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Launch Party

We had a FAB time at the launch party of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat on Monday May 22nd. Slade legend Don Powell was on hand to lend his support and add his signature to his foreword. Thanks also to Dave and his staff at the Empress, Brian Farrell, Tony O’Keefe and David Bedford for their support, and to everyone who made it such a special night.

 

 


 

Don Powell

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Don Powell of Slade (a massive Ringo fan) kindly wrote the foreword to Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat, and Terry caught up with Don at a recent Slade gig. Here’s Don with Stage Manager Tim perusing the book backstage.


 

Sam Leach

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We’re saddened to hear Merseybeat promoter Sam Leach has passed away. Sam very kindly gave us permission to use this fantastic photo of Ringo playing with Rory and the Hurricanes at one of his promotions at the Tower Ballroom. What a great fella he was – very happy to help out and give us his support, nothing seemed too much trouble. Thanks, Sam. RIP x


A Happy Customer!

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Here’s Good ‘Ol Freda Kelly with Frankie Banali, drummer with Quiet Riot. Thanks to Freda, Frankie has a copy of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat. Be happy like Frankie and get your copy by clicking the Buy Book link above!


Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat Is Now Shipping!

We’ve taken delivery of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat and all pre-orders have now shipped.

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Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat Goes To Print!

The proofs and cover have been signed off, and we’ve gone to print!

Please come back soon for the definitive October release date.


 

Beatles Day Mons 2016

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We’re delighted to be attending the 2016 Beatles Day in Mons, Belgium on 15th October. We’ll be bringing our 1964 Ludwig Super Classic “Ringo drum kit”, plus copies of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat, which we’ll be happy to sign!


2016 Liverpool International Beatles Convention

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We had a great time taking pre-orders of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat at the Beatles Convention in the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. It was good to meet up with those of you had purchased the ebook, and displaying our proof copies.


Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat Proof Copies Have Arrived!

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2016 Liverpool International Beatles Convention

Alex and Terry will be manning their stall at this years Beatles Convention in Liverpool on August 28th.

Come and say hello, and have a look at our proof copies of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat, and place an order!


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Philip Coppell outside Ringo's birthplace, 9 Madryn Street.

Philip Coppell outside Ringo’s birthplace, on Madryn Street.

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Blue-Badge Beatles tour guide Phil Coppell, who’s words of encouragement about our project were very much appreciated by Alex and Terry. Phil was a lovely guy who will be sorely missed by the Liverpool Beatles community.


A Sentimental Journey

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Terry and Alex in front of the Empress pub and Admiral Grove.

Terry and Alex visited Ringo’s old neighbourhood to take photos for the print version of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat.

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Ringo’s birthplace in Madryn Street.

 


 

 

Modern Drummer Review of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat.

 

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Read about Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat in the March issue of Modern Drummer!

 

 

 


 

 

 

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        Now available from Kindle and iBooks stores –  The Beatles 1 – Selections From Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat. 

In the form of selections from their book Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat, Liverpool drummers Alex Cain and Terry McCusker explore the percussive elements of the 27 song compilation album ‘The Beatles 1′. There’s something for the drummer and non-drummer alike – discover how Ringo’s sympathetic and instinctive drumming interacted with the personalities of his bandmates and recording engineers to shape the Beatles’ beat.

Contains (in italics below) pre-release material from Part Two of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat.

 1. Love Me Do
  2. From Me To You
  3. She Loves You
  4. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  5. Can’t Buy Me Love
  6. A Hard Day’s Night
     7. I Feel Fine
  8. Eight Days A Week
  9. Ticket To Ride
  10. Help!
  11. Yesterday
  12. Day Tripper
  13. We Can Work It Out
  14. Paperback Writer
  15. Yellow Submarine
  16. Eleanor Rigby
  17. Penny Lane
  18. All You Need Is Love
  19. Hello, Goodbye
  20. Lady Madonna
  21. Hey Jude
  22. Get Back
  23. The Ballad Of John And Yoko
  24. Something
  25. Come Together
  26. Let It Be
  27. The Long And Winding Road

Amazon Kindle Store –  UK   US 

Apple iBooks Store – http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1060293687

 

 


 

 

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Part Two of Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat is now available from the Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks stores.

Follow Ringo’s journey through the Summer Of Love, to the final recording of I Me Mine in the depths of the Apple Studio in Saville Row.