1. Laurie Jacobson's Beatles Journey: Discovering the Magic Behind Shea Stadium 1965 Jeff Dwoskin 51:03

Get ready for an unforgettable episode filled with Beatles magic! Join me as I embark on a journey with Laurie Jacobson, Hollywood Historian, as she explores the passion that led her to write the book “Top of the Mountain: The Beatles at Shea Stadium 1965”.

My guest, Laurie Jacobson and I discuss:

  • “Top of the Mountain: The Beatles at Shea Stadium 1965” by Laurie Jacobson
  • Discover the journey of Laurie Jacobson, the Hollywood Historian
  • Explore Laurie Jacobson’s passion for the Beatles that inspired her to write this book
  • Uncover the story of how Sid Berstein discovered the Beatles
  • Learn about the friendship and mutual belief of Sid Berstein and Brian Epstein in the Beatles
  • Revisit the Beatles’ performance at Carnegie Hall and on The Ed Sullivan Show
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the revolutionary concert at Shea Stadium
  • See never-before-seen photos and find out the amazing story behind them in Jacobson’s book
  • A nod to the magic of Fred Kaps, the magician who followed the Beatles after their Ed Sullivan appearance
  • Creating the Shea documentary
  • The (now) famous attendees like Meryl Streep, Stevie Van Zandt, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and more!
  • Discover the lasting impact the Beatles had on their generation and beyond
  • and SO MUCH MORE!

You’re going to love my conversation with Laurie Jacobson

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About the book: Top of the Mountain: The Beatles at Shea Stadium, 1965 is a book that recounts the exciting events of August 1965 when 56,000 people gathered at Shea Stadium for a rock and roll concert featuring The Beatles. The concert was the brainchild of promoter Sid Bernstein and was a first-of-its-kind event, breaking all attendance records in show business history. The book is told through first-person interviews and quotes from a diverse cast of characters including celebrities, writers, fans, and security guards, all of whom were part of the night and witnessed the Beatles change the world.

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