Belmo and Garry Marsh are pleased to announce the publication of their new book, The Beatles Christmas Book: Everywhere It's Christmas. The book will ship in August and is available now for pre-orders. The 236 page book retails for $30.
The Beatles Christmas Book is the first and only book presenting a comprehensive and entertaining look at everything Beatles and Christmas. Here is a brief overview of a few of the chapters...
The Fan Club Christmas Flexis: From 1963 to 1970 British and American fan club members were treated to special Christmas flexi-discs featuring the Fab Four singing Christmas tunes, telling stories and jokes, wishing fans happy holidays and more.
The Beatles Christmas Shows: During the holiday seasons of 1963/64 and 1964/65 The Beatles headlined 60 holiday concerts in England. The Fab Four entertained their fans with skits and music. Other performers on the bills were The Yardbirds, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, Cilla Black, Lulu and many others.
On The Radio: The Beatles were the favored pop singing group on BBC Radio in the Sixties. And during the holidays The Beatles appeared numerous times giving hilarious interviews and singing their hits live on the air.
Memorabilia: Some of the rarest Beatles memorabilia are those associated with Christmas - rare glass ornaments from the early Sixties, original fan club greeting cards, records, toys, concert programs, newspaper articles and ads, magazines, photographs and a lot more.
Novelty records and bootlegs: Novelty songs were extremely popular in the Sixties and had such titles as "All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle" or "Ringo Bells". There were tribute albums, cover songs and numerous bootlegs of The Beatles Christmas Fan Club Flexis. All are covered here.
Alf Bicknell Remembers: Alf was the chauffeur for The Beatles and had kept a diary of his time with them. His holiday entries provide an insider's view of The Beatles during the Christmas season.
Complete Discography (Group and Solo): Every group and solo Christmas release (American and English) is detailed - including dates, labels and descriptions.
Front Cover Art: Beatles artist extraordinairre William Stout created the very special cover painting for the book. He calls his painting "The Beatles As Father Christmas". Truly amazing.
United States - $30 per book (free shipping). Includes a free art print.
Canada - $30 plus $8 shipping. Includes a free art print.
Outside the United States - $30 plus $12 shipping. Includes a free art print.
Payment method: PayPal (to Belmo at firstname.lastname@example.org)/ cash/ check (US banks only and made payable to: S. Belmer (NOT Belmo)/ or International Money Order payable to S. Belmer (NOT Belmo). Mail to: Belmo, PO Box 17163, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017.
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