NAME: Nicholas Schaffner

BIRTH DATE/LOCATION:
January 28, 1953, New York, New York

DEATH DATE/LOCATION:
August 29, 1991, New York, New York

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  • IDENTIFICATION AND BIO:
    Singer/Songwriter, Author of authoritative books on The Beatles and other British rock groups

    WORKS:
    see Discography

    UNCOMPLETED WORKS:
    Unknown

    WRITINGS:

    BOOKS:

    The Beatles Forever, McGraw-Hill (1980). ISBN: 0070550875
    The Boys from Liverpool: John, Paul, George, Ringo (children's book), Routledge Kegan & Paul (1980). ISBN: 0416306616
    505 Rock-and-Roll Questions Your Friends Can't Answer (with Elizabeth Schaffner), Walker & Co. (1981). ISBN: 0802706746
    The British Invasion, McGraw-Hill (1982). ISBN: 0070550891
    John Lennon in My Life (with Pete Shotten), Stein & Day (1983). ISBN: 0812829166
    A Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey, Harmony Books (1991). ISBN: 0517576082

    OTHER WRITINGS:

    The Fool's Journey (collection of illustrated poetry based on the Tarot).
    Articles for Rolling Stone, Musician, The Village Voice, Trouser Press and other publications.

    DISCOGRAPHY:

    Magical Kingdoms - self-released CD (1990)
        Magical Kingdoms
        Where The Wind Takes Me
        The Dance Of The Lightning Snakes
        The Indelibles
        The Warlock King
        Den Of Thieves (for Sol Swine)
        Snow Sirens
        Wishes, Wishes
        Magical Memory
        Journey's End

    "Journey's End" (version for vocalist/guitarist, violin, flute, clarinet, cello), Richard Barone, vocalist, Sudden Sunsets: Highlights from the Benson Series, Downtown Music Productions, Leonarda Records LE 354 (forthcoming).

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:

    • Obituary, New York Times, August 29, 1991.

    PERFORMING RIGHTS AFFILIATION:
    ASCAP

    RESOURCES:
    Magical Kingdoms CD is available from the Schaffner estate.
    Books are in general circulation.

    MUSICAL EXECUTOR:
    Val Schaffner (brother)
    252 Seventh Avenue, Apt. 17M
    New York, NY 10001
    (646) 230-0119
    valschaffner@nyc.rr.com

    OTHER CONTACTS:
    Richard Barone (musician, friend)
    fax: (212) 989-6579
    richard@richardbarone.com
    www.richardbarone.com

    ARCHIVES:
    Book manuscripts and miscellaneous musical materials with Schaffner family.

    Archives of Schaffner's research on The Beatles at:
    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    40 Lincoln Center Plaza
    New York, NY 10023-7498
    www.nypl.org

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    Appears in video documentary The Complete Beatles.
    Excerpts from Magical Kingdoms CD appear in the soundtrack to the 1984 film Parting Glances.

     


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