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A 30th Anniversary Special Section of the best of Beatlefan from 1978 to 2008:

ALL THE REST
McCartney’s Lost and Overlooked Classics From 1970 to 1988

Bill King and John Sosebee compiled this list in response to the release of Paul McCartney’s “All the Best” greatest hits collection. This article originally was published in Beatlefan #56, February-March 1988.

A RUTLE REMEMBERS
Talking With Neil Innes About the Pre-Fab Four!

Ken Sharp talks with the man behind Rutle Ron Nasty in these excerpts from an interview originally published in Beatlefan #55 and #56, December 1987 and February 1988.

LENNON'S LEGACY
Was He the Real Godfather of Grunge?
Generation X has embraced John Lennon and and his music to the extent that he has become an inspiration to modern rockers, Al Sussman argues in this piece originally published in Beatlefan #109, November 1997.

AWAITING ON YOU ALL
Remembering a Savile Row Summer in ’69
Barb Fenick recalls the fan experience of joining the Apple Scruffs outside The Beatles' London headquarters during that tumultuous summer that produced their last album, in this article originally published in Beatlefan #109, November 1997.

THE MONKEES-BEATLES CONNECTION
How the Fab Four Embraced Their TV  Progeny
In 1967, with the Fab Four holed up in Abbey Road producing their next album, a TV Beatles knockoff of the group took the pop world by storm, outselling even the masters for a while. Al Sussman looks at the ties between The Beatles and The Monkees in this article originally published in Beatlefan #105, March 1997.

NOT THE BEATLES!
But with Many Bands You Get an Incredible Simulation
Steven Prazak looks at Beatlesque bands in this article originally published in Beatlefan #82, May 1993.

THE MAKING OF A LEGEND
A Silver Anniversary Salute to ‘Sgt. Pepper’
Bill King and Al Sussman trace the development of the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in this article originally published in Beatlefan #78, June 1992. …

THE WORLD OF ‘SGT. PEPPER’
Pop Music Came to a Crossroads in 1967
The first flowering of a diverse new rock scene was heralded by the release of an album that threw away the rulebook. But The Beatles weren’t alone in the pop vanguard that Summer of Love, as Al Sussman notes in this article originally published in Beatlefan #106, May 1997. …

A FAN'S NOTES
1967: It Really Was the Summer of . . . Change
(This memoir by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #107, July, 1997)

WHEN THE BEATLES ARRIVED ON CD
First Four Releases Drew Mixed Fan Response

The late Nicholas Schaffner, author of the beloved fan book “The Beatles Forever”, wrote this first piece for Beatlefan #50, February 1987, in response to the release of the first four Beatles CDs. The somewhat less enthusiastic piece after it was written for the same issue by John Sosebee. …

101 REASONS TO BE A BEATLE FAN
Some of Our Favorite Things About The Beatles
Ever find yourself lapsing into lines from a Beatles film or song in the course of everyday conversation? Turning up the radio for a particular bit of harmony? Bill King and Al Sussman offer a list of some of those shared moments that keep Beatlemania alive in this article originally published in Beatlefan #89, July 1994.

GEORGE HARRISON IN CONCERT
On Tour in Japan and Performing at London’s Royal Albert Hall
Beatlefan correspondent Gen Onoshima provided the bulk of our coverage of the George Harrison/Eric Clapton tour of Japan. This review of the Dec. 1, 1991, opening-night concert at Yokohama Arena originally was published in Beatlefan #76 (December 1991).

THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Reminiscing with Apple's Neil Aspinall and Derek Taylor
Originally published in Beatlefan #76, December 1991.

OPENING LENNON’S FBI FILE
How the Story Behind ‘The U.S. vs. John Lennon’ First Came to Light
Author Jon Wiener, whose decades-long battle to have John Lennon’s FBI files released eventually led to the new documentary film “The U.S. vs. John Lennon”, talked with Bill King about his research in this interview, originally published in Beatlefan #28, June-July, 1983.

‘PRESS TO PLAY’
A Look Back 20 Years at Our Original Review of the Paul McCartney Album
Return with us now to the days when many of us still bought new albums on vinyl LP or cassette, and record labels were trying to entice us to try the new compact disc format. This review by Bill King of “Press to Play” originally was published in Beatlefan #47, August-September 1986.

A BEATLES FAN’S VIEW OF THE MONKEES
Television’s Ersatz Fab Four Came Along at Just the Right Time
This Thingumybob column by Al Sussman originally was published in Beatlefan #48, October-November, 1986.

