This riveting interview with Jay Bergen, John Lennon's attorney in the Roots trial against mobster Morris Levy, is a true one-of-a-kind. Bergen discusses John, the man, John, the creative artist, and John, the superb witness. During the court proceedings, John was asked to discuss how he arranged songs in order on his LPs, why he valued the songs on his Rock'n'Roll LP that had been stolen by Levy to create the Roots bootleg, and what his creative process involved. This is testimony that reveals so much about Lennon...things you've never heard before. Bergen is brilliant, articulate, and entertaining. Hosts Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series and Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series enjoy a lively chat with this wonderful guest.
Anna Frawley was the creator and host of the internationally acclaimed "Anna Frawley's Beatle Show" on Wnet in Warsaw, Poland. Broadcast every Friday and archived on MixCloud and Facebook (where she amassed 19,621 followers), Anna reached out to Beatles fans all over the world, accruing thousands of faithful friends and fans. Therefore, her sudden death in August of 2022 left a very real void in all of our lives. The authors of 910 Public Relations, owned and directed by Nicole Michael and the cohosts of the "She Said She Said" podcast - Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series and Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series welcome authors Laura Cortner, Dr. Bob Hieronimus, Tim Hatfield and his wife Susan in the tender remembrance of Anna. Artwork was created by Anna's friend, Beatles artist Jay Kelly. The lovely tribute video was lovingly created by Rande Kessler.
Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series and Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series sit down with noted Beatles music expert and author Bruce Spizer as he discusses the latest book in his Beatles album series, From Rubber Soul to Revolver. Spizer explores the important events of 1965 and 1966 that inspired these two pivotal LPs. He looks at the transition of The Beatles from a stage band to an innovative studio band, and he examines the impact of world music, orchestral compositions, drugs, and the changing role of women in The Beatles' lyrics. Spizer discusses the work that Beatles authorities Al Sussman, Frank Daniels, Bill King, Piers Hemmingsen, and Kessler added to this volume's close consideration of the music and the era. A lively 90-minute dive into both Rubber Soul and Revolver await!
The Beatles 1965 North American Tour was replete with exciting events: the unparalleled Shea Stadium concert, their meeting with Elvis, and Houston's near-tragic debacle when fans ran out onto the tarmac as The Beatles' plane was landing. Only the swift reactions of the American Flyers pilot prevented a tragedy. But the ordeal didn't end there: the fans held the boys captive inside the Electra II for 40 minutes, as a daring escape plan was devised. Revisit this event, the press conference, and the two wonderful concerts that The Beatles gave in Houston in this webinar with John Lennon expert, Jude Southerland Kessler. Rare photos and music accompany the info. You'll enjoy this!
Esteemed Beatles historian, Lennon genealogist, and author, Philip Kirkland, stops by to talk with Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series and Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series about the interesting and colorful history of one of John Lennon's most colorful ancestors who served as a priest in the Liverpool diocese. This is not only a glimpse into John's heritage but also a look at life in Liverpool as the Protestant and Catholic churches and cultures worked to "come together" and to resolve their differences. Philip has many interesting stories to tell, and he makes John's great-uncle come to life in this 50-minute chat. Philip's book, The Rise and Fall of Father Lennon, is sold in all major online stores. Enjoy!
Co-hosts Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series and Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series sit down with noted authors Laura Cortner and Dr. Bob Hieronimus to discuss their new book, It's All in the Mind: Inside The Beatles' Yellow Submarine. This is the second volume that the two superb researchers have published on the making of Yellow Submarine, the artists involved, and the work of Heinz Edelmann and Sir George Martin. You'll enjoy "insider" stories on the animators, the "backstage" pranks, the happy moments and rough patches that the crew experienced. And most of all, the artistry of this complex film is revealed. Once you hear this podcast, you'll want to see the film again.
Fest for Beatles Fans Preview Party: Beatles Authors chat with She Said She Said and Mark and Carol Lapidos
"She Said She Said" co-hosts Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series and Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series give you a FAB "heads up" on everything happening at the upcoming New York Metro Fest at the Hyatt Regency, Jersey City, New Jersey, April 1-3. First, they talk with Mark and Carol Lapidos, the founders and directors of the Fest to hear about all of the Special Guests (such as Billy J. Kramer, Mark Lewisohn, Laurence Juber, etc.) who will shine that weekend. Events for families and children are included! Then, the hosts talk with authors Susan Ryan of Fab Four Cities, Jan Mitchell of My Ticket to Ride, Piers Hemmingsen of The Beatles in Canada, Patti Gallo-Stenman of Diary of a Beatlemaniac, Pat Mancuso of Do You Want to Know A Secret - The Story of the Official Beatles Fan Club, and Marti Edwards of 16 in 64 about each of their tremendous books. Join this "mini Fest" that gives you a great preview of the fun to come and answers questions you might have about the upcoming event! For more info on the Fest for Beatles Fans, click here or go to www.thefest.com
Hot on the heels of his bestseller, The Beatle Who Vanished, Jim Berkenstadt (The Rock and Roll Detective!) has just released a sure-fire hit, Mysteries in the Music: Case Closed! And this new book is riveting! Uncovering some of rock'n'roll's most whispered-about mysteries, Berkenstadt spent years doing intensive groundwork for this new volume. Find out who really discovered Elvis. Learn the truth about Bob Marley. Were the lyrics to "Louie Louie" truly subversive??? And did the Beach Boys actually steal a song from Charles Manson? Get the scoop on all these mysteries and much more on this fast-paced episode hosted by Recipe Records Series author, Lanea Stagg and John Lennon Series author, Jude Southerland Kessler.
If you had to select the 100 Most Pivotal Moments of The Beatles' career, what would you choose...and why? And by "The Beatles' career," I mean both their years together and their solo years. Quite a daunting task, isn't it? But that was the opportunity afforded to Goldmine writer and author of John Lennon: Life is What Matters, John Borack. John was recently asked to write a great new book, The Beatles 100: One Hundred Pivotal Moments in Beatles History. And it is really, really interesting! Please join Lanea Stagg, the author of The Recipe Records Series of rock'n'roll cookbooks and Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series of narrative biographies as they sit down with Borack to discuss his choices. This is one of the most thought-provoking, conversation-starting podcasts that "She Said She Said" has ever published. Here's a teaser: Pivotal Moment #1 is John meeting Paul. Pivotal Moment #2 is America Greets the Fab Four in 1964 and Moment #3 is Pete Best is Replaced by Ringo Starr. So, the moments are NOT in cause-and-effect, sequential order. You will agree and disagree. You will nod and shout at the show. You will be totally engaged. Don't miss this lively podcast! And buy John's intriguing book wherever great books are sold!