May 3rd, 2012
First Thursdays With Joe

It’s not Howdy Doody Time, but it is definitely something important to our community of Beatle Brunch Club members. The time, 7PM till 8PM. The day, MAY 3rd first Thursday of the month. The place, The BBC Chat Room. We Be Jammin’ with the Club Players! We can’t begin to say what goes on, but if you drop by you might find a whole lotta fun happening. Let your magic fingers cyber-type a few words of wisdom on your keyboard, just enough to let us know you’re there and hang out with our very own host Joe J and loyal BBC’ers. We don’t mind newbies who only read.
Things He Said Today
By Joe Johnson

May of 1970 was the month and year The Beatles broke up, but also the same time period that Paul broke OUT, and released his first solo album, McCartney. Well, this May is a transition for Beatle Brunch too. No, we’re not breaking up, unless you consider laughing at all the fun we have in the BBC Chat Room every Sunday morning at 9 “breaking up”. No, this month we’ll be completing 20 years of Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch, starting our 21st year beginning with the June 2nd broadcast.

Beatle Brunch began as a local show that aired on MAJIC 102.7 in Miami, then soon after 4 other stations were added by the same station owners. Today, The Brunch is on about 100 radio stations throughout the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands. Many fans listen around the world online either from a station’s stream, or ON DEMAND via The Beatle Brunch Club and I, your host, still work at MAJIC. If you know anything about radio, you know that’s pretty amazing in the business.

But like May of 1970 showcasing the older Beatles, May of 1992 was The Older Beatle Brunch. In fact the very first show we aired on May 31st was a 25th anniversary spotlight on Sgt Pepper’s LHCB and this year it turns 45. Ah, remember how young we all were then? Well check this out; this month, we’re making Beatle Brunch Classics available in the BBC Downloads; those crispy, golden Brunches that have somehow managed to stay fresh, hermetically sealed inside Don E. Gee’s walrus costume. You’ll be able to click on and listen to a selection of original shows, beginning with our inaugural broadcast, The Brunch #1, mentioned above.

We’ll be loading random Beatle Brunch Classic excerpts on the show from our library. Many are stored on digital audio tape and have to be copied in real time, rather than ripped like a CD. Boy, it’s loads of fun to hear The Old Brunch. We’re interested in your feedback, and if you spot a Brunch Classic that you think was particularly memorable, let us know, we’ll track it down and sock it on BBC Downloads.

So, there you have it, another reason to join your Beatle Buds in The Beatle Brunch Club. For just pennies a day, you get to hear how I sounded in my early days as host of the show, plus this week’s and every week’s current shows going back now since last summer; and growing. So as we launch our newly “remastered” website, we’re breaking up the old one, and we hope you join us and listen when the show is broadcast live in your city. Also, Listen Live to the Miami broadcast at 9 AM Eastern Time and break-up laughing on line inside the BBC Chat Room. Special shout outs to Kathleen, Ed, Carol, Judy, Tim, Joseph, Terry, Al, Tom, Don E Gee and everyone else who’s popped in to chat Sunday mornings to listen and pontificate.

See you Sunday! Remastered
By Joe Johnson
In place of our May Newsletter we ask you to check out Beatles News, Articles and Features on the all new and remember to Login.

Once upon a time our long time Web Host, Eric, notified us he was leaving, not for Hollywood, but for New England, and he was breaking out of the web hosting business. We owe him our gratitude for programming the Beatle Brunch Club website from March 2008 and hosting since 2004 (prior to that we had 2 previous web hosts since our launch in January 1999).

In October 2011 we started a new era with a company, Intercomputing, owned by Peter, who is our new WebMaster and Proprietary Host of The BBC site and It has been an arduous task to remodel our old web home. We added a new and improved website floor plan and programming along with some fresh “paint” and a few new “accessories.” There’s a lot of tweaking yet to be done. But like any home remodeling project, it’s a work in progress. And we will progress, all with a little help from our friends. Go to and check out the new digs. If you’re receiving this Newsletter you’re registered with us, but on the website you’ll have to Login and some of the stories will require you to Join The BBC. You can chat with Peter if you have technical questions or problems on Yahoo Messenger under the username BeatleBrunchClub. He’ll assist you with any site related issues and/or comments.

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Jon Blosdale of the DenniLu Company is sponsoring our Beatle Brunch Club Member Drive and this year he’s donating a beautiful Beatles Cartoon Sericel autographed by the original cartoon director, Ron Campbell. Anyone who’s an active, registered Beatle Brunch Family member or BBC’er is eligible to win. Don’t Pass It By. Join The BBC Today. See the entire Feature at
This Week 48 Years Ago
WABC All American "Top 10" May 1, 1964

1. Do You Want to Know a Secret - The Beatles
2. Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong
3. Love Me Do - The Beatles
4. My Guy - Mary Wells
5. Ronnie - The 4 Seasons
6. Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups
7. A World Without Love - Peter and Gordon
8. Love Me With All Your Heart - The Ray Charles Singers
9. Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
10. Walk On By - Dionne Warwick

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