We are taking a little break from our Lennon/McCartney Breakup Series to bring you this interview with the fabulous Chris O’Dell!

In this episode Diana and Thalia have a conversation with Chris O’Dell, the author of the book Miss O’Dell: My Hard Days And Long Nights With The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton And The Women They Loved. Chris O’Dell has led an extraordinary life as a close friend of the Beatles, Pattie Boyd and Maureen Starkey.  She was an early Apple employee, worked for Peter Asher and was among the world’s first female tour managers.  She worked on many legendary tours, including the iconic 70’s tours of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.  She was the subject of George Harrison’s song “Miss O’Dell” as well as Leon Russell’s songs “Pisces Apple Lady” and “Hummingbird.”

We dig into hot topics like Apple in the early days, the day John quit the Beatles, the Maureen/Ringo/George triangle; Paul in 1968, Paul and Linda as a couple. John Lennon during the “lost weekend,” the day Paul quit the Beatles and George’s reaction. the Beatles vs. the Stones, and much more.

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“If I Ran Away from You: Ep. 2 Pt. 2″ Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles

Part 2 is here!

In the second installment of our Break-up series, Diana and Phoebe take a DEEP look into January 1969, when the Beatles record and film Let it Be.

Part 1 reflects on the sub-textual conversation revealed in their behaviors and their music.  Part 2 (this one) looks at some of the underlying issues of the break-up as they play out in this period.

This multi-part series explores the emotional roots of the Beatles break-up with a focus on Lennon/McCartney.

Where to listen

“If I Ran Away from You: Ep. 2 Pt. 1” Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles

In the second installment of our Break-up series, Diana and Phoebe take a DEEP look into January 1969, when the Beatles record and film Let it Be.  

Part 1 reflects on the sub-textual conversation revealed in their behaviors and their music.  Part 2 (Coming very soon!) looks at some of the underlying issues of the break-up as they play out in this period.  

This multi-part series explores the emotional roots of the Beatles break-up with a focus on Lennon/McCartney.

Where to Listen

IF I RAN AWAY FROM YOU: Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles. Episode 1, PARTS 1 & 2

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IF I RAN AWAY FROM YOU: Love, War, and the Games that Ended the Beatles. Episode 1

In this multi-part series, Diana and Phoebe explore the emotional roots of the Beatles break-up with a focus on Lennon/McCartney. They use John’s and Paul’s contemporaneous words and behaviors to challenge the traditional narrative and show how this delicate negotiation for love and security went disastrously awry. In the first installment, they begin their re-examination by tracing the  Big Bang of the break-up to 1968.

Part 1 of Episode 1 focuses on the first half of the year; part 2 on the second.

Too Busy being John and Paul: George Harrison’s Role in “How Do You Sleep?”

In Part 2 of our deep dive into “How Do You Sleep?”, we attempt to dissect George’s role in the creation of the song, his perspective on Lennon-McCartney as a unit, and the impact his participation may have had on George’s relationships with both John and Paul.

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I Find My Love Awake: Reassessing “How Do You Sleep?” in 2019

In Part 1 of this series, Thalia and Phoebe dive deep into the undercurrents of Lennon’s “How Do You Sleep,” exploring John’s state of mind, how he processed the dissolution of his partnership with Paul, and the climate in which the song was written.

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