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The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine

The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine


Beatles Album Series


208 Pages, 9 x 9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $29.99 (US $29.99) (CA $39.99)

Publication Date: October 2021

ISBN 9780983295785

Rights: US & CA

498 Productions, LLC (Oct 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: October 2021


The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine is the latest installment in the Beatles Album Series by Beatles historian Bruce Spizer. The book covers the songs and projects undertaken by the Beatles shortly after completion of their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in April 1967. In following ten months, the group wrote and recorded the song "All You Need Is Love" for the Our World TV program that was broadcast by satellite throughout the world, wrote the songs for and filmed the TV spectacular Magical Mystery Tour, wrote the songs for their feature length cartoon film Yellow Submarine, and recorded the songs "Lady Madonna" and "Across The Universe" before heading to India to study transcendental meditation in mid-February 1968. The book covers these remarkable achievements from the British, American, and Canadian perspectives, and includes chapters on the packaging of the albums and the writing and recording of the songs. It also has chapters on how the Beatles influenced our world, the friendly rivalry between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the Beatles Saturday morning cartoons, dozens of fan recollections, and more. The book has over 150 images.

Author Biography

Bruce Spizer is a life-long native of New Orleans and a first generation Beatles fan. He is a well-known Beatles author/historian and is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the Beatles. A "taxman" by day, Bruce is a Board Certified Tax Attorney and CPA. A "paperback writer" by night, Bruce is the author of ten critically acclaimed books on the Beatles, including “The Beatles Are Coming! The Birth of Beatlemania in America,” “The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans’ Perspective,” “The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Apple” and “The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road.” Bruce has also written books on the Beatles records released on Capitol, Vee-Jay and Swan in America and Parlophone in the U.K. His articles have appeared in American History, Beatlefan, Goldmine and Parade. He has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and Nightline, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN, Fox National News and morning shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Nashville, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. He is a frequent guest on local, national and international radio programs, including those broadcast by NPR, ABC and the BBC. Bruce has been a guest speaker at numerous Beatles conventions in the U.S. and U.K. and at the Grammy Museum, the Paley Center for Media, the Newseum, the American Film Institute, New York’s Lincoln Center and the Rock ’N’ Roll Hall of Fame & Museum in Cleveland. He wrote the questions and answers for the Beatles edition of Trivial Pursuit. Bruce serves as a consultant for Universal Music Group, Capitol Records and Apple Corps, Ltd. on Beatles projects. His credits on Beatles releases include the multi-million selling CD “1,” the CD box set “The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2,” “The U.S. Albums” box set, the Ron Howard film “Eight Days A Week” and the deluxe edition of the 50th Anniversary release of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”