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The Beatles: Every Little Thing - Episode 1

From Andy Cahn | Part of the The Beatles: Every Little Thing series | 54:06

Our debut show includes a Beatles/solo Peace music set, we'll get Anthologized, and hear a Beatles cover from the Smithereens.

Elt-logo3_small Every Little Thing marks its debut show with a thematic set of Beatles/solo Peace songs, plus a Beatles cover from the Smithereens, and music from the Beatles and Lennon Anthologies.

11 from John Lennon: An Appreciation [Hour 1] (59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 59:00

Writers, Reporters, Musicians and Beatle fans share their impressions of some standout John Lennon songs, recorded with The Beatles, between 1963 and 1970.

John-lennon-1_small "11 from John Lennon: An Appreciation." Writers, Reporters, Musicians and Beatle fans share their impressions of some standout John Lennon songs, recorded  with The Beatles, between 1963 and 1970.  Songs include "Twist and Shout," "I Should've Known Better," "In My Life," "She Said She Said," "Tomorrow Never Knows," "A Day In The Life," "Come Together," and "Across The Universe."   The program comes from award-winning Beatle program producer Paul Ingles and includes several rarely heard John Lennon interviews.

The program is offered in 59:00 and a 54:00 version.  There is an optional second hour but the first hour stands on its own if that's all the slot you have.

Hour two (to be posted no later than Wednesday, Sept. 22nd) is called "11 (more) from John Lennon: An Appreciation." The companion hour that features more Lennon classics like  ""I'll Cry Instead," "You Got To Hide
Your Love Away," "Ticket To Ride," "I'm Only Sleeping," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "Rain," "Dear Prudence," "Happiness is a Warm Gun," "Julia," "I Want You" and more - complete with insider commentary and rare interviews.

IN PRAISE OF RINGO: HIS BEATLES DRUMMING (Hour 1) [54:00/59:00]

From Paul Ingles | 59:02

This special program explores Ringo Starr's drumming technique and style during his time with The Beatles. Includes a "Top Ten" of Ringo Drum Performances with The Beatles.

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This program features a detailed tour of Ringo's drumming work with The Beatles   It features samples of Ringo's best drum songs with the Beatles woven in with archival comments from Ringo as well as from several drummers who've studied his work, and Ringo friends Joe Walsh, Ben Harper and Don Was.
 
Hour Two  (posted separately on PRX - http://www.prx.org/pieces/49831-in-praise-of-ringo-the-singer-hour-2-59-00-5 ) spotlights the songs Ringo sang as a Beatle including undeniable classics like "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "Yellow Submarine" and some intriguing tracks from his long and successful solo career.
 
Your station could schedule both hours either consecutively or separately.  Or you can just run Hour One, which refers listeners optionally to Hour Two on your station or to the web to hear it.
 

George Harrison: An Appreciation (2 x 59:00/53:00 or Stand Alone Hour)

From Paul Ingles | 01:57:59

Here's a program that features George Harrison's best-loved music, some hidden gems, and thoughtful reflections from Harrison fans that help define his unique contribution to the Beatles and music, in general.

George-harrison_small Musician George Harrison is warmly recalled in this montage of music and fan reflections, first issued in 2001 at the time of Harrison's death. It can be run as either a two-hour tribute, or you can take just the first hour which can stand alone as it makes no reference to a follow-up hour.

Hour One includes Harrison's work with the Beatles and takes listeners to the beginning of his solo career. Hour Two complements Hour One with more selections from his solo career.

Also included is a bonus module that samples Harrison's final posthumous recording "Brainwashed."

The Day John Lennon Died (59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 58:56

Music fans recall how they heard the news of John Lennon's death in 1980, and what Lennon's music has meant to them. Also, excerpts from an interview John and Yoko gave on the morning of the day he died. Great Lennon music too.

