Groundbreaking New Beatles Book Chronicles North American Tours
Both Beatles scholars and casual fans are raving about the massive two volume deluxe compendium, titled, Some Fun Tonight!: The Backstage Story Of How The Beatles Rocked America: The Historic Tours Of 1964 - 1966, Volumes One & Two by Chuck Gunderson. These groundbreaking books are a dream come true for Beatles fans who've never had a singular fact filled account of all three of the Beatles' North American tours -- which included such legendary shows as the Hollywood Bowl in L.A., Shea Stadium in New York City, and Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
The amount of new first hand interviews, previously unseen photographs, original paperwork on their travel and payment, information on their hotels, decoys, and details about the venues they played, easily makes Some Fun Tonight the most important book ever written about the Beatles' days as a live act.
We asked Chuck Gunderson if while working on the books, if he found credible proof that the Beatles on tour was nothing short of a traveling orgy as some involved made it seem in later years: "The show in Las Vegas, there were a couple of girls that had gotten up into the hotel there -- and basically, it was a blackmail plot. No, (John) Lennon talks about it, people have suggested it, through my research, I gotta really tell you, I’m not sure anything happened on these tours. It might’ve, but, gee, after 50 years, no one’s come out of the closet and said this happened. Every instance that I ran into where it was alleged, I also prove that it was untrue. Minnesota was alleged in 1965. The police chief, he chased girls out of Paul (McCartney’s) bedroom and different things like that -- but nothing was going on."
To order Chuck Gunderson’s Some Fun Tonight!: The Backstage Story Of How The Beatles Rocked America: The Historic Tours Of 1964 - 1966, Volumes One & Two, log on to: www.somefuntonight.com/#!books/cnec
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