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Paul McCartney’s Press to Play and the Beatles’ Candlestick Park Show Discussed on Tonight’s Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayTonight’s all-new edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, is another can’t-miss get-together.

kit o'toolepress-to-playBeginning at 8 pm ET, our panel of Beatles experts–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman, and Allan Kozinn–are joined by author Kit O’Toole (the popular Deep Beatles column on the Something Else website, and the book Songs We Were Singing: Guided Tours through the Beatles’ Lesser-Known Tracks) to talk about the 30th anniversary of the release of Paul McCartney’s album Press to Play on September 1, 1986.

Also up for discussion is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ final concert, held at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, and a concert appearance by the Claypool Lennon Delirium; Ken was there and he has an on-the-spot report.

Tune in at 8 pm ET tonight for show 198 of the premiere Beatles talk show, Things We Said Today. Pure Pop Radio has your Beatles interests covered.

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The Fest for Beatles Fans’ Mark Lapidos Visits Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayMark Lapidos, the man who has practically dedicated his life to sharing his love of the Beatles with Fab folks everywhere, guests on tonight’s all-new edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today. Tune in at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

mark lapidosThis year’s New York edition of the annual Fest for Beatles Fans happens just eight days from now: April 15-17, at the Hilton Westchester hotel in Rye Brook, New York. Mark talks about the many guests on tap, including Peter Asher (Peter and Gordon); Billy J. Kramer, who will be performing new songs with his band and world-premiering his new book; Mike Pender, a founding member of the Searchers; and Chad and Jeremy, who will be sharing a stage with Mr. Asher.

fest for beatles fansMark also talks with our panel of Beatles experts about other guests scheduled to appear at the Fest, from George Harrison’s sister Louise to musician Mark Hudson. He also reveals the Beatles album he would take to a desert island, and his favorite Fab song. It’s another not-t0-be-missed show, airing tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) here on Pure Pop Radio.

Things We Said Today is the weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s 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. Things We Said Today airs every Thursday night at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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The Beatles Anthology Turns 20: Ken, Steve, Al and Allan Discuss This Milestone on Tonight’s Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayYou just know that important anniversaries related to the world of the Beatles are going to be discussed on the weekly Fab roundtable, Things We Said Today, so it should come as no surprise that Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn talk about the 20th anniversary of the Beatles Anthology on tonight’s all-new episode at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

It’s almost hard to believe, but it was 20 years ago that ABC television in America broadcast the six-hour-long Anthology program that breathtakingly premiered two new Beatles recordings, based on a cassette containing three John Lennon demos (the third song was never completed).

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Of course, the television program was just the start of a series of Anthology releases; the ABC telecasts were followed by videotape and DVD versions of the shows, both with extra material; three, two-CD sets of outtakes and alternate versions of Beatles numbers; and a coffee table Anthology book.

The members of our regular panel of Beatles experts discuss everything you could possibly ever want to know about the Anthology project, arguably the most important Beatles release of the post-breakup years alongside the recent Beatles 1 video and audio packages.

Don’t miss this chance to get inside the Anthology experience on tonight’s all-new edition of Things We Said Today. The discussion begins tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio.

Things We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s 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 Thursday night at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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Things We Said Today Panel Talks Beatles 1 and Andy White Tonight

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayTonight’s all-new edition of the Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, finds our esteemed panel talking about drummer Andy White, who recently passed away, and the recently-released Beatles 1 and Beatles 1+ video and audio packages. The panel gets in gear at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) tonight on Pure Pop Radio.

Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn note the passing of drummer Andy White, who famously supplied the backbeat for versions of “Love Me Do,” “P.S. I Love You,” and “Please Please Me.” Interestingly, White, a session drummer, also played drums on Herman’s Hermits’ “I’m Henry VIII, I Am.”

beatles 1 blu-rayThe conversation then turns to arguably the most important Beatles-related release in many years, or should that be releases? The panel discusses nearly every conceivable point related to the Beatles 1 and Beatles 1+ packages. Casual fans, core fans and Beatles scholars alike will be fascinated by the views offered by the panel.

