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  • November 22, 2015Michael Jackson FAQAll That’s Left to Know About the King of Popby Kit O’TooleMONTCLAIR, N.J. – Michael Jackson was the undisputed King of…

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  • John Lennon Hour

    John Lennon was never happy with his voice. He was constantly beggin George Martin to double track it or work wonders with it. And George accomadated him. But once John became a solo musician, he found new ways to "work magic" in his songs. He began to turn to catch phrases and tricky patterns of rhythm to hook the listener. We call these "ear worms." They're the lines in a song that you can't quite get out of your head, even when the song is long over. Tonight, join Jude and her very special guest, Dr. Kit O'Toole (Contributing Editor of BeatleFan Magazine and author of two upcoming books in 2015) as they discuss the gimmicks and techniques John Lennon used to make his songs so memorable! From "Power to the People" to "John Sinclair," we'll examine his most popular, clever, and contagious ear worms.

  • John Lennon Hour

    Who wrote the better love songs in the team of Lennon and McCartney, John or Paul? And what solid evidence is there to back it up? Thursday night at 9pmET, Dr. Kit O'Toole (Kit) and Jude Southerland Kessler (Kaboodle) will square off to debate this topic in the First Kit and Kaboodle Show of 2015! Kit will take the case of the magicially melodic Mr. McCartney and Jude will uphold the case of creative genius, John Lennon. Each will play three songs to persuade the listener and will take about the muiscal elements, back story, lyrics, and impact of each song. You won't want to miss this fun and informative Kit and Kaboodle episode.

  • John Lennon Hour

    Dr. Kit O'Toole, author of the upcoming book Michael Jackson FAQ is Kit; Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series (http://www.johnlennonseries.com), is Kaboodle. And together they're the powerhouse team of Kit and Kaboodle who meet bi-monthly via The John Lennon Hour to discuss any topic in the realm of Beatles music and/or biographies. Tonight they'll consider the topic of Most Unappreciated Beatles songs. Why are these songs so overlooked? What do the critics say about these selections? And is there any reason that listeners should give these tunes another glance (or ear)? Tune in to the second "Kit and Kaboodle Show" of 2015 and find out. Fun and informative...that's Kit and Kaboodle. And be sure to visit the Official Kit and Kaboodle Fan Page on Facebook and "like" us.

  • John Lennon Hour

    In Episode #3 of the highly popular Kit and Kaboodle show, Beatles/rock music critic, Dr. Kit O'Toole and Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series (http://www.johnlennonseries.com) discuss why The Beatles failed The Decca Audition on New Year's Day 1962. Kit will consider each song the Fab Four played - the strengths and weaknesses, and Kaboodle (Jude) will analyze the physchological/personality factors that entered into the mix that wintry day in London. The Beatles were rejected by Decca...but why? Could things have ended differently? And whose fault was it that the lads walked away empty-handed? That's tonight's topic.

  • John Lennon Hour

    Join Dr. Kit O'Toole (author of Songs We Were Singing) Jude Southerland Kessler, author of The John Lennon Series http://www.johnlennonseries.com as they discuss John Lennon's political protest anthems. They'll examine 4 of John's impactful solo creations and pose the question: Are these songs righteous or rubbish? What makes a successful protest anthem? And did John hit or miss the mark? Find out when Kit and Kaboodle (Jude) get together for an hour of informational and fun debate.