RELEASE DATE : August 2019; International Beatles Week
A new book by author Kevin Roach,
"BRIAN EPSTEIN AND THE BEATLES 1964: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.
This book is exclusively for raising funds for a statue for Brian Epstein to be erected in his home city of Liverpool, all profits will help support the Epstein Statue Committee.
And you can be part of this amazing project by purchasing this book.
"BRIAN EPSTEIN AND THE BEATLES 1964: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.
Was inspired by this letter from Brian Epstein to the Lord Mayor of Liverpool; the signed letter is one of many unique items in the book.
This well researched book will take the reader behind the scenes into the influence Epstein had into the world of the Beatles: it tells the story of John, Paul, George and Ringo from the other side of the stage and opens a whole new chapter in the history of The Beatles.
The book starts with the invitation from the Lord Mayor of Liverpool to acknowledge the Beatles, and have them visit Liverpool Town Hall. Brian's reply explains that the boys, are off to America the following day, with a hefty filming schedule upon their return.
This one sentence in Brian's reply is understated as history shows.
The boys were off to America, but that's not the whole story. The Beatles arrived in America to a hero's welcome, not seen before on American soil by any British group.
When they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show on the 9th Feb 1964, it was watched by an estimated 73 million people, a staggering feat that has never been repeated.
This new book tells the story of Brian's ambition to get The Beatles to America, even with the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney ringing in his ears of the quote when they said,
"they wouldn't go to America unless they had a number one record".
Brian had tried to get the elusive number one record for his boys, but had previously failed with VJ records and Swan, which is well reported in the book.
Larry Kane the only American journalist to be invited by Brian Epstein to tour with the Beatles in 1964 - 65 tours of the States: he has kindly added to this book:
"I stood on the tarmac at the National Airlines terminal of Miami International Airport. Behind me, thousands of kids were pressed up so tight against the glass windows,, that the windows were coming out of their sockets.As the boys came down the steps of the plane, a scream went up, so loud, that it was piercing my ears. The Sheriff and his deputies braced for trouble. But the biggest danger was the sound. I had never heard anything like it before - a gutteral mass scream, that drowned out your senses. It was the first time, but it would not be the last....I would hear that surreal scream at 62 concerts in the years ahead..."
Good Luck with the book - Larry Kane
Mike has kindly contributed his memories
of the day the boys came home to Liverpool.
"When the plane landed at Speke Airport, having flown over our childhood homes, crowds of fans had already gathered, but that was nothing compared to what was to happen. The lads got in their Beatle-Wagon and Dad and I into the Austin Princess behind.
The whole route from Speke Airport to the centre of town was lined with happy waving people, as we passed our old Forthlin Road home, there were a lot of extra neighbourly smiles, when we finally got into the city centre it was absolute chaos.. the City Fathers might have been a little slow on the uptake but the fans certainly weren't, it was the biggest turnout our home town had ever seen, and one of our proudest days, not because the lads had been accepted by Liverpool, but because they had been accepted by the ones who really mattered... the people of Liverpool."
Good Luck with your project - Mike McCartney
Julia Baird has also supported this project.
With her memories of a great family day out
"None of the family went to the Premiere in London on the 6th July, we were waiting for the real premiere in Liverpool, It was friday 10th July 1964, with a reception at the Town Hall, followed by a screening of the film at the Liverpool Odeon, and we were all invited.
Although we were happy to get the bus, John made sure we got picked up at Mendips in shiny limousines and taken into town in grand style. We had never seen so many people in the city centre. It took the car a long time to crawl through the crowds, we were afriad we were going to be late, but we finally got to the Town Hall, it has a balcony, overlooking Castle Street, we stood there astounded by the size of the crowds, there were more than 200.000 people gathered there.
Inside the Town Hall we helped ourselves to the food that seemed to be everywhere. We went to and fro, viewing the crowds from the balcony, and finding John to laugh with. He hardly had time to eat, because people were constantly asking questions. I gave John a sandwich, but he held it in his hand and eventually gave it back to me.
The cars arrived to take us up to the Odeon cinema in London Road, to watch the film. John, Paul, George and Ringo went and we were left waiting for the cars, on reaching the cinema we were ushered to our seats in the nick of time. John appeared on stage to welcome the audience, as did all the boys, John peered upwards in our direction he knew our seats were and shouted "Where's Me Family" I'v lost them. and we all shouted back "Were all here John"."
Gook Luck with the Book -Julia Baird
The Slide Show is just a little snap shoot.
