(9/4/98) A press release we received from the author:
If you think that John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr's music was just confined to The Beatles and their solo recordings you're in for a very big surprise. A new book, BEATLES UNDERCOVER, is the complete history and record guide of The Beatles' musical contributions to over 220 artists' recordings. Much of BEATLES UNDERCOVER was compiled from in-depth interviewsconducted over an eight-year period with the majority of the 220 artists featured in the book, among them: Badfinger, The Band, The Beach Boys, Felix Cavaliere(The Rascals), Joe Cocker, The Crickets, Duane Eddy, Marianne Faithfull, The Manhattan Transfer, Allen Ginsberg, Harry Nilsson, Peter Frampton, Hall & Oates, The Everly Brothers, Cat Stevens, Donovan, Cheech & Chong, Jeff Lynne, Wings, Ravi Shankar, Tony Sheridan, 10cc, Carly Simon, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Webb, Carl Perkins, The Righteous Brothers and Tom Petty. With the help of these artists I was able to piece together the events surrounding the time any of The Beatles made a guest appearance on their recordings. It is a new chapter in the history of rock 'n' roll. BEATLES UNDERCOVER is a 552 page book with nearly 200 photos (some in color) and documents, many previously unpublished. The book also contains a bonus Compact Disc containing three previously unreleased recordings. Two were produced and arranged by John Lennon. The third song INCANTATION was produced and written by John Lennon. These recordings are only available (for a limited time) with BEATLES UNDERCOVER . The book has been endorsed by Levon Helm of The Band, David Fishof (producer of Ringo's All-Starr Band), Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys and Roy Cicala (Lennon's sound engineer). (This book is available from Amazon.com. Click on any of the links.) Signed copies of BEATLES UNDERCOVER can be obtained directly from the author for a limited time by sending a check or money order made out to Rock 'n' Record Research for $32.50 including postage, handling & insurance. For international orders send $34.95 by money order or bank draft in U.S. currency only for surface mail delivery. Add $6.00 if insurance is requested. International air mail delivery inc. insurance $55.95 anywhere or write for specific rates. Call or write for discounts on quantities.