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The Fab Four Meet the Monkees on Tonight’s Edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing

everylittlethinglogo-smallKen Michaels has a barrelful of fun all set to explode during tonight’s all-new edition of Every Little Thing, kicking off at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio.

the monkees playingTonight’s second segment features an informative interview with Fred Velez, author of the 2014 book, A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You: The Monkees from a Fan’s Perspective, plus a quartet of Beatles and Monkees tunes, including Micky Dolenz’s live version of “Oh! Darling” and Davy Jones’ lively take on Paul McCartney’s “Man We Was Lonely.”

You’ll get the distinct sensation of being airborne in tonight’s third, themed segment, during which Ken plays a selection of songs about flying from the Beatles and Paul McCartney, including a pair of rare McCartney b-sides.

tug of war reissueAll this and the usual varied opening set, which includes a previously-unreleased track from McCartney that’s included on the new reissue of the Tug of War album, is in store for you tonight.

Don’t miss this all-new edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing. The fun begins at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio.

purepoplogoEvery 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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Travel Back to the 2000s with Ken Michaels on Tonight’s Every Little Thing

everylittlethinglogo-smallAn all-new episode of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing rolls tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). During this show, you will take a trip back to the 2000s, cavort with some Hollywood Vampires, and just generally immerse yourself in the good Fab vibes Ken has put together.

After Ken’s opening, varied set, which features Ringo Starr’s “Oo-Wee” and Paul McCartney’s “So Bad,” you’ll hear two tracks from the new album by the Hollywood Vampires, a musical collective featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Dave Grohl and, you guessed it, Paul McCartney. Ken spins McCartney’s new look at “Come and Get It,” the top 10 song he wrote and gave to Badfinger that was released in the United States in January of 1970, and Alice Cooper’s version of John Lennon’s “Cold Turkey.”

Ken’s third, thematic set brings together a set of Beatles and solo Beatles songs from the 2000s, including McCartney’s “Ever Present Past,” George Harrison’s “Stuck Inside a Cloud,” and Ringo Starr’s “Fading In, Fading Out.” It’s another quite cool, captivating listen.

Tune in tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) for an all-new edition of Every Little Thing!

purepoplogoEvery 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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Every Little Thing Redux: The Evolution of Mind Games, Music from 1976, and More!

everylittlethinglogo-smallTonight’s edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, first broadcast on Pure Pop Radio last October 20, delivers an hour’s worth of Beatles and solo Beatles goodness. The fun begins at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio.

Following Ken’s opening, varied set, a trio of songs traces the evolution of John Lennon’s Mind Games album, followed by a pair of Beatles numbers: “If I Needed Someone” and “I Saw Her Standing There.” Tonight’s third segment presents a selection of songs from 1976, including Wings’ “Beware My Love,” and “Soily,” from the Wings Over America live album.

Don’t forget to stay tuned after the music fades for a fun Beatles game called The Note You Never Wrote. Test your Fabs knowledge!

It’s all for you tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on 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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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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The Beatles and the Stones Duke it Out Tonight on Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayIn this corner of the ring, Keith Richards says Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is “a mishmash of rubbish.” In an interview with Esquire magazine, Keith also pooh-poohed the Rolling Stones’ Their Satanic Majesties Request. It may well be a case of all things being equal, or thereabouts.

On tonight’s timely edition of Things We Said Today, the weekly Beatles roundtable, Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn put all of their Fab cards on the table as they talk with super Stones fan Michael Lynch, who, as it happens, wrote the Things We Said Today theme song.

sgt. pepperstonesLynch, as it happens, is a huge fan of both the Beatles and the Stones. He turns out to be the perfect person to look objectively at Richards’ comments and assess their validity. Does Keith say things for shock value? Are Pepper and Majesties really good albums? It may surprise listeners that Lynch is a big Stones fan who prefers Pepper to Majesties. He actually gives the nod to Magical Mystery Tour over Pepper, and likes the Stones’ Between the Buttons more than Majesties.

Was there a rivalry between the Beatles and the Stones? What does all of this mean? You’ll find out tonight, as the experts put their heads together. You might just be surprised to find which group comes out of the ring with a knockout!

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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Creamy Kitten Sounds the Beatle Bell for Timmy Sean’s Latest Song of the Week

timmy sean beatles monthA heavy dose of Cream in Timmy Sean’s coffee propels the latest Song of the Week into high gear as Timmy tackles Little Willie John’s “Leave My Kitten Alone.”

leave my kitten aloneThe Beatles famously recorded “Leave My Kitten Alone” in 1964, but it sat on a shelf until finally showing up on the first Beatles Anthology release in 1995. The Fabs’ take on the song was, in the spirit of the times in which it was recorded, a fast-paced romp and in the style of Merseybeat. In Timmy’s updated version, the blues take center stage as a determined, thumping pace is set. Echoes of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker abound in this new version, which shares aural lineage with Cream’s “Strange Brew.” (Or so says Alan. For the record, Timmy says his take is inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughn’s version of George Harrison’s “Taxman”.)

August is Beatles Month for Timmy Sean’s Songs of the Week project. A take on a number from the group’s The Beatles record, commonly called the White Album, is on tap for next week.

