Spizer, Bruce -- The Beatles are Coming! [Book]
New Orleans: 498 Productions, 2003. First Edition. 246. FINE. Accompanying slipcase show a little toning at the edge. #495/500 SIGNED.
Over 450 black and white, color illustrations throughout. The book covers the Beatles first visit to the United States and the events leading up to the group's arrival on February 7, 1964. The book details why Capitol Records turned down the Beatles four times before finally agreeing to release their records, and tells the stories of two small companies, Vee-Jay and Swan, who issued the group's records without success in 1963. It details the American media coverage of the Beatles in late 1963, when Beatlemania was viewed as a curious fad happening in England that could never catch on in the United States.