Tag Archives: Al Sussman

Seeing McCartney Up Close at the Garden Remains a Thrilling Memory

Beatlefan Publisher Bill King looks back at Paul’s 1989 return to touring. … As I write this, I’ve spent the evening trading memories with my brother Tim and my buddy Al Sussman about where we were 30 years ago Wednesday … Continue reading

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A Big Day in the Big Apple and the Beatleworld

Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman looks at how John Lennon and Paul McCartney made headlines recently on the same day In New York City … Friday, Sept. 7, was quite a day for Beatles fans, especially in New York, with … Continue reading

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Macca’s 25 Best of the Past 25 Years

Bill King recently gave a fresh listen to all of Paul McCartney’s mainstream albums released since 1993, in order to compile a list of the 25 best of Macca’s latterday tracks. He had an assist in this project from some … Continue reading

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Reassessing Paul McCartney’s ‘Off the Ground’ 25 Years Later

Bill King takes a fresh look at a 1993 album that once was a mainstay on his stereo, but which he hadn’t listened to in years until recently. Twenty-five years ago, in the spring of 1993, Paul McCartney’s “Off the … Continue reading

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Screw It! A Beatles Podcast Without the Pontificating

Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman looks at a refreshingly unassuming Beatles podcast that a group of young fans are doing. If you’re a regular or even occasional listener of the more popular and long-running Beatles podcasts available online, you may … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Sirius/XM’s Beatles Channel

Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman offers some random observations on the early days of Sirius/XM’s channel devoted to The Beatles. By now, you probably know the trivia. “All You Need Is Love” was the first song played on The Beatles … Continue reading

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Kanye-Rihanna-Gaga: What’s at the root of negative fan reaction?

Did you think some of the negative fan reaction to Paul McCartney working with Kanye West and Rihanna and even Lady Gaga was a bit over-the-top? Why do you think that was? Al Sussman addresses that question in this thought-provoking … Continue reading

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PLAY IT AGAIN: ‘Flowers in the Dirt’

We’re pleased to present the second installment in a new series of articles exclusive to the SOMETHING NEW blog, in which some of our writers re-evaluate solo Beatles albums from the past. This issue, Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman takes … Continue reading

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L.A. Fest a Hit With Beatles Fans

The granddaddy of Beatles fan conventions, the Fest for Beatles Fans (formerly known as Beatlefest), returned recently to Los Angeles for the first time in 14 years. Correspondent Peter Palmiere was on hand and filed this report. … John Lennon … Continue reading

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The Sunday Night That Changed My World

This memoir by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #87, February 1994. A slightly reworked version of it serves as the foreword in Al Sussman’s new book “Changin’ Times: 101 Days That Shaped a Generation.” … There was something … Continue reading

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