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SONGLINK'S DAVID STARK LAUNCHES HIS BEATLES MEMOIRS

SONGLINK'S DAVID STARK LAUNCHES HIS BEATLES MEMOIRS

London, October 2020: SongLink International founder and editor/publisher David Stark has written a book about his many encounters with the Beatles during the 1960s and beyond. Titled 'It's All Too Much' with a publication date of December 8th (available to pre-order below), it documents Stark's memories of growing up in north London as a dedicated Beatles fan who was lucky enough to meet his musical heroes on various occasions. From gate-crashing the Yellow Submarine film premiere in 1968 (aged just fifteen) to meeting all of the group individually in some extraordinary circumstances, Stark has some highly entertaining stories about his encounters which have never been told before.

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As he comments, "I was extremely lucky to have been in the right time and place to witness some of pop music's most iconic moments during the late '60s. Apart from bunking into the Yellow Submarine and sitting directly behind the Beatles, I was also at the Rolling Stones' legendary Rock And Roll Circus film shoot where John Lennon played, and watched Jimi Hendrix supporting the Who at the Saville Theatre in early 1967 with all the Beatles present. I was also present (and photographed) at John and Yoko's court appearance following their infamous drug bust in 1968 and met them after that, right up until they left for New York with Yoko in 1971. By a mix of chutzpah, sheer nerve and luck I got to meet all the Beatles in person on many occasions, and even received letters from them a couple of times."

However, Stark's stories don't end with the 1960s, as he continued to encounter all the individual Beatles into the 1970s and beyond, culminating in 2006 with Sir Paul McCartney inducting him as a Companion of LIPA at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts for his work with songwriting students. He also knew the late Sir George Martin, who has his own chapter in the book, as does John Lennon's legendary Aunt Mimi Smith, whom David visited and became friends with just months after Lennon's senseless murder in 1980.

David is also a life-long drummer who plays with the Trembling Wilburys tribute band, as well as having been deputy drummer for The Quarry Men on one occasion. He was also responsible for the erection of an official Blue Plaque for the late Brian Epstein outside his old offices in London's Argyll Street in 2014; and was one of a small group of fellow supporters who, in 2019, achieved the placing of a long-awaited Blue Plaque at 3 Savile Rowto mark the Beatles' final live appearance on the roof of their Apple building in January 1969.

All these stories and many more are included in the book, along with numerous photographs from Stark's personal collection and other sources. There has never been a Beatles book quite this one - a must-read for all Fabs fans!

Forewords by authors Richard Buskin and Lesley-Ann Jones

Cover artwork by Ingrid Black - http://www.ingridblack.com/

Publisher: This Day In Music Books
Publication date: December 8th, 2020
Paperback #14.99 ($19.99) + postage
Digital e-book will also be available.

Click here to pre-order: https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com/product/its-all-too-much-by-david-stark/

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