Wirral author's Beatles' book rocks US

Beatles book rocks US

Beatles book rocks US

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by , Geoff Barnes

A BEATLES-themed book, compiled by Wirral author Dean Johnson, has sent tremors of excitement rippling across America.

Dean's book The Beatles and Me - a selection of music fans’ chance brushes with the Fab Four – featured as lead story on America’s Fox News this week.

Within hours of him launching the venture on Face Book hundreds of photographs and reminiscences came flooding back from across the globe – the majority from America.

It prompted Dean to publish his book to coincide with the anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ Please Please Me album.

Among the snaps contributed was a series taken by John Taylor in New Orleans in 1975 featuring Paul and Linda McCartney.

The American was interviewed on the Fox news show about his meetings with Paul outside a local recording studio where his band Wings were making an album John said: "It was a once in a lifetime experience."

Musician Dean, who masterminded the book, said: "It's fantastic that as Liverpool celebrates Beatles Week out book is making the news in the US.

"Its success there shows that the popularity of the Beatles is as high as ever and that there are still new ways of looking at their amazing story."

Dean’s own brushes with the Beatles mainly involve Paul McCartney.

"He always seemed to be around in Heswall," he recalled. " He was into horse-riding with Linda and he was often seen out on the Dales."

Almost three-quarters of the Face Book responses came from America.

"Preoccupation with The Beatles is still massive over there," he said.

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4:23pm Fri 23 Aug 13

Lurkinhead says...

Are the profits from this book going to charity, or is Dean Johnson personally benefiting from all the disproportionate publicity he receives from the Globe?
Are the profits from this book going to charity, or is Dean Johnson personally benefiting from all the disproportionate publicity he receives from the Globe? Lurkinhead
  • Score: 14

5:24pm Fri 23 Aug 13

MrBBBB says...

I see a lot of the contributors are miffed that their contributions were published without authorization. Does anyone have a link to the Facebook page where the contributions were posted?
I see a lot of the contributors are miffed that their contributions were published without authorization. Does anyone have a link to the Facebook page where the contributions were posted? MrBBBB
  • Score: 8

9:37pm Fri 23 Aug 13

freebase says...

Hate to be a pedant but McCartney and wings in a book entitled the Beatles and me.

Really. ..
Hate to be a pedant but McCartney and wings in a book entitled the Beatles and me. Really. .. freebase
  • Score: 6

10:31am Sat 24 Aug 13

PaulCa says...

That trusted pillar of integrity, er.... Fox 'News'
That trusted pillar of integrity, er.... Fox 'News' PaulCa
  • Score: 6

11:22am Sat 24 Aug 13

Lurkinhead says...

Does this book contain the same poetic license as Dean Johnson's infamous photoshopped war graves I wonder?

http://www.wirralglo
be.co.uk/news/984552
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ves_image_sparks_fur
y/

At the time, Dean Johnson stated: "The image is just an attempt to see what the field would like if there were graves on there. I would not want to mislead the public into thinking that there are graves on Ingleborough. The aim of the image is symbolic......"

Hmmmmm!


Bearing in mind then the level of misinformation this man deals in, I would question whether this book, where he seemingly attempts to place himself as part of history by vicarious association, is telling of Mr Johnson's desire to attention seek & generate publicity for his business ventures, however desperate the attempt may be?
Does this book contain the same poetic license as Dean Johnson's infamous photoshopped war graves I wonder? http://www.wirralglo be.co.uk/news/984552 3.EXCLUSIVE__War_gra ves_image_sparks_fur y/ At the time, Dean Johnson stated: "The image is just an attempt to see what the field would like if there were graves on there. I would not want to mislead the public into thinking that there are graves on Ingleborough. The aim of the image is symbolic......" Hmmmmm! Bearing in mind then the level of misinformation this man deals in, I would question whether this book, where he seemingly attempts to place himself as part of history by vicarious association, is telling of Mr Johnson's desire to attention seek & generate publicity for his business ventures, however desperate the attempt may be? Lurkinhead
  • Score: 11

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