She Said She Said
Elephants Memory’s Boss BassMan, Gary Van Scyoc

Elephants Memory’s Boss BassMan, Gary Van Scyoc

April 8, 2021

What was it like playing bass for John Lennon and Yoko Ono during New York City's most politically active days of the early 1970s? Gary Van Scyoc has all the true and unedited stories!!!

Gary was an integral part of the Plastic Ono Elephants Memory Band that backed John and Yoko on "Some Time in New York City" and performed live with them at the Filmore East, on the "Dick Cavett Show," the "Mike Douglas Show," and for Geraldo Rivera's "One to One" charity concert in Madison Square Gardens!

Gary talks about working with the unpredictable Phil Spector, the dedicated Ono, and most of all, with veritable "work horse," John Lennon, whose vision for "Some Time in New York City" was waaaay ahead of its day!! This is a fascinating interview between Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series, Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Serieshttps:www.johnlennonseries.com and Gary Van Scyoc! Don't miss it! 

Elephants Memory’s Boss BassMan, Gary Van Scyoc

Elephants Memory’s Boss BassMan, Gary Van Scyoc

April 5, 2021

What was it like playing bass for John Lennon and Yoko Ono during New York City's most politically active days of the early 1970s? Gary Van Scyoc has all the true and unedited stories!!!

Gary was an integral part of the Plastic Ono Elephants Memory Band that backed John and Yoko on "Some Time in New York City" and performed live with them at the Filmore East, on the "Dick Cavett Show," the "Mike Douglas Show," and for Geraldo Rivera's "One to One" charity concert in Madison Square Gardens!

Gary talks about working with the unpredictable Phil Spector, the dedicated Ono, and most of all, with veritable "work horse," John Lennon, whose vision for "Some Time in New York City" was waaaay ahead of its day!! This is a fascinating interview between Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series, Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Serieshttps:www.johnlennonseries.com and Gary Van Scyoc! Don't miss it! 

 
 
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SheSaidSheSaid talks with John Lennon’s Sister, Julia Baird

SheSaidSheSaid talks with John Lennon’s Sister, Julia Baird

February 13, 2021

Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series and Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series sit down with Director of Cavern Tours, Liverpool, and John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird for a lively and revealing chat. Julia discusses her Strawberry Fields Project which reaches out to children with special needs and has had a transformative affect on her hometown of Liverpool. She briefly discusses Paul McCartney and George Harrison. And then, she talks at length about her childhood and teen years with her famous brother, John Lennon, and her beloved mother, Julia Stanley Lennon. Julia, who inspired John to become a musician and form a band, was a talented musician and a woman “ahead of her time,” in her daughter’s words, and you will discover what she means in this heart-felt, sincere, and emotional conversation. Julia Baird is an incredible lady - a teacher, the author of two books (including her latest, Imagine This), a business director, and now…a city-transformer who will speak to your heart. Julia knows John Lennon as no other, and here, she shares her life story with you.

She Said She Said: Best Beatles-Inspired Media of 2020

She Said She Said: Best Beatles-Inspired Media of 2020

January 6, 2021

Yes, there was GOOD in 2020...especially in The Beatles World! Hosts Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series and Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series selected six of the most outstanding Beatles-inspired media of 2020 and sat down to chat with the creators. You'll hear from noted author (Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of The Beatles, Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer, George Martin, and many others), Dr. Ken Womack, talking about his brilliant new book John Lennon 1980. Then, author and filmmaker, Jim Berkenstadt, fills us in on the new film that's being made from his best-seller, The Beatle Who Vanished on the life of drummer Jimmie Nicol. Nicole drummed for The Beatles in June of 1964 when Ringo was ill. The story is exciting! Then, Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame lead guitarist for The Cars, Elliot Easton, joins Jude and Lanea to talk about his super-group, The Empty Hearts. The blockbuster band has just released The Empty Hearts Second Album, with Ringo Starr on drums during one number! You'll love this! Next up, Sirius XM's Tom Frangione announces his brand new Channel 18 (The Beatles Channel) weekly radio program, "Way Beyond Compare" that breaks down rare and unheard Beatles songs. And distinguished author, Bruce Spizer, who has published 13 books on The Beatles shares the scoop from his latest Beatles Album Series, The Beatles Finally Let It Be. Bruce has always been a best-seller with works such at The Beatles are Coming! and The Beatles for Sale on Parlophone Records. This new book is no exception! And last but not least, author Andrew Grant Jackson drops by to talk about The Beatles solo careers in his hot new book, 1973: Music at the Crossroads. He also covers the work of The Stones, The Who, Aerosmith, and many more! There's so much to enjoy on this "Best of 2020" episode of "She Said She Said."

