The Beatle Who Vanished is the first historic account of Jimmie Nicol, an unknown drummer who saved The Beatles’ first world tour from disaster, and then vanished. The mystery of Nicol’s legend is riddled with blacklisting, divorce, drug abuse, and bankruptcy, leading many to question whether he is dead or alive.
Kirkus Reviews says:
“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.”
Grammy® Producer Butch Vig says:
This is a fascinating and mysterious must read for hardcore Beatles fans, and anyone who wants to understand the meteoric rise to pop stardom and the subsequent crash landing.”
Amazon Best Seller and Quilly® award winner, The Beatle Who Vanished, has been chosen for inclusion into the permanent Library and Archives Collection at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It is also in consideration for a Major Motion Picture -TBA.