Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution

By Ken Dashow

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We pick apart why and how The Beatles phenomenon occurred. On 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution' we'll get into the combination of talent, hard work and luck that changed everything!

Episode Date
Talking Songwriting With Warren Haynes Of Gov't Mule
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Ken Dashow and producer Andrew discuss HOW a song gets written. Then we analyze the genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney with the legendary Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Bros. Dead & Co and more).
Jun 28, 2019
Jack Douglas Recalls How Aerosmith Wrote "Walk This Way," Discovering Cheap Trick At A Bowling Alley
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Part 2 with legendary producer Jack Douglas. Jack explains his approach as a producer and recalls how Steven Tyler overcame writer's block to write lyrics to "Walk This Way." He also looks back at the first time he saw Cheap Trick, which was at a bowling alley in Wisconsin; they were amazing! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Jun 14, 2019
Legendary Producer Jack Douglas Reveals Why John Lennon Was Easy To Work With
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Jack Douglas produced classic albums by John Lennon, Aerosmith, The Who, Patti Smith and many others. He discovered Cheap Trick at a Wisconsin bowling alley. And he's on 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution' this week, taking us behind the scenes of some of rock's biggest albums and best stories! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
May 30, 2019
Comedian Eddie Izzard Explores The Beatles' Sense Of Humor
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This week, Ken Dashow is talking to British comic great Eddie Izzard about The Beatles, Monty Python and his own career. Eddie was in the documentary '8 Days A Week,' talking about how funny the Fab Four was! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution'!
May 13, 2019
New York Mets Great Art Shamsky Talks 1969: The Beatles, Baseball, Woodstock And Vietnam
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On this episode, Ken combines his two greatest passions: the Mets and the Beatles. Former Mets outfielder Art Shamsky's new book, 'After The Miracle,' not only explains the Mets' amazing run to the 1969 World Series Championship but puts it in context of the tumultuous year: Vietnam, the Beatles, Woodstock, the Moon landing and more. Like the Fab Four, the '69 Mets were a band of brothers! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
May 03, 2019
How the Beatles Paved The Way For Prog With Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker
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Ken Dashow takes a look at how fast trends in music change with Procol Harum singer/keyboardist Gary Brooker. Ken and Gary discuss how The Beatles led the way, changing from pop to rock and roll to progressive rock and opening the door for tons of other bands along the way. Gary’s old R&B group, The Paramounts, used to open for the mop-topped Beatles in the early days. Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode of ‘Ken Dashow’s Beatles Revolution.'
Apr 26, 2019
Dave Davies of The Kinks Invades!
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Kinks guitarist Dave Davies HATES the term "British Invasion," but he loves rock 'n' roll! Dave joins the show to explain the world of rock and roll, from Liverpool to Muswell Hill, London! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Apr 12, 2019
Randy Bachman Discusses 'Bachman,' The New Documentary On His Career
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Rock and roll legend Randy Bachman joins the show to discuss the new documentary about his career, that features interviews with Neil Young, Alex Lifeson, Peter Frampton, Fred Turner and many others! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Mar 29, 2019
Why Did John Lennon And Yoko Ono Hold A Bed-In For Peace?
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On March 25, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono invited the press to the bedroom of their honeymoon suite in Amsterdam to talk about peace. The couple spent 12-hours a day for the next week in bed taking questions from the press about what the heck their point was. A month later, the two held a second Bed-In in Montreal. On this episode, Ken Dashow and Producer Andrew discuss the inspiration for the Bed-In for Peace, its goal and its effects. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution.'
Mar 21, 2019
A Brief History of Rock 'N' Roll Band Names: Good, Bad and Best!
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Ken is joined by Q104.3 New York Program Director and iHeartRadio Classic Rock czar Eric Wellman and Producer Andrew for a robust discussion of band names in rock history. We discuss the many prior monikers of the Beatles as well as what makes a great band name and which band was most successful despite its name! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution'!
