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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.

The True Story of the Manson Murders with Ivor Davis

The True Story of the Manson Murders with Ivor Davis

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. 

She Said She Said Chats with Jim Berkenstadt and Susan Ryan

She Said She Said Chats with Jim Berkenstadt and Susan Ryan

August 30, 2019

In this fast-paced episode, Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series and Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series sit down with the Rock'n'Roll Detective, Jim Berkenstadt to talk about his best-seller, The Beatle Who Vanished: The Life of Jimmie Nicol. Nicol sat in for Ringo for 13 days on The Beatles' 1964 World Tour, and prior to Berkenstadt's book, very, very little had been written about this charismatic performer who coined the phrase, "Getting better all the time." Berkenstadt reveals that his biography of Nicol is being made into a motion picture for which he is the screen writer and executive producer.
In addition, Berkenstadt talks about his upcoming role as Featured Author for Beatles at the Ridge, in a 2-day Beatles Symposium and festival in Walnut Ridge, AR, to take place on Sept. 20-21. Berkenstadt will be speaking on Friday night, Sept. 20, about major pieces of Beatles memorabilia, and in this episode he talks about scams that are prevalent in The Beatles World involving "rare collectibles" .
Jim also shares wonderful memories of the time he spent with Olivia and Dhani Harrison when he served as the official historian for Martin Scorsese's film, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." He'll be showing that film at Beatles at the Ridge on Saturday, 21 September, and answering questions about the film for Ridge viewers.
Finally, Jim is joined by the official Emcee for Beatles at the Ridge, Susan Ryan, host of Fab 4 NYC Walking Tours which takes Beatles fans all over Manhattan, sleuthing out the places where The Beatles performed, lived, and enjoyed the city. Susan introduces the other authors and artists who will participate in the Ridge including Rande Kessler, Terry Crain, Sara Schmidt, Terri Whitney, Patti Gallo-Stenman, Cameron Hicks, Lanea Stagg, Jude Southerland Kessler and Featured Artist, Ken Orth. She also reminds people that on Friday night, 20 Sept., Beatles at the Ridge will be hosting the official Book Launch Party for Bruce Spizer's new book, The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road.
This episode is jam-packed with great info, good laughs, and lots of Beatles fab fun!!!

SSSS chats with Jim Berkenstadt (The Rock’n'Roll Detective) and Susan Ryan

SSSS chats with Jim Berkenstadt (The Rock’n'Roll Detective) and Susan Ryan

August 30, 2019

In this fast-paced episode, Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series and Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series sit down with the Rock'n'Roll Detective, Jim Berkenstadt to talk about his best-seller, The Beatle Who Vanished: The Life of Jimmie Nicol. Nicol sat in for Ringo for 13 days on The Beatles' 1964 World Tour, and prior to Berkenstadt's book, very, very little had been written about this charismatic performer who coined the phrase, "Getting better all the time." Berkenstadt reveals that his biography of Nicol is being made into a motion picture for which he is the screen writer and executive producer. 

In addition, Berkenstadt talks about his upcoming role as Featured Author for Beatles at the Ridge, in a 2-day Beatles Symposium and festival in Walnut Ridge, AR, to take place on Sept. 20-21. Berkenstadt will be speaking on Friday night, Sept. 20, about major pieces of Beatles memorabilia, and in this episode he talks about scams that are prevalent in The Beatles World  involving "rare collectibles" . 

Jim also shares wonderful memories of the time he spent with Olivia and Dhani Harrison when he served as the official historian for Martin Scorsese's film, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." He'll be showing that film at Beatles at the Ridge on Saturday, 21 September, and answering questions about the film for Ridge viewers.

Finally, Jim is joined by the official Emcee for Beatles at the Ridge, Susan Ryan, host of Fab 4 NYC Walking Tours which takes Beatles fans all over Manhattan, sleuthing out the places where The Beatles performed, lived, and enjoyed the city. Susan introduces the other authors and artists who will participate in the Ridge including Rande Kessler, Terry Crain, Sara Schmidt, Terri Whitney, Patti Gallo-Stenman, Cameron Hicks, Lanea Stagg, Jude Southerland Kessler and Featured Artist, Ken Orth. She also reminds people that on Friday night, 20 Sept.,  Beatles at the Ridge will be hosting the official Book Launch Party for Bruce Spizer's new book, The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road

This episode is jam-packed with great info, good laughs, and lots of Beatles fab fun!!!

