New Illustrated Book "It Was 50 Years Ago Today:

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Music historian and author Harvey Kubernik first thought of the concept for this book at George Harrison's 1974 Beverly Wilshire Hotel press conference on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, where 10 years earlier he had seen, just down the same street, the February 1964 live Beatles, Beach Boys and Lesley Gore concert in a closed-circuit theatrical movie-house showing at the Fox Wilshire Theater.

During his ensuing 40 years of published musical journalism, Harvey would, on occasion, ask his interview subjects — songwriters, recording and mastering engineers, poets, musicians, graphic artists, philosophers, record producers, disc jockeys, authors, filmmakers, pen pals, photographers, record collectors and friends — about the Beatles timeless catalog and the influence of their rarely chronicled-at-length history with Southern California and Hollywood. "My goal was to bring something new to the table and the fable, especially the Beatles relationship to Hollywood and Los Angeles that helped introduce their sound domestically in the first place," offers Kubernik. "I talked with all four individual Beatles as well as Mal Evans, Derek Taylor and many of the engineers and producers that were in the recording studio with them."

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