Sunday, 7 April 2019

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.


Press Release:

‘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):

Amazon UK (Kindle edition)
Amazon USA (Kindle edition)

7 comments:

Peter C said...

Thank you Roger. One minor correction, the print edition actually has 286 pages, it's the kindle edition that has 248 pages (both have the same amount of words, I guess the font size is just different).

I should perhaps add that I've ONLY chronicled full length, professionally filmed performances and videos - no news reports, interviews, audience footage or documentaries (unless they feature full length, exclusive, performances). So, it will inevitably be shorter than books that include any/all of those.

absinthe said...

I suspected my copy of Piper/Path's Film and TV Chronicle, 1961-1970 might be rare, but the prices on Amazon are ridiculous. I'd sell my copy for that!

wogew said...

Peter, I corrected the number of pages and included your comment about the contents in the blog post. Thank you for your insight and best of luck with the book! ;-)

BEATLESDYLAN said...

Peter,
Do you where I can find these segments:
1) Ringo on the phone with Murray The K requesting airplay of Bob Dylan's
Corrina Corrina from the Plaza Hotel 2/ '64
2) Paul with Murray The K talking about "Robert Dylan fantastic indeed"
also possibly from the Plaza hotel 2/ '64
3) George possibly with Murray The K requesting airplay of James Ray "Got My Mind
Set On You" 2/ '64
Some say it's from What's Happening1 The Beatles In The USA ?
If so, are there different versions(length) of What's Happening The Beatles In The USA
There NOT on the DVD The Beatles: First US Visit
Please reply back & thank you!

Peter C said...

Sorry Beatlesdylan, as explained already my book doesn't include interviews. There may well be different edits of that great 1964 documentary, but it is not something I've investigated.

wogew said...

Beatlesdylan: There were two different First US Visit releases, the first one from ca 1998 did not include an hour of extra material, which was included on the second one. The first one looked like this and the second one like this. And yes, there were differences between the original 1964 "What's happening" and The First US Visit films.

BEATLESDYLAN said...

Wogew,
I'm looking for What's Happening! The Beatles In America (NOT) The First US Visit
Would like to know if these segements are included on what version of
What's Happening! The Beatles In America (there is a long & short version)

1) Ringo on the phone with Murray The K requesting airplay of Bob Dylan's
Corrina Corrina from the Plaza Hotel 2/ '64
2) Paul with Murray The K talking about "Robert Dylan fantastic indeed"
also possibly from the Plaza hotel 2/ '64
3) George possibly with Murray The K requesting airplay of James Ray "Got My Mind
Set On You" 2/ '64
Thank You!