The Beatles Are Coming!: The Birth of Beatlemania in America

The Beatles Are Coming!: The Birth of Beatlemania in America


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The Beatles Are Coming!: The Birth of Beatlemania in America by Bruce Spizer, Walter Cronkite

"The Beatles Are Coming!" covers the Beatles first visit to the United States and the events leading up to the group's arrival on February 7, 1964. It is the most thorough and accurate book ever published on how Beatlemania evolved in America. The book details why Capitol Records turned down the Beatles four times before finally agreeing to release their records. It tells the stories of two small companies, Vee-Jay and Swan, who issued the group's records without success in 1963. It details the American media coverage of the Beatles in late 1963, when Beatlemania was viewed as a curious fad happening in England that could never catch on in the United States. It explains how the Beatles were booked for "The Jack Paar Program" and "The Ed Sullivan Show," as well as two concerts at Carnegie Hall. The book concludes with stories and pictures of the Beatles historic first U.S. visit in February, 1964. The book contains over 450 images, including many previously unpublished photos of the Beatles. Foreword by Walter Cronkite.

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ISBN-13: 9780966264999
Publisher: 498 Productions, LLC
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 9.26(w) x 12.24(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Bruce Spizer is a first generation Beatles fan who has quickly become one of the world's most respected authors on the Beatles. He first four books each received rave reviews and were named "Beatles Book of the Year" by Goldmine magazine in their year of publication. Bruce has appeared fequently on television and radio programs as a Beatles expert.

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