 

“She Said She Said” Chats with Elliot Easton, Part 2

“She Said She Said” Chats with Elliot Easton, Part 2

August 27, 2019

"She Said She Said" hosts, Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series and Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series, sit down for a second time with the Cars talented lead guitarist, Elliot Easton, to chat about the influence of The Beatles on Car's hits such as "You're All I've Got Tonight" and "Good Times Roll." Elliot talks about his new super group, The Empty Hearts, and has interesting info about the FAMOUS DRUMMER (ahem!) on their upcoming CD. Hint, Hint! Don't miss this lively, often hilarious, and very interesting show.
Easton was inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame for his lead guitar work during the 1970s and 1980s with the Cars, but you will love his Beatles knowledge, his clever insights and repartee, and his vast comprehension of the legacy of The Beatles. This show is very special.
At the end of the show, we play a very rare cut of Elliot and a supergroup performing "She Said She Said" LIVE at the GRAMMY Museum, 2019. Enjoy!

Elliott Easton Part 2

Elliott Easton Part 2

August 27, 2019

"She Said She Said" hosts, Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series and Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series, sit down for a second time with the Cars talented lead guitarist, Elliot Easton, to chat about the influence of The Beatles on Car's hits such as "You're All I've Got Tonight" and "Good Times Roll." Elliot talks about his new super group, The Empty Hearts, and has interesting info about the FAMOUS DRUMMER (ahem!) on their upcoming CD. Hint, Hint! Don't miss this lively, often hilarious, and very interesting show.

Easton was inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame for his lead guitar work during the 1970s and 1980s with the Cars, but you will love his Beatles knowledge, his clever insights and repartee, and his vast comprehension of the legacy of The Beatles. This show is very special. 

At the end of the show, we play a very rare cut of Elliot and a supergroup performing "She Said She Said" LIVE at the GRAMMY Museum, 2019. Enjoy! 

She Said She Said Podcast with Tom Frangione of Sirius XM’s Beatles Channel

She Said She Said Podcast with Tom Frangione of Sirius XM’s Beatles Channel

July 29, 2019

In anticipation of the Aug. 9-11 Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans, Lanea Stagg, author of The Recipe Records Series and Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series, sit down with Tom Frangione of Sirius XM's Beatles Channel. For years, Frangione has been the host of the Fest for Beatles Fans Trivia Contest and Name that Tune Contest, but in recent years he has become the official Emcee for the Fest and assists founders, Mark and Carol Lapidos, with the many aspects of the 3-day festival. Frangione discusses with Kessler and Stagg the distinguished Guest Speakers for the upcoming weekend, including Beatles Guru, Mark Lewisohn; iconic drummer (for John Lennon, George Harrison and YES), Alan White, and the former head of Apple Records, U.S. and author of the best-seller, The Roof, (documenting details of The Beatles' rooftop concert at which he was present), Ken Mansfield.

But since the Fest isn't just a symposium, Frangione also highlights many of the other fun events for the upcoming weekend at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago. He touches on the Saturday night concert with 3 members of Wings, the performance of Jeremy Clyde (of Chad and Jeremy), the art contest, and exciting events in the Faboratory.

Kessler and Stagg also talk with Frangione about his weekly radio show on Sirius XM's Beatles Channel, the "Fab Forum" with Dennis Elsas and Bill Flanagan. Being part of the ONLY live radio show on The Beatles Channel, Frangione shares some of the most exciting highlights of the past year or so, including interviews with Julian Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. And he also talks about some of the most intriguing articles he's penned recently for Bill King's respected Beatles journal, Beatlefan magazine. This episode is a great guide to the upcoming Fest for Beatles Fans as well as a wonderful intro for listeners to Sirius XM's Beatles offerings. Frangione is witty and tons of fun. Don't miss this great episode!

