Chachi Loprete

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‘Rubber Soul’ and the Beatles’ Maturation: Breakfast With The Beatles Roundtable

“Rubber Soul” marked a transition for the Beatles. They brought in a whole new array of musical influences and began to establish themselves as great artists, and more than just pop stars. That’s the topic for this week’s roundtable.

04/11/2014

The Beatles in 1964 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Beatles Go Solo: Breakfast with the Beatles Roundtable

The Beatles’ legacy as a band is unquestioned and unmatched in terms of quality and popularity. The solo careers of each of the members of the Fab Four, however, are a little more varied. That’s […]

03/27/2014

Labor Party leader Harold Wilson with the Beatles (from left) Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney, during the Variety Club of Great Britain’s “Show Business Personality” award presentation ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London, England on March 19, 1964. Wilson presented the Liverpudlian pop group with the award . (AP Photo/P)

Trivia with Chuck Nowlin: Breakfast with the Beatles Roundtable

We have another special guest in the studio: ZLX afternoon drive DJ Chuck Nowlin! The group play some Beatles trivia. You might be surprised by how much (or how little) these guys know about the band…

03/20/2014

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Revisiting ‘The White Album’: Breakfast with the Beatles Roundtable

The Beatles’ self-titled “White Album” drew a mixed reaction in 1968, but has endured as a timeless classic. Breakfast With The Beatles host Chachi Loprete, along with fellow Beatles fanatics, deconstructs the album and analyze its vast musical soundscapes in the latest Beatles roundtable.

03/12/2014

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Original Beatles Merchandise: From Trays to Train Sets

The Beatles put their faces on everything back in their beginnings. Chachi got his hands on all of it – and he’s here to show it off on Chachi’s Collectible Corner.

03/09/2014

The Beatles, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, have their hair combed by stylists on the set of their first movie production, "A Hard Day's Night," at Twickenham Film Studios in Middlesex, outside London, England, on March 12, 1964.  The hair stylists, who have parts in the film, are, from left, Patti Boyd, 19, Tina Williams, 17, Pru Bury, 22, and Susan Whitman, 17.  (AP Photo)

Fab Four on Film: Breakfast With The Beatles Roundtable

For this week’s Breakfast with the Beatles podcast, Chachi and our other resident Beatles fanatics discuss the movies of the Beatles’ career, including the aforementioned “Hard Day’s Night” and “Yellow Submarine”, among others.

03/07/2014

Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, is photographed in New York City on Aug. 11, 1966.  (AP Photo)

The Legacy of Brian Epstein: Breakfast With The Beatles Roundtable

Former Beatles manager Brian Epstein in many ways molded the Fab Four into the image of the band we know today. Chachi Loprete and our other resident Beatles fanatics discuss his legacy on the latest Breakfast with the Beatles roundtable podcast.

02/28/2014

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Chachi’s Rare Copy of the Banned Beatles Album Cover ‘Yesterday and Today’

Breakfast with the Beatles host Chachi owns a vast, valuable collection of Beatles memorabilia – and he’s here to show it off.

02/23/2014

Ed Sullivan, center, stands with The Beatles during a rehearsal for the British group's first American appearance, on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York on Feb. 9, 1964. From left:  Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Sullivan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The band was seen by 70 million viewers. (AP Photo)

A Roundtable Discussion With ZLX’s Beatles Experts

There’s never enough time on Breakfast with the Beatles to talk about the band and their legacy. That’s where our newest podcast comes in!

02/20/2014

The Beatles, from left, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, are shown in their New York hotel after their arrival on Feb. 7, 1964.  The British rock group, on their first American tour, was pelted with jelly beans and candy kisses by screaming teen-age fans.  (AP Photo)

Chachi’s Beatles Interview, Part 2: Predecessors Become Imitators

Watch part 2 of Chachi Loprete’s interview with Beatles expert David Gallant on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ performance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964.

02/09/2014

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