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It’s All in the Mind: Inside The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine

It’s All in the Mind: Inside The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine

May 17, 2022

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

Fest for Beatles Fans Preview Party: Beatles Authors chat with She Said She Said and Mark and Carol Lapidos

March 23, 2022

"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 


Mysteries in the Music with Jim Berkenstadt

Mysteries in the Music with Jim Berkenstadt

March 9, 2022

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. 


The Beatles 100 Most Pivotal Moments w John Borack

The Beatles 100 Most Pivotal Moments w John Borack

February 10, 2022

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! 


Fab 4 Cities Overview by the Experts

Fab 4 Cities Overview by the Experts

January 21, 2022

Join co-hosts Lanea Stagg, author of The Recipe Records Series, and Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series, as they give you the opportunity to tour The Beatles' Liverpool, Hamburg, London, and New York from the comfort of your home via the magic of the new book The Beatles Fab Four Cities! Distinguished authors, tour guides, and Beatles experts Dave Bedford (Liverpool and Hamburg), Richard Porter (Hamburg and London), and Susan Ryan (New York City) talk about the history and stories behind Beatles homes, hotels, concert venues, pubs, and important locations in this lively and quite accurate book (and show). Find out never-before-revealed facts about The Cavern, Madison Square Gardens, and Tittenhurst Park. Enjoy the rapid-fire round where the experts are put on the spot to identify Beatles locations from clues. Enjoy getting to know the fab four towns that influenced the greatest band in history. Enjoy!


Best Beatle Books of 2021 Authors‘ Presentations

Best Beatle Books of 2021 Authors‘ Presentations

November 30, 2021

For the fifth year, Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series and Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series host their lively "Best Beatles Books of 2021" show. (Number) Nine distinguished Beatles experts from all over the world discuss their new Beatles books and give you the inside track on getting these books and how to follow the authors on social media. You'll hear from Dr. Kenneth Womack of John Lennon 1980 and Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of The Beatles, Janice Mitchell of My Ticket To Ride, Bruce Spizer of The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine, Debbie Greenberg of Cavern Club: The Inside Story, John Borack of The Beatles 100, Olivia Savvas and Michael X. Savvas, One Dream Ago: The Beatles' South Australian Connections, Leslie Cavendish of The Cutting Edge: The Story of The Beatles' Hairdresser Who Defined an Era, David Stark of It's All Too Much, and last, (but FAR from least) Jim Berkenstadt whose best-seller The Beatle Who Vanished (the story of Jimmie Nicol) is being made into a full-length feature film...and whose new book Mysteries in the Music: Case Closed is destined to be a sure hit! Meet each of these noted authors and get the quick scoop on their excellent books for your holiday shopping! Shine on and Happy Holidays!


Al Sussman Takes a Bite Out of the Apple Corps

Al Sussman Takes a Bite Out of the Apple Corps

August 10, 2021

When do you think The Beatles first imagined Apple? And what was the original motivation behind their late Sixties business? The answers might surprise you! Join us as Recipe Records author, Lanea Stagg, and John Lennon Series author, Jude Southerland Kessler sit down with noted historian and Executive Editor of Beatlefan magazine, Al Sussman, to "take a bite out of the Apple Corps." How many divisions of Apple were there...and what did each department achieve? What 3 changes to Apple might have made all aspects of the company as successful as Apple Records? What role did Brian Epstein play in the company? (And yes, he DID play a pivotal role, believe it or not!!) Al Sussman will fill in all the blanks and details for us. Enjoy this informative show, the second podcast in the "She Said She Said" series on The Psychedelic Beatles. (Part 1 is the interview with Beatles' hairstylist Leslie Cavendish, also available on Podbean.) 

SheSaidSheSaid Interview with John Lennon’s friend and artist Helen Anderson

SheSaidSheSaid Interview with John Lennon’s friend and artist Helen Anderson

June 17, 2021

If Stu Sutcliffe was John Lennon's best friend at Liverpool College of Art, Helen Anderson was his best female friend. John sought Helen out since she had painted a famous portrait of Lonnie Donegan, and the two became constant companions. Helen was also, throughout her life, an intimate friend of Cynthia Lennon, and the true insider stories that Helen tells could not be told by anyone else. In 1963, Helen returned to Liverpool from an exciting art career in Rome, and she established an art and designer apparel shop in Bold Street, creating and selling the signature cap that John Lennon always wore. Today, after a very successful career as a designer for TV shows such as "Dallas," Helen has her own design website, https://www.helenandersondesigns.com as she continues to create unique, fun, brilliant Beatles-themed T-shirts and John Lennon caps. To learn more about the REAL lives of John and Cyn, listen to this fast-paced, happy interview! You will love Helen as much as John and Cyn did! Co-hosts Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series and Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series certainly did! 

SheSaidSheSaid Interview with Beatles Stylist Leslie Cavendish

SheSaidSheSaid Interview with Beatles Stylist Leslie Cavendish

June 2, 2021

Leslie Cavendish, trained in London by Vidal Sassoon as a master stylist (truly an artist), became not only The Beatles' personal stylist, but also their trusted friend. He developed their post-Fabs look during the later Beatle years. They set him up in his own salon near the Apple Boutique. His days were spent in the Apple offices, and he was a member of the Magical Mystery Tour Bus! When George Harrison invited the Hell's Angels to Apple, they stayed in Leslie's home! Leslie, with his own wry humor and delightful personality, will tell you true Beatles stories you've NEVER heard before? Which Beatle was called "The Headmaster" and couldn't sit still for a haircut? What were the earliest days of Yoko's presence in Apple like? How did Jane Asher figure into Leslie's career? This is a riveting interview. And his book, The Cutting Edge, is even better. Enjoy! 

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! 

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