RINGO THE RESTAURATEUR
A Former Beatle Meets the Press in Atlanta to Discuss Eggs and Turkey
This report by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #48, October-November 1986.

THE BEATLES' BEST ALBUM?
If You Say 'Sgt. Pepper', Maybe You'd Better Think Again!
This article by Al Sussman and Bill King originally was published in
Beatlefan #101, July 1996.

THE 'JESUS' CONTROVERSY
Lennon Quote Almost Derailed a Tour
This is an excerpt from the "Summer of '66 Remembered" article by Al
Sussman originally published in Beatlefan #46, June 1986.

THE FINAL TOUR
Little Did We Know It Was Our Last Chance to See The Beatles in Concert
This collection of fan reminiscences about The Beatles' 1966 tour
originally was published in Beatlefan #102, September 1996.

SHOOTING THE 'BUTCHER COVER'
Behind the Scenes With Beatles Photographer Bob Whitaker
This interview originally was published in Beatlefan #108, September 1997.

GEORGE HARRISON AT 33 1/3
Meeting the Press in Washington
This article about George Harrison's 1976 promotional appearance in Washington, D.C., written by Bill King, originally was published in Beatlefan #48, October 1986.

ALISTAIR TAYLOR'S APPLE MEMORIES
Inside Tales From The Beatles' 'Mr. Fixit'
When The Beatles set up Apple Corps Ltd., they put a number of old cohorts in key positions, including their "Mr. Fixit," Brian' Epstein's former aide Alistair Taylor, who became Apple's general manager. Contributors Ken Sharp and Garry Marsh both talked to Taylor about Apple on the occasion of its 20th anniversary for these recollections, excerpted from Beatlefan #64, June 1989.

MEETING THE BEATLES
A December 1971 Fan Encounter With John Lennon the Activist
This reminiscence by E.S. Moger was originally published in Beatlefan #25, December 1982.

CONFESSIONS OF A BEATLE BOOTLEGGER
The Melvin Records Story
Or how a group of rabid fans established an obscure ’70s Beatles bootleg label named for a little white pooch and went from being a bare-bones operation to a howling success to a lost dog — and are today hounded by memories and dogged by awful puns. Originally published in Beatlefan #78, June 1992

WINGS? TICKET OR LEAVE IT . . .        
Seeing McCartney in Concert Wasn't a Sure Thing for One Fan
Would Wally Podrazik know Paul McCartney if he saw him? Find out in this piece originally published in Beatlefan #45, April 1986.

THE TOUR OF THE DECADE
McCartney Conquered America Again in 1976
This summary of the Wings Over America tour by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #45, April 1986.

WINGS OVER AMERICA
A 10th Anniversary Retrospective
Al Sussman looks back at Paul McCartney's first post-Beatles North American tour in this article originally published in Beatlefan #45, April 1986.

W-A-BEATLE-C
A Tribute to New York City's Legendary Top 40 Radio Station
This Thingumybob column by Al Sussman originally was published in Beatlefan #23, August 1982.

MEETING THE BEATLES
A Fan's Close Encounters of the Best Kind
John Roberts of North Hollywood, CA, wrote this article, originally published in Beatlefan #20, February 1982.

THE LENNON FILMS
Were They Art or Were They Just Home Movies?
This assessment by arts critic Dan Abramson of the films John Lennon made in collaboration with Yoko Ono was originally published in Beatlefan #72/73, March 1991.

A LENNON MUSICAL REPORT CARD
Do His Post-Beatles Recordings Measure Up?
This assessment of Lennon's solo music by Al Sussman is excerpted from "The Beatles: A Look at 15 Years Apart", originally published in Beatlefan #39, April 1985. It was an updating of the original Beatles Report Card Sussman did five years earlier.

THE LENNON LEGACY
Readers Pay Tribute to the Man and the Artist
Originally published in Beatlefan #72/73, March 1991.

MEETING THE BEATLES
A Fan's London Encounter with Ringo Starr
Andrew Matheson's account of meeting Ringo originally was published in Beatlefan #41, August 1985.

BRIAN EPSTEIN REMEMBERED
A look at the legacy of The Beatles' manager
This article by the late Nicholas Schaffner, author of the acclaimed book "The Beatles Forever" and Pete Shotton's "John Lennon in My Life", originally was published in Beatlefan #53, August 1987.


