The Beatles - "Taking Coals..." features rare, exclusive and previously unpublished photographs taken in February 1964, covering the Beatles historic first visit to America. Originally some of the photos appeared within a JHP book, "The Beatles at Carnegie Hall", now a highly sought after edition by collectors. However, many years after publication other pictures were discovered within our archives and all of these have since been restored.
Including some original text, interviews and relevant details that lead to this moment, the book also looks at the impact of the Beatles' arrival in America, its effect upon their success around the world and how it transformed them from pop stars to icons of a generation. What occurred as a result of Beatlemania would be unlike anything previously seen. Taking Coals... considers the bigger picture, the vital ingredients and conditions that were not just unique to the Beatles but also of this time. For these made it possible and a phenomenon never to occur again.