Tonight on Things We Said Today: Author Dave Schwensen Talks About the Beatles at Shea Stadium

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayTonight’s very special edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, travels back in time to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first concert at New York’s Shea Stadium. On August 15, 1965, the Beatles descended on the home of the New York Mets to play for just over 55,000 of the group’s most devoted fans…and never looked back.

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Author Dave Schwensen

dave schwensenAuthor Dave Schwensen, whose book, The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Story Behind their Greatest Concert, looks back at the historic show that even fans that didn’t attend look back at with great fondness, talks to Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn. In addition to writing about the Beatles’ Shea Stadium concert, Schwensen has written a book about the Beatles in Cleveland, Ohio, The Beatles in Cleveland: Memories, Facts and Photos About the Notorious 1964 and 1966 Concerts.

beatles at shea stadium august 15 1965Ken gets the discussion rolling by asking Schwensen why he thinks the Shea Stadium concert was the Beatles’ greatest show, and then it’s off to the Fab races for a wide-ranging discussion that you won’t want to miss.

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 currently airs every Tuesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio; the show moves to Thursday nights at 8 pm on August 13.

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It’s a Fab Grab Bag of Topics on Tomorrow Night’s Edition of Things We Said Today

things we said today bannerOur esteemed panel of Beatles experts tackles a grab bag of timely topics on tomorrow night’s edition of the weekly Fab roundtable, Things We Said Today. The in-depth discussion begins at 9 pm ET here on Pure Pop Radio.

Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn talk about Ringo Starr’s gala 75th birthday celebration outside of Capitol Records in Los Angeles; the next round of Paul McCartney album reissues (are Tug of War and Pipes of Peace coming September 18?); McCartney’s recent, in-depth interview with Esquire magazine; and whether or not McCartney has been practicing revisionist history. Tantalizing topics, to be sure.

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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Pure Pop Radio’s Big Week of Summer Fun Kicks Off Today With New Music, an Exclusive World Premiere, Two Fab Beatles Shows and Timmy Sean’s Latest Song of the Week! Wow!

summer funPure Pop Radio’s exciting Big Week of Summer Fun is now in gear, with new songs added to the playlist; a Pure Pop Radio exclusive airing of the world premiere of a great new song by this year’s premiere supergroup, Pop 4; and electric airings of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, and Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing. Plus, we’ve added a new coat of summery paint to our website. We hope you like it!

Click here to see what’s been added to the playlist today, and be here this coming Thursday, July 16, for another list of new songs and artists now spinning in rotation. Tune in tomorrow night for the exclusive-to-Pure-Pop-Radio world premiere of a great song from the upcoming hall-of-fame-worthy album by this year’s top supergroup, Pop 4. And this coming Friday, July 17, be here for our look at this week’s Song of the Week from the great Timmy Sean.

Here is your official Pure Pop Radio Big Week of Summer Fun rundown:

pop 41. A Pure Pop Radio Exclusive! Tomorrow Night, Tuesday July 14: The World Premiere of Pop 4’s Song, “Don’t You Be Like That.” We’re honored to be able to bring to you, at 8:00 pm ET tomorrow night, an exclusive-to-Pure-Pop-Radio song from the upcoming album by Pop 4, this year’s top supergroup. Comprised of Liar’s Club’s Scott McPherson, Andrea Perry, K.C. Bowman, and Kirk Adams, the group’s debut album is fittingly called Summer; we predict this collection will be an instant favorite of pop fans around the world.

“Don’t You Be Like That” is a mid-tempo, melodic charmer with satiny lead vocals from Andrea, Kirk and Scott. The lovely melody combines with joyous harmonies and deft George Harrison-esque electric guitar for a melodic pop experience that you won’t forget. Tune in tomorrow tonight at 8:00 pm ET for the exclusive world premiere of this great song. We’re proud to be spinning it for you!

new2. New Songs and Artists Added to the Pure Pop Radio Playlist! We’ve added a bumper crop of new songs and artists to our playlist. New songs! New artists! New melodic pop sounds that will form part of the soundtrack to your summer! Click here to see today’s list of new nuggets, and don’t forget to check out another list coming this Thursday, July 16.

everylittlethinglogo-small3. Brand-New Editions of Every Little Thing and Things We Said Today. Every Little Thing airs tonight, Monday, July 13 at 9 pm ET; Things We Said Today hits the airwaves tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 14, also at 9 pm ET. Both shows air on your 24-hour-a-day home for the greatest melodic pop music in the universe, Pure Pop Radio.

On this week’s fresh-from-the-fabified-oven edition of Every Little Thing, Ken gets the proceedings rolling with a pair of Beatles classics, including “Because,” and solo tracks from Paul McCartney (a live version of “Can’t Buy Me Love”) and George Harrison (“Mystical One”). Tonight’s second segment comprises a tribute to the great bluesman, B.B. King, which includes a track recorded for the recent McCartney tribute album, The Art of McCartney. It’s a spectacular, bluesy version of McCartney II’s “On the Way.”