Things We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s 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 Thursday night at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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The Beatles’ Let it Be is Discussed on Tonight’s Repeat Edition of Things We Said Today

Tonight’s repeat edition of Things We Said Today, the weekly Beatles roundtable hosted by the top experts in Fab fandom, is all about the Let It Be album and movie. The discussion begins at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

the-beatles-let-it-be-albumIt’s been 45 years since Let It Be was released as an album and a film. Do you remember where you saw it, and when? Ken, Steve, Al and Allan talk about that and what they thought of the album. They also discuss how they would like to see the movie be re-issued; does a DVD or Blu-ray with bonus video and audio sound like a plan? And why hasn’t it come out again after so many years? What’s behind the delay?

All of these questions will be answered on tonight’s edition of Things We Said Today. The show begins at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. Simply click on one of the listen links below to hear the conversation.

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 Thursday night at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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Beatles Miracles Under Discussion on Tonight’s Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThe regular gang of experts the world has come to know and trust for the most incisive commentary and analysis of just about anything related to the Beatles talks about miracles that the group achieved on tonight’s stellar edition of Things We Said Today, rolling into your world at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio.

Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn are at the ready with their picks for the biggest miracles realized during the Beatles’ career. Al starts off the discussion by remembering an article he wrote for Beatlefan magazine. The article zeroed in on the Summer of 1969 and the events that changed our world, such as the first landing on the moon, achieved by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins; the outdoor music festival that changed everything, Woodstock; and the Miracle Mets, who won the World Series that year.

beatles abbey roadAlso happening in 1969, as Beatles fans will know, was the release of the classic album Abbey Road. Al talks about how the album was recorded amidst much group tension and turned out to show the group at the height of their collective powers. The rest of our experts agree with Al; Allan remarks that side two is the album’s top draw. Steve offers that he doesn’t “know how many times I’ve cranked up that drum solo.” Ken suggests that it is a miracle that the songs on Abbey Road’s second side sound so good together, despite not being conceived as such.

On tonight’s show, you’ll also hear about “Strawberry Fields Forever” being Allan’s number one pick for a Beatles miracle, and much more. It’s another can’t-miss program.

Tonight’s edition of Things We Said Today begins at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio.

Things We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels, host of Every Little Thing, which airs Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio, 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 on Thursday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

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Beatles 1 Gets an Overhaul and Our Roundtable Panelists Take a Look on Tonight’s Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todaybeatles 1+Beatles 1+, without question one of the most important and most anticipated Beatles releases ever realized in the digital age, is set to delight both hardcore and mainstream fans when it becomes available on November 6. The four Things We Said Today panelists–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn–discuss the impact of this mind-blowing package on tonight’s all-new edition of the premiere Beatles talk show at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio.

beatles 1 blu-rayMind-blowing? Is there any other word to describe the Beatles 1+ package, containing two Blu-ray (or DVD) discs and the remixed 1 album? Sure, you can get the newly-presented 1 experience in other configurations (including, at some point, on vinyl), but why would you want to? If there is a modern-day equivalent of the holy grail in the world of the Beatles, this has to be it.

The Things We Said Today panelists offer their reactions to the new Beatles 1 packages, including the news that remixing of the audio has taken place; Ken’s statement pretty much sums up everyone’s view: “I couldn’t be more thrilled,” he says. We can’t argue with that.

Tune in tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) to hear Ken, Steve, Al and Allan talk about this most welcome event. See you on the radio!

Things We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels, host of Every Little Thing, which airs Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio, 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 on Thursday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

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Things We Said Today Tonight: Underrated and Underappreciated Beatles Songs

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayIt’s not uncommon for Beatles fans to talk to each other about their favorite of the group’s songs. What may be less common, though, are discussions about Beatles songs that are underrated or underappreciated. Which songs do you think deserve more chatter and play?

The regular panel and guest Darren DeVivo from WFUV radio tackle this discussion with their usual passion on tonight’s edition of Things We Said Today at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio. Beatlefan’s Al Sussman talks about “Fixing a Hole,” “Tell Me What You See”‘s unusual melody, and George Harrison’s “The Inner Light.” Darren talks about George’s “It’s All Too Much” as exhibiting “everything glorious about the entire psychedelic thing that was going on at that time.” He also picks “Old Brown Shoe” and Paul McCartney’s “I’ll Follow the Sun” as songs deserving of further discussion.

