All of June we are celebrating the Fab Four with #BeatlesMonth, indulging my favorite past time - talking about the Beatles - with guests old and new, and revisiting some favorite episodes from the past three and a half years of podcasts.
Today we are celebrating 50 years of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with TV legend Ken Levine - writer, producer and director on iconic shows from M*A*S*H to Cheers to Frasier, co-creator of Almost Perfect and Big Wave Dave’s, I could go on… He’s also a baseball announcer, author, my favorite blogger and host of his own podcast Hollywood and Levine.
Ken’s masterful storytelling is at the fore in this episode as he lays out how he discovered the Beatles as a teenager in 1964, his doomed scheme to meet the band in California, his encounters with John Lennon and Ringo Starr, why he chose not to see the Beatles live, and what it was like to work in a record store when Sgt Pepper was unleashed on the world. We talk about how his feelings about the record have and haven’t changed through the years, and why it’s the one album he will never get sick of listening to.
Listen in the player above or download the episode by clicking here.
Subscribe to the podcast in Apple Podcasts here or search 'My Favorite Album' wherever you listen to podcasts.
My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the filmBenjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
If you've got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ken Levine on Twitter.
- Like the podcast on Facebook here.
- If you dig the show, please leave a rating or review of the show on iTunes here.