Tracy Daugherty - We Shook Up the World
Beatles Books
by Joe Wisbey
4d ago
My guest today is Tracy Daugherty who joins me to discuss his book 'We Shook Up Th World - The Spiritual Rebellion of Muhammad Ali and George Harrison'. Ali met George in a Florida boxing ring in February 1964 - and ten years later as Ali was staging one of the great sporting comebacks George was struggling across America on his Dark Horse tour - Tracy's book looks at the journey these two men took over those 10 years and how 60's icons dealt with the changing world of the 70's.   ..read more
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Debbie Gendler -'I Saw Them Standing There'
Beatles Books
by Joe Wisbey
1M ago
My guest today is Debbie Gendler who is here to discuss her book 'I Saw The Standing There - Adventures of an Original Beatle Fan During Beatlemania and Beyond'. Debbie fell for The Beatles in late 1963 and soon found herself in the audience for their first US TV appearance on Ed Sullivan. This led to a lifetime of devotion and many crazy adventures and Beatle encounters - she shares all these stories with me, including a less than satisfactory meeting with the lads themselves ..read more
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Mark Lewisohn on Beatles books
Beatles Books
by Joe Wisbey
2M ago
It's terrific to welcome Mark Lewisohn back to the pod, this time to discuss the stories behind some of the major works of Beatle literature. From Hunter Davies to Derek Taylor, from Michael Braun to Richard Dilello - Mark offers his own fascinating insight into the books that so many of us have on our Beatle shelves.  ..read more
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Mary McGlory & Sylvia Saunders - 'The Liverbirds'
Beatles Books
by Joe Wisbey
2M ago
I'm joined for this episode by Mary McGlory and Sylvia Saunders to talk about their book 'The Liverbirds - Our Life in Britain's First Rock n Roll Band'. Despite some disparaging words from a certain John Lennon, Mary and Sylvia, along with Val and Pam form The Liverbirds, and become a thrilling live act, garnering huge success particularly in Germany - they share their story, including their many Beatle related encounters, with me for this episode ..read more
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Mark Lewisohn on Mark Lewisohn
Beatles Books
by Joe Wisbey
3M ago
For this very special episode I'm joined by Mark Lewisohn to discuss his life, his books and the unique Beatle experiences that led him to become the writer he is today ..read more
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Aaron Badgley -'Dark Horse Records: The Story of George Harrison's Post-Beatles Record Label'
Beatles Books
by Joe Wisbey
4M ago
My guest for this episode is Aaron Badgley, who joins me to discuss his book on Dark Horse Records, the label started by George Harrison in 1974. Aaron tells us the story of the varied collection of artists on the label, and how as a commercial venture, it wasn't quite what George had hoped it would be ..read more
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Laurie Kaye - ’Confessions of a Rock n Roll Name Dropper’
Beatles Books
by Joe Wisbey
6M ago
My very special guest for this episode is Laurie Kaye, who was part of the the team that conducted John Lennon's last ever interview on December 8th 1980. Laurie talks about what she calls the best and worst day of her life - and how its outcome went on to affect her over 40 years later ..read more
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Ken Womack - ’Living The Beatles Legend -The Mal Evans Story’
Beatles Books
by Joe Wisbey
6M ago
I'm honored to welcome Ken Womack back to the pod to talk about one of the most anticipated Beatle books of 2023, his fascinating biography of the Beatles roadie, Mal Evans. Ken reveals for the first time the true story of one of The Beatles closest friends - in equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking ..read more
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Jonathan Knott - ’Follow The Sun - The Beatles in Greece’
Beatles Books
by Joe Wisbey
7M ago
I'm joined for this bonus mini episode by Jonathan Knott who is here to discuss his research on The Beatles attempts in 1967 to buy a Greek island. What inspired them to make such a lavish purchase? Why did the sale fall through? Jonathan answers these questions and more - his Substack can be found at https://followthesun.substack.com/     ..read more
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Deirdre Kelly - ’Fashioning The Beatles’
Beatles Books
by Joe Wisbey
7M ago
My guest today is Deirdre Kelly who joins me to discuss her book 'Fashioning The Beatles' - a fascinating and detailed look at what The Beatles wore through the 60's - what inspired them and how they influenced the looks and themes of the decade.  ..read more
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