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The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night & More

This book covers the Beatles first film and its related soundtrack albums from the British, American and Canadian perspectives. And, as the title implies, there is much more. The book also covers the records released from the Beatles 1961 Hamburg recordings, as well as the other singles and albums released from February through October of 1964, primarily in the United States and Canada. The book also contains the usual chapters on the EMI recording sessions for the singles and albums, and the album covers. And, like the other books in the Beatles Album Series, the book contains chapters on the news, music and films of the era to place the Beatles debut film and its related records in their proper context. And, of course, fan recollections.

In addition to the Beatles first film and its related British and American soundtrack albums and associated singles and EPs, the book covers the other records released in America and Canada from February through October 1964, including the U.S. albums The Beatles’ Second Album and Something New, and the Canadian Long Tall Sally LP, as well as the numerous recycled albums and singles released by Vee-Jay.In addition to the usual chapters on the British, American and Canadian perspectives, the book contains chapters on the records released from the 1961 Hamburg recordings and chapters on the recording sessions and album covers, as well as on the news, music and films of the era to place the film and these records in their proper context. And, of course, fan recollections.

As the book is called The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night & More, we would also like fan recollections about other topics covered by the book such as The Beatles’ Second Album, Something New and Jolly What! We are not looking for an analysis of these albums, just your reaction to hearing them at the time.

We’d also like to see your photos from 1964, particularly associated with going to the film or with your records or other Beatles memorabilia. Note: we are not seeking contemporary photos of you with your collection. And, if by chance you have a copy of Songs, Pictures And Stories of the Fabulous Beatles where you and your friends placed photos on the back cover, we’d love to see it.

Please consider writing about your initial reaction to hearing (or, in the case of the film, seeing) one of the following:

  • the A Hard Day’s Night film;
  • the “Can’t Buy Me Love” single;
  • the “A Hard Day’s Night” single;
  • the Long Tall Sally EP;
  • the Capitol singles containing other songs from the film;
  • the “Match Box”/”Slowdown” single;
  • the British, American or Canadian A Hard Day’s Night album;
  • The Beatles’ Second Album;
  • the Something New album;
  • the Canadian Long Tall Sally album;

SUBMIT YOUR MEMORIES – LEAVE A REPLY IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW – BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME. 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. No photo required, but it would be great if you have one.

UPLOAD HIGH-RES PHOTOS – 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.

Free PDF Supplement Download Request

Due to the large number of fan recollections submitted for this book, we were unable to fit them all in. To allow you to enjoy these additional stories we have created a PDF Supplement for them.

Download the Fan Recollections Supplement by submitting the form below (no purchase necessary).

Note: this PDF is already included with the digital version of the book.

Leave Your Fan Recollection

Bruce is not looking for an analysis about these great albums and singles, but rather your reactions to first experiencing them. No photo required, but it would be great if you have one.

The maximum upload file size: 25 MB. You can upload: image, audio, video, document, spreadsheet, interactive, text, archive, code, other. Drop file here

If you upload an image you attest that you own the full rights to that photo.

By submitting your story and photos 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.