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Favoriting January 4, 2014: Guest: Kevin Howlett, author of The Beatles: the BBC Archives: 1962-1970

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Beatles, The  Chains (live at the BBC)   Favoriting
Phil Everly  Bad Boy Sad Girl   Favoriting
Red Sovine  I Hope You Don't Care   Favoriting
Oboe  Mother In Law Trouble   Favoriting
Ernestine Anderson  Continental Mind   Favoriting
Bambi Kino  You're 16   Favoriting
Pagliaro  Lovin' You Ain't Easy   Favoriting
Mercybeats, The  Dr. Goldfoot & His Bikini Machine   Favoriting
Sanford Clark  It's Nothing To Me   Favoriting
Preston Love  Neck Bones   Favoriting
Scruffy the Cat  Kissing Galaxy   Favoriting
Joe South  The Greatest Love   Favoriting
Beatles, The  Please Please Me (live at the BBC)   Favoriting
Beatles, The  Hippy Hippy Shake (live at the BBC)   Favoriting
Kevin Howlett  INTERVIEW   Favoriting
Beatles, The  Some Other Guy (live at the BBC)   Favoriting
Skeeter Davis  Looking For Someone To Love   Favoriting
James Carr  Stronger Than Love   Favoriting
Prisonaires, The  Senor Siskin   Favoriting
Electric Soft Parade  Summertime In My Heart   Favoriting
Margo Guryan  Sunday Morning   Favoriting
Moon Mullican  Wedding Of The Bugs   Favoriting
Dave Bartholomew  The Monkey   Favoriting
Ben Vaughn  Hitchin' A Ride (from More Super Hits of the Seventies)   Favoriting
Dino, Desi & Billy  A Certain Sound   Favoriting
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys  Parts Unknown   Favoriting
La La Brooks  Dear Boy, Love Girl   Favoriting
Street The Beat  Falling In Love   Favoriting
Sonny and the Sunsets  Heart of Sadness   Favoriting
Beatles, The  BBC Interviews   Favoriting

CLICK HERE to find out if Is it time to re-evaluate Ringo Starr?


CLICK HERE for the "best" news bloopers of 2013

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

CLICK HERE for the first issue of "BOMP!" magazine

CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"

CLICK HERE to hear how drums can sound different depending on where they're played

CLICK HERE for a piece about the 70's music scene in Austin

CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.

CLICK HERE for a $400+ out of print book about Pub Rock that Nick Lowe mentions - OR - buy it HERE for for £17 (about $28), including postage, on Will Birch's website

CLICK HERE for a reminder that you have to be 恋のホワン・ホワン (or HERE, or HERE , or HERE , or HERE, or HERE!)

CLICK HERE for info on an odd e-book "Nick Lowe: A Long Career That Never Gets Stale." It is 4 pages long and "sells" for $1.99. The same author has one about Dean Martin that was reviewed like this: "This pamphlet was complete gargbage. A sixth grader could have written a better essay. All of this author's works should be removed from Amazon."

CLICK HERE for a New York Times piece from Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger and CLICK HERE to read one from Chris Collingwood

CLICK HERE for the unfortunately titled but otherwise interesting "60 Great Albums You Probably Haven’t Heard"

CLICK HERE for a new interactive video from Bob Dylan

CLICK HERE, but only if you have golden ears

CLICK HERE for some amazing RARE STAX MUSIC from tapes Robert Gordon pulled out of the debris when the STAX building was being torn down!

CLICK HERE for STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE to read about "The Albums Everyone Can Love"

CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for info on Nothing To Hide which was amazing

CLICK HERE for Shelby Lynn w/ Darrly Hall

CLICK HERE for " Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers Who Have Found Their Match"

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE for another of my links to stories about Will Smith's annoying kids - and one person's reply to a tweet from one of them

CLICK HERE for Dave Edmunds'new song

CLICK HERE to see a guy really get into a Bon Jovi song

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


CLICK HERE for The Spampinato Brothers live at The Hamilton

CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)

CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line

CLICK HERE to read 20th Century Headlines Rewritten To Get More Clicks

CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE to check your News IQ

CLICK HERE for a long documentary on The Everly Brothers!

CLICK HERE if you're a fan of funky drums

CLICK HERE for a song about Chinese Food - usually I'd suggest ignoring this kind of thing, but this is so misguided, and just plain bad, it needs to be seen - it make you ponder: what kind of world are we living in?

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for Johnny T's NYC Tourist Tips !

