Dial into a Weird and Wonderful Week of Specialty Shows on Pure Pop Radio

mic-small 10This first full week of October brings to you a full slate of weird and wonderful specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio. What’s in store?

ww-logo-longThis week’s big event is the premiere of the new show hosted by Pop 4 and Tiny Volcano’s melody maker, Scott McPherson. Scott’s The Weird and the Wonderful debuts this Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm ET. Yes, we’re filling your mid-week lunchtime slot with sounds spun by a master of melodic wonder, including, during this first go-around, songs from The Major Labels, Seth Swirsky, Roswell, and Jon Brion. Plus, Scott converses celestially with one of the top hep cats ever to tread the show business boards, Sammy Davis, Jr. (Scott has, you know, connections.)


Pure Pop Radio Rolls Further Into May Next Week with a New In Conversation, and a Whole Lot More

alan-mic-zWhat we’ve got in store for you next week here on the Pure Pop Radio website and on Pure Pop Radio, the 24-hour station, well, you just strap yourself in and let the magic flow!

We’re gearing up for more new music reviews and adds to our playlist. Because stuff happens and it happened yesterday, by gum, we’ve had to move the fourth day of our Four-Day New Music Songfest to next week, and oh baby what we have in store for you! So that’s coming in just a few days. If you missed any of this week’s postings, or you just want to relive the excitement, click here and, you know…catch up. And…



X Marks the Spot: Richard X. Heyman Tops the Bill as This Week’s Specialty Shows Make Magic

alan-mic-zRichard X. Heyman stars in an all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation tomorrow night, April 26, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). In fact, all of our specialty shows are new this week.

richard x heyman yeh man 2016Richard X. Heyman joins Alan Haber on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his re-realization of his classic Hey Man! album, released in 1991 and celebrating its 25th anniversary. The new versions of these great songs exhibit deeper bass and a wider stereo sound field. Many of the instrumental parts are new. It’s a fantastic listening experience (we’re playing all of the new versions of these songs in rotation on Pure Pop Radio).


The Fest for Beatles Fans’ Mark Lapidos Visits Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayMark Lapidos, the man who has practically dedicated his life to sharing his love of the Beatles with Fab folks everywhere, guests on tonight’s all-new edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today. Tune in at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

mark lapidosThis year’s New York edition of the annual Fest for Beatles Fans happens just eight days from now: April 15-17, at the Hilton Westchester hotel in Rye Brook, New York. Mark talks about the many guests on tap, including Peter Asher (Peter and Gordon); Billy J. Kramer, who will be performing new songs with his band and world-premiering his new book; Mike Pender, a founding member of the Searchers; and Chad and Jeremy, who will be sharing a stage with Mr. Asher.


Things We Said Today Tonight: Underrated and Underappreciated Beatles Songs

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayIt’s not uncommon for Beatles fans to talk to each other about their favorite of the group’s songs. What may be less common, though, are discussions about Beatles songs that are underrated or underappreciated. Which songs do you think deserve more chatter and play?

The regular panel and guest Darren DeVivo from WFUV radio tackle this discussion with their usual passion on tonight’s edition of Things We Said Today at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio. Beatlefan’s Al Sussman talks about “Fixing a Hole,” “Tell Me What You See”‘s unusual melody, and George Harrison’s “The Inner Light.” Darren talks about George’s “It’s All Too Much” as exhibiting “everything glorious about the entire psychedelic thing that was going on at that time.” He also picks “Old Brown Shoe” and Paul McCartney’s “I’ll Follow the Sun” as songs deserving of further discussion.


It’s a Fab Grab Bag of Topics on Tomorrow Night’s Edition of Things We Said Today

things we said today bannerOur esteemed panel of Beatles experts tackles a grab bag of timely topics on tomorrow night’s edition of the weekly Fab roundtable, Things We Said Today. The in-depth discussion begins at 9 pm ET here on Pure Pop Radio.

Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn talk about Ringo Starr’s gala 75th birthday celebration outside of Capitol Records in Los Angeles; the next round of Paul McCartney album reissues (are Tug of War and Pipes of Peace coming September 18?) McCartney’s recent, in-depth interview with Esquire magazine; and whether or not McCartney has been practicing revisionist history. Tantalizing topics, to be sure.


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Pure Pop Radio’s Big Week of Summer Fun Kicks Off Today With New Music, an Exclusive World Premiere, Two Fab Beatles Shows and Timmy Sean’s Latest Song of the Week! Wow!

summer funPure Pop Radio’s exciting Big Week of Summer Fun is now in gear, with new songs added to the playlist; a Pure Pop Radio exclusive airing of the world premiere of a great new song by this year’s premiere supergroup, Pop 4; and electric airings of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, and Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing. Plus, we’ve added a new coat of summery paint to our website. We hope you like it!

Click here to see what’s been added to the playlist today, and be here this coming Thursday, July 16, for another list of new songs and artists now spinning in rotation. Tune in tomorrow night for the exclusive-to-Pure-Pop-Radio world premiere of a great song from the upcoming hall-of-fame-worthy album by this year’s top supergroup, Pop 4. And this coming Friday, July 17, be here for our look at this week’s Song of the Week from the great Timmy Sean.


Tonight on Things We Said Today: Talking About the Beatles’ Star-Club Tapes

things we said today bannerIt’s Tuesday, and once again it’s time for the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, during which our panel of experts tackles topics of importance to Beatles fans. This week, Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, and Allan Kozinn look at the famous (or perhaps infamous) Star-Club tapes. The show begins tonight at 9 pm on Pure Pop Radio.

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The Beatles’ Star-Club tapes; 1986 Teichiku CD release

Despite questionable sound quality, the various releases of the Star-Club tapes, such as Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 have presented the Beatles on stage, perfecting their act one song at a time, each song performed with guts and gusto, one after the other, during marathon, energized shows that were guaranteed to blow the roof off the joint.


Things We Said Today Tonight: Favorite Albums from George Harrison and Paul McCartney

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayFollowing on from last week’s jump into the deep pool of John Lennon and Ringo Starr’s solo recordings, Ken, Steve, Al, Allan and Darren dive head first into a lively and informative discussion regarding their favorite George Harrison and Paul McCartney records. It’s another slam-bang edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, rolling into your living rooms tonight at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

george-harrisonFirst up: the gang throws out their picks for favorite albums from George. Will All Things Must Pass pass muster with these Beatles experts, or will Extra Texture prove to be the object of their collective musical fancy? How will Living in the Material World fare? And will Electronic Music, or Wonderwall Music, have their place in the rundown? You may be surprised at the picks as they are unveiled.


Ken, Steve, Al and Allan Pay Tribute to Engineer Dennis Ferrante and Pick Their Favorite John and Ringo Solo Albums on Tomorrow Night’s Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayOn tomorrow night’s lively and informative edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, Ken, Steve, Al and Allan pay tribute to engineer Dennis Ferrante, who worked with John Lennon, among other music luminaries. The show kicks off at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

Ferrante not only engineered for a star-studded list of recording artists from Lennon, Waylon Jennings and Alice Cooper to the 1910 Fruitgum Company and the Raspberries, he started out as a rock singer. Ken delivers a passionate tribute to Ferrante, a true legend.