Format: Hardback Book
Grade (Outer/Inner): VG++
Label: Running Press
In 1964, the Beatles invaded America. Thirty-two shows in 25 cities in 31 days. Record-smashing attendance. Unimaginable fan reactions. It was the first major rock-and-roll concert tour ever. It was the beginning of a revolution. Ticket to Ride tells this story like it's never been told before. It is the story of an extraordinary journey of four young men from uncertainty to timeless legacy. It is also a story about the generation that grew along with them, from the innocence of the early sixties to the turbulent years later, when issues of race and war shattered the nation. Larry Kane, the only American Journalist to travel to every stop of the 1964 and 1965 Beatles' North American tours in the official press party, brings the events of these historic dates to life, offering an original inside account in words, pictures, and voice....
It was 40 years ago -- more or less -- that a 22year-old broadcast journalist from Florida was invited by manager Brian Epstein to travel with the Beatles to every stop on their first North American tours. The only American reporter in the official press party, Larry Kane obtained exclusive, revealing interviews with John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Fortunately, Kane saved his original notes and tapes, and shares them here for the first time. That material provides the basis for his intimate look back at the phenomenon of the Fab Four, and insights into the humor and personality of each group member. Ticket to Ride, illustrated with more than 30 photographs, captures a rare time in history, gracefully melding the story of the Beatles revolution with the changing tenor of the country. Hear John Lennon's early public criticism of the Vietnam War, and learn about the night the Beatles met Bob Dylan. "We had a crazy party the night we met [Dylan]," Paul recounts. I thought I got the meaning to life that night. Ticket to Ride includes a 60minute audio CD featuring rare interviews.... 272 page hardback with dust jacket... CD in VG+ condition...