She Said She Said Chats with Tom Frangione of Sirius XM Beatles Channel

She Said She Said Chats with Tom Frangione of Sirius XM Beatles Channel

July 29, 2019

In anticipation of the Aug. 9-11 Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans, Lanea Stagg, author of The Recipe Records Series and Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series, sit down with Tom Frangione of Sirius XM's Beatles Channel. For years, Frangione has been the host of the Fest for Beatles Fans Trivia Contest and Name that Tune Contest, but in recent years he has become the official Emcee for the Fest and assists founders, Mark and Carol Lapidos, with the many aspects of the 3-day festival. Frangione discusses with Kessler and Stagg the distinguished Guest Speakers for the upcoming weekend, including Beatles Guru, Mark Lewisohn; iconic drummer (for John Lennon, George Harrison and YES), Alan White, and the former head of Apple Records, U.S. and author of the best-seller, The Roof, (documenting details of The Beatles' rooftop concert at which he was present), Ken Mansfield.

But since the Fest isn't just a symposium, Frangione also highlights many of the other fun events for the upcoming weekend at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago. He touches on the Saturday night concert with 3 members of Wings, the performance of Jeremy Clyde (of Chad and Jeremy), the art contest, and exciting events in the Faboratory.

Kessler and Stagg also talk with Frangione about his weekly radio show on Sirius XM's Beatles Channel, the "Fab Forum" with Dennis Elsas and Bill Flanagan. Being part of the ONLY live radio show on The Beatles Channel, Frangione shares some of the most exciting highlights of the past year or so, including interviews with Julian Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. And he also talks about some of the most intriguing articles he's penned recently for Bill King's respected Beatles journal, Beatlefan magazine. This episode is a great guide to the upcoming Fest for Beatles Fans as well as a wonderful intro for listeners to Sirius XM's Beatles offerings. Frangione is witty and tons of fun. Don't miss this great episode! 

She Said She Said Interviews the Son of Harry Nilsson, Zak Nilsson

She Said She Said Interviews the Son of Harry Nilsson, Zak Nilsson

July 19, 2019

In this episode of "She Said She Said," Recipe Records author, Lanea Stagg, and author of The John Lennon Series, Jude Southerland Kessler, sit down with son of iconic rocker, Harry Nilsson - Mr. Zak Nilsson. Zak, who is waging a heroic battle with cancer has found strength in something he inherited from his father: a passion for music! Zak, in fact, has created a YouTube Channel called "Canceroke" on which he sings and shines, to help drive the pain away...and he encourages others who are struggling to join in, singing their favorite songs as well.
Zak also shares with listeners wonderful memories of the great people he met while traveling with his dad. For example, when he was with his dad in London, they spent the day in the home of George and Olivia Harrison. And this past year, Zak unexpectedly received a lovely and encouraging letter from none other than Sir Paul McCartney. These and many other memories make this show really special.
Harry Nilsson, according to his son was "A Bigger Man," and we close the show with Zak performing the original song by this name that he penned for his father. Don't miss this touching episode of "She Said She Said." It will inspire you!

She Said She Said Inteviews Harry Nilsson’s Son, Zak Nilsson

She Said She Said Inteviews Harry Nilsson’s Son, Zak Nilsson

July 19, 2019

In this episode of "She Said She Said," Recipe Records author, Lanea Stagg, and author of The John Lennon Series, Jude Southerland Kessler, sit down with son of iconic rocker, Harry Nilsson - Mr. Zak Nilsson. Zak, who is waging a heroic battle with cancer has found strength in something he inherited from his father: a passion for music! Zak, in fact, has created a YouTube Channel called "Canceroke" on which he sings and shines, to help drive the pain away...and he encourages others who are struggling to join in, singing their favorite songs as well. 

Zak also shares with listeners wonderful memories of the great people he met while traveling with his dad. For example, when he was with his dad in London, they spent the day in the home of George and Olivia Harrison. And this past year, Zak unexpectedly received a lovely and encouraging letter from none other than Sir Paul McCartney. These and many other memories make this show really special.

Harry Nilsson, according to his son was "A Bigger Man," and we close the show with Zak performing the original song by this name that he penned for his father. Don't miss this touching episode of "She Said She Said." It will inspire you!