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‘Beatles’ Author at Thousand Oaks Library
May 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In 1964 journalist Ivor Davis got assigned to hang out, travel with and get to know the four members of a new pop group from Liverpool who were tearing up the world with their music: The Beatles. In The Beatles and Me On Tour, Ivor Davis recounts the rip-roaring adventures of the most legendary band at a critical moment in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Davis will share his stories on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 Janss Road.
For 34 days, Davis had unrestricted access to the four boys fresh from Liverpool—from their hotel suites to the concert arenas to their private jet, fending off girls’ attempts to hook up with the band, playing all-night games of Monopoly with John Lennon, ghostwriting a newspaper column for George Harrison, and jamming with Elvis. Get a ringside seat for a look back at the 1964 tour.
Copies of the book will be for sale: $32.99 hardcover and $15.99 paperback (cash or check please). The author will sign copies following his talk. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library. Awarded the Gold Medal for Best Memoir, the book won the IPPY from Independent Publisher Book Awards.
London-born Davis first came to America in the early sixties and was appointed West Coast correspondent for the 4-million-a-day circulation London Daily Express in l963. His first big assignment came the following year: to hang out, travel with and get to know the Beatles.
He was the only British daily newspaper correspondent to cover the Fab Four’s first American tour from start to finish, given unparalleled access to John, Paul, George and Ringo on the road, in their hotel and during long nights of card and Monopoly games as they talked frankly about their bizarre new life. He also ghosted a regular newspaper column for George.
Ivor’s first-hand, insider’s memoir is a fascinating travel back in time where for the first time he chronicles, frankly and humorously, 34 days with the world’s most famous band on the road.
Over more than four decades as a writer for the Express and the Times of London, Ivor covered major events in North America. He penned a weekly entertainment column for the New York Times Syndicate for over 15 years, interviewing some of the biggest names in show business, from Cary Grant to Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton to Tom Cruise and Muhammad Ali. He has also written several other books including Five to Die, the first book about the Sharon Tate Murders.
He currently lives in Southern California and is working on two new books: one about movies the other a true crime story.