Before I disclose the winner, I have to tell you that a funny thing happened on my way to the poll results this a.m. As I’m drinking my coffee and wiping the sand from my eyes, I notice an email with the subject line “Winner?” in my inbox. The email starts off with “Dead Beatles Freak,” Ummm…err…I think they meant “Dear Beatles Freak”, but then again, I could be wrong. After wishing me a happy new year, this person informs me that my poll did not close at 11:59 p.m. and included a snapshot of the results at oo:oo hours! The interesting thing was that the email itself was time stamped at 7:06 p.m.! LOL Sorry, Dead Follower, that’s not how these things work. The poll was set to close, and did close, at 11:59 p.m. (ET).
It was a tight race and a real nail biter over the past several weeks, but here are the results:
And congratulations to all the authors who put out such fantastic books this year about the Fab Four.
If you’re curious as to what “Other” books were nominated, here’s the list:
The Lyrics by Paul McCartney
Get Back by The Beatles
Mach Schau! : Die Beatles in Hamburg by Thomas Rehwagen
Rivals of the Beatles by Martin Orkin
Little Wing by Paul Salley
It’s All in the Mind: Inside the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine by Robert R Hieronimus
All Things Must Pass Away: Harrison, Clapton, and Other Assorted Love Songs by Kenneth Womack