New Orleans, LA (February, 2019)
498 Productions is excited to announce that Bruce Spizer is working on his next book in his popular Beatles album series. This latest edition, THE BEATLES GET BACK TO ABBEY ROAD, will be published in late September of this year in coordination with the 50th anniversary of the release of ABBEY ROAD. In addition to the “Abbey Road” LP, the book will cover the stand-alone Beatles singles released in 1969: “Get Back”/”Don’t Let Me Down” and “The Ballad Of John And Yoko”/”Old Brown Shoe.”
Like the previous titles in the album series, THE BEATLES AND SGT. PEPPER: A FANS’ PERSPECTIVE and THE BEATLES WHITE ALBUM AND THE LAUNCH OF APPLE, it is full color throughout, 9″ x 9″ and will run approximately 184 pages. THE BEATLES GET BACK TO ABBEY ROAD will have chapters on how the album was received in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, as well as an overview of the year of the album’s release, 1969. There will also be a detailed section on the recording of the songs on the album, as well as a few surprise topics, and contributions from Beatlefan publisher Bill King, Beatlefan editor Al Sussman, Beatles collector/writer Frank Daniels and Beatles Canadian expert/author Piers Hemmingsen.
Seeking your memories and photos
THE BEATLES GET BACK TO ABBEY ROAD will again include Fan Recollections. Bruce would love to have your stories about your Abbey Road LP experiences. Or maybe you have memories of the controversy surrounding “The Ballad Of John And Yoko.”
If you were living in a foreign country when the album was released: please contact Bruce to discuss the possibility of writing a few paragraphs of how the album was received in your country (reviews, radio air play, chart positions and sales).
Bruce would also love to see your 1969 Abbey Road pictures, such as you and/or your friends posing with the album cover or imitating the famous cross walk. You can send in post-1969 pictures of crossing Abbey Road, but because so many have been taken over the years, we probably will not publish them in the book.
Obviously we will not have room in the book for all of the comments we receive, but we will do our best to provide a wide sampling of fan memories. We will also place comments on our website.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: MARCH 24, 2019
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR MEMORIES IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW – BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME, along with where and when you first encountered the album. By submitting, you give your permission for Bruce Spizer and 498 Productions LLC to use your submission in part or full in any print, digital, marketing or any other use. You are not granting an exclusive right and you may still use your submission for any purpose you deem appropriate.
CLICK ON THE BIG BLUE BUTTON BELOW TO UPLOAD A HIGH RES PHOTO – By doing so, you attest that you own the full rights to the photo, and that you give your permission for Bruce Spizer and 498 Productions LLC to reproduce the photo in part or in full in print, digital, marketing, or any other use. You are not granting an exclusive right and you may still use your submission for any purpose you deem appropriate.
We will keep you posted on the publication and ordering.