Lost Beatles Tape Steals the Thunder at American Music Awards Find the Beatles in Print at Chronicle Books

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Sunday, Nov. 14, the American
 Music Awards featured a recently re-discovered tape of the Beatles from 1964
 as part of a fortieth anniversary tribute of the band's arrival in the U.S.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041119/LAFRU2 )
     "We've got a wonderful old...tape that's been lost for 40 years that
 nobody's seen since it first aired featuring the Beatles singing 'She Loves
 You' and 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand,'" producer Dick Clark told the Associated
 Press.  "It was an English show that aired here that for some reason
 or another went into a trunk somewhere."
     Get the story behind the music and learn everything you need to know about
 the Beatles from the premier Beatles publisher, Chronicle Books.  With titles
 ranging from the definitive Beatles Anthology, Lennon Legend, and George
 Harrison's I, Me, Mine to the brand-new releases Ringo Starr's Postcards From
 the Boys and Paul McCartney's Each One Believing, Chronicle Books has the
 preeminent portfolio of the Fab Four.
     With over 2 million copies sold, The Beatles Anthology is the
 quintessential book for Beatles fans. Each page is brimming with personal
 stories and rare and vintage images. Snapshots from their family collections
 take us back to the days when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison,
 and Richard Starkey were just boys growing up in Liverpool. They talk in turn
 about those early years and how they came to join the band that would make
 them known around the world as John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Then, weaving
 back and forth, they tell the astonishing story of life as The Beatles: the
 first rough gigs, the phenomenon of their rise to fame, the musical and social
 change of their heyday, all the way through to their breakup. The Beatles
 Anthology is a once-in-a-lifetime collection of the Beatles' own memories.
     Filled with photographs never published before and insider details, Each
 One Believing:  Paul McCartney On Stage, Off Stage, and Backstage takes
 readers behind the scenes for an exclusive look into a private world  -- life
 on the road with the man who's been changing the sound of music since the
 sixties. Each One Believing is based on the most successful tour of Paul
 McCartney's post-Beatles career. Inspired by the events of 9/11 (that morning,
 he was sitting looking at the Twin Towers from a plane on the tarmac at JFK)
 and the subsequent Concert for New York City, it went on to unprecedented
 audience and critical acclaim, playing to more than two million people and
 awarded Billboard magazine's Tour of the Year. An unforgettable journey with
 Paul McCartney, here, there, and everywhere.
     For those who idolize John Lennon, Chronicle Books offers Lennon Legend.
 Presented in a handsome slipcase, Lennon Legend is both an illustrated and an
 interactive biography of the creative genius-songwriter, artist, social
 activist who changed his times. Created with the cooperation of Yoko Ono
 Lennon, who has opened her archives for this project, the book offers
 insightful details about every era of John's life, from his early days at art
 school to the height of Beatlemania to "Imagine." A live recording of that
 song is included, along with several interviews of John talking about his life
 and art, on the never-before-released audio CD contained in this package.
     Ringo Starr has also opened his private archive to share over 50
 never-before-seen delightful and very intimate postcards sent to him
 throughout the years from John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.
 Postcards From the Boys has a lenticular postcard on the cover that switches
 back and forth between shots of Ringo today, flashing a peace sign, and John,
 Paul, and George from the sixties. The postcards -- many of which are covered
 in whimsical drawings -- are colorfully reproduced, both front and back.
 Ringo's entertaining commentary fills in the blanks, offering a unique glimpse
 into the real-life relationship of the Beatles.
     Originally published in 1980 and cherished by fans and collectors, I, Me,
 Mine is the closest we will come to George Harrison's autobiography. Featuring
 George Harrison in conversation with longtime Beatles' publicist Derek Taylor,
 the book touches on everything from early Beatlemania to India and Ravi
 Shankar to his love of gardening. The lyrics to over 80 of his songs, many in
 his own hand, are accompanied by his uniquely intimate and humorous
 commentary. In addition, 50 archival photographs of George, with the Beatles
 and solo, capture a journey of creative and spiritual transformation.
     Forty years after the British Invasion, the Beatles continue to be the
 most influential pop music band of the twentieth century, and Chronicle offers
 the definitive stories about the band and each of its remarkable members.
     About Chronicle Books
     One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the U.S.,
 Chronicle Books was founded in 1966 and over the years has developed a
 reputation for award-winning, innovative books. The company continues to
 challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and
 format, maintaining a list that includes illustrated titles in design, art,
 architecture, photography, food, lifestyle and pop culture, as well as much-
 admired books for children and ancillary products through its gift division.
 Chronicle Books boasts best-selling titles that include The Beatles Anthology,
 Sylvia Long's Hush Little Baby, The 52-Deck series, Olive, the Other Reindeer
 and The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. Chronicle Books'
 objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that's instantly
 recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value.
      Contact:  Andrea Burnett
      Phone:    415-537-4258 (fax 4470)
      E-mail:   andrea_burnett@chroniclebooks.com
      Order Information:  800-722-6657

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