JOHN ONO LENNON,  1940-1980
Some excerpts from the John Lennon Commemorative Issue of Beatlefan.

THE MAKING OF "THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY"
Part 1: Talking With Neil Aspinall, George Martin
Contributing editor Allan Kozinn traveled to London during final preparations for "The Beatles Anthology" and did these interviews with Apple's chief and The Beatles' record producer, originally published in Beatlefan #98, January 1996.

THE MAKING OF "THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY"
Part 2: Talking With Bob Smeaton
Contributing editor Allan Kozinn traveled to London during final preparations for "The Beatles Anthology" and did this interview with series director-writer Bob Smeaton, originally published in Beatlefan #98, January 1996.

THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS!
"Anthology" a Rare Shared Experience
In this piece originally published in Beatlefan #98, January 1996, Al Sussman reflects on the week of Thanksgiving '95 and how it felt to experience, once again, the kind of edge-of-your-seat excitment that the release of a new Beatles album always brought.

"THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY": A FAN'S NOTES
Oh, Yes, It Was Absolutely Fab-ulous
This review of "The Beatles Anthology" TV series and first album by Bill King originally published in Beatlefan #98, January 1996.  

MACCA ON TOUR
A Taste of Beatlefan Coverage
Here are excerpts from coverage of Paul McCartney's tours in 1989-90, 1991 and 1993, originally published in Beatlefan.

CONCERT FOR BANGLA DESH REMEMBERED
Fans Recall the Historic 1971 Benefit
In honor of the release of the new restored DVD and CD versions of the concert, we present these reports on the show, originally published in Beatlefan #17, August 1981.

MEETING THE BEATLES
A British Fan's 1960s Encounters
Back in the '60s, British fan Marianne Goldsmith won £5 by sending an account of meeting Paul McCartney to Fabulous magazine. What follows is that account, plus another tale of meeting a Beatle, originally published in Beatlefan #22, June 1982.

MORE BEATLEFAX
Fun Facts and Quotes About The Beatles
Here are additional excerpts from our popular BEATLEFAX column, compiled by Leslie King and originally published in Beatlefan between 1989 and 1992.

THE DAY THE BEATLES CAME TO TOWN
The Fab Four's 1965 Visit to Atlanta
What was it like when a town was invaded by Beatlemania? Here's Bill King's 20th anniversary look at what happened in Atlanta on Aug. 18, 1965, when The Beatles played Atlanta Stadium in this article, originally published 20 years ago in Beatlefan #41, August 1985 (plus a report from 9 years later on a soundboard recording of the show).

MEETING THE BEATLES
A 1965 Sullivan Show Encounter With the Fab Four
Circus Magazine's Lou O' Neill Jr. tells of meeting The Beatles backstage when they did "The Ed Sullivan Show" in August 1965 in this 1980 account, originally reprinted in Beatlefan #14, February 1981.

MORE BEATLEFAX
Fun Facts and Quotes About The Beatles
Here are additional excerpts from our popular BEATLEFAX column, compiled by Leslie King and originally published in Beatlefan between 1989 and 1992.

ON THE SET OF 'HELP!'
A Beatles Movie Extra Recalls His1965 Encounter With the Fab Four
Richard Evans talked with one of the extras in the film "Help!" in this article, originally published in Beatlefan #23, August 1982.

THE BEATLES IN CONCERT
U.S. Fans Recall Seeing The Fab Four Perform
Here are excerpts from a collection of fan memories originally published in Beatlefan #41, August 1985.

BEATLEFAX
Fun Facts and Quotes About The Beatles
Here are excerpts from our popular BEATLEFAX column, compiled by Leslie King and originally published in Beatlefan between 1989 and 1992.

THE ORIGINAL 'LENNON' PLAY
The Off-Broadway Production From 1982
The Yoko Ono-approved musical "Lennon", opening summer 2005 on Broadway, brings to mind another play called "Lennon" that was first staged in Liverpool in 1981 and then opened off-Broadway in New York in 1982. Here is Al Sussman's review of that earlier production, originally published in Beatlefan #24, October 1982.

MEETING THE BEATLES
A Fan's1981 Encounters With Paul McCartney!
Gloria Rossi of Chicago wrote this story of meeting McCartney, originally published in Beatlefan #21, April 1982.

