Lifelong Beatles fan Garry Berman has just penned Were Going To See The Beatles! (Santa Monica Press), the history of Beatlemania in America as experienced by the Fab Fours most devoted fans.
Berman who became a Beatles fan at age three while dancing to I Wanna Hold Your Hand in his parents basement spent years tracking down fans who lived through the height of Beatlemania and wanted to share their unique stories in his book.
One of Bermans favorite fans is a woman who claims to be the first American Beatles fan, since she had a pen- pal in Liverpool around 1961 that would send her records, articles, and stories about the Beatles years before they ever hit the States.
Another woman was just nine years old when she found herself on the same train that was taking the Beatles to their first U.S. concert in Washington, D.C., and she ended up chatting for hours with Ringo Starr.
Berman wishes he couldve experienced the fans memories first-hand, especially attending the Beatles infamous concert at Shea Stadium in 1965.
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