From Mersey Beat to Beatleness

I’ve been interviewed by many journalists, writers, DJs, and talk show hosts since Beatleness was published. But this interview with Bill Harry—founder of Liverpool’s Mersey Beat newspaper, Lennon’s art school mate, and a key figure in the Beatles rise to global fame—is one of my favorites. BH: Did the name ‘Beatleness’ already exist or did… Read more

At The Movies With The Beatles & Mary Poppins: Summer ’64

As the recent restoration and re-release of A Hard Day’s Night breathes new life into the now-classic film that so delighted Beatle fans fifty years ago, we should also remember another classic from the summer of ’64 that stimulated the senses of the youngest boomer fans: Mary Poppins.  Watching this film as a young mom in the… Read more