X Marks the Spot: Richard X. Heyman Tops the Bill as This Week’s Specialty Shows Make Magic

alan-mic-zRichard X. Heyman stars in an all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation tomorrow night, April 26, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). In fact, all of our specialty shows are new this week.

richard x heyman yeh man 2016Richard X. Heyman joins Alan Haber on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his re-realization of his classic Hey Man! album, released in 1991 and celebrating its 25th anniversary. The new versions of these great songs exhibit deeper bass and a wider stereo sound field. Many of the instrumental parts are new. It’s a fantastic listening experience (we’re playing all of the new versions of these songs in rotation on Pure Pop Radio).

richard x heyman photoDuring the program, Richard talks about the making of the original Hey Man!, starting from his signing to Sire Records and moving on through the making of the album, its release, and initial reception among the media. It’s another in-depth show you won’t want to miss, tomorrow night, April 26, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

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This Wednesday night, Brian Bringelson checks in with an all-new episode of Needle Meets Vinyl, where all of the music is played from records. This week, Brian spins classic tracks from the Box Tops, Linda Ronstadt, the Move, Big Star, the James Gang, Father John Misty and, yes, the Beatles. The Fabs’ “Savoy Truffle” gets things going this Wednesday night, April 27, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThis Thursday night, April 28, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), the usual gang of Beatles experts gathers around the microphones for an all-new edition of the weekly Fab roundtable, Things We Said Today. Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn talk about Paul McCartney’s current tour; Steve gives his man-on-the-spot report concerning the first show on April 13 at Fresno, California’s Save Mart Center. The crowd was “going crazy,” Steve reports (no surprise there!). The panel also talks about rumors that McCartney will be featured at the upcoming Coachella Festival along with the Who and other classic artists, takes a look at the imminent appearance on streaming media sites of the Traveling Wilburys’ catalog, and looks back on the recently-held Fest for Beatles Fans. It’s another must-listen-to show.

Plan to listen to all of our specialty shows this week–you won’t want to miss a minute!

And now, the fine print:

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to nearly 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

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 Wednesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

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. Things We Said Today airs Thursday nights 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 Spongetones, the Nines, Kurt Baker, 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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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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John Woloschuk and Maxi Dunn Interviews Now Posted to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s PodOmatic Podcast Page

maxi dunn operation bubblejohn woloschuk with bassAlan Haber’s in-depth interviews with Klaatu’s John Woloschuk and Liverpool-based singer/songwriter Maxi Dunn are now available for downloading and listening on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s PodOmatic podcast page.

John Woloschuk wrote many classic and creative songs that Klaatu brought to three-dimensional life on their five studio albums. During this special program, John spoke in-depth to Alan Haber about songwriting in general and about four of his most treasured creations, in particular: “Sub-Rosa Subway,” “A Routine Day,” “All Good Things,” and “Hope.” Along the way, John offered tremendous insight into his creative process. Klaatu fans and fans of melodic pop music will delight in this one-of-a-kind chance to hear from one of the great writers and performers of melodic pop music.

During a most charming interview, Maxi Dunn talked to Alan about her forthcoming album’s title song, “Operation Bubble.” The happy, poppy music is matched against some more serious lyrics for a wonderful listening experience. Maxi also spoke about her delightful duet with Vegas With Randolph, “A Lesser Fool,” which was included on the group’s 2011 album, Above the Blue. Maxi spoke about how she came to record this classic track. Additionally, you’ll hear about the first songs Maxi wrote!

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purepoplogoPure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast 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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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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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.

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