This Week’s Specialty Shows: Pure Pop Radio Visits Things We Said Today, Plus All-New Editions of Every Little Thing and Needle Meets Vinyl

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayken michaels“Catch the latest installment of Things We Said Today as we interview Alan Haber, who programs the wonderful Pure Pop Radio music (station),” said Ken Michaels in his promotional blurb posted last week on Facebook. “Alan discusses many of the Beatlesque artists featured on the channel, which all lovers of great pop music should listen to!!!”

Alan Haber: Proud Music Geek!And I couldn’t have said it better myself. Indeed, I am the guest on this week’s all-new edition of Things We Said Today (TWST), the weekly Beatles roundtable hosted by Fab experts Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn (8 pm this Thursday night, July 21). During this program, I tell the esteemed panel about Pure Pop Radio and answer their questions about various aspects of its operation. Plus, as a follow-up to a TWST aired this past February, I talk about Beatlesque music played on the station.

Tune in this Thursday night, July 21 at 8 pm ET, to hear me on Things We Said Today, the premier Beatles talk show.

Before then, you should get your weeknight listening in gear with tonight’s all-new edition of Every Little Thing, airing at 8 pm ET. Ken Michaels talks to author Kit O’Toole and plays a selection of songs that were released as singles in the United States but not in the United Kingdom.

needle meets vinylThis Wednesday night, July 20 at 8 pm ET, Brian Bringelson rolls out a fascinating edition of his Needle Meets Vinyl show. This week, Brian spotlights some of music’s most influential drummers, with tracks featuring Ringo Starr, Hal Blaine, Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner, and Richard Pistol Allen. And it’s all played from vinyl! You won’t want to miss this one!

To recap: Join me when I guest this Thursday on Things We Said Today, listen to Ken Michaels on an all-new edition of Every Little Thing, and keep the backbeat along with Brian Bringelson on an all-new Needle Meets Vinyl. Indeed, it’s another fun week of specialty shows right here on your number one source for the greatest melodic pop music in the universe, Pure Pop Radio.

– Alan Haber

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Tricia and Dana Countyman, the Weeklings, and Author Chuck Gunderson Star in this Week’s Specialty Shows

alan-mic-zMusic makers Tricia and Dana Countryman, and author Chuck Gunderson sit behind the microphones on this week’s Pure Pop Radio specialty shows. You’re in for a real treat.

tricia countryman march2016Tonight at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Tricia Countryman checks in with Alan Haber to talk about her just-released solo album, Sometimes When I’m Dreaming…, produced and arranged by her husband Dana, who also sits in to add his comments.

dana-countrymanSometimes When I’m Dreaming… is a lovely musical journey built on classic song craft and Tricia’s golden voice. During this typically in-depth episode of In Conversation, you’ll hear how the album’s 16 songs (plus one bonus track) were selected, how Dana came up with the sweetly-realized arrangements, and much more. You’ll also be treated to three songs from the album, including the beautifully sung Jimmy Webb masterpiece, “Adios.”

winWould you like to win a copy of Tricia Countryman’s Sometimes When I’m Dreaming…? Simply fill in the form at the bottom of this story and send it on to us by this Friday, July 15 at noon ET. Don’t forget to include your email address and type “Tricia” in the Comment field. Enter once only. Good luck!

the weeklings at abbey roadTomorrow, Wednesday, July 13, at noon, 4 and 8 pm ET (three times to listen!), Lefty and Zeek Weekling, from the super fab group the Weeklings, talk to Alan on In Conversation about recording their upcoming second album in London at the famed Abbey Road Studios. And speaking of famed, Lefty, Zeek, Rocky and Smokestack Weekling recorded in Abbey Road’s Studio Two, where the Beatles made so much legendary musical magic.

the-weeklings-drum-headYou’ll hear from Lefty and Zeek about the Weeklings’ time spent recording at Abbey Road, and you’ll get some tasty information about the Weeklings’ upcoming second album, including the provisional title. As always, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is in the center of the action that fuels the soundtrack of your life.

chuck gundersonthe-beatles-things-we-said-todaysome fun tonight bookThis Thursday, July 14 at 8 pm ET on Things We Said Today, our regular panel of Beatles experts talks to Chuck Gunderson, author of the two-volume opus, Some Fun Tonight!: The Backstage Story of How the Beatles Rocked America: The Historic Tours of 1964-1966, which will be available in paperback on September 6. The topic: the 1966 tour that the Beatles undertook. And the recent passing of the legendary Scotty Moore, who created the guitar sound on Elvis Presley’s early records, will be discussed.

That’s the next couple of days on Pure Pop Radio: two brand-new editions of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, and an all-new Things We Said Today. Pretty good for a mid-July week, we say.

