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

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

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An insider's look at the world's first major rock-and-roll tour, Ticket to Ride tells the Beatles? story like it's never been told before.
• Includes a CD featuring an hour of Kane's rare interviews with the Beatles
• Features a foreword by Dick Clark

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143034261
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Edition description: Book & CD
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 898,135
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

 Larry Kane has been a broadcast journalist for more than forty-five years, thirty-eight of them as an anchorman in Philadelphia. He is an Emmy Award winner and well known for his 1964 and 1965 historic tours with the Beatles.

Table of Contents

Prologue: If That Was Fabx
Part 11964
Chapter 1A Ticket to Ride3
Chapter 2A Stranger in the Bedroom11
Chapter 3Seventy-two Hours of Madness17
Chapter 4Fishing for Trouble27
Chapter 5A Hollywood Fantasy39
Chapter 6Beatle Frights and Beatle Nights49
Chapter 7A Juicy Piece of the Apple55
Chapter 8Surf and Sex at the Jersey Shore61
Chapter 9Rockin' at the Birthplace of Freedom69
Chapter 10High-Speed Beatlemania75
Chapter 11Guns, Palm Trees, and a Rock-and-Roll Hurricane85
Chapter 12North to Boston: Does Anyone Have a Compass?101
Chapter 13Memories from the Fans105
Chapter 14Catfight in Cleveland, Wild Horses in New Orleans109
Chapter 15Word War in Kansas City, Fear in Dallas115
Chapter 16A Rolling Stone on the Beatles' Doorstep123
Part 2Life on Tour
Chapter 17A Plane Life129
Chapter 18Flirtatious Mothers and Candy Kisses135
Chapter 19What Were They Really Like?141
Chapter 20The Late Show: Free Love and Free Parking151
Chapter 21The Beatles' Inner Circle155
Part 31965
Chapter 22Help! In the Bahamas165
Chapter 23The Beatles Have Landed!171
Chapter 24Mugs and Drugs in Maple Leaf Country185
Chapter 25A Few Hours of Heaven189
Chapter 26Mayhem and Music in Texas195
Chapter 27Air Wars and the Beatles' Radio Daze201
Chapter 28Engine on Fire: John! Don't Jump!207
Chapter 29Back to Hollywood: Famous Faces in the Bedroom213
Chapter 30"We Are the Beatles, That's What We Are"225
Epilogue: Beyond the Tours231
AppendixComplete 1964 and 1965 Tour Schedules241

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Over the years the market has been flooded with far too many second-rate books on aspects of the Beatles' history, but Larry Kane's Ticket to Ride stands out as an honest, informative, comprehensive, and entertaining account. (Tony Barrow, the Beatles' press officer, 1963û1968)

A breezy account of what it was like at the Boys' side as Beatlemania swept the nation. (Rolling Stone)

Terrific fly-on-the-wall stuff about a unique pop-cultural event. (Booklist)

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