Tonight’s third, themed segment presents reggae and ska sounds featured in various Beatles and solo Beatles tracks. You’ll hear McCartney’s “How Many People,” John Lennon’s “Borrowed Time,” and Wings’ “C Moon,” among other songs. It’s another terrific Beatleriffic set, curated by Ken.

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

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayTomorrow night’s edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, takes a look at Paul McCartney’s recent live shows and covers an extraordinary event in the life of Rick Glover, who joins Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn to talk about his appearance on stage at McCartney’s recent concert in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Rick Glover on stage in Columbia, South Carolina with Paul McCartney. Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Glover has seen McCartney so many times–135!–he should have an entry in the book of Guinness World Records. One of the self-proclaimed Fans on the Run, a group of dedicated folks who travel around the world to see McCartney and his band, Glover talks to the panel about his run of shows seen since 1976, joking that he started going “before any of you guys were alive, I guess.”

Glover’s tale is, at heart, a story of love for McCartney’s music. It’s a wonderful story, and Glover tells it well. You won’t want to miss this show.

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.

timmy-sean-song-of-the-week4. The Latest Song of the Week from Timmy Sean. We’ve been writing about the great songs being released weekly as part of Timmy Sean’s Songs of the Week project. This week is no exception; be here this coming Friday, July 17, for our look at the latest entry.

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summer fun 2Whew! Our Big Week of Summer Fun promises to be our most exciting event of the year. Stick with us all week–enjoy the new songs and artists added to our playlist; the new editions of Every Little Thing and Things We Said Today; our exclusive, world premiere airing of Pop 4’s “Don’t You Be Like That”; and the latest Song of the Week from Timmy Sean.

We’ve got five exciting days of top-flight programming for you–don’t miss a minute! Jump in the pool with us–the melodic pop is fine! Click on the links below to listen to Pure Pop Radio, and take us on the go by downloading our mobile app for Android and iOS.

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Tonight on Things We Said Today: Talking About the Beatles’ Star-Club Tapes

things we said today bannerIt’s Tuesday, and once again it’s time for the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, during which our panel of experts tackles topics of importance to Beatles fans. This week, Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, and Allan Kozinn look at the famous (or perhaps infamous) Star-Club tapes. The show begins tonight at 9 pm on Pure Pop Radio.

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The Beatles’ Star-Club tapes; 1986 Teichiku CD release

Despite questionable sound quality, the various releases of the Star-Club tapes, such as Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 have presented the Beatles on stage, perfecting their act one song at a time, each song performed with guts and gusto, one after the other, during marathon, energized shows that were guaranteed to blow the roof off the joint.

Ken, Steve and Allan talk about the first time they heard these recordings, which initially surfaced on record in 1977. It’s another fascinating, fact-filled discussion that you won’t hear anywhere else. You won’t want to miss this show.

Things We Said Today is the premiere 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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Things We Said Today Tonight: Favorite Albums from George Harrison and Paul McCartney

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayFollowing on from last week’s jump into the deep pool of John Lennon and Ringo Starr’s solo recordings, Ken, Steve, Al, Allan and Darren dive head first into a lively and informative discussion regarding their favorite George Harrison and Paul McCartney records. It’s another slam-bang edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, rolling into your living rooms tonight at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

george-harrisonFirst up: the gang throws out their picks for favorite albums from George. Will All Things Must Pass pass muster with these Beatles experts, or will Extra Texture prove to be the object of their collective musical fancy? How will Living in the Material World fare? And will Electronic Music, or Wonderwall Music, have their place in the rundown? You may be surprised at the picks as they are unveiled.

paul-mccartneyAnd how will Paul’s solo albums stack up as far as fave platters go? Will Chaos and Creation in the Backyard zoom in to the top spot for our panelists? How about Wings at the Speed of Sound? Will McCartney shine? How about Venus and Mars and Band On the Run? Tune in and find out!

Don’t miss tonight’s sparkling edition of Things We Said Today, rolling at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. It’s essential listening for Beatles fans around the world!

Things We Said Today is the premiere 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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Ken, Steve, Al and Allan Pay Tribute to Engineer Dennis Ferrante and Pick Their Favorite John and Ringo Solo Albums on Tomorrow Night’s Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayOn tomorrow night’s lively and informative edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, Ken, Steve, Al and Allan pay tribute to engineer Dennis Ferrante, who worked with John Lennon, among other music luminaries. The show kicks off at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

Ferrante not only engineered for a star-studded list of recording artists from Lennon, Waylon Jennings and Alice Cooper to the 1910 Fruitgum Company and the Raspberries, he started out as a rock singer. Ken delivers a passionate tribute to Ferrante, a true legend.

john-lennon-black-and-white-photoringo-starrThe panel then turns to the subject of best solo Beatles albums. Up for conversation: the panel’s favorite releases from Lennon and Ringo Starr. Which long players do Ken, Steve, Al and Allan hold dear? Does Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band album hit the spot? What about Mind Games, Imagine, and Walls and Bridges? And for Ringo, does the star-studded Ringo platter hit the spot, or do Ringo Rama and Stop and Smell the Roses sing sweetly? Tune in tomorrow night at 9 pm ET 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.

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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.

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