Mar 15, 2019
Jon Anderson of YES Talks Getting His Start in Liverpool in the '60s
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On this episode, Yes co-founder/singer Jon Anderson talks to Ken Dashow and Producer Andrew about his start at the Cavern Club in Liverpool! From the Beatles to Yes, to Jon's current album '1,000 Hands,' Jon is honest, appreciative, loving and does a hilarious Liverpudlian "Scouse" accent! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Mar 01, 2019
Beatles Revolution LIVE From City Winery NYC With Our Music Industry Panel
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Ken, Producer Andrew, all-star publicist Sammy Steinlight, music executive John Boulos and Z100/LiteFM Music Director Cara Hahn discuss Beatlemania in our first LIVE podcast! The panel discusses how the Beatles made their arrival in America one of the biggest pop culture events of the 20th century and how it relates to the music business in 2019!
Feb 20, 2019
The Monkees Mike Nesmith Talks Beatlemania in Texas, Plus His Autobiography
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Mike Nesmith of The Monkees fame explains Beatlemania in Corpus Christie, Texas, and what it was like, staying at John Lennon's house in London. Mike also has a great book out, called 'Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff.' Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Feb 01, 2019
Peter Asher Talks Storytellers Tour 2019, British Invasion and Apple Records
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Music and A&R legend Peter Asher returns to the show to discuss his Storytellers Tour with Jeremy Clyde (of Chad & Jeremy), telling stories of the the British music scene in the mid to late'60s, and what it was like being an executive at the Beatles' Apple Records! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Episode 60.
Jan 25, 2019
Take the Beatles Class at Monmouth University!
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Dr. Ken Womack, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences of Monmouth University in New Jersey, joins the show this week to talk about a course he teaches on The Beatles. It's no gut course; Prof. Womack says some students fail! So naturally, Ken takes the "Abbey Road" quiz! If he fails, the podcast is over... Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Jan 11, 2019
Beatles Revolution 2018 Wrap-up Show!
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From Steve Hackett of Genesis to Lenny Kravitz and Rosanne Cash, Ken Dashow and Producer Andrew sure learned a lot about modern artists' passion for The Beatles' music. We take you through the first FULL year of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution.' Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Dec 28, 2018
Who Was John Lennon? Plus, The Zombies Are Hall of Famers!
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Thirty-eight years after his brutal murder, this episode focuses on John's early life, and what made him such a rebel and spiritual seeker. PLUS, we talk to longtime guest of BWTB Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone of The Zombies, who finally get their due with their induction into the 2019 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Dec 15, 2018
Roger Earl of Foghat, Plus the Life and Times of George Harrison
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November 30, 2018, is the 17th anniversary of George Harrison's passing. Ken reviews some of the most remarkable moments of his career, as well as his most crucial formative years. Part 2 Is our interview with legendary British rock drummer Roger Earl of Foghat! He discusses the Beatles, Ringo's playing, his own beginnings, and how hard it is to tour and keep a band going all these years, especially after losing personnel along the way. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Nov 30, 2018
Beatles White Album Remixes and Revelations With Giles Martin
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Ken Dashow and Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, discuss Giles' new remixes and what he discovered working on the latest reissue of The White Album. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution.'
Nov 15, 2018
The Beatles' Incomprehensible Fame and Rosanne Cash
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Ken and Producer Andrew discuss Paul McCartney's Rhodium award from the Guinness Book of World Records for being the "Most Successful Songwriter/Performer Of All Time"...AND an amazing interview with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and Beatles-lover Rosanne Cash.
Oct 26, 2018
Tribute to Beatles Engineer Geoff Emerick
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We remember our friend, audio engineering legend Geoff Emerick. Geoff was a creative force in the studio with The Beatles and many other artists. On this week's show we re-cap his amazing accomplishments with Mark Rivera, Little Steven Van Zandt, Blac Rabbit and Fab Faux drummer Rich Pagano live from The Cutting Room in New York City. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution.'