MAKING THE BEATLES' PROMO FILMS
Tony Bramwell Talks About Those Early Music Clips
Longtime Beatles associateTony Bramwell talked extensively about his work on the group's promo films in an interview with Rick Glover. Here are excerpts from that interview, originally published in Beatlefan #107, July 1997.

"UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY"
How Close Did The Beatles Come to Not Breaking Up?
(Was an irrevocable split really inevitable? Why didn't John Lennon announce the "divorce" he supposedly wanted? And was George Harrison really happy when the end came? Bill King takes a fresh look at early 1970 in this article originally published in Beatlefan #93, March 1995.)

THE BEATLES ALBUM THAT ALMOST WAS
Sessions: The Inside Story
(Contributing Editor Allan Kozinn was a party to some of the preliminary work on the abortive EMI "Sessions" album of unreleased Beatles material from the pre-"Anthology" days. He provides a background report on the album that almost was in this article originally published in Beatlefan #39, April 1985.)

LINDA MCCARTNEY
What Was It Like to Be Back on the Road?
(Ken Sharp talks with Linda McCartney backstage during the 1989-90 World Tour in this article originally published in Beatlefan #68, April 1990.)

FANS ON THE RUN
Following McCartney's 1989-90 Tour Exhausting But Rewarding
(Back before the era of $125 and $250 tickets, following Paul McCartney from city to city on tour to see as many shows as possible was a reasonable undertaking for fans. And some just couldn't get enough of the 1989-90 World Tour, as detailed in this article by Leslie King originally published in Beatlefan #68, April 1990.)

CATCH YOU LATER
Meeting John Lennon in July 1980
(A fan encounter outside the Dakota a few months before Lennon's death is detailed in this article by Allison Villone originally published in Beatlefan #19, December 1981.)

SHOUT!
The Most Controversial Beatles Biography
(Philip Norman's "Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation", is being reissued in a new revised, updated edition in February 2005. Here is a review by Bill King of the first edition originally published in Beatlefan #15, April 1981.)

SHOUT!
An Interview With Author Philip Norman ‹ Part 1
(Philip Norman talks with Bill King about his biography of The Beatles in this first part of an interview originally published in Beatlefan #16, June 1981, and Beatlefan #17, August 1981.)

SHOUT!
An Interview With Author Philip Norman ‹ Part 2
(Philip Norman talks with Bill King about his biography of The Beatles in this second part of an interview originally published in Beatlefan #16, June 1981, and Beatlefan #17, August 1981.)

MEETING THE BEATLES
Getting a Hand From Wings in Atlanta in 1976
(Ric Burnett tells of a unique encounter with Paul and Linda McCartney and their band during the Wings Over America tour in this article, originally published in Beatlefan #18, October 1981.)

1965 REVISITED / PART ONE
How Fab It Was: Rock Music's Greatest Year

(First in a series by Al Sussman on the greatest of all years for rock 'n' roll, originally published in Beatlefan #95, July 1995.)

1965 REVISITED / PART TWO
U.K. Still Was Where the Action Was
(Second in a series by Al Sussman on the greatest of all years for rock 'n' roll, originally published in Beatlefan #96, September 1995.)

1965 REVISITED / PART THREE
Summer Days and Summer Nights

(Third in a series by Al Sussman on the greatest of all years for rock 'n' roll, originally published in Beatlefan #97, November 1995.)

1965 REVISITED / PART FOUR
A Brand New Bag for Pop Music . . .

(Last in a series by Al Sussman on the greatest of all years for rock 'n' roll, originally published in Beatlefan #98, January 1996.)

JOHN LENNON REVEALED
A Surprisingly Perceptive Interview From 1965
(Most fan magazine interviews in the early years of Beatlemania were superficial at best and more often mindless forays into a world where the most pressing question was which Beatle was the cutest. A surprising exception was this interview with John Lennon by Valerie Wilmer, published in the summer 1965 issue of a little newsprint publication called Beatles and reprinted in Beatlefan #35, August 1984.)

MEETING THE BEATLES
A 1965 Encounter With Paul McCartney
(Most female Beatles fans who screamed and waved at the Fab Four during their touring days were completely lost in a chorus of similar screams and waves. Jorie Gracen was a happy exception. She writes of her 1965 encounter with Paul McCartney after a Beatles concert in this article originally published in Beatlefan #11, August 1980.)

GEORGE HARRISON: ON THE RECORD '79
(A complete transcript of Harrison's comments from his February 1979 L.A. press conference for his "George Harrison" album, originally published in Beatlefan #3, April 1979.)

