by Börje Lundberg & Ammi Bohm
In the autumn of 1963, four young Englishmen landed on Arlanda airport in Stockholm. Their hair was a bit on the long side, but otherwise they seemed neat, polite and friendly. The four boys were, of course, John, Paul, George and Ringo – The Beatles. On their visit, they carried with them a new sound and a new style. Sweden and the world were never the same again.
On October 23 1963 the four Englishmen visited Sweden for the first time. Back then, the Beatles had just hit the big time with songs such as ”Please Please Me”, ”From Me To You” and ”She Loves You”.
The visit to Sweden was their very first tour outside Great Britain, and included performances in the towns of Karlstad, Eskilstuna, Gothenburg, Borås and Stockholm. During their stay in Sweden they also found time to appear on radio and television – today these recordings are legendary and have been seen and heard by millions all over the world. In 1964 The Beatles were back in Sweden again – now as international superstars!
In Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! – The Beatles erövrar Sverige, journalists Börje Lundberg and Ammi Bohm have charted The Beatles’ adventures in Sweden – day by day, minute by minute. Lundberg and Bohm let us relive everything that happened: the chaotic concerts, the reception by the dedicated fans, the reactions in the media. The story is largely told trough new interviews with more than 100 people who met The Beatles in Sweden: famous artists, legendary radio and television hosts, wide-eyed fans who could socialise with the band almost as if they were close friends – and many more! The authors have also interviewed other Swedes with a Beatles connection: for example Peter Goldman, who directed the pioneering videos for “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane”.
"What an exciting time travel it has been writing this book", says Börje Lundberg. "The 60is are still alive! People enjoy hearing stories about their idols, The Beatles."
Some of Swedens premier Beatles experts have contributed with facts and stories to this book. YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! The Beatles erövrar Sverige is richly illustrated with hundreds of pictures - many of them previously unpublished!
The book concludes with a discography
of all Beatles records which have been released in Sweden. All records are illustrated in color, complete with background information and a valuation guide
The book includes the Bonus CD "Burling möter Beatles" ("Burling meets The Beatles"). For the first time on CD we can enjoy Klas Burling interviewing The Beatles at several occasions: shortly before their first visit in Sweden; only minutes after landing on the Swedish airport Arlanda, in 1964; and during their stay in Sweden. The Bonus CD also includes a unique sound document of four young lads, just in the beginning of their fantastic career!Look inside the bookBook infoIn Swedish352 pagesHardcoverIllustrated in color220 x 280 mmISBN 91-89136-03-9