The Beatles


MONTREAL–CTV flew me in to visit the set of Quantico, the new thriller set to premiere Sunday. The ABC series is set at an FBI training facility and is parts Rookie Blue, parts Homeland. They put press up at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel, which allowed me to take a Magical Mystery side-tour. Suite 1742

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to ask my take on the Oscars. We went on to gab for over 16 minutes and completely ignored the awards talk. Instead we got sidetracked yakking about last week’s epic Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special. I got a call this week from my colleague Bill Carter who, in 1975

Hey all you Beatle people. I’ve been slow on the draw on this but you can still catch the last of Conan O’Brien’s salute to George Harrison. Tonight on Conan (11 p.m. TBS; 12:30 a.m., MuchMusic), Norah Jones–daughter of Harrison’s friend and mentor Ravi Shankar–closes out the tribute Thursday night. O’Brien’s Beatle bonus is in support

The Toronto Star had a fun story Saturday marking the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first concert at Maple Leaf Gardens.  The two shows took place on Sept. 7, 1964 and, as you can see above, tickets were priced at $4.00 and $5.50, which, believe it or not, was considered a lot back when hamburgers

Juan, Paula, George (with ladder) and Brioux LONDON–Folks who come to this alleged TV site often are probably a little Beatled out by now, but in the spirit of 50 years since ’64, please forgive another indulgence.I’ve been fortunate to come to England this week as a guest of Shaw Media to visit the set

Creepy Beatles: dolls on display as part of “The Beatles in Montreal” Are you a day tripper? You might want to roll up to Montreal in the next two weeks to catch “The Beatles in Montreal,” an exhibit on display at the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History down by the St. Lawrence at the

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson made the mistake of asking me about the 50th anniversary of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan.So then I talk for 10 minutes, straight. I finally calm down and also yak about the Olympic coverage. You can listen to the entire podcast here.I was in New York for the anniversary and

NEW YORK, N.Y.–It is pretty fab to be in New York on the exact 50th anniversary of The Beatles Ed Sullivan debut.The “really big shew” was seen by an estimated 73.7 million that night on CBS and millions more on CBC (although how many more nobody at the public broadcaster seems to know).CBS is marking