Tag Archives: John Lennon

The Beatles, Pete Shotton and Me

Bill King looks back fondly on an evening of Beatles stories and more with the late Pete Shotton. It’s always sad to hear about another of The Beatles’ old Liverpool pals passing on, but I couldn’t help but smile when … Continue reading

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Early 1967: Stop, Hey, What’s That Sound?

50 years ago, on Feb. 25, 1967, American fans got their first look at the “psychedelic” Beatles when the promo films for “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever” aired on ABC’s “Hollywood Palace” variety hour. This memoir of that time … Continue reading

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Beatles Scoops From Where You Might Not Expect Them

Beatlefan internet columnist Kit O’Toole talks in Issue #223 with Norwegian Beatles expert Roger Stormo, whose blog/news site WogBlog has attracted a worldwide audience, boasting readers from the United States, the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, Russia, Australia, … Continue reading

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Summer’s Day Song: Insights From Recent McCartney Interviews

Paul McCartney gave three major print media interviews this summer that were generally more interesting than his usual press outings. Here are the more interesting insights we’ve gleaned from the Q&A sessions published in the Washington Post, Rolling Stone magazine … Continue reading

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The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’: Inside the Cover Collage

Beatlefan #221 includes a special section devoted to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ “Revolver” album, including a look at how the cover, designed by the Fabs’ old pal Klaus Voormann, came to be. Originally presented here was a companion piece … Continue reading

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Beatles Insider Tony Barrow: A Tribute to One of the ‘Good Guys’

Early Beatles publicist Tony Barrow, the man credited with coining the phrase “the Fab Four,” died recently at age 80. Here’s a fond remembrance of Barrow by Beatles historian Bruce Spizer … Tony Barrow was one of the members of … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: John Lennon

It’s hard to come to grips with the fact that it’s been 35 years since we lost John Lennon. Here’s a piece I wrote that originally was published in Beatlefan #13, December 1980, the special Commemorative Issue published two weeks … Continue reading

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