Announcing an exciting new two-volume book detailing The Beatles' three North American tours (1964-66). Written by Chuck Gunderson, the country's leading authority on the subject, this comprehensive boxed set 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, these books will cover the music and the madness that characterized their North American tours. Supported by over 800 images of photographs, documents, contracts and rare memorabilia, it will truly be THE definitive reference for what is arguably the most important period in the Beatles' 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 these books. 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 these books will be housed in an attractive slipcase and ready in time to celebrate the Beatles' 50th anniversary of their arrival to America on February 7, 1964 and their first and subsequent American tours later that occured the following years. It will be, without question, one of the truly essential books for any Beatles library.
Some Fun Tonight! The Backstage Story of How the Beatles Rocked America