From Kirkus Reviews
“Berkenstadt’s impressively detailed book opens with a 24-year old Jimmie receiving the phone call that would change his life, inviting him to temporarily take Ringo Starr’s place on the Beatles’ first world tour during June 1964. Berkenstadt instantly draws the reader into his tale of this little-known drummer from the borough of Wandsworth, England, and then progresses through eight chapters, telling his back story. The author manages to generate a phenomenal amount of energy around the little-known drummer, using first rate historical details, rare photographs and memorabilia illustrations; the dynamic photos, especially, lend this bio legitimacy and appeal. Berkenstadt brings excellent investigative skills to this bio of a forgotten replacement Beatle.” KIRKUS Reviews
About the Author
Jim Berkenstadt is the Rock And Roll Detective®. A true Sherlock Holmes, Berkenstadt uncovers the lost history and mysteries hidden within decades of popular music. An international authority on The Beatles, he has co-authored three other books: Black Market Beatles; The Beatles Digest; Nevermind Nirvana; and he edited John, Paul & Me: Before The Beatles. Berkenstadt has consulted to The Beatles and the Estate of George Harrison on numerous projects.