John-lennon_8_small December 8, 1980, musician John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his apartment building in New York City by a deluded fan. Producer Paul Ingles asked various people to recall how they heard the news and what John Lennon's music meant to them. The program also includes excerpts from an interview John and Yoko Ono gave the morning of December 8, The Day John Lennon Died.

"...this guy comes running in and said 'John Lennon's been killed!' And I said, 'Yeah...right...' and he said 'no no it's true.' I looked more closely at him and saw that he was just ashen-faced. I went out into my car and turned the radio on. All the way across the dial, you heard Beatles songs. And it was as if...it was as if the world had stopped." - Martin Goldsmith

"...every time I would get off the subway at 72nd street and Central Park West...it's just like this...overwhelming sadness." - Shawn Colvin

"...the checkout lady said she'd heard John Lennon had been killed. She said it was either John Lennon or Jack Lemmon. And I remember going out to my car and wishing it was Jack Lemmon...but it was John Lennon." - Jim Palmer

"...I think about him, every time I do something political, every time I do something I beleive in or teach my child about what I belileve in. I don't want to put him up on a pedestal because he wasn't a perfect human. I just...I think about him." - Emily Zambello


IN PRAISE OF RINGO: THE SINGER (Hour 2) [59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 59:56

In this second hour of the program celebrating the work of musician Ringo Starr, the focus is on the songs Ringo Starr sang as a member of The Beatles and as a solo artist.

Ringosingspair_small This second of two hours on Ringo Starr celebrates the songs Ringo sang as a member of The Beatles, as well as a few from his successful and long-lived solo career.  Other musicians, writers and fans, add their take of Ringo's vocal turns.

Hour One of the program featured a detailed tour of Ringo's drumming work with The Beatles   It features samples of Ringo's best drum songs with the Beatles woven in with archival comments from Ringo as well as from several drummers who've studied his work, and Ringo friends Joe Walsh, Ben Harper and Don Was.   It's availabe at PRX here:


http://www.prx.org/pieces/49830-in-praise-of-ringo-his-beatles-drumming-hour-1

Your station could schedule both hours either consecutively or separately.  Or you can just run Hour One, which refers listeners optionally to Hour Two on your station or to the web to hear it.

 



11 (more) from John Lennon: An Appreciation (59:00 / 54:00)

From Paul Ingles | 59:02

A second hour to celebrate the music of John Lennon. Writers, Reporters, Musicians and Beatle fans share their impressions of 11 more standout John Lennon songs, recorded with The Beatles, between 1963 and 1970.

John_lennon_small This program is an addendum to the program "11 from John Lennon: An Appreciation" (also here at PRX) This companion hour - for stations who'd like to devote 2 hours to Lennon's memory - features more Lennon classics like  ""I'll Cry Instead," "You Got To Hide Your Love Away," "Ticket To Ride," "I'm Only Sleeping," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "Rain," "Dear Prudence," "Happiness is a Warm Gun," "Julia," "I Want You" and more - complete with insider commentary and rare interviews.

Hour One of the set is here: http://www.prx.org/pieces/53332-11-from-john-lennon-an-appreciation-hour-1-59

Imagining the Real John Lennon

From New Hampshire Public Radio | 24:45

A long form interview with The Beatles scholar and NPR music critic Tim Riley about the revelations in his book, "Lennon."

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Tim Riley's new book, Lennon, has received glowing reviews for being scholarly, yet readable. In this interview, he talks about the misunderstood John Lennon, dispels some common myths, including Yoko's role in the break-up of The Beatles, his complicated and competitive relationship with Paul McCartney, and tells the true stories behind some of Lennon's most memorable compositions.

Norwegian Wood Deconstructed

From Paul Ingles | 03:31

On the 40th anniversary of the recording and release of The Beatles song "Norwegian Wood," commentator Sarah Karni says the song's been a riddle to her for many years.

