Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 Tour that Changed the World

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Running Press Book Publisher, 2003 - Music - 272 pages
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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.

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Review: Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 Tours That Changed the World

User Review  - Evan - Goodreads

I liked the book despite the repetitiveness of many of the tour stops. I suppose that is expected given that every place was a mob scene full of screaming teens. The second tour seemed more ... Read full review

Review: Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 Tours That Changed the World

User Review  - Lovely Rita - Goodreads

I read this more or less in one sitting. It was a fascinating look at the what it was like for the Beatles to be on tour at the height of the insanity of Beatlemania. I think the key word is ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Larry Kane is the “dean of Philadelphia television news anchors,” having had a 45-year career covering domestic and world events. He previously wrote an account of his tour experiences with the Beatles in his book Ticket to Ride. Kane lives in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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