Finding Claudio Gets 'The Nod' from the World's #1 Beatles Expert
A big thanks to Mark Lewisohn for supporting this project. If you're a Beatles fan it's highly likely that you've read one of his books.
Mark Lewisohn is the acknowledged world authority on the Beatles. His books include Tune In (which is the first volume in his historical trilogy The Beatles: All These Years) as well as the bestselling and influential Recording Sessions, The Complete Beatles Chronicle and (as co-author) The Beatles’ London. He was consultant and researcher for all aspects – TV, DVDs, CDs and book – of The Beatles Anthology.
I reached out to him recently to ask what he knew about Curt Claudio and he was surprised at how little is out there on the man. he was also unaware that he'd visited McCartney in the same visit to the UK.
'But the truth of the matter is that I don’t have any info on Claudio at all as I’ve never researched him'
This is encouraging because if Mark doesn't know much about Claudio, nobody does! It gives our research extra value and we're only too happy to share our findings with Mark
'The trailer makes it clear that you’re well on the path' he told me and he's open about sharing his extensive archive to help the story.
He's also offered some great advice on how to tell the story and criteria for research.