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White Album's 40th celebrated this weekend on XM
[Posted by Ken Michaels on Monday, 10/27/08 5:59 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

This Saturday's broadcast of my Beatles show "Every Little Thing" is devoted almost entirely to the White Album, which this month marks its' 40th Anniversary.


Included is a long set with recordings from the White Album, solo-Beatle versions of White Album music, and other artists covering music from the White Album. There's also a set of songs that the Beatles recorded for their Esher demos that didn't make the White Album, but ended up being released in their solo-careers. Plus a solo-Beatles live set to open the show, including music from Ringo's recent "Live 2006" DVD.

The show airs Saturday night, Nov. 1 at 9 pm (est) on XM's Fine Tuning channel (#76.) Please note, this show runs 10 minutes longer than usual, and may start at 8:50 pm.

For comments and suggestions on the show, you can always write to me at
everylittlething@att.net.

All-Starr drummer interview on XM Radio this Saturday
[Posted by Ken Michaels on Monday, 09/29/08 7:31 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

The next broadcast of my Beatles show Every Little Thing will include an interview with session drummer Gregg Bissonette, who drummed alongside Ringo on his 10th All-Starr Band tour this year.


Gregg shares insight on what makes Ringo the special drummer he is, and points out some of the innovative playing he brought to the Beatles and his solo-music. The show also includes a set that involves Jeff Lynne's work with the Beatles, with Jeff's appearances on Beatle/solo music, and the Beatles playing on Jeff's music!

The show airs this Saturday night , Oct. 4 at 9 pm (EST) on XM's Fine Tuning channel (#76.) Listeners can send in comments and suggestions for the show at everylittlething@att.net.

One dee-jay's long and winding road
[Posted by Ken Michaels on Thursday, 09/11/08 11:29 am] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

This month marks the 25th Anniversary since I started hosting a Beatles program on terrestrial radio!

My show was originally called the "All-Request Beatles Show," and it actually started on college radio first, on WNYT, the radio station of the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, Long Island, for 1 1/2 years, before it moved to New Jersey rock station WDHA-FM, where it ran for 10 consecutive years. In 1995-96, during the Beatles' Anthology craze, the show aired on Long Island's oldies station B-103, WBZO-FM.

"Every Little Thing" and the "All-Request Beatles Show" featured the most interesting thematic sets, along with the complete catalogue of Beatles and solo-music, plus cover versions, tribute songs, side projects, novelty records, music from family members, and original interviews. My shows have also featured the latest Beatle News, and, during its years on WDHA-FM, over 20 different types of Beatle games and trivia, with great prizes to go along with them.

Since 2003, I've been featured on two of XM's channels, on their 60's channel as host of the "Beatle News" and "Beatle Breaks" segments, and on their Fine Tuning channel 76 with the one-hour show "Every Little Thing," which carries on the same tradition as my shows on WDHA-FM and WBZO-FM. In total, I've now hosted over 600 shows on the Beatles!

Among the many people I've interviewed over the years for "Every Little Thing" and the "All-Request Beatles Show" include Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison, Pattie Boyd, Carl Perkins, Mark Lewisohn, Nancy Lee Andrews, Ken Mansfield, and Denny Laine.

It's really hard for me to believe it all started 25 years ago this month (really 26, if you count college radio!) I want to send a big thank you out to all my listeners from my days at WDHA-FM, B-103 and now at Sirius-XM for their support. It's the greatest honor for me to be playing music from the Beatles' entire careers right up to today. And thanks to you Dave, for letting the fans know about the newest "Every Little Thing" shows, and posting audio from interviews heard in my programs here on the Beatles News Blog.

As always, you can write to me with comments about the shows to everylittlething@att.net.

This week's XM Beatles show is for the birds
[Posted by Ken Michaels on Monday, 09/01/08 4:58 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

This Saturday night's broadcast of my Beatles radio show "Every Little Thing" is a fully-themed show on the subject of birds! All the song titles include the word ''bird" or a type of bird. The music includes selections from the entire Beatles' group and solo-catalogue, plus side projects from artists like Jackie Lomax and the Everly Brothers.


From Blackbirds to Bluebirds, plus Eagles, Owls and Turkeys, and just plain 'ol birds, it'll all be covered in this show, which airs this Saturday night, September 6 at 9 pm (EST) on XM's Fine Tuning channel (#76.) Listeners can write in with comments and suggestions at everylittlething@att.net.

May Pang returns to Beatles radio show on XM
[Posted by Ken Michaels on Monday, 07/28/08 12:09 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

This Saturday night's broadcast of my Beatles radio show "Every Little Thing" marks the return of May Pang as a special guest on the show. Since beginning my radio programs on the Beatles in 1982, May was a frequent guest in the 80's and 90's when she appeared on "The All-Request Beatles Show," which I hosted for 10 years on New Jersey's WDHA-FM.