CLICK HERE for "If you thought CBGB’s bathrooms were full of shit check out the movie"

CLICK HERE to find out who's getting the "Baby Blue" money from Badfinger's song being on Breaking Bad

CLICK HERE for info on wealth inequality

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for some videos from the BUCKY album 'Women, Ladies and Girls (Sing the Bucky Songbook).' (I especially like THIS ONE! {due to the great acting})

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE read producer Steve Albini’s incredible four-page letter to Nirvana

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE for interesting reviews of Haribo Gummy Candy Sugarless Gummy Bears 5-Pound Bag

CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments

CLICK HERE for an article by WFMU's Joe McGasko: "Johnny Cash: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Him"

CLICK HERE to read: Hal Blaine picks five essential drum records

CLICK HERE the girl from The Like's new band JJAMZ

CLICK HERE for info on the new Nashville DVD

CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "

CLICK HERE to read: Hal Blaine picks five essential drum records

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for info in the Fête Paradiso at Governors Island

CLICK HERE for The Beach Boys reunion show live In Japan - full show

CLICK HERE and page down to the Violent Femmes Trivia section

CLICK HERE for twelve seconds of The Limonaire Organ in action at Governors Island

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for Deke Dickerson's 2013 Tour Documentary--PART ONE!

CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

I have low expectations for THIS and even lower ones for THIS

CLICK HERE to read about how Adam Schlesinger? from Fountains of Wayne writes songs

CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"

CLICK HERE for The Mighty Hannibal "Midnight Hour" on The !!!! Beat

CLICK HERE for Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track

CLICK HERE for Ted Nugent

CLICK HERE for "Iconic NYC Music Venues, Then And Now" slideshow

CLICK HERE for "Ex”-Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos in Lawsuit With “Former” Band Mates"

CLICK HERE for Sinatra doing his thing

CLICK HERE for 45 minutes of Elvis Costello & The Attractions at their peak

CLICK HERE to see the results of THE LES PAUL AUCTION

CLICK HERE to watch the full "Beach Boys Live in Concert 50th Anniversary"

CLICK HERE to see listener Bjarne from Norway who tattooed the Woof Moo Logo on his hip area

CLICK HERE for some live Magic and CLICK HERE for the proper chords.

CLICK HERE for Celebrity Make Unders – What Would Celebrities Look Like If They Were Everyday People?!

CLICK HERE to listen to almost every top 10 of the top 40 era.

I love THIS!

CLICK HERE for a short documentary on Donnie And Joe Emerson!

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing

CLICK HERE to see Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn

CLICK HERE to hear David Letterman ask: "Are Those Your Drums?"

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!

CLICK HERE for another of the worst people in the world!

CLICK HERE for a not quite right piece called "The Rising Cost of New Vinyl"

CLICK HERE for 10 of the all-time greatest disc jockeys - with audio clips of their chatter

CLICK HERE this train wreck is a great microcosm of what is wrong with the world.

CLICK HERE for Nina Simone: nutty but good.

CLICK HERE to read: KISS' Paul Stanley: 'I Don't Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'

CLICK HERE to read: An Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians!

CLICK HERE for "22 geniously defaced textbooks & exam papers"

CLICK HERE to see Robin Zander's "son"

CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.

CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

CLICK HERE to see Google interview Nick Lowe after his Live@Google performance in Mountain View. To get the two tracks for free from this performance CLICK HERE

There's some controversy about the coin toss that decided who would get seats in the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959 and killed Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens & Big Bopper. CLICK HERE for "An open Letter & Challenge to Dion from Tommy Allsup" then CLICK HERE for Dion's version from "The Wanderer Talks Truth"

CLICK HERE to explore & watch a short film on The Cosimo Code, an attempt to catalog every Cosimo Matassa 45!

CLICK HERE for "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"

CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú

CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

CLICK HERE for info session guitarist Vincent Bell.

CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"

Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.

CLICK HERE to go to a useless website like THIS ONE.

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Listener comments!


Hey Michael, Have you heard that song "Little Black Dress" by One Direction?
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time to re-evaluate ringo? why? he's a great drummer, a reasonable singer, and a ringo's all starr band show is 2 1/2/ hours of rockin' fun.
Avatar 11:17am
Michael Shelley:

no - but I'll check it out if you say it's good
Avatar 11:18am
Michael Shelley:

agree - he's the best - why re-evaluate: the need for writers to make a living

oh yeah it's a good tune. power pop.
Avatar 11:22am

Yes! I heard (you play?) this song on 'FMU 15 years ago when I was in high school - It's been stuck in my head ever since, no joke :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am
Ken From Hyde Park:

RIP Phil Everly and also Jay Traynor of Jay and the Americans.

