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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!

John or George - Who was Best in 68-69?

John or George - Who was Best in 68-69?

May 20, 2019

Jude Southerland Kessler and Lanea Stagg, co-hosts of "She Said She Said" compare and contrast the songs of Lennon and Harrison during the Let It Be era. Breaking down four representative tracks: two by Lennon and two by Harrison, they analyze the lyrics, music, and biographical backdrop for each song. Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance" and "Across the Universe" are artfully paired with Harrison's "I Me Mine" and "For You Blue."
Jude Southerland Kessler is the author of The John Lennon Series, and Lanea Stagg is the author of The Recipe Records Series. Don't miss this episode!

John and George ‘68-’69 comparison without music attached

John and George ‘68-’69 comparison without music attached

May 20, 2019

 

Jude Southerland Kessler and Lanea Stagg, co-hosts of "She Said She Said" compare and contrast the songs of Lennon and Harrison during the Let It Be era. Breaking down four representative tracks: two by Lennon and two by Harrison, they analyze the lyrics, music, and biographical backdrop for each song.  Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance" and "Across the Universe" are artfully paired with Harrison's "I Me Mine" and "For You Blue." 

Jude Southerland Kessler is the author of The John Lennon Series, and Lanea Stagg is the author of The Recipe Records Series. Don't miss this episode!

 

Roag Best Chats About The Beatles & Describes The Magical Beatles Museum in Liverpool!

Roag Best Chats About The Beatles & Describes The Magical Beatles Museum in Liverpool!

April 17, 2019

Roag Best is rock'n'roll royalty. Brother of Beatles' drummer Pete Best (Aug. 1960-Aug. 1962) and co-owner of The Casbah Club where The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best...later Ringo Starr) got their start, Best has told the story of the early days of The Beatles in his book, The Beatles: The True Beginnings. With color photos of The Casbah and the early band, Best traces the authentic roots of the band the shook the world.

Also, as son of Liverpool music entrepreneur and part-time manager of The Beatles (1961), Mona Best, Roag has acquired a huge collection of Beatles suits, guitars, and priceless artifacts which fill his new Beatles Magical Museum in Mathew Street Liverpool. On this program, Roag gives listeners a guided tour of each floor in this exciting new repository of music history and sets aright some of the myths about The Beatles.

He also talks candidly about his father, Apple CEO and lifelong friend of The Beatles, Neil Aspinall. Roag discusses the eight-year relationship Aspinall had with Mona Best and their great affection for one another. It is a true and touching story, rarely discussed.

Join author Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series and Jude Southerland Kessler of The John Lennon Series as they sit down with Roag Best to talk about The Casbah Club, the Hamburg days, the events of 1960-61, and the outbreak of Beatlemania (with early bass player, Chas Newby)...and about Best's new Magical Beatles Museum which brings the story to life!

The Cars’ Elliot Easton Discusses His Beatles Influences

The Cars’ Elliot Easton Discusses His Beatles Influences

April 14, 2019

Author Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Cookbook Series and Jude Southerland Kessler, John Lennon expert and the author of the 9-volume The John Lennon Series talk with Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame lead guitarist for The Cars, Elliot Easton. Elliot discusses The Cars' rise to fame, their early hits, and the tremendous influence of The Beatles on his work. This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Part 2 to be recorded in July 2019. (No music included)

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Interview with Elliot Easton of the Cars by Lanea Stagg and Jude Southerland Kessler

Interview with Elliot Easton of the Cars by Lanea Stagg and Jude Southerland Kessler

March 13, 2019

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