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The Backstage Story Of How The Beatles Rocked America
The Historic Tours of 1964-1966
Announcing an exciting new book detailing The Beatles' three North American tours (1964-66). Written by Chuck Gunderson, the country's leading authority on the subject, this comprehensive volume will give the reader a city-by-city synopsis of the group's activities as they traveled the United States and Canada for their groundbreaking series of concerts. From San Francisco's Cow Palace show on August 19, 1964 through their last-ever live performance at the city's famed Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966, this book will cover the music and the madness that characterized their North American tours. Supported by hundreds of photographs and images of rare memorabilia, it will truly be THE definitive reference for what is arguably the most important period in The Beatles' long and winding career.
Never before has The Beatles' North American concert experience been covered in such depth. You'll read about the behind-the-scenes negotiations, the mayhem at the airports and hotels, the cheeky quotes delivered at the press conferences, the opening acts, the concerts and the stories behind the shows through the eyes of the Beatles, their entourage, the promoters, the emcees and the fans. If you witnessed the mania firsthand, you'll relive the excitement in the pages of this book. If you were born too late to be a part of those halcyon days, you'll learn what it was like to be swept up and carried away by the phenomena of the greatest musical act of all time.
Produced in a slick, glossy, full-color format, this book will be published in late fall 2013 or early 2014 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first visit to America and their first American tour. It will be, without question, one of the truly essential books for any Beatles library.
Best of all, you can participate in the creation of this landmark work. The author is currently seeking both professional and amateur photos from the 1964, 1965 and 1966 North American tours, with an emphasis on unpublished images. All contributors will be given a credit in the acknowledgements section of the book and, depending on the quality, grade and rarity of the image, financial compensation may be given. Before submitting photos, please scan them at a high resolution, preferably 300 dpi. Also, please list the city and year for each image.
Did you see The Beatles in concert? Were you one of the thousands who waited for their airport arrival or who stormed their hotel when they played your city? Did you have a personal encounter with one or more of the band members? The author is looking for fans with unique stories that have not been previously published in other books, magazines or publications. If you've never shared your Beatle tale, now's the time to have it documented for posterity.
This is your front row ticket to a fascinating, rarely-reported chapter in The Beatles' legendary story -- and your chance to be an integral part of an important publication.