REMEMBERING: 1964
(Reminiscences by fans, excerpted from Beatlefan #2, February 1979, and Beatlefan #32, February 1984.)

THE FAB FOUR ON THE RADIO
(Al Sussman takes a look at the rise of The Beatles on radio in New York; an interview with Carroll James, the first DJ to play ³I Want to Hold Your Hand² in the U.S.; and a report by Shawn Fulper-Smith on which American radio station was the first to play a Beatles record, all originally published in Beatlefan #33, April 1984.)

DARK HORSING AROUND
A Flawed Tour by a Beatle Was Better Than None
(Bill King and Peter C. Palmiere look back at George Harrison's 1974 North American tour in this article originally published in Beatlefan #91, November 1994.)

WHAT IF LENNON HAD TOURED?
A Speculative Look at What He Might Have Played
(Bill King speculates about the Lennon World Tour that never was in this article originally published in Beatlefan #68, April 1990.)

LIVING WITH LENNON: A Conversation With May Pang
(Bill King's interview with May Pang, John Lennon's mistress during his mid-'70s separation from Yoko Ono, originally published in Beatlefan #25, December 1982.)

THE MAN WHO PRESENTED THE BEATLES
Sid Bernstein Remembers
(An interview with the promoter of The Beatles' historic Carnegie Hall and Shea Stadium shows in New York by Bill King, originally published in Beatlefan #32, February 1984.)

TWENTY FIVE YEARS!
(Al Sussman Takes a Look at Beatlefan and its coverage, 1978-2003 . . .)

25 YEARS: QUOTE UNQUOTE
(Highlights from Beatlefan interviews, 1978-2003.)

25 YEARS: QUOTE UNQUOTE, PART 2
(More Highlights from Beatlefan interviews, 1978-2003.)

A CONVERSATION WITH THE PUBLISHER
(Longtime Executive Editor Al Sussman Talks With Beatlefan founder and Publisher Bill King.)

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
A Tribute to Ed Sullivan
(This essay by Bill King is reprinted from Beatlefan #62, February 1989. A slightly different version of this article previously appeared in Beatlefan #32.)

A FAN'S NOTES
The Sunday Night That Changed My World
(This memoir by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #87, February 1994.)

THE 1979 BADFINGER INTERVIEW
Joey Molland and Tom Evans
(Never-before-published transcript excerpts from the Beatlefan interview conducted in the spring of 1979 by Bill King with Joey Molland and the late Tom Evans as they toured in support of their "Airwaves" album. (Portions of the interview were published in Beatlefan #4, June 1979, Beatlefan #5, August 1979, and Beatlefan #6, October 1979).

A FAN'S NOTES
Oh, Yes, It Was Absolutely Fab-ulous
(This fan's view of ABC's airing of "The Beatles Anthology" by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #98, January, 1996.)

A FAN'S NOTES
April 7, 1970: I Read the News Today
(This memoir by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #93, March, 1995.)

A FAN'S NOTES
Let's hear it for the MIDDLE line!
(This memoir by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #82, May, 1992.)

A FAN'S NOTES
1969: Some Kind of Innocence . . .
(This memoir by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #90, September, 1994.)

A FAN'S NOTES
When The Beatles Came to Town
(This memoir by Bill King, originally published in Beatlefan #142, May, 2003, takes a look at one of the many shows The Beatles played during their rise to the top over the summer of 1963.)

A FAN'S NOTES
Late Summer '65: I Believe in Yesterday
(This memoir by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #126, September, 2000.)

A FAN'S NOTES
Fall 1968, a Video Time Capsule
(This memoir by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #114, September, 1998.)

A FAN'S NOTES
Early '67: Stop, Hey, What's That Sound?
(This memoir by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #105, March, 1997.)

A FAN'S NOTES
Summer of '66, a Quiet Revolution
(This memoir by Bill King originally was published in Beatlefan #101, July, 1996.)

MEETING THE BEATLES
Cleveland, Aug. 15, 1966
(Pat Simmons, who ran the With a Little Help From My Friends fanzine in the 1970s and ’80s, recounts an encounter with The Beatles during their final American tour in this article originally published in Beatlefan #7, December 1979.)

MEETING THE BEATLES
John Lennon Offers Some Advice in 1980

(Ann Lawter of Louisville, KY, wrote this account of an encounter with John Lennon that she characterized as "the most exciting moment of my life." It was originally published in Beatlefan #10, June 1980.)

