Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride
Inside the Beatles’ 1964 Tour That Changed the World
by Larry Kane | foreword by Dick Clark
In 1964 and 1965, Larry Kane was the only American reporter, broadcast or print, to travel with the Fab Four on every stop of their North American tour.
Originally published in 2003, Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles’ 1964 Tour That Changes the World (October 2014, Backbeat Books, $24.99) is the story of what it was like to literally live with the four young men who would leave an indelible mark on contemporary music. Weaving in the voices of the Beatles themselves and covering the electrifying action of the road-the performances, the mischief, and all the players who cropped up along the way during those key years that catapulted the Beatles to major success, Ticket to Ride is unlike any other book on the Beatles.
The story is told from the perspective of a seasoned journalist, who at the time of the tour was just coming into his own in a nation that was bracing for the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, and a radical shift in rock-and-roll music. Just 21 years old and eager to cover “big news,” Kane unknowingly was in the process of covering one of the biggest music events in history. Ticket to Ride is an inside account of these exciting years during the career of the band that redefined rock and roll.
A must-have for Beatles fans, this Backbeat Books paperback edition includes a foreword by the legendary Dick Clark, a CD of bonus interview material, rare photographs, and an appendix detailing tour schedules.
October 28, 2014
6″ x 9″
Two 8-page B&W photo inserts
Backbeat Books is an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Larry Kane is recognized as one of the nation’s most respected TV journalists. Kane is the author of the book When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top, and his successful media career, including his many years as a staple of Philadelphia broadcasting, spans nearly 50 years. He lives in Philadelphia.