Category Archives: Things We Said Today: Beatles Talk on Pure Pop Radio

Ken, Steve, Al and Allan Speak Words of Wisdom on Tonight’s Edition of Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThings We Said Today, the weekly Beatles roundtable hosted by the top experts in Fab fandom, sets its sights on the Let It Be album and movie on tonight’s episode, kicking off at 9 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 9 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 Tuesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

Click here to download our app for listening on the go with Android and iOS devices!

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Guitarist Laurence Juber Talks About Wings and His New Album with Ken, Steve, Al and Allan on Tonight’s Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayDon’t miss tonight’s edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today: Wings guitarist Laurence Juber, whose latest solo album, Fingerboard Road, was released this past January, joins Ken, Steve, Al and Allan for a wide-ranging discussion covering the record and, of course, his time in Wings, during which he played lead guitar. Tune in to Pure Pop Radio at 9 pm ET.

laurence-juber-fingerboard-road-coverLJ, as Juber is known to his fans, goes in-depth about his time with Wings and touches on his thoughts regarding whether Paul McCartney’s Wings period is different than his post-Wings efforts. In speaking about Linda McCartney, LJ says that “Wings was not Paul’s band. It was Paul and Linda’s band.” He also says that “Linda kept things rocking…” and talks about the blend of Paul, Linda and Denny Laine’s vocals being integral to the sound of Wings. It’s a fascinating discussion that you won’t want to miss.

paul-mccartney-temporary-secretaryFollowing the interview with LJ, the panel talks about McCartney’s first-ever live performance of McCartney II’s “Temporary Secretary.” We here at Pure Pop Radio were quite interested in this discussion, as we consider the song to be one of our favorite Paul numbers. What do the panelists think about this song being performed? Tune in and find out!

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.

Click here to download our app for listening on the go with Android and iOS devices!

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Ken, Steve and Allan Join You and the Beatles at Hamburg’s Star-Club on Tonight’s Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThe recordings that have, over the years, brought Beatles fans right to the stage in Hamburg’s Star-Club through countless issues of the Fabs’ performances there are under the microscope on tonight’s edition of the premier Fabs roundtable, Things We Said Today. The show begins at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

beatles-at-star-clubThree of the show’s regulars–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci and Allan Kozinn–kick off their conversation by discussing when they first heard the Star-Club recordings. The discussion continues with talk of releases of the recordings on different labels, different tracks appearing on different issues, and the always-debated question of sound quality. These important recordings always elicit strong opinions–you’ll want to be seated center stage to catch every word of our experts’ collective take.

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.

Click here to download our app for listening on the go with Android and iOS devices!

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

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.

Click here to download our app for listening on the go with Android and iOS devices!

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

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.

Click here to download our app for listening on the go with Android and iOS devices!

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

John Lennon’s Mind Games Album Goes Under the Microscope on Tomorrow Night’s Edition of Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayOn tomorrow night’s edition of Things We Said Today, the usual gang of Beatles experts, joined by WFUV on-air host Darren DeVivo, gets together to talk about John Lennon’s 1973 album, Mind Games. The thought-provoking discussion gets underway at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

john-lennon-mind-gamesA top 10 album in the United States and top 20 in the UK, Mind Games was Lennon’s next release after the politically-charged Some Time in New York City.

john-lennon-some-time-in-new-york-cityAs with all of their get-togethers, Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman, Allan Kozinn and guest DeVivo shed informative light on their topic at hand, an album that sought to rectify the icy reception that Some Time in New York City received from both critics and fans. Was Lennon successful? Listen to the experts’ opinions tomorrow night at 9 pm ET and see what you think.

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.

Click here to download our app for listening on the go with Android and iOS devices!

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Ken, Steve, Al, and Darren Discuss Grammy Awards-Related Beatles Happenings and More on Tonight’s Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThe usual gang of Beatles experts–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci and Al Sussman, along with guest Darren DeVivo from WFUV radio, jump in and talk about Beatles-related happenings at this year’s Grammy awards ceremony on tonight’s edition of Things We Said Today. The discussion begins at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

Of course, Paul McCartney’s performance, with Rhianna and Kanye West, of the hit song “Four Five Seconds” is under discussion during the program, as is the Lifetime Achievement Award honoring George Harrison that was presented during the Grammy telecast. Also on tonight’s docket: the gang picks the best years that the Beatles had as a group. It’s another winning get-together with the best Beatles brains out there.

Tune in tonight at 9 pm ET for Things We Said Today, airing on Pure Pop Radio. A splendid time, etc.!

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.

Click here to download our app for listening on the go with Android and iOS devices!

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Ringo’s New Album, Postcards from Paradise, Is In the Spotlight on Tonight’s Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayRingo Starr’s new album, Postcards from Paradise, is under the microscope during tonight’s edition of the Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today. The conversation begins at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

ringo-starr-postcardsRegular roundtable members Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman, and Allan Kozinn are joined tonight by Beatlefan writer Tom Frangione for this look at Ringo’s 18th, just-released studio album. During the show, the crew gives their general, and specific, impressions of Postcards from Paradise. You’ll hear an excerpt from Ken’s interview with Ringo, during which the drummer talks about his songwriting process. Plus, a whole lot more–the kind of discussion that can only occur when five Beatles experts get together.

Tune in tonight at 9 pm ET for Things We Said Today, airing 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.

Click here to download our app for listening on the go with Android and iOS devices!

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Things We Said Today Looks Back at the Life of Cynthia Lennon, and More, Tonight at 9 pm ET

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayKen Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn take a look at the life of Cynthia Lennon, who recently passed away, on a very special shortened edition of the hit podcast Things We Said Today tonight at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. Another new show, covering the just-held New York Metro Fest for Beatles Fans, follows.

cynthia-lennonKen, Steve, Al and Allan talk about Cynthia’s relationship with John and the Beatles world she inhabited. Then, in another all-new show, Ken, Steve and Al review the goings-on at this year’s New York Metro Fest for Beatles Fans, held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, New York, March 20-22.

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.

Click here to download our app for listening on the go with Android and iOS devices!

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Beatles Roundtable Things We Said Today Rolls On With a Look at the Traveling Wilburys

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThe hit podcast, Things We Said Today, premiered last week on Pure Pop Radio. The roundtable members–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman, and Allan Kozinn–rocked the house as they conducted an in-depth interview with Glen Burtnik from the Weeklings.

traveling-wilburys-pictureThe regular panel of top Beatles experts, joined by special guest Darren DeVivo, longtime WFUV radio personality, turn their attention to the subject of the Traveling Wilburys, the pop and roll supergroup that released two great albums in 1988 and 1990. Things We Said Today airs tonight at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio

This week’s hourlong back-and-forth kicks off with a look at the first Wilburys album, Vol. 1, and continues with a discussion of how the band got started recording “Handle With Care,” a song that was originally intended to be a b-side but was thought to be too good for that kind of designation. Thus, the Wilburys were born, delighting music fans worldwide.

Please note that, because last night’s broadcast of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing got gobbled up in a sea of technical difficulties, it will run again tonight before Things We Said Today, at 8 pm ET.

Things We Said Today airs every Tuesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. See you on the radio!

Click here to download our app for listening on the go with Android and iOS devices!

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes

Click on the image to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio through players like iTunes