Welcome to the Special Beatles Section of the Martin Lewis Website!

This is the place to find information about Martin Lewis's many Beatles-related projects - both historic and contemporary.

Having served as a consultant on the Beatles' "Anthology" and "Live At The BBC" projects - Lewis has been working on the reissue of the Beatles' first movie "A Hard Day's Night." He worked on the film's theatrical release last year - and he has just been appointed to work on the long-awaited, new DVD and home-video versions of the film. He will be intimately involved in the post-production and marketing of the film - which will be released by Miramax/Buena Vista. The release date has not yet been set.

See story in Sunday's Los Angeles Times (second story, "FAB FILM").


      
 
For the last few months Martin Lewis has been a guest host of the radio program "Breakfast With The Beatles" which airs every Sunday morning on Los Angeles radio station KLSX 97.1 FM. For his appearances, Lewis has created themed radio specials with celebrity guests and musical rarities. Themes have included the band's extensive movie connections, its American musical roots and even a fun show on their favorite foods.

Early in August, the station issued a press release announcing that Lewis was under consideration to be a permanent host of the show - and the station placed his name in a month-long online poll of its radio listeners to decide on the host of the new show. (The other names in the poll were four local radio deejays who have also been guest hosts of the show.)

While it was pleasing that the station would regard him as a natural choice to host their show on a permanent basis - and thus automatically place him in their poll alongside the other recent guest hosts of the show - they had not in fact consulted Lewis beforehand about this development.

As mentioned above, Martin Lewis has just accepted major new responsibilities for the production of the "A Hard Day's Night" DVD. Those responsibilities - coupled with his other extensive commitments as a performer on network TV, writer and producer - make it impossible for him to consider a permanent position hosting a local radio show.

Therefore - he has notified KLSX that he regrets that he is unavailable to be a permanent host of its radio show - and he has instructed them to remove his name from consideration. He wishes the station good luck in its quest to find the best permanent host for the show.

His last appearance as guest host of the "Breakfast with the Beatles" show takes place on Sunday August 12th.

A full announcement about his appointment to produce the "A Hard Day's Night" DVD and his withdrawal from consideration as full-time host of "Breakfast With The Beatles" can be found here.

If you have comments about the "Breakfast with the Beatles" specials hosted by Martin Lewis over the past few months - you may post them here.



Art Of Lying
Martin Lewis's sensational expose of the fabricated British tabloid story which falsely claimed that "George Is Dying" - Lewis's article was published by prestigious website Salon.com - and has already resulted in the sudden resignation of the tabloid editor accused of fabricating the story.
Meet The Beatles Expert Who Started A 30 Years Hoax!
When Martin Lewis was invited to perform his acclaimed one-man show in New York as part of the prestigious Tokyo Comedy Festival - USA Today made the story about Martin Lewis's Beatles song hoax the lead story on the FRONT PAGE ("above the fold!") of its "Life" (entertainment section) - on Tuesday June 5th 2001.
The Love You Make (Up)
The New York Daily News also ran a story about the hoax
Martin Profile
The New York Observer ran an in-depth profile of Martin Lewis in June 2001 (Second story on page)
MBE - Mister Brian Epstein
The official Brian Epstein Website - hosted by Martin Lewis. Sign the petition to get the Beatles' manager inducted into the Non-Performers' Section of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame
Eat The Beatles!
Read the press release about the new Beatles food survey conducted by Martin Lewis - which was the inspiration for the special "Eat The Beatles!" edition of the radio show aired on KLSX on Sunday April 29, 2001.
USA Today
USA Today ran a major story news story about the Beatles food survey conducted by Martin. Read it here.
Linda McCartney Foods
Information about Linda McCartney's food products and cookbooks
Jane Asher Party Cakes
Information about Jane Asher's range of cakes and baked goods - which are available worldwide
Magical "Marty" Tour
Learn more about Martin Lewis's extensive Beatles-related work - from 1968 to the present day
Beatle-ly Incorrect!
Martin is a columnist for new-wave Beatles magazine Daytrippin' and writes a regular column titled Beatle-ly Incorrect! You can read his past columns here.
Martin Lewis - Just In Time
Martin is also a regular contributor to Time Magazine's website - Time.com. You can see all his columns for Time.com here - including articles about the Beatles and John Lennon.
Beatlefest
For many years, Martin has been host of the annual New York and Los Angeles Beatlefest conventions. The Beatlefest website has news of upcoming conventions. Beatlefest is also the world's largest Beatles merchandise mail order service.
The Great Beatles Hoax!
Read about Martin Lewis's infamous Beatles hoax - a casual teenage prank that grew into what The New York Post called "the biggest Beatles hoax since the 'Paul Is Dead' craze in the 60's"
Great Exploitations!
Get information about Martin Lewis's acclaimed autobiographical one-man show - which is based in part on the tales of his Great Beatles Hoax. The show received its world premiere in Los Angeles in 1999. Its New York premiere was a highlight of the prestigious Toyota Comedy Festival in June 2001.
The Internet Beatles Album
Martin Lewis's favorite Beatles tribute website
Abbeyrd's Beatles Page
Martin Lewis's favorite website for the latest Beatles news
BeatleZone
The ultimate Beatles links web page
Tragical History Tour
The ultimate Rutles website
Mods & Rockers 2001
Get information about the annual "Mods & Rockers" film festivals of 'Groovy Movies from the Shag-a-delic Sixties' which take place in Hollywood every summer. The festivals are co-created, co-produced and hosted by Martin Lewis for the American Cinematheque
The Martin Lewis Homepage
The Official Martin Lewis website. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Martin Lewis. And a little bit more...


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