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I Saw The Beatles – Episode 4 with Sandi Borowsky 

Welcome to episode 4 of I Saw The Beatles! This week’s special guest is Sandi Anne Borowsky who saw The Beatles play live at Shea Stadium in 1966 when she was just 12 years old….alone! You can get a copy of Sandi’s book, Exploring Fab Four Landmarks, at Amazon.com
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Source: I Saw The Beatles – Episode 4 with Sandi Borowsky 06/29 by I Saw The Beatles | Pop Culture

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I Saw The Beatles – Episode 3 06/26 by I Saw The Beatles | Pop Culture

Welcome back to I Saw The Beatles! Today, we’ll be speaking with Harold Montgomery of Hopland, California who saw The Beatles perform in Boston when he was 17.

Source: I Saw The Beatles – Episode 3 06/26 by I Saw The Beatles | Pop Culture

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I Saw The Beatles – Episode 2 06/25 by I Saw The Beatles | Pop Culture

Welcome back to I Saw The Beatles! This week’s guest if Bob Ford from Michigan. He’ll be telling us about seeing The Beatles play in Detroit in 1966 when he was just 13 years old!

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Intro music by Cliff Hillis

Source: I Saw The Beatles – Episode 2 06/25 by I Saw The Beatles | Pop Culture

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I Saw The Beatles – Episode 1 | Entertainment

Beatles Freak Reviews has a brand new 15 minute weekly podcast. Listen in every Monday…

Welcome to the inaugural episode of I Saw The Beatles! We hope you enjoy our show and that you come back each week to meet a lucky Beatles fan that had the privilege to meet The Fab Four.

This week’s guest is Beth Lennon – the brains behind the idea for I Saw The Beatles. You’ll hear how she came up with the idea and you’ll also hear about how she came to meet Paul McCartney.

You can find out more about Beth at: www.RetroRoadMap.com

Our opening and closing theme is by Cliff Hillis. You can find out more about Cliff and hear more of his original music at: www.CliffHillis.com

Source: I Saw The Beatles – Episode 1 (06/20/2020) 06/20 by I Saw The Beatles | Entertainment

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Cigar Beatles – A Guest Article by Jennifer Vanderslice – Sunday January 16, 2011

Source: Cigar Beatles – A Guest Article by Jennifer Vanderslice – Sunday January 16, 2011

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THE BEATLES’ YELLOW SUBMARINE IN THEATERS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA THIS JULY TO CELEBRATE THE 50 TH ANNIVERSARY

Source: THE BEATLES’ YELLOW SUBMARINE
IN THEATERS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA THIS JULY TO CELEBRATE THE 50 TH ANNIVERSARY

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Book Review: “When Life Sends You Lemons, Make LENNONAID: What John Lennon’s life did for mine” by Kaya John

When Life Sends You Lemons, Make LENNONAID: What John Lennon's life did for mine Kaya JohnWhen Life Sends You Lemons, Make LENNONAID: What John Lennon’s life did for mine by Kaya John was recommended to me by a friend. In fact, I was asked if I would be willing to interview the author for my blog. Instead, I think a review of this self-published autobiography/memoir is in order.

As a publicist for several self-published authors, I’m generally very lenient when reviewing self-published books. I believe everyone has a story to tell and should at some point in their life share their story with the world. I went into this book with the same attitude and early on came to the decision that it would be very hard to rate someone’s memoir, let alone judge their life story. Kaya’s story is that of a broken and abusive childhood and the only thing that brought her joy was the music of the Beatles and John Lennon. I could relate…until page 131.

I somehow feel quieter inside now that Cynthia has finally let it all out. That needed to happen. We needed to know that about John and Cynthia really needed to tell it. I was always so afraid of what her truth might be. I understood about the coldness and the temper but I must say I was relieved to find out he only hit her once, I was really afraid he could have been a real constant physical abuser. So he wasn’t as bad as I though he might be.

Did she really just justify all of John’s abuse because he only hit his wife Cynthia once? Is she excusing the physical abuse against May and Yoko too? I found this one paragraph incredibly disturbing. But the author didn’t stop there.

Ms. John talks excessively about her parent’s flaws, illnesses and addictions that led to her not so happy childhood, but only hints at her own flaws including addiction and a failed marriage at some point in her life. She also goes on to lecture about the importance of becoming a vegetarian or vegan, even sinking so low as to say about those who eat meat: “And I wonder what the mutilation, torture, rape, confinement and murder of conscious, intelligent animals is doing to their soul.”

The last 26 pages of this 180 page book are all about the “Beatles friends and family” that Kaya has met over the years and all of her best memories of attending all but one Fest for Beatles Fans, making this book read more like a blog than a book. In fact, I would recommend she take up blogging instead of writing books…

I couldn’t rate this book even if I wanted to…sorry.

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Winners of “Once There Was A Way” Giveaway!

Congratulations to the three winner so Bryce Zabel’s new book, “Once There Was A Way“….

Tom Aguiar
Pattie Noah
Chris Behmer

Please email me your mailing addresses so I can send them off to the publisher who will mail your books to you after the holidays. beatles.freak.reviews@gmail.com

Peace and love to all!

See you all in the New Year with my review of this book….

Jenn

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MoonGlow PR’s Favorite Music, Books, Blogs, Etc. 2017

Source: MoonGlow PR’s Favorite Music, Books, Blogs, Etc. 2017

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No Review today…but here’s what is coming up!

Good morning loyal readers and newbies to my blog,

I seem to have fallen behind on my reading this past week and I have books piled up on my end table waiting to be read! Not only that…I have a new CD to review for you too. Here’s a list of what to expect in the next four weeks (not necessarily in this order):

David Bowie A Life Dylan Jones

 

David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones

 

 

 

 

Riding So High The Beatles and Drugs Joe Goodden

 

 

Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs by Joe Goodden

 

 

 

 

The Beatles Fifty Fabulous Years Robert Rodriguez

 

The Beatles: Fifty Fabulous Years by Robert Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

Now It’s All This! – The Red Button

 

 

 

 

 

 

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