The Beatles on TV and video: New book
|Jorg Piper and Volker Path’s groundbreaking volume on The Beatles on TV and Film.|
The subject of The Beatles’ TV appearances was covered by the 448 pages book The Beatles – Film and TV Chronicle, 1961 – 1970 by Jörg Pieper and Volker Path in 2005. However, Premium Publishing haven’t kept the book in stock or printed new editions, and since it’s the only resource in the subject matter, it will cost you a lot of money these days.
Pieper followed up with a companion volume, the self-published The Solo Beatles Film & TV Chronicle 1971-1980, which had 330 pages and was published in 2009. It updated some information from the first book, and also featured solo appearances. The book is sold on a print-after-order basis and is re-structured and constantly updated by the author, as new information becomes available.
But here’s a new book catering for Beatles video collectors and fans, as Peter Checksfield has made available his “THE BEATLES – TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE (The Ultimate Guide to John, Paul, George & Ringo on TV and Video)”.
|A new book by Peter Checksfield chronicles the Beatles TV and video appearances.|
‘From The Beatles’ performance of ‘Some Other Guy’ at The Cavern in August 1962, to Paul McCartney’s video for ‘Who Cares’ in December 2018, this book lists every known TV performance, promotional video and live concert telecast by The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Aimed at both casual fans and fanatical collectors, this very readable book also includes chart positions, band line-ups, anecdotes and more, as well as featuring spin-off groups like The Plastic Ono Band, Wings, The Traveling Wilburys and The All-Starr Band.
The author of the acclaimed ‘Channelling The Beat! (The Ultimate Guide to UK ‘60s Pop on TV)’ and ‘Look Wot They Dun! (The Ultimate Guide to UK Glam Rock on TV in The ‘70s)’, Peter Checksfield has been collecting and researching music TV footage for nearly 40 years. He now puts that knowledge and experience into ‘The Beatles – Tell Me What You See’, which really is The Ultimate Guide to John, Paul, George & Ringo on TV and Video!’
This new book only chronicled full length, professionally filmed performances and videos – no news reports, interviews, audience footage or documentaries (unless they feature full length, exclusive, performances). The print edition of the book has 286 pages, paperback.
Here’s the books on Amazon (links are to the kindle version, the paperback should be available within 24 hours):