November 1, 2012
First Thursday with Jaux

Here’s our own Joe J. with Jack Petruzzelli, keyboard & guitar player for The Fab Faux, who shot the breeze back stage after their recent performance at The Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe brought them on stage with a roaring FAB welcome by eager Beatles fans. Jaux also announced his appearance in The BBC Chat Room, TONIGHT, November 1st at 7 PM Eastern Time.  He said, “EVERYONE’S INVITED” - just go to, click on the Home Page LIVE CHAT Banner and stop by to say hello or just check out the action. What if The Fab Faux takes him up on the offer?  Drop in and see!
Things He Said Today

By Joe Johnson

Welcome to November Brunchers!  Hard to believe that this year is almost over, and in just over a month, we’ll be spotlighting The Beatles Christmas Messages and songs.  Hope you enjoyed the Christmas message outtake that we featured on last Sunday’s Beatle Brunch, unearthed from the George Martin documentary, “Produced By George Martin”. There’s a plethora of Beatle releases for the holiday season to stuff your stocking, including the Sir George DVD and you’ll pucker up for  some “Love Kisses” from Sir Paul. We featured and gave away the remastered Magical Mystery Tour DVD which contains hours of bonus features including a very hoarse Paul narrating the Director’s track.  As I said in my last column, while the movie may not have been an award winner, it’s great to see and hear The Boys acting in their individual scenes and all together now and for eternity, that is until the NEXT way of watching and listening to our favorite music and films comes about, maybe we’ll insert an Obble into your finger Fobble and click to see each scene.
This year also marks the first time in Beatle history that Ringo Starr and George Harrison are worth more than Paul and John.  How’s that you say?  It adds up if you spell their names across the board in the new Scrabble: Beatles Edition. We’ve just received a shipment of the new games to award as our Mind Games prize for a spell - get it?  And you can’t write a book if you can’t spell, (though Spell Check has changed all that), we just got The Lennon Letters, which contains some interesting revelations like unfinished song lyrics written by John circa 1965.

Speaking of spelling, here in my hometown Ft Lauderdale, I had an amazing time with The Fab Faux last Saturday night, October 27th, when they returned to South Florida for their 5th year in a row, playing for an auditorium full of passionate Beatle fans who LOVE LOVE LOVE Beatles songs done note perfect and true to the original record. Will Lee and The Boys really ramped up their accuracy this year when they honored Magical Mystery Tour’s re-release by playing the songs from the album in order.  Hope you dig the pic of me and Jack Petruzzelli after the show. Jack’s incredible rendition of “Oh! Darling” brought the house down. We’ve posted his version in The Beatle Brunch Club Downloads Audio, and while you’re online, go ahead and “like”  “TheFabFauxFL” on Facebook.
Hey, got any Grey Poupon?  Keep it, and instead send me some show ideas I can spread out over the new year. Listening to the “Old Brown Shows” we’ve loaded on The BBC, has given me some new ideas too, and I’d love to hear yours. You can post them in the Fab Forum or if you’re not a member (and I don’t know why YOU'RE NOT), you can post them on The Message Board in The Buzz found at
Well, that’s about all, I think. I’d love to respond to each of you personally but I haven’t enough pens (thank you John for that one).  Happy Holidays Beatle Buddies. I’ll see you on the radio.


WIN The Cruise for Beatles Fans

Are you a BBC Member?  Is your Account-Profile complete with photo and all?  GREAT because your name’s going into the prize pool to win a luxury cruise for 2 in the Eastern Caribbean ... yes The Cruise for Beatles Fans Give-Away is on and all active members are IN! 
This gig FOR Beatles fans, period!  Only a Beatles fan could enjoy the company of Mark Hudson, Billy J. Kramer and Joey Molland including their performances and all the riveting stories they tell about their times with the Beatles. Jimmy Pou will return as George to play and sing in Revolution, The Beatles Tribute Band. Joe J will emcee the exciting week of pure music and fun while hopping to exotic Caribbean ports of call, Nassau, Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.  Check out Joey Molland and Billy J. Kramer’s audio clips at FEATURES, FABulous New Message, and feel their excitement.
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The Brunch Awards Dave Huling

The Limited Edition TASCHEN book, Harry Benson The Beatles On The Road 1964 – 1966 goes to Dave Huling from Iowa City, Iowa who listens to Beatle Brunch ON DEMAND when he can’t get the show on his local station, KKRQ 100.7 FM.  Dave, you’ll be hearing from us to make delivery arrangements of this beautiful treasure to your home. Stay active with The Brunch, Join The BBC with a 1 or 2-year membership and become eligible for Beatle Brunch Rewards! 

