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Copyrighting The Beatles | Beatles Memorabilia

Copyrighting The Beatles

Author Terry Crain of the faBgear Company to Release

New E-Book on Beatles Copyrights


Terry Crain, author of the popular Beatles memorabilia book "NEMS and the Business of Selling Beatles Merchandise in the U.S. 1964-1966," has announced he will release a new e-book in August 2023. Titled Copyrighting The Beatles: 1962-1966 is a natural follow-up to Crain’s previous work.


"While researching my first book about Beatles U.S. memorabilia, I would run across copyright notations for the items to include in my manuscript,” says Crain. “But I kept noticing more Beatles and Beatles-related notations in the files about something other than memorabilia. They kept referencing other styles of items, which got me curious about what else was out there."


Crain, a retired administrator from John Logan College in Southern Illinois, spent over two years on research that has uncovered a fantastic array of items, including games, dolls, sculptures, novelty records, sheet music (in English, Spanish, and French), written articles (including Canadian articles), photographs, cartoons, drawings, paintings, and other items – even a back scratcher!


The novelty record genre is an interesting one. “You’d think Beatles novelty records from that time would naturally be in the rock and roll musical style,” Crain says, “And some were, but not all.” He has uncovered Beatles novelty records recorded in the style of American folk, British folk, foxtrot, jive, samba, bluegrass, doo-wop, country, big band, jazz, orchestral, spoken-word, polka, surf, and ska!


In contrast with Crain’s first book, produced in a large coffee-table format, the new book will be released with a dynamic e-book format option. "Because of the number of pages, the weight, shipping, and other aspects, I'm excited to offer this book digitally,” he explains. “I know some readers don't like this mode, but I'm excited to use this platform and everything it offers. Readers can download the book to their phone, personal device, handheld device, pad, desktop, or whatever device they use. The format is like a regular book; you can flip the page to read it. And one of the most exciting aspects is that pages will contain bonus content like videos and extra pop-up information to help enhance the reading experience."


Copyrighting the Beatles is slated to be released in August of this year. You can learn more about Terry Crain’s work, including his previous book, here:


Terry Crain is represented by 910 Public Relations and is available for interviews. For more information, please contact:

By Terry Crain

Forewords by  • Introduction by 

Detailed descriptions of the official U.S. copyrighted items

Over 630 items • 700+ pages

Item descriptions and reflections from Beatles fans

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