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50 Years Ago: Moon Landing

July 20, 1969 While the Beatles were at Abbey Road Studios recording their Abbey Road LP, Apollo 11 headed towards the moon. On the day of the July 16 liftoff, the Beatles were adding overdubs to “Something” and “Here Comes The Sun.” On July 20, 1969, while in lunar orbit, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin…

April 1969 – The Beatles Get Back To The Basics

The Beatles waited nearly eight months after the release of “Hey Jude” to take any action towards issuing a follow-up single. As was often the case after the death of Brian Epstein, Paul took control. Two weeks after his marriage to Linda Eastman, McCartney arranged for a mono mix of “Get Back” on March 26,…

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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