The 2014 Insiders Series at The Bridges at RSF presented “An Evening with Louise Harrison” Sept. 25.
Harrison, sister to George Harrison of The Beatles band, discussed her book, “My Kid Brother’s Band a.k.a. The Beatles.” The book is the “never-before-told story of the author’s crucial behind-the-scenes work as an American resident to guide Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein and producer George Martin and assist them in the effort to spread Beatlemania from Britain to the U.S. In the book, Harrison describes and documents her efforts to establish nationwide contacts and help Epstein secure distribution agreements with Capitol Records and assist him in securing a meeting with CBS’s Ed Sullivan.
“The book also describes her experiences in traveling with the Beatles on their first American tours in the summer of ’64, ’65 and ’66, including many untold episodes of the ever-present hysteria faced by brother George and bandmates Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr and how they coped with Beatlemania.”
For more, see the story based on an interview with Louise Harrison inside this newspaper. Photos by Jon Clark.