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED THE EPSTEIN STATUE APPEAL BY PRE-ORDERING THIS BOOK.
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A Big Thank You To All Who Pre-Ordered The New Book About Ringo Starr.
All books will be dispatched after the Bank Holiday in the UK, from Tuesday 28th August 2018.
This is the long awaited fourth book in the series by Kevin Roach.
Following on from the other three books, which have been well received by Beatles fans around the world, this book will not disappoint.
Product Details = Paperback
Size = 210mm x210mm
Pages = 112
Ritchie's Dad, Richard was employed as a baker at the time of Ritchie's birth. With the country at war and the rationing that was to follow, the Starkey's, due his father's job, were never short of sugar, which made them very popular in there street!
Ritchie's early childhood was set, to the back drop of war, with Liverpool being heavily bombed, and at the age of 3 years his father Richard left home, leaving Elsie to bring up the baby. Fortunately for Elsie, her Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, lived in the same street and stood by her helping to bring up Ritchie.
Using the vast archive of the Liverpool Record Office, Trinity Mirror and a selection of fantastic images from the family album, we discover the influences on Paul and his brother Michael, by going back to where they once belonged.
The essay first came to light when I was researching for my book 'The McCartney's In The Town Where They Were Born' although a lot of other researchers knew of the essay they along with Sir Paul, thought it had been distroyed 60years ago but during my research if found it had been kept in Liverpool Record Office archives department, along with the other winning essay's.
George was born in a small two up - two down terrace house at No 12 Arnorld Grove, Wavertree, Liverpool, the youngest of four children. Shortly after he was born his parents Harold and Louise to George to the local Catholic church Our Lady Of Good Help to be baptised.
The register is written in Latin and reads as follows:
George Harrison - Date of Birth 25th Feb 1943, Date of Baptism 14th March 1943
Parents - Harold and Louise Harrison ( Formerly French). Godmother - Maria Fox
The Harrison's moved from Arnold Grove to the Speke housing estate to 25 Upton Green, when George was of school age. His first school was Dovedale School which was to be the same school as John Lennon, George knew of John at the school because his older brother Peter was in the same school year as John, but George never really bothered with John at that time.
Entry No 1833 Name - George Harrison, Date of Birth - 25/2/43. Address - 25 Upton Green, Speke. in the next column is the word YES this relates to George being exempt from religious education.
After leaving Dovedale School it was time to go to the Seniors, George passed his 11plus exam and was excepted into the Liverpool Institute High School in Liverpool City Centre, another pupil at the "Inny" but a year above him was Paul McCartney. George and Paul would travel to school on the same bus from Speke to the Inny, and became friends through their interest in Rock-n-Roll.
The story of Eleanor was once again put into the public spotlight in 2008 when a document contain a signature E.Rigby dated 1911 was put up for auction and was sold for £115,000, the owner of the document stated that it came for Paul McCartney who had sent it to benefit the charity Sunbeams Music Trust.
Eleanor Rigby has always been a woman of mystery, but for those interested in the story of the infamous Eleanor Rigby here is what we found!
Marie Darwin is a Liverpool based nursery nurse. She is also a tour guide for Beatles fans, showing them the numerous iconic locations across the city.
This book brings together Marie's two passions: education and The Beatles.
It was during a Beatles convention that she noticed there was nothing for younger Beatles fans, and her first book, "What Did Grandad Paul do when he was little" was born.
This book is the second in the series and tells the story, through rhyme, of John Lennon and his early years.
Liverpool author and Liverpool Echo columnist Daniel Longman, who has a regular feature covering Liverpool and Wirral history published each week in the nostalgia section of the newspaper has know turned his attention to The Beatles.
This is his first book on this subject, and the reviews are very promising, and has the author puts it. The appeal of the Beatles is everlasting. Millions of fans from all over the world continue to revel in the band’s eternal hits and their music stands out as one of Britain’s greatest cultural successes.
This book takes the reader on a journey to the Fab Four’s home town of Liverpool and explores the significant sites and locations associated with the band’s unparalleled rise to stardom.
We delve into the archives and uncover nostalgic images of Mathew Street, Strawberry Field and Penny Lane, as well as many other familiar landmarks and witness the changes that have taken place in the city through time.
This book will appeal to any true Beatles fan who wishes to discover that little bit extra about the world’s most famous boy band.
The forward for the book is by The Beatles friend and founder of The Merseybeat Magazine Bill Harry.
The book is available on Amazon in Kindle Edition or Book form for more details on The Beatles Landmarks In Liverpool.