Oct 17, 2018
33: Lenny Kravitz
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Lenny discusses his love of the Beatles (he BOUGHT the Beatles' Mixing Board from Abbey Road!), growing up in Brooklyn, his new album, "Raise Vibration," and the state of music in general.
Sep 29, 2018
33: Management and Publicity in the Music Business, PART 2
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Part 2 of our chat with Atlantic Records' EVP John Boulos and Steinlight Media President Sammy Steinlight about how The Beatles' visionary management team so successfully executed (engineered?) Beatlemania. We talk a lot on the show about the Beatles as transcendent musical talents—and they are—but there's little doubt that the people working for them got the best out of the band! Did the Beatles bring it out of others or was it that much of a happy accident? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution'!
Mar 02, 2018
32: Randy Bachman Joins the Show!
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Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive drops by for a pre-Live 'Breakfast with the Beatles' podcast. Randy has encyclopedic Beatles knowledge, and he's also generally hilarious! He and Ken talk about guitars, BTO, that chord in "A Hard Day's Night" and more! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution'! And don't forget to tune in to the LIVE 'Breakfast with the Beatles' featuring Randy, "Little" Steven Van Zant and the Disciples of Soul, Mark Rivera and more THIS Sunday morning at 8 AM ET!
Feb 23, 2018
31: The Importance of Management and Publicity in the Music Business, PART 1
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Atlantic Records' EVP John Boulos and Steinlight Media President Sammy Steinlight join the show to talk about how The Beatles' visionary management team helped break them bigger than any band before or since. John and Sammy have years of experience and opinions in their respective fields and this is a must-listen for anyone aspiring to make it in entertainment. We went on for so long, we had to cut this episode in half! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Feb 16, 2018
30: Corky Laing of Mountain, Plus The Beatles Arrive in America
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Ken is joined this week by Mountain drummer Corky Laing, who discusses his career, how he benefitted from 'Canadian content,' his run-ins with The Beatles and how he humiliated himself in front of Mick Jagger. At the top of the show, Ken and Andrew discuss the anniversary of The Beatles coming to America, visionary concert promoter Sid Bernstein (who booked the Beatles at Shea stadium) and why Paul McCartney got a Hofner bass. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Feb 09, 2018
29: Former Genesis Guitarist Steve Hackett Joins the Show!
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We're back! Guitar god Steve Hackett dropped by the studio to talk about his current U.S. solo tour, his interest in a Genesis reunion and some of his fondest Beatles memories! Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution'!
Feb 04, 2018
28: Denny Laine from Wings and The Moody Blues!
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Denny Laine, who formed Wings with Paul McCartney, and is going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of The Moody Blues is Ken's special guest on this week's 'Beatles Revolution'! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Jan 12, 2018
27: Sir Ringo Starr Plus Ken's Holiday in London
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Ken and Producer Andrew discuss the knighthood of Sir Richard Starkey and other famous rockstar knights. Also, Ken talks about his holiday pilgrimage to London, where he stayed ON Abbey Road! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution.'
Jan 05, 2018
26: Losing John Lennon
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Ken remembers John Lennon on the horrible anniversary of his murder 37 years ago. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution.'
Dec 15, 2017
25 - Tom Chapin, Jon Cobert and November Beatles Milestones
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Ken and Producer Andrew discuss the November Beatles releases: Nov. '63: 'Meet The Beatles.' Nov. '66: The White Album. Nov. '68: 'Magical Mystery Tour.' Then singer/songwriter Tom Chapin and BWTB band keyboardist Jon Cobert are up to discuss WHY Hunger and the Fab Four. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution'!
Dec 01, 2017
24 - The Fab Faux's Rich Pagano and Jack Petruzzelli
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Ken is joined by drummer Rich Pagano and guitarist Jack Petruzzelli of the premiere Beatles tribute band, The Fab Faux. Jack and Rich play some songs for us, take some listener questions and talk about how they produce their note-perfect Beatles renditions. Simply put, if you listen to this podcast, you NEED to see The Fab Faux live! For more info, go to TheFabFaux.com.
