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.
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"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."
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With over 2 million copies sold, The Beatles Anthology is the
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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
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awarded Billboard magazine's Tour of the Year. An unforgettable journey with
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For those who idolize John Lennon, Chronicle Books offers Lennon Legend.
Presented in a handsome slipcase, Lennon Legend is both an illustrated and an
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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.
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