Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 Tours That Changed the World

Larry Kane


Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 Tours That Changed the World

Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 Tours That Changed the World

  • Title: Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 Tours That Changed the World
  • Author: Larry Kane
  • ISBN: 9780143034261
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback



An insider s look at the world s first major rock and roll tour, Ticket to Ride tells the Beatles story like it s never been told before Includes a CD featuring an hour of Kane s rare interviews with the Beatles Features a foreword by Dick Clark


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Completely satisfying journal of this reporter's experience with the Beatles on the 1964 and 1965 USA tours. Just enough detail and personal insight and Beatles information.

I feel like subtitling this book "A Nerd's Eye View of the Beatles." Larry Kane was a 22 year old radio reporter who stumbled into an amazing opportunity--touring with the official press for the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 tours of the United States and Canada. He was never exactly pals with John, Paul, George and Ringo, but he did get to interview them a lot, and was on the plane with them as they traveled between tour stops. A lot of the book focuses on problems with security, crazed crying teenage [...]

The author is a reporter who toured as part of the press with the Beatles on their 1964 & 1965 tours of America. He has a wonderful insight into 'the boys' and his interviews helped to show the fun side, the differences and what the guys were thinking and doing. It was a very good read and I recommend for any of us that will always be a Beatle Fan.

A bit pretentious but interesting still…No doubt Larry Kane really did forge a sort of friendship with the Beatles as he got swept along with them in their North American tours. His accounts of the mayhem and the love affair that was the Beatlemania are a delight to read, and his perspectives on the less-known moments of the group definitely provide interesting insights into the normalcy of the individual members as well as the un-natural circumstances the band found themselves in once steppin [...]

In 1964 there were 4 visitors to the United States and the music world would never be the same.Their names were Paul, John, George and Ringo ! And they may well be the greatest rock group to ever inhabit this planet. Larry Kane, an American journalist,out of Miami and station WFUN was lucky enough to be part of the official press group and this is the story of the Fab Four's American adventure in 1964 and '65. Kane was a 21 year old reporter , when he was selected to become part of the official [...]

Veteran newsman Larry Kane was a young reporter in Miami in 1964 when the Beatles came to America. He would be with them and and capture the insanity of Beatlemania during the 1964- 1965 American tours. He would see the fanatical fans throwing jelly beans, jewelry and meat( yes meat) at the Beatles. He describes the devotion of the fans and how they snuck into hotels to see the group. He tells of the roar of the crowds which drown out concerts, the fans tipping over cars and what it was like to [...]

Great to read the behind the scenes of their tour. Never thought the mania went to some of the extremes penned here. Overall the tone of the book seemed like an episode of Happy Days which I guess in part is what they projected in their tunes and hype at this time and maybe part due to the authors approach/persona. I did expect a little more of a hip feel because these guys had earned their chops in cool places like Germany before going to America. Some nice sprinkling of the Fab Fours opinion o [...]

I really enjoyed this experience and particularly hearing it in Larry Kane's voice and with the added bonus of the actual audio clips on the final disc. I know so much about the Beatles but there is also so much always to learn. One of the things that amazed me as I listened is something I've thought often before but really hit home this time. That is, how condensed it all really was. It was incredible to me to hear that the first movie (the black and white one) came out while they were on their [...]

Ticket to Ride is one of those books squarely aimed at Beatles fans. It fulfills that promise admirably, but it is much more than that. Larry Kane's book does a good job of capturing the sheer frenzy that marked the Beatles two trips to America, but it also does a good job of portraying the very human aspects of the Beatles.Kane had unique access to the Beatles during the 1964 and 1965 tours and he makes the most of that inside information. The book is scattered with short snippets of the many i [...]

Larry Kane is a Philadelphia news institutionways straightforward, honest and to the point. And that's the problem with his remembrances of following the wave of Beatlemania that hit America.Kane is such an upstanding journalist in the old-school way, that there's very little content to really savor within each stop on both tours. You get the sense there's too much he's leaving out, things that would add so much spice to a great tale, because he was trained to keep a lot of things seen and heard [...]

