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Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 Tour That Changed the World

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Great beatlesrrr Great beatles book

    The title looks good im going to get it with my girt caard thai got for christmas last year.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    On the Road With the Fab Four

    Easy read....great information...... On the the the the hotels. Larry Cane lets you get the inside stories on tour with the Beatles on their tours of the US in 1965 & 1966....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2007

    The Beatles get another Ticket to Ride

    The Beatles were a big hit in England, and when they came to America, they were even bigger. 'Beatle mania', as some call it, had started in the U.S... People would go crazy to just get a look at them. George, Paul, Ring, and John, hated all the news reporters around. During some of there first concerts, they didn¿t know what to expect. Thousands of kids, pushing, shoving, killing each other to get to them. This book from Larry Kames view show all that happened on, and back stage. Larry was the only American reporter to see the Beatles tour from his point of view. He gives descriptive detail of everything that goes on inside the hotel rooms, plane rides, and rides from hotel to concert. The Beatles being as big as they are, and being rock stars, do rock star things. The Beatles were heavily addictive to drugs. Bob Dylan first introduced the Beatles to marijuana in New York at there first concert. Larry gives heavy detail about what this did to them in Nassau while they were filming their first movie, 'Help'. When he arrived he describes what they act like and talk when there on drugs. Ticket to Ride is a very good book and describes what goes on in the live of a rock star. All the emotions of the Beatles, fans, and reporters are described excellent. Larry tells what the Beatles do after their rock star life and shows they love heat there doing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2004

    whata surprise

    .after hearing the cd, the memories i had many years ago as i grew up came back clearly of that era.what a change over the horrors of todays world!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2003

    A fascinating read with 'Fly on the Wall' flashlight views

    Just when you think you¿ve heard the lion¿s share of personal encounters with the Beatles, here comes yet another intriguing and informing retrospective. True, hard core fans of the group have heard a number of these interviews before. But for those who maybe collected the eight LP Beatles interview set released by Cicadelic Records in the mid 1980¿s, here¿s a marvelous chance to learn the context for many of the interviews Larry Kane conducted with the Fab Four and their support team. I sat mesmerized, drinking in the ¿Fly on the Wall¿ sketches Larry shares in this 272 page book. It¿s nice to stitch together the familiar with a fresh view of circumstance. I learned a lot. The interview CD included with Ticket to Ride is a great romp through his material. One can read along in the book with some of these audio snippets. My appreciation for his approach has deepened now that I have a fuller understanding of where he was coming from and why he posed the questions he did. Hats off to a youthful 21 and 22 year old reporter to be so prescient in gathering rich material we can all mine some forty years after the fact. If you think you know everything about the Beatles, perhaps the breezy style of this work is not for you. However, if you really enjoy first person flashlight perspectives, like to get a sense of watching the groundbreaking tours unfold before your eyes, appreciate dynamic social context and/or LOVE the Beatles, this is the book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2003

    Beatle boring

    I have been a Beatle fan since the first Ed Sulivan show. I have read almost all the books on them. This book is a stupendice BORE.I have been collecting books and any thing i can get my hands on. But this time my hands could not take much of this book. Larry Kane has written what we all have known for years. Anthology by The Beatles told it all. He is just rehashing thing we already know. I wish i could get my money back...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2003


    This exuberant tale reads more like an adventure story than the factual record of the beatle's 1964 tour . It also serves as a sharply focused two way mirror for readers like me: The book offers a nostalgic, but crisp, retro-view of the people we were as the fab four was conquering America in 1964. It also provides a high buff insight into the enduring influences the Beatle's have had on us all, right up to today. I appreciate that this book is a journalist's diary .The author, reporter Larry Kane ,was there. There's no pop culture psycho-babble . There's no gossipy speculation.Just the real story, from front row seats at the concerts, to the cabin of the Electra that flew them cross-country, to behind closed doors at the post show parties. It's also a coming of age story for the members of group , who changed our music and (perhaps, unintentionally)led the sixties social revolution that caused all to choose sides or shut-up. In a parallel path, we see how the straight-laced, almost nerdish, 19 year old reporter covering them begins to find himself in the face of the beatle's decadent lifestyle. I had forgotten the obsessed, wacked out female fans, the overburdened cops who tried to keep them off the stage, and the parents who just wanted us to keep down the noise so they could hear their Patty Page records. The book traces the origins of the beatle's concern about the Viet Nam war and their burgeoning political activism. the final chapters bring us forward, closing the loop of time for the fab four and the author, who has had quite a career in television news. The book has everything we learned about in the sixties. SEX. DRUGS. ROCK AND ROLL.

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