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Upcoming Fairs 2017

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7 October
The Netherlands - Roosendaal - Tongerloplein
14 October in Belgium - Mons, 30th Beatles Day
29 October The Netherlands Leiden (new venue) Beat-Meet 
11-12 November  The Netherlands - Utrecht Jaarbeurs big Record Fair

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by Tom Egbers

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Title:     Hoe de koning van Liverpool werd onttroond door The Beatles (Dutch)
            How the King of Liverpool Was Dethroned By The Beatles

Author(s): Tom Egbers (with a little help from Iris Caldwell)
Pages:      257
ISBN:         978 94 004 0281 2
Publisher: Thomas Rap

 

This is a book about Rory Storm, in the Dutch language. It may be a bit strange to write about it here on www.beatlesinternational.com. We believe however, that it should at least be read by anyone who can read Dutch. But we also hope in the future that it will be translated into English so that also the rest of the world can also enjoy this wonderful book.
Journalist and writer Tom Egbers originally went to Liverpool to write a book about the Beatles and football (were they Liverpool or Everton fans?). But when he arrived at the Beatles Museum he saw the picture of a young man he had never seen before: Rory Storm. The picture intrigued him and he decided to find out more about this Rory Storm. And after some research he soon realised that Rory’s story was of great interest.
Of course, every Beatle fan knows the story about Rory Storm & The Hurricanes. How they once were more popular than the Beatles, that their drummer was Ringo Starr and that Rory himself was called Mr Showmanship by Bob Wooler and also that he died at a very young age. So, not much news there. What makes this book interesting is that it is written by a Dutchman who knew nothing about Rory and the fact that there’s not much literature about Rory. His story is only mentioned in books about the Beatles and in articles such as Bill Harry’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Tragic Story Of Rory Storm & The Hurricanes.
This book by Tom Egbers is therefore a welcome addition to all the books about Beatles, Merseybeat, etc. It is written in a such a way that once you have started reading, it’s difficult to put it down. Egbers had a lot of help from Rory’s sister Iris, who provided family photos and background information. The book is full of dialogues – which of course have largely been made up. Therefore it is not historically sound, but it does give the story a bit of an edge. It took Egbers two years to finish the book, but the result is a great read even for the die-hard Beatles fan who knows everything there is to know.
This is a definite must-read for every Dutch Beatles fan. And hopefully it will soon be translated into English.
This is a book about Rory Storm, in the Dutch language. It may be a bit strange to write about it here on www.beatlesinternational.com. We believe however, that it should at least be read by anyone who can read Dutch. But we also hope in the future that it will be translated into English so that also the rest of the world can also enjoy this wonderful book.

by Judith Kristin
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Title:
  A Date With A Beatle 
Author(s): Judith Kristin
Pages:  177
Language: English

 

When the tenacious 16-year-old Judy found out that her favourite band The Beatles were coming to the US she decided right then and there that she wanted to meet them.

by Klaus Voormann
Book_Klaus_2 WE'RE SORRY, SOLD OUT!  You can still order a signe copy at www.voormann.com 

  Title:  Four Track Stories - 1 extra Virgine 
  Author(s): Klaus & Christina Voormann
  Pages:  96
  Language: German / English

  A wonderful short book with stories and illustrations about the Beatles Hamburg
  period.

published by Skira, by Enzo Gentile and Fabio Schiavo
http://www.skira.net/dettaglio.php?isbn=8857208008&back=ricerca-normal.php&page=&lett=

 

by David Bedford
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Title
:  Liddypool
Author(s): David Bedford
Publisher: Dale Watson Fine Books
ISBN:  978-185443-237-7
Pages:  333
Language: English

Want to know everything about The Beatles’ Liverpool of the 1950s and early 1960s?
Then Liddypool – Birthplace of the Beatles is the book to buy. Author David Bedford is a Scouser who was born and raised in the Dingle, the same neighbourhood where Ringo grew up.

book Mike frontTitle:  Mike McCartney's North Highlands
Author(s): Mike McCartney
Publisher: Woodland Publishing
ISBN:  978-1-905547-09-8
Pages:  112
Language: English



by Eric Krasker
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Title: 
Fact and Fiction 1960-1962
Author(s): Eric Krasker
Publisher: Seguier
ISBN: 978-2-8404-9523-9
Pages: 436
Language: English

This book is an excellent buy and an absolute must-read for any Beatles fan, but most particular for those fans interested in the band before their big breakthrough. The Beatles: Fact and Fiction – 1960-1962 is the revised and updated English translation of the same book released in the French language some years ago. The period 1960-1962 is a very interesting one in Beatles history, as it shows the future Fab Four in a period when they were still struggling in the Hamburg clubs while eagerly trying to get a recording deal.

by Klaus Voormann
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Title:
  Warum spielst du Imagine nicht auf dem weißen Klavier John?
Author(s): Klaus Voormann
Publisher: Heyne Verlag, Munich
ISBN:  3-453-87313-0
Pages:  327
Language: German

‘When are you finally going to write your own story? You are one of the few who was actually there from the very beginning.’ With these words George Harrison convinces his close friend Klaus Voormann to write
down his story about his days with the Beatles in Hamburg and London and about his career as a session musician and graphic artist.
George Harrison was right because Klaus Voormann is one of the few people who have been with the Beatles from the very beginning. Their friendship started when he first saw them performing in Hamburg.