Showing posts with label New York. Show all posts
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Coming Up: The Beatles: Fab Four Cities: Liverpool, London, Hamburg, New York - The Definitive Guide

Out Aug. 31, 2020. Pre-order now from Amazon.

Four cities. Four stars. The Fab Four - the Beatles - are revered the world over, but it is in these urban centres that their legacy shines brightest. Liverpool: where the band graduated from church halls, leaving their initial line-up as 'The Quarrymen' far behind. Hamburg: where their raucous stage act was honed; where arrests earned them a more notorious celebrity reputation, but they became a true emblem of rock 'n' roll. London: where The Beatles produced Sgt Pepper, and home to the iconic album cover for Abbey Road. And New York: the city that became John Lennon's home, where their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show announced them to 73 million Americans.

The Beatles: Fab Four Cities invites the reader on a cosmopolitan trek across continents, tracing the Beatles' rise to fame from one metropolis to the next. Flush with timelines, stories, trivia, the numerous links and connections between the cities and both pop cultural and local history, this is a travel guide like no other.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Vintage pic: Beatles in Central Park

During the Beatles' first visit to John, Paul and Ringo went on a walk in Central Park followed by a pack of photographers.

George was back in the Plaza Hotel, suffering from an untimely case of the flu (look closely at the band's first appearance on the Sullivan show and you can tell he's feeling lousy).

It's interesting to think how this was John's first time in the park, a place he'd often go for walks with Yoko when living in the adjacent Dakota building.