Meet The Beatles Authors

The Fall Classic, Meet The Beatles Authors, will feature a select group of writers to eagerly awaiting Beatle Brunch fans all over the country. We are chosen by the publishing companies to promote their books and we gratefully accommodate the request to spread the word. We ask all our fans to support these literary journalists who showcase The Beatles. Tune in to Beatle Brunch, November 25th when Joe interviews Mr. Harry Benson, Robert Rodriguez and Keith Elliot Greenberg, three of the finest Beatles authors of our lifetime. Read more at FEATURES.
Beatles Scrabble

USAOPOLY Presents The Beatles Scrabble and YOU have a very good chance to win your own game.  Just listen to Beatle Brunch during the month of November and we’ll award Four Mind Games Contest winners every week. And if your favorite local radio station doesn’t air our program then pick up the phone and call the Program Director; tell him you want Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch because you love The Beatles and you Love Love Love the neat prizes we constantly award to our fans. For more about Beatles Scrabble follow the SPOTLIGHT on
Frost on Paul

Paul tells David Frost, "I don't think you can blame Yoko for anything". When she came along, part of her attraction was her avant-garde view of things, so she showed him another way to be, which was very attractive to him, so it was time for John to leave, he was definitely going to leave with or without her.” In 1964 Paul interviewed with Frost and they discussed songwriting, the Beatles ambitions, and their upcoming movie, A Hard Day's Night. Now they have a twirl at the on-going controversy – Did Yoko break up The Beatles?  Tony Bramwell believes it. He vehemently insists that Yoko broke up The Beatles and he proudly wears a certain T-shirt (see it on SPOTLIGHT). Get Paul’s full story on - The Latest In Beatles News.
John's Unfinished Lyrics

Highlighted in The Latest In Beatles News on, now out in hardcover limited quantities is a new book, "The John Lennon Letters" featuring personal notes that John wrote over the years. Joe J. uncovered an interesting excerpt; lyrics from one of John’s obscure love songs.  We enlarged the page of handwritten lyrics and transcribed the lines on BBC Articles so members can imagine if Paul will be inspired to create his MaccaMagic and set them to a melody.  
John's Unfinished Melody

"Now and Then" (written around the same time as "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love"), is the name given to an unreleased composition by John Lennon, first recorded in demo form in 1978 and was considered in 1995 as a third possible reunion single by The Beatles for their 1995 The Beatles Anthology.
In January 1994, Yoko gave Paul two tape cassettes by Lennon that included home recordings of songs he never completed or released commercially. The songs on the tape included two other songs which included "Grow Old With Me" and "Now and Then".
If you’re a BBC Member you can read the full Article then go to BBC Downloads Video and check out the video, “Now And Then.”

Now Joe’s stepping out this Old Brown Show and he’s got it in the groove, baby.  He’s in love with you and glad you came here, so glad you came here and it won't be the same now.  This Old Brown Show, a Beatle Brunch Classic from the First Days of the Brunch will bring you to your knees. So, if you haven't joined The BBC yet – Do It Now! – because we're gonna give you 6 FAB reasons, adding one OBS a month, each one will be available ON DEMAND Any Time At All for BBC Members only.  Join The Beatle Brunch Club Today!   We’re Playin' This -

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Yesterday and Today  
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Reel Music  
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Beatle Ballads  
October 3, 1993
Hey Jude Album  
November 21, 1993
This Week 44 Years Ago
WABC All American "Top 10" November 1, 1968

1. Those Were the Days - Mary Hopkin
2. Hey Jude - The Beatles
3. Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots
4. Little Green Apples - O.C. Smith
5. Elenore - The Turtles
6. Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
7. Love Child - Diana Ross & the Supremes
8. I've Gotta Get a Message to You - The Bee Gees
9. Over You - Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
10. Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers

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A Day in November
Those who attended the game at Lambeau Field Green Bay said it was extremely emotional to see the entire bowl of the stadium turn Red, White and Blue. It took 90 workers two weeks to mount the properly colored card under each seat with not one out of place to create this rousing display honoring Veteran’s Day..