209. #BeatlesMonth - TV legend Ken Levine on 50 years of 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

All of June we are celebrating the Fab Four, 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 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. My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

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