This book is an anecdotal journey back in time to when Beatlemania was all the rage and the Beatles themselves first set foot on American soil to tour the states. Larry Kane was the only Journalist invited to travel every leg of both the 1964 & '65 Beatles tours. Through it all, you are there, courtesy of Mr. Kane. As the Beatles hop between States, and dates, you feel as if you are there with them, thru this book. Sold out concerts, screaming fans, hotel hijinx (Mostly by fans trying to get [...]

A very interesting look behind the scenes of early Beatlemania. I'm amazed at the havoc wreaked by the fans trying to keep a token of their close encounters with "the boys". The four of them, plus their travelling entourage, were like nothing before them, and are like nothing now. Larry Kane, like the Beatles, was in the right place at the right time and got really lucky to tour with the Beatles and build close/working relationships with each member. I only wish he went into a little more detail [...]

This book was a great insight in the Beatles' tours, which are often not written about much, probably because no one has the inside scoop besides Larry Kane and a few others. It always interests me how he became friends with the Beatles even though he was an American reporter. He has quite a few stories, most in this book but many others that he told me when I interviewed him for a school project on the Beatles (most fun project I ever did!). I like this book also because it is a bit of a narrat [...]

I liked the book despite the repetitiveness of many of the tour stops. I suppose that is expected given that every place was a mob scene full of screaming teens. The second tour seemed more interesting than the first, due to the Beatles establishing their individual personalities a little more. Kane had a few moments when he patted himself on the back for being there, as well as being a little too loose with foreshadowing (most of the 'cliffhangers' were letdowns in terms of drama), but he wrote [...]

I read this more or less in one sitting. It was a fascinating look at the what it was like for the Beatles to be on tour at the height of the insanity of Beatlemania. I think the key word is terrifying. There are a lot of great anecdotes and it does give you a real look at what they were actually like as people during that period of time. Oh, and the stories about John instigating food fights on the plane were great. A fun read, I couldn't put it down!

I read this more or less in one sitting. It was a fascinating look at the what it was like for the Beatles to be on tour at the height of the insanity of Beatlemania. I think the key word is terrifying. There are a lot of great anecdotes and it does give you a real look at what they were actually like as people during that period of time. Oh, and the stories about John instigating food fights on the plane were great. A fun read, I couldn't put it down!

Not just another Beatles love fest. I enjoyed the view of the first big Rock tour through the eyes of a journalist who, initially, wasn't even interested in the Beatles or their music. Kane's account paints not only a picture of "The Boys" as real people but also provides the context of events happening in the U.S.

Kane's narrative about the first two tours of the Beatles in America is thrilling. He writes with such detail that you as the reader can imagine being part of the boys' entourage during 1964 and 1966. Great book for Beatles fans and 60s fans alike.

If you are fan of the Beatles, this is a great book which gives you a good, balanced inside story on the Beatles first two America tours from the perspective of a journalist who was an insider on the tours.

While reading the book, it felt like I was taken back in 1965 and witnessed the hectic sked of the boys during their concerts, their travels, and the screaming of those die-hard fanatics whenever they set their foot on stage it was thrilling!

great look into the first Beatles tours from the point of the only American journalist to be with them the whole time. He writes in such detail about his time with the band, the reader feels like they are actually there! A must read foe Beatles or music history fans alike.

Ticket to Ride is , in my opinion, a must read for any Beatles fan. It is a more up close and personal view than you normally get from other books about the band. I enjoyed it thoroughly and recommend it highly.

it let me know what i wanted to know The Beatles when it all started

Not very interesting and kinda slow.

luckiest reporter that ever lived.

Insiders look at the Beatles' 1964 and 1965 North American tours. Pretty interesting look at the boys, their music and their influence on our culture and lives during a very tumultuous social era.

I learned what the Beatles were really like when I loved them in 1964 and 1965. They were just like what I thought they were when I wanted to marry Paul.

Really great book, with a great insiders tale of the Beatles tours of the US. This book felt like it repeated itself at times, but overall it was a really great book. Very enjoyable.

Its about the only tours they did in the U.S. good times ever when the story about the Beatles smoking out with Bob Dylan for the first time in New York. good book! because of that yeah.

A must read for any Beatles fan.


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