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The concert that launched the modern era of outdoor stadium shows. One of the most exciting events in Beatles and rock history.

The Beatles' performance at New York's Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965 is one of the most exciting and important concert events in the history of popular music. Produced by Sid Bernstein and introduced on stage by TV legend Ed Sullivan, John, Paul, George and Ringo played, sang, sweated and laughed for a record crowd of 55,600 fans. It was the height of Beatlemania and launched the modern era of outdoor stadium shows.

The Beatles At Shea Stadium tells the story of this concert through researched commentary and exclusive interviews with Beatles insiders and fans.

For a list of contributors: http://www.beatlessheastadium.com/contributors.htm

The story begins in 1963 with Bernstein scheduling the then unknown group for two concerts at Carnegie Hall and the first wave of Beatlemania. Subsequent chapters follow events leading up to the concert, go backstage as the Beatles nervously prepare, describes their performance in detail, and gives insights into the secret recording sessions to overdub the live audio for network television broadcast.

Little known (if at all!) facts revealed: The Beatles slipping past fans for a dinner party the night before the concert, and visiting backstage with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones.

The first chapter is available for download here - http://www.beatlessheastadium.com/chapterone.htm

The book cover posted on Kickstarter was only created (homemade by me) to announce this project. Contributions are needed to hire a professional cover designer with a (planned) photo of the Beatles onstage at Shea Stadium. Funds will also be used for editing, formatting, photo licensing, and promotional copies.

The Beatles At Shea Stadium will be self-published. I've learned through experience with my previous publishers that this will allow me to bring the look and feel to the finished book that I envision. That's important for me since I'm a Beatles fan and am writing this book for Beatles fans. I was fortunate to have seen them in concert and want to pass along that excitement. It will be on North Shore Publishing as a trade paperback (soft cover 6x9), approximately 250 pages, and as an ebook (Kindle, Nook and iBook).

North Shore Publishing - http://www.northshorepublishing.com

My goal is to have The Beatles At Shea Stadium completed and published by October 2013. Yeah, yeah, yeah!!

My author page on Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001JS4SFK

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I don't see any obstacles in the way of completing this project, but as a published author I've learned to expect the unexpected. Release of the finished book would depend on the length of time it takes for the cover design, formatting and photo layout. I don't anticipate any delays, but you can be sure I'll examine a few "dummy books" before approving cover colors and images.

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    "All You Need Is Love" - Beatles fans are the best, we love you guys and can't wait for you to read the book. I know you'll enjoy it. Thank you!!

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    "I Feel Fine" - No one had heard of an eBook in 1965, but that's exactly what you'll receive. "The Beatles At Shea Stadium" and it's your choice - Kindle or Nook.

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    "Paperback Writer..." - Okay, make that "Paperback Reader" since you'll receive a soft cover trade paperback (6x9) copy of "The Beatles At Shea Stadium" signed by the author. The inscription can be personalized for you or as a gift - just let me know.

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    "Twist & Shout!" - You'll receive personalized author signed soft cover copies of "The Beatles At Shea Stadium" AND (here's the added twist) "The Beatles In Cleveland: Memories, Facts & Photos About The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts."

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    "A Hard Day's Night... uh, Write!" That's right - we'll write your name in the book! There will be a "thank you" section for helping us rock'n roll with this project. And on top of that, we'll send you a soft-cover copy of "The Beatles At Shea Stadium" signed by the author and personalized for you or as a gift. And the cool part? Your name will be IN it!!

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    "The Fab Four" - All four are reunited for this one! Your name will appear in a special "VIP Thank You" section of the book. You will also receive soft-cover copies of "The Beatles At Shea Stadium" and "The Beatles In Cleveland" signed by the author, and an eBook of "The Beatles At Shea Stadium" in Kindle or Nook (again - choice is yours).

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