Nov 10, 2017
23 - Petula Clark and the Anniversary of 'Abbey Road'
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Ken is joined by the legendary singer and actress Petula Clark. Clark talks about her unique career, her Beatles experience and her new album, 'From Now On.' Also, Ken and producer Andrew discuss their experiences with 'Abbey Road,' the strained relationships in the Beatles during the album, how George Harrison grew as a songwriter in the shadow of Lennon and McCartney and Ringo's impact on the Beatles' legacy. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode.
Nov 03, 2017
22 - Beatles Engineer Geoff Emerick
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Legendary Beatles engineer/producer Geoff Emerick drops by the show to talk about breaking the rules to make 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' the album's 50th anniversary stereo remaster, modern audio production and much more! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution'!
Oct 27, 2017
21 - John Lodge of The Moody Blues!
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Ken and producer Andrew are joined in the studio by the legendary Moody Blues bassist and songwriter, John Lodge! Lodge recalls the first time he saw The Beatles perform, when they came to his hometown of Birmingham, knocking his band from the top of the bill! He also tells us how hard it was to find a bass guitar in England in the '60s and updates us on all things Moodys! Check out Lodge's new solo album, '10,000 Light Years Ago,' and get ready to hear a lot more from the Moody Blues! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution'!
Oct 20, 2017
Episode 20 - Tom Petty, George Harrison and John Lennon
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With John Lennon's birthday coming up (Oct. 9), Ken shares some stories about Lennon. Then Ken and producer Andrew remember the amazing career of Tom Petty. They also discuss Petty's close relationship to George Harrison, how the Traveling Wilburys came together around Petty and where Petty sits in the canon of great American songwriters. Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss an episode of "Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution"!
Oct 06, 2017
Episode 19 - Steve Winwood and the Anniversary of 'Abbey Road'
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'Abbey Road' turned 48 years old this week. Plus, we got a visit from the amazing Steve Winwood! Steve and Ken talk about the '60s, his recollections (or lack thereof) of the British Invasion and more! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution'!
Sep 29, 2017
Episode 18 - Paul McCartney Guitarist Brian Ray!
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Paul McCartney band member Brian Ray joins Ken Dashow to talk about the joys and pressures of being in a former Beatles' backing band. Brian talks about how he prepared for his gig, what it's like being on the road again and how Paul creates a setlist. Be sure to check out Brian's band, The Bayonets. Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss and episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution.'
Sep 15, 2017
Episode 17 - Bobby Whitlock and Coco Caramel
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Former Derek and the Dominos member Bobby Whitlock and his lovely wife Coco Caramel join the show! Plus, with Paul McCartney coming back to the U.S. for another tour, I talk about Paul's history on the road and in the studio. Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution'!
Sep 08, 2017
Episode 16 - Eric Burdon, Why The Beatles Stopped Performing
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Eric Burdon of The Animals and War talks about his experience with The Beatles and as a personal friend of John Lennon's. Listen for that at about the 43-minute mark. Also, Ken and Andrew discuss why The Beatles quit performing live. Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution.'
Sep 01, 2017
Episode 15 - The Beatles and Maharishi
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Ken and producer Andrew discuss The Beatles' trip to India and the opposing conclusions of John Lennon and George Harrison. Subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Aug 25, 2017
Episode 14 - The Beatles and Elvis Presley
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Ken and Andrew discuss Elvis Presley's impact and influence on The Beatles, whether Elvis was threatened by The Beatles and what happened on that August night in 1965 when Elvis and The Beatles met. Plus, Andrew corrects Ken, who's been mispronouncing the name of his band, One Hundred Thousand, for a week! And, we talk about what Elvis' career would have been like had he lived to old age. Email you comments to KDashow@q0143.com! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution.'
Aug 18, 2017
Episode 13 - Sid Bernstein
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Ken shares his conversation with the visionary who booked The Beatles at Shea Stadium, Sid Bernstein! Plus, Ken and Andrew talk about some Beatles firsts! Subscribe so you don't miss an episode of 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution'!
