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Nothing Is Real - A Beatles Podcast

Oct 16, 2019

Episode 15 - The Mark Lewisohn Interview, Part Two.

Mark Lewisohn is the world’s leading Beatles historian and writer. As every Beatles fan knows, he is also in the middle of the “30 year project” that is All These Years, the definitive Beatles biography. In the second of two parts, Mark talks about working for...


Oct 8, 2019

Mark Lewisohn is the world’s leading Beatles historian and writer. He is currently touring Hornsey Road, an in-depth 2-hour presentation about the Abbey Road album. As every Beatles fan knows, he is also in the middle of the “30-year project” that is All These Years, the definitive Beatles biography. In the first...


Sep 24, 2019

Episode 13 - Please Please Me: The Album

The Beatles debut album, Please Please Me, came out in March 1963. Producer George Martin wanted to build on two successful singles, and he needed to figure out how to capture a band that had become a fiercely able live act. What nobody expected was an album that did more to...


Sep 10, 2019

Episode 12 - Other People’s Songs About The Beatles In 1963

The Beatles very quickly became a cultural phenomenon, and if you’re part of the culture you will be referenced in print, on the screen, and in song. By the end of the year, the very first songs about The Beatles were hitting the charts. Over the years...


Aug 27, 2019

In December 1966, faced with the prospect of no new Beatles record for Christmas, EMI put out A Collection Of Beatles Oldies, the first Beatles compilation. For many Beatles fans, a compilation was our introduction to the band, but by themselves, these albums tell a story about record contracts, format wars, branding,...