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A Tale of Early Badfinger and Magic Alex’s Apple Studio

John Bezzini, author of Buzz’s Beatles Book Blog, recently brought to our attention a rare recording and book involving The Iveys, the Apple Records band that eventually was renamed Badfinger. The book was titled “Young London: Permissive Paradise,” a look … Continue reading

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The Beatlefan Family Remembers John Sosebee

As the years have rolled by, Leslie and I have had a few valued contributors to Beatlefan pass on. Considering we started publishing Beatlefan 44 years ago this month, that’s not surprising. However, I don’t think the death of any … Continue reading

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The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Finally Gets the Deluxe Presentation It Deserves

Bruce Spizer previewed the Dolby Atmos mix and outtakes from the new “Revolver” set in Beatlefan #258. Here is an extended version of that article, addressing the complete box set. … Although quickly over-shadowed in 1967 by The Beatles’ follow-up … Continue reading

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They Say It’s Your Birthday: Thoughts on McCartney at 80

I was sitting in the stands at Wake Forest University’s stadium in Winston-Salem, NC, last month, reliving an experience I’ve had too many times to count through the years — watching Paul McCartney in concert. As I watched Macca perform … Continue reading

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Beleaguered Fans Glad McCartney ‘Got Back’

Fans attending Paul McCartney’s show at Wake Forest University’s Truist Field in Winston-Salem, NC, braved a drenching thunderstorm that delayed the gates opening an hour, and endured traffic gridlock on the way to the show — and even inside the … Continue reading

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101-PLUS REASONS TO BE A BEATLES FAN: Some of Our Favorite Things About The Beatles

Ever find yourself lapsing into lines from a Beatles film or song in the course of everyday conversation? Turning up the radio for a particular bit of harmony? Almost 28 years ago, Bill King and Al Sussman (with a hand … Continue reading

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Updating George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ Album

In celebration of the 50th anniversary “All Things Must Pass,” several expanded editions of the album were made available, showcasing a new remix and a bounty of revelatory outtakes and demos. The project lovingly was overseen by Harrison’s son, Dhani, and … Continue reading

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LENNONOLOGY EXCLUSIVE: ‘FOR YOU’ BLUES

Here’s a Lennonology exclusive provided by Chip Madinger … EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON THE JAPANESE ‘LET IT BE’ SUPER DELUXE EDITION For nearly 40 years, nearly since the advent of the CD, The Beatles and Apple have managed to keep the digital contents … Continue reading

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Revisiting McCartney’s ‘Press to Play’ 35 Years Later

Bill King takes another look at the 1986 album that Macca has all but disowned due to its lack of success. Paul McCartney was not really in a good place, creatively or careerwise, in late summer 1986, when his “Press … Continue reading

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The Beatles and Motown

The Fab Four and Hitsville USA made a great combo, as Kit O’Toole recounts in this expanded version of an article published in Beatlefan #250. When The Beatles first conquered the U.S. in February, 1964, they forever changed American music.  … Continue reading

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