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We’re Serving Up the Cream of the Crop On This Week’s Specialty Shows

mic-small 10It’s a week of stars on Pure Pop Radio’s specialty shows: Cream, Denny Laine and Muddy Waters are on the turntable during an all-new Needle Meets Vinyl; Paul McCartney’s golden voice is discussed on an all-new Things We Said Today, and Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche talk about their latest album on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.

lucy wainwright roche and suzzy roches mud and appleslucy and suzzy rocheTonight at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Suzzy Roche and her daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche, talk with Alan Haber about Mud and Apples, a sparkling duo collection that features warm harmonies, clever original songwriting and the inclusion of beautifully-sung covers such as Paul Simon’s “Bleecker Street” and the Cascades’ “Rhythm of the Rain.” Mud and Apples is one of this year’s top expressions of musical joy.

needle meets vinylTomorrow night, July 6 at 8 pm ET, Brian Bringelson spins the classic sides that light up your musical life on Needle Meets Vinyl. Brian pours a bit of Cream, the Hollies, the Mindbenders, The Journeymen, and man more of your favorite artists, and it’s all from vinyl. It’s another spectacular episode of your favorite all-vinyl program.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThis Thursday night, July 7 at 8 pm ET, Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn man the microphones on Things We Said Today. They discuss the state of the Beatles’ inner circle, which is getting smaller due to some wonderful people passing on. Also under discussion: the quality of Paul McCartney’s voice. Does this do damage to his legacy? All this, and, yes, the Pure McCartney discussion makes another appearance!

Don’t miss this week’s selection of specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio!

alan-mic-zeeAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Monkees, the Posies, McPherson Grant, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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Classic Servings of Vintage Tunes and Vintage Video Star in this Week’s Specialty Shows

alan-mic-zClassic servings of vintage tunes, and vintage video coming in September, are the hot buttons in the spotlight on this week’s specialty shows being broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

needle meets vinylThis Wednesday night, June 29, at 8 pm ET, musician Brian Bringelson delivers what is arguably his best Needle Meets Vinyl episode yet; 16 songs from 15 spectacular artists make the grade, all spun from vinyl and curated by the Anchor and Bear singer-songwriter.

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Songs from Iron & Wine, Steely Dan, Dusty Springfield, Jackie Wilson, the Doors, Paul and Linda McCartney and the Beach Boys will fill your ears with joy, and Brian’s expert commentary will raise the proceedings to the highest of highs. It’s a program you won’t want to miss.

Needle Meets Vinyl is the weekly show during which all songs are played from vinyl records. The music spans the decades during which popular music has flourished. Curated and presented by Brian Bringelson, a member of the band Anchor and Bear and a solo artist under the name Paul Starling, the show airs every Wednesday night at 8 pm ET.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThis Thursday night, June 30, our regular panel of Beatles experts says goodbye to the sixth month of the year with another timely, Fab discussion, this time talking about director Ron Howard’s upcoming Beatles music documentary, Eight Days a Week, which rolls out in theaters this September and settles in on the Hulu streaming network directly after.

There are many questions on the minds of our panel. Beatlefan’s Al Sussman asks, “How much really good quality, new material could there be?” Are Jimmy Nicol, who briefly filled in on tour for a sidelined-by-tonsilitis Ringo Starr in 1964, and Pete Best represented? These questions and more are bandied about in this engaging show featuring Sussman, Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci and Allan Kozinn.

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.

alan-mic-zeeAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Monkees, the Posies, McPherson Grant, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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Another Fun Week of Brand-New Specialty Shows Begins Tonight

alan-mic-zIt’s all new this week on Pure Pop Radio: we’ve got another Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation twofer, a brand-new Every Little Thing (at a special time), a new Needle Meets Vinyl, and a new Things We Said Today. Make a date to have some fun with us!

DavidTonight, June 6, at 8 pm ET, longtime pop music critic and the man behind the International Pop Overthrow festivals, David Bash, checks in to talk with Alan on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. This must rank as David’s most in-depth interview ever. David will take you from his early days listening to and collecting music through to his presenting the work of artists worldwide at IPO. You’ll hear four songs that have appeared on the annual IPO CD collections–songs that David feels epitomize what the festival is all about. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of pop music’s top observers; you won’t want to miss it.

michael oliver 5Tomorrow night, June 7, at 8 pm ET, musician Michael Oliver checks in behind the microphone to talk about the wonderful songs he’s working on for his next album, Everything Sunny All the Time Always. Michael’s rich, heartfelt melodies are something to behold; we feel these new songs are among his best yet. Don’t miss an hour with one of pop music’s most talented practitioners.