Beatles Examiner’s Steve Marinucci names “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me” as one of the best covers the Beatles did. He’s mad for the Fabs’ “Christmas Time (Is Here Again),” and finishes his picks up with the doubleheader of “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love”…although, if he had to pick one, it would be “Free as a Bird.” Music critic Allan Kozinn’s selections for further discussion are perhaps the most unorthodox of the panel’s choices: He discusses “Revolution 9,” “You Know My Name (Look Up My Number),” and, in the left field pick of the show, “What’s the New Mary Jane.”

It’s another riveting discussion on the premiere Beatles weekly roundtable, Things We Said Today.

Things We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels, host of Every Little Thing, which airs Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio, 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 on Thursday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

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An Encore Performance, Paul McCartney’s Tour Schedule and George Harrison’s Dark Horse Album are In the Spotlight on This Week’s Beatles Shows

purepoplogoHave we got a Fab week ahead for you? Indeed we do! The very first edition of the syndicated version of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing airs again tonight on Pure Pop Radio at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), and a new, information-packed entry in the ongoing weekly roundtable series, Things We Said Today, gets rolling this Thursday, September 3, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

everylittlethinglogo-smallWe first aired the inaugural edition of the syndicated version of Every Little Thing back on February 17, 2014. It plays again tonight, August 31, with Ken spinning a pair of Beatles Anthology cuts and presenting an expertly-curated set of songs with the word “peace” in the title. Prominently featured is John Lennon’s eternal anthem, “Give Peace a Chance.”

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayOver on Things We Said Today this Thursday night, Ken, Beatles Examiner writer Steve Marinucci, Beatlefan editor Al Sussman, and musicologist Allan Kozinn take up the task of determining whether Paul McCartney’s current way of announcing upcoming tour dates–presenting them to the public a few dates at a time–is a valid course of action. The panel also talks about George Harrison’s Dark Horse album, questioning how good the songs are, discussing how successful George’s version of “Bye Bye Love” is, and wondering whether the quality of George’s voice is a factor for people listening.

A new feature, tucked into the closing moments of Thursday night’s all-new program, is one during which panelists ask Beatles-related questions of each other. The answers may surprise, and will certainly delight, you!

Every Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs a mix of new and archived shows on Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

Things We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels, host of Every Little Thing, which airs Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio, 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 on Thursday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

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You’ll be Shouting “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!” During This Week’s Beatles Shows!

purepoplogoThis week’s editions of our signature Beatles shows, Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing and the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, are must-listens for all Fab Four fans. Every Little Thing airs tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT); Things We Said Today airs this Thursday night at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

everylittlethinglogo-smallWe go back to December 8, 2014 for tonight’s repeat broadcast of one of Ken’s classic shows. Tonight’s hour presents a top-notch 1977 twofer that pairs Wings’ pounding “Girls’ School” with Ringo Starr’s “Can She Do It Like She Dances.” And, in a loving tribute to the late, great Harry Nilsson, Ken spins six classic numbers, starting with the singer’s version of the Beatles’ “You Can’t Do That” and ending with Ringo’s “Stop and Take the Time to Smell the Roses,” which he co-wrote with Nilsson.

All this plus Ken’s Beatles trivia question–get your thinking caps on!–on tonight’s rebroadcast of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing.

Every Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs a mix of new and archived shows on Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThe regular panel of experts assembles around the virtual roundtable for this Thursday’s edition of Things We Said Today. On the docket are multiple topics of interest, including news that footage exists from the rehearsals for the first appearance by the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. The news of this footage was originally announced on Chris Carter’s Breakfast With the Beatles program on Los Angeles radio station KLOS-FM.

Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn also discuss the existence of stereo versions of songs that were included in the television film about the Beatles’ Shea Stadium concert. Also discussed is the idea of the group releasing material from the vaults that fans would want to own. Does it hurt the Beatles that so much of this material remains unreleased?

All this and more makes this Thursday night’s edition of Things We Said Today another program that Beatles fans simply can not miss.

Things We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels, host of Every Little Thing, which airs Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio, 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.

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