Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tales of Triumph and Tragedy: The Beatles Kennedy Connection

Bruce Spizer looks back 50 years ago. … November 22, 1963, was a triumphant day for The Beatles. In their homeland, the group had dominated the record charts for most of the year. Their last three singles, “Please Please Me,” … Continue reading

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The Continuing Search for the Beatle Who Vanished

Jim Berkenstadt, author of “The Beatle Who Vanished” (now available as a digital download) wrote this update on the search for onetime Fab Four substitute drummer Jimmy Nicol exclusively for SOMETHING NEW: The Beatlefan Blog. Where is Jimmie Nicol? That … Continue reading

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The Beatles at the Beeb … By the Numbers

Our resident Beatles BBC tracks expert, Tom Frangione, offers this look at what’s still missing … While the majority of the Beatles-reading world is savoring the long awaited first installment of Mark Lewisohn’s trilogy, avid students of the group are … Continue reading

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Asking the Tough Questions About a Book Like ‘Tune-In’

Contributing editor Wally Podrazik provides the story behind a story about the acclaimed first volume of Mark Lewisohn’s Beatles biography … “I haven’t seen a single bad review … Have you? It’s pretty impressive. My editors don’t actually believe me. … Continue reading

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