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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2008, 05:34:19 PM »

It sounds like a very promising read. Looking forward to it.  :)
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2008, 08:22:32 PM »

Ditto. I see you're in contact with Eric, zipp?
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2008, 09:24:12 PM »

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Ditto. I see you're in contact with Eric, zipp?


Yeah. Once the book comes out maybe I could even help you ask him any questions you have.
He mailed me tonight to say how pleased he was that people were so interested in the book's publication.
He even gave me a publication date but I'll give you that when it's totally definite. But it's programmed for early 2009. Early as in before Spring.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2008, 12:24:24 PM »

If you go to my site www.merseybeat.co.uk and click on 'Editorial' at the top, you will see several editorial sections on the left hand side. Scroll down to 'Rock Books.' This is a section where I give authors a forum to air their views and write about their books in order to give the reader an insight into the work from the author's point of view, rather than a critics. Eric is welcome to promote his book in this section of the site.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2008, 05:21:25 PM »

Thanks for that Bill. I'll let Eric know.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2008, 08:05:34 PM »

Here's an article about Eric from today's Telegraph:


How Fab Five let me become a paperback writer

A French police officer has become an internationally-renowned authority on the Beatles thanks to his nation's official policy of encouraging bigger families.

Eric Krasker, 45, is the father of five children aged eight to 19. He has finally resumed his duties as a lieutenant - the equivalent of a British inspector - after a series of sabbaticals covering 12 of his 18 years in the Police Nationale.

He devoted his time off to researching the history of the band. His return to work in April coincided with the publication of a second book, La France et Les Beatles, the first of two volumes dealing with their French links.

A previous work exploring the Beatles' early German period is to be published in English in the New Year.

It is full of previously unpublished documents, rare photographs and obscure details obtained from record companies and private sources.

Lt Krasker was born in Paris as John, Paul, George and their pre-Ringo partners Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best, were still playing the clubs of Hamburg. After becoming a devoted fan, he decided to turn his passion into a parallel career in 1993 when his wife, Brigitte, was pregnant with their fourth child, Heather, now 12.

The French benefits system, aimed at helping "les familles nombreuses" allowed him as a father of three to take immediate leave until Heather's third birthday. This was extended by a further three years by the arrival of Heather's sister, Prudence.

Even when Prudence reached three, her father was able to stay off work until she was eight by forfeiting his £300 a month paternity allowance. The family lived on Mrs Krasker's salary as a philosophy researcher.

Despite being absent from police work for two thirds of his career, Lt Krasker has not found his progress impeded. He qualifies for promotion to capitaine - or chief inspector - next year.

All French families with three or more children qualify for generous provisions. Though the birth rate is high by American and European standards, the state is anxious to boost fertility.

"I'd had a few articles on the Beatles published by specialist magazines abroad, but my work was unknown in France," said Lt Krasker, sporting a decidedly 1960s look with tinted spectacles and a badge of a George Harrison Gretsch guitar on the lapel of his collarless jacket.

"It was obvious I had to stop work and I was lucky to have the chance. Others take the time off and do nothing but I really wanted to produce something which combined my two passions - history and music."

The officer had by then met two of the Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Sir Paul took to calling him "my policeman friend" whenever their paths crossed again after an initial encounter in 1989 led to an hour-long conversation in a chauffeur-driven car from Le Bourget airport into Paris.

Lt Krasker first became aware of the Beatles as a small child and in unpromising circumstances. He vividly recalls his father, a professional accordionist, lamenting the arrival of the four, long-haired Englishmen, whose impact on France was about to slash his earning power.

"By the end of the 1960s, he was ready to admit that they were talented and even played Beatles songs in his own band," he said.

Eric Krasker took gradually to the group's music. At 10, he heard Here Comes the Sun and thought it "a revelation
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2008, 09:57:12 AM »

Hi ;)

I'm from Spain and this is my 1st message here. Does anybody know how could I contact Eric Krasker?? I have been researching a Spanish band who played and recorded for Polydor in Hamburg in May 1959 and I thought my findings could be of interest for his new book...

Thank you in advance!!  ;)

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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2008, 09:58:58 AM »

Welcome to the forum Xose. I think Zipp may be able to help you.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2008, 10:01:37 AM »

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Welcome to the forum Xose. I think Zipp may be able to help you.

Thank you!! ;)

The fact is yesterday I sent him an email, but I haven't received any replay so far... :-/

Thanx anyway!! ;)

Xose



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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2008, 09:29:38 AM »

I've sent Eric your message Xose.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2008, 10:16:15 AM »

Hi zipp!! ;)

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I've sent Eric your message Xose.

Ok. Thank you very much!! ;)

I hope he can answer me in the coming time...

Best!! ;)

Xose
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2009, 12:44:39 AM »

Any news yet?
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2009, 08:27:59 AM »

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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2009, 08:41:01 AM »

Soon!
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2009, 02:03:22 PM »

Any news about Eric Krasker's new book?

Best!! ;)

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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2009, 10:51:09 PM »

Eric's putting the final touches to it.
It really is only weeks away now but I'm sworn to secrecy concerning the publication date.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2009, 09:39:43 AM »


Ehm...
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #37 on: August 26, 2009, 10:19:02 AM »

Was going to say the same thing.

Erm...
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2009, 03:13:37 PM »

Me too.

I'll send Eric a message to see what's going on.
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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2009, 12:33:23 PM »

Great news. The book is coming around the 20th of September!

Here's a link to see the cover :

http://www.beatlesfannext.com/Mythology_Enquiry.htm
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