Rubbersoul_small INTROS: If Aired October 12-21... 40 years ago this week (October 12-21), The Beatles were in the studio recording an enigmatic John Lennon composition called "Norwegian Wood." In 1970, Lennon told Rolling Stone Magazine that he wrote the song about an affair he had while married to his first wife, Cynthia Powell. John never said who the affair was with. Commentator Sarah Karni looks for some clues about the nature of the affair by pulling out the nails and deconstructing "Norwegian Wood." If Aired Near December 6... 40 years ago this week, The Beatles released the album RUBBER SOUL which included an enigmatic John Lennon composition called "Norwegian Wood." In 1970, Lennon told Rolling Stone Magazine that he wrote the song about an affair he had while married to his first wife, Cynthia Powell. John never said who the affair was with. Commentator Sarah Karni looks for some clues about the nature of the affair by pulling out the nails and deconstructing "Norwegian Wood." --- Sarah Karni is a writer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Last Year In The Life of The Beatles - 1969/1970

From Paul Ingles | 01:58:01

A two-hour special that chronologically follows The Beatles through 1969 and 1970 as they record their final tracks, struggle with their company, squabble with each other, pursue other interests, and ultimately split apart.

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Although their fans didn't know it, the music The Beatles were making in 1969 turned out to be the last recordings they would ever make as a four-some.  When John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr gathered in the studio the day after New Year's that year, the last chapter of their remarkable journey began with the sometimes contentious Get Back / Let It Be sessions.  The band's business affairs began to unravel soon after and several members' minds started drifting toward getting off The Beatles' merry-go-round.  Still they managed to pull off one final masterpiece, Abbey Road, before being photographed together for the last time in August and formally closing the book on the Beatles early in 1970.
 
Award-winning producer Paul Ingles continues his documentation of The Beatles' story with The Last Year in the Life of The Beatles, a two-hour special that chronologically follows the band through 1969 as they record their final tracks, struggle with their company, squabble with each other, pursue other interests, and ultimately split apart.  Listeners will hear behind the scenes studio chatter, rehearsal takes of songs, and finished classics, mixed with informed commentary from a host of music writers, musicians and fans.  Clips from news events and other classic music from the tumultuous year that ended the 1960's will also be blended in.
 
Commentators include writers Steve Turner, Anthony DeCurtis, Mikal Gilmore, Richie Unterberger, Greg Kot, and Ann Powers, and musicians Shawn Colvin, Richard Goldman, Jon Spurney, and David Gans.

(Song List Will Be Posted Shortly)
 
Ingles has produced programs spotlighting many Beatles albums as well as documentaries on Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Shawn Colvin and Bob Dylan.  More information about his work is at www.paulingles.com.

The Beatles: Every Little Thing (Series)

Produced by Andy Cahn

Most recent piece in this series:

The Beatles: Every Little Thing - Episode 5

From Andy Cahn | Part of the The Beatles: Every Little Thing series | 54:02

Elt-logo3_small ELT 5 showcases collaborations between Paul & Ringo from the Beatles' group and solo careers, and features a musical pair from 1974, a few demo recordings, and Paul McCartney helping out a member of Travis.

The Beatles: Rare and Unseen

From Mark Wilson | 57:00

The story of The Beatles told firsthand by the people that were really there.

Default-piece-image-0 New one-hour radio special that tells the unique story of the Beatles through the colourful collection of eyewitnesses, classic songs and many of the Beatles' inner circle of friends and colleagues. From the group's beginnings as The Quarrymen through some of their most difficult moments, The Beatles: Rare and Unseen is a collection of stories and eyewitness accounts from the people who were there. Interviews with Collin Hanton (Quarrymen drummer), Phil Collins, Tony Barrow and more. This show is the companion to the TV/DVD Beatles: Rare and Unseen from Liberation Entertainment and Formative Productions. Length: One-hour with breaks for local insertion Broadcast window: April 16 through June 16. Terms: Availalbe for all U.S. radio stations at no cost with no national barter spots included. Contacts: Mark Wilson 805-286-1018, mark@ignition36.com. John Adams 661-722-5039, john.adams@thescore.us. THIS SHOW IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON CD.

