a romantic tale of nostalgic freedom, of roaming the prairie lands “tryin’ to do what’s right,” when, all the while, this boy is just aching to “be with my western girl round the fire, oh so bright.” The a cappella section that starts at 2:47 is among the most joyous expressions of harmony to appear on a record ever. A grand statement? Yes, it is. Different from other of Jeff Lynne’s grand musical statements through the years, but grand nonetheless.

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Ken Michaels Shares Ringo Starr’s Postcards from Paradise on Tonight’s Every Little Thing

Ken Michaels' Every Little Thing...For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing…For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

Tonight, on Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, you’ll be treated to a song from Ringo Starr’s just-released album, get Anthologized, and learn a word or two in some foreign languages. The fun begins at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

The first, varied segment kicks things off with a John Lennon track, a live take from George Harrison, and the title song from Ringo’s latest album, Postcards from Paradise. See how many Beatles song titles you can pick out in Ringo’s tune!

Tonight’s second segment features a pair of songs from various Anthology releases, including an alternate version of the Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” from Anthology Vol. 3, and an alternate version of “Goodnight Vienna” from John’s Anthology box set. A track from the Weeklings’ debut album, a cover of “You Know What to Do,” caps off this terrific set.

Get ready to learn a thing or two during tonight’s third segment, which serves up songs employing foreign languages. The Beatles lead off with “Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand,” and Paul McCartney finishes things off with “Ou Est Le Soleil.” An interview with Ringo’s ex-girlfriend, Nancy Lee Andrews, runs during this segment.

Be at your Internet radio machine tonight at 9 pm ET for show 62 of Every Little Thing. A fab time is guaranteed for all!

Every Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs every Monday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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