I told you just a teeny tiny little bit about Pat in yesterday’s post. I want to tell you more about him today and invite you to join a giveaway! I told you, I love giving you opportunities to win things and this swag looks pretty sweet. He’s basically a hometown hero (Hey he’s from PA, I’m from WV, we’re separated by a river.) Stay with me until then end and then enter to win!
It’s not often you get to rub elbows with living legends, but Pat made a career out of it.
Pat DiCesare’s (pronounced Dee Cesar) memoir Hard Days Hard Nights: From the Beatles to the Doors to the Stones… Insider Stories From a Legendary Concert Promoter gives a never before seen behind the scenes look at the birth of modern day rock n roll. Who knows more than the promoter? He worked the circuit in Pittsburgh, PA.
The bestseller has already been named 2014’s Independent Book of the Year, been announced as the grand prize winner of the 2014 Great Midwest Book Festival, and been named Runner Up for Best Non-Fiction by the Southern California Book Festival.
His revealing memoir spans over 40 years in the music industry and details his story of how he brought the Beatles to Pittsburgh and close encounters with music’s biggest stars including Janis Joplin, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Alice Cooper, The Rolling Stones, The Jackson Five, and Aerosmith.
“The first baseball stadium we ever played was a show promoted by Pat DiCesare,” said rocker Alice Cooper and talent manager Shep Gordon. “He was one of the only promoters we trusted to do big shows and we were right…through all the craziness…floods…insanity…he gave us and the fans a great night. Thanks, Pat!”
“If you expected to play Pittsburgh in the late ’60s, pal, you either talked to Pat DiCesare or you stayed home.”
-Ed Masley of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
But you guys, he’s not done yet!
He is producing, “Relive The Beatles ’64. A concert dedicated to his production of The Beatles concert on September 14, 1964 in Pittsburgh. Which features tributes to the artists who influenced The Beatles and stars Beatlemania Now at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg on Saturday September 19 for the 51 st anniversary of The Beatles concert. It sounds like a most excellent time for all!
He has three sons and four grandsons and lives in Greensburg, Pennsylvania with his wife of forty-six years, Kathy.
If you’d like to learn more about him, his upcoming concerts, and his book, check out his links before:
And the moment you’ve been waiting for. The opportunity to win an autographed copy of Hard Days and Hard Nights and a Beatles shirt!!!!