Remix / Mashup Celebrating The Beatles Revolver's 40th

From Douglas Grant | 04:14

Companion Piece to Paul Ingles' Production, "Everything Was Right: The Beatles' 'Revolver'"

Revolver1_small It's been 40 years since the release of The Beatles' "Revolver," a most fantastic collection of work by the Fab Four, producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick that changed so much in music and the recording process. I was asked by producer Paul Ingles to help prepare material for his tribute to the album, "Everything Was Right: The Beatles' Revolver" which would air on Public Radio International (and is offered here on PRX - http://prx.org/pieces/15368 ). Consequently, I ended up with an assortment of extractions and loops from the record which wanted to be assembled in some fashion. Inspired while reading Geoff Emerick and Howard Massey's book, "Here, There, and Everywhere," this mix, remix, mashup, call it what you like, grew to be called, "Everything Was Right." Although the track was created as an unplanned and happy consequence of working on Paul Ingles' project and bears its name (you can hear some of it in the show at the end of Hour One Part One), it is not encumbered by that program's license, and is offered free for everyone. * * * Praise for "Everything Was Right" Hey Douglas, Just stumbled across your blog and wanted to tell you that I loved your loop tribute to Revolver, "Everything Was Right." It's great to hear someone doing something creative with such classic music. Keep up the good work! Best regards, Howard Massey co-author of Geoff Emerick's Here, There, and Everywhere -- I just stumbled upon your Revolver sound collage and absolutely LOVE IT! It's so hypnotic. A brilliant and inspired job. Thank you for presented these old sounds in a startling new way! Posted by Anonymous -- Wow!!, Douglas Grant, you obviously had fun doing that remix, I actually think John, Paul, George & Ringo would like it too. I'm sure Sir George Martin would give his blessing 2 & then no doubt offer you a job @ Abbey road. I loved your remix to bits. It's the best "new" track from the Beatles since the Anthology. I believe the beatleg podcast site have used a little of your remix in their podcast celebrating Revolver's 40th, No.63 I think. I have also heard snippet's in Paul Ingles & Public Radio Internation's excellent tribute to Revolver "Everything Was Right". Your mix highlights some of the best moments of Revolver & then some, whilst sounded true to the album & The Beatles. I'm really made up you have done this mix & pretty gobsmacked at how good it is. Any chance you could post me a copy, uninterrupted. I would so appreciate it. I have a mac computer & haven't been able 2 downlaod your "masterpiece". Revolver is my fav album of all time. Yours in music, John Oswick --

The Beatles One-Hour Radio Special: "Help! Is On The Way..." Narrated by Michael Palin

From Nicole Haldeman | 48:21

Michael Palin presents a radio special about the Beatles? second movie Help!, which was first released in 1965.

Helpdvdcoverart_small Michael Palin presents a radio special about the Beatles? second movie Help!, which was first released in 1965. The film will be re-issued on DVD in November 2007 in a version that has fully restored the print to its original visual quality and with a soundtrack that has been upgraded with a surround sound mix. In this special programme, we hear comments from the Beatles recorded in 1965 plus director Richard Lester and actors Eleanor Bron and Victor Spinetti recall working with them. There are also amusing stories about the unusual circumstances of filming in the Bahamas and Austria from the group?s then road manager and later head of Apple, Neil Aspinall and the movie?s Costume Designer Julie Harris. The plot of the film revolves around members of an Eastern cult who chase after the bulbous red ring worn by Ringo, because without it they cannot make a human sacrifice to the goddess Kaili. With a nod to the popularity of the James Bond movies, a couple of eccentric scientists are also trying to steal it. As Michael Palin points out, the surreal dialogue and visual gags in the film were the kind of things that the Monty Python team later played with. All seven songs featured in the movie are heard in the radio show: ?Help!?, ?You?re Going To Lose That Girl?, ?You?ve Got To Hide Your Love Away?, ?Another Girl?, ?I Need You?, ?The Night Before? and ?Ticket To Ride?. Most songs are mimed performances in the film - with the group playing their instruments - but for ?Ticket To Ride?, the Beatles are shown fooling about on snow-covered mountains as they skied, curled and fell over! That startling sequence, in particular, has led to Richard Lester?s work with the Beatles being viewed as an inspiration for the style of music videos that caught the eye during the early days of MTV in the 1980s. Director Steve Barron, who first made his name with a succession of videos for artists such as Culture Club, The Human League and A-Ha confirms that influence in this programme. As we hear in the radio show, for all those involved in making Help! it was a remarkable experience; with the film?s new lease of life on DVD, their work with the Beatles now seems guaranteed to entertain generation after generation. There will be a commercial hour version, and a break-free hour for online or other use. Preferred broadcast window is weekend before release through weekend after release, November 2nd - 11th. If you plan to broadcast this special, or would like to receive the radio special on CD, please email to Nicole.Haldeman@emicap.com with air date and time. Product for on-air giveaways is also available.

The Long and Winding Road: The Cultural Legacy of Four Lads Who Shook the World

From KGOU | 01:52:00

A two-hour examination of the cultural legacy of The Beatles.

1964_small In the thirty-seven years since The Beatles broke up, their popularity has never waned. The Long and Winding Road looks at several ways that popularity manifests itself today. KGOU Producer Brian Hardzinski speaks with musicians, professors, fans and people who knew the band personally about why the group remains so important four decades later.

The Trouble with Harry (Nilsson)

From Jackson Braider | 11:08

Harry Nilsson: The Beatles called him their favorite group, and though he died 12 years ago, there's resurging interest in the artist and his work.

Schmilsson_small He's been dead since 1994; yet, between a new documentary film (Who Is Harry Nilsson and Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) and a welter of CD re-issues, Harry Nilsson lives on. He's even survived on a much used old cassette that independent producer Jackson Braider recently found in his filing cabinet -- a recording of an interview Braider did with Nilsson in the fall of 1979. Why it took the producer 27 years to get the story out -- who cares? Here's an unusual introduction to the singer/songwriter the Beatles called "their favorite group."

Abbey Road Reunion

From Tim Riley | 26:23

EMI engineers gather at book launch party

Pp22_small ABBEY ROAD REUNION: KNOB-TWIDDLERS REVEAL ALL IN NEW BEATLE BOOK by Tim Riley, NPR critic and Beatles author In November of 2006, over 30 engineers gathered for a reunion at Abbey Road studios in London, where many of them worked uncredited on Beatles sessions. The occasion was the release of RECORDING THE BEATLES, by Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, a major new entry in Beatle scholarship emphasizing recording techniques and analog equipment. It's a story about how EMI's rigorous training paradoxically led to numerous innovations, upending years of convention. The creative solutions these techies achieved helped the Beatles create rock's most ingenious and enduring sounds, and RECORDING THE BEATLES draws the curtain on many of their previously unexplained achievements. The podcast includes interviews with Kehew, engineers Ken Townshend, Richard Lush, Chris Thomas, and Ken Scott, as well as American producers Steve Albini (Nirvana, Stooges) and Steve Hoffman (DCC). With Beatle stories peppering the narrative, Riley provides a backstage glimpse at the wizards who helped translate Lennon and McCartney songs onto tape. Tim Riley is the author of TELL ME WHY: A BEATLES COMMENTARY and other books on rock, and an NPR critic who files for WBUR's HERE AND NOW in Boston. He recently launched a new music portal, the RILEY ROCK INDEX.com. For more information, visit: RECORDING THE BEATLES by Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew Curvebender Publishing http://www.recordingthebeatles.com EMI's Abbey Road Studios http://www.abbeyroad.com RILEY ROCK INDEX.com http://www.rileyrockindex.com feed://feeds.feedburner.com/RileyRockIndex