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I Saw The Beatles – Episode 9 with Marti Carver 

Welcome back to episode 9 of I Saw The Beatles. This week, we talk to Marti Carver who got to see The Beatles play live in 1966 at Olympia Stadium in Detroit on Aug 13th and then at Crosley Field in Cincinnati a couple weeks later. ————————————– Intro music by Cliff Hillis

Source: I Saw The Beatles – Episode 9 with Marti Carver 07/12 by I Saw The Beatles | Pop Culture

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I Saw The Beatles – Episode 8 with Don Dannemann Part 3 

Welcome back to episode 8 of I Saw The Beatles. This week is Part 3 (finale) of our conversation with Don Dannemann, the lead singer of The Cyrkle. The Cyrkle, an east coast band, was managed by Brian Epstein and opened for The Beatles during their 1966 U.S. tour. Their song Red Rubber Ball hit #2 on the Billboard charts the same week in July 1966 that The Beatles’ Paperback Writer was #1. For more information on Don Dannemann and The Cyrkle (including upcoming tour dates)

The Cyrkle website: http://www.TheCyrkle.com

The Cyrkle Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCyrkle

Source: I Saw The Beatles – Episode 8 with Don Dannemann Part 3 08/09 by I Saw The Beatles | Entertainment

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I Saw The Beatles – Episode 7 with Don Dannemann Part 2 

Welcome back to episode 6 of I Saw The Beatles. Our very special guest today is Don Dannemann, the lead singer of The Cyrkle. The Cyrkle, an east coast band, was managed by Brian Epstein and opened for The Beatles during their 1966 U.S. tour. Their song Red Rubber Ball hit #2 on the Billboard charts the same week in July 1966 that The Beatles’ Paperback Writer was #1. For more information on Don Dannemann and The Cyrkle (including upcoming tour dates) The Cyrkle website: http://www.TheCyrkle.com The Cyrkle Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCyrkle

Source: I Saw The Beatles – Episode 7 with Don Dannemann Part 2 08/02 by I Saw The Beatles | Entertainment

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I Saw The Beatles – Episode 6 with Don Dannemann Part 1 | Pop Culture

Do you remember this song…

Welcome back to episode 6 of I Saw The Beatles. Our very special guest today is Don Dannemann, the lead singer of The Cyrkle. The Cyrkle, an east coast band, was managed by Brian Epstein and opened for The Beatles during their 1966 U.S. tour. Their song Red Rubber Ball hit #2 on the Billboard charts the same week in July 1966 that The Beatles’ Paperback Writer was #1. For more information on Don Dannemann and The Cyrkle (including upcoming tour dates) The Cyrkle website: http://www.TheCyrkle.com The Cyrkle Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCyrkle

Source: I Saw The Beatles – Episode 6 with Don Dannemann Part 1 07/08 by I Saw The Beatles | Pop Culture

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I Saw The Beatles – Episode 5 with Sharyn Herrmann  | Pop Culture

Welcome back for episode 5 of I Saw The Beatles. This week, we’re talking with Sharyn Herrmann of Mount Dora, Florida. She saw the Beatles perform when she was a teenager in two cities – Jacksonville in ’64 and Atlanta in ’65.

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(OT) Book Review: “Too Much and Never Enough” by Mary L. Trump, PhD

(Warning: I’m a Liberal. Read at your own risk.)

As soon as I heard about this book, I immediately went to Amazon and pre-ordered my copy. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump sold close to 1 million copies on the day of it’s release, so I know I’m not alone in my need to get the dirt on on the current president of the United States.

And Mary dishes it from the get go. Halfway through the prologue and I was already saying, “Wow!” under my breath. She takes us deep into this dysfunctional (I wish there was a stronger word!) family’s history, conversations and interactions. Weddings, funerals and holidays are all put on display for us.

This mess of a family and their greed actually started with Mary’s great-grandmother. One could say it was out of necessity and the death of his father that Fred Trump became an angry miser, but not one of his five children could break away from his monetary hold on them to become their own person. The one child that tried, his oldest son and namesake, Freddy Jr., was driven to alcoholism trying to be the object of his father’s love, respect and attention. Only Donald caught his dad’s attention and respect. Not for his intelligence or business savvy, but because he was like his father and knew how to use charisma, lies and money to get his way. This all lead to five bankruptcies due to his lack of business skills, and yet, there was his father to throw more money at him to do whatever he’s please with.

Fred Trump was nothing short of cruel and ruthless with his children and Mary tells the stories to back it up. No weakness, no crying, no emotion…that’s what Fred demanded. A man worth hundreds of millions of dollars who expected everyone, including his children to praise him, never question him, and do as they were told. Sound familiar?

Now here’s the downside (and I wish someone had realized it before it went to print)…before I reached the halfway point of this book, I knew exactly how “The Donald” and his sycophants will spin this to his favor… He was the victim. You heard it here first…

And for that reason…

I rate this book, 3 out of 4 Beetles!

 

 

 

 

 

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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 with Harold Montgomery

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.

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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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