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Beatles expert Bruce Spizer to release new book at Beatles at the Ridge
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas -- Respected Beatles historian and author, Bruce Spizer, recently announced the imminent release of his 11th book on The Beatles, The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road, a 50th Anniversary celebration of the landmark album. Through essays by Beatles scholars such as Al Sussman, Jude Southerland Kessler, Frank Daniels, and Piers Hemmingsen, as well as a wealth of information from the author himself, Spizer supplies the complete history of the Abbey Road LP, brought to life via color and original black-and-white images. Once again, as with Spizer's Sgt. Pepper and White Album books, he includes a delightful section of both celebrity and fan memories and photos.
On Friday, September 20, Spizer will be honored with a Book Release Party during Beatles at the Ridge in Walnut Ridge, AR, where he is a Featured Speaker for the 2019 BATR Authors and Artists Symposium. Spizer will address symposium attendees, joining a panel of noted Beatles scholars such as Featured Author Jim Berkenstadt and Featured Artist Ken Orth, as well as Lanea Stagg, Sara Schmidt, Patti Gallo-Stenman, Terry Crain, James Ryan, Susan Ryan, Jude Southerland Kessler, Terri Whitney, and artist Rande Kessler.
Spizer's presentation will start with the Beatles nomadic existence during the first few months of 1969, where the group rehearsed and recorded at Twickenham Film Studios, the basement studio and rooftop of their Apple headquarters on Savile Row, Trident Studios, EMI Studios and Olympic Studios, before getting back to where they once belonged, EMI Studios on Abbey Road, where the group held their first session with producer George Martin seven years earlier. He will play audio and video clips of The Beatles rehearsing and performing and explain when and how the album Abbey Road came to be. His presentation concludes with a historical review of how the album was received at the time of its release in 1969.
Recently featured on the NBC Evening News as he attended the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' historic crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, Spizer is internationally recognized as the Beatles music expert. In the last year alone, he has been requested to speak at the 2018 White Album Conference, at the New York and Chicago Fests for Beatles Fans, and at the upcoming Abbey Road conference in Rochester, New York.
This will be Spizer's second appearance as the Featured Speaker at Beatles at the Ridge. "I was there a few years ago to launch the release of my book on the Beatles Sgt. Pepper album. I had a great time chatting with all the wonderful people who attended the event and look forward to being there again."
In addition to Spizer's Book Release Party, the Beatles at the Ridge Authors and Artists Symposium will feature Ken Orth's "Meet the Look-Alikes!" of homage artwork honoring The Beatles; the Argenta Collection of rare, candid Beatles photographs, and a showing of Martin Scorsese's film, "Living in the Material World: George Harrison." The film will be introduced and explained by the official Harrison family historian, author Jim Berkenstadt. Furthermore, in keeping with 2019's theme of "Beatles Memorabilia and Collectibles," all speakers will be displaying items from their unique personal collections.
Spizer's Book Release Party will be held at 4:30 p.m. on September 20 in The Studio, Main Street, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Attendees will enjoy Beatles-themed door prizes for guests, live Beatles music by teen musician, Cameron Hicks, a poetry reading by Terri Whitney, and a Walnut Ridge tribute song composed/recorded by Rande Kessler. The party and all Beatles at the Ridge festival events are free of charge.
For more information, go to www.beatlesatheridge.com or to the Beatles at the Ridge Facebook page www.facebook.com/BeatlesAtTheRidge/
For more information on Bruce Spizer's new book, The Beatles Get Back to Abbey Road, go to www.beatle.net
Published September 2, 2019