Beatles fan publishes band memoir | News | coastalview.com
Carpinterian Mark Brickley recently took his lifelong fascination with The Beatles and transformed it into a memoir about the most popular band in history that’s available for purchase throughout the area. “Postcards From Liverpool: Beatles Moments & Memoirs” traces The Beatles source sounds and songwriting influences. It includes eight backstories, including how the band struggled to record its first record, “Love Me Do.” It also looks back at The Beatles 1968 trip to Rishikesh, India. The book has 40 photographs taken by the author including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Pattie Boyd, The Cavern Club and Ravi Shankar. “Postcards” includes six Beatles-focused interviews including local rock songwriter Jay Ferguson (Spirit and JoJo Gunne), Paul McCartney’s son James and early Apple Records artist Jackie Lomax. Its moments includes conversation with Ringo Starr and Beatles tours of London and Liverpool. The book concludes with a post-Beatles album review, Merseybeat Music Quiz and revealing Authors Interview. Brickley’s book can be purchased in Carpinteria at Seastrand, 919 Linden Ave., and Rincon Music, 5432 Carpinteria Ave., in Casitas Plaza. It is also available at Tecolote Books and Read & Post in Montecito and Chaucer’s Books in Santa Barbara, and at amazon.com as both a print and e-book.