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’s Every Little Thing is all new tonight, June 6, at a special time, 7 pm ET. Ken talks to musician Jeff Slate, whose latest album, Secret Poetry, includes a song called “The Same” that is a nod to Wings and even includes a familiar riff from Paul McCartney’s “Jet.” Also on tonight’s show: Ken spins a theme set of Beatles and solo Beatles songs in triple time, and an opening set that features George Harrison and John Lennon.

needle meets vinylBrian Bringelson is once again behind the turntables this Wednesday night, June 8, for another edition of the all-vinyl program, Needle Meets Vinyl. Show 33 spotlights classic numbers from The Idle Race, the Zombies, John Phillips, the Hollies, the Supremes, Harry Nilsson and many more of your favorite artists.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayKen Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn gather around the Beatles roundtable this Thursday night, June 9, on Things We Said Today to talk to none other than famed singer Billy J. Kramer. Billy’s new book is Do You Want to Know a Secret, written in conjunction with Alyn Shipton, author of Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter. Billy talks about his history as a performer, meeting the Beatles, and much more.

That’s this week’s specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio. A pretty striking bunch! We’ve got your evening entertainment covered!

alan-mic-zeeAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Monkees, the Posies, McPherson Grant, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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Big Names! Big Stars! Another Fab Week of Specialty Shows on Pure Pop Radio!

alan-mic-zWe’re pulling out all the stops with this week’s specialty shows! Big names! Big stars! Top tunes! And so much more. Pure Pop Radio is your one-stop-melodic-pop-shop this week!

everylittlethinglogo-smallOn tonight’s all-new edition of radio’s premiere Beatles extravaganza Every Little Thing, kicking off at 8 pm ET, Ken Michaels talks to Denny Laine, whose work with Wings and the original Moody Blues before that is legendary. Denny’s got a number of cool concerts coming up, during which he’ll be playing the entire Band on the Run album; check out Ken’s website for dates and details.

needle meets vinylBrian Bringelson spins the coolest vinyl from across the decades on this Wednesday night’s all-new special twofer edition of Needle Meets Vinyl (8 pm ET). Save for the opening one-two punch of the Beatles’ “I Me Mine” and George Harrison’s rocking “The Art of Dying,” which is kinda sorta a twofer, Brian’s turntable sounds off with mini-sets from Bob Dylan, the Shins, Big Star, the Doors, Squeeze and a whole lot more. It’s show 32 from the man from Anchor and Bear, now recording their second album.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayDid we say big stars? We did! There’s a big literary, Beatles-centric star behind the guest microphone on this week’s Things We Said Today, the authoritative Fabs roundtable. None other than Philip Norman, famed author of the Beatles bio Shout!, speaks with our learned panelists about his new book Paul McCartney: The Life. This exhaustive work is discussed in detail after a look back at the life of Tony Barrow, the Beatles’ press officer from 1962 to 1968, who recently passed.

starsPure Pop Radio: In Conversation returns next week with the first of two double-decker combo shows anchored by, you guessed it, big names. Big stars! We’ll announce the first round of guests tomorrow, right here.

Meanwhile, enjoy this week’s run of specialty shows. Pure Pop Radio is pulling out all the stops, and it’s all for you!

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Next Week: Super. Spectacular. Off-the-Charts Fantabulous.

alan-mic-zsurpriseWe’ve had big weeks before, but next week promises to be perhaps our biggest of all time: We’re rolling out four days of new songs and artists just added to our playlist, three brand-new specialty shows, and maybe a few surprises. You never know what surprises are up our sleeves (even Lucy looks surprised)!

mayThe big event next week is our Four-Day New Music Songfest (join our Facebook event page by clicking here (thank you!)), during which hundreds of new songs and artists are being added to the Pure Pop Radio playlist, just as May enters our musical lives. It may well be our biggest playlist add ever! We’re excited for you to hear what we’ll be spinning for the very first time on our airwaves. The fun starts next Tuesday morning, May 3, at 6 am ET and goes through to Friday night, May 6, at 11 pm ET, but, of course, all of these new songs and the more than 8,600 others already playing in rotation will continue to be heard any time you click on one of our handy listen links.

bill lloydbill lloyd lloyderingAnd the fun continues! We’ve got an all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation next Tuesday night, May 3, at 8 pm ET. Bill Lloyd is Alan’s guest; he’ll be talking about his new covers compilation, Lloyd*ering, in the in-depth way that only we can muster. You’ll hear songs from Lloyd*ering, hear what it takes to deliver a great version of a favorite song, and much more. Don’t miss it.

needle meets vinyl

But that’s not all. Brian Bringelson checks in with another edition of his all-vinyl show, Needle Meets Vinyl, next Wednesday night at 8 pm ET, and our panel of Beatles experts sits around the roundtable to talk about the passing of Prince, and a whole lot more. This new edition of Things We Said Today airs next Thursday, May 5, at 8 pm ET.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todaySo: hundreds of new songs are airing during our festive Four-Day New Music Songfest (next Tuesday through Friday), Bill Lloyd is starring in a new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Brian Bringelson is spinning vinyl on Needle Meets Vinyl, and Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn will be gathered around the Fab roundtable on Things We Said Today.

Sounds like a great week of programming to us. Pure Pop Radio is all set to deliver the pop goods!

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