A Ticket to Ride by Larry Kane
Inside the Beatles' 1964 Tour That Changed the World

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It was 40 years ago today--more or less--that a 22-year-old broadcast journalist from Florida was invited by manager Brian Epstein to travel with the Beatles to every stop on their first North American tours. The only American reporter in the official press party, Larry Kane obtained exclusive, revealing interviews with John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Fortunately, Kane saved his original notes and tapes, and shares them here for the first time. That material provides the basis for his intimate look back at the phenomenon of the Fab Four, and insights into the humor and personality of each group member. Ticket to Ride, illustrated with more than 30 photographs, captures a rare time in history, gracefully melding the story of the Beatles revolution with the changing tenor of the country. Hear John Lennon's early public criticism of the Vietnam War, and learn about the night the Beatles met Bob Dylan. "We had a crazy party the night we met Dylan , " Paul recounts. "I thought I got the meaning to life that night."
 

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Larry Kane: Larry Kane is the "dean of Philadelphia television news anchors," with a 45-year career covering domestic and world events. He was the only American reporter to travel with the Beatles on every stop of their 1964 and 1965 tours of America, an experience which he recounted in his bestselling book Ticket to Ride. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Lennon Revealed . He lives in Philadelphia.
 
Published September 29, 2010 by Dynamic Images, Inc.. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, History. Non-fiction

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While there have been a number of books written about the Liverpool band that lead the “British invasion” in the 1960s and the astounding Beatlemania that lives on today, Kane’s o

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