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Beatles at the Ridge – 9/20/19

I will be the featured speaker at Beatles at the Ridge on September 20, 2019. Headlining the weekend will be Featured Author Jim Berkenstadt (“The Rock ‘n’ Roll Detective”) whose book about fill-in drummer Jimmie Nicol, The Beatle Who Vanished, is being turned into a feature film. Jim will be talking about some of the…

50 YEARS AGO: The Beatles Do Not Play Woodstock

August 15, 1969 While the Beatles were putting finishing touches on their Abbey Road album, an ambitious music festival was scheduled to take place on a dairy farm in Bethel, NY, the weekend of August 15-17, 1969. The Woodstock Music & Art Fair was billed as “An Aquarian Exposition—3 Days of Peace and Music.” It…

Bruce Spizer

“Bruce Spizer is the ultimate presenter of the historical phenomenon known as the Beatles.”
—Ken Mansfield, first U.S. manager of Apple Records

Bruce Spizer is a first generation Beatles fan and a life-long native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He has an extensive Beatles collection, concentrating primarily on United States and Canadian first issue records, record promotional items, press kits and concert posters.

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THE BEATLES LEGACY ON VINYL, home of Beatles books from Bruce Spizer.

Bruce Spizer’s books tell the fascinating and sometimes convoluted stories behind the Beatles vinyl releases. Bruce’s books contain the complete history of the writing and recording of the songs, the selection of singles in America, the compiling of the unique American albums and the marketing of the Beatles to America.

Each book is filled with several hundred full color and original black & white images of 45 rpm discs, picture sleeves, album labels, album covers, promotional posters, rare point-of-purchase displays, memorabilia, Billboard magazine ads, company documents and, of course, the Beatles themselves. Many of these images are from Bruce’s extensive Beatles collection, while others were contributed by top Beatles collectors and dealers throughout the world.

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