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Eric Krasker in English
« on: September 29, 2007, 08:25:14 PM »

It seems that Eric Krasker's excellent book about the Beatles before they became famous, only available in French until now, may shortly be coming out in English.
A special Xmas gift for the serious fan?
Who was Raymond Jones?How many sets were played on the Star Club recording?Did Stu Sutcliffe die from a blow to the head from Lennon?Why did they really get rid of Pete Best?
A thorough historic research on all these questions and more.
Believe me it's a real treat.
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 08:26:26 PM »

Excellent. Where did you find this out?
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 08:38:16 PM »

I've just been talking to Eric on a French site.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2007, 10:54:08 AM »

REALLY looking forward to this!!! Thanks Zipp :)

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2007, 05:15:42 PM »

I was thinking of you when I posted this T.E.!
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007, 05:27:30 PM »

Yeah - we had a really good discussion about the supposed Star Club set-list sometime back didn't we :)

Any idea when this book might be out?

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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2007, 06:42:31 PM »

Supposed to be November/December but don't hold your breath!
What's a few months when you've beeen waiting for four years?
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007, 10:38:12 AM »

Really looking forward to that.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007, 10:48:43 AM »

Me too. It's a period I've only really become interested in recently.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008, 08:11:40 AM »

I read that the English version is about to be released? Can anyone confirm that?
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2008, 07:32:34 AM »

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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2008, 07:57:35 AM »

Well Bobber (and everyone else interested in early Beatles) I'm afraid the book will now be coming out at the end of 2008.
Eric sent me a message on April 2nd to explain why the date had been put back. Basically he wants to get as much new information into the book as possible.
So there'll be new info concerning Stuart Sutcliffe, the first Hamburg visit in 1960 (thanks to two German Beatles specialists, Thorsten Knublauch and Axel Korinth) and the latest Star Club recordings news.
So just a few more months to wait but for an improved book.
Roll on October!
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2008, 08:59:18 AM »

Thanks for the update, zipp.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2008, 01:12:11 PM »

Great news! :)

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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2008, 04:19:59 AM »

Any more news on this?
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2008, 08:50:26 PM »

Beginning of 2009.
Promise.
Cross my heart and hope to die.
Eric had to incorporate the Purple Chick double CD info and the Fuego vs. Apple saga.
He wants it to be as accurate and up to date as possible.
It's also got a new title : The Beatles 1960-1962, Fact and Fiction.
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2008, 08:55:23 PM »

Thanks.  :)
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2008, 12:16:20 PM »

This is the sort of book I look forward to. I'm fed up of books which are just done to cash in on the name, like the one I bought yesterday 'John Lennon:' The Illustrated Biography.' This is another use of all the Daily Mail photos, which have already been packaged before into several other books of different titles, different sizes, but the same photos. This time, when I bought it, I went to photo credits which stated that all the photos were copyright the Associated Newspapers Archive 'except those listed on page 224.' I noticed Mike McCartney's pic of George, John and Paul in the Forthlin Road back yard by Mike McCartney, Harry Watmough's pic of Pete, George and John, edited from a pic of all four, a Dick Matthews Cavern pic, a pic from a Granada Show wjhch is attributed to them being in Germany and a Les Chadwick shot at the Liverpool docks that I commissioned for Mersey Beat. So I went to page 224 to see if the acknowledgements were correct - but there was no 224. The inside cover was 223 and there was only a photo on the back cover.
There waa also a 'Chronology' which read: 1961: 9 May Brian Epstein secures a contract for the Beatles with Parlophone, a subsidiary of EMI. 4 June. Brian and the Beatles are signed to EMI, recording their first session at Abbey Road Studios, two days later.
Obviously, I didn't bother reading any more.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2008, 03:05:35 PM »

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I'm fed up of books which are just done to cash in on the name, like the one I bought yesterday 'John Lennon:' The Illustrated Biography.' This is another use of all the Daily Mail photos, which have already been packaged before into several other books of different titles, different sizes, but the same photos.

The shops are full of this sort of thing, and have been since I was a kid. My guess is that these books are  commissioned by publishers who know there's a quick profit to be made by bunging together another collection of stock photos with a brief narrative patched together from old newspaper cuttings. They stay on the shelves for a few months before being dumped on the discount tables, where they're usually picked up by people looking for fast and cheap gifts, before being finally sent on to their eternal resting places under the bottom shelves at used book stores by their recipients after the briefest of looks.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2008, 03:48:03 PM »

Quite true!

Anyway I'll tell Eric Krasker of your interest. I'm sure it'll please him and help him get through this difficult period of revision since he's trying to make sure the English version of his book is as good as, or maybe even better than,  the French version.
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