MEETING THE BEATLES
An Encounter With John Lennon in Spring '79

(A report by Jennie Swenton of The Harrison Alliance, originally published in Beatlefan #12, October 1980.)

MEETING THE BEATLES #1
An Encounter With Macca in '77

(Roger Ellis, a onetime British correspondent for Beatlefan, writes of his meeting Paul McCartney on Jan. 24, 1977. Originally published in Beatlefan #8, February 1980.)

"BIRTH OF THE BEATLES"
Remembering Dick Clark's Pioneering Biopic

(Bill King takes a look back 25 years at producer Dick Clark's TV film "Birth of The Beatles" (which first aired on ABC on Nov. 23, 1979) in these articles originally published in Beatlefan #5, August 1979 (the preview) and Beatlefan #7, December 1979 (the review).

THE BEATLES, 1971-1976
Readers Pick the Best of the Solo Beatles

(The results of a poll of Beatlefan readers, as originally published in Beatlefan #12, October 1980.)

THE BEATLES FILM THAT NEVER WAS
An Insider's Story of the Fab Four's Cowboy Picture

(Originally reprinted in Beatlefan #11, August 1980.)

THE BEATLES LIVE IN '64!
Seeing the Fab Four in Cleveland

(Pat Simmons, onetime president of the With A Little Help From My Friends fan club, reminisces about seeing her first Beatles concert at age 14 on Sept. 15, 1964, in this piece originally published in Beatlefan #11, August 1980.)

WANTED! PAUL McCARTNEY
The Japanese Bust, 1980

(Originally published in Beatlefan #8, February 1980)

WINGS OVER THE OLD U.K.
The Final Tour, 1979
(Originally published in Beatlefan #7, December 1979, and Beatlefan #8, February 1980)

THE BRITISH INVADERS
Looking Back at 1964 and the NEMS Connection
(This retrospective by Al Sussman originally was published in Beatlefan #63, April 1989.)

THE BRITISH INVADERS: The Searchers
Liverpool's Other Most Influential Band

(This retrospective by Al Sussman originally was published in Beatlefan's sister publication: ANGLOFILE MONTHLY #6, May 1989.)

THE BRITISH INVADERS: The Hollies
The Band That Gave Graham Nash His Start

(This retrospective by Al Sussman originally was published in Beatlefan's sister publication: ANGLOFILE MONTHLY #7, Summer 1989.)

THE BRITISH INVADERS: The Dave Clark Five
(This retrospective by Al Sussman originally was published in Beatlefan's sister publication: ANGLOFILE MONTHLY #2, Late Summer 1988.)

THE BRITISH INVADERS: Chad & Jeremy
An Interview with Singer Turned Actor Jeremy Clyde

(Excerpted from an interview by Bill King originally published in Beatlefan's sister publication: ANGLOFILE MONTHLY #5, Spring 1989.)

THE BRITISH INVADERS: The Animals
Still a Classic Rock Favorite
(This retrospective by Al Sussman originally was published in Beatlefan's sister publication: ANGLOFILE MONTHLY #10, Winter 1989.)

INSIDE WINGS: An Interview With Joe English
(Bill King's interview with Wings drummer Joe English was the front page feature in the very first issue of Beatlefan, published Dec. 19, 1978.)

HAMBURG MEMORIES: An Interview With Tony Sheridan
(An interview with The Beatles' Hamburg stage and recording compatriot conducted by Bill King and originally published in Beatlefan #3, April 1979; and Beatlefan #4, June 1979.)

IN MEMORIAM: John Lennon
By Bill King
(Originally published in Beatlefan #13, December 1980, the special Commemorative Issue published two weeks after Lennon's death.)

SOME OUTTAKES From Beatles History
By Nicholas Schaffner
(A collection of little-known Beatles facts gleaned from Britain's music weeklies by the author of "The Beatles Forever", and originally published in Beatlefan #14, February 1981)

WALTER SHENSON: Making 'A Hard Day's Night'
(An interview with the producer of The Beatles' first two movies conducted by Bill King and originally published in Beatlefan #16, June 1981.)

BEATLES INSIDER: A Chat With Derek Taylor
(Interview with the former Beatles/Apple press officer and close friend of George Harrison conducted by Bill King at the August 1982 Mersey Beatle Extravaganza at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool and originally published in Beatlefan #24, October 1982.)

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