The Night The Beatles Met Elvis from first-hand account of Ivor Davis

The Night The Beatles Met Elvis from first-hand account of Ivor Davis

August 14, 2020

Ivor Davis, foreign correspondent for London's Daily Express was one of only two journalists who were permitted in Elvis's Beverly Hills mansion the Aug. 1965 evening that The Beatles came to call on The King! Ivor sits down with John Lennon Series author, Jude Southerland Kessler, and takes listeners moment-by-historic-moment through the events of that occasion. You'll be there when Elvis threatens to "go to bed" if the boys won't talk, when the five musicians jam, and when Elvis introduces The Beatles to Priscilla. Then, travel with The Beatles down to San Diego for a concert and finally, to the Hollywood Bowl. You will love this one-of-a-kind account by Ivor Davis of The Beatles in America, 1965. 

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Angie and Ruth McCartney Rock “She Said She Said”

Angie and Ruth McCartney Rock “She Said She Said”

July 17, 2020

Share a fun, uplifting hour with Paul McCartney's lovely step-mother, Angie McCartney, and half-sister, Ruth McCartney, as they chat with Recipe Records author, Lanea Stagg, and John Lennon Series author, Jude Southerland Kessler. Reminiscing about the McCartney's happy days in the Bahamas with The Beatles as the boys made "Help!" in 1965, and the extraordinary fifth birthday Ruth celebrated there, these two extremely joyful ladies open their hearts. They talk honestly about the value of positive thinking, in line with Jim McCartney's motto of "Toler and Moder" (Tolerance and Moderation). Angie's new book, Your Mother Should Know (With Interruptions from Daughter Ruth) is previewed...and what delightful stories there are about each of The Beatles! And the "meant to be" story of how Mrs. McCartney's Teas came into being and Mrs. McCartney's Wines grew from an idea into an industry will inspire you! No matter how "down" you are, this show will make you smile! Learn more about these great ladies at MrsMcCartneysTeas.com And don't forget to visit https://www.laneastagg.com for a sneak peek at the RecipeRecordsSeries and to learn more about The JohnLennonSeries.com by reading sample chapters of the 4 exciting books (thus far) in The John Lennon Series. Get ready: love, love, love is on the way!

Former Beatle Chas Newby on “She Said She Said”

Former Beatle Chas Newby on “She Said She Said”

June 30, 2020

In December 1960, when The Beatles returned from their first gig in Hamburg, Germany, their bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe, remained behind. So they invited talented bass player, Chas Newby, to join the group. Chas was with The Beatles for two weeks and witnessed the "turning point" in the lads' career - Tuesday, 27 December 1960 - when Beatlemania erupted for the very first time! Join Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series and Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series as they chat with Chas about that fateful night, his time with The Beatles, the role of John Lennon in the early band, and what happened after Newby left the Fab Four. This fun and lively conversation will take you back to the early days when "Merseyside punters" (Liverpool fans) thought The Beatles were a German group and the boys were poised on the brink of great success! 