Aug 13, 2017
Episode 12 - Graham Nash!
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The N in CSN (and sometimes) Y drops by the studio to talk about his early impression of the Beatles, the summer of '67 and the beginnings of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Plus, Ken discusses the day the cover of 'Abbey Road' was photographed.
Aug 04, 2017
Episode 11 - Jimmy Vivino and Joe Louis Walker
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We have 'Basic Cable Band' guitarist and band leader Jimmy Vivino and blues great Joe Louis Walker talking about the blues and its influence on classic rock and the Beatles! Jimmy and Joe brought their guitars, too, so we got an impromptu crash course in the blues!
Jul 28, 2017
Episode 10 - New York Mets Announcer Howie Rose
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We called the podcast 'Beatles Revolution' because we wanted to explore the Beatles impact on culture. So this week we're looking into how the Beatles' influence was felt outside of music. Ken Dashow sat down with legendary New York Mets radio announcer Howie Rose, of 710 WOR-AM. Put it in the books!
Jul 21, 2017
Episode 9 - Ringo Starr Joins the Show!
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Ringo Starr joins the show to talk about his recent birthday bash in Los Angeles, his relationship with Paul McCartney and more! Ken Dashow and producer Andrew Magnotta discuss the first time Ken met Ringo, as well as Ringo's style and role in The Beatles.
Jul 14, 2017
Episode 8 - When John Met Paul; How Bands Get Together
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Ken Dashow and producer Andrew Magnotta talk about July 6, 1957, the date John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced. We also touch on how some other great bands got together.
Jun 30, 2017
Episode 7 - How We Do LIVE 'Breakfast with the Beatles'
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Ken Dashow and Andrew Magnotta are joined by BWTB producer Chris Perucich to discuss how Q104.3 puts on a LIVE 'Breakfast with the Beatles' radio show. We also discuss Paul McCartney, as a bass player, and the perilous dynamics of a democratic band! Listen to live 'Breakfast with the Beatles' on Q104.3 FM New York or on the iHeartRadio app from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 25!
Jun 23, 2017
Episode 6 - Peter Asher & Paul Winter
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We're joined by to legends! Composer Paul winter and singer/manager/producer Peter Asher! We talk songwriting, how artists get discovered and what transcendent talent looks like!
Jun 16, 2017
Episode 5 - Ringo Starr Music Director/Billy Joel Bandmate Mark Rivera Joins the Show!
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Mark Rivera is a sideman to the stars and he works closely with a former Beatle! We get into Mark's amazing career and his relationship to Beatles music, as well as with the Beatles as people! Mark is good friends with Ken Dashow, and we hope he'll be a regular on 'Beatles Revolution' as his schedule allows!
Jun 09, 2017
Episode 4 - 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' Has Never Sounded Better
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Ken Dashow and producer Andrew Magnotta discuss Giles Martin's triumph with the 50th anniversary remixes of one of the most important albums in the history of modern music.
Jun 05, 2017
Episode 3 - "Little" Steven Van Zandt Drops By!
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We talk Beatles, Bruce and The Disciples of Soul with "Little" Steven Van Zandt. The new album is called 'Soulfire!'
May 29, 2017
Episode 2 - Why Are Concert Tickets so Expensive? with Jim Steen
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Ken Dashow and producer Andrew Magnotta discuss the economics of a Paul McCartney concert and we bring an expert witness and veteran of the concert business, Jim Steen, to give us some insight.
May 19, 2017
Episode 1 - 'BANG! The Bert Berns Story' with filmmaker Brett Berns.
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EPISODE 1 - Brett Berns. Ken interviews the son of Bert Berns, the man who wrote "Twist & Shout," and dozens of other early rock and roll his. Brett Berns has just released an amazing documentary about his father, 'BANG! The Bert Berns Story,' which deals with Berns' indelible effect on the music industry. We discuss the mob economy of the music industry in the early '60s and how the Beatles broke through it! Enjoy!
May 08, 2017