May will be discussing her new photo book "Instamatic Karma," her Lost Weekend period with John, the many locations she stayed/lived with John, and when John signed the contract to dissolve the Beatles.

Also included in the show will be songs from the new CD/DVD Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band "Live 2006," and a thematic set of 60's hits that the Beatles covered as a group and in their solo-careers.

Every Little Thing can be heard on Saturday night, August 2 at 9pm (EST) on XM Radio's Fine Tuning channel (#76.) Listeners can write in with comments and suggestions to
everylittlething@att.net.

Author Nancy Lee Andrews interview on XM Radio
[Posted by Ken Michaels on Thursday, 07/03/08 5:08 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

The next broadcast of of my Beatles show "Every Little Thing" includes an exclusive interview with Nancy Lee Andrews, Ringo Starr's ex-girlfriend/fiance from the 70's, who has a new coffeetable-size book of photos of Ringo and celebrities from that decade called "A Dose Of Rock 'N Roll."

Nancy Lee Andrews

Nancy Lee talks about Ringo's songwriting with Vini Poncia, the song she co-wrote with Ringo "Las Brisas," and the photos in her book. Also featured on the show is a set of Beatle/solo-Beatle B-sides and a live recording from Peter & Gordon.

Every Little Thing can be heard on Saturday night, July 5 at 9pm (EST) on XM Radio's Fine Tuning channel (#76.)

Pattie Boyd interview this weekend on XM Radio
[Posted by Ken Michaels on Monday, 06/02/08 6:32 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

The next broadcast of my Beatles show "Every Little Thing" will include an exclusive interview with Pattie Boyd.

On the show, Pattie discusses her life with George Harrison, and why eastern religion was so important to him. She also remembers the last time she saw George, shortly before he died.


Also in this week's show is a thematic set of songs from the Beatles' group and solo catalogue whose titles ask a question. Plus... music from the "Across the Universe" soundtrack.

 Listen to:
Exclusive excerpt from Pattie Boyd interview

"Every Little Thing" show airs Saturday, June 7 at 9pm (est) on XM's Fine Tuning channel (#76.) For thoughts, comments or suggestions for the show, listeners can reach me, Ken Michaels, at everylittlething@att.net.

One of Norman Smith's last interviews this weekend on XM
[Posted by Ken Michaels on Tuesday, 04/29/08 7:49 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

The next broadcast of my Beatles show "Every Little Thing" will include one of the last interviews conducted with Norman Smith, the Beatles engineeer who worked with the group from their earliest recordings at EMI through their Rubber Soul album.


Norman discusses the first time he met the group at their EMI audition, and a song that Norman wrote that the group considered recording for their "Help!" album. Also, a cover of a classic Beatles song from Jeff Healey, and a Beatles' set for Mother's Day.

 Listen to:
Exclusive excerpt from Norman Smith interview

"Every Little Thing" show airs Saturday, May 3 at 9pm (est) on XM's Fine Tuning channel (#76.) For thoughts, comments or suggestions for the show, listeners can reach me, Ken Michaels, at everylittlething@att.net.

Liverpool 8 and I Am The Walrus this weekend on XM Radio
[Posted by Ken Michaels on Thursday, 04/03/08 11:44 am] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

The next installment of my Beatles show "Every Little Thing" includes more from Ringo Starr's new album "Liverpool 8," the story behind "I Am The Walrus," and a special song from British band Barclay James Harvest.

Barclay James Harvest

The show will also include a thematic set of Beatles/solo music with colors in the titles. Before I play them, how many can you think of?

It all happens on "Every Little Thing" hosted by yours truly, Ken Michaels, this Saturday night at 9pm EST on XM's Fine Tuning channel (#76.) Also, don't forget to catch my "Beatles News" and "Beatle Breaks" features on the XM Radio 60's channel. If you have any comments and suggestions about my shows, please contact me at everylittlething@att.net.

Liverpool 8 and Ken Mansfield this weekend on XM Radio
[Posted by Ken Michaels on Tuesday, 02/26/08 9:46 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

The next installment of my Beatles show "Every Little Thing" includes more from Ringo Starr's new album "Liverpool 8," and more of my interview with former U.S. Manager for Apple Records Ken Mansfield, author of "The White Book".

This week, Ken Mansfield discusses what happened when he attended a screening of the "Magical Mystery Tour" film with the Beatles.

The show will also include a thematic set of duets from the Beatles in their solo-careers with other male vocalists. Hear the Beatles pair up with artists such as George Michael, Buck Owens and Leon Redbone!

It all happens on "Every Little Thing" hosted by yours truly, Ken Michaels, this Saturday night, March 1, at 9pm EST on XM's Fine Tuning channel (#76.)




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