She Said She Said Looks at CoVid19: Tell Me What You See

She Said She Said Looks at CoVid19: Tell Me What You See

April 16, 2020

Co-hosts, Lanea Stagg of the Recipe Records Series of rock'n'roll cookbooks and Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series sit down with Sirius XM's Beatles Channel co-host of the "Fab Fourum," Tom Frangione, to discuss what is happening with the Corona Virus in each of their lives. Tom lives in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area while Jude hails from one of Louisiana's Corona hotspots, Caddo Parrish. Lanea and her husband co-own an engineering firm in Evansville, Indiana, and while the virus is not as strong there, the effects of the pandemic on the economy certainly is. So, this show covers the very personal impact of the virus, not only on daily life but on America's small businesses as well. This very serious look at what living with CoVid-19 is really like DOES have some bright spots, however, as each of them share the happy moments, the bright moments they have experienced. Join Lanea, Jude and Tom for this serious, revealing, but very touching episode. 

Antony Rotunno of the Glass Onion: On John Lennon podcast

Antony Rotunno of the Glass Onion: On John Lennon podcast

January 28, 2020

Antony Rotunno takes Lennon expert, author Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series and author, Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series on a journey back through his some of his best "Glass Onion: On John Lennon" podcast shows of 2019. Listeners will hear from Liverpool author and filmmaker, David Bedford (of Liddypool, The Fab One Hundred and Four, and Finding the Fourth Beatle as well as the award-winning film, "Looking for Lennon"), from Lennon author Philip Kirkland of All Roads Lead to Lennon, author Ken McNab of And in the End (the complete story of The Beatles in 1969) and from Antony himself as he appeared on "The Mind Renewed." This interesting collage of Lennon and Beatles experts is topped off by Rotunno's own wit and insights. Topics include the sacking of Pete Best, the family tree of John Lennon, the break-up of The Beatles and much more! 

Hear more of Antony Rotunno's work here:

Antony's Podcast Homepage  https://soundcloud.com/glassonionjlpod/tracks  
Antony's discography of 5 albums (3 studio, 2 live): https://antonyrotunno.bandcamp.com/
Ivor Davis Tells the REAL Story of the Manson Murders

Ivor Davis Tells the REAL Story of the Manson Murders

October 19, 2019

In 1969, Ivor Davis was an award-winning foreign correspondent for London's Daily Express, living in Los Angles, and feeling as many did in LA's affluent neighborhoods, that his life was fairly safe and insulated from crime. But in August of that year, when the followers of Charles Manson made headlines with one of the most brutal murder rampages of the 20th Century...an attack on wealthy actress Sharon Tate and others in Hollywood's most desired neighborhoods, Davis was chilled and intrigued. Grabbing his tape recorder, he immediately went to the courthouse in Inyo County Courthouse where Manson was being held and then out to the Spahn Ranch, where members of Manson's cult who had not been arrested were still hanging out. For three long days, Davis interviewed and became intimately familiar with Manson's followers and took copious notes on the gruesome true story that evolved into his award-winning book Five To Die, released in 1970. This book was so accurate and detailed that it was adopted as part of the Manson Trial court record.
Now, 50 years later, Davis has released Manson Exposed, a much more in-depth study of the hideous but historical murders, incorporating information from the trial, and events that have ensued during the last five decades. He talks about the threat on his life from Squeaky Fromme and her later threat to the life of a U.S. President. And he reveals what has transpired with Manson in the years after the horror of 1969.
In this recording, Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series and Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series of narrative biographies, sit down with Davis to suss out how his new book, Manson Exposed, is different from Five to Die. They discuss the later developments in the Manson case and address the rumor that The Beatles' song, "Helter Skelter" was Manson's motivation for the killing. Davis also talks about other historic events of the 1960's including his journalistic presence at the admission of James Meredith into Ole Miss, his presence with The Beatles on the 1964 North American Tour, and his presence with The Beatles on the night they met Elvis, 1965. You won't want to miss this exciting half-hour with Ivor Davis! Witty, informed, and brilliant, he will have you captivated.

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