1963… The Beatles invaded Canada!
Canadian teens fell in love with The Beatles months before teens in the U.S. did. Here are the events, people and stories that led to Beatlemania in Canada during 1963 and 1964. This great and much awaited new book celebrates the release of the Beatles first records in North America and their very first number one charted record in Canada, She Loves You. The book is the definitive, exhaustive and authoritative reference work that thoroughly delves into the roots of Beatlemania in Canada and continues its way to chronicle the actual events at the dawn and rise of the Beatles fame in Canada. The book also includes a special companion audio CD with one hour of rare audio clips.
The Beatles In Canada - The Origins Of Beatlemania documents the creation, marketing and distribution of the Beatles music in Canada, and lists the earliest radio station chart successes in the most remote outposts of Canada. There are chapters on trans-Atlantic press coverage, the fan clubs, original Beatles advertising, record reviews and profiles of the key people and places that were involved in this uniquely Canadian story.
Each book is numbered and signed by Piers Hemmingsen, making it a genuinely special edition for all Beatles fans. In addition to this, the book includes Forewords by noted Beatles expert and British author Mark Lewisohn, and extensive contributions by Capitol of Canada's Paul White - the A&R man who put his career on the line in early 1963 to issue the Beatles music in North America before anyone else.
Thoroughly illustrated with original photos and artifacts, the author has had unique access to the archives of the key players in the history of the Beatles in Canada, and also to private collections of Canadian Beatles artifacts going back more than 50 years. But the best of the book lies in the stories of the young fans who in some wonderful cases brought Beatles records to Canada from England in the summer of 1963 and turned their friends on to these new sounds. This unique book and its approach will set a new benchmark for other Beatles history books. A must read for all of the Beatles history buffs out there.