Beatles and me on tour book signing and music event

When Ivor Davis isn’t signing books he keeps fit at the Pierpont Racquet Club.

On Saturday, July 16, 6pm to 7pm. Gallery V will host a musical book signing event featuring author Ivor Davis and singer/composer Brooke Halpin. Gallery V is located inside Very Ventura Gift Shop at 540 E. Main Street, Downtown Ventura. The event is free.

In the summer of 1964, budding journalist Ivor Davis set off to New York on his first “Big Job:” to report on a hot, British Rock Band making their debut concert tour in America. What followed was a fever-pitched twenty-four-city tour over thirty-four days with four young musicians catapulting into forever stardom as The Beatles. Ivor Davis will share enjoyable antidotes from his book, “The Beatles and Me on Tour”.

Brooke Halpin is an accomplished broadcaster, pianist, composer, painter, and published author. He currently hosts the hit, syndicated radio show “Come Together with The Beatles,” on KBU, 97.5 in Malibu and online at

Along with meeting Mr. Davis and Mr. Halpin, guests will be able to visit with the artists exhibiting at Gallery V. The current show Good Vibrations: A Harmony of Art & Music is a fine art collective with music and sound as motif. The Beatles will always be a part of musical history. Still to this day, albums such as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band are still enjoyed, maybe even with the addition of Graham Slee HiFi – preamp platform, to help improve the sound from the vinyl player. Either way, The Beatles did make a large impact on the music industry and someone like Ivor was there to witness it.

Gallery V owners Angela Rosales and Michael Mendelson have a steadfast passion for Ventura and coastal living. Gerald Zwers serves as curator of the gallery. Gallery V was launched in 2016, when the couple moved the business to its current location. Ms. Rosales describes the fine-art gallery as “a natural expansion to a business that is dedicated to serving the local economy and prolific arts community.”


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