The Beatles’ Story on Capitol Records – Part 1: Beatlemania and the Singles (Digital Edition)

Revised digital edition

available for immediate download

Now on digital
for the very first time!

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The story of Beatlemania in America, from its modest beginnings to total euphoria, this book explains why Capitol turned the Beatles down four times before finally agreeing to release their records.

Includes the history of the Beatles hit singles on Capitol, from I Want To Hold Your Hand through Lady Madonna, as well as Capitol’s special promotional and juke box discs, and the unique singles issued by Capitol of Canada.

In addition to providing new information on all of the Beatles singles issued by Capitol, the revised and expanded digital edition contains the full story behind the Capitol Compact 33 jukebox discs and adds a new chapter on the history of the 45 RPM single and how Capitol quickly embraced the new format. There is also a new chapter titled “Capitol of the World,” which lists and provides details on all of the British recordings issued as singles by Capitol pre-Beatles from 1956 – 1963.


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Exclusive Bonus Items

All individuals ordering directly from the author’s website shall receive:


  • 8.5×11 Collector’s Card with images of the picture sleeves and albums covers
  • 8.5×11 Signature Card signed by Bruce Spizer. You may also request personalization of the card (enter in field below).
  • 2×8 Bookmark.


Reviews refer to print edition “Comprehensive . . . beautiful . . . lavish.” Billboard “your ticket to recounting a most incredible time in the history of popular music.” Daytrippin’ “Addictive.” Rolling Stone “Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated.” Billboard “Visually stunning and awe inspiring.” The World Beatles Forum

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