The Beatles At Shea Stadium

The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert

The Beatles' performance at New York's Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965 is one of the most exciting and important concert events in the history of popular music. Produced by Sid Bernstein and introduced on stage by television legend Ed Sullivan, John, Paul, George and Ringo played, sang, sweated and laughed for a record crowd of 55,600 fans. It was the height of Beatlemania and launched the modern era of outdoor stadium shows.


"A fascinating book that chronicles the entire life cycle of this legendary show, from its inception to its execution and aftermath." - The Rock and Roll Chemist


"The first and probably the definitive account of The Beatles' most famous and memorable concert." - Queens Gazette


"In short, the book reveals everything one would want to know about the historic concert, from the weather to the songs to the sound system and marketing. The Beatles At Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert makes a welcome addition to any Beatle fan's library." - Something Else! Reviews


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North Shore Publishing presents entertaining pop culture, family humor and stand-up comedy guides. Founded in 2007 by author and award-winning columnist Dave Schwensen, our books are available in print, Kindle, Nook, iTunes and other eBook formats.



How To Be A Working Comic

An Insider's Business Guide To A Career In Stand-Up Comedy

Revisited, Revised & Revamped

The classic business book on stand-up comedy is back - revisited, revised and revamped. Considered the guidebook by many aspiring and working comics, the author shares more insider advice than any other manual including how to try out material; get onstage experience; create promotional material and market your act to talent bookers; work with managers and agents; book yourself on the road; network and build a fan base; get on TV, and much more. Plus invaluable advice and career experience from many of today's top performers including Jeff Dunham, Drew Carey and Jeff Foxworthy. Foreword by Ray Romano.

"A MUST have!" - The Comic Bible


"Full of proactive ideas and hands-on experience... a valuable resource no matter what career level you may have achieved." - Back Stage, The Performing Arts Weekly


"Schwensen certainly knows the ins and outs of making it in comedy." - Chicago Tribune




The Beatles In Cleveland

Memories, Facts & Photos About The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts

Memories, facts and photos are your tickets for two of the wildest, out-of-control concerts in Beatles and rock'n roll history. Follow behind the scenes dealings that brought John, Paul, George and Ringo to Cleveland, then grab a front row seat for back stage and onstage excitement. Includes never before published photos and eyewitness accounts. A concert by The Beatles was not just about the music, but also the emotions stirred by the most influential group in the history of popular music. Foreword by Bill Harry, Founder and Editor of Mersey Beat


"What a fun book!" - Joe Johnson, host of Beatle Brunch


"If you'd like to experience what it was like to participate in a Beatles concert, we can't recommend The Beatles In Cleveland strongly enough." - Bob Malik, host of The Beatle Years


2013 Cover Story & Author Interview in Thrust Music Magazine

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Comedy Workshop

Creating & Writing Comedy Material for Comedians & Humorous Speakers

Learn to take creative ideas and real life experiences onto the comedy stage and speaker's platform. The author of How To Be A Working Comic and Comedy FAQs And Answers shares over two decades of comedy workshop and coaching experience to cover cover topics provided by aspiring comedians and speakers. Written in a conversational and easy to read manner the shared advice, collaborations and writing techniques have helped literally hundreds of working comedians and speakers create and write comedy material.




Father's Days... And Nights

Humorous Tales from the Frontlines of Fatherhood

When asked about his children, every dad worth his weight in fatherhood has stories. The best ones are like the collection shared in this book: entertaining, funny and full of love. Includes twenty articles from the award-winning humor column Something To Laugh About on parenthood from a father's point of view. With the emphasis on family humor, this book is the perfect traveling, waiting room, beach, pool side, easy chair and backyard companion for every family member.


"Fast reading and very funny!" -




Comedy FAQs And Answers

How The Stand-Up Biz Really Works

A series of questions and answers that provides current and potential comedians with the no-nonsense advice needed for every stage of their careers. This lively book features answers from dozens of the top names in stand-up such as George Carlin, Lewis Black, Brett Butler, Earthquake, Weird Al, Margaret Cho, Mark Curry, Dave Attell and dozens more - all sharing lessons learned along the way. Additional interviews with club owners, talent executives and publicists provide behind the scenes expertise. 


"FOUR STARS (highest rating)" - Todd Schwartz, CBS Television



The Classic Rocker

I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night

A humorous combination of pop culture memories and classic rock from a baby boomer's point of view. This is a laugh-infested magical history tour blog from author Dave Schwensen who never knows where the next song is coming from on his personal countdown to the No.1 Dream Song. Blessed (or cursed!) with a talent to wake up every morning with a song running through his mind, The Classic Rocker kept track of each one for a year and now shares thoughts about the artists, the different eras and personal memories.  

Though classic rock is the theme, there is no control over what song his subliminal memory will spin in his mental jukebox each morning - including commercial jingles, movie soundtracks and even Broadway show tunes. The top song in the countdown is the one he heard most often during the year. The Classic Rocker already knows the answer. Everyone else will just have to tune in to find out!

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