Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution

Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution

We pick apart why and how The Beatles phenomenon occurred. On 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution' we'll get into the combination of talent, hard work and luck that changed everything!... Show More

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February 25, 2021 37 min
The 'Beatles Revolution' is back! This week, we honor George Harrison for his birthday and dissect the Beatles problematic producer Phil Spector, with special guests Peter Asher and Allan Steckler!

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The only songwriting team to challenge the Lennon-McCartney for the number of big hits in the '60s. Eddie and Brian Holland (of Motown Fame's Holland-Dozier-Holland) talk about their love of The Beatles and how they started in music. We also discuss what the world of Motown was like compared to that of the British Invasion...it's a fun ride and I Ain't To Proud To Beg you to listen!

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Liberty DeVitto opens up about his 30 years with Billy Joel, his bitter ouster and their reconciliation this past winter after a decade-long feud. Liberty talks band dynamics, playing with Sir Paul McCartney and his new autobiography, 'Life, Billy, And The Pursuit Of Happiness.'

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From Bob Marley to Traffic, Free to U2, Chris Blackwell brought tons of great music and culture to the forefront. Chris takes us from Jamaica, through the British Invasion, from his Goldeneye Resort to Blackwell Rum!

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Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung drops in via Zoom call to catch Ken up on his recent project with Julian Lennon, his undying love for The Beatles, his career with Styx and how there's never a good time for a pandemic.

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Bob Geldof is a brilliant songwriter, a talented musician, a fierce political activist, and he has one of the best Beatles stories we've ever heard.

On this week's 'Beatles Revolution,' Bob recalls his first Beatles encounter and how it inspired him in the decades to come.

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Talking fandom, from The Beatles to The Sopranos with 'Sopranos' actor Michael Imperioli. Michael is a huge Beatles fan and an old friend, who has a really cool new movie out called 'Cabaret Maxime,' a throw-back to the early vaudeville days but in modern times...

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Peter Asher returns to the show to talk about his new book, 'The Beatles From A to Zed,' recalling the danger (and the fun) of being adjacent to Beatle-mania.

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City Winery founder Michael Dorf joins the show to talk about what's in a ticket price. Michael and Ken follow the money, diving deep into the world of booking and executing live concerts and how the business has changed.

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December 20, 2019 74 min
Ken Dashow and Producer Andrew discuss a few of their favorite moments from the podcast this past year and outline some of their goals for the 'Beatles Revolution' in 2020!

Email KenDashow@iHeartMedia.com to let us know what your favorite moment was!

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One of the great rock songwriters to come out of the '80s, Desmond Child has authored and co-authored hits like "Livin' on a Prayer," "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)," "Poison," "I Hate Myself for Loving You" and many, many more.

On this episode, Desmond talks about how great songwriting transcends genre and how he got so much out of his collaborators over the yea...
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The true "Boogie Man," George Thorogood has been playing with the same trio and touring for over 40 years, and he worships the Beatles. George explains WHY his Beatles fandom has endured and recalls some highlights from his own career.

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From the Beatles to Yes, Rick takes us on his wild, often hilarious journey through the world of progressive rock, lunch with John Lennon and almost getting eating alive by Ringo Starr's guard dogs!

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Ken Dashow and Producer Andrew compare and contrast 'Abbey Road' with the other latter Beatles albums and address the "Mark Lewisohn Tape," on which John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison discuss their "next" album.

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The wild man of the rock flute, Jethro Tull mastermind Ian Anderson, joins the show to offer his recollection on the '60s British Invasion. He and Ken Dashow explore the development of the progressive rock movement and the state of rock's comeback.

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August 16, 2019 40 min
The Beatles were barely still a band in 1969, and while they were indeed offered a headlining spot at Woodstock, the band didn't make the trip.

On this episode, Ken Dashow and Producer Andrew discuss why the Beatles and some other notable bands didn't play Woodstock, and whether The Beatles *should* have played Woodstock.

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August 2, 2019 19 min
Ken Dashow looks at why Ivan Vaughan is such an important name in Beatles history, and why being at the right place at the right time can change everything.

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Ken Dashow and producer Andrew discuss HOW a song gets written. Then we analyze the genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney with the legendary Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Bros. Dead & Co and more).
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Part 2 with legendary producer Jack Douglas. Jack explains his approach as a producer and recalls how Steven Tyler overcame writer's block to write lyrics to "Walk This Way." He also looks back at the first time he saw Cheap Trick, which was at a bowling alley in Wisconsin; they were amazing!

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Jack Douglas produced classic albums by John Lennon, Aerosmith, The Who, Patti Smith and many others. He discovered Cheap Trick at a Wisconsin bowling alley. And he's on 'Ken Dashow's Beatles Revolution' this week, taking us behind the scenes of some of rock's biggest albums and best stories!

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