Along with my reviews of "The Beatles Through Headphones," by Ted Montgomery and Louise Harrison's new memoir, "My Kid Brother's Band, a.k.a., The Beatles," you'll find lots of great stuff.
Here's the official skinny:
In honor of Ringo Starr's induction on his own into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Beatlefan #212 has a special package of articles that includes a couple of recent fan encounters (including a tale of how Ringo is himself a Beatles memorabilia collector!) from Cortney Kintzer and Dave Persails and interviews by Ken Sharp with some of the current All Starr Band.
Also in the new Beatlefan is All About That Bass, in which Rick Glover, who is a bassist in addition to being the original Fan on the Run, takes a look at the various bass guitars Paul McCartney has played over the years, with a focus on the iconic Hofner and its place in his legend.
Among the other features in the new issue are Ken's interview with legendary record producer Glyn Johns, who talks about The Beatles' "Get Back"/"Let It Be" sessions; Bruce Spizer's 50th anniversary look back at the "Eight Days a Week" single; and Howie Edelson talking with Nick Lowe of Rockpile fame about opening for Wings in 1973. We also have an opinion piece by Jeff Cochran inspired by the recent reissue of "Wings at the Speed of Sound" and Bill Harry's tale of the girl The Beatles left behind.
Plus, four pages of reviews and all the latest news!
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