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Re: Eric Krasker in English
« Reply #100 on: July 10, 2010, 07:45:34 AM »

Essentially, he wants to get the newest information about the book as possible. So there will be new information about Stuart Sutcliffe, the first visit to Hamburg in 1960 (thanks to the two German experts, The Beatles, Thorsten Knublauch Axel and Corinth), and the latest news from Star Club recordings.
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« Reply #101 on: January 25, 2011, 10:41:59 PM »

By the way, here's an excellent article dealing with the sacking of Pete Best (an interesting addition to one of the five chapters of the book Fact and Fiction 1960-1962) which was recently published on the Comprehensive Beatles website:

http://comprehensivebeatles.blogspot.com/2010/12/1962-august-22-september-5-back-story.html

Have a nice reading,

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« Reply #102 on: February 04, 2011, 11:28:47 PM »

Good news!!! In order to cut down on as much as possible the shipping costs, which do represent a significant percentage of the cost price of the book, especially for the customers living in Japan, Canada, U.S.A., South America as well as Australia, my publisher (Séguier/Atlantica) especially made a deal with Canadian distributor “La Canopée diffusion distribution” for its distribution in the aforementioned countries. Those who are interested to order the book Fact and Fiction, please don’t hesitate to contact John Davies at lacanopee_3@sympatico.ca and ask for shipping details in your country. (Just in case, here’s the postal address of La Canopée : 109, chemin du Sphinx, Saint Armand, Québec J0J 1T0).

Thank you very much.

All the best,

Eric  ;)
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« Reply #103 on: February 04, 2011, 11:33:56 PM »

Sorry! The complete distributor address is of course : La Canopée : 109, chemin du Sphinx, Saint Armand, Québec Canada J0J 1T0.

Thanks again!

Eric  ;)
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« Reply #104 on: February 07, 2011, 09:03:29 AM »

Wow, am I glad I didn't have to deal with shipping in this case! ;D 
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« Reply #105 on: February 08, 2011, 10:51:08 PM »

Wow, am I glad I didn't have to deal with shipping in this case! ;D 

Yes Bobber, like all the European fans you were lucky enough to order the book with normal shipping costs, but I can tell you that those same shipping costs as far as America is concerned are rather significant, and they weigh heavily the final price of the book. Just to give you an example, I got some messages from American readers who told me that if they wanted to order the book, they would have to pay $ 70, which is rather disproportionate for a book which is only sold 25 Euros in Europe.

So, I am particularly glad to have found this agreement with La Canopée in Canada so that the people concerned in the aforementioned countries could buy the book at a reasonable price.

Thanks!

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« Reply #106 on: April 30, 2011, 11:50:51 AM »

The shot that you can see on the following topic from www.yellow-sub.net was taken on Sunday 13 March 2011 at the London Beatles Day, near Russell Square. On the left is my co-author/friend Jean-Claude "Taxman" Hocquet (with whom I published in 2005 La France et les Beatles, volume one), and in the middle is the new reader of the book The Beatles: Fact and Fiction 1960-1962 who is no one else but Hunter Davies, 75, first official Beatles’ biographer.

http://forum.yellow-sub.net/octobre-1961-jour-qui-avoir-lieu-t4587-50.html

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« Reply #107 on: April 30, 2011, 02:29:29 PM »

Great!! ;)

Thank you very much, Eric!! ;)

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« Reply #108 on: November 20, 2011, 06:31:00 PM »

Good news !
In order to get a better idea of the contents of the Fact and Fiction book (which was voted “book of the year 2010” in Germany), the publisher Atlantica/Séguier decided to maintain the “interactive reading” link so that you’ll get the possibility to read at least the first 48 pages of the book.
So, after having clicked on the main link, go and click on the “Union Jack” picture, then the book will appear. The only thing left for you is to click on the corners to turn pages.

http://www.atlantica.fr/catalogue.php?go=Go&Affichage=simple&zt_num_fiche=10432

Thanks !

Have a nice reading,

Eric  ;)
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« Reply #109 on: February 28, 2012, 08:02:11 PM »

Hi Friends,

I have the pleasure telling you that I’ll be present at the next ‘London Beatles Day’ (address : Doubletree By Hilton London West End. Southampton Row, WC1B 4BH London. Underground : Russell Square or Holborn) on Sunday 4 March 2012. I will come along with my long time friend Joachim Noske, author of the critically acclaimed book The Beatles Covered – A Pictorial Journey Through Beatles Record Sleeves From Around The World (2009). We’ll be very pleased to welcome you on this occasion and sign some books while having a friendly drink together !

Thank you very much, and see you maybe on Sunday in London!  ;)

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Author of the book The Beatles : Fact & Fiction 1960-1962 (Séguier/Atlantica – 2009).

