Great Find for Beatles Collectors
& Lancer Publishing Collectors
The Beatles Up to Date
Early Beatles Collectible
Rock & Roll Music Icons
1st Edition - 1964
Stories & pictures of the Beatles,
as well as their top three "Mersey Sound" competitors:
The Dave Clark Five, Gerry & The Pacemakers, & The Searchers
"A Lancer Special"
Published by Irwin Stein of Lancer Publishing
A Great Lancer Collectible
1964 was the first year of true Beatlemania:
NBC's Jack Paar Show telecast the Beatles' Bournemouth, England, performance of "She Loves You."
The Beatles began their first North American tour in August, playing in 21 U.S. cities and 3 Canadian cities.
The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York. They opened with "All my Loving," followed by "Till there was You"and "She Loves You," and closed with "I Saw her Standing There" and "I Want to Hold your Hand."
At the 7th Annual Grammy Awards, the Beatles won two awards----Best Performance by a Vocal Group and Best New Artists.
Beatlemania was in full swing: Ringo Starr's neighbors began to complain about the screaming fans disrupting the neighborhood, chasing down every car in hope that Ringo is inside.
The Beatles Up to Date is also a Lancer collectible. Lancer Books, Inc. was a line of paperback books published in the 1960s and 1970s by Irwin Stein. Lancer was known for its science fiction, fantasy, crime, espionage, and pop culture. Lancer went bankrupt in the mid 1970s.
Condition: Collectible quality. Never read. The most minor scuffs to cover. Age tanning. Very slightest edge wear. One corner bend on back cover; lies flat and is hardly noticeable.