Dont know if these are legit, but theyre selling the 1933 version
Pedro in Arlington:

Absolutely right Mike. The Everlys on Warner are even better than on Cadence and the Cadence stuff is obviously classic. I'm sure part of the 1973 breakup was connected to the frustrations involved in the relative lack of success with Warner.

Anyone who owns the Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" but not the Everlys' "Roots" MUST correct such an oversight. Maybe Mike can play the "Roots" version of "I Wonder If She Cares As Much" although you'll have to either pot it up or begin with the previous track of "T for Texas."
Avatar 11:33am

Hey Ken, what side of the park are you on?
I'm South, in "Bensingtion" ;)
Avatar 11:34am

Ringo Star link does not work in the UK :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am
Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm north of Poughkeepsie, NY, which is south of Staatsburgh and east of the Hudson River. Home of FDR.
Avatar 11:35am

i get it. i haven't spoken to my brother in years, and have no intentions of doing so.
Avatar 11:37am

i have the everly bros. rhino box set - heartaches and harmonies. it's a pretty good collection, but it is missing a few songs here and there..
Brian St Cyr:

Great show as usual.
In case you were wondering, (yes I was wondering and have too much free time) here are the Google search results for the 4 Beatles:

George Harirson 89,100,000
Paul McCartney 62,200,000
John Lennon 60,000,000

Ringo Starr 5,960,000

Two things. POOR Ringo! I guessed in order John, Paul, George, Ringo. George at #1 hmmmmmm
Avatar 11:44am

beatles in order of douchiness-
1 john
2 paul
3 george
4 ringo
although george and ringo are so much less douchy than john and paul they might as well be tied.
Brian St Cyr:

heh heh
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:46am
Pedro G.:

Not much of a secret but the legit Beatles at the BBC sets can't touch the complete shows that are easily found on the Internets. Context and DJs. Hard to beat.

ah scruffy the cat i really enjoyed the cat must have heard on fmu but also on rsu which was really a great station in those days i remember someone passing out stickers of scruffy the cat at staten island mall gregg s.i.n.y.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:55am
Gaylord Fields:

As if I had any doubt as to his credentials and expertise, Kevin Howlett name-checked Dan Ingram as a New York radio great.
Brian St Cyr:

I remember growing up in Boston and hanging out in Kenmore square and the Rat and listening to wfnx. Those were some heady days for Boston Music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am

I've just added another thing to my list of things that irk me about the 21st century -- sentences that start with "back in 2011".
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 12:05pm
Gaylord Fields:

@glenn: Watch Martin Scorsese's George documentary just for starters, and you may end up placing a lot less space between Paul and George and a lot more space between George and Ringo. Ringo was the one consistent grownup in the band.
Avatar 12:07pm

i agree 100 %.
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with gaylord, that is, although parq makes a good point.
Avatar 12:15pm

my absolute fave beatles song is and your bird can sing.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 12:15pm
Gaylord Fields:

Back in 2011, I watched that documentary.

Great interview Michael, thanks! That's another book for my music reading list.
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Mrs. KP observes, "This ain't Vanity Fair."
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I love George Harrison's work as much as anyone but did the Cosmic Guru Beatle have to record so many songs about getting screwed by the music business?
Avatar 12:46pm

you write what you know.

Is there a good list of songs & albums about being screwed by the record industry? Also, if you write what you know then how come there are no songs about George Harrison’s mustache.
Queens L. Bow:

Brian Wilson, who was scared of the water, would disagree.

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Yes! That mustache! Why doesn’t George Harrison sing about it!
Avatar 12:53pm

I might have seen this Street the Beat a long time ago, if they were around as such
Queens L. Bow:

RE: songs on that topic, here's a few: "They Called It Rock"/Nick Lowe; "The Moneygoround"/Kinks; "Don't Call Us We'll Call You"/Sugarloaf; and maybe the best one, "Mercury Poisoning"/Graham Parker.
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While My Mustache Gently Droops
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Michael Shelley:


I’m fixing a ‘satche, so the water doesn’t soak. And cause my nee to be sniffling!
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jeeez, i don't know. why didn't spade cooley write songs about killing his wiffe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm
Brian in UK:

Brian Matthew interviewing?

Prime era Michel Pagliaro, at around 14:00...
Mark Dillman:

I've listened to WFMU online weekly since 1997. One observation I have is that this radio station is not particularly Beatle-friendly which breaks my heart. This interview with Kevin Howlett about his really nice new book helps rectify the situation. The Beatles are a case of the good guys, for once, winning big time.
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