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Terry Crain

Terry lives in Murphysboro, Illinois with his wife Linda. He has two sons, Eric and Ryan.

He is retired from John A. Logan College, where he was the Dean for Student Services. He worked at the college for over 31 years in the Student Services division where he helped thousands of students with their college endeavors. His educational career has spanned over 35 years total.

The author has followed The Beatles and early rock ‘n roll since he first saw the band on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. Since then the group and early rock n’ roll in general has been a passion.

Over the years, Terry has interviewed and/or encountered many important players in The Beatles story and important pop musicians from the Sixties. Artists and players have included Klaus Voormann, Astrid Kirchherr, Pattie Boyd, Sam Leach, Louise
Harrison, Chuck Berry, Billy Preston, Victor Spinetti, Tony Barrow, Alistair Taylor, Robert Freeman, Buddy Guy, The Quarrymen, Billy J. Kramer, Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees), Laurence Juber (Wings), Denny Laine (The Moody Blues & Wings), Joey Molland (Badfinger), Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers), Mark Hudson, Donovan Leitch, Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits),
Ronnie Spector, Peter (Asher) and Gordon (Waller), Pete Best, Chad (Stewart) and Jeremy (Clyde), Mike Pender (The Searchers), Alan Parsons, Greg Hawkes (The Cars), Gary Wright, Ivor Davis and many others.

The author also administers the Facebook sites ‘I Feel Fine’ and ‘Fab Gear – The Sixties.’



Cleveland, Ohio (October 12, 2019) – faBgear company LLC is proud to announce the acceptance of Terry Crain’s best-selling book NEMS and the Business of Selling Beatles Merchandise in the U.S. 1964-1966 into the permanent library of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and Archives is the world's most comprehensive repository of materials related to the history of rock and roll. The library is highly regarded for its mission to collect and preserve important materials, as well as allowing reader access to these materials.

Crain’s latest release is a compendium complete with photographs documenting Beatles merchandise sold in the U.S. during the band’s exciting first two years at the top of the charts. Additionally, the book identifies U.S. companies involved with manufacturing and producing the fan merchandise, along with the business transactions conducted with the management company for the band, NEMS.

A spokesperson for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives commented that the book, which was recently ranked in Amazon’s top 100 collectible category, “helps us further develop the permanent collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives. It fits well in our collection and we are happy to have it on our shelves!”

Author Terry Crain adds, "Inclusion in this library is a great honor. I have utilized the highly respected Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives and conducted research at their vast research facilities. It's very humbling to have the book on their shelf, for future researchers and patrons to view and enjoy."

NEMS and the Business of Selling Beatles Merchandise in the U.S. 1964-1966 may be purchased through Amazon, eBay, and at:




Meeting The Beatles: Terry Crain Interview

„"...a fun-filled journey back through the sea of time, with wonderful phonographs of the items fans were scooping up in droves during the hysteria. Terry Crain has filled our ears and eyes with some heartwarming memories."“
Source: Beatles Magazine - Bob Wilson

NEMS and the business of Selling Beatles Merchandise in the U.S. : A book review

„"...the best Beatles book published in 2019 that I have read."“
Source: Meet The Beatles For Real - Sara Schmidt

Hardback Writer – “NEMS and the Business of Selling Beatles Merchandise in the U.S. 1964-1966” By Terry Crain (A Review)

„"Every once in a while a new Beatles book comes along that just knocks my socks off, so to speak...this happened to me with this book."“
Source: hardback Writer - James Grant