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« Reply #110 on: March 10, 2012, 06:37:13 PM »

Hi all,

It was wonderful to see all these Beatle fans there last sunday. Thank you very much all for coming. Just to remind you that the next ‘London Beatles Day’ will be held on Sunday July 29th 2012 (the very start of the Olympic Games) at the same venue (Doubletree By Hilton London West End Hotel, Southampton Row, WC1B 4BH London. Underground : Russell Square or Holborn) and I’ll be pleased to welcome you again if you happen to pass by London on that Summer day.

Moreover, in order to satisfy your many internet requests and to make things easier for those of you who might like to find the book somewhere in London during the rest of the year, I would like to inform you that I intentionally left some copies of Fact & Fiction 1960-1962 at the ‘London Beatles Store’ (231/233 Baker Street) and at ‘St John’s Wood Collectables’, 2 Violet Hill (4 minutes only from Abbey Road studios at St John’s Wood).

If you happen to have any difficulties in getting the book though, please send me a personal message.

Thank you very much and have a nice week-end.

Eric Krasker
Author of the book The Beatles : Fact & Fiction 1960-1962 (Séguier/Atlantica – 2009).
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« Reply #111 on: November 06, 2013, 08:55:35 PM »

Hi all,

As expected, the new Mark Lewisohn’s book, All These Years – Tune In, is really refreshing and fully informative. An excellent read indeed. Amongst other things, I was pleasantly surprised to notice that not only Mark confirms the main conclusions previously developed in Fact and Fiction 1960-1962, but he also relies on them (the book is fully credited in the end notes). This is especially true for Polydor recordings of 1961-62 (and of course the persistent Swanee River myth) as well as the sacking of Pete Best : as exactly shown and proved before, his drumming abilities, which were limited, were not strong enough for the Beatles. Moreover, it is clear that the 3 other Beatles would never become close friends with him due to his shy personality and need for independence. The other theories, true or speculative, are dismissed as peripheral smokescreen.

Thanks!

Eric  ;)
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« Reply #112 on: November 07, 2013, 03:29:57 PM »

Good on you, Eric!
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« Reply #113 on: November 07, 2013, 07:33:25 PM »

Thanks, Bobber !  ;)

Yes, it is also a nice reward for the book Fact and Fiction which was rated as a "must-read" on Wog Blog by Roger Stormo in early 2010 :

http://wogew.blogspot.com/2010/03/book-review-fact-and-fiction-1960-1962.html 

Now, I'm looking forward to reading the extended version of Mark's book which will be out within 10 days !

Thanks again.

All the best !

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« Reply #114 on: November 11, 2013, 09:12:15 AM »

I'm rating your book as a must-read as well. :)
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« Reply #115 on: November 11, 2013, 03:47:16 PM »

Oh, that's nice from you, Bobber, thanks. :)

By the way, I still have some brand new copies of Fact & Fiction left at home. So, if anybody wants a signed copy of the book, just send me a PM and I would be too pleased to do my best so that I can send them within a short time (and of course at the best price, including shipping to your country).

Thanks again.

Warmest Regards,

Eric  ;)
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« Reply #116 on: November 11, 2013, 09:01:33 PM »

Oh, that's nice from you, Bobber, thanks. :)

By the way, I still have some brand new copies of Fact & Fiction left at home. So, if anybody wants a signed copy of the book, just send me a PM and I would be too pleased to do my best so that I can send them within a short time (and of course at the best price, including shipping to your country).

Thanks again.

Warmest Regards,

Eric  ;)

I already have a copy... But anyone who hasn't.... I'd say go for it! And remember it's recommended by your local admin! :)
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« Reply #117 on: December 09, 2013, 01:55:48 PM »

Eric, what are your thought on this picture from June 22nd, 1957? Could that possible be Paul McCartney (wearing glasses) at the right, watching The Quarrymen?

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« Reply #118 on: December 12, 2013, 11:04:50 PM »

Hi, Bobber!

Sorry for my late reply.

Well, this interesting document has been the subject of a long debate among Beatles fans on the Internet (and everywhere else) for several years now, and although there are good and solid arguments to support that theory, I’m personally still not convinced it is Paul McCartney indeed on that photograph.

In fact, the answer to that small enigma was one of the things I was expecting to find in the new Mark Lewisohn’s book, Tune In. Actually, Mark told me last year that he has interviewed Paul at least 30 times throughout the years, and so there is every chance that the question was asked to him at least once during one of these interviews (knowing that Mark could absolutely not ignore the growing debate around this picture). I still have to get the extended version of his book and I hope that I’ll find some answers there. Otherwise, next time I see him in London, I’ll ask him directly the question.

Thanks !

Warmest Regards,

Eric  ;)
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« Reply #119 on: December 13, 2013, 02:02:20 PM »

Thanks for the reply Eric. Really appreciate that. I will have a look in Marks book as well. Let's see if there's any more unsolved mysteries being solved.
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