Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jimmie Nicol, The Beatle Who Vanished, Reviewed by Ugly Things Magazine

Ugly Things magazine is a really cool music periodical that covers the "wild sounds from past dimensions." The current summer 2015 issue #39 features a review of my book, The Beatle Who Vanished. The Beatle Who Vanished is the story of an unknown drummer, Jimmie Nicol, whose journey from humble beginnings to saving The Beatles' first world tour from disaster, was only one part of his legend. Though his 13 days of fame made headlines, the true mystery of Nicol's story is riddled with blacklisting, betrayal, drugs, divorce, bankruptcy and an eventual disappearance that led many to question whether he is dead or alive.

Jimmie Nicol in front seat with The Beatles on tour in June, 1964

British Beatles historian, Alan Clayson, has written an enlightening review of the book for the current issue of Ugly Things magazine. Clayson is well known for his books on each of the four Beatles: John, Paul, George & Ringo, as well as books on Roy Orbison and Brian Jones.

(C) 2015 Mike Stax / Ugly Things.

Ugly Things is a really cool magazine. I encourage you to subscribe and to visit their website: 

For a Free Excerpt of The Beatle Who Vanished follow the link. And to purchase either the paperback or eBook of The Beatle Who Vanished, check out: Amazon at this link.