Al Sussman on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation The Podcast
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio
(Note: Podcast versions of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation shows will now exclusively be available for listening here on the Pure Pop Radio website, under the In Conversation Podcasts tab. Podcast versions now listed on our PodOMatic podcast page will no longer be available as of tomorrow, Saturday, December 10. The following interview with Al Sussman is our first offering here. Enjoy.)
Al Sussman, Beatlefan executive editor and co-host of the weekly Beatles roundtable Things We Said Today, heard on Pure Pop Radio, recently joined me for another of In Conversation’s “just for fun” shows.
I asked Al to draw up a list of songs that made it to number one and should have made it to number one during the Beatles years, 1964-1969. Al and I spoke about each of these classic songs, providing historical perspective and tasty tidbits for each year.
This is such a fun show. I hope you enjoy it.
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Here is a Spotify and YouTube playlist of the songs heard during this show:
- The Beatles, “A Hard Day’s Night” https://open.spotify.com/track/5J2CHimS7dWYMImCHkEFaJ
- The Dixie Cups, “People Say”
- Herman’s Hermits, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” https://open.spotify.com/track/1GJCJpKYfzRUsYnSRy4Mfz
- The Newbeats, “Run Baby Run (Back into My Arms)” https://open.spotify.com/track/5SaZMyjsjVR1YH225iVFyy
- Percy Sledge, “When a Man Loves a Woman” https://open.spotify.com/track/4aOYzIRv0jl8VShCWZr1hA
- Petula Clark, “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love” https://open.spotify.com/track/7idAt7ErcIqqWCSPQMzJUJ
- The Beatles, “All You Need is Love” https://open.spotify.com/track/6KqiVlOLfDzJViJVAPym1p
- Diana Ross and the Supremes, “In and Out of Love” https://open.spotify.com/track/4VpCvpCT2trN4OKPbIb6oy
- The Rascals, “People Got to Be Free” https://open.spotify.com/track/49oQUbmhXqjGb850ERxtfb
- Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, “Goodbye Baby (I Don’t Want to See You Cry)” https://youtu.be/okZmOMG74jc
- The 5th Dimenson, “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)” https://open.spotify.com/track/0HZlND4giwzgolBpaNIRGV
- Tommy James and the Shondells, “Crystal Blue Persuasion” https://open.spotify.com/track/6FXwTBdpv4wD0G0Sz3Wxn4
– Alan Haber
Pop Radio: In Conversation is Internet radio’s premiere melodic pop music talk show. Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation puts the spotlight on artists, writers, music critics and record company executives who talk candidly with Alan Haber about their work. The show airs Tuesday nights on Pure Pop Radio at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).
This program originally aired on Pure Pop Radio on November 25, 2016.
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(This interview is presented in scoped format. Music has been removed due to copyright concerns.)