Host Brooke Halpin shares his extensive knowledge of The Beatles and their music, along with noted guests who have written books about The Beatles or have worked with them. The show also features the Beatles Cover Song of the Day and listener requests.
Brooke Halpin, a Connecticut native, is an accomplished broadcaster, pianist, composer, painter, and published author. He wrote The Everything Playing Piano and Keyboards Book, and The Only Basic Piano Instruction Book You’ll Ever Need, published by Adams Media and David & Charles, PLC, (UK), a Beatles quiz book, Playing the Piano and Keyboards, published by Do You Really Know The Beatles?, and most recently, a novel based on a true story, A Magical Mystery Time. He is currently writing his new book, Experiencing the Beatles – A Listener’s Companion, which will be published by Rowan and Littlefield, September 2017.
As a composer, Brooke composed the music to the Academy Award winning film Molly’s Pilgrim, the PBS special More Than Broken Glass – Memories of Kristallnacht, and Rudolph Nureyev’s ballet Christopher Columbus for the Hungarian National Ballet Company. His award winning compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Europe.
Brooke is also a television producer. He produced VIDEO COFFEE HOUSE with Richie Havens, OUT OF THE BOX with Jack Nadel for ABC and FOX TV, The POWER OF WOMEN IN BUSINESS with Jane Applegate for PBS, and WHOSE BODY IS IT ANYWAY with Joan Kenley for FOX TV.
His broadcast experience includes hosting and producing Music – Behind the Notes for MCTV in New York City. His guests included Branford Marsalis, Suzanne Vega, and Richie Havens. Currently, he is the radio host of “Come Together with The Beatles,” on KBU, 97.5 in Malibu and online at www.kbu.fm. Painting for more than 30 years, Brooke has broken new artistic ground. He has combined his original talents in painting and music and has created “Harmonic Visions”. This new series of paintings communicate through two pathways – the eyes and the ears. At gallery exhibitions, Brooke transforms the paintings into sound by playing the music in each painting on the piano. His paintings have been exhibited in many galleries in the US…