Of his version of “Leave My Kitten Alone,” Timmy says: “Here’s a bit of a ‘deep cut’ for Week 2 of Beatles Month. Since I was around the music of the Beatles since birth, the Anthology was the first Beatles material that I got to ‘discover.’ Between “Free As a Bird,” “Real Love,” and then cuts like “That Means a Lot” and this one that I never heard before, my mind was blown. Even the songs that were deemed not strong enough for b-sides were incredible.

“After LUZER broke up, I put together a little blues trio to play some shows doing some covers and blues-tinged originals (which is also where previous Song of the Week ‘Way Too Long’ originated from). I had an idea for taking this tune and kind of flipping the idea of ’60s British Invasion act covering old blues songs, by making a ’60s British rock tune and making it a blues song. It wasn’t until then, more than a decade after I first heard it, that I learned that this wasn’t written by John and Paul!

“So…it’s essentially just a cover of an old blues tune. BUT, the only version I ever knew was the Beatles take on it, so to me it really was a tribute to the Beatles’ ‘Leave My Kitten Alone’ (much like my Rick Nelson tribute of ‘The Very Thought of You’). Also, after last week’s fairly faithful tribute to “You’re Going to Lose that Girl”, I wanted a bit of a curve ball for this second entry, so I decided to still include it in with Beatles Month.”

Timmy’s version of “Leave My Kitten Alone” is now playing in rotation on Pure Pop Radio, along with every one of the Songs of the Week released since the project began. Add Timmy Sean’s bluesy, rocky take on “Leave My Kitten Alone” to your collection by clicking here. To get all of Timmy’s music, click here.

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Get the Scoop on this Year’s Danbury Fields Forever Festival from Organizer Charles Rosenay on Tonight’s Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayLongtime Beatles convention and celebration organizer Charles Rosenay guests on tonight’s timely edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today. The show begins at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

danbury fields foreverA very animated Rosenay talks to Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozin about this year’s Danbury Fields Forever festival, being held this coming Saturday, August 15, at the Ives Concert Park in Danbury, Connecticut. This is the fourth year for the festival, being held on the 50th anniversary of the day that the Beatles played at Shea Stadium in New York.

On tap during the festival are 11 bands, from the Blue Meanies and Number Nine to Strictly Beatles and Afterfab. Special guest of honor is original lead guitarist for the Animals, Hilton Valentine, who will perform.

The family friendly festival is sure to be a great place to hang out for Beatles fans who can make it out to Danbury on this very special day. Visit the Danbury Fields Forever website for more information; click here to be Magical Mystery Tourly transported.

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.

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A Brand-New Edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing Airs Tonight in the Show’s New Time Slot. Pure Pop Radio’s Premiere Week Is In Full Swing!

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 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

As part of Pure Pop Radio’s festive Premiere Week, we’re serving up a brand-new edition of Ken Michaels’ Fab hour, Every Little Thing, in the show’s new time slot. The latest, new show debuts tonight on Pure Pop Radio at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). A mix of new and archived shows will air every Monday night.

Tonight’s new show features, in the traditional opening segment, a trio of Beatles and solo Beatles classics and a George Harrison cover from the former Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam. With Wings’ “Listen to What the Man Said,” the Beatles’ “Rain,” John Lennon’s “Bless You,” and Yusuf’s take on George’s “The Day the World Gets Round,” you know you’re off and running with another great hour from Ken.

Segment two presents an informative interview with author Dave Schwensen, whose book, The Beatles at Shea Stadium: The Story Behind their Greatest Concert, is a must read. Also in this segment: a pair of live tracks from the Fabs: “Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby,” as performed at Shea; and “She’s a Woman,” from the Hollywood Bowl.

The third, themed segment is an “Away We Go” set stocked full of songs with the word “away” in the titles. Listen for George’s great “Blow Away,” Ringo Starr’s “Now that She’s Gone Away,” and Paul and Linda McCartney’s “Smile Away,” among other fine numbers. Prepare to be taken away with another great set curated by Ken.

Don’t forget to stay tuned for Ken’s Beatles Game at the end of the show; see if you can answer this week’s question. Get your thinking caps ready!

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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Tonight’s Special Friday Night Edition of Things We Said Today Pays Tribute to Cilla Black

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayTonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), during a very special Friday edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, the life of singer and British TV personality Cilla Black is celebrated by the show’s regular panel of experts.

cilla blackAs most Beatles fans will remember, Cilla Black, who passed away on August 1 at her home in Spain, spent more than 50 years as a singer and television star in Britain. She famously recorded songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, including “Love of the Loved” and “Step Inside Love,” and was the only female member of the Brian Epstein stable of artists. The Beatles first knew her as the cloak room girl at the Cavern., where, of course, the group rocked the house.

Tributes from McCartney, Ringo Starr and others, including Julian Lennon, have been seen in the days following Black’s passing. During the first half of tonight’s show, Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn talk about Cilla’s Beatles connections and where people can go to hear her music. The extended segment is a general, loving celebration of the life of one of the great singers of the sixties and beyond.

beatles photoDuring the second half of tonight’s show, the panel riffs on whether or not there could possibly be a group such as the Beatles in today’s world. Would the Beatles have the same impact in today’s marketplace as they did in the ’60s? Ken, Steve, Al and Allan tell all. This is yet another in a long line of fascinating discussions to be heard on this show.

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. Remember that Things We Said Today is changing its time slot next week–listen in for the latest episodes on Thursday nights at 8 pm ET, beginning August 13.

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