The Beatles were blessed to have had Three Wise Men in their lives who guided them and helped them on their astonishing trajectory to joyous world domination and enduring cultural significance. And by some remarkable gift of the gods those men were not only wise but kind and gentle.
I cannot tell you how exciting it was the first time we opened that locker. We had no idea if we'd find hidden treasure or junk. The locker was packed with filing cabinets and boxes and it was very dusty, but that was a good thing -- it had not been touched in a very long time.
In our radio conversation, Sid told the intriguing story of his chance discovery of the Beatles and how he negotiated with their manager to book the Beatles into Carnegie Hall for a mere $4,000.
New York Times bestselling-author and Tony Award-winning producer Vivek Tiwary sits down with Nancy to discuss “The Fifth Beatle,” a new novel based on the untold story of manager Brian Epstein who launched the British sensations to stardom.
The law said Brian had to hide his own love away -- so instead, he worked tirelessly to spread the Beatles' great message of love across the globe, and in so doing Brian Epstein made the world a far richer place for love than it would have been without him.
He'd been instructed to remove his boots in the elevator. Most of John and Yoko's apartment was fitted with white carpeting. A foyer door opened, and there stood ... John and Yoko. Boi-oi-oing!
Freda Kelly, who ran the Beatles' fan club and was the secretary for their manager Brian Epstein, has refused to speak about or profit from her account of the eleven years she spent working for the Beatles. But with a desire for her grandson to know her story and her place in rock history, Freda is now ready to talk.
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"It's better than the new Van Halen," says Badman Recording Co. founder, and drummer for Aina Haina, Dylan Magierek. The group Aina Haina has a vibe reminiscent of classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd that both band members grew up on.
"There's no simple answer to who John Lennon was. Sure, he was a great leader and a peacenik; on the other hand, he was an incredibly violent, narcissistic guy. That was the other side of him, and people just don't want to hear that."
A full two months before Americans "met the Beatles" on the